Every Tuesday the aptly named ‘Blood and Butchery in Bedminster’ delves deep into the area’s gruesome history and how its pubs play a key role in these stories; including tales of body snatchers, concrete coffins, hangings judges and the most notorious heist in living memory.
So excited to reveal that we will be hosting a Dop-Up Shop (hilarious pun intended) at the beautiful Spin bar on May Bank holiday weekend 🌞🌞 There will be an array of amazing local creators showcasing their work, there will be creative sessions and workshops, great local music and cider and sunshine 🍻🌞 We'll be there with other creators to talk about our work and what we do. You can find us there 12-4 Sunday and Monday.
See you lovely lot all there! ♥️
If you run a small creative business, you probably burn through imagery like nobody's business. With constant social media posting, website updates and product launches, it can feel impossible to keep up with demand.
Studio Cotton Photo Meets are a great opportunity to spend 3 hours nailing your content for the month. We'll provide a beautiful studio, daylight boxes, props, backgrounds and expert advice - you just bring your products and/or tools and your favourite camera.
‘They think I am the most beautiful thing in the world. And I don’t mind being a thing. I don’t want their respect. I want only their animal desire.’
'Raw, sexy and salacious' ***** (Epigram.org.uk).
FREAK explores female sexuality, self-image and sexual exploitation. It follows the lives of two women of different ages, embarking on very different experiences, as the same societal ideals influence their decisions. Compelled by the recent shedding of light on sexual abuse in the media and the cancellation of compulsory consent workshops at universities, Bristol-based company Bullet Theatre boldly and unashamedly explore the experience of being female, combining unique choreography with Anna Jordan's poetic writing. After 5-star, sell-out runs in Bristol and the Edinburgh Fringe, FREAK makes its London debut at the Chapel Playhouse this March.
Produced all by the very lovely, very talented Doppler creators Bullet Theatre
Do you work in marketing? Love being creative?
Are you working in marketing and or the creative sector or would you like to connect with other forward thinking business people who are involved in marketing and creative services?
Then this networking session could be just right for you.
It’s 1980 in Elephant and Castle. Martin and best friend Debbie are getting ready for another night out at Martin’s favourite night spot "The Golden Girl”, one of Soho’s premier drag clubs. Tonight is not a regular night out. Tonight is the the night that Martin’s life will change forever. Call Me Vicky tells the incredible true story of one woman’s journey to become the person she knows herself to be.
Call Me Vicky, the debut play from East London sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland is an honest, frank and revealing insight in to an important struggle that has been relevant for generations. Based entirely on a true story, this fast paced, hard-hitting, yet comic and heartwarming play charts Vicky’s life from a council estate in South London through to the back streets of Soho in one of it’s most dangerous decades.
The legendarily anarchic Improbable return to Bristol with The Paper Man, an intriguing true story of political protest, power and football. Improvisation impresarios, never shy to tackle the sensitive social and cultural complexities that affect us all, Improbable leave audiences surprised, unsettled and hugely entertained.
In 1938, Austrian football star Matthias Sindelar humiliated the Nazi regime by refusing to throw a match. A few months later, he was dead. Accident, suicide or execution? Inspirational little guy or yet another man and his ego? Who cares?
Middle aged, white British, football addict-in-recovery, Lee Simpson wants answers. He hires some women to make a show about football, Nazis, and our future. In a paper world of light and shadow, violence and dance, five performers work together on what sets them apart.
Mai-Thu Perret’s multidisciplinary practice intertwines seemingly diverse traditions such as Modernism, the Arts and Crafts movement, and Eastern spiritualities. In 1999 Perret created The Crystal Frontier, a fictional all-women commune located in the New Mexico desert. The story of this autonomous community provides the framework for Perret’s interest in radical feminist politics and the objects she presents often masquerade as the ‘hypothetical production’ of the women inside The Crystal Frontier.
The Blazing World, Perret’s first major solo exhibition in the UK, explores the subject of witchcraft and the relationship between women’s oppression and the emergence of capitalism. In her immersive installation at Spike Island, a theatrical stage recalls sacred forms of architecture and is punctuated with ritualistic sculptures, puppets and textiles.
Join in with some of the greatest busking talent in Bristol as Millennium Square opens to Bristol’s excellent street musicians. In-between live performances there will be screenings of a variety of music videos from local artists on the Big Screen.
To top it all off, Free Silent Disco will be coming down to the square to bring you a headset-led party to see you home!
"Why won't my mind be still .... How can I slow the rush of thoughts"?
Meditation can improve sleep, reduce stress and help us meet the challenges of everyday life. These classes help us learn, practice and experience. They are free of charge and suitable for all
Every Tuesday 19:30-20:30
Join Bristol Fair Trade Network for their quarterly social, free to attend and open to all! This is a chance to come together to find out about the latest Fair Trade news in Bristol and beyond, plan campaigns and meet like-minded people in the city.
This month they'll be focussing on the latest campaign from Traidcraft, shedding light on poverty in the Assam region and the role of the Big Six tea companies in making a positive change.
As always, delicious vegan food is available to buy from the hosts in the Resbite Café.
Come and experience spraying stencil art first-hand, and spray your own artwork(s), at #SPRAYSTREETART Introducing Stencil Art Spray Sessions.
This is a fantastic opportunity to take advantage of our facilities and spray yourself your own artwork using our laser cut stencils and 'safe' water-based spray paints.
All abilities and ages can have a go, as these sessions are geared towards offering a chance to 'get your hands on the cans', a level 1 experience for everyone, plus you get a souvenir artwork or artworks to take home.
Tickets: £12.50 (including one A2 artwork)
Henry V compels to examine our place in the wolrd and look at our complex relationship with patriotism. Above all it speaks of the moral responsibility of our leaders: every subject's duty is the king's, but every subject's soul is his own.
Tickets from £12 (limited availability)
FareShare South West and the Bearpit are inviting the city to a surplus banquet, cooked using food that would have otherwise gone to waste. Banqueting chairs and tables will be laid out in the Bearpit space for the community to join together for a two-course delicious Moroccan feast. Choose from a 6pm or 19:30pm sitting.
As a Brit incarcerated in Arizona's highest-security prisons including supermax, Shaun Attwood lived for 6 years in the company of killers, ranging from Mafia mass murderers to Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members....
In 1981, photographer Anita Corbin captured pivotal “coming of age” moments in the life of 56 young women – all members of different subcultural tribes: Skins, Mods, Punks, Rockabillies, New Romantics, Rastas and young lesbians. The result was an extraordinary collection of double portraits that represented sisterhood, friendship, belief and allegiance against a potent backdrop of heightened social, cultural and political change in '80s Britain.