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Bristol Beacon listings: November & December 2021

Bristol Beacon is excited to present a selection of live events across the city in November and December.

With a new brand unveiled at the end of September, Bristol Beacon is ready to unite all elements of the music charity’s work under one name, inviting everyone to ‘Make Space for Music’ and lay out its vision for the future as a hub for Bristol’s music community.

Bristol Beacon’s upcoming programme will feature live shows that span all genres of music, from lively jazz, Anglo-Ugandan Electronica, warming Indie and amazing folk music.

Bristol Takeover 2021 – Sat 20 Nov from 1pm – 1am

Bristol Takeover is back this November with another free festival celebrating the best bands, DJs, musicians, and the hottest emerging artists Bristol has to offer.

Returning as a live, in-person event that will be simultaneously live streamed to those at home, Bristol Takeover will be packed full of amazing artists including Grove, Langkamer, Jemima Coulter, Samantha Lindo, Griz-O and Sun Spot and a SWU.FM takeover on Bristol Beacon’s Terrace stage.

With 12 hours of back-to-back, brilliant, Bristol live music on offer for completely free entry, this is one not to be missed.

Rock and Pop: Yo La Tengo, Komedia Bath, Tuesday 16th November, 19:00pm, £22.24 incl. booking fee

For over 30 years, Yo La Tengo have carved out a niche for themselves as indie rock pioneers. Within this the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew deliver a boundless sound. Doing everything on their own terms, they have fostered a strong, loyal community around them. Adding to their extensive discography, last year Yo La Tengo released three EPs with the most recent entitled ‘Sleepless Night’.

Jazz: Ishmael Ensemble, Thekla, Tuesday 16th November, 8:00pm, £10.90 incl. booking fee

Bristol’s Ishmael Ensemble are a pioneering force within contemporary UK jazz. With saxophonist and producer Pete Cunningham at the helm, the group fuses mesmerising jazz instrumentals with expansive electronics and dub inflections.

Since their debut album ‘State of Flow’, they’ve continued to go from strength to strength, featuring on renowned jazz imprint Blue Note Records’ ‘Blue Note: Reimagined’, performing Maida Vale sessions, and now gearing up to release their new album ‘Visions of Light’.

Jazz: WorldService Project + Roller Trio, The Jam Jar, Wednesday 17th November, 8:00pm, £10.90 incl. booking fee

Electronic: Leifur James, Arnolfini, Thursday 18th November, 8:00pm, £15.26 incl. booking fee

Folk: Show of Hands, Bath Forum, Friday 19th November, 7:30pm, £29.98 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: Sóley, St Stephens Church, Friday 19th November, 8:00pm, £16.35 incl. booking fee

Indie: Penelope Isles, The Exchange, Wednesday 24th November, 8:00pm, £10.90 incl. booking fee

Jazz: Tonic Sessions: Starlings, Bristol Beacon Foyer, Thursday 25th November, 6:30pm & 8:30pm, £13.08 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: Gigi Masin, Strange Brew, Thursday 25th November, 8:00pm, £16.35 incl. booking fee

Made in Bristol Gift Fairs, Bristol Beacon, Saturday 26th November - 12th December, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Free entry

Folk: Chris Wood, Folk House, Saturday 27th November, 8:00pm, £17.44 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: Admiral Fallow, Fiddlers, Wednesday 1st December, 7:30pm, £13.08 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: William Doyle, Rough Trade, Wednesday 1st December, 8:00pm, £13.08 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: Sierra Hull, Folk House, Sunday 5th December, 8:00pm, £17.44 incl. booking fee

Rock and Pop: Hen Ogledd, Strange Brew, Wednesday 5th December, 8:00pm, £15.26 incl. booking fee

World: Kanda Bongo Man, Fiddlers, Thursday 9th December, 8:15pm, £16.35 incl. booking fee

Classical: Bristol Choral Society: Messiah, Bristol Cathedral, Saturday 11th December, 5:30pm, £5 - £30 incl. booking fee

Jazz: Tonic Sessions: Celestine, Bristol Beacon Foyer, Thursday 16th December, 6:30pm & 8:30pm, £13.08 incl. booking fee

Folk: The Young’uns, Folk House, Saturday 18th December, 3:30pm, £19.62 incl. booking fee

For more information of what’s coming up at Bristol Beacon: https://bristolbeacon.org/whats-on/

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