Top ten things to do in Bristol, May 4-7
1. If you haven't had a chance to enjoy Eat Drink Bristol Fashion then make sure you head over before May 7.
The pop-up restaurant is housed inside a giant tipi in Queen Square and has hosted guest appearances from chefs at Michelin-starred restaurants The Pony and Trap and Casamia, as well as some of Bristol's other most popular eateries.
The festival is a collaboration between Josh Eggleton, of the The Pony and Trap in Chew Magna, and Luke Hasell, of Tipi Events.
As well as a formal restaurant for 100 people, there is a coffee house, tapas bar and a Champagne bar.
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There is a new resident restaurant and menu each night, along with live music and entertainment from Bristol artists.
Tickets and a full line up of participating restaurants are available from the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion website.
2. Bristol Folk Festival returns to Colston Hall from Saturday to Monday, with promoter Jan Ayers promising this year's event will be even bigger and better than last year's extraordinary revival.
Tickets cost £30 to £80, with family tickets available.
3. The Bristol Festival of Photography runs from May 3 to 31 at a host of venues and galleries featuring more than 100 exhibitions from international and local artists, talks, workshops and art markets.
4. Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter were contemporaries, yet their work has never been performed together.
Traditionally the writers' shorter works are performed with other pieces of their own material but in a rare pairing, Bristol Old Vic has secured a world first.
A Kind Of Alaska/Krapp's Last Tape runs until May 12.
5. As part of a series of presentations by graduating MA directors and designers from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School comes a story about love.
Knives in Hens is director Iain Mcdonald’s chance to shine. Set in a God-fearing rural village where change is threatening and outsiders are viewed with suspicion, a young woman begins to question the world around her.
Her quest drives her to kill her ploughman husband, Pony William, with the help of
Gilbert Horn, an outsider and the local miller.
At the same time she discovers her independence and her ability to use language and move from ignorance to awareness.
Written by David Harrower, Knives in Hens has been seen all over the world in many languages.
The Alma Tavern Tuesday, May 8, to Saturday, May 12, at 8pm.
Tickets cost £8. Tel 0117 973 5171
6. Calendar Girls made the headlines when it was turned into a 2003 comedy film directed by Nigel Cole.
It's at the Bristol Hippodrome from Monday, May 7, to Saturday, May 12, at 7.30pm, with 2.30pm Wednesday and Saturday matinees. Tickets cost £30.
7. The twice-monthly farmers’ market on Whiteladies Road brings together a number of top quality local producers and artisans.
Bread, fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, cakes and organic flowers and plants are just a few of the
attractions. The market takes place on the corner of Whiteladies Road and Apsley Road from 8.30am to 2pm on Saturday. Free entry.
8. Pub of the week: The Bridge Inn, 16 Passage Street, Bristol, BS2 0JF. Tel 0117 9499967
9. Restaurant of the week: Manna, Westbury Park.