All Events

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  • Classic Cemetery Tour every Sat at 1.30pm
    July 30, 2016 - October 29, 2016
    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. 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, show you some interesting or unusual symbols (more…)


  • Potty about Pots
    October 1, 2016
    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Potty about Pots This pottery workshop will show you how to create 4 different types of pots using 4 different techniques, slab, coil, pinch and thrown. During the workshop you will learn how to throw a pot on the pottery wheel, make a handle, apply underglazes and learn how to add decorative details to your (more…)


  • Akhanda Hatha Flow Yoga
    October 3, 2016
    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: 07938 889028 info@yogabynature.org For more information please see Morven’s website Hatha flow is a dynamic form (more…)


  • Yoga with Katy
    October 8, 2016
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

New 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 (more…)


  • Witness the Wild
    October 9, 2016
    12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Wildscreen pedal-powered cinema is touring through Bristol showing the very best films that have been entered into this year’s Festival in the most sustainable way possible. To create the cinema, we joined forces with wildlife conservation charity Stand Up for Nature. See the Wildscreen website for more information on Witness the Wild events:http://www.wildscreen.org/festival/public-events/ This screening (more…)


  • Urban Wildlife Tour
    October 9, 2016
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join our ecologist on this atmospheric tour of our wildlife and plants in search of Autumn species in all their glory.  Discover the rich mosaic of habitats that make up Arnos Vale Cemetery and learn why this urban landscape is so important to Bristol. Arnos Vale is a 45 acre urban green space full to bursting (more…)


  • Akhanda Hatha Flow Yoga
    October 10, 2016
    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: 07938 889028 info@yogabynature.org For more information please see Morven’s website Hatha flow is a dynamic form (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    October 14, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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


  • Boundries Tour
    October 15, 2016
    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…)


  • October 16, 2016
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Award-winning Celebrant, Funeral Director and Home Funeral guide, Dee Ryding teams up with Dr Katie McClymont, Senior Lecturer of Urban Planning at UWE. This lively, innovative panel discussion will explore the issues surrounding one of the last taboos in society. How do we say goodbye to our loved ones in a sustainable way? How (more…)