All Events

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  • September 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • October 10, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga for all on Tuesdays, 6.30 – 8pm in the Spielman Centre. 12th Sep – 7th Nov 2017 £12 per class – your sixth class is free! First week free  to new students. Zoë Reason is an experienced and safe practitioner – and she’s been teaching since 2004 (she was trained by and is insured (more…)


  • September 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • October 3, 2017
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • October 10, 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…)


  • Beetlejuice
    September 29, 2017
    7:20 pm - 8:50 pm

Come and watch this Tim Burton classic on a huge screen in the heart of Arnos Vale, a national Heritage site within 45 acres of Spring woodland.  Bring a cushion, chair and blanket, and enjoy. Rotten Tomatoes say: Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    September 29, 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…)


  • September 29, 2017
    9:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Come and watch this 1970’s classic on a huge screen in the heart of Arnos Vale, a national Heritage site within 45 acres of Spring woodland.  Dress up warm, bring a cushion, camping chair and blanket….and enjoy! Tickets are £10 each. Rating: 15 Kates Kitchen will be selling refreshments and food. Please do not bring your (more…)


  • September 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Here in the unique, beautiful and peaceful surroundings this fabulous day of yoga and mindfulness will help you to discover more calm positivity, relaxation and ease of being, as well as more bodily health through specifically chosen yoga postures and tailor-made sequences, powerful and effective mindful meditations and invaluable techniques. And there is even more (more…)


  • October 1, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • October 8, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • October 22, 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…)


  • October 2, 2017
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • October 9, 2017
    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, active (more…)


  • Hatha Flow Yoga
    October 2, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Hatha Flow Yoga
    October 9, 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. 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 postures (more…)


  • 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…)


  • Grave Tales
    October 7, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 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…)

Event Phone: 0117 9719117


  • October 8, 2017
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along, everyone welcome – FREE entry all day!! 11.00am – 3.00pm Our Autumn Wedding Fair will be full of inspiring local wedding suppliers….. Meander up through the woodlands towards our stunning outdoor wedding venue, the UNDERWOOD CENTRE, to be greeted by our Wedding Coordinator, Kat, and a COMPLIMENTARY DRINK of either warming mulled cider (more…)


  • 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…)


  • October 18, 2017 - October 29, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From the company who brought you their sell out hit ‘Dracula’ in 2015 comes ‘The Turn of the Screw’, a brand new adaptation of Henry James’ 1898 gothic horror. The setting for this chilling tale is the beautiful Arnos Vale Cemetery. Join us in the graveyard chapel as we transform its walls into the eerie (more…)


  • October 19, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Top local authors read eerie and chilling stories inspired by the cemetery location. As the sun sets over Arnos Vale Cemetery, enjoy a selection of original stories of the weird and macabre. Following last year’s sell-out event, North Bristol Writers have prepared all new stories inspired by the cemetery setting. Previously they have performed at (more…)


  • Stories of Strong Women
    October 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stories of Strong Women celebrates fictional heroines breaking new ground. As part of Bristol’s Literature Festival we welcome coach, author and stand-up comedian Becky Walsh to interview a fabulous female panel, including historian and thriller writer Lucienne Boyce, publisher Cheryl Morgan, children’s writer Virginia Bergin and novelist Jean Burnett. Expect laughs as well as literature during (more…)


  • Wonderful Women's Tour
    October 20, 2017
    3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Follow the fantastic ‘Stories of Strong Women’ event with stories of historic women with our fascinating tour.   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…)


  • Creepy Kids Tour
    October 21, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:00 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…)


  • Creepy Kids Tour
    October 21, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 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…)


  • October 22, 2017
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Learning Service would like to invite all of our amazing local teachers to our teacher day. Whats happening? Self led activities Science Hunt! Using our science hunt kits, explore the diverse wildlife of Arnos Vale. Explore the site with your family using one of our guided walk trails. Take a look at our Discovery (more…)


  • October 23, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

STOMPING STORIES – Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.  What will the Funnybones family get up to in a cemetery? Explore this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and Allan Ahlberg at Arnos Vale. Discover the world of the Funnybones family and their adventures in a (more…)


  • October 23, 2017
    11:15 am - 12:00 pm

STOMPING STORIES – Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.  What will the Funnybones family get up to in a cemetery? Explore this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and Allan Ahlberg at Arnos Vale. Discover the world of the Funnybones family and their adventures in a (more…)


  • October 23, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Come along and make your own Woolly Jumper Monster to take home! Design and create your own monster from recycled woolly jumpers – simple sewing for beginners and beyond. Monday 23rd October 2pm – 3.30pm £5 per child BOOKING ESSENTIAL Spaces limited please book to avoid disappointment. Recommended age 4+ Everyone welcome, kids and adults (more…)


  • Torch tour
    October 26, 2017
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a torch lit tour of Arnos Vale.  Find out about its woodland creatures, hunt for some grave clues, hear some scary stories and learn about the secrets in the vaults. 5-6pm Suitable for 7+ (but may contain some scary bits, caution advised) Bring a torch, feel free to dress up and come (more…)


  • Creepy Kids Tour
    October 27, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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…)


  • Creepy Kids Tour
    October 27, 2017
    11:30 am - 12:30 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…)


  • October 27, 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
    October 30, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Halloween eve’ Night tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale in the dark, 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 (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    October 31, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this All Hallows Eve Night tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale in the dark, 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 (more…)


  • November 2, 2017
    7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

  Come join us for a Gothic celebration. Hosted by Dan Flew, who has studied the bats here at Arnos Vale for over 6 years and is a former grave digger and lover of all things dark. You are encouraged to wear your best goth/punk/Victorian/dark inspired fashion, but it’s not a must. Early-bird tickets are (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…)


  • Sculpture Tour 12/11
    November 12, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings 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. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed structures and a number of contemporary memorial sculptures on display in 45 acres of (more…)


  • December 3, 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. Look out for Time and Tide Taletellers with their Fireside Tales: Stories of Fire and Ice at 1pm and 3pm (each session is around 40 minutes long)  Join them for seasonal refreshments and Christmas (more…)


  • December 3, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
  • December 3, 2017
    3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

The wonderful Time and Tide Taletellers will be joining us on Christmas Market day with their Fireside Tales: Stories of Fire and Ice at 1pm and 3pm (each session is around 40 minutes long)  Join them for seasonal refreshments and Christmas themed stories from around the world, tales of Father Frost and winter wonders around (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…)


  • After Hours Tour 8/12
    December 8, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” Winters night tour. Near Christmas, Victorians would tell scary tales during the dark nights and this tour reveals the darker side of Arnos Vale 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 (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…)


  • After Hours Tour 15/12
    December 15, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” Winters night tour. Near Christmas, Victorians would tell scary tales during the dark nights and this tour reveals the darker side of Arnos Vale 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 (more…)


  • Christmas Memorial Service
    December 16, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

 Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust extends a warm and open invitation to everyone to join us again for a memorial service to remember loved ones at Christmas. The Service will be conducted by Fr Steven Hawkins of Holy Nativity, Knowle. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance during the service, and to (more…)


  • Stained glass window
    February 16, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come and make your own colourful stained glass windows to celebrate Arnos Vale Window Wanderland. You can make two windows: one to take home and one to display in Kate’s Kitchen in the Spielman Centre during Arnos Vale Window Wanderland 2018. Friday 16th February 2018 10am – 12pm £5 per child BOOKING ESSENTIAL via eventbrite Spaces (more…)


  • February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. If you are an artist, musician, performer, death professional, end of life organisation, bereavement charity, or a funeral service and would like to get involved please contact (more…)


  • May 20, 2018
    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. We will be taking stall applications from Monday 6th November 2017. SAVE THE DATE: Christmas Market Sun 2nd Dec 2018 (applications from Mon 5th March) (more…)