Upcoming Events

Calendar 2021

BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsTue 12 Nov

The Big Clifton Christmas Tree Switch On

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Clifton Village once again promises to be the most magical place in Bristol to shop, dine and relax this festive season. The celebrations start on Tuesday 12th November with the spellbinding ‘Christmas Light Switch On’ organised by BID Clifton Village.

The fun starts at 6.00pm with community carol singing around the tree for all to enjoy led by the Christ Church Choir. This is followed by a short blessing by the Vicar of Christ Church Rev Paul Langham before the big switch on at 6.30pm. The tree will be fully illuminated and Clifton will be officially celebrating the Christmas period! The event is in support of The Brandon Trust.

At 7.00pm, all visitors are invited to head to The Clifton Arcade for a spot of late night shopping, prosecco and a choir concert by students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School until 8pm.

In the run up to Christmas the streets will be glowing with decorations, fairy lights and over 100 little Christmas trees adorning many of the shops. The impressive and unique range of independent shops and boutiques in Clifton Village make finding that perfect gift for loved ones simple and the many cafes, pubs and restaurants provide the ideal place to relax and soak up the festive atmosphere.

BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsSat 06 Jul

Clifton Fest 2019

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Head up to Clifton Village on Saturday July 6th for Clifton Fest 2019 for a fantastic day of live music at some of the villages best venues. 

From midday onwards, performances will be held at: 

2pm – 4pm – The Old Malthouse Jazz Trio
4.30pm – 6.30pm – Jaime Cantera

Giant paella being served from 2.30pm – when it’s gone, it’s gone!

Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
2pm – Amie Wright
3pm – Billy Driscoll
4pm – David Levi
5pm – Simon Knight

The Fringe 
1pm – Lee Mccrory and the hangover club
3pm – Irish music (ceilidh style)
5pm – Marco Long the magician (free magic shows!)
9pm – Marky the Pianoman

French crepes and galettes by Lucies Creperie

No 4 The Rodney 
12pm – Piano Man
1pm – Angel Cespedes
2pm – Linda Joy
3pm – Melvy

Afternoon tea and Pimms being served all day

The Nettle & Rye
12pm to 1pm  –  Steve Lever
1.30pm to 2.30pm – Toby Ijbema
3pm to 4pm – Billy Magerison

Waterloo Street 
12pm – 2pm – Bristol buskers
2pm – 6pm – Open Mic

BBQ at The Clifton Sausage

Kings Road 
12pm – 2pm – Bristol buskers
2pm – 6pm – Open Mic

Champagne bar at DBM Wines

King’s Street and Waterloo Street will be closed from 10am – 6pm.

See you there!

For more information, contact info@discoverclifton.co.uk.



BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsSat 08 Jun

Green Squares and Secret Gardens

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Green Squares and Secret Gardens in BS8 

Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019



Behind of many of the elegant terraces and crescents of Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells in Bristol there are hidden gardens. This year over the weekend of 8th – 9th June there will be the opportunity to visit many of these communal gardens that are not usually accessible to the public.

Two very different gardens will be open for the first time this year. One is a Georgian communal garden & the other a modern garden designed by a local company.

For only £5.00 (16 and under free) individual visitors get a ticket that gives entry to all gardens on both Saturday and Sunday. Thiscomeswithabooklet,amapandinformationon some interesting things you can look out for whilst going from garden to garden plus a tree trail for those walking along the path through St Andrew’s Churchyard.

For groups of eight people or more tickets can be bought in advance at the reduced price of £3.00 per person (16 and under free).

Details are under ‘Tickets’ on the website.

These tickets are non-refundable.

Please note that the individual gardens choose when they will be open.

From early May full information about the gardens with their opening times will be on the website. Tickets will be on sale at some of the gardens and from 10.30 on both days under the archway outside East Clifton Café, which is between Boyce’s Avenue and Victoria Square in Clifton.

This is an opportunity for the gardens to raise money for their upkeep and enhancement so some will sell refreshments, have stalls or entertainments. Others will be giving talks or conducted walks. Details are on the website.

One of the aims of this weekend is for it to be a fun one for all ages. It is for people to be able to see, enjoy and learn about some of the lovely ‘secret’ gardens that are in Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells.

Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.


BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsTue 04 Dec

Baba Yaga at The Alma Tavern Theatre

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Clifton Village residents of Mirrormask Productions present Baba Yaga.

Anyone Ilisa has ever known lives in the same house, works with the same people and all in the same village. Nobody ever leaves or arrive, everyone has the same story. Unsettled and knowing there is something missing in her life, Ilisa meets Baba Yaga.

Baba Yaga teaches Ilisa that in order to survive she must witness and break the pattern that has always been around her. In doing this, Ilisa must challenge everything she has ever known to be true.

Set in a dystopian world where nothing ever changes, MirrorMask’s adaptation of the Russian folktale, Baba Yaga, is a refreshing and unique retelling. Through it’s original script and music, we see the power of young minds, and the necessity for change.

Music originally compose by Joshua Ward
Adapted by Lucy Cotterill, Hope Thain, and the Baba Yaga Company 2018

Showing 4th – 7th December.

BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsSun 30 Sep

One Man Stranger Things

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Canadian actor Charles Ross single handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation, Stranger Things. This includes all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music and egos in one superb, upside-down show.

Charles and Tj Dawe grew up in the 80s, addicted to adventure movies. They went on to co-create a number of parody shows, including One Man Lord of the Rings which actually got the official seal of approval from Sit Ian McKellen and One Man Star Wars, which has been performed over 1200 times in more than 180 cities over four continents.

This show is not to be missed and will bring everything Stranger Things right to Clifton College. For more information, please visit www.cliftoncollege.com – tickets are £23 and the show date is 30 September 2018.

BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsSat 07 Jul

Wallace in Wonderland – Craft Afternoon – 7th July 1.30pm

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Join Wallace in Wonderland in the Mall Gardens to make your very own mad hats and rabbit ears!

This is a free event and is the perfect way to spend a family afternoon in the village…

1.30pm – 4.30pm

The Mall Gardens

Clifton Village, BS8 4BH


BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsThu 28 Jun

THE WINTER’S TALE with The Festival Players

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On Thursday 28th  June you can picnic on the beautiful lawns of the historic Royal York Crescent (BS8 4JX) communal gardens in Clifton and then be entertained by the excellent Festival Players in their spirited adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.

“Sparked by an obsessive envy, Leontes, King of Sicilia, sets in motion a train of events which affects 2 kingdoms and 2 generations. Jealousy and joy, revenge and romance, loss and discovery, remorse and revelry, lead to an amazing revelation”

As always with this company the addition of song and music and a little skilful editing combine to make it accessible for everyone.

Gates open from 6.00pm (Upper Lawn) for picnics; bring your own food, drinks, seating, rugs etc. Play starts at7:30pm on the Lower Lawn.

Wheel chair access available from the York Gardens entrance (BS8 4LN)

Tickets priced, £15 for Adults, £9 for Under 16’s.

Available from the Cornish Riviera Box Office on-line at:


or E-mail rycgardencommittee@yahoo.co.uk

or phone 01726 879 500

Profits go towards maintaining the Gardens.

BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsFri 29 Jun

Gloucestershire T20 Cricket Match – not to be missed!

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Cricket on the Close
On Friday 29th June Gloucestershire Cricket will be playing a warm up T20 match on the Close at Clifton College against the best players from the Western Premier League prior to their 2018 T20 campaign commencing.

The game is free for spectators and gates will be open at 4.30pm with the match starting at 5.30pm – there will be a bar and catering and the cricket will finish at around 8.15pm with the bar closing at 9pm. We can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday evening!

Please note: If Gloucestershire qualify for the final of the Royal London One Day Cup this would take place on Saturday 30th June and they would need to cancel the match at the College on the 29th June. Quarter-finals are on the 14th June and semi-finals on the 17th/18th, so please watch the Clifton College Facebook Page around then for updates.
BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsTue 12 Jun

Cataracts: Your guide to the treatment options.

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This FREE open event is for anyone who may be suffering with visual and general problems with their eyes, and is interested in finding out more about cataract surgery.

At the event, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Mr Rafik Girgis will be giving a presentation about cataracts and the options for treatment which are available. You will also have the opportunity to meet Mr Girgis for a short complimentary 1:1 advice session, in which you can discuss the problems you may be experiencing, and ask any questions you might have. This does not replace a full consultation but is a great way to find out more information.

A light buffet supper will also be provided, and parking is available onsite.

To find out more or to book a place for you and a guest, please call 0117 911 8479, or visit our website: www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bristol/events


BID Clifton VillageCommunityFood & DrinkMusic & Live ShowVillage newsThu 05 Jul

Free health advice on varicose veins and your options for treatment.

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This FREE open event is for anyone who is suffering from varicose veins and would like to explore their options for treatment.

The event will include a presentation by Mr William Neary, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, on the types of treatments that are available, as well as getting more information on what to consider if you’re thinking about treatment. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

A light buffet supper will also be served, and parking is available onsite.

To find out more or to book a place for you and a guest, please call 0117 911 8479, or visit our website: www.nuffieldhealth.com/hospitals/bristol/events