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March 2018

  • Wildlife lovers in Bristol and Bath needed to take part in City Nature Challenge16th March 2018

    Bristol and Bath go head-to-head with 64 cities in international race to find the most urban wildlife

    27-30 April 2018


    Nature lovers in Bristol and Bath are being asked to join a race to discover and record as much wildlife as possible as part of a new international competition. The epic...

  • RWA named flagship venue for celebration of circus in Bristol16th March 2018

    To celebrate 250 years of circus, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) presents a major exhibition that pays homage to the greatest show on earth.

    Sawdust and Sequins will feature historic and contemporary art, inspired by the magic, thrills and spills of the Big Top.

    Since it began in...

  • Bristol's Independent District Craft Beer Tour16th March 2018

    Bristol’s Independent District and Bristol Hoppers present

    A Gloucester Road Craft Beer & Real Ale Pub Tour

    Friday, March 23 at 4:30 PM - 7:45 PM

    Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7

    Tickets £24.00 per person available from

    An all-inclusive beer filled early...

  • Bespoked 2018 talks line-up and awards16th March 2018

    The talks at Bespoked have become a firmly established favourite of visitors to the show and this year’s line up promises not to disappoint. A brilliant and diverse line-up of people will be talking over the weekend. Come and join our panel to discuss how we can use framebuilding to address...

  • Tickets to this year's blooming brilliant Bristol Comedy Garden on sale now!16th March 2018

    6th – 10th JUNE 2018, QUEEN SQUARE

    The bountiful Bristol Comedy Garden will be back in Queen Square this June (6th-10th) with yet another blistering line-up featuring comedy’s finest. This summer the whip-smart QI star ALAN DAVIES, The Last Leg’s master observationalist JOSH...

  • Latest animatronic dinosaurs add wow to Wookey this Easter16th March 2018

    Roaring, hissing, blinking and stomping pre-historic beasts have taken ownership of a brand new happy hunting ground down in deepest darkest Somerset.

    The herd of full-sized dinosaurs have broken out of their holding crates at leading holiday attraction Wookey Hole Caves and are ready to delight...

  • EEF Venues is shortlisted for National Venue Awards15th March 2018

    EEF Venues, the group behind Bristol venue, Engineers’ House, has been shortlisted for the inaugural National Venue Awards under ‘Best Venue Chain or Group’. The overall winners will be announced at The National Venue Awards ceremony on 11th May 2018 at Emirates Old Trafford in...

  • Marshfield Farm Gin & Tonic Sorbet 15th March 2018

    High quality ice cream producer Marshfield Farm have teamed up with award-winning, local manufacture 6 O’clock Gin to create a Gin & Tonic sorbet.

    Gin & Tonic sorbet is a refreshing flavour with a large measure of 6 O’clock Gin mixed with a dash of tonic flavouring. This...

  • Wildlife lovers in Bristol and Bath needed to take part in City Nature Challenge15th March 2018

    Bristol and Bath go head-to-head with 64 cities in international race to find the most urban wildlife

    27-30 April 2018


    Nature lovers in Bristol and Bath are being asked to join a race to discover and record as much wildlife as possible as part of a new international competition. The epic...

  • Bristol's Gluten-Free Food Fair15th March 2018

    People in Bristol interested in a gluten-free diet are being invited to a specialist food fair which is being held in the city on Saturday 14 April 2018.

    Bristol’s Gluten-Free Food Fair, organised by the Bristol Coeliac UK Local Group, is taking place at City Hall and will give local...

  • Winners Announced for the South West Fairtrade Business Awards 201812th March 2018

    A Bristol-based retailer has won the title of Best Fairtrade Business at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Cotton Smiles, run by wife and husband team Vineeta Gupta and Jim Hayman, sells products made from 100% Fairtrade certified cotton, guaranteeing their partner farmers and factory...

  • Regional business and charity team up with children’s Emergency Department to combat dehydration with diluted apple juice 12th March 2018

    • The initiative was set up in the children’s hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) after research showed diluted apple juice is as effective as rehydration salts in children with mild gastroenteritis

    • The initiative is part of The Grand Appeal’s Emergency Department...

  • Tipping Point goes west with super-sized order12th March 2018

    2-year order for ITV to be filmed at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios

    ITV has commissioned hit quiz show Tipping Point for a further two years, with a total order of 354 episodes from producers Fizz, the entertainment arm of RDF.

    Hosted by Ben Shephard and currently in its 8th series,...

  • West of England secures £5m for 5G network12th March 2018

    The West of England Combined Authority has secured £5 million from government to trial a superfast 5G network at tourist destinations in Bristol and Bath.

    The trial will see 5G infrastructure put in place at the Roman Baths in Bath, M Shed and in and around We The Curious and...

  • BCBF 18 Tickets on sale - Tuesday 13/039th March 2018

    We're rather excited to announce that our 2018 festival tickets will go on sale next week, Tuesday 13th.  The site will go live at 11am on Tuesday, though we'll only make the announcement public on socials at 1pm. That means you folks on our mailing list will get two hours to snap up...

  • The Grand Dal Finale - Full Line Up Announced 9th March 2018

    In just under two weeks, the first British Dal Festival kicks off in Bristol with events to celebrate the magic of dal taking place across the city between 19th and 25th March.

    The Festival will culminate in a Grand Dal Finale at Paintworks, Bristol on Sunday 25th March. Join us to celebrate and...

  • Vote for the Most Scenic Bus Route and win £££!9th March 2018

    Bus users in the West of England are given the chance to vote for their favourite bus journey in a national survey to find Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route. People can nominate up to three of their favourite bus routes online and are entered into a cash prize draw, with a top prize of...

  • Bristol Aquarium 'over the moon' with Moon Jellyfish breeding success 9th March 2018

    or the very first time the zoological team at Bristol Aquarium have successfully bred their Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita).

    The city centre attraction has welcomed 45 new arrivals, born just the size of a pinhead they are extremely fragile and are being cared for by the Aquarium’s expert...

  • The Mall relaunches Bristol Fashion Week with Katie Piper!9th March 2018

    From this season forward Bristol Fashion Week will be a celebration of fashion for everyone, promoting positive body image and acceptance of diversity in appearance.

    The Mall believes that fashion should be accessible to everyone, inspiring confidence and wellbeing, not comparison and worry...

  • *Good Sixty gets set to help Britain’s high streets9th March 2018

    An online platform which enables users to shop from the best of Bristol’s independent food retailers and producers, is looking to expand across the South West and into London. Since launch Good Sixty’s growing community of retailers and shoppers have been enjoying the many benefits that...

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