We are delighted to get involved in Doors Open Day again this year and there is lots going on.
All our buildings will be open for visitors. There will also be an art exhibition available to view on Saturday and Sunday in the Anglican Chapel called ‘Our Arnos Vale’. The pieces on display will show what people love about Arnos Vale cemetery, and is community led. There will be a range of pieces from wildlife photography, to original oil painting, charcoals and even written word. Come and have look and then have a go at drawing your own piece and putting it in the exhibition
Trail for Kids
There will be a Symbolism Trail for kids to enjoy which you can collect this from reception in the East Lodge.
We will have 4 taster tours (limited space) over the weekend. These tours will give a flavour of our range of our usual site tours. Each tour is maximum 1 hour.
Saturday 14th at 10.30 and at 13.30
Sunday 15th at 10.30 and 13.30
There is no advance booking for the tours. Please meet the guide at the East Lodge by the main gate. Each tour is 25 max.
Local choirs performing
After the guided tours on Saturday 14th @12pm and 3pm, two recently formed local choirs will be performing on the steps of the Spielman Centre. Local resident singer and choral director, Anya Szreter, founded the Nightingale Valley Community Choir a year ago and it has gained a reputation as one of Bristol’s friendliest local choirs. The emphasis is on inclusivity, regardless of experience, ability or lack of either! Anya ensures a joy of singing enhanced by learning how to improve your vocal technique while mastering a broad range of light choral repertoire.
Arnos Vocale are also performing. This local choir engages with a more advanced level of singing, the repertoire includes folksong arrangements, jazz standards and beautiful classical pieces from the choral canon.
About the choirs
The Nightingale Valley Community Choir rehearse on Mondays, 7.30-9.
Arnos Vocale rehearse Tuesdays, 8-9.30. For more details contact Anya Szreter on 07720390275 or email Szreter.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t want to join a tour, then just grab a map and go for a wander.
As the cemetery is an independent charity, a donation in one of our boxes or via our website is very welcome.