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The hugely-popular Bristol International Balloon Fiesta returns to Ashton Court this week.

Gareth Malone in Bristol

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Gareth Malone.

TALENTED choirmaster Gareth Malone will be performing on stage at Colston Hall in Bristol later this year.

LIVE entertainment, box office hits and more make up Cheddar Arts @ Kings Theatre’s autumn programme.

Skating mice take over in show

Friday, July 31, 2015
Mice on Skates.

A DYNAMIC children’s show which is sure to entertain the kids this summer holidays has just arrived in Bristol.

Salsa dancers arrive in town

Friday, July 31, 2015
Salsa on the Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare.

THE magic of salsa is coming to Weston-super-Mare this weekend.

The Grand Pier

Charity concert in Worle church

Friday, July 31, 2015
Musical notes

A SUMMER concert is being held in aid of an African school.

Win:Top Johnny Cash tribute in Bristol

Friday, July 31, 2015
Johnny Cash roadshow

ONE of the biggest legends of country music is being brought to life on stage – and you could win tickets to the show.

Theatre to move underground

Thursday, July 30, 2015
stick house

Chambers under Bristol Temple Meads station which have been uninhabited for 70 years are set to be transformed by a Bristol-based theatre collective.

Joe Satriani

A Grammy-nominated guitarist will bring his ‘unique and expansive’ music to Bristol’s Colston Hall later this year.

Jubilee Park to launch EP

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Jubilee Park

A Weston four-piece, who are making their presence felt within Bristol’s live music scene, will release their debut six-track EP in August.

Kast Off Kinks.

FORMER members of the legendary 1960s rock ‘n’ roll band The Kinks are set to play an intimate gig at a Somerset venue.

Win:WIN: Tickets to Abba tribute Name Of The Game

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Name Of The Game.

AN ABBA tribute act will celebrate the famous Swedish pop group more than four decades after they first swept to international stardom.

WIN: Tickets to comic reboot

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Reed Richards (Miles Teller) and Sue Storm (Kate Mara) harness their daunting new abilities to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. Photo: Alan Markfield

THE Fantastic Four franchise has been rebooted in spectacular fashion by American director Josh Trank, and the Mercury has tickets to give away to see this blockbuster.

WIN: Tickets to Forever Jackson

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Forever Jackson at The Playhouse.

AN AWARD-WINNING Michael Jackson tribute act will soon bring his talents to Weston – and you could win tickets to experience the show in person.

The Playhouse

Baa-rilliant art exhibition

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Malcolm Dormer with his sheep-related art.

A Berrow artist is exhibiting his sheep-related works in Burnham this week.

The Old Town Quarry is filled with art

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A RANGE of talented artists will be showcasing their work at exhibitions in The Old Town Quarry during the next few weeks.

George The Poet at O2 Academy Bristol

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
George The Poet.

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED spoken word artist George The Poet will be performing at the O2 Academy in Bristol in October.

Project to take last bow

Monday, July 27, 2015
Storm On The Lawn

One of Bath’s biggest outdoor shows will bow out this year, but not before staging one final production in August.

Toyah to play Bristol venue

Monday, July 27, 2015
Toyah Willcox

An AWARD-WINNING singer will be performing at a Bristol venue with a full live band in what promises to be an evening packed with hit songs.

Family food fun set for Beach Lawns

Saturday, July 25, 2015
The Big Day Out

FIVE days of free family fun will kick off in Weston next weekend with the CBeebies Big Day Out.

WIN: Tickets to Scott May stunt show

Friday, July 24, 2015
The Human Torch in action.

DAREDEVIL Scott May is bringing his stunt show back to Weston, and you could be there for a night of thrills because The Mercury has some tickets to give away.

Rock ‘n’ Roll with Marty Wilde

Friday, July 24, 2015
Marty Wilde

YOU could win the chance to see one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll at The Playhouse in Weston next month.

Bristol Proms return for third year

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Bristol Proms 2015

A host of classical music acts will descend upon Bristol’s Old Vic theatre for The Bristol Proms later this month.

WIN: Tickets to see Superstars Of Soul

Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Foundations

THE Foundations – famous for the hit song Build Me Up Buttercup – will perform at The Playhouse as part of a new Superstars Of Soul show.

Exile play showing in Bath tonight

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Female Transport

The exiling of Britons to Australia was a prevalent punishment in the wake of the UK’s mass colonisation of the world in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom on stage.

CHILDREN’S TV favourites Ben and Holly are bringing their much-loved Little Kingdom to the bright lights of Bristol – and you could win family tickets to enjoy the sold out show in person.

The Redhillbillies.

A LIVELY North Somerset band are headlining at Bristol venue The Fleece at an evening dedicated to showcasing the best in the city’s unsigned talent.

Grime star Bizzle to play Bristol show

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Lethal Bizzle.

GRIME stalwart and self-styled entrepreneur Lethal Bizzle is set to entertain fans at a Bristol venue with his unforgettable Denchchat show.

Bristol Kite Festival

Bristol’s International Kite Festival will be returning for its 28th year next month.

WIN: Family adventure into the mind

Monday, July 20, 2015
Inside Out.

THE latest animated offering from Pixar is another classic for all the family – and looks deep inside the human mind.

Snow White lands in Bristol

Saturday, July 18, 2015

FILM and TV star Warwick Davis and Cbeebies presenter Andy Day will be performing alongside pantomime favourite Andy Ford in Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in Bristol this Christmas.

‘Hilarious’ Jethro in Weston

Friday, July 17, 2015

CORNISH comedian Jethro is set to delight audience members next month when he brings his ‘irreverent’ comedy to The Playhouse’s stage.

The Playhouse
Weston Operatic Society.

Weston Operatic Society will present 50 Years Of Musicals at the Victoria Methodist Church this month.

Emma Thompson in Sense And Sensibility.

THE Backyard Cinema will be screening Sense And Sensibility in the scenic surrounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

WIN: Tickets to Gyllenhaal boxing drama

Thursday, July 16, 2015
Amy McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw.

Rachel McAdams and Jake Gyllenhaal star in a heart-wrenching boxing drama featuring a cameo from pop princess Rita Ora – and the Mercury has tickets to give away.

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