This Is The Kit is the musical project of Kate Stables, one which has carried Stables from Winchester to Bristol to Paris (where she’s lived for the last 15 years), and across tours and festivals around the world, not to mention a prestigious Ivor Novello nomination.
In early spring of 2020, just before everything got weird, Kate and her band of trusty companions, (Rozi Plain, Jamie Whitby-Coles, Jesse D Vernon, and Neil Smith) knuckled down to record what would become This Is The Kit’s fifth album ‘Off Off On’. It was released in October 2020 to huge acclaim, with Uncut calling it the band’s “most multi-layered yet subtle work so far” and the Independent naming them “One of the most original and musically gifted artists of today”. Acutely sensitive to the pulses and currents of life, ‘Off Off On’ shows Kate Stables to be a songwriter overflowing with ideas, ably crafting music of great beauty, wonder and illumination, and the album seems to be one more step towards This Is The Kit becoming one of the country’s most revered musical endeavours.
We’re delighted to welcome them to Bristol Beacon for their biggest show to date in the city as part of our reopening programme.
Presented by Bristol Beacon
Format: Standing in stalls, reserved seating in tiers
Age: 14+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Start Time: 19.30
All timings are approximate and subject to change
“clever lyrics, clashing instrumentals and unique vocal patterns.”
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About Beacon Hall
Our new flagship venue at Bristol Beacon
at Bristol Beacon
Getting to the venue
Location: Beacon Hall is located within Bristol Beacon. Head to Level 1 and follow signs to find the auditorium.
Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.
Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 200m away, directly behind Bristol Beacon.
Bristol Clean Air Zone
Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.
Most bus services stop in and around the city centre promenade, 250m from Bristol Beacon.
Spaces for wheelchair users are in:
- row S in the centre of the rear Stalls (10 spaces)
- row Z in the left and right wings at the back of Lower Tier (4 spaces, 2 on each side),
- rows G/H on the left only at the back of Upper Tier (2 spaces)
Assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the performance space. Seats in row F are most suitable. If you prefer, you can leave your animal with a member of staff during the performance.
A Sennheiser MobileConnect assistive listening system is installed in the venue. Download the free App and use your own mobile device and headphones to listen to the performance. (Devices are available on request.)
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