What’s On This Week starting 12th May 2014

This week edition features comedy magic shows, exhibitions, plays, WWE, Picnics, musical, dance performances, parks and more! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!

What’s On In Bristol

 

The Power of the Sea at the RWA

The Power of the Sea at the RWA
What: This significant exhibition demonstrates the contrasts and continuities in artists’ engagement with the sea over a period that spans more than two centuries. It encompasses a time of great change in man’s relationship with nature – and the understanding of that relationship – bringing us to the present day and the effects of climate change upon rising sea levels, which has only lent greater urgency to their work. /
Where: Royal West of England Academy / When: 5 April- 6 July 2014 / How much: Tickets are £4.50 for Adults
For more information, go to: http://rwa.org.uk/whats-on/

 

Exploration at Antlers Gallery – Bristol Art Weekender

Exploration at Antlers Gallery – Bristol Art Weekender

What: Exploration brings together three contemporary UK based artists that examine human technology and it’s encroachment on the natural world. Using traditional notions of landscape as a departure point, the three artists bring in technological marvels: passenger-less drones; modernist architecture; and the Higgs boson collider. With human advancement at the forefront of this exhibition, each artist challenges notions of discovery, pursuit and exploration. /
Where: Purifier House (waterfront side) / When: 25 April – 8 June 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.antlersgallery.com/project/exploration

 

The House Magicians Comedy Magic Show

The House Magicians Comedy Magic Show
What: The House Magicians consists of Mark Bennett the owner of Illusions Magic Bar and Smoke & Mirrors, and he is joined by Award winning Richard Newman performing his unique style of great magic and comedy. Tim Stracey will blow your mind with his mind-reading magic. The House Magicians will have you entertained all night long! /
Where: Smoke and Mirrors Bar / When: Date varies, please check website. / How much: £9.00 – £15.00 /
For more information, go to: http://www.smokeandmirrorsbar.co.uk/buy-tickets—what-s-on.html

 

What’s On In Cardiff

Things We Do For Love

Things We Do For Love
One of the world’s greatest stars, one of the world’s greatest playwrights and one of the greatest plays of the nineties -; Things We Do For Love will undoubtedly be one of the theatrical highlights of the year. / Where: New Theatre /
When: 13-17 May 2014 / How much: Ticket ranges from £9.50 to £146.00
For more information, go to: http://www.newtheatrecardiff.co.uk/what%27s-on/things-we-do-for-love/

 

An Edwardian Picnic featuring Wild West entertainment

An Edwardian Picnic featuring Wild West entertainment
What: Ye ha! Bring along your picnic, spread out your rug and get ready to recapture your childhood with an amazing Wild West game of cowboys and Indians. ‘Shoot out’ shows, story-telling, whip-cracking, a bed of nails and heart-stopping knife-throwing displays are promised as the action takes us back just over 100 years to when the real ‘Buffalo Bill’ was in town. Added to this is the chance to test out just how long you can stay on a Rodeo bull!. Inspired by Buffalo Bill’s spectacular show in Sophia Gardens in 1904 attended by thousands of awestruck citizens of Cardiff, this will be an event like no other. /
Where: Cardiff Castle / When: 18 May / How much: ranges from £2-£6
For more information, go to: http://www.cardiffcastle.com/content.asp?nav=6,37&parent_directory_id=1&id=558&Language=

 

WWE Live 2014

WWE Live 2014

What: WWE® have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the UK. Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars under one roof including; : World Heavyweight champion John Cena; Alberto Del Rio; The Bella Twins; and many more. /
Where: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff / When: 18 May 2014 / How much: Ticket ranges from £25-£400
For more information, go to: http://www.wwe.com/events/wwepresents-live-cardiff

 

What’s On In Plymouth

The Buttercup & The Crutch (Karla Shacklock Company)

The Buttercup & The Crutch (Karla Shacklock Company)
What: Raw, charged and universally resonant, ‘The Crutch’ and ‘The Buttercup’ offer simple yet powerful stories about crisis and hope, told through extremely physical contact work, a vocabulary which swings from violence to tear jerking tenderness, a pounding live score and a series of everyday, continuously transforming, objects. Created and performed using the company’s own distinctive practice, the performers decide the structure of the work live in the moment of performance – meaning that each performance is completely unique! /
Where: Barbican Theatre / When: 17 May 2014 / How much: Tickets £10 / £7 concessions
For more information, go to: http://www.barbicantheatre.co.uk/event-details/?eid=3217

 

Beating of the Bounds – Plymouth

Beating of the Bounds – Plymouth

What: The walk will leave from Hyde Park end of Mutley Plain and take in the medieval boundary finishing at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The event is being run by the Old Plymouth Society. Bring a packed lunch! /
Where: Hyde park / When: 15 May 2014 from 10:30-14:30 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/beating-of-the-bounds-plymouth-p1658083

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story
What: Forget feel good, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story is feel great! Experience the drama, passion and excitement as a cast of phenomenally talented actors and musicians tell Buddy Holly’s story, from his meteoric rise to fame, to his final legendary performance at The Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. /
Where: Theatre Royal / When: 12 May- 17 May / How much: Ticket ranges from £11.70 – £32.70
For more information, go to: http://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2014/buddy-the-buddy-holly-story/