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WHAT'S ON MARCH 2017

Friday 03 SUM 41 Punk rocker Deryck Whibley and his band are back in Bristol for an evening bringing the house down at 02 Academy with some heavy punk pop. Expect new material! Where: 02 Academy, Frogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NA When: 6.30pm W: academymusicgroup.com Saturday 04 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY International Women’s Day will be held at M Shed on 4th March. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Up Space’. The day will be full of celebrations, fun workshops and activities. Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN When: 11.00am - 5.00pm E: info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk Saturday 04 & Sunday 05 WINDMILL HILL & VICTORIA PARK WINDOW WANDERLAND After a successful first event last year, residents, local businesses and community groups in the local area will light up their windows and gardens with colourful and cheerful decorations on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March. All are welcome to join in or visit. Where: Streets in Windmill Hill and Victoria Park When: 6.00pm - 9.00pm W: windowwanderland.com Sunday 05 SOUTH WEST VEGAN FESTIVAL A brand new vegan festival for Bristol will be taking place at Motion on 5th March. There will be plenty of stalls, talks, a vegan bar, vegan ‘Baileys’, sweet treats and savoury delights, a kids’ zone and films. Tickets cost £3.00 and the festival is held in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue. Where: Motion Bristol, 74-78 Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PX When: 10.30am - 5.00pm W: facebook.com/southwestveganfestival Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 BEMMIE WINDOW WANDERLAND Window Wanderland events continue in the local area with Bemmie Window Wanderland - based around St John’s Lane and Marksbury Road. Windows will be lit up with spectacular displays. Residents are invited to join in with the theme ‘Bed-monsters’ or visit the area and take a look at the windows. Where: Streets around St John’s Lane and Markbury Road, Bedminster When: 6.00pm - 9.00pm W: windowwanderland.com. Sunday 12 BATH HALF MARATHON The Vitality Bath Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre events in the UK. It is a fast flat course, straddling both sides of the River Avon and avoids all the hills surrounding the city. There is also a family fun run for all ages and abilities on the day. Where: Bath Sport Centre, North Parade Rd, Bath BA2 4ET Registration: 10.00am; Start: 11.00am; Fun run: 11.20am W: bathhalf.co.uk Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 THE WEDDING SINGER When wedding singer Robbie’s fiancé dumps him at the altar, he is determined to make every wedding as disastrous as his own. This musical based on the Adam Sandler smash hit will bring lots of laughs - and some massive hair! Where: Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ When: 7.30pm, (matinee 2.30pm Wednesday & Saturday) W: atgtickets.com Thursday 16 - Sunday 19 BRISTOL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL 2017 This year’s festival features the wonderful Macy Gray, a live show by Quantic featuring Alice Russell, the world premiere of Andy Sheppard’s Metropolis live score, and a tribute to Dizzy Gillespie led by Bobby Shew. Where: Various When: Various W: bristoljazzandbluesfest.com Saturday 18 ANNUAL VARSITY BOAT RACE 2017 Bristol’s two universities go head-to-head in this fun boat race in aid of charity. UWE Boat Club will be looking to regain the Varsity Blade from the University of Bristol Boat Club. Where: Bristol Floating Harbour, The Olive Shed, Princes Wharf, Bristol BS1 4RN When: 11.00am - 3.00pm W: varsityseries.com Sunday 19 WEDDING FAIR Engaged couples are invited to Arnos Vale to gather ideas and meet a selection of local wedding suppliers who can provide the perfect service to make your wedding day extra special. Wedding coordinator Kat will also be there to discuss their outdoor woodland venue. Where: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW When: 11.00am - 3.00pm W: arnosvale.org.uk Sunday 19 STORY SLAM Visit the Wardrobe Theatre and hear people’s amazing true stories live on stage. All stories are told by volunteers from the audience. Simply put your name in the hat for a chance to tell your story. Where: The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street, Bristol BS2 0DF When: 2.00pm W: thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/story-slam Friday 24 - Saturday 25 BRISTOL IMPROV MARATHON 2017 For an amazing 26 hours, a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, entirely unscripted play using nothing but their skill and imagination at this improv marathon. Where: The Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0DF When: Friday 8.00pm, non stop till Saturday 10.00pm W: bristolimprovmarathon.com Saturday 25 AVON GORGE CRUISES This tour features spectacular views of the Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge as the boat heads downstream towards the Bristol Channel. Passengers are welcome to bring their own picnic on board. Where: Bristol Packet Boat Trips, near ss Great Britain When: 2.00pm W: bristolpacket.co.uk Wednesday 29 BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE BBC A second, bespoke tour behind the scenes of BBC Bristol will be taking place this March. Visitors will see where programmes are made for BBC Radio and TV - visiting the studios and the newsroom. The tour ends with drinks and discussion. Where: BBC Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR When: 6.15pm - 8.15pm W: bbc.co.uk/tours Wednesday 29 March - Sunday 02 April BRISTOL FASHION WEEK For all the latest and best high street fashion, don’t miss the biggest style event in the South West: Bristol Fashion Week. This year’s event is going to be presented by Mark Heyes and Henry Holland. Where: The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol BS34 5DG When: Various W: mallcribbs.com

COMMUNITY DIARY

 

Vinyl Brunch

4th March

On 4th March, join James-Boy Records at Zion Community Arts Space for a classic vinyl sale, all while enjoying a bacon butty and a cup of fresh coffee. The event begins at 10.00am.

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Mindfulness Session

7th March

Happy City are running a free taster session on how to reduce feelings of loneliness at Windmill Hill City Farm. All people over 50 are welcome. If you would like to book a place, call 01454 774463.

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Wellness Day

8th March

LinkAge’s Macmillan Prevention and Re-enablement project is hosting a free wellbeing day for people living with and beyond cancer, and their carers, at Burges Salmon, 1 Glass Wharf from 11.00am - 2.00pm. To book a place, call 0117 3533042.

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Coffee Morning

11th March

A wives group coffee morning is going to be taking place at Bedminster Methodist Church from 10.30am – 12 noon. Stalls will include cakes, bric-a-brac, refreshments and books.

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Lantern Parade Ideas Meeting

20th March

A public meeting to discuss fundraising ideas for the popular Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade is going to be held at St. Francis Church, North Street. The meeting will take place from 7.30pm - 9.00pm

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Jumble Sale

25th March

From 10.00am - 12 noon, a Jumble Sale will be held at Totterdown Methodist Church Hall. There will be plenty of bargains to find. If you have any contributions, bring items after 10.00am on Friday 24th March to the Hall in Winton Lane

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Dementia Meeting

27th March

St Monica’s Trust have a monthly meeting for people with dementia and their carers, who live in south Bristol, at Monica Wills House on West Street. This meeting takes place from 2.00pm - 4.00pm and there is tea, cake, entertainment and activities. Please contact Monica Wills House on 0117 949 4000.

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Malago WI Meeting

29nd March

Malago WI meets monthly, and is for Bristol women with a taste for the finer things in life. This next meeting will be taking place at 8.00pm at Bedminster Methodist Church.

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Quiz & Supper Night

31st March

A quiz and supper night is going to be taking place at Windmill Hill Community Centre, Vivian Street on 31st March from 8.30pm - late!

 

 

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