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What’s on 31 AUGUST – 30 SEPTEMBER FILM


UNTIL 6 SEPTEMBER TED Ted is the story of a man dealing with adult life alongside a badly behaved living teddy bear. Curzon Community Cinema (curzon.org.uk)


4 SEPTEMBER


SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS


Beautifully edited, the rockumentary follows the final days of LCD Soundsystem, who decided to quit at the height of their fame. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


7-20 SEPTEMBER LAWLESS Gritty prohibition-era action, telling the story of three bootlegging brothers from Virginia. Americana at its best. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


CONCERTS


2 SEPTEMBER LATE SUMMER BAROQUE Take in the current exhibitions before an evening of Baroque favourites performed by the string players of New Bristol Sinfonia, conducted by Robert Weaver. RWA (rwa.org.uk)


5 SEPTEMBER


UKELELE FUNHOUSE ORCHESTRA A big sound from a load of tiny instruments. Free performance. Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


7 SEPTEMBER AFRICA EXPRESS Damon Albarn has assembled a team of world-class musicians to travel the UK by train this summer, with a huge jam session party. Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


10 SEPTEMBER RED BARAAT Red Baraat hits the UK with its incredibly powerful ‘dare you to sit still’ live show, which spans everything from Bollywood tunes to New Orleans Swing-Funk. St George’s (stgeorgesbristol.co.uk)


14 SEPTEMBER


AN EVENING WITH ELVIS


Dust off your blue suede shoes and prepare to get all shook up; the King of Rock & Roll is back. Elvis tribute act, Mark Summers returns to Cadbury House for a night of excitement. (cadburyhousebristol.co.uk)


16 SEPTEMBER DRUM BLONDES An all-female percussion group who create tunes and rhythms out of just about anything. St George’s (stgeorgesbristol.co.uk)


21 SEPTEMBER ULTRAVOX Returning with new album Brilliant, this is to be the first Ultravox show since they reunited in 2009. Colston Hall (colstonhall. org)


DUOTONE Looping guitars, cellos, voices and percussion to create ethereal soundscapes is all in a day’s work for this intriguing pair. Hall 2 (colstonhall.org)


22 SEPTEMBER LONDON WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR Fresh from the closing ceremony of the Olympics, the London Welsh Male Voice Choir come to Clifton College Chapel for one


night only. Tickets available from colstonhall.org


22-23 SEPTEMBER BRISFEST Music from De La Soul, Beardyman, Babyhead, Hawkwind and Laid Blak and many, many more at Bristol’s


biggest music event of the year, taking place at Ashton Court. (brisfest.co.uk)


ELENOR MCEVOY Irish singer and instrumentalist, Elenor McEvoy is famed for her quirky, perceptive songs. Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


14 SEPTEMBER SOLAR CINEMA


A series of short films made by people who work in Bristol’s Temple Quarter. Creative Common (creativecommon. co.uk


14-27 SEPTEMBER ABOUT ELLY


A trip to the seaside turns to disaster for a group of young Iranians. Directed by Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


21-27 SEPTEMBER ANNA KARENINA Keira Knightley stars alongside Jude Law in this adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic tale of tortured love. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


COMEDY AND SPOKEN WORD 16 SEPTEMBER


THE KERNOW KING A wry look at Cornishness in all its forms from new face, The Kernow King. The Brewery Theatre (tobaccofactorytheatre. com)


23 SEPTEMBER OPERA DUDES A blend of style, swing and slapstick from the Opera Dudes, in the name of Bristol’s BRACE charity. Tobacco Factory (tobaccofactorytheatre.com)


24 SEPTEMBER CHRIS COX Chris Cox comes home to Bristol with his baffling mix of mind- reading, coincidence-controlling and comedy. Tobacco Factory (tobaccofactorytheatre.com)


25 SEPTEMBER


TIM VINE CHAT SHOW World’s fastest comedian Tim Vine comes to Bristol’s Redgrave Theatre, where the audience will become the stars of the show. Redgrave Theatre (cliftoncollegeuk.com)


27 SEPTEMBER


WHY BOTHER WITH ORGANIC? Join Soil Association Business Director Jim Twine for a talk on the whys and wherefores of organic farming. Better Food Co (betterfood.com)


30 SEPTEMBER INSTANT WIT An evening of general silliness – based around audience suggestions, from Bristol’s own improv comedy troupe. The Brewery Theatre (tobaccofactorytheatre.com)


n Africa Express (or at least, two of them) 7 September, Colston Hall


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