SouthBank hosts a varied programme of dance, music, arts and community events. See below and calendar for details or join our FaceBook group (southbankbristol) or become a free web member to be kept up to date.
FIELD OF DREAMS
Phil Alden Robinson
Trumpeter Jonny Bruce and guitarist Denny Ilett share a mutual love of the Big Band sounds of the 1930’s - 1950’s. This was the Swing Era, arguably the most creative and vibrant period in 20th century popular music. The Bruce/Ilett Big Band recreate the sounds of that golden era featuring 17 of the UK’s most celebrated jazz & swing musicians:
The aim is simple; to play the music of Harry James, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Charlie Barnet and other giants of the swing era to a room full of dancers/listeners partying like it's 1949!
Get your dancing shoes and join us!!
Buy them HERE
Find more information about the band HERE
THE BIG SLEEP
In the next Classic Film Club we celebrate the beautiful and unique Lauren Bacall who died last month and was a feted icon not least because of her wit “Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.” and critical sensibility.
Private eye, Philip Marlowe (Bogart), is hired to resolve gambling debts owed to bookseller Arthur Geiger, by Carmen Sternwood, the younger daughter of General Sternwood, while older daughter, Vivian (Bacall), suspects her father's true motive is to find his missing friend, Sean Regan.
5.30 for 6.00 screening
Southbank Club Members FREE
Guest Membership £3
THE SECRET LIFE OF
The tenth recession fashion show. An evenings' bizarre entertainment with the opportunity to buy the fab vintage clothes straight from the catwalk after the show.
TICKETS ON SALE FROM SEPTEMBER 4TH
Available from recession
8 Jacobs Wells Rd BS18 1EA
Thursday, Friday , Saturday 11am-6pm
£10 /£16 VIP
VIP tickets include Fizzy, Canapes, Reserved Seats and a Goody Bag
SELL OUT SHOW ADVANCED BOOKING ADVISED firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve
DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER
European Gypsy swing meets the music and rhythms of "le monde Creole" in this seductive and captivating project led by New Orleans-based clarinetist Evan Christopher. Renowned for his contemporary framing of early jazz masters such as Sidney Bechet, Jimmie Noone, and Barney Bigard, his quartet enlivens the music of the legendary Django Reinhardt as well as swing-era classics with the buoyant rhythms of New Orleans, Cuba, the Caribbean even Brazil. Dazzling improvisations and colourful stories of the jazz greats he most admires are also hallmarks of Django a la Creole's presentations. Guitarists Don Vappie and Dave Kelbie, and bassist Sebastien Girardot provide solid backing in an uncommonly elegant acoustic aesthetic.
This year celebrating the release of the third album ‘Live’. Their first CD, Django à la Créole was released to much worldwide acclaim and retains a cult status in European jazz. The second, ‘Finesse’ was the 2010 Sunday Times jazz album of the year!
Tickets £12.00 on sale HERE
Celebrate 7 years of music, dance and merriment at The SouthBank Club.
This day will also be the launch of the fantastic mural and the garden landscape. All the donors who contributed in the Crowdfunding campaign will be invited to a drink!
That's how the facade will look on the 11th of October!
Live music, shows, children entertainment and more!
Info coming up soon...
Join us from 2pm til late for talks by Ian Bamford, Aaron Schuman, Martin Parr and other special guests, followed by the usual great spread of food and live Jazz courtesy of The Pushy Doctors featuring Andy Sheppard. Ticket price includes all food and music.
£35 – BUY TICKETS
Organised by PHOTOBOOK BRISTOL
Following on from the huge success of the first Black Country goes South event last year, Martin Parr will be back to introduce his latest documentary: “Turkey and Tinsel” (We’ve had a little preview and we think you might quite like it). With special guests and, you guessed it, food and dancing (all included in ticket price).
£20 – BUY TICKETS
Organised by PHOTOBOOK BRISTOL