The Imagine That journey first began in Manchester as an open-ended University project. In 2015 we brought the project back to our hometown, Bristol.
As a collective we organise gigs to support local artists and independent venues at grass-roots level. Over the years we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of Bristol’s most iconic venues putting on an eclectic mix of talented bands/artists from around the UK.
Inspired to work towards opening a small Bristol cafe-cum-venue of our own, we took the first step to this eventual goal in 2019 through opening a mobile cafe. We spent our first year of trading building up experience at various small-scale events before securing a semi-permanent pitch on the Bristol Marina in 2020.
Our gig nights continue to happen across the city. For listings, sample playlists and Covid-19 updates head to the [ listings ] page. Meanwhile, we’re beginning to build our identity as a Bristol cafe down on The Marina. You can read about this on the [cafe & menu ] page. You can also keep tabs on any other business by following our socials, all linked below.