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13 things to do in Bristol this weekend – August 11-13 2017

By bristol247, Thursday Aug 10, 2017

Friday – Sunday: Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court
Ashton Court will be buzzing as Europe’s biggest annual balloon festival continues across the weekend.

A wide range of hot air balloons, from the bizarre to the beautiful, will be on show at Ashton Court this weekend

© Graham Bloomfeld

Friday: Matatu Kitchen pop-up, Watershed
A pop-up restaurant at the Watershed will treat you to four delicious courses of Swahili and Somali food, as well as some fascinating stories about East-African history and culture.

© Emli Bendixen

Friday: Summer Sundown, Wild Place Project
Giraffe activities, adventure course, animal talks, barbecue- all that plus a whole host of iconic African animals on show at the Wild Place Project this Friday night.

Friday: Someplace, Centrespace
Opening night of this exhibition from fifteen local artists, who ask how our sense of place influences our perception of space.

Friday: Greenhouse Effect 002, Crofters Rights
Take to the back room to take in the talents of NOIRE, James Henry and Luce.

Friday & Saturday: The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, Bristol Old Vic
This moving love story about a young Russian-Jewish couple navigating pogroms, revolution, and love for each other will be performed by in Bristol this weekend ahead of its global showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Friday & Saturday: Sister Act, Bristol Hippodrome
A comedy musical starring Alexandra Burke and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, combining the music of church choirs with Las Vegas singers.

Saturday: Summer Cuts: Big Jeff, Arnolfini
“Bristol’s biggest music appreciator”, Jeffrey Johns (AKA Big Jeff) will be presenting a line-up of his favourite local bands and DJs, as well as performing a DJ set himself, from 10pm on Saturday night.

Saturday: Tear Up The Menu, Watershed
For one night only, the Watershed will be offering a wide range of special dishes either designed to be paired with, or containing as a key ingredient, cider.

Saturday: Cosmic Soul Collective x Washing Machine, The Volunteer Tavern
Tis’ the season for a thousand day parties so here’s one featuring music, art and vibes.

Sunday: The Flaming Lips, Colston Hall
Three-time Grammy award-winning experimental rock band the Flaming Lips will be performing following the release of their much-anticipated studio album Oczy Mlody.

The Flaming Lips will be bringing their unique psychedelic rock sound to the Colston Hall this weekend

© George Salisbury

Sunday: A kid’s restaurant, Coexist Community Kitchen at Hamilton House
A workshop for 5-16 year-olds to become a chef for a day and cook a meal for their family and guests.

Sunday: Introduction to graffiti – workshop and tour, Hamilton House
A guided graffiti tour followed by a hands-on workshop creating two pieces with spray paint and markers.

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