What’s On This Week Starting 2nd June 2014

This week edition features Sports Park, music, festival, musical, exhibitions, D-Day service and more! Intrigued? Read on for some great things to do this week in Bristol, Cardiff or Plymouth!

What’s On In Bristol

 

The Queen's Baton Relay

The Queen’s Baton Relay
What: The Queen’s Baton Relay is a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games and symbolises the coming together of all Commonwealth nations and territories in preparation for the four-yearly festival of sport and culture. As part of the Queen’s Baton Relay coming to Bristol on Tuesday 3rd June, Wesport and Bristol City Council are organising a free come and try Sports Park. The Sports Park is open to all and is a great opportunity to come down and try some free sport. You may even get the chance to meet a sporting champion or two, and will have the opportunity for a photograph with the Baton! / Where: Various locations / When: 3rd June 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.wesport.org.uk/page.aspx?sitesectionid=788&sitesectiontitle=Queen%27s+Baton+Relay

 

Music: Gareth Malone – The Live Tour

Music: Gareth Malone – The Live Tour

What: Following a nationwide search earlier this year for accomplished young singers, Gareth Malone, the UK’s Favourite Choirmaster, has assembled the country’s finest young talent to tour the UK in 2014, and their debut album ‘Voices’ was released on November 18, 2013. Malone’s popular BBC shows ‘The Choir’ and ‘Sing While You Work’ (now in its second series on BBC2) have seen him take total first-timers to levels of extraordinary success and have led to a nationwide revival in community singing. Come, have fun and be inspired! / Where: Colston Hall / When: 5th June 2014 / How much: Tickets range from £23.65- £38.70
For more information, go to: http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/gareth-malone-live-tour/

 

Grand Pier Cider Festival

Grand Pier Cider Festival
What: Fancy sipping a chilled cider whilst enjoying the sun and some fabulous entertainment? Well, who wouldn’t? The South Deck is the only place to be over the weekend of the 7th and 8th June. Thatchers and the Grand Pier have teamed up to bring you a delightful selection of sumptuous Somerset ciders, from sparkling to still and from cloudy to clear. That’s not to mention a delicious array of culinary delights including a mouth-watering hog roast to keep hunger at bay. / Where: Grand Pier / When: 7th- 8th June 2014 / How much: £1 Entry Fee onto the Pier
For more information, go to: http://www.grandpier.co.uk/events-guide/event/grand-pier-cider-festival1

 

What’s On In Cardiff

Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith
What: From the sensational stage hit, this film version of the crowd-pleasing musical brings the songs of The Proclaimers to a story of soldiers returning from duty to their home in Edinburgh. Unashamedly entertaining and brimming with warmth and charm, it stars Peter Mullan and Jane Horrocks. / Where: Tythe Barn / When: 4th June / How much: £4.50 / £4.00
For more information, go to: http://www.stdonats.com/whatson/film/sunshine-on-leith-pg

 

Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art

Wales Visitation: Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art
What: In July 1967 the American Beat writer Allen Ginsberg visited Wales. It is said that after taking LSD, the poet walked through the Welsh countryside and began to compose ‘Wales Visitation’. This ambitious poem invoked an imagined Celtic past and both referenced and extended the rich tradition of Romanticism’s engagement with the landscape and folklore of Wales. This redisplay of the contemporary galleries takes Ginsberg’s poem as a starting point for an exploration of modern and contemporary forms of romanticism. Artists featured in the displays will include David Jones, Richard Long, Graham Sutherland, and Clare Woods. Supported by the Colwinston Charitable Trust. /
Where: National Museum Cardiff / When: 22nd Feb- 7th Sept 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/whatson/?event_id=7012

 

Tŷ Cerdd Showcase

Tŷ Cerdd Showcase

What: Join us to celebrate the last 60 years of Welsh music, with works by Alun Hoddinott, Grace Williams, William Mathias and Daniel Jones. The showcase uses archival material held in Tŷ Cerdd, the centre for the promotion of the music of Wales. / Where: Wales Millennium Centre / When: 7th June 2014 / How much: Tickets from £8
For more information, go to: https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2014-2015/BBCHoddinottHall/197343/?view=Standard

 

What’s On In Plymouth

Happy Days

Happy Days
What: Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli. Join your favourite ‘50s family, the Cunninghams, and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day? Happy Days – A New Musical features 21 original songs including the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. / Where: Theatre Royal / When: 2nd – 7th June 2014 / How much: Tickets range from £12.70 – £36.70
For more information, go to: http://www.theatreroyal.com/whats-on/2014/happy-days/

 

Modern Masters in Print

Modern Masters in Print

What: Four of the 20th century’s greatest artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol – were also accomplished printmakers. Together, these four artists spanned a 75-year period that saw the birth of the modern age. They employed a wide range of techniques, and their work represents one of the most creative and diverse periods of printmaking in the history of western art. Drawn from the V&A’s outstanding collections of prints, posters and artists’ books, ‘Modern Masters’ showcases their work in print. / Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art / When: 24th May – 23 Aug 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/museummodernmasters

 

D-Day 70th Service

D-Day 70th Service
What: We invite you to attend this event, in memory of all who served on D-Day 1944. There will be a service and wreath laying at the US Naval, Marin Corp and Mercantile Memorial. You are invited to lay a wreath or tribute. Muster at the Tamar Bridge Car Park at 11.15am, the service will start at 11.30am. / Where: US Naval, Marine Corp and Mercantile Memorial / When: 4th June 2014 / How much: Free
For more information, go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/d-day-70th-service-p1708163