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Diana Porter: New Designers 2018

January 12 @ 10:30 am - March 31 @ 6:00 pm

Diana Porter's favourite way to welcome in the year is with a wave of fresh new talent. This year it has selected five emerging jewellery designers from graduate degree shows and contemporary, artisanal trade shows throughout the year, to feature in the New Designers exhibition. This exciting annual exhibition combines contemporary art with traditional jewellery making techniques. Collections this year explore hidden beauty and details in everyday life, with intriguing forms of inspiration ranging from our cities architecture to human…

Mandala Workshop

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spend a day creating your own Mandala infused with inspiration for yourself or as a gift. During this one-day workshop Natasha Alexander will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful dot-mandala on your choice of stone or canvas. This is for you if you want a nourishing, peaceful and fun day to explore your creativity but rarely have time or space for it, or if you would like to explore a different aspect of your creativity. You…

Pole to Pole

January 29 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Mark Carwardine (BBC) and Paul Goldstein (Exodus Travels), both award-winning wildlife photographers, presenters and conservationists for a lavish photographic show about unique wildlife and breath-taking scenery at the extreme ends of the Earth. The fascinating photographic show will immerse you in a world of polar bears, penguins, endangered species and the glistening, beautiful ice. Hosts Mark Carwardine and Paul Goldstein are two of the most passionate, articulate and outspoken individuals you could hope to encounter – so be prepared for…

Courageous, compassionate women: A one-day mini-retreat

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

A one-day mini-retreat with Nicola Harker, intuitive coach and Psychologies Magazine ambassador. Discover how you can support yourself to be courageous in your own life, in a beautiful setting with lunch provided. Tickets: Early bird (before 31 December): £90 per person Full price ticket: £110 For tickets and further details email: nh@nicolaharker.plus.com Visit: backwellhouse.co.uk

The Science of Scent

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do we detect scents, what makes things smell and can perfume really make us more attractive? We The Curious look at the ancient mixture of science, art and psychology that is perfumery, consider the questions above and find out whether it is possible to even tell the 'good' from the 'bad' of expensive high street smells. All course fees include admission to the main venue. When: 6 February, 2 - 3pm Tickets: £9.70 per person Where: We The Curious…

The Radnor Rooms Open Day

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Bristol's newest wedding venue on Saturday 10 February, 12-3pm for its Wedding Open Day. With the promise not to have stands with suppliers sat behind them! Rather, The Radnor Rooms has got together with the lovely Kate and her team from Heartfelt Vintage to make this an opportunity for you to drop in, have some lovely afternoon tea and canapés, and if you’d like, get involved in one of the free workshops. Workshops available will be flowercrowning, hair fascinating…

La Traviata

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - February 18 @ 8:30 pm

Award-winning opera company Opera in a Box bring you its latest production of Verdi’s La Traviata. Violetta Valéry is the shining star of Parisian nightlife. Surrounded by clutching patrons and lusting fans, her life is a neverending party. When disease touches Violetta, and a naïve young admirer makes her question her own happiness, Violetta must stare deep into the shadows cast by all those bright lights... She knows that God will forgive her for enjoying her youth - but will…

Pacifists and Protesters: The lost story of resistance to World War One

February 13 @ 2:30 pm - February 14 @ 7:30 pm

The Gloucester Theatre Company has created a new piece of theatre to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The piece features a production of a new play called A Dangerous Woman (shortlisted for the Adrian Pagan New Writing Award) and a devised presentation, inspired by the words of poets, pacifists and other protesters. The project has received support from The Heritage Lottery and will explore a largely-forgotten aspect of the history of WW1 -…

A Different Perspective

February 17 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm

Lime Tree Gallery is delighted to present its first solo exhibition by John Evans.  Over the last two years John has emerged as one of Lime Tree Gallery's most successful painters, admired alike by his fellow professionals and by the wider audience. His work is very distinctive, covering both landscapes and still-life, with a different view of familiar scenes and clever variations on perspective and construction. The particular focus for many of the local Bristol scenes are the boats and…

Cupid’s Arrow

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

NOVA, Bristol’s specialist early music vocal ensemble, invite you to a St Valentine-tide evening of Love. Cupid’s Arrow features love songs from Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Ecstatic young love from ‘The Song of Songs’ by Victoria, Senfl and de Goes. Rustic love from the 13th Century Carmina Burana. Heartbroken longing from Monteverdi. David’s lament for his beloved Jonathan by Josquin. What the butler did to the chamber maid by Manchicourt. And more.  Where: All Saints, Pembroke Road, Clifton When: Sunday February…

5 week beginners textile transfer techniques

February 20 @ 1:30 pm - March 20 @ 4:30 pm

Explore transfer printing which allows pigments, foils and flocks to be transferred to fabric via heat and pressure. Sublimation process enables the designer to create multicoured designs on synthetic fibers. It is an impressive way to produce fabric samples representing intriguing styles and hand painted qualities. While experimenting with transfer techniques you will learn how to combine screen printing with the creative use of foils, flocs and puff binder. You will produce a variety of textile samples which will be…

Wedding Showcase

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brunel's SS Great Britain are hosting a Wedding Showcase on 22 February, 6-8pm. Pop along on Thursday 22 February to catch a glimpse of how the SS Great Britain can make your wedding dreams come true. Go and explore its historic value the its wedding showcase, including the elegant First Class Dining Saloon; the sunlit Promenade Deck, and the stunning views from the Weather Deck.  Brunel’s SS Great Britain offers you one of the most romantic and unique venues in the…

Exultate Singers and Craig Ogden – An Evening Romance

February 25 @ 6:00 pm

Internationally-renowned guitarist Craig Ogden and virtuoso cellist Richard May join Exultate Singers for an early evening concert of romantic music from around the world, conducted by David Ogden. Tickets £10 – £18, half price for students and under 18s, available from Opus 13 music shop, 14 St Michael’s Hill. Tel: 0117 923 0164 or visit: exultatesingers.org

Richard Cartwright Exhibition

February 28 @ 9:30 am - March 16 @ 5:30 pm

Adam Gallery, Bath is holding an exhibition for Richard Cartwright from 28 February - 16 March Richard Cartwright was born in 1951, studied at Goldsmith's College School of Art, and now lives and works in Bristol. Richard believes painting to be a journey that reflects the elasticity and mystery of life. He paints what we hold inwardly in our mind’s eye: a landscape, an image offering solace, reflection and stillness amidst a fast-paced contemporary life-style. The effect on one is like…

City of Bristol Choir

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  The City of Bristol Choir are holding a celebratory concert marking the 100th birthday of one of America’s greatest conductors and composers, Leonard Bernstein, with a performance of his Chichester Psalms for choir, organ, harp and percussion. On 3 March, 7:30pm at All Saints' Church The City of Bristol Choir will be conducted by David Ogden. When: Saturday 3 March at 7.30pm Where: All Saints’ Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED Tickets: £15 for adults, £5 for students and under…

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