Upcoming tours, festivals and special events

Maz O’Connor

Traditional and contemporary folk from the Cumbrian singer and BBC Folk Awards Finalist.

The Old Dance School

Seven-piece delivering cinematic folk sounds combining brass, strings and harmonies.

Slydigs

Young, well-coiffed rock'n'roll quartet from Manchester.

Susan Calman: The Calman Before the Storm

The Calmanator's latest show is likely to explore any or all of the following: cats, kittens, and being a little lady with nothing to lose.

Yellow Movement

A creative movement with a DIY ethos aiming to affect positive change, bring people together and make them happy.

The Antics Joke Show

Comedy night, potentially winning Best Pun title.

Godflesh

Brutal and complex industrial metal pioneers.

6 Nations

Watch the 6 Nations rugby games on the big screen.

Alberta Cross

Dreamy Americana from New York.

Doric String Quartet

The Doric String Quartet was formed in 1998 and besides touring all over the world has released CDs of the complete quartets of Korngold and Schumann.

The Secret Sisters

Folk music with a mythical pull from Laura and Lydia Rogers.

Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival

A four-day celebration of jazz and blues with a diverse programme. Among the 2018 lineup are a big band tribute to Jimi Hendrix and a performance from the great Lee Konitz.

Newcastle Bach Choir

  • Directed by: Eric Cross (cond)
  • Written by: Vivladi

The Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir was founded in 1915 with the idea of reviving Bach's cantatas; now that they've been well and truly revived, the choir sings other things too.

Visually Impaired Tour & Workshop

Free tours of selected exhibitions incorporating verbal description for the visually impaired, followed by a practical workshop. Booking is essential.

Silver Ghosts

Jazz septet evoking the sounds of the 20s and 30s.

Charlie Wood

Award-winning US singer and pianist who incorporates elements of popular music, jazz, blues and traditional R&B into his music.

Milk Teeth

Four-piece alt rock band.

The Mustangs

Blues rock sounds from the Mustangs.

Rebecca Poole

Jazz and swing singer with her band.

Get The Blessing

Jazz-rock quartet from Bristol.

Race Meeting

Check venue for exact opening and race times.

City Of London Sinfonia

  • Directed by: Robert Salter
  • Written by: Sibelius

The City of London Sinfonia aims to bring great classical music to different audiences.

Zena James

The West Country-born vocalist performs soulful blues, rare jazz gems and R&B sounds.

The Fallen Heroes

Original and contemporary jazz-blues act heavily influenced by the funky sounds of New Orleans.

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Pete Waterman

The music mogul celebrates a life in song.

Wednesday Stand-Up Comedy

Mid-week stand-up comedy night.

Benny Gallagher

A songwriter of sheer class whose songs have been covered by Bryan Ferry, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Phil Everly and Simon & Garfunkel.

Electrikal

Funk, reggae and soul blended with dubstep, electro and hip hop.

Abandoman: Moonrock Boombox

  • 3 stars

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop.

Alexei Sayle

  • 5 stars

Doyen of the alt.comedy scene, off on tour for the first time in years.

Chris Betts: Social Animal

  • 2 stars

The Jane Goodall of drinking presents his debut solo show.

David Mitchell

Meet David Mitchell (no, not the Peep Show fella), the author of Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks.

Foxes

Musical moniker of London-based artist Louisa Rose Allen, in the La Roux/Ellie Goulding mould.

It Needs Horses and Home for Broken Turns

  • 3 stars

Prize winning company Lost Dog presents the darkly comic It Needs Horses, about two down-and-out circus performers who refuse to believe the show is over, and a new piece, Home for Broken Turns, choreographed by Ben Duke.

John Pendal: International Man of Leather

The story of how a shy Baptist boy from Watford became an unlikely international sex ambassador, when he won the 25th annual International Mr Leather contest in Chicago in May 2003.

Kelis

The fierce soul/hip hop/electro, probably best known for 'Milkshake', promoting her newest album, Food.

Long Live the Little Knife

  • 4 stars
  • Written by: David Leddy

Site-specific, boisterous production of the tale of two art forgers who need to learn how to paint.

Nijinsky's Last Jump

Award-winning two man dance theatre piece that takes you inside the troubled psyche of legendary dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky.

Patrick Ness

The writer discusses and signs copies of his latest novel Release. American author Patrick Ness writes short stories, screenplays and novels, for both adults and children. His books include The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls, which was adapted into a 2017 film starring Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and…

Seal

The man who brought us 'Crazy', 'Kiss from a Rose' and 'Killer' parades his influences in his recent album 'Soul', a collection of golden oldies.

The Stone Roses

The iconic Mancunians, lead by singer Ian Brown, do their indie-rock thing.

Tamar Broadbent: Almost Epic

  • 2 stars

Musical comedy from Michael Palin-endorsed Tamar Broadbent.

Tom Houghton: Class Half Empty

  • 3 stars

Tom Houghton, of The Noise Next Door sketch troupe, presents a new stand-up show.

Waves

Waves tells the story of young Australian Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke, who copied the fish, penguins and dolphins. Suitable for ages 8+.

Eric's Tales of the Sea

  • 3 stars

Ex-Submariner Eric tells of life beneath the ocean wave, with astonishing visuals and many a dark-edged joke.

John Robins: Where Is My Mind?

  • 4 stars

Robins talks on about living in the moment in his new show.

Lewis Schaffer: You Are Beautiful

  • 3 stars

Fast-talking stand-up from the acclaimed and award-winning New York comic.

Luke Wright: Essex Lion

  • 4 stars

Luke Wright returns with romping satirical verses and curiously Dahl-esque spoken word.

Susan Calman: Lady Like

  • 3 stars

The Calmanator's latest show explores the different ways one can be 'lady like', mental health and an interesting honeymoon in the sewers of Paris.