Culture

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...
Bristol Festival of Puppetry

Top Picks: Bristol Festival of Puppetry

Another fabulously creative Bristol festival returns to start conversations about difference and inclusion Forget what you thought you knew about puppets,...
Affordable Art Fair

All the Fun of the Art Fair

Bristol is awash with creativity this month, especially with the Affordable Art Fair returning to Brunel’s Old Station Bristol’s top graduates, one of the...
Elsa Vaudrey

Rediscovering Artist Elsa Vaudrey

We speak to Lucy Inglis, about the artist behind her new book, Elsa Vaudrey: Life and Painting So, Lucy, hi! What can fans of Elsa Vaudrey expect from this...
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...
Bristol Balloon Fiesta

5 Unmissable Balloon Fiesta Highlights

One of Bristol's most famous festivals is happening this weekend, and alongside praying for lovely weather we've been rounding up five things you won't want to...
Sister Act

Review: Sister Act at Bristol Hippodrome

Emma Payne heads to Bristol Hippodrome for a blessed evening of ecclesiastical ecstasy and habit-shaking showmanship How could anyone ever forget the '90s...
Jungle Book

Review: Jungle Book at Bristol Old Vic

Metta Theatre have brought their hip-hop street-savvy version of loveable children's story Jungle Book to Bristol Old Vic – Emma Payne swings over there to...
Elbow

Interview: Elbow Bassist Pete Turner

We take five with Elbow’s brilliant bassist ahead of the band’s headline slot at the Downs Festival Pete Turner greets us with a comforting northern drawl...
Knowle West Media Centre

From Her Point of View

According to stats from the British Film Institute, when it comes to UK independent films, women still make up a slim proportion of directors and writers....
River Town

River Town

Back under the name of River Town, Bristol’s Americana weekend is bringing the best of current blues, gospel and country to the city from 14 – 17 July....
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 –...
Art Exhibitions in Bristol July

Art Exhibitions in Bristol: July 2017

The Bristol Magazine rounds up the summer’s finest art exhibitions, from sculpture and painting to photography and drawing Yatika Starr Fields,...
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...
Art Exhibitions Bristol May

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,...
Upfest

Upfest Artist Locations Revealed

Upfest 2017 promises to be the biggest yet as organisers have announced that over 350 artists will live paint 37 locations as the festival returns to...
Hoo Ha Festival

Hoo-Ha Festival at Colston Hall

Hold on to your party hats, because Hoo-Ha festival is back in August. For the third year, Colston Hall comes alive for three days, filled with music, mirth,...
Unusual Landscapes

Unusual Landscapes

Local photographer and presenter Colin Moody introduces his atmospheric 'Unusual Landscapes' project... "As an artist I am always on the look out for anything...
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’...
NASS

Top 5 Things To Do At NASS Festival

Skate and BMX fans need look no further as NASS festival returns to Shepton Mallet this month. From 6 – 9 July, NASS will be home to international pros from...

Manic Street Preachers At Bristol Sounds

Welsh lungs really are some of the very best lungs. Tom Jones, Kelly Jones, Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins. James Dean Bradfield. And on our very first trip...
Art Exhibitions in Bristol June

Art Exhibitions in Bristol:
June 2017

The Bristol Magazine rounds up the summer's finest art exhibitions, from sculpture and painting to photography and drawing Greg Harris, Averys Wine...

Seventies psychedelia
at the planetarium

At-Bristol launched its latest exciting addition to its series of special evening events for adults last night (21 June), with a screening of ‘Dark Side of...

Much Ado About Stuffing

It was all the rage in the Victorian era and now it’s fashionable again. Pete Dommett tries his hand at taxidermy... No longer the preserve of the wealthy...
Lynn Farleigh

Interview: Lynn Farleigh

Bristol Old Vic brings together legends of theatre this month as its contemporary production of Shakespeare's famous political drama, Julius Caesar unfolds....
Scott Reid

Interview: Scott Reid

As National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time prepares to visit Bristol as part of its national tour, we talk to Scott Reid, cast...
Festival of Nature

Festival of Nature: Highlights

Not sure what to make a beeline for as Bristol & Bath’s Festival of Nature returns from 8 – 25 June? The Bristol Magazine has got it...
Upfest 2017

The Only Way is Up:
Upfest 2017

Marianne Swinkels looks forward to the visual feast that will be Upfest 2017... Trump kissing Boris in the EU Remain campaign; a break-dancing, loin-clothed...
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...

Music and Memory

Judy Darley tells us about her father's devastating memory loss, and the ways in which music helped ease the pain The first ever National Memory Day is...
Art Exhibitions in Bristol May

Art Exhibitions in Bristol May 2017

Art Exhibitions in Bristol May 2017: The Bristol Magazine rounds up the finest art exhibitions of the month, from sculpture and painting to...

Hollywood’s Glam Skanks hit Hippodrome

All-girl glitter-rock band Glam Skanks have opened for Alice Cooper, jammed with Johnny Depp and played with The Runaways' Cherie Currie as her backing band...
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival Highlights

We anticipate some of the highlights from this year’s Foodies Festival, taking place on the Downs from 12 – 14 May... Feeling good There’s a brand...
Photorealist Art

Get Real: Photorealist Art

We’ve been wowed by local photorealist artist Martin Turner... After abandoning fine art as a teenager, Fishponds resident Martin Turner worked in IT for a...
Art Exhibitions in Bristol April 2017

Art Exhibitions in Bristol April 2017

Art Exhibitions in Bristol April 2017: The Bristol Magazine rounds up the finest art exhibitions of the month, from sculpture and painting to photography...
Downs Festival

The Downs Festival Line-Up Announced

Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, headlined by Massive Attack, The Downs Festival will return on Saturday 2  September with a stellar...

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...
Upfest 2017

Upfest 2017 Artist Lineup Confirmed

Upfest 2017 promises to be the brightest and best yet as the world-renowned festival returns to South Bristol with a jam-packed line-up of artistic talent from...
We Are Native Women

Beyond Pocahontas:
We Are Native Women

We Are Native Women, a new exhibition at Rainmaker Gallery, is challenging perceptions of Native American culture through the striking, powerful and beautiful...
South West Festivals

Line-up for Bristol
Sounds announced

Bristol Sounds, the four-night midsummer gig series on Bristol’s Harbourside formerly known at Summer Series, has announced its headliners. Welsh rock...