Monday: Idles release Welcome
Bristol five-piece Idles today release their debut EP through Fear of Fiction. Catch them next in their home town at the Thekla on August 30.
Tuesday: Triathlon Live, Millennium Square
On the day of the men’s Olympic triathlon in London, give triathlon a go in a cutting-edge pool and the latest cycling and running equipment, thanks to Triathlon England.
Wednesday: Laydeez Do Comics, Cafe Kino
The first UK graphic novel forum led by women usually meets monthly in London, but they are venturing West to convene with some of Bristol’s comics creators.
Thursday-Sunday: Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court
Special shapes, mass ascents, nightglows and fireworks all return to Ashton Court for an event which once again is expected to attract more than half a million visitors.
Thursday-Sunday: The Basement at The Runcible Spoon
One of Bristol’s best supper clubs takes over one of Bristol’s restaurants for four days, featuring evening service on Thursday and Friday and a weekend all-day menu.
The Coronation Tap will be transformed for the annual three-day festival, featuring lots of live bands, a barbecue, hog roast and even a Spitfire fly-past.
Saturday: The Moving In Party, Brunel’s Old Station
The first Noisy Neighbours event will play host to some of the biggest and best names in drum and bass, including Grooverider, Crissy Criss, DJ Die and Krust.
Sunday: Otomi Mexican Kitchen, 40 Alfred Place
The Clifton Arcade’s Otomi is the latest pop-up at 40 Alfred Place, featuring an authentic Mexican menu from 9am and a set menu from 6pm for an early supper.