The infamous pirate Captain Blackbeard once had a hideaway cave under St. Mary’s Redcliffe Church. His childhood home still stands on Bristol’s Harbourside. And possibly why all pirates in movies sound like Bristolians. "Aaaarrrrghh!"
MAY / Festival of Ideas - Celebrating great writers and commentators in Bristol. Interviews, talks and exhibitions across the city to get ideas flowing.
JULY / Harbour Festival - Big harbourside summer event that takes over the city with musical performances, art installations and scrummy West Country food.
AUGUST / International Balloon Fiesta - Free entry with a stunning display of one hundred hot air balloons. Fireworks, food stalls, the whole shebang.