Things to see & do
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Boats for communities
As the popular art exhibition Withdrawn has come to a close, artist Luke Jerram has donated all five boats of the installation to community groups and worthy causes around Bristol and the South West.
The Seahorse will be become a children’s play area at Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton. Grey gull will find its new home in the Old Bookshop bar in Southville where it will be cut in half and turned it into a cocktail bar. Jeanne Marie will find a happy home at the Brocksmoor Hotel in Cornwall. The smallest of the boats, Martha will go to the Victoria Park Primary School in Bedminster, Bristol where it will brighten up their playground, provide an opportunity for role play.
The final boat, Gloria Jean, will become a Pirate Ship feature in the meadows of Iron Acton, a small village in South Gloucestershire. Village organisation, Acton Aid, intend to use the boat as an extension of the local children’s play area as they aim to bring people together from all walks of life.
The Yer Tiz trail in Leigh Woods is a blue grade, engaging trail weaving its way through this protected woodland. Leigh Woods supports an exceptional number of nationally rare species of plants, insects, fungi and animals, in recognition of this, the site is a National Nature Reserve, part of the Avon Gorge Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. It is very important to stick to the mountain bike trail and not forge your own path through the woods.