Adblock Bristol began in April 2017 and was the forerunner to the national Adfree Cities network. We meet once per month, usually on a Tuesday at 7pm. Email us for details.

Next meeting: Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8.30pm, the Steam Crane, 4-6 North Street BS3 1HT

We are a volunteer group who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy. We lobby for policy change at a local levels, showcase alternatives, organise locally to stop new advertising sites and produce resources to raise awareness about the impacts of commercial advertising.

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Our vision

Adblock Bristol is working towards a city that celebrates its creativity and independence, where residents have a say in what they see in the city’s streets and other public spaces. We oppose billboards and other corporate outdoor advertising, and promote a visual environment which reflects the unique identity of our city, the values of local communities and the local economy.

Join us

There are many opportunities to get involved in our volunteer-led projects, from community arts to lobbying for policy change. Come along to our next monthly meeting or email us to find out more.

Next monthly meeting is: Tuesday 10th September, 6pm-8.30pm, 4-6 North Street BS3 1HT. All welcome to join, get in touch adblockbristol@gmail.com for more info.

Above: our community arts billboard in St Werburgh’s.

Our projects

Our Screened Out campaign aims to get rid of the two enormous advertising screens overlooking the M32.

We are starting a project to plant trees, instead of billboards. Watch this space as this develops.

Check out our Burg Arts community arts billboard in St Werburghs, where we showcase local artists and provide an antidote to commercial billboard ads.

Adblock Bristol also has a (now retired) podcast, Message Recall, also available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Simplecast.

Our work to block new billboards and digital screens from coming to Bristol continues – since 2017 we’ve blocked 40 giant new digital screens, and many smaller ones from the city. Keep an eye on our Twitter and newsletter for opportunities to help us ad-block!

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