If you’re after exciting things to do in Bristol this month, look no further: here’s five of our favourite events from around the city…
Fun of the Fair
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 children.
Oh Happy Day
Casino lounge singer Doloris van Cartier (Alexandra Burke) has got herself into a sticky situation after witnessing a violent crime at the hands of her mobster boyfriend Vince. Forced to join a convent for her own safety, ‘Sister Mary Clarence’ must learn to curb her disco diva ways and blend with the simple life of her fellow sisters. Based on the 1992 smash-hit comedy film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Maggie Smith, Sister Act hits the Hippodrome stage from 7 – 12 August. Featuring favourite tunes including I Will Follow Him and original music from Oscar-winner Alan Menken, this is one madcap musical celebration of sisterhood that you won’t want to miss. Hold on to your habits!
Image © Tristram Kenton
Wonder What If?
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 fun as the kids – not least because At-Bristol’s panoramic rooftop bar will be open every Thursday!
Head to the Valley
Set up camp in Chew Valley for a chilled weekend of lakeside respite from buzzing city life. Taking place from 4 – 6 August, Valley Fest will be offering up a diverse musical line-up spanning Meadowlark, Eva Lazarus, and Fat Suit as well as late-night DJ sets. There’s plenty on offer for little ones too, with junior discos, arts and crafts and Hogsnorts Farm Academy, where they can meet the animals and even learn how to train a sheepdog. Then there’s some top nosh to be found at the Chew Stage, with every morsel 100% organic and locally sourced, plus a wealth of culinary workshops from top chefs.
Get The Picture
Head to the Wills Memorial Building between 31 July and 9 August to see every photo from the University of Bristol’s photomarathon competition, which took place on 8 July. Entrants were tasked with taking 10 photos of 10 themes, all in the correct order over a five-hour period. The twist? If photographers got to the end but saw something that would fit theme two, they had to start all over again… Prepare to see your favourite city in a whole new light – for free!
Image © 2016 winner Angelica Menchaca