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 […]

Interning with Bristol Festivals

22 May 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Maisie Woods and I am currently interning with Marietta and Liz at Bristol Festivals. I joined Bristol Festivals in February this year and will be working for them every Wednesday and Thursday each week up until August. I am 21 years old and a student at Leeds Beckett University studying […]


14 May 2019

Many will know Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival as one of the cultural gems in Bristol’s annual calendar. The Festival develops local talent and programmes world renowned musicians, occupying a distinctive niche in the international Jazz scene. After the ‘Beast from the East’ over Festival weekend in 2018, and now the relocation of the Festival […]

Music fills the city, as Bristol Folk Festival launches

29 April 2019

We are delighted to welcome Bristol Folk Festival as a new member and to add folk to Bristol’s festival credentials, as some of the UK’s best musicians head to the city for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend. Bristol Folk Festival is brought to the city by a new team including former Bristol Festivals Chair and founder […]

Introducing – The Gert Lush Vintage Bicycle Jamboree

07 April 2019

The Gert Lush Vintage Bicycle Jamboree is a brand new edition to Bristol’s sporting calendar on Sunday 19th May. Described by co-founders Steve Page and Patrick Collerton as an event with “more Jammy Dodgers than energy gels,” the Gert Lush is a bicycle festival with a twist – so dust off that vintage aficionado and dig out […]

Bruce Saunders on the origins of the new Bristol Early Music Festival

03 April 2019

The Bristol Early Music Festival is a new three-day event, developed and brought to you by Bristol musicians. We spoke to choral recitalist Bruce Saunders, Chair of the planning group behind the festival, to find out how it came to be…   What inspired you to create this festival for Bristol? I directed an early […]

4 Alternative things to do in Bristol this Easter

01 April 2019

Do something different for Easter this year – we promise going to one of our recommended festivals will still be egg-cellent!   1. BRISTOL TRANSFORMED Starting on Friday 5th April, Bristol Transformed is a festival of politics and culture which will discuss and engage with the exciting ideas and innovations emerging from the Left. It […]

Easter Sculpture Festival returns to University of Bristol Botanic Garden

18 March 2019

When Bristol’s Easter Sculpture Festival returns to the University of Bristol’s Botanic Gardens over the Easter weekend, 19th – 22nd April 2019, we can expect Greek gods, tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara and a bronze fox skulking across the grass – just to name a few of the mesmerising installations. The event has […]

Jazz and Blues Festival returns to Bristol for its seventh year

04 March 2019

Returning to the city for its seventh edition, the Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival will be taking over some of the city’s most renowned music venues with a programme of unmissable events, including music from Europe, US and the UK. Bristol’s long and illustrious association with jazz dates back to the ‘50s and ‘60s […]

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