All Events

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  • 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…)


  • November 16, 2018
    6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a War history tour and learn about underage conscripts, brave deeds, and the war at home. This tour reveals fascinating stories and sacrifices of wartime as we explore War memorials and family graves across the cemetery at dusk then enjoy a brilliant film. By the outside world’s standards, the residents of Miss Peregrine’s (more…)


  • November 17, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 symbols and styles carved in stone. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed structures and a number of contemporary memorial sculptures on display in 45 acres of (more…)


  • November 17, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:30 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. A century on from the WW1 Armistice, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos (more…)


  • November 17, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing, or diseases of the past such as Cholera and Smallpox. We will share some stories, drop some knowledge and open your mind to the (more…)


  • November 18, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Meet Your Maker is a new gift fair at Arnos Vale. This free event brings together local designer-makers, appealing to those gift seekers that are looking for something fabulously different. Meet Your Maker offers an opportunity to meet the designer or maker, learn more about where the products are from and maybe even commission something (more…)


  • November 18, 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…)


  • November 19, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • November 26, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 3, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 10, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 17, 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. HOW TO BOOK £8 per class or £48 for 7 classes. Contact Olu on: tjeg@hotmail.co.uk To book click here Hatha flow is a dynamic form of yoga where the (more…)


  • November 19, 2018
    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 and listen for owl calls. In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by calling at dusk, sending a message to other owls to ‘keep away’. It is (more…)


  • November 20, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • November 27, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 4, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 11, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • December 18, 2018
    6:30 pm - 7:15 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 6.30pm 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…)


  • November 21, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • November 28, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • December 5, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • December 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
  • December 19, 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…)


  • November 22, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by re-imagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes. An enigmatic writer has adapted Poe’s original story and handed scripts over to two performers who are now taking merciless liberties with the words – like a madman (more…)


  • November 23, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’ Well, now’s your chance to find out. Then follow it with an indoor screening of this Tim Burton Christmas classic in our candlelit Anglican Chapel. On the tour you’ll hear about man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing or unsolved (more…)


  • November 24, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • January 19, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • February 9, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • March 23, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • April 27, 2019
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • May 18, 2019
    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…)


  • November 24, 2018
    12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Love Christmas and handmade festivities? Then this is the perfect workshop for you. A 3 hour workshop in creating Christmas cards using lino printing techniques for £40. The workshop will show you how to create and cut your very own lino print which can be used for your Christmas cards or create your own wrapping (more…)


  • November 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Matt Woosey is a man in motion. Acclaimed everywhere from the BBC (“Utter quality”) to Classic Rock (“Ambitious and electrifying”), he’s an artist who slips the creative handcuffs of the modern industry, a trailblazer with no reverse gear, a guitar visionary whose palette bleeds into folk, rock, ambient and electronica. “You’ve got to keep progressing,” (more…)


  • November 25, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 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…)


  • November 25, 2018
    2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Pocket Opera returns to the Anglican Chapel with their unique blend of entertainment – songs from the worlds of classical music, jazz, the shows and more. And then, of course, the Pocket Opera itself – an entertaining romp through some of your favourite Romantic opera arias and duets, all linked in a bizarre (but totally (more…)


  • November 25, 2018
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (more…)


  • November 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas again! Christmas is a 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 (more…)


  • November 26, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 3, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • December 10, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A fun and effective dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Electro Swing And Hot Jazz SwingTrain is the little fitness brother of Swing Patrol, one of the leading Swing Dance schools in the UK. Capturing the joy and community of swing dancing, using swing moves and the music everyone loves (more…)


  • November 29, 2018
    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…)


  • November 29, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales his audience with this hitherto-unknown festive tale. In the style of the public performances the great Victorian writer gave during the nineteenth century, this one-man stage show is the perfect seasonal treat to whet your appetite for the Yuletide celebrations! Expect chills, laughter and sentiment as Mr Dickens presents, for (more…)


  • December 1, 2018
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • January 12, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • February 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • March 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 1:30 pm
  • April 6, 2019
    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…)


  • December 1, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

A seasonal tour of Arnos Vale to tell the wood from the trees, without any leaves! Winter can be a tricky time of year to identify trees, when many native species have shed their autumnal leaves and bare branches stretch to the sky. But without the distraction of their leafy crowns it is a fantastic opportunity (more…)


  • December 2, 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. Sausagenius will be (more…)


  • December 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing, or diseases of the past such as Cholera and Smallpox. We will share some stories, drop some knowledge and open your mind to the (more…)


  • December 6, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the second in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation  “Goodnight Friend” will be a conversation between Veterniary Surgeon Penny Morgan and death academic Dr John Troyer Over the next few months, Dr John Troyer from The University of Bath  will lead a series of conversations with people from the worlds of death, (more…)


  • December 6, 2018
    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…)


  • December 8, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:30 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. A century on from the WW1 Armistice, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from both World Wars at rest in Arnos Vale. Discover Arnos (more…)


  • December 8, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas again! Christmas is a 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 (more…)


  • December 8, 2018
    8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

After a busy day of Christmas shopping why not pick up a mulled wine from Cleverchefs at Arnos Vale, and settle down to this Tim Burton classic in our candlelit Anglican Chapel? Christmas is a time for donning festive garb, singing holly songs, festooning your home in tinsel, and giving thoughtful gifts. Of course, all those (more…)


  • December 9, 2018
    4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A young boy escapes from his regular bullies by diving into a bookshop. There the shopkeeper introduces him to an ancient storybook which he suspects is dangerous, and sure enough as Bastian begins to read he is magically transported to the land of Fantasia, a world in need of a hero. Don’t forget your torch, (more…)


  • December 9, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas for the fourth time! Christmas is a 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 (more…)


  • 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…)


  • December 16, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 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…)


  • December 17, 2018
    10:30 am - 11:15 am

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it’s dangerous being a Stick Man. Find out if he ever gets back to the family tree by joining us for this winter exploration of the woods in Arnos Vale. Who will help him? Then create a (more…)


  • Stomping Story
    December 17, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it’s dangerous being a Stick Man. Find out if he ever gets back to the family tree by joining us for this winter exploration of the woods in Arnos Vale. Who will help him? Then create a (more…)


  • December 17, 2018
    1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. But it’s dangerous being a Stick Man. Find out if he ever gets back to the family tree by joining us for this winter exploration of the woods in Arnos Vale. Who will help him? Then create a (more…)


  • December 20, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas just before actual Christmas! 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 (more…)


  • December 21, 2018
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

End of school screening – join us in the Anglican Chapel for a candlelit screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas and celebrate the beginning of the holidays! 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…)


  • December 21, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas just before actual Christmas! 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 (more…)


  • December 22, 2018
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas, this time on the Saturday before the big day itself. 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 (more…)


  • December 22, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to popular demand we are showing The Nightmare Before Christmas, this time on the Saturday before the big day itself. 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 (more…)


  • December 23, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come and enjoy a quartz crystal bowl sound bath in the clam surroundings of the Anglican Chapel. Quartz crystal singing bowls are beautiful conduits of crystalline light energy/vibration. They support the mind to fast track into a relaxed meditative state. “I could have lay there forever- I loved being immersed in the bowl sounds and (more…)


  • January 4, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • February 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Detective Project are training up another team of 8-12 year olds in crime scene investigation! Come and put your sleuthing skills to the test – and pick up some new ones by joining this age appropriate workshop. The investigation will be different from before so returning detectives are welcome. You will work through an (more…)


  • January 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • April 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in the stunning grounds of Arnos Vale. Learn to look and really see! In this workshop you slow down and use photography, mindfulness, and walking to look again at the world around you. You learn to take notice in the present moment, and see the extraordinary (more…)


  • February 1, 2019
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Katey Brooks is a rebellious troubadour that resists formula. A devastating songwriting talent that has drawn comparisons with Jeff Buckley (Supajam), this ‘rising singer-songwriter has the crowd eating out of her hands’ (The Independent), and is simply ‘not to be missed’ (Time Out). The ‘powerful’ (Evening Standard) songstress defies easy classification, with a sound blending (more…)


  • February 23, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our municipal cemeteries are surprisingly versatile spaces: they memorialise the dead, provide recreation for the living, are home to a wide variety of wildlife – and are also places of work. In this talk archaeologist Dr Stuart Prior, together with historian and folklorist Dr Helen Frisby, will present their recent research into just what it’s (more…)


  • February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. Save the date: Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March 2019 For more information about getting involved please contact: adela.straughan@arnosvale.org.uk Here’s a short film (more…)


  • April 7, 2019
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

For our next wedding fair we’re looking for unique suppliers to showcase their talents. Unicorn wedding dresses, glitter parties, circus acts, tattoo artists, fairy wings and Gothic cakes are all welcome here! If you would like to exhibit at our wedding fair, more information can be found on our suppliers leaflet, download the application form or alternatively email Buffy on (more…)


  • May 19, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We will be taking applications for our 2019 fairs and markets from Mon 3rd Dec 2018. If you are interested in applying for a stall please download the Stall application form and return to bookings@arnosvale.org.uk  with MAY FAIR in the title. Stalls are £40 +VAT (£48) Each exhibitor is provided with one table (6ft or 5 ft trestle) (more…)