Fair Saturday – a performing arts perspective

It’s just a few short days until Bristol’s first Fair Saturday. There’s loads of fun on offer in different venues around Bristol from wreath making at Bristol Folk House, to a Fair Saturday breakfast at Hamilton House, by 91 Ways to Build a Global City. Here we’ve selected a few with performing arts elements.

If you’ve not heard of Fair Saturday you may like to read our interview with Jo Plimmer, from Bristol City Council, about the origins of the event and why it is coming to Bristol.

The True Story of the Pirate’s Patch – an interactive storytelling show for kids aged between 4 and 14 years and their adults, at We The Curious (11am, 12pm, 2pm) with a pink mermaid British Sign Language interpreter for the final 2pm performance.

Acting Out performances – Acting Out drama group (aged 4 – 11) have produced two short pieces of drama for Fair Saturday. The first will be a short devised piece based on a Tanzanian folk story raising awareness about, and donations towards, the Livingstone Tanzania Trust. The second group have devised a poem about home in support of St Mungos. Both will be performed in Bristol Central Library.

Speed mentoring – 15 minute sessions with Rising Arts Agency at Spike Island. Book your space in advance.

Art In Motion (AIM): The Tea Service – AIM creates opportunities for artists with learning disabilities and neurodiverse artists to take part within the contemporary arts. The Tea Service is an interactive art work combining art, tea and discussion. The common activity of drinking tea and conversation forms the background to this artwork.


For full details of all the events on offer see the official page here.

We hope you have an excellent day and have fun while supporting these great causes.