Going out | 4 upcoming Bristol events


Check out 4 Bristol events: a creative wellbeing workshop, family theatre and the South West’s biggest festival of African cinema and culture


WHEN: Various dates in December & January
WHERE: Factory Theatre
TICKETS: Previews – From £12. All other performances: From £16
Family Ticket Offer (4 tickets including at least one child ticket): 15% Off
AGE: 6+

Welcome to Oz, where all that glitters may not be what it seems… This new production by Tobacco Factory Theatres and Pins and Needles is based on the original The Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum. With imaginative storytelling, original live music and humour for all the family, OZ will transport you to lands both wicked and wonderful.

Main image: OZ
Of Christmas Past
Photo by Steve Ullathorne

Of Christmas Past

WHEN: 18-23 December 2021
WHERE: Spielman Theatre, Tobacco Factory
TICKETS: Standard from £17 | Concession from £12
E: tickets@tobaccofactorytheatres.com
AGE: 14+ (contains some descriptions of violence)
BSL Interpreted Performance 23 December at 7.45pm

Douglas Walker unwraps the shocking true origins of Santa Claus in a one-man epic taking in 100 years of history and almost as many characters. Treading a fine line between fact and fairy tale, comedy and conspiracy theory, Of Christmas Past is a funny, festive story for grown-ups.

Spanning the 20th century, and with a cast of characters including everyone from Rasputin to Pablo Escobar, Edward VIII to Elvis, Of Christmas Past is a kaleidoscopic carousel which asks, “What would happen if you actually met Santa Claus..?”

Afrika Eye Festival

WHEN: 8-16 November
WHERE: Various locations in & around Bristol

Afrika Eye Festival

Afrika Eye – the South West’s biggest festival of African cinema and culture – returns to venues across Bristol and beyond. Enjoy films, stories and music from more than a dozen countries, as well as the premiere of its own first self-made film, ‘Rooted in Bristol’ with stories from people of African heritage, working their plots on the allotments of Bristol.

Afrika Eye will celebrate film-makers who are bringing important issues to our attention, as well as the extraordinary achievements that ordinary people across Africa and around the world are making every day.

This year, as well as the Watershed, there will be screenings at Easton Community Centre, The Curzon, Clevedon, The Cube and The Old Picture House, Totterdown, plus a pop-up event for families at Felix Road Adventure Playground with a movie and storytelling.

Creativeshiftcic – Adult Creative Wellbeing Workshops

WHERE: Arnolfini
WHEN: Thursdays until 16 December, 1pm-3pm
FREE event but you must book in advance
AGE: 16+

Adult Creative Wellbeing Workshops

Take some time out for yourself and be creative in a relaxed and friendly environment with CreativeShiftcic’s creative wellbeing practices at Arnolfini. You don’t need any previous experience and all materials are provided.

Workshops will take place in the Light Studio, which is ventilated and allows for plenty of room to socially distance. Workshops will be limited to 15 adults per session.

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