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Art Exhibitions Bristol May

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

July 12 - September 3

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…

Summer Fun Guide

Morph: Still Naughty at 40

July 14 - September 5

Batten down the hatches: a gentle giant has arrived in Bristol! MegaMorph, a mighty three-metre tall Morph, is coming to the city to mark the launch of exclusive exhibition ‘Morph: Still Naughty at 40!’ He’s already begun his travels – you might have spotted him around the city – but you can find him at Cribbs Causeway from 10 July. Morph’s birthday exhibition at The Mall will run from 14 July until 5 September, raising money for The Grand Appeal,…

To do in Bristol August

Festival of ‘What If?’

July 27 - September 3

At-Bristol’s ‘What If’ festival celebrates our curious nature by exploring a world where insects take over, what it would be like to live on another planet and what would happen if we could see inside our own bodies. Special themed events throughout the summer include outdoor film screenings, LEGO robotics workshops, space house designing, edible facemasks and the opportunity for families to join school workshops for the first time. Take it from us, the grown-ups will have just as much…

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Victorian Summer Circus At ss Great Britain

August 22 - September 3

This summer, from 22 July – 3 September, the circus is coming to town! New for 2017, a Victorian circus will be entertaining families thanks to Cirque Bijou, a Bristol-based contemporary circus company, taking over Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Inspired by the iconic ship’s history and voyages, the original and impressive performances can be enjoyed every day throughout the summer holidays, plus there’ll be exciting free circus workshops in Brunel Square from 12pm – 4pm. Once you are exhausted from…

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - August 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Oxford Shakespeare Company, acclaimed specialists in open air and site specific theatre, present Much Ado About Nothing at Ashton Court.  Directed by Nicholas Green with original composition by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the Bard's well-loved story it transported to 1943 Messina. War is raging as the Italian Resistance defend their lands and their hearts. Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love? Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang…

Bristol Academy of Drama

Bristol Academy of Drama Sessions

September 9 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 11:00 am

Bristol Academy of Drama’s term time Saturday sessions offer students the chance to play drama games and learn many different theatre styles, from puppetry to shadow theatre, building to a final performance. Next term will see a retelling of James and the Giant Peach in February. Style-specific one day workshops and weeklong workshops are also available during the holidays. Suitable for ages 7 – 12. Fees are £150 per term, £7.50 per hour; book online at bristolacademydrama.wixsite.com

Things to do in Bristol August

Frampton Country Fair

September 10

Celebrate the very best of the countryside next month, as Frampton Country Fair returns on 10 September. A traditional Gloucestershire county event, Frampton highlights include the hunting hounds parade, falconry shows, terrier racing and the competitive bale push. Away from the action, punters can enjoy the finest local produce the shire has to offer, with the farmer’s market, country kitchen and food stalls. Tickets can be bought at the gate on the day, costing £12 for adults and £3 for…

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