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February 2020

  • TV Wildlife Expert’s Tales of African Adventure Brought to Life at Longleat Charity Event17th February 2020

    Award-winning photographer, author, cameraman, conservationist and TV presenter Simon King OBE will be sharing amazing stories of his experiences with African wildlife in a special charity evening talk at Longleat on Saturday, 29th February.

    ‘Killing Time’ features Simon’s…

  • Meet real wildlife heroes at Bristol Zoo Gardens17th February 2020

    Visitors to Bristol Zoo Gardens now have the chance to encounter some real heroes.

    They are conservation heroes drawn from all walks of life and they will be appearing at the Zoo throughout half-term.

    Zoo visitors will be able to follow a trail around the site to find life-size cut-outs…

  • Grant supports Pier's greener, cleaner, drive17th February 2020

    Grant aid is supporting Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier in its continuing drive to be cleaner and greener by helping to pay for two new electric vehicles.

    The new vehicles have been built by Bradshaw, the UK’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles for industry, and cost a total of…

  • Bristol businesses cut carbon and ‘green up’ city with Bristol Energy17th February 2020

    Bristol businesses and organisations are cutting the same amount of carbon as taking 8,000 cars off the road after switching to 100% green electricity and lower carbon gas company Bristol Energy.

    With a combined carbon offset of over 12,000 tonnes, Bristol Energy’s city power…

  • Pier’s Double delight to banish the winter blues14th February 2020

    There are no signs of any ‘winter blues’ at the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, which has enjoyed a very bright start to 2020.

    Last week, the resort’s Chamber of Commerce honoured the attraction with first place in the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism category at the Weston…

  • Waitress to play at The Bristol Hippodrome14th February 2020

    Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian present the first ever UK tour of the smash hit Broadway and West End musical Waitress, playing at The Bristol Hippodrome from March 9-13 2021.

    Further on-sale details can be found below. Full casting to be announced soon.

    Waitress is based on the 2007…

  • Bear Wood shortlisted for national award14th February 2020

    A new British ancient woodland exhibit at Wild Place Project has been shortlisted for a national conservation award.

    Bear Wood, which opened at the South Gloucestershire attraction in July 2019, covers around 7.5 acres and has been nominated for a Green Heart Hero Award.

    The awards are…

  • Controversial new version of Faustus tours to Bristol Old Vic14th February 2020

    Brand new play, Faustus: That Damned Woman, from award-winning theatre maker Chris Bush (The Assassination of Katie Hopkins, Pericles) is coming to Bristol Old Vic from 10-21 March and has been causing a stir on its London opening.

    This feminist version turns the original story, of one…

  • HUNTED returns on Thursday 13th February - and this time the fugitives are on the run in Bristol14th February 2020

    The fifth series of Channel 4’s award-winning hit series Hunted begins on Thursday night, after filming in Bristol last year with assistance from Bristol Film Office.

    A mum on the run, a 78-year-old grandfather with a mysterious past and a couple of childhood sweethearts are amongst the…

  • Song to Boost Funds for Longleat’s Bushfire Charity Appeal14th February 2020

    Longleat has released a song to help raise money for their bushfire charity appeal.


    Featuring a 30-strong choir made up of staff and keepers, ‘Together’ was written by a member of the Longleat team and recorded at the Cheese & Grain studio in Frome. 


    As well…

  • British Tourist Authority to celebrate 50th anniversary at Tower of London event with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall14th February 2020

    The contribution of tourism to the UK economy is being highlighted this week as Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall join VisitBritain/VisitEngland to mark the British Tourist Authority’s (BTA) 50th anniversary. 

    More than 100 representatives from…

  • Early bird and banquet tickets release date for Eat Drink Bristol Fashion 202014th February 2020

    The first general admission tickets for the returning Eat Drink Bristol Fashion festival will go on sale at 9am Friday 14th February 2020 with a limited number of early bird price tickets available via at £10 per ticket (+ booking fee. Rising to…

  • Bristol Light Festival announces full programme of artists14th February 2020

    Seven exciting new light installations have been added to the programme of local and international talent getting ready to illuminate the city of Bristol during the first-ever Bristol Light Festival.

    From Thursday 27th Feb – Sunday 1st March, between 5pm-11pm, the Bristol Light Festival…

  • Hospitality stars shone at glittering gala12th February 2020

    Stars from Bristol’s hospitality industry have been honoured in a glittering gala hosted by the Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA).

    The third annual Night Of The Stars spectacular has been hailed the biggest and best yet.

    More than 330 guests descended on the Marriott City Centre…

  • Motion Bristol one step closer to securing its future with first Deed of Easement12th February 2020

    Following the club’s proposal in September last year for a Deed of Easement to be introduced with developers that have purchased land within close proximity to the venue, Motion’s director Dan Deeks has confirmed that the first deed of easement agreement has now been secured. Summix…

  • Bristol New Music: acts announced for UK’s international contemporary music festival12th February 2020

    A host of artists have been announced to perform at the fourth edition of Bristol New Music, the city’s biennial exploration of the city through sound.

    From Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April, artists from around the world will present newly commissioned works, sonic responses to rarely…

  • Walking festival seeks entries for 2020 line-up 12th February 2020

    Bristol Walk Fest is urging organisations with ideas for walking events to get in touch by Monday 24 February if they want a listing in the timetable for the festival’s next edition, taking place from May 1 to 31.

    The team behind the city’s 8th annual celebration of walking plans to…

  • Bath Outdoor Cinema returns this July with two classic film screenings12th February 2020

    Bath Racecourse, the South West’s most vibrant racecourse and events venue, and Adventure Cinema, who work with unique venues all over the UK to screen favourite films al fresco, have teamed up once again to show two classic movies on a huge outdoor cinema screen this July.

    Running across…

  • British Dal Festival to celebrate dal and pulses across the UK11th February 2020

    The British Dal Festival returns for a third year from 21-31 March 2020, celebrating the magic of dal across the UK in association with Kohinoor. During the festival the nationwide Dal Trail will see over 300 eateries and retailers putting dal and other pulse dishes and ingredients centre stage,…

  • From Vulnerable to Valuable11th February 2020

    Friday 20th March is officially the start of Spring 2020. This year Zaza Bar is celebrating the change of season by joining hands with Malawian organisation, Saved by the Ball.

    Zaza Bar’s aim, is to not only bring awareness to the organisation but to raise money for the children that it…

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