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Grayson Perry Exhibition at Arnolfini

Our autumn season will feature The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! initiated and organised by the Serpentine Galleries, with Arnolfini’s spaces transformed through a series of related events inspired by Perry’s irreverent take on contemporary culture.

27 September
24 December

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Taking place at the nearby M-Shed museum this exhibition of 100 of the best wildlife images taken this year is not to be missed.

Image ©: Laura Albiac Vilas

21 October
08 April

Bristol's Christmas Market

Bristol’s Christmas Market will once again be based in the pedestrianised area of Broadmead, right in the heart of Bristol Shopping Quarter. Visitors can expect to find a host of chalets where they can buy authentic arts, crafts, gifts, and, of course, mouth-watering food and drinks. It will be open daily from 10 November up to and including Christmas Eve.

10 November
24 December

Bristol's Local Christmas Market

Local makers and producers will be offering shoppers a tempting selection of hand-made gifts including stained glass, contemporary jewelry, candles, Bristol artists’ prints, card, t-shirts and books as well as local cider, craft beers, patisserie, confectionery, artisan bread and cheese, jams, chutneys, chilli sauces, hand-made chocolates and much more

02 December
23 December

Aladdin at The Bristol Hippodrome

Jump aboard a high-flying magical carpet headed for Old Peking this Christmas when you enjoy Aladdin, Bristol Hippodrome's 2017 pantomime.Follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure featuring a beautiful love story, flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp packed full of spectacular family entertainment.

09 December
07 January

Wicked at Bristol Hippodrome

This multi record-breaking production of the West End and Broadway musical sensation transports you to a stunningly re-imagined world of Oz providing marvels beyond your imagination.

Image ©: Destination Bristol/Bristol Hippodrome 

31 January
03 March