Fill your New Year Calendar with these January ideas!
If you feel the strain in January, you’re definitely not alone! Returning to work after the joviality and excitement of the Christmas period, we can feel in low spirits, our jeans can often feel a little tighter – and not to mention our wallets! But January doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom – so we’ve come up with some suggestions to help you through those January blues.
Craig Charles’ Funky New Year’s Day
Why not kick off your 2019 in style with the ultimate King of Funk, Craig Charles, at his New Year’s Day party on the 1st January at the trendy White Bear pub on St Michael’s Hill! A great way to ease your hangover from the night before and extend your New Year celebrations! Buy your tickets here!
The Slapstick Festival
January can often feel a little dispiriting following the merriment and high spirits during the Christmas period. Luckily Bristol has filled its January calendar with buckets of comedy entertainment to brighten up your January and help you laugh through the dark winter nights. These include the Slapstick Festival with 33 events running over 6 days, as well as further events later on in the year. More info and tickets can be found on their website.
Also running throughout January, Bristol comedian Mark Olver is putting together a feel-good feast to raise money for The Julian Trust charity who work with homeless people in Bristol. Working with bars and restaurants, including Box E (11 Jan) and Pinkmans Bakery (20 Jan), attendees will be able to watch great comedians and enjoy a yummy bite to eat too. See more info here.
We The Curious
Bristol also has plenty of innovative scientific activities to offer throughout January, providing a means of escape to those long January days. As ever, We The Curious, at Bristol’s Millennium Square, continues to offer inventive, informative and interactive events for all ages. All throughout January, ‘What happens next?’, inspired by fun workshops, explosive shows and space adventures in the Planetarium, will allow you the chance to meet and make robots, hear the songs of the stars and open your mind to revolutionary possibilities. You can read more about this here.
You can also delve into an all sensory fantastical experience at Immotion VR in Cabot Circus. Award-winning storytelling, mind-blowing graphics and multi-directional motion platforms combine to deliver an all-encompassing Virtual Reality cinematic experience like no other. Blur the boundaries between reality and fiction with this fully immersive, virtual reality experience. Follow this link for further info.
New Year’s Resolutions Ideas
Finally, Bristol has plenty of stimulating and fun activities throughout January to assist in implementing your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re looking to get active, what better way than to join a dance club – jive away at Blues & Fusion Dancing Meet Up, a relaxed and expressive social dance class with roots in blues based partner dancing.
Or if you prefer something with a bit more heat and passion, try Meet Up Tango Bristol on Jamaica Street in Stokes Croft. Open to all levels, this Argentinian Tango course, lead by dancers and international masters Alejandro Angelica and Ornella Solar, will teach you the secrets of tango through lessons, workshops, shows and milongas.
Why not try learning a new language as a New Year’s Resolution? Throw yourself into a new language and culture by attending the Spanish Language and Culture Club Bristol at The Greenbank Pub in Easton, or the Bristol Japanese Language Meetup held at the V-Shed each Thursday. Immerse yourself in a new culture while learning a fascinating new skill and meeting new people!
Or indulge your creative side with Drawing Club Bristol! This group brings together drawing, meeting people and sharing skills in a relaxed environment for all ages, backgrounds and proficiency levels.
Posted on 6th December 2018 by Lucy Nickson