This week in Bristol, December 12-18

12 12 2011

Death in Vegas   Tuesday, Thekla
“The best dub and the best techno – it’s all about minimal components, conjuring up the most feeling from the least tools,” says Death in Vegas’ Richard Fearless. “If you can trigger emotion with the most minimal amount of sound, that’s job done as far as I’m concerned.”

Jelli Records Christmas show   Wednesday, Colston Hall 2
Bristol’s own Jelli Record present some of their best acts in a Christmas spectacular, including Bashema, Jacanda, Rosie Garrard and Danielle Celeste.

Peter Clifford’s Magic Crackers   From Thursday, Brewery Theatre
A mixture of slight of hand, storytelling and comedy, Derren Brown’s mentor Peter Clifford returns with a magical Christmas journey which promises puzzles, propositions, revelations and fun.

Hounded   Thursday & Friday, city-wide (secret start location)
From SlingShot, the people who gave us 2.8 Hours Later, comes the latest themed chase game, as human foxes following scent trails are matched against human hounds through the streets of Bristol. If the tracking dogs catch a fox, the fox looses their tail, and valuable points.

Carols by Candlelight   Friday, Bristol Cathedral
Sing your heart out this Christmas with help from Bristol Cathedral Choir with Bristol Voices. There will be readings by Chris Torpy, and the event will be compered by the BBC Points West’s David Harvey.

Beerd opening   Friday (hopefully), St Michael’s Hill
A specialised craft beer pub is opening on St Michael’s Hill in what used to be the Rustic Vine. Beerd will be the latest pub from Bath Ales and there are high hopes for good things for what will be Bristol’s first craft beer pub after the short-lived effort from the Three Tuns in Hotwells.

Stokes Croft Winter Fayre   Saturday
There will be plenty of things happening in Stokes Croft and up along Cheltenham Road, including market stalls, an arts and craft market at Hamilton House, Christmas car boot wonderland in Lakota car park, a flea market in the Bear Pit, and live music and a Santa’s grotto in Number 51.



3 responses

12 12 2011
James Russell

Martin, have you ever done any of those urban games? I never have, but the subject is strangely fascinating…

12 12 2011

Hi James. I’ve taken part in 2.8 Hours for the last couple of years with a group of friends and had a brilliant time.

Here’s a write-up of this year:

And here’s last year:

12 12 2011
James Russell

My heavens, that sounds fun…

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