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Events at Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale has an exciting programme of events for 2013 and beyond. Visitors can take advantage of an ever-expanding range of exhibitions, self-guided trails, guided walks and events.

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From underage conscripts to the war at home, discover the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime and visit the War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the ... Read More...

Sep
08

Akhanda Flow Yoga


You don't need to be bendy!
Breaking news: you don't need to be bendy to do Yoga! Anyone can do Yoga - all you need is an open mind and an interest in this ancient discipline, which has been proven over millennia to lead people to happiness, ease and positiv... Read More...

Sep
13

Doors Open Day - Guided Tours


Doors Open Day 21st Birthday
Doors Open Day Tours A special one-off tour for Doors Open Day 2014, featuring the latest discoveries and developments in Arnos Vale Cemetery and giving an insight into life behind the scenes in this remarkable 45-acre green space, working... Read More...

Sep
13

Bristol Doors Open Day 2014


Explore behind the scenes!
Explore behind the scenes and join in our Cider & Apple festival with craft displays, cider tastings, tours & fun apple activities for all the family, running throughout the day. We open our doors to reveal the wonderful world of c... Read More...

Sep
18

Candlelit Yoga at Arnos Vale


The sense of calm
Everyone welcome to come and enjoy this peaceful practice Relax at the end of a busy week with gentle restorative yoga postures and guided meditation by candlelight in Arnos Vale’s atmospheric Anglican Chapel. Whether you’re looking fo... Read More...

Sep
19

Night at the Cemetery Tour


An evening view of the cemetery
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.Places on this p... Read More...

Sep
20

Ceremonial Way Tour


Discover the main sites on Ceremonial Way
A fully accessible tour of the Ceremonial way - the main path and most prestigious graves of Arnos Vale, with stories of some of Bristol's historic inhabitants. Arnos Vale’s 45 acres of hillside paths can prove an access challenge for so... Read More...

Sep
21

Illuminated Letters Stone-Carving Workshop


Our amazing stone carving workshop!!!
Inspired by the rich Medieval designs of Illuminated letters, carve and paint an ornate single letter or decorative initials to take home. This excellent value course is an ideal introduction to stone-carving for beginners, while introduci... Read More...

Sep
24

Night at the Cemetery Tour


A cemetery at night....
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.Places on this p... Read More...

Sep
27

Makers of Bristol Tour - Marking Rajah day


Join our tour as we celebrate Rajah Day this weekend
Are you ready to meet your makers? The makers of Bristol, that is.From railways to reform, manufacture to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries.From hum... Read More...

Oct
03

Owl Prowl


Discover the Arnos Vale owls with our local expert!
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 ... Read More...

Oct
04

Wonderful Women Tour


The importance of women in history
Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 160,000 women and girls from Bristol’s history. The lives of women in times past often elude the historic record. But where historical evidence can be found, the lives they... Read More...

Oct
05

Arnos Vale Wedding Fayre


Beautiful Venue & Expert Suppliers
Come along to the Arnos Vale Wedding Fayre on Sunday 5th October from 3pm-7pm. Meet the BEST wedding suppliers in the South West area and discover new ideas for your wedding celebrations, get expert advice and see the beautiful venues we h... Read More...

Oct
08

The Bronte Season - Jane Eyre


The Bronte Season
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

Oct
11

Yoga for Health with John Irving


Anyone can do yoga!
 ‘Yoga for Life’ with John Irving ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourself within a tranquil and beautiful space surrounded by nature…’ John continues this popular class on Saturday mornings. Just arrive read... Read More...

Oct
11

Great War Graves Tour


Marking the First World War Centenary
A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from the Great War, at rest in Arnos Vale. Arnos Vale’s Great War memorial was built in 1921 at Soldiers’ Corner t... Read More...

Oct
11

The Bronte Season - Jane Eyre


The Bronte Season
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

Oct
17

Night at the Cemetery Tour


We're even more amazing at night!!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.Places on this p... Read More...

Oct
18

Brodsky Quartet - Shostakovich Cycle IV


Stage 1V of the Concert
Shostakovich String Quartet No 10 in A flat String Quartet No 11 in F minor String Quartet No 12 in D flat The Brodskys continue their exploration of the Shostakovich Quartet Cycle with a sequence of quartets composed when the atrocities o... Read More...

Oct
18

Marvellous Medicine Tour


Our amazing scientific discovery tour
  From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to live.   In this special guided tour of Arno... Read More...

Oct
19

Owl Prowl


Our last Owl Prowl with Ian!
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 ... Read More...

Oct
24

Our famous Cemetery at Night Tour


See our cemetery at night
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on this ... Read More...

Oct
25

Autumn Leaves Tour


All the leaves are brown....
Autumn is the best time of year to admire Arnos Vale's varied landscape design, when the changing colours help tell the wood from the trees. This tour will help you discover the Victorian fashion for exotic evergreens and learn how to te... Read More...

Oct
27

Bats about Arnos Vale


We love bats!
Discover why Bats are brilliant, from pollinating plants to useful poo and pest control.   Join this active tour and find out why Arnos Vale welcomes Britain's only flying mammal. Learn how you can encourage bats and then make some ... Read More...

Oct
28

Creepy Crafts


Our Halloween creepy crafts
School holidays don't need to be grave, have a ghoulish good time at Arnos Vale. Enjoy a frightening good family activity where you can create creepy crafts to take home. Have some family fun and get goosebumps during a Halloween inspired ... Read More...

Oct
28

Free Horrid Histories


Learn about our horrid History!
Delve into the depths of history and explore the secrets at Arnos Vale. Try out grave rubbing, discover the secrets of ancient documents and make a treasure box to take home. This is a family activity suitable for children 5 and above. Th... Read More...

Oct
29

Fangtastic Forest Foray


Our ever popular forest school
Exploring the woodland, learning new skills and discover hidden talents whilst having fantastic outdoor fun .  What kind of things will your child do?   All kinds of arty activities, whittling and wood carving, forest skills and... Read More...

  Find out about nocturnal creatures, hidden histories and tall tales. Enjoy a autumn walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Tours start at the Speil... Read More...

Oct
31

Twighlight Tours for Families


A tour in the dark!
Find out about nocturnal creatures, hidden histories and tall tales. Enjoy a twilight torch-lit walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Please bring a torch.... Read More...

Oct
31

Cemetery at Night Tour


A Cemetery at night on Halloween.........Just saying
  Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night.Places o... Read More...

Oct
31

Horrid Halloween Tour for Little Monsters


Let your little monsters discover our Arnos Vale creepy crawlies
Take an autumn wander and discover the creepy crawlies and fab secrets of Arnos Vale with your little ones.From toddler up, this session will be include fun activities, a story and a trail. Pay on the day or in advance via the link. One ti... Read More...

Nov
01

Day of the Dead Craft Sessions


Our drop in crafts
Try out some Day of the Dead crafts, make a marigold, create a sugar skull style mask and make a dancing skeleton to take home. Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and beyond. It brings generations together to remember loved on... Read More...

Nov
01

Great War Graves Tour


Discover more about our great war history
From underage conscripts to the war at home, discover the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime and visit the War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the ... Read More...

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FAVC

Check out our Cider & Apple festival for Doors Open Day 13th Sept with tastings, demonstrations & family fun galore! http://t.co/47pWQjxBPa
100 years & 1 month from start of WW1, discover true stories of bravery & humanity in Great War tour on Sat 6th Sept. http://t.co/2zt0iHubTm
Hosting friends this weekend? Try our Taster Tour of key Arnos landmarks & Bristol people to remember. Sat 1.30pm. http://t.co/2uqEtMh6Tg

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