27th April 2015
TIP OF THE WEEK
Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, the spectacular tipi bonanza in Queens Square showcasing the South West’s culinary skills and musical talent returns this week.
The three week long pop-up event offers something for everyone, with free entry to a tapas bar with live entertainment every night throughout the festival, with one side of the tipi village transformed into a fine dining luxury experience where household name chefs from around the country will visit Bristol and take a turn to cook for 100 guests each night of the festival.
This year’s event will also include an outdoor stage and a producers market that will be programmed during both festival weekends on the 1st -3rd and 8th-10th May.
Some of the finest westcountry musicians have been booked to entertain visitors. Molotov Jukebox are headlining with Natalia Tena leading the riotous gypstep six piece for a final weekend finale on Saturday 9th May. Also on the line-up will be Bristol’s The Carnyvillains and Sheelanagig who will cap off ten fun filled days of bands, DJs and dancing.
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ASIWYFA @ The Marble Factory // Thurs 30th Apr (7.30pm) // Cost: £13 (£12 Adv)
And So I Watch You From Afar (aka ASIWYFA) visit Bristol this Thursday. The four-piece rock band from Belfast consists of Rory Friers and Niall Kennedy on guitar, Johnny Adger on bass and Chris Wee on drums.
Promoting new album Heirs expect all the normal instrumental bombast that is their fine trademark and check back here later this week for our full review.
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Open Day @ Spike Island // Sat 1st – 4th May // Cost: Free
The hugely popular annual Open Studios weekend invites visitors to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory, now a centre for art and design.
Spike Island, besides running a distinguished programme of contemporary art exhibitions, is a vibrant hub of creativity for Bristol and the South West. Home to over 70 artists’ studios, a print studio, UWE fine art course and many other creative practitioners including designers, film-makers, animators and photographers, Spike Island is a key contributor to Bristol’s thriving cultural life.
Artists throw open their studio doors for visitors to explore their working environment, to learn what they do, why and how. Cally Spooner’s new exhibition is open in the main gallery, while performances, presentations, installations, interventions and film-screenings take place around the rest of the building. Spike Print Studio, Spike Associates and Spike Design host events, activities and introductory tours, and with food and drink is served by guest-caterers and Spike Island’s own popular café. Expect some fantastic art and all kinds of sensory delight, fascination and surprise.
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By Kevin McGough