Main content

Ship Shape and Bristol Smash’em, May 2011

This is Bristol

LIVE roller derby will be played publicly in Bristol for the first time later this month at the University of the West of England.

Ship Shape and Bristol Smash’em will see teams from Bristol Roller Derby league – Project Mayhem, Smash Vandals and Daughters of Anarchy – battle it out in an afternoon of full-contact, fast-paced sport.

Read full article


Bristol 24-7

Live roller derby action is coming to Bristol for the very first time. The city’s roller derby league is holding its first ever public bout on Saturday, May 21 at UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay.

‘Ship Shape and Bristol Smash’em!’ will see Bristol Roller Derby’s three home teams – Project Mayhem, Smash Vandals and Daughters of Anarchy – battle it out in an afternoon of full-contact, fast-paced sporting entertainment.

Read full article


Guide to Bristol

Guide 2 BristolThe city’s roller derby league, Bristol Roller Derby, is holding its first ever public bout ‘Ship Shape and Bristol Smash’em!’ next Saturday, 21st May at UWE Sports Centre, Frenchay.

Roller derby is a fast-paced, full contact sport played on quad (four wheeled) skates, and it has taken the city of Bristol by storm.

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on Ship Shape and Bristol Smash’em, May 2011

Japanese Earthquake Fundraiser, March 2011

This is Bristol

A NIGHT of burlesque dancing, circus acts and can-can will be held at The Lanes bowling centre to raise money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

The event will see live music from a Rockabilly band, as well as sets from a number of local DJs.

Read full article


Bristol 24-7

Bristol Roller Derby and club night Jiggery Pokery are holding a fundraising night with local bands, burlesque dancers, caricature artists, and roller girls in a bid to raise vital funds for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on Japanese Earthquake Fundraiser, March 2011

Bristol Fashionista, February 2011

Rolling with the Harbour Harlots

Last weekend, I decided to try my hand at roller derby. For those of you who aren’t familiar with roller derby, it is best described as full contact women’s sport on wheels, based on formation roller skating around an oval track, with points scored as certain players lap members of an opposing team. It was first brought to my attention in the film Whip It with Drew Barrymore and Ellen Page (if you haven’t seen it yet, do!)

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on Bristol Fashionista, February 2011

this is Bristol, October 2010

Looking to scare up funds

The Bristol Harbour Harlots – the city’s roller derby team – is holding a Halloween fundraising night.

The event, called A Sailor’s Grave, will feature local bands, burlesque dancers, fire performers and zombie roller girls.

It will also include merchandise and cake stalls, and the opportunity to have your photo taken with a Harbour Harlot in the Harbour Harlot photo booth. There will also be prizes for best fancy dress.

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on this is Bristol, October 2010

This is Bristol, September 2010

Bands, burlesque and roller girls out for the team

A ROLLER derby team is holding a fundraising night with local bands and burlesque dancers, to raise funds for its league.

The Bristol Harbour Harlots – a new roller derby team – will hold the event at The Lanes in Nelson Street at 8pm on September 15.

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on This is Bristol, September 2010

Bedminster People, August 2010

Girls on a roll with destruction derby

Roller derby is described as a mix of speed-skating and rugby, but without the ball. And it’s the latest sporting craze to hit the streets of Bristol.

The full-contact, woman-only sport was first popular in the 1930s and has undergone many transformations since then. It has recently seen international revival thanks to Drew Barrymore’s directional debut…

Read full article

Posted in Past press | Comments Off on Bedminster People, August 2010