What's on in Bristol - City events this weekend 22-24 March

22 March 2013



What's on in Bristol - City events this weekend 22-24 March


The weekend is once again approaching fast and Guide2Bristol has been taking a look at what’s going on in the city this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to come up with a few suggestions for you to consider.


The Wardrobe Theatre is hosting an evening of comedy on Friday, raising funds for local charity One25, which supports around 300 women each year from those trapped in the chaotic life of street sex work to those courageously building new lives away from the streets. Tickets cost £5 and the show gets underway at 8PM.


At the Big Chill Bar on Friday Tru Thoughts present Beta Hector for a night of deep soul disco, starting at 9PM and continuing until 3AM the next morning. On Saturday night there will be classic hip hop from Sip the Juice. Admission is free.


The Love Food Spring Festival will be open at Brunel’s Old Station at Temple Meads from 10.30AM until 6PM on Saturday and from 11AM until 5PM on Sunday. Visitors will find a demonstration theatre; where the line-up includes River Cottage head chef Tim Maddens as well as Emma Grazette from Channel 4’s Spice Trip; a tasting room hosted by the Red and White Wine School; activities for children; street food; and the Love Food market. Admission costs £3 for adults; accompanied children will be admitted free.


Drawn 2013 is a new exhibition that aims to raise the profile of drawing, opening at the RWA on Saturday and running until the beginning of June. Submissions were invited from artists who either draw or explore the concept of drawing in their work, including illustrators, videographers, sculptors, printers, embroiderers, typographers, animators and architects. Admission costs £5 for adults and £3 for children.


Bristol Choral Society and the English Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring the work of Verdi and Rossini at St George’s Bristol on Saturday evening at 7.30PM. Tickets are priced from £10 to £23, with under 18s paying £5. For further information visit


For those whose musical taste is more punk than classical The Stranglers will be returning to the O2 Academy on Saturday. Over the past four decades the band have had 23 UK Top 40 singles and 17 UK Top 40 albums and are sure to play many old favourites as well as some newer material. The doors open at 7PM.


The following night Skunk Anansie will take to the O2’s stage, as part of a UK tour celebrating the release of their new album Black Traffic. For further information about both gigs and to buy tickets online visit


On Sunday Bristol’s monthly Flea Market returns to Ashton Gate Stadium, opening from 9AM until 3.30PM. Visitors will find up to 150 stalls selling antiques and collectibles; vintage clothing and jewellery; shabby chic furnishings; and much more. Admission costs £2 for the public and £5 for trade.


The Tobacco Factory’s Sunday Market will be open from 10AM until 2.30PM, with visitors able to enjoy live music as they look around the 30 or so stalls selling ethical, eco-friendly, fair trade, organic and local products.


This weekend’s theatrical offerings in the city include 9 to 5 at the Bristol Hippodrome; A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Fuelfest at the Bristol Old Vic; Richard III at the Tobacco Factory Theatre; and What the Dickens at the Brewery.


These are just a few suggestions for things to do in Bristol this weekend, for further information and more ideas visit the events pages at However you choose to spend your weekend in the city we hope you have a fantastic time.


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