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North Somerset to host international art exhibition

Weston-super-Mare is set to become the centre of the contemporary art universe for the next six weeks as world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy brings his latest curated creation Dismaland to the town’s seafront. Featuring a never-before-seen collection of Banksy satirical art and sculpture, the exhibition also features pieces by artists from around the globe including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer an... »

Principal at Stagecoach shaves head for charity!

Pupils of a local performing arts school will get a shock when they return to classes in September and find their Principal is now bald! Yatton resident Heidi Hollis, Principal of Stagecoach Theatre School shaved off her hair _last week**_ to raise money for charity. She decided upon her ‘Brave Shave’ after her sister-in-law’s chemotherapy treatment resulted in hair loss. ‘Cancer really takes so m... »

Fly a Kite above the Skies of South West’s  Iconic Grand Pier

Fly a Kite above the Skies of South West’s Iconic Grand Pier

Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset – A FAMILY of kite enthusiasts will be demonstrating their flying skills above the skies of Weston-super-Mare’s iconic Grand Pier. The popular South West attraction will welcome Peter Powell, inventor of the famous 1970s Stunterkite, on Sunday August 9. Peter and his sons Mark and Paul, who now lovingly produce the kites, will be demonstrating the art of flying the Stun... »

Giant Animal Hay Bale Trail!

Giant Animal Hay Bale Trail!

ONE of the most popular adventure parks in the South West has invested thousands of pounds to create a new giant animal hay bale trail. Puxton Park, in Hewish, wanted to create a new wacky attraction for the region and decided to build a major farm themed animal trail. The trail consists of a variety of 12ft high giant hay bale animals using hay produced on the farm itself, and allows visitors to ... »

Storytelling Day at the Bishop’s Palace

Storytelling Day at the Bishop’s Palace

On Saturday 8th August, come and help the Palace Jester get his tales in a twist with a collection of weird objects “Ohhh?”, curious costumery “Ehhh!” and musical sound effects “Dun dun dunnn!” Master storyspinner Michael Loader will be delighting and entrancing the young and old alike with his hilarious tall tales. Hear and act out Little Red Riding Locks, Gold... »

Thursdays are fun days!

Thursdays are fun days!

If you’re looking for something to do in the summer holidays come along to North Somerset Fun Day Thursdays in Weston-super-Mare, Clevedon and Portishead! Admission and entertainment are free with lots on offer for all the family including games and music, entertainment, arts and crafts, fun sports and much, much more! The events take place from 11am to 4pm on 6 August – Ashcombe Park, Westo... »

Zoo Pride Day – Bristol Zoo 1st of August

Zoo Pride Day – Bristol Zoo 1st of August

Bristol Zoo are excited to work with Bristol Pride and the Big Lottery Fund to bring you a day of celebrating families. Come along to Bristol Zoo on the 1st of August within normal opening hours. Celebrating every type of family dynamic and the whole LGBT community, Zoo Pride is a unique event where everyone and anyone can get involved. With the activities available included in your Zoo entry... »

Splash to help save lives!

Splash to help save lives!

Being able to swim is a life-saving skill. But in July, Water Babies did more than teaching water safety! Our babies and toddlers did their first ever sponsored swim – raising money to help save lives through the baby charity Tommy’s. In the water, it’s near impossible to pick out the babies whose journey into the world was bumpier than others. Swimming is such a great leveller – everyone can enjo... »

THE GRUFFALO Roars into the Weston this September

THE GRUFFALO Roars into the Weston this September

Saturday 12th September – 1:30pm & 4:30pm Sunday 13th September – 10:30am & 1:30pm THE GRUFFALO is the must see family show for lovers of the timeless story and everyone looking for a smashing day out! TALL STORIES hit musical adaptation of the much loved picture book by JULIA DONALDSON and AXEL SCHEFFLER will be a huge part of this summer’s West End calendar, as the most fearsome creature... »

Willow Weaving Wonders Appear at Palace

Willow Weaving Wonders Appear at Palace

This week, The Bishop’s Palace is very much looking forward to welcoming the wonderful willow work of Elaine Marks to the Gardens! From 21st July a host of willow sculptures will be found scattered around The Palace site. Elaine uses locally sourced willow to create her fabulous sculptures. Willow has been grown on the Somerset Levels since mankind moved into the area. The low lying flood plains o... »

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