What’s On 2018-05-14T09:53:52+00:00

Upcoming Events in Nailsea

What’s on in Nailsea!

Cider Festivals, Music Festivals and Motorcycle Shows… Just to name a few!

Nailsea has got things going on for people of all ages, backgrounds and interests throughout the year.

Please scroll down to see some of the upcoming events in our town. Furthermore, check out our shops, restaurants and pubs, our markets and our clubs!

If you have an event you would like to add, please contact us.

Exhibition #65

Art Exhibition

11th April – 3rd June 2018

65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AW

Over 8 weeks 43 professional and amateur artists will show their work at 65 High Street. A mixture of disciplines will be on display, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and printmaking. Some of the showcases will also feature installations, workshops and demonstrations.

The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday 9:3am to 5pm and on Sunday 1pm to 5pm, but will be closed on the following dates: 23rd & 24th April, 7th, 8th, 21st & 22nd May.

Create Together

Therapeutic Arts & Craft Workshops

12th April – 31st May 2018 (Every Thursday, 7pm – 9pm)

077194 39920

65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AW

Create Together focuses on using visual arts, crafts and creativity to help improve mental health and wellbeing. A wide range of mixed media and materials are explored in the workshops, including clay, acrylic, wires and collage. All materials are provided, anyone of any age can participate and no artistic skill is required.

Booking is essential and anyone interested should call Helen on 077194 39920, or email createtogether1@hotmail.com. There is an introductory offer of £25 for 8 workshops.

65 Reasons to be Happy

‘Happiness’ Workshops

19th April – 19th July 2018

07757 711783

65 High Street, Nailsea, BS48 1AW

The people of Nailsea are invited to put a spring in their step by participating in a series of ‘Happiness’ workshops taking place at 65 High Street.

Aptly named 65 Reasons to be Happy, the workshops will be led by renowned theatre-maker, Angie Athay-Hunt, whose past experience includes heading up the Education Department at Bristol Old Vic Theatre.

Exploring the many things that make people happy in fun, drama-based sessions, the weekly workshops will run regularly throughout April, May, June and July.

From obvious rib-ticklers, such as the timeless art of clowning, to more personal sessions that focus on stories and memories, these workshops will be lively, welcoming and suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Strictly Murder


14th – 19th May 2018

Nailsea Little Theatre, 6 Union St, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4BB

0777 298 1037

‘Strictly Murder’, a thriller by Brian Clemens with a gripping plot takes to the stage at Nailsea Little Theatre. Set in a remote cottage in Provence, France, in 1939 where an English couple are living in idyllic isolation – far, it seems from rumblings of the coming war and Hitler-generated radio rhetoric. But all is not what it seems. The couple’s peace is shattered first from within – and then, when a Scotland Yard detective arrives, events become even more complicated and frightening. Performances are at 7:45pm each night. Tickets at £10 are available on 07772 981037.

Café Create

Open Mic Night

Bimonthly Event – Next Event on 18th May

The Trinity Centre (next to Holy Trinity Church), Church Lane, Nailsea, BS48 4NG


01275 543332

Café Create is a bimonthly performance and open mic evening set-up to promote local talent! Whether you’re an aspiring singer, comedian, entertainer or simply want to get up and perform a poem or tell a story, a variety of acts are welcome.

The event is free to attend and takes place on the 3rd Friday of every other month at The Trinity Centre, with doors opening at 7:30pm. There is also a fair trade bar café, serving a wide range of refreshments. Come along for a great evening that brings together local talent, music and entertainment! Anyone interested in performing should phone 01275 543332 or email steve.tilley@htnailsea.org.uk to book a slot. Please note that acts must pre-book.

Stockway North Nature Reserve Grand Open Day

Wildlife Open Day

19th May 2018

Stockway North Nature Reserve

A must for all wildlife lovers, Stockway North Nature Reserve is holding its Grand Open Day between 11am – 4pm. Activities will include wildlife and photographic exhibits.

Kate McNab and John Telfer

Musical Duo

25th – 26th May 2018

Nailsea Little Theatre, 6 Union St, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4BB

Musical duo’s back in Nailsea

A duo who wowed music lovers in Nailsea with a night of classic songs are due back in town.

Kate McNab and John Telfer treated a sell-out audience at the town’s Little Theatre to an evening of their favourite hits this time last year.

Now they’ll be performing at the Union Street venue again – but for two nights not one.

They’ll be on stage on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May, re-creating classics from Sinatra to Carole King and from Ella Fitzgerald to Elton John in their own inimitable style.

Said Kate: ‘We’re very happy to be coming back to Nailsea.

‘The Little Theatre’s a lovely, intimate venue – and the audience there really loves its music.’

Jazz singer Kate is a former member of the Sweet Substitute harmony group.

She and musician, singer and composer John are also known for their acting careers.

Kate’s oral history shows such as ‘Doodlebugs and Bogeymen’ and ‘Mrs Gerrish’s Guesthouse’ have been delighting audiences since 1997.

And John – who also plays Alan Franks, Vicar of Ambridge in Radio 4’s The Archers – is ex-Bristol Old Vic.

The two also combined in 2015’s two-hander ‘The Very Thought of You’ and their touring dinner theatre show, ‘Fanny & Johnny Craddock’.

Tickets for their two Nailsea shows – at £12 – are available on 0777 298 1037.


Performing Arts & Music Festival

26th May 2018


Fryth Way, Nailsea, BS48 2AS

A one day spectacle of local music and performing arts, with a range of food and drink on offer. There are limited tickets available – adults £10, and children free.

Nailsea Choral Society Summer Concert


26th May 2018

Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, BS48 4NG

Nailsea Choral Society will be performing their Summer concert of beautiful English sacred and secular music by Purcell, Weelkes, Parry, Byrd, Handel, and Tallis. Conducted by Tom Williams, Assistant director of Music at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
7.30pm, Saturday May 26th at Holy Trinity Church, Nailsea. Tickets £5-£12, available on the door.

Big Children’s Preloved & Recycling Event

Family Event

9th June 2018


07836 277 076

Grove Junior School, Whiteoak Way, BS48 4YZ

Big Children’s Preloved & Recycling Event is a family event where parents can buy and sell children’s clothes, toys, books and equipment. The event takes place at Grove Junior School, 11:15am – 1:45pm.

Anyone looking to book a pitch to sell, please email kate3.cheekimonkeys@gmail.com or text 07836 277976.

Community Skatepark Festival and Activity Showcase

Skate Competition

9th June 2018

Nailsea Skate Park, Scotch Horn, Brockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

The Nailsea Skatepark Festival is an annual community festival that provides an opportunity for the young skaters and riders of Nailsea to showcase their talents.

The Dig for Victory Show


9th – 10th June 2018


01275 873 107

North Somerset Showground, BS48 1NE

A fantastic 1940’s family festival held on the North Somerset Showground each year. The event aims to bring history alive and the generations together to learn, remember and have fun.

Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs

Charity Walk and Run

10th June 2018

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Brockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs is an annual event where friends and family take part in one of three organised walks, raising money for deserving local organisations.

9 to 5 – The Musical


21st – 23rd June 2018

Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, Brockway, Nailsea, BS48 1BZ

A little bit of Dollywood comes to Nailsea as amateur dramatics group, Nailsea Musicals, present the glorious 9 to 5 – The Muscial. Tickets are £12 & £9, and can be bought in advance from www.nailseamusicals.org.uk.

NatWest Rugby Force Day

Charity Event

23rd – 24th June 2018


West End Park, West End, Nailsea BS48 4BY

We have a Community event coming up on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th June. Nailsea & Backwell RFC will be hosting a NatWest Rugby Force Day which involves volunteers attending the club to help with small improvement jobs at the Club. This year we will be integrating the Cider Run which is an annual event for the whole community to take part for fun, and raise money for Meningitis Now charity.

Nailsea Carnival


7th July 2018


1st Nailsea Scout Group Activity and Training Centre, Clevedon Road, Nailsea, BS48 1EH

Every Summer, the community of Nailsea comes together to watch the colourful spectacle of the Nailsea Carnival. With floats and walkers taking to the streets of Nailsea, it’s a great opportunity to see what Nailsea has to offer. The carnival finishes at Millennium Park, where there is an afternoon fete, including dance, children’s rides, a car boot and more. It is a great day for the community of Nailsea to get together!

Nailsea & Backwell Beer & Cider Fesitval

Beer & Cider Fesitval

13th – 15th July 2018


01275 810818

West End Park, West End, Nailsea, BS48 4BY

Nailsea and Backwell Beer & Cider Festival is held every summer at Nailsea & Backwell R.F.C. Sample the wide range of beers and ciders, enjoy the live music, and soak in the community spirit!

Nailsea Concert Orchestra’s Film Night

Film Night

14th July 2018


Nailsea Methodist Church, 74-76 Silver St, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2DS

Nailsea Concert Orchestra are promising a fabulous night of live film music at Nailsea Methodist Church on Saturday 14th July at 7.30pm. Don’t miss their spectacular concert for film fans of all ages with timeless film scores and Hollywood blockbuster soundtracks, featuring themes from Stars Wars, Superman, Born Free, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Trek, The Dambusters, Gladiator, James Bond and more. Tickets for this red carpet event can be bought in advance from Nailsea Music Shop (£12/concessions £10/under 18s £2.50) or on the door. Come and immerse yourselves in the wonderful world of music and film! For those with young families, please join the orchestra for their free open rehearsal between 3pm and 4pm on the day of the concert; super hero costumes optional! This concert will be in support of Music & Memories and the Memory Cafe (Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust)

Music and Memories main aim is to share music and song with people living with dementia. This group runs once a month on a Sunday at The Barn.The Memory Café currently runs once a month at the barn. Carers can take time out to chat with fellow carers and visiting professionals, knowing those they care for are looked after and engaged in activities led by the café coordinators and volunteers.

Virtual Horse Race Night

Fundraising Event

18th August 2018

Nailsea Masonic Hall, Nailsea Park, BS48 1BA

A Virtual Horse Race Night to raise funds for Claire Tavener’s children.

Nailsea “International” Bike Show

Motorcycle Event

15th – 16th September 2018



43 High St, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 1AS

A free two day family event that features a static motorcycle display in the back garden of the Royal Oak pub, motorcycle related trade stands, live music at the front and children’s entertainment (including bouncy castle and face painting). The event is completely non-profit and every penny raised goes to the Children’s Hospice South West.

Nailsea Festival of Music

Music, Singing and Drama Event

17th November 2018


01275 855572

A one-day event of competitive classes in creative writing, music composition, piano, singing and speech and drama.

Nailsea Christmas Fair

Community Christmas Event

30th November 2018

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Crown Glass Shopping Centre, Nailsea

Come and enjoy the festive fair! There’s plenty of entertainment for all ages, and stalls stretching from Crown Glass Shopping Centre to the end of the High Street.

Fireworks on Bonfire Night

Firework Display

2018 Date & Time TBC

Nailsea and Backwell Rugby Club, West End Park, West End, Nailsea BS48 4BY

An impressive bonfire and firework display, suitable for all ages. Hot food and a wide range of beers from the beer tent is also available.

Nailsea Methodist Church Craft Fair

Craft Fair

2018 Date & Time TBC


01275 854304

74-76 Silver St, Nailsea, Bristol, BS48 2DS

Nailsea Methodist Church’s annual Craft Fair is now regarded as one of the most popular events in the area with over 500 adult visitors and nearly 100 children, for whom craft activities and games are organised.

Trendlewood Community Festival


24th August 2019

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07565 191726

Golden Valley, Nailsea

A biannual festival of sport, dance, music and food held at Golden Valley fields.

May Fair

Fair, Car Boot Sale

2019 Date & Time TBC

Nailsea Skate Park, Scotch Horn, Brockway, Nailsea BS48 1BZ

Organised by 2nd Nailsea Scouts. Each year starting on the 1st of May, The Millennium Park (opposite Tesco) is transformed into a lively fun fair perfect for family days out. As well as a large amount of fair ground rides, the event provides up to 150 car boot stalls and culinary options for everyone.

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