This week in Bristol, July 2-8

2 07 2012

Monday & Tuesday: Thanks For The Memories, Bristol Hippodrome
A special show celebrating 100 years of the Hippodrome, featuring songs from lots of musicals, and stories from the theatre’s century.
www.atgtickets.com/shows/thanks-for-the-memories/bristol-hippodrome/

Monday: Beak> release >>
The second album from Beak>, the other band of Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, with other members having worked with Malakai, Massive Attack and Robert Plant.
www.beak.bandcamp.com

Monday: Found Footage Festival, Watershed
A showcase of odd videos found in thrift shops and garage sales across North America, hosted by Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman).
www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/3486/found-footage-festival-tour/

Tuesday: Bristol Good Food Awards
The awards with almost as many categories as the Grammys will honour the best of Bristol’s food scene, with the ceremony taking place at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
www.guide2bristol.com

Wednesday: Bristol Independents Day
Celebrate July 4 by shopping or eating out on at one of Bristol’s many independent shops, market stalls, cafés, pubs and restaurants. Keep your receipt to win a prize.
www.bristolindependents.co.uk

Wednesday: Rhys Darby, Colston Hall
Better known as Murray from New Zealand hit comedy Flight of the Conchords, Darby presents a new standup show to accompany his first novel, This Way to Spaceship.
www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event2946

Thursday-Saturday: Much Ado About Wenlock, Tobacco Factory Theatre
Vamos Theatre, in association with The Everyman in Cheltenham, presents its new production, “a play about health, sports, a reforming doctor and a runaway chicken!”
www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com/shows/detail/much_ado_about_wenlock/

Friday: Concert on the Close, Clifton College
Celebrating the school’s 150th birthday with headliner Jocelyn Brown, culminating in a spectacular light show directed by Beyoncé tour producer Chris Hunt.
www.eventsatclifton.com/150-minutes/

Saturday: Gurt Gasworks Summer Concert, Colston Hall
The Gurt Lush and Gasworks Choirs join forces “with extreme acappella eclecticism”, performing both separately and together, raising money for St Peter’s Hospice.
www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event2850

Sunday: What the Frock, The Lanes
Wrapping up a weekend of Bristol Ladyfest events and featuring five female comedians including double act O’Shea & Ogilvie, Elf Lyons and Zahra Barri.
www.ladyfestwhatthefrock.eventbrite.co.uk


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