10 things to do this weekend – September 29-30
Make the most of your weekend with our guide to what’s on in Bristol and the surrounding area.
1. Bristol City are playing at home at Ashton Gate against Leeds United on Saturday at 3pm.
2. This weekend is the culmination of Bristol Fashion Week at The Mall, Cribbs Causeway – five days of fashion, beauty, shopping and styling advice. Tickets from £8.95.
3. If you’re not taking part then you can still go along and support the runners in the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday. The race starts and finishes in Bristol’s historic harbourside with the route taking runners around the Old City, past the Harbourside, the Portway, through the Avon Gorge and they will pass twice under Brunel’sClifton Suspension Bridge.
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4. Try out a wood working course at Stoke Park on Saturday. Souce natural materials from Stoke Park, then you will weave a basket using Ivy and Hazel whilst sat around a cosy camp fire. 10am-2pm, admission free.
5. On Sunday you could check out the miniature railway at Ashton Court – which is due to be running from midday as long as the weather is good. Tickets for rides available from the station ticket office. To contact the railway ticket office call: 0117 946 7110 (ticket office only open on running days). Rides cost 60p a circuit or 10 tickets for £5.
6. The Tobacco Factory’s Brewery Theatre in Southville is showing a documentary film of theatre company Sea-in-a-Seive touring the West Country with a production of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. The run of screenings finish on Saturday, when there will be three screenings at 2pm, 5pm and 8.15pm.
7. Bristol Ensemble conductor Jonathan James hosts a popular series of talks that dig deeper into the themes and ideas behind the music. Jonathan explores and uncovers the musical building blocks of each programme, putting the music performed into historical and social context. On Saturday at 11am at the Colston Hall, Jonathan explores the programme of the BSO concert on Thursday, October 4 – Holst’s The Planets. Tickets £5 or £3.
8. Pub of the week to try this weekend: The Imp
9. Restaurant of the week to try this weekend: Jamie's Italian, Park Street
10. Recipe of the week to give a go if you decide to eat in: Bubble and squeak and candied shallots
For some ideas of how to occupy your time next week check back at ThisisBristol on Monday.