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  • Classic Cemetery Tour every Sat at 1.30pm
    July 30, 2016 - December 17, 2016
    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. 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, show you some interesting or unusual symbols (more…)

  • Wonderful Women's Tour
    October 27, 2016
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 160,000 women and girls from Bristol’s history. The lives of women in times past often elude the historic record. But where historical evidence can be found, the lives they led and the contributions they made to society make for compelling stories. At Arnos Vale (more…)

  • Terrific Tours for little terrors
    October 28, 2016
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Have some freaky fun in the forest Take an autumn wander and discover the creepy crawlies and fab secrets of Arnos Vale with your little ones. From toddler up, this session will be include fun activities, a story and a trail. Younger siblings welcome but not all routes are pushchair friendly Workshop starts from the (more…)

  • Creepy Kids Tour
    October 28, 2016
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Find out the dark side of Arnos Vale. Discover nocturnal creatures, hidden histories and tall tales.  Enjoy a history and wildlife walk with games and a treasure hunt. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Suitable for 5+.  Each child requires a ticket for this tour, all children must be accompanied by (more…)

  • Questioning the Dead
    October 28, 2016
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

People have been speaking to the dead for thousands of years and for many different reasons so come and Question the Dead with artist Marcus Coates. Watch or join in with an amazing artistic chorus in the Night time cemetery. Ask or hear questions asked of the dead in coming together of voices. Questions that can’t be answered, (more…)

  • After Hours Tour
    October 28, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this dusk tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquette of Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things (more…)

  • Day of the Dead Altar
    October 29, 2016 - November 4, 2016
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A remembrance Altar will be built in the Anglican Chapel Crypt.  Families are invited to add items to remember loved ones and make it bold and beautiful.  Resources will be available for making Day of Dead Masks.  There will be a making session  on the 29th October 10-2 In association with Otomi. (more…)

  • Day of the Dead Drop IN
    October 29, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Drop in to Arnos Vale between 10 and 2 to make wonderful Mexican inspired decorations for the remembrance Altar in the Crypt of the Anglican Chapel. The remembrance Altar will be built in the Anglican Chapel Crypt.  Families are invited to add items to remember loved ones and make it bold and beautiful.  Resources will (more…)

  • Armistice Ceremony
    November 11, 2016
    10:45 am - 11:15 am

Our traditional Armistice Day Ceremony will be held at the Great War Memorial in Arnos Vale Cemetery.  The ceremony will be led by Reverend Peter Slee. There will be readings and poems from local school children, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Friends  and staff of Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Members of the Armed Forces (more…)

  • Yoga with Katy
    November 12, 2016
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

New 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 (more…)