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Coffee House Sessions

Wednesdays // Balloon Bar

Every Wednesday Coffee House Sessions takeover the stage at the Balloon Bar to host free pop-up sessions featuring some of the freshest new talent in live music performances. Each week we’ll showcase different up and coming artists.

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TAKING UP SPACE: BEING A BLACK WOMAN IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

18 October // Anson Rooms

Our panel will be discussing the challenges and injustices they face as black woman in the creative industry - an industry facing a diversity crisis across gender and race. Our panellists include Chidera Eggerue (The Slumflower), Munroe Bergdorf, Vanessa Kisuule and Eva Lazarus.

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ESDR Presents: Monet X Change

19 October // Anson Rooms

One of America’s favourite painted ladies bring her newest masterpiece to life. With CALL ME BY MONÈT, the kaleidoscopic Monét X Change will colour your world in broad strokes. All of your friends will be pea green that you saw this red hot evening of black comedy, blues and prismatic pop. Monét X Change is the breakout star, of the tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. known for her beauty, comedy, charisma, lipsyncs... and sponges. Soak it up!

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Chris Ramsey

20 October // Anson Rooms

Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to venues this autumn following a sell-out spring run.

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Proper Jokes: October

25 October // Anson Rooms Bar

Following the epic re-launch of the Proper Jokes Comedy Circuit in Welcome Week, we're bringing you even more up and coming comedy from the hottest newcomers in the game including Jake Lambert and Huge Davies. 

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GENREGEDDON: John Carpenter

27 October // Winston Theatre

Bristol Bad Film Club's Genregeddon returns with a triple bill of terror from the master of horror - John Carpenter.

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European Outdoor Film Tour

03 NOVEMBER // 16:00 // ANSON ROOMS

No actors. No makeup. This is real. The European Outdoor Film Tour returns to the Anson Rooms bringing with it eight of the best outdoor and adventure films from this year.

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European Outdoor Film Tour

03 NOVEMBER // 19:30 // ANSON ROOMS

No actors. No makeup. This is real. The European Outdoor Film Tour returns to the Anson Rooms bringing with it eight of the best outdoor and adventure films from this year.

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Kurt Vile & The Violators

08 NOVEMBER // ANSON ROOMS

Kurt Vile & The Violators return to Bristol to play the Anson Rooms! with support from Meg Baird & Mary Lattimore.

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Gentleman's Dub Club

10 November // Anson Rooms

After a decade of infamous high energy performances and music releases, the Gents return from a brief hiatus with their biggest tour to date!

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Proper Jokes: November

22 NOVEMBER // Anson Rooms Bar

The Proper Jokes Comedy Club continues with another monthly round up of the best new talent in comedy as we welcome three brand new acts to the Anson Rooms; Gareth Richards, Michael Odewale and Short & Curly. 

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In:Motion / Friendly Fires Live

01 December // Anson Rooms 

Summer 2018 has truly been one to remember for St Albans trio Friendly Fires. The band returned to the recorded music and live arenas this year following a hiatus, to remind us all exactly why we fell in love with them in the first place. Now, Friendly Fires return to tour some of the UK's best loved cities with some very special guests in tow. 

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DMA's

05 DECEMBER // Anson Rooms

Indie trio DMA's are heading out on a UK headline tour where they’ll flaunt the gloriously uplifting sound of their new album, "For Now". Known for their emotive indie-rock anthems, the band have been wowing crowds since the release of debut album Hills End back in 2016, and now they’re ready to do it all again!

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Proper Jokes: December

13 Decmber // Anson Rooms Bar

To round off the Autumn season of the Proper Jokes Comedy Club, we have three of the best known new names in comedy for 2018, including Geoge Lewis, Lulu Popplewell and Bobby Mair.

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Terry the Odd Job Man Live Proper Like

15 DECEMBER // Anson Rooms

Terry the Odd Job Man Live! Proper Like. After a sell-out show this year, Bristolian internet star Terry the Odd Job Man returns to the stage, but this time in a gert big venue mind! The Southmeader, known for his hilarious videos about life in Bristol, will be bringing a show that is a must-see for all Bristolians and West Country folk alike.

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Avatar + Special Guests

19 January // Anson Rooms

The music is as always, rooted in the extreme, with plenty of melodic sensibility and a lust for experimentation. There is a love for intense double bass drumming, riffing and shredding of timeless dimensions alongside rough edges, slow grooves and epic storytelling for the ages.

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Nish Kumar: It's in your nature to destroy yourselves

07 March // Anson Rooms

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a national tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction, and if this will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUN STUFF.

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David Starkey: A Monarchy of Misfits

12 March // Anson Rooms

David Starkey delivers a talk that traces the radically shifting marriage customs of the British monarchy, from the laxity of the Middle Ages, through the stringencies of the Hanoverians, to the house of Windsor and its sometimes contorted adaptations to the realities of modern family life.

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Hal Cruttenden : Chubster

15 March // Anson Rooms

Hal's literally filled our screens recently on Have I Got News For You, The Apprentice: You're Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice, and Live at the Apollo. His daughters chose the title of his new stand-up show. He's now on a diet.

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Kendal Mountain Festival UK Tour 2019

17 March // Anson Rooms

Calling all adventure lovers! The award winning Kendal Mountain Festival is back on the road with its UK Tour. .

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Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse

12 April // Anson Rooms

Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time.

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Lost Voice Guy : I'm Only In It For The Parking

19 April // Anson Rooms

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK

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Midge Ure

4 May // Anson Rooms

Midge Ure with support from India Electric Company

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Dan Cruickshank: The Road To Palmyra

11 May // Anson Rooms

Earlier this year Dan Cruickshank embarked upon a perilous journey to Syria, in order to discover what had happened to the ancient city of Palmyra during the three years of Islamic State control. The aim was to not only assess the destruction but to reveal the human suffering of those who died protecting the ancient city and its history.

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