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Robert Peston to make personal appearance at Bristol Festival of Ideas

23 October 2017

Robert Peston, the ITV Political Editor and former BBC journalist, will take an in-depth look at western politics and social changes in a special event as part of the 2017 Bristol Festival of Ideas. The experienced journalist will give his insights into the events and context of dramatic events such as Brexit, the election of […]

Drum around the docks in Bristol with Afrika Eye

19 October 2017

As the build-up to the Afrika Eye Festival continues, two very special events are taking place in Bristol. Drumming the Spirit of the Docks presents a unique chance to make some wonderful beats with Bristol drumming legends Rubba & Kirby while experiencing the spirit of Africa in the city’s beautiful Harbour on board Matilda, one of […]

Barton Hill Festival looking for volunteers

18 October 2017

Organisers of the first ever Barton Hill Festival are looking for more volunteers for the event, which takes place at the end of this month. The free festival, which celebrates the diversity of the many nationalities and communities in the area, will take place on Sunday 29th October. The programme includes theatre, food, craft and […]

Encounters Festival 2018 dates confirmed

12 October 2017

The dates for Encounters 2018, the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, have been released. The event, which discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, will run from September 25th  to September 30th 2018. As always, the festival will feature a diverse selection of short film screenings, feature films, guest film programmes, special […]

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta dates for 2018 revealed

09 October 2017

The dates for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018 have been announced. The event, the largest annual hot air balloon festival in Europe, will take place between Thursday 9th August 2018 and Sunday 12th August 2018. The fiesta, which features four days of mass ascents and two ever-popular nightglows, takes place at Ashton Court on […]

First Afrika Eye 2017 event to take place at The Cube in Bristol

05 October 2017

The first event of the Bristol Afrika Eye 2017 season will take place at the Cube Microplex on Friday, October 6th. Held in partnership with Africa Writes, Afrika Through the Lens of Fiction and Film will be an evening of discussion and film, starting at 6pm. The event will kick off with a panel of […]

Tim Vine to host Slapstick 2018 gala night at Colston Hall

03 October 2017

Comedian Tim Vine is to host the gala evening of film, music and laughter that will be the centre-piece of Bristol’s Slapstick Festival of silent and classic screen comedy when it returns from January 25th to 28th January next year. The gala night, which will take place on Friday, January 26th, will be the most […]

Tokyo World 2017 to run for two days at Eastville Park

21 September 2017

Tokyo World 2017 comes to Bristol’s Eastville Park this weekend and for the first time will run for two days rather than just one. First staged five years ago the festival, which brings a late summer boost to the city’s music fans, has grown in popularity and this weekend is set to be the biggest […]

Bristol students help raise more than £30k for charity with My Cause UK

19 September 2017

Bristol students have helped to raise more than £30,000 for charity by giving their time at festivals in this city this summer with My Cause UK. The students volunteered at Love Saves The Day, The Downs Festival and will be doing the same at the upcoming Tokyo World Festival which will be held in Eastville […]

Encounters 2017 starts this week, featuring more than 400 films

18 September 2017

The Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival launches this week, featuring more than 400 films and 60 events across six days. As ever, the programme brings together the best in animation and short films, and covers genres from sci fi to documentaries. There will also be some exciting guest appearances. This year’s Desert Island Flicks will […]

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