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April 2017

  • New General Manager for Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel28th April 2017

    Josh Watts has been named as the new General Manager of the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel following extensive refurbishments to the property over the last year. He joins from a dual role managing both Jupiter Hotels-owned Mercure Grand North Bristol and Mercure Elcot Park Newbury, where he oversaw...

  • New General Manager for Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel28th April 2017

    Josh Watts has been named as the new General Manager of the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel following extensive refurbishments to the property over the last year. He joins from a dual role managing both Jupiter Hotels-owned Mercure Grand North Bristol and Mercure Elcot Park Newbury, where he oversaw...

  • Bristol Old Vic seeks to appoint a catering partner to operate its Café Bar and events business. 28th April 2017

    Bristol Old Vic’s Commercial Department today launched the search for a catering partner to provide the food and drink offering for Bristol Old Vic on its reopening in 2018.

    Everything from Wedding Banquets and pre-show dinners to daytime snacks for the kids or a quick lunchtime...

  • New restaurant opens at Bristol Zoo Gardens27th April 2017

    A brand new, interactive and family-friendly restaurant has opened at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

    The Hide welcomed its first guests on Monday (24 April), offering breakfasts and lunches, through to afternoon tea and evening functions.

    Featuring white-glazed brick and copper theming on the...

  • Crowdfunder launches to expand Bristol piano art trail and secure match-funding from Arts Council England27th April 2017

    Luke Jerram’s world-famous street piano project Play Me I’m Yours will hit the streets of the city this summer from Thursday 17th August – Thursday 7th September, it has been confirmed today.


    The team working with Luke has secured enough funding from sponsors to make...

  • 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ begins filming in Bristol26th April 2017

    April is proving a busy period for film production in Bristol as the second feature film to be made in the city this month has begun shooting today, supported by the city’s dedicated Film Office.

    Mike Newell’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is filming this week...

  • Bristol’s biggest outdoor motoring event returns25th April 2017

    Bristol Motor & Leisure Show returns to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway on 6 -7 May, bringing together this year’s best new cars, with free entertainment for the whole family.

    For 2017 the show will be supporting Freewheelers EVS Blood Bikes, a completely volunteer-run service which...

  • Live like a tourist in Bristol and Bath25th April 2017

    The first release of tickets for the Residents Weekend has now sold out.

    Demand for tickets has been overwhelming. We are now working to make new events and offers available later this week.

    Please note that

    tickets are VERY limited and will be available on a first come, first...

  • New Airport Bus Route24th April 2017

    The first of a new look fleet of buses will commence a new service on Sunday 30 April 2017 connecting Weston-super-Mare and Bristol Airport.

    The new A3 AirportFlyer service will commence on Sunday 30th April having been successfully tendered and won by First Group. The service...

  • Art exhibition in Bristol24th April 2017

    Lovers of animals, monsters and unicorns are being invited to a special art exhibition being held in the city from Thursday 25 May to Wednesday 7 June.

    Local artist Colleen Brewer is holding her first exhibition in Bristol at the Blaze art studio and shop on Colston Street where guests can...

  • Doherty to take up leadership post at iconic Bristol Arts Institution24th April 2017

    Following the departure of Kate Brindley in December 2016, The Board of Trustees at Arnolfini undertook a rigorous selection process to identify a new Director to lead the organisation through its next phase of rejuvenation.

    The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Claire Doherty has...

  • Bristol based visual effects business re-brands as Moonraker VFX24th April 2017

    Moonraker VFX is the new name of the Bristol based team behind the branding and visual effects of a wide range of TV programmes including PLANET EARTH II (BBC), BARBARIANS RISING (History Channel) and MONKEYS: AN AMAZING ANIMAL FAMILY (Sky).

    The change follows an amicable management buy-out...

  • Line-up for the Downs Festival announced24th April 2017

    Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, which Massive Attack headlined, The Downs Festival will return on Saturday 2nd September.

    The all-day event will see British rock band, Elbow headline the main stage joined by American blues legend, Seasick Steve, American hip hop...

  • Concorde unwrapped ahead of Aerospace Bristol opening20th April 2017

    Ahead of the new museum’s highly anticipated launch this summer, Aerospace Bristol [] has today taken the wraps off its star attraction: Concorde 216, the last of the supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly.


    Concorde had been wrapped in...

  • Prince Street Bridge reopening to traffic, pedestrians and cyclists20th April 2017

    Prince Street Bridge is set to reopen to traffic within the next few weeks following major refurbishment and reconstruction works.


    The historic 138-year-old bridge is expected to reopen at the end of April/early May after it has been fully tested and recommissioned...

  • Cluster of Starfish Spawn on display at Bristol Aquarium19th April 2017

    Hundreds of tiny orange starfish eggs have been laid at Bristol Aquarium and the fascinating cluster can be seen by visitors in the nursery display tanks.


    The 200 or so eggs will remain almost microscopic until they undergo metamorphosis into small starfish when visitors will be able...

  • Principal casting and further dates announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical18th April 2017

    Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of his acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical MISS SAIGON, opening at Curve Leicester where it will play from Saturday 1 July –...

  • Twin lemur mothers synchronise their births at Bristol Zoo Gardens 18th April 2017

    It was a double surprise for keepers who came into work last week to find two baby ring-tailed lemurs had been born overnight.

    The babies were born to twin sisters, Mavis and Ethel, who appear to have synchronised their births.

    The lemur mating season is relatively short so it is not...

  • There’s only one way to celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week – with a Pie!18th April 2017

    Determined to create gluten free pies that Coeliacs would genuinely love, it took months of rolling, mixing, baking and tasting before Pieminister felt ready to launch their gluten free pie range last year.  It was well worth the wait.  All three pies have been heaped with praise...

  • ICC Nissan Trophy set to champion local heroes13th April 2017

    ICC Champions Trophy and ICC Women’s World Cup to tour together for first time

    Trophy Tour to visit the seven host cities of both tournaments in England and Wales over 30 days

    Starts on 2 May in Taunton and finishes at The Oval on 1 June

    Details of public events in...

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