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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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Mar
28

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...

Mar
28

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...

Mar
30

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...

Mar
30

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...

Mar
30

Yoga and Mindfulness


You don't need to be bendy!
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...

Mar
31

Forest Funday - Eggcellent Adventures


Easter Forest Funday
A Forest Funday with an Easter  Flavour! Kids will get messy and fun creating natural jewellery, discovering the secrets of the plants, make natural dyes and "egg-sploring" the woods. Session is led by our Learning Coordinator Janine ... Read More...

Mar
31

Jump Fit Classes


Bring out the Tigger in you!
NEW TO ARNOS VALE! Jumpfit Classes with Abbey - Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm. 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 o... Read More...

Apr
01

Easter Crafting Session for Kids


An Egg-cellent craft session
An"eggcellent" kids craft session with an Easter flavour. Create a unique cuddly bunny or crafted egg cosy to take home.  Kids will be shown how to craft their own unique piece to take home using their imagination and learning new ski... Read More...

Apr
01

Zumba with Kate


Shake things up in 2015!
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...

Apr
01

Stomping Story - Superworm


Never fear, Superworm's 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's, when he's captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Test your skills on this super walk and story session ... Read More...

Apr
02

Wild Ones Making Tracks


Track creatures and find animal hide outs
Track creatures and discover animal hide outs in the wild woods. Explore the woods and discover the secrets of the birds, mammals and insects that call Arnos Vale home. Find out what clues animals leave behind and how to spot them. This s... Read More...

Apr
02

Wild Ones Making Tracks


Animal ID session for kids
Track creatures and discover animal hide outs in the wild woods. Explore the woods and discover the secrets of the birds, mammals and insects that call Arnos Vale home.  Find out what clues animals leave behind and how to spot them.&n... Read More...

Apr
04

Taster Tour


Whistle-stop Tour for First Time Visitors!
Easter weekend whistle-stop introduction to Arnos Vale's history, varied landscape and people - all in just 45 minutes! This tour is ideal for first-time visitors, this shorter tour introduces the main landmarks, monuments and people to re... Read More...

Apr
11

Collecting the Past - Collage Workshop


Art Workshop with Julia Vogl
Creative collage workshop for families with international artist Julia Vogl. Explore the landscape of Arnos Vale and seek out beautiful grave images with your family.  Create a personal history-inspired collage with artist Julia Vogl ... Read More...

Apr
11

Marvellous Medicine Tour


Victorian medicine and Bristol's transformation!
Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world. 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 h... Read More...

Apr
12

April Spring Forest Funday


Food & Foraging
Explore and play in the woods whilst learning about wild food.  Discover plants that can be eaten (and can't), find out what animals eat and how they find food and make some animal feeders to take home.  Kids will have a go at mak... Read More...

Apr
16

Frogs


A Literary smack-down between Shakespeare and Jane Austin
A brand new adaptation of Aristophanes' zany comedy about summoning dead playwrights to settle a divine score.  Join the god of drama, Dionysus, on a journey to the Underworld to spark rivalry, ribbiting, and an epic battle of wits. He... Read More...

Apr
17

Dusk Birdsong Walk


The Dusk Chorus
Winess Nature's musical marvel of birdsong in the dusk chorus. The cemetery is a haven for bird-life and the best time to hear their chorus is in the cool crisp clear of dawn and dusk, when calls travel far and wide on the crisp air. ... Read More...

Apr
18

Sculpture Tour


Unlock the hidden meanings!
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 symbolsand styles carved in stone.  Arnos Vale has over 50,00... Read More...

Apr
18

Paul Bradley Concert


"Banish Cherish" Album Launch
Paul Bradley is proud to announce the launch of his forthcoming debut LP "Banish Cherish" with a unique show at the wonderful and mysterious Arnos Vale Anglican Chapel. HOW TO BUY TICKETS The first 50 tickets are to be sold at £5pp. ... Read More...

Apr
24

Night at the Cemetery Tour- SOLD OUT


Things that go bump in the night.....
SOLD OUT Sorry - all tickets for this tour are now Sold Out - See our events listing for other Night At the Cemetery Tours in 2015 Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol's "Necropolis" in a dusk-to-dark tour. A tour rev... Read More...

Apr
25

Anzac Day War Graves Tour


100th Anniversary of Anzac Day
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. We mark Anzac Day by visiting some of the graves of service personnel... Read More...

Apr
26

April Spring Forest Funday


Food & Foraging
Explore and play in the woods whilst learning about wild food.  Discover plants that can be eaten (and can't), find out what animals eat and how they find food and make some animal feeders to take home.  Kids will have a go at mak... 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
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
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


You don't need to be bendy!
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
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
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...

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Meet George Muller, much-loved founder of Bristol orphanages. Hear his and other stories in Makers of Bristol tour this Sat 1.30pm....
@_HelenBradbury Glad you like our #streetart. Completed for Arnos Vale Nov.2010 by @inkiegraffiti for @frontroomart http://t.co/ocWldP9Dt5
@sassy_hicks @ssGreatBritain @theunderfall @brunelsbridge @Aimuseums thank you, was great to meet you and hear about exciting plans :)

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