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The Magnetic Fields

+ Darren Hanlon

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Four film reels featuring portrait photos of different people all wearing black sunglasses

Helmed by Stephen Merritt, The Magnetic Fields hold a cult status with their short, sharp songwriting wit.

Famed for their milestone 69 Love Songs, released in 1999, The Magnetic Field’s latest offering Quickies takes their tongue-in-cheek charm to even briefer bursts of melodic and lyrical craft.

Alongside Merritt, Shirley Simms shares lead vocals, the pair’s sly harmonic interactions a signature element to the band’s repertoire alongside accompaniment from a familiar cast of The Magnetic Fields’ musicians. Live, the playful and droll pop theatricality of their music shines through.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Seated event

Age: 14+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start time: 20.00

“The sharp wit of veteran songwriter Stephin Merritt thrives in brevity”


Support from

Darren Hanlon

Australian musician Darren Hanlon is known for his idiosyncratic narrative songwriting and storytelling. His songs hone in on the politics of love and relationships, smaller personal issues and objects of less consequence, and has a rare ability to present the commonplace as special.

The venue

St George’s Bristol

Getting to the venue

Location: St George’s is located near Bristol City Centre and just off Park Street. It has entrances on Great George Street and Charlotte Street (accessible).

Address: St George’s Bristol, Great George St, Bristol BS1 5RR


Bicycle racks can be found outside the venue on Great George Street. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

There are limited parking facilities on-site and these are prioritised for those with Blue Badges. For those who don’t have a Blue Badge, parking in the streets around the building is on meters, which are operational 7 days a week. The nearest car parks are located on Trenchard Street, Millennium Square, West End, Brandon Street, College Street, and Frog Lane.

Bristol Clean Air Zone

Many streets around St George’s Bristol will be part of Bristol’s newly introduced Clean Air Zone the Bristol Clean Air Zone. View a map of the Zone and check if your vehicle will be charged.


The nearest bus services stop at College Green, a 2-minute walk from the venue.

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St George’s Bristol has step-free access to the venue from Charlotte Street. There is a lift to all floors of the building with access to the Café Bar, glass studio and hall. The gardens are not fully accessible to wheelchairs.


We have accessible toilets located on each level of the new building and on the ground floor beside the Box Office.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are welcome inside the venue.

Hearing Facility

St George’s Bristol has an Assisted Listening System which can be accessed via WiFi.


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