Banksy: The Bristol Legacy ‘a hugely enjoyable book’

Museum Journal September 2012 Book Review: Timothy Mason There’s something of Baroness Orczy’s elusive Scarlet Pimpernel in the carefully contrived mystique that surrounds Banksy, perhaps the best known of that cadre of artists for whom the street is their canvas. Like the Pimpernel, Banksy keeps his identity a well-guarded secret. As Paul Gough’s highly readable … Continue reading


‘the art world has gone absolutely crazy’ Brian Sewell on Banksy vs Bristol Museum ‘As far as I can tell the only thing worth looking at in most museums of art is all the schoolgirls on daytrips with the art departments’ Banksy  On Thursday 11 June 2009 staff at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery turned … Continue reading

UWE & Redcliffe Press announce joint publishing programme

UWE/Redcliffe Regional History Series UWE’s Regional History Centre and  Bristol publishers Redcliffe Press are to join forces to publish a series of regional history studies covering Bristol and its hinterland. The first volume, on Social Life on the Bristol Waterfront 1750-1880, edited by Steve Poole,  is planned for September 2012.  Several contributors tell the  amazing … Continue reading

Sir George Oatley, Architect of Bristol

‘As befits the output of a publisher with a fast developing catalogue of art books, and a deep and abiding commitment to the history and culture of the South West in particular, this lengthy and definitive hardback biography is as lavish in production as Whittingham’s research is thorough … it is a fascinating account and … Continue reading

‘Your Loving Friend, Stanley’

A review of ‘Your Loving Friend, Stanley’: The Great War correspondence between Stanley Spencer and Desmond Chute in The Galleries Magazine:

Sir George Oatley: Book review

Comment in the Victorian Society’s magazine The Victorian: … hugely detailed and informative, a long overdue and most welcome publication on one of the greatest provincial architects in the early twentieth century. Buy online from us at the special price of £35, UK carriage paid.

Founder of Redcliffe Press awarded honorary degree

Congratulations to John Sansom of Redcliffe  Press on being awarded a Doctor of Letters honorary degree by the University  of Bristol. In his oration at a ceremony in the University’s Great Hall, Michael Liversidge, Emeritus Dean of Arts, said the award was for John’s contribution to publishing and to the South West.   ‘With his wife … Continue reading

Paul Gough’s new book launched

‘Your loving friend’, Stanley Spencer’s Great War letters to Desmond Chute, edited by Paul Gough and published by our associated company, Sansom & Company, was launched at a packed Stanley Spencer Memorial Gallery, Cookham-on-Thames on Monday July 11. To order a copy, or for more information, visit our website or contact us on 0117 9737207

Mark Hamblin, leading UK wildlife photographer, reviews Urban Safari

Mark Hamblin, leading UK wildlife photographer, says of Ian Wade’s new book: In a refreshing break from the traditional coffee-table style wildlife book of cliched images, Ian takes the reader on an intimate and personal journey through his home town of Bristol revealing the wealth of wildlife to be found in our urban environments. Superb … Continue reading

Bristol Safari: review

Read the latest review of Ian Wade’s book HERE.

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