Slava’s Snow Show, Bristol Hippodrome, Tues 28 Nov–Sat 2 Dec
Saw this in London a few years back and people around me were moved to tears by the poignant mime, circus and sheer spectacle (I kept a stiff upper lip). The show, performed by a company of clowns led by Slava Polunin, Artistic Director of the St Petersburg Circus, has won more awards than there are stripes on Marcel Marceau’s t-shirt.
Lantern lighting procession, 17th century soldiers with flaming torches, street entertainers, music, stalls, food and drink, with the mediaeval town lit up by candlelight. All in aid of St Margaret’s Hospice.
The Frome Independent Christmas market, all around Frome, Sun 3 Dec
If you’ve not been to this brilliant street market yet make this Sunday the time you do. The streets of the town will be awash with designer-makers, vintage, local food and drink, etc.
Lily and the Snow Bear, The MacMillan Theatre, Sun 3 Dec
Lost bear, a little girl, puppets – should keep the very littlest happy for a bit. And if they’re happy, you’re happy, right?