Going out | 3 great ideas for February

Why not try Bristol Old Vic's Sherlock in Homes, BS9's community event or the famous Bansky art trail?

Keep the lockdown blues away and try something different – from Bristol Old Vic’s murder mystery to solve in the comfort of your home to a local community event and Bristol’s famous Banksy art trail…

1 Sherlock in Homes: Brought to your screen by Bristol Old Vic

Time: various dates and times throughout February and March | Location: Online in your home!

Cost: £12 per device (recommended max of two people per device)

Looking for something different to do on a night in? Then, get ready for a whodunit! It’s perfect to enjoy with housemates, on your own, or as a couple or family – can you solve ‘Case File #1: Murder at the Circus’ from the comfort of your sofa?

Why not go all out and dress up for the evening and make a real event of it?!

“Expect high wires and even higher stakes as you play detective and attempt to unmask a murderer, in this Victorian case of dastardly behaviour and deadly death at The Bearded Lady’s Circus of Wonders,” says the Bristol Old Vic.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/3nZF37b

Note from the organiser: This is a murder mystery. Expect mentions of violence and sex, but not graphic descriptions.

BS9 Window Wanderland

2 BS9 Window Wanderland

Time: 12 Mar, 18:00 – 15 Mar, 21:00 | Location: BS9, Bristol

Window Wanderland is a fun, free community event taking place across BS9 from 12-15 March (originally due to take place 5-8 February). Local residents, schools and businesses are encouraged to create window displays, which will then form a walking trail. The idea is “about celebrating our communities, getting people walking around our neighbourhoods and lighting up our streets”, says the organiser.

While this is being organised for BS9, any community can do this – just gather support through your local FB community group. It really helps engender a sense of community and is great for children – as well as adults – and can be educational. My son and I did the tree walk where I live (where you have to find the name of the tree which is written on a wooden disc) and we ended up walking twice as far as intended!

Remember to encourage your friends and neighbours to sign up, too. Share on your community and neighbourhood social media groups – and keep us posted!

For more on BS9 Window Wanderland, please visit https://bit.ly/3oV1QCt

Image courtesy of Visit Bristol

3 Banksy art trail

Can you spot a Banksy on your way around Bristol? Our famous artist’s work can be found all over Bristol from Aachoo!! in Totterdown to the Mild Mild West in Stokes Croft.

Now world-renowned, why not go and explore his work across Bristol by foot or bike – you can see as much or as little as you like in one day.

For some of his most-famous landmarks, please visit https://bit.ly/3bNG67R

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