10 things to do in Bristol this week – September 3-7
Make the most of the week ahead with our guide to what’s on in Bristol.
1. Blur’s Damon Albarn has assembled a team of world class musicians - Africa Express - to travel the UK in celebration of the Olympics and the Colston Hall is the final stop of their tour on Friday. 7pm – tickets £17.50.
2. Explore where Romans used to live right on Bristol's doorstep. Visit the Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate to see the only Roman bath suite in Bristol, mosaic floors and discover Roman central heating at Kings Weston Roman Villa. If that’s not enough you can explore the surroundings of Blaise Castle afterwards.
3. Igfest – Bristol’s “interesting games festival” starts on Wednesday and runs until Saturday. The festival is a combination of street games, outdoor spectacles, mass social interaction, and using public urban spaces for play and adventure. This year the festival splits into headline games: 2.8 Hours Later, Incitment, Cargo and the igfest fringe games, a carnival of mini-games, on Saturday.
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4. Try out the Yeo Valley garden tour on Tuesday at the Blagdon-based dairy company.
Tickets cost £30. The tour will provide visitors with an insight into the organic world of the Yeo Valley. It will be led by local expert Les Davies and give people the chance to meet the farm’s British Friesian cows and enjoy lunch and afternoon tea. The garden tour will give you the opportunity to learn some top tips from the horticultural experts, listen to a talk on organic ways to make rich compost and keep weeds and pests under control organically, plus a special chef food demo on how to create the best dishes with organic produce from the vegetable plot.
5. If you’re a Pearl Jam fan – the real thing may not be in town but a tribute act is. Pearl Jem say they are Europe’s number one tribute to Pearl Jam and they are playing at the O2 Academy on Wednesday at 7pm.
6. At The Louisiana on Tuesday at 7.30pm Virginia singer Devon Spoule will be doing a solo set, alongside Johnny Lynch aka The Pictish Trail on a double headline bill. Tickets £12.
7. Do your good deed for the week and help clear vegetation from the horse trail at Ashton Court from 10am-1pm on Thursday.
8. Pub of the week to try: Alma Tavern
9. Restaurant of the week to try: Shanghai Nights in Nelson Street.
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Mediterranean fig salad.
And if you need some ideas for the weekend, check back at ThisisBristol later in the week.