What's on in Bristol spring 2017Wednesday 22 March 2017 by Florence Evans From all sorts of festivals - Walking to Chocolate to Swing, Bristol has so much to offer this Spring. It really proves that it's truly one of the best cities to live in in the UK!
Bristol Swing Festival 2017
This festival of twisting and bopping is set over four fun-filled nights and involves everything from Lindy Hop to classic Jazz dancing. Tickets to the festival will include three full days of dance workshops, as well as a taster for circus dancing and much more. Later on in the evening you can relax and let your hair down, and enjoy some blues and party tunes, including music from some of the regions finest bands.
The Bristol Walking Festival
Are you a keen walker? Or do you simply enjoy the fresh air and outdoors from time to time? Whoever you are, anyone can benefit from a good walk to clear their mind and stretch their legs. Bristol Walkfest this year comprises of over 177 different walks organised by locals of Bristol, ranging from walks to the Avon Gorge through Leigh Woods to strolls around the tranquil haven of Ashton Court just outside the city. Every walk is free and most are suitable for everyone. The perfect chance to get sociable, these walks offer the chance to witness the best of this beautiful city, most recently named the best city to live in in the UK (put a link here to the article).
The Great Bristol 10K
If ever there was a city to run in, it’s Bristol. With a 10K route showcasing the best of this historic maritime city, the atmosphere of The Great Bristol 10k is hard to beat. Whether you have family, friends, or colleagues to watch, go down and take in the atmosphere and be inspired by the movement of the vast runners – a spectator sport hard to beat.
‘Taste Chocolate’ at the Harbour Hotel
To coincide perfectly with the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, what better way to break Lent than with the Taste Chocolate festival held at the Harbour Hotel’s magnificent Sansovino Hall? Expect artisan chocolates, hand-crafted and presented to the highest of standards. Indulge in speciality truffles, brownies, fudge, molten chocolate and ganache to tickle your taste buds. Furthermore, you can browse and sample the delicate cakes and patisserie treats on offer, all thoughtfully sourced with a story to tell. And of course, there’s the health-conscious raw and dairy-free chocolate for that guilt-free but not taste-free treat. The festival will be held just a stone’s throw from JS Fry’s original shop in Small Street and showcases Bristol’s fascinating chocolate heritage!
‘Bespoked’ - The UK Handmade Bicycle Show
Held at Brunel’s Old Station, at the heart of industrial Bristol, The UK handmade Bicycle show celebrates handmade bicycles and all who make them. Any Bristolian will tell you that almost anyone who wants to get around the city does so by Bike, so this show is bound to make you feel a part of the local culture. With a range of exhibitors, and a host of talks and films, the Bespoked Bicycle show is bound to interest any bicycle fanatic out there.