What’s On This Week starting 21st April 2014

This week edition features marathon, musicals, celebration, Reservoir and festival! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!

What’s On In Bristol

Bristol Walking Festival

Bristol Walking Festival
Get out and about with the Bristol Walking Festival from 26 April to 26 May 2014.
Bristol Walking Festival aims to inspire more people to go walking, showcase the city both locally and nationally and celebrate Bristol’s reputation as a green, vibrant and creative place. The festival launches at City Hall on Saturday 26 April between 11am to 5pm. There will be lots of stalls and led walks, so come along and get a taste of what lies in store over the next few weeks. When: 26 April to 26 May / Where: Various places (see website) / How much: Free
For more information: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/transport-and-streets/bristol-walking-festival

Spring Alive

Spring Alive
Celebrate nature’s party season by taking a sciencey look at living things. Discover the biology around us in Spring as you investigate plants, examine eggs, and get seeds to grow.
When: 04 Feb to 28 April / Where: Live Lab / How much: Free
For more information: http://www.at-bristol.org.uk/2143.html

 

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia
Intriguing, challenging and witty – but also heartfelt – this play has been widely acclaimed as Stoppard’s masterpiece. The play is filled with mysteries of history, sex, chaos theory and Newtonian equations; and an accusation of murder against Lord Byron. When: 27 March to 03 May / Where: Factory Theatre / How much: Tickets from £12 to £22.
For more information: http://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/detail/tom_stoppards_arcadia/

 

What’s On In Cardiff

Wicked

Wicked
Experience the unforgettable, award-winning hit musical Wicked as it comes to the Centre as part of its first UK tour, and discover that you’ve not been told the whole story about the Land of Oz. When: Now until 26/04/2014 / Where: Wales Millennium Centre / How much: tickets from £22.00
For more information: https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2014-2015/DonaldGordonTheatre/Wicked/

 

Happy Birthday Queen Arcade

Happy Birthday Queen Arcade
Cardiff is often called ‘The City of Arcades’. And this month, one of its newer arcades, the Queens Arcade Shopping Centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Part of the celebrations will be a Birthday Party on Saturday 26th April, which includes a giant cake, live music, balloons, face painting, special promotions, discounts as competitions as well as loads of other fun and games for all the family, plus a few surprises. When: 26th April / Where: Queens Arcade, Cardiff / How much: Free
For more information: http://www.queensarcadecardiff.com/cardiff-events.html

Doctor Who Experience

Doctor Who Experience

The popular Doctor Who walking tours are BACK!! Visit up to 30 locations featured in the filming of Doctor Who episodes, including fan favourites: Blink, The Impossible Astronaut, Vincent and the Doctor. When: Friday 18th – Monday 21st April; Saturday 26th – 27th April
For more information: http://www.doctorwhoexperience.com/experience.php

 

What’s On In Plymouth

Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. The beautiful scenery and trails leading on to Dartmoor makes it the perfect getaway. When: Now / Where: Burrator Reservoir, near Yelverton, Devon / How much: Free!
For more information: http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/lakes-and-facilities/the-lakes/burrator

 

Plymouth Half Marathon

Plymouth Half Marathon

Plymouth’s Half Marathon, in association with Babcock is a much celebrated traffic-free road race, which takes in all that is great about Plymouth; stunning coastal views, a charming harbour, and the beautiful National Trust grounds of Saltram Park, as well as the iconic Plymouth Hoe where Sir Francis Drake once played bowls! When: 27th April 2014 / Where: The race starts at the Promenade on the Hoe / How much: Free to watch. For more information: http://www.plymouthhalfmarathon.com/

 

Dreamboats & Petticoats

Dreamboats & Petticoats
Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats And Petticoats One, Two, Three and Four, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats And Petticoats The Musical returns to Plymouth by phenomenal public demand! The story: In 1961, emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons… When: 21 April – 26 April / Where: Theatre Royal Plymouth / How much: Tickets £11.70 – £32.70
For more information: http://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2014/dreamboats-and-petticoats/