Visit www.beaufortarms.com for contact details to book your table and a map …
Birthday Planting for Robert Louis Stevenson!
Students of PROPS have been busy Winter-planting our Treasure Island Trail. Target date was November 13th, RLS’s birthday and the team managed it!
All 8 barrels have been planted up and they look superb, each individually styled with a riot of colour.
Come on down the docks and have a look.
Next year we’re going to have a bit of a party for RLS as well.
Belated thanks also to those who came along to the Beaufort for Bonfire Night Jazz – we raised a superb £250 … Hannah and the Blue Notes never sounded better, they were brilliant!!!
Blue Notes @ the Beaufort
on Bonfire Night
Featuring unique jazz songbird
Fundraiser for the Long John Silver Trust
Heads & Tails Game, Raffle
Dinner bookings being taken for ‘Ronnie Scott’ style tables
In the Function Room or just come along for the Jazz
Free Entry, Start Time 8.30pm, 5th November 2016
Fiducia Jazz Books £10
The Long John Silver Trust has had the great honour of being involved in a new production from the BBC entitled “Books that made Britain – Bristol, Sin City”.
It features our own Treasure Island along with three other books that originated in Bristol, the first two at least taking in a fair chunk of Bristol’s maritime past, especially piracy and the slave trade.
The screening is on Sunday 16th October 2016 at 15.45pm on BBC1 West.
If you miss the screening it will be available on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0801pg0 after the transmission date.
10am, Thursday 13th October 2016 is launch date for our Treasure Island Trail Audio App launch.
Supported by a Wellbeing Grant from the Cabot, Clifton & Clifton East Neighbourhood Partnership, huge thanks must go to them for making our sensory Trail a reality.
Radio Bristol’s top presenter Steve Yabsley has agreed to help with the launch and students from PROPS, who have been with us all the way making it happen, will be there touring the Trail along with Long John Silver Trustees and dignitaries, enjoying the story of Stevenson’s immortal classic.
If you’re free that morning for a one hour jaunt, please come along and join us.
We’re meeting at the start of our Trail at Black Spot ‘A’ – the Merchant Ventureres Almshouses, King Street (Broad Quay end).
See you there, mateys …
Saturday 10th September saw three members of the Long John Silver Trust attend the Benjamin Perry Boathouse on Redcliffe Wharf to sell books and aaarrrrtefacts to help raise booty to maintain our Treasure Island Trail.
Thanks to peoples generosity, £30 was raised, enough to maintain the Trail for a week!
During the day we teamed up again with the lovely Boathouse Betty (who is always really kind to us), Caveman Alan (who as ever was tending his beloved Redcliffe Caves) and Pirate Pete (who has just launched a new book entitled ‘Bristol Slavers’).
In addition to tending the Trust stall, members of Hawkesbury’s guides were treated to a one hour tour of our Treasure Island Trail featuring storytelling and history.
As you can see in the picture, a new artwork by Feoflip has just been created on Redcliffe Wharf, and it’s a stunner! A decent memorial to the slave trade in Bristol is long overdue …
Any group that would like their own tour of the Treasure Island Trail please contact us from our web pages.
On a balmy day in July, a hardy bunch of buccaneers from PROPS and the Long John Silver Trust took to the waters of Bristol’s Floating Harbour once again for their annual Treasure Island cruise.
Metro Bus route construction around Bristol Centre meant that two jolly-boats full of PROPS shipmates turned up 20 minutes late and for punishment they had to walk the plank of shame. If it happens next year they’ll have to be keel hauled …
On with the voyage and once again the kind people at the ever busier ss Great Britain gave up some treasure in the form of ice cream for all aboard the Brigantia – a huge thanks to them and Mrs Steeds for providing the Doubloons. And talking of Doubloons, Rich and Mo sponsored the adventure once again and the Trust can’t thank them enough.
Thanks also to Captain Mike of the Bristol Ferry Boat company (and his crewmate Ben) for keeping us safe when we hollered and oohh arrghed at assorted landlubbers.
Roll on next year…
Many thanks to Jo, Nick and Chris for the pic’s.
This year’s annual Treasure Island Cruise with PROPS is scheduled for Thursday 21st July, 11am – 12.30pm.
The cruise once again is kindly being sponsored by Rich and Mo and many thanks to them.
Anyone wishing to come with us and tackle the high seas of the Floating Harbour is more than welcome to come along and enjoy the fun, please book your places with me Mark (email below) – there’s strictly limited availability.
Captain’s Blog Stardate 4th June 2016;
Activity; first phase launch of the Sensory Treasure Island Trail.
Location; Benjamin Perry Boathouse, Redcliffe Wharf, Bristol, England (or, as we like to call it, Betty’s Boathouse).
Our main project for 2016, with kind support from the Cabot Neighbourhood Partnership, is to create a sensory aspect to our Trail and to this end we’ve had our colleagues at PROPS growing special plants.
Some of the plants weren’t quite ready in time so the Trail was augmented, in double quick time, with more planting; petunia’s, pansies, lobelia’s, curry plants, cineraria’s … smell, touch, colour, all appertaining to characters and episodes from T.I. – huge thanks to Tracey from PROPS, Trustees Chris and Sal for planting them all so beautifully.