All Events

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  • April 4, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. Join journalist and writer Paul Breeden on an hour-long walk around the cemetery to find the memorials to three of the subjects of his stories. Expect to hear not just tales of tragedy, but of pioneering reformers and scientists, (more…)


  • April 4, 2020
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. Take a dusk amble, in search of the bats and other creatures that call Arnos Vale home. Find out about the graves and grave digging with our bat expert and ex-grave digger Dan Flew. *This event has now sold (more…)


  • Wedding Fair
    April 5, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is now cancelled. We look forward to coming back in super style next year! Step into 45 acres of woodland and discover Bristol’s best wedding suppliers. Meet Bristol Contemporary Photography, one of our favourite Bristol photographers- she’s visited us so many times she’s like a member of the family. If (more…)


  • April 14, 2020
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Detective Project are training up another team of 7-12 year olds in crime scene investigation! Come and put your sleuthing skills to the test – and pick up some new ones by joining our age appropriate workshop. The investigation will be different from before so returning detectives are welcome. We will work through an (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Tour 17th April
    April 17, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In line with government guidance, this tour is cancelled.  Keep an eye on the website for a new date in the future. Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a (more…)


  • Classic Cemetery Tour 25th April
    April 25, 2020
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and what you would like to see. (more…)


  • April 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Please note: As of Monday 23rd March, this class will be temporarily closed until further notice due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here Suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Please bring your own mat. Website: shunayoga.co.uk  Email: shunayoga@gmail.com or (more…)


  • May 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Please note: As of Tuesday 24th March, this class will be temporarily closed until further notice due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here Bring out the Tigger in you! Jumpfit Classes every Tuesday. Come along and join in with (more…)


  • May 9, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. The eighteenth century was an important time for the establishment and development of the undertaking trade. In towns and cities across England, the first undertaking businesses were started by entrepreneurial artisans who adopted the title of ‘undertaker’ and performed (more…)


  • May 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. We thrilled to announce that author Jane Duffus will be delivering  another of her fascinating talks about ‘The Women Who Built Bristol’ . Hear some new stories of inspiring women  and discover the often overlooked women’s history of Bristol (more…)


  • May 14, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In line with government guidelines, this event is postponed.  keep an eye on the website for a new date. Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with this evening tour and here some stories of Fond Farewells and Grand Goodbyes. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond (more…)


  • May 15, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:15 pm

A panel discussion around the ritual of death, dying, the funeral and its impact on grief; Janie’s story  This is the story of one woman’s courageous decision to face her mortality head on, and empower everyone around her to support her beliefs and carry out her wishes. When Janie Dickson was diagnosed with progressive incurable (more…)


  • Jet Black ticket
    May 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. The Victorian celebration of death can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, huge monuments to death, plumed horses and impossibly expensive mourning jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lack. In many (more…)


  • May 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • June 13, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • September 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • November 21, 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

POSTPONED due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here Join Jess and Kate for a monthly 2hr Scaravelli inspired yoga workshop in the Spielman centre, Arnos Vale. A beautiful, tranquil venue, surrounded by nature. These workshops are for you if (more…)


  • Boundries Tour
    May 17, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates. A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, from the 1830s cemetery’s boundaries to later expanded areas of burial ground in (more…)


  • May 17, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • June 28, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Recently Janice Turner wrote an article after attending a Death Cafe entitled “Life would be better if we faced up to death”. She explains: “Death Cafes, like bereavement groups and counselling are secular substitutes for the religion we’ve lost. Without faith it is harder to navigate mortality, to formulate new rituals rather than repeat those (more…)


  • May 31, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event (and the fair @HERE Bristol) has been moved to Sunday 6th September 2020 – this is due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. £1 entry and (more…)


  • June 1, 2020
    10:10 am - 11:00 am

Due to COVID-19 this event is postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates on when Launchpad may be restarting. 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 (more…)


  • June 1, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please note: This class has been temporarily closed until further notice due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here A fun and effective dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Electro Swing And Hot (more…)


  • June 3, 2020
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

*Please note: This class has been temporarily closed until further notice due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you would like to know more about the impact to Arnos Vale please click here Block booking £40 (£8/class) or drop in is £9 (please contact Caroline on  07889969050 to check availability for drop in as classes (more…)


  • June 21, 2020
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 21, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We are delighted to bring back our tour with the Bristol poets, the IsamBards. They will take you on a poetic journey around some of the historic, poignant, beautiful and unforgettable places within Arnos Vale. They will share their original poems inspired by this special place at several stops on the tour.  This is a (more…)


  • October 29, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:40 pm

“Along comes a film like Up, a film so fantastically buoyant, so soaring and so universal, that it’s hard to check the urge to get down on one’s knees before the cinema screen and give thanks for the joy of being a moviegoer in an age when this animation studio has produced a run of (more…)


  • December 4, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

It’s the time for donning festive garb, singing holly songs, festooning your home in tinsel, and giving thoughtful gifts. Of course, all those tasks turn out a bit more twisted when assigned to the denizens of Halloween Town. The Nightmare Before Christmas mixes light and dark with jolly and macabre with great success. Part of our Tim (more…)


  • December 6, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. £1 entry and kids go free – all proceeds go towards looking after this beautiful site. If you are interested in applying for a stall at our fairs or markets please download this Stall application form 2020. Once completed return via email to (more…)