One-off parties every other month or so, at various Bristol venues including Horseplay Club: Secret Stable. 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.
April 4, 2015 10pm-2am. The leather fun kicks off at 10pm, in the cellars of The Retreat, West St for leathermen, pups, daddies, uniforms, bikers, and skins. Strict BLUF dresscode enforced, members and registered guests only. Entry: £8.
April 10-18, 2015. Embracing circus and theatre, haunted by old film and live musical score, journey into the heart of darkness, telling fairy tales across a psychologically scorched dreamscape. Wrestling with the deepest fears, darkest ambitions and the most questionable desires, a visually rich allegory of our crusade through the clutter of modern times.
April 23-24, 2015 at The Bristol Old Vic. A brand new and thought provoking adventure from award-winning choreographer Karla Shacklock (The Life and Times of Fanny Hill). Using the company's trademark combination of breakneck choreography, spoken word, live sound and ever transforming images, Happiness is an emotional and colourful explosion of joy, grief and confusion...
June 5-7, 2015 Bristol Bear Fiesta - Bearlesque - in the Gay Village, Old Market Quarter. December 4-6, 2015 Southern HiBearnation. See website for details as announced.
Ongoing through June 14, 2015 at BMAG. Inspired by the works of the same name by William Hogarth who painted them in 1735. Hogarth’s sequence of eight pictures show the downfall of a rich young man seduced by the charms of London and corrupted by its vices. Set in New York in the early 1960s, Hockney’s A Rake’s Progress is an autobiographical journey of self-discovery.
July 4-12, 2015. Events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday colorful Pride Day Parade from 11am (gather in Queens Square), free outdoor music festival in Castle Park with bar, food concessions and market stalls. Over 100 DJs & performers. Film Festival. Pride Night events at clubs around town. More events year-round - see details online:
July 17-19, 2015, annual fabulous weekend of the arts, music, circus, stage performances, events on the water, marketplaces. See website for events details and line-ups. Saturday Night Fireworks!
July 27 - August 1, 2015 at Bristol Old Vic. World-class artists to exploit the classical repertoire in an informal, accessible atmosphere, embracing the intimacy and unparalleled acoustics of Bristol Old Vic's theatre. This year's line-up features today's most celebrated performers including Daniel Hope, Milos Karadaglic, Alison Balsom and Pumeza Matshikiza.
August 6-9, 2015, 37th annual, free 4-day event at Ashton Court, west of Bristol Center by way of the M5. Balloons, Nightglows, Thursday and Saturday Fireworks Displays, Trade Village, Catering & Entertainment areas - around a half-million visitors expected.
August 22-23, 2015, two-day event on Bristols Durdham Downs (new venue) now takes place every two years. 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.
November 6-8, 2015, by LeatherWest. Weekend of leather fun celebrating the gay leathermen’s community in the region; a range of social events and workshops; Mr LeatherWest 2015, UNION night, leather bikers' Hoggin’ The Bridge event, and more. See details on their website.