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May 2018

  • Pier will be choc-full of golden ticket seekers25th May 2018

    What do the well-known West Country warblers The Wurzels have in common with legendary literary figure Willy Wonka?

    The answer is that if you see one at Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier, then you’ve got a golden chance to see the other.

    The ever-popular Wurzels bring their...

  • Patchway tunnels electrification upgrade 16 June – 6 July24th May 2018

    This summer, Network Rail is installing overhead line equipment inside the Patchway tunnels, and through Pilning to the Severn Tunnel. The work involves:

    Installing conductor rails, lowering the track and improving drainage in one of the Patchway tunnels

    Completing OLE installation in...

  • Women in the spotlight at Cinema Rediscovered24th May 2018

    Cinema Rediscovered returns to Bristol for its third edition, Thu 26 - Sun 29 July, bringing the best in digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong on the big screen at cinemas including Watershed and Clevedon’s Curzon Cinema &...

  • All Aboard the Love Boat23rd May 2018

    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm are spreading the love during May half-term.

    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm are getting involved with the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual campaign ‘Love Your Zoo Week’. BIAZA is the professional body representing the best zoos...

  • Technicians bring T. REX roaring back to life at Longleat23rd May 2018

    Technicians from the Natural History Museum’s Touring Exhibitions Installation Team have spent the last week creating a stunning new dinosaur exhibition at Longleat.

    Image - Natural History Museum's Lead Technician Rob Lewenstein adds finishing touches to a Tyrannosaurus...

  • PREMIER SUITES Welcome Day – Tuesday 5th June 201823rd May 2018

    Everyone at PREMIER SUITES Bristol Cabot Circus looks forward to welcoming you and a colleague through “open doors” on Tuesday 5th June between 11.00am-7.00pm.

    Take the opportunity to network with local companies, pick up some amazing special offers from our fabulous local...

  • Celebrating the undisputed King of Pop23rd May 2018

    Image - Thriller live (photo of previous cast member)

    Direct from London’s West End where it is now in its record breaking 10th year, THRILLER LIVE is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer.

    Seen by over 4 million people in...

  • Inspiring the next generation: RAF science challenge for Bristol schools23rd May 2018

    OVER 300 school children have taken part in a Royal Air Force event to encourage interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) today (Tuesday 22 May).

    Image - Crown Copyright

    Students from schools in Bristol and surrounding areas took part in a range of...

  • 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

    UJIMA RADIO CIC PROUDLY PRESENTS

    • NGAIO ANYIA

    • MALCOLM X ELDERS

    • EMPRESS TALIBAH

    • NIA BIMKUBWA 

    • KIM SAMUEL’S GOSPEL CHOIR

    • FARAI from STUDIO 7

    • JENNY DAVIS

    • ROS MARTIN

    • 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...

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