What’s on in Bristol – October

There are lots of events happening in Bristol this month. With everything from ghost operas to cocktails, you’ll be spoilt for choice.  Here is a small selection of just some of the highlights you can look forward to.

October 4–November 29: 163rd Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy. A highlight of the region’s art calendar showcasing leading and amateur UK artists. Entry: £3.50 to students.

October 6-10: Ghost Opera, Brewery Theatre.
Bristol’s award winning FellSwoop Theatre explore the haunted in this eerie spoken and sung performance. Tickets: £7 to students.

October 7: Best of Edinburgh Fringe, Colston Hall. Stand up comedy by Iain Stirling & Julian Deane. Tickets: £10.75

October 8: The Great Sheep Round Up, The Mall, Cribbs Causeway.
All 120 Shaun the Sheep statues will be auctioned for The Grand Appeal and the Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity.

October 9-18: Bristol Festival of Song, various locations.
A week-long celebration of the beauty, power and range of the human voice.

October 15–25: Bristol Festival of Literature, various locations.
A selection of spoken word performances, live literature and even flash slams.

Bristol University General Reportage 2012 (22nd - 23rd June 2011October 19-24: Bristol Cocktail Week, various locations. Enjoy comedy, dinners, master-classes and of course, cocktails at over 50 local bars.

October 25: Autumn Love Food Festival, Paintworks.
Autumnal comfort food from mulled cider, Bath cheese, charcuterie and preserves. Tickets: Free.

October 26: Cannoli & Gun – The Silence of the Lambs, Rosemarino. Watch the classic 1991 horror-thriller, preceded by a meal of homemade sage tagliatelle with chicken liver & fava beans… and a nice ‘Chianti’. Tickets: £20

October 28-31: Day of the Dead, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Celebrating the traditional Mexican festival. Tickets: Free.



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