Things To Do / Bristol

10 things to do this week in Bristol, August 10-16 2020

By martin booth, Friday Aug 7, 2020

Eat Out to Help Out
Dozens of restaurants and cafes across Bristol are taking part in the government scheme all this month. Click on the link below to find one near you.

Queer Vision: But I’m a Cheerleader! + quiz & live performance
A cult classic since its release in 1999, Jamie Babbit’s feature debut is a hilarious coming of age film which takes a satirical look at the prevalence of US conversion camps.

Russell Howard & Friends, Lakota Gardens
Beg, steal or borrow a ticket to the first of four Thursday evening work-in-progress shows from the former Bristol resident and other comics.

Emerging From Lockdown: A Poetry Workshop
An online workshop Leeza Awojobi will guide and facilitate individuals wanting to creatively express their lockdown experience in the form of creative writing or poetry.

Piano Bar reopens, Bristol Hippodrome
The show can’t go on for now inside the theatre, but the Hippodrome’s bar will be offering drinks deals, light bites and show tunes when it reopens on Thursday.

PM Studio Lunchtime Talk: Can Games Be Serious?
Claire Morwood and Chella Ramanan will be introducing their recently released video game, Before I Forget – a short narrative exploration about a woman suffering from early-onset dementia.

Friday & Saturday
Silent Disco, Blue Mountain rooftop terrace
It’s techno on Friday and drum’n’bass on Saturday on the terrace of the Stokes Croft nightclub.

Character tours, Bristol Old Vic
Taking inspiration from some of the most exciting parts of Bristol Old Vic’s story, professional actors promise to bring the last two centuries vividly to life as part of this socially-distanced experiment.

Bristol Bears vs Saracens, Ashton Gate Stadium
Bristol resume their Premiership campaign behind closed doors, against defending champions Saracens. Fans might not be allowed into Ashton Gate but they can watch live on BT Sport.

Garden Comedy Night, Gloucester Old Spot
A brand new comedy night in the spacious garden of the Horfield pub, compered by the inimitable Mark Olver. Pizzas will be served from 5pm to 8.30pm and drinks until 10.30pm.

Main photo credit: Blue Mountain

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