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  • December 1, 2021 - January 1, 2022
    4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re incredibly excited to welcome Insane Root Theatre to Arnos Vale for an outdoor immersive walking production of Hansel and Gretel. “As darkness falls, follow us through the magical illuminated woodland where not everything is as it seems. Discover a strange cottage and a mysterious figure with an unsavoury appetite, and revel with us in (more…)

  • Winter Tree Tour
    December 5, 2021
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Tree Tour Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around amazing trees that dominate the cemetery. 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 so our guide will help you with identification tricks and (more…)

  • December 12, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Each year in December we would usually invite you to our Christmas memorial service and candle lighting in the Anglican Chapel, unfortunately last year we were unable to do this due to government guidelines. Although 2021 has started to bring some normality back in to our lives, this year has still been a challenge for (more…)

  • The Perils of Premature Burial
    December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is RESCHEDULED to the 15th December due to illness. Buried alive Dwelling on humanity’s fear of being buried alive, in 1866 the medical journal Lancet wrote: ‘truly there is something about the very notion of such a fate calculated to make one shudder, and to send a cold steam down one’s spine.’ [caption (more…)

  • December 18, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A musical medley of classic carols and delightful songs will kick off your Christmas with festive cheer! Arnos Vale is delighted to be celebrating Christmas with carols by the utterly wonderful Bristol Chamber Choir. Join us in the glorious Victorian surroundings of Arnos Vale’s Anglican chapel for a musical medley of choral performances. As well (more…)

  • The Sin-eater: lives and afterlives
    January 5, 2022
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A sin-eater was a ‘long, leane, ugly, lamentable poor raskal’ (Aubrey, 1687) who, by eating a special ritual meal, consumed a dead person’s sins and helped them enter heaven. In this talk Dr Helen Frisby surveys the evidence for this fascinating old funerary character and their (more…)

  • 1-3pm yoga
    January 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Mama Rest & Relaxation Yoga Workshop provides the self-care time that is so needed yet often lacking in the business of being a mama. This 2-hour mama only workshop (i.e. kiddo free) will include a gentle flowing practice with some yin postures and a deeply restorative yoga nidra (the practice of yogic sleep….lush for (more…)

  • January 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • April 24, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • October 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet” – Emily Dickinson   Set in a magical location, this dreamy, decadent workshop is a unique opportunity to stretch, flow and shine in celebration of death, dying and living life to the fullest. Journey to a bright, vibrant and beautiful Mexican fiesta, as (more…)


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