get lively

Because we know how much you like to get involved, The Galleries has an action packed calendar of events throughout the year. Here’s looking at what’s coming up…

Get a taste of the Caribbean. Bikkle Island now open!

Bust out the steel drums and ya coconuts and get your reggae groove on, because we’ve got some really exciting news for you!

Our brand new Caribbean restaurant Bikkle Island is now open at The Galleries! Serving up an exciting and flavoursome menu full of unique recipes, using authentic Caribbean spices to liven up your lunch time – on the 2nd floor, next to Robert Dyas. With value for money food, freshly cooked and prepared each day, friendly staff and vibrant décor, Bikkle Island promises to bring sunshine to The Galleries, whatever the time of year.

To celebrate the opening, on 5th January 2018, you can enjoy Reggae music while you eat and the chance to win a meal for two in the restaurant next month, by taking a picture of your meal at Bikkle Island and uploading it to Instagram with the accompanying hashtag #BikkleIslandBristol. Ask in the restaurant for more details.

Bikkle Island is run by a husband and wife team and was first established in Easton on 1st February 2015. Bikkle Island is a true family business – with the culinary expertise of the owner’s Aunt – a professional Chef, and mother at the heart of the business. The Galleries Bristol restaurant is the second in their growing business portfolio, born out of the huge success of the first. Their aim over the coming years is to make Caribbean food as popular as well established cuisines such as Chinese and Indian, and to be at the forefront of this renaissance.

Get down to The Galleries to get your taste! 

Get your hands on a £50 gift card!

With just days to go until Christmas Day, We’re giving you the chance to seriously #getyourjingleon, with the fabulous giveaway of £2,000 worth of gift cards this Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd December! For your chance to get your hands on one of forty, £50 gift cards up for grabs, simply get to The Galleries and keep your eye on Santa, who will be giving them away throughout the day. The Breeze are also boosting the bounty by a whopping £150 in their online competition, so go to the website to find out more! >>

Get snapping your selfies to win!

18th November – 15th December 2017

Christmas is a time renowned for giving and at the Galleries, it’s no exception.  We’re giving you the chance to win one of three great prizes, simply for getting in on the fun. To enter just take a selfie with the festive characters you’ll find dotted around the mall and share your pic with us on Facebook or Twitter!! 

There’s a first prize of £100 and £50 each for two runners up to spend at The Galleries in time for Christmas.

Terms and conditions apply. See here for details.

Enter via Facebook 

Enter via Twitter

North Bristol NHS Trust launches a pop-up Job Shop at the Galleries

Looking for a career in the #NHS? Check out our brand new North Bristol NHS Trust job shop for all the current opportunities in the area! Now ppen on the lower mall near Poundworld Plus until 22 January 2018.

Staff from North Bristol NHS Trust’s recruitment team and managers from various departments will be available to speak to those who are looking for positions in the NHS. The Trust is recruiting for a range of roles including porters, domestics, healthcare assistants, acute general nurses, and specialist nurses for its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and Theatres.  

As part of the NBT Job Shop launch, North Bristol NHS Trust’s recruitment team will be running a Twitter competition, providing attendees with the chance to win two theatre tickets.

Executive Director of People & Transformation at North Bristol NHS Trust, Jacolyn Fergusson said: “NBT Job Shop provides a great opportunity for people to speak to staff about the job vacancies and apprenticeships we have available. 

“Everyone is welcome to come over and chat to us, whether they are considering a career change, want to learn new skills, or are starting out in their working life.”

Staff from the Trust will be available at the NBT Job Shop on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm. 

Shoppers in the Galleries will also be able to find out more about Southmead Hospital Charity and donate £5 via text. The Charity raises money for North Bristol NHS Trust and thanks to lots of local support it funds state of the art equipment for patients, research into new treatments, improvements to the hospital environment, and support for Trust staff. Find out more about Southmead Hospital Charity at 

Visit the pop-up shop and tweet using the hashtag #NBTJobShop on Twitter. 

You can also search for current vacancies at North Bristol NHS Trust at

Get giftspiration

Find the perfect gift for Christmas – for even the trickiest on your list, at a snip of the regular prices. From fashion & beauty to toys & games, gadgets & tech and lots more. Savvy shoppers storm through their list at The Galleries, Bristol. Find out more >>

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – so the song says, and at The Galleries, Bristol you’ll be jingling all the way to Christmas with our fun-packed calendar of FREE festive events for the whole family. With the kid’s having the opportunity to be as creative (read:messy) as they like and you not having to endure the clean-up operation afterwards, it’s a win, win situation all round.

Every weekend, 11am – 4pm from 18 November – 23 December and every weekday, the week before Christmas you’ll find lots of opportunities for the kids join the fun! They can hone their creative skills in our craft workshops, get cooking up a Christmas storm in the kitchen with Mrs Claus and give us their expert opinion on the season’s top toys.  

Read on to find out more…

Halloween Hocus Pocus
11am- 4pm, Thursday 26th October – Saturday 28th October 2017

Bring the little ones to get in the spirit of Halloween at our FREE fun workshops this half term. Keeping them amused for a whole week can be a messy and mind boggling affair, so we’re saving you the organisation and mass clean-up operation, with THREE DAYS of FREE spooktacular fun. >>