Monday-Saturday: Bristol Brouhaha
Taking place at both the Tobacco Factory and Hen & Chicken, these are Edinburgh warm-up previews by old hands alongside newcomers.
Tuesday-July 28: The Dolphin Crossing, Brewery Theatre
A story of two plucky heroes who sail the Channel to rescue the British Army from Dunkirk, based on the book by Jill Paton Walsh and adapted by Ed Viney.
Tuesday: Personal Best + Q&A, Watershed
A film about wannabe Olympic sprinters which “treats competitive running with artistic gravitas”. Followed by a Q&A with the director and Bristol-born producer Jessica Levick.
Wednesday: Wanda Jackson, Thekla
The Queen of Rockabilly has been touring for more than 50 years and has played a pivotal role in the evolution of popular music, especially for female artists.
Wednesday-July 28: Ferment, Bristol Old Vic
A biannual highlights of the Bristol theatre year, which sees new and work-in-progress shows, many being performed before an audience for the first time, and all costing £4.
Thursday: Nibbles With Nokia
Did you know that Nokia have offices in Bristol? Well, they do. And if you’re both a girl and a geek you can visit them today, and be provided with pizza for dinner as well.
Friday-Sunday: Bristol Harbour Festival
Circus, dance, music and theatre acts take over the harbourside for three days of festive fun, accompanied of course by lots of messing about on the river.
Friday-Sunday: The Rogue’s Revenge, Creative Common
The latest Invisible Circus show. Watch the trailer here. Dress code - Deep sea diverse: fish nets, drag nets, lobster pots and loan sharks, with a totally tropical taste.
Friday-July 28: The Great American Songbook, various venues
Show of Strength’s latest show sees Kate McNab and John Telfer play Fanny and Johnnie Cradock, cooking up a storm in restaurants, pubs and cafes across Bristol.
Saturday: Beth Rowley; Colston Hall, Hall 2
Born in Peru but raised in Bristol, Beth Rowley is one of the city’s most inspiring musical talents, who will be showcasing songs new and old before the release of a new album.
Sunday: Street photography workshop
Anyone can go out on the streets and take some photos. This workshop by French-born and now Bristol-based photographer Jerome Lorieau will show you how to do it better.