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Where The Wall

Where The Wall Graffiti Workshop

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm

It’s no secret that our city is a hub for street artists, with huge murals and eye-catching designs at every corner. But for those inspired to create their own art, award-winning company Where The Wall are hosting graffiti workshops at The Island in central Bristol, allowing participants to put their skills to the test. The ‘spray sessions’ take place on the last Saturday of every month, from 28 January, and see budding artists taking aim with water-based spray paints and…

Music at the Lord Mayor's Chapel

Music at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel

March 11 @ 1:15 pm - September 16 @ 1:15 pm

The Lord Mayor's Chapel presents it's 2017 music season from March to September. Entrance is free, with a retiring collection at the end of each concert. Sat 11 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Guitar with James Watson Programme to include works by Bach, Scarlatti, and Villa-Lobos. Sat 25 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Baritone and Organ Henry Lunn and John Marsh. Sat 1 Apr, 1.15pm. A Concert in aid of Prostate Cancer Research Charlotte Newstead (soprano) accompanied by John Marsh. Fri 14…

Funny Girl

Funny Girl

March 21 @ 7:30 pm - March 25 @ 7:30 pm

Sheridan Smith reprises her role as Broadway star and comedienne Fanny Brice, with hits including Don't Rain on My Parade and People. Tickets from £18 - £50.50; atgtickets.com

Ceci N'est pas Noire

Ceci N’est Pas Noire

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In an age of increasing political tension, shows like Alesandra Seutin’s Ceci N’est Pas Noire have become all the more important, asking challenging questions about the way we perceive race, identity and sexuality. Alesandra expresses the complexities of identity through a mixture of urban, African and contemporary expressionist dance to reflect her own Afro-European heritage, proving that what you see isn’t always what you get. This is Not Black features the artist’s own personal memories and engages with the audience through a…

Welsh National Opera

Welsh National Opera Spring Tour

March 28 @ 7:15 pm - April 1 @ 7:15 pm

Welsh National Opera are bringing their Spring tour to Bristol Hippodrome this month for four performances from 28 March to 1 April. The first is the rarely staged Le Vin Herbé by Frank Martin, an original take on Wagner’s legendary Tristan und Isolde, beginning with a love potion mishap, and ending – as the best operas do – in tragedy. Fans of the classics need not be disappointed, as the season also features productions of two of the most famous romantic operas: Puccini’s La Bohème and Madam…

RAI Film Festival

RAI Film Festival

March 29 - April 1

This month sees the Royal Anthropological Institute championing cultural diversity in partnership with 10 top UK universities. Taking place from 29 March to 1 April, the event features a screening and Q&A with the director of The Eagle Huntress, an inspiring tale of 13-year-old Aishol-pan (pictured), the first female eagle huntress in 12 generations of her Kazakh family. Other highlights of the festival include a talk with filmmakers from Bristol’s BBC Natural History Unit and a viewing of Those Who…

The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain

March 29 @ 7:00 pm

As fans of Scottish alt-rockers The Jesus And Mary Chain will know, the band are set to release their long-awaited, much-mooted new album Damage and Joy on 24 March – their first since Munki back in 1998. So it follows that a trip to the O2, which the cult heroes play on 29 March, is on the cards. The new album includes a re-energised new version of All Things Must Pass, as featured on TV show Heroes; and waves of distorted…

Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

April 1 @ 7:10 pm

Saturday 1 April at 7.30pm St George’s Bristol, off Park Street, BS1 5RR Exultate Singers: Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Exultate Singers present a performance of Monteverdi's sumptuous Venetian masterpiece, in collaboration with the virtuosic early music ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts.   Tickets from £12 to £24 from St George’s box office on 0845 40 24 001 and www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk   Image © Jon Craig

Craft 4 Crafters

Craft 4 Crafters Show

April 6 @ 10:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

Craft Show Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 April  10am-5pm 100 leading craft suppliers, businesses, groups and guilds come together to present 75 workshops, demonstrations and ‘make & takes’ in one of the biggest hobby and needlecraft exhibitions in the South West. Restaurants, cafés and free car parking also available.  Tickets from £7 to £8, under 16s go free Advance tickets: 0345 3040222 craft4crafters.co.uk

Bristol Symphony Orchestra

An Evening of Russian Music

April 8 @ 7:30 pm

An Evening of Russian Music  with Natalia Lomeiko & Bristol Symphony Orchestra   Saturday 8th April 7.30pm St George’s Bristol     Bristol Symphony Orchestra welcomes international concert violinist, Natalia Lomeiko, to perform Shostakovich’s intense and dramatic Violin Concerto No. 1. Composed during the post-war years in Soviet Russia (1947-48), a time of severe censorship. The concerto remained unpublished until Stalin’s death in 1953. For the full programme of events visit  the website: bristolsymphonyorchestra.com   Tickets from £5 to £17 - available from St George’s Bristol website or box office: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair

Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Antique, Vintage and Collectables Fair Ashton Court Mansion Fine jewellery, china, furniture, memorabilia and vintage clothes are spread across 40 stalls in the Georgian lounges and grand music hall of Ashton Court. Take a stroll around the estate and return for cream teas and refreshments at the café. Entrance costs £2; contact annie@blueyonder.co.uk

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