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WHAT'S ON OCTOBER 2017

Sunday 01-Tuesday 31 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL Bristol Family Arts Festival is a month long citywide celebration of family creativity. Taking place at venues across the city, the programme is packed full of events for all ages including music, theatre and much more. Where: Various When: Various W: arnolfini.org.uk/family-arts-festival Monday 02-Saturday 07 LEGALLY BLONDE The smash hit Broadway and West End musical based on the best loved movie follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods, who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink.... and justice! Legally Blonde stars Rita Simons, Lucie Jones, and Bill Ward. Where: Bristol Hippodrome St Augustine’s Parade, BS1 4UZ When: 7.30pm W: atgtickets.com Saturday 07 AUTUMN FAIR Windmill Hill City Farm’s autumn fair is set to take place on 7th October, featuring a line-up of local bands and musicians and a huge barbecue with meat and vegetarian options. There will also be children’s activities, including crafts and games. Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster BS3 4EA When: 11.00am - 5.00pm Sunday 08 WEDDING FAIR Arnos Vale Cemetery’s wedding fair features an exciting collection of wedding industry exhibitors located across all of their venues including the Spielman Centre - so there will be lots to see, discuss and purchase for the big day! Where: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW When: 11.00am - 3.00pm W: arnosvale.org.uk Thursday 12-Saturday 14 BLOOD ON THE COAL Blood on the Coal tells the forgotten story of the coal mines of Bedminster, the men who dug the coal, and the women who struggled beside them. The show involves 50 local people in an exciting blend of live music, choir, theatre and storytelling. Where: acta Community Theatre, Gladstone Street, Bristol BS3 3AY When: 7.00pm (2.00pm Sat) W: acta-bristol.com Thursday 12 - Sunday 29 BRISTOL CIRCUS CITY Bristol’s biennial circus festival is back this October with an ambitious programme of shows, interactive events, workshops, talks and much more, taking place at over 15 locations across Bristol. There are shows for all the family and several events are free! Where: Various locations across Bristol When: Various W: bristolcircuscity.com Saturday 14 LANTERNS ON THE LAKE AND HOLLY MACVE A rare performance by Lanterns On The Lake with chamber ensemble and breakthrough artist Holly Macve will be taking place this autumn at St George’s. Holly’s debut album Golden Eagle has received top reviews throughout 2017, the accolades pointing to the 21- year-old’s incredible voice and beyond-her-years writing skills. Where: St. George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 7.30pm Box Office: 0845 40 24 001 Sunday 15 SPINDLE ENSEMBLE Bristol instrumental quartet Spindle Ensemble, will be performing music from their forthcoming debut album, Bea, with all profits going to Macmillan nurses. Tickets are pay what you can afford with an £8.00 minimum and will include tea and coffee. Cake and prosecco will be optional extras. Where: The Elephant House, 1 Dean Street, Bristol BS3 1BG When: 3.00pm E: info@theelephanthouse.net Thursday 19 October-Saturday 04 November WAITING FOR GODOT When it was first performed in Paris in 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot shook the foundations of the theatrical landscape. Now, 65 years later, Waiting for Godot is as fresh and urgent as ever and Tobacco Factory Theatres is beyond excited to be presenting this iconic play. Where: Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF When: 7.30pm, Sat Mat 2.30pm W: tobaccofactorytheatres.com Friday 20 & Saturday 21 SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL With over ten stages scattered across the city centre, Simple Things runs from early afternoon until sunrise, showcasing a hugely diverse selection of live performances and DJs. Headlining this year’s event is electro-indie fourpiece Metronomy. Where: Venues across Bristol; opening night at Motion 74-78 Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PX When: Various W: simplethingsfestival.co.uk Sunday 22 FAMILY HERITAGE DAY St George’s Bristol will be holding a day of stories, local legends and a family concert, in honour of their new heritage interpretation space, which is due to launch in spring 2018. The recommended age for this day is over 6. Where: St. George’s Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR When: 11.00am W: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk Tuesday 24 GABRIELLE APLIN With sales of over two million singles, 200 million Spotify streams and 150 million YouTube views, singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin makes an appearance at Trinity this autumn. Where: Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol BS2 0NW When: 7.00pm W: 3ca.org.uk Friday 27 - Sunday 29 HARMONICA FESTIVAL Whether you are a beginner or an expert, H2017 will be another unmissable event in Bristol with Adam Gussow, Cristian Inostroza, Tom Byrne, Shima Kobayashi and Mathias Heise. There will also be workshops, contests, shops, and an International Gala Concert. Where: Bristol Folk House, 40a Park Street, Bristol BS1 5JG When: 7.00pm - 10.30pm W: harmonica.co.uk Saturday 28 FREE FROM FESTIVAL From refined sugar-free chocolate to gluten-free beer, there will be a diverse range of products at the Free From Food Festival. With live cooking demonstrations, attendees will be able to learn health-conscious cooking that doesn’t sacrifice on taste. Where: Brunel’s Old Station, The Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH When: 10.30am - 7.30pm W: freefromfestival.co.uk Monday 30 OMD With beautiful songs such as ‘Enola Gay’ and ‘Electricity’, pioneering synth-pop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark return to Bristol with their thirteenth album and a night of stylish synth-pop. Where: Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR When: 7.00pm W: colstonhall.org
COMMUNITY DIARY Memories of Bedminster Mondays A Bedminster group for older people with speakers on various subjects meet at South Bristol Christian Centre Hall on Churchlands Road from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. All are welcome. __________________________________ Apple Pressing 1st October On 1st October, why not enjoy an apple pressing event at the Totterdown Community Orchard? The trees are full of apples, which will be picked and juiced on site. The event starts at 2.00pm. __________________________________ Board Games Club 2nd October On the first Monday of the month, Bedminster Library’s board games club meets at the library from 4.30pm - 6.30pm. For more information, please contact tjdurrant@hotmail.co.uk __________________________________ Children’s Nearly New Sale 7th October On 7th October, Cheeki Monkeys BS3 will be holding a market at St Aldhelm’s Church, Chessel Street with everything you will need for a growing family! There will be refreshments and entertainment for the children, all from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. __________________________________ Steam Train Ride 7th & 8th October A steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury from M Shed. The event will take place from 11.00am - 4.00pm. __________________________________ Tabletop Sale 14th October A tabletop sale will be held at Bedminster Methodist Church from 10.00am - 1.00pm. To book a table, please call Keith on 01275 397253. __________________________________ A Flock Of Woolly Seagulls 15th & 29th October Would you like to help knit or crochet a giant flock of seagulls? A workshop led by Vic Harrison of Crafting The City is being held at M Shed from 1.00pm - 4.00pm on 15th October and 29th October. Participants should bring knitting needles or a 3.25 crochet hook. Call 0117 908 0992 for more information. __________________________________ Windmill Hill Walk 18th October This October, discover how Bedminster evolved from a rural Somerset town to industrial suburb and the inevitable impact that this had on public health on this three mile walk, with expert guides. Meet at M Shed at 10.30am. __________________________________ Malago WI 25th October Malago WI will be holding a meeting on Wedesday 25th October for women in the local area with a taste for the finer things in life. The meeting will be taking place at 8.00pm. __________________________________ Coffee Morning 28th October Bedminster Methodist Church is going to be holding a coffee morning from 10.30am - 12 noon with stalls including bric-a-brac, books, and a cake stall. Tea and coffee will be served.

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