What's on around Bristol

PUBLISHED: 10:02 04 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:51 20 February 2013

Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

What's on around Bristol



Bristols iconic, three-day acoustic music festival returns to St Georges, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the citys un-electric music scene from 13 to 15 January. Other events at the venue this month include UK punk rock icon, actor and poet Henry Rollins (17) and Raise the Roof! presented by the City of Bristol Choir and fellow fans of the musicals (21). On 26 January young clarinettist Peter Cigleris launches the St Georges Lunchtime Classics Season. 0845 40 24 001 or book online at http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk


Until 7 January

Mind-melting magician Peter Clifford returns with a new cracker of a show filled with jaw-dropping magic and hilarity. Even turning the audience into a musical instrument with surprising results, Peter presents an evening of puzzles, propositions, revelations and fun.

Box Office: 0117 902 0344; Online: http://www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com


Until 15 January

The Tobacco Factory Theatre joins forces with acclaimed theatre company Travelling Light for Cinderella A Fairytale. The heroine in this new version of the classic story is feisty, clever and resourceful. 0117 902 0344; http://www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com


21 January

The film premiere of award-winning Severn and Somme will be showing on the big screen. The drama documentary charts the life of First World War poet and composer Ivor Gurney, who was born in Gloucester. Many of the scenes were shot on location in Bristol. The Bristol Classical Players will perform three of Gurneys works. Tickets: 0117-944-5553; Redcliffefilms@hotmail.co.uk


26-29 January

Britains biggest festival of visual screen comedy returns to Bristol for the eighth year running, bringing with it hilarity and top name guests including Terry Jones, Neil Innes, Chris Serle, Ian Lavender, Paul McGann, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie and Barry Cryer. See the festivals full programme at http://www.slapstick.org.uk



A talk by Heather Whitney, from the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences (19 January), reveals new findings in plant-pollinator research. Venue room B75, BS8 1UG, 7.30pm. Also this month, a willow-weaving workshop at the Botanic Garden on 29 January. (Also on 12 February). Learn how to weave a butterfly or bee for your garden. To book: 0117 331 4906; Email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk


Until 8 January

Britain's got Talent judge David Hasselhoff stars in the swashbuckling family pantomime Peter Pan. Best known for his roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch, David says he is delighted to be playing Captain Hook and warns audiences: "Watch out - Hoff the Hook is coming to get ya!" Ticketmaster: 084487113012; Online booking: http://www.bristolhippodrome.org

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