Monday-Sunday: Bristol Cocktail Week
Featuring events including Tequila & Tacos and the Bristol Cocktail Cup, taking place in venues across the city.
www.bristolcocktailweek.org

Monday-Sunday: Bristol Poetry Festival
“A celebration of language, imagination and life”, featuring special guests including Louis de Bernieres launching his debut poetry collection.
www.poetrycan.co.uk/2-general/386-bristol-poetry-festival-2013.html

Wednesday-Saturday: The Table of Delights, Old Vic
Theatre Damfino combine with Flinty Red’s Matt Williamson and Claire Thomson in a unique combination of food, drink and theatre.
www.bristololdvic.org.uk/tableofdelights.html

Wednesday: The Whole Hog, River Cottage Canteen
A three-course set menu using the entire pig, while the aptly named head of brand Steve Lamb presents a cooking demonstration.
www.rivercottage.net/canteens/bristol

Thursday-October 9: Bristol Beer Week
“A celebration of everything beery in the West Country” with beer festivals, meet the brewer events, tastings, demonstrations and more.
www.bristolbeerweek.co.uk

Thursday: Gromit Unleashed auction, Cribbs Causeway
The official end of what defined Bristol’s summer this year will see 80 Gromit sculptures sold to raise money for the Grand Appeal.
www.gromitunleashed.org.uk/auction

Friday: Quick Draw, Crofters Rights
Off Life comic presents the launch event of Bristol Comic and Zine Fair. A theme is set and illustrators given 20 minutes to draw something.
www.bristolcomicandzinefair.wordpress.com

Friday: Fossil Collective, Louisiana
The Leeds two-piece of multi instrumentalists David Fendick and Jonny Hooker have recently released debut album Tell Where I Lie.
www.thelouisiana.net/2010/2013/10/fossil-collective

Friday: The Carrivick Sisters, Colston Hall
The Radio 2 Folk Awards finalists host the launch party for new album Over The Edge in The Lantern, the new name for the revitalised Hall 2.
www.colstonhall.org/shows/the-carrivick-sisters

Sunday: Peter and Friends, Tobacco Factory Theatre
Bristol’s favourite magician returns for a fifth season presenting some of the best performers from the world of magic.
www.tobaccofactorytheatre.com/shows/detail/peters_friends7

Gromit Unleashed original Gromit

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