Bristol is the perfect place to be this January if you want to beat the winter blues and try something new. We’ve taken a look at the events, shows, exhibitions and festivals coming to Bristol this month and picked a selection of our favourites.
So dive on into what looks like a fantastic month in the city…
Do you Believe in Magic?
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Throughout January
Free / Donation
There’s always so much to see at Bristol Museum, but their winter exhibition definitely caught our eye. We love magic and mythology and this special exhibition explores ancient and modern magic, featuring artefacts from Ancient Egypt, North America and Mexico.
The Book of Mormon
Bristol Hippodrome, 15 January 22 February
It’s always great when major Broadway and West End shows make it to the Westcountry and in January and February Bristol plays host to The Book of Mormon. After it’s premiere in 2011, the musical has been an international hit, with The New York Times branding it “the best musical of this century”, which sounds pretty impressive to us!
Vegan Food Tour
Bristol, 18 January
£50 per person
After all the excesses of Christmas, we could certainly do with a healthy kick start to the new year and Bristol is a fantastic source of inspiration to get us back to the kitchen. The Bristol Food Tour runs regular foodie tours around Bristol, but this January they’re taking a departure from their usual routes for a special vegan tour of Bristol.
Animal Health Evening Classes
Bristol Zoo, Starts 23 January
£120 for 8 classes
We love an evening class and this certainly looks like a change from the usual creative writing or still-life painting options! This 9-week course (with one-week half term) opens the doors on Bristol Zoo to share the secrets behind keeping a diverse bunch of animals happy and healthy. Covering topics like enclosure design, nutrition and enrichment (keeping the animals active and interested!) it looks like a very varied and exciting programme for animal-lovers.
Venues across Bristol, 25-26 January
Events individually priced
Returning for its 15th year, the Slapstick Festival champions silent and visual comedy with a focus on classic silent movies. Events are taking place at venues across Bristol including Watershed, Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Old Vic, Redgrave Theatre and The Forum in Bath.
Annual Fish Count
Bristol Aquarium, 25-26 January
Usual admission prices apply
Bristol Aquarium is home to thousands of marine and ocean species and this January you can have a go at counting them all (or maybe just giving it a good guess!). Aquarium staff will be counting fish all weekend and the visitor that gets the closest to the correct number will win a prize from the aquarium.
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Event listings are not recommendations or endorsements. Please check event details, prices and dates with the event provider before booking or making a special trip.