Queen Lear at the Lightship Theatre

Lightship Theatre presents Queen Lear, a gender-reversed production of Shakespeare’s King Lear brought into a modern-day setting – with creative and minimalist staging. The story of Queen Lear and her three sons is a matriarchal drama and political thriller that explores the treacheries within a family dynasty, the fears around aging and how blind we can be to the reality we live in. Read more “Queen Lear at the Lightship Theatre”

Merrick Court Garage Electrical Connection Project

Western Power Distribution plc are providing an electrical supply to several garages at the rear of the Merrick Court apartment block. This work will entail digging a number of trenches (see image above) across the carpark to facilitate the cable and will begin on 22nd November 2021 lasting for approximately 4-days. Inevitably, there will be some reduction/disruption to the available parking places. It would help if residents could avoid this area during this time.

Shakespeare Undone!

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The Natural Theatre Company will be performing Shakespeare Undone! as part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival on the 30th, 31st of July and 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th of August.

It’s a walkabout show, performed around the Harbourside, starting at the M Shed, and the performers will be using the alleyways around Merchants Landing for access to the performance area. Read more “Shakespeare Undone!”

Ultramarathon event

On 23rd and 24th July 2021, Merchants’ Landing resident Phil Stannard plans to run the London to Bristol Ultramarathon (145 miles, 5.5 Marathons) in aid of the Woman’s Trust which supports women affected by domestic abuse. Domestic abuse affects 1 in 4 women in the UK; it is the biggest single cause of female depression and mental health problems. Read more “Ultramarathon event”