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A Venue Listing for the Bristol and Bath area, including
Gigs / Restaurants / places to visit etc.

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      25.08.2001 16:30
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      For over 500 issues Venue has been at the forefront of listing all that is fresh and funky in Bristol and Bath. This isn’t the only reason for buying it..... It‘s actually quite a good read. From Art, to Books, Cinema, Classifieds, Clubs, Comedy, Courses, Dance, Food & Drink, Health, Letters, Property, Sport, Theatre, Travel, TV and of course live music - this magazine has it all. At £1.90 for a fortnightly 100 pages plus is enough to keep you going until, well, until the next issue comes out! Issue 1 was published in 1982 claiming to be the Bristol equivalent of London's ’Time Out’, it took a while for people to start buying it, but after about a year, companies started seeing Venue as being a valuable magazine to advertise in. This gave them the few extra pennies to make a bigger and better magazine and it sort of snowballed from there. As well as the usual listings of music and theatre gigs, Venue carries features such as ‘Dotcons - would you credit it?’ a decent sized review of online rip-offs, or ‘Tan Commandments - skin up’ a really interesting view on skin cancers. There are also profiles on Authors, reviews on local bands (and the larger pop stars) and films. Even restaurants don’t get away from the interesting views of the contributors in this magazine. It’s an excellent guide for music lovers in Bristol and Bath, I’ve even managed to find some quite talented bands in Bristol because they’ve had a promising review inside these covers, so thank you Venue! They have a website that is relatively hard to navigate around, so I stick with buying the magazine. You can subscribe for a year for £49.50, but I'd rather buy the mag when I don’t know what to do on a Wednesday evening at 8 O’clock. So when you can’t think of where to go on a Saturday, or you want to know where ‘Three Blind Nuns’ are playing th
      is week in Bristol, this is the mag to pick up. Ok, it’s the only listings magazine in Bristol (I can think of), but that hasn’t stopped them trying to make it the best one out there.

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