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October 2019

  • Christmas in Weston we’ll see a town full of stars15th October 2019

    Weston Town Council is delighted to announce that the town will be full of stars for our new Christmas lights design.

    During the summer Weston Town Council took to the streets and online with a survey. You asked for better Christmas lights and we listened.

    This year we have more lights than…

  • City hoteliers have high hopes for Arc Bristol attraction14th October 2019

    Hoteliers in Bristol believe plans for the first eye-in-the-sky visitor attraction of its kind in the UK could take the city’s tourism offering to new heights.

    Arc Global believe its proposals for a scenic attraction based on Bristol’s Harbourside, could attract around 250,000…

  • Longleat Koalas Offer Scientific Breakthrough to Save Iconic Species in the Wild14th October 2019

    Scientists working with a group of koalas at Longleat have discovered vital genetic clues which may help to secure the long-term survival of the iconic Australian marsupial in the wild.

    Koala numbers are decreasing at an alarming rate due to a combination of disease and habitat loss.


  • Edward Albee's who's afraid of Virginia Woolf at Tobacco Factory Theatres11th October 2019

    This new production of the phenomenal play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? builds on the electrifying drama of past Tobacco Factory Theatres productions such as Blue Heart, A View From the Bridge, Macbeth and Beautiful Thing.

    Tobacco Factory Theatres is so excited to…

  • The 25 best small shops in the UK are announced!11th October 2019

    After hundreds of entrants, thousands of consumer votes and a panel of industry experts, the top 25 Best Small Shops in the UK are finally being announced!

    One of the top 25 is Bristol-based Papadeli. The cafe/deli has a well-established reputation for incredible cakes and superb…

  • 4 new TAP for Bristol contactless donation points announced to mark World Homeless Day10th October 2019

    Four new ‘TAP for Bristol' contactless donation points, raising money for homelessness prevention services as well as directly supporting people who are currently homeless, have been announced this week to mark World Homeless Day (Wednesday 10 October 2019).

    Since its launch just three…

  • We DO love to be beside the seaside9th October 2019

    A study which confirms that we do love to live beside the seaside has come as no surprise to the team which runs the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare.

    The Pier has welcomed results of research by the University of Exeter that revealed that people who live close to the sea are happier and have…

  • Bristol-based theatre company takes direct action against sexism with new all-female production9th October 2019

    Theatre West have commissioned their first all-female production in response to the large disparity between the sexes within their industry. 

    The theatre company will be launching Everyone is Dead, by Charlotte Turner-McMullan at the Bristol Old Vic on 16 October, with a cast and…

  • Bristol City Centre's BID for success - two years in8th October 2019

    As the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) approaches its second birthday, it will outline key achievements in making the city centre an even better place to live, work and play at its annual meeting this week (Wednesday 9 October 2019).

    Among its proudest achievements…

  • Myths and Legends Come to Life at Longleat8th October 2019

    A team of highly-skilled Chinese artists are putting the finishing touches to hundreds of giant illuminated figures which will form part of the 2019 Festival of Light at Longleat.

    Running from 9th November to 5th January, the theme of this year’s event is Myths and Legends. From the…

  • Share The Love: Free tickets for volunteers to see Bristol Old Vic’s Cyrano8th October 2019

    Sharing the love by caring for strangers is one of the things that makes us human. Are you a volunteer in Bristol? Do you give your time for free for a Bristol charity, a foodbank, a night kitchen, or a sporting organisation?

    No matter who you volunteer for, Bristol Old Vic wants…

  • Square Works Co-working Space Prepares for Expansion8th October 2019

    Square Works is opening its second phase in January 2020, following huge success in its opening months. 

    Square Works is a unique workspace for individuals and businesses with unrivalled services, located on the leafy Berkeley Square at the top of Park Street. The doors to Square Works…

  • The Spooky Ship is back again with a brand-new ghost tour this Halloween7th October 2019

    Bristol Old Vic and Brunel’s SS Great Britain are back this October with a brand-new take on the iconic The Spooky Ship, an immersive Victorian fright-fest on board one of the most important ships in the world.

    Taking inspiration from the SS Great Britain’s history, professional…

  • Halloween workshops demonstrate things that go squelch in the night7th October 2019

    Parents looking for ways to entertain their children during this month’s half-term holidays are being invited to bring them to a Halloween Science and Slime Workshop.

    Morning and afternoon workshops are being hosted on Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier on Monday, October 28, which will…

  • Moment when a tiny tortoise hatched at Bristol Zoo Gardens4th October 2019

    This is the magical moment when a tiny pancake tortoise began to hatch at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

    The tip of her nose is just visible as she breaks through the fragile shell where she has grown for the previous five months.

    Four hours later at just 4cms long and weighing 12.5gms she had…

  • First Base reveal glimpse of future for landmark Bristol building3rd October 2019

    Mixed-use developer First Base has released the first images of the potential future use for the landmark Soapworks building, formerly the Gardiner Haskins warehouse, in the centre of Bristol. 

    Today, First Base can reveal images of a model which has been created to show the future of…

  • Ten Bristol Primary Schools embark upon film for learning journey 3rd October 2019

    The new academic year may be well underway for students, but this October teachers from ten Bristol primary schools are beginning their own learning journey that will see them become professionally trained to use film as a teaching tool, thanks to the new Film for Learning programme delivered by…

  • New arrival reaches new heights 2nd October 2019

    Keepers, staff and visitors at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm are celebrating the exciting arrival of a baby giraffe born at the zoo.

    After coming up with four amazing names, the keepers wanted to open up the naming process to their visitors, so they asked their Facebook followers and the…

  • Celebrations at the Clifton Suspension Bridge as Volunteer Team Wins Regional Marsh Trust Award 1st October 2019

    The Clifton Suspension Bridge volunteer team was delighted to win the regional Marsh Trust ‘Volunteers for Museum Learning’ Award.

    The award recognises a team of dedicated and passionate volunteer guides who delivered over 83 Hard Hat Tours to over 900 participants in 2018. The…

  • Autumn Discoveries at Wild Place Project1st October 2019

    Visitors to Wild Place Project can climb across a giant spider’s web and search for bugs in piles of fallen leaves this autumn.

    They can even pretend to be an owl or a bat as they explore the woodland paths.

    These are just some of the fun activities in Autumn Discoveries which runs…

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