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February 2018

  • On the eve of the first production in Bristol Old Vic’s Year of Change season, the theatre launches a new brand.16th February 2018

    As Michael Boyd’s new and ground-breaking version of The Cherry Orchard nears its opening, Bristol Old Vic celebrates this first production in the Year of Change programme by unveiling a new brand and website fit for its future.

    At a moment when the world is experiencing unprecedented...

  • The Florist charms Bristol with its floral sensual experience13th February 2018

    Located on Park Street in the Grade II listed building, The Florist opens its doors on February 26th to charm Bristol with its floral sensual experience.

    The building, formerly occupied by Goldbrick House, will have its roots firmly planted in the core principles of floristry. Guests can expect...

  • Bliss (Sky One) begins 14 February after filming in Bristol last year13th February 2018

    Brand new comedy drama Bliss begins at 10pm on Sky One this Valentines’ Day, after shooting in Bristol last year with support from Bristol Film Office.


    From acclaimed writer, director and performer David Cross (Arrested Development), Bliss features a star-studded cast including...

  • Bristol to host first ever Power8 Sprints rowing event13th February 2018

    Bristol will host the first ever Power8 Sprints event, a brand new sprint rowing event from British Rowing.

    Power8 Sprints will be the headline act on the water at the annual Bristol Harbour Festival on Sunday, 22 July

    The sprint event will see teams from eight cities – Bristol,...

  • Lent and Easter at Bristol Cathedral12th February 2018

    Over the six weeks of Lent, Bristol Cathedral will be offering a variety of meditation, discussion, cinema, special services and spectacular music. This year’s programme includes a led meditations, a lecture series exploring the depiction of the Virgin Mary in music, art and contemporary...

  • The Ice Age 4d Experience Comes To Wookey Hole Cave This February Half Term9th February 2018

    Families looking for fun and thrills this February half term are in for a special treat as an adventure of mammoth proportions comes to Somerset tourist attraction Wookey Hole Caves.

    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs™ – The 4D Experience – has landed at Wookey just in time for the...

  • Re-signalling in the Bristol area this Easter to help transform rail travel 9th February 2018

    Passenger journeys from Bristol will be transformed from 2019, with two direct services per hour to London, and journey times reduced by up to 17 minutes on newer, better trains with 24% more capacity.

    The transformation in rail travel is being made possible thanks to a major signalling upgrade...

  • Name a pair of Colston Hall seats for Valentine’s Day8th February 2018

    Want to do something truly special for Valentine’s Day this year? Why not make your mark at Bristol’s Colston Hall by having a personal message displayed on two of the new seats there for you and the special person in your life.

    Nothing says “I Love You” like making a...

  • Bristol Cider Shop named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year8th February 2018

    The team at Bristol Cider Shop is celebrating after winning the award for best cider shop in the UK for the second time. The shop was named Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2018 at the Drinks Retailing Awards on Tuesday.

    The awards are one of the drinks industry’s most prestigious...

  • Snap Your Valentines Selfie at The Galleries For The Chance to Win!8th February 2018

    The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol is pleased to announce that they will be celebrating Valentine’s Day by offering their customers the chance to win one of ten, £50 gift cards available in their Valentine’s competition.

    The competition runs from Saturday 10th to 6pm on...

  • Bristol & Bath Residents Weekend, 2-4 March 20188th February 2018

    The Bristol and Bath Residents Weekend is back for its second year, now open, not only to Bristol and Bath residents, but also to those living in North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

    Local people are once more being invited to ‘live like a tourist’ and encouraged to discover the...

  • Grand Pier's new treat scheme jumps into action with free soft play this half term8th February 2018

    It’s always exciting to receive a treat, and this year Grand Pier Members can look forward to a whole range of exclusive treats. The first treat is perfectly timed for the February Half Term and offers members a free hour of soft play for up to two children in the Pier’s indoor...

  • Marco to inspire romance during Valentine's visit8th February 2018

    Marco Pierre White is hosting lunch and dinner at his North Somerset restaurants on Tuesday 13 February, providing the perfect opportunity for a special Valentine’s date. 

    The iconic chef will visit the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill and the Bardolino Pizzeria, Espresso...

  • Put your best foot forward.... Bristol Walk Fest is back8th February 2018

    The city’s hugely popular, annual walking festival - Bristol Walk Fest, a celebration of walking and walks throughout the city is set to take place from May 1 to May 31, 2018.

    Bristol’s month-long walking festival, now in its sixth successful year, regularly attracts over 500 walkers...

  • Bristol among the most popular half term destinations8th February 2018

    Bristol is among the most popular places to travel in the UK by coach this half term with arrivals growing each year, according to figures from National Express.


    The UK’s largest coach operator has revealed that after London, Bristol is the most booked place to visit by coach at half...

  • Watershed's Clare Reddington Shortlisted for a WOW - Women in Creative Industries Award7th February 2018


  • New research by VisitBritain/VisitEngland details travel and spending behaviour of Business Events delegates2nd February 2018

    Business delegates are likely to double their spend in Britain if they extend their stay for leisure following their event, according to new research by tourism agency VisitBritain/VisitEngland.

    The Business Events Research; Delegate Spend and Trip Extensions report, published today (30...

  • Bristol film sector gathers to launch Bristol's new UNESCO City of Film status1st February 2018

    Bristol’s new UNESCO City of Film status will be officially launched this evening at a celebration event at Watershed Media Centre, attended by leading figures from the city’s film sector.

    The permanent status was awarded to Bristol by UNESCO (United Nations Educational,...

  • Bristol Aquarium welcomes a new General Manager with a passion for the ocean!1st February 2018

    This week, 32-year-old Fenia Vitali has started her new role at Bristol Aquarium. As keen sailor and senior sailing instructor, she has a strong passion for the ocean.


    Fenia has worked for 8-years at PGL, the largest outdoor education organisation in Europe as an Operations Manager in...

  • Digital Key Goes Fully Operational At Bristol Hotel1st February 2018

    Following a successful four month trial, Bristol’s leading four-star hotel is to fully roll out the latest in digital technology which will allow guests to use their mobile phone as a room

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