Sinead O’Connor Monday, St George’s
Nothing will compare to Sinead, as she tours for the first time in years to promote critically-acclaimed new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
Gabrielle Aplin (below) Monday, Thekla
The one thing that may well compare to O’Connor on a Monday night in Bristol could be 19-year-old Bath singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Gabrielle Aplin.
The Maccabees Tuesday, Academy
With their new album and one stonking song, Pelican, The Maccabees have gone from indie also-rans to one of the bands of the moment and sure to be festival favourites.
Macbeth Wednesday-Sunday, Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
As Told By present the first theatrical performance in the City Museum, staging Macbeth set in England during World War Two in a piece of immersive theatre led by the witches.
Bristol Beer Festival Thursday-Saturday, Brunel’s Old Station
Camra’s 15th annual festival promises to be their biggest yet, with an extra session added on Thursday evening and more than 140 real ales alongside ciders and perries.
Nero Thursday, Academy
Dubstep pioneers Nero have trailblazed a peculiarly English genre of music, one which a few years ago would only be heard in certain clubs but which now is everywhere.
The Tony Benn Debate Friday, Arnolfini
This Bristol NUJ event looks at restoring faith in journalism and features among its panel Chris Jefferies, the retired Clifton College teacher implicated in the murder of Jo Yeates.
More Than Words Friday-Sunday, various venues
Radio 4′s More Than Words festival is “an event with sound, stories and the art of listening at its heart”, featuring some unique live recordings and very special guests.
Voyage of the Nutjellynana Sunday, Tobacco Factory
Children will love this puppet show which sees three forgotten toys long since loved, left behind, languishing in an attic, blast off into space where they get lost in a black hole.