All Events

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  • February 28, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 7, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 14, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 21, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 28, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

New yoga class on Tuesdays, 6.30 – 8pm in the Spielman Centre with Zoe Reason. Starting Tue 21st Feb £50 for the course First week free  –  pay in your second class when you know its right for you! Yoga for Beginners (and everyone else too!) Zoë Reason is an experienced and safe practitioner – (more…)


  • February 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • March 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • March 14, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • March 21, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • March 28, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • April 4, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Bring out the Tigger in you! Jumpfit Classes with Abbey Come along and join the new fun way to keep fit!  Classes begin at 7pm on Tuesday evenings and last for 45 minutes. Rebound your way to fitness to music on kangoo jump boots (provided).  HIT and body conditioning intervals too.  Basically – it’s the (more…)


  • March 1, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 8, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • March 15, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What: Meditation/Mindfulness classes – 5 week evening course What level:  Beginners to intermediate When: 15th February, 22nd February, 1st March, 8th March & 15th March What time: 7pm-8pm Price:  Block booking  £40 (£8 per class), 1-1`s are also available on request Introduction: Do you want to become the MASTER and not the SLAVE of your (more…)


  • Winter Trees 04/03
    March 4, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A seasonal tour of Arnos Vale to tell the wood from the trees, without any leaves! Winter can be a tricky time of year to identify trees, when many native species have shed their autumnal leaves and bare branches stretch to the sky. But without the distraction of their leafy crowns it is a fantastic opportunity (more…)


  • March 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • April 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • May 8, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • August 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join friend of Arnos Vale, Ian Coombs for a regular Photography Project Club on Mondays, 10am – 12pm (meet at the Anglican Chapel) The cost is £5 per head on the day, and all monies are donated to the cemetery. This is a projects club, rather than a teaching club although help will be given (more…)


  • March 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Dynamic Hatha flow yoga for all levels. A class designed to stretch strengthen and relax you ready for the week ahead. Beginners are welcome to this class. Please bring a mat if you have one otherwise Olu will have one you can borrow. Please book here: http://www.yogabynature.org/online-booking or just drop in. £8 per class or (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    March 10, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • March 11, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • April 8, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • May 20, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • June 24, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • July 15, 2017
    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…)


  • Wonderful Women's Tour
    March 12, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 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…)


  • March 12, 2017
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bristol Film Festival are working with Arnos Vale Cemetery for the first time as part of its On Location series. Guests will work their way through the cemetery to the beautiful Anglican Chapel for screenings of macabre but family-friendly films, deep in the heart of one of Bristol’s most unique and historic locations. 2005 | PG | (more…)


  • March 12, 2017
    5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Bristol Film Festival are working with Arnos Vale Cemetery for the first time as part of its On Location series. Guests will work their way through the cemetery to the beautiful Anglican Chapel for screenings of macabre but family-friendly films, deep in the heart of one of Bristol’s most unique and historic locations. 2009 | (more…)


  • March 12, 2017
    8:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Bristol Film Festival are working with Arnos Vale Cemetery for the first time as part of its On Location series. Guests will work their way through the cemetery to the beautiful Anglican Chapel for screenings of macabre but family-friendly films, deep in the heart of one of Bristol’s most unique and historic locations. 1991 | (more…)


  • March 13, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • March 20, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • March 27, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 3, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 10, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

In the Spielman Centre. Suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Bring your own mat if you can, there will be a few mats there if you don’t have one. Please note that the 20th March class will be in the Anglican Chapel, and there will be no class on the 17th April (Bank Holiday Monday) HOW TO (more…)


  • March 19, 2017
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along, everyone welcome – FREE entry all day!! 11.00am – 3.00pm Once again we’ll be opening our doors and inviting Bristol’s newly engaged couples along to Arnos Vale to gather ideas and meet our hand picked selection of local wedding suppliers who can provide the perfect service to make your wedding day extra special. (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    March 24, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • March 25, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

‘Viniyoga for Life’ with John – Sat 25th March & Sat 15th April John continues to offer monthly mini workshops- 10am – 1.30pm. Yoga begins from wherever you are- “Whether new to yoga or with some experience, there is always something to learn, all are welcome…” ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourSelf (more…)


  • March 26, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • May 7, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • May 14, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • May 28, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am

Selected Sunday Mornings 10:15am-11:45am Relax, strengthen, zone out and move during these unique Sunday morning yoga classes/workshops.  Although each workshop has a unique purpose and benefit, each one will focus on breathing fully through movement, creating space, strength, flexibility and releasing tension- helping you to move effortlessly, with better alignment, clear the mind and overall feel a whole lot better. RoveYoga is the (more…)


  • March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017
    7:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A four day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that culminates in a Sunday showcase with stalls offering practical advice in dealing with death, dying and end-of-life choices. We aim to support a growing social movement of talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. The event kicks off with ‘Outside the Box’, (more…)


  • March 30, 2017
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

WARNING: THIS SHOW MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE …AND YOUR DEATH Written and performed by Liz Rothschild & directed by Jo Bousfield Liz is a performer, celebrant and award winning burial ground owner. Her unique insights and experiences have created a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the (more…)


  • March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

As part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) event we are very proud to be screening the ultimate death positive film. A story of unconventional love, life, and death way ahead of its time. A wonderful opportunity to gather with other Harold and Maude fans, listen to “When Harold Met Maude” – a talk by Lucy (more…)


  • April 1, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

When Fox dies the rest of his family are absolutely distraught. How will Mole, Otter and Hare go on without their beloved friend? But, months later, Squirrel reminds them all of how funny Fox used to be, and they realise that Fox is still there in their hearts and memories. Join us for a very (more…)


  • April 1, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) event we are pleased to be hosting our first Death Cafe, with Judith Edwards. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Our objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of (more…)


  • LDR night Tour
    April 1, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • April 2, 2017
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

As part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) event Bristol Steampunk Museum will be displaying its fantasy gadgets and curiosities in the atmospheric setting of the Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale cemetery. The victorians were a very superstitious bunch and fervently believed there was life after death.  Local artists have designed steampunk contraptions inspired by (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    April 7, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • Greenman workshop
    April 10, 2017
    10:30 am - 2:00 pm

In this expert-led pottery workshop children will be taught how to make a brilliant glazed stoneware Greenman. Ceramic artist Sarah Donovan will guide your child and help them create something beautiful and unique. This workshop is suitable for 7+, any ability level welcome. Workshops are 3.5 hours long from 10:30-14:00 (with half hour lunch break). (more…)


  • STOMPING STORIES GRUFFALO
    April 11, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • STOMPING STORIES GRUFFALO
    April 11, 2017
    12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

 STOMPING STORIES – Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.   A quick-witted mouse encounters a host of predators who seem to think he might make a tasty treat. As he ventures deeper into the deep dark wood, stumbling across a hungry fox, a not-so-wise owl, and (more…)


  • Forest Funday
    April 12, 2017
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Be inspired, have fun and prepare to get messy. Forest school fun day is a fun-filled day of trying out a range of nature-inspired activities and games.  Learn new skills and discover something new all in our beautiful, outdoor woodland space. . What will your child do? The day will be filled from start to finish (more…)


  • April 13, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Follow the clues to work out who stole the chocolate stash – and where it is hidden in the grounds. Hopefully we’ll recover it so we can eat them :) We need a team of detectives (7-12yrs) to help us solve the mystery. This workshop lasts 2 1/2 hours. 1pm – 3.30pm at the Anglican Chapel. We’ll (more…)


  • April 15, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

‘Viniyoga for Life’ with John – Sat 15th April John continues to offer monthly mini workshops- 10am – 1.30pm. Yoga begins from wherever you are- “Whether new to yoga or with some experience, there is always something to learn, all are welcome…” ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourSelf within this tranquil (more…)


  • Stomping Story - Superworm 10.30
    April 18, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Stomping Story - Superworm 12
    April 18, 2017
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Never fear, SUPERWORM is here Superworm is amazing.  He can fish Spider out of a well, and rescue Toad from a busy road. But what will happen to Superworm, when he’s captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Test your bug hunting skills on this super walk then create a wormery to take home. Another brilliant (more…)


  • Den building Family Fun
    April 19, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn how to make a fantastic Den out of natural and man made materials. Discover techniques to build a sturdy woodland shelter.  Explore ways to tie knots and engineer structures. Tickets are per family (a family ticket covers up to 2 adults and up to 3 children). Session is led by Forest School Leader Janine (more…)


  • April 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Kids will enjoy making their own bath bombs and potions in this fun workshop, by Little Green Bath Company 10-11am All materials will be provided including moulds, dried flowers, organic oils and salts, and for those wanting to add extra sparkle to these gorgeous fizzing bath treats, skin-friendly colours and ‘candy’ sprinkle toppings. Budding scientists will (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    April 21, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • April 27, 2017
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Come and join us for a Kates Kitchen feast in our stunning Spielman Centre. 7.30pm arrival for canapes and local mulled cider. Look forward to seeing you all there! MENU: Canapes and local mulled cider ~ Shot of celeriac soup ~ Chew Valley trout ceviche ~ West Country free range pork belly in local cider, (more…)


  • War Grave tour
    April 29, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Marking Anzac Day, learn more about men and women who gave up their lives while serving their countries during WW1, WW2 and other conflicts. In remembrance of Anzac Day, this tour visits some of the graves of service personnel at rest in Arnos Vale, with a special focus on Australian servicemen. Discover the individual stories (more…)


  • May 11, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Come and make something wonderful to celebrate May with Vera and the Floriographers.  We shall be using lots of collected bits and bobs from around the local area including the beautiful Arnos Vale Cemetery. All materials are provided but if you would like to add extra special things to yours to make it completely bespoke and of (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    May 12, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • After Hours Tour
    May 18, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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…)


  • May 21, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region alongside some fantastic family fun. All money raised on the day goes towards securing the future of Arnos Vale We are proud to announce that we have Ginger Beards Preserves joining us for the first time – prepare yourself (more…)


  • August 17, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

As part of our Wellness Weekend, make something wonderful to celebrate life with Vera and the Floriographers.  We shall be using lots of collected bits and bobs from around the local area including the beautiful Arnos Vale Cemetery. All materials are provided but if you would like to add extra special things to yours to make it (more…)


  • August 19, 2017 - August 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! We are very much looking forward to hosting our first Wellness Weekend here at Arnos Vale. To include talks, walks, workshops and film, and the perfect opportunity to talk to local therapists and learn about natural health and beauty products. If you would be interested in exhibiting or running a workshop please (more…)


  • December 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are interested in having a stall at our Christmas Market please contact us on bookings@arnosvale.org.uk Please note that there will be NO PARKING on site for visitors. Please use public transport, walk, cycle or find an alternative way of getting here. The local streets in Arnos Vale are for resident parking ONLY. Exhibitors include: Little (more…)


  • Christmas Carol Concert
    December 10, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A musical medley of classic carols to kick of Christmas with festive cheer! Arnos Vale is delighted to be celebrating the start of Christmas with carols by Bristol Chamber Choir. Join us in the glorious Victorian surroundings of Arnos Vale’s chapel for a musical medley of choral performances – the perfect end to a day (more…)