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What’s up weekend? 2.5.14

Ah, that wonderfully smug feeling that there’s another bank holiday weekend looming- yes, so soon! But aside from the four day week and extra lie in,  it’s also another opportunity to indulge in some Bristol time and feast on the May BH (V1) offerings…


This is the first weekend of Bristol Food Connections and there’s lots of goodies lined up. This weekend offers two evenings of fine dining, the first from Nathan Outlaw and Valentine Warner, and the second from Bristol’s finest and the inimitable Invisible Circus. Sensual, yeah? 


Friday is unfortunately sold out but places for Saturday’s surreal dining experience with dishes from the South West’s top chef’s, The Milk Thistle’s resident mixologist, all served by badgers and squirrels off high rise platters- places are still available: £60 pp means they’re quite an indulgence, but it does promise to be a very special event.

Can’t make that, then Josh Eggleton’s team are serving Sunday Lunches en masse in Queen’s Square. Tickets vary from £10 – 20 and slots must be booked in advance.




In conjunction with all the foodie events there’s also the Bristol Art Weekender which is running across the four day weekend, showcasing the richness of the visual arts in Bristol.

Between Hello and Goodbye: The Secret World of Sarah Records, celebrating the legacy of cult 90s Bristol Record Label Sarah Records.   Over the weekend there will be an exhibition of Sarah memorabilia including original artwork, sleeves, posters and fanzines, plus additional themed walks and activities. On Saturday evening the new documentary about the label My Secret World will be previewed during a concert programme featuring performances by bands from the label: The Orchids,  Secret Shine,  Amelia and Rob (ex-Heavenly) & more.  


Bristol to Paris cycle also kicks off today- go and support them doing their thing!


Musical vibes in the form of funk & blues at The Birdcage. £4 on the door.




Photography exhibition: Once Upon A Street

The Parisian born photographer now living in Bristol admits she’s addicted to street photography. Through the collection she hopes to portray the hidden beauty of many UK places, with a good selection within Bristol.  This event is part of the Bristol Festival of Photography 2014. See Virginia’s portfolio for further images. (Also on tomorrow & Monday)


If you prefer something a bit more meaty, there is a Cider & Sausage festival at Southbank Club. Entry is free during the day, they have a selection of 30 artisan sausages and there’s many alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Evening gig is £6, but there’s a chance to work for your ticket also (see their site for details).




THE. SLIDE. Luke Jerram got his way and Bristol got our water slide. Reported over one hundred thousand people applied but just over 300 got tickets. Go see him and support our city! Only in Bristol. Starts at 11am.


Rough Draft at The Crofters Rights is a good shout if you feel like dancing is the answer (free entry) or 80’s fiasco at The Gaullimaufry.




Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are exhibiting the fantastic work of Joseph Mallord William Turner. Usually his pieces can be found in the Tate Modern, however Bristol have them for the next two months. Entry is free and it’s running until July 6th.


And there is the rest of Monday to get sleepy.  Thank you bank holiday, we love you dearly.


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