The best cultural events in Bristol and the Westcountry this month – selected by the Friends of the RWA…
This month sees the return of Bristol Open Doors, a fantastic opportunity to see inside Bristol’s finest buildings. Events take place on the weekend of 14-16th September – see the website for more details.
Meanwhile, here’s our pick of seven of the best cultural events happening in and around Bristol in September…
1. Art: Dawn Sidoli RWA: A Voyage of Discovery at the RWA
Don’t miss this free exhibition by renowned Bristol artist and Academician Dawn Sidoli, including works for sale. See the RWA website for a full list of events in September.
2. Art: Dutch Masterpieces at the Holburne Museum
Don’t miss this exhibition of Dutch masterpieces brought together from the collections of National Trust houses around Britain, including works by de Hooch, Cuyp and a Rembrandt self-portrait.
When: now until 16 Sept
Where: Holburne Museum, Bath
3. Art: 20×20 Arts at the The Old Town Quarry
An open art exhibition in which all the works must measure 20x20cm. Expect an amazing variety of art for sale despite that limitation…
When: 5-30 Sept
Where: The Old Town Quarry, Weston-super-Mare
4. Music: Christian Blackshaw and Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker at St George’s
Internationally-renowned pianist Christian Blackshaw joins members of the Berlin Philharmoniker to play Mozart and Schubert. World class classical music in Bristol.
When: 21 Sept
Where: St George’s, Bristol
5. Architecture: Same Bed, Different Dreams at the Architecture Centre
Fascinating exhibition bringing an ‘outsider’s eye’ to architecture in the Bristol area of Bedminster.
When: until 16 Sept
Where: The Architecture Centre, Bristol
6. Photography: Visible Girls Revisited at Trinity
In 1981, photographer Anita Corbin captured pivotal “coming of age” moments in the life of 56 young women – all members of different subcultural tribes: Skins, Mods, Punks and more. 36 years on, she finds out what became of them.
When: 6 Sept to 4 Oct
Where: Trinity, Bristol
7. Art: Hokusai and Hiroshige at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
A major new exhibition of the masters of Japanese landscape prints begins this month, and runs until January..
When: From 22 Sept
Where: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
A brilliant new blog. Really interesting. Well done Andrew