Meanwhile in Bristol: Things to do in Bristol this June

From a celebration of all things Super 8 and the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, to UWE’s degree show and Bristol Food Connections’ huge programme of culinary events, you’re in for a jam-packed month full of things to do in Bristol this June.

Blown Down: A long weekend of Super 8 – The Cube
A long weekend of events devoted to Super 8, with each day bringing a different approach to the format.
Thurs 7 – Sun 10 June | Tickets £10-£14

Photo James Koch 

Deenagh Miller: Exuberant – Tobacco Factory Bar
An exhibition of bright oil paintings and vivid drawings that reflect the exuberance of people, places and the mind.
Fri 8 June – Sun 22 July, 11am onwards
Opening night 7 June from 7.30pm, with live music | Free
St Werburgh’s Farm Summer Fair – St Werburgh’s City Farm
A family music festival and community celebration in Bristol this June.
Sat 9 June, 12pm-7pm | Free
BS9 Arts Trail – Various venues
Around 75 artists exhibit in both group and individual venues throughout the BS9 areas of Westbury-on-Trym, Henleaze and Stoke Bishop.
Sat 9 & Sun 10 June, 11am-5pm | Free

UWE Degree Show: Con-form – Arnolfini, Bower Ashton and Spike Island
UWE Bristol’s annual Creative Industries degree show returns, showcasing work from over 500 talented students graduating from Art, Design, Film and Journalism programmes.
Sat 9 – Wed 13 June, 10am-6pm | Free
Frankenstein 200 series – Watershed
To mark the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, revisit some of cinema’s most notable interpretations of Shelley’s iconic gothic masterpiece at Watershed’s June brunch season.
Every Sunday in Bristol this June, 12pm | Tickets £5-£8.50

Ujima Presents – Bristol Old Vic
A live radio show and platform for Black and diverse talent, Ujima’s artists and guests performing include Spoken Word UWC collective, Black Artists on the Move, and Dallas and Ellis.
Sun 10 June, 7.30pm | Tickets £8-£10
Bristol Comedy Garden – Queen’s Square
Top drawer comedy from Ross Noble, Miles Jupp, Fern Brady, Andrew Maxwell in Bristol this June.
Sunday 10 June, 3.45pm | Tickets £20-£25
Business Boot Camp: Scaling up your Business Part 1 – Troidos Foundation Event Space
Session aimed primarily at new, small businesses that are ready to scale up, but also open to start-ups. Part of Bristol Food Connections.
Mon 11 June, 10am | Tickets £10

Vegan and Wellbeing Market – Corn Street
A vibrant vegan and wellbeing market at St Nicholas Market. Expect fresh produce, kombucha and ferments, plant based street food, raw cakes & chocolate, nut mylks and much more. Part of Bristol Food Connections.
Mon 11 June, 10am onwards | Free 
Medicinal Herb Walk Through Castle Park – Meet at The Nails
Identify a variety of herbs and plants, and discuss their traditional medicinal properties and uses with medicinal herbalist Max Drake. Part of Bristol Food Connections.
Tues 12 June, 6pm | Free

Boat, John Wood and Paul Harrison, Two figures attempt to capsize a semi circle. 1995 / 1’15” / Lo Band U-matic / Single channel / 4:3

Togetherness – RWA
Challenging the historical ideal of the single artist, wrestling with his or her own genius in isolation, Togetherness explores what happens when influences, materials, skills and perspectives are combined. Featuring Assemble, Wood & Harrison, Emma Biggs and Matthew Collings, and Andy Holden and Steve Roggenbuck.
Sat 16 June – Sun 9 Sept
Orchard Tour and Cider Tasting – Barley Wood Orchard, Wrington
Learn all about cider and apple juice pressing, and the traditional methods and antique press used by Barley Wood. Part of Bristol Food Connections.
Sun 17 June, 3pm | Tickets £10
Dynamic Yoga Taster Session & Vegan Tapas – Space 238, Easton
The Nourishment Club invite you to make time to connect with your body and mind through a blissful taster session of dynamic yoga that will leave you feeling relaxed and revived. The class will then be followed with some time to connect with your fellow yogis whilst enjoying some delicious seasonal vegan tapas and cup of restorative tea. Part of Bristol Food Connections.
Sun 17 June, 12.45pm | Tickets £20
Enterprise Nation: Meet the journalists – DeskLodge
Get tips on how to best present your business to the media to raise your profile.
Tues 19 June, 6pm | Tickets £25
Great Dog Walk Together – The Downs, meet outside Café Retreat
Part of the Great Get Together Weekend, set up by the Jo Cox Foundation to encourage people to get together and celebrate what they have in common to promote wellbeing.
Sat 23 June, 10am-11am | Free
Enterprise Nation: Bristol Small Business Meet-up – Raw Space
Meet and mingle with other small business owners, freelancers and start-ups.
Wed 27 June, 10am-11.30am | Tickets £5-£10


Art Show – The Totterdown Centre
Pop-up show at South Bristol space which has been out of use for many years. Exhibiting artists include Emma Caton, Tom White, Harriet Whyatt, Anna Marrow and Rowdy.
Thurs 21 June – Sun 24 June, 12pm-6pm | Free
Bristol Summer Time – Trinity Centre
Tremor and This Is Now present a celebration of all things diverse. This 8hr family friendly event features some of the very best artists to be gracing our favourite festivals this year across the UK and beyond.
Sat 30 June, 2pm-10pm

Craig Eyles – Bristol Potters
Both functional and sculptural wheel-thrown stoneware ceramics, fired in an electric kiln then decorated with layered glazes.
Until Tues 31 July | Free

Lice at Louisiana by Simon Holliday

Bristol Music: Seven Decades of Sound – M Shed
Exhibition celebrating and debating Bristol’s rich music scene.
Until Sun 30 September, 10am-5pm | Pay what you think

There are many events happening in Bristol this June so be sure to get out in this lovely weather and enjoy it!

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