This week in Bristol, March 4-10

4 03 2013

Monday: Mayor’s Question Time, City Hall
George Ferguson hosts his first public question and answer session. He will be taking questions from the floor for an hour between 6pm and 7pm.
www.bristol.gov.uk/page/mayor/mayor-bristol-engaging-bristols-citizens

Monday-Saturday: The Full Monty, Bristol Hippodrome
A brand new production from Oscar-winning Simon Beaufoy that only opened in Sheffield last month comes to Bristol on its national tour before heading to the West End.
www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-full-monty/bristol-hippodrome/

Wednesday: Impero Lounge opens, Portishead
There is no stopping the Loungers as a month after Grupo Lounge opened in Westbury-on-Trym comes Impero in the former Budgens on Portishead High Street.
www.thelounges.co.uk/impero-lounge/

Thursday: Phantom Laundry, Attic
The launch event of a new night of spoken word, poetry, music and art, sees infamous drug dealer Howard Marks, music from The Triangulators and live art from Still Jam.
www.fmbristol.co.uk/events/phantom-laundry-presents-howard-marks.html

Thursday: Soft Rockets, Stokes Croft
A Red Bell-curated event sees the Pipe & Slippers, Croft, Bank and Full Moon taken over for a free dance event showcasing undiscovered talent and underground producers.
www.facebook.com/SoftRockets

Friday: Burn Hollywood, Cube
Rantings, ravings and ridicule as film lovers stand up against some of the greats of the big screen “which should not escape the critical crosshairs”.
www.cubecinema.com/cgi-bin/diary/programme.pl#7203

Friday: Tom Odell, Thekla
Last year’s Brit Awards Critics Choice award-winner is a 22-year-old singer songwriter from Chichester who is signed to Lily Allen’s In the Name Of record label.
www.theklabristol.co.uk/live/143/tom-odell

Saturday: Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate (below), Colston Hall 2
A mix of afrobeat, hip-hop, rock and reggae from New Yorker Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate from Guinea, a unique duo singing in French and English.
www.colstonhall.org/whatson/Event3341

Saturday-March 16: Once Upon a Time in Japan, Watershed
Five films from the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme which explore Japan’s past through the eyes of contemporary filmmakers.
www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/season/233/once-upon-a-time-in-japan/

Sunday: Sam Lee, Folk House
The Mercury Music Award nominated folk musician is someone who the judges said “brings magical new life to the dignity and mystery of old songs”.
www.ashkeysmusic.com/bristolbathconcerts.htm

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate in BristolSekou Kouyate and Joe Driscoll


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