The official Oktoberfest Bristol returns in 2019, only on the 11th and 12th of October. For two nights and one afternoon only Brunel's Old Station will be transformed into a
The official Oktoberfest Bristol returns in 2019, only on the 11th and 12th of October.
For two nights and one afternoon only Brunel’s Old Station will be transformed into a Bavarian Wunderland, offering a taste of authentic German culture, tongue in cheek German stereotyping and general all round debauchery.
The event will run over three sessions:
Friday Evening – 18:00 – 23:00
Saturday Afternoon – 12:00 – 16:30
Saturday Evening – 18:00 – 23:00
All tickets are seated and include table service. VIP tickets include front of house seats, queue jump, complimentary shot and free food.
This is an 18+ Event. ID may be required
11 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 12 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
The Passenger Shed
Brunel's Old Station Station Approach, Bristol, BS1
At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about
At the end of the 1970s momentous change was afoot in Britain and the world – in society, politics, fashion and culture – and the musical landscape was also about to change forever. The guitar-driven dominance that had propelled rock and punk throughout the decade was about to end, as synthesizers signalled the sound of the future and video transformed the look of the pop charts. The 1980s were about to explode into life and nothing would be the same again.
At the heart of this seismic leap into a futuristic new dawn were two records that set the template for much of what was to follow. Visage’s single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the band’s debut eponymous album and Ultravox’s single ‘Vienna’ from the album of the same name were global hits that shared the same stark ambience, European aesthetic and electronic heart. The albums that birthed those landmark singles expanded that sonic palette even further and brought the art-school alternative into the very centre of the mainstream.
Both records were co-written, recorded and produced by one of the leading characters in British music, Midge Ure, and not only transformed the charts around the globe but his life in the process.
“Autumn 1979 was a pivotal point in my career trajectory,” Midge Ure explains. “Over the previous two years I had grown from ‘pop band’ (Slik) to ‘post punk band’ (The Rich Kids) to being a stand in guitarist for Thin Lizzy. Over the course of autumn into winter 1979, while working on the Visage project with Billy Currie, I was invited to join Ultravox. The work we did that winter on the ‘Vienna’ album was an exhilarating rush of creativity the likes of which I had never experienced before.
“Forty years later I want to celebrate this period and as we pass from 2019 into 2020 play the ‘Vienna’ album in its entirety along with highlights from the eponymous ‘Visage’ album. Join me and my Band Electronica celebrating the year of release for both the Vienna and Visage albums….1980”.
Four decades on, as we come towards the end of another turbulent decade, momentous change is once again afoot in Britain and the world. Can we face the next decade with the optimism and futuristic brightness that flooded the 1980s, and will there be a new cultural birth that will change music, fashion and society?
The 1980 Tour reminds us that these things are possible. Both ‘Vienna’ and ‘Visage’ were the sound of the future… and yet still sound unearthly, romantic, impossibly beautiful and full of promise.
Brought to life by Midge Ure and Band Electronica, this is the very first time in the 40 years since it was made that the ‘Vienna’ album will be performed in its entirety. It is also the first time that many of the songs from the debut Visage album will be played live.
ID may be required on entry as proof of purchase. Resales are strictly not permitted. The promoter reserves the right to void any tickets found on, or sold through any secondary resale sites
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clare Road, Cardiff, CF11 6QP
Looking to become a poweboat instructor? Assessment day is 12th october 2019 Course is Fridy 18th 0ctober to Sunday 20th October 2019 No payment is required at this stage. Full course details are available
Looking to become a poweboat instructor?
Assessment day is 12th october 2019
Course is Fridy 18th 0ctober to Sunday 20th October 2019
No payment is required at this stage.
Full course details are available via the RYA Syllabus
How Much Will it Cost?
The 3-day course fee for non-members is £300.00 , including the RYA textbooks and certification.
The One Day Pre assessment on 12th october will be £30 for both members and non members
For current BCYC members the fee is reduced to just £150 – with additional reductions for volunteers who will support BCYC powerboating, induction courses and RYA level 2 courses
What do I need to become an instructor?
Candidates must attend a skills assessment prior to their instructor training course. Details can be found in the RYA Power Schemes Instructor Handbook (G19).
Five seasons experience (or one year for those who use Powerboating as part of their Job)
RYA First Aid
RYA Powboat Level 2 certification
Do the organisers need any other information from me?
We need you to tell us about any medical conditions that might affect your safe participation on the course. Your instructor will need details of any medical treatment being received, or if you suffer from epilepsy, giddy spells, asthma, diabetes, heart condition, back problems or anything else you believe may affect you during your time with us. Please note that medical conditions need not prevent you from taking part, but it is important we are aware. If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a practical powerboat course, your GP should be able to advise.
How can I contact the organisers with any questions?
You can send email queries to our Powerboat training co-ordinator
18 (Friday) 8:00 am - 20 (Sunday) 4:00 pm
Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club
12 Cheddar Road, Axbridge, BS26 2DL
As part of their UK wide Anniversary Concert Tour, this special charity concert performed by one of the finest military bands in the country celebrates the 15th anniversary of
As part of their UK wide Anniversary Concert Tour, this special charity concert performed by one of the finest military bands in the country celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Royal Air Force Music Charitable Trust. All proceeds will go to the charity, which was established in 2004 to raise welfare funds through the performance of live music by Royal Air Force musicians.
Don’t miss the chance to hear the band play in Weston, book your tickets today.
What you need to know:
Tickets: £16.00 per person. H.M Forces discount £14.00 pp available at Winter Gardens box office only (I.D Required)
Doors open: 18:30
(Saturday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Winter Gardens
2 Royal Parade Royal Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1AJ