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10AUG

Bristol to host power ballads night tomorrow

Ultimate Power, a club night dedicated solely to power ballads, will take over The Fleece in Bristol tomorrow night (11th August). Be real now - is there a better type of song than a power ballad?   You know the ones: the numbers which...
10AUG

New dessert emporium to open in central Bristol

A new store call Sprinkles Gelato is to open on Bristol’s Harbourside next month, offering its customers the opportunity to succinctly satisfy their sweet teeth. It is a little-observed fact that ‘stressed’ backwards spells ‘desserts’,...
9AUG

A six-point guide to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court tomorrow, bringing with it four days of tremendous spectacle and activity. Below is our guide to getting the most out of the aviator-aimed celebration.   Balloons,...
9AUG

Bristol to host bottomless retro crisps pop-up

Taking place in two instalments on the 30th August and the 6th September, Foozie’s Retro Crisp Pop-Up will provide ticket holders with a bottomless buffet of over 30 different types of crisps – as well as an unlimited supply of buttered bread… The...
8AUG

Take Me Out is looking for Bristol singletons

The ITV dating show, hosted by Paddy McGuinness, is preparing for a new series – and wants Bristol's eligible bachelors and bachelorettes to take part. No likey, no lighty! Take Me Out is back and its producers want Bristol’s...
8AUG

Promising weather forecast for Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The spectacular Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court from Thursday – and the weather (touch wood) looks like it will be largely suitable for flight. The third of Bristol’s three main ‘B’s (alongside...
8AUG

Bubble Rush in Bristol for Children's Hospice South West

The 5K fun run, organised by Children’s Hospice South West, will take place around the Somerdale Pavilion just outside Bristol next month on Saturday September 2nd and is still accepting applicants - but don’t be afraid to get wet! Usually...
8AUG

Jeremy Corbyn to visit Bristol this week

The Labour leader will speak to an audience of party members at Filton on Friday, making his first visit to Bristol since the General Election on the 8th June. Jeremy Corbyn is to speak in Bristol this week, it has been confirmed by local news...
8AUG

Rare ‘pink rainbow’ appears over Bristol

The uncommon astrological phenomenon was spotted in the skies above Bristol as the sun set yesterday evening, making for a spectacle of rare natural beauty. A pink rainbow appeared in the skies above Bristol yesterday as the sun set, and was subsequently...
7AUG

Everything Everything to play at Rise Bristol

The Manchester band have announced plans to play an intimate show at Bristol’s premier record shop Rise on Wednesday 23rd August, to celebrate the release of new album A Fever Dream. The development of Everything Everything has been atypically...
7AUG

Win tickets to see Grease Live in Bristol

The much-loved musical is to be performed in two showings at The Redgrave Theatre on Saturday 19th August, where ‘Grease’ is still very much the word - and we are giving away a pair of tickets! Calling all T-Birds, Pink Ladies and...
7AUG

Alligator found in the Bristol area

A young alligator was found wandering by Chew Valley Lake just outside Bristol over the weekend, with speculation rife as to how or why it got there… Three summers ago, Bristol was thrown into a furore when  images circulated around...
7AUG

Big Jeff curates evening of music at Bristol’s Arnolfini

The third and final instalment of the Arnoflini’s ‘Summer Cuts’ series this Saturday (12th August) will be curated by Bristol’s biggest music authority and all around hero, Jeffrey Johns. The third of Bristol’s three...
7AUG

Bristol branch of Rough Trade to open in place of Rise

The celebrated record store Rough Trade have announced plans to open a branch in Bristol, following the closure of Rise at the end of the summer. A new branch of Rough Trade is to open in Bristol following the closure of Rise Music on the Triangle...
4AUG

New underground music venue opens in Bristol

Zed Alley, the new venue nestled beneath the streets of central Bristol, opened its doors last month and is set to become one of the city’s most exciting musical spaces. Bristol, it seems, is a city of tunnellers, its streets underscored...
4AUG

Travel Guide for Bristol Balloon Fiesta

From Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta will feature dawn and dusk mass balloon ascents involving more than 100 balloons, as well as stunning aerial displays, a huge programme of children’s entertainment...
4AUG

New football season kicks off in Bristol tomorrow

Both Bristol City and Bristol Rovers begin their league campaigns on Saturday (5th September), with games against Barnsley and Charlton Athletic respectively. Few weekends in the sporting calendar bring more widespread excitement than the beginning...
4AUG

Bristol Sausage and Cider festival gets cooking this evening

The Bristol Sausage and Cider Festival takes over The Passenger Shed by Temple Meads today and tomorrow (4th and 5th August) for two days of bangers, booze and banging tunes. Sometimes Bristol just gets things right, by succinctly celebrating...