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Events at Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale has an exciting programme of events for 2014 and beyond. Visitors can take advantage of an ever-expanding range of exhibitions, self-guided trails, guided walks and events.

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Apr
27

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...

Apr
27

Lightsaber Combat


Unleash your inner Darth!
LudoSport have been developing the sport of lightsaber combat since 2006 in Italy and now the classes have come to Bristol! Shii-Cho is the first of the seven styles of lightsaber combat, come along and begin your journey into this excitin... Read More...

Apr
27

Yoga and Mindfulness


Move, breathe and be
A six week yoga course that incorporates the benefits of Hatha yoga with the principles of Mindfulness. Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm at Arnos Vale Spielman Centre, Bath Rd, Bristol. In their essence, Yoga and Mindfulness are both “awareness pra... Read More...

Apr
29

Zumba Gold with Kate


Get Groovin at your own pace!
Now it’s your turn! All the fun of Zumba® at a more friendly pace! The lower impact, easy to follow, Latin inspired dance fitness class that keeps in the groove of live! Low impact Zumba® designed to improve your health, balance and r... Read More...

May
02

Food Forage Walk in Arnos Vale


A forage with Martin Bailey
Revealing the edibles at your fingertips in a unique "forage of discovery" with Martin Bailey. Arnos Vale is a 45 acre urban green space full to bursting with wildlife.  Look beyond the formal Victorian cemetery plants and you quickly... Read More...

May
02

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...

May
02

Drawing from Life & Lifelessness


Art Workshop with Julia Vogl
Creative walk and workshop for aspiring artists with international artist Julia Vogl. This 2 hour workshop takes nature and the environment as its key themes.  Through an artist-guided walk, see beyond the grey stone to reveal how flo... Read More...

May
02

Cemetery Boundaries Tour


More Walk than Talk
A wide reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of the grounds at Arnos Vale Cemetery, and travels through time as you traverse the 1830s cemetery bounda... Read More...

May
03

Giving Shape to Memory - 3D art workshop


3D art workshop with Julia Vogl
Creative walk and workshop for families with international artist Julia Vogl. Take inspiration from the variety of ways we remember in Arnos Vale.  Collect found objects, then explore construction, collage, mark-making or draw.  ... Read More...

May
04

May Day!


Join us for some Fairy Fun
Monday May 4th, open 10am – 4pm FREE ENTRY  Arnos Vale welcomes visitors once again invites visitors to their May Craft Fayre which is being held this year on Monday, May 4th -  FREE entry. With a host of local craft and prod... Read More...

May
09

Crimean War Tour


Brave Deeds & Tragic Mistakes
Discover brave deeds, tragic mistakes and inspiring bravery from the bitter conflict in the Crimea and the Siege of Sevastopol. Arnos Vale is the resting place of several soldiers and sailors who participated in the Crimean War and the Ind... Read More...

May
09

Booze Forage Walk


An evening with Andy Hamilton
Revealing the drinkables at your fingertips in a unique evening "forage of discovery" with Andy Hamilton. Arnos Vale is a 45 acre urban green space in the heart of Bristol, filled with a rich and diverse variety of plant species, including... Read More...

May
10

Tussie-Mussie Bouquet Workshop


Flower arranging with Vera from Floriography
Express yourself using the language of flowers in this creative hands-on floristry workshop. In the Victorian era, "Tussie-Mussies" were floral bouquets used to convey messages with plants, herbs and flowers.  Those could be messages ... Read More...

May
11

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...

May
11

Yoga and Mindfulness


Move, Breathe and Be
A six week yoga course that incorporates the benefits of Hatha yoga with the principles of Mindfulness. Mondays 7.30 - 8.45pm at Arnos Vale Spielman Centre, Bath Rd, Bristol. In their essence, Yoga and Mindfulness are both “awareness pra... Read More...

May
14

Battlefield Surgery - Blood, Pus & Pain


Not for the faint-hearted!
Discover the gory facts and curious tools used in a time before anesthetics and antiseptics.  Meet Mr King, Crimean Surgeon RN, for an enlightening demonstration of the techniques in the theatre of war (not for the faint hearted). Geo... Read More...

May
15

Night at the Cemetery Tour


Night Tour and Supper!
Enjoy a cemetery supperand dark tour of Bristol's Necropolis during Museums @ Night. Travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and discover the darker side of Arnos Vale in an atmospheric explorati... Read More...

May
16

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...

May
16

Spring Wildlife Tour


A rich mosaic of habitats
Enjoy the garden cemetery and discover the rich mosaic of habitats that make Arnos Vale a wildlife haven. Late Spring is a great time of year to see wildlife, with flowering plants attracting a variety of insect and animal species to feed.... Read More...

May
16

Night at the Cemetery Tour


Night Tour and Supper!
Enjoy a cemetery supperand dark tour of Bristol's Necropolis during Museums @ Night. Travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and discover the darker side of Arnos Vale in an atmospheric explorati... Read More...

May
17

Woodland Lore Stone-Carving Workshop


Create a Legendary Garden Wall Plaque
Half-day workshop to carve a legendary garden wall plaque. Set in the atmospheric woodland setting at Arnos Vale, you will carve a Green Man or Faery to dwell in your garden, inspired by the myths and legends of traditional Woodland folklo... Read More...

May
23

Kids Bushcraft Club - Knife & Fire Craft


Perfect Introduction to the great outdoors
The perfect introduction for your kids to the great outdoors.  Your child will have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire and knife craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skill... Read More...

May
23

Sensory Tour


Hear, smell, touch and see!
Using senses of hearing, smell, touch and vision, explore Arnos Vale as you've never experienced it before. As a Victorian garden cemetery sprawling across 45 acres of ground and  170 years of Bristol's history, and contains uneven pa... Read More...

May
26

Kids Bushcraft Club - Knife Skills


Perfect Introduction to the great outdoors
The perfect introduction for your kids to the great outdoors.  Your child will have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire and knife craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skill... Read More...

May
26

Kids Bushcraft Club - Knife Skills


Perfect Introduction to the great outdoors
The perfect introduction for your kids to the great outdoors.  Your child will have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire and knife craft in a wonderful woodland setting.  They will learn important safety skill... Read More...

May
27

Kids Bushcraft Club - Fire Craft


Perfect Introduction to the great outdoors
The perfect introduction for your kids to the great outdoors.  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... Read More...

May
27

Kids Bushcraft Club - Fire Craft


Perfect Introduction to the great outdoors
The perfect introduction for your kids to the great outdoors.  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... Read More...

May
29

Night At The Cemetery Tour


A dusk to dark tour
  Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to-dark tour. A tour revealing the darker side of Arnos Vale at dusk, in an atmospheric exploration of tragic tales, folk customs and funeral etiquett... Read More...

May
30

Ceremonial Way Tour


A prestigious tour
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.  Suitable for wheelchair and cane users.Arnos Vale's 45 acres of hillside ... Read More...

Join us for a very special screening of the silent movie Nosferatu.  The evening starts with a canape reception, followed by a candle lit stroll through the cemetery to the Anglican Chapel, where very talented musician Richard Lennox, ... Read More...

This workshop includes various meditations and mindfulness techniques to help you establish your practice.  If you are curious about meditation, or if you have tried and need further guidance, this workshop will help you to overcome so... Read More...

Jun
03

Meditation for Happiness & Health


5 week course in Meditation
Meditation for Happiness and Health is a 5 week course for those who are new to meditation.  The class size will be limited to ten students to ensure sufficient learning support.  The course will give you an understanding of what ... Read More...

Jun
06

Wonderful Women Tour


Wonderful Women of the Past!
Discover some of Bristol's many wonderful women of the past, and the contributions they made to our history. Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 160,000 women and girls.  The lives of women in times past o... Read More...

Jun
12

Night At The Cemetery Tour


Things that go bump in the night....
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to-dark 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 Vic... Read More...

Jun
13

Makers of Bristol Guided Tour


Are you ready to meet your Maker?
Are you ready to meet your makers?  The makers of Bristol that is! From railways to reform, manufacturing to mining, prisons to philanthropy, business to blitz, we introduce some of those Makers of Bristol from the past two centuries.... Read More...

Jun
17

Meditation for Happiness & Health


5 week course in Meditation
Meditation for Happiness and Health is a 5 week course for those who are new to meditation.  The class size will be limited to ten students to ensure sufficient learning support.  The course will give you an understanding of what ... Read More...

Jun
20

Grass Species ID Workshop


Is the Grass always Greener?
Discover the remarkable features of different grass species with our expert ecologist. Grasses are one of the most prolific of plants.  Dating back to before the dinosaurs, they span the globe in habitats as varied as freshwater and s... Read More...

Jun
20

Summer Insects Tour


Full to bursting with wildlife!
Explore Arnos Vale in BIG Green Week in search of Soldier Beetles, summer bugs and creepy crawlies. Mid-summer sees the greatest variety of insect life, and this expert-led summer tour explores Arnos Vale Cemetery's 45 acre urban green spa... Read More...

Jun
20

Bat Walk


Searching for bats at Arnos Vale
Embark on a nocturnal adventure in Big Green Week, in search of the bats that call Arnos Vale home. Led by a local Bat expert using detection equipment, expertise and a few tricks up their sleeve, you'll visit the best bat-spotting locatio... Read More...

Jun
21

Easter Island 3D Heads Stone Carving Workshop


Mark the Summer Solstice!
Mark the Summer Solstice by making your own standing-stone ornament. The distinctive stone figures of Easter Island are shrouded in mystery which continues to intrigue experts today.  How were they built?  Why were they created?&... Read More...

Jun
26

Night At The Cemetery Tour


Things that go bump in the night....
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to-dark 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 Vic... Read More...

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