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Delicious Menu of Murder Mystery in Bristol !

Make a Date for Murder Mystery in Bristol

This year a “Delicious Menu of Murder Mystery in Bristol” is offered at several popular Bristol venues.
A murder mystery dinner guarantees a fun evening of interactive entertainment. Julian Franks of South West based company 1st Call Entertainment comments that “currently murder mystery evenings are more popular than ever.”

“They offer a great fun night out and an opportunity to dress up and escape from everyday life”. 1st call provide murder mystery dinner evenings for private parties and events but are also presenting an exciting evening of murder mystery at several popular Bristol venues. These include 4th June and 19th August at the Doubletree by Hilton,Cadbury House 28th October Aztec Hotel & Spa and 7th October on board Bristol’s world famous S. S Great Britain.

Please contact 1st Call Entertainment or the venue for further and finer details of these fun nights of murder mystery and intrigue.

Time to book Christmas Entertainment in Bristol, Cardiff, and across the South West


As the summer nights are starting to draw in now is the time to be thinking about and booking your Christmas party entertainment in Bristol, Cardiff and the South West.

Bristol and South West based, 1st Call Entertainment comment that “…still by far the most popular choice for a Christmas party is a good quality live party band ”

A professional party band will perform two one hour musical sets offering value for money and guaranteeing to have your guests up dancing the night away.

The most requested party band is one which performs an extensive mix of classic pop/ dance songs from the different decades, 1960s to the present day.

Alternatively you can request and book a band that focus on a particular pop music style such as disco, motown, reggae or soul !

Another very popular option is to book a tribute band, a group which looks like and performs the greatest hits of a particular famous band.

Party-Band-Slider-300x100You can choose a tribute to a classic band like for example, The Beatles, Beach Boys or Bee Gees or a more current chart act such as Take That or One Direction.

Somerset’s, 1st Call Entertainment are able to offer a wide and exciting choice of both party bands and tribute acts and are your 1st call for entertainment in Bristol, Cardiff and the South West

So to make sure that your Christmas party is a great success why not look now at booking a party band or tribute act.

The S.S. Great Britain prepares for Winston!

Murder Mystery witnessed on Bristol based Ship

murder-on the pier

Hushed whispers and knowing looks across the room were the order of the day as the villagers of Alldown-on-the-Rasel prepared for a secret visit from the Prime Minister Winston Churchill, to view the latest invention as part of the war effort to thwart the Axis powers – ‘The Great Panjandrum’.


But all was not well, the rocket scientist looked decidedly dodgy and before anyone knew it, he was staggering along the ships wonderful stateroom, gasping for breath, before crashing to the floor. Murder By Design were at it again and another murderous production was underway for the general public on board Brunel’s maritime masterpiece the s.s. Great Britain.


Almost 100 people witnessed the wartime story unfold before their eyes and by the end of the evening more bodies turned up but everyone thankfully left safe in the knowledge that the murderer had been apprehended.


Publishers Party turns into Murder Mystery in Bristol

murder-mystery-dinnerLast week a popular Bristol venue turned back the hands of time to 1937 to host a lavish company VIP party. It was time for another fabulous Murder Mystery Dinner in Bristol. The famous publisher Martyn Packard choose Cadbury House near Bristol to celebrate 10 glorious years of his hugely successful publishing company, Packard publishing.

Members of the general public were able to attend this very special occasion and after arrival drinks enjoy a fabulous three course meal in the company of Martyn Packard and all of his famous authors. This included the action thriller writer Cobb Hollow and romantic novelist Millicent Johnson.

However true to the style of a classic murder mystery there was very little to celebrate. By the end of the evening three of Mr Packard’s celebrity authors endured a terrible death. All in the manner as depicted in their famous books!

Fortunately PC Bailey from Exeter was on hand to investigate and with much help from members of the general public, was able to apprehend and arrest the murderer.

The evening was certainly eventful, so much so that perhaps someone should write a book about it!

The next evening of murder,mystery and intrigue at Cadbury House,Bristol is on the 28th August 2015.

Terrific Testimonial for Murder Mystery near Bristol


Cadbury House Murder Mystery near Bristol

We have received this lovely testimonial for our performance at Cadbury House of Mucklington Murders. A dinner Murder Mystery near Bristol. Thank you for the lovely comments.

Hi Julian,

The CEO Tim Berry would like to pass on the below for your website –

An engaging evening, which encouraged interaction between colleagues and prompted light hearted conversation. The actors were very entertaining and remained in character throughout the evening, filling the room with laughter and bemusement. As a company putting on an event for their staff, I would definitely recommend this entertaining Murder Mystery Night.

Many thanks,


Kim Ruddle

Sales Office Manager

Tel: +44 (0) 1458 833 344

Direct Line: +44 (0) 1458 836 212


Spotlight on our bands in Bristol

Bristol-Band-VenuesLive Music in the buzzing city of Bristol

1st Call Entertainment have been supplying entertainment in Bristol for over 10 years. We get to entertain in some of the fabulous venues that our home city has to offer. We thoought we would share some of the venues and bands that we have visited in the past few months. Maybe give you some ideas, if you are planning an event in the city.

A view that is difficult to steel your eyes from.

avon-gorge-4x3 One of the most dramatic venues in the City of Bristol is the Avon Gorge Hotel in Clifton.

This historic hotel offers unparalleled views of Brunel’s Grade One listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, said to be one of the worlds greatest bridges.

Boasting a fantastic panorama, the hotel is also in a very central position for both business and person events alike, with Bristol CSteel-band-4x3ity Centre within walking distance.

Back in the summer we had our Caribbean Steel Band playing for Ernst & Young’s Summer Ball. The guests were entertained in authentic Caribbean style, adding that perfect atmosphere to the summer night.

The Caribbean Band really added the summer atmosphere.

A venue that doesn’t clown around.

circomedia-portland If you want a venue with a difference, as Sophie did for her 40th Birthday Party. Circomedia in Portland Place is certainly different.

Winning the Hudson Heritage Award for its adaptive reuse of space, we create tailored events in our unique central Bristol home at Grade 1 listed, St Paul’s Church in Portland Square from conferences to weddings, birthday parties to award ceremonies. Hirers can choose either to Party-Band-4x3run events themselves (‘dry hire’) or to put all of the planning and preparations into the hands of Circomedia’s highly- experienced in-house event management team.

Our Perfect Party Band were on hand to entertain Sophie’s guests as they danced the night away in this fantastic venue. There was not a clown in sight, however.

Well not at that point anyway.

A right royal venue.

Marriott-royal-4x3If it is elegance you require, there is no finer venue in our opinion, than the Marriott Royal in the centre of Bristol.

With a fabulous location next to Bristol Cathedral and the historic waterfront, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel offers ideal accommodations for enjoying England’s southwestern charm. From the moment you arrive, the Victorian-style hotel captivates you with polished marble, warm mahogany and gleaming brass. Spaciousstringquartet rooms offer comfortable furnishings, 24-hour room service, and large work areas with high-speed Internet. For an event, choose the ballroom for 260 guests or a smaller meeting room for intimate gatherings. Enjoy an afternoon tea or cocktail at the Club Bar after your stroll from Bristol’s historic sites. For dinner, the newly refurbished Walters Restaurant, offering locally sourced regional flavours from the South West.

We added a touch of class to an event with our Classical/Jazz trio.

Road to everywhere

aztec-hotel-4x3Whether it’s a one night stopover en-route to Cornwall or a whole weekend to explore all that Bristol, Bath and Cardiff has to offer.

Based close to the M4/M5 interchange. Access to South Wales and the South West couldn’t be easier, making this venue ideal if you have guests coming to an event from all over.

We are the perfect hotel in Bristol for some rest and relaxation.Enjoy the character and heritage of the harbour side, the fantastic shopping and historic Roman BatBee-Gees-4x3hs, or stay put and make the most of our generous facilities.Our contemporary ambience, luxurious spa and award winning Restaurant  make us the perfect place to unwind.

The Aztec chose our Beegees Tribute, to entertain their guests. A fabulous 70’s night  of Flares and Feathers was had by all


If you have an event and want us to help you find a suitable venue and entertainment, just fill in the contact form and we’ll come straight back to you.