Top ten things to do in Bristol, May 11-13
1. They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but this Saturday, 5,000 members of the Bristol public are being invited to College Green to enjoy a free hot lunch with no strings attached other than signing a pledge to reduce food waste
The Feeding the 5000 free lunch takes places on College Green, on Saturday, May 12, 1pm-5pm. For further details, visit www.fareshare.org.uk
2. Exciting new wine festival Love Wine brings together over 30 wine producers and merchants, who will showcase a range of new wines for people to try and buy.
Bath-based wine expert Angela Mount will be running wine tasting and food and wine matching master-classes on Sunday and a number of top local restaurants will be serving sample portions of their signature dishes to match some of the wines on offer.
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There will also be a number of local ciders and ales at the event, as well as wine-matching foods, such as charcuterie, olives, oysters and cheese.
Entry is £5, and advance tickets are available from www.lovefoodfestival.com.
3. He has long held the title as the king of panto, most recently as The Hoff’s sidekick, but next month comedian Andy Ford is back in Bristol on his own.
Catch Andy Ford at the Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday, May 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £17.
5. Film of the week: Jeff, Who Lives At Home.
8. Into the very heart of Bristol comes a new exhibition by Brian Elwell inspired by... the heart of the world’s major cities.It’s based at the R E Bucheli Gallery in Broad Street and is entitled Cityscape Paintings.
Albion House, 12A Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2HL, until June 2. For more information visit www.rebucheli.co.uk
9. The Bristol Festival of Ideas continues this weekend, with Jenny Williams discussing the turbulent life of Hans Fallada tomorrow at the Watershed. 12 May, 11am.
10. A fascinating snapshot of an ordinary person's life, Only is on tour in Bristol until May 18 at the Bristol Old Vic studio.