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That's a tough one. First, what kind of bamboo is it? A fargesia of some kind? Secondly, is it in full sun and/ or particularly exposed to the wind? Some montane species (thamnocalamus and some fargesia spp. for example) show leaf curl in full sun, and wind desiccation can have a similar effect, although I've never seen one as bad as that. If the leaves don't recover, don't worry, the culms should re-leaf in the spring. The other possibility is flowering. It's hard to tell from the photo, but is that straw coloured area on the right just leaves?
Thanks this one is in full sun and has been in the ground for about 8 or 9 years I think. Sorry don't know what type it is as I brought before I got into gardening and have never bothered to identify it. Also I have no old pictures apart from the ones on the new member page which don't show the bamboos well as I lost them all when I broke my phone. The others are in pretty much all day shade and they are divisions of this plant but are not as bad. I will post some better pictures when/if the wind drops long enough to do so.
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Its certainly suffering from lack of water or too much drying of the leaves caused by constant winds and or cold. As its not cold or dry it must be the wind. My Chuaqueas look like that too. It should leaf out again in spring.