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Your Guide to Bristol in August


There is so much to experience in this wonderful City of ours, it becomes very difficult trying to pick just a few things to share!

I had written many a list for August but have managed to narrow it down to a few favourites for you.


Folk on a Boat Fundraiser

Our Charity of the year is the wonderful Jessie May Trust. An incredible charity that helps provide free home care support to families who have children with a terminal illness.

Our biggest fundraiser yet will be at The Grain Barge on Friday 8th August. We’ve got the musical delights of The Great Sea Choir, Ali George and Dexter Selboy & the Shonky Trio. Only £5 entry and all proceeds go to Jessie May. Please do come along and help us help this amazing charity. Have a look at our event page and please do check out the amazing work the Jessie May Trust do.






Returning on 2nd August and taking over St George’s park in Redfield, the team at Redfest have put together a programme of events and activities that you don’t want to miss out on. They’ve got live music (Yes Sir Boss are headlining for those up for a good old dance!), cabaret, circus acts, markets & loads of things for the kids to do. It’s a great day out and it’s completely free – check out their website for more info.



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Workshops & Classes

Why not take a Summer class?

There are some really great places for weekly/daily classes in Bristol with such a large selection of things to take part in. Hamilton House in Stokes Croft has got a brilliant, varied range of classes and courses available. Try your hand at samba and screenprinting or join in a cooking workshop in their community kitchen! What’s more, when your class is finished you’ve got The Canteen just downstairs for a well deserved pint. Go on, try something new.





Cheltenham Road 

Talking of Hamilton House leads me to the places in the Stokes Croft area that I love. One of my favourite places to go and sit & read is The Arts House. They’ve got a great selection of food, the coffee is great and throughout the month they turn the downstairs area into an amazing mini cinema. Have your coffee, pop next door to the Here Gallery and Bookshop and peruse their fine collection of art books, comics & prints and then across the road to purchase some local artists goods from The Little Shop, I guarantee a lovely time will be had.



August is a great month in Bristol, everything feels a lot calmer but there is still loads of things to do. Don't forget it's the Bristol Balloon Fiesta 7th -10th. Never been? Go on down on the Saturday evening and watch the nightglow and fireworks!


Come and stay with us this month and enjoy the Summer in Bristol.

Posted on:: 31 July 2014  |  Posted by:: Steph