Summer may be drawing to a close but there is still a multitude of events and things to do in Bristol this Autumn. So why not get away for midweek or weekend of leisure

– I’m sure there’s something for everyone in the list below! And why not combine your visit with a stay in a serviced apartment from Alderman Apartments Ltd 

Bristol Fashion Week (Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th September)

This regular event returns with its 18 catwalk fashion shows hosted over five days at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway. The South West’s biggest fashion event gives you a 1 hour preview of the new season must-have’s, fashion and hair styling advice and pamper sessions, plus a chance to win an exclusive beauty prize in every show. TV fashion stylist Mark Heyes and celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton return by popular demand to present the catwalk shows combining style advice, celebrity gossip and insightful fashion knowledge. http://www.mallcribbs.com/bfwaw14.php#package

Bristol Half Marathon (21st September)

Unless you are an elite athlete it’s too late to enter but why not enjoy a trip to Bristol and watch the runners pounding the streets? Close to 15,000 runners of all abilities are set to take part with many of them running for their favourite charities. Let’s hope the weather is good! http://www.runbristol.com/events/bristol-half-marathon

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Carry Grant 2 Day Festival (11th and 12th October)

Archie Leach was born and raised in Bristol and returned regularly after he found fame on Broadway and in Hollywood. The 2 day festival includes talks, tours, cocktails, a film making challenge and red carpet gala screenings. Most of the events will be at the Hippodrome and the Watershed. http://www.carycomeshome.co.uk/

Exhibition Moved by Conflict (Bristol and the First World War) – starts 11th October

Moved by Conflict explores the physical, social and personal changes made by war.

In association with Bristol Old Vic, the people’s stories reveal how local lives were altered by the turmoil of war. This moving and informative exhibition will take you from Bristol in the early 1900’s

and it’s position in the British Empire, through 1914-1918, to people in the city today affected by current global conflicts.

Exhibition aimed at adults anc children aged 10+.
http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/moved-by-conflict/

War Game (Bristol Old Vic – 11th – 22nd November)

War Game tells the story of the opening months of World War 1 through the eyes of a village football team who sign up, train, are despatched to the Front and then play in the famous Christmas Day match across No Man’s Land.

Inspired by Michael Foreman’s novella for young readers, this devised adaptation is timed to be part of the centenary memorials of the start of World War 1. http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/wargame.html

Wildscreen Film Festival (19th – 24th October)

The Wildscreen Festival is internationally acknowledged as the most prestigious and influential wildlife film festival in the world.

Every two years, hundreds of international delegates from the wildlife film industry and thousands of wildlife enthusiasts descend on Bristol’s harbourside for a week of filmmaking training workshops, thought-provoking talks, debates and film screenings.

Rounding off the week is the glittering Wildscreen Panda Awards Ceremony – dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’ – which celebrates the very best in wildlife filmmaking. All Panda Award nominated and winning films are screened at Watershed as part of the fortnight-long Wildscreen Fringe Festival which also offers an exclusive peek behind the scenes of wildlife filmmaking for the general public.

The 2014 Wildscreen Fringe will feature even more screenings and a variety of special events including curated programme content, live events, special guests and a few surprises along the way.http://www.wildscreenfestival.org/

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