Bristol Events Calendar

Looking for something to do in Bristol? Whether you're a local, new in town or just cruising through we've got loads of great tips and events to offer. Find out what’s on in Bristol with our regularly updated events calendar featuring the best upcoming events in Bristol and the area.

This guide lists events at a glance, showing what’s on each month. See the highlights of What’s On for Bristol, featuring the best of things to do in Bristol – Live Music and Gigs, Family Events, Art & Culture, Food & Drink and much more. Bristol fundraisers and charity events.

Important This Event Calendar is not maintained on a daily basis and some events may have changed dates or are no longer happening. Please double-check the event websites for the most up-to-date information.

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Big Tent Ideas Festival – Transitions

11 June @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

£1 – £10

Think you can do better than our current politicians? Want to share your ideas with them and policy makers from across the country? Join conversations on regeneration, net zero, the future of the media and how big data can transform our public services at the annual Radix Big Tent Ideas Festival. Held this year in Bristol at the invitation of Mayor Marvin Rees, the Festival will give you the opportunity to contribute to policies in Bristol, the region and across the country.

What’s going to be happening?

Challenge local, national and international speakers including front-bench politicians
Take a soapbox in our Speakers Corner
Experience our entertainment and write on the Art Wall
Hear local entrepreneurs pitch for investment in our Pitch Pit (with introduction from Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng)
Enjoy Food & Drink from local providers

Check out the full programme on the Big Tent website here

Speakers include Sir Vince Cable, Emma Cherniavsky (CEO, UNHCR UK), Bruce Daisley (Former Head of Twitter Europe), Sir Ed Davey MP (Leader, Liberal Democrats), Anneliese Dodds MP, (Chair and Shadow Minister, Women and Equalities, Labour Party), George Freeman MP (Minister for Science and Innovation, Conservative Party), David Goodhart (Founder of Prospect Magazine), Stephen Kinnock MP (Shadow Minister, Immigration, Labour Party), Mayor Marvin Rees, Layla Moran MP (Foreign Affairs Spokesperson, Liberal Democrats), Mark Robinson (Chair of Gov High St Task-Force), Amelia Womack (Deputy Leader, Green Party)

And many more…


11 June
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
£1 – £10
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Big Tent Festival
Queen Square
Bristol, BS1 4LH Bristol
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