50% off Flash Sale on Selected Shows!
Good news! The bleak, dreary and generally tedious stretch of time that is January is nearly over, and we at Colston Hall have just the ticket (get it?) to cheer you up… it’s a January Sale!
We love a bargain, and this Wednesday 29th January from 10am, for one day only, you’ll be able to get your hands on half-price tickets* for twelve amazing shows. We’ve hand-picked them from all genres, so there’s something for everyone, whatever you’re into.
The number of tickets available for each show is limited, so you’ll have to get in there quick to get what you want. We’ll be updating you throughout the day via Facebook and Twitter to let you know what’s going, going, gone, so stay tuned and don’t miss out!
You can buy tickets on the phone, in person or online – just make sure you quote ‘January Sale ‘when you phone or drop in, or online select ‘January Sale’ from the dropdown menu at the checkout.
With no further ado, here’s a roundup of what shows we’ve got for you…
Cate Le Bon
Wednesday 19th February, 8pm
Sale price: £5.38 incl. booking fee; full price: £10.75
Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon has been singled out by critics for her haunting voice and dark lyrical content (which she puts down to a number of pet deaths in her childhood). Now based in Los Angeles, her new album Mug Museum has been described as ‘Welsh-Californian’ in sound. Hear Le Bon play tracks from the record, in her woozily melodic style.
Wednesday 19th February, 11am and 2pm
Sale price: £6.72-£8.06 incl. booking fee; full price £13-44-£16.13
Half term is fast approaching, and soon the little ones will be tugging for things to do. Interactive puppet show Dinosaur Zoo is here to save the day, providing the little ones in your life with the perfect Jurassic experience. Perfect for all ages from 3 and up, this event will be a roaring success with your little raptors.
Wednesday 5th March, 8pm
Sale price: £9.41 incl. booking fee; full price: £18.81 incl. booking fee
The award-winning Live at the Electric comic is bringing his Smallness tour to Bristol, in which he muses on the little things in life in today’s increasingly large world. The Jedward-haired funnyman is sure to get you guffawing up to the rafters by the time he’s finished.
John Harle & Marc Almond: The Tyburn Tree
Thursday 6th March, 8pm
Sale price: £12.36 incl. booking fee; full price £24.73
Always an artist to push the boundaries, Marc Almond joins forces with legendary songwriter John Harle to take audiences through a journey of the darkest tales of London’s history and literary legends. The Tyburn Tree reworks William Blake and the nursery rhyme London Bridge is Falling Down, as well as going through the sordid history of Jack The Ripper and the Tyburn Gallows.
Zigaboo Modaliste and the Big Chiefs
Saturday 8th March, 6:15pm
Sale price: £8.06 incl. booking fee; full price: £16.13
Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival is back for its second year, and it’s bigger and better than the first. And there’s no better person to give you a taste of ‘Nawlins’ than “The King of Funky Drummers” Zigaboo Modaliste. Playing with his Big Chiefs, expect treats from The Meters’ back catalogue and come and hear one of the most masterful drummers to hail from the international capital of Jazz.
Interplay Series: Bill Evans and the Impressionists
Sunday 9th March, 2:30pm
Sale price: £9.68 incl. booking fee; full price: £19.35
This inaugural concert of The Interplay Series sees Kate Williams Trio and Bristol’s foremost professional orchestra, The Bristol Ensemble, juxtaposing pieces by the great jazz pianist Bill Evans next to the works of the French impressionist composers that inspired him.
Get The Blessing and Indigo Kid
Sunday 9th March, 6pm
Sale Price: £10.75 incl. booking fee; full price £21.50
You get double the show for half the price with this double bill. Bristol based Get The Blessing have been garnering praise from every corner with their fresh and exciting interpretation of jazz. Featuring an ex-Portishead rhythm section and Bristol’s finest jazz horn players, GTB provide a thumpingly good show when they break out live. Second on the bill is Indigo Kid, featuring jazz legend Iain Bellamy on sax.
Wednesday 12th March, 8pm
Sale price: £6.72 incl. booking fee; full price: £13.44 incl. booking fee
Faustus brings together three leading lights of the folk music scene – Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast). In this guise these BBC2 Folk Award nominees offer “frill free” (Stewart Lee) folk music which is sure to get folk newbies going as well as die-hard fans.
Friday 21 March, 8pm
Sale price: £5.38 incl. booking fee; full price: £10.75
Mercury Music Prize nominee Kathryn Williams will be filling The Lantern with her “magnificent and melancholic” (Metro) strains, singing songs from her most recent recording Crown Electric. Williams has been collaborating with Ed Harcourt on this latest offering, juxtaposing uplifting, major key, melodies with the sad undertones of her lyrics.
Friday 28th March, 7.30pm
Sale price: £6.72 incl. booking fee; full price: £13.44
Colin Hoult might be most recognisable for his appearances as Brian Medici, the highly camp medium in Life’s Too Short and as your regular annoying office vampire in Being Human, but this solo show will demonstrate what he can really do as a master of character comedy. Hold tight as Hoult fulfils your laughter quota for the week.
Thursday 10th April, 7.30pm
Sale price: £13.44 incl. booking fee; full price: £26.88
If you’re a film buff, or even if you’re not, do not miss this screening with a difference of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror movie as the British Sinfonietta re-enact Bernard Hermann’s spine-tingling score live and direct. This is a unique opportunity to see this legendary film up on the big screen, and be chilled to the bone by this iconic soundtrack. Miss it, miss out.
Bohemian Legends: Philharmonia Orchestra, Bristol and Gloucester Choral Societies
Saturday 12th April, 7.30pm
Sale prices: £16.66, £13.98, £11.29 incl. booking fee; full prices: £1.08 – £33.33
This concert will be one of the highlights of Colston Hall’s 13/14 Classical Season, as the excellent Philharmonia orchestra joins forces with the renowned Bristol and Gloucester Choral Societies to perform Janáček’s glorious Glagolitic Mass, one of the great masterworks of the 20th Century.
Also on the programme is Smetana’s enduringly popular overture to The Bartered Bride, and Dvořák’s rarely performed Piano Concerto, realised by the fiery young Lukáš Vondráček. With a host of international soloists and a Czech maestro at the helm, this is set to be a sensational celebration of some of the greatest Czech music ever written.
Venue Hire: 50% off Small Meeting Rooms
Do you have a meeting, seminar or training day to organise? On a tight budget? Then take advantage of our 50% discount on small meeting room hire at Colston Hall.
We have a variety of packages to suit all your needs, and our wonderful Sales and Conference Manager Naomi will be happy to chat about what we can do for you.
To book, call Naomi Easy on 0117 204 7104
* on prices shown only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer only available on 29th January 2014 from 10am. While stocks last.