10 things to do in Bristol this week – February 4-8
Make the most of the week ahead with our guide to what’s on in Bristol.
1. Be transported to the world of Genghis Khan with Anda Union, who are performing on Friday at 8pm at St George's. A big hit at WOMAD and the Edinburgh Fringe, Anda Union are a group of ten young singers and instrumentalists from Inner Mongolia in China. Dramatic music played on spectacular horsehair fiddles and lutes plus Mongolian flute and drums combines with passionate throat-singing, pastoral-harmonies and virtuoso solo laments to evoke the ancient culture of the Mongolian grasslands. Tickets £15.
2. On Tuesday at Bristol Zoo there will be a talk on Wild tales and local legends of the Downs. Join renowned local storyteller Martin Maudsley for an entertaining evening of heart-warming yarns and imaginative adventures that connect the people and places of the Downs. From Iron Age myths to Victorian ghosts, plus the cautionary tale of George Munday and the gnome. 7pm – 8.15pm, tickets £5, suitable for adults and older children (14+). Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. There will be a lecture entitled No Borders: ‘On Mobility and Exchange’ at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday from 5-6pm. Tickets £5.
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4. Head to Stoke Park estate on Thursday at 10am-2pm for a coppicing course. Learn how to coppice the woodlands.
5. A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (inspired by the work by Gabriel García Márquez) will be on stage from Tuesday at the Bristol Old Vic Studio until February 16, with performances Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm and a Saturday matinee. Tickets £14/£8.
6. Acclaimed British musician and record producer Ethan Johns, who has famously worked with Laura Marling, The Vaccines, Kings of Leon and Ryan Adams, comes to Colston Hall to perform songs from his debut album If Not Now Then When? On Monday at 8pm. Tickets £10.
7. There will be a free lecture at Tyndall Lecture Theatre (HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue) about Arnos Vale on Thursday at 7.30pm with speaker Dave Napier, local historian. Arnos Vale Cemetery opened in 1839 as a 'garden cemetery' to relieve the overcrowded graveyards that were a health hazard to those living in the city. An amazing survivor, it is a place where the tales of those buried reflect the history of the city itself.
8. Pub of the week to try: The Cross Keys
9. Restaurant of the week to try: Souk Kitchen
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/rhubarb_spaghetti_73904
And if you need some ideas for the weekend, check back at ThisisBristol later in the week.