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Helpful Holiday Packing Tips

Holiday’s are a time to relax and let go of all your troubles. So why is then that we get so stressed out in the lead up to them trying to make sure we have packed everything? Then, when we get there we barely use anything we crammed in the last min! All this rushing leaves no room for souvenirs and bottles of the local tipple to take home.  We can't stop panic packing but we can offer a few ideas about what we think definitely should make the cut. 

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St Pauls Carnival 2022

St Pauls Carnival is iconic. People come from all over the country to enjoy one of the most vibrant cultural experiences the city of Bristol has to offer.  As with most events around the country, St Pauls Carnival was postponed year after year due to Covid 19. Many were hoping and expecting the carnival to come back with a bang this year however, due to the lack time to raise enough funds the carnival is going to look slightly different this year. Don't worry though - if you were planning on visiting Bristol this weekend to immerse yourself in the culture there are still plenty of official and fringe events for you to get involved in.  So where should you go this weekend if...

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The Top 5 UK Festivals That You Mustn’t Miss in 2022

Oh yes… the party is back! After a unplanned two-year hiatus due to that pesky little virus (that none of us want to mention anymore) it finally feels as though the UK festival scene is springing back to life and it feels like it couldn’t be a moment too soon!  Are you ready to crack out your costumes and dance wildly in a field? We certainly are - and that's why we’ve put together a list of our favourite festivals of 2022 that you shouldn’t miss this summer!  Since starting Ashanti Empress in 2015 we have traded at so many festivals around the UK, ranging all the way from small boutique festivals; eco festivals, all the way to beasts like...

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