Things To Do / Bristol

10 things to do this week in Bristol, June 15-21 2020

By martin booth, Sunday Jun 14, 2020

Monday-Friday
Virtual open days, UWE Bristol
The university is opening its doors digitally to all prospective UK and international students, with events including videocasts and live Q&As with subject leaders and university services to live chats with current students.
www.uwe.ac.uk/courses/open-days

Tuesday
In conversation with photographer Alan McFetridge, RPS

Join award-winning photographer Alan McFetridge as he discusses his new book On The Line, which examines the horrific aftermath of a Canadian wildfire.
www.rps.org/events/bristol/2020/june/in-conversation-alan-mcfetridge-on-the-line

Isolated trees and shelter, six months after the wildfire showing full, partial or complete escape from burning – photo: Alan McFetridge

Wednesday
Lullabies with Roxana, Trinity
This online workshop will be led by award-winning musicians Roxana Vilk and Peter Vilk, teaching lullaby songs from Iran, Slovakia, Kurdistan and Cuba.
www.trinitybristol.org.uk/activities/lullabies/events/lullabies-with-roxana

Wednesday-Sunday
Of Riders and Running Horses, Mayfest
An “intoxicating and celebratory dance event” from Still House, which premiered on the top floor of the NCP car park on Queen Charlotte Street as part of Mayfest 2015
www.mayk.org.uk/whats-on/of-riders-and-running-horses-by-still-house

Thursday
Talk: The inhabitants of The Georgian House
Linda Gordon, senior curator of Bristol’s historic houses, will explore The Georgian House on Great George Street, the home of sugar plantation owner John Pinney.
www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery/whats-on/late-lunch-talk-the-inhabitants-of-the-georgian-house

Thursday
Play writing workshop: scene building
A free online play writing workshop facilitated by Sharon Clark, Pervasive Media Studio resident and creative director of Raucous.
www.watershed.co.uk/whatson/10464/play-writing-workshop-scene-building

Thursday
Empty Metal, Spike Island
This 2018 film is a science-fiction political thriller set against a backdrop of racialised police brutality and mass surveillance. There will be a live chat Q&A with directors Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer during and following the film.
www.spikeisland.org.uk/programme/events/film-screening-empty-metal

Friday
Wallace & Gromit’s Wrong Trousers Day
The Grand Appeal is encouraging the public to take part in their popular annual day of camaraderie, Wrong Trousers Day, to raise money to support the critically ill babies and children at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
www.grandappeal.org.uk/events/wallace-gromits-wrong-trousers-day

Saturday
Bristol Takeover Online part 2

A livestreamed 11-hour music festival once again sees a host of Bristol’s music venues and artists team to support the live music scene in the city.
www.colstonhall.org/shows/bristol-takeover-online-pt-2

Saturday
Voices of Lockdown Live & Unleashed, Wardrobe Theatre
The Wardrobe Theatre present Beyond The Ridiculous in a live, improvised, online celebration of the human condition.
www.thewardrobetheatre.com/livetheatre/beyond-the-ridiculous

Main photo by Paul Blakemore

Read more: Bristol Takeover Online returns for round two

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