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- Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:46
Arnos Vale will be hosting a special teacher day for teacher's and their families on Saturday November 8th
Details will be on the website shortly!
Arnos Vale will be hosting a special teacher day for teacher's and their families on Saturday November 8th
Details will be on the website shortly!
The Arnos Vale Newsletter is now out and about on site and around the local area
To get your hands on a copy you can either visit us and pick one up one from our gift shop for free or alternatively download it using the link at the bottom of the page.
The newsletter gives an overview of our summer season as well as a look forward at some of the things we have going on at Arnos Vale over the coming weeks
There is also a section to learn about the activities of The Friends of Arnos Vale
We hope you enjoy!
To download your copy of the Newsletter click HERE
Front Room Art Trail 2014 "Heroes" is pleased to present a talk by well-known (and southwest based) scientist and TV personality, Adam Hart-Davis, about his "Heroes of Science".
The sound of weddings bells is in the air around Arnos Vale this Autumn as Chosen Weddings at the Paintworks and Arnos Vale Cemetery are teaming up to give brides in the West an unmissable double wedding fayre to inspire and enjoy on Sunday October 5.
Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol’s iconic heritage site is once again preparing to celebrate the life of Rajah Rammohun Roy on Sunday September 28 from 12-2pm.
Iconic Bristol landmark Arnos Vale Cemetery is set to welcome visitors for the annual Doors Open event on Saturday, September 13. However, alongside the usual open access to areas normally kept under lock and key, there is a new twist for 2014 with Arnos Vale teaming up with Bristol Cider Shop to launch Totterdown’s first ever cider festival on the site.
Bristol's Arnos Vale Cemetery has a new focus this season as a series of after dark events have been included in the new Autumn schedule.
Arnos Vale has teamed up with the Brislington Community Partnership to offer local families the chance to take part in their new forest fun activity days for free on August 28 and 29, exclusively for families living in the St Annes, Broomhill and Brislington area.
Arnos Vale Cemetery have elevated the fundraising bar, as supporters are challenged to double the number of tickets sold in the annual Arnos Vale raffle after a month of media attention surrounding their 175th anniversary.
£10,000 anniversary reward for Arnos Vale ‘175’ celebrations
Friends and supporters of Bristol’s Arnos Vale gathered yesterday to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the cemetery and to re-invigorate the drive to raise money to secure the future of the site, with over £5000 being collected and doubled from a newly unveiled donation sculpture on the day.
Staff and volunteers at a sun bathed Arnos Vale Cemetery welcomed His Royal Highness, The Duke of Gloucester yesterday, to formally open the new woodland activity centre and receive the Social Enterprise Mark.
UNVEILING: FUTURE MEMORIAL is a social sculpture by international artists Julia Vogl in collaboration with Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust. The Participatory art work, aims to reflect individually the living community’s collective thoughts on experiencing the cemetery and collectively illustrate their presence.
Did you know that over one third of the food that humans eat are dependent on pollination by bees? They play a vital role in food production and their numbers are on the decline!
Did you know that there are over 17 species of bats resident in the UK - that's more than a quarter of our mammals species!
Published in 2007 is the Friends of Arnos Vale book: "Arnos Vale - a Victorian Cemetery". Written and edited by one of the Friends "leading lights" from the original text, taken in turn from Les Owen's recollections, who was a keen researcher at the cemetery.
Interested in taking part in a new TV show on Channel 4 for Open Mike Productions? They are looking for couples getting married in 2014 for the show. Mainly couples on their third time lucky!
Visitors to Arnos Vale are able to post their comments about their visit on Trip Advisor and we've had some lovely comments on there so far. Here are just a few:
Last year Arnos Vale Cemetery entered the Connect 10 competition for museum venues to win an artist. We had no idea then that it would lead us on an adventure which will come to fruition in an art installation later this summer…
It was a great day at the Family 5k on Monday 5th May and would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended especially Puddle Ducks Bristol and Bath , The Bubbahub and JustJog who were just wonderful (check out their pages for some lovely photos); to all the Marshalls, Volunteers and staff who made the day run smoothly and finally to all our runners, toddlers and spectators who made the day so special. Thank you all for your support.
Confronting issues around death with discussion and gumballs. A unique after-dark event for Museums @ Night! Thursday 15th May from 7.00-8.00pm with our Future Memorial Artist Workshop in the Anglican Chapel.
Tickets for the event are only £5 and suitable for 12+ years.
The Arnos Vale Family 5k will be held on Monday 5th May 2014 and there will be no Parking on site on that day. This is to ensure the safety of our participants and spectators. If you are attending and coming by car, please park in Paintworks on the Bath Road. Verve Properties have very kindly offered parking to our guests on that day in the overflow car park at the far end of the site’
A Bristol charity is holding an arts festival with a difference. The week-long event starting at Bristol’s Paintworks Event Space on 26 April features work from hundreds of people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia, built into a creative landscape of installation art.Some of the art depicts scenes from Arnos Vale Cemetery in various mediums. The Trust’s Art For Wellbeing Group visited the Cemetery over several months to create artworks for Expressions.
Arnos Vale has a gorgeous little Gift Shop that sells unique and unusual items. Many of our visitors don't realise that there is a Gift Shop as it is tucked away inside the East Lodge building (the building on the left as you enter the cemetery through the main gates just off the Bath Road entrance).
Next time you're passing by - pop in to the Gift Shop and see what we have available! You'll be surprised to see a wide range of gift ideas that you won't find anywhere else!
Business Development and Marketing Manager, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, Salary: Competitive, Ref: 1404-5
Arnos Vale Cemetery - Voluntary Shop Assistant and Receptionist positions
SPARE TIME on your hands? Would you like to help out on a regular basis volunteering in either our Gift Shop or on our Reception.
Arnos Vale Cemetery is hosting a theatre production between Thursday 20th and Sunday 30th of March. The performances will take place both in the Anglican Chapel and around various locations on the site. On Saturdays 22nd and 29th of March, afternoon matinee performances will be taking place which will affect access to some of the Cemetery.
Originally, in the heart of the cemetery, there was a small compound area that was used for keeping horses and waggons. In more recent years the space was used by our Estates Team and volunteers as an area to chop and store wood, mend furniture and compost/burn excess green waste.
All the news and reviews regarding Arnos Vale is now available to read in our Spring Newsletter! You can read the latest edition by clicking on the image below or pick up a hard copy from our Gift Shop (located in the East Lodge building just to the left as you enter Arnos Vale through the main Bath Road gates), Reception or from the Atrium Cafe!
Roger Davie Webster has visited Arnos Vale with his trusty camera and has made a short video featuring angels in the Arnos Vale Cemetery. If you would like to view the video then please click here
Death & The Ploughman comes to the cemetery in Spring 2014
During 20th-30th March 2014 Tom Bailey is directing a production of a rare and very old text, Death and the Ploughman at Arnos Vale Cemetery. The show is an exciting new collaboration between Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, the Tobacco Factory Theatres, and his own theatre company: The Mechanical Animal Corporation.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
INTERNSHIP VACANCY - Public Engagement and Collections Assistant
Background to Arnos Vale Arnos Vale Cemetery is a fully-restored Victorian "garden cemetery", covering 45 acres, overflowing with stories, monuments and wildlife, all set in a stunning landscape.
Thank you for supporting events at Arnos Vale Cemetery. We really value our visitors and hope that you enjoy our varied programme of events and activities.
On Thursday 11th December, the lovely staff members at the Bath Road branch of Bristol Blue Glass, in company with our Chief Executive, Juliette Randall and Administrator Ruth Api, drew the three winners of the Arnos Vale Cemetery Raffle.
Our first prize of £300 was won by ticket number 00001 and the ticket holder has requested to remain anonymous. They did say that they were absolutely delighted and planned to spend the money on a special gift for themselves that they had been looking forward to for some time.
For the Christmas season our opening hours and availability of some of our services has changed. Please see the revised times/dates below for when Arnos Vale Cemetery is open to the public.
This is a call out for anyone interested in taking part as a community performer during an exciting, site-specific theatre production at one of Bristol’s best kept secrets, Arnos Vale Cemetery, in March 2014.
The show is called Death & the Ploughman. It’s a modern poetic translation of a beautiful medieval exploration of love and loss, and the show is being produced in association with the Tobacco Factory Theatre and Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust.
Please be aware when coming to the Christmas Fayre on Sunday 1st December or The Night Before Christmas story that there is very limited parking at the Cemetery and it may be that you will not be able to park on site. Please bear this in mind when planning your trip to see us and if you can leave the car at home that would be even better. Thank you
Back by popular demand! Christmas Trees are on sale at Arnos Vale from 30th November. Prices are held for the third year in a row!
The premium Nordman Fir trees range in size from 4' right up to 8'. The trees are all excellent quality Premium Nordman Firs and are priced from £20.00 depending on the size. We will be selling the trees from our Gift Shop, located in the East Lodge building, to the left as you enter through the main gates just off the Bath Road entrance.
I have been involved with Arnos Vale for the last two years and during that time have taken on board three very different volunteering opportunities.
Remember all those who laid down their lives during the World Wars and other conflicts since.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery will be holding a short Remembrance service at The Great War Memorial in Arnos Vale Cemetery on 11th November 2013. We will remember those who have died or been injured in service.
On the evening of Thursday 31 October 2013 a music event was held at Arnos Vale Cemetery.
Come and join us at Arnos Vale Cemetery on Sunday 1st December for our Christmas Fayre. This year we will have stalls in the Speilman Centre and Anglican Chapel and will also be selling the Arnos Vale Christmas trees!
Would you like the opportunity to win £300 before Christmas? Tickets for the Arnos Vale raffle are now available in our shop in the East Lodge at only £1 each or £5 per book. First prize is £300, second Prize is a three course meal for two prepared in your own home courtesy of Whisk! and third prize is an Arnos Vale experience pack which includes two places on a tour of your choice. Proceeds will go towards the Endowment Challenge where every £1 raised is matched by the Heritage Lottery Fund up to £500,000.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust and the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery publish a newsletter twice yearly to update everyone on the latest news and information. If you would like a copy please pop into our Reception, located in the East Lodge building (to the left as you enter Arnos Vale through the main gates just off the Bath Road entrance).
In June Arnos Vale celebrated the generosity of our Guardian Angels and Endowment Fund Challenge supporters by throwing a Summer Tea Party. The event was to thank guests for their ongoing support, as well as update them on the progress of our Endowment Fund Challenge.
On Saturday 13th July 2013 Father Christopher Kinch, from Holy Nativity Church, Totterdown, conducted Arnos Vale's FIRST EVER Anglican Wedding Ceremony in the beautifully restored Anglican Chapel. The Anglican Chapel is licenced for Anglican or Church or England weddings.
The Friends of Arnos Vale have produced Greetings Cards and Christmas Cards. These are sold in packs and each pack contains different cards with beautiful photographs and images of Arnos Vale.
Discover the Graves, stories and heritage of Bristol on a guided tour of Arnos Vale Cemetery.
One of the best ways visitors can explore Arnos Vale is to take one of our guided tours with an experienced volunteer guide. These personal tours last up to 1.5 hours and give a unique insight into the local history, people's stories, wildlife and beautiful architecture that can be found in the 45 acres of garden cemetery. Our public programme of guided tours runs from March through to November and you can read more on our website.
Many of the graves in Arnos Vale Cemetery are invisible, unreadable or hard to reach. The Remembered Graves Project is an initiative led by the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery to mark these graves of people of local or national significance that are at reisk of beng lost, by providing memorial stones or markers so that selected graves can be found and remembered.
Arnos Vale has a new Facebook page just for weddings.
Arnos Vale is hosting it's first Wedding Fayre on Sunday 6th October.
As Arnos Vale is licenced for Church of England weddings in our beautifully restored Anglican Chapel, Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships in our Spielman Centre and now also Woodland Weddings in the Underwood Centre - it opens up many options for the discerning bride-to-be.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust runs the only fully-restored Victorian "garden cemetery", covering 45 acres, overflowing with stories, monuments and wildlife, all set in a stunning landscape.
Following a £5m project to restore its historic grounds, monuments and buildings, the Trust has entered into the next stage which is to develop a sustainable organisation to maintain and develop the potential of this unique site. The cemetery is a special environment offering something for everyone.
Come and help test the new Cemetery smartphone app at Arnos Vale on 3rd and 4th August!
We are looking for volunteers to help us assess the functionality and content of our exciting new tour app for Arnos Vale Cemetery.
SPP Theatre Company breathes new life into Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The central questions of human existence are explored in what is arguably Tom Stoppard’s finest work in a new production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, from the Southville-based SPP Theatre Company. Appearing at Arnos Vale 25th, 26th & 27th July.
Get out and about with an after-school story and a crafty activity included. Arnos Vale have a series of Stomping Stories this summer that are perfect for children aged 4+ years and tickets are only £3 per child with accompanying adults attending FREE!
On Saturday 22nd June Arnos Vale held the first ever Civil Partnership in the Spielman Centre.
The weather was dry and the rain managed to stay away for Ed & Pete's ceremony despite the dark clouds hovering above Arnos Vale throughout the morning. The Spielman Centre is licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships and was decorated in soft colours of pink, blues & purples all brought together from Bijoux Floral with bunting made by a family friend.
Arnos Vale is delighted to announce that £6,000 was raised at Community Run and Toddle sponsored by Puddle Ducks.
Runners, toddlers, volunteers and spectators all contributed to making Bank Holiday Monday 6th May an excellent family day out. Over 100 participants took part in the run and toddle, whilst the sun shone, and helped to raise £6,000.
How will Arnos Vale spend the money raised?
New to the Gift Shop
"Things that Make Me Smile"
If you are looking for that unusual, unique and special gift for someone special then make sure you stop at the Gift Shop in the East Lodge at Arnos Vale.
New in this week we have hand-made Memory Boxes, lovingly decorated by the one and only Belle of Belle's Art.
Thank you to everyone for getting involved in the run and toddle.
Over £5,000 was raised by the event... watch this space for next year's date and confirmation of final total raised. Thank you again.
Please sponsor Me!
CEO at Arnos Vale
Firstly, apologies for the slightly impersonal approach! I know you will all understand that I am trying to reach as many of you as I can to help me achieve my fundraising target!
On Monday 6th May we hold our second annual community run and annual toddle at Arnos Vale Cemetery. It is an exciting event for us and the local community as well as an opportunity for me personally to contribute to the Arnos Vale Endowment Fund Challenge!
We need you!
Would you be interested in sparing a few hours on an ad-hoc basis to help us distribute our leaflets and newsletters?
6th May 2013
Bank Holiday Monday
Come and join the fun!
Something exciting is happening at Arnos Vale. We are hosting a 5k run on Bank Holiday Monday 6 May. Do you fancy taking part? It starts at 10am and it is a great route, multi terrain with a few a challenging ups! Also this year, we are hosting a toddle sponsored by Puddle Ducks starting at 9am, which is open to toddlers and their parents.
On Wednesday 27th April the Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale hosted the Nokia Live event for their Lumia Mobile phones with the critically acclaimed and Mercury Prize-nominated Ghostpoet performing.
4 dates to choose from!
Not one, but FOUR Bat Walks will be taking place at Arnos Vale this year!
A dusk-to-dark adventure to see these amazing creatures flitting through the shadows.
Community Run 2013
6th May at 9:00am
Before Arnos Vale Community Run on Bank Holiday Monday, 6 May 2013, Arnos Vale will also host a toddle sponsored by Puddle Ducks for babies, toddlers and young children and their parents starting at 9am.
Sarah Peacock, owner of Puddle Ducks Bristol and Bath, jumped at the opportunity to sponsor the “toddle” this year to encourage all her Puddle Ducks families to come and visit Arnos Vale.
Sunday 10th March
If you are planning on visiting Arnos Vale over the weekend then remember Mother's Day Sunday 10th March. Pop into the Gift Shop where you will find lots of unique gift ideas and cards.
Also available this week we have some beautiful rustic baskets containing primroses and hyacinths priced at only £4.95!Be quick - at this price they won't be around long!
Easter Egg Cups
Interactive, fun & affordable
Coming this week to Arnos Vale are these delightful Rabbit Egg Cups to decorate at home and make an ideal Easter Gift as well as look absolutely beautiful in your home afterwards. Although aimed at children, these egg holders are an ideal gift for teenagers and adults too so hurry up and buy yours before the staff members do! Availalble this week in the Gift Shop, located in the East Lodge, to the left as you enter Arnos Vale through the main gates off the Bath Road entrance. Also stocking many other gift ideas and cards.
March - May
Spring is in the Air
Welcome to the first Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust & Friends of Arnos Vale Newsletter - Bursting with all the latest news, information and updates.
Calling all knitters…
Are you looking for a knitting project with a purpose?
Join a group of local knitters from Brislington, Knowle and Totterdown, knitting to secure the future of Arnos Vale.
Arnos Vale is a special place in the heart of the community famous for its wildlife; mice, hedgehogs, badgers, foxes and deer. Volunteer, Carol White, has raised £350 knitting and selling creatures found at Arnos Vale.
Get ready to Vote to Win an Artist for
Vote for Arnos Vale to win renowned contemporary artist JULIA VOGL in Museums at Night’s prestigious “Connect10” competition. If successful, Julia Vogl will work with Arnos Vale’s visitors at a night event in May 2013, to create an open-air community artwork incorporating mortuary chapels, crypt, trees and pathways into a meandering trail through the cemetery.
Arnos Vale are delighted to be one of three local businesses who have won an award by the Bristol Evening Post!
Three Bristol firms – Atmosphere Electric Bikes, Arnos Vale Cemetery and 360 Pole Dancing – have won the Local Business Accelerators competition which aimed to find the most promising young businesses in the area.
Wall Removal and Rebuild
The wall adjacent to the archway in the Garden of Rest 1 (near The Spielman Centre) is due to be removed from the 22nd February 2013.
If you have any plaques, vases or commemorations in this area then they will need to be removed by the 22nd February. If you are unable to get here then we can remove them on your behalf and store them for one year.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
Fundraising Manager Job Advertisement
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust runs the only fully-restored Victorian "garden cemetery", covering 45 acres, overflowing with stories, monuments and wildlife, all set in a stunning landscape. Arnos Vale is now a national exemplar of how a decaying cemetery can be brought back to its former glory, providing new and exciting ways to engage visitors of all backgrounds and ages with a city’s history. It is a hugely significant place for Bristolians, who value it as a place of remembrance, an important working cemetery, a place of local heritage and historic importance, and a very special and much loved landscape.
'Stuff by Al' is a unique collection of glass jewellery and bowls created by Alistair Reekie. Alistair began working with glass only two years ago, but his peers are already calling his work inspirational and unusual.
He is fascinated by the way light is transformed by clever glass work and is not afraid to experiment with colours and textures. He is equally delighted by experimental mistakes as he is by perfect creations.
Oral History Volunteer
Help us gather a People’s History of Arnos Vale Cemetery
Arnos Vale Cemetery has been awarded an HLF Your Heritage grant to undertake an oral history project in the cemetery. Your Arnos Vale: A People’s History of Arnos Vale Cemetery is a community oral history project which will use community contacts and public roadshows to build contacts with contributors from which to collect contemporary and historic materials relating to Arnos Vale and the late 20th century history of the campaign to save the cemetery.
An exciting community project
“Your Arnos Vale – A people’s history of Arnos Vale Cemetery”
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has announced the launch of an oral history project, funded by the award of a grant of £35,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and match-funded by the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery.
We are currently advertising for 8 volunteers to undertake some research as part of this project - if you are interested in finding out more please click here.
Saturday 15th December 2012 at 2.00pm
Arnos Vale Cemetery
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust extends a warm and open invitation to everyone to join us for a memorial service to remember loved ones at Christmas.
The Service will be conducted by Fr Gwyn Owen of Christ the Servant, Stockwood and there will be an opportunity to write a message to hang on our Christmas tree and light a candle in remembrance.
Anything but plain chocolate has arrived!
New to the Gift Shop in Arnos Vale is a decadent, sumptuous chocolate range from "Anything but plain Chocolate" and it is as the name suggests, anything but plain!
Christmas at Arnos Vale
Join us for some Christmas Cheer
We look forward to welcoming you at The Atrium Cafe this winter.
We’re open every day, apart from Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve, and have just launched our delicious winter menu.
Warm up with a gingerbread latte, enjoy a hearty squash and chickpea tagine or a slice of our warm apple cake with clotted cream. Or all three!
This Christmas, if you wish to visit the Cemetery on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day the gates will be open on these dates from 10:00am - 4:00pm.
For all other days please see the chart below.
The Atrium Cafe is open daily from 10:00am-4:00pm except for Christmas Day and New Years Day.
The Gift Shop is open daily from 10:00am-4:00pm except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Arnos Vale has a vacancy for an experienced Project Administrator/Assistant working 10 hours a week for 12 months.
Arnos Vale wins Outdoor Learning Centre in
Santander Enterprise award
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has won £50,000 in Santander’s national Social Enterprise Development Awards (SEDA) to help fund an outdoor learning centre.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust was one of six social enterprises to win an award in this year’s SEDA which saw a total of £240,000 distributed to organisations across the South West as part of a UK-wide £2 million prize fund.
Thanks to everyone who made yesterday's celebration of the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery's 25th anniversary such a great day.
Watch the ITV story here
Friends, supporters, trustees and staff were all present to celebrate the Friends' remarkable achievements and to look to the future with two new projects being launched. Read all about it in today's Post. it all started a quarter of a century ago... Evening Post Article
The Trees Are Back!
Christmas Trees are available to purchase from Arnos Vale now!
This picture on the left was kindly sent in by Simon Tofts last year. Simon purchased his tree in 2011 and picked the biggest one we had!
The trees are excellent quality and available now from our Gift Shop. They are the super premium quality Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees and we have a range of sizes available:
Virtual Tours of Arnos Vale
New to the website this week is the addition of four Virtual Tours of the site.
Kilgore661 visited Arnos Vale in August and fell in love with the beauty and tranquility of the site as well as the buildings and offered to come along one day to film various areas with a Gigapan camera. What's a Gigapan Camera? Well, we didn't really know what it was either but we were intrigued to discover more..... and we are so glad we did!
Join us on Sunday 7th October to pay tribute to the Friends’ past achievements and their commitment to future projects Arnos Vale Cemetery.
Quality Ash and Sycamore seasoned logs are now on sale again at Arnos Vale.
Bristol Doors Open Day
Saturday 8th September
FREE PUBLIC EVENT
Arnos Vale Cemetery takes part in the city’s annual Doors Open Day, this Saturday 8th September.
Saturday 1st September
5pm - 10pm
StrEAT to host the first ever street food market in a cemetery
Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol is the unusual location for a one-off street food festival put on by the StrEAT Food Collective. Vendors will be serving diverse food, from around the world, on Saturday 1st September.
StrEAT is a global street food collective serving food from all over the world. Hot and delicious dishes from countries like Thailand, India, Wales and Ghana will be served. Families, students and local residents will be gathering together to enjoy music and food in an upbeat mardi gras atmosphere.
Meet the Dream Team!
Please note - that due to road resurfacing along Ceremonial Way there will not be any parking available at Arnos Vale for the remainder of this week (until Friday 17th August).
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Caroline doesn't have a garden where she lives but is lucky enough to live close enough to Arnos Vale. Being such a tranquil site Caroline finds it really peaceful and spends many a weekend wandering around Arnos Vale reading the headstones, seeing the hidden stories attached to them all and taking pictures at every opportunity.
Sunday 16th September
Afternoon tea in one of Bristol's hidden wedding venues?
If you are a wedding supplier and would like to discover one of Bristol's best kept venue secrets. then this is an event not to be missed!
Totterdown Arts Trail 2012
For the third year running, Arnos Vale was proud to join in the FRONT ROOM Totterdown Arts Trail and host an exciting range of work by local artists including photography, painting, sculpture, jewellery and live music!
A packed programme was lined up, featuring artists, events and activities running throughout the weekend including painting, sculpture, photography, jewellery, crafts, the written word and live music!
On the Terrace with Whisk!
Sitting on the terrace outside the Atrium Cafe in the sunshine, enjoying lunch with a little glass of something chilled, it's very easy to forget that you're a stone's throw from the centre of Bristol. The bird-song keeps you company and the vista is of magnificent Victorian architecture, majestic trees and acres of history ready to be explored. It's easy to see why more and more people are visiting Arnos Vale and we're delighted to welcome them at the Atrium Cafe.
23rd July to 16th August
In 2011 Arnos Vale took part in Bristol Zoo's WOW! Gorilla Trail. For the summer we had the Bristol Blue Glass Gorilla on site and hundreds of visitors flocked to Arnos Vale to catch a glimpse and have their picture taken with him.
Arnos Vale was the destination of choice for the Celebration of Tibet and Tashi Lhunpo monks on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th June.
Visitors to Arnos Vale were treated to a very rare evenings performance of sacred music and dance on the beautiful grounds and the sunshine also made a rare appearance and held out just long enough for some of the performance to occur outside.
Saturday 30th June
Arnos Vale’s “Future Cemetery” comes to life in a FREE experimental event, this Saturday 30th June, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
This Saturday, Arnos Vale cemetery premieres four performance pieces combining new technologies and stories, which have been developed by the Future Cemetery, a REACT Heritage Sandbox project.