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  • Bristol Zoo Gardens
    Open all Year Round
    Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

    A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.

    For more information please go online to: www.bristolzoo.org.uk

    Discounted tickets available here at the Aztec Hotel & Spa, please ask a member of staff for more details.


  • At-Bristol Science Centre
    Open all year round
    Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

    At-Bristol is a state-of-the-art, interactive science centre, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for you, your friends and your family.

    At-Bristol involves people of all ages in an incredible journey through the workings of the world around us. Plus there is always something new to discover with At-Bristol's programme of special exhibitions, from animation to flight and illusions to water!

    The chrome-plated, futuristic sphere in Millennium Square is where you'll find the Planetarium, where you can sit back and take a trip to the stars beneath an immersive domed screen in the seasonal star show, which is just one of many brilliant attractions housed within At-Bristol. Have you ever wondered how stars are made or how to find the constellations in the night sky? Well, now you can find out.

    You can join Morph and friends for a journey through animation past and present, become an animator for the day, be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, get in a spin at the turbulent orb, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head to toe in your own giant bubble!

    For more information please go online to: www.at-bristol.org.uk

  • Jeremy Deller - English Magic
    12th April - 21st September 2014
    Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

    Jeremy Deller’s English Magic was commissioned by the British Council for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. The UK tour of the exhibition is supported by the Art Fund — the national fundraising charity for art.

    English Magic reflects Deller’s interest in the diverse nature of British society and its broad cultural, socio-political and economic history. The exhibition visits and interprets particular events or moments from the past, present and imagined future and Deller weaves a narrative thread through the exhibition, which draws in references such as politics, tax evasion, the Iraq war and Ziggy Stardust. Installations include large-scale mural paintings, drawings, photographs, and film, alongside historical materials and artefacts.

    The tour is the first of its kind and will enable audiences across the country to see the exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow; Bristol Museum & Art Gallery; and Turner Contemporary, Margate in 2014.
    At Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Deller will develop several new installations and commissions for the exhibition, in direct response to the museum’s own collections. A new display, relating to the history of the Venice Biennale and the British Pavilion, will also be included.

    For more information please go online to: www.bristol.gov.uk

  • Macbeth
    3rd September - 20th September 2014
    Tobacco Factory Theatre

    Contemporary recreations of the classics - Caucasian Chalk Circle, a Midsummer night's dream and many more - have gone down a storm in Bristol in the past few years.

    Time: 8:00pm

    Tickets: £17.00 - full or £13.00 for concession

    For more information please go online to: www.visitbristol.co.uk


  • Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival
    16th September - 21st September 2014

    Encounters short film and animation festival is the longest running competitive short film and animation festival in the UK. Annually the six day event solicits over 1600 submissions and screens up to 400 films from over 60 different countries.

    For more information please go online to: www.visitbristol.co.uk


  • Bristol Half Marathon
    21st September 2014
    Canons Road, Bristol

    This race is now firmly established as one of the UK's leading road races. The course takes place in Bristol's old city, Avon Gorge and Brunel's famous Suspension Bridge.

    For more information please go online to: www.visitbristol.co.uk


  • Bristol 100/50 Bike Ride
    28th September 2014
    Blaise Castle

    A brand new ride for 2014. Setting off from the grounds of Blaise Castle in Bristol, this exciting and beautiful new circular ride skirts the edge of the Cotswolds on the more challenging outward leg, turns towards the Severn, before making its way down the flats of the Severn Valley near Berkeley Castle - then onto the finish, where a hero's welcome awaits! The 100 mile route features chip-timing and web results so after the event, you can see your overall time and average speed along with the opportunity to compare your time with your friends.

    Time: 7:00am until 9:00am

    Tickets: £25.00 - on the day

    For more information please go online to: www.visitbristol.co.uk


  • Riverdance
    30th September - 5th October 2014
    Bristol Hippodrome

    Live Nation is proud to present the Riverdance 20th anniversary tour. With an incredible two decades of global success since the show first burst into the public's heart at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994, this is an unmissable chance for UK audiences to reconnect with what the Irish Times recently described as 'The Original... The Best'. The Washington Post exclaimed, 'It's continued popularity proves that it was, and remains, a phenomenon of historic proportions.'

    Tickets: £36.90 - £44.90

    For more information please go online to: www.visitbristol.co.uk



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