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WHAT'S ON APRIL 2018

Wednesday 04 April - Wednesday 27 June HARD HAT TOUR The Clifton Suspension Bridge Hard Hat Tour is a two hour tour where you can learn about the construction and discovery of the huge red brick abutments before exploring two of the twelve vaulted chambers inside the Leigh Woods abutment. Where: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA When: 10.30am and 2.30pm W: cliftonbridge.org.uk Wednesday 04 - Sunday 08 BRISTOL FASHION WEEK S/S 2018 Bristol Fashion Week returns to The Mall at Cribbs for its spring/summer spectacular, hosting 16 shows across five days. This season is all about 'Inspiring Style in Everyone' with tips from Mark Heyes and Katie Piper. Where: The Mall, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS34 5DG When: Various W: mallcribbs.com Saturday 07 RECORD AND CD FAIR The biggest record and CD fair in the South West comes to the Colston Hall, spread over three floors with up to seventy dealers. The event will feature rare and collectable LPs and CDs with listening decks provided. Where: Colston Hall Foyer, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR When: 10.00am - 4.00pm W: colstonhall.org Saturday 07 TOUR DE BRISTOL The ever-popular Tour de Bristol will once again offer cyclists the opportunity to get out of the city and enjoy some great scenic routes with either the 40km (South Gloucestershire), 65km (Severn Bridge and start of Wye Valley) or 100km cycle ride (Wye Valley). Where: UWE Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY When: 8.00am - 3.00pm W: stpetershospice.org.uk Saturday 14 GLUTEN FREE FOOD FAIR There will be many stalls selling 'free from' food and drinks provided by local and national producers at the second Gluten Free Food Fair taking place at City Hall. The fair offers people that are unable to eat food containing gluten a chance to see and taste new products as well as talk directly to the manufacturers and to the local branch of Coeliac UK. Where: City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR When: 11.00am - 3.00pm W: coeliac.org.uk Saturday 14 JAWS IN CONCERT Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg, this masterpiece of suspense tells the tale of a seaside community terrorised by a predatory great white shark. Now for the first time, audiences can experience the power of a live symphony orchestra - Czech National Symphony - performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest movies of all time. Where: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR When: 7.00pm W: colstonhall.org Monday 16 5X15 Following previous sell out shows in Bristol, 5X15 comes to St George’s for another unmissable night. Five brilliant speakers, 15 minutes each, no scripts! This year’s line-up includes Emma Dabiri, Professor Danny Dorling, Liz Clegg, Dan Morrel and Helen Marriage. Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 7.30pm Box Office: 0845 4024 001 Thursday 19 EGG Egg by Paper Doll Militia brings carefully crafted aerial acrobatics across an entire PVC plastic set with visual projections to envelop the internal workings of a woman during this period of time. Where: Circomedia, St Paul’s Church, Portland Square, Bristol BS2 8SJ When: 7.30pm W: circomedia.com
Friday 20 - Sunday 22 BESPOKED - THE UK HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW Hundreds of the world's finest handmade bicycles, designers, component and accessory makers come together providing the visiting public a chance to view and discuss their own dream machines! Where: Brunel's Old Station, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH When: Various W: bespoked.cc Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 BRISTOL HOLISTIC FESTIVAL Bristol Holistic Festival has over 90 stands for visitors to explore, including arts and crafts, relaxing music, essential oils and essences, fair trade goods, health and beauty products, self-help books and much more. There will also be therapies to try, and advice to improve health and wellbeing. Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN When: 10.00am - 5.00pm W: bristolholisticfestival.com Saturday 28 PIZZA RUN BRISTOL The Pizza Run Bristol is a 5K run where participants can dress up and take part in a relaxed style fun run. During or after the run participants are required to collect and eat two slices of pizza. Each person that finishes collects a Pizza Run UK finishers medal. There will also be prizes for top finishers and best in fancy dress. Entry fee also includes after-party entry at a nearby venue. Where: Clifton Downs, Bristol BS9 1FG When: 11.30am W: pizzarun.co.uk Saturday 28 BRISTOL ENSEMBLE – NOTES FOR WOMEN The women of the choir of Royal Holloway perform music by the medieval German Benedictine abbess, composer and mystic Hildegard von Bingen. This concert is the first of three that Bristol Ensemble is staging in a year-long celebration of music by women composers, marking the celebration of women being granted the vote. Where: St George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 7.30pm Box Office: 0845 4024 001 Sunday 29 BRISTOL VINTAGE FURNITURE FLEA Judy's Vintage Furniture Flea will see traders from around the UK bring together a range of top vintage goods with everything from chairs, tables and textiles to fabrics, sewing machines, record players and more. Where: Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH When: 10.30am - 4.30pm W: judysvintagefair.co.uk Sunday 29 BRISTOL GUITAR SHOW Buy, sell or trade new or used guitars and amps at The Bristol Guitar Show. At the event, there will be branded stock on display, demos to watch, guitar master workshops to attend and live music. Admission is £8.00 with free parking. Where: Ashton Gate Staduim, Ashton Road, Bristol BS3 2EJ When: 10.00am - 4.00pm W: guitarshowsuk.co.uk Sunday 29 ASHFORDS LLP VARSITY 10K A flat course, 10K varsity race enjoying the sights and sounds of Bristol Harbourside and welcoming runners from local clubs and the community. Suitable for beginners and those looking to set a personal best! Where: Ampitheatre and Waterfront Square, Cannons Way, Bristol BS1 5LL When: 8.30am - 11.30am W: varsityseries.com

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COMMUNITY DIARY Quiz Night 6th April A fun quiz will be held at St Paul’s Church at 7.30pm. Teams of four are most welcome - £5 per person including a light supper. All welcome. __________________________________ Over 55s Computer Cafe 9th, 23rd, 30th April - Mezzaluna 13th and 27th April - Tobacco Factory Sessions at the computer cafe are free to attend and organisers are happy to offer free friendly support with computers, tablets and mobiles. There is no need to book - just turn up on the day. For more information, please call Aimee on 07388 877059. __________________________________ Memories of Bedminster 9th/16th/23rd/30th April The Memories of Bedminster group meet up every Monday afternoon at 1.30pm (not bank holidays) at the South Bristol Centre, Churchlands Road (off West Street), Bedminster. At each meeting the group has a speaker who talks about the ‘good ol’ days’ in Bedminster. This month’s speakers include Bob Giles (Bristol Compilation) and Cyril Routley (Time at Tyntesfield). Anyone aged 55 and over is welcome to go along. If you would like more information on the group, please call Lew on 0775 4434905. __________________________________ BS3 Helping Others 10th & 17th April BS3 Helping Others will host two speakers in April. On 10th April, South Bristol Toy Library will discuss the opportunites they have to help run friendly and lively swap and play sessions. And on 17th April, South Bristol Child Contact Centre will discuss the opportunity to support children spending time with the parent they no longer live with. Both meetings are at the Tobacco Factory cafe/bar at 10.15am. __________________________________ Malago WI 25th April Malago WI meets monthly, and is for Bristol women with a taste for the finer things in life. The group meet at Bedminster Methodist Church, British Road at 8.00pm. __________________________________ Avon Organic Group 26th April Avon Organic Group is holding a meeting at The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG with a talk from Matt Cracknell on “Feed Bristol: Conservation and ecology in a food growing setting”. The meeting is from 7.00pm - 9.00pm. __________________________________ Family-Friendly Concert 28th April Thornbury Clarinet Choir and the Tapestry Singers present a family-friendly concert in aid of Guide Dogs at St Francis’ Church, North Street at 4.00pm. There will be live musical entertainment, refreshments, and the chance to meet working and trainee guide dogs. Free admission. __________________________________ BS3 Repair Cafe 28th April The next BS3 repair cafe will be held at United Reform Church Hall from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Repairs and refreshments. __________________________________ Southville Running Club Every Tuesday & Thursday The running club meet at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start at the Southbank Club, Dean Lane, BS3 1DB.
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