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.
December 5-7, 2014. Come join the bears in Bristol's gay village for another great weekend. FRI Disco Inferno with DJ Daddi, 70's and 80's Disco theme; SAT, noon-4pm Santa's Bulging Sack indoor Christmas Market at The Palace and Bristol Bear Bar + Saturday Night Fever with DJ LT Fluff; SUN Funday - host Miss Demeaner.
December 13, 2014, 10pm-2am LeatherWest event at The Retreat. Drink, meet up, chat, socialise among the Leathermen Tribes of Bristol. DJ sets. Dress code: Biker, BLUF, pervert, Skin. An ongoing event, see website for more details and upcoming events.
January 19-31, 2015 at The Bristol Old Vic. Two weeks of artist development factory theater: ideas are taken from seed to crop; the first whiff of a storyline, a character, a place or poem, is coaxed and coached into something more fully-formed. Dancers, dreamers, animators, actors, directors, writers unleash their works in front of live audiences, then ask for opinions on their work.
January 24-25, 2015. Nine festival comedy eventsfrom classic silent comedy screenings to celebrating double acts, a rare opportunity to see comedy legends such as Victoria Wood, Vic & Bob and Griff Rhys Jones live onstage in an intimate auditorium. See website updates for complete 2015 bill.
Ongoing through March 1, 2015 at M Shed. EXHIBITION: The First World War had a profound effect on Bristol and its people. Through hundreds of original objects and archives Moved by Conflict explores the physical, social and personal changes made by war.
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!
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.
October 9-11, 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.