Forthcoming Events

Bristol Civic Society events were cancelled over the COVID-19 lockdown. Our events programme will restart in August.

Cumberland Basin and Locks walk: 19th and 26th August 2020

Cumberland Basin and Locks walk: 19th and 26th August 2020
A walk around Cumberland Basin and locks guided by Ed Hall. The event will feature a description of the area and its historic layout.

Other forthcoming events planned:

  • Bristol Civic Society AGM Zoom conference Tuesday 8th September 7.00pm.
  • Shirehampton guided walk by David Martyn. Informative guide to history and sites of interest in this often overlooked suburb. Tuesday 24th September 2-5pm. Booking will be essential.
  • Clifton Plaques walk with Gordon Young. Description and background to plaques which mark the dwellings of notable residents. Wednesday 21st October at 2.00pm.

Details on these events will follow.

Civic Voice webinars

From May 2020 Civic Voice, the national body for civic societies, has been arranging frequent webinars ‘In conversation with… ‘. All webinars are free to Civic Society members. For some webinars there is a charge for non-members. The list of webinars is being continually updated. Details are on their events page.

The 2020 Annual Design Awards scheme is cancelled – all nominations are taken forward to 2021.


Recent Events

Significance in the Historic Environment - Zoom Event : 16th July 2020, 13.00

Significance in the Historic Environment – Zoom Event : 16th July 2020, 13.00

Understanding how and why we value particular places is fundamental for deciding what should be preserved.
Civic Voice webinar: building a better post COVID-19: Wednesday 20th May, 16.00

Civic Voice webinar: building a better post COVID-19: Wednesday 20th May, 16.00

The third in a series of Civic Voice 'In Conversations' with the civic movement, this webinar will explore how it will be possible to 'build better and beautifully' post COVID-19 when Government thinking will be focused on planning for economic recovery.
Civic Voice webinar: The reality behind the housing crisis: Thursday 14th May, 12.30

Civic Voice webinar: The reality behind the housing crisis: Thursday 14th May, 12.30

The second in a series of Civic Voice 'In Conversations' with the civic movement, this webinar will explore the new book on the housing crisis by Bob Colenutt.
Civic Voice webinar: Coronavirus and the high street: Wednesday 6th May, 12.30

Civic Voice webinar: Coronavirus and the high street: Wednesday 6th May, 12.30

The first in a series of Civic Voice 'In Conversations' with the civic movement, this webinar will explore the impact of the current coronavirus pandemic on the High Street and the implications for civic societies.
Should Bristol become a high rise city? - 5th March 2020

Should Bristol become a high rise city? – 5th March 2020

On 5th March, the Bristol Civic Society will hold an open discussion at 7:00 pm at the Arnolfini, with talks by four of Britain's best-respected experts on urban densification.
Façades and Films: 27th February 2020

Façades and Films: 27th February 2020

We have an 'event of two halves' on Thursday 27th February at the Friends' Meeting House, Redland: blue plaques and Bristol documentaries.
Limbs & Things: 13th February 2020 - SOLD OUT

Limbs & Things: 13th February 2020 – SOLD OUT

We have arranged a visit to the St Philips premises of this company, which creates and manufactures models and simulators for doctors' and nurses' hands-on skills training- delivering babies, taking blood, key hole surgery, suturing and more.
Annual Social Evening: 22nd January 2020

Annual Social Evening: 22nd January 2020

Following our tradition of New Year social evenings, we are holding an event in January in the Watershed.
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