Belly Laughs across Bristol for The Julian Trust

Belly Laughs across Bristol for The Julian Trust

Posted on: 03 Jan 2019

After the welter of festive-infused solipsistic excesses, how about sparing a thought for those less fortunate than yourself than by attending a few gigs to raise money for a good cause as part of Belly Laughs, which takes place at various venues across Bristol from Wednesday 9th to Tuesday 29th January 2019.

Belly Laughs in Bristol

Playing at a range of the city's restaurants, cafes and bars, all the money raised from the gigs will go towards helping with the incredible work at Julian Trust Night Shelter, which provides hot meals, emergency accommodation and showers for 18 single homeless people aged 18 and over.


Here's the full list of dates and venues:


9th January

The Bean Tree Cafe, Staple Hill - Live comedy and nibbles, £10


12th January

Elephant House, Bedminster - Community centre hosting a hearty vegan feast and live comedy, £10


12th January

North Bristol Rugby Club, Filton Avenue - Rugby club-based live comedy with loads of delicious Asian street food, £18


15th January

Bertha's Pizza, Wapping Wharf - Live laughs and perfect sourdough pizza in a shipping container, £18


Pickled Brisket, Wapping Wharf - Rambunctious comedy and awesome salt beef sarnies, £15


Shows at Squeezed and Gopal's Curry Shack - Actually, you're too late for this one; it's already sold out


16th January

B Block Pizza, Keynsham - Topping-sprinkled doughy disc deliciousness and live comedy chuckles in an old factory, £15


17th January

Bristol Spirit, Easton - Live mirth accompanied by meat/veg chilli in a swanky cocktail bar, £15


19th January

Pinkmans, Park Street - A winning comedy combo of live acts, mezze feast and doughnuts. Naturally.  £18


22nd January

Spike Island Cafe - Fab arts space hosting comedy and mezze, £15


27th January

Strawberry Thief - Guffaws, light bites and a welcome drink at the specialist beer bar, £20


29th January

Hart's Bakery - Live laughs and a combo of sweet and savoury treats, £15


If you've got some superfluous Crimbo cash and want to donate to Julian Trust Night Shelter, you can do precisely that right here. You can also follow the Belly Laughs Twitter account here.


Belly Laughs takes place at various venues across Bristol per the list above.

Article by:

Jamie Caddick

Jamie is a writer, blogger, journalist, critic, film fan, soundtrack nerd and all-round Bristolian good egg.  He loves the music of Philip Glass, the art of Salvador Dali, the writings of Charles Bukowksi and Hunter S Thompson, the irreverence of Harry Hill, and the timeless, straw-chomping exuberance of The Wurzels.  You can sometimes find him railing against a surging tide of passing cyclists, or gorging himself senseless on the Oriental delights of a Cosmos all-you-can-eat buffet.