Archive for the ‘Bristol Events’ Category

Bristol Christmas market.

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We are delighted to be hosting the Bristol Christmas Market and the Local Christmas Market along the pedestrianised streets of Broadmead, Bristol Shopping Quarter, right in the heart of the shopping area.
Enjoy the traditional market stalls offering authentic arts, crafts, gifts and mouth-watering food and drinks.
The Bristol Christmas Market features decorated chalets selling traditional Christmas decorations, lights, nativity scenes and gifts as well as delicious festive food and drink.
The Bristol Christmas Market is open every day until Saturday 24th December.
We will also welcome the return of our popular Local Christmas Market, where local makers and producers will be selling a tempting selection of hand-made gifts, including stain glass, contemporary jewellery, candles, Bristol artists’ prints, cards, T-shirts and books; and for the Christmas table, local cider, craft beers, patisserie, specialist breads, artisan cheeses, jams, chutneys, chilli sauces, hand-made chocolate and fudge.
The Christmas Local Market will be open every day from Friday 2nd until Friday 23rd December.

The Brunel Suite

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Clifton House is excited to announce that the new Brunel suite is now open and available to book tonight at only £150.00 per night.  Check out all our photos and come and get your self booked in this lovely luxurious room .

Shaun in the City

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

We here at Clifton House are super excited for  Shaun in the city hitting Bristol this summer in just under a months time!

Organised by Wallace & Gromit’s children’s Foundation – introducing, Shaun in the City!

From 6th July to 31st August, the charity are bringing 70 b-ewe-tiful giant Shaun the Sheep sculptures, created by artists, designers and celebrities, to green spaces across Bristol for the public to enjoy.

At the end of both trails, all 120 sculptures will be united for two special exhibitions! The first ‘Great Sheep Round Up’ will take place in in Bristol from 12th to 20th September, with all 120 sculptures on display together, and another exhibition of all 120 sculptures in Covent Garden from 24th to 27th September. All sculptures will then go to auction on 8th October, with proceeds from the Bristol sculptures benefiting The Grand Appeal which funds pioneering medical equipment, facilities, and comforts for patients at Bristol Children’s Hospital. Proceeds from the London sculptures will benefit Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity supporting children’s hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.


Theatre in Bristol: Jane Eyre and Shakespeare

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Old Vic’s Jane Eyre is a bold and dynamic re-imagining of Brontë’s timeless masterpiece, presented in two parts, marks the return of Sally Cookson to Bristol Old Vic’s Theatre stage after her triumphant production of Peter Pan last Christmas. She brings her extraordinary storytelling talents to bear on one of the most influential works of the 19th century with an ensemble cast of ten actors and musicians.

Almost 170 years on, there is still much in Charlotte Brontë’s story to inspire today’s generation. At a time when equal pay is still debated and ”Feminist” is seen as a negative label by 90% of young women, this empowering and courageous production throws into sharp relief one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. It also realises a life-long ambition of Cookson’s to take the iconic figures and radically re-examine the characters we think we know so well. Bertha will be expressed and explored through music composed by Sally’s long-term collaborator Benji Bower and questioning her depiction as merely the “madwoman in the attic.”

This production is exploring themes of individual freedom, accountability, the stigma of mental illness and uses an original score and live music created by Benji Bower, the two parts will draw on dark fairy tales and folk tradition to create a vivid and compelling journey.


The Tobacco Factory’s interpretation of As You Like It is both funny and moving, this is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence.

Expelled from the city, Rosalind and Orlando – the one fleeing a tyrannous uncle, the other a murderous brother – rediscover each other in the Forest of Arden. But what awaits them in that Arcadian wilderness? Will they find true love, or just lose themselves? Are they merely players in a pastoral fantasy, or do they have a rare opportunity – to explore the reality of their feelings free from all the normal constrictions of courtly convention and parental oversight?

Following the success of last year’s tour of Two Gentlemen of Verona, this production will embark on the company’s second UK tour immediately after its Factory Theatre run – generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Coming Up: Exhibition: Idols and Illusions

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

From February to March 2013, The Royal West Academy hold hosts to Idols and Illusions.

Idols and Illusions presents over sixty photographic images from the Golden Age of Cinema, 1925-1960. These now iconic publicity stills portray Hollywood legends, including Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Marlon Brando and Bristol’s own Archibald Leach (Cary Grant) going about their everyday business, promoting themselves and their movies.

These candid shots of stars relaxing on the beach, playing tennis or just ‘goofing around’ on the back-lots of the movie studios were produced in their thousands, providing endless fodder for their legions of fans, desperate to have a peak at their idols off-duty. However, these shots were far from ‘natural’. Stars were contractually obliged to perform for the static camera, as they did on set, with locations, props and wardrobe, all carefully selected and prepared to create an artificial wonderland, perpetuating the illusion of glamour.

These seminal images created a system of stars in which the cinema-going audience are complicit in their making: ‘in this sort of Photography the camera is the mirror and we the fans are basking in the polished beauty.’

All the works in this exhibition have been kindly lent by the John Kobal Foundation. John Kobal is widely recognised for rediscovering the great Hollywood Studio Photographers and the Foundation continues to promote this work, mounting exhibitions worldwide and publishing a number of books including Glamour of the Gods, Hollywood Unseen and Hollywood Dogs. To find out more please visit

Price: Adults: £5.00 (£4.50 without Gift Aid) Concessions: £3.50 (£3.10 without Gift Aid), Art Fund card admission: £2, Under 16s/SGS, UoB & UWE students: Free, Return ticket: £8 (unlimited repeat visits for exhibition duration)