St. George’s Bristol – Saturday Jan, 17th

Raise the Roof Event – Saturday January the 17th, 2015

City of Bristol Choir members are being led by David Ogden this Saturday at St George’s, Bristol (just off Park Street) in a day performing much loved blockbusters of the stage and screen.

Accompanied by a live band, the day culminates in a showcase performed by the day’s cast.

The programme commences at 11.00 am-1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm-4.00 pm.

There will be a finale performance at 3.15 pm.

To find out more visit:

or telephone T: 0117 929 4929

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Wildlife Photographer of the Year – 50th Anniversary Exhibition

Until 22nd February 2015

An excellent display of wildlife photography is currently on view at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, including contributions from the Young Photographer of the Year and a presentation of previous winners.

Prints are available to buy and entry for Adults is £3, Concessions £2 and Children between 5 and 16 years £2.

It’s well worth a visit and to find out more go to:

Bristol, Green European Capital for 2015

First Green Capital award for the UK

Bristol is the first UK city to win the European Green Capital award since the initiative was launched in 2008.

The jury found that Bristol had made efforts to improve the urban environment and helped create sustainable and healthier areas in which to live.

There are many ways to become involved throughout the year, including:

Green Capital Gardening

Bristol has plenty of community parks, gardens and orchards and there are many opportunities to volunteer and join in.

Learn more by visiting

Bristol Harbour Wildlife

Together with Herring Gulls you can spot Kingfishers, Tufted Ducks, Coots, Heron and Great Crested Grebes and thanks to a huge improvement in water quality it is believed that otters are also resident around the city’s floating harbour.

Other notable organisations which have been awarded strategic grants for 2015 are:

  • Avon Wildlife Trust
  • Beacon Farms
  • Bristol Festivals
  • Bristol Fish Project
  • Bristol Food Network

To find out more about Bristol Green Capital Status and what it means to you, visit


Bristolian Cafe’s Christmas Lights

Take a look at the Bristolian Cafe’s Christmas lights, Picton Street, Montpelier.

Well done for putting a smile on the face of all who pass by.

Clifton Suspension Bridge 150th Fireworks

Spectacular Anniversary Fireworks at

Brunel’s famous bridge

You had to get there early to secure the best vantage point.

How lucky that the weather stayed fine and calm on Sunday the 7th of December for the 150th Anniversary Firework Display on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

The crowds gathered early to achieve the best spot overlooking the Avon Gorge, towards the suspension bridge. People found their way down the footpaths of Leigh Woods using torchlight and drones hovered overhead which added to the general excited atmosphere of the evening.

It turned out to be well worth the wait as onlookers enjoyed a fantastic display, particularly the curtain of golden rain which dropped down from the bridge to the gorge itself.

Spectacular Fireworks in Clifton

Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol – 150th Anniversary Fireworks Display

At 7.00 pm on the 7th of December you will be able to witness a spectacular 15 minutes firework display, taking place on the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

This event kicks off the celebrations which have been organised to mark the 150th anniversary of the bridge’s opening.

The celebrations continue on the 8th of December with a re-enactment of the original opening procession, which will begin at 3.00 pm from the junction of Bridge Road and Observatory Road.

The procession will comprise local dignitaries, bridge staff and school children and be watched from both sides of the bridge by onlookers.

They will process across bridge and end fittingly at the brand new visitors centre.

To find out more visit:


@Bristol Ice-skating

Festive Fun

If you are looking for a fun outdoor activity this winter, why not try a spot of ice-skating.

You’ll find the rink located underneath the silver planetarium building in Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB  from the 8th of November until the 7th of January. for further information


162 Annual Open Exhibition 2014 12 October – 7 December 2014

A date to add to the calendar this Autumn

Don’t miss this year’s excellent 162nd Annual Open Exhibition at Bristol’s – Royal West of England Academy. There is still plenty of time to attend and you’ll have to chance to vote for your favourite exhibit. The artist to receive the most votes will receive an award of £500.

Exhibition information:

Opening times are from Tuesday-Saturday (10.oo am until 6.00 pm) and from (11.00 am until 5.00 pm) on Sundays.

For further information visit or telephone 0117 9735129

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