10 things to do in Bristol this week – December 10-14
Make the most of the week ahead with our guide to what’s on in Bristol.
1. On Monday it is The Post’s Christmas Carol Concert at 7.30pm at Colston Hall. Every year, the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal helps around 1,650 underprivileged children in Bristol. This annual carol concert has become a very important fund-raising event for the Appeal, raising thousands of pounds as well as being a wonderful seasonal event in the run-up to Christmas.
2. Back for a third year, the Jamaica Street Artists pop-up Christmas shop The Art Box opens on Monday and will be open until Christmas Eve, at the Showroom, opposite College Green.With limited edition prints, an exciting selection of greetings and Christmas cards, Christmas decorations, books, hand crafted fabric creations, t-shirts, as well as original artwork, the Art Box is a rare chance to see and buy work directly from Bristol's best-loved artist collective.
3. Head to Bristol Central Library on Wednesday from 3.45pm for some winter wonderland fun with your kids. There will be wintery tales for children aged four to 11, as well as a workshop to make a Jack Frost crown or elf hat. Booking is essential – speak to a member of staff.
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4. On Thursday evening at 6.30pm join the Royal West of England Academy for a Christmas event with a difference. Enjoy drinks and nibbles in the historic elegance of the RWA galleries, plus ticketholders will have the chance to purchase artworks by a range of prominent artists in the Feast for your Eyes auction. For a free ticket call 0117 973 5129.
5. At the The Watershed on Tuesday night it is their weekly Cinebites film and meal deal. For £15 you can get a cinema ticket for the Tuesday evening (after 5pm) film of your choice, plus a meal and a drink (a small glass of house wine, a bottle of Peroni or Corona, or a soft drink).
6. On Friday catch a performance of Death and Treason, Rhyme and Reason at Bristol Old Vic. It’s a night of music and song exploring the dark and debauched secrets of our most familiar childhood rhymes, and is on at 9.30pm in the studio. Tickets are £8.
7. Bristol Rugby take on Bridgend at the Memorial Stadiumat 7.45pm on Friday.
8. Pub of the week to try: The Jolly Sailor
9. Restaurant of the week to try: La Passione
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Seared scallops with pancetta and cauliflower purée
And if you need some ideas for the weekend, check back at ThisisBristol later in the week.