This week in Bristol, January 21-27

21 01 2013

Monday: The Dog-Eared Collective, Wardrobe Theatre
Paddington Bear drops a beat bomb and Glasgow bids for the Winter Olympics in a “surreal sketch comedy that has to be seen to be believed”.

Tuesday: Daughter, St George’s
After the disappointment of the cancellation of the Bristol Acoustic Music Festival, St George’s will hopefully return to action with this acclaimed up-and-coming London trio.

Tuesday-February 24: Oliver!, Bristol Hippodrome
Neil Morrissey stars as Fagin in the Hippodrome’s first major show of 2013, packed full of well-known songs by Lionel Bart such as Food Glorious Food and Consider Yourself.

Tuesday-February 2: Oliver Reed: Wild Thing, The Brewery Theatre 
The second Oliver opening this week is the story of the legendary hellraiser and descendant of Peter the Great, in a one-man show performed by Rob Crouch.

Wednesday-February 2: Ferment, Bristol Old Vic
The latest productions from the Old Vic’s in-house lab, “where new work and ideas are conceived, developed and distilled by some of the region’s most inspiring artists”.

Thursday: Martin Blunos, Harveys Cellars
A 12-course tasting menu with paired sherries and wines to celebrate the Denmark Street bar’s first birthday, with guest chef and West Country boy Martin Blunos.

Thursday-Sunday: Slapstick Festival
This year’s festival is bigger and better than ever, with 16 events spread over four days with guests including Victoria Wood, Barry Cryer and Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Friday: Spiro & Three Cane Whale, St George’s
A double-bill from two of the best instrumental bands in Bristol. Three Cane Whale (below) will be showcasing songs from their much-anticipated second album.

Saturday: Supper Thyme, Spike Island
Bristol’s newest pop-up restaurant comes to Spike Island with a five-course menu from River Cottage senior chef Robin Rea, also owner of Devon’s The Rusty Pig.

Saturday: Feed Bristol wassail
Traditional Wassail celebrations with music, bird box making and pruning workshops at the Avon Wildlife Trust’s food growing project on seven acres of land in Stapleton

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