10 things to do in Bristol this week – October 8-12
Make the most of the week ahead with our guide to what’s on in Bristol.
1. Take your family out on an “owl prowl” at Ashton Court on Friday at 7pm. Join owl conservationist Ian McGuire for an educational woodland walk in search of wild owls at night. Adults £5, children £3, family ticket £15. To book your tickets please visit www.wildowl.co.uk.
2. On Tuesday Ed Drewitt will be “Raving about Ravens” at his talk at Bristol Zoofrom 7-8pm. Tickets £3. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Join Academician Martin Bentham for a tour of his exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy and a chance to ask questions about his artistic practice. Saturday, 2-3pm, free with exhibition entry.
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4. Songstress Katie Melua will be on stage at Colston Hall on Thursday at 7pm – tickets £32.50.
5. The Great British Story is the subject of a lecture on Thursday at Bristol University’s Tyndall Lecture Theatre from 7.30pm-9pm. The speaker is Michael Wood, TV historian, archaeologist and author. Free entry - but places must be booked in advance on 0117 922 3571.
6. Fresh faced Scottish folk favourite Rachel Sermanni has exploded onto the folk scene to heaps of praise from fans and critics alike – and now she is playing at Thekla on Tuesday at 7pm.
7. At the Tobacco Factory Theatre you can catch the first night of A Love Like Salt on Friday night. In A Love Like Salt, love is put to the test in three tales as the audience is transported to King Arthur’s Camelot, the Breton shores and the ancient Britain of King Lear.
8. Pub of the week to try: The Barley Mow, St Philips
9. Restaurant of the week to try: Mud Dock, The Grove.
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Sicilian pasta with tomatoes, garlic and almonds
And if you need some ideas for the weekend, check back at ThisisBristol later in the week.