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CREATIVE EVENTS


St Pauls Carnival
Jul
6
12:00 PM12:00

St Pauls Carnival

St Pauls Carnival is an iconic Bristol event that represents the best of African Caribbean culture, as well as the diversity, creativity and vibrancy of its home city, Bristol.

At the heart of carnival is our masquerade procession where the most vibrant colours of carnival are matched by big sound-system sounds. Floats are put on by local schools, community groups and visiting troupes to showcase the best in carnival culture. Wandering down the streets of St Pauls you’ll discover new tastes, sounds, dances and friends in an event that brings communities together through a celebration of unity. Professional performers on main stages, homegrown talent on a neighbouring street, freshly cooked food at trader stalls. This carnival is put on by the community, for the community and everyone who wants to celebrate with it!

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Canteen Jazz Session
Jul
1
9:30 PM21:30

Canteen Jazz Session

The Canteen’s lively open jazz jam session is led by versatile saxophone hero Craig Crofton who welcomes seasoned players to explore classic jazz and Latin tunes with his hand-picked house trio and others.

FREE ENTRY
Music starts at 21:30!

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Bristol Pride: Stonewall Remembered | Flag Raising
Jun
28
5:00 PM17:00

Bristol Pride: Stonewall Remembered | Flag Raising

The Stonewall Riots were a series protests by members of the gay community rising up against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in New York City.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of what is seen as the birth of the LGBT+ liberation movement across the globe. Without the Stonewall Riots, and those brave individuals who stood up and said enough, there wouldn't be Pride events.

It's fitting that this also marks the start of the 2019 Bristol Pride festival and the flag will remain flying for Pride as we both remember our history and those who have fought hard for our rights, and that we still fight on. It's also to celebrate how far we have come and to visibly showcase our community.

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Shorts in Focus
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Shorts in Focus

Shorts in Focus aims to shine a spotlight on Bath and Bristol’s filmmaking community, providing a relaxed, safe space to see how audiences (made up of people who aren’t just your friends and family!) react to your film in real time.

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DOP-UP SHOP! - Doppler Effect Pop-up Shop
May
5
to May 6

DOP-UP SHOP! - Doppler Effect Pop-up Shop

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! ♥️

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Mix Nights - Showcase
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Mix Nights - Showcase

Mix Nights is back with our 14th semester of pupils ready to share their skills and tunes with you! Spanning a range of genres, ALL folks are welcome to come down and check out the debut DJ from our latest DJ pupils.

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Product Photo Meet for Small Creative Businesses
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Product Photo Meet for Small Creative Businesses

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.

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Blood and Butchery in Bedminster
Apr
2
to Apr 30

Blood and Butchery in Bedminster

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. 

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FREAK by Anna Jordan (produced by Bullet Theatre.)
Mar
23
to Mar 24

FREAK by Anna Jordan (produced by Bullet Theatre.)

‘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

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Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre - London
Feb
19
to Mar 9

Call Me Vicky at the Pleasance Theatre - London

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.

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The Paper Man @ The Tobacco Factory
Jan
24
to Jan 27

The Paper Man @ The Tobacco Factory

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.

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Exhibition: Mai-Thu Perret The Blazing World at Spike Island
Jan
19
to Mar 24

Exhibition: Mai-Thu Perret The Blazing World at Spike Island

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.

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Busking and Free Silent Disco at Millennium Square
Sep
29
12:00 AM00:00

Busking and Free Silent Disco at Millennium Square

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!

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Bristol Fair Trade Social at The Palestine Museum
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Bristol Fair Trade Social at The Palestine Museum

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.

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#SPRAYSTREETART Stencil Art Sessions at Hamilton House
Sep
22
to Oct 28

#SPRAYSTREETART Stencil Art Sessions at Hamilton House

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)

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Henry V at Tobacco Factory
Sep
12
to Oct 6

Henry V at Tobacco Factory

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)

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