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Things to do in Bristol this weekend…

It’s a funny weekend this one. Essentially we are just waiting for Brisfest. Unless you’re a fresher in which case you’re waiting for the next beer bong. Woo hoo!! Fill the fountains with washing up liquid, steal traffic cones and try and sit on the horse in queen square. All totally original, no one has ever done it before. I’m not jealous. Being a student sucks. All that free time and large amounts of cash you get given, awful. Of course there will be loads of fresher stuff going on. I suggest this is avoided at all costs. Anyone wearing pyjamas in town should be arrested. Bristol is still banging though and here are some things you may want to check out…


free mega raveFuture Business- Old England, Montpelier

Get yourself down to see Mr.Grit and Jess Tickles playing hip-hop, DNB, reggae, dub, mash’ups and jungle. It starts at 8pm and goes on until midnight, plus it’s free entry! They are fellow Passion DJs, will be playing Brisfest with us and are both bloody brilliant so this night will definitely be worth it. I’m in Birmingham but if I wasn’t, I would be here.

Free mega rave, Motion.

Sounds epic. Apparently the Duvet Vous boys are playing the cave, worth it in itself. (It’s not called the Cave any more is it? It’s been ages since I went to motion…)

What the Frock! , Mauretania, Park Street

Tickets £10 in advance and £12 on the door

What’s this then?! A comedy night with a line up of entirely female comedians? Funny women?!! YES BLOODY PLEASE!

What the frock! kicked off in Bristol in January 2012, after founder Jane Duffus got sick and tired of only ever seeing men perform at comedy nights (we hear ya sister!) and it’s gone from strength to strength ever since.

Friday night sees What the Frock’s first night in their brand new regular venue, The Maurentania, with MC Jayde Adams, a singing, dancing former fishmonger from Bedminster, leading the charge for a night of comedy in one of Bristol’s most glamorous venues. If you didn’t know, The Maurentania is decorated with original fittings from the RMS Mauretania; the largest and fastest luxury ship in the world at the time of her launch in 1906.

How flipping special does that sound?!


Bristol open doors

One of the highlights of my year! For one day only Bristol opens the doors of some of it’s secret treasures such as the Redcliffe caves and the Clifton rocks railway. You can also go into places like @ Bristol and Aardman for free. Do not miss this!!!!

Shakespeare’s Twelfth NightThe Tobacco Factory, Bedminster

Runs 9th September to the 14th at 8pm, tickets £14

Fancy a bit of culture? Well why not pop down to the Tobacco Factory to catch Filter’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Described as an ‘enormously funny, fast-paced production of Shakespeare’s comedy‘ I can imagine this would be a fantastic way to spend an evening in Bedmo. If you haven’t seen Twelfth Night then be prepared – it’s completely mental but from what I remember extremely witty and wonderful. And although I’ve never been, I’ve heard nothing but brilliant reviews of the Tobacco Factory’s productions!

hbsHot Buttered Soul, The Gallimaufry

Free entry! 

I’ve never actually been to a HBS night, but I saw the guys doing their thing briefly at Upfest this year, and have heard nothing but rave reviews, so I think it’s fair to say you’ll be in for a soulful, disco flavoured treat if you head down to the Galli for this.

Playing a mix of soul, funk, disco and basically everything to make you boogie, the HBS team play exclusively on vinyl and in their own words “will be bringing the good times all night long”!


I’m in Birmingham this weekend, Meg’s in London and Cloe’s in Scotland, so we won’t be about to enjoy all of the fun stuff going on this weekend, but iIf you have an event please let us know or @its_just_nice


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