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Veg out and enjoy afternoon tea in style

14th January at 3:00 pm - 1st February at 5:30 pm

Enjoy Veganuary in style as Harvey Nichols Bristol launches its new vegan afternoon tea. Whether you’re a committed carnivore or have already signed up to a plant-based diet, the delicious tea is packed with green goodness. To encourage diners to experiment with new flavours, Executive Chef Louise McCrimmon has created a selection of contemporary meat- and diary-free sweet and savoury treats, available in the luxury Harvey Nichols Restaurant Monday to Saturday from 3pm-5.30pm. The vegan afternoon tea is priced at…

Slapstick Festival

18th January - 26th January

This year’s Slapstick Festival returns to Bristol with a programme bursting at the seams with scintillating one-off comedy events, celebrating silent, visual and classic comedy. Events with Stephen Merchant and Rob Brydon have already sold out, but there’s still time to nab tickets for Shappi Khorsandi’s Slapstick Divas event on 23 January which showcases outstanding leading women in some of the funniest on-screen examples from the golden age of silent comedy. And John Hewer will be bringing one of Britain’s…

Bristol Bridge Club

Learn to play bridge

21st January at 10:30 am - 10th February at 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 10th February, 2020

Join Bristol Bridge Club with its new beginners course where you can learn how to play the wonderful art of Bridge. A relaxed and friendly environment, with no partner needed. Learn a new skill for 2020 and develop a hobby that lasts a lifetime. Course fee £96, includes club membership to March 2021. Limited places available at £85 if booked before Christmas. For further information email maggiehadley@hotmail.com; or tel. 0117 929 1846; website: bristolbridgeclub.co.uk

A Yoga Retreat For Everyday People

23rd January - 26th January

Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular yoga-goer, pop along to this relaxed and friendly winter retreat at cosy Garth Barns in Wales, hosted by Bristol-based Bobble Yoga. A chance to develop your practice in a way that is suited to your abilities - yoga is not a competitive sport after all. The team at Bobble Yoga create a personal feel by having an individual consultation with you before you arrive. Bring your friends, your partner or just…

Weekend wedding fayre

25th January - 26th January

Planning your wedding? Head to the Old Down Estate for a tour of the Manor House, the Orangery and Bernays ceremony room, all dressed to impress for the big day. There will be a fashion show at 2pm on the Saturday, while on the Sunday afternoon you can meet local suppliers and wedding coordinaters. Open: 1–4pm each day. Visit: olddownestate.co.uk/weddings

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Clarks Village

25th January at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Chinese New Year begins on 25 January. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2020 is The Year of the Gold Rat, symbolising “Strong Vitality”. It will be celebrated by communities all over the world, with people eating lots of food, enjoying fireworks, wearing special clothes and hanging red lanterns to mark the occasion. At Clarks Village, a number of its designer and high street brands are celebrating the event with special offers, promotions and in-store events, where you can enjoy…

Henleaze concert society

Henleaze Concert Society: Postcard from Florence

25th January at 7:30 pm

The Bristol Ensemble performs Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, combining Russian passion and fervour with Italian exuberance and brilliance, alongside Mozart’s rich and lyrical Sting Quintet in G minor. Tickets £16.50 for adults, £5 for under 25s Buy from Opus 13 music shop on 0117 923 0164 For more information: henleazeconcertsociety.org.uk

Bristol Bridge Club

Bristol Bridge Club

29th January at 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Bristol Bridge Club's new weekly session, drop-in Wednesday, starting January 2020. Everyone is welcome to come and play bridge in this relaxed new format - with or without a partner, all standards welcome. Come to play, chat, watch, or find out more - just drop in! £3 table money on the night to play, no membership needed. Licensed bar, hot drinks and bar snacks available. For further information email hello@bristolbridgeclub.co.uk; or tel. 0117 929 1846; website: bristolbridgeclub.co.uk

Endgame II: James Lisney, piano

5th February at 7:30 pm

Pianist James Lisney continues his Engame series of recitals that focus on the late piano works of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Chopin. Expect provocative, intriguing and endlessly satisfying music. Schubert’s penultimate Sonata, D 959, was completed in September 1828. Its andantino, a melancholic barcarolle, holds particular fascination due to the extraordinary upheaval at its heart: a storm, both of nature and temperament. Chopin’s rich Barcarolle, opus 60, has been called “the apotheosis of the nocturne”, a passionate Venetian love poem…

Saxultate

Exultate Singers – Saxultate!

8th February at 7:30 pm

Exultate Signers is joined by the amazing Australian saxophonist Amy Dickson for a concert of spellbinding music for choir and saxophone. A unique and engaging concert featuring a range of music from traditional English folk songs to brand new commissions, a great way to kick start the new year. Tickets £12–£20 Buy from St George’s box office on 0845 402 4001 For more information: stgeorgesbristol.co.uk

Harvey Nichols Valentines

The food of love

14th February at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Feel the love this Valentine’s Day and enjoy four courses and a glass of Champagne at Harvey Nichols Bristol. Served in the elegant restaurant, the menu has been created by Executive Chef Louise McCrimmon and her team to ensure diners celebrate the most romantic day of the year in style. Kick off their evening with a glass of Harvey Nichols Champagne and canapés before tucking into mouth-watering dishes including quail with rose and a pomegranate dressing; crisp oysters with pickled…

Skeltr @ The Canteen

14th March at 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The unstoppable Manchester based electro-funk duo, Skeltr, bring the much anticipated release of their second album to Bristol for one night only. Sax man Sam recently worked with Miles Davis’ bass player, while Marcus Miller delivers trademark wild and fiery solos alongside delicate and enchanting melodies. Fresh back from tour with Grammy-nominated Bristol singer Yola, Craig Hanson, drummer, provides insatiable beats and grooves all delivered with a backdrop of pedal controlled synths and deep bass. Expect to dance, laugh, and…

St Peter’s Hospice’s Tour de Bristol

4th April

Cyclists from all over will take to the roads on 4 April, riding either 40k, 65k, or 100k to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice – Bristol's only adult hospice. The routes cover the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside, with the two bigger distances also crossing the magnificent first Severn Bridge. Riders will encounter some challenging hills, as well as the stunning scenery of the Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey. The ride starts at Bristol UWE which is easily accessible from…

The Sixteen: The Queen of Heaven

22nd April at 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Arguably The Sixteen's most popular programme of all time, The Queen of Heaven focuses on three composers’ unique devotion to the church. A new version of Allegri's renowned Miserere is paired with James MacMillan's own setting of the text and pieces by 'The Prince of Polyphony' Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Performers The Sixteen Harry Christophers – conductor Programme Plainsong Regina caeli Palestrina 'Kyrie' from Missa Regina caeli James MacMillan Dominus dabit benignitatem Allegri Miserere (evolution version) James MacMillan Videns Dominus Palestrina…

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