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Bristol celebrates Marley film: Extended run, One Love Party, Caribbean food & more

The Watershed in Bristol is making a big noise about the new BOB MARLEY film ‘Marley’ with a host of events over the coming weeks.

The groundbreaking documentary from Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald screens from tomorrow until at least 3 May at the cinema.

BOB MARLEY visited Bristol at least three times back in the 1970s and The Watershed will be “keeping his spirit alive” on Saturday night (21 April) at its One Love Party.

The dance will be a celebration of all things roots and reggae with an old school twist courtesy of Downbeat Melody selector Steve Rice and his vintage Jamaican sound system.

Bristol-born Watershed chef Terry Scaffee has also gone back to his roots by bring in some Caribbean recipes to share in the café and bar. Click here for the menu, which includes split pea soup and curried goat, among other things.

The Watershed has also given a heads up for the return of ‘Sing Your Song’ on its screens, a reflection on Harry Belafonte's life in music, acting and civil rights, and a visit from the great man himself for the Festival of Ideas in June.

There will also be screenings of classic Jamaican films, Bristol Archive Records' album launch party for the re-release of singer/poet and Bristol reggae legend BUNNY MARRETT's I'm Free, and a screening of ‘Voices From Another Part of Town’, a documentary made by activists in St Pauls shortly after the 1980 riots. 

Other events across the city later on in the year include the Lively Up! Festival with 'Catch A Fire' at Colston Hall, Joe Harriott at St Georges, and a Caribbean focus at Afrika Eye Festival in November.

Here’s the official 'Marley' trailer: