Contrary Life brings you more suggestions for an alternative Valentine’s Day. Whether you are a couple, on your own, or going out with a group of friends, we have something for you to do in Bristol.
Valentines: The birds and the bees
When: 14th February 2014, 6pm – 7.30pm
Where: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN
£: Tickets cost £8 and include exhibition entry to Wildlife Photographer of the Year and a free drink on arrival. This event is for over 18s only. Call M Shed on 0117 352 6600 to book.
What is it?
M Shed is a museum dedicated to telling the history of Bristol and is located in the historic dockside. This Valentine’s Day take a walk on the wild side and learn about what it takes to attract a mate and find out more about relationships in the animal kingdom with this special late night opening. Encounter the rich array of wildlife on our planet by exploring the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition as part of this Valentine’s event.
More info: mshed.org/whats-on
The Valentine’s Day Massacre
When: 14th February 2014, 8pm – late
Where: The Milk Thistle, Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol BS1 1EB
£: Tickets cost £25
What is it?
Get your glad rags on for a prohibition party hosted in the impeccably glamorous surroundings of Bristol’s most famous speakeasy, The Milk Thistle. The night promises a glittering spectacular of burlesque, cabaret and live music. There will be a specially designed prohibition cocktail, canapés and tasting masterclasses. Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day for its sentimental values, enjoy a Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre at The Milk Thistle.
More info: www.prohibitionbristol.co.uk
After Hours: LOVE
When: 14th February 2014, 6.30pm – 10pm
Where: At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5DB
£: Tickets cost £7 and £6 for At-Bristol members and concessions. Group rates are also available. This event is for over 18s only. Tickets can be booked by phoning 0845 345 1235.
What is it?
Ever wanted to play in At-Bristol when the kids aren’t around? Well, now’s your chance! This Valentine’s Day enjoy an evening with a twist; grab a drink and get hands-on as At-Bristol takes a playful look at the dating and mating game. Take a romantic trip to the stars in the Planetarium, get up close and personal with real heart dissections, and if you’ve exhausted your options with our own species, give Neanderthal Speed-Dating a go. There are also hundreds of interactive exhibits to discover; from investigating the laws of magnetic attraction, to checking out who’s hot (or not) with a thermal camera!
More info: at-bristol.org.uk/afterhourslove