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Stand Up For The Weekend with Daliso Chaponda and Guests

Featuring Joe Sutherland plus compere Meryl O'Rourke. Daliso Chaponda began his comedy career in Canada with the acclaimed one man show ‘Feed This Black Man’. Following this, he began honing his craft in comedy clubs across the country. He regularly appears in comedy clubs and theatres across the around the world. He has been part of the Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore, Cape Town, and Montreal Festivals. But Daliso is probably best know for coming third in the final of Britain's Got Talent in 2016, wowing the nation with his stories on coming from Malawi. Daliso Chaponda is a hugely engaging and highly intelligent stand-up comedian. He explores all sorts of challenging subjects including race, politics, religion, pandemics etc but always endeavours to find the humour in these challenging topics. 28 May - 8.30pm (doors 7.45pm) Hen & Chicken. 210 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF

A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan

Much Loved Productions present A Feast of Gilbert and Sullivan - performed by former singers of The D’Oyly Carte Opera Company inlcuding Victoria Joyce, Louise Crane, Jeremy Peaker, Richard Woodall, and accompanied by Anthony Kraus. A programme of the best of Gilbert and Sullivan with something from all of the Savoy Operas, and a rare chance to hear something from the Grand Duke and Utopia Ltd. Including favourites The Major General Song, Poor Wandering One, Buttercup, Were called Gondolieri, Heres a How de Do, and The Madrigal. 5 June, 7pm. The Playhouse Theatre, 126-130 High Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1HP

Radix Big Tent Ideas Festival Bristol 2022

Think you can do better than our current politicians? Want to share your ideas with them and policy makers from across the country? Join conversations on regeneration, net zero, the future of the media and how big data can transform our public services at the annual Radix Big Tent Ideas Festival. Held this year in Bristol at the invitation of Mayor Marvin Rees, the Festival will give you the opportunity to contribute to policies in Bristol, the region and across the country. Radix Big Tent is the platform for independent, constructive, political discussion, innovative and entrepreneurial ideas, and collaborative action to renew and regenerate the UK. 11th June 2022, 9:30 am - 6:00 pm. Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4LH

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Eastville Park Old Swimming Pool Garden

A wedding celebration disrupted by a dangerous elopement, warring fairies, a band of ambitious performers and the most famous donkey in theatre history! Shakespeare’s iconic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream bursts into life this summer in a hidden corner of Bristol. Insane Root bring their own special brand of magic to the Eastville Park Old Swimming Pool Garden once more after their acclaimed production of Romeo & Juliet in 2018! This vibrant new open-air adaptation will transport audiences to Athens for a wedding celebration like no other. Adapted by the company and featuring an ensemble of nine performers playing multiple roles, direction from Hannah Drake, integrated acapella harmonies from Ellie Showering, immersive lighting design by Edmund McKay, and dynamic site-responsive design from Katy Hoste. 24 June - 20 August

May Half Term at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Enjoy a very special 'beary' twin celebration at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm. ‘Paws’ at our Andean Adventures exhibit to discover facts about our Andean Bears and watch exclusive ‘bear cam’ footage of our twin Andean Bear cubs. Don't forget to find out more about the Bears at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm with new daily Bear Keeper Talks and follow your imagination with our interactive story tellers' ‘paw-some’ stories! Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a traditional teddy bear’s picnic and treat yourselves to Bear themed treats from our catering outlets. Who will be crowned the winner? Play traditional garden games with your friends and family on our picnic lawn. To commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, anyone called ‘Elizabeth’ will be allowed to visit the zoo for free* on 2nd and 3rd. May Half Term runs from 30 May - 5 June. Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG

Brick Express at The Avon Valley Railway

Jump onboard the Brick Express and try your hand at building with the world’s most popular toy bricks. What will you be inspired to build? Then, admire the latest creations from Lego® Bricks from Bristol’s GertLug group. Trains depart 10:45, 12:00, 13:15, 14:30 and 15:45. Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 May. The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. It's a real treat for the whole family! Avon Valley Railway, Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton, Bristol, BS30 6HD

Cydney Brown Jubilee Sunday Music

On Sunday 5 June we welcome Cydney Brown, Singing Guitarist, to join us at The Rising Sun for Jubilee Sunday. Music from 7pm. Cydney Brown has played all over the world. She has busked in the streets of New Zealand, played gigs in Melbourne and Bali; and spent a few month in the French Alps playing as an in-house musician. She has met amazing musicians a long the way too. Including Dave Mcpherson, Sam Duckworth or ‘Get Cape Wear Cape Fly’, George Ezra, Elissa Franceschi, Antonio Lulic, Donovan Frankenreiter and JP Cooper. free gig. The Rising Sun Bristol, 21 Ashton Rd, Ashton Gate, Bristol BS3 2EA

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Clevedon Pier

Clevedon Pier and Heritage Trust, proudly invite you, to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, on Sunday 5 June. Join us for a day of celebration, live music, community involvement and much more! We are thrilled to have some amazing entertainment for you – the ever popular, classical crossover singer, Teresa de Roberto, will return for 2 performances on the day! Do not miss! The Rock Choir (Taunton, WSM, Clevedon, Bridgwater and Burnham), will also return, and put on a stellar performance – Plus pier favourites, the Barnacle Buoys will start the day off at 12:30pm. More acts to be announced! The Pier will open at 11am, and reduced entry (£2 Adult / £1 Child) will apply all-day. Clevedon Pier, The Toll House, The Beach, Clevedon, North Somerset, BS21 7QU

Blues Brothers Live

Live musical tribute to the Blues Brothers, from the Blues Brothers Live. With timeless hits like ‘Everybody needs somebody’, ‘Higher and Higher’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’ this fully live musical tribute to the Blues Brothers is guaranteed to get toes tapping and voices singing. The combination of our charismatic front men and the superb sound of the 7 piece Blues Band make this a show that stands out from the crowd and one you won’t forget. Certain to be a hit with all audiences this duo will take you back in time to the 70s and 80s with all the Blues Brothers classics whilst and our front men will keep you entertained with their charm and wit. 17 June. The Plough Inn, Pilning Street, Nr Pilning, Bristol, BS35 4JJ

The Lady Boys of Bangkok present... Summer of Fun!

A complete celebration of individuality and pride. With glamorous routines and gorgeous costumes, choreography and comedy. From Hollywood to Bollywood, West End to Las Vegas these diamante dripping divas perform and create all your favourite and biggest hits from the world’s most famous pop icons. A must-see new production for 2022 with plenty of fun filled comedy and outrageous cheekiness, with over 400 incredible costumes and more theatrical sequin laden production numbers than you can shake your tail feather at! The Lady Boys of Bangkok's touring cabaret venue, the Sabai Theatre, has it all! Authentic and delicious Thai food from genuine Bangkok chefs, cold refreshing drinks from one of our many fully stocked bars and all the feel good atmosphere you could want from a night out. 10 - 18 June. The Sabai Pavilion, Castle Park, St Peter’s Square, BS1 3XE

I’m Every Whitney, Whitney Houston tribute show

Kieshia brings an incredible tribute to the late, great Whitney Houston. A complementary buffet style meal is available from 19:00 until 20.30. Please be advised to collect your meal on arrival as numbers are limited to the first 100 attendees through the doors. The club doors will open at 7pm. Please note door staff will not open the main doors until the time stated. Further more, should the sound checks be delayed the doors may not open until completed. 3 July. The Golden Egg Variety Club, Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9DP

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