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.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Get Into Teaching

20 October @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm




National teacher recruitment drive to visit Bristol


A national recruitment campaign is coming to Bristol to encourage local people to find out more about life as a teacher. The session aims to inspire more people in the region to join a unique profession that helps shape the lives of the next generation.


Anyone interested in finding out more about the benefits and rewards of teaching can visit the Train to Teach Bristol event at Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel on Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.


Visitors will be able to find out how to get into teaching from expert advisers, training providers and local teachers.


The event is part of a programme of events organised across different towns and cities by the national Get Into Teaching campaign, which provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers.


About 10,000 people attend a series of Train to Teach events every year. At the latest event, attendees will be able to chat with current teachers to find out what a day in the life of a teacher is really like, and get one-to-one advice from teaching experts on their application. Information will be also available about how to fund your training.


Reflecting on his career to date, Sam Rawlings a languages teacher at Patchway Community School in Bristol, who will be sharing their experience and insights at the event, said: 


“I’m proud to be supporting the campaign and I would encourage anyone who is just starting out in the world of work, or looking to switch jobs, to consider a career in teaching.

“Bored of sitting at a computer all day, I took a risk and retrained as a teacher in my early-thirties. There’s never a dull moment, teaching is a real challenge, but with immediate impact that feels meaningful.

“I know the impact good teachers can have on a child, not just in terms of academic success but in teaching a child the importance of social skills, promoting resilience, self-worth and confidence.”

Being a teacher means having an impact on students well beyond the classroom years. In recent research of over 2,000 people for Get into Teaching, two fifths* (40%) of adults surveyed in England work in a job or career related to one of their favourite subjects from their time at school, and almost three quarters** (74%) of those surveyed who have a favourite subject, said their teachers’ passion for the subject helped spark their interest in it1.


Roger Pope, spokesperson for the Get Into Teaching campaign and a National Leader of Education, said:


“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that every lesson is helping to shape the life of a young person.


“As well as the immense satisfaction of witnessing students learn and knowing you are influencing who or what they might become, teaching enables you to tap into your talents and passion for a particular subject.


“It also offers some competitive financial rewards and long-term prospects.


“Anyone who feels they have the passion and potential to teach should join us for this Train to Teach event in Bristol.”


The free Train to Teach event is being held at Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL on Wednesday 20th October 2021 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Registration in advance is advisable but visitors can turn up and register on the day.


As a teacher you can help create a society where everyone, wherever they live, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, education or age has the opportunity to succeed. The Get Into Teaching service has experienced advisers available to give free support and advice. To find out more about the range of events being held this term and to register your interest in teaching, visit:, or call the Get Into Teaching Line on 0800 389 2500.

About the Get Into Teaching campaign

The national Get into Teaching campaign, from the Department for Education, provides a comprehensive programme of support to help graduates become teachers, providing guidance all the way through the application process. To find out how to get into teaching and apply visit: or call 0800 389 2500



20 October
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Broad Street,
Bristol, BS1 2EL Bristol
+ Google Map

Submit your Event

If you have an event, that you would like to be featured on our Events Calendar, please visit Free Event Listing.