A Musical History of Modern Black Britain 21 July

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Join writer, teacher and music enthusiast, Jeffrey Boakye, in conversation about his new book Musical Truth: A Musical History of Modern Black Britain in 28 Songs. A playlist / history book with a twist, Boakye introduces key moments in Black British history through the lens of modern music. Learn about the ground-breaking musicians whose songs have changed the world and discover key moments in the Black British narrative.

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

Quick info:

  • 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!

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!

The Tempest – 30 July

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Folksy’s wonderful production is filled with live music, colourful characters, enchantment and a little touch of magic. Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.

Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake 25 August

 Quick info:

  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: 13 July & 25 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  

The global Candlelight classical music series transforms the most beautiful venues into intimate performance settings. This summer, a warm ambiance bathed flickering candlelight provides the perfect backdrop for the elegant sounds of Tchaikovsky, Strauss, and more Romantic masterminds.


The National Gallery, virtual tours – on demand

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  • Type of event: online
  • Date: on demand
  • Time: on demand
  • Location: nationalgalleryorg.uk
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: free
  • Booking instructions: no booking required

‘Wherever you are in the world, take a virtual tour of the National Gallery. Two virtual tours allow you to step inside the Gallery and explore one of the greatest collections of paintings, from the comfort of your home. (more…)

Bristol Photo Festival – Year round

Quick info:

  • Type of event: In-Person
  • Date: Now – March 2022
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Various
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking instructions: Home | Bristol Photo Festival

Bristol Photo Festival is a new biennial festival with a year-round programme of commissions, collaborations, and exhibitions by both local and international artists. The first edition encompasses a summer showcase of photography exhibitions across the city followed by a full autumn programme of festival exhibitions and events including a book fair, film programme, talks series and symposiums.