Monday: Bo Ningen, Fleece
“Expect thrashing madness at every date” says NME of the long-haired Japanese rockers who come to Bristol on the first date of their first UK tour.
Monday-Saturday: The Graveyard Slot, Wardrobe Theatre
A radio play performed live with actors, two microphones, a keyboard and a variety of sound-making props, paying homage to wireless dramas of the 1940s and 50s.
Tuesday: Meet The Medallists – CANCELLED
London 2012 gold medal rower Sophie Hoskings, silver medal rower Richard Chambers and bronze medal hockey player Alex Danson all share their Olympic experiences.
Wednesday: Titanic Banquet, The Rummer
An ambitious 12-course set tasting menu taken from the Titanic’s first-class dining menu and interpreted for modern palates, 100 years since its initial creation.
Wednesday-October 19: Does My Society Look Big in This?, Bristol Old Vic
Old Vic artistic director Tom Morris and writer Stephen Brown join the Wild Oats cast for “a thudding… satirical polemic that sifts the biggest news stories of today”.
Thursday: Katie Melua, Colston Hall
Not everyone’s cup of tea, but also about as innocuous as one, Katie Melua has sold 11 million records worldwide, more records than there are bicycles in Beijing.
Friday-October 21: Gathering Voices Festival of Song
Showcasing a rich diversity of genres, styles, repertoires and workshop activities, with events from ticketed performances and lunchtime concerts, to city centre “song raids”.
Friday: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Wills Memorial Building
The week after we exclusively revealed that a River Cottage is to open on Whiteladies Road, its founder Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall appears at a Festival of Ideas event.
Saturday and Sunday: West Bristol Arts Trail
The fifth annual West Bristol Arts Trail features some 100 local artists and makers who will be showing their work around Clifton, Hotwells, Cliftonwood and Redland.
Sunday-October 19: Wildscreen Festival
The world’s most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festival has been held in Bristol since 1982 and this year features public fringe events for the first time.