Editor’s Blog: Weekly Planner 20th – 26th February

By: Ed Frankl / Published: 20/02/2012

– Monday 20th

Arts & Exhibitions: The Opening Party of the excellent looking Bristol Arts Week is tonight, promising Live Art, Graffiti, Music, all homemade out of Bristol Uni. From 6pm, at The Showroom, College Green, site: http://on.fb.me/z3pGyL

Comedy: Mark Watson, one of the country’s brightest comedians, is journeying the land with his Request Stops Tour. Check out our interview with him here. 8.30pm, until Wed 22nd, at The Hen & Chicken, site: http://bit.ly/zzoyjZ

– Tuesday 21st

Lifestyle: It’s Shrove Tuesday, which can only mean Rag Week Pancakes are being served up on the uni precinct near the ASS Library. From 12pm, at the UBU Info Point, Tyndall Avenue, site http://on.fb.me/xqcjiR

– Wednesday 22nd

Lifestyle: In May we’ll all have to decide Should Bristol Have an Elected Mayor? The good people at the Festival of Ideas are here to help if you’re lost, with a panel discussion and debate featuring some of Bristol’s highest profile politicians. 7pm, Free, The Council House, College Green, site: http://bit.ly/yXdaYB

Theatre: Peter Nichols’ honest and rather moving satire A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is being performed by the Falstaff society this week at the Alma Tavern. Their previous production, Literature Live, very much impressed us. 8pm, until Sat 25th, £5-7, at The Alma Tavern Theatre, site: http://on.fb.me/xNBfKQ

Lifestyle: The University’s creative arts magazine Helicon are hosting Lyrical Windmill, an evening of open mic performances under the Bristol Arts Week banner. 8pm, at The Showroom, College Green, site: http://on.fb.me/z7TxDm

Music: Indie pop for all wannabe retro kids with Citizens! at Start The Bus. 9pm, Free, at Start The Bus, site: http://bit.ly/zU48zX

– Thursday 23rd

Theatre: Fringe First winner Bound, a powerful tale of a group of trawlermen in hard times, arrives in Bristol this week after a heap of stellar reviews. 7.30pm, until Sat 25th, £8/12, at the Bristol Old Vic, site: http://bit.ly/xDHtHH

Comedy: The Improv Comedy Showcase by the university’s improvisational comedy troupe adds another event to the Arts Week programme. 9pm, at The Showroom, College Green, site: http://on.fb.me/xqVkBD

– Friday 24th

Lifestyle: The Real Ale Society are hosting another two-day BRAG Charity Beer & Cider Festival featuring more beer, cider and cocktails than you can shake a drunk fresher at. From 5pm, also Sat 25th from 3.30pm, at the Anson Rooms, site: http://bit.ly/ygplHB

– Saturday 25th

Theatre: Catch the final night of Spotlights’ intriguing production of The Cracks In My Skin, a tale of a group of troubled characters who come together, all with a zany 80s vibe.  7.30pm, from Wed 22nd, £4/5, at MR5C in the Students’ Union, site: http://on.fb.me/zAiNBj

Nightlife: The first Tribe of Frog of the year returns to Lakota with a fresh line up of electronic acts from across the country. Promising “drug-free” fun on its website, rather than, I guess, er, not drug-free. From 10pm, £10-12, at Lakota, site: http://bit.ly/ACWTwI

– Sunday 26th

Music: St. George’s host this Sunday’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra Concert with works by Mendelssohn, Bach, Schumann, and a new piece by music student David Ridley.  7.30pm, £6-14, at St George’s, site: http://bit.ly/zhWm4V 

Until next time!

Ed Frankl, Editor

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