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.
Now, ongoing through May 14, 2017 at BMAG. Copies of wall paintings in temples and buildings in Chichén Itzá, Teotihuacan and Acancéh; the only full record of what was there in the 1900s and of great importance for Mesoamerican studies. For the first time since the 1940s, the large watercolors are on display, celebrating Adela Breton and the art of ancient Mexico.
June 2-4, 2017, Bristol Bear Fiesta (BBF) gay weekend every June for the past 13 years in Bristol’s Gay Village in Old Market Quarter. Primarily aimed at the hairy beary gay community, their admirers and friends, an easy-going event where everyone is welcome to join in for drinks, laughs and great nights out!. Also: early December Southern HiBearnation. See website for details:
June 30 - July 9, 2017. Events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday July 8th Pride Day Parade from 11am Castle Park to Harbourside; free music festival at Bristol Amphitheatre/ Millennium Square; bar, food concessions, market stalls, 100+ DJs and performers. REVOLUTION Official Pride Afterparty at the Bristol O2 Academy. See details online:
July 21-23, 2017, 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!
August 10-13, 2017, 39th annual, free 4-day event at Ashton Court Estate, 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.
September 22-24, 2017. Welcoming leathermen from across the country and beyond to the Old Market and Stokes Croft areas for friendly and relaxed leather socials, workshops, retail and dining events. With: BLUF Party, Black Leather Event, Union, Playtime for Pups, Raven Cruise Party, Pop Nation Party, food, leather quiz time, Xposure and Cuba events. See details at their website.
May, 2018 at The Bristol Old Vic. Unique 11-day annual festival of contemporary theatre dedicated to presenting a broad range of unusual, playful and ambitious work from leading theatre makers from Bristol, the UK and beyond. "A mix of work so tasty it makes you want to up sticks and move to Bristol permanently." --The Guardian.
August, 2018, two-day event won't take place in 2017 - see updates for 2018. Less crowded than the Balloon Fiesta. Large elaborate kites take to the air during the windiest days of the season.