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February 2019

  • Bear sculptures heading to Wild Place Project20th February 2019

    A series of life-size painted bear sculptures are set to appear around Wild Place Project this spring.

    Twenty individually hand-painted 3D bears will form a new trail around the south Gloucestershire attraction from April 6 until early September.

    Visitors will be able to follow a route...

  • Clifton Suspension Bridge March closures20th February 2019

    Clifton Suspension Bridge will be closed to traffic and cyclists from Saturday 9 March 08:00 to Sunday 10 March at 18:00 to carry out preparation work ahead of the construction of the new toll houses. It will remain open to pedestrians.

    The work will focus on the installation of main carriageway...

  • Applications now open for hotly anticipated return of Bristol Open Stage20th February 2019

    Once again, Bristol Old Vic is inviting Bristolian and West Country talent to share their creativity on the main stage in a showcase like no other. Born out of the theatre’s 250th anniversary celebrations in 2016, Bristol Open Stage carries its legacy into 2019, celebrating Bristol’s...

  • Engineers’ House Owner EEF Venues to Become Make Venues19th February 2019

    EEF Venues Engineers’ House, has today unveiled the venue’s new and contemporary brand, Make Venues Engineers’ House. The announcement follows the conclusion of the brand’s five-year growth strategy, and marks the beginning of a new and ambitious strategy across...

  • Casting announced for UK tour of Barber Shop Chronicles19th February 2019

    Fuel have today announced the cast for the UK tour of Inua Ellams’ critically acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles which returns by popular demand.

    Credit- Tim Trumble

    Maynard Eziashi, Mohammed Mansaray, Anthony Ofoegbu, Jo Servi and David Webber continue in their roles following the...

  • Nelson's column takes centre stage in 100 days-to-go World Cup celebrations19th February 2019

    London’s iconic Nelson’s Column played a central role in marking 100 days to go to the greatest ever ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

    The famous monument in London’s Trafalgar Square became part of a set of giant wickets, as the countdown until the ‘world’s...

  • Bowl of Plenty brings hearty food to Colston Hall Foyer19th February 2019

    Colston Hall is now home to the Cooking Company’s third café, Bowl of Plenty. The group, which runs the popular Spike Island Café and Folk House Café, brings their signature local and organic dishes to Bristol’s largest music venue.

    Following a soft opening...

  • New Volunteers Day at the Avon Valley Railway18th February 2019

    Volunteers are essential to the running of the Avon Valley Railway and they’re always on the lookout for additional help.

    As Spring approaches the heritage railway in Bitton is about to start running its steam and diesel-hauled trains once more and has a variety of volunteer opportunities...

  • Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth - New Exhibition coming to the RWA 18th February 2019

    Gaudier-Brzeska: Disputing the Earth

    16 March – 2 June 2019

    Preview: Friday 15 March 4-5pm

    ‘Early stone-age man disputed the earth with animals’ - Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1914

    In his short life, French artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) created an astonishing...

  • Hacienda Classical Forest Live line-up confirmed18th February 2019

    Hacienda Classical, the clubbing classical cross-over show has announced DJ’s and guest support for their unique concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert dates this Summer.

    The performances will be curated by DJ Graeme Park, Executive Producer Peter Hook...

  • Bristol Bus Boycott pioneers attend press night for Princess & The Hustler18th February 2019

    Bristol Old Vic last night welcomed Bristol’s pioneering Civil Rights campaigners Paul Stephenson, Roy Hackett and Barbara Dettering at the press performance for Eclipse Theatre Company, Bristol Old Vic and Hull Truck Theatre’s co-production Princess & The Hustler.

    Credit -...

  • Red Planet Pictures builds extensive outdoor Regency set at The Bottle Yard Studios for brand new ITV Jane Austen adaption15th February 2019

    Construction of a major outdoor film set is underway at Bristol’s Bottle Yard for the latest high-end TV drama to shoot at the Studios; the upcoming adaptation of the final incomplete novel from Jane Austen, Sanditon. ITV has today announced that Rose Williams, Theo James, Anne Reid and Kris...

  • City hotel staff over the moon at Night of the Stars spectacular 15th February 2019

    Bristol hoteliers celebrated the very best of their profession at this year's Night of the Stars spectacular. 

    Credit - Jon Craig

    Organised by Bristol Hoteliers Association, the glittering banquet is the highspot of the city’s hospitality calendar...

  • Skiddle bring two-day music celebration to Bristol15th February 2019

    Skiddle, the UK’s biggest event guide and ticketing outlet are bringing live music and a host of entertainment to Bristol, with a jam-packed schedule aimed to champion and celebrate the City’s unique culture and creativity.

    ‘Skiddle Spotlight: Sounds Of Your City’ will...

  • New independent cinema announced for £50m St Catherine's Place regeneration 15th February 2019

    Independent cinema group Scott Cinemas - which owns the popular Henleaze Orpheus cinema - is planning to open a new three-screen cinema in South Bristol.

    The South West cinema operator has signed an agreement with Bristol-based developer Firmstone Consortia One to run a new cinema at St...

  • Time Team expert called in as River Axe gives up latest secrets 15th February 2019

    Shifting sediments deep beneath the Mendip Hills have revealed a complete ceramic pot as well as the top of another and pottery sherds dating back to the Roman occupation.

    Credit - Michael Thomas

    The first pot – round with a narrow neck and small pouring handle - was discovered...

  • Help needed to unearth one of England’s last surviving Tudor gardens14th February 2019

    History lovers are being invited to help archaeologists unearth a long-lost Tudor garden and banqueting house at Sudeley Castle.

    A two-week excavation is set to take place in the grounds of the Cotswold castle in May, to further explore a site which experts believe could reveal one of...

  • New colony of exotic birds arrive at Wild Place Project14th February 2019

    A new colony of brightly coloured birds has arrived at Wild Place Project in time for the half-term break.

    A total of 68 black-faced village weavers have joined scores of other animals on show at the popular Bristol wildlife park.

    These fascinating birds have yellow plumage which gets more...

  • Full dates confirmed for Disney’s The Lion King at The Bristol Hippodrome in 2019 and Relaxed Performance announced14th February 2019

    The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and The Bristol Hippodrome have today confirmed tickets to the award-winning musical THE LION KING will go on sale at the end of February 2019.

    The iconic musical will be performed at The Bristol Hippodrome from 7 September to 23 November 2019, before...

  • Steve Bluff takes the helm at Broadmead BID13th February 2019

    Following its successful renewal ballot in September 2018, the Broadmead BID in Bristol has appointed a new manager, Steve Bluff, to build on the successes of Jo Hawkins, who is now developing a new BID for the Redcliffe area of the city.

    Steve brings with him a wealth of retail experience...

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