All Events

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  • January 26, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • February 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 8, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 26, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 28, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Recently Janice Turner wrote an article after attending a Death Cafe entitled “Life would be better if we faced up to death”. She explains: “Death Cafes, like bereavement groups and counselling are secular substitutes for the religion we’ve lost. Without faith it is harder to navigate mortality, to formulate new rituals rather than repeat those (more…)


  • January 27, 2020
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 3, 2020
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 10, 2020
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 24, 2020
    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…)


  • January 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • January 28, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Please bring your own mat. Website: shunayoga.co.uk  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 (more…)


  • January 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 24, 2020
    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…)


  • January 28, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 11, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 18, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 25, 2020
    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…)


  • January 29, 2020
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 5, 2020
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 12, 2020
    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…)


  • February 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

True love. Forbidden love. Doomed love. Childhood sweethearts, an abducted heiress, and the celebrated lady writer who enjoyed a menage-a-trois with an acclaimed rock-climber and his wife. Join us for a Valentine’s talk with a twist and hear about some of the Bristol women who were embedded in truly remarkable love stories in days gone (more…)


  • February 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If the ‘V’ word is enough to send shivers down your spine – and if you feel like doing Valentines Day differently  – come to Arnos Vale! An indoor screening of this Tim Burton classic in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 5.30pm START TIME 6.30pm RUNNING TIME 77 mins RELEASE DATE 2005 GRADING  PG (more…)


  • Love Tour
    February 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Love is in the air so come along to our Love Tour and hear about love beyond the grave. Discover tales of love conquering all, forbidden love, elopement, and spot secret love signs on gravestones. Our expert guide will share fascinating stories and take you on a wander around our beautiful site. Arnos Vale is (more…)


  • February 14, 2020
    8:15 pm - 10:00 pm

The soundtrack is fabulous and Leonardo DiCaprio & Claire Danes do a wonderful job of portraying the young lovers. Come see this classic Shakespearean romantic tragedy, on Valentines eve in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 5.30pm START TIME 8.15pm RUNNING TIME 120 mins RELEASE DATE 1996 GRADING  12 DIRECTOR Baz Luhrmann If you like this event (more…)


  • Story Session One
    February 17, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Story Session Two
    February 17, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Story Session Three
    February 17, 2020
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Take an wander with the Nut Brown Hares.  Explore this gorgeous story and discover the ways the hares find to explain how much they love each other. A well-loved classic told in the beautiful outdoors. Follow the story and join in with the actions then make something lovely to take home. Kids will have fun, (more…)


  • February 20, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We 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 our age appropriate workshop. We will work through an investigation together – You’ll keep your CSI suit at the end along with some (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. We will start to list the events over the next few weeks, and in the meantime if you’d like to come along to a (more…)


  • Memento Mori: Victorian Mourning Jewellery
    March 5, 2020
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The opulent world of Victorian love and grief is a beautiful, elaborate and bizarre one. From elaborate hair wreaths to enormous brooches and impossibly expensive black jewels, mourning jewellery displays a devotion and beautiful morbidity that our contemporary lives lack.  Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear, jewels and ephemera, this talk aims (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty throughout history – but has also inspired a plethora of fascinating funeral customs. From the covering of mirrors to prevent the departed spirit from becoming trapped; the passing bell, rung to assist the soul to heaven; to modern customs such as eco-burial and wayside memorials, historian (more…)


  • March 8, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

We are excited to welcome the fantastic Dr John Troyer to talk about memorial tattoos as part of our Life, Death (& the Rest) festival. In this age where most of us will not be remembered on tombstones we may find we live on in the form of a memorial tattoo on the arm or torso (more…)


  • March 8, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Bristol poets, the IsamBards, will take you on a poetic journey around some of the historic, poignant, beautiful and unforgettable places within Arnos Vale. They will share their original poems inspired by this special place at several stops on the tour.  This is a chance to celebrate Arnos Vale in life, death and the rest, (more…)


  • March 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

* Please note that this event has been postponed from 12th Dec to Fri 13th March 2020 * A candle lit Gin Tasting, journeying through Victoriana London’s addiction to Madame Genever’s pacifying poison… Fake funeral processions for Madame Genever gave the crowded the streets of Victoriana London a prohibition feel…but who were we mourning? Sip (more…)


  • March 14, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • May 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Jess and Kate for a monthly 2hr Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop in the Spielman centre, Arnos Vale. A beautiful, tranquil venue, surrounded by nature. These workshops are for you if you’d like to: • slow down, unwind and enjoy yoga at an unhurried pace • relax while building strength, flexibility and better movement habits (more…)


  • Growing Victorians in your Garden
    March 14, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Victorians are notoriously difficult to grow from seed, so my advice is to buy small potted Victorians from the garden centre and grow them on.” Come and listen to experienced gardener, Bill Jones, talk about growing Victorians in your garden in an hour of comedy packed with illustrated props, terrible puns and plenty of sage (more…)


  • March 14, 2020
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around amazing trees that dominate the cemetery. 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 14, 2020
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Daisy Chapman and Rivers Of England share the bill in our beautiful Anglican Chapel.  Stable mates on the German Label ‘Songs & Whispers’, expect excellent acoustics, lighting, atmosphere and good vibes. Daisy Chapman: ‘Instantly Captivating’ The Independent. Rivers Of England: ‘Innovative and Original’ R2 Rock n Reel Magazine.  ‘More than simple folk-rock and far more (more…)


  • Wedding Fair
    April 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Step into 45 acres of woodland and discover Bristol’s best wedding suppliers. Meet Bristol Contemporary Photography, one of our favourite Bristol photographers- she’s visited us so many times she’s like a member of the family. If you’re worried about the weather don’t be; Dynamic Stretch Tents have you covered (pun intended) they’ll be bringing their (more…)


  • May 9, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The eighteenth century was an important time for the establishment and development of the undertaking trade. In towns and cities across England, the first undertaking businesses were started by entrepreneurial artisans who adopted the title of ‘undertaker’ and performed respectable funerals for a burgeoning middle class. The success of these businesses ensured that the social (more…)


  • Jet Black ticket
    May 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Victorian celebration of death can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, huge monuments to death, plumed horses and impossibly expensive mourning jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lacks. In many areas of modern society, we are taught that funerals need to be quick affairs, that mourning (more…)


  • May 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. £1 entry and kids go free – all proceeds go towards looking after this beautiful site. If you are interested in applying for a stall at our fairs or markets please download this Stall application form 2020. Once completed return via email to (more…)


  • December 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. £1 entry and kids go free – all proceeds go towards looking after this beautiful site. If you are interested in applying for a stall at our fairs or markets please download this Stall application form 2020. Once completed return via email to (more…)