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Bristol's Thekla music venue moved for revamp

The Thekla
Image caption The Thekla has been taken to a dry dock for the first time in over eight years

One of Bristol's long-running music venues has been moved ahead of a refurbishment.

The Thekla, which is normally docked between Prince Street Bridge and Redcliffe Way, has been a fixture in the harbour since the early 1980s.

It will undergo a transformation in a dry dock over the next six weeks.

The former cargo ship was converted into a theatre by artist and musician Vivian Stanshall, formerly of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

The vessel later became a night club and music venue.

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