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Music at the Lord Mayor's Chapel

Music at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel

March 11 @ 1:15 pm - September 16 @ 1:15 pm

The Lord Mayor's Chapel presents it's 2017 music season from March to September. Entrance is free, with a retiring collection at the end of each concert. Sat 11 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Guitar with James Watson Programme to include works by Bach, Scarlatti, and Villa-Lobos. Sat 25 Mar, 1.15pm. Music for Baritone and Organ Henry Lunn and John Marsh. Sat 1 Apr, 1.15pm. A Concert in aid of Prostate Cancer Research Charlotte Newstead (soprano) accompanied by John Marsh. Fri 14…

Glass Microbiology

Glass Microbiology Exhibition

April 10 - September 4

Glass Microbiology, The Box (At-Bristol), until 4 September At-Bristol gallery space The Box celebrates the synergy between art and science, and features exhibitions and artists that occupy the exciting space where art and science meet. Currently showing are the strangely beautiful, jewel-like sculptures of Glass Microbiology – the brainchild of internationally acclaimed Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, who brings the invisible world of viruses to life in this show. • at-bristol.org.uk

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

April 10 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern, 18 March – 29 October, The American Museum in Britain Fans of Joyce Petschek might fancy a jaunt to Bath to see her exquisite textile art curated in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Britain. For much of her life Joyce has been passionate about Bargello, a traditional needlework technique consisting of upright flat stitches in varying lengths. The name originates from a series of 17th-century chairs found in the Bargello Palace…

Where the Wall

Where The Wall Graffiti Workshop

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 1:00 pm

Come and spray your own street art souvenir art work and take it home with Where the Wall Graffiti Workshops this summer It’s no secret that our city is a hub for street artists, with huge murals and eye-catching designs at every corner. But for those inspired to create their own art, award-winning organisation Where The Wall are running Summer Street Art Stencil Spray Sessions at The Island in central Bristol, allowing participants to put their skills to the test…

Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art

June 16 - September 3

Air: Visualising the Invisible in British Art, RWA, 16 June – 3 September A suitably summery exhibition celebrating the rich tradition in British art of finding inspiration in the skies above us and the air that we breathe. Covering four centuries in British art, the show brings some of the nation’s masterpieces to Bristol, including Joseph Wright of Derby’s An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, on loan from the National Gallery and believed to be visiting Bristol…

Art Exhibitions in Bristol July

Yatika Starr Fields Exhibition

July 12 - September 30

Yatika Starr Fields, Rainmaker Gallery, 12 July – 30 September This solo exhibition showcases the recent work of contemporary Native American painter and muralist Yatika Starr Fields, and comprises a series of 15 oil paintings on canvas, created specifically for Rainmaker Gallery. Yatika will be travelling to Bristol this month for an artist reception and talk on 25 July, and will also be attending Upfest – as the first Native American artist to participate in the street art festival. He…

Art Exhibitions Bristol May

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones

July 12 - September 3

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones, M Shed, 8 April – 3 September See 12 human skeletons from Bristol and London, each with a unique story to tell – from a young man buried without ceremony in Tormarton 3,500 years ago during the Bronze Age, to a Romano-British couple found in a single stone coffin at Mangotsfield, and a child from a Victorian convent burial ground at St Catherine’s Court – who had undergone a post-mortem craniotomy. Children can reveal some of…

Botanical Exhibition

July 12 - August 25

Botanical, Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery, until 25 August This summer, the team at Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery are keen to take visitors and shoppers on a journey to fantastical locations as they explore the bountiful treasures in their dynamic exhibition. Warm hues of Indian summers dance alongside lush greens, and modern materials are juxtaposed with fine porcelain and silks. Botanical influences run through each of the collections featured, and the beautiful designs include foliage paired back to its skeletal structure…

Summer Fun Guide

Morph: Still Naughty at 40

July 14 - September 5

Batten down the hatches: a gentle giant has arrived in Bristol! MegaMorph, a mighty three-metre tall Morph, is coming to the city to mark the launch of exclusive exhibition ‘Morph: Still Naughty at 40!’ He’s already begun his travels – you might have spotted him around the city – but you can find him at Cribbs Causeway from 10 July. Morph’s birthday exhibition at The Mall will run from 14 July until 5 September, raising money for The Grand Appeal,…

To do in Bristol August

Festival of ‘What If?’

July 27 - September 3

At-Bristol’s ‘What If’ festival celebrates our curious nature by exploring a world where insects take over, what it would be like to live on another planet and what would happen if we could see inside our own bodies. Special themed events throughout the summer include outdoor film screenings, LEGO robotics workshops, space house designing, edible facemasks and the opportunity for families to join school workshops for the first time. Take it from us, the grown-ups will have just as much…

Play Me I'm Yours

Play Me I’m Yours

August 17 - September 7

Luke Jerram’s ‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ musical trail will see 18 pianos livening up the streets of Bristol this month, each beautifully decorated by local artists. The project has seen over 1,700 uprights in 55 cities across the world – our city will be hosting instruments from 17 August until 7 September following a fantastic fundraising campaign which totalled £20k. Everyone is welcome to try the old Joannas, from virtuoso pianists and proud performers of the EastEnders theme tune to…

Daughters of Igbo Woman

Daughters of Igbo Woman

August 19 - August 22

Discover three separated, previously invisible 18th century African women from one family in this international digital installation, comprising a trilogy of digital films from UK, Nigeria & Nevis. It brings to public attention a little-known 18th century African woman, Frances (Fumnanya) Coker, her mother Adaeze and grandmother Ojiugo – all stories resurrected from Pinney archives. Nigerian Writer Akachi Adimora Ezeigbo creates the grandmother’s voice, African British writer Ros Martin creates the daughter’s voice and St Kitts & Nevis writer & film maker, Vida Rawlins creates the mother’s…

summer circus

Victorian Summer Circus At ss Great Britain

August 22 - September 3

This summer, from 22 July – 3 September, the circus is coming to town! New for 2017, a Victorian circus will be entertaining families thanks to Cirque Bijou, a Bristol-based contemporary circus company, taking over Brunel’s ss Great Britain. Inspired by the iconic ship’s history and voyages, the original and impressive performances can be enjoyed every day throughout the summer holidays, plus there’ll be exciting free circus workshops in Brunel Square from 12pm – 4pm. Once you are exhausted from…

Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - August 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Oxford Shakespeare Company, acclaimed specialists in open air and site specific theatre, present Much Ado About Nothing at Ashton Court.  Directed by Nicholas Green with original composition by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the Bard's well-loved story it transported to 1943 Messina. War is raging as the Italian Resistance defend their lands and their hearts. Will Beatrice and Benedick ever fall in love? Will Claudio and Hero ever marry? Resisting love though is only part of their troubles; Don John and his gang…

Light up the Night

Light Up The Night

September 1 @ 6:30 pm

On 1st September 2017, thousands of people will take to the streets of Bristol on a 10 mile night walk in the theme of ‘Light up the Night’. The evening begins at 18:30 with a warm-up party at Lloyds Amphitheatre - food will be available from pop-up vendors, drinks served from the ‘Sparkle Bar’ and live music provided by outstanding Bristol band 'Funk Husky' - before the walk begins shortly after sunset. Dust off your trainers, don your brightest or most sparkly…

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