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What’s on 3 – 31 AUGUST FILM


UNTIL 15 AUGUST ONLY GOD FORGIVES Nicolas Winding Refn reunites with Ryan Gosling once again for this hyper violent film that has polarised critics Gosling plays an expat criminal living in Thailand, running a boxing club and smuggling ring with his brother Billy. When Billy is murdered, mother Crystal (a star turn from Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives demanding revenge. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


9-22 AUGUST LOOKING FOR HORTENSE A French comedy of manners that follows the mid life crisis of teacher Damien, whose life is turned upside down when his wife Iva asks him to get his powerful but remote father, a


CONCERTS


10 AUGUST TED ZED This young multi-instrumentalist and producer created his debut single I Don’t Mind in his own self-built music ‘laboratory’. For his live shows, the 19-year-old TedZed has created a portable version of his lab, featuring everything from guitars and amps to lap tops and distortion pedals. Thekla (theklabristol. co.uk)


21 AUGUST ROBERT DELONG Delong is a one-man band who fuses live music with electronic dance beats. He is known for his charismatic live performances, and his single Global Concepts has been making waves. Thekla (theklabristol.co.uk)


23 AUGUST


DELHI 2 DUBLIN You definitely won’t be bored with this outfit’s brand of urban music, which includes elements of bhangra, Celtic, dub reggae, rock and electronica. The Trinity Centre (www.3ca.org)


27 AUGUST n Robert Delong at Thekla, 21 August


BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB The Californian rock band bring


garage rock, blues, folk revival and neo-psychedelia sound to Bristol following the release of their seventh studio album, Specter at the Feast. O2 Academy (o2academybristol.co.uk)


29 AUGUST


ROBERT PLANT Mr Plant and new band Sensational Space Shifters in a set that draws inspiration from the roots music of Mississippi, Appalachia, Gambia, Bristol and the foothills of Wolverhampton! Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


30 AUGUST LONNIE LISTON SMITH AND THE NEW COSMIC ECHOES Superlative piano/keyboard jazz from a man adored by the likes of Jay-Z and Mary J Blige. Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


30 AUGUST


THE SIMMERTONES A popular South West band, known for their wacky reworking of the Dr Who theme tune, have a new record out called Something For The Weekend. The Fleece (thesimmertones.co.uk)


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member of the French Council of State, to help a woman who is being deported. Watershed (watershed.co.uk)


ANCHORMAN Settle in your deckchairs for an open air screening of the film that introduced Ron Burgundy to the world. Bristol Zoo (bristolzoo.org.uk)


17 AUGUST


23-29 AUGUST ALAN PATRIDGE: ALPHA PAPA A-ha! Norwich’s favourite son hits the silver screen in a caper that sees Alan trying to salvage his public career and solve a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital. Curzon Community Theatre (curzon. org.uk)


COMEDY AND SPOKEN WORD


23 AUGUST JIMMY CARR The master of the outrageous outliner and speedy comeback returns to Bristol. His shows have been described by The Guardian as like “listening to a triple X-rated Bob Monkhouse on acid”. Avoid if you’re easily offended! Colston Hall (colstonhall.org)


28 AUGUST MARGARET ATWOOD Atwood will be presenting her new novel MaddAddam, the concluding part to the Oryx and Crake trilogy, which tells the story of the remnants of humanity after the Waterless Flood pandemic. St Georges Bristol (stgeorgesbristol.co.uk)


n Margaret Atwood at St Georges Bristol, 28 August


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