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The Information area to debate vital issues at The Downs Festival 2017

14 August 2017

The Downs Bristol has announced a line up of keynote speakers to address issues affecting UK society and thought-provoking panel discussions for its Information Area at the 2017 festival on 2nd September.  Alongside a musical line up headlined by Elbow, a combination of on-stage talks and panel debates will take over The Information Stage, Venue […]

Travel advice for Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

09 August 2017

With Europe’s largest annual ballooning event returning to Ashton Court this weekend organisers are offering travel advice to the tens of thousands of people who will attend the event. From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will feature dawn and dusk mass balloon ascents involving more than 100 balloons, as well […]

Metronomy concert to launch Simple Things Festival 2017

02 August 2017

Simple Things Festival 2017 will launch with an opening night concert from Metronomy, performing with a full live band. Joe Mount’s electronic pop collective are touring this year with their full live experience, and will be coming to Bristol’s Motion on Friday 20th October to get the annual autumn festival of great music underway. A […]

Bristol fundraising gig for people affected by Grenfell Tower disaster

25 July 2017

Following June’s horrific Grenfell Tower fire which claimed so many lives and left hundreds homeless, the Bristol music community is coming together for a special fundraising evening. Bristol 2Gether for Grenfell will be a one-off fundraising gig featuring a host of local talent with proceeds going to those in the North Kensington community affected by […]

New Ashton Gate live painting zone for Upfest 2017

13 July 2017

This year, Upfest is teaming up with Ashton Gate to bring more than 100 artists to the stadium, creating a brand new area for the festival and the largest collection of live painting at the event. Taking place from Saturday 29th – Monday 31st July, Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby, […]

Comedy of Errors coming to Bristol’s Brandon Hill Park

06 July 2017

Open air performances on Bristol’s Brandon Hill Park are always a highlight of the city’s Shakespeare Festival and this year is no different with one of the country’s most celebrated theatre companies putting on one of the Bard’s funniest works. On Friday July 28th the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, in their 13th successful year, will put […]

Pro athletes announced for NASS Festival near Bristol

29 June 2017

If you like action sports then head to NASS 2017, which is returning to the Bath and West Showground from July 6th to 9th. Once again some of the best BMXers in the will compete across Park, Vert, Dirt and Flatland at the UK’s biggest action sports festival, which also has some top bands thrown […]

Harbourside gig with Belinda Carlisle in aid of Bristol Pride

28 June 2017

City residents and visitors can support Bristol Pride by enjoying an incredible night on the Bristol Harbourside with Belinda Carlisle, Katrina of The Waves and Avec Sans. The 2017 Bristol Pride events take place across the city from June 29th to July 9th. Every year the team behind Pride work hard to make the event […]

Arts Council England funding boost for the arts in Bristol

27 June 2017

There was good news for Bristol as Arts Council England announced its latest round of funding commitments, which will cover the next four years. With increased spending outside the capital and more smaller organisations benefiting from funding, Bristol saw some organisations keep their funding and new ones getting some good news as part of a […]

Bristol Festivals recruiting a Development Coordinator

15 June 2017

Do you want to work in the arts and festivals scene in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities? We’re recruiting a Development Coordinator. The job will involve supporting the Executive Director with the day to day running of the organisation and ensuring we offer our members the highest levels of support and also helping […]

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