Show of Strength to resume Bristol walking tours this month

Show of Strength to resume Bristol walking tours this month

Posted on: 07 Apr 2021

The renowned theatre company are finally returning to the streets of Bristol.


Bristol's Show of Strength Theatre Company have announced plans to resume their programme of award-winning walking tours this month, inviting locals and visitors to learn the stories and secrets behind some of the city's most iconic areas.


Having been unable to operate during lockdown, the team are relaunching five tours for the Spring season, with new safety guidelines in place to minimise risk to tour guides and attendees.


Outdoor theatre is certainly the way to go in 2021, and Show of Strength have been leading the way in Bristol for years - read on for a quick rundown of the walking tours getting underway this month, kicking off on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 April.



Crime and Crinolines in Clifton | Wednesdays at 18:00, Sundays at 14:00


The first of two Show of Strength tours returning this month, Crime and Crinolines in Clifton reveals the extraordinary people behind the elegant facades in one of Bristol's most picturesque areas.


Discover fabulous buildings, scenery and stories, from a jilted bridesmaid's brush with death to a runaway Empress, the Georgian terrace that housed the Holy Grail and much, much more.


Starting and ending in the heart of the village, and one of the most popular walking tours in the Show of Strength programme, this one will alter your view of Clifton forever.

Crimes and Crinolines in Clifton.

Blood and Butchery in Bedminster | Thursdays at 18:00


Home over the years to a man-eating lion, an infamous imposter, body snatchers, concrete coffins, hanging judges among many other things, truth really is stranger than fiction in Bedminster.


Commended as "the best walking tour I've ever done" by Weird Bristol, and "a gripping jaunt through the Bedminster underworld" by South Bristol Voice, Blood and Butchery expertly outlines the mysterious history of one of Bristol's oldest districts.

Blood and Butchery in Bedminster.

Show of Strength walking tours will be getting underway on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 April, and are currently expected to continue through the spring and into the summer season.


For more information on the available tours, to book your place or to find out more about Show of Strength, head to their website or follow them on Twitter.


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