10 things to do this weekend – September 15-16
Make the most of your weekend with our guide to what’s on in Bristol and the surrounding area.
1. Join DJ Craig Charles for the Funk and Soul Club at Motion in Avon Street on Saturday night from 9pm until 4am. DJs Craig Charles, Cheeba, Bobby Speed, Ben Daley and Sir Funk spin funk, soul and jazz, plus The Junkyard Scientists perform live. Price: £10, adv £5 & £7.
2. Earlier in the day on Saturday head to the The Watershed for Cinékids: Tigers and Tattoos at 1pm. This charming animation about Maj who lives with her uncle, a tattooist. All is well until one day, Maj accidentally tattoos a hard man with kiddy drawings and has to leave town. After the screening there will be a workshop where kids can design their own tattoo. Cinékids is for children between 6 and 12 years old. Fee: £2.50 per child/£4.00 adults (must be accompanied by a child).
3. On Saturday and Sunday the Clevedon Marine Festival is taking place at Salthouse Fields. Water zorbing, burlesque dancing, a grand firework finale and two stages of music are some of the events taking place across Clevedon’s historic lake. It is organised by non-profit group MARLENS to raise money to help preserve the lake. Music will be played from 10am to 10pm on Saturday and from midday to 6pm on Sunday.
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4. Take trips on The Mayflower on Saturday or Sunday from the dockside near M shed , 12pm-5pm. Tickets cost £5/£3. The Mayflower is a steam tug built in Bristol in 1861 and is believed to be the oldest surviving tug in the world.
5. Bristol City play Blackburn at Ashton Gate on Saturday at 3pm.
6. On Sunday there is the monthly producers’ market at Ashton Court from 10.30am – 2.30pm. The vibrant local produce market with an array of food stalls will be in The Stables Courtyard.
7. Bristol Zoo is hosting a weekend of green-fingered family fun with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. The garden show will be held to celebrate the local horticulture in Bristol, and aims to encourage visitors to take an interest into the wild horticulture and perhaps begin growing something in their own garden. Enjoy talks from the zoo’s gardening experts and browse stalls on the Clifton gardens. Take part competitions as well as workshops in plant potting, arts and crafts and face painting. Saturday and Sunday – free with entry to the zoo.
8. Pub of the week to try this weekend: Robin Hoods Retreat, Gloucester Road
9. Restaurant of the week to try this weekend: Clifton Sausage
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Chocolate beetroot cakes
For some ideas of how to occupy your time next week check back at ThisisBristol on Monday.