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July 2018

  • St Peter’s Hospice announced as official charity partner of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 17th July 2018

    Bristol institution St Peter’s Hospice has been announced as the official charity partner of the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in the year that both organisations celebrate their 40th anniversary.


    Staff and volunteers will be gathering together beneath a balloon at the...

  • School's Out And The Grand Pier Is All Set For Summer17th July 2018

    The school summer break is fast approaching and Weston-super-Mare's Grand Pier is gearing up to spread some sunshine of its own with a host of holiday activities.

    While children might be delighted that school's out, parents may be scratching their heads wondering how to keep the...

  • Pre-registration for ICC Cricket World Cup public ballot 2019 opens17th July 2018

    • Fans must register an account via the Cricket World Cup Ticketing Website

    • ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opens 1 August 2018

    • Tournament begins 30 May 2019

    The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Public Ballot opens 10am (BST) on Wednesday, 1 August,...

  • Repair fund of £40m prepares Bristol cathedrals for First World War commemorations17th July 2018

    A national scheme to conserve and repair England’s cathedrals, from which Bristol Cathedral was awarded almost £200,000, has significantly reduced immediate risks, a report published today said. The work at Bristol Cathedral was part of a project to improve the heating of the Grade I...

  • The Carpenters Story / 1 September / Bristol Hippodrome16th July 2018



    This highly acclaimed concert-style production, which tours to The Bristol Hippodrome on Saturday September 1, celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard...

  • Longleat launches international Koala breeding programme16th July 2018

    Longleat is spearheading an international breeding and awareness-building programme for Australia’s iconic and increasingly threatened koala.

    Image Credit: Russell Millard 

    Later this year the Wiltshire estate, which opened the world’s first drive-through safari...

  • Thomas Cook Airlines adds 12,000 seats from Bristol Airport for Easter '1913th July 2018

    10 additional flights a week now on sale

    Thomas Cook Airlines is adding Easter 2019 flights from Bristol Airport, meaning that thousands people can head to Europe for some spring sunshine. 

    With 10 additional flights a week from April 3, 2019 until the end of the month, Thomas Cook...

  • Three new easyJet routes taking flight from Bristol this winter13th July 2018

    ·     Flights from Bristol Airport to Larnaca, Are Ostersund and Sofia are now on   sale.


    easyJet, Europe’s leading airline, has announced three brand new routes from Bristol to Larnaca, Åre Östersund and Sofia which are on sale today...

  • Bookbarn’s summer reading list is Fifty Shades more interesting 13th July 2018

    Fifty Shades of Grey was a global phenomenon back in 2011 - with millions of people glued to a copy as they relaxed on their sun loungers beside the pool.  

    But as millions more pack their bags ready for this summer holiday break, Somerset-based Bookbarn International has...

  • It’s coming home! World’s only flying Bristol Sycamore helicopter returns to Bristol13th July 2018

    Visitors to Aerospace Bristol will be able to see the Sycamore up close on Tuesday 10th July and Wednesday 11th July, before watching it take off at 1pm on Thursday 12th July

  • Exclusive preview of Luke Jerram’s new exhibition exploring the edges of perception13th July 2018

    The Impossible Garden is a unique set of new experimental sculptures, by artist Luke Jerram, inspired by visual phenomena. The exhibition aims to enhance our understanding of vision and opens to the public next week [Friday 13 July] at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.

  • Bristol Hotel Chips In With Prize Of A Lifetime12th July 2018

    Guests at Bristol’s leading four-start hotel can win the chance to caddie for professional golfer Chris Wood.

    The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the clubs for one of the country’s best golfers is available at DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol City Centre which has teamed up with...

  • New Season, New Extension: From September 201812th July 2018

    A TRANSFORMED St George’s Bristol presents an incredible array of music and events from this September for its Autumn/Winter 2018 Season – including a Season Opener with Nicola Benedetti and cross-genre ‘Bristol Keyboard Festival’.

    St George’s is relaunching as a...

  • Casting announced for UK Tour Kinky Boots, London's smash hit and winner of every major best musical award, which comes to the Bristol Hippodrome from February 25 - March 9, 201912th July 2018

    Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming UK tour. Kayi Ushe will play the role of Lola, Paula Lane, known for her role as Kylie Platt in Coronation Street, will play Lauren and Joel Harper-Jackson will play Charlie...

  • North Somerset Spa Wins Two National Awards12th July 2018

    A Congresbury spa has won two awards from world leading spa brand Pevonia Botanica.

    Chosen ahead of hundreds of other entrants from across the country, Louise Elliot who headed up thespa at DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House has been presented with the Hotel Spa of the Year award while...

  • Summer menu arrives at Wellbourne Clifton11th July 2018

    New Summertime dishes using ingredients of the season have arrived on the small-plates and evening menu (served from 6pm) at Wellbourne in Clifton Village.

    Small plates at Wellbourne Clifton are served between 12noon - 9.30pm (£5 each or 3 for £12). The new arrivals...

  • Expansion programme triggers recruitment drive11th July 2018

    Leading Somerset resort Wookey Hole Caves is on the recruitment trail as part of its investment-driven expansion programme – but witches needn’t apply this time around!

    The family favourite at the foot of the Mendip Hills in Somerset has upgraded its attractions above and below...

  • Filmed in Bristol: Compelling crime drama Unforgotten returns on Sunday 15 July11th July 2018

    Critically acclaimed ITV drama Unforgotten returns for a third series this week, after filming in Bristol earlier this year.

    The highly anticipated new six-part series made by Mainstreet Pictures, which begins on Sunday night, sees BAFTA nominees Nicola Walker (Last Tango In Halifax) and Sanjeev...

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta announces partnership with Bristol Energy for a ‘Fuel Good Fiesta’ 11th July 2018

    As the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta celebrates its 40th year, it has been announced that this year’s Fiesta will be brought to you in partnership with Bristol Energy.

    This year Bristol Energy is also running an online competition in the run up to the Fiesta, to win a special...

  • Alan Titchmarsh uncovers some South West secrets 11th July 2018

    Alan Titchmarsh is back for a second series of Secrets of the National Trust, getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of Britain’s most intriguing historic homes and gardens. 

    Image: The west front of Tyntesfield © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler



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