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Hot tub cinema comes to Bristol

The popular event is completely sold out Credit: ITV News

Cinema fans in Bristol were treated to their favourite film last night from the comfort of a hot tub.

The event has previously been a big success in London and organisers say it's their simple formula that makes it such a hit.

Asher Charman came up with the idea when he hosted a private party in 2006. "Hot tub cinema originally started out in my back garden in Exeter and quickly ballooned into what you see today - 20 hot tubs, two cinema screens and shows around the world."

The travelling Hot Tub Cinema will be at the Paintworks for the next week.

The popular event - which is showing films like The Hangover, Dirty Dancing and Ghostbusters - is completely sold out.

"We've had an amazing year, we've been to New York, we've been to Ibiza and to come back to Bristol and to have the amazing reaction we've had - sell out shows in less than 24 hours, all seven nights - is truly remarkable."


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Taunton's dragons go under the hammer

Taunton's dragons could raise thousands for charity Credit: ITV News West Country

Organisers of the Taunton Deane dragon trail are hoping to raise £50,000 for local community projects when the dragons are sold at auction this Sunday.

Around thirty painted dragons were placed around Taunton, Wellington and Wiveliscombe this summer. This weekend 21 of them will be going under the hammer at Queen's College in Taunton

The dragons will be auctioned for charity Credit: ITV News West Country

Rare Roman artefacts go on display in Cirencester

Magnificent cockerel found in child's grave in Cirencester Credit: Gloucester News Service

A 2nd century Roman bronze cockerel has gone on display in Cirencester today. It is one of the star exhibits following recent excavations of an ancient cemetary in the town.

"Incredible artefacts were found during excavations of the western cemetery of Corinium (Roman Cirencester). It is the most significant Roman cemetery investigation in the town since the early 1970s,

– Corinium Museum spokesman

The bronze enamelled cockerel figurine was discovered in a child's grave found underneath the former Bridge's Garage site – now St James's Place. It is one of only 9 known cockerel figurines from the Roman world and is the only example with its tail intact.

Displayed with the cockerel are an exceptional example of a Roman flagon and a selection of jewellery which include beads and bracelets found in a richly furnished child's grave.

Also on display is the Tetbury Coin Hoard containing 1437 silver and copper-alloy 3rd century Roman coins.

Gloucestershire roundabout is best in the country

The Stonehills roundabout is the best in the country Credit: ITV News West Country

A roundabout in Gloucestershire has been named the best in the country. Topped by a 12 foot statue of a knight on horseback, the Stonehills roundabout on the A38 won the favour of judges from the Roundabout Appreciation Society. First prize for winning the contest is a place on the front cover of the society's 2015 calendar.

The Stonehills knight keeps watch on the A38 Credit: ITV News West Country

Weston-super-Food Festival draws in the crowds

Weston-super-Mare's annual food festival has taken advantage of the unseasonably warm weather today - drawing in crowds to its cookery demos, tasting sessions, and stalls. It celebrates locally-produced food and drink.

Festival-goers at Weston. Credit: ITV News/Laura Makin-Isherwood
The food festival celebrates local drinks as well. Credit: ITV News/Laura Makin-Isherwood
The unseasonably mild weather has helped. Credit: ITV News/Laura Makin-Isherwood


Just nipping out for some lunch and a baby...

April was born while her mother took a lunch break at work Credit: ITV

A nursery worker from Cheltenham had the shock of her life when she found herself giving birth during her lunch break. Hannah Brown was nearly seven months pregnant when she felt her baby arriving.

Baby April was rushed to intensive care where she spent several weeks. But now she's back at home with mum and dad.

April is now back home after several weeks in intensive care. Credit: ITV

70 Hong Kong Gromits go up for auction today

70 giant sculptures of Gromit which have been on display on the streets of Hong Kong are being auctioned today.

The public art trail featuring Aardman's famous animated dog was first seen across Bristol last summer. That auction raised more than £2 million in one night, with one Gromit going for £65,000. UK collectors can bid online.

A selection of the Hong Kong Gromits. Credit: Aardman

Tony Benn film comes to Bristol tonight

A film about the life and times of former Bristol MP Tony Benn is to be shown in the city tonight.

Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, "Will and Testament" which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.

Tonight's screening at City Hall in Bristol is the second of a series of special screenings around the country prior to the main cinema release.

The tour will also visit Chesterfield, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, Oxford and London.

You can watch the trailer here:

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