This week in Bristol: Feb 25 – March 3

25 02 2013

Competition time! We have one weekend pass and three day tickets to give away for this weekend’s Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival. To enter, email with the subject line, ‘Smooth jazz’. The first four emails received will win the tickets.

Monday-Sunday: Bristol Radical Film Festival
Screening socially and politically engaged documentary films from around the world, culminating in a weekend of screenings, talks, workshops and debates at The Cube.

Tuesday: Caitlin Rose, Fleece
The Nashville songstress’ second album released this week is described as somewhere between country titans such as Tammy Wynette and Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac.

Wednesday: Penning Perfumes, Milk Thistle
Words and scents combine, with poets reading poems inspired by fragrances, and new fragrances created by British perfumers who were asked to turn a poem into a scent.

Thursday: Meat & Bread opens at The Three Tuns
Bristol’s best street food heads indoors, as owner Ben sets up a permanent home in Arbor Ales’ Three Tuns on St George’s Road, just up the road from Central Library.

Thursday-May 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bristol Old Vic
Bristol Old Vic artistic director Tom Morris’ first collaboration with Handspring Puppet Company since War Horse promises to be a magical production.

Friday: Honeymoonshaker, Attic
Honeymoonshaker is beatboxer Dave Stowe accompanied by blues guitarist Andy Balcoa. Support comes from Bristol beatboxers The Inexplicables and DJ Dad.

Friday-Sunday: Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Colston Hall
A new festival with 24 individual concerts as well as free late night jam sessions and ‘In Session With..’ events featuring some of the artists.

Saturday: Ashton Court Trail Day
The Nova trail is in need of preventative maintenance. Tools and materials will be supplied; just bring your digging muscles, some grippy shoes, food and water.

Sunday: Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan, St George’s
Poets, musicians, dancers and troubadours who will be performing a diverse repertoire of Rajasthani folk music and semi-classical North Indian compositions.

Sunday-March 10: The Bristol Improv Festival
Another brand new festival, which aims to act as a hub for the Bristol Improv Network and a magnet for like-minded performers to help build Bristol’s improv scene.



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