Gay Bristol

Underground Homo Disco

One-off parties every three months or so, at (no name) 30 Clare Street, Bristol, hedonistic equine revelry, frisky mix of cutting edge underground dance music with fine dusting of glitter and sleaze. Mixed queer crowd, cheap beer, haze of smoke and lasers. See fb for upcoming dates.
A behind-the-scenes look at the animation process
Wallace and Gromit from the drawing board

May 24 - September 7, 2014 at M Shed. Exploring the world which lies behind the Wallace & Gromit characters, their Bristol based creators, Aardman Animations and the award-winning films in which they star. The exhibition coincides with the 25th anniversary of the first-ever Wallace & Gromit film release and highlights Bristol’s strong creative scene.
Presented by Bristol Old Vic Ferment
Ferment Fortnight July 2014

July 8-18, 2014 at The Bristol Old Vic. Two weeks of theater: A Decade With Mars: Phase One; The Forbidden Door; The Devil's Mischief; Decision Making With Specialists; HELP!; A Place In The Sun; Threnody For The Sky Children; Comeback Special; Violent Creatures; Malcolm Head; Mass; A Night With Alan Marshall; Asking For It; The World Of Work. Plus the Ferment Beer Garden.
A week of celebrations across town
Pride Bristol 2014

July 5-12, 2014. Week of events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday colorful parade/ free outdoor music festival in Castle Park with bar, food concessions and market stalls. Over 100 DJs & performers. Pride Night +events at clubs around town. More events year-round. See details online.
250,000+ festival fans on Bristol's waterfront party, dance and relax
Bristol Harbour Festival

July 18-20, 2014, annual fabulous weekend of music, stage performances, events on the water, marketplaces. See website for events details and line-ups. Saturday Night Fireworks!
The largest event of its kind in Europe
Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2014

August 7-10, 2014, 36th annual, free 4-day event at Ashton Court, west of Bristol Center by way of the M5. Balloons, Nightglows, Fireworks Displays, Airshows, Trade Village, Catering & Entertainment areas - around a half-million visitors.
shows at Bristol Old Vic...
Slapstick Festival 2015

Late-January, 2015. Six festival comedy events with regulars: Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Paul McGann; last year joined by Harry Hill, Phill Jupitus and Python Terry Jones. See website updates for 2015 bill.
Free event in Ashton Court
Bristol Kite Festival

August/ September, 2015 (skipping a year in 2014), two-day event in Ashton Court, less crowded than the Balloon Fiesta. Large elaborate kites take to the air during the windiest days of the season. See website for more information as announced.
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