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18JAN

Getting to Know Bristol Beat Social with saaaz

For the first installment of 2023's Getting to Know, we chatted to Sara (a.k.a saaaz), one of the minds behind Bristol Beat Social - an open mic for beat producers. We met Sara in Trailblazer CBD Cafe - the recurring site of Bristol Beat Social.   Why...
18JAN

Get Ready to Turn Back Time with new Hippodrome show celebrating the ‘Goddess of Pop’

Running from Tuesday until Saturday next week, The Cher Show is directed by a Strictly Come Dancing double act of Dame Arlene Phillips and Oti Mabuse.   The Cher Show will see eight shows take place at Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 24 to...
18JAN

Forward thinking Bristol radio station announce brand new exhibition

Curated in collaboration with Dance Policy, much loved independent station Noods Radio are all set to present ‘Communal Throb’.   Noods Radio / Dance Policy: ‘Communal Throb’ is a free exhibition running from Friday...
17JAN

Bristol Running Races and Events Taking Place in 2023

It's fair to say that the excitement of Christmas and New Year has well and truly subsided and it's time to fully embrace the New Year.   So, whether you’re an avid runner, an occasional jogger or a gym-goer, you might be on...
17JAN

More installations added to Bristol Light Festival 2023

The festival, which kicks off early next month, last week announced a further seven incredible installations to add to the already impressive roster.   Bristol Light Festival 2023 runs from Friday 3 until Sunday 12 February.   All...
17JAN

One of the South West’s biggest Lunar New Year celebrations is returning this year

Much loved Eastgate Road supermarket Wai Yee Hong is bringing back their popular Lunar New Year celebrations after a two-year break.   The Lunar New Year (Chinese New Year) event will take place at Wai Yee Hong Chinese Supermarket on Saturday...
16JAN

Bristol Neighbourhood Guide: the City Centre

We’re working our way through Bristol’s multitude of vibrant neighbourhoods, highlighting just a few of the best spots and features that make them tick.   What better place to start than the City Centre?   Read on for...
16JAN

‘The Modfather’ to play massive Gloucestershire show this summer

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Weller will play an outdoor show at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of Forestry England’s summer concert series, Forest Live.   Paul Weller will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire...
16JAN

NEW DATE ANNOUNCED: The countdown has begun for Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade 2023

The annual Winter Lantern Parade will once more take over Bedminster on Saturday 4 February with the procession beginning at St. Francis Church and ending at Compass Point School.   Last week, the countdown to the much-loved community event...
13JAN

Lunar New Year 2023 at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The Lunar New Year is just around the corner, ushering in the Year of the Rabbit, and Bristol is gearing up to celebrate it in style.   Celebrations will take place at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January.   Often...
13JAN

Tickets go on sale next week for Boiler Room’s second Bristol date of 2022

Boiler Room HQ had originally scheduled an all-day, open-air Bristol party for Saturday 29 April but the first show has already sold out.   So, in all their wisdom, Boiler Room have announced a second massive event for Sunday 30 April.   Set...
13JAN

The best alcohol-free beers from Bristol Breweries

Bristol boasts a wide selection of independent breweries who, more and more, are producing high-quality 0% and 0.5% beers.   As it’s Dry January for many people, we thought we’d try some of these options, so, we’ve rated...
12JAN

Much loved Gloucester Road spot boosted by Music Venue Trust Funding

Cloak and Dagger is one of many venues that has been at risk of imminent closure recently but a timely grant from the MVT has given the popular venue well-deserved support.   Pipeline Investment Fund is a new grant-giving fund from Music Venue...
12JAN

Legendary zine says farewell with wild launch for final issue

Bristol Germ - a legendary underground music zine in Bristol - is ending with an all-out party to celebrate its final issue.   Bristol Germ is an underground independent music magazine – but it’s also so much more. Founded in 2017...
12JAN

Review: Jersey Boys at Bristol Hippodrome

Tempting though it is to shut the door, pull the curtains and grab the duvet during these January evenings, a trip to the theatre is always worth the effort and the fast-moving escapism provided by Jersey Boys at the Bristol Hippodrome didn’t disappoint.    The...
11JAN

Tickets on sale for Bristol’s major festivals

As always, summer 2023 will see several brilliant music festivals take over the city and tickets are already flying out the door.   Early Birds and pre-sales are now available for Ritual Union, Dot To Dot, Tokyo World, and Love Saves The Day...
11JAN

Best Bristol pubs for alcohol-free drinks 2023

The new year is upon us and it’s that time again when everyone is taking a break from drinking to try Dry January.    While some of us are slowing down our drinking habits, that does not mean that the endless cycle of birthdays...
10JAN

Arcade Bristol's Afro Street is throwing a free launch party this week

Afro Street, the new clothing and lifestyle shop in the Arcade Bristol, is celebrating its grand opening with a party this week.   Afro Street, owned by Danny Duod – founder of African-inspired fashion brand Duodo London – is a...