What's on in Bristol

Wednesday 01 October 2014 by Maya Singer Hobbs Bristol hosts a fantastic array of festivals and events throughout the year, so if you’re thinking of visiting Bristol, then these upcoming events may just well tempt you.

Events coming up in Bristol

Moved by Conflict – Bristol and the First World War: Lives Changed Forever

11th October – 1st March, M Shed

In collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic, the M Shed looks at the impact of First World War on Bristol and its population. Through original objects from the period and archive material, the physical, social and personal changes made by the war upon local people are examined and explored.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

29th November – 22nd February, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is always a breath-taking display of both photographical talent (and patience!) and the diversity of life on earth. From lions in Tanzania to scorpions in Spain the exhibition will take you all over the world and make you want to get out your camera!  

Arboretum – The Art of Trees

19th December – 8th March, Royal West of England Academy

As a celebration of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, the Royal West of England Academy presents Arboretum, The Art of Trees; the Arborealists and other Artists. In a stunning collection, the artists explore the importance of the tree and depict places real, remembered and imagined.  Not to be missed.  

Romeo and Juliet

19th February – 4th April, Tobacco Factory

Theatre Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory never fails to put on an incredible show, and there’s no reason that Romeo and Juliet which is directed by the first guest director since 2008, Polina Kalinina, should be any different.    Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 6th – 8th March, Colston Hall With over 40 artists and performances, and with exclusive workshops and masterclasses, the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival will certainly be an event to remember.   

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

18th April, Colston Hall

Known for his dark jokes and occasionally controversial one-liners, Jimmy Carr heads to the Colston Hall to entertain the people of Bristol.   

Want to find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about events taking place in Bristol over the next few months, then take a look here.

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