5 Things To Do This Weekend in Bristol | 24 - 26 January 2020Posted on: 24 Jan 2020
January is a bit rubbish, isn't it?
Cold and gloomy, it's probably one of the worst times of year. But it doesn't have to be - especially if you live here in Bristol.
It's time to put a stop to those January blues with a jam-packed weekend in the city.
Not sure where to start? From cheap theatre tickets to a silent comedy festival, here's five things you can do this weekend in Bristol.
Have a laugh with the Slapstick Festival
It's the U.K.'s biggest celebration of silent and classic screen comedy: Slapstick Festival is back for 2020, taking place in venues across Bristol.
This year, Harry Hill and all three members of The Goodies are included in the programme, with the festivities kicking off this weekend.
There's still tickets left for events across the weekend, including Slapstick Divas: a night celebrating outstanding leading women in silent comedy. It'll be hosted by comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi.
Celebrate the start of Chinese New Year with WokyFest
Chinese New Year kicks off this Saturday. This year marks the Year of the Rat, and Woky Ko (on Wapping Wharf) is getting ready to celebrate with their annual festival, WokyFest.
A full day of food, activities and performance, WokyFest is happening this Saturday 25 January from 11:00 until 21:30. Expect family-friendly workshops, traditional lion dance performances and more.
Alternatively, check out our other suggestions on how to celebrate Chinese New Year in Bristol.
…or celebrate Burns Night
Haggis, poetry and lots of whisky: 25 January also marks Burns Night.
An annual celebration of the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns, Burns Night combines food, drink and music.
Get ready to raise a glass (or ten) to the pre-eminent Scottish wordsmith with The Anchor Inn's Burns Night feast, or visit the Old Market Assembly for folk-inspired sound.
See our full list of suggestions here.
Party into the early hours with Motion's bumper weekend
Bristol's biggest club venue isn't messing around this weekend.
With huge parties happening on both Friday and Saturday, you cannot afford to miss a late-night boogie with Motion this weekend.
To see who's playing, check out our preview.
Get your hands on a £15 ticket for the Book of Mormon at the Bristol Hippodrome
Read our review of The Book of Mormon at the Bristol Hippodrome yet? If not, let it be known: it might be the most fun you'll have at the theatre all year.
If you haven't managed to bag yourself a ticket just yet, then don't worry! There's still chance. You can get one right here, or try your hard at their £15 ticket lottery.
The Bristol Hippodrome will be releasing a limited number of tickets before each performance of The Book of Mormon via ballot, in which 15 tickets will be sold at £15.
To be entered into the ballot, visit the Bristol Hippodrome Box Office two and a half hours before each performance. Entries will only be accepted in person.
Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets, each priced at £15.
Catch some live, acoustic music at Smoke & Mirrors
In the heart of Bristol's theatre district, you'll find Smoke & Mirrors comedy and magic pub.
An intimate venue, the bar hosts primed comedy acts, magicians and live music almost every night of the week.
So, if you're passing through this weekend, why not catch acoustic duo Ellie and Jake perform live in the main bar area?
Visit the Craft & Flea market at Paintworks
Celebrating all-things quirky, homemade and eco-friendly, Bristol's Craft & Flea market returns to Paintworks this Sunday.
Head down from 10:00 to enjoy a jam-packed market of local produce, street food, vintage collectables, crafts, vegan items and more.
Entry is £2, and kids under 12 go free. Grab a ticket here.
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