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Events at Arnos Vale

Arnos Vale has an exciting programme of events for 2013 and beyond. Visitors can take advantage of an ever-expanding range of exhibitions, self-guided trails, guided walks and events.

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Oct
02

Candlelit Yoga at Arnos Vale


The sense of calm
Everyone welcome to come and enjoy this peaceful practice Relax at the end of a busy week with gentle restorative yoga postures and guided meditation by candlelight in Arnos Vale’s atmospheric Anglican Chapel. Whether you’re looking fo... Read More...

Oct
03

Owl Prowl


Discover the Arnos Vale owls with our local expert!
Learn fascinating facts about native owls with Wild Owl expert Ian McGuire, while you scour the skyline, listen for owl calls and practice your own "Twit-twooo's". In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by ... Read More...

Oct
04

Wonderful Women Tour


The importance of women in history
Arnos Vale Cemetery is the place of remembrance for an estimated 160,000 women and girls from Bristol’s history. The lives of women in times past often elude the historic record. But where historical evidence can be found, the lives they... Read More...

Oct
05

Arnos Vale Wedding Fayre


Beautiful Venue & Expert Suppliers
Mixed Selection Come along to the Arnos Vale Wedding Fayre on Sunday 5th October from 3pm-7:30pm. Meet the BEST wedding suppliers in the South West area and discover new ideas for your wedding celebrations, get expert advice and see the b... Read More...

Oct
06

Akhanda Flow Yoga


You don't need to be bendy!
Breaking news: you don't need to be bendy to do Yoga! Anyone can do Yoga - all you need is an open mind and an interest in this ancient discipline, which has been proven over millennia to lead people to happiness, ease and positiv... Read More...

Oct
07

Stomping Story - The Queen's Knickers


A tongue in cheek story!
Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. Set your imagination free with The Queen is a very busy person and always looks her best. But what kind of knickers does she wear?  Join us for a hilar... Read More...

Oct
08

The Bronte Season - Jane Eyre


The Bronte Season
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

Oct
11

Yoga for Health with John Irving


Anyone can do yoga!
 ‘Yoga for Life’ with John Irving ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourself within a tranquil and beautiful space surrounded by nature…’ John continues this popular class on Saturday mornings. Just arrive read... Read More...

Oct
11

Great War Graves Tour


Marking the First World War Centenary
A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from the Great War, at rest in Arnos Vale. Arnos Vale’s Great War memorial was built in 1921 at Soldiers’ Corner t... Read More...

Oct
11

The Bronte Season - Jane Eyre


The Bronte Season
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ? Cathy, Wuthering Heights Three talented sisters - Three captivating heroines - Three new adaptations! Whether you’re a hard-core Brontë fan or if you’ve never had the... Read More...

Oct
17

Night at the Cemetery Tour


We're even more amazing at night!!
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. 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 this p... Read More...

Oct
18

Brodsky Quartet - Shostakovich Cycle IV


Stage 1V of the Concert
Shostakovich String Quartet No 10 in A flat String Quartet No 11 in F minor String Quartet No 12 in D flat The Brodskys continue their exploration of the Shostakovich Quartet Cycle with a sequence of quartets composed when the atrocities o... Read More...

Oct
18

Marvellous Medicine Tour


Our amazing scientific discovery tour
From fresh water to forensics, childhood disease to Cholera, the discoveries of medical professionals saved many lives and along the way made Bristol one of the healthiest places to live. In this special guided tour of Arnos Vale we celebr... Read More...

Oct
19

Grotesques & Gargoyles Stone Carving Workshop


Channel your inner gargoyle!
Channel your inner Gargoyle in this one-day workshop to carve a cheeky character to take home. Grotesques and Gargoyles have a long and rich tradition in British folklore.  In medieval architecture they had multiple roles at the conre... Read More...

Oct
19

Owl Prowl


Our last Owl Prowl with Ian!
Learn fascinating facts about native owls with Wild Owl expert Ian McGuire, while you scour the skyline, listen for owl calls and practice your own "Twit-twooo's". In the autumn, tawny owls advertise their presence in their territories by ... Read More...

Oct
24

Night at the Cemetery Tour


See our cemetery at night
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. 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 this ... Read More...

Oct
25

Autumn Leaves Tour


All the leaves are brown....
Enjoy the garden cemetery in glorious Autumn colour. Join our expert ecologist for a seasonal exploration of the 45 acre cemetery landscape.  Autumn is the best time of year to admire Arnos Vale's varied landscape design, when the cha... Read More...

Oct
27

Bats about Arnos Vale


We love bats!
Discover why Bats are brilliant, from pollinating plants to useful poo and pest control. Join this active tour and find out why Arnos Vale welcomes Britain's only flying mammal. Learn how you can encourage bats and then make some fab bat ... Read More...

Oct
28

Creepy Crafts


Our Halloween creepy crafts
School holidays don't need to be grave, have a ghoulish good time at Arnos Vale. Enjoy a frightening good family activity where you can create creepy crafts to take home. Have some family fun and get goosebumps during a Halloween inspired ... Read More...

Oct
28

Free Horrid Histories


Learn about our horrid History!
Delve into the depths of history and explore the secrets at Arnos Vale. Try out grave rubbing, discover the secrets of ancient documents and make a treasure box to take home. This is a family activity suitable for children 5 and above. Th... Read More...

Oct
29

Fangtastic Forest Foray


Our ever popular forest school
Exploring the woodland, learning new skills and discover hidden talents whilst having fantastic outdoor fun.  What kind of things will your child do? All kinds of arty activities, whittling and wood carving, forest skills and nature d... Read More...

Oct
29

Stomping Story - Funnybones


Funnybones in the Cemetery!
Have fun, play games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. Set your imagination free with Funnybones. What will the Funnybones family get up to in a cemetery? Explore this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and All... Read More...

Find out about nocturnal creatures, hidden histories and tall tales. Enjoy a autumn walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Tours start at the Speilman Cent... Read More...

Oct
31

Twighlight Tours for Families


A tour in the dark!
Find out about nocturnal creatures, hidden histories and tall tales. Enjoy a twilight torch-lit walk with games, a treasure hunt and an arty activity. Dress up as your favourite Halloween creature, spook or character. Please bring a torch.... Read More...

Oct
31

Horrid Halloween Tour for Little Monsters


Let your little monsters discover our Arnos Vale creepy crawlies
Take an autumn wander and discover the creepy crawlies and fab secrets of Arnos Vale with your little ones. From toddler up, this session will be include fun activities, a story and a trail. Pay on the day or in advance via the link. One t... Read More...

Oct
31

Cinema Screening of Psycho!


Portable Pictures Present Alfred Hitchcock's
One of the most shocking films of all time and an absolute classic: Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho! Screening at Arnos Vale Cemetery on 31st October by Portable Pictures! A Pheonix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client,goes on the... Read More...

Oct
31

Night at the Cemetery Tour


A Cemetery at night on Halloween.........Just saying
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. 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 this p... Read More...

Nov
01

Day of the Dead Craft Sessions


Our drop in crafts
Try out some Day of the Dead crafts, make a marigold, create a sugar skull style mask and make a dancing skeleton to take home. Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico and beyond. It brings generations together to remember loved on... Read More...

Nov
01

Great War Graves Tour


Discover more about our great war history
From underage conscripts to the war at home, discover the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime and visit the War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some of the ... Read More...

Nov
02

BIG Sculpture Draw


Giving Shape to Memory
Julia Vogl's art workshop for families. Fun drawing workshop, ideal for children and their grandparents!  Includes a guided exploration of the grouns, discovery of amazing sculptures, learning to draw portraits, images and expressing ... Read More...

Nov
07

Night at the Cemetery Tour


Visit our cemetery at night
Soak up the gothic gloom and ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis”. 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 this p... Read More...

Nov
08

Yoga for Health with John Irving


Anyone can do yoga!
 ‘Yoga for Life’ with John Irving ‘Come and enjoy giving some space and time to yourself within a tranquil and beautiful space surrounded by nature…’ John continues this popular class on Saturday mornings. Just arrive read... Read More...

Nov
08

Great War Graves Tour


From under aged conscripts to war at home.
  From underage conscripts to the war at home, discover the individual stories and sacrifices of wartime and visit the War memorials and family graves across the cemetery. A century on from the British into war in 1914, we visit some... Read More...

Nov
09

Bristol Chamber Choir


A concert for Remembrance Sunday!
A Concert for Remembrance Sunday 1914-2014 Bristol Chamber Choir, conducted by Mr Gordon Pullen, will be performing the Rachmaninov Vespers in the beautiful surroundings of the Anglican Chapel at Arnos Vale. The Vespers were written in 1... Read More...

Nov
11

Great War Graves Tour


We will remember them
Great War Graves Tour - Armistice Day - Tuesday 11th NovemberIn a special tour marking Armistice Day, we visit some of the graves of service personnel and civilians from the Great War, at rest in Arnos Vale, a century on from the British in... Read More...

Nov
15

Front Room Heroes Tour - Totterdown Arts Trail


Discover some of the heroes of Bristol
A unique tour created especially for this year's Front Room Art Trail. From philanthropic works, to life-risking deeds, to simply making a difference, we celebrate some of the Heroes remembered on our doorstep in Arnos Vale Cemetery from t... Read More...

Nov
18

Stomping Story - Stick Man


Will he ever get home?
Have fun, plays games, get out and about with a popular story and crafty activity. Set your imagination free with Stick Man!Stick Man goes for a jog but ends up in all sorts of scrapes. Will he ever get home? Stick Man lives in the family ... Read More...

Nov
22

Sculpture Tour


Discover our amazing sculptures
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 ... Read More...

Nov
28

Magic Lantern Show


A CORKING GOOD SHOW!
An evening extravaganza of magical moving pictures from the Music Halls. Roll up! Roll Up! A spellbinding evening of authentic Victorian entertainment awaits! Back by popular demand! The Travelling Light Magic Lantern Company use original... Read More...

Nov
29

Taster Tour


A brief look into the hidden wonders of Arnos Vale
Ideal for first-time visitors This shorter tour introduces the main landmarks, monuments and people to remember in Arnos Vale. This tour takes place at dusk and after dark, so bring a torch! Warm waterproof clothing and sensible shoes are... Read More...

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Have a real hoot this Friday night with our Owl Prowl. You'd be "twitt-twoo" to miss it! Grab tickets while you can: http://t.co/oMDU6zCuqP
Think men wore the trousers in Victorian times? Think again! Take a tour of Bristol's wonderful women of times past: http://t.co/GAXtcv8eE3
You don't have to be bendy to do yoga! Come along to Akhanda Fatha Flow Class on Monday nights 6pm, all welcome: http://t.co/G676tma4E0

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