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Thursday 01 March - Saturday 07 April THE CHERRY ORCHARD Chekhov's final masterpiece is full of wild humour and piercing sadness in this fresh, funny and honest new translation by award-winning playwright Rory Mullarkey. Where: Bristol Old Vic, 38 King St, Bristol BS1 4ED When: 7.30pm, 2.30pm matinee, Sat & Thurs W: Tuesday 06/13/20/27 BLOOD & BUTCHERY Show of Strength Theatre company present Blood and Butchery in Bedminster, a new pub/walking tour which includes extraordinary, forgotten places where some amazing scary things happened. The tour is the result of many years of research. Where: The Ropewalk, 5 Nelson Parade, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4JA When: 7.00pm, (27th, 8.00pm) W: Thursday 08 AIRPLANE! A pop-up cinema experience unlike any other – begin your evening with an after-hours look around Concorde, before taking your seats below the plane for the screening of Airplane! This event is part of Bristol Film Festival. Where: Aerospace Bristol, Patchway, BS34 5BZ When: 7.00pm W: Sunday 11 - Sunday 18 STOLEN The Devil’s Violin weave traditional stories into epic narratives taking you on an epic journey through a dreamlike land. Stolen is a tale of lost loves, bravery and above all else, hope. Where: Tobacco Factory Theatres, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF When: 7.30pm W: Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 CILLA - THE MUSICAL Cilla - The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. Where: Bristol Hippodrome St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ When: 7.30pm, 2.30pm, matinee, Wed, Thurs & Sat Tickets: Thursday 15 - Sunday 18 BRISTOL JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL The Jazz and Blues Festival is back for another jam-packed weekend of free and ticketed concerts. The event presents a dazzling programme of jazz and film commissions as well as an all-star line-up celebrating 50 years of Electric Ladyland and a host of both legendary and rising jazz and blues star. Where: Colston Hall, 02 Academy & The Folk House When: Various W: Friday 16 THE CLASS OF 2018 Sanigar Events presents an action-packed night of professional boxing at the home of Bristol City FC. The night features the best up-and-coming West Country talent. Where: Dolman Hall, Aston Gate Stadium, Aston Road, Bristol, BS3 2EJ When: 7.15pm W: Friday 16 - Saturday 17 BRISTOL IMPROV MARATHON 2018 For a staggering 26 hours, a team of intrepid performers will create an entirely improvised, unscripted play using nothing but their skill and imagination. Pirates of the Severn Seas brings together performers from all across the city including stars of hit shows. Where: Bristol Improv Theatre, St Paul's Road, Bristol BS8 1LP When: 8.00pm Friday - 10.00pm Saturday W: Sunday 18 PRELOVED VINTAGE KILO Rails and tubs of preloved Grade A quality men's and womenswear plus lots of different accessories. Items include branded sportwear, jackets, coats, handbags, shoes and much more. Stock is replenished throughout the day and costs £15 per kilo. Where: Motion Bristol, 74-78 Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PX When: 11.00am - 4.00pm W: Sunday 18 THE HAIR SHOW Rob Auton, stand-up comedian and poet, casts an introspective eye over the world of hair, underpinned by leaving his head hair and beard to their own devices until he has performed The Hair Show for the final time. Where: The Wardrobe Theatre, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF When: 7.30pm W: Monday 19 - Monday 26 BRITISH DAL FESTIVAL Throughout the week of the British Dal Festival, eateries around Bristol will be serving a signature dal or sister pulse dish, creating a Dal Trail for the people of Bristol and visitors to experience. Details of the Dal Trail can be found online. Where: Various When: Various W: Saturday 24 FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN Bristol Bach Choir perform Victoria: Tenebrae Responsories and Dan Forrest: Requiem for the Living, sung traditionally on the three nights preceding Easter. The choir is joined by Bristol Ensemble led by Roger Huckle and conducted by Christopher Finch. Where: St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6RA When: 7.30pm W: Sunday 25 LOVE ACTUALLY WEDDING FAYRE A wedding fayre with free admission showcasing unique Bristol wedding venues and a chance to meet experts who can help make the bride and groom's special day go smoothly. Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN When: 11.00am - 3.00pm W: Monday 26 DAD'S ARMY RADIO HOUR Two actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of classic radio scripts based on favourite episodes from the original TV series celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft's quintessential sitcom. Where: Redgrave Theatre, Percival Road, Bristol BS8 3LE When: 7.30pm W: Saturay 31 March JEFFREY LEWIS Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician. His music also has a multifaceted existence, restlessly exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock to soundscape abstractions and more. Where: Fiidlers Club, Willway Street, Bedminster, BS3 4BG When: 7.30pm W:
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. __________________________________ Over 55s Computer Cafe 2nd/12th/16th/26th March An over 55s social and computer cafe will take place during March at Tobacco Factory cafe from 10.15am - 12.15pm (2nd and 16th) and Mezzaluna cafe from 1.15pm - 3.15pm (12th and 26th). At the cafe, visitors can gain free help with computers while enjoying a free cuppa! __________________________________ Memories of Bedminster 5th/12th/19th/26th March The Memories of Bedminster (Mob) group meet up every Monday afternoon at 1.30pm at the South Bristol Centre, Churchlands Road (off West Street), Bedminster. At each meeting the group have a speaker and talk about the ‘good ol’ days’ in Bedminster. Anyone aged 55 and over is welcome to go along. If you would like more information, please call Lew on 0775 4434 905. __________________________________ BS3 Helping Others 6th & 20th March BS3 Helping Others will host two speakers in March. On 6th March, Home Start Bristol will discuss the opportunites they have to support struggling families with children. And on 20th March, Alzheimer Cafe UK will discuss opportunities to spend time with older people in the community. Both meetings are at the Tobacco Factory cafe/bar at 10.15am. __________________________________ Barn Dance 17th March St Aldhelm’s Church, Chessel Street will be holding a barn dance with The Bridgwater Country Dance Band between 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Tickets cost £8 adults, £6 children and £25 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) and can be purchased at Lion Stores, North Street or by calling Carol on 0117 9025236. __________________________________ Rock n Roll Angels Album Launch 24th March Rock n Roll Angels will be launching their latest album at St Michael and All Angels Church, Windmill Hill. Michaela Fedeczko will be supporting. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets 5.00pm (proceeds will go to a designated mental health charity). For further information see the band blog: __________________________________ South Bristol Alzheimer Café 26th March The next South Bristol Alzheimer café will take place from 2.00pm-4.00pm at Monica Wills House in Bedminster. If you are a family carer, friend, neighbour, social networker or just have an interest in dementia, professionally or personally, you are most welcome to go along. __________________________________ Malago WI 28th March 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. __________________________________ BS3 Repair Cafe 31st March The next BS3 repair cafe will be held at United Reform Church Hall on the corner of West Street/Stanley Street South from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Repairs, jumble and vintage, hot drinks and homemade cakes. __________________________________ 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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