Rudy Millard's bank holiday guide to events and activities around Bristol over the Easter weekend
The weather is going to be changeable at best in Bristol this bank holiday weekend folks, so you may as well just expect it to be gorgeous and go out anyway. There are plenty of Easter events and activities to tickle your fancy, so take a peek below and out you go!
Don’t forget to click on the calendar below for a full listing of Bristol Easter bank holiday weekend events and activities.
Friday 02 April
New art gallery START is hosting a celebration of all things tea with Tease Made, an exhibition of the work of graphic artists Chris Dickason and Peskimo. If the ale’s your thing then The Ship Inn at Alveston is the place for you, they’re in the midst of a Cask Ale Week. Local horse sanctuary Horse World start their Easter Fun Weekend today, plenty of equine Easter fun to be had for children and adults alike. Alternatively, give it up Bacchanalian style and let Walkabout’s Bank Holiday Weekender take you away.
Saturday 03 April
Bristol Zoo is in the midst of an Easter eggstravaganza, with an egg trail that also teaches the kids about the natural world. Also great for the kids is Explore At Bristol, who have a variety of Easter treats for young and old alike over the bank holiday. There is a one off show of Falling Light by Take Out Youth Theatre at the Tobacco Factory Brewery Theatre, and bass bins will be thumping at Mr Wolf’s as Back Beat Sound System bring the Saturday reggae vibe.
Sunday 04 April
It’s bikes ahoy in the centre of Bristol today; Critical Mass will be riding bikes of all shapes and sizes around the centre, and aim to follow up with a cyclodelic treasure hunt. Asian Arts Agency’s Comedy Night brings Paul Sinha and Amir Shah to rock a sitting down crowd at the Tobacco Factory theatre with some most excellent stand up comedy. Mr Wolf’s have a Sunday Live Music Special on the cards, and Platform 1 will be rocking a We Love Bank Holiday Sunday club special.
Monday 05 April
Bristol Rovers will be challenging MK Dons today, so if you’re up for a bank holiday football shout, go and lend them your lungs. The Watershed hosts a monthly Cinephiles group, Looking for Eric and Sunshine Cleaning are under critical gaze tonight, new members are welcome. Legendary Irish dance juggernaut Riverdance is finally coming to a halt this year, so don’t miss one of the last chances to see those flailing feet at the Bristol Hippodrome. Or if you fancy music on a more intimate scale, try Halo Cafe’s Acoustic Night.