10 things to do in Bristol this week – September 24-28
Make the most of the week ahead with our guide to what’s on in Bristol.
1. Inspired by London 2012? Check out Bristol’s sporting glory at the last of a series of four, free sport history events at M shed in September. The initiative by the Bristol Record Office is part of the national 2012 Archives Awareness campaign and the events have been held every Thursday in September. On September 27, it’s Olympic visions with art historian Mike O’Mahony (University of Bristol), author of Olympic Visions: Images of the Games through History, talks about the visual legacy of the Olympics and his work to create an alternative archive of London 2012. To book your place for the event at M shed call 0117 922 2686.
2. Bristol Fashion Week starts this week on Wednesday and goes on for the rest of the week at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway . Get ready for five days of fashion, beauty, shopping and styling advice. Tickets from £8.95 from www.mallcribbs.com.
3. Get into the wonderful world of mushrooms on Friday with an identifying fungi course with expert Justin Smith. The illustrated talk on Friday evening (7-9pm at Bristol Zoo) will be followed by a “fungal foray” into Leigh Woods the next day before returning to the zoo to identify your finds. Tickets £25 - book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project on 0117 9030609 or e-mail email@example.com.
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4. Try out the Yeo Valley Farm tour in Blagdon on Friday - the Somerset-based family-run dairy company will be opening its doors again to the public for farm and garden tours. Tickets cost £30.
5. Bristol Poetry Festival runs from Tuesday until October 2 at The Arnolfini and features award winning poets including Philip Gross, Kathryn Symmonds and Matthew Barton. It also showcases poetry slams with a highlight being Bristol v Dublin.
6. Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy will be performing at Colston Hall on Friday at 8pm. Tickets £12.50.
7. Bristol Rugby take on Moseley at home at the Memorial Stadium on Friday at 7.45pm.
8. Pub of the week to try: Anchor Inn, Gloucester Road
9. Restaurant of the week to try: The Kensington Arms, Redland
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Salted caramel and apple rolls
And if you need some ideas for the weekend, check back at ThisisBristol later in the week.