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Free things to do with the Kids in Bristol – Visit Grimsbury Farm

Farm Animals at Grimsbury Farm

Grimsbury Community Farm is open to the public every day 365 days a year from 9am – 6pm, there is a car park on site and entry is free.

Evidence of farming activities on this site have been found going back to medieval times, although ownership and detailed usage have changed many times over this period. Through marriages (involving the Stone and Tilly families in the mid-1700s) this site became part of the much larger Tilly estate which was in excess of 1000 acres. Following more changes in ownership, it was sold off in lots by the then owner, Rev. Edward Batchelor in 1862. The last private ownership was that of the Warner family who finally moved out in the 1970’s, whereupon Kingswood District Council took ownership.

Today, the farm is owned and managed by South Gloucestershire Council, where its function is that of a community farm open to all as a place to relax and enjoy, or even to learn new skills.

Grimsby Farm by Bury Hill Farm

Throughout the year there are lots of different activity days and events including new births – lambs, calves, piglets, goat kids, ducklings etc so always plenty to do or see.

A Typical year on the of farming activities include:

Spring – Lambing, Vaccinations and worming.  Scanning cows to see if they are pregnant.  Putting the animals out into the field to eat grass. Planting sprint crops.

Summer – The sheep are sheared to keep them cool in the heat. This wool is sent to the market. Lambs are weighed.  Harvesting of spring and winter planted crops.  Bailing straw from left over crops to us as animals bedding at the farm.

Autumn – Calving of Cows, sending lambs to market, moving some of the cows and sheep into the barns for the winter.  Cultivating the land and sowing winter crops.

Winter – Female sheep are scanned to see if they are pregnant and also wormed and vaccinated. Cows are mated for Autumn calving. Maintenance is carried out on all the buildings, machinery, hedges and fences.

There is a lovely Café “The Barn Café” providing children’s meals, a range of light bites, sandwiches & rolls, pasties, a selection of homemade cakes and also has daily specials – all very reasonably priced and freshly prepared. The Café is open daily hours do vary but usually 10am – 3.30pm.  Besides providing food for humans you can also purchase small packs of feed for the chickens & ducks, sheep & goats or pigs who you can feed on you way around the farm.

A rather damp Sunday afternoon didn’t seem like the best of times to visit Grimsbury Community Farm but we had a pleasant surprise when we arrived, the Farm has plenty to see even on a rainy day there are fairly dry pathways around the farm from where you can see an array of animals including : Pygmy Goats, Sheep, Dexter Cattle, several different breeds of Pigs, chickens, ducks, Donkeys & ponies to name but a few. As you wander around the Farm there are lots of signage & information boards telling everything from the history of the farm to details of the breeds of animals and details of individual animals, which are both very interesting and educational.

Grimsby Farm

Upon arrival we decided to pop into the Barn Café (which is situated by the car park) for a nice cup of tea and a slice of lovely homemade Fruit Cake, we then had a wander along the pathway behind the café where you can see some of the ducks & chickens and then up to one of the barns which houses most of the Farm’s “babies”. In the barn was a Large Black Sow called Diana with her 11 piglets and 12 Gloucester Old Spot piglets –  we read that the mother of these unfortunately died shortly after giving birth and it’s a testament to the care given by the staff at Grimsbury that all 12 piglets had survived hand reared !

Also in the barn were a Muscovy Duck and her ducklings, some lambs and a pen of rabbits.

On the way out of the barn we stopped to pat a sheep that was hand reared & bottle fed and roams freely around the farm happily accepting pats & attention from visitors, we then walked on around a path between the fields, past the outdoor paddocks housing some of the pigs onto the Pigmy Goat’s paddock and there met a very inquisitive little Billy Goat who just loved attention & posing for photos.

In the fields opposite were the Farm’s herd of Dexter Cattle (the UK’s smallest breed of cattle) some with calves too and some of the Farm’s sheep, some of these had red or blue markings on their behinds – which shows they have been served by the Ram and will be due to have lambs in the spring.

Grimsby Farm by Bury Hill Farm

Further along there is the “Tree Life Centre” and Picnic Area and we then passed another field of sheep where some children were feeding some of the sheep who were very happy to nibble the food from the children’s hands.

On our way back to the car park we also passed the large Children’s play area which has plenty to keep the kids entertained including, seesaws, sliders, swings, climbing frames & mini adventure playground etc and plenty of benches around for weary parents to sit too.

So although it would be obviously more appealing to visit in the spring or summer there is still plenty to do & see even on a dull winters day at Grimsbury Farm !

Address – Grimsbury Community Farm, 90 Grimsbury Rd, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 9SD

And if you fancy dinner after, why not try a local Pub and restaurant to round the day off!

 

The Folly a Country Pub and Restaurant
The Folly Pub and Restaurant

Bury Hill Farm Bristol

 

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The Folly a lovely Country Pub

The Folly Pub Bury Hill Farm

The Folly on Westerleigh Road Bristol has had a major refurbishment and reopened on 5th November in style.  The Management have been working really hard during the build up to opening night, running competitions and publicising their new menu.  They’ve been out locally, with a mobile unit serving their coffee and cakes and hitting the streets with goodie bags, flyers and drinks vouchers.

The Folly is a modern family Pub and Restaurant with a very large garden and outside drinking area.  The new décor is rustic, but charming and they provide a wide variety of Wines, Gins, Mocktails, Cocktails and of course, lager and cider.

The Folly - Bury Hill Farm

They had sneaky preview sessions during the weekend before the big night, serving drinks, cocktails and samples from their menu.  We sampled everything, and I have to say the Beer Battered Fish samples and Korean-Style BBQ Chicken Wings were a big hit with all of us.  The whole menu looks great I can’t wait to make my way through it!

Monday Evening was the official opening night, the pub was packed, there was live music and a raffle in support of a very worthy charity SRUK.  A Cheque for £3,000 was presented on the night.

Carvery’s on Sunday’s are extremely popular, booking well in advance is essential.  We went last Sunday.  There is an amazing selection of fresh veg, with Beef, Turkey and Gammon to choose from or a bit of each if you fill that you are up to it.  Mushroom, Parsnip and Hazelnut Tart is on offer for Vegetarians.  I have to say this is one of the best Carvery’s I’ve had in a long time, I always new The Folly was busy on a Sunday and now I know why.

The Folly also has a very large beer garden, with plenty of seating, you may even see the odd duck wanding around. Free Wi-Fi, Disabled Access and dogs are welcome and there’s a free carpark.

The Folly - Bury Hill Farm

A bit of History

The Folly started its life as a Farmhouse and was originally converted into a roadside Cider house, where Nelly Hussey was the landlady.  At the time it was called “The Beaufort Arms”, named after “The Duke of Beaufort” who hunted the land in the surrounding areas, there are tails of many jolly and late nights drinking and singing around the resident piano.  In 1975 the pub was taken over by Dave and Molly Nunn.

Although the Pub was called “The Beaufort Arms” locals nickname it The Folly, it means to trick or swindle and it is said that when the local mines flooded, the miners would say they had been swindled.  Water from the mines went in to The Folly Brook which still runs behind the pub today.  Years later Dave Nunn changed the name of the Pub to The Folly.

The pub became a much-loved family country pub, with regular skittles, darts and quizzes nights.  The bar was always full of with locals enjoying a game of cards, playing pool or just chatting and putting the world to rights.

The Nunn’s sold the Pub in 1999.  They retired to Spain, to the Costa de Sol, where they loved to take their holidays.  Some members of their family still live in the surrounding area.  The Folly has changed hands a few times over the years since, it’s be modernised, but apart from some small additions, essentially the exterior of the building remains the same.

All in all this is a very good pub that has stood the test of time, its always remained very popular, the current management are doing a really good job to make sure it continues that way.  Well done Chris and Team.

Address – Folly, Westerleigh Road, Emersons Green, BS16 7AJ – Tel: 01179 573691 – 4 mins by car from Bury Hill Farm.  Opening times: Monday to Saturday every day 11.30am – 11pm, Sunday 11.30am – 10pm.    Menus   email   Website

Independent Review – 10 November 2018 – Great food・Friendly bartenders

Had a lovely family birthday lunch at The Folly. Both the waitresses that served us were friendly and helpful. The food was lovely too, but the friendly service really made it a lovely afternoon for us!

Local Guide – 16 September 2018

We went there in early August on a Sunday lunchtime, didn’t have a booking we just winged it. OMG the place was packed, it was heaving. We were approached by a member of staff, who amazingly found my wife and I a table in ten minutes. We had the carvery, which was hot, fresh and plentiful, bar service was good, with a good range of beers, lager and cider. Toilets where clean. There’s plenty of free car parking here, also has a nice garden for the kids play in.

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Downend Round Table Fireworks 2018 – Friday 2nd November – Bristol

Downend Fireworks 2018 Bristol Bury Hill Farm

It’s the perfect evening to see the fabulous Fireworks Organised by Downend Round Table returning for another year and promises to be even bigger and better than ever.   A hugely popular event, typically attracting over 10,000 visitors on site.  If you live within a twenty-minute walk they recommend that you don’t drive directly to the event, it’s quicker to walk!  The event is held in The King George V playing fields, in Downend Bristol.  There are three entrances to the park, Gate one is on Westerleigh Road and there are two further gates on Sutherland Avenue.

Downend Fireworks 2018 Bristol Bury Hill Farm

 

There will be a huge bonfire, funfair rides, food stalls, bars with plenty refreshments available from the Great Western Brewery which will be offering a selection of ales, lagers, ciders and wine and also entertainment for the whole family.

It’s best to arrive earlier as there will be areas on the roads which will be coned off for the safety of emergency vehicles.  Buses stopping close to the event are

First Bus:  5, 18 18A, 47, 47A and 48 or A Bus: A6

The Children’s display is at 6:30pm and is is deliberately more about the visual effects and is suitable for  younger guests to ooh and ah.  The Main display is 8:00pm and will be using some BIG fireworks that combine noise and light so if you are sensitive to loud noises, some level of ear protection would be advisable.  The gates open at 5:30pm so arrive early to get a good spot, there will be plenty of entertainment.

Downend Fireworks 2018 Bristol Bury Hill Farm

Child priced at £5.00 each.  Adult priced at £7.00 each.  Family ticket (includes 2 adults and 2 children) priced at £20.  Children under 3 years old are free.

VIP ticket priced at £15.00 each includes; A fantastic view of the fireworks from your own seat in our exclusive VIP Area, VIP Wristband, An alcoholic or soft drink on arrival, Glow in the dark toy for children, Snacks, Loan of a blanket of brolly if it’s wet or chilly & A loo within the VIP area.

The tickets are available from various shops in and around Downend or online. Or you can purchase tickets upon arrival (VIP & Family tickets only available online).

This event is for charity and last year raised an amazing £26,000 for good causes.

Address: King George V Playing Fields, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6QW – Website

Downend Fireworks 2018 Bristol Bury Hill Farm

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An Anniversary Dinner Treat

Willy Wicket Pub and Restaurant Downend Bristol

We went to the Willy Wicket Inn Downend Bristol for a mid-week treat on our Anniversary.  I reserved a table online, which was super easy and received a confirmation email within minutes.  I had a sneaky peak at the online menu, knowing that I was going to be very hungry after a hard day at work.

The Willy Wicket is a former dairy farmhouse, now converted into a very popular pub/restaurant and is a Vintage Inn, serving quintessentially British food from an extensive menu.  The dining areas are on either side of the bar and have roaring open fires, black oak beam ceilings, romantic candle lite tables and cosy lighting.  The bar has many seating options including squashy leather sofas.  Outside is a heated fenced beer garden with plenty of seating.

Willy Wicket Downend

We had a lovely meal. For starters I had Oven Baked Portobello Mushrooms in a garlic and Cheddar sauce, served with very tasty rustic bread.  My partner choose the Duo of pate and duck liver parfait, with Bramley apple butter, baby gherkins and the same very tasty rustic bread.   For our mains, I choose the Tagliatelle primavera a paste dish with asparagus, soya bean, broccoli and baby spinach, served with a white wine sauce to which I added a chicken breast.  My better half had the 8oz Rump steak with triple cooked chips, onion rings, thyme-roasted tomato and added garlic mushrooms.  Of course, we couldn’t finish it there, we had a dessert each.  A very creamy Eton mess and Coconut sorbet with fresh strawberries.  As you can imagine we were suitable stuffed.

Willy Wicket Downend

The pub oozes rural charm and rustic character and the picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on offer, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines.  With a weekly changing menu and lots to choose from, we will have to go back to try the many other dishes on offer and I especially want to try their Sunday Roast.  There is also a range just for kids offering mini versions of pub favourites too.

If you’re staying in the area in December 2018 they have live music from “Freeze” playing on 21st from 9pm.  “Freeze” is a covers band, playing all the classic’s and favourites throughout the years.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, it’s a great pub to enjoy some quality time with those who matter the most.  Booking for large groups is essential.  We have a sample menu for guests at Bury Hill Farm and it’s just a 10 minute walk away.  Parking is free and directly outside the pub.

The Willy Wicket Inn – Badminton Road, Downend, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS36 1DP  – Tel: 01179 567308  Opening hours – Monday to Saturday: 11:30 – 23:00,  Sunday: 11:30 – 22:30

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Independent Review  –  25 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and myself visited the pub on the hop at lunchtime on Thursday. It was extremely busy. The waitress found us a table by the window, I was impressed by the cleanliness of the place very warm with two real log fires blazing away. The service was first class and very friendly staff. We both had the lunch time Menu of two courses we both had starters My wife had the lamb koffters and I had the garlic mushrooms Both beautifully presented and plenty of it with various bread great. We had the salmon and spring onion fish cake for main with a medley of assorted veg again beautifully presented and plenty of it. It was reasonably priced, and the staff continually saw that we had all we wanted As Regular visitors to this area from Wales I will definitely be using the pub again Very impressed Thank You

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A Wander in Winterbourne

Jersey Cow Winterbourne Bury Hill Farm

Exploring Winterbourne, Bristol

It was a lovely warm Saturday afternoon and I decide to go for a little stroll around Winterbourne’s footpaths and lanes to do some foraging and to explore. The Donkey’s and Cow’s followed me along the drive, I think would have like to come. I turned left heading down Cuckoo Lane. Almost straight away I came across a wall of lovely ripe and ready for picking black berries, I left them where they were, as I would be returning the same way and would pick them on the way back.

I continued up Bury Hill and along the lane, I’d also planned to visit Bury Hill Fort today too, after reading a recent newspaper article about it.  The Iron Age fort was built about 700 BC. The double earth ramparts are well preserved except on the western side.  One side of the fort is along a steep hill edge above the River Frome, the other 3 sides are flat.  The flat sides have been destroyed by quarrying.  There is a central ditch, with ramparts built on both the inner and outer sides of the ditches.  The Romans occupied the fort, to defend against invasions from South Wales.

Walking in the Country Winterbourne Bristol

We’ve lived in Winterbourne for 23 years and haven’t been, so today was the day.  Access to the Fort is via a stone stile.  There is a sign indicating the public footpath just off of Bury Hill.  You can walk through the field and exit the other side by another stone stile. There’s not really a lot to see now, you need to have a really good imagination.

I continued my walk along Bury Hill turning right at the small triangle of grass, the junction where Bury Hill crosses with Church Lane and went towards the Frome Valley River.  It was lovely to see people out enjoying the sunshine, running, walking their dogs and riding their horses.  This part of Bury Hill joins onto the Frome Valley walkway.  I continue along Frome Valley River heading toward a bridge, I wasn’t sure which way I would go from there, but once at the bridge, I decided to do a bit of off roading and walked along the river following the walkway.

Walking in Winterbourne

The canopy of the trees were now completely joined together and the damp, crisp forest like smell made for a completely different atmosphere.  I highly recommend having no idea where you are going on your wander and just seeing where you end up, we all have phones now which will help us out when we think we are lost.  I took photos and enjoyed the journey.  Dog’s love this part of the river as it is shallow and the can run in and out of the water and have a fab time.    There is a small very old bridge that you must cross before exiting up the hill, I then found myself amongst the houses in Winterbourne.

Walking in the Country Winterbourne Bristol

I knew exactly where I was and instead of turning back I decided to continue as there was another part of the River that I have also never walked along.  I passed the Pub the “Cross Hands” on Down Road.  They were having a Cider, Cheese and Chillies Event today.  It’s a friendly proper old-fashioned pub, with tons of character and has a large enclosed garden out the back, family are welcome.  They always have different things going on during the year as they are at the heart of the village.  The Cross Hands doesn’t do food, but it does have lots of guest ciders, ales, snacks and a cosy atmosphere and always has fabulous hanging baskets and window boxes overflowing with beautiful flowers outside.  On this occasion I daren’t stop, I was on a mission today to visit places I hadn’t been to before.

Cross Hands Pub Winterbourne

I headed down, Down Road towards the dingle, over Damsons Bridge, and through the footpath gates to continue my journey along the River Frome.  The trees are smaller along this section and the hedges are like tunnels, with some Blackthorn absolutely covered in Sloe Berries.  These are what I was looking for a Forager’s Favourite, but for me I was thinking more for Sloe Gin ready for Christmas.

I wasn’t the only one foraging, one of the fields that run all the way down to the river there where 5 squirrels all burying nuts.  I wasn’t quick enough to get them all together with my camera sadly.  It would have been a great photo.  There were also plenty of Rose hips for me to pick, I’m going to make my first ever Rose Hip Jelly.

In the distance I get a good look at The Huckford Viaduct, a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, which extends over the River Frome just north of Winterbourne Down.  It was built in 1902 as part of the Wootton Bassett to Patchway railway line. It now forms part of the “Badminton” line from Bristol Parkway to Paddington station.  The viaduct rises to 100 feet above the river and is made up of 11 massive brick arches. The Frome Valley Walkway also passes through one of these arches.

Winterbourne Viaduct

The pathway had many twisted and turns, it was a really good walk and as I went around the bend at the top, I could see so much.  Horses in the fields, Birds of Prey in the sky.  It was a lovely view.  I could have gone on but by now I’d been steadily wandering for 2 ½ hours, I still had to walk back and I needed to pick some Black Berries for the next days pudding, Apple and Blackberry Crumble, first one of the year, it was delicious.  So, I headed back.

Map of my Walk

Frome walkway  http://www.fromewalkway.org.uk/frome_valley_booklet.pdf

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A Great Local Pub in Winterbourne Bristol UK

Out door Dining The Golden Heart Pub Winterbourne Bristol

The Golden Heart is located on Down Road in Winterbourne Down, Bristol.  A stylish premium pub bar and restaurant for relaxed drinking and eating, serving delicious food for all dining requirements, whatever the occasion it’s a nice place to have a drink and relax in its chic bar area with its open log burning fire or retreat to the cosy, warm and welcoming dining area and enjoy the delights on offer.

It has a modern interior with a stylish rustic twist, serving food from 12pm until late, it also has a lovely outside area for a spot of alfresco dining on those sunny days and also has a great garden for children to play in.

The pub has an extensive range of top notch food, every day of the week, a whole host of tasty starters, light bites, appetising mains, pub food classics, sharing platers and delightful desserts, guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling.

The Golden Heart Winterbourne

We went as a large group in May this year, the food and service were very good.  My husband and I shared a Carne Platter which was very tasty, I especially loved the Southern-fried buttermilk chicken thighs, really flavoursome.  For my main I had the Wholefood Salad and added a chargrilled chicken breast. This really was delicious and even though I was pretty much full, I couldn’t resist the desserts which I had seen leaving the kitchen and opted for Baked Sicilian Lemon Cheesecake.  I’m a big cheesecake fan and this did not disappoint.  Everyone enjoyed their meals and we spent the rest of the evening sat out on the pretty garden patio area, finishing our drinks in the warm evening sun.  It really was a perfect night and a perfect end to our day.

The Golden Heart Winterbourne

All in all, The Golden Heart is a great family pub, bar, and restaurant and should be your first port of call for brunch, lunch, or dinner, no matter what the occasion.  There is also plenty of space parking in the car park – free.

Booking well in advance is recommend for large groups, this can be done on the website, just choose your day and time.  There is a discretionary 10% service charge for group of 6 or more.

Opening Hours – Monday to Saturday 11am – 11pm. Food is served 12pm – 10pm.     Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm, Food is served 12pm – 9.30pm

Golden Heart Winterbourne Down Bristol, Down Road, Bristol BS36 1AU. Tel: 01454 774392  – 10 minutes walk from Bury Hill Farm.  http://www.thegoldenheartwinterbourne.co.uk

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Review – Local Guide – July 2018    Love this place. New fave “go to” pub for grub. If you’ve not eaten here, you need to!! Food is awesome, tried lots on the menu never had a duff dish! Place is clean. Staff are great! Service is prompt! Alex really looked after us on Sunday for amazing roast lunch and we’re back again! 5th visit in as many weeks. 🙂

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St Pauls Carnival – Bristol – UK

St Paul's Carnival Bristol

There are lots of things to look forward to as St Pauls Carnival make its triumphant return to the city on July 7th 2018 – 12 noon – 10pm for its 50th anniversary.  Attracting over 40,000 people this iconic event started back in 1968 bringing people from around the world to the streets of St Pauls, as you will expect, it’s going to be the most colourful of celebrations.  The Carnival is traditionally a participatory event for local people and this year it’s going back to its roots celebrating African Caribbean culture.  It truly represents the immense vibrancy, creativity and diversity that enriches the city.

The event includes a masquerade procession with beautiful, colourful costumes and floats from local and neighbouring schools and cultural associations, a stage for professional performers, sound systems all across the area and a range of stalls selling delicious food from a wide range of cultures as well as authentic Caribbean food including Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Rice and Peas.  It’s an inclusive event for all ages, with plenty of things to do for the younger carnival goers.

Live Music St Paul's Carnival Bristol
Live Music St Paul's Carnival

The procession is always a highlight and worth watching the colourful sea of costumes and floats which makes its way through the streets.  If you are taking children and there will be plenty of good vantage points along the route where you can soak up the sensory delights of the carnival.  It starts on Wilson Street and finishes at St Pauls Sports Centre.  Children can also enjoy a family activity zone, where they will be able to enjoy a wide range of fun and themed craft activities.

PROCESSION ROUTE

Starts at noon from Wilson Street, before turning right onto Portland Square. It will make its way around the square, in an anti-clockwise direction, so people can marvel at the Carnival floats and costumes in all their glory. The procession will then proceed along Surrey Street, before turning right onto York Street. Then, the procession will turn right onto City Road, making its way to the judging point at the junction of City and Ashley Roads. Judging will take place at around 2pm. Once judges have announced the winners, the procession will continue down Ashley Road, turn right onto Lower Ashley Road, and then turn right onto Tudor Road. Next, it will turn left onto Fern Street, before turning right onto Newfoundland Road, Ending at St Pauls Sports Centre.

Drummers St Paul's Carnival
Live Music St Paul's Carnival

MUSIC

There’s going to be a lot of fantastic music to enjoy with a large number of official PA systems on various streets, together with two main stages in parks and open spaces playing host to renowned DJ’s.  This event has historically predominantly featured Jamaican sounds with offerings of dub and reggae, this year you can also expect to hear an array of different sounds from other genres too including Soca, Salsa, Dancehall and drum & bass.

WINDRUSH STAGE – COREY CLOSE

This stage will host a combination of community groups, cultural showcases and live music throughout the day. Stand-out live music includes Bristol-based multi-national group Baraka, whose unique sound draws the music of Ghana, Senegal, Dominica, Trinidad and Southern Ireland. Plus, of course, a closing set from Bristol reggae royalty Laid Blak. 

WORLD CARNIVAL STAGE – BRUNSWICK SQUARE

This stage opens later at 1.55pm and will host a mix of culture and live music, with a little more of a lean towards the latter. Bigger names on the line up include Bristol/Plymouth-based alternative hip hop trio from the The Scribes,  a heavyweight back-to-back from Dismantle b2b Boeke b2b LUCY, and a big finale from Bristol titan Roni Size with MC Jakes.  

There so many other areas with music from the following  DJ’s and artists – just to name a few :-Sly One, Carasel, K Stylz b2b Fireman Sam and Slowie, Marcus Nasty b2b DJ Polo, Jaydrop with Puma MC, Sherry S and Scar Duggy, Sian Evans, Krust, Joker, RSD, Tectonic boss Pinch, Kahn and Neek (dancehall set), L U C Y, OH91 x Hi5Ghost x Boofy, N.Y.T.A x GotSome, Gardna, Surprise headliner.

Friends Chilling Bristol Harbour Festival
St Paul's Carnival Bristol

TRAVEL

The nearest train station is Temple Meads. There are no trains running between Bristol Temple Meads and Lawrence Hill/Stapleton Road/Filton Abbey Wood/Bristol Parkway/Montpelier/ Redland/Clifton Down/Sea Mills/Shirehampton/Avonmouth/St Andrews Road/Severn Beach due to maintenance work during the weekend of the carnival.  Buses will replace train to stations during the carnival.

The organisers reserve the right to search bags and any glass found will not be permitted into the carnival areas and may be confiscated.  They advise not to bring rucksacks or glass.  The carnival team is working closely with Avon and Somerset Police to ensure a safe and friendly carnival for all.

Website -https://www.stpaulscarnival.net/

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The Band – Bristol Hippodrome UK

Take that tribute Bristol Hippodrome

The Band is a 2017 musical written by Tim Firth, featuring the music of Take That, touring from 26 September 2017. The band was cast through the very popular 2017 BBC reality television show Let It Shine.

The show features the spectacular music of TAKE THAT, Britain’s most successful boy-band of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back for Good, A million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World.

It’s 1992 and we meet five 16 year old girls for who ‘the band’ is everything. Join us on this emotional rollercoaster as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.

It stars AJ Bentley, Nick Carsberg, Curtis T Johns, Yazdan Qafouri and Sario Solomon – FIVE TO FIVE, the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine who with a live band and a cast of 16 present this hugely anticipated production created by the team behind the magnificent Take That live concerts.

THE BAND is now the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time.

When:     17th – 28th April 2018

Where:    Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ   UK

Price:       £23.40 – £53.40

Website:  http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-band/bristol-hippodrome/#performance_tabs=tab_performances

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German Beerfest is Coming to Bristol UK – 18th – 20th May 2018

Enjoying Beer Bierfest Bristol

Based in Millennium Square near the Harbourside Bristol this party is packed full of live music and of course litres of beer.  An Oompah-filled paradise packed with entertainment, traditional dress and beer.  This years German inspired festival tent can hold an impressive 1,200 people.  There are 4 main areas in German Village and Beerfest: a German Village, an open-air Bier Garden, a Fun Time Area and a Bier Tent.

Beer Fest Bristol

When the sun comes out again and the days get longer, sit outside in the garden and enjoy the vibe of this fun event. Get yourself a Heidi wig, Lederhosen or Dirndl from the German souvenir shop and join in with the electric atmosphere, with singing and dancing.  It’s not just about the beer though, over a long weekend you can enjoy fun and entertainment for the whole family.  Visit the German Village with traditional huts selling authentic German products, there’s an exclusive Sket Garden where you can enjoy a delicious glass of German Sekt.  Or experience the Fun Time Area provided to please everyone. With traditional Hau den Lukas for kids and adults and challenging 2-minute Hang game.

 

Enjoy the delights of food available – Typical German delicacies such a Brezel (twisted-knot baked bread), Bratwurst (German   specialty sausage), Schnitzel (deep-fried breaded pork cutlet), Hendl (grilled chicken), Schweinebraten (German style roast pork). They also serve chips and snacks.

Travel –

By foot: a short walk from the the city centre bus stops. Millennium Square is behind the At-Bristol building.

By bus: First Bus number 8 or 9 to College Green from Bristol Temple Meads station. From College Green, walk down to the side of Bristol Cathedral.

By train: the closest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. From there, the venue is a 20 minute walk, a 5 minute taxi or a 10 minute bus ride.

Friday May 18th                            12:00 – 23:00

Saturday May 19th afternoon   11:00 – 16:30

Saturday May 19th evening       17:30 – 23:00

Sunday May 20th                           12:30 – 19:30

Tickets available from   http://bristol-beerfest.co.uk/

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