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WHAT'S ON AUGUST 2017

Friday 04-Saturday 05 BLOOMING OUT Blooming Out is a new piece of theatre based on research developed about the meanings of the feminine universe. Choosing the clown technique, the Brazilian actors embrace the disparate themes of this universe, such as fragility, physical transformation and love. Where: The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF When: 8.00pm W: thewardrobetheatre.com Friday 04-Saturday 05 BRISTOL SAUSAGE AND CIDER FESTIVAL 2017 Bristol Sausage and Cider Festival 2017 takes place on Friday 4th August and Saturday 5th August, featuring ciders from artisan producers around the country, and the West Country, and bottled sparkling craft cider from CiderBods. There will also be live music. Where: Old Passenger Shed, Temple Meads Station, Bristol BS1 6QH. When: 6.00pm Fri, 12 noon Sat W: sausageandciderfestival.co.uk Friday 04-Sunday 06 REDFEST 2017 Redfest will be taking a break from the day event in St George Park to curate a weekend long, multi-venue festival on and around Church Road, working with local venues, community organisations, businesses, traders and artists of all disciplines from Redfield and the surrounding areas. Where: Venues, Church Road, Bristol BS5 When: Various W: redfestbristol.co.uk Sunday 06 KATE NASH Award-winning singer and activist Kate Nash makes an appearance at the O2 academy as she commemorates the ten-year anniversary of her debut album, Made Of Bricks. Where: O2 Academy, 1 Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA When: 7.00pm W: academymusicgroup.com/o2academybristol Monday 07-Saturday 12 SISTER ACT Deloris Van Cartier is a disco diva whose life takes a turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody, she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a convent! X Factor’s Alexandra Burke stars and Craig Revel Horwood directs and choreographs. Where: Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ When: 7.30pm W: atgtickets.com Wednesday 09-Saturday 12 THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK Daniel Jamieson’s The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk traces artist Marc Chagell and his wife Bella as they navigate the Pogroms, the Russian Revolution, and each other. Where: Bristol Old Vic, 38 King St, Bristol BS1 4ED When: 7.30pm, (Sat matinee 2.30pm) W: bristololdvic.org.uk Thursday 10-Sunday 13 BRISTOL INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, Bristol International Balloon Fiesta features hundreds of balloons, and several nightglow events where the balloons are lit up to music. Where: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN When: 6.00am, (12 noon Thurs), 6.00pm. W: bristolballoonfiesta.co.uk Thursday 10 STORYTELLING SESSIONS Join international storyteller Chip Colquhoun at Bristol Cathedral for an afternoon of enchanting, exciting and thoroughly engaging tales from all over the globe, with puppetry, song and plenty of joining in! Where: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ When: 1.00pm W: bristol-cathedral.co.uk Saturday 12 HORSEWORLD OPEN DAY This open day is a great opportunity to see what goes on at HorseWorld’s welfare department and talk to the grooms and trainers who rescue these wonderful animals. Where: Staunton Lane, Bristol BS14 0QL When: 10.30am - 4.00pm W: horseworld.org.uk Saturday 12-Sunday 13 BATH AND BRISTOL FOOD FESTIVAL With 40 stalls offering produce including artisan cheeses, salamis and cured meats, English wines, beers, gin, pizza, crèpes, gyros, ice cream, Lebanese street food and more, this festival offers something for every foodie! Where: Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath BA1 9BU When: 10.00am - 5.00pm W: eventbrite.com Thursday 17 August-Thursday 07 September PLAY ME, I’M YOURS Located on streets, in public parks, markets and train stations, the pianos are available for everyone to play and enjoy. Play Me, I’m Yours invites the public to engage with, activate and take ownership of their urban environment. Where: Various When: Various W: streetpianos.com Sunday 20 ARNOS VALE WELLNESS FAIR The first Wellness Fair to be held at Arnos Vale Cemetery is going to be taking place on 20th August – the perfect opportunity to talk to therapists and learn about natural health and beauty products. Where: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW When: 10.00am - 4.00pm W: arnosvale.org.uk Sunday 20/27 August/ Sunday 03 September BAKEHOUSE FACTORY’S HALL OF MEMORIES On these tours of Colston Hall, a guide will be taking small groups on an intimate and exciting adventure to discover memorable moments and colourful characters who have lived, worked and performed at Colston Hall. Places are limited, so must be booked in advance. Where: Colston Hall, Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR When: Various W: colstonhall.org Saturday 26 OWL DAY Victoria Park Action Group and Secret World Wildlife Rescue are giving families a chance to get up close and learn all about the tawny owl. There will also be craft activities including badge and model making for the kids. Where: Victoria Park, Nutgrove Ave (near children’s playground) When: 1.00pm - 4.00pm W: vpag.org.uk Thursday 31 NIGHT OF THE LEPUS Bristol Bad Film Club are back at Windmill Hill City Farm for an outdoor screening for one night only of the 1972 film Night of the Lepus – featuring giant mutant rabbits on the rampage! Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bristol BS3 4EA When: 8.00pm W: windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk
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. __________________________________ South Bristol Gardening Club Monthly The South Bristol Gardening Club is a small and friendly group that meets on the first Tuesday of the month at St Paul’s Church on Coronation Road at 7.30pm. Visitors are more than welcome to go along to a meeting at a cost of £3.50 on the door. __________________________________ Bat Walk 2nd August This summer, join Darren the ranger at Tyntesfield on an evening walk around the estate, discovering the haunts of the secret residents - the bats! The evening will be taking place from 8.30pm - 10.30pm and includes a hot drink and a cookie. __________________________________ Quiz Afternoon 4th August A quiz for over 55s is held monthly at Monica Wills House in Bedminster. Why not go along and test your knowledge? The quiz takes place from 2.00pm - 4.00pm. __________________________________ Board Games For Adults! 7th August On the first Monday of the month, a new board games group for adults is taking place at Bedminster Library from 4.30pm - 6.30pm. Just drop by on the day! __________________________________ Wellness Weekend 17th - 20th August Arnos Vale Cemetery is going to be holdings its first Wellness Weekend from Thursday 17th August - Sunday 20th August. The event will include talks, walks, workshops and film, and the perfect opportunity to talk to local therapists and learn about natural health and beauty products. For more information, visit arnosvale.org.uk. __________________________________ Zionbury Festival 19th August Zionbury Festival will take place from 10.00am - 10.00pm at Zion Community Arts Space, Bedminster Down, and features 12 hours of live music, entertainment, kids’ activities, comedy, food, drink and much more. Live bands include The Shillings and The Funkinsteins. Entry is £8.00 on the door, and £3.00 for under 18s. __________________________________ Bedminster Party! 20th August Bedminster Business Improvement District is going to be celebrating Bedminster with a party. Lower North Street will be closed to traffic and there will be music and entertainment. To find out more, please email GreaterBedminster@gmail.com. __________________________________ Quiz Night 24th August Cafe Grounded will be holding a quiz night from 8.00pm. Proceeds will go to charity and the winning team will receive a Grounded pizza voucher. __________________________________ Malago WI 30th August Malago WI is going to be meeting on 30th August at Bedminster Methodist Church at 8.00pm. All women are welcome to go along to the meeting. For more information, contact wearemalagowi@gmail.com

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