What’s on in Bristol: 8-11 November

Though we’re heartbroken to have had to cancel KIN, we really encourage folks who had planned to come  to Bristol over the KIN weekend to still come along and visit our amazing city – there’s an incredible amount happening over that weekend that resonates with KIN, much of it involving the brilliant network of people we have come into contact with over the course of our KIN journey.

Thursday 8th November

Cosies, Portland Square


These Bristolian party purveyors will be hosting a relaxed affair at Cosies, with residents and guests on rotation. As per Floor Function policy this is a party for everyone, no discrimination or harassment is tolerated. Previous guests include Bristol’s finest Ifeoluwa, founder of Intervention (Bristol based DJ workshop aiming to break down the barriers for womxn, BAME and queer folks in music).

Find out more about the event, here.

Friday 9th November

The Cube Microplex, Dove Street

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH + performances + Q&A

Queer Vision, the Bristol Pride Film Festival are screening John Cameron Mitchell’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch at The Cube cinema, a not for profit arts venue co-operative and progressive social wellbeing enterprise. There will be performances from musician Brook Tate and the inimitable Carmen Monoxide. Comedians Jayde Adams and Rosie Jones will lead a post-film panel Q&A. The Cube is decked out with racked red cinema seats and has bar stocked with it’s own open-source Cube Cola and Feral Trade coffee.

Find out more about the event, here.

Friday 9th November and Saturday 10th November

The Wardrobe Theatre, Old Market


Blending comedy, drag, movement, dance and the grotesque, Queen C*nt sees all power to the feminine, the wrathful, the sensual! Featuring absurd sketches with Theresa May, Virgin Mary and Burt the drag king, Queen C*nt declare: “Fuck capitalism, fuck abusing mother nature, lets all get together and make sweet love!”. The Wardrobe Theatre is a cosy fringe Arts venue nestled in the back of Old Market Assembly, a bar, café, bakery and music venue.

Find out more about the event, here.

Friday 9th November

Trinity Centre, Trinity Road


Get down to Trinity Centre for a night of old school DnB. Combining soulful vibes with rushing breaks, Bukem historically raves right! Earplugs advised. Trinity is a cultural venue that empowers communities through arts, invested in giving everyone the opportunity to access and shape culture as it’s created.

Find out more about the event, here.

Saturday 10th November

St Werburghs Community Centre, Horley Road


Connecting with radical herbal roots in cities around the UK, this is the Bristol contingent of a network of herbalist gatherings. KIN Community Supporters from OTR’s Generation Snowstorm will be leading a workshop “Cultivating Social and Ecological Justice as a mode of Radical Self Care.” Multiple no borders projects will be at the gathering, alongside local groups like Smash Patriarchy Playgroup and the chance to get hands on with herb growing and learning. Taking place in the beautiful St Werburghs quarter it will be a celebration of community, wildcrafting and sustainable living.

Find out more about the event, here.

Saturday 10th November

The Brunswick Club, Brunswick Square


Another Arts venue and collective threatened by landlord grabs. I WILL SURVIVE is a collaborative all-day and night line-up of performances, workshops, live art, film and music to celebrate the creative collaborations behind the Brunswick Club… and to toast their future somewhere else. Over the course of the day expect a talk on “Developers and their impact on cultural life in Bristol,” workshops on Fabrics of Change, teen DJ workshop with DJ Kiia, a Drawing with Sound workshop and an array of innovative musicians. In the night, sets from NTS and Noods radio residents, performances from HARRAGA (a band honouring those who burn the border, and friends of KIN).

Find out more about the event, here.

Saturday 10th November

The Canteen, Cheltenham Road


Two slices of all that’s hip and happening in Latin music. PantherPanther’s Pablo Perezzerate cuts across his dual Mexican and British heritage and Oscilador Bass beams down Latin Bass Sound music from a laboratory on Planet Cumbiatron. A border crossing celebration of sound on an astronomical scale. Taking place at The Canteen, housed in Hamilton House (home to our friends Coexist).

Find out more about the event, here.

Sunday 11th November

The Watershed, Canon’s Road


As part of the Reclaiming The Witch series, Watershed will be screening Rungano Nyoni’s beautifully rendered I Am Not A Witch. An impressive debut from Zambian-born Wales-raised writer/director that merges satire with flights into magic realism, about a young girl accused of being a witch. It’s witching hour.

Find out more about the event, here.

Thank you for all your kind words – we’re not done yet.

In love and solidarity,