The Improvised Documentary with Rough Sketch Productions – 14 July

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Have you ever wondered what dilemmas face a platypus? If someone tried to abolish ice cream what would a documentary about that look like? Maybe you want to see a documentary about the national teeth cleaning championships?
Join this 45(ish) minute improvised documentary on Zoom. The audience will be asked for suggestions to start the show off and can then sit back and relax as the documentary unfolds before your eyes using those suggestions.

Festival of Archaeology 17 July – 1 August

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  • Type of event: Online
  • Date: 17 July – 1 August
  • Time: N/A
  • Location: Online
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking instructions: Book online  

This year the Festival of Archaeology is kicking off with the theme ‘Exploring Local Places’. Organisers are putting together archaeological events allowing you to explore your local community, stories and people that lived there.
What started off as a two-day festival has evolved into two weeks of exciting


Early Recordings: the Impacts of a Transformative Technology 21 July

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This conference will explore the wider cultural and social impact of the technological development and dissemination of early recordings. The event is focussed on the wider cultural and social impact of the technological development and dissemination of early recordings. The day will include a wide-ranging selection of papers from early career researchers and senior academics and a final round table.

Story Coaching Circle 22 July

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Storytelling can be one of scariest – and most impactful – skills that you can hone as a changemaker. You’re invited to learn how to share powerful, personal stories in a community of people who are also committed to collective liberation. Join a community of emerging storytellers in uncovering your personal stories, crafting your visionary narrative, and refining them so they are compelling, magnetic, and memorable.

Macbeth with The Lord Chamberlain’s Men – 23 July

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The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the UK’s premier all male theatre company – with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare – invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth. (more…)

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera at The Wardrobe Theatre – 26 July

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  • Type of event: online
  • Date: 26th July
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: £10
  • Booking instructions: Home | Closer Each Day

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera is the longest improvised narrative in the world. This spontaneous soap opera is Bristol’s cult comedy show; every episode is dramatic, hilarious and entirely improvised. Who knows what’ll happen next? The cast certainly don’t!

Brush Party 26 July – 20 September

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Get creative and experience a great night out that you’ll be talking about for weeks! It’s all about fun! Get yourself a drink from the bar, settle down to your canvas and unleash your inner Van Gogh! No painting experience required! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t picked up a paintbrush since school, our artist will walk you through creating your masterpiece. You’ll be delighted as your blank canvas transforms in just a few hours, made all the better by good company, music, and a glass of wine or two!

Drawing School: Butterflies with RWA – 27 July

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Artist Abigail Reed will take you, step by step, through the process of drawing your own butterfly with soft pastels. Learn how to capture the shape and detail of a butterfly and refine your layering and blending skills with soft pastels.

Free Family Workshop: Medals with RWA – 27 July

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In this workshop designed by artist Victoria Willmott create your very own medal for those every day wins from being ‘the bravest tea time taster’ or ‘most happiest dancer’ or ‘greatest joker’. Hand them out to your family and friends and don’t forget to make one to reward yourself too!

Candlelight: Beethoven’s Best Works 27 July & 11 August

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  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: 27 July & 11 August
  • Time: 7 pm or  9 pm
  • Location: Bristol museum and art gallery
  • Meeting point: n/a (30 minutes before performance) 
  • Cost: From £20
  • Booking instructions: book online

Whether you’re looking for a beautifully unique classical music performance or a romantic candlelit experience, this performance is for you. You don’t need to know all things Beethoven to enjoy the evening, simply sit back and savour the stunning atmosphere and pieces you’ll hear. (more…)