Things To Do / Bristol

10 things to do this week in Bristol, October 19-25 2020

By martin booth, Monday Oct 19, 2020

Colston Fact and Fiction, Bristol Literature Festival
Roger Ball and Mark Steeds discuss how facts, fictions and silences about the history of Edward Colston became part of the collective memory in the Victorian period and were subsequently challenged.

Organ recital, Bristol Cathedral
David Bednall gives this week’s lunchtime recital on the cathedral’s historic organ.

Olivette Otele, Festival of Ideas
University of Bristol professor of the history of slavery, Olivette Otele, traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary.

Private Peaceful, Bristol Old Vic
Barn Theatre’s acclaimed reimagining of Michael Morpurgo’s classic First World War tale returns to the home of the original world premiere.

Tower Belle 100th anniversary
To celebrate the much-loved boat’s centenary, free rides are taking place on board all day.

Sir W G Armstrong Whitworth & Co Shipbuilders in Newcastle built the Tower Belle in 1920 – photo: Bristol Packet

Pervasive Media Studio lunchtime talk online: Meet Me On The Other Side
UWE Bristol senior lecturer in virtual and extended realities, Verity McIntosh, will share some of the good, the bad and the downright ridiculous things she has observed during her adventures in multi-person VR.

Harriet Riley & Alex Garden, St George’s
Harriet Riley and Alex Garden combine vibraphone and violin to beautiful effect, fusing Celtic-inspired fiddle melodies with frameworks from minimalism and jazz.

Saturday-January 3 2021
Gromit Unleashed: The Grand Adventure, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Seven new designs plus some old favourites from across the trails will be returning in a mini trail around the shopping centre.

Saturday-May 3 2021
Wildlife Photographer of the Year, M Shed
The world-renowned wildlife photography exhibition is back with a brand new set of stunning images of the natural world.

Wide Eyes: Sherelle, Lakota Gardens
Effortlessly blending footwork, 140 and jungle, Sherelle has become notorious for her unparalleled energy.

Main photo of Sherelle by Richard Johnson /

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