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March 2020

  • Bristol city centre deep clean and disinfecting to combat Covid-1927th March 2020

    Bristol City Centre BID street cleansing fleet carrying out daily disinfecting in all high contact areas

    Image: - Bristol City Centre BID street cleaning team disinfect bus stop, College Green

    Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID)'s street cleansing team are deep…

  • Double birthday celebration for lemurs27th March 2020

    It’s a double celebration for two local lemurs this week. 

    Keepers at Wild Place Project have celebrated the 12th birthday of their male ring-tailed lemur, Rakota.

    The lucky lemur was treated to a birthday cake made using his favourite fresh food – blueberries,…

  • Free use of Millennium Square carpark for NHS staff26th March 2020

    To support our wonderful National Health Service at this challenging time, We The Curious will be offering free parking in the Millennium Square carpark for all NHS staff during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

    The car park is open 24hours a day  and no pre-booking is required. NHS staff…

  • Great Bristol 10K and Family Run Cancelled26th March 2020

    The Great Bristol 10k and Great Bristol Family Run, which were scheduled to take place on Sunday 3 May 2020 have been cancelled.

    The decision to cancel the events has been taken following government advice on slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In addition, organisers have acknowledged…

  • Animals bask in Bristol sunshine as keepers continue their care26th March 2020

    It might take staff at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project a while to get used to the lack of visitors, but it certainly hasn’t stopped the animals enjoying themselves.

    Bristol Zoological Society closed both sites to the public on Friday afternoon (March 20) to help stop the…

  • Public events cancelled in Bristol City Council26th March 2020

    Bristol City Council has cancelled all public events in the city until the end of July at the earliest, due to the continuing spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

    Events including the Bristol Harbour Festival are among those to be affected by the cancellations, with the decision being taken in the…

  • A little Hope in an uncertain time24th March 2020

    Hope has arrived Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, during the COVID19 outbreak.

    5-year-old zebra, Polly has given birth to a new stripy baby. Born on 19th March, amid the current fears, the new girl brought smiles to the faces of visitors on the zoo’s last day of opening before the…

  • St Pauls Carnival announces plans for 2020 in response to Covid-1924th March 2020

    St Pauls Carnival, Bristol’s iconic celebration of African-Caribbean culture, will be cancelled for 2020 in response to the unprecedented challenge posed by Covid-19.

    Traditionally held on the first Saturday of July, this year’s celebration will not take place as originally planned…

  • Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves Confirm Closure24th March 2020

    Longleat and Cheddar Gorge & Caves have confirmed they are closed to visitors with immediate effect. The move follows updated recommendations on public health and social distancing.

    In addition to both attractions being closed to visitors, Longleat has taken the decision to restrict access…

  • Bristol hoteliers hit hard by Coronavirus crisis23rd March 2020

    The Coronavirus crisis has seen occupancy rates at hotels in Bristol fall to roughly half the levels they usually are in March.

    The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) say levels among its members are currently between 30 and 40 percent - but most hotels would usually be around 80 percent…

  • The National Trust's latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)23rd March 2020

    National Trust closes parks and gardens, asking people to avoid travel and comply with government social distancing guidance. 

    From midnight on 21 March the National Trust will close all of its gated gardens and parks to help restrict the spread of the coronavirus.

    The move follows the…

  • Bristol Zoological Society announces temporary closure of its two sites23rd March 2020

    Bristol Zoological Society is temporarily closing Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project from 5.30pm on Friday March 20.

    As well as closing to visitors, the closure means the Society is cancelling or postponing all education, events and public programmes at its two sites.

    This comes…

  • Bristol hotels focus on supporting businesses20th March 2020

    Two Bristol hotels have come up with a way to help fill some their rooms now empty due to the Coronavirus crisis – and at the same time help people who find it very hard to work from home.

    DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre and Hampton by Hilton Bristol City Centre, like many other…

  • Bristol Cathedral is Changing (COVID-19 Update)20th March 2020

    At all times and in all places – Bristol Cathedral is Changing

    “It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, at all times and in all places to give you thanks and praise.”

    At all times and in all places.

    As a week of great upheaval for the Church comes to a close, a week in…

  • Spring beauty gift with puchase20th March 2020

    Back and better than ever – the Harvey Nichols bi-annual beauty gift with purchase is filled with luxurious products worth £600 from over 40 of the industry’s leading brands and presented in a limited-edition denim shopping bag, available exclusively online only at www…

  • Message from Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol19th March 2020

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for the fantastic work you do for our city. It is the quality and variety of your offer that’s led to our tourist trade appealing to people right across the world. This is paired with providing valuable jobs to people here at home.


    The full…

  • St George's Bristol CEO Statement re Corona Virus17th March 2020

    Suzanne Rolt, CEO, St George's Bristol has issued the following statement regarding the Corona Virus outbreak.

    “In accordance with UK Government guidance, and with the safety of our audience, staff and artists of paramount concern, I regret to announce that St George's Bristol…

  • Longleat Announces Alteration to Opening Procedures17th March 2020

    From Friday, 20th March Longleat is changing its working practice in light of the ongoing coronavirus situation.

    The Safari Park Drive-through will remain open to visitors as normal; while Longleat House, the walkthrough animal areas and other attractions are temporarily closed.

    Longleat is…

  • COVID-19 Statement from Bristol Old Vic17th March 2020

    Bristol Old Vic Statement - 17 Mar 2020, 11:15am

    In light of yesterday's announcement from the Government and the continuing global public health crisis, we are today announcing the suspension of all performances at Bristol Old Vic. 

    This is a hard thing for a theatre to do, but the…

  • International artist Luke Jerram creates coronavirus (COVID-19) glass sculpture in tribute to global effort to combat pandemic17th March 2020

    Internationally-renowned artist Luke Jerram has created a coronavirus - COVID-19 - glass sculpture in tribute to the huge global scientific and medical effort to combat the pandemic.  Made in glass, at 23cm in diameter, it is 2 million times larger than the actual virus.

    It was…

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