This week edition features boats, jazz, cups and lions! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!
What’s On In Bristol
Bristol Boat Trips
Bristol Packet Boat Trips offer harbour tours and river cruises with award winning commentaries. A 45-minute tour of the Harbour is the perfect way to learn about Bristol’s fascinating history. Alternatively, take a two hour cream tea cruise of the harbour. Upstream trips include afternoon trips to Beeses Tea Gardens, lunch trips to Hanham, Lunch trips to Beeses and day trips to Bath.
When: Multiple Dates / Where: Wapping Docks / How much: Adults from £5.75
BBC Bristol Tour
Your tour guides will give you an insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Bristol and tell you what happens behind the scenes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry and the famous faces that have visited the building. Visitors will have the chance to see the Points West studio, pop into BBC Radio Bristol studios and hear how programmes such as ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and the Natural History Unit’s ‘Springwatch’ are produced. Many Radio 4 programmes, such as ‘Poetry Please’, are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these and many more.
When: Multiple dates / Where: BBC Bristol / How much: Adults from £8.00
International Jazz Festival
Bristol plays host to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative jazz and blues artists for one explosive weekend in March 2014. Featuring no fewer than 40 individual concerts as well as late-night jam sessions and an exclusive ‘In Session With’ series of master classes with many of the headline performers. For more information, and to book, go to: http://www.bristoljazzandbluesfest.com/
When: 6-9th March / Where: Colston Hall
What’s On In Cardiff
Miranda Hart, My, what I call, live show
The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series ‘Miranda’ aired on the BBC. Grab a chance to see Miranda’s laugh out loud genius live. She wants you to join her party. Expect galloping, attempts at song and dance, and simply – such fun!
When: 10th March / Where: Motorpoint Arena / How much: £31.50
RBS Six Nations 2014 Wales v Scotland
Scotland are the final opponents for Wales in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations championship. The Scots will be looking for their first victory against Wales in the tournament since 2007.
When: 15th March / Where: Millennium Stadium / How much: £25.00
2014 FIFA WORLD CUP™ TROPHY TOUR BY COCA-COLA
The World’s Largest 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Trophy is coming to The Hayes in Cardiff, giving fans the chance to get up close to football’s biggest prize. As part of its journey around the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will be coming to The Hayes in Cardiff on Sunday 16th March. Fans will be in with the unique opportunity of having their photo taken with the iconic FIFA World Cup™ Trophy while it is on display at The Hayes on Sunday 16th March, between 10:30 and 18:30.
When: 16th March / Where: The Hayes / How much: Free
What’s On In Plymouth
Barbican & Hoe
Why not make the most of your time at Plymouth and head down to the Barbican harbour side? There are many seafood restaurants and the infamous Plymouth Gin Bar which boasts a selection of gin based cocktails. Treat yourself!
A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.
Where: Theatre Royal / When: Tue – Sat 7.30pm, Thu, Sat and Sun 2.30pm, and Wed 12 Mar 2.30pm / How much: £27.50 – £60
North North North
In 1897, three Swedish adventurers headed for the North Pole in a hydrogen filled balloon. Their aim was to explore new lands, to map the undiscovered Artic and to plant the flag of Sweden at the pole. At 2.30pm on the 11th July, they cut the anchor lines and floated up into the cold arctic air. They were never seen alive again…
Using an international cast, story-telling, physical theatre and live music, award winning New International Encounter(NIE) invite you to join them for an exhilarating journey into one of the world’s last great wilderness areas. A journey full of hope and derringdo, of frostbite and patriotic songs. A dream and a nightmare of the great white north.
When: 11-15th March / Where: Theatre Royal / Tickets: £14.70 (there are still single seats available so quick, get your tickets now!)