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August 2019

  • Sneak peek inside Channel 4's striking new creative hub at Bristol's Finzels Reach21st August 2019

    Developer Cubex has completed its renovation of the historic space that will house Channel 4's new Creative Hub at Finzels Reach, with striking new images offering a glimpse inside.

    Finzels Reach is a new waterfront neighbourhood in Bristol being developed by Cubex with funding from…

  • Sanditon begins 25 Aug following Bristol shoot; Production Designer describes lavish sets crafted at The Bottle Yard Studios21st August 2019

    Brand new Jane Austen adaptation Sanditon begins on ITV this Sunday night, after filming earlier this year at The Bottle Yard Studios and on location in Bristol and the surrounding region.

    Watch the trailer.

    Adapted by Emmy® and BAFTA-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (War & Peace,…

  • Poet and soldier Keith Douglas to be celebrated on 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Unicorns, Almost21st August 2019

    Poet and soldier Keith Douglas to be celebrated on 80th anniversary of the start of World War II in Unicorns, Almost


    Tue 3 Sep – Sat 7 Sep at Bristol Old Vic (Weston Studio) 

    Press Night: Wed 4 Sep, 8pm

    Unicorns, Almost by Owen Sheers (Pink Mist) portrays the short…

  • Sudeley Castle celebrates the women of its past and present 21st August 2019

    Throughout next month, Sudeley Castle will be celebrating the influential women who have helped to shape its past as the castle launches its Women of Sudeley exhibition.

    With a history spanning more than 1,000 years, Sudeley Castle and Gardens has played an important role in the turbulent…

  • The Wave Releases First Tickets - Warm-up Period Announced 20th August 2019

    The Wave  - a unique inland surfing destination being built on the edge of Bristol - has today released its first wave of surf slots. The general public can now book tickets to surf from 18 November 2019 to 4 March 2020. Tickets go live at midday on 20th August 2019.

    Credit: Javi…

  • Astonishing autumnal and winter events at Longleat, including first look at Festival of Light lanterns19th August 2019

    We may be enjoying a traditional British summertime, but Longleat, nestled on the rural border of Somerset and Wiltshire is preparing for a spectacular autumn and winter season at their Astonishing Kingdom.

    Sky Safari – Beautifying the skies above Wiltshire and Somerset with over 150…

  • City hoteliers say Fiesta bosses right to stick by August date 15th August 2019

    City hoteliers believe the organisers of Bristol Balloon Fiesta are right to stick to their guns and refuse to switch the date of next year’s event - despite the unseasonable weather which prevented all but one mass ascent earlier this month…

  • Be your greatest with the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon15th August 2019

    On Sunday 15th September thousands of runners and spectators will gather in Bristol in anticipation of the 2019 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon.

    The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon will showcase all that Bristol has to offer, the city, the landscape, the runners and the…

  • Apple Recipes from the Orchard by James Rich15th August 2019

    Hardie Grant, 8th August 2019, £20

    “A beautiful collection of recipes from a real expert - James really knows his stuff.” - Jamie Oliver

    ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ or so goes the old English proverb. Yet, the British love affair with the apple…

  • Just four weeks until the Human League headline Bath Racecourse15th August 2019

    This Saturday marks just four-weeks until 80’s chart-toppers The Human League, headline Bath Racecourse’s open-air stage on Saturday 14 September in a unique music concert combining thrilling horseracing and fantastic live music.

    Joining the likes of UB40, James Blunt and Tom…

  • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical returns to The Bristol Hippodrome15th August 2019

    Following a highly successful West End run/a run of two and a half years in the West End and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning BEAUTIFUL…

  • Le Navet Bete present hilarious new take on The Three Musketeers 12th August 2019

    After their last show Dracula: The Bloody Truth was licensed worldwide and enjoyed a sell-out run in Canada, the award-winning Le Navet Bete are back with a hilarious new version of the classic tale The Three Musketeers.


    Building on Dracula’s success, the Exeter-based physical comedy…

  • Westonbirt features on New Royal Mail Stamp9th August 2019

    • A set of six Special Stamps feature captivating views of forests and woodlands from the four countries of the UK

    • The forests that feature are:

    - Glen Affric, Inverness-shire

    - Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

    - Glenariff Forest, County Antrim

    - Westonbirt, The National…

  • Somerset bookseller partners with Bristol’s top independent publishers 9th August 2019

    Bookbarn has linked up with Bristol-based publishers Tangent and Bristol Books to extend the range of new titles available at its Hallatrow headquarters. 

    The move is part of Bookbarn’s drive to work more closely with businesses in the region…

  • ITV commissions detective drama Invisible, starring Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia8th August 2019

    ITV commissions detective drama Invisible, starring Jason Watkins and Tala Gouveia, produced by Mammoth Screen

    Credit: ITV

    “You’re, uh...quite good at this...detective stuff.”

    Filming begins this August on Invisible, a series of feature length crime…

  • Bristol Airport gives drivers more spark with new EV charging zone8th August 2019

    Bristol Airport has switched on the power for electric vehicle (EV) drivers with the installation of a ten-bay charging zone, along with the capability to extend in the future. 

    The chargepoints are located in the airport’s new multi-storey car park. The installations are the…

  • Bristol Great Reading Adventure 2019: 19846th August 2019

    To mark the 70th anniversary of the publication of this seminal and ever-timely work, Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (BCDP) are running one of its popular Great Reading Adventures, a citywide community-focussed cultural initiative aimed to bring people together and raise standards of…

  • Our Journey brought to life at St Pauls Carnival 2019 6th August 2019

    Paying homage to the Windrush generation and the elders of St Pauls who, 51 years ago, founded the St Pauls Carnival, was the main focus for the celebrations which took place on Saturday 6 July 2019.

    With 100,000 people welcomed into the area, the jewel in the crown of this year’s…

  • Live Music Now (SW) Fundraiser at St. George’s Bristol6th August 2019

    Live Music Now (South West) is hosting a fundraiser at St George’s in Bristol on Tuesday 24th September (7.30pm), where internationally renowned classical guitarist and LMN ambassador Craig Ogden will be joined by some of the organisation’s finest past and present musicians.


  • Life’s a Beach at Longleat Whatever The Weather6th August 2019

    The UK’s newest beach, created using more than 120 tonnes of sand, has been unveiled at Longleat.

    The spectacular new indoor feature, part of the Wiltshire attraction’s Australian Summer event, was officially opened with a sand sculpture featuring Longleat House and a giant koala…

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