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Feature: Independant Bristol September is a month were Bristol plays host to many events which celebrate Bristol’s indepent spirt. One of the cities assets is BrisFest 2011 Lifestyle: Fashion A/W 2011 Fashion events

Lifestyle: Film - Tomboy

Lifestyle: Music

Jim Moray at Colston Hall

Lifestyle: Art Co-curated by Clare Ferguson-Walker, Myth, Magic & Madness draws on the uniting aspects of human existence, through our bodies, our minds and the symbolism that comes from ancient narratives.


Community: Manchester Pride 21 years and still going strong check out the highlights from Manchester Pride.

Inside: Issue 11 Lifestyle: Theatre -Dirty Dancing national tour Development: Career UWE sponsored Pride Bristol this year check out what they have been up to as they have been awarded diversity champion status Development: Health An article by Nick on Fitness and Mental Health

Listings Check out the listings and whats on guide for all the up to date information of whats happening in the LGBT city.

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Wolf’s stage Friday see’s BrisFest kick off with a bang as we look to the stars of the future on our main stage programmed by the legendary Mr Wolf’s! Come straight from work as we warm up with DJ’s from 6pm.

Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre & Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour

18:30 Ouija Birds – Dark acid rock collides with The Kinks and Portishead!

Check It Out … The entire site opens with a bang … expect crazy walkabouts, fire displays, huge scale projections, light shows, interactive arts and a whole host of music to celebrate the new festival.

20:30 The Anomalies – unique blend of breakbeat hip hop.

There will be 7 stages; two main outdoor stages, two large music tents also featuring stand up comedy and cabaret after hours, the RFID Dome which boasts 360degree visuals and the finest electronic music, the beer garden stage with folk, acoustic and poetry, and the performance area with unexpected spectacles all evening long!

19:30 Gecko – With national radio play and support from the likes of Radio 1’s Mike Davies, The King Blues and punk poet Attila the Stockbroker, Gecko look set to take the world by storm with their punk rock pop. 21:45 Laid Blak – 100% heavyweight urban reggae, 23:00 Interactive Games… get silly with us as we play twister, and other crazy activities from local artists. Weapon of Choice stage Brought to you by the kings of the street scene, these pen-wielding heavyweights launch us into a weekend of top quality sounds (in full Funktion One) and live painting. 18:00 Aztech – This young local producer opens up with fresh heavy beats. 19:00 Mad Mandy 20:00 The Scribes – New wave hip hop four piece with breath taking live performances. 21:00 C-Strike-Z Pa Set & DJ Superisk + Guests – The Central Spillz boys and friends bring it home, Bristol style. 21:45 DJ Cheeba VGA set – The infamous Cheeba, back from his Beck’s Vier ad and world touring schedule to perform his live audio visual set projected onto the surrounding buildings 23:00 – CatchPhraze live! Play along to our remake of this gameshow classic! Gryphon Heavy Stage Programmed by Medium Head 19:00 Lakes – kicking us off with their ambient hardcore metal 19:45 The Hotel Ambush – with killer riffs, hardcore beats, and aggressive yet melodic vocals this is one of the most confident and determined bands on the scene. 20:30 Massai – crossing barriers between metal and rave, whilst incorporating Swing, Skank and Hip Hop. 21:20 Honour Your Pain – brutal, relentless, passionate. We then turn the tent around to become BrisFest’s very own comedy club….


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FRIDAY Opening & Closing: 6pm – Midnight Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre & Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour Check It Out …

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22:30 Stand up comedy with Mark Olver (9 out of 10 cats, support for Russell Howard and Deal or No Deal!), John Robins, Mat Ewins, Cerys Nelmes and guests. Access to Music Tent Young artists Programmed by New Generation Takeover 18:00 Jordan Fourths – An upcoming DJ playing the best in dub and newage music. 18:45 Dashvillz/Official – DashVillz brings you a new meaning to grime with versatile flows and hard hitting tracks… 19:20 D-GIT – Bringing you the best beats and vocals – Don’t Get It Twisted! 19:45 SMI – Smart Minded Individual – Javier had made his mark on the Bristol music scene with his fresh hip hop music 20:20 Empror (Empz) – one of the UK’s up and coming Artist, Producer and Song writer coming out of his home town Bristol 20:55 Gardna – A local MC/DJ with crowd smashing dubstep to hip hop beats. 21:40 Subslags – a group of young, talented individuals with a passion for bass music. The group consists of DJ’s, MC’s, Producers and Promoters. 22:30 Circus and cabaret show – A fantabulous concoction of cabaret delights with fire, burlesque, hooptease, comedy dance and acrobatics from Miss Laura Mai, Le Pants, Delilah di Sgrace, Meghan Pike and more… Acoustic Stage in the Beer Garden Programmed by Jelli Records 19:00 Nicky Johns – well-known and much-loved performer on the Bristol folk and acoustic scene 19:45 Steve Page - Soulful and bluesy inspired by Neil Young 20:30 Heg Doughty - a singer / songwriter whose story-inspired compositions and hair-raising vocals have won her critical acclaim and a growing fanbase. 21:15 Cue FanFare - combining a shared love of taut melody, and a heady mix of woven chiming guitars with a pop sensibility. 22:00 Acoustic jam around the fire. RFID Dome Festival favourite; the magnificent dance music dome with 360 degree sound and visuals 18:00 Special guests. 19:00 DJ Phat Rave – Original Reading rudeboy inna da place. Free party veteran DJ Schmang with a timeless set of jungle techno from way before back in the day.


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20:00 Ricorb – making sense of the world that surrounds him by smothering it in bass and 909 claps. With his Halloween Bass set he’s usually found on the outskirts of Dubstep/Speed Garage/ PsyDM/NuGrave-NickCavecore. 21:00 Nam Shub of Enki- member of MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB and a long respected producer, performer and DJ in the Australian underground electronic music scene. 22:30 –Silent Rave, pick up your headphones from the hire desk and have a boogie with the brilliantly fun Adam Asbo (ASBO Disco) until midnight. Street Theatre and Walkabouts There will be a variety of interesting walkabout characters around the festival to entertain and delight. As you enjoy wandering around the festival or relaxing on the lawn, they will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Friday’s acts will include Ross Hedley with his amazing mind reading! Site Art The entire festival site will once again be transformed into one of the world’s largest street art galleries, displaying work by internationally renowned artists such as Inkie, Cheba, Andy Council, Feek, Ponk and Sepr, with displays of the best work especially created at BrisFest over the past three years. Plus there will be new work and live painting during the festival weekend by the following artists, so you can see the site transformed in front of your very eyes; FLX, Acer One, Rich T, 45 RPM, Loch Ness, Lokey, Turroe, Shade One, Stae, Kato, 3Dom, SPZero76, Epok, Nakama, Sepr, Soker, Inkie, Bonzai, Keen, Mr Riks, Ryda, Reaf, Silent Hobo. Haka, Khoi, Zesk, 3rdeye, Deams, Jody T, Rosie & Caz Raves on The Waves Boat Parties On board the Tower Belle, departing from outside the spy Glass near Bristol Bridge, please arrive 15minutes early to board. 6pm – MORPH with Arkist (Apple Pips / Hot Flush) and Mortal b2b LMB. Morph have been catering for Bristol’s House & Techno lovers since early 2008. Expect fresh party beats and good vibes all round! £6 +bf 8pm – HEADRUSH with Kidkut, Hodge and Leewok playing House Music for the ultimate warm up to the weekend! £6 +bf


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FRIDAY Opening & Closing: 6pm – Midnight Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre & Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour Check It Out …

Rave on Avon Underground The secret’s out! Our never before used venue, a whole 2 stories underground is a converted car park right next to the festival site! Huge props to At-Bristol and local authorities in letting us create this incredible immersive environment for two nights only. Come explore! Room 1: Extra special secret guests on the legendary Dirt Soundsystem. Expect the unexpected. Room 2: Drawn Recordings and Fata Morgana bring you an interactive digital vortex of visuals and art to the sounds of Kanji Kinetic, Milktray, Startslow and more. Interspersed with specially mashed treats from Swede Mason of buttery biscuit bass fame! Room 3: The Bank Vault. Unwind in style with a magical adventure of cabaret and music. Free gift for anyone wearing gold… beware you don’t get locked in though!


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SATURDAY Opening Wolfs stage & Closing: We start the day with a programme of dance classes and shows before heading straight into the musical line up. 11am – Midnight Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour Check It Out … Saturday daytime sees the opening of the kids area, plus arts & crafts workshops, world music, stalls, music industry talks and demo classes, street dance lessons, samba bands, jive dancing and of course lots of music! Its all about Southwest artists on Saturday so come check out the best of the west!! We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

11:00 The Crusaders Cheer and Dance 11:10 Hooping Mad – its hula hoops galore so come have a go 11:55 SJB Belly Dance 12:15 Xclusive Dance 12:25 Pumped Dance School 13:15 The Show Girl Academy 14:05 Funk It Up 14:20 Let Go and Dance 15:00 Alonestar – Jethro Sheeran, featuring Ed Sheeran on several track, cites inspirations from the early Bristol scene and his childhood where he grew up with friends and acquaintances that include Smith & Mighty, Tricky, Massive Attack, Kosheen and Portishead. 16:00 Dakhla – live experimental big brass funk and hip hop 17:00 Special guests 17:40 The Hats – The Hats have been playing together since 2005, and in that time have grown into an upbeat funk/blues band with such a modern twist that you won’t be able to keep still! 18:50 Yes Rebels – Indie rock with catching riffs and a big sound 19:50 The Other Tribe – Dance-inducing, synth-driven, Black Ghosts style electro music with incredibly catchy, British, Blur-style vocals. 20:50 Million Way – Live electro/house for a full dancefloor wig-out with a high-energy performance of musically vibrant and expertly produced live electro, house, fidget, techno, booty and acid! 21:45 Dub Mafia – 7 piece dance act combining drum and bass, dub, dubstep, bashment, breakbeat and world music into an eclectic mix creating a diverse, upbeat and unique sound that makes any music lover want to move. 100% live and taking the world by storm. 23:00 – Interactive Games… get silly with us as we play twister, other crazy activities from local artists.


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SATURDAY Opening Weapon of choice stage & Closing: Bristol’s longstanding graffiti stalwarts Weapon of Choice program our 11am – Midnight 2nd stage this year with heavyweight selection of hiphop, dubstep and jungle encompassing longstanding scene legends and young Location: upstarts alike. DJ sets between acts by DJ Anina. Lloyd’s Amphitheatre and 12:00 C-Froo and Exclusive Acoustics – Live hiphop with backed by a full funky, folky band Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour 13:00 Split Prophets– Bristol based collective churning out fresh Check It Out … Saturday daytime sees the opening of the kids area, plus arts & crafts workshops, world music, stalls, music industry talks and demo classes, street dance lessons, samba bands, jive dancing and of course lots of music! Its all about Southwest artists on Saturday so come check out the best of the west!! We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

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13:30 Vertebrae Band – Live hiphop featuring Rogue, Ben One and Awkward 14:15 Krazy & Noodles – Newschool UK hiphop from Bristol with a grime tinge! 14:45 Twizzy, Jinxta, DJ Skint & M.A.B – special colab from these top lyricists and beat merchants 15:30 Bastard Sunz – Dark and surreal hiphop from B’tol and friends 16:15 Lund Quartet – An instrumental exploration of jazz and hiphop combined 17:15 Dave Cridge – From the Up bustle & Out crew – Ninja Tune’s oldschool funky hiphop purveyor 18:15 Rodney P & Skitz – UK hiphop legends, straight up! 19:00 Buggsy – Fast rising Bristol MC is taking the hiphop and dubstep scenes by storm 19:30 Engine Earz Experiment – Full live band that’s been described as ‘Massive Attack for the dubstep generation’ 20:45 DJ Die & MC Inja – Drum ‘n’ bass originator who founded Full Cycle Recordings 21:45 Komonazmuk – Dubstep destroyer from Bristol’s Hench stable 23:00 – CatchPhraze live! And interactive cycle-powered pong!


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SATURDAY Opening Gryphon tent workshops & Closing: 11:30 Chris Waller Photography workshop, ‘Find Your Own Focus’, demonstrating some of the many time honoured “wet” techniques 11am – Midnight that cannot be achieved with a purely digital process. Win a camera on the day! Location: Lloyd’s 12:15 Remix Workshop: Music Technology and DJ. Try your hand at Amphitheatre and scratching with professional DJs and produce your own piece of music Waterfront Square, to take home. Bristol Harbour 13:15 Ben “Harmonica” Hewlett’s ‘Play Blues & More’ workshop is open to all even if you’ve NEVER played before. Bring a harmonica in C or Check It Out … pick on up here, plus a chance to win one! Saturday daytime sees the opening of Gryphon Heavy Stage the kids area, plus Programmed by Medium Head 15:00 Some Of Us Never Die arts & crafts workshops, world music, 15:50 A Bit Too Far stalls, music industry talks and demo 16:30 Donnie Brasco – hardcore punk with a sound likened to bands classes, street dance such as Strike Anywhere and Defeater and lyrics dealing with the theme of growing up and living in a dead coastal town. lessons, samba bands, jive dancing 17:10 Hope of the Hated and of course lots of 17:50 Charon music! Its all about Southwest artists on 18:35 Becoming Rome – A death metal/hardcore band from Bristol who show amazing promise. One to watch!! Sal Saturday so come check out the best 19:20 Allure in Grace of the west!! 20:05 The Dead Lay Waiting – a youthful 5-piece modern metal band with fast-paced, catchy melodies, no bullshit metallic music receiving We’re also proud to much media attention. announce there will be boat parties on 20:50 All to Ruin board the Matthew 21:35 Somnus – Somewhere between thrash and crust with subtle as well as the Tower dark melodic undertones and socially political song matter they perBelle and the Flower, form with the utter most venom and conviction. book early to avoid We then turn the tent around to become BrisFest’s very own comedy disappointment! club…. 22:30 Stand up comedy with hot local talent Jared Hardy, Fin Taylor, Chris Dunford, Henry Widdicombe and guests.


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SATURDAY Opening Access to Music Tent Music Industry Talks & Closing: 12:30 BMF Urban Demo session – bring your music along on Cd on 11am – Midnight MP3 to have it heard by our panel of music industry professionals including Richard Pitt of BBC Introducing, Matt Booth of Bristol Music Location: Foundation and Leon Alexander of Hope Recordings plus others, to Lloyd’s receive professional feedback and advice. Amphitheatre and This event is run in conjunction with the BMF Urban event held at Waterfront Square, the Watershed from 2pm-6pm, free entry. Guest speakers will look at Bristol Harbour getting heard, performance rights, marketing, distribution and much more. Check It Out … 14:30 Playing Festivals – a panel discussion on getting booked to play Saturday daytime at festivals, what to expect, fees and what programmers are looking sees the opening of for. Guest speakers include Dan Rafferty from Shambala festival and the kids area, plus James Cousins who books for Arcadia at Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair arts & crafts work- and more. shops, world music, Access to Music Tent stalls, music indus- Young bands Programmed by New Generation Takeover try talks and demo 16:00 Carachi/Official classes, street dance lessons, samba 16:45 JD Williams bands, jive dancing 17:30 Lottie Matthews and of course lots of 18:15 Noah Villeneuve – Noah from Bristol band ARCHIMEDES doing music! Its all about low key solo acoustic performance. Southwest artists on Saturday so come 19:00 Aidan Simpson check out the best 19:45 Alice Jemima – Singer/Songwriter Alice Jemima and her guitar of the west!! with the accompanied violin. We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

20:30 One Sixth Of Tommy – Their songs are melodic, graceful and uplifting with a nod to acoustic traditions yet not without a healthy dose of experimentation 21:15 The Goodness – “Like an angular Elbow with Maccabees sensibilities and enormous choruses” 22:00 NGOD – NGOD throw out track after track of well-produced up-and-down beat, math rock inspired synergy that sprawls from the stage in sheer blockades of power. 22:30 Circus and cabaret show – A fantabulous concoction of cabaret delights with fire, burlesque, hooptease, comedy dance and acrobatics from Miss Laura Mai, Le Pants, Delilah di Sgrace, Meghan Pike and more…


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SATURDAY Opening Acoustic Stage in the Beer Garden & Closing: Programmed by Jelli Records 11:00 Open Mic Hosted by Barry Walsh 11am – Midnight Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour Check It Out … Saturday daytime sees the opening of the kids area, plus arts & crafts workshops, world music, stalls, music industry talks and demo classes, street dance lessons, samba bands, jive dancing and of course lots of music! Its all about Southwest artists on Saturday so come check out the best of the west!! We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

13:30 A Band Named Brian – “Sort of like an Acoustic/Folk version of Tom Lehrer; good tunes, funny lyrics and intelligence.” 14:15 Pete Taylor – well written and well performed acoustic music 15:00 Lonely Tourist – plays songs on an acoustic guitar 15:45 Robyn Pistols - Former bass player/Vocalist for Grunge Punk band THE WHORES with her acoustic project. 16:30 Rebecca Cant – enchanting singer songwriter 17:15 Gaz Brookfield – instantly accessible, everyman tales of life, love and everything else in between. 18:00 Danielle – A 16 year old with huge star potential and a voice to match. 19:00 Bashema – Mixing jazz & classical piano playing with sultry vocals on top 20:00 Emily Grist – breathy vocals and simple tunes deliver a convincing sound of tomorrow. 21:00 Elliot Hall - A rough, gruff and tumble voice that pulls away at lyrics this good is the kind of daydream we need in England to reignite a spark for credible new songwriters. Fans of folk, poetry and rock ‘n’ roll should pay attention to this wholly earnest and breathtakingly awe inspiring rogue’ 22:00 Acoustic jam around the fire. Kids Area Complete with playground equipment, crafty fun, storytelling and circus skills the all new expanded kids area is open 11am- 6pm Saturday and Sunday and has plenty of seating for parents too. Don’t forget there are also the dance classes and the workshop tent for more activities to do with the nippers too! 11:00 -11:30 Captain Harry Horne from Bristol Pirate Walks 14:00 Ever wanted to create the next Horrid Henry, or Kipper? Come and have a go at drawing with illustrator Chris Fisher.


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SATURDAY Opening RFID Dome & Closing: 12:00 RFID residents – the crew that have been taking the UK festival 11am – Midnight circuit by storm including Tronson, Vilhelm and Oblongoldfish. Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre and Waterfront Square, Bristol Harbour

Plus Special guest set by a world renowned live visual DJ as he takes over the dome bringing live video manipulation to the turntables. 16:00 Biggles – only aims to get people grooving to his funky deep disco sound.

17:00 Busta Widemove – Forming member of London’s step 13 live drum and bass ensemble, Busta’s DJ sets are legendarily skanking and Check It Out … dropping. Saturday daytime 18:00 Retrotek – (a.k.a. Wedge) with his perfect blend of retro disco sees the opening of and galactic future funk. the kids area, plus arts & crafts work- 19:00 Jim P – Former purveyor of techno vinyl through Subway records shop and the Warehouse Records label. Jim has come out of shops, world music, retirement for a birthday set with his RFID bruds to play relentless, stalls, music indus- thundering techno. try talks and demo classes, street dance 20:00 Nick Sutton – A unique brand of minimal-tech-sparkle. lessons, samba 21:00 Apologue – Returning for a second year, Bristol techno label bands, jive dancing Apologue recordings showcases its sound at Brisfest, with DJs Jamie and of course lots of Curnock, Patrick Bolton, Jobody and Truss. music! Its all about 22:30 –Silent Rave, with twitter’s famous Andy_C_RAM doing his first Southwest artists on ever live performance (don’t forget the Jaffa cakes) and on the other Saturday so come channel Bristol legends rocking your world until midnight. Pick up check out the best your headphones from the hire desk next to the dome. of the west!! We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

Street Theatre and Walkabouts There will be a variety of interesting walkabout characters around the festival to entertain and delight. As you enjoy wandering around the festival or relaxing on the lawn, they will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Look out for Chimps roaming free amongst the lawns! The Chimps This mischievous chimp collective wanders freely through our streets sneaking up behind the bewildered and shamelessly trying to imitate human etiquettes and body language they observe. Determined to incorporate these perceived ‘civilized airs and graces’ into their own lives, they are convinced that they can blend into our social scene.


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SATURDAY Opening Oxjam Stage & Closing: The Oxjam stage in Anchor Square, in conjunction with Artists Studio Bristol, will be playing an eclectic mix of local music across the week11am – Midnight end with poetry, spoken word and more thrown into the mix. Location: This stage is raising funds for Oxfam and raising awareness of the BrisLloyd’s tol Oxjam festival due to take place on Saturday 22 October at venues Amphitheatre and on Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road. Come find out more! Waterfront Square, Raves on The Waves Boat Parties Bristol Harbour On board the Tower Belle, departing from outside the spy Glass near Bristol Bridge, please arrive 15minutes early to board. Check It Out … 13:00 – The House takeover – Deep, Chunky, progressive and funky Saturday daytime sees the opening of with DEEPGROOVE (Big in the game), FULL DUVET VOUS? CREW (Bristol kings of house), STUART WILKINSON (Bristols number 1) and DAVE the kids area, plus KIRK (Bristol’s number 2). arts & crafts workshops, world music, 15:15 – Deeper sounds of Drum & Bass with JORDAN V (V Recordings), stalls, music indus- THE INSIDERS (Metalheadz, Creative Source, 31 Records), CINEMATIC try talks and demo (Tru Thoughts, Spearhead, Reprise), ILLUSIVE (Critical Sounds) and classes, street dance hosted by FOKUS, ALPHABETICAL & REMIDY lessons, samba 17:30 – Old Skool, Jungle & Drum & Bass with NICKY BLACKMARKET bands, jive dancing (The badman himself ), DONOVAN ‘BADBOY’ SMITH (Gloucesters rave and of course lots of Don), DJ DAZEE (The queen of Jungle) and RAMJACK (Bristols undismusic! Its all about puted heavyweight champion). Southwest artists on 19:45 – Crack house, baseline, Speed Garage, Mutant Bass with THE Saturday so come SQUIRE OF GOTHOS (Needs NO introduction), THE MUSKETS (Musket check out the best Bass), SNAKE PORN (Jack Black himself ), JACKOV (He’s safe as a duck), of the west!! ED BROCKOUT (The Brocktician) and hosted by ALPHABETICAL. We’re also proud to announce there will be boat parties on board the Matthew as well as the Tower Belle and the Flower, book early to avoid disappointment!

Sailor Jerry’s Boat Parties on board the Matthew The magnificent replica ship sets sail from directly within the main festival site for a tour of the harbour with top local musicians and, naturally, a Sailor Jerry’s bar. Hop on board for a trip of a life time! £10. 12:00 – Acoustic music by local singer songwriter Ryan Inglis and a set from the legendary Queen Bee! 13:30 – An unplugged set by the beautiful Katey Brookes, followed by the fantastic Funk From The Truck DJ Ewan Hoozami. What better way to spend your lunchtime? 15:00 Acoustic set by Jimmy Goodrich, who has previously supported Amy Winehouse, as well as Rufus and Martha Wainwright, followed by the sounds of Davey T and Tapey on the mobile disco rig.

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Opening times: Various; most clubs are 10pm until 3am or later. Some as late as 6am! Check it out:

BrisFest Saturday night, a.k.a Rave on Avon, is a multivenue clubbing extravaganza staged by the cream of Bristol’s promoters and featuring local as well as international talent.

Your wristband allows you to club hop between all ten venues playing everything from dubstep and drum n bass to house and techno.

There are also live bands and indie DJs, so there should be something for everyone to continue the party into the night. This year look out for walkabout performers, secret venues and the free silent rave on site!

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RAVE ON AVON MULTI-CLUB EXTRAVAGANZA! Combined BrisFest and Rave on Avon tickets are just £22, making Rave on Avon just £6 (3 days of BrisFest £16) and covering you for all three days of incredible entertainment. The Saturday night multi-club mega rave! One wristband gets you into everywhere so you can club-hop all night and experience the best of Bristol’s clubbing scene. Or pick up a Rave on Avon only ticket from £12… getting you into no less than 10 venues! Rave on Avon Underground! DUBSTEP // TROPICAL BASS // ELECTRONICA // CABARET AND RAVE! Pinch // Mumdance // Drums Of Death // Squire of Gothos The secret’s out! Exclusive to us for a second night (that’s right, we’ve got it for Friday night too), a whole 2 stories underground is a converted car park right next to the festival site! Huge props to At-Bristol and local authorities in letting us create this incredible immersive environment. Come explore before it’s too late! Spread across three rooms this never before seen underground extravaganza will include: An interactive digital vortex of visuals and art as well as The Bank Vault – where crazy carnival folk will co-opt you into a magical adventure of cabaret and music! Silent Rave! DRUM & BASS // ASBO DISCO The Silent Rave will be rocking your world until midnight in the RFID Dome and BrisFest site. Pick up your headphones from the hire desk next to the dome. Channel 1: twitter’s world famous @Andy_C_RAM with a full on dnb set. The joker that’s had us all in stitches for months plays an exclusive set for BrisFest! Channel 2: Adam ASBO with his ASBO Disco! It’s going to get naughty. Basement 45 BASS MUSIC // DUBSTEP // HOUSE // TECHNO Lost! are proud to bring one the UKs foremost bass music crews, TOMB CREW! to Rave On Avon at Basement 45! Alongside them in room one will be T-SEX (FOO MAGAZINE), BILLY DISNEY (LOST!/ DISHEd UP!) and BAZLA (ONE:SIX/LOST!), who will be dropping all


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Opening times: Various; most clubs are 10pm until 3am or later. Some as late as 6am! Check it out: BrisFest Saturday night, a.k.a Rave on Avon, is a multivenue clubbing extravaganza staged by the cream of Bristol’s promoters and featuring local as well as international talent. Your wristband allows you to club hop between all ten venues playing everything from dubstep and drum n bass to house and techno. There are also live bands and indie DJs, so there should be something for everyone to continue the party into the night. This year look out for walkabout performers, secret venues and the free silent rave on site!

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manner of bass related goodness! Room 2 will be dedicated to some deeper styles, with Lost! residents laying down all types of house and techno. Start the Bus GLITCH // DUBSTEP // HOUSE // TECHNO Pollen is back at Start The Bus for Rave-On-Avon with an all star cast featuring some of the best DJ’s in Bristol! Expect the usual glitchy goodness and heavy bass. Room 1: The Kelly twins (UFO/Idle Hands), Chris Farrell (Idle Hands), Richard Carns (Commune),Shanti Celeste (Housework/SUM), Vast & Bulbous (I Feel Space), Tom Donuts (Donuts/Crazylegs) and EFA (Pollen/Crazylegs/51°27′) Timbuk2 TECHNO // HOUSE // DISCO // BASS MUSIC // DUBSTEP Huge all-nighter at one of Bristol’s favourite underground venues, featuring over 20 of Bristol’s best producers and dj’s with disco/ house/techno/bass & dubstep across 3 rooms: Main Room: Octogen (Readers wives/Gardeners weekly), Deepgroove (Cocoon), October (Caravan/Transaafl), AL Tourettes Live (Apple Pips/ Bonus Round), Kidkut (Immerse), Chris Farrell (Idlehands), LMB (IST DAS), and Dirty Talk DJs. Bar Room: Sir Beans O.B.E, Kelly Twins (UFO), Swiss Tony, Pardon My French, Awon, Matt Annis (Thumbs aloft), Spooks (Crazylegs), Biggles, and Wabisabi djs , Room 3: I.D. (Passenger/Earwax), Wedge (Hench), Jakov (Dubbox), Link (Nebula/Ninetree), Brock Out DJs, and Lost DJs Arc Bar RAGGA JUNGLE // BREAKCORE // DRUM & BASS The always-’avin’ it, rather raucous, insatiable ragtag bunch that make up the Neverlution Soundsystem have invited a friendly squad of proportionately passionate comrades of rave to join them in an epic rinse-out of the ragga jungle, breakcore and drum ‘n’ bass that helps make Bristol the special place it is. Line up: Parasite (Death$ucker), Scamp (Life4Land), Sketch and Tiny Taste (Jungle Syndicate), Deleted Scene (Avalaf ), Gizmode and Breakwhore (Neverlution/Blunderphonics), Tapeworm (Neverlution), Brewmachine (Neverlution) and TMG (Neverlution).


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Opening times: Various; most clubs are 10pm until 3am or later. Some as late as 6am! Check it out: BrisFest Saturday night, a.k.a Rave on Avon, is a multivenue clubbing extravaganza staged by the cream of Bristol’s promoters and featuring local as well as international talent. Your wristband allows you to club hop between all ten venues playing everything from dubstep and drum n bass to house and techno. There are also live bands and indie DJs, so there should be something for everyone to continue the party into the night. This year look out for walkabout performers, secret venues and the free silent rave on site!

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Blue Mountain DRUM & BASS // HIP HOP Drum and Bass unite as the best of our region’s filthy D&B nights come together under one roof, bringing you the crème de la crème of top events and legendary artists ready to burst ear drums and frazzle minds! Mr Wolfs LIVE BANDS // FUNK // BREAKS The Breaks Collective – 7 piece live jazz and hiphop band specialising in fusing lyrical poetry with clever chord and beat arrangements. This band love music, improvisation and keeping it live! Followed by Funk From The Trunk – “Legendary party-starters FFTT bring you 4 hours of back to back dancefloor destruction… rump shakin’ funk, beats, breaks and bass from local heroes Ewan Hoozami & DJ Vallee” 51 Stokes Croft BREAKBEAT // DRUM & BASS // HOUSE Bass Kitchen – Serving up an eclectic range of fried beats, phattening bass, full English breaks, delicious DnB, succulent dubstep and a tasty side order of mouth watering funk and hip-hop – its BASS KITCHEN!” The Croft DANCEHALL // TROPICAL BASS // MOOMBAHTON At Rave-on-Avon’s northern most tip, Ruffnek Discotek & Bashout take over the Croft for a night of dancehall, tropical bass and moombahton. This infamous and intimate venue was rocking hard long before the surrounding area got all trendy and has been host to countless amazing nights over the years. Back Room: Smutlee, Atki2, Dan Fix, Fireman Sam, Ironside & Dubboy Front Room: Stylatron, Son of Wav, Trago, Brother Wetlands, Tele & Bigeta


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SUNDAY Opening times: 11am – 10pm

Wolfs stage 11:00 Blackrock Sound System

Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Millennium Square and Anchor Square

12:10 Audacity

Check it out: The beer garden is the perfect place to grab a Sunday lunch from our world food caterers and relax by the waterfront while soaking up some great music.

14:15 Hype Dance Company Bristol

Full lunches from £5. The kids area, workshops, dance sessions and talks will once again be in full swing with some brilliant hangover cures and Sunday Funday activities. Musically you can chill with some dub and reggae of live it up large to the headline acts on the main stage.

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12:00 The Crusaders Cheer and Dance 12:30 Funk it Up 12:45 Let Go and Dance 13:25 SJB Belly Dancing 13:50 South West Dance Theatre 14:45 Xclusive Dance 15:00 Mr Motivator – That’s right, the one and only! Doing a full on keep fit class from the main stage! 16:00 Lady Nade - Blue in tone, jazz in flavour 18:00 Ten Pound Suit Band – The best swingabilly in town. 19:00 Rinky Dinks – Bristol’s first ukulele supergroup! Comprising musicians drawn from a number of Bristol bands past and present and representing musical genres as diverse as hip hop, metal, house, punk and pop 19:00 Phantom Limb – A seamless amalgam of classic, southern soul, country blues and gospel, this is intelligent music-making with impeccably high standards and the unmistakably magnificent voice of Yolanda. 20:00 The Carny Villains – 7 piece show band presenting a rip roaring, foot stomping mash up of musical genres hailing from Bristol’s explosive Invisible Circus 21:00 Zen Hussies – With shades of big band swing, gypsy jazz, 50’s rock’n’roll and ska they deliver infectious rhythms as we dance out Brisfest for another year. Weapon of choice stage 12:00 Opr8 – the production side of Sickman D, expect garagey, funky dubstep and house 13:00 Dub Revolution – a radical collective engaged in education and organisation around Bristol 13:45 Relly– Positive conscious hiphop from Bristol’s enigmatic rapper 14:15 Blacksmith– One of Bristol’s most accomplished producers creating polished hiphop and soul


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SUNDAY Opening times: 11am – 10pm Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Millennium Square and Anchor Square Check it out: The beer garden is the perfect place to grab a Sunday lunch from our world food caterers and relax by the waterfront while soaking up some great music. Full lunches from £5. The kids area, workshops, dance sessions and talks will once again be in full swing with some brilliant hangover cures and Sunday Funday activities.

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14:45 Dutty Gal– Collective of female producers, djs and artists spanning all manner of urban genres 15:45 Anima Circus– fusing ska and reggae sounds, these guys will get the harbourside jumping 16:30 Kelz – Legendary Bristol Mc who’s toured with Smith & Mighty among many other classic acts 17:15 Dub Pistols – Genre mashing festival favourite guaranteed to get you skanking! 18:15 Gorgon Sound – Side project from Sureskank’s Kahn & Neek. Dubstep meets digi-dancehall 19:15 DJ Dazee & MC Carousel – DnB’s no1 female DJ combines forces with a top up n coming MC 20:00 Run Tingz – This new Bristol label & crew have been taking the jungle world by storm 21:00 Congo Natty aka Rebel MC, Tenor Fly, Congo Dubz, Nânci and Phoebe – When it comes to jungle, it doesn’t get much more legendary than this! We say goodbye to the Amphitheatre with one almighty dance off. Gryphon tent workshops 11:30 Join artist Michelle Cioccoloni and Bristol Drawing Club for their workshop ‘Every eye sees differently – Sketch the festival!’ kicking off with a brief introduction to different approaches to sketching and capturing environments. Help will be on hand and art materials provided throughout the day, plus a chance to win some fantastic art materials. Alternatively just pop along to our Portrait Parlour to pose for your very own portrait!

12:15 Learn2Animate brings you “Animation & Creative Sound” with Mark Davies & Tom Bennett. During a two hour session children can work together to produce short Pixilation animations and create their Musically you can own sound effects. Once complete the films, sounds and live recordchill with some dub ings created in these sessions will be hosted online at the official Learn 2 Animate Club website www.learn2animate.com and reggae of live it up large to the Gryphon Heavy Stage headline acts on the Programmed by Medium Head main stage. 14:45 Tides 15:25 Kill the Conversation 16:05 Lost Laika – Paul Collier Likes This. Deathcore Kids Don’t. CHUG LIFE! Don’t listen to this if you’re nice. We are shy. Honorary Goonies and junk… 16:45 To The Wolves


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SUNDAY Opening times: 11am – 10pm

17:25 Nervous Endings

Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Millennium Square and Anchor Square

19:40 Continents

Check it out: The beer garden is the perfect place to grab a Sunday lunch from our world food caterers and relax by the waterfront while soaking up some great music. Full lunches from £5. The kids area, workshops, dance sessions and talks will once again be in full swing with some brilliant hangover cures and Sunday Funday activities. Musically you can chill with some dub and reggae of live it up large to the headline acts on the main stage.

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18:10 Roads to Nowhere 18:55 Acorah 20:25 I Defy – I Defy are a five piece metal/hardcore band hailing from the Swindon, Wiltshire. Members come from prestigious bands like Eternal Lord (Golf Records), Machine Made God (Metal Blade) and Romeo Must Die (IATDE Records). 21:10 Hold To This – Combining Southern Rock with Groove Punk/ Hardcore Access to Music Tent Music Industry Talks 12:30 Demo session – bring your music along on Cd on MP3 to have it heard by our panel of music industry professionals including local record label bosses and radio show hosts to receive professional feedback and advice. 14:30 Panel discussion on the subject of Setting up and Running a Record Label, with a panel of top local label bosses sharing their ups and downs as well as top tips. Access to Music Tent Young bands Programmed by New Generation Takeover 16:00 Why Kill Ian? – The intonation in his voice is a bit like The Wombats & yet then they break into a bit of guitar that sounds very summery & dancey, a little bit salsa’y & then they go for a big kinda chorus from a rock band, so there’s a bit of everything in there… 16:45 Tainted Orange – Diverting rhythms overfold onto epic capability; Tainted Orange itemize blissful chaos. 17:30 Branches – mammoth walls of alternative post rock bliss, soaring guitar riffs and atmospheric soundscapes. 18:15 Hello Lazarus – an explosive alternative rock band from Bristol creating “one hell of a sound for just a trio” 19:00 A Day At The Races – Cheeky chappy charm coupled with explosive, energetic tracks and great vocal hooks can never really be described as a bad thing and they drip charisma by the bucketload 19:45 Little Victories – Boys and Girls playing Orchestral Post-Pop 20:30 In Your Honour - Precise, athletic and dramatic, their effect sounds something like Adele fronting a math rock ensemble. 21:15 The Hit Ups – a unique collision of Party-core electrock’n'roll has been tearing up dancefloors over the past year, make sure you don’t miss out! Come join the party!


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SUNDAY Opening times: 11am – 10pm Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Millennium Square and Anchor Square Check it out: The beer garden is the perfect place to grab a Sunday lunch from our world food caterers and relax by the waterfront while soaking up some great music. Full lunches from £5. The kids area, workshops, dance sessions and talks will once again be in full swing with some brilliant hangover cures and Sunday Funday activities. Musically you can chill with some dub and reggae of live it up large to the headline acts on the main stage.

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Acoustic Stage in the Beer Garden Programmed by Jelli Records 11:00 Open Mic Hosted by Mark Venus 14.15 Sadie Fleming – soft, calm melodies from this young songstress. 15:00 Suizie Latham – Welsh born singer songwriter she cites her influences as Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls and Tracey Chapman. 15.45 Sam Payne – The cool jazzy music has a harder undercurrent mirroring Sam’s slinky voice. 16.30 Vapor - Onika (aka Lady Posh) has her musical roots in Dancehall, Bashment and Roots Reggae with hit remixes with Ms Dynamite and Tubby T… But recently developed a great passion for Acoustic Soul and Country music Since she met Mark Venus. 17.15 Locks Geary-Griffin – looks like a character from Skins and sings her Belle and Sebastian-influenced songs in a beautiful, ululating warble. 18:00 Rosie Garrard – A great artist who combines guitar and vocals with ease 19:00 Sarah Menage – Part cabaret chanteuse, part torch bearing diva 20:00 Matt Woosey – acoustic bluesy folk rock artist whose life changed after discovering Led Zeppelin 21:00 Ian Perry - a stunning musician…easily stroking tumbling contrapuntal lines from his guitar, and with a refined and nimble tenor RFID Dome 12:00 RFID residents – the crew that have been taking the UK festival circuit by storm including Tronson, Vilhelm and Oblongoldfish. 15:00 Hicha – local dubstep producer influenced by Pinch, Peverelist, Appleblim, Headhunter and more. 16:00 King Midas – (formerly known as DJ Midas) has been rocking the free party scene from LDN to Brizzle for the last 10 years. Get ready for the finest selection of reggae, hip-hop, mash ups, jungle and more. 17:00 Dan Fix – Former Jungletek Movement label boss and [dissident] soundsystem veteran Dan Fix taking his characteristic tech sound down to 108 BPM for a booty bouncing take on the Moombahcore genre. 18:00 Patrick Coughlan – killer tunes with a hint of the absurd. Lock up your lobsters & prepare to get trouser-pressed. 19:00 Dylan Debut – A regular contributor to ornate, universal ear & proper drop records Dylan plays deep pumping house. At BrisFest this year he plays a live set of his own material fresh from Ibiza.


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SUNDAY Opening times: 11am – 10pm

20:00 Returning for a second year, Bristol techno label Apologue recordings showcases its sound at Brisfest, with DJs Jamie Curnock, Patrick Bolton, Jobody and Truss.

Location: Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Waterfront Square, Millennium Square and Anchor Square

Kids Area Complete with playground equipment, crafty fun, storytelling and circus skills the all new expanded kids area is open 11am- 6pm Saturday and Sunday and has plenty of seating for parents too. Don’t forget there are also the dance classes and the workshop tent for more activities to do with the nippers too… Check out the animation and drawing workshops!

Check it out: The beer garden is the perfect place to grab a Sunday lunch from our world food caterers and relax by the waterfront while soaking up some great music. Full lunches from £5. The kids area, workshops, dance sessions and talks will once again be in full swing with some brilliant hangover cures and Sunday Funday activities.

Captain Harry Horne from Bristol Pirate Walks will be here on Sunday morning 11:00 – 11:30 for pirate stories and adventures too! Street Theatre and Walkabouts There will be a variety of interesting walkabout characters around the festival to entertain and delight. As you enjoy wandering around the festival or relaxing on the lawn, they will be sure to bring a smile to your face. Look out for impromptu performances from Step Up performers! Oxjam Stage The Oxjam stage in Anchor Square, in conjunction with Artists Studio Bristol, will be playing an eclectic mix of local music across the weekend with poetry, spoken word and more thrown into the mix. This stage is raising funds for Oxfam and raising awareness of the Bristol Oxjam festival due to take place on Saturday 22 October at venues on Stokes Croft and Gloucester Road. Come find out more! Sailor Jerry’s Boat Parties on board the Matthew 18:00 Sunset cruise on board magnificent replica ship with music from Sound of the Sirens, an all female acoustic trio, and Slam Butler playing Funk, Soul & Disco . Setting sail from directly within the main festival site £10.

Musically you can chill with some dub After Party – come and party with the artists and crew for a spectacular finish to the weekend. Look out for posters around the site for info and reggae of live on artists and special guests! it up large to the headline acts on the For full up to date listings pick up your main stage.

programme on the right hand side of the main gate and Out Bristol would like to remind all readers that please feel free to donate to Bris Fest to keep this community event going as its a real asset to our city.


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Lifestyle: Fashion Bristol will be stepping into the new season in stunning style with a weekend of free catwalk shows at Cabot Circus on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September, celebrating the hottest trends from the latest collections. The ‘Autumn/Winter Fashion Tour’ is being held in association with the British Fashion Council and will bring together the best of the high-street and designer brands to showcase leading looks from the new season. With catwalks in Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars and 11 shows over the weekend, the fashion extravaganza will feature retailers from across the centre and show shoppers how to make the new trends work for them, whatever the taste or budget. On Thursday 22 September, House of Fraser will host an exclusive fashion preview event at Showcase Cinema de Lux. Visitors will be treated to drinks and canapés, one-to-one style advice and a fashion show, featuring brands including Biba and Label Lab. House of Fraser is also inviting shoppers to enter a competition to win a style makeover worth £250, and star in the VIP event to show off their new look. As the weekend of free catwalk performances begins, savvy shoppers will be able to enjoy discounts of up to 20 per cent at many of Cabot Circus’ iconic stores and restaurants, using a special discount voucher book that will be handed out during the weekend. Retailers that will be featured in the ‘Autumn/Winter 2011 Fashion Tour’ include Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, French Connection, Next, Monsoon, New Look, Reiss, Dorothy Perkins, Mango, Ted Baker, Urban Outfitters, Warehouse and Zara - and many more. SHOWTIMES SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER Cabot Circus Catwalk (level 1, outside House of Fraser) 11.30am / 1:30pm / 3.30pm Quakers Friars Catwalk (Quakers Friars piazza) 12:30pm / 2.30pm / 4.30pm SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER Cabot Circus Catwalk (level 1, outside House of Fraser) 12pm / 2pm / 4pm Quakers Friars Catwalk (Quakers Friars piazza) 1pm / 3pm


Lifestyle: Art

Myth, Magic and Madness. 9th September - 30th October 2011 View Art Gallery www.viewgallery.co.uk Our next major exhibition is co-curated by Clare Ferguson-Walker. We first got excited by Clare’s work last year when she made the trip from Wales to show us her beautiful sculptures and we were riveted by the stories behind them. We were even more excited to discover Clare was part of a collective who had a strong connection with each other through their love of myth and magic, with a hint of madness. We were soon planning an exhibition. The best way to describe the theme of the exhibition is in Clare’s own words… Throughout history people have told and retold stories, and often through them have passed on covert insights into human nature via fantasy characters and scenarios. Over time a subtle language of metaphor and symbolism has been built up often uniting people of differing cultural backgrounds. We dream in metaphors, it is how our subconscious mind relates to the world, and perhaps when the barriers between the conscious and subconscious mind break down in waking hours and “normal” reality is experienced from a different perspective we can be called mad, yet some cultures would and do seek out these states, going into trances to retrieve information from the symbolic realm, which can be brought back and used to help the community. So perhaps the “mad” have something to share, to teach, and perhaps if we learn to decipher the clues we see in our dreams we can become more holistically ourselves. If we can influence the wider world by manipulating objects of symbolic significance, can we perform magic? Are we the creators of our own destiny if we believe we are? Perhaps truths hidden deep within old myths and fairytales can help to unlock our


Lifestyle: Art hidden potential as masters of our own physical world. “Myth, Magic, Madness� is a show of work by five outstanding artists who are each communicating their unique take on these interwoven themes, thus taking on the role of Shaman in our all too often secular western society. The exhibition opens on September 9 and runs for 8 weeks. The artist line-up is: Clare Ferguson-Walker, Corrie Chiswell, Glenn Ibbitson, Laura Meredith, and Adam White.


Lifestyle: Music

Jim Moray Band at the Colston Hall Jim Moray is a 27 year old singer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer who has created startlingly contemporary recordings of England’s traditional songs which have been described as the most significant development in folk music in the last 30 years. Jim has gone from performing in local folk clubs to playing the main stage at Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, WOMAD and beyond. He has been featured in The Independent, Guardian, Mojo, The Telegraph, Uncut and The Times and reviewed in countless other publications here and abroad. He has performed radio sessions and been interviewed on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6Music and been featured on TV several times including on the landmark BBC4 Folk Britannia series. He has also had his music featured on the trailer for ITV’s drama Murder City. He has toured in the UK, Benelux, Australia and Canada. In February 2004 Jim received both the Horizon Award as best newcomer and the prestigious Album Of The Year Award for Sweet England at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He has followed Sweet England with two further album ‘Jim Moray’ (2006) and ‘Low Culture’ (2008) which went on to win the fRoots Critics’ Poll Album of the Year Award, Mojo’s Folk Album of the Year and gain him three nominations in the BBC Folk Awards 2009. With support from Duotone Duotone is the name under which Barney Morse-Brown (cellist for The Imagined Village and Chris Wood’s Handmade Life) and James Garrett (London based singer-song writer and percussionist) write and perform their own contemporary acoustic songs. They loop guitars, cellos, percussion and voices to create ethereal soundscapes for their poignant lyrics to weave in and out. Following hugely successful appearances at End of the Road Festival and London’s South Bank Centre in 2010, Duotone have regularly been mesmerising audiences around the country with their shows that breathlessly move from riotous energy all the way down to the most delicate moments of heartfelt intimacy. ‘The reinvention of folk music, Jim Moray’s debut CD, a word-of-mouth sensation, is the biggest leap forward in folk for 30 years.’ - The Telegraph


Colston Hall Jim Moray Band Venue: Hall 2 Time: 20:00 Fri 23rd Sep 2011


Lifestyle: Theatre Dirty Dancing Bristol Hipperdrome The classic story on stage An unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘I’ve Had The Time Of My Life’. Don’t miss your chance to see this truly spectacular musical theatre event. You’ll have the time of your life. Captioned Performance: Wed 28th September, 7.30pm Sign Language Performance: Wednesday 5th October, 7.30pm Audio Described Performance: Thursday 6th October, 7.30pm To book tickets for the assisted performances please call 0117 302 3222 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm) or trishhodson@theambassadors.com Approx 2hrs and 30mins including 20min interval


Lifestyle: Film

Tomboy is Showing at the Watershed this month www.watershed.co.uk When 10-year-old Laure moves with her family to a new neighbourhood, family life remains much the same. Local girl Lisa mistakes short-haired, football-mad Laure to be a boy, however, and so she decides to become Michael, indulging in an exciting new identity during the long summer. She quickly becomes an adored friend, playing sport, getting into fights and kissing a girl. With school fast approaching and family growing suspicious, Laure must decide between her two identities. There’s no Boys Don’t Cry tragedy here, only tender, funny and intimate reflections on childhood and the politics of gender. A gorgeous second feature from Sciamma (Waterlilies) blessed with brilliant performances from a note-perfect young cast.


Development: Social


Development: Fitness & Mental Health

By Nick Kirby

There is no escaping the fact that we live in stressful times – everyday worries about work, relationships and money have been compounded by the financial crisis and the subsequent recession. With people worried about losing their jobs and even their homes, figures for people suffering stress, anxiety and depression have soared. According to a 2010 study from academics at Roehampton University and the children’s charity Elizabeth Finn Care, incidents of depression jumped four-five fold, with 48% of people who had had a salary cut or reduction in hours suffering from anxiety. Yet this is only part of the picture and a reaction to a particular event. Mental health issues in general in the UK are far more widespread and cover a vast range of conditions – from bipolar disorder to stress and anxiety, from depression to schizophrenia. Thankfully, as more people, such as Stephen Fry, openly talk about problems they have had, mental health is moving more into the public domain. Yet there is still work to be done in moving beyond the taboo. One of the issues for many people diagnosed with mental health issues is whether or not to ‘medicate’ – some people are willing to accept pharmaceutical help, yet others are not happy to go down that route. So what are the alternatives? I am a massive advocate of exercise prescription for dealing with certain mental health issues, most notable stress, anxiety and depression. It is not a new theory, however it is only in the last 15 or so years that rigorous scientific testing has shown a link between exercise and the reduction of these conditions. In 1999, Professor Daniel Landers at Arizona State University released his paper ‘The Influence of Exercise on Mental Health’, which concluded that: “We now have evidence to support the claim that exercise is related to positive mental health as indicated by relief in symptoms of depression and anxiety.” Interestingly, the study discovered that different types of exercise were responsible for relieving those symptoms, citing that vigorous exercise was better for depression, while more steady work was better for anxiety. The one thing that applied to both was that exercise needed to be taken several times a week. Since Landers’ study there has been a growing number of scientific studies that have come to similar conclusions and it is quite normal to see articles in the press talking about the benefits of exercise on our mental as well as our physical health. In my time as a personal trainer I have seen how people have increased their self-esteem and become more confident. But one person I know stands out as a shining example of how exercise can help with mental health. Sian Fletcher was 21 years old when she was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease – a benign tumour on the pituitary gland. After having had a successful operation to


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remove the tumour, she found herself sinking further and further into depression which was eventually diagnosed as post-traumatic stress. “Basically I couldn’t handle the fact that I had had a brain tumour,” Sian explains. “Week after week I was having more trouble getting out of bed, was sleeping loads and felt like there was this big, black cloud hanging over me. I keep hoping that I would fall asleep and not wake up.” Prior to the tumour, Sian had regularly been training at the gym and as a kickboxer. Around the time of the operation, this had tailed off, but she decided that she had to break the depressive cycle and signed up with a local personal trainer. “It gave me a responsibility. If I didn’t go to the gym I would not only be letting myself down but my trainer as well. In the early days, coming to the gym was the only thing that would get me out of the house. It lifted me up and gave me a buzz and helped me feel good about myself.” So much so, that Sian has now become a personal trainer herself so that she can hopefully make people feel better about themselves as well. However, there is a cautionary tale to be had here. Exercise is not necessarily a ‘magic bullet’ when it comes to mental health. While there are many people who will testify to how it has helped them, it won’t eradicate the underlying causes. As Sian explains: “I am still taking my medication and I don’t believe exercise will get me off that, but it gives you a purpose and a sense of achievement. There are still times when I have dark moments, but exercise lifts me out of that.” As a personal trainer, and as someone who has personally suffered from depression and anxiety in the past, I have personal experience of the benefits of exercise on how much better I felt. It is possibly the hardest thing for someone who is depressed to go to a gym or speak to a personal trainer, and someone who is stressed or anxious might not even consider appropriate exercise as a solution. But if this is you, then I would urge you to think of taking up exercise – whether that is simply getting out and walking for 30 minutes a day, taking up swimming or joining a gym. It can help make your life so much better.

Nick Kirby is a personal trainer based at Fitness First in Bristol Harbourside. He offers tailor-made sessions for members and non-members. For more information, call 07813 046360.


Development: Career

by Yukiko Hosomi

Working at UWE? : UWE is out + proud as an inclusive employer

Have you thought about working for the University of West of England? Many people told us that ‘I am not academic so I don’t think there is anything for me at UWE’. However, there are approximately 3,800 staff working at UWE and we offer a huge range of posts from teaching and research to professional, administrative and technical roles including manual and casual roles. Our HR policies are fully inclusive of LGBT staff and LGBT staff are entitled to the same benefits regardless of their sexual orienation or gender identity. At UWE, there are several gay or lesbian staff in same-sex relationships who have recently taken co-parent or adoption leave when their families have been blessed with arrivals of new members. As homophobia and heterosexism exist in the wider society and the University isn’t a separate entity detached from it, there is still some work to be done to ensure that LGBT staff can achieve their potential. UWE has signed up as a Stonewall Diversity Champion and has been working with Stonewall in creating more LGBT inclusive workplace. Our LGBT action plan has been developed to make this happen. A key to these initiatives is a contribution from our active LGBT staff network. The UWE LGBT Staff Network provide a valuable opportunity for networking and mutual support and contributes to promoting LGBT equality on campus. It is a self-organised group run by LGBT staff for LGBT staff and its membership is confidential. The University supports staff networks and all staff are entitled to attend staff network meetings up to 15 hours in their work time. Lisa Baxter, Student Advisor, says “I’ve found the University a supportive environment and would say the biggest challenge working at UWE is its size which presents both opportunities and challenges! The size of the staff group inevitably means that there are many other LGBT members working here who I’ve been able to meet with as part of the LGBT Staff Network but the number of staff has also meant that coming out is an ongoing task!


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Having the staff network and being able to meet with other LGBT staff has given me more confidence to be out which in turn helps me feel part of the University. The fact that UWE are also aiming to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion has also given me confidence that my employers are keen to improve equality and would support me should I ever experience discrimination in my job.” Richard West who works in Marketing adds “I’ve found UWE a very open and friendly place to work. Never had a worry about being myself”. Our Equality and Diversity champion, Assistant Vice Chancellor Professor Ron Ritchie who is active in promoting LGBT equality at senior level says “UWE’s strong commitment to becoming an inclusive university must not be compromised in these challenging times.We believe that an inclusive university benefits all students and staff”. We welcome and value the wide range of talents and perspectives which come from a diverse workforce. If you would like to find out more about opporunities at UWE, how it is for LGBT staff to work at UWE or any LGBT equality work at UWE including support for LGBT students please contact the Equality and Diversity Unit. UWE Equality and Diversity Unit: www.uwe.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity Tel: 0117 3281719 Email: equalityanddiversityunit@uwe.ac.uk UWE LGBT Staff Network : www.uwe.ac.uk/staffnetworks Email:lgbt@uwe.ac.uk


Community:Sports

Training Starts with a BANG! Welcome to the first edition of the Bristol Bisons newsletter giving you a glimpse into the exciting times of the “boys in pink” on and off the pitch. The past season was a memorable one: runners up in the Union Cup 10s competition in Amsterdam and chosen as hosts for the 2013 Union Cup, more on both of them later. We have an action packed year in store for you, more home fixtures, more social events in the run up to the Manchester Bingham Cup in May 2012 and our first game of the season coming up on the 20th August against Cotham Park, we do hope to see you there. Enjoy our newsletter and remember Bristol Bisons need you! If you are looking to get fit and make new friends, there has not been a better time to join. So go on, join us at training, I’m sure you’ll never look back! Best wishes, Michalis (Mike) Bristol Bisons RFC - Chairperson Bisons to Host Union Cup 2013 The Union Cup is the biennial gay rugby tournament featuring teams from all over Europe. In early July and after lots of hard work from the team, committee and others (thanks Leighton!), our friends in the gay rugby teams across Europe voted for the Bisons to host the 2013 Union Cup. It’s fantastic news not just for the Bisons but also for Bristol and promises to be a weekend celebrating the spirit of gay rugby. We hope you will be part of our journey to make this event unforgettable for over 400 players and supporters. It should be great fun! We’ll have more details of our plans in the coming months, watch this space...


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Priate Party Pinapple, Bent, OMG 23rd September 630pm till Late Price: Free Entry for all priates

Event Cabot Circus Fashion Show Venue Cabot Circus When Saturday 24th August Entry FREE Contact Cabot Circus website Event Venue When Entry

The Q Factor Competition The Queen Shilling 24th Saturday midnight till 3am check with venue

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KIKI art exhibition Bristol Bear Bar Old Market 30th September Free

Event Release Remix Venue Flamingos When 24th September Saturday Arena 2 Entry £5 before 1130pm £8 after Event Liberys Venue Totos Bar Bristol When Saturday 24th 9pm - Late Entry £5 before 1130pm £6.50 after


Gear is Bristol’s busiest monthly men’s masculine club. Held at Club O (Lawrence Hill). Free membership required. Entry is £10. Loyalty scheme available. Gear dates: Friday 16th September 9pm-2am Toolbox night - bring your toys to show what you like! Friday 21st October 9pm-2am Leather theme - plus launch of BLUF@Bristol with visiting guys from UK and Europe flying in to play! Friday 18th November 9pm-2am Rubber theme - for shiny skin-tight enthusiasts! Note that Gear’s dresscode is pretty wide and all fetish is welcome plus horny casual men - but sorry no drag/TV. See website for further info: gearbristol.co.uk


OMG Bristol Gay Central - West End


OMG Bristol Gay Central - West End


Bootylicious Flamingos- Old market www.matt-fox-photography.com


Bootylicious Flamingos- Old market www.matt-fox-photography.com


Kiki Art Exhibition in the Bristol Bear Bar Photographs by Matthew White


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Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Monday open from 7pm till 1130pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 11.30am every day and stay open all day long. Just come along! We’ll close at 11pm on school nights. Retreat Mon: ''Karaoke'' with Bristols very own Miss Treacle Tart and weekly updates of new songs to keep the regulars happy and tempt the shy ones 5pm – Midnight The Lounge Monday: 2pm-1am

The Palace The Palace is open from 7pm till 11:30pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am.

Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com Closed on Mondays The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Karaoke from 9pm Open 5pm till Midnight, happy hour 5pm till 7pm ÂŁ1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com OMG is closed on Mondays


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y a d Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Monday open from 7pm till 1130pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk Quiz night 7pm till 11 pm The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 11.30am every day and stay open all day long.

Retreat Tue: ”Let’s Get Quizzical” – Regular teams, new faces, some friendly banter and rollover three figure jackpots as well as buffet provided to keep those brain cells ticking nicely - 5pm – Midnight (Quiz starts around 9pm) The Lounge Tuesday: 12pm-1am

The Palace The Palace is open from 7pm till 11:30pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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y a d Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am.

Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com Closed on Tuesdays The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Open 5pm till Midnight, happy hour 5pm till 7pm ÂŁ1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com is closed on Tuesdays


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Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Wednesday open from 7pm till 1130pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 11.30am every day and stay open all day long. Just come along! We’ll close at 11pm on school nights. Retreat Wed: ”Pre-Campus” – Before heading to flamingos student night, NUS drinks only £2, all societies and groups welcome for a fresh and relaxed atmosphere -5pm – Midnight The Lounge Wednesday Student night :1 2pm-1am discounted drinks with NUS Card The Palace Karaoke 9pm till 11:30pm. The Palace is open from 7pm till 11:30pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market Flamingos – Campus Wednesdays: CAMPUS – Every Wednesday Night, it’s Bristol’s BIGGEST LGBT Student Night, with resident DJ Craig Jones, playing all your requests, from Chart Dance & Pop to R&B, Dancehall and Dubstep, as well as Indie & Britpop classics and party anthems. ENTRY – FREE for students / £5 Non NUS DRINKS PRICES: All House Bottles £1.50. All House Spirits including a mixer only £1.50! DOORS: 10pm-3am


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Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com The Big Student night two for one cocktails Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am. Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com Closed on Wednesdays The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Student night from 6pm Open 5pm till Midnight, happy hour 5pm till 7pm £1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com The Big Student night 10pm till late Drinks from £1.50 all night, Shots from £1.00 Only £3.00 entry free with NUS


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Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Rugby Night join the Bisons after training. Thursday open from 7pm till 1130pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk Bingo night 8-11 pm The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 11.30am every day and stay open all day long. Just come along! We’ll close at 11pm on school nights. Retreat Thur: ‘’Chillout’’ - Enjoy a few quiet drinks, hot date planned test the new pool table out or catch up with an old friend with two floors of seating with some classic and chart background music to top off a relxing evening – 5pm - Midnight Old Castle Green Thursday: 7pm till 2am The Lounge Thursday:12pm-1am The Palace Karaoke 9pm till 11:30pm. The Palace is open from 7pm till 11:30pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am. Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com Amped Alternative music night free entry with NUS card open from 10pm The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Fannyoke from 9pm Open 5pm till Midnight, happy hour 5pm till 7pm £1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com Poptastic 10pm till 3am Drinks from £1.50 all night, Your weekly dose of chart and cheese. with DJ Steve J. Prints and Spirts from only £1.99


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y a d Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Friday open from 7pm till 2am The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 11.30am every day and stay open all day long. Just come along! We close at 2am on Friday nights. Retreat Fri: ‘’Pink Pounder’’ - Upto date tunes and classics play as well as the ‘’XTreme Boys’’ bringing you karaoke while you do pre-drinks before Flamingos, meet up with your mates and buy a drink or two, 8-9pm selected drinks £1 (inc. spirit/ mixer and pints) 5pm – Midnight Old Castle Green Friday: 7pm till 4am The Lounge Friday:12pm-1am DJ request night The Palace Fonda Cox and friends 10pm till 1am. The Palace is open from 7pm till 2am The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen,come and join the camp fun.


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y a d Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market Flamingos – BIG GAY £5 FRIDAY - Every Friday. Now in Arena 1, BIG GAY FRIDAY, Resident DJ’s on rotation, bring you the best mix of Chart Dance, R&B, Pop & Party Anthems! There’s a LIVE PA every 1st Friday of the month, and a SCHOOL DISCO with schoolmistress Della Woodshed every 3rd Friday of the month. ENTRY: FREE For Students / £5 Non NUS DRINKS OFFERS: 2 VK’s for £5, 2 Double Vodkas & A Can of Red Bull £5, 4 Corky’s or Sourz for £5, Cocktail Jugs only £5, any 2 Bombs for Just £5!!!! DOORS: 10pm - 4am.


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y a d Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am. Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com {UNI} ON with DJ Steve James free entry with NUS card. Open from 10pm till late. The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Open 5pm till 1am happy hour 5pm till 7pm £1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com 10pm till 4am Your weekly dose of OMG fun


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y a d ur Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Saturday open from 7pm till 2 am The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. We open at 4pm till 2am. Retreat Sat: ‘’Spinning Wheel Saturday’’ - Feeling lucky? Every 15 minutes a drinks promo features on our flatscreen TVs for the duration of the song. Mr Girls Aloud Matt on the decks through till the early hours -5pm - 2am Old Castle Green Saturday: 7pm till 4am The Lounge Saturday:1 2pm-1am Karaoke The Palace Fonda Cox & guests 10pm till 1am. The Palace is open from 7pm till 2am The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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y a d ur Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market THE BIG NIGHT OUT - Every Saturday, Literely!. In Arena 1, Resident DJ Neil plays the best mis of chart dance, pop, R&B, dubstep, indie, as well as classic chees & party anthems. In Arena 2, Club nights on rotation from around the country bring unique specialist nights to the gay scene, from upbeat house, to dark and dirty electro beats. Look out for upcoming events and new nights on the Special Events page. ENTRY: £5 B4 11pm / £8 After (£2 all night NUS) DOORS: 10pm - 5am No re entry after 3am


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y a d r u Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am. Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com Relentless featuring such as Daniel Stone , Nathan Thompson and Nathan Hickery The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Open 5pm till 1am happy hour 5pm till 7pm £1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com 10pm till 5am no re entry after 330am Your weekly dose of OMG fun


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y a d Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Sunday open from 3pm till 11pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk Carvery 11.30am till 3pm Raffle at 4pm. The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. Just come along! We’ll close at 11pm Retreat Sun: ‘’Cabaret’’ - Live and sometimes dangerous cabaret hosted by Miss Amber Dextrous. Acts from across the country and a different one every week to enjoy and join in the free shot games or take advantage of our £1 selected house spirits and mixer. 7pm - 2am (Cabaret starts 9pm) Old Castle Green Sunday: 7pm till 2am The Lounge Sunday: 2pm-9pm The Palace Crazy Bingo 6pm till 9pm. The Palace is open from 3pm till 11pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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y a d Bristol Gay Central Frogmore Street Bent Bar www.omgbristol.com Bristol’s very own cocktail lounge bar which lets you choose the music open 6pm till 2am. Queen Shilling www.queenshilling.com POPulation disco tunes to get you boppin’ The Pineapple www.omgbristol.com Open 5pm till 1am happy hour 5pm till 7pm £1.50 for selected drinks. OMG www.omgbristol.com Closed on Sundays


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y a d Bristol Gay Village West Street Old Market The Bristol Bear Bar www.bristolbearbar.co.uk Sunday open from 3pm till 11pm The Bristol Bear Bar is the UK’S only bespoke bar for Bears although everyone is welcome at this venue and it is wheelchair friendly. Old Market Tavern www.omtbristol.co.uk Carvery 11.30am till 3pm Raffle at 4pm. The Old Market Tavern is a traditional pub in the centre of Bristol. Just come along! We’ll close at 11pm Retreat Sun: ‘’Cabaret’’ - Live and sometimes dangerous cabaret hosted by Miss Amber Dextrous. Acts from across the country and a different one every week to enjoy and join in the free shot games or take advantage of our £1 selected house spirits and mixer. 7pm - 2am (Cabaret starts 9pm) Old Castle Green Sunday: 7pm till 2am The Lounge Sunday: 2pm-9pm The Palace Crazy Bingo 6pm till 9pm. The Palace is open from 3pm till 11pm The Palace is recognised as the gateway to the Village, with an interior fit for a queen, come and join the camp fun.


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