All Events

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  • Every Sat at 1.30pm
    March 9, 2019 - November 30, 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…)


  • March 26, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 2, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 9, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 16, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 23, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 30, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Please note that Tue 19th Feb class has been cancelled. 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 (more…)


  • March 27, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • April 3, 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…)


  • March 30, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:40 pm

Join us for a special Mothers Day weekend screening of Coraline, in our beautiful Anglican Chapel. “Terrifying and beautiful, believable and fantastical, this is one of the best children’s films in years and Selick’s finest — better even than The Nightmare Before Christmas” Empire Magazine TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 6pm START TIME 7pm RUNNING TIME 1hr 40 (more…)


  • March 31, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Treat your mum this Mothers Day to our gourmet lunch in the beautiful Spielman Centre. Cooked by Cleverchefs award winning chefs. Bookings will fill up fast so book now to avoid disappointment. Served 12:00-4:00pm To book please email: feedme@cleverchefs.co.uk or call 0345 521 0123 Starters Cauliflower cheese soup, macaroni cheese bon bon, crusty bread. (v) Gin Cured Salmon, (more…)


  • April 1, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • April 29, 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…)


  • April 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 15, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 22, 2019
    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. HOW TO BOOK £8 per class or £48 for 7 classes. Contact Olu on: tjeg@hotmail.co.uk To book click here Hatha flow is a dynamic form of yoga where the (more…)


  • April 1, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • April 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • April 29, 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…)


  • April 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • May 4, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • June 1, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • July 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

‘Viniyoga for Life’ with John – monthly mini workshops John continues to offer workshops from 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 and beautiful (more…)


  • April 7, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Have a jig with the fab Brass Junkies, admire circus acts from Rachel Mayes, rock it out with temporary tattoos from Doris Loves, join drop in crafting from Hunter Gatherings, mini photo shoots with Taylor Walsh Photography, tuck into food and drink from our caterers Cleverchefs. Our blooming beautiful florists and venue stylists will be (more…)


  • April 7, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

At our April wedding fair 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; (more…)


  • Stomping Story - Superworm 10.30
    April 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

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…)


  • Stomping Story - Superworm 11.30
    April 9, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:15 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…)


  • April 10, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Does your little one love the great outdoors?  Bring them along to a play in the fall woods with loads of Easter themed activities to keep them entertained.  They can make create easter decorations, explore the woods,  dig in the mud, create with natural materials and make lots of things to take home Session is (more…)


  • April 10, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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 person.  Each person attending requires a ticket Session is led by Forest School Leader Janine Marriott. Meeting point is Spielman Centre but all activities (more…)


  • Forest Fun
    April 11, 2019
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cooped up indoors, bored of the cold?  Not at Arnos Vale.  Kids can come and learn some fab bushcraft skills in our wonderful outdoor centre. Your child will have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire  craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skills in a fun way.  Kids (more…)


  • April 14, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Witness Nature’s musical marvel of birdsong  The cemetery is a haven for bird-life and this walk promises a unique aural experience hearing the gorgeous songs of resident and migrant bird species, with tips on their identification led by ecologist Mary Wood. This is an all-weather event. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Conservation Interest (more…)


  • April 14, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 12, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 16, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 14, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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 17, 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…)


  • April 16, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

Do you want to go on a Bear Hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear (with two furry ears).  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and then make some crafts to take home. Suitable for 3+ (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets online (more…)


  • April 16, 2019
    10:45 am - 11:15 am

Do you want to go on a Bear Hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear (with two furry ears).  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and then make some crafts to take home. Suitable for 3+ (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets online (more…)


  • April 17, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • May 28, 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…)


  • April 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in the beautiful natural surroundings of Arnos Vale Cemetery. Slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, while taking time out for you, reducing stress and improving your wellbeing. In a small group, you’ll (more…)


  • April 26, 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…)


  • April 26, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 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…)


  • April 27, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • May 18, 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…)


  • War Grave tour
    April 27, 2019
    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…)


  • April 28, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Find out how medicine has changed and improved. Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. 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 live. In this special guided tour (more…)


  • May 4, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We thrilled to announce  that author Jane Duffus will be delivering a fascinating talk about ‘The Women Who Built Bristol’. Hear some stories of inspiring women (and dogs) and discover the often overlooked women’s history of Bristol detailed in her book. The book contains 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from (more…)


  • Boundries Tour
    May 5, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, from the 1830s cemetery’s boundaries to later expanded areas of burial ground in the 1860s and 1890s. The route includes steep slopes and steps for a healthy workout, with (more…)


  • May 10, 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…)


  • May 10, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 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…)


  • May 11, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Greyhound Gathering and Dogs Picnic Bristol for a day long seminar with Dr. Nick Thompson, BSc (Vet Sci) Hons, BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS. Nick is a fully trained vet with over 20 years experience. This seminar will cover natural nutrition, veterinary herbal medicine, arthritis, stress, skin issues, Psycho-neuro-endocrino-immunology, care of senior dogs, and much more! (more…)


  • May 11, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 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…)


  • May 12, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around  the beautiful spring flowers that bloom in Arnos Vale and tell about the landscape, the plants and how Arnos Vale is cared for. Arnos Vale Cemetery is a Site of Conservation Interest and a Nature Reserve.  It has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period (more…)


  • May 12, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone whcih communicated hidden meanings and messages. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed (more…)


  • May 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. Little Paisley Designs will be in the Spielman Centre with their quirky handmade gifts, jewellery, homewares & art prints featuring wildflower & British animal watercolour illustrations. Also Do It Later Illustration with their tropical prints and Be Therapies will be in the West Lodge (more…)


  • May 24, 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…)


  • May 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 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…)


  • May 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

From underage conscripts to the war at home, this tour reveals the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime visiting War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the WW1 Armistice, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos (more…)


  • June 2, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone which communicated hidden meanings and messages. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed (more…)


  • June 7, 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…)


  • June 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the beautiful architecture, amazing graves and hear stories of Bristol’s past and people in our physically accessible Ceremonial Way Tour. Learn fascinating facts about Arnos Vale and enjoyed the beautiful landscape and views on this carefully designed tour. This tour is on the flat and has rest points on the way round and is (more…)


  • June 23, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 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…)


  • June 28, 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…)


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

If you are interested in applying for a stall please download the  Stall application form 2019 and return to this email with FAIR APPLICATION in the title. Stalls are £40 +VAT (£48) Each exhibitor is provided with one table (6ft or 5 ft trestle) and a chair in the Anglican Chapel or Spielman Centre, with a selection of (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…)