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November 2019

  • 2020 Year of Artists: A celebration of creativity in everyone15th November 2019

    Mark Rylance to headline, joined by a host of leading theatre-makers, up-and-coming artists, and you.

    Bristol Old Vic today launched its 2020 programme of work, Year of Artists – shining a spotlight on the role of artists in a changing world, and celebrating creativity in us all. Work from…

  • Upfest returns to May with park setting for 2020 festival15th November 2019

    Upfest returns 30th May-1st June 2020 and this one is bigger than ever.

    An earlier date isn’t the only change to Europe’s largest street art festival. For 2020, Upfest - crafted with Posca will take over Greville Smyth Park for the event’s first ever ‘green field’…

  • Tyntesfield launches vegan cream tea15th November 2019

    The National Trust has launched its first vegan cream tea which will be available at the Trust’s Victorian Gothic mansion, Tyntesfield, just outside Bristol.

    Launched in the middle of World Vegan Month, the new cream tea features a plain scone and oat milk vegan cream, as research…

  • Watershed Gin is coming…15th November 2019

    After several years of showcasing the best in South West gins Watershed is delighted to announce the launch of its very own locally-produced gin – yep, we’ve made our own juniper-based spirit and guess what we’ve called it? Drum roll please…


    Watershed Gin! Good eh?…

  • Christmas Food Coalition announced: local charities, top chefs and community farm team up to deliver zero waste meals for Bristol's homeless over festive period 15th November 2019

    Local homeless charity Caring in Bristol have teamed up with Josh Eggleton of The Pony and Trap, FareShare South West and The Community Farm to create a pioneering and unique experience for those facing homelessness and hardship this Christmas, unlike anything seen across the whole of the UK.…

  • Bristol city centre Christmas lights are better than ever - despite the humbug14th November 2019

    Bristol City Centre BID funded lights include King Street for the first time, where A Christmas Carol is playing at Bristol Old Vic

    Bristol city centre's Christmas lights, funded and organised by the Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) are the most extensive ever,…

  • Christmas at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm14th November 2019

    Join us for that Christmassy feeling at the zoo with music, twinkly lights and nativities.

    Here at Noah’s Ark, we are hard at work, creating magical scenes across the zoo, made completely from recyclable materials. Building on the success of last year's Green Christmas, we're…

  • Papadeli wins award for UK's best small shop!11th November 2019

    Papadeli, delicatessen, caterer and cookery school won Indie Retail UK Best Small Shop competition at a prize giving reception at Westminster.

    Amongst a wide variety of shops, from speciality cycle stores to lifestyle and gifts, Papadeli was selected from 25 finalists.

    Papadeli, set up by…

  • Berkeley Suites wins the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence 2020 8th November 2019

    On Monday evening in Mayfair, Berkeley Suites scooped up the prestigious award for serviced apartments, beating competitors from across the UK and Ireland.

    High class and high-end, Berkeley Suites occupies an 18th-century house on the highly desirable Berkeley Crescent. Just off Berkeley…

  • Exclusive Tours Of Historic Bristol House8th November 2019

    The family home of the man who wrote one of the most popular and well-known carols of all time - Hark! The herald angels sing – will be open in Bristol for a limited time only in the run-up to Christmas, fully decorated, bursting with history and offering a fascinating insight into a Georgian…

  • Sustainable Restaurant Association create new Hall Of Fame at their Food Made Good Awards to recognise Poco Tapas Bar’s long-sustained achievements.7th November 2019

    "After successfully hogging the top award at this event, the time has come for a very special restaurant to be retired from the Food Made Good Awards & to enter the hall of fame" Melissa Hemsley host of this years Food Made Good Awards

    Pioneers of provenance and warriors of waste,…

  • BBC Two factual drama Salisbury begins production at Bristol's Bottle Yard Studios7th November 2019

    BBC Two factual drama Salisbury is the latest title to base production at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol. Filming is now underway on the engrossing new three-part drama written by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn and produced by Dancing Ledge Productions.

    Salisbury focuses on the impact the…

  • Remembrance Sunday - Road Closures7th November 2019

    The 2019 Remembrance Day Parade and Service will take place on Sunday 10 November in Bristol City Centre at the Cenotaph. Several roads will be closed for the event, with many closures beginning at 5am.

    The annual parade, usually attended by between three to five thousand members of the public…

  • Bristol Art Gallery awarded new funding to attract more visitors5th November 2019

    A much-loved Bristol gallery has received a major grant towards a project that will open up its building to attract more visitors and engage more people with art and creativity.

    The RWA (Royal West of England Academy) has been awarded a grant of £305,000 from Arts Council…

  • Festive sparkle and a very Victorian Christmas at Tyntesfield4th November 2019

    The good tidings of Christmas are well on their way at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield estate, near Bristol.

    From Saturday 23 November to Sunday 5 January, visitors can immerse themselves in the excitement of a Victorian Christmas, joining costumed characters playing the part of the…

  • Christmas at Tobacco Factory Theatres 1st November 2019

    Celebrate at the theatre this Christmas! Christmas is always busy at Tobacco Factory Theatres and there are another three joyful Christmas shows this year for all of the family to enjoy.

    Snow White is the latest co-production for Tobacco Factory Theatres with New International Encounter and…

  • Crying Wolf at Longleat’s Fire Alarm Test1st November 2019

    A weekly fire alarm test is prompting a howling frenzy among Longleat’s pack of European wolves.

    The 14-strong pack react to the siren which sounds across the Wiltshire estate as if it were another wolf pack threatening their territory.

    Now the noise from the siren is being matched…

October 2019

  • ITV detective drama Invisible wraps filming at The Bottle Yard Studios31st October 2019

    Brand new ITV detective drama Invisible has wrapped filming at The Bottle Yard Studios following a ten week shoot that has filmed exclusively in Bath and Bristol.

    The new series of feature length crime mysteries set in modern Bath stars BAFTA-winner Jason Watkins (The Crown, The Lost Honour of…

  • Lufthansa announces double daily service from Bristol to Frankfurt, launching spring 202031st October 2019

    Leading international carrier, Lufthansa, has further strengthened its commitment to the UK market with a new direct flight from Bristol Airport (BRS) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), available to book immediately (30 October 2019) at

    Commencing operations from 30 March 2020,…

  • Light up Lansdown Fireworks Display Sold Out31st October 2019

    Tickets for Bath Racecourse’s hugely popular Light Up Lansdown fireworks display and bonfire night have sold out for the first time-ever.

    Taking place tomorrow (Friday 1 November), this year’s fireworks display is set to be even bigger and better than ever before as the display will…

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