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March 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
The Bristol Hornstars
Organised by Department of Music
Dae Hyun Lee, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A free evening concert with the Bristol Hornstars, the auditioned big band of the University of Bristol, guaranteed to get your feet tapping with their repertoire of swing, Latin and funk. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
Drifting with the Tide - My Fifty Years in the Law
Organised by The Richmond Lectures
Lord Nicholas Phillips, British lawyer and former President of the Supreme Court.
Anson Rooms, Bristol SU, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN, 5:30pm  
Lord Nicholas Phillips lecture on his experiences of a career that spans over 35 years. He will use his own experiences as a framework for explaining the separation of powers, the growth of judicial review, the Human Rights Act, the creation of the Supreme Court and its role, culminating in the Brexit decision. Further information is available
Free to students, staff, and the public. Booking is required.  Contact Joshua Mudie on +44 (0)117 - 3315714 or richmond-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
A Cast of Characters
Organised by Department of Music
Andrew Shore, baritone; Christopher Northam, piano. Followed by a masterclass open to the public.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Baritone Andrew Shore introduces and sings extracts from some of the roles he has performed during an operatic career spanning forty years. His most recent roles with English National Opera, (Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger, Melitone in The Force of Destiny and Major- General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance) demonstrate the diversity of his repertoire. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
What Needs to Be Done to End Global Poverty?
Organised by University of Bristol Law School
Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Oxfam recently reported the 'obscene' fact that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, 3.6 billion people. Mark Goldring, will challenge many to consider how shifts in legal, political, and economic frameworks across the globe contributes to the creation of a more equitable and sustainable human economy.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: kirstine.dunhill@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Festival of Physics
Organised by School of Physics in partnership with the SW Branch of the Institute of Physics
HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 10:00am-4:00pm  
The Festival is open to everyone with an interest in Physics, from school students (and their families) to adults and retired people!.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form, which also includes further information for the day.  Contact for other queries, email: Vincent.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Revolutionary Shakespeare - Power and political spin

Organised by Department of English
Patrick Ashby.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
What can we learn about democracy and political change from the bloody and enthralling Coriolanus, Richard II and The Rape of Lucrece. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

American Politics and the Cult of Personality - Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election battle has been like no other.

Organised by Department of English
Peter Sloane.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How have Sinclair Lewis 'It Can't Happen Here' and Joan Didion 'Democracy' explored the problems of American politics and the cult of personality? Discuss texts on democracy and power by Thomas Paine, de Tocqueville and Machiavelli. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

The City in African Literature

Organised by Department of English
Kate Haines.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How do the novels of post-millennial African writers construct and connect with the cities of Lagos, Nairobi, London and New York? How is technology changing the way in which the city is experienced?. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Literature and the Environment
Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
What concerned 19th and 20th Century novelists and poets? How does poetry relate itself to populations, technologies, economies and natural surroundings? Does 'New Nature Writing' support practical behavioural influence for the better?. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Writing for Radio
Organised by Department of English
Rachel Bentham.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Learn useful scriptwriting techniques that help with planning and developing scenes. We'll explore character using some interactive exercises and go through the basics of plotting a radio play. Come with ideas as we will be writing script. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Bristol University String Orchestra and Wind Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Becky Smith and Kieran Reed, conductors. Karl Jenkins: Palladio, Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, Schubert: String Serenade, Copland: Rodeo, Saturday Night Waltz, plus a student composition.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The annual collaboration of the BUMS Wind and String Orchestra for a concert with a wide range of repertoire. Further information is available
Tickets: £5/£3 concs (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door).  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 March 2017
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Experimental contemporary music by composers from Bristol and beyond. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 13 March 2017
ERC10 @ UOB
Organised by University of Bristol
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 3:00-5:00pm  
On the afternoon of Monday 13 March 2017 the University of Bristol will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) and our ground-breaking ERC-funded research with an afternoon of talks and demonstrations from some of our ERC grant holders.
Free to attend, but registration required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Tom.Bowker@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Evolution of the learning brain - Or how we got to be so smart
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Paul Howard-Jones.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
How did learning evolve and what does it mean for how we learn today? Travelling through 3.5 billion years of history, stopping off along the way to visit some distant (and not so distant) relatives. We will discover if, and how they learn - and what this has to do with our own learning processes.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 33 14439 or e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Adolescent mental health in the digital age
Organised by MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Panel includes: Claire Haworth, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit; Amanda Fayh, Queen Mary, University of London and a representative from Off The Record Bristol.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:30-8:00pm  
Social and digital media revolutionised the way in which we receive news, stay in touch with friends and connect with the rest of the world. So much coverage recently has concentrated on the negative effects on our mental well-being. But are there ways in which we can use research to enhance the positive outcomes?.
Free to attend, but registration is required via the online form.  Contact Laura Pugh email: laura.pugh@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Northern Ireland and the Challenges of Brexit
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Prof David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast.
2D3, Priory Road Complex, Bristol, BS8 1TN, 6:00pm  
Political and media debate on 'Brexit' has paid only limited attention to the particular challenges it poses for Northern Ireland. The lecture will explore these challenges and consider what options there might be for some 'bespoke arrangements' being put in place. This is a Jean Monnet Lecture. Further information is available
FREE and no booking required.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 928 8076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Microtonal Guitar Music
Organised by Department of Music
Tolgahan Cogulu, Visiting Research Fellow, Bristol.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Bristol University Singers
Organised by Department of Music
David Bednall and Stephen Rice, directors.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Singers present a programme of music for the Lenten season, including Frank Martin's superb Mass, and penitential motets from sixteenth-century Europe. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 March 2017
Richmond Lecture Series: The search for control in the age of internationalism
Organised by University of Bristol
Hilary Benn MP.
Anson Rooms, Bristol Students Union, 105 Queen's Road, 6:00pm  
In a fast-changing world in which voters are looking for more control and certainty, how can we find the right balance between this strong political force and the continuing need for international co-operation. In this lecture, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn will reflect on this new global challenge. Further information is available
All welcome. Places can be booked via the Students Union.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 3315714 or richmond-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 March 2017
Friends lecture and AGM: Romans and roses: a personal history of Italian gardens
Organised by The Botanic Garden
James Bolton.
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:00-9:00pm  
The lecture explores the development of Italian gardens from the Emperor Hadrian's 2nd century garden at Tivoli, which provided inspiration and building materials for generations of architects and garden makers. Further information is available
The AGM will start at 7pm and the lecture at 7.30pm and are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Bristol University Music Society Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8. George Owen, conductor. Mozart: Requiem. Will Brockman, conductor.
St George's, Brandon Hill, BS1 5RR, 7:30-9:30pm  
The Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir join forces to perform two masterpieces of the classical era. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£6 concs/£3 BUMS members available from stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/events.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Have I seen you somewhere before? How the brain enables recognition and remembrance of things past
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Clea Warburton.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
While we may complain about the fallibility of our memories, especially when trying to put a name to a face, we actually have an enormous capacity for retaining information over long periods of time. Our accumulated memories not only form our autobiography, but also guide our future actions and are fundamental to our personal identity.
Free to attend, but booking is required. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Will Wright, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble performs a range of choral works, from Italian Madrigals to works by Arvo Part and Benjamin Britten. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 18 March 2017
The Varsity Series Boat Race
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Bristol's Floating Harbour. Starting at the Pump House, finish line at Prince Street Bridge., 11:00am-3:00pm  
The oldest event within the series and this year's series opener, held in the floating harbour. Both Boat clubs are ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK, so be prepared for a photo finish. A series of 10 races between UWEBC & UBBC, including Men's & Women's Alumni races. Further information is available
Free to attend, no ticket required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 March 2017
Curator's Tour of the Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray, at 10.30. With luck the stunning Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata 'Lanarth' will be flowering in all its glory, along with our daffodil collection, early spring blossom and the emerging woodland bulbs. Further information is available
Free to Friends and Students. Visitors £5.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Bristol University Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Will Brockman, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University Chamber Choir presents a programme of music ranging from early Portuguese polyphony to later music by composers such as Robert Pearsall. Includes works by Lobo, Cardoso, Tallis, Victoria, Taverner, Tavener, Rachmaninov, Lindberg, and Pearsall. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Varsity Colour Run (4k)
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
UWE Frenchay Campus, North Entrance, BS34 8QZ, 4:00-6:00pm  
New this year, a fun event that everyone can get involved in, no matter how far you can run. Included with entry ticket are a Varsity Colour Run t-shirt & sunglasses. For the first time in Varsity history, partnership schools will be participating as well as students, staff, alumni & community fundraisers. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Bristol University Composition, Arranging and Orchestration Society Variations on a Theme
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Bristol's composers combine to produce new work based on a single musical theme. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017 -  Friday 24 March 2017
Varsity Darts (& after party)
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Walkabout, 40 Corn Street, BS1 1HQ, 7:00pm-2:00am  
With a professional darts compere and the best athletes each University has to offer, Varsity Darts promises a fun night for all. With a live feed to multiple TV screens around the venue, discounted food & drinks, prizes for the best fancy dress & an after party thrown in for good measure. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Standing only £5, on the door £8, VIP booths £10. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017
What are universities for in a post - truth world?
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Nello Cristianini (Computer Science, Bristol), Malcolm Fairbrother (Geographical Sciences, Bristol), Gemma Moss (Education, UCL) and Antonia Walford (Anthropology, UCL).
Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 12:30-2:30pm  
Recent developments in politics and public culture have been signalling a moment of crisis in the notions of expertise and creation of knowledge. We will examine the usefulness of the concept of post-truth in the understanding of emerging practices and regimes of knowledge.
All welcome. No booking required. Refreshments will be served from 12.30pm, with the panel discussion starting at 1.00pm.  Contact for other queries, email: dulce.rodriguez@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 March 2017
Varsity Series: Friday Night Lights
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, BS9 2BJ, 5:30-10:00pm  
American Football & Lacrosse combine to launch a new style event. Held under floodlights, with an additional alumni special event, there will be a series of fixtures happening at the venue throughout the evening. Is this the year that Bristol Barracuda's finally overturn the UWE Bullets?. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £5 in advance, £7 on the gate. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 March 2017
Charlotte Rowan, violin; Charlotte Stevenson, piano
Organised by Department of Music
Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert; Vitali, Chaconne in G Minor; Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy; and works by Bacewicz, Bloch and Shostakovich.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Scottish violinist Charlotte Rowan is one of the most exciting young virtuosi in the UK. She presents a programme of violin pyrotechnics from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 March 2017
Choral singers University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
John Pickard, conductor; Eve Daniell, soprano; Kate Howden, alto; Matthew Sandy, tenor; Alexander Learmonth, bass. Elgar: Serenade for Strings, John Pickard: In Sea-Cold Lyonesse, Bruckner: Mass No.3 in F minor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra perform Bruckner's F minor Mass, completed in 1868. Declared 'unsingable' at the time it was written, the work is now recognised as one of Bruckner's greatest achievements. The concert also includes John Pickard's In Sea-Cold Lyonesse, a magical evocation of the legendary sunken town off the Cornish coast. Further information is available
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 26 March 2017
Varsity Basketball
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
SGS College - WISE Campus, New Rd, BS34 8LP, 3:30-9:30pm  
Last year's event will be remembered for its nail-biting finale. With its electric atmosphere and only 750 seats available, this event is sure to sell out, so get in early and whatever you do, don't forget to wear maroon!. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 26 March 2017
Bristol University Symphonia
Organised by Department of Music
Emily Singh, conductor; Jess Eastwood, soloist.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
John Williams: Suite from Jurassic Park. Gliere: Horn Concerto in B flat major. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Further information is available
Tickets: £6/£5 concs available from bristolsu.org.uk/groups/symphonia/events.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Imagined Worlds: Difference, Tones and Timbres in my music
Organised by Department of Music
Julian Anderson, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Provision of Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People by Hospital Services: Getting Things Changed
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Wills Hall, Wills Lane (off Parrys Lane), Stoke Bishop, BS9 1AE, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A Workshop for Health Professionals and Disabled People. The aim of this workshop is to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required, including details about the day. Deadline for booking, Friday 3 March.  Contact Dr Stuart Read on +44 (0)117 - 331 0471 or stuart.read@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Contemporary Music for All Bristol
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A concert of Contemporary Music by CoMA Bristol & MA Composition Students in the Music department. Included will be CoMA commissioned works by top composers plus new works by MA students. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Schola Cantorum
Organised by Department of Music
Emma Hornby, director.
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol's all-female medieval ensemble performs a range of works from the Middle Ages and beyond. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Varsity Day
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Multiple venues, see website for programme, 10:30am-9:00pm  
Since its inception in 2003, this event has gone from strength to strength and has become a massive festival of sport within the City. Split over nine venues, with over 1,100 athletes in 122 teams, competing in 27 sports. Programme of events available on our website from 1/03. Further information is available
Free to attend, no ticket required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March 2017
Varsity Rugby
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Ashton Gate, Ashton Rd, BS3 2EJ, 6:00-10:00pm  
Arguably the region's most hallowed sport, Rugby, is being showcased this year in the City's largest and most prestigious venue, the newly renovated Ashton Gate Stadium. With special guests and alumni to feature, this event is not to be missed!. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 advance, £8 on the gate.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March 2017
Bristol University Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Ronan Agnew and Callum Anderson, directors.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Works by M. Praetorius, Courette, Buxtehude, Telemann, Locatelli, and J. S. Bach. Bristol's Baroque Ensemble presents a varied programme including Bach's Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1052 and a concerto for no fewer than four bassoons. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 March 2017
Bristol University Jazz Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Tyrell Carew, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A free evening concert jam-packed with a mixture of classic jazz, swing, pop and funk that is guaranteed to entertain. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 March 2017
Bristol University New Music Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Michael Ellison, director.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University's contemporary music group, featuring top players from around the university, presents an ode to our embattled earth: In Waves, featuring Per Norgard's Prelude to Breaking (1986), Karen Tanaka's Frozen Horizon and Post-Graduate pieces from winners of the 2016-17 NME competition. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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April 2017

Friday 14 April 2017 -  Monday 17 April 2017
Easter sculpture festival and quilting exhibition
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol, BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Sumptuous quilts in jewelled colours, stained glass sailing boats drifting through sea glass, a bronze Rambeaux with attitude, calligraphy inspired ceramics, and quirky foliage sculptures swaying in the breeze are just a few of the highlights of this year's Festival. Further information is available
There will be refreshments, tours of the garden, plants and book sales. Adults £6.00. Free to Friends, university staff and children under 18.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 20 April 2017
Friends' special lecture: The development of Denver Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado, USA.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
The plantings at Denver Botanic Gardens are only a half century old, but they have become one of the largest collections of plants in the US. In its half century of existence, the Gardens have had a meteoric impact on public gardening. In his talk Panayoti hopes to share a few of their secrets!. Further information is available
All welcome. Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 April 2017
Musicology research student presentations
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 27 April 2017
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The 1920 silent classic film with organ soundtrack improvised by David Bednall. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 28 April 2017
Bones Apart
Organised by Department of Music
Helen Vollam, Lorna McDonald, Becky Smith and Jayne Murrill, trombones.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The quartet Bones Apart has established an international reputation as one of the finest brass groups of the present day. They perform a mixed programme including the winner of a composition competition judged by UoB staff composers. Presented in association with the Life of Breath project. Followed by a workshop open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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May 2017

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Old Hispanic Office Project Report led by Emma Hornby
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Bristol Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
Liam Leonard, conductor. Berlioz: Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale, arr. Gordon Jacob: William Byrd Suite, Suite from Doctor Who.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Symphonic Winds is excited to be performing Berlioz's Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale as well as the concert band transcription of the William Byrd Suite. Symphonic Winds continues its passion for showcasing student compositions and film and television works like Tom and Jerry and Suite from Doctor Who. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 May 2017
Les Laurentines Francois Couperin: An Exploration
Organised by Department of Music
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano; Charlotte La Thrope, soprano; Julie Pumir, harpsichord; Alice Trocellier, viola da gamba; Francois Couperin: Deuxieme Lecon and Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres. Rafael Marino Arcaro: Psalm 102 (world premiere). Robert Laidlow: Moonfall (world premiere).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Comprised of students at the Royal Academy of Music, Les Laurentines was born out of a love of French seventeenth century music. This programme explores Francois Couperin's Lecons de Tenebres, the composer's profoundly personal work based on the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 12 May 2017
Varsity Football
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Ashton Gate, Ashton Rd, BS3 2EJ, 5:00-10:00pm  
The closing event of this year's series. All four teams have some exceptional quality players within their ranks, but which university will win? The Varsity series will come to a close after the final whistle, where the winning University Elected Officer will be awarded the Varsity cup. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 advance, £8 on the gate. Tickets on sale 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 20 May 2017
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 5:30-7:30pm  
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir sing new liturgical compositions inspired by the Old Hispanic liturgy. Directed by Mark Lee and Stephen Darlington. Includes music by Francisco Carbonell, Euchar Gravina, Benedict Todd and Alison Willis. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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June 2017

Thursday 8 June 2017
End of Year Concert
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol University Chamber Orchestra: George Owen, conductor. Bristol University Chamber Choir: Will Brockman, conductor. Bristol University Symphony Orchestra: John Pickard, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The end-of year concert featuring Bristol University Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and Symphony Orchestra. Join us for a varied programme, including a new work by PhD student Litha Efthymiou and Bax's opulent and romantic Fifth Symphony - a thrilling end to the year's music-making. Further information is available
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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