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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.

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/fabric-africa-stories-told-through-textiles-at-bristol-museum-and-art-gallery-p2445193

30 June
19 May

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 at M Shed

The acclaimed wildlife photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum is back at M Shed with 100 stunning imgaes. From breathtaking animal portraits and dramatic landscapes, to bizarre species and endangered habitats, this exhibition showcases the most arresting and spectacular images of our natural world. 

https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-2018/

20 October
24 February

Mai-Thu Perret The Blazing World at Spike Island

The Blazing World, Perret's first major solo exhibition in the UK, explores the subject of witchcraft and the relationship between women's oppression and the emergence of capitalism. In her immersive installation at Spike Island, a theatrical stage recalls sacred forms of architecture and is punctuated with ritualistic sculptuires, puppets and textiles. 

http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/events/exhibitions/exhibition-mai-thu-perret/

19 January
24 March

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. 

https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/leonardo-da-vinci

02 February
06 May

Slapstick Festival: Silent Comedy Gala

Step inside the iconic Bristol Hippodrome for a mesmerising evening of live music to film in an event showcasing your all-time favourite comedy stars. This spectacular classic silent comedy gala is perfect for film and comedy fans of all ages. 

https://www.slapstick.org.uk/

10 February
28 February

Annie at Bristol Hippodrome

The smash-hit production of Annie comes to the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre for one week only directly from London's West End. With its Tony award-winning book and score, including the unforgettable songs, you can bet your bottom dollar that you'll love it! 

https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/annie/bristol-hippodrome/

19 March
23 March

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. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/matilda-the-musical-at-the-bristol-hippodrome-p2437503

07 May
08 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. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/natural-selection-at-bristol-museum-and-art-gallery-p2547183

31 May
01 September

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. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-harbour-festival-p2369253

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. 

https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/cinema-rediscovered-p2357303

25 July
28 July