Written for Venue June 2010.
Sat 26: Beauty and the Beast Children’s Auditions Bristol Hippodrome, Saint Augustine Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UZ, 10am, free. Ffi: email@example.com, blocproductions.co.uk Bristol Light Opera Club are running auditions for boys aged 8-12 to play Chip. Auditionees should be no taller than 4’ and able to sing, dance and act, but no experience necessary. No need to prepare material.
Wed 30: Folk Tales Music and Storytelling Scout Hut, Redcliffe Backs, Bristol, BS1, 8pm, £4. Ffi: www.myspace.com/folkhut Wig Smith returns from a month in Gambia with Chris Brown to share stories and music. BYO policy, tea and biscuits provided.
Sun 27: Alternatives to Capitalism Reading Group Café Kino, Ninetree Hill, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3SB, 6pm, free. Ffi: 0117 924 9200, café-kino.com Monthly workshop discussing alternatives to capitalist thought.
Fri 2 July: Summer Songs and Music St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Marshfield, Chippenham, SN14 8NT, 7:30pm, £7.50 adult, £5 concession, children free. Ffi: 01225 891819 Professionals and students bring Bach, Chopin and Cole Porter to this summer classical concert.
Fri 2 July: Oblio The White Lion, Church Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5BG, 9pm, free. Ffi: 07733 262326, www.myspace.com/obliobristol Mix of rock covers.
Fri 2 July: Code Crash Mansion, St Stephens Street, Bristol, BS1 1EL, 10pm-3am, £3. Ffi: 07707 955155, www.facebook.com/codebristol Local techno talent with Stu Wilkinson and Stan Collins.
Sat 3 July: Ellie Lawson Two Seasons, The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JR, 1pm and 5pm, free. Ffi: 0117 929 1391 Folk-pop singer songwriter stops off at Two Seasons on her nine date tour of Quicksilver stores around the UK.
Sat 3 July: Oblio Cross Keys, Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3BA, 9pm, free. Ffi: 07733 262326, www.myspace.com/obliobristol Rock covers.
Sat 3 July: Return to Sender Showcase The Cooler, Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JG, 9pm, £5/ £4 NUS. Ffi: 07773009894, clubcooler.com Silhouette Showgirls, Jonny and the Wolves and Deadend Friends perform their soulful indie sounds at The Cooler.
Sat 3 July: Epiphany's St Pauls Carnival Afterparty LAB Club, Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL, 10pm-4am, free entry before 11, £3 after. Ffi: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.myspace.com/BRISTOL_epiphany Drum n Bass from Equinox, Dubstep from Infidelity Promotions, Old Skool from Spree and more.
Sat 26 & Sun 27: Memory Map Theatre Royal, Sawclose, Bath, BA1 1ET, tours leave Ustinov every 15 minutes between 2 and 4:15pm, £7. Ffi: 01225 448844, www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov The Theatre Royal Bath Young People’s Theatre offer an hour long alternative tour guide of Bath.
Thurs 1 July: Cycling Through the Middle East Talk The Cornubia, Temple Street, Bristol, BS1 6EN, 7:30 for 8pm start, free. Ffi: 07894 207310, bristolcyclingcampaign.org.uk This month the Bristol Cycling Campaign discusses cycling through Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.
Sun 4 July: July Fun Day Redwood Bay, Milsom Place, Bath, BA1 1BZ, 11am-5pm, free. Ffi: 01225 317000, redwoodbay.co.uk Redwood Bay celebrate their fourth anniversary in Bath with competitions and speciality American food.