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  • July 28, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

One of our Spies has disappeared while on a mission in Bristol. We need the help of 7-12 year olds to find our Spy and save Bristol from being sabotaged. We’ll use lots of gadgets and code breaking to solve the mystery and unmask the ‘baddie’. The session will last 2 1/2 hours and children (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    July 28, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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 Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things (more…)


  • July 29, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

From underage conscripts to the war at home, this tour reveals the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime visiting War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. Over a century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in (more…)


  • August 1, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 8, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 22, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • August 29, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Yoga for all on Tuesdays, 6.30 – 8pm in the Spielman Centre. A drop in class over the summer – where weather permits we’ll work outside. Starts  Tue 11th July. £12 per class – your sixth class is free! First week free  to new students. A drop in class over the summer – where weather (more…)


  • After Hours Tour
    August 4, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” in this Night 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 Victorian society. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things (more…)


  • August 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • September 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • October 9, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • November 6, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • December 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join friend of Arnos Vale, Ian Coombs for a regular Photography Project Club on Mondays, 10am – 12pm (meet at the Anglican Chapel) The cost is £5 per head on the day, and all monies are donated to the cemetery. This is a projects club, rather than a teaching club although help will be given (more…)


  • Wellie Wednesday bug hunt
    August 9, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday in August for some muddy woodland fun for little ones This week Get hunting Go on a worm hunt, discover some critters, find out about what hides in the woods and then make some creature art to take home.  We will meet outside the Speilman Centre and go into the woods.  This (more…)


  • The Gruffalos Child - Stomping Story
    August 9, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

STOMPING STORIES – Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.   Walk with the Gruffalo’s daughter who, despite her father’s stories, sets off into the woods to discover the only thing her father is afraid of. Join us at Arnos Vale for a walk that will explore the (more…)


  • August 10, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Taking inspiration from the everyday, we will explore the potential of seemingly ordinary objects and use a range of creative media, techniques and processes to creatively re-interpret form, structure and meaning. Using drawing, printmaking and 3D techniques, we will turn the ordinary into something extraordinary… For 12-14 year olds with an interest in Art and (more…)


  • August 10, 2017
    1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Taking inspiration from the everyday, we will explore the potential of seemingly ordinary objects and use a range of creative media, techniques and processes to creatively re-interpret form, structure and meaning. Using drawing, printmaking and 3D techniques, we will turn the ordinary into something extraordinary… For 15-18+ year olds with an interest in Art and (more…)


  • Food and Fire
    August 15, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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 way.  Kids will have a go at using at starting and control fire safely in the outdoors. They will put their skills to the test with campfire (more…)


  • Wellie Wednesday Get muddy
    August 16, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday in August for some muddy woodland fun for little ones This week Get Muddy Come and do all things muddy.  Play in the mud kitchen, make mud pies and paint with mud.  This event is held at the Underwood Cenre. Suitable for toddlers to 4 All children must have a ticket, parents (more…)


  • August 16, 2017
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Rust, rot, mould and decay, there’s beauty in the most unlikely places… A full-day art workshop exploring the theme ‘Decay’ using a range of drawing, printmaking and mixed-media techniques. Working from still life and nature itself, the workshop will take place in the Spielman Centre. For 12-14 year olds with an interest in Art and Design (more…)


  • Stomping Story - Superworm
    August 16, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Never fear, SUPERWORM is 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, when he’s captured by a wicked Wizard Lizard? Test your bug hunting skills on this super walk then create a wormery to take home. Another brilliant (more…)


  • Mariposa Workshop
    August 17, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Would you like to focus on what you bring to relationships? Could you benefit from being more confident in your communication style and manage differences that arise? Do you know the ingredients that make relationships happy, healthy and harmonious? We are very excited to be welcoming Sarah here for her first Mariposa workshop at Arnos (more…)


  • Candlelit yoga
    August 18, 2017
    4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

As part of our Wellness Weekend Emily Wingrove from Rove Yoga will be holding a warm summer evening candlelit yoga session in our stunning Spielman Centre. Why is everyone talking about the benefits of yoga? This gentle class will be an introduction to articulation of the spine, yoga philosophy and breath work. If you are looking to stretch (more…)


  • August 18, 2017
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

As part of our Wellness Weekend we are very pleased to welcome Bea Martin and David Johnson of Bards of Avalon to our Anglican Chapel for a Sound Bath to enhance your health and wellbeing. During a sound bath, you can lie down or sit, fully clothed, whilst bathing in the sounds of vocal harmonies, (more…)


  • August 19, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Special Saturday morning Yoga class in the Anglican, as part of the Wellness Weekend. Everyone welcome. Join Jessica Adams, for a Scaravelli-inspired yoga session where you will rediscover a free form of movement through your body and spine, helping to restore your body’s natural vitality. Our spine, particularly the lumbar area suffers greatly from tension caused (more…)


  • August 19, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • September 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • October 7, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • November 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • December 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm

‘Viniyoga for Life’ with John – monthly mini workshops John continues to offer workshops from 10am – 1.30pm. Yoga begins from wherever you are- “Whether new to yoga or with some experience, there is always something to learn, all are welcome…” ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourSelf within this tranquil and beautiful (more…)


  • August 19, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • August 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Relax into a candlelit sanctuary in the peaceful surroundings of Arnos Vale for a nourishing Indian Head Massage. Bristol therapist Hannah Stuart-Leach will be taking bookings during the Wellness Weekend on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 August: 20 minutes – £10 40 minutes – £20 Indian Head Massage is a blissful experience, just to be (more…)


  • August 19, 2017
    3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Do you feel like you are in a vicious circle of no energy / tiredness? Are you hoping to have a baby in the next couple of years but not sure what to do to prepare your body? Do you feel like a different person in the week leading up to your period? Do you dread (more…)


  • August 19, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An interactive one-woman show, blending spiritual wisdom, science, intuitive insights and improv comedy. Becky’s hilarious show is never the same twice. Interacting with the audience she answers some of life’s most difficult questions by turning them into a self-help comedy routine. Never mocking, always up beat. Sharing some life changing insights and using science and (more…)


  • August 20, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are very much looking forward to hosting our first Wellness Fair here at Arnos Vale – the perfect opportunity to talk to local therapists and learn about natural health and beauty products. Come and meet Leanne to learn more about Forever Living products, Bea and David from Bards of Avalon – passionate about the positive (more…)


  • Look Again workshop
    August 20, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Slow down and see Arnos Vale Cemetery with new eyes” In this taster workshop as part of the Arnos Vale Wellness Weekend, you will use mindfulness, walking and photography to look again at the world around you. You will learn to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. You will experience the opposite of ‘snapping away’. (more…)


  • Wellie Wednesday wonderful wood
    August 23, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday in August for some muddy woodland fun for little ones This week Wonderful Wood Use wood to make a magic wand, potion stirring stick, a fab frame and also just play in the woods.  This event is held at the Woods.  Meet at the Speilman Centre. Suitable for toddlers to 4 All (more…)


  • Stomping story Smartest Giant
    August 23, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

STOMPING STORIES – Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity.   George the Giant is so scruffy so he buys some smart new clothes.  On his way home he meets some desperate animals who need his help. Enjoy this delightful tale by the fantastic duo Donaldson and Scheffler.  (more…)


  • Den building
    August 24, 2017
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to make a fantastic Den out of natural and man made materials. Discover techniques to build a sturdy woodland shelter. Explore ways to tie knots and engineer structures. Your child will have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills t in a wonderful woodland setting. They will learn important safety skills in a (more…)


  • August 27, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am
  • September 17, 2017
    10:15 am - 11:45 am

Sunday Morning Yoga Classes with Emily Wingrove Relax, strengthen, zone out and move during these versatile Sunday Morning Yoga Classes at Arnos Vale, each with a unique purpose or goal. WHEN// Selected Sunday Mornings 10:15-11:45am WHERE// Spielman Centre, Arnos Vale, BS4 BOOK// Book via Move GB or through the online Booking page at www.roveyoga.co.uk PRICE// 1 hour 30 minute class. £15 x 1 (more…)


  • Wellie Wednesday wonderful wood
    August 30, 2017
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us every Wednesday in August for some muddy woodland fun for little ones This week Music Makers Come and play in the woods, make musical noises, bang the drums and enjoy the sounds of the woods.  This event is held at the Underwood Centre.  Suitable for toddlers to 4 All children must have a ticket, (more…)


  • Bear Hunt Story
    August 30, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Do you want to go on a Bear Hunt? Join us for a woodland wander and hunt a bear (with two furry ears).  Discover what else lives in Arnos Vale and make some lovely bear paws to take home Suitable for 3+ (babies and toddlers go free when accompanying an older paying sibling). Buy tickets (more…)


  • September 11, 2017
    10:10 am - 11:00 am

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 also encourage communication and social skills. The classes are fun, active and varied. They include stories, role play, simple science experiments, active (more…)


  • Past Mortems talk ticket
    September 14, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A talk by the fabulous Carla Valentine – a qualified Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary Technician or ‘Mortician’) holding both the Certificate and Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technology, and currently researching our relationships with human remains. Find out more here A special presentation, taking the audience through the procedure of an autopsy in the same way as the (more…)


  • September 16, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Slow down and see Arnos Vale Cemetery with fresh eyes” In this workshop you will use mindfulness, walking and photography to look again at the world around you. You will learn to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. You will experience the opposite of ‘snapping away’. As well as improve your photography skills, the workshop (more…)


  • Owl prowl 23 sept
    September 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a night time walk in the Cemetery 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 calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to (more…)

Event Phone: 0117 9719117


  • October 8, 2017
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come along, everyone welcome – FREE entry all day!! 11.00am – 3.00pm Once again we’ll be opening our doors and inviting Bristol’s newly engaged couples along to Arnos Vale to gather ideas and meet our hand picked selection of local wedding suppliers who can provide the perfect service to make your wedding day extra special. (more…)


  • October 18, 2017 - October 29, 2017
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

From the company who brought you their sell out hit ‘Dracula’ in 2015 comes ‘The Turn of the Screw’, a brand new adaptation of Henry James’ 1898 gothic horror. The setting for this chilling tale is the beautiful Arnos Vale Cemetery. Join us in the graveyard chapel as we transform its walls into the eerie (more…)


  • Owl prowl 3 Nov
    November 3, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Take a night time walk in the Cemetery 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 calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to (more…)


  • December 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region alongside some fantastic family fun. If you are interested in having a stall at our Christmas Market please contact us on bookings@arnosvale.org.uk Please note that there will be NO PARKING on site for visitors, however there will be limited parking at (more…)


  • December 7, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Learn to make a moss filled twine/ wire bound seasonal wreath symbolising eternal love from seasonal foliage and natural extras from start to finish. Be encouraged to explore a range festive colour shapes, textures and scents. Get ideas about how to use your wreath inside to decorate your home and get a few more ideas around flowery festive decoration. Learn (more…)


  • Christmas Carol Concert
    December 10, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A musical medley of classic carols to kick of Christmas with festive cheer! Arnos Vale is delighted to be celebrating the start of Christmas with carols by Bristol Chamber Choir. Join us in the glorious Victorian surroundings of Arnos Vale’s chapel for a musical medley of choral performances – the perfect end to a day (more…)


  • February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. If you are an artist, musician, performer, death professional, end of life organisation, bereavement charity, or a funeral service and would like to get involved please contact (more…)