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  • After Hours Tour
    May 26, 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 28, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • June 4, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • June 18, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • July 2, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am

Sunday Morning Yoga Classes with Emily Wingrove Relax, strengthen, zone out and move during these versatile Sunday Morning Yoga Classes at Arnos Vale, each with a unique purpose or goal. WHEN// Selected Sunday Mornings 10:15-11:45am WHERE// Spielman Centre, Arnos Vale, BS4 BOOK// Book via Move GB or through the online Booking page at www.roveyoga.co.uk PRICE// 1 hour 30 minute class. £15 x 1 (more…)


  • May 29, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • June 5, 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 there will be no class on the 1st May (Bank Holiday Monday) HOW TO BOOK £8 per class or £48 for 7 classes. Contact: 07938 (more…)


  • May 30, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • June 6, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • June 13, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:15 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 6.30pm 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…)


  • May 31, 2017
    11:00 am - 11:45 am

Join the Pants Pirate on a special treasure hunt! Join us for a walk sail on the Pirate Ship Black Bloomer in search of the Pants of Gold! Will you fall victim to the angry crocodiles or scary sharks in fancy pants?  When we have successfully nabbed the booty, make a shoulder parrot to take (more…)


  • Fire ticket
    May 31, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  Have fun with your family and have a go at using at building, starting and control fire safely in the outdoors. Learn important safety skills in a fun way. Then put these skills to the test with a bit of (more…)


  • Fire ticket
    May 31, 2017
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  Have fun with your family and have a go at using at building, starting and control fire safely in the outdoors. Learn important safety skills in a fun way. Then put these skills to the test with a bit of (more…)


  • Den building Family Fun
    June 1, 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…)


  • Grave Tales
    June 4, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Time and Tide Taletellers for some Grave Tales in the cemetery. Hear a range of stories around the theme of the underworld, connected with monuments in the cemetery, plus a dash of atmospheric ghost tales. Explore the site and take a dusk walk around the cemetery in between the tales. Suitable for a family (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    June 9, 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…)


  • June 10, 2017
    8:00 am - 11:45 am

The Queen is a very busy person and always looks her best.   What kind of knickers does the Queen wear? Join us for a hilarious knicker hunt, and read the hilarious Queens Knickers. Then try to decide what knickers the Queen would wear if she visited Arnos Vale?  Create a cheeky pair for the Queen (more…)


  • June 10, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • July 1, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • August 19, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • September 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • October 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • November 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • December 2, 2017
    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…)


  • 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…)


  • June 18, 2017
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

An afternoon of song celebrating The Bard, invoking the Spirit of Summer and giving Mozart an airing! Martin, Pat and Helen will perform songs by a variety of composers based on the words of Shakespeare and taken from a selection of his plays, from Cymbeline to Tempest, plus a surprise section of miscellaneous arias and (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    June 23, 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…)


  • 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…)


  • After Hours Tour
    July 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…)


  • July 19, 2017 - July 23, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Butterfly Theatre Company are delighted to return to Bristol Shakespeare Festival with their latest production of ‘Romeo & Juliet’. Shakespeare’s tale of two star-crossed lovers comes alive in the unique setting of Arnos Vale. As an archaeologist guides you through the historic ruins of Verona, he shares the tale of the (more…)


  • July 23, 2017
    10:15 am - 10:45 am
  • July 23, 2017
    11:15 am - 11:45 am

As part of the Bristol Shakespeare Festival join Hammerpuzzle for a 30-minute interactive storytelling experience, based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Help create the storm, explore the island and meet the many characters in this magical tale.  10.15am and 11.15am Recommended ages 2-5. Older siblings welcome.  Tickets: £5 for Adults £3 for Children For more information and to enquire (more…)


  • July 28, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

One of our Spies has disappeared while on a mission in Bristol. We need the help of 7-12 year olds to find our Spy and save Bristol from being sabotaged. We’ll use lots of gadgets and code breaking to solve the mystery and unmask the ‘baddie’. The session will last 2 1/2 hours and children (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    July 28, 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
    August 4, 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…)


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

Would you like to focus on what you bring to relationships? Could you benefit from being more confident in your communication style and manage differences that arise? Do you know the ingredients that make relationships happy, healthy and harmonious? We are very excited to be welcoming Sarah here for her first Mariposa workshop at Arnos (more…)


  • August 18, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of our Wellness Weekend we are very pleased to welcome Bea Martin and David Johnson of Bards of Avalon to our Anglican Chapel for a Sound Bath to enhance your health and wellbeing. During a sound bath, you can lie down or sit, fully clothed, whilst bathing in the sounds of vocal harmonies, (more…)


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

We are very much looking forward to hosting our first Wellness Weekend here at Arnos Vale. To include talks, walks, workshops and film – the perfect opportunity to talk to local therapists and learn about natural health and beauty products. All culminating in a fair on Sunday 20th August with over 20 exhibitors. Look out (more…)


  • Look Again workshop
    August 20, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Slow down and see Arnos Vale with fresh eyes” In this workshop you will use mindfulness, walking and photography to look again at the world around you. You will learn to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. As well as improve your photography skills, the workshop will help you slow down, reduce stress and improve (more…)


  • Owl prowl 23 sept
    September 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a night time walk in the Cemetery learn fascinating facts about native owls with Wild Owl expert Ian McGuire, while you scour the skyline, listen for owl calls and practice your own “Twit-twooo’s. In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to (more…)


  • Owl prowl 3 Nov
    November 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a night time walk in the Cemetery learn fascinating facts about native owls with Wild Owl expert Ian McGuire, while you scour the skyline, listen for owl calls and practice your own “Twit-twooo’s. In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to (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…)


  • December 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Learn to make a moss filled twine/ wire bound seasonal wreath symbolising eternal love from seasonal foliage and natural extras from start to finish. Be encouraged to explore a range festive colour shapes, textures and scents. Get ideas about how to use your wreath inside to decorate your home and get a few more ideas around flowery festive decoration. Learn (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…)