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Music & fairy-tale magic will light up Wapping Wharf for Christmas switch-on

17th October 2019

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The cast of Tobacco Factory Theatres's Snow White will bring festive fun to the quarter on Thursday 14th November, from 5pm

Music & fairy-tale magic will light up Wapping Wharf for Christmas switch-on

Expect music, magic and festive fun at Wapping Wharf on Thursday 14th November when the community comes together to switch on its sparkly Christmas lights.

Bristol's much-loved harbourside quarter will welcome the wonderful cast of Tobacco Factory Theatres's Snow White to the neighbourhood to mark the start of the festive season. 

The cast will entertain the crowd with some lively musical numbers, giving a taste of their fantastic show. This original take on the much-loved fairy tale Snow White, created with the fabulous New International Encounter, runs from November 28 to January 19 at Tobacco Factory Theatres.

The evening will also include a performance from the Blackbird Children's Choir, which has a repertoire from musicals to folk songs to pop songs and comes together regularly to perform at events such as the Lord Mayor's Christmas Concert.


·  First 50 people at Salt & Malt from 5pm onwards will get a free hot chocolate or mulled cider. Just ask at the counter & don't forget your KeepCup! T&Cs apply

· Toffee apples & 'poison' glitter apple tattoos at BOX-E

· Hot spicy mulled cider at Bristol Cider Shop

· More live music, food & drink tasters and 10% off purchases at Fig 1 on the night

· Clifton Seafood Company giveaway of little pots of smoked haddock chowder

· A Christmas special of wild boar sausage from Mount Olympus & halloumi cheese souvlaki at The Athenian

· Cranberry margaritas & chestnut tacos at Cargo Cantina

· Chorizillos a la sidra served with roast chestnuts & hot spiced mulled Sangria at Gambas

· A festive cheese nibble from The Bristol Cheesemonger

The festivities will kick off around 5pm with the switch-on itself planned for 5.45pm.

Tess Lidstone of BOX-E, representing all the Wapping Wharf businesses, said: "Christmas at Wapping Wharf is such a special time of year with all the glittering fairy lights giving it a magical feeling, so we are thrilled to have the cast from the Tobacco Factory Theatres's Christmas production and the Blackbird Children's Choir coming to help us kick off the festive season. It will be a fun family event, bringing a little sparkle as the wintry days set in, and we can't wait!"

Hilary Coleman, marketing manager at Tobacco Factory Theatres, said: "We're thrilled that the cast of our Christmas production of Snow White have been invited to help mark the official start of Christmas at Wapping Wharf this year. This production is a real feel-good family treat stuffed full of live music and mystery, magic and laughter. What better way to celebrate Christmas?!"

Wapping Wharf is home to an array of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and many other businesses, so it's the perfect opportunity to grab a bite to eat after the festivities or do a spot of Christmas shopping

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