Our Sponsors

Say hello to our wonderful 2019 sponsors

We couldn’t put on the Bedmintster Winter Lantern Parade project without the incredible support from local businesses and groups. Say hello to some of the superstars who are helping us this year.

Bedminster BID is a business-led partnership that works to create vibrant streets that excite and delight, market and promote Bedminster, reduce crime and improve the shopping environment, as well as advocate and lobby for Bedminster business interest. Visit our website, or find us on Instagram and TwitterThis year BID donated £4,500 to help the Parade happen again – we are truly grateful!

Leading Lights (£850):

We’ve been operating in the Southville area since 2010. Our philosophy is to combine the resource and experience of a large business, with the personal attention and detail of a local, independent agency to ensure all of you receive the best possible property experience – no matter what your property needs. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

At Barcan+Kirby we pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable. We’re passionate about providing you with legal solutions that are intelligent, efficient and clear.

We understand that you don’t just want a legal expert; you also want someone who listens and understands what you’re trying to achieve.

As well as providing high quality, professional advice, we believe in finding practical, common-sense solutions to your issues whilst maintaining the highest standards of client care. Visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.





Thank you to Bristol City Council for supporting the 2018 Bedminster Lantern Parade. Visit the website >

Band Sponsors (£250)

Thank you to @Adewilliamsnhs and colleagues from Bedminster Pharmacy our multi award winning Independent Pharmacy in Bedminster. Providing NHS funded and private service, Bedminster Pharmacy champions and supports Healthy living in our community.

Bright Horizons Family Solutions is the UK’s leading childcare provider. With a portfolio of over 300 nurseries and a 30 year history, we have been trusted by many families to provide children with naturally inspiring, exceptional care and education for the early years.

CJ Hole Southville is proud to have been serving the South Bristol area since the 1970’s, providing expert estate and lettings agency services to people living in and around Southville, Windmill Hill, Bedminister and Whitchurch.

Our offices are conveniently situated on the popular and busy North Street in Southville, and our experienced team are ready to go the extra mile to help you achieve your plans.

Watkins Solicitors was established in Bristol in 1998, quickly becoming one of the region’s foremost specialist law firms and now employs over 30 people in our legal teams and support roles. As well as being recognised as national leaders in the field of education law, we are also now seen as one of the leading family law firms in Bristol and the South West.

Founded in 1998 by Beverley Watkins, we have grown and expanded to three offices in Bristol whilst developing a formidable and highly experienced team of lawyers. All of our lawyers are experts in their specialisation. We do not dabble. You will also quickly find that our lawyers are both committed and supportive. We really do care.

Sponsors (£200)

Hello, I’m Elle and I now co-own Bristol Pilates Studio with Evie.

I created Bristol Pilates Studio in 2016 as I wanted a dedicated Pilates space in south Bristol where I could teach Pilates after moving from Glasgow.  In 2019 Evie joined me and we became co-owners of the studio. We both teach mat classes and apparatus lessons here at the studio, alongside Helen who is training to be a teacher.  The studio follows the Peak Pilates style of teaching, which is to teach the classical repertoire the way that Joe would have wanted it to be taught. Find out more about us on our website, or find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

At R Davies & Son Funeral Directors, we understand how special life is with those that you love. For us, every funeral is unique and personal. We have a service to fulfil every wish, with every detail carried out with the same uncompromising quality of care.

Hunters BS3 is made up of five individuals, with a combined experience of over 60 years in the property industry. Having all worked locally for many years the team was formed in 2015 with the hope of bringing a fresh approach to buying and selling residential property within all areas of BS3 from Ashton to Totterdown.

Our Bedminster branch offers a personal, helpful, friendly, efficient service along with quality photography, high quality sales brochures inclusive of floorplans and our busy Facebook page is ideal for those who like to keep up to date whilst out and about!

We are KASK. For those of you that know wine, we serve organic, minimal intervention and sustainable. Whatever you call it, we call it Real. For those who just want to enjoy it, we serve good wine. From the tap. By the glass. And in a bottle for you to take home.

Find out more about us on our Facebook page, or visit us on North Street.

At Kwik Move we are more than just a removal company. Our highly-trained team ensure that you have a smooth moving experience from start-to-finish. Promoting the values of respect, courtesy, and punctuality, we care about our customers. Our uncompromising commitment to the job ensures the safe delivery of your goods. With more than 25 years of experience, count on our team to provide the solutions that you are looking for.

In 2009 Mark Newman founded Mark’s Bread as a small artisan bakery on North Street. Today we’re an award-winning bakery and café still working with the same values, creating high quality produce using only the best local ingredients.

Find out more about us on our website, or find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Shop is a boutique motion design studio founded by Neil Harris and Tom Hodgkinson, focusing on creating fresh content for Music and Broadcast events. Working closely with Directors, Producers and Artists; we design and create visuals, from tours to individual performances, show branding to title sequences.

Since Shop was founded in 2013, we have had the pleasure of creating work for Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Audi, Rita Ora, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Red Bull, One Direction, Robbie Williams, Olly Murs, 5SOS, The Libertines, Queens of the Stone Age, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Cheryl, Helene Fischer, Little Mix, Leona Lewis, Demi Lovato, Hunter Hayes, Redlight, Miguel Campbell, Boston, Lord of the Dance, Big Brother, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, MTV European Music Awards, National Television Awards, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent, American Music Awards, Capital Summertime Ball, BBC, ITV and Channel 5 as well as working alongside other creative agencies, including; Geodezik, Silent Partners, Stufish, Treatment/Third Company.

There’s a lot to love at Southville Deli. With our delicious range of organic and wholefoods, Herbert’s Bakery breads, pastries and cakes. Not to mention our range of gluten-free, wheat-free, vegetarian and vegan products, or our mouthwatering and award winning local cheeses, olives and cold meats, plus sandwiches, lunches and a fabulous range of teas and coffees. Find out more about us on our website, or find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Located on Southville’s bustling North Street, Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar is a hub for great food, drink, music and art. Converted from an historic factory, once at the heart of Bristol’s industrial past, our bright, contemporary and welcoming space is a unique spot to eat and relax with family and friends. Visit our website, or catch up with us on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Tobacco Factory Theatres has forged an inspirational path to becoming one of the country’s most respected venues in little over 10 years. We provide a welcoming home for creative adventures and human connection, for incredible theatre and opportunities to learn, exchange ideas and to influence our journey. Find out more, and what’s on on our websiteFacebook pageInstagram or Twitter.

Hi! We’re Lindsay and Joel and we opened Toyville in October 2016. Our independent toy shop in Bedminster is a true family business. We own and run the shop with help from our son Xander. As parents to a young child we found it difficult to find different and interesting toys near our south Bristol home. We saw an opportunity to start a new business so we took the bull by the horns and launched Toyville.

We want our shop to be a welcoming space where children (and adults!) can come have a play without having to worry about breaking things or telling the children not to touch. Find out more about us on our website, or find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Umberslade, Developers of Wapping Wharf, is a family-owned property development, management and investment business which prides itself in its ability to identify opportunities and transform them into inspiring places for people to live, work and enjoy life. It is the developer behind award-winning Wapping Wharf, Bristol’s much-loved new harbourside quarter of homes, independent shops, restaurants and cafes, with new workspace coming soon. Find out more about what Umberslade is doing through Facebook Instagram @wappingwharf or Twitter @UmbersladeGroup and @WappingWharfBS1.

Supporters (£100)

BOX-E is a tiny restaurant in a pair of shipping containers at Wapping Wharf.

With just 14 seats, plus a kitchen table, the focus is on beautiful seasonal and local produce cooked well. www.boxebristol.com (and we are @boxebristol on both Instagram and Twitter).

The Black Cat, our friendly local West Street pub, has been supporting us this year. Check out their Facebook page for more info on their karaoke and other events.

Corks of North Street is a splendid independent off-licence, with an outstanding array of wines, beers and spirits. Not sure what you’re after? Their amazing staff are always ready with a recommendation. Follow them on Twitter or visit their website.

The Hen and Chicken is a lively boozer in the heart of Southville, Bristol with crafty drinks and tasty food. Enjoy American grill -style food and craft beers & real ales which are rotated on a regular basis, as well as our live music and comedy venue featuring the very best Jazz, Funk and Soul, showcasing local talent, established artists and some star performers. Keep up to date with us via FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Independent Design Collective is a craft based gift shop located in the vibrant Southville area of Bristol, featuring and promoting designers and makers from the local area.  IDC is run by Chitra Tarling, the creative force behind Karve Design, itself a Bristol based craft and design business. Find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Adele and Emma at Launchpad deliver pre-school classes and art clubs in Bristol. Find out more about their lovely activities on their website or on Facebook.

Lion Stores,your local independent hardware store is a treasure trove. Whatever you need, will be able to pick up literally anything. From screws to mouse traps to watches, they’ve got it. Why not drop in or find out more on their Facebook page?

At The Malago we use local suppliers to bring us the freshest ingredients, our skilled chefs use natural and seasonal produce imaginatively to create a dynamic menu that is inclusive of vegetarians and vegans. Find us on our websiteInstagram or Twitter.

With more than 20 years’ industry experience, Minuteman Press Bristol is your one-stop print centre, helping you with graphic design and even web design, Find our more on their website.

Based in the Southville, Northwood’s team of experts cover all areas of Bristol and can help with any queries you may have regarding the letting or selling of your property. Get in touch with the team or visit their website.

The #bemmylanterns team is so pleased to welcome Paper Shed as a brand new shiny supporter. Papershed create bespoke supplies for parties and events like invitations, candy boxes, cake toppers and other materials. Find out more about what they can do for you on their Facebook page, or on their Instagram.

Storysmith is a new independent bookshop for Bristol. We do events, coffee, next-day ordering and worldwide delivery as well as book subscriptions,   Find out more by visiting our website, or finding us on Instagram and Twitter.

Keeping production on a small scale and making everything by hand, makes Zara’s Chocolates on North Street a beautiful open kitchen store and the base for Zara – a lifelong chocoholic – to build on her lifelong passion of creating fine chocolate.

All of the flourishes and decoration are created by hand and Zara’s Chocolates has become renowned for producing excellent chocolate and innovative flavour combinations. Check them out on Facebook, and try not to drool over your phone!

Zero Green is the creation of Lidia and Stacey, who were both becoming frustrated about how much packaging there is on everyday items and their understanding of how much damage plastic, and specifically single use plastic, was doing to our planet. So they did something about it, and created a fantastic shop on North Street.

Find out more about them on their website, or find them on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.