Over Easter weekend (30th & 31st March & 2nd April) There letting the Meerkats partake in the Egg Hunt tradition. Join the Easter Egg workshops to paint and decorate eggs for the Meerkats. During the afternoon the decorated eggs will be placed in the Meerkat enclosure for the Meerkats to find!
New for 2018, Being Brunel explores the life and legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It brings together for the first time the world's most significant collection of one of engineering's greatest minds.
Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of the 1800s. He built bridges, tunnels, ships and railways that were longer, faster and bigger than anything seen before. Brunel was also an innovator, a leader, a dreamer and an artist. He was extraordinary, but he was also human. He had many faults and failures, but he never gave up. This is the Brunel you will meet when visiting Being Brunel.
Entry to Being Brunel is included in the admission price for Brunel's SS Great Britain which gives free unlimited return visits for a year. A separate ticket is not required. See their tickets and prices here.
Stop off for a refreshment in their new café, The Dockyard, situated in Being Brunel.
Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 hit Gloria with this luminous and life-affirming gem about a young transgender woman struggling to live with her own grief - and the prejudice she suffers - after the death of her lover.
Following 8 record-record breaking years in London’s West End and having played in 11 countries around the world to over 7 million people, the National Theatre’s acclaimed play War Horse will soon tour the UK.
Many sharks and reptiles have remained virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs.
The Jurassic Shark event celebrates these masters of evolution and allows visitors to find out more about these amazing survivors from our distant past that continue to thrive today.
Spike Island presents a major new film commission, The Drift, by London and Beirut based artist Maeve Brennan. The film is produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Chisenhale Gallery, London, and commissioned by Spike Island; Chisenhale Gallery; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore.
The Jazz Dames celebrate 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald.
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival invites you to celebrate 'The First Lady of Song' in a special tribute performed by some of Bristol's finest Jazz vocalists at the Redgrave Theatre.
Jack Whitehall was crowned ‘ the King of Comedy’ at the British Comedy Awards for three years running, has starred in Bad Education, Fresh Meat and A League of Their Own, and hosted the Royal Variety Performance. Now“the natural born scamp” is back on tour with his new show, At Large at Colston Hall, Bristols home of music, for 2 nights.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And that can mean only one thing. For over 120 years Bristol Choral Society have been getting a seasonal handle on Messiah and under their new Music Director Hilary Campbell, the Handelian tradition turns the page on a fresh chapter.
Clevedon Choral Society has just celebrated its 31st Anniversary. Come and join them for an evening of song and celebration in the Chapel.
Calling all witches and wizards, you are invited to Bristol Zoo Gardens this Halloween for a frighteningly good time. From the 22nd – 30th October they are offering £5 child entry with a full paying adult.* You would be ghoulish to miss out!
What you’re about to witness is a whole lot more than Shakespeare’s comic love story…
From the 1930’s onwards, many ‘classical’ composers were lured to Hollywood to write epic scores – and to fatten their pay cheques. Even Stravinsky and Schoenberg flirted with the silver screen. This series will be an entertaining survey of the big names who balanced Art music with the world of film and of those who were deeply influenced by classical traditions.