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May 2018

  • The Nature of Forgetting at Tobacco Factory Theatres23rd May 2018

    Tobacco Factory Theatres is delighted to present Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting this June, following its sell-out run at the 2017 London International Mime Festival and its inclusion in the British Council Edinburgh Showcase in 2017.

    Image - Danilo Moroni

    Tom has just...

  • Engineers’ House Picks Up National Venue Award21st May 2018

    Bristol based venue Engineers’ House has received the highest national acclaim with an award at the National Venue Awards which took place in Manchester last week. The venue received the award as part of the EEF Venues group.

    The National Venue Award is the latest in a series of...

  • A true taste of Somerset on the Pier21st May 2018

    Something scrummy – and scrumpy – is coming to Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier this summer which will give visitors a true taste of Somerset.

    The Somerset Cider Festival takes place on Saturday, 30th June, when the iconic seafront attraction will transform its South Deck into a...

  • First look at new restaurant from Woky Ko team21st May 2018

    Image - Credit Kirstie Young 

    The team behind Woky Ko at CARGO1 in Bristol’s Wapping Wharf will be giving diners a first look at their new restaurant, their second in the city, from 5.30pm on Tuesday 22nd May.

    For the first two weeks while they settle into their new home, chef...

  • Love is in the air as Kito the Giraffe arrives at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm 18th May 2018

    Love is in the air for Genevieve the Giraffe as a new male arrives at the zoo.

    Image- courtesy of Katie Grant and distributed by Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm™

    It has been a tall order to find a mate for Genevieve the Giraffe at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. Enter Kito the 4 year old...

  • Free outdoor screening of Back To The Future on the We The Curious Big Screen18th May 2018

    The We The Curious Big Screen is celebrating our theme of ‘Time’ this summer with a free outdoor screening of the classic 80s sci-fi comedy Back To The Future.

    Guests can pack a picnic and head over to Millennium Square at 7pm on Friday 1st June for an epic evening of time-travel!...

  • Wild garlic with extra bite18th May 2018

    Image - Lion in wild garlic at Longleat. Credit: Ian Turner

    Longleat’s most famous residents are clearly enjoying the long-awaited spell of warm May weather which has carpeted their woodland home with a stunning display of wild garlic.

    It is thought a prolonged spell of damp weather...

  • Hare’s something you don’t see every day…18th May 2018

  • Bristol Airport looks towards 2050 in latest consultation on future facilities18th May 2018

    Planning application to increase capacity will set blueprint for the next decade

    Consultation commences today (14 May) on the latest proposals for the long-term development of Bristol Airport, including more detailed plans for continued growth over the next decade.

  • Sisters with Voices returns to the stage!18th May 2018







    • FARAI from STUDIO 7



    • CLEO...

  • Upfest to feature The Simpsons at 2018 event17th May 2018

    In celebration of their 10th anniversary, Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival to feature animated megastar family, The Simpsons.

    Upfest will return to South Bristol in the UK from Saturday, July 28th thru Monday, July 30th with 2018 festival goers treated to renowned artist...

  • Pumpkin Prizes at Wookey Hole Caves16th May 2018

    Wookey Hole Caves is offering a £1,000 prize for the heaviest pumpkin grown this summer in a Halloween Pumpkin Competition.

    The competition is open to any green-fingered enthusiast who would like to take part in this summer pumpkin growing festival. 

    Entrants are being offered...

  • Longleat joins forces with the Natural History Museum to bring T. Rex roaring back to life16th May 2018

    A stunning new interactive indoor exhibition, featuring a 13-metre-long life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex, roars into action at Longleat later this month.

    Image - Natural History Museum 

    Running from May 24th to September 3rd, ‘T. rex: The Killer Question’ transports...

  • Gromit Unleashed 2 locations revealed!16th May 2018

    Jump straight to the list of locations here

    Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity, has revealed the locations and sponsors for its sixty-plus sculptures of Academy Award®-winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw that will...

  • Metrobus service start dates16th May 2018

    From: Councillors Mhairi Threlfall, Colin Hunt and Elfan Ap Rees, First Managing Director James Freeman and Chief Executive of HCT Group (parent group of Bristol Community Transport) Dai Powell:


    “With the preparations for the start of the first Metrobus service, the m3 from...

  • Bristol Cathedral lecture series explores remembrance and memory15th May 2018

    It is one hundred years since the end of the ‘war to end all wars’. In June, to mark this historic milestone, Bristol Cathedral will explore the contested field of memory and remembrance, titled undivided: A Hundred Years of Forgetting and Remembering, 1918-2018.

    Image- The...

  • HRH The Duke of Kent to visit three of Bristol’s key creative establishments15th May 2018

    His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent will be welcomed by three of Bristol’s leading creative establishments this week, when he visits the city on Thursday 17th May.

    The Bottle Yard Studios, Colston Hall and Watershed are all included in the itinerary for the royal visit, designed to furnish...

  • Grand Pier resurrects retro video games15th May 2018

    Video game fans can enjoy a blast from the past at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier thanks to a new Retro Arcade which has opened at the seafront attraction.

    Pier engineers have resurrected several arcade classics, including Konami’s Track and Field and Taito’s Space...

  • A new poetry walk inspired by Bristol poet, Hannah More, opens at Tyntesfield14th May 2018

    A new self-led poetry walk inspired by Bristol poet, Hannah More, has been opened in the woodland at Tyntesfield near Bristol by conservation charity, the National Trust.

    Image - Hannah More by F Reynolds ©Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, UK. Purchased with the assistance of the...

  • Popular CadburyFest returns to North Somerset11th May 2018

    Following the success of last Summer’s inaugural ‘Cadburyfest’, the community festival event is back for its second year and promises to be bigger and better.

    North Somerset’s answer to Glastonbury will be held in the grounds of DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House on...

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