What’s on in BristolSeven-day guide to going out in Bristol

From family-friendly pumpkin fun at a local farm to pop legends making rare appearances, there’s plenty going on across the city this week

Thursday, October 6

Harry Baker: Unashamed, Arnolfini

To mark National Poetry Day 2022, Raise the Bar presents the former World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker, performing his new full-length show, Unashamed. Baker became an internet sensation during lockdowns when live shows stopped and he gained an audience of millions for his hilarious reviews of toilet seats and writing falafel-based ‘diss’ tracks for Chris Evans. Tickets are on sale here.

Friday, October 7

Wolfgang Flur, Exchange

A rare UK appearance from percussionist Wolfgang Flür, who was a member of iconic German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk from 1973-1987, a period some fans regard as their finest. Now aged 75, Flür is still making music and his new album, Magazine 1, included collaborations from Carl Cox, Peter Hook and Midge Ure. Tickets can be booked here.

Pick your own Halloween pumpkins at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Saturday, October 8

Pumpkin Patch at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park

Throughout October, Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch event. As well as an opportunity for visitors young and old to select their Halloween pumpkins from this working farm, there are theatrical performers, fire shows, pumpkin paintball and a fire an apple cannon. Younger visitors can enjoy the dodgems and small children’s rides to enjoy, with food, hot chocolate and drinks served in the licensed bar. For tickets, click here.

Sunday, October 9

Seasick Steve, Fleece

American blues singer-songwriter usually plays some of the UK’s larger venues, but he has chosen more intimate clubs for this tour to promote his new album, Only On Vinyl. As the name suggests, the record is only available on vinyl (black or limited edition blue) and there is no digital or CD version. This low-key Fleece gig from the 71-year-old musician is a collaboration with Rough Trade record shop. Tickets are available here.

Monday, October 10

Natalie Imbruglia, SWX

Australian-born former star of Neighbours Natalie Imbruglia made her name as a singer in the UK in the late 1990s with hits like Torn and Big Mistake. Her latest album, Firebird, reached the Top Ten last year so fans at SWX can expect an evening that covers her 25-year-old career since her debut album, Left Of The Middle. For tickets, click here.

Former Neighbours star Natalie Imbruglia plays SWX this week

Tuesday, October 11

Wildscreen Festival, Watershed

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the world-famous Wildscreen Festival takes place across multiple Bristol venues until October 14. With over 2,000 storytellers from over 40 countries, it’s the biggest event in the wildlife film and TV industry calendar and big names lined up include Steve Backshall, Imogen Heap, Bertie Gregory and a virtual appearance from Sir David Attenborough. For tickets, click here.

Wednesday, October 12

Harvey Nichols Wine Masterclass at The Mount Without, St Michael’s Hill

Hosted by Harvey Nichols wine specialist Diana Lyalle, this wine tasting takes place in the impressive crypt of this renovated church. Some of Europe’s classic wines will be the focus and all wines will be paired with nibbles. Informal and fun, it’s a chance to discover more about the different regions and why they differ from wines from the New World. For tickets, click here.