All Events

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  • July 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • July 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Please bring your own mat. Email: shunayoga@gmail.com or call 07463 964119 for more information A friendly, informal class designed for those of you that are at a desk bound for most of the day. Start your evening treating those postural habits of hunching with the back, straining neck and (more…)


  • July 22, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • July 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • August 5, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A fun and effective dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Electro Swing And Hot Jazz SwingTrain is the little fitness brother of Swing Patrol, one of the leading Swing Dance schools in the UK. Capturing the joy and community of swing dancing, using swing moves and the music everyone loves (more…)


  • July 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • July 30, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 6, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 13, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 20, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • August 27, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Bring out the Tigger in you! Jumpfit Classes every Tuesday. Come along and join in with the most fun way to keep fit!  Classes begin at 6.30pm and last for 45 minutes. Rebound your way to fitness to music on Bounce boots (provided). No experience required. Very friendly class. Ages 12 plus. Booking via www.jumpfituk.com (more…)


  • July 23, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • July 28, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please note that this event has been postponed to September. Unpack historical items from Glenside Hospital Museum’s collection and discover what they were used for. Then with pencil, brush, and ink capture them on paper. This is an amazing opportunity to unlock the stories from the history of mental health care and explore some fascinating (more…)


  • July 24, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • July 31, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Block booking £40 (£8/class) or drop in is £9 (please contact Caroline on  07889969050 to check availability for drop in as classes fill up quickly). 1-1’s are also available on request Suitable for all ages, levels and abilities-beginners to intermediate. All mats and equipment are provided. To book a drop in/ block book space please contact (more…)


  • July 27, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. Discover horrors and triumphs of 19th and 20th century medicine through this fascinating tour. From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to (more…)


  • July 27, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday from 9th March until November 30th 2019. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and what you would like to see. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s history, (more…)


  • July 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (more…)


  • July 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • July 28, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. We will share some stories, (more…)


  • July 28, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 4, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • August 18, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 22, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you ready to meet your makers? The makers of Bristol, that is. Meet some of the celebrated Bristolians, familiar and anonymous, who helped make our city famous. From railways to reform, manufacture to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries. From (more…)


  • August 11, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 8, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 13, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 24, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 15, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Death Cafes we come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“. The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we come together the changing mix of people ensures that (more…)


  • August 19, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Detective Project are training up another team of 8-12 year olds in crime scene investigation! Come and put your sleuthing skills to the test – and pick up some new ones by joining this age appropriate workshop. The investigation will be different from before so returning detectives are welcome. You will work through an (more…)


  • September 2, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • September 9, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • September 16, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • September 23, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • September 30, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • October 7, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • October 14, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am

  Launchpad classes are fun and educational sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds to share with their parent or carer.  Our classes give a gentle introduction to letters, numbers and science. They also encourage communication and social skills. The classes are fun, active and varied. They include stories, role play, simple science experiments, (more…)


  • September 22, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • December 7, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday morning Yoga classes at Arnos Vale Cemetery – Extended 2-hour, monthly sessions. Everyone welcome. Join Kate Fox and Jessica Adams, for a Scaravelli-inspired yoga session where you will rediscover a free form of movement through your body and spine, helping to restore your body’s natural vitality. Our spine, particularly the lumbar area suffers greatly (more…)


  • September 29, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of the life and work of Raja Ram Mohan Roy who is regarded as one of the Fathers of Modern Indian. About Rajah Rammohun Roy  Rajah Rammohun Roy (1772-1833) was an individual of truly global stature, and is buried at Arnos Vale. An extremely influential religious and political thinker, he coined (more…)


  • October 3, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Dwelling is a performance/installation using film, and live performance. Dwelling is about ghosts, ghost’s stories – things that dwell, in places, in time, and in people. Filmed at Poltimore House, a derelict mansion in Devon, the performance is inspired by ruins and ruination – insistent histories that haunt. The evening begins with a 15 minute (more…)


  • October 4, 2019
    6:30 pm - 11:55 pm
  • October 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 11:55 pm

Our incredibly popular outdoor screenings are back – last year we broke our website with the number of people wanting tickets so this year, we thought we’d give you a little bit of warning! Tickets go on sale in August, keep an eye on our website and Facebook page. (more…)


  • October 17, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The eerie world of the Victorian seance parlour is to be revived as part of a show in The Anglican Chapel. The show features storytelling, magic and mind reading set within the context of Victorian Spiritualism. Sylvia’s character and the Phantasmagorical show were devised by Careena Fenton, one of the few female members of the (more…)


  • October 18, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Amidst the victorian gravestones of the Arnos Vale Cemetery join us as we put the fun back into funeral! Taking your suggestions for who has died we present you with a completely improvised funeral. From made-up hymns and readings to eulogies and flashbacks to the life and times of the deceased. This is the only (more…)


  • October 19, 2019
    1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We are proud to be hosting our first Macabre Market, on the same day as The Bats Ball.  Join us for a hand-picked selection of handmade hats, witchcraft art items and magnificent anatomical illustrations. This fair is now full, and there are no more stall spaces available. If you are interested in applying for a (more…)


  • October 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Come join us for the third annual ‘Bats Ball’; a celebration of all things Gothic. This year, we have two optional tours, ‘Morbid vs Macabre’ on offer, included in your ticket price. We’ll have added décor, ‘selfie spots’ and a little run of official merchandise! Also, at long last, the cemetery gods have spoken and (more…)


  • October 25, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The ultimate death positive film. A story of unconventional love, life, and death way ahead of its time. Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby’s 1971 black comedy  explores existentialism and death, which protagonist Harold (Bud Cort) repeatedly courts throughout his friendship with 79-year-old Maude (Ruth Gordon). One of cinema’s angstiest characters, Harold sees himself through elaborate fake (more…)


  • October 26, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:50 pm
  • October 26, 2019
    8:30 pm - 9:50 pm

Enjoy an indoor screening of Coco, in our stunning Anglican Chapel. Be the first to explore our Day of the Dead Altar, made by the people from Otomi during its special night time opening in the Anglican Crypt Meet Miguel, a boy who wants to become a musician against the wishes of his family.  He ends up (more…)


  • October 30, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t Go Into The Cellar theatre company are back at Arnos Vale, bringing tales of unease by MR James in The Witching Hour, where we learn that the dead are not always grateful… Montague Rhodes James returns with another selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror! Brave the horrors lying in wait within “An Episode of (more…)


  • November 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet Your Maker is a free event bringing together local designer-makers, appealing to those gift seekers that are looking for something fabulously different. Meet Your Maker offers an opportunity to meet the designer or maker, learn more about where the products are from and maybe even commission something bespoke.  There will be jewellery, prints, clothes (more…)


  • November 24, 2019
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Come and join us for an afternoon of songs and a new ‘Pocket Opera’ – or should that be ‘Pocket Musical’ with songs and ensembles from the shows. Pocket Opera are Martin Le Poidevin, Pat Leighton and Helen Roberts and they’ve been singing to audiences at Arnos Vale and elsewhere for many years. Doors open (more…)


  • December 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. If it’s a sensation of the taste buds that you’re looking for then look out for Ginger Beards Preserves who will be joining us again, and Boulton Spirit with their fabulous range of small batch spirits, including gins, vodkas & infused-liqueurs. Sausagenius will be (more…)


  • December 13, 2019
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A Wreath of Festive Frights is the follow-up to the hugely successful show, Ghost Stories for Christmas. Join resting actor Alfred St John Merrimoon once again, as he regales his audience with more unsettling tales of seasonal spooks, winter wraiths and Christmastime horrors.  Huddle closer to the fireplace and keep away from the shadows, for (more…)


  • March 5, 2020 - March 8, 2020
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. Save the date: 5th – 8th March 2020 Here’s a short film featuring the 2018 festival highlights: [video_embed video=”272324121″ parameters=”” mp4=”” ogv=”” placeholder=”” html5_parameters=”” (more…)