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.
Periodic events Saturdays 10pm-2am in the cellar of The Retreat on West Street, for leathermen, pups, daddies, uniforms, bikers, and skins. Dedicated BLUF Leather Cave. Strict BLUF dresscode enforced. Members and registered guests only. See website for next event date.
April 17 - May 15, 2016, The Pacific, at 11am, 2pm and 3pm at M Shed. Like all museums, Bristol has much more in its collections than can ever be displayed at any one time. Join our curators to find out about the World Cultures collection on these behind the scenes tours. Spaces limited to 10 people per tour. Please arrive early to guarantee entry.
May 12-22, 2016 at The Bristol Old Vic. Unique 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.
May 21 - July 17, 2016, at BMAG. For 8 weeks the painting will form the focal point of the European Old Masters Gallery following refurbishment. June 19th: Rembrandt and the 17th Century with Dr. Kenneth Austin. A talk on the political, religious and cultural developments which shaped the world in which Rembrandt operated, and influenced his art.
May 30 - June 11, 2016, at Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Based on hit movie; the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship, who end up with even more than they dreamed. Outrageous costumes, dance classics: I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, I Love The Nightlife.
June 3-5, 2016, Bristol Bear Fiesta in the Gay Village, Old Market Quarter - Cirque du Bristol: Bears At The Big Top - 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 each December the Southern HiBearnation. See website for more details as announced.
July 1-10, 2016. Events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday July 9th 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 15-17, 2016, 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!
May 28-30, 2016 at Bristol Old Vic. Flinging open doors, inviting an array of Bristol creative talent to take over the building. Performances for everyone, packing out all the stages and spaces with talented performers who embody all that is great about Bristol.
August 11-14, 2016, 38th 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.
October 7-9, 2016, by LeatherWest. Weekend of leather fun celebrating the gay leathermen’s community in the region; a range of social events and workshops; Mr LeatherWest 2016, UNION night, leather bikers' event, and more. See details on their website.