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Alan “Bear” Smith’s Ashes Return to Stokes Croft. Poets sought for Memorial Event , Scattering of Bear’s Ashes.

March 20, 2010

The ashes of Alan “Bear” Smith, Stokes Croft Busking street poet, who died late last year of a heroin overdose are now with us in Stokes Croft. It is intended to have a small ceremony to scatter his ashes on Bristol Docks on a date soon to be announced. We believe it would be appropriate to have a short poetry recital in Alan’s memory. If anybody would like to contribute and recite some poetry, please contact us

Below: Bear’s Funeral in January 2010

Below: Bear in Performance at the Fleece…

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Typowriter permalink
    March 20, 2010 10:40 pm

    I’ve commissioned a memorial stone for Bear which will be installed on Stokes Croft sometime in the next few months.

    • August 12, 2011 10:22 pm

      I’m very late to the Bear’s passing. Where’s his memorial stone in Stoke’s Croft?

  2. bill permalink
    March 26, 2010 5:17 pm

    I last spoke to Bear outside the Croft, after the Dalek gig, on 13th October 2009. He was happy.

    I put a video of him on youtube, reciting one of his pieces, before Mongrel played at the Fleece in February 2009.

    He is missed.

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