This week in Bristol, May 21-27

21 05 2012

Monday – Sunday: Of Time and Space, Castle Galleries
Rather a coup this for the gallery in Cribbs Causeway, which all this week hosts an exhibition of sculpture by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

Tuesday – September 9: Bristol Urban Sport, M Shed
Exploring the relationship between Bristol and sport over the last 200 years. There will be displays of photography, memorabilia, objects and film.

Tuesday – Thursday: Dragons, Bierkeller Theatre
This original production by the St Paul’s Players is heading to Stratford-upon-Avon in the summer, after being invited to take part in a national drama festival by the RSC.

Tuesday: Olympic Torch Relay Celebration
The Olympic flame will arrive at the Lloyds Amphitheatre by boat. Beth Rowley performs in Millennium Square, while ticket-holders get to see Labrinth in the Amphitheatre.

Tuesday: Ed Sheeran, Fleece
One of the biggest acts in the UK will be playing one of Bristol’s smallest venues for a special gig for those who have raised more than £125 for Bristol charity One25.

Wednesday – June 30: The Phantom of the Opera, Bristol Hippodrome
A new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, comes to Bristol ahead of a national tour.

Wednesday: Olympic Torch Relay in Bristol
Starting at 5.54am from College Green, the torch will be re-entering Bristol across the Clifton Suspension Bridge at 7.53am, before leaving through Henleaze and Southmead.

Thursday: Trio Mediaeval / Arve Henriksen, St George’s
Polyphonic music from the 12th to the 15th centuries, plus traditional Norwegian folk music and ballads, all combined with trumpeter Arve Henriksens’s improvisations.

Friday: Paul Merton, Colston Hall
This is the first stand-up show in more than a decade for the Have I Got News regular, born Paul Martin in the London borough of Merton, to which he later changed his name.

Friday – September 2: DinoZoo, Bristol Zoo
Twelve animatronic dinosaurs will be spread across Bristol Zoo as part of DinoZoo. Get up-close and personal with the moving, roaring, hissing, growling creatures.

Friday – Sunday: VegFest
Music headliners include Finley Quaye on Saturday, Neville Staple on Friday, and Johhny Clarke meets Soothsayers on Sunday, supported by Bristol reggae band Talisman.

Saturday: Women’s FA Cup Final, Ashton Gate
Can Chelsea’s ladies take home more silverware to Stamford Bridge when they play Birmingham City in the showpiece fixture in the women’s football calendar?

Sunday: Cranes!, Floating Harbour
Take a ride on the electric cranes and go inside the engine house of the Fairbairn steam crane (below),  the oldest in Britain. See the boiler and watch the crane operate.!-27-may/



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