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.
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.
May, 2017 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.
June, 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:
Early July, 2017 (TBC). Events include art, comedy, dance, theatre, sport, film, performances and more! Saturday 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 14-16, 2017 (TBC), 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!
Mid-August, 2017 (TBC), 39th 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 6-8, 2017, 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.