March madness!

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Mark the beginning of spring with this round-up of local events

The month of March is upon us, and our city is bursting to the brim with things to do. Whether it be a fun day out with the kids, something special with your partner or something fun with your friends, we’ve rounded-up the best events happening this month for you to choose from!

Gloucester Road International Food and Drink Festival

Explore the country’s longest road of independent traders with this fun day full of international food and drink! Gloucester Road is home to some of the finest retailers in the country, and this day is set to celebrate the wide range of international cuisine on offer here. Expect food and drink from Brazil, China, England, India, Italy, France, Spain, Iran, Korea, Pakistan, Persia, Poland, Thailand and other counties, all whilst supporting the local traders who have made their home here. Each business will be celebrating in its own way – through special offers, tasters, displays, flags, decorations, national costumes and much more!

9 March, www.great-bristol.uk

Two, Four, Six, Eight!

The second date at The Wardrobe Theatre, bring the whole family down on Sunday 10 March for some theatrical fun! Two, Four, Six, Eight! is a funny and charming journey into the world of numbers for children of that age from the team behind Shoofly Theatre. The story follows Craig, who has been invited to his best friend’s birthday party. There is an invitation to read, presents to wrap, cakes to buy and a house to find – but there are some questions too! The use of music, toys and plenty of wrapping paper is sure to charm young children and their families alike.

10 March, www.thewardrobetheatre.com

Kate Stapley at St George’s

A rising Bristol star, the wonderful Kate Stapley has recently returned from her European tour and is taking to the stage at St George’s as part of The Listening Room. This new series of events sees musician-composers share their craft in an intimate space, and Kate will be giving lucky listeners a sneak preview of her new album in solo format, using just her voice and guitar. She will also be talking about the genesis of her songs and her approach to song writing. Her writing encompasses poignant yet playful music, fusing folk sensibilities with a modern grasp of what it means to be young today. Already a BBC 6 Music favourite, this is a show not to be missed.

16 March, www.stgeorges.co.uk

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival

Now in its seventh year, this year’s Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival has the most promising line-up yet! No matter how old you are, there’s something for everyone, with shows including Gypsy Kings, Hannah Williams, Swing Night, Herbaliser and Classical Ellington to name but a few. Events are all ticketed separately and take place across three different venues in the city – St George’s, Anson Rooms and The O2 Academy.  As well as this, there are family workshops, masterclasses, jam sessions and a free stage. Don’t miss out on what is arguably one of the best festivals of the year!

22–24 March, www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com

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