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October 2020

  • The Second Floor Restaurant reopens Wednesday 28th October at Harvey Nichols, Bristol, just in time for Halloween22nd October 2020

    The wait is over, the Michelin recommended restaurant will reopen next week, with newly appointed Head Chef Lucy Lourenco at the helm. The stylist Second Floor Restaurant will be celebrating their first weekend open with some Halloween treats, expect Halloween themed afternoon tea and cocktails,…

  • Bristol’s indies need your vote22nd October 2020

    Three Bristol-based independents are up for top prizes in this year’s Deliveroo Restaurant Awards.

    Woky Ko, Pizzarova and Oowee Vegan are amongst delivery favourites from across the UK and Ireland nominated in three of the award’s 18 categories with voting taking place until 4th…

  • England’s gardens attract highest growth in visits in 201922nd October 2020

    VisitEngland’s Annual Attractions Survey published today shows that gardens saw the highest percentage growth in visitor numbers during 2019. 

    Visits to England’s gardens increased by 10% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Farms and Places of Worship also saw strong growth…

  • New Bristol School of Acting degree to be hosted at Tobacco Factory Theatres22nd October 2020

    We are delighted to announce a new partnership with boomsatsuma as they embark on the new Bristol School of Acting. Today marks the official launch of this future-focused, conservatoire-style drama school which places inclusivity and accessibility at its heart.

    Our partnership with boomsatsuma…

  • We The Curious receives vital funding from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage 22nd October 2020

    BRISTOL educational charity, We The Curious, has received a £173,400 grant from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, part of the Government's £1.57bn support package to support the culture sector.

    The latest support from The National…

  • Infant gorilla at Bristol Zoo Gardens being reared by keepers22nd October 2020

    An infant western lowland gorilla at Bristol Zoo Gardens is being given round-the-clock care by keepers.

    The baby, which keepers now know is male, is two months old and was delivered naturally but has not been feeding well and his mother, Kala, has been finding looking after him challenging…

  • Luminaries of the Photography World Honoured at 142nd Royal Photographic Society Awards21st October 2020

    The Royal Photographic Society is delighted to announce the 2020 recipients of its internationally renowned Awards.

    Photo: Steve McQueen, Lovers Rock by Parisa Taghizadeh/BBC/McQueen Limited

    Sally Mann, Steve McQueen, Edward Burtynsky, Chuck Hull, Poulomi Basu, Linus Sandgren,

    Ellen von…

  • Short Back and Sides for Hedge Maze20th October 2020

    A team of gardeners are close to completing one of the biggest jobs in horticulture; cutting the giant hedge maze at Longleat.

    Made up of more than 16,000 English yew trees, with 2.8kms of pathways and covering an area of 0.6 hectares, the Wiltshire maze is one of the largest in the world…

  • Noah’s Ark Extends Sunday Opening20th October 2020

    Noah’s Ark are delighted to announce the extension of our Sunday openings.  Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback from their wonderful visitors, both last year and this year, they have decided to continue with Sundays from now on.  This means the zoo will be open for seven…

  • New ethical clothing and gift shop, Frankly, to join independent community at Wapping Wharf 20th October 2020

    Frankly, an ethical charitable clothing and gift shop, is the latest exciting new addition to join Wapping Wharf.

    Helen Symonds, who has worked in mainstream retail for over 16 years, is behind the business Frankly, which will open its first shop in CARGO 2 in the coming weeks.


  • Church Road Pocket Park created on East Street 19th October 2020

    A transformation has taken place on East Street as the Bedminster BID, Juniper Homes, Purcell Architects and local artist Hasan Kamill have come together to create a colourful, creative pocket park in the heart of the community.

    Located on Church Road, opposite the East Street Fruit Market,…

  • Engines off, party on! A drive-in pantomime, Christmas cinema and car-aoke experience is bringing the magic of Christmas to Bristol19th October 2020

    With theatres closed, gatherings off limits and coronavirus restrictions likely to continue into winter, it’s undeniable Christmas will look a little different this year but The Parking Lot Social are here to inject some much needed festive fun!

    Taking place at Bristol Airport, drive-in…

  • Madness announce Forest Live dates for the summer19th October 2020

    Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.

    Drawing on their musical roots in ska, Madness were responsible for some of the most credible pop compositions of their generation with the ability to write songs that sparkle…

  • Share some love for your struggling cultural sector with #LoveBristolArts19th October 2020

    Fans of art and culture are being encouraged to share some love for the artists, venues and companies they are missing most during 2020 using #LoveBristolArts.

    From 19-23 October, Bristol Arts Marketing Network and Arts Marketing Bath are launching a collaborative campaign, mobilising audiences…

  • New Bristol School of Acting degree to be hosted at Tobacco Factory Theatres16th October 2020

    Tobacco Factory Theatres have announced a new partnership with boomsatsuma as they embark on the new Bristol School of Acting. Today marks the official launch of this future-focused, conservatoire-style drama school which places inclusivity and accessibility at its heart.

    The partnership with…

  • The Curfew Club launches in Bristol 15th October 2020

    The initiative will help the people of Bristol to recreate the excitement of eat-out drinking and dining at home in the coming months - and allow them to continue to support struggling independent food & drink establishments

    The Curfew Club is launching today, with the goal of making…

  • Bristol’s leading serviced apartment company to launch a new tech-driven aparthotel in Clifton Village15th October 2020

    Independent Bristol based serviced apartment provider, Your Apartment, is launching a new tech-driven aparthotel concept at Merchants House in Clifton Village this December.

    Bristol born brothers and Co-founders of Your Apartment, Charlie & Toby Guest have acquired the lease of a former…

  • Live shows at Bristol Old Vic announced for November15th October 2020

    Stephanie Cole and Henry VIII lead the line-up at Bristol Old Vic this November

    Bristol Old Vic today announced its latest series of live performances will go on general sale from 2pm today (15 Oct). A rolling programme of work on the theatre’s new Courtyard…

  • ‘John James Theatre of Curiosity’ to open in Bristol’s We The Curious 15th October 2020

    We The Curious' forthcoming Project What If exhibition, will contain the ‘John James Theatre of Curiosity’, a central discussion space which encourages visitors to explore how science works.

    The construction of the Theatre has been generously funded by Bristol-based…

  • The Grand Appeal brings new, COVID-secure sculpture show to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway15th October 2020

    Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal has created a new mini version of their much-loved sculpture trails to give visitors to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway an enjoyable and COVID-secure experience while they shop this Autumn.

    From Saturday 24 October, Gromit Unleashed: The Grand Adventure will…

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