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December 2018

  • Get your Christmas off to a spectacular start with special festive sing-a-longs at the Bristol Hippodrome17th December 2018

    There’s nothing better than celebrating Christmas with a traditional carol or two – and this year, the Bristol Hippodrome is inviting the whole city to come and enjoy a song and a drink inside its Piano Bar during two very special events.

    The historic theatre is hosting two free...

  • Funtastic year at the Grand Pier17th December 2018

    2018 has been a funtastic year at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier with more than 750,000 visitors stepping onto the boardwalk at the iconic seafront attraction.

    That figure will be even higher by the time the calendar year is over, with a whole host of festive activities and events taking...

  • Casamia crowned the UK's best restaurant14th December 2018

    Bristol has strengthened its position as one of the UK's foremost dining destinations, rising from 7= to 5= in the league of the UK's top-scoring dining destinations and with two of its restaurants, Casamia and Wilks topping and tailing the Harden's 100 list of the country's...

  • Share your Bristol Motown memories and win a special VIP experience!13th December 2018

    The smash-hit West End musical Motown The Musical is roaring into the Bristol Hippodrome this January – and Bristolians are being encouraged to share their Motown memories to mark this momentous occasion.

    Image credit: Adam White

    Motown The Musical tells the story of Berry...

  • Bureau returns to its roots for first Pow Wow of 2019 13th December 2018

    Bristol and West of England China Bureau members will return to their roots for the first China Pow Wow of 2019 - following a series of outreach events held across the region. 

    Image: Business Initiatives Director Richard Lowe

    The special Bureau-centric celebration...

  • International Ops Manager Joins Cadbury House Health Club12th December 2018

    A new ops manager has joined the South West’s leading health club and spa.

    Silviu Prioteasa (36) has now joined the management team at theclub & spa at Cadbury House in Congresbury, North Somerset.

    Originally from Romania and with a degree in PE and Sports Management from the...

  • Bristol Old Vic's A Christmas Carol to return for 2019!12th December 2018

    Bristol Old Vic today announced the return of its sell-out production A Christmas Carol for 2019. Told in true Bristolian style, this year’s production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Lee Lyford (The Snow Queen), adapted by Tom Morris (Swallows & Amazons, The Grinning Man) with...

  • Charitable gesture from Grand Pier12th December 2018

    Christmas has come early for staff and volunteers at a Weston-super-Mare-based charity thanks to a gift from the resorts Grand Pier.

    The Pier is providing free Annual Memberships to people who work for Weston Hospicecare, which provides palliative care for people living with life-limiting...

  • Introducing Square Works by Quarter12th December 2018

    Quarter announce plans to open new co-working studios in Berkeley Square.

    Square Works is a unique workspace for individuals and businesses in an exceptional location, with unrivalled services, and day and night access to The Square private members’ club, events programme and...

  • Endangered Ray Species Welcomed to Bristol Aquarium12th December 2018

    Two juvenile undulate rays (Raja undulata) have taken residence in Bristol Aquarium’s nursery tank to raise awareness of endangered species to visitors.

    The undulate rays have been given ‘endangered’ status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)...

  • Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle11th December 2018

    Sudeley Caste's dazzling Spectacle of Light event promises to be the biggest and best yet as it opens to the public today (Saturday December 8).

    Image credit Steve Green

    The breath-taking event sees the historic castle and gardens transformed by illuminated displays of light and...

  • Children’s charity raises over £33,000 during week-long national Christmas campaign11th December 2018

    Bristol-based Jessie May raises £10,000 over fundraising target during The Big Give Christmas Challenge.

    Bristol-based children’s hospice at home charity Jessie May, whose nurses support terminally ill children and their families, has raised over £33,000 during the...

  • New gorilla at Bristol Zoo Gardens turns eight11th December 2018

    Bristol Zoo Gardens’ newest arrival, Kala the gorilla, is celebrating her eighth birthday.

    Kala, who arrived from Germany’s Hannover Zoo in October, is enjoying the day with her new family of western lowland gorillas.

    Keepers at the Zoo have spent the past weeks helping Kala get...

  • New website promotes the go-two cities, Bath and Bristol6th December 2018

    gobathbristol.com has been launched to provide an insider guide to culture, arts and heritage in Bath, Bristol and beyond.

    The site connects the cities through suggested itineraries, tailored guides and attractions, designed to encourage the cultural explorer, whether local or international,...

  • Young chefs go head to head for coveted Night of the Stars crown 5th December 2018

    Two of Bristol’s most promising chefs went head to head at the Marriot Hotel in their bid for the title Bristol Hoteliers Association’s Young Chef of the Year 2018. 

    Judges had shortlisted Dylan Jones from The Bristol and Eliza Brewer from Aztec...

  • Here’s one Winter Wonderland which won’t disappoint 5th December 2018

    There is still time to book a visit to Wookey Hole Caves’ action-packed Winter Wonderland programme. 

    With lights, wrestlers and elves as well as a special visit from Santa, the popular inland resort has thrown open the doors of its Winter Wonderland show – and...

  • St George's Bristol goes on sale with its Spring/Summer 2019 season5th December 2018

    A transformed St George’s Bristol is going on sale with the strongest ever programme of concerts and spoken word events for spring/summer 2019.

    As well as a refurbished historic main hall, St George’s Bristol has a stunning extension with performance spaces, a café bar,...

  • World's first IVF baby opens Bristol Archive display4th December 2018

    The world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, will unveil a new museum display about her birth and talk about the impact on the world at an event in Bristol’s M Shed on December 11. 

    There are now eight million people in the world born through IVF and Louise’s...

  • Fortitude finale begins on Sky Atlantic this week following Bristol & Norway shoot4th December 2018

    The third and final series of Arctic thriller Fortitude, starring Richard Dormer and Dennis Quaid, begins on Sky Atlantic this week (6th December), after basing UK production at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol earlier this year.

    Image: Cast on set at The Bottle Yard Studios. Credit: Sky...

  • Festive farmyard fun at Cattle Country Adventure Park 4th December 2018

    Parents looking to feed the festive fun in the run-up to Christmas are being steered to Cattle Country Adventure Park near Berkeley in South Gloucestershire.  

    This year children will be taken on a tractor and trailer ride around the farm before being dropped off at Santa’s...

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