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February 2019

  • New Volunteers Day at the Avon Valley Railway18th February 2019

    Volunteers are essential to the running of the Avon Valley Railway and they’re always on the lookout for additional help.

    As Spring approaches the heritage railway in Bitton is about to start running its steam and diesel-hauled trains once more and has a variety of volunteer opportunities...

  • Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth - New Exhibition coming to the RWA 18th February 2019

    Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth

    16 March – 2 June 2019

    Preview: Friday 15 March 4-5pm

    ‘Early stone-age man disputed the earth with animals’ - Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1914

    In his short life, French artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) created an astonishing...

  • Hacienda Classical Forest Live line-up confirmed18th February 2019

    Hacienda Classical, the clubbing classical cross-over show has announced DJ’s and guest support for their unique concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert dates this Summer.

    The performances will be curated by DJ Graeme Park, Executive Producer Peter Hook...

  • Bristol Bus Boycott pioneers attend press night for Princess & The Hustler18th February 2019

    Bristol Old Vic last night welcomed Bristol’s pioneering Civil Rights campaigners Paul Stephenson, Roy Hackett and Barbara Dettering at the press performance for Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre’s co-production Princess & The Hustler.

    Credit -...

  • Red Planet Pictures builds extensive outdoor Regency set at The Bottle Yard Studios for brand new ITV Jane Austen adaption15th February 2019

    Construction of a major outdoor film set is underway at Bristol’s Bottle Yard for the latest high-end TV drama to shoot at the Studios; the upcoming adaptation of the final incomplete novel from Jane Austen, Sanditon. ITV has today announced that Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reid and Kris...

  • City hotel staff over the moon at Night of the Stars spectacular 15th February 2019

    Bristol hoteliers celebrated the very best of their profession at this year's Night of the Stars spectacular. 

    Credit - Jon Craig

    Organised by Bristol Hoteliers Association, the glittering banquet is the highspot of the city’s hospitality calendar...

  • Skiddle bring two-day music celebration to Bristol15th February 2019

    Skiddle, the UK’s biggest event guide and ticketing outlet are bringing live music and a host of entertainment to Bristol, with a jam-packed schedule aimed to champion and celebrate the City’s unique culture and creativity.

    ‘Skiddle Spotlight: Sounds Of Your City’ will...

  • New independent cinema announced for £50m St Catherine's Place regeneration 15th February 2019

    Independent cinema group Scott Cinemas - which owns the popular Henleaze Orpheus cinema - is planning to open a new three-screen cinema in South Bristol.

    The South West cinema operator has signed an agreement with Bristol-based developer Firmstone Consortia One to run a new cinema at St...

  • Time Team expert called in as River Axe gives up latest secrets 15th February 2019

    Shifting sediments deep beneath the Mendip Hills have revealed a complete ceramic pot as well as the top of another and pottery sherds dating back to the Roman occupation.

    Credit - Michael Thomas

    The first pot – round with a narrow neck and small pouring handle - was discovered...

  • Help needed to unearth one of England’s last surviving Tudor gardens14th February 2019

    History lovers are being invited to help archaeologists unearth a long-lost Tudor garden and banqueting house at Sudeley Castle.

    A two-week excavation is set to take place in the grounds of the Cotswold castle in May, to further explore a site which experts believe could reveal one of...

  • New colony of exotic birds arrive at Wild Place Project14th February 2019

    A new colony of brightly coloured birds has arrived at Wild Place Project in time for the half-term break.

    A total of 68 black-faced village weavers have joined scores of other animals on show at the popular Bristol wildlife park.

    These fascinating birds have yellow plumage which gets more...

  • Full dates confirmed for Disney’s The Lion King at The Bristol Hippodrome in 2019 and Relaxed Performance announced14th February 2019

    The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and The Bristol Hippodrome have today confirmed tickets to the award-winning musical THE LION KING will go on sale at the end of February 2019.

    The iconic musical will be performed at The Bristol Hippodrome from 7 September to 23 November 2019, before...

  • Steve Bluff takes the helm at Broadmead BID13th February 2019

    Following its successful renewal ballot in September 2018, the Broadmead BID in Bristol has appointed a new manager, Steve Bluff, to build on the successes of Jo Hawkins, who is now developing a new BID for the Redcliffe area of the city.

    Steve brings with him a wealth of retail experience...

  • New cast for Calendar Girls: The Musical UK & Ireland Tour13th February 2019

    David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers are delighted to announce the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy, CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth.

    Starring Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood...

  • Stars of Tom Gates Live! to host special meet-and-greet event ahead of Bristol Hippodrome performances12th February 2019

    The cast of brand-new stage show Tom Gates Live! will host a special meet-and-greet session for young fans in Bristol ahead of the show opening at the Bristol Hippodrome on February 20th.

    Tom Gates Live! comes from the producers behind the Olivier award-nominated Gangsta Granny and the...

  • ICC World Cup Trophy comes to Bristol 12th February 2019

    The Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) is launching a series of special events to celebrate the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy coming to Bristol.

    The famous trophy will be in the city – which is one of the host venues - from March 8-10 as part of the countdown to cricket’s...

  • Key event in city’s business calendar celebrates Chinese New Year 11th February 2019

    Fast becoming a key event in the Bristol business calendar, the Chinese New Year extravaganza to celebrate the Year of the Pig will be held at Doubletree by Hilton City Centre Hotel while developments on the Redcliffe Quarter continue.  

    Organised by the Bristol and West of England...

  • Koalas, Crocs and Giant Otters join Longleat's animal adventure in 201911th February 2019

    Longleat is unveiling a host of all-new animal adventures for the 2019 season.

    The major new attraction is Koala Creek, which opens on 29th March, and is home to a group of southern koalas.

    The iconic marsupials’ arrival is part of a ground-breaking initiative by the Government of...

  • UKinbound awards 2020 Annual Convention to the City of Bristol11th February 2019

    UKinbound, a leading travel association that represents nearly 400 tourism businesses across the UK, has announced that the city of Bristol has been awarded the bid to host its 2020 Annual Convention.

    Credit: Gary Newman

    The announcement was made last night at UKinbound’s...

  • Grand Pier vows to make weddings extra special 6th February 2019

    Amy Louise and Luke Whittington spent 14 months planning their wedding and said that the experienced events team at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier helped make it a perfect day. 

    Now the seafront attraction is hoping other people will consider the Pier as a venue for their...

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