This week in Bristol, May 28 – June 3

28 05 2012

Monday – Thursday: Bristol Gradfest, Bristol Uni drama department
A showcase of emerging talent in 15-20 minute theatre performances and film screenings displaying the work of 2012’s drama graduates.

Tuesday: Bristol Old Vic autumn programme launch
Bristol Old Vic invites you to celebrate the launch of its autumn programme, which will mark the completion of the 18-month refurbishment of the historic theatre.

Tuesday: Bob Geldof, St George’s
Media mogul, philanthropist, political activist and still singer-songwriter, Bob Geldof is in Bristol in support of his first album in a decade. Expect some Boomtown Rats classics.

Wednesday – Friday: Bench, Wardrobe Theatre
“Bench is a series of moments between strangers, friends, lovers and listeners on the same park bench… epiphanies, awkward silences and everything in between.”

Thursday: Celebration of Summer, City Restaurant, Anchor Road
The last of this year’s themed nights is a gourmet menu billed as a “Celebration of Summer”, in a fine dining restaurant run entirely by City of Bristol College students.

Thursday: Breakin’ Convention, Colston Hall
Sadler’s Wells brings the international festival of hip hop dance theatre back to Bristol featuring companies from around the world and the best of Bristol talent.

Friday: Ignite Bristol, Tobacco Factory Theatre
At Ignite, anyone has five minutes to talk about literally anything, from lightsabers to Eccles cakes (ahem). Always fun, you will come away enlightened and entertained.

Friday – June 16: Bristol Biennial
Bristol’s arts community comes together in a series of events across the city, from building a boat in Redcliffe Workshops to horses creating paintings on Queen Square.

Saturday: Bristol Jubilee Concert, Cribbs Causeway
A free concert headlined by Pixie Lott and presented by Bristol-born MTV presenter Joel Dommett, with support from X Factor finalist Misha B and Cheltenham’s Young Kato.

Saturday: Dot to Dot
The xx, Mumford & Sons and Florence & The Machine all played Dot to Dot before making it big. This year once again sees dozens of bands in venues across Bristol.

Saturday – Monday: Upfest
More than 250 of the world’s best graffiti artists will descend on Southville to paint paint live for three days and create more than 20,000 sq ft of artwork.

Sunday: Love Saves The Day, Castle Park
This brand new festival brings together a stellar line-up of acts, including Roots Manuva, Annie Mac, Mr Scruff and DJ Derek for one day of eclectic dance music.



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