Going out | 5 upcoming Bristol events

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From music and theatre to festive days out, check out these 5 fabulous Bristol events

Christmas Fun at Avon Valley

WHEN: now til 24 December 2021
PRICE: various; check website
www.avonvalley.co.uk

Visit the Enchanted Village and explore a magical land. The Post Room will be open for children to post letters to Santa or they can use the Avon Valley SMS (Santa Messaging Service) to send any last-minute requests. Or take a family ride on the Polar Express Miniature Steam Train through the Snowy Forest. Plus, make sure resident reindeer Donner, Blitzen and Vixen know your postcode! And the ice-rink is open, too!

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Africa in the Lounge

Diabel Cissokho Band
WHEN: Fri 17 December @ 20:00
WHERE: Live stream to your home at www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbnBdaHM2M
PRICE: Free
AGE: all

Africa in the Lounge

Senegalese singer, songwriter and kora player Diabel Cissokho has spent his career exploring the blues roots of his griot traditions. He has toured internationally as Baaba Maal’s long-time kora player, and performed alongside world-class musicians Youssou N’Dour, Pee Wee Ellis, Paul McCartney and many more.

Now Cissokho’s mission is to bring his unique Afro Mandingue Blues style and transcendent Mandinkan melodies to the world and be an ambassador for a new generation of Senegalese music.

Produced by African Night Fever and streamed live on YouTube & Facebook.

Anansi’s Big Big Adventure

WHEN: Various dates in December
WHERE: The Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic
PRICE: Kids £10 | Adults £12
AGE: 4–7
ACCESS TIP: Signed performances available
https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/anansis-big-big-adventure

The mischievous Anansi the Spider spots a great shiny disc in the forest near his home. Curious, and telling his six children he will only be a minute, he walks to the forest edge to find out what it could be. But they’re too busy arguing to notice. And the disc moves further into the trees≠– where panthers, snakes and wild animals lurk…

Anansi is lost. The disc is nowhere to be seen and danger is drawing near. Can his children work together, using their unique special powers, to find their father before it’s too late?

Using puppetry, music and dance, Anansi’s Big Big Adventure brings to life one of the great figures of African & Caribbean folklore, and tells a universal story of bravery, teamwork and finding your inner strength.

The Red Lion

WHEN: 3-19 February 2022
WHERE: The Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic
PRICE: £8 Open Concession | £12 Standard | £20 Pay it Forward
AGE: 14+
ACCESS TIP: Signed performances available
https://bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/the-red-lion

It’s the small-time. The semi-pro. The non-league. In a world removed from the wealth and television cameras, a non-league team is struggling to make ends meet.

So, when a gifted young player arrives out of nowhere, it’s the opportunity everyone’s been waiting for.

For the kit man, Yates, this brilliant player will restore the declining fortunes of the whole team. But the ambitious manager, Kidd, is determined to make him his own…

Light Up Bristol

WHEN: Various dates until 24 December
PRICE: Adult (16+) from £16; Children (3-15) from £12; Under-3s free; Students from £12; Family tickets from £48
www.lightupbristol.com

Light Up Bristol is a stunning illuminated walking experience in the heart of Bristol. Walk through the beautiful grounds of Ashton Court Estate and enjoy the wonder of Light Up. With something for everyone, stroll through the gardens and enjoy the beauty and wonder with your closest family and friends by your side. Then warm up with a delicious hot chocolate, or enjoy doughnuts and marshmallows by the fire or a hog roast at the courtyard!

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