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Things to do in the Bristol area

Stephanie Beacham as Maria Callas in Master Class
Stephanie Beacham giving it her all as Maria Callas in Master Class

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Family fun

A show highlighting 100 years of aviation in the West takes place at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery until 28 November.

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  • Art Action for Kids, with Bristol Museums, Art Galleries and Archives, hosts a fundraiser on 27 November at the City Museum.
  • X Factor stars Jedward - brothers John and Edward Grimes - bring their nationwide tour to Bristol's Colston Hall on 26 November.
  • Join Fireman Sam, and all his friends, in a brand new show live on stage at Weston-super-Mare's Playhouse on 27 November.
  • Storyteller Sarah Mooney tells of adventures of the high seas on board Brunel's ss Great Britain on 2 November and 7 December.
  • An experimental workshop on Bristol's history - Bristol Before, Now & Future - takes place on 30 November at the Council House.
  • Fresh Flix brings a range of films, music and workshops for children from 1 November to 1 December at Watershed.

Exhibitions and arts

Master Class starring Stephanie Beacham as Maria Callas will be at the Theatre Royal Bath from 29 November to 4 December.

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  • This Way Up - an exhibition by artist Simon Johnston - will be on show until 7 January at Bristol's Pierian Centre.
  • Midsummer visits the Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov theatre on a national tour from 23 to 27 November.
  • Bristol Old Vic Young Company will bring tangled tragedy Jason and Medea to the city from 24 to 27 November.
  • Award-winning Bristol photographer Gary Newman will be showing his work at the Oxfam bookshop in Clifton Village until Christmas.
  • Bath Light Operatic Group's Seven Brides for Seven Brothers appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from 23 to 27 November.
  • Bristol's Centrespace Studios host their annual Christmas exhibition from 26 November to 1 December.
  • The Brewery Theatre hosts 86,400 Seconds from 16 to 27 November, inspired by the 10,000 plaques on Clevedon Pier.
  • Visual artist Acerone brings work based on a walk around Bristol to Colston Hall's Glass Room from 5 to 28 November.
  • Theatre West at The Alma presents Rabbit Ears - in association with Southwest Scriptwriters -from 16 to 27 November.
  • Northern Broadsides' acclaimed production of 1984 will be running at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol from 23 to 27 November.
  • Life in Victorian Britain is the subject of a free exhibition at Bath's Victoria Art Gallery from 27 November to 2 February.


Bristol city centre hosts a German Christmas market from 11 November to 22 December, with traditional market stalls.

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  • A talk on the Mysteries of Migration and Whooper Swan Ringing will take place at Portishead's Folk Hall on 26 November.
  • A volunteer day is taking place on 21 November at Ashton Court where you can help the rangers clear litter from across the estate.
  • The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project hosts a workshop on 27 November, making natural Christmas wreaths.
  • Bath's Christmas Market - with 120 individual wooden chalet style stalls - takes place from 25 November to 12 December.
  • You can learn to identify the trees at Ashton Court, in Bristol during a special course with expert Tony Kitchen on 27 November.
  • Have a green Christmas at Tyntesfield in Wraxall, making wreaths, stars and room scenters from recycled and natural materials.


The Sound of Music with Connie Fisher is at the Bristol Hippodrome, with performances until 4 December.

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  • Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett brings his Around the World in Eighty Trains tour to Bath's Komedia on 25 November.
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will be bringing Beethoven to Bristol at the Colston Hall on 25 November.
  • An evening of gospel-style music sung by Sing Live South West will take place at Clifton Cathedral on 27 November.
  • Kirill Karabits returns to Bristol's Colston Hall to conduct the BSO with acclaimed soloist Paul Lewis on 25 November.
  • Manchester-based band The Fall - who have been touring for 30 years - will be performing at Komedia in Bath on 30 November.
  • Bristol Choral Society and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present soulful music on 27 November at the Colston Hall in Bristol.
  • Pop legend Michael Bolton will be bringing his back catalogue to the Colston Hall in Bristol on 29 November.

Something a bit different

The Buffer Bear Nursery at Temple Meads is hosting an open day to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital on 27 November.

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  • St Aldhelm's Church in Bedminster, Bristol, is holding a Christmas Fayre on 27 November.
  • Christmas at Claverton takes place at Bath's American Museum in Britain, from 26 November to 19 December.
  • Get more from your digital camera during a one day photographic workshop at Dyrham Park near Bath on 28 November.
  • Lantern making workshops take place at The Holburne Museum in Bath from 22 to 26 November.
  • Bath's Jane Austen Centre is hosting a festive exhibition from 20 November to 31 December, with early 1800s Christmas cheer.
  • A Christmas craft fair's being held at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare on 27 and 28 November.


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