Things To Do / Bristol

10 things to do this week in Bristol, October 5-11 2020

By martin booth, Sunday Oct 4, 2020

Hashi Mohamed, Bristol Festival of Ideas
What does it take to make it in modern Britain? That is the question posed by barrister Hashi Mohamed, who will be in question with Marti Burgess.

Crime and Crinolines in Clifton
Show of Strength’s new promenade theatre tour – taking place every Wednesday from this week – promises to reveal the extraordinary people behind Clifton’s elegant facades.

The Travis Waltons + Broken Dreams Club, The Lanes
A seated, socially distanced show with live solo sets from two of Bristol’s most uplifting indie-pop acts.

Wednesday-October 18
The BFI London Film Festival in Bristol, Watershed
Be the first to see new films from Steve McQueen, Josephine Decker, Francis Lee and more, with 11 exclusive previews from the festival.


I Am Echoborg
A funny, thought-provoking online show created afresh each time by the audience in conversation with an artificial intelligence.

Kate Stapley, St George’s
The folk artist performs at the first of the new Apollo Sessions at St George’s, promising intimate live performances by local artists in the venue’s bar space.

Friday & October 12
Anthropology & Technology Conference
An international online conference promising to “bring together social scientists and AI technologists to foster dialogue and collaboration across the disciplines”.

Comedy Box, The Hen & Chicken
Featuring New Zealander Jarred Christmas with Tom Lucy, and compere Ross Smith.

Drag Queen Brunch, Bambalan
Hosted by Bristol’s Alyssa Van Delle, enjoy a morning of entertainment from queens including Ginny Lemon, Ophelia Love and Cara Melle, and a special appearance from Kelly ‘Very Harsh’ Peakman.

Wide Eyes: Voltage, Lakota Gardens
The first 30 minutes of these three sets will be dedicated to the 80s classics that shaped him, then onto a 90-minute crate-digging DnB special.

Main photo of Hashi Mohamed courtesy of Curtis Brown

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