News & Events

As the longest running group for gay, lesbian and transgender groups in Bristol, Bath and the South West, we run a variety of regular gay and lesbian events. We are here for people who wish to make new friends, are on their own, have just come out or are not ‘scene’ orientated.

Check out the events listed below.

Gay West Rainbow Cafe

Come and join us.

The Rainbow Café is open to all. First time visitors are made very welcome. This is GayWest’s most popular event and is open every Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30 pm at St Michaels’s day centre, St Michael’s Place, Bath. BA1 …

Gay West Christmas Celebration

A Christmas Celebration will be held on Friday 15th December 2023 – arrive from 7.30pm to eat at 8pm

Buffet-Carvery with roast turkey/roast beef, new potatoes & salad/coleslaws followed by a selection of puddings.
Glass of wine to…

Gay West November 2023 Newsletter

The November Newsletter is now published.
Go to the publications page to read and download. Lots of interesting things to read…

Gay West Woodpecker walk

Sunday 26 November

Meet at 30 Woodpecker Close, Keynsham, BS31 2FU at 11am. A slightly longer walk this time, but again delving into some local history and, as always, a circular walk. We arrive back at Woodpecker Close for refreshments. Contact Colin on…

Bristol RWA Annual Exhibition

On now until 14 January 2024

The RWA’s renowned Annual Open Exhibition is now in its 170th year, and – as always – offers a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists. One of the biggest art outings in Bristol.
For further details…

Hear My Voice: The LGBTQ+ Poetry Night

Thursday 23 November 7:30pm

Hear My Voice: The LGBTQ+ Poetry Night is back at the Rondo Theatre, Bath! Get ready to witness some of the best LGBTQ+ spoken word talent in the country. Hosted by Bristol Lyra Festival Slam Champion, Emma Taylor, we present…

Bristol Old Vic – Arabian Nights

23 November 2023 – 6 January 2024

No better show to book for yourself, family and friends this Christmas. “A daring heroine, captivating songs, and a timeless story of wonder and hope”. For further details visit the

Westonbirt Arboretum

24 November – 23 December 2023, open on selected evenings, 4.00pm-9.30pm

An Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt Arboretum, where the magic of the festive season comes to life in spectacular illuminated fashion! Westonbirt’s captivating landscape and…

Bath Theatre Royal – Twelve Angry Men

27 November — 2 December 2023

The classic play by Reginald Rose. A life in the balance. Twelve men. One verdict. Following a recording-breaking West End season, Twelve Angry Men has been hailed ‘the classiest, most intelligent drama playing on the West…

Bristol Beacon – Trip the Light Fantastic

Thursday 30 November 2023

Produced by Paraorchestra in collaboration with Surgeons Girl, Charles Hazlewood, and Limbic Cinema, this extraordinary experience has been specially commissioned…