Forthcoming Events

Film & television industry in Bristol: 24th October 2019

Film & television industry in Bristol: 24th October 2019

Our speaker at this event, Rob Champion, is a film and television location manager and former Bristol City Council Film Officer.
Malago River

Lost Rivers of Bristol: 19 November 2019

An illustrated talk by Melvin Wood, Environment Agency - back by popular demand.

Recent Events

In the planning for 2019

In the planning for 2019

Other events planned for 2019.
Building Liveable Neighbourhoods in Bristol: 18th October 2019

Building Liveable Neighbourhoods in Bristol: 18th October 2019

Liveable neighbourhoods are much talked about but what does this term mean? Is Bristol a liveable city?
Bridges-Walk-Map

From Brycgstow to Bristol in 45 Bridges: 16th October 2019

Each one of Bristol’s bridges has a fascinating story which is woven intimately into the 1,000 year history of the city. When and why was it built? What was involved in its design, engineering and construction? Jeff Lucas's talk explains.
Floating Harbour trip: 15th September 2019

Floating Harbour trip: 15th September 2019

As part of Bristol Open Doors weekend, the Architecture Centre is organising a series of boat trips around the Floating Harbour. The trip on 15th September is reserved for the Civic Society.
Bristol's Tobacco Bonds:  5th September 2019

Bristol’s Tobacco Bonds: 5th September 2019

Allie Dillon, the City Archivist, will talk about the history of A, B and C Bonds, using documents and images from the archives.
Study visit to St Phillips: 28th August 2019

Study visit to St Phillips: 28th August 2019

We have arranged a study visit to look at historic buildings and structures in St Phillips. The walk will be led by David Martyn from Bristol City Council.
Visit to Bridgwater and Hinkley Point C: 13th August 2019

Visit to Bridgwater and Hinkley Point C: 13th August 2019

The Society is planning a visit to Bridgwater and Hinkley Point C.
Study visit to Purton Hulks : 10th July 2019

Study visit to Purton Hulks : 10th July 2019

A summer’s evening walk to view the famous Hulks in the company of Paul Burnett, local historian and specialist in the origins and development of the ships graveyard.
Design Awards: 11th June 2019

Design Awards: 11th June 2019

The annual Design Awards meeting this year takes place on 11th June from 6.00 pm at St George’s.
AGM

Annual General Meeting: 4th June 2019

Bristol Civic Society warmly welcomes its members and friends to this year's Annual General Meeting which will take place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th June.
Theatre blue plaque unveiling: 31st May 2019

Theatre blue plaque unveiling: 31st May 2019

The Bristol Civic Society and Acorn Property Group announce the unveiling of a blue plaque to mark the establishment in 1729 of a new theatre in Jacob's Wells Road.
Ashton Court

Ashton Court Mansion: 22nd May 2019

A Civic Society meeting arranged for the presentation of the consultant's options report. Scheduled for 4pm.
Routes to Clifton: 22nd May 2019

Routes to Clifton: 22nd May 2019

The untold story of street improvement in Victorian Bristol - a talk by Peter Malpass. Scheduled for 7.30pm.
Electric charge point

Future Travel Choices: electric cars and transport on demand?: 15th May 2019

Future Travel Choices: electric cars and transport on demand? Perspectives on future travel choices and the implications for Bristol and the West of England.
The story of Old Market: 26th March 2019

The story of Old Market: 26th March 2019

Vice & Virtue: Discovering the story of Old Market - a talk by Mike Manson, editor of Better Bristol and well known local author.
Bus stop and car

Transport in Bristol : what can we expect in 2019? 20th March 2019

An expert panel discusses the complex and often bewildering range of transport initiatives in Bristol.
Image of urban living

High density or high liveability?: 25th February 2019

A talk by Finlay McNab of Streets Reimagined focusing on the impact of densification.
Cinematic Bristol Redux: 13 February 2019

Cinematic Bristol Redux: 13 February 2019

In true Hollywood style, following on from the success of the November Cinematic Bristol event, there is to be a sequel.
Annual Social Evening: 25th January 2019

Annual Social Evening: 25th January 2019

Bristol Civic Society annual social get-together.
3 West Mall, Clifton

Women’s Suffrage Blue Plaque Unveiling: 15 December 2018

Blue Plaque unveiling: the Bristol and West of England Society for Women’s Suffrage was set up when Florence Davenport Hill invited a group of like-minded individuals to a meeting at her home at 3 West Mall, Clifton, Bristol.
Unloading bananas at Bristol docks

Cinematic Bristol – 29th November 2018

Four films, capturing the evocative, changing streetscape of our city.
Finzels Reach

Visit to Finzels Reach, 9th October 2018

A walking tour of this new city quarter taking in Castle Bridge, the conversion of the former Brewery buildings and the construction of new buildings on this densely developed site.
Bristol Airport

Visit to Bristol Airport – 6th September 2018

Civic Society members will hear a presentation from Mike Herbert (of Bristol airport) on the future vision for the airport, covering planning and development.
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