Culture

The ghost signs of Bristol

Andrew Swift has been out hunting for signs of the city’s commercial history. Those faded advertisements for long-forgotten businesses – otherwise known...

Hosts of Christmas Past: Tyntesfield

The team at Tyntesfield turn the clocks back to simpler times and invite us all for Christmas at the Gibbs family abode... The days of National Trust...

Wonderful Electric: Goldfrapp/O2 Academy

Fronted by a vocalist once described as a ‘glamorous gold chameleon’ and still in possession of a magnificent level of glacial mystique, Goldfrapp have...

Bristol named UNESCO City of Film

Bristol’s reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised after being named a UNESCO City of Film. The announcement by the Director-General...

Five things to do in October

The Bristol Magazine rounds up five must-see things to do in Bristol this month including seeing a chilling, award-winning play at Bristol Old Vic and getting...

Bristol dancers make TV debut

A local couple make their television debut tonight in The Secret Life of the Ballroom – which follows five pairs of amateur ballroom dancers as they prepare...
Modern Art Buyer

Home Is Where The Art Is

Buying art is one of life’s true pleasures. It’s fantastic for the soul on so many levels: when you find a work that you connect with, it’s something you...
The Addams Family

Interview: Carrie Hope Fletcher

Jessica Hope speaks to musical star and internet sensation Carrie Hope Fletcher about playing a grown up Wednesday in The Addams Family musical Described as...
ITV West Country

Bristol At Work:
ITV West Country

Reporter and presenter Ellie Barker shines a spotlight on one local media institution making up the fabric of city life It’s 4.15am and your alarm rings –...
Wookey Hole

Wookey Hole

This summer, escape the heat for a day at Wookey Hole, where there are more events running than ever before. A whole new underground world is waiting to be...
Hippodrome

Family shows at the Hippodrome

A trip to the theatre is the perfect excuse to get out of the sun if it’s proving too much, and the Hippodrome is hosting a range of shows over the summer,...
Storybook Festival

Storybox Festival at Foyles

The Storybox Festival returns to Foyles’ Cabot store this summer, bringing with it a range of free events to inspire and engage young readers. On Saturday 15...
Summer Fun Guide

Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm is a long-time favourite for families around Bristol, hosting a huge selection of activities throughout the week to cover all ages (and...
Summer Fun Guide

Wiltshire Music Centre

There’s a month of creative and musical activities for children and young people going on here throughout the school summer holidays. This year’s programme...
Summer Fun Guide

Theatre Tropicana at Weston-Super-Mare

As part of a collaboration between North Somerset Council and Theatre Orchard, Theatre Tropicana is bringing unusual theatre productions to the seaside at...
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Skeletons: Our Buried Bones at M Shed

Until 3 September, six skeletons discovered in Bristol will be on display at M Shed alongside six skeletons from the Museum of London’s 20,000-strong...
Fire Tech Camp

Fire Tech Camp at Bristol Grammar School

Fire Tech Camp is the UK’s leading provider of tech education for nine to 17-year-olds. Launched in 2013, it has delivered over 4,000 courses and workshops,...
Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze:
To The Dome!

Nineties cult game show The Crystal Maze has just returned to our screens – but did you know it was filmed in Bristol? We caught up with original Maze...
Summer Fun Guide

Wells Cathedral

Escape for a few hours to Wells Cathedral; set in the heart of the medieval city and easily reached by car and public transport from Bristol. Self-guided...
Summer Fun Guide

We Do It In The Woods

Treat yourself to a day out of the ordinary or give a loved one the gift of the great outdoors. We Do It In The Woods offers art, craft and other creative...
Summer Fun Guide

The Holburne Museum

Open daily, with free admission, The Holburne in Bath makes for a lovely family day out. Current exhibition ‘Tapestry: Here & Now’ runs until 1 October...
Summer Fun Guide

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House & Gardens, near Chippenham is the perfect place for a family visit, with something for everyone! Whether it's the 2,000-acre ‘Capability’...
Adam Hills

Interview: Adam Hills

James Rampton meets award-winning comic Adam Hills ahead of his appearance at Bristol Comedy Garden next month One of the many joys of going to an Adam Hills...
Medea

Review: Medea at
Bristol Old Vic

Emma Payne discovers a fiercely feminist retelling of an ancient Greek tragedy in Bristol Old Vic's Medea The phrase ‘hell hath no fury like a woman...

10 Things We Didn’t Know: Colston Hall

The beloved Bristol landmark is 150 years old this year, and to celebrate, we took a look back through the Colston Hall archives – which make for some fairly...
The Kooks

Interview: The Kooks
bassist Pete Denton

Emma Payne speaks to The Kooks bassist Pete Denton about the ups and downs of fame, new record The Best Of...So Far and their upcoming 2017 anniversary...
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Review: Funny Girl

Kelly Jobanputra takes a trip to see Sheridan Smith's latest turn as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at Bristol Hippodrome The popular musical Funny Girl is...

Interview: Macy Gray

Soul singer Macy Gray has stripped back, grown up and gone back to basics, as she tells Emma Payne Mention Macy Gray to most people and it won’t be long...
Elles Bailey

Interview: Elles Bailey

The Bristol Magazine catches up with local singer-songwriter Elles Bailey, who reveals the story behind her characteristic vocal, favourite influences and the...

Interview: Sonya Cassidy

From Ripper Street to The Paradise, born and bred Bristolian Sonya Cassidy is taking our screens by storm – especially in the lead role of the latest season...
Puppini Sisters

Interview: The Puppini Sisters

Marcella Puppini talks vinyl, Vivienne Westwood, and founding a new record label, as her hit close-harmony group returns to Bristol to get the festive season...
Planet Earth II

Second Nature: Sir David Attenborough

Broadcasting paragon Sir David Attenborough was in town recently for the world premiere of the sequel to Planet Earth – he talked to us about its...
Darcey Bussell DDMIX

Interview: Darcey Bussell

Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell speaks to Emma Payne about bringing her new dance fitness programme to Bristol, Strictly Come Dancing, and the role...