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AI and the Future of Society - be part of the conversation

Join the University of Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute to explore AI and the future of society. Hear about the latest advances in AI and data, from inspiring speakers and interactive displays. In recent years, progress in AI technology has accelerated at an extraordinary rate, but how much of our lives are influenced by AI? What role will AI play in our lives in the future? And what role will it play in the future of the city of Bristol and beyond? In the evening there will be a public lecture: Science Fiction or Science Fact - how stories have shaped the way we see AI: Professor Genevieve Liveley. Come for the whole day, or drop in for one or more of the talks or sessions. Be part of the conversation into how AI and data has the potential to reshape and transform our lives. 6 June 10:30 - 19:30. Conference Hall City Hall, Bristol BS1 5TR

Bristol Sounds: Open-air music series cranks up the volume for 2024.

Returning to the harbourside from Saturday 22nd - Sunday 30th June 2024 is Bristol’s annual summer concert series Bristol Sounds. Presenting 7 nights of music with headliners: Skindred, Gentleman’s Dub Club x The Skints, James Arthur, Busted, Annie Mac, The Breeders and sold out night with Placebo. Canons Marsh Amphitheatre, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5LL

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Night

Immerse yourself from 6:30pm in the timeless classics of Fleetwood Mac as our sensational tribute band takes the stage, recreating the magic and energy that made the original band legendary! From "Go Your Own Way" to "Rhiannon," experience the heart and soul of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits in a night filled with musical enchantment. Savor the flavors as you enjoy a sumptuous two-course meal that will tantalize your taste buds and fuel your excitement for the night ahead. Our culinary team has crafted a menu worthy of this extraordinary occasion, ensuring that every bite is as delightful as every note played. 17 May. DoubleTree by Hilton Cadbury House, Frost Hill. BS49 5AD

Lady Boys Of Bangkok

Prepare for a night you’ll talk about for years with The Lady Boys of Bangkok as they flirt, tease and tempt! You will laugh, rejoice and sing your heart out at a party with hundreds of friends you’ve yet to meet! Deliciously naughty… risqué but never risky… no-one leaves without a smile on their face and a song in their heart. A must-see new production for 2024 with plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness, with over 400 incredible costumes and more theatrical sequin laden production numbers than you can shake your tail feather at! The Boys Are Back In Town… 7 - 22 June. The Sabai Pavilion, Durdham Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol, BS8 2XU

Mythical May at Bristol Aquarium

Things are getting mythical at Bristol Aquarium during May half term. The attraction, home to over 40 different displays and thousands of creatures, will be welcoming one more star at the end of the month - a magical Mermaid with a mysterious quest for anyone willing to accept. But oh no! Some crafty seahorses have pinched the mermaid’s magical word! Following a seahorse trail throughout the aquarium, with facts about how seahorses have appeared in myths and legends throughout the world, visitors will have the opportunity to piece the magic word back together to help the mermaid on her way. It won’t just be the legend of the seahorse that visitors will be able to discover on their visit. Which culture believed that sharks carried the souls of their ancestors? hich sea creature is said to come from the ear of an ancient dragon that have fallen from the sky? Which frog headed God was a symbol of fertility and water in Ancient Egypt? 25th May – 2nd June. Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5TT

Inflatable Theme Park

The biggest and original Inflatable Theme Park will be returning to Gatcombe Farm, Long Ashton just outside Bristol in May. The Inflatable Theme Park is one of the country’s leading giant inflatable specialists – operating some of the UK’s biggest and best inflatables and bouncy castles at major shows and events. Sat 18 - Sun 19 & Sat 25 May Gatecombe Farm Shop, Weston Road, Long Ashton, Near Bristol.

Ashton Gate Presents BS3

Ashton Gate Presents BS3

One stadium, two stages, ten artists. NE-YO, Craig David Presents TS5, DJ Spoony Presents Garage Classical, Fatman Scoop and Jess Glynne will all perform over two stages at the first multi-artist show promoted by Ashton Gate. Taking place on Saturday June 22nd 2024, Ashton Gate Presents BS3 promises a full day and evening of back-to-back hits at the home of Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Bears.

Niladri Kumar at St George’s Bristol

Niladri Kumar combines both an encyclopaedic knowledge of and expertise in classical Indian music and the ability to blend this to create modern contemporary music which helps audiences instantly connect with his style. Niladri’s is a leader in making music appealing to young people as well as more traditional audiences with his ability to balance between classical music, contemporary as well as world music. His music has featured in numerous popular Bollywood films, including: Crazy Kiya Re in Dhoom 2, Chup Chup Ke, Aashique 2. Yashwant Vaishnav began learning tabla as a 3-year old and became known as a ‘wonder child’; he continued to perfect his craft under the tutelage of Hemant Sachdeva and Pandit Mukund. 19 May, 7.30pm. St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, (off Park Street), Bristol, BS1 5RR

Devon Truck Show 2024

Not 1 BUT 4, Yes 4 Monster Trucks will be providing some awesome stunts and crushing action on the 18th & 19th May. 100s of Show Trucks. Monster Truck Shows - Monster Truck Rides. Main Arena Live Action. Kids Area - Face Painting/Glitter, Kaos Circus Workshops & Show, Mini Trucks To Ride. Live Music from The Wurzels, N Trance, Kevin n Perry, Ian Van Dahl, Scott Mills (Radio 2 DJ) Woody Cook. Full Funfair.Character Mascot Photo Shoots / Meet & Greet. Breathtaking Wall Of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show. Trade Shopping Area. Camping & Glamping Available Friday Lunchtime Until Monday Morning (limited Facilities Sunday evening - Camping includes pitch for, tent, motorhome, caravan etc, dogs permitted to camp. Fantastic Variety of Fresh Hot & Cold Food. Festival Feel. Smeatharpe Airfield, Smeatharpe, Nr Honiton, Devon EX14 4SP

Old Down Estate Charity Ball

Mark your calendars for Friday 17th May 2024, as we gather at Old Down Manor to raise crucial funds for Southmead Hospital’s ICU. Recognised as a beacon of hope and healing, the ICU holds a special place in our hearts, tirelessly caring for individuals facing life threatening and complex conditions. The evening promises to be an enchanting affair, commencing at 7pm with a drinks reception, followed with a delectable 3-course meal, crafted by our talented in-house chefs. As the night unfolds, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a live auction and raffle, featuring prizes such as relaxing spa days and staycation getaways. Throughout the evening, they will also have games and a magician to dazzle guests, with lively music and dancing until the early hours. 17 May. Old Down Estate, Foxholes Lane, Nr. Tockington, Bristol, BS32 4PG

Brick Express

Jump onboard the Brick Express train and enjoy our building workshops with the world’s most popular construction toy whilst you travel the line. What will you be inspired to build? Then, back at Bitton, admire models from Bristol’s GertLug Adult Fans of Lego® and see their latest creations. There’ll be cityscapes, fantasy scenes, trains and more! Children travel for half price this weekend too! They’re just £3.50 for anyone aged 4 – 15. 1 - 2 June. Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

Stand Up For The Weekend with Thomas Green and Guests

Featuring Andy Field plus compere Meryl O'Rourke. Like most things in Australia, international headliner Thomas Green is out to kill you… with comedy! He attacks every stage with skill, precision and a level of energy that engages and commands the entire room. His crowd work is revered, likability off the charts and he has the innate ability to get any audience instantly on side with his charismatic Aussie best mate persona. Green is one of those rare comics who, when you watch them for the first time, you know you’re watching a true genius at work. He has the elasticity of Jim Carrey; the character range of Robin Williams; the absurdity of Eddie Izzard and the energy of Lee Evans with the addition of his own unique brand of engaging storytelling; he really is the full package. 18 May - 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm). Hen & Chicken Studio, 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JF

The Riffdogs

The Riffdogs are a four piece live band playing covers from across the decades. They know how to rock a party so be sure to join us! 24 May. Plough Pilning, Pilning Street, Nr Pilning, Bristol, BS35 4JJ.

The Tequila Slammers

One of most exciting bands on the rock n roll circuit today and quickly becoming a big favourite with the Sunday regulars. The Tequila Slammers are back in Bristol and will be looking to keep the dance floor full all night. For a glimpse of what these guys can do then just go on to You Tube and type in the band’s name to see this brilliant band in action. 26 May, 2024 - 7:00 pm TO 11:30 pm. BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Bristol BS34 7RG

Esther May Campbell Anything Moving Films and Photo Exhibition

Enter into the magical underworld of Clearwell Caves, the very earth beneath our feet, to experience a series of three films created over a year by artist Esther May Campbell and young people from the Bristol-based Kitchen Table Photo club. In the woods they told stories of human, spirit and animal-kin. The kids played make-believe and tied camera traps to trees and rocks and waited like Foxes, watching with Eagle Eyes and listening with Deer Ears. They recorded sounds of wind and trees and laughter. Spending months foraging footage of badger, heron, buzzard, deer, fox as well as kids having wild rumpuses, eating, relaxing. 25 May - 2 June. Clearwell Caves, The Rocks, Clearwell, Nr Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR

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Wedmore Spotlight

This month we feature the beautiful Somerset area of Wedmore. Situated on raised ground, in the Somerset Levels between the River Axe and River Brue, it is often called the Isle of Wedmore and is packed with wonderful independent shops and eateries and is well worth visiting.

Plenty of free parking means you can take your time, with a stress-free visit.

Our guide will help you enjoy the best Wedmore has to offer.

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Discover Alfresco Cleeve

An authentic Italian restaurant located in Cleeve, near Bristol. Alfresco Cucina Italiana provide traditionally made Italian food using fresh and authentic Italian ingredients, enjoy all the warmth of real Italian home cooking with family or friends. Come enjoy contemporary decor in the dining and bar areas with rich wood and relaxing colours. If the weather allows, be sure to dine al fresco in the courtyard patio. We have a large car park that can accommodate 20 cars, so your visit is sure to be stress free without the worry of finding somewhere secure and nearby to park.

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