Life, Death (and the Rest)


  • February 18, 2018
    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

An informal one-day printmaking workshop for all ages, exploring and celebrating memory, legacy and what we hope to leave behind. Design and create your own block-printing letters and produce a series of hand-printed messages, to be both taken home and exhibited in the Spielman Centre as part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) festival (more…)


  • February 22, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re overjoyed to welcome Carla Valentine back to Arnos Vale as part of our Life, Death (& the Rest) festival. 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 (more…)


  • February 22, 2018
    7:30 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. Join us on our fascinatingly gruesome tour and sate your morbid curiosity. From man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing, to diseases of the past such as Cholera and Smallpox we will share (more…)


  • February 22, 2018
    8:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Dr Phil reflects on life, the death of two dads and his mum still gate-vaulting at eighty. And he considers his own death. Is it possible not to kill yourself before your time, yet die gently when your time comes? Can we live and die with pleasure, purpose, compassion and modest medical interference.? Laugh and (more…)


  • February 22, 2018 - February 25, 2018
    10:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“… if I was staring anything in the face it was the inevitability of my own death.” Having embarked upon a part-time Masters Degree whilst working as a Bristol based press photographer, Stephen Lewis was faced with choosing a project to produce and exhibit as part of his course. Previously dispatched to a crematorium to (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

In this Living and Dying Mindful Photography Workshop you will slow down and use photography, mindfulness, and walking to look again at Arnos Vale. You will learn to take notice and see the extraordinary in the ordinary – the invisible becomes visible. As well as improving your photography skills this mindful photography workshop will help improve (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us on Friday morning in the Anglican Chapel for  ‘Remains to be Seen’ – a talk about our relationship with human remains and why Carla Valentine advocates public display, interaction with the deceased and activities in graveyards to try and remove the stigma. This event is part of our Arts Council funded,  Life, Death (& (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come and take a moment to reflect in the Anglican Chapel as part of Life, Death (and the Rest) festival with an Art & Music Installation by Jimmy Galvin. “Death Disco” has previously been displayed in London galleries, and this will be it’s Bristol debut. The music will be taken from his album of solo piano (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 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. Join us as part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) festival on a fascinatingly gruesome tour and sate your morbid curiosity. From man-made deaths like a fatal stabbing, to diseases of (more…)


  • February 23, 2018
    8:00 pm - 11:55 pm

A what?  A Death Disco is a life affirming event where you are invited to pick three songs that sum up the momentous or fun moments of your life, or just sums you up. Even better we are holding it in a Victorian Mortuary Chapel. So, we will invite you to choose the songs that remind (more…)