What’s On This Week starting 28th April

This week edition features Shakespeare, festivals, nature, markets, plays and music! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!

What’s On In Bristol

Shakespeare: As You Like It

Shakespeare: As You Like It
What: The both funny and moving play is Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the meaning of love, its madness and transcendence. /
Where: Tobacco Factory Theatres / When: 13 Feb- 02 May 2014 / How much: Tickets from £12.00 – £22.00
For more information, go to: http://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/detail/shakespeares_as_you_like_it/

 

Expressions: the journey

Expressions: the journey

What: Expressions is the creative arts programme of Milestones Trust. This Bristol charity is holdi`ng an arts festival with a difference at Bristol’s Paintworks Event Space. The week-long event features work from hundreds of people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia, built into a creative landscape of installation art./
Where: The Paintworks, Bristol / When: 26 April -01 May 10:30am -6:00pm daily / How much: Free admission
For more information, go to: http://www.milestonestrust.org.uk/expressions

 

Bristol Folk Festival

Bristol Folk Festival
What: Bristol Folk Festival is one of the UK’s best known and loved May- Day- weekend festivals. To celebrate the festival’s emphatic return, there is an extra special line-up of some of the most established, exciting and promising folk artists from across the land, including: Fairport Convention, Spiers and Boden, The Lucy Ward Band, Peter Knight’s Gigspanner, Jim Moray, Martha Tilston and more! /
Where: St. George’s Bristol and The Folk House / When: 05 March- 05 April / How much: tickets starting from £20
For more information, go to: http://bristolfolkfestival.co.uk/about-the-festival/

 

What’s On In Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Walk

Cardiff Bay Walk
What: The old Cardiff docklands have been redeveloped in the last decade to create Cardiff Bay, home to a large freshwater lake for sailing and water sport. The route provides a safe pedestrian and cycle route with direct access to and from the Inner Harbour, linking with the existing footway, cycle way and transport network through to the city and beyond. The landscaped embankment is a public open space where visitors can walk and picnic with excellent views out over the sea and the bay. /
Where: Harbour Drive, Cardiff Bay / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.visitcardiff.com/things-to-do/cardiff-bay-barrage-coast-path-p88671

 

Cycling at Brechfa

Cycling at Brechfa
What: Choose one of three rides at Brechfa Forest, all allowing you to see the best of this beautiful forest- For the inexperienced, the Derwen trail is named after the oak woodland it journeys through. The harder Gorlech route runs on an all-weather surface, and the Raven run tests your skills on testing corners. /
Where: Brechfa Forest, Carmarthenshire / When: Now / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://mbwales.com/en/content/cms/bases/brechfa/brechfa.aspx

Riverside Farmers Market

Riverside Farmers Market

What: The Riverside Farmers Market runs weekly on the Fitzhamon Embankment, opposite the Millennium Stadium – a high-profile location close to Cardiff City Centre. Riverside Market is now widely recognised as one of the key attractions in the Welsh capital, for local residents and visitors alike. The Market follows the bank of the River Taff – the perfect location for this local food market. / Where: Fitzhamon Embankment / When: Now / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.riversidemarket.org.uk/riverside-market.aspx

What’s On In Plymouth

The Past

The Past
What: Following the taut Oscar winning A Separation, Farhadi returns to direct another stunning study of modern family life. Set in the outskirts of Paris, Ahmad (Mosaffa) returns from Tehran to finalise his divorce from his estranged wife Marie (Bejo) but as he starts to look into why his daughter hates Marie’s new boyfriend (Rahim), a gripping, emotional detective story unfolds. The cast is note perfect but the real star of this film is the script, a masterwork of restraint that drip-feeds one explosive revelation after another. /
Where: Plymouth Arts Centre / When: 25 April – 01 May / How much: Standard Tickets cost £7.50
For more information, go to: http://www.plymouthartscentre.org/film/live/2014/mar-apr-14/the-past.html

 

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

What: Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures has created some of the most successful shows of the last 25 years, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.
Now the company unites a cast of New Adventures dancers in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies. As the schoolboys find themselves abandoned in a deserted theatre, Golding’s legendary characters are brought to life with raw energy, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. Civilisation crumbles and the rulebook is forgotten as the story builds to an electrifying climax. /
Where: Theatre Royal / When: 30 April – 03 May / How much: Tickets from £10.70 – £29.70 |
For more information, go to: http://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2014/lord-of-the-flies/

 

iOrchestra: RE-RITE Plymouth

iOrchestra: RE-RITE Plymouth
What: During 2014, a very special music project is coming to the South West. Plymouth will join with the Philharmonia Orchestra to present iOrchestra – a huge programme that combines the latest digital technology with live performance in a multi-faceted exploration of music.
iOrchestra lets you experience first-hand the incredible soundworld of an orchestra through a wide range of interactive projects, workshops, school and community groups work, online resources, performances and volunteering opportunities. iOrchestra hhave a number of other events happening in Plymouth, Check out their website below for the schedule. /
Where: The Piazza, City Centre / When: 29 April – 10 May 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.iorchestra.co.uk/