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  • Every Sat at 1.30pm
    March 3, 2018 - November 10, 2018
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s history, show you some interesting or unusual symbols (more…)


  • April 23, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • April 30, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • May 14, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • May 21, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • June 4, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • June 11, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • June 18, 2018
    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, (more…)


  • April 23, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • April 30, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • May 14, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • May 21, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • June 4, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • June 11, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

In the Spielman Centre. Suitable for beginners and those with experience.  Bring your own mat if you can, there will be a few mats there if you don’t have one. Please note that the class on Mon 26th March will be in the Anglican Chapel, and that there will be no class on Easter Monday HOW TO BOOK (more…)


  • April 24, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • May 1, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • May 8, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • May 15, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • May 22, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
  • May 29, 2018
    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring out the Tigger in you! Jumpfit Classes every Tuesday. Come along and join in with the most fun way to keep fit!  Classes begin at 6.15pm and last for 45 minutes. Rebound your way to fitness to music on Bounce boots (provided). No experience required. Very friendly class. Ages 12 plus. Booking via www.jumpfituk.com (more…)


  • April 25, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • May 2, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • May 9, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • May 16, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • May 23, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

Block booking £40 (£8/class) or drop in is £9 (please contact Caroline on  07889969050 to check availability for drop in as classes fill up quickly). 1-1’s are also available on request Suitable for all ages, levels and abilities-beginners to intermediate. All mats and equipment are provided. To book a drop in/ block book space please contact (more…)


  • After Hours Tour 27/04
    April 27, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • April 28, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

And Breathe Yoga Retreats invite you to a day of yoga to get rid of winter blues and sluggishness, to spring into the new season with renewed vigour and energy. Practise energising physical yoga, learn cleansing and uplifting techniques for your mind and body and share a healthy lunch. Relax in a beautiful, calming, friendly (more…)


  • Victorian Arcadia
    May 5, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victorian mourning practices are famous for their dark beauty: elaborate mourning costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages, and countless mourning ephemera housed in museums and private collections. However, one of the most enduring and culturally important aspects of Victorian mourning ritual was the creation of the garden cemetery. These cemeteries were inspired by visions (more…)


  • May 11, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When we have emotional harmony in our lives, our mind is calmer, our sleep is deeper, we feel more energised and regenerated, our skin is glowing, and our overall wellbeing is enhanced. We invite you to join Vanessa Jean as she explores beautiful aromatic blends using pure essential oils to support emotional harmony and wellbeing. (more…)


  • After Hours Tour 11/05
    May 11, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • May 12, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • June 9, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • July 7, 2018
    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…)


  • Boundries Tour
    May 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 the 1860s and 1890s. The route includes steep slopes and steps for a healthy workout, with (more…)


  • May 13, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • June 16, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • September 22, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • October 21, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • November 24, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday morning Yoga classes at Arnos Vale Cemetery – Extended 2-hour, monthly sessions. Everyone welcome. Join Kate Fox and 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 (more…)


  • June 10, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 15, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 13, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Death Cafes we come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“. The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we come together the changing mix of people ensures that (more…)


  • May 20, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free entry all day! Showcasing a host of local craft and produce suppliers from our region. If it’s a sensation of the taste buds that you’re looking for then look out for Ginger Beards Preserves who will be joining us again, and Boulton Spirit with their fabulous range of small batch spirits, including gins, vodkas & infused-liqueurs. Little Paisley Designs will (more…)


  • May 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The controversy surrounding the murders at 10 Rillington Place has raged for years. Books and films have portrayed the events as a landmark case in the abolition of the death penalty – and rightly so. But, what exactly went on behind the doors of this famous address? Was Reg Christie responsible for everything? Or could (more…)


  • After Hours Tour 25/05
    May 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • Spring Flowers Tour
    May 26, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Talk a wander with our ecologist Mary Wood and find out about the wildlife and plants in Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Discover the beautiful seasonal plants and native wildlife during this walk around this Site of Conservation Interest.  Arnos Vale has been a beauty spot since the Georgian Period  and this walk will take a in (more…)


  • June 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

RenewYou is the flagship course from Changing People written by Jane C Woods.  It is an internationally acclaimed one day personal development course for women. Hundreds upon hundreds of women have been on a RenewYou course, either at their place of work, or personal investment in themselves on an open course. They have unreservedly loved (more…)


  • July 14, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Your monument shall be my gentle verse: death, love & the sonnets Think Shakespeare’s sonnets are all about love? Think again! Experience the extraordinary passion of Shakespeare’s darker-themed sonnets with the Shakespeare Heptet. The ensemble explore through their haunting musical reimagining the Bard’s preoccupation with mortality, death and the glorious agony of love: as Time (more…)


  • October 18, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re overjoyed to welcome Carla Valentine back to Arnos Vale. Join us in the Anglican Chapel for a special presentation, taking you through the procedure of an autopsy in the same way as the chapters are laid out in her book, Past Mortems. To include new anecdotes on each topic and lots of new content (more…)


  • November 15, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WARNING: THIS SHOW MIGHT CHANGE YOUR LIFE…AND YOUR DEATH Written and performed by Liz Rothschild & directed by Jo Bousfield Liz is a performer, celebrant and award winning burial ground owner. Her unique insights and experiences have created a highly original and beautifully cathartic show, combining mercurial tales and miraculous truths, collected over the years (more…)


  • December 2, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in exhibiting? Our fairs are open from 10am – 4pm (set up from 8am) and normally attract 600-1000 visitors. Each exhibitor is given one table (6ft or 5 ft trestle) and a chair in the Anglican Chapel or Spielman Centre, with a selection of food stalls outside. Previous stall holders have said: (more…)


  • Christmas Memorial Service
    December 15, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 Steven Hawkins of Holy Nativity, Knowle. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance during the service and to write (more…)