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Music at the Lord Mayor's Chapel

Music at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel

March 11 @ 1:15 pm - September 16 @ 1:15 pm

The Lord Mayor's Chapel presents it's 2017 music season from March to September. Entrance is free, with a retiring collection at the end of each concert. Sat 11 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Guitar with James Watson Programme to include works by Bach, Scarlatti, and Villa-Lobos. Sat 25 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Baritone and Organ Henry Lunn and John Marsh. Sat 1 Apr, 1.15pm. A Concert in aid of Prostate Cancer Research Charlotte Newstead (soprano) accompanied by John Marsh. Fri 14…

Art Exhibitions Bristol May

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones at M Shed

April 8 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones, M Shed, 8 April – 3 September See 12 human skeletons from Bristol and London, each with a unique story to tell – from a young man buried without ceremony in Tormarton 3,500 years ago during the Bronze Age, to a Romano-British couple found in a single stone coffin at Mangotsfield, and a child from a Victorian convent burial ground at St Catherine’s Court – who had undergone a post-mortem craniotomy. Children can reveal some of…

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

April 10 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern, 18 March – 29 October, The American Museum in Britain Fans of Joyce Petschek might fancy a jaunt to Bath to see her exquisite textile art curated in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Britain. For much of her life Joyce has been passionate about Bargello, a traditional needlework technique consisting of upright flat stitches in varying lengths. The name originates from a series of 17th-century chairs found in the Bargello Palace…

Greg Harris

Greg Harris Exhibition

June 9 - July 4

Greg Harris spent his childhood growing up in Essex, Suffolk and West Sussex before going to Leicester to complete a BA in Fine Art degree at De Montfort University in 2009. After taking a break from art and travelling to the Far East, Greg threw himself back into painting by joining a Leicester-based artist studio in 2012 and since then, he’s never looked back. He recently moved his studio to Bristol, concentrating on his creative practice and private commissions, while…

Where the Wall

Where The Wall Graffiti Workshop

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 1:00 pm

Come and spray your own street art souvenir art work and take it home with Where the Wall Graffiti Workshops this summer It’s no secret that our city is a hub for street artists, with huge murals and eye-catching designs at every corner. But for those inspired to create their own art, award-winning organisation Where The Wall are running Summer Street Art Stencil Spray Sessions at The Island in central Bristol, allowing participants to put their skills to the test…

Bristol Pride

Bristol Pride

June 30 - July 9

Show some love and support to the LGBTQ+ community as the UK’s largest free Pride event wings its flamboyant way into town. Flying the rainbow flag from 29 June – 9 July, Bristol Pride will feature a host of events across the city for all ages, with screenings at Watershed, comedy at Bierkeller, and even a dog show in Castle Park. The Pride Day party on 8 July never fails to disappoint – expect a music stage headlined by Busted, live…

Tristan and Yseult

Tristan and Yseult

July 4 @ 7:30 pm - July 15 @ 7:30 pm

Comedy, live music and passion combine in timeless romance Tristan & Yseult at Bristol Old Vic this month. From 4 – 15 July, watch as the love triangle between Cornish King Mark, the enigmatic Tristan and the beautiful Yseult unravels, to an ultimately tragic end. This may be a traditional Celtic tale as old as time, but Kneehigh Theatre’s critically-acclaimed production, adapted by Emma Rice, is a raunchy romp perfectly suited to the 21st-century audience. • bristololdvic.org

NASS

NASS Festival

July 6

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 across the globe, a street art lineup curated by the folks at Upfest, seven music stages, a ring of fire, DJ and MC workshops and six sport courses. Also returning to the UK, for only the second time in 30 years, is the iBMXff BMX World Championships, hosting both professional…

Clifton Fest

Clifton Fest

July 7 - July 9

From 7-9 July, Clifton Village will host Clifton Fest, a free mini festival of live music, street entertainment and cultural performances Organised by BID Clifton Village in conjunction with Smiley Miley Events, Clifton Fest will start on the Friday evening with live music taking over the pubs and venues across the Village. Then on Saturday and Sunday during the day the camaraderie will take to the streets with live music and entertainment at Boyce’s Avenue, Waterloo Street and Regents Street and…

Upfest

Upfest 2017

July 29 - July 31

If you loved our June front cover – courtesy of Bristol’s own Jody – head to Bedminster from 29 to 31 July to watch artists from the South West and beyond cover every available wall in their work. This year, Upfest has teamed up with Ashton Gate stadium to provide the largest live painting space, where over 100 spray-can maestros will be adorning a 200m stretch with graffiti, photorealism, stencil work and more. Alongside the towering two-storey artworks, entertainments at Upfest…

Fire Tech Camp

July 31 - August 18

Keep tech-savvy children entertained over the summer holiday with a range of digital, coding and design courses at Bristol Grammar School with Fire Tech Camp Fire Tech Camp are the UK’s leading provider of tech education for 9-17 year olds. Launched in 2013, Fire Tech Camp has delivered over 4,000 courses and workshops, in 20 subjects in coding, making and digital arts. Their goal is to develop and encourage the next generation of innovators through a supportive community. Fire Tech Camp are…

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