20 December - 5 January


Free, donations appreciated


Angels in Bristol

‘A mighty exodus brings hope of a promised land named Weston-super-Mare…’  

Find out more in Bristol Old Vic’s, free, online Christmas show, Angels in Bristol: The Story of Christmas in 9 Miracles – 20 – 28 December.

This collaborative project, features Theatre Orchard’s engagement groups, Open Door and Chapter One in Story number 3 ‘Exodus: Weston-super-Mare, the Promised Land’ on Tuesday 22 December.

Angela Athay-Hunt, Engagement Manager at Theatre Orchard, said: “Working in collaboration with Bristol Old Vic to be part of its Christmas show has been an exhilarating experience for our engagement groups; Open Door adult drama and Chapter One creative writing. Both groups have played an integral part in contributing creative ideas and devising content that shine a warm festive light on Weston-super-Mare and showcase their ‘promised land’ through a wonderful kaleidoscope of personal stories, memories and hopes.”

Visit to register for free and unwrap a new story in your inbox every day for nine days this Christmas.

Or you can watch the episodes as they come out on the BOV website or their YouTube Channel here – our YouTube channel

The episodes will disappear at midnight 5 Jan as the Christmas season comes to an end.

Angels in Bristol… is co-created with and unites communities and features a new cycle of poems by Vanessa Kisuule.

Reaching across Bristol and into North Somerset, the digital Christmas show combines the creative powers of professional and community artists alike, filming in locations across Bristol including schools, pubs, churches and businesses and on doorsteps in Weston to bring 9 special stories to life.

For nine days from 20 – 28 December, each individual episode will wing its way daily into your inbox, free to anyone who would like to share a moment of togetherness after this extraordinary year.

Angels in Bristol… stories:

Dec 20  Story 1 – The Creation: God in Bristol

Dec 21  Story 2 – Noah and Nancy

Dec 22  Story 3 – Exodus: Weston-super-Mare, The Promised Land

Dec 23  Story 4 – Jay and the Whalefish: The Ballad of Eastville Pond

Dec 24  Story 5 – The Prophet of Stapleton Road

Dec 25  Story 6 – The Chicken Stealer’s Nativity, a Legend of Southmead

Dec 26  Story 7 – The Lost Child

Dec 27  Story 8 – David, Big G and the Flat Caps: A Fern St. Flashback

Dec 28  Story 9 – A Mother’s Farewell


See the Bristol Old Vic press release HERE