All Events

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  • Every Sat at 1.30pm
    March 3, 2018 - December 22, 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…)


  • December 10, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • December 17, 2018
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • January 7, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • January 14, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • January 28, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 4, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 11, 2019
    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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • December 12, 2018
    12:15 pm - 12:45 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 14, 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…)


  • Session one
    December 15, 2018
    10:15 am - 11:00 am

Do something a bit different and meet the elves, hear their snowy tales and roast marshmallows round the fire together. Have a go at making a Christmas decoration to take away. The wonderful Time and Tide Taletellers will be back to share their brand of Christmas joy.  Join them for  Christmas themed stories from around (more…)


  • Session two
    December 15, 2018
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Do something a bit different and meet the elves, hear their snowy tales and roast marshmallows round the fire together. Have a go at making a Christmas decoration to take away. The wonderful Time and Tide Taletellers will be back to share their brand of Christmas joy.  Join them for  Christmas themed stories from around (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
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • March 3, 2019
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • April 14, 2019
    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…)


  • 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 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
    6:15 pm - 7:15 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. Doors open: 6pm Sound bath starts: 6.15pm Ends: 7.15pm “I could have lay there forever- (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 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 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…)


  • 14th Feb tickets
    February 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If the ‘V’ word is enough to send shivers down your spine – and if you feel like doing Valentines Day 2019  differently  – come to Arnos Vale! An indoor screening of this Tim Burton classic in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 6pm START TIME 7pm RUNNING TIME 77 mins RELEASE DATE 2005 (more…)


  • February 15, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

If the ‘V’ word is enough to send shivers down your spine – and if you feel like doing Valentines Day 2019  differently  – come to Arnos Vale! An indoor screening of this Tim Burton classic in our romantic Anglican Chapel. FILM TICKETS £10 BAR OPEN 6pm START TIME 7pm RUNNING TIME 77 mins RELEASE DATE 2005 (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…)


  • March 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 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…)


  • 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 2019 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 (more…)