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Story last updated: 07 July 2004 2004 BST Printable version of this page
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Actor blindfolded   To give you a hand in choosing what to do in the city this week, here are our top tips for somewhere to go over the next seven days.

A dark Tom Stoppard adaptation at the Bristol Old Vic

Tuesday 6th July

Jimmy Cliff - Bristol Academy, Frogmore Street

One of Reggae's all-time great vocalists, still in superb voice and toting spot-on new material alongside a matchless catalogue of '70s stone classics.

Blindfolded manWednesday 7th July

Henry IV- Bristol Old Vic, King Street, Bristol

Adapted by Tom Stoppard and staring Ian McDiarmid and Francesca Annis, Henry IV tells of an Italian nobleman who falls from his horse during a pageant.

When he comes round, he believes he is his carnival character, the medieval German Emperor, King Henry IV.

For 20 years he lives this illusion but a plot is being hatched to shock him out of this 'madness' and into the 21st Century.

Runs from Tuesday 6th July - Saturday 10th July.

>> Read review.

Actor playing TomThursday 8th July

Tom's Midnight Garden - Hippodrome, St Augustine's Parade

The magic of childhood weaves its spell on stage at the Hippodrome with David Wood's adaptation of the classic tale of Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce.

Runs from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th July 2004, with both daytime and evening performances.

>> Find out more

Madame GalinaFriday 9th July

Madame Galina in Ballet Star Galactica - The Tobacco Factory, North Street, Bedminster

Iestyn Edwards stars as the unlikely ballet star who has been sent by the Russian Government to make money with her masterclass.

Part late night review, part end of the pier show- this could well be the next big thing.

Runs Friday 9th July - Saturday 10th July.

>> Find out more.

Clevedon PierSaturday 10th July

Victorian Theme Day - Clevedon Pier, North Somerset

Fundraising group Somerset North Action for the Pier is holding a Victorian Theme Day on the pier itself.

Traditional games will be played, there will be cake stalls and a Punch and Judy show and there are rumours a local celebrity may be locked in the stocks!

Michael MooreSunday 11th July

Fahrenheit 9/11 - Watershed, Harbourside

Michael Moore's incendiary new film met with spirited pandemonium at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, due in particular to Disney’s refusal to distribute the film.

Nonetheless it went on to win the Palme d'Or, drawing a 20-minute standing ovation at its debut screening.

A chilling investigation into the four years of US President George W Bush's time at the White House, the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Iraq war.

It runs at the Watershed from Friday 9th – Thursday 29th July.

>> Michael Moore in Bristol

Sheet musicMonday 12th July

Todd Rundgren And The Liars - Bristol Academy, Frogmore Street

The former Nazz linchpin, and prog-pop legend, plays his first UK gigs for a decade, in support of his acclaimed Liars album.

Starts 7pm.


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