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Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

April 10 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern, 18 March – 29 October, The American Museum in Britain Fans of Joyce Petschek might fancy a jaunt to Bath to see her exquisite textile art curated in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Britain. For much of her life Joyce has been passionate about Bargello, a traditional needlework technique consisting of upright flat stitches in varying lengths. The name originates from a series of 17th-century chairs found in the Bargello Palace…

Bristol Academy of Drama

Bristol Academy of Drama Sessions

September 9 @ 9:00 am - December 9 @ 11:00 am

Bristol Academy of Drama’s term time Saturday sessions offer students the chance to play drama games and learn many different theatre styles, from puppetry to shadow theatre, building to a final performance. Next term will see a retelling of James and the Giant Peach in February. Style-specific one day workshops and weeklong workshops are also available during the holidays. Suitable for ages 7 – 12. Fees are £150 per term, £7.50 per hour; book online at bristolacademydrama.wixsite.com

Quentin Blake Exhibition

Quentin Blake Exhibition

September 11 @ 9:30 am - December 22 @ 5:30 pm

Illustration fans should head to Sky Blue Framing and Gallery, on North View in Westbury Park, this month. They have just launched their autumn season with half of the gallery showing new, limited-edition print releases from the much-loved illustrator Quentin Blake – based on the wonderful Roald Dahl stories. This exhibition will be running all the way up to Christmas – which is helpful for those looking for a great present for any avid Dahl and Blake fans in the…

Bath Digital Festival 2017

October 17 - October 22

A six day celebration of all things tech in the city of Bath. This year’s theme is ‘Tech for Everyone’, and with almost fifty events packed into less than a week, it’s impossible to ignore the drive towards digital. Bath itself is a real hub for digital and technology innovation, with pioneering centres at The Guild and Bath Science Park. Despite the historic beauty of the area, the heritage isn’t holding anyone back, and many are coming from across the…

Craft Show and Quilt Exhibition

Craft Show and Quilt Exhibition

October 19 @ 10:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

Craft Show and Quilt Exhibition Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October  10am-5pm 3 Exhibition Areas including a new Quilt and Textiles Hall exhibiting the famous Magna Carta Quilts along with over 100 quilts exhibits from different groups and regions. Plus over 150 leading craft supply businesses, groups & guilds, embroidery displays, workshops, demonstrations and make and takes. Restaurants, cafes, free car parking, free shuttle bus service £8 adult, £7 concession, under 16s free Advance tickets: 0345 3040222…

Middleweight Theatre Company

Remedies: A Ballad of Broken Britain / Sound Bite

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Join Middle-Weight Theatre Company for a double bill at The Alma Tavern Theatre, running from 19 – 21 October. First up is ‘Sound Bite’, Middle-Weight Theatre’s debut production set in 1969. Two men, Dick and Mickey, are tasked with providing Neil Armstrong with the first iconic words to be spoken from the surface of the moon. But there’s just one problem...writer’s block! Following up is ‘Remedies: A Ballad of Broken Britain’, an original play by Matt Roberts which takes a look at Britain’s…

Brahms Requiem: Bristol Choral Society

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From the intimacy of a solo voice raised in song to the splendours of nearly two hundred at the service of a choral Colossus, Bristol Choral Society’s first concert of the season celebrates musical friendships and a Requiem shot through with unassailable grandeur and a consoling tenderness. The programme features: Schuman Lieder Ballade des Harfners Op.98a, no.2 Stirb, Lieb und Freud Op.35, no.2 Der Hidalgo Op.30, no.3 Brahms Requiem Robert Schumann had been one of the young Brahms’ most fervent…

GPs on the Brink: Restoring the Joy to General Practice

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, and theatre maker, Viv Gordon, to share the stage for the institute's fourth Annual Public Lecture. Join them as they unveil and unpick the realities of life as a GP in the current NHS, and the implications for GP's mental wellbeing. Helen Stokes-Lampard will draw upon her extensive experience as a medical academic and GP in a unique lecture while Viv Gordon will share…

Fireworks and late-night Christmas shopping at Clarks Village

November 4 @ 7:15 pm

Darker nights and cooler weather means that Christmas is just around the corner, and to celebrate, join Clarks Village on 4 November 2017 for a free evening of explosive fireworks that will bring lights and sparkle to the skies. Ready to officially launch the season of giving, Clarks Village is set to light up the Village – not only with beautiful fireworks, but also by illuminating the outlet with the annual festive lights, Christmas decorations and scenery, once the explosions…

Bristol Phoenix Choir concert

November 11 @ 7:30 pm

Bristol Phoenix Choir perform Beethoven Mass in C, Schubert Magnificat and Mozart Te Deum with soloists Elinor Cooper (soprano), Helen Vincent (alto), Mike Gormley (tenor) and Alexander Learmonth (bass), under their conductor Paul Walton, accompanied by Matt Davies, at All Saints Church. Visit: bristolphoenixchoir.org.uk

Breast Cancer – reducing your risk seminar

November 16 @ 6:30 pm

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. Join Dr Marilyn Glenville, a renowned women’s health practitioner as she explains the risks and causes concerning nutritional and lifestyle factors. At this seminar, you will learn: -The latest research on the risk factors for breast cancer -Prevention strategies -The impact of: nutrition, alcohol, phytoestrogens, cosmetics, genetics, HRT and the Pill, to name a few! Dr Marilyn Glenville Phd is a well-known nutritionist specialising in women’s health. She is…

St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

The perfect place for your Christmas shopping, St Peter’s Hospice’s annual Christmas Market returns to the magical Great Hall at Bristol Grammar School, on Saturday 18 November. Explore over 40 stalls offering beautiful handcrafted gifts, jewellery and ceramics plus homemade chocolates, cakes and preserves then take a breather in the cosy tearoom with mulled wine and refreshments. Special guest - Father Christmas - will be making an appearance at 2pm. All money raised from the St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Market…

The Bristol Poppy Ball

November 18 @ 6:45 pm

The 2017 Bristol Poppy Ball is being held at The City Marriott Hotel, Bristol. The Poppy Ball will commence with a sparkling reception featuring The Royal Air Force Association Band Ensemble, followed by a four course dinner, an auction, raffle and then dancing to a popular pop/rock band and a disco. Jon-Allan Butterworth is the guest speaker; Jon formerly served with The RAF and is the first member of the Armed Forces injured in the Iraq conflict to not only…

Smithson Gallery winter pop up

November 30 - December 3

Smithson Gallery returns for another winter pop up event. Opening for an extended weekend at the stunning venue The Forge, Colston Yard. Smithson will be selling a comprehensive collection of art from its popular artists as well as high quality products from independent designers including Red Bird Makes, Catherine Tough, Forbes & Lewis & Hannah Turner. It is well worth a visit if you would like to purchase some unique gifts and collectible artwork. Smithson Pop Up is open on…

A Christmas Carol

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - December 14 @ 7:30 pm

“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. A rich man sits alone in his gilded tower and awaits the ghosts of his past and his future. Award-winning Proteus brings Dickens’ best-loved story to the stage in this fast, funny, highly physical and contemporary adaptation. With puppets from acclaimed puppet maker Nick Ash of Scratch Built Productions (Polka, The Globe, Little Angel), this is A Christmas Carol for our…

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