Black Lives Matter

11 June 2020

Bristol Festivals stands in solidarity with black communities in the UK and around the world, and is committed to the ongoing fight against institutional racism. The events of the past two weeks, and last weekend in particular, have been momentous. The need to address persisting, systemic racism locally, nationally and internationally could not feel more […]

Events and Festivals COVID-19 Impact survey

21 March 2020

If you are an event or festival organiser and your event has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic Bristol Festivals and Bristol City Council Arts and Events Team have created a short survey, in order to understand the scale of impact caused/expected by the escalating COVID-19 pandemic and what organisations/individuals need in terms of information and/or support […]

Covid 19 – Information, Support & Resources

20 March 2020

We are monitoring the ever changing situation with the coronavirus and working with Bristol City Council on ways to support the festival and event industry through this crisis.  Many of Bristol’s much loved events are having to cancel or postpone with the safety of the public in mind, and as a result many staff in the industry […]

Future of Festivals Summit 2020

06 February 2020

Bristol is a Festival City, providing an annual programme of vibrant cultural activity. During the Spring and Summer seasons, the streets, parks, venues and fields bristle with culture, but no matter what time of year there is always something creative going on. In the last 5 years, the sector has grown by a third, with […]

New website coming 2020

06 February 2020

You may have noticed our website is looking a little out of date. We are currently developing a new website and will be launching in early 2020. Please bare with us!

The Return of Circus City

07 August 2019

Since the last festival in 2017, Circus City have been planning a truly exciting programme for their 2019 edition. This year’s unique line up has both a European and a local flavor, with shows brought to Bristol via process of local and international talent scouting, and the development of new experimental performances, some of which […]

AfroFest – brand new festival launches in Bristol

31 July 2019

This Saturday, the team behind Afrobeats Fridays, take over the outdoor space at Trinity Centre for a day long, family friendly celebration of African culture. AfroFest will feature a fashion show, dancing, live music from the likes of AFRICAN NGWASUMA, and a long line up of top Afrobeats DJs from Bristol and London. There’s something for […]

Full Programme Revealed – Cinema Rediscovered 2019

18 July 2019

The full line up for the fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered (25th-28th July 2019) has just been announced. With over forty events, the festival offers a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe, in the way they were meant to be experienced […]

Bristol Shakespeare Festival 2019

12 June 2019

The Bristol Shakespeare Festival has now begun its glorious 16th year. The festival kicked off on June 4th and will be running through to July 28th, providing fabulous summer entertainment at handpicked, sensational locations. There are shows to cater for everyone, from serious fans of the Bard, to shows appropriate for the whole family. Here […]

The First Digital Festival of Nature

04 June 2019

Festival of Nature 2019 is in full swing. Be sure to join the largest celebration of nature, running until 9th June, at various locations around Bristol and Bath. The festival hosts free events and special ticketed evenings showcasing natural history and the extraordinary leadership figures of environmental communication and engagement that our region is known for […]

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