What's on this weekend in BristolPosted on: 09 Mar 2017
Our guide to your weekend entertainment in Bristol includes a free Cousin Kula gig at the Hy-Brasil Music Club, the return to the Memorial Stadium of Southend United and a performance of Whitney Houston's classic songs on Sunday evening.
Six Nations - Where to catch the action in Bristol
This weekend’s fixtures see Wales host Ireland under the lights of the Principality Stadium on Friday night, before France travel to Rome and Scotland to Twickenham on Saturday. Here is where to catch the action in Bristol.
Cousin Kula - Hy-Brasil Music Club
Cousin Kula are the Bristol-based sextet who make some seriously shimmering psych-pop, which renders them one of the hottest bands operating out of the city at the moment. They are playing a free gig at the new Hy Brasil Music Club (formerly Start The Bus) on Friday night - secure tickets through Headfirst Bristol.
Hannah Wants - Motion
Hannah Wants occupies an important role in a dance music scene which remains greatly imbalanced along gender lines. Making cool, unfriendly house has been her forte ever since she stormed the scene in 2014. She stops over in Bristol on Friday night as part of her Play tour, bringing the likes of Shadowchild and Low Steppa with her to Motion.
X Factor auditions - The Arcade
Do you have The X Factor? Take the first step towards stardom at the public auditions, which are being held at The Arcade in Broadmead on Saturday between 10am and 6pm.
Little Shop of Horrors - Redgrave Theatre, 11.03
Alan Menkenard and Howard Ashman’s classic tale black comedy and carnivorous plants has been refreshed and rebooted for a run at The Redgrave Theatre. Catch its final performance on Saturday night, for tickets click here.
Sunny Afternoon - Hippodrome, 11.03
The Olivier-winning retelling of The Kinks' formative years, featuring a soundtrack of stone-cold classics from the band's back-catalogue, has received rave reviews from hardcore fans and novices alike. The musical’s run at the Hippodrome concludes on Saturday.
Bristol Rovers vs. Southend United - Memorial Stadium
The Pirates welcome Southend United on Saturday for a mid-table tussle at the Memorial. A decent run of results has seen Rovers assume 9th place, with a win against the Shrimpers meaning that they would draw level on points with their opponents, who lie just below the play-off places in 7th.
Artwork - Love Inn
He’s no oil painting is he? Nah, only joking; Artwork is beautiful in our eyes and, for that matter, in our ears. Under this moniker, Arthur Smith has made some of the most important dance music of the past two decades, operating both on his own and alongside Skream and Benga as Magnetic Man. He takes to the decks at The Love Inn on Saturday night as part of his Art’s House tour, which incorporates house, techno, disco and everything in between.
Whitney: Queen of the Night - Hippodrome
Celebrate the life and music of the late, great Whitney Houston, whose epochal songs have defined both break ups and nights out for the best part of 30 years. Rebecca Freckleton will perform tracks from Houston’s glittering back catalogue in what will be a hit-heavy evening.
An ardent Geordie minus the accent, Sam seemingly strove to get as far away from the Toon as possible, as soon as university beckoned. Three undergraduate years at UoB were more than ample time for Bristol (as it inevitably does) to get under his skin, and so here he remains: reporting, as Assistant Editor, on the cultural happenings which so infatuated him with the city. Catch him at email@example.com.