Must See Monday – Events of the Week: Art Weekender, Spooky Ship & The Edge

19th October 2015

What: Art Weekender − Bristol & Bath // Where: Various (Bath & Bristol) // When: Fri 30th Oct – Sun 1st November // Cost: Various
imageresizerArt Weekender − Bristol & Bath is a three-day celebration of the visual arts across the two cities, taking place from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November. Now in its second year, the Art Weekender is produced by Situations in partnership with over 30 arts venues, artist-led groups and arts producers. The Weekender brings together exhibitions, one-off special events, artists’ talks, family activities and trails, public artworks and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations, with free access to just about every venue and project.
Come and explore the art in the heart of the West: visit artists’ studios, follow a trail to the unexpected and see the two cities through new eyes.

From the transformation of a ruined church through a continuous day and night performance to a winding chalk path through Bristol’s Clifton Downs, from birdsong to surprising interventions and encounters across the cities’ museums, the Weekender offers a rich and varied programme of experiences over three days.

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Spooky Ship @ ss Great Britain // Tues 20th Oct (7.15pm) // Cost: £13/£8 conc
Hallowe'en on board the ss Great Britain with the Bristol Old Vic. 31 October 2014
Step aboard the ss Great Britain this October half-term after dark and settle in for a family-friendly fright-fest. Spend an eerie evening getting lost and exploring the shadowy corridors at night; with so much happening in every nook and cranny, you never know what might be in the next cabin.

Taking inspiration from the ship’s history, Made In Bristol will bring the ss Great Britain vividly to life following their success in 2014. Don’t miss this family-friendly Halloween adventure; it will be a nightmare to remember!

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The Edge @ Tobacco Factory // Tues 27th – Weds 28th Oct (8.00pm) // Cost: £13/9
Award-winning theatre company Transport come to Tobacco Factory Theatres for the first time, with a sea saga for the 21st Century.

Set in the near future, The Edge takes us on a touching and fantastical journey through weather, time and friendship exploring the mythical place where the land meets the sea, posing vital questions about our future in a rapidly changing environment.

The Edge was made by the creative team behind the Off West End Award-nominated 1001 Nights (Unicorn Theatre and Tour) and winner of a Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright’s Award – Elegy. Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of Transport Theatre, was awarded the British Council Connections through Culture Award to visit the Sundarbans in West Bengal, India where he worked with the Kolkata based theatre company Ranan, drawing real life narratives from an area directly on the frontline of climate change. The Edgebrings together text, movement, projection and original music in a production which is poetic, funny, magical, moving and human.

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Kevin McGough