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Bristol Arts and Entertainment

All Hallows Hall

Arts and performance centre in Easton.

The Architecture Centre

Presenting a variety of exhibitions and events connected with the built environment and architecture. Includes exhibition archive.


Harbourside contemporary arts centre presents details of its exhibitions, film, live art, dance, music and literature. ArnolfiniArts

The Arts Society Bristol

Group of over 300 people who meet monthly from September through to May for lectures on the decorative and fine arts.

Asian Arts Agency

Arts development agency which focuses on Asian arts in the South West of England, especially Bristol. Includes information on services available, plus portfolio.

Avon and Bristol Woodturners

Active and enthusiastic club that promotes and enjoy woodturning.

Bristol Circus Societies

Lists circus workshops and clubs, forums for the area, and a collection of links.

Bristol City Council: Museums and Galleries

Presenting detailed event and visitor information for each of Bristol's museums and art galleries.

Bristol Civic Society

Features newsletters and programme of events as well as information on the work and efforts of this society, which aims to protect and promote Bristol's built environment and heritage.

Bristol Drawing School

Offering a wide range of drawing classes, workshops, courses and exhibitions.

Bristol Film and Video Society

Presents programme of events, productions and competitions. film_bristol

Bristol Folk House

Adult education centre offers workshops and courses exploring various genres of writing.

Bristol LeRoc

Offers modern Jive classes.


An online guide to Bristol's music and entertainment scene, with gig and venue listings, festivals, reviews, and contacts.

Bristol School of Performing Arts

Programme, performances, current and past cast members.

Bristol Short Story Prize

Discovering unpublished writers, celebrating and raising the profile of the short story genre. Background, judges, rules and submission guidelines.

Bristol Writers Group

Informal writers group meeting each week at different locations within Bristol. Members, chapters, publications, and inspiring links.


Community of artists and craftspeople offering both studio space, workshops, events and a gallery space for hire.

Fire Iron Art

Joanna Williams, sculptor, designer, blacksmith, creating unique bespoke ironwork for home and garden using traditional blacksmithing techniques and original design.

Glenside Hospital Museum

Focuses on the history of psychiatric hospitals in Bristol and provides visitor information and event details.

Gordano Textile Artists

Group of textile artists promoting stitched textile as a valid and recognized art form, keeping alive the tradition of embroidery and provide mutual support and inspiration.

Hamilton House

Venue for art, music, therapies, events, workshops, enterprise and innovation.

Hijack Bristol

Provides discussion boards covering Bristol's music and culture scenes.


Space for news, analysis and dialogue between practitioners, researchers, students and enthusiasts of the interactive documentary.

The Letterpress Collective

A workshop teaching both type composition and printing skills.

Limbic Cinema

A visual arts collective specialising in video mapping, stage designs, interactive installations and VJ performances.

M Shed

Museum dedicated to telling the history of Bristol from prehistoric times to the present day. mshedbristol

Mary Ashton

Bristol based, registered professional woodturner. Offers woodturning and woodworking courses at all skill levels.

Max Carey Woodturning Trust

A registered charity which aims to educate the public in woodturning. Tuition is provided through a comprehensive range of structured courses. The Trust has a fully equipped workshop with 21 variable speed lathes, woodturning tools and equipment.


Home of the Jesters Comedy Club, offers a calendar of all entertainment, music and comedy events, venue details, and food menus.

Play and Sing

Provides guitar tuition and singing lessons; describes his technique, with resources and advice, prices, and contacts.

Poetry Can

Locally based initiative providing access to poetry and poetry events in the South West. Events, readings, poems, directory and news, including news of Bristol Poetry Festival.

Poetry Slam

Local organisation who kickstarted poetry slamming in Bristol and now promote poetry slamming in schools, arts festivals and at other events. Hold annual flagship events during the Bristol Poetry Festival.


A co-operative, founded in 1996, run as a not-for-profit organisation and making special and unique handmade ceramics.


Collective of creative technologists. They have come together to harness the explosive potential of combining robotics, puppetry, materials, engineering, design, artificial intelligence and the arts.

Southbank Bristol Arts

Organisation dedicated to promoting arts and performance initiatives within the communities of Southville, Bedminster and Ashton.

Southwest Scriptwriters

Brings together stage, screen, radio and television drama writers based in and around Bristol to develop and promote their work.

Theatre West

Company formed by artistic directors Alison Comley and Ann Stiddard, and based in the Alma Tavern Theatre.

Trinity Community Arts

A community association formed to manage the Trinity Centre in Lawrence Hill and engage the local community in imaginative and socially inclusive projects; includes details of events, projects, and services.

University of Bristol: Creative Writing Group

Club meeting weekly and intended for anyone who is interested in developing their creative writing skills.


Two day conference with workshops, keynotes, seminars and masterclasses for professionals involved in creative and arts businesses.


Details the facilities, activities and events at this arts centre which specialises in film and digital media. What's on, screening times and tickets, media studio, and news. wshed

Whats On Bristol

Independent guide to the events, attractions and organisation in Bristol.

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