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Where The Wall

Where The Wall Graffiti Workshop

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm

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 company Where The Wall are hosting graffiti workshops at The Island in central Bristol, allowing participants to put their skills to the test. The ‘spray sessions’ take place on the last Saturday of every month, from 28 January, and see budding artists taking aim with water-based spray paints and…

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…

Art Exhibitions Bristol May

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones at M Shed

April 8 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

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…

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…

Monteverdi 450

Monteverdi 450

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - May 28 @ 7:30 pm

12 April – 28 May, 7.30pm Monteverdi 450, Colston Hall Bristol is the place to be for classical music over the coming months, as a landmark tour celebrating 450 years since Monteverdi’s birth premieres at Colston Hall. Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir join forces with acclaimed soloists and period instrumentalists to present the Italian composer’s three surviving operas: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, L’Incoronazione di Poppea and L’Orfeo. Spanning the full gamut of human emotion through tales of…

Art Exhibitions in Bristol April 2017

Basim Magdy Exhibition

April 14 @ 11:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm

Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned For A Century Of New Beginnings Arnolfini 14 April – 18 June The first UK solo exhibition of this Egyptian artist focuses on his film work – layering past, present and future, and revealing social blueprints and ideologies that unfold across time. Situated somewhere between fact and fiction; rooted in dreams, scientific theory and failed utopian ambitions; full of humour and quiet melancholy, his works on paper and in film, photography and slide projection…

Coldharbour Gallery Spring Exhibition

Coldharbour Gallery Spring Exhibition

April 24 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:30 pm

Spring Exhibition, Coldharbour Framery & Gallery, until 31 May Coldharbour Gallery is celebrating the arrival of spring with bold, bright colours and garden themes – Abigail McDougall returns with her latest Kew Gardens paintings in her trademark vibrant shades, while Rupert Blamire adds new zingy glazes to his ever-popular range of ceramics. The team is also delighted to welcome Bristol-born sculptor Christine Baxter to the gallery, with a selection of her bronze resin and cast stone pieces for home or…

Art Exhibitions Bristol April 2017

Lines in a Landscape: Drawings from the Royal Collection

April 24 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 6:00 pm

Lines in a Landscape: Drawings from the Royal Collection, RWA, 1 April – 4 June A major new exhibition of landscape drawings selected from the Royal Collection and generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen, featuring works by some of the masters of Western European drawing, and including rarely seen works by Van Dyck, Canaletto, Gainsborough and Claude Lorrain – widely considered to be the greatest landscape artist of the 17th century – alongside fascinating examples by lesser-known names. Celebrating…

My Body Positive

‘My Body Positive’ 8-Week Course

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - June 21 @ 9:00 pm

'My Body Positive' Course, 26th April - 21 June, 7pm-9pm ‘My Body Positive’ are offering an 8 week series of workshops in Westbury-on-Trym that will help you be a truly mindful eater, and so much more. These sessions will help you un-learn your diet mentality so you are free to make your choices from a different mindset.  All food is allowed and nothing is forbidden, there are no rules, no plan to follow and nothing to count or measure! This…

colleen brewer exhibition

Colleen Brewer ‘Collfacekilla’ Exhibition

May 26 @ 10:30 am - June 7 @ 5:30 pm

Lovers of animals, monsters and unicorns are being invited to a special art exhibition being held in the city by local artist Colleen Brewer Local artist Colleen Brewer is holding her first exhibition in Bristol at the Blaze art studio and shop on Colston Street from 25 May to 7 June. With a focus on nature, animals and mythical creatures, Colleen, who works under the name Collfacekilla, has been shortlisted for several prestigious national awards including the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Guests…


Bristol Film Festival: Casablanca

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Casablanca, Avery's, 26 May, 7pm In response to keen requests and feedback from audiences, Bristol Film Festival present the timeless romance Casablanca as part of their Vintage Screenings series, pairing classic films with great wines. Guests will enjoy a carefully selected range of wines that have connections with key characters and locations – American, French, German – as well as a wine from Casablanca, albeit not the one you’d expect… Guests will enjoy a glass of cava upon arrival at Averys’ historic cellars, along with…

Holybourne Singers Mozart’s Coronation Mass

May 27 @ 7:30 pm

Holybourne Singers - Mozart's Coronation Mass, 27 May, 7.30pm, St Mary Redcliffe Church Following the success of Holybourne Singers’ inaugural concert at St Peters Church in Spring 2016, where they performed Bach and Vivaldi Magnificats to a sell-out audience, the choir returns with yet another thrilling performance on 27 May. Featuring Mozart's 'Coronation Mass', the concert will raise money for Mothers for Mothers - a charity supporting new mums who have suffered with postnatal depression.  The Choir’s conductor, Rebekah Abbott, began Holybourne…

Leasehold Roadshow

Bristol Leasehold Roadshow

June 1 @ 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Own a property with a lease? Head to the first ever Bristol Leasehold Roadshow for free support and advice 4.1 million people in the UK own a home with a lease and today, plans have been announced for Bristol’s first ever ‘Leasehold Roadshow’ – a free event to give leaseholders support and advice. Leaseholders pay on average £1800 pounds a year in service charge to a Management Company who in turn are responsible for services including arranging building insurance, repairs to…

UWE Creative industries Degree Show

UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show

June 3 - June 8

Discover new artists, designers and media practitioners at UWE Bristol’s annual degree show for the creative industries. The degree show is a real highlight of the year, showcasing the outstanding work of more than 500 new graduates from Art, Design, Film and Journalism courses. This year’s show takes place between 3-8 June across UWE Bristol’s City Campus locations at Arnolfini, Bower Ashton and Spike Island. Come and celebrate this year's finest creative talent. Find out more at www.uwe.ac.uk/theshow Dates and…

Bowie Collective

The Bowie Collective

June 16 @ 7:30 pm

The Bowie Collective follow last years sell-out shows with a full-blown theatrical feast - premiering at Bath's Forum Theatre on 16 June The authentic and deadly accurate 12 piece band includes a string section, and puts the muscle behind a charismatic and eerily authentic Bowie performance set against a sparkling multi-media backdrop. 'David Bowie' Steve Evans lives and works in Bath, making records and creating music and vocal work for Advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy & Mather.…

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