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What’s on in Bristol…Futon Company presents the pick of the crop for September…

September is almost over but there’s still so much going on around the country. Doug’s List provides us with some great events for the last weekend in September in and around Bristol….

Friday 26th September

Bristol Bright Night
Celebrate cutting-edge scientific research through a free showcase of interactive, hands-on activities including exhibitions at At-Bristol, talks at the Watershed and street performances. Bristol Harbourside.
Off The Page at the Arnolfini
Off The Page is a literary festival focussing on contemporary sound and music. Consisting of a weekend of talks, presentations and conversations, the event will feature an array of leading underground musicians, critics and authors. Bristol Harbourside.
Toddler Takeover: Fantastic Feast at At-Bristol
Come and play in At-Bristol’s fun-packed days of activities exclusively for under fives. Central Bristol.
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Saturday 27th September

Pirate Night at Wookey Hole
Come ‘n’ meet Captain Jack and his crew for a night of Pirate themed entertainment, food and a great evening. Somerset.
Makers of Bristol Tour – Rajah Day at Arnos Vale Cemetery
Are you ready to meet your makers? The makers of Bristol, that is.From railways to reform, manufacture to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries.From humble beginnings to dazzling successes, hear their life stories and the ways in which they’ve shaped Bristol – and the world. South Bristol
Tokyo Dub
A one day multi-genre music event with 6 stages including live bands and DJs across the world influenced by Bristol’s very own unique music culture. Central Bristol
Weston super Food Festival at Winter Gardens Pavillion
A large community food festival with indoor and outdoor artisan markets featuring 100 stands offering a huge range of food and drink from around the West Country and beyond. North Somerset
Family and Local History Fair
Get expert help on your family history conundrums within the old Avon area from the Bristol & Avon Family History team. Bristol & Bath
Family Film Screening at the Arnolfini
Join for a special film screening just for families at the Arnolfini. Come and relax in the Dark Studio on the last Saturday of each month, as Arnolfini takes you on an adventure through film to explore a theme or idea from their exhibition or events programme. Harbourside
Cycle Saturday at Windmill Hill City Farm
In partnership with Bristol’s Lifecycle the farm will be hosting a day of all things bike! Including kids bike swap, Dr Bike, Bike Rodeo, stalls, DJ’s and more. Bedminster
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Sunday 28th September

Captain Barnacle Pirate Trip on The Matthew
Join legendary Captain Barnacle the Bristol pirate for a rip roaring trip aboard The Matthew. This pirate pantomime show features lots of pirate props, puppets, comedy and lashings of audience participation. Harbourside
Creepy Crafts at Arnos Vale Cemetery
School holidays don’t need to be grave, have a ghoulish good time at Arnos Vale. South Bristol
The Vintage Kilo Sale
Pick & Mix from 1000’s of Vintage items and buy your vintage items by weight. Central Bristol
Love Food Festival at Dyrham Park
September is an exciting month for produce and visitors will be able to feast on some of the season’s bounty. Shop for fresh fruits and vegetables from Kidner’s Organics, freshly made chutneys and jams from Red Robin Jams and Chutneys, local rare meat from Eggardon Rare Breeds, cheeses from Bath Soft Cheese and Greens of Glastonbury, homemade cakes from La Dame Gateau, Great Cake Company and The Wheat Free Kitchen plus much more. Dyrham
Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure…For Kids at Tobacco Factory Theatre
Shlomo is a world record-breaking beatboxer who makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a mic. Join this sonic superhero and become one of his sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101! Southville
Bristol 100/50 Bike Ride
A brand new ride for 2014, Setting off from the grounds of Blaise Castle in Bristol, this exciting and beautiful new circular ride skirts the edge of the Cotswolds on the more challenging outward leg, turns towards the Severn, before making its way down the flats of the Severn Valley near Berkeley Castle – then onto the finish, where a hero’s welcome awaits! The 100 mile route features chip-timing and web results so after the event, you can see your overall time and average speed along with the opportunity to compare your time with your friends. Henbury

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