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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate in BristolSekou Kouyate and Joe Driscoll