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meanwhile musings, thoughts and findings from the meanwhile community...



Top 6 Bristol-born festivals

Bristol always has an incredible array of events happening over the year especially when it comes to Bristol festivals. In this blog we discover just a few of the festivals which originate from here on home turf – products of the imaginations of free-spirited, creative, fun-lovin Bristolians. Be sure to check them out if you haven’t already!

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The Top Five Cardiff Markets You Must Visit

There are plenty of reasons why it’s worth going local for some of your gifts and groceries and what better way to do this than shopping at your local Cardiff markets?! Whether you’re out to find a good bargain, to pick up some fresh organic food or support small independent businesses, these Cardiff markets will allow for all of that.

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Say Hello: Patrick Lake

Today we speak to Patrick Lake, one of the first tenants to move into our latest project – Cardiff Containers. His business has had quite the upgrade since becoming a Meanwhiler. From working long unsociable hours on his bedroom floor to now having the opportunity to start his own business by working in his own space. Here is what he had to say about it…

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Say Hello: Charlie Banthorpe

If you see somebody carrying unwieldy lengths of timber on the back of a Raleigh Stowaway, it’s probably the creator of BANTHORPE + CO. – Charlie Banthorpe.  Read more…




Say Hello: Molly Goldwater

Ahead of exhibiting as part of East Bristol Contemporary’s spring 2018 programme from 1-3 June at the Trinity Centre, we caught up with artist Molly Goldwater in her studio, which occupies one corner of the shared space in our Lincoln Street Warehouse project.

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Creative Spaces: The shipping container revolution

Over the past decade re-purposed shipping containers have become synonymous with creativity, innovation, exciting new start-ups, regeneration and new beginnings. Ahead of the launch of our own Cardiff Containers, we take a look at some of our favourite shipping container projects from around the globe.

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Meanwhile in Bristol: Things to do this spring

Spring is here! And Bristol is coming alive. April brings with it a whole load of art exhibitions plus an abundance of new talent to discover during Bristol New Music and Record Store Day. There’s also ample opportunity for networking and developing your business.

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Job Vacancy: Lettings Manager

*Please note this position is no longer open, and was advertised in March 2018*

We are looking for a new member to join our small team of six in our Bristol office, heading up lettings and driving expansion through sales.

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Creative Spaces: How much space do I need?

Here are some of our most common space sizes and examples of how they could be used. Treat this as a rough guide to help you visualise how much space you need though bear in mind that everyone’s needs are different.

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