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Things to do in the Bristol area

The Nutcracker - photo by Anna Barclay
The Nutcracker will be on stage at Bath's Theatre Royal from 22 to 27 February

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Family fun

Two Four Six Eight! is a show for four to seven year olds - using music and balloons - at the Bristol Old Vic from 22 to 26 February.

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  • Interactive and enchanting performance, Snowdome, will be at the egg theatre in Bath on 22 and 23 February.
  • Bristol Aquarium is being taken over by buccaneers, brigands and privateers as part of Pirates' Week from 19 to 27 February.
  • The Theatre Royal's acclaimed production of The Nutcracker will be on stage in Bath from 22 to 27 February.
  • The Queen of Colours at Bath's the egg, from 19 to 21 February, is a play with and about colours, with live music and live painting.
  • 3 Little Pigs brings puppetry, mime, comedy, and cheesy music to the Tobacco factory in Bristol from 22 to 26 February.
  • With a professional cast and local performers, The Wizard of Oz will be at Weston's Playhouse on 24 and 25 February.
  • Puppet play Farewell Benjamin, part of the Family Theatre Festival at the Theatre Royal, comes to Bath on 22 and 23 February.

Exhibitions and arts

The American Museum in Britain, based in Bath, is running a special Insider Tour from 21 to 25 February focussing on Texas, USA.

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Word of Mouth, the monthly poetry programme at Bristol's Colston Hall, takes place this month on 24 February.

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  • The Russian State Ballet of Siberia will be performing Swan Lake at the Bristol Hippodrome from 14 to 19 February.
  • Joseph brings its colourful tour to Bristol's Hippodrome from 22 to 27 February, with performer Keith Jack in the title role.
  • Richard II's last days are played out during Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory from 10 February to 19 March in Bristol.
  • Tackling the issue of economic hardship, Publick Transport perform at Bristol's Tobacco Factory from 1 to 19 February.
  • A new play written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn, called Life of Riley, will be at the Theatre Royal Bath from 14 to 19 February.
  • Game:Play brings together the region's most exciting new writers and youngest performers at the Ustinov theatre on 16 February.


The legendary Ocean Colour Scene will be performing Mosely Shoals at the O2 Academy in Bristol on 17 February.

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  • Imelda May will be putting a modern spin on classic rockabilly at the Colston Hall in Bristol on 17 February.
  • British folk-rock musicians, Fairport Convention, will be at The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare on 15 February.
  • Ray LaMontagne and his band The Pariah Dogs will be performing at Bristol's Colston Hall on 24 February.
  • London grime act Roll Deep will be bringing their collection of number one hits to Bristol's O2 Academy on 22 February.

Something a bit different

Dance superstar Wayne Sleep brings his brand new show to The Playhouse in Weston-super-Mare on 26 February.

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  • The Museum of East Asian Art in Bath is hosting a pottery workshop on 23 February, where you can make your own pot.
  • Funny man Jon Richardson brings his new show to the Tobacco Factory in Bristol from 13 February to 13 March.


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