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  • January 19, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • February 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • March 23, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 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…)


  • January 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 3, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 14, 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…)


  • January 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • January 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 25, 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…)


  • January 22, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • January 29, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 19, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • February 26, 2019
    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 23, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • January 30, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 6, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 13, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 20, 2019
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • February 27, 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…)


  • January 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 13, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • February 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • January 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Wednesdays 10am-11.30am 5 week course starts 23rd January (ends 20th Feb) 2019 £40 for the course – first week free (pay in the second class when you know it’s right for you!) For the body:  yoga develops strength, flexibility and stamina For the mind:  yoga brings about concentration and clarity of thought For the emotions:  yoga helps us (more…)


  • January 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • 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…)


  • January 28, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 4, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 11, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 25, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • March 4, 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…)


  • January 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 4, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • February 25, 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…)


  • February 1, 2019
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley (Supajam), this ‘rising singer-songwriter has the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent), and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending (more…)


  • February 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • March 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • April 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…)


  • February 14, 2019 - February 17, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Over the Valentines period we will be opening the doors to our Anglican Chapel for an indoor screening of Tim Burton’s classic Corpse Bride, purchase tickets by clicking here. In additional to our film screening immerse yourself in our Alternative Wedding Showcase. Visit the Spielman Centre dressed for an alternative wedding celebration inspired by Corpse Bride (more…)


  • February 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If the ‘V’ word is enough to send shivers down your spine – and if you feel like doing Valentines Day 2019  differently  – come to Arnos Vale! An indoor screening of this Tim Burton classic in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 6pm START TIME 7pm RUNNING TIME 77 mins RELEASE DATE 2005 (more…)


  • February 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If the ‘V’ word is enough to send shivers down your spine – and if you feel like doing Valentines Day 2019  differently  – come to Arnos Vale! An indoor screening of this Tim Burton classic in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 6pm START TIME 7pm RUNNING TIME 77 mins RELEASE DATE 2005 (more…)


  • February 16, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and write stories and poems based on a walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Suitable for practised writers and beginners. Cemetery walk led by Belinda Wallace (volunteer guide) and the Writing workshop is led by Liz Cashdan, a published poet who teaches at the Folk House in Bristol and for the Open College of the Arts: www.lizcashdan.weebly.com £20 The (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Take an Easter 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. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Take an Easter 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. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Take an Easter 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. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 20, 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 winter themed activities to keep them entertained.  They can make create bird feeders, splash about in the puddles, dig in the mud, create with natural materials and make lots of things to take home (more…)


  • April 17, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • May 28, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • February 20, 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…)


  • February 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire craft and den building in a wonderful woodland setting.  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 campfire cooking. (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our municipal cemeteries are surprisingly versatile spaces: they memorialise the dead, provide recreation for the living, are home to a wide variety of wildlife – and are also places of work. In this talk archaeologist Dr Stuart Prior, together with historian and folklorist Dr Helen Frisby, will present their recent research into just what it’s (more…)


  • February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
    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: Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March 2019 For more information about getting involved please contact: adela.straughan@arnosvale.org.uk Here’s a short film (more…)


  • March 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES (12a) is a personal journey by two bereaved parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds and a love letter to their son Josh who died in a road accident in South East Asia seven years ago.  They now honour him with their own journeys: to Vietnam the place where he died, to (more…)


  • March 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the second in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation  “Goodnight Friend” will be a conversation between Veterinary Surgeon Penny Morgan and death academic Dr John Troyer Over the next few months, Dr John Troyer from The University of Bath  will lead a series of conversations with people from the worlds of death, (more…)


  • March 2, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The opulent world of Victorian love and grief can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, elaborate hair wreaths, plumed horses and impossibly expensive black jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lacks. Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear, jewels and ephemera, this talk aims to (more…)


  • March 2, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 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…)


  • March 3, 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…)


  • March 23, 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’ as part of our International Women’s Day events. 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, (more…)


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

For our next wedding fair we’re looking for unique suppliers to showcase their talents. Unicorn wedding dresses, glitter parties, circus acts, tattoo artists, fairy wings and Gothic cakes are all welcome here! If you would like to exhibit at our wedding fair, more information can be found on our suppliers leaflet, download the application form or alternatively email Buffy on (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…)


  • Stomping Story - Superworm 1pm
    April 9, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 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 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…)


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

We will be taking applications for our 2019 fairs and markets from Mon 3rd Dec 2018. If you are interested in applying for a stall please download the  Stall application form 2019 and return to bookings@arnosvale.org.uk  with MAY FAIR in the title. Stalls are £40 +VAT (£48) Each exhibitor is provided with one table (6ft or 5 ft (more…)