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Fabric Africa

Fabric Africa is a stunning snapshot of the diversity of modern and historic textiles from across the continent of Africa. The selection of textiles and clothing dates from the late 1800s to the present day and come from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya , South Africa, Sudan, Mali and Swaziland amongst others.

30 June
19 May

Leonardo da Vinci: A life in Drawing

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death,  twelve of his finest drawings will be displayed as part of #Leonardo500 - a national celebration of one of history's greatest geniuses. The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world's finest collection of Leonardo's works.

02 February
06 May

Matilda The Musical at The Bristol Hippodrome

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

07 May
08 June
Ashton Gate

Ashton Gate Stadium Summer Concerts

Ashton Gate Staidum is set to host four concerts this summer as Rod Stewart, Take That, Spice Girls and Muse come to Bristol! - all shows are now Sold Out!

22 May
10 June

Natural Selection at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Father and son Andy and Peter Holden take us on an ornithological journey: from the building of nests to the collecting of eggs. Natural Selection showcases several multi-screen films, a selection of archival material, and Andy Holden's own collection of found nests.

31 May
01 September
Cricket World Cup 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Eleven world-class venues will be used in the 46-day tournament in which each side will play the other once in a single-league format with the top four sides after 45 matches progressing to the semi-finals.

01 June
11 June
Bristol Sounds

Bristol Sounds

Bristol Sounds is a five-night midsummer gig series on Bristol's iconic Harbourside. The amphitheatre is an incredible setting for live music; Bristol Sounds brings five huge headline shows to the heart of Bristol midsummer. Headliners include, Tom Misch, the Cat Empire, Bloc Party, Elbow and the Cinematic Orchestra.

26 June
30 June
Bristol Comedy Garden

Bristol Comedy Garden

Once again the leafy lawns of Queen Square, in the heart of the city, will be transformed into a comedy wonderland complete with outrageously good line-ups in the beautiful Big Top. The South West's brightest comedy festival will be bursting with bars, gourmet street-food and a whole lot of good-times besides.

03 July
07 July

Bristol Harbour Festival

This annual free dance, music and arts extravaganza returns to the Harbourside for a weekend of family activities, music, circus, food markets and visiting vessels.

19 July
21 July

Cinema Rediscovered

In Bristol UNESCO City of Film, UK & surrounding area, great films will be brought back to the big screen in cinemas including Watershed, Curzon Cinema and Arts in Clevedon & beyond with support from BFI awarding funds from National Lottery.

25 July
28 July
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court Estate. The spectacular free event will once again feature over 100 hot air balloons taking off at dawn and dusk as well as the famous Night Glows, whenm the balloons light up the sky in time to music.

08 August
11 August
The Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fueled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown baristas. With up to 50 exhibitors, workshops and talks, plus gourmet street food and music, no other event captures Bristol's vibrant coffee scene in quite the same way.

07 September
08 September
The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon

The 2019 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon will return in it's fourth year as part of the Great Run Series. The event comes with its own distinguished history. First staged in 1989 and known as the Bristol Half Marathon, the city centre run has become a long-held tradition in the national running calendar.

15 September
15 September
Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat

Fantastic Fireworks at Longleat

Back and better than ever, Longleat will be lit up with a dazzling fireworks display, set to a sensational soundtrack.

25 October
26 October