Life Drawing in Bristol every Thursday

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This relaxed life drawing class takes place in Stokes Croft, Bristol on a weekly basis. The class socially distanced, and have a different live model each week who will take a variation of poses for you to draw. You can focus on whatever you like, bring whatever drawing materials you like.

Veronica Ryan at Spike Island Now – 5 September

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  • Type of event: In-Person
  • Date: Now – 5th September
  • Time: 12pm-4pm
  • Location: Spike Island
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking instructions:

A major exhibition of new works by British artist Veronica Ryan (b. 1956, Montserrat). Supported by The Freelands Foundation, this is Ryan’s largest and most ambitious exhibition in the UK to date. (more…)

‘Introducing Stencil Art’ Spray Sessions with Where The Wall 26 June – 18 December

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  • Type of event: in person
  • Date: 26 June onwards
  • Time: 2 pm – 3 pm
  • Location: 80 Stokes Croft BS1 3QY
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: £15
  • Booking instructions: book online


You’ll be introduced to stencil art from the very beginnings of recorded-human history, to the modern day with Banksy art. Just what did inspire him to become so impressive at stencil art in a world of graffiti art in Bristol? These sessions are a great way to spray street art, “get your hands on the cans” and take home some self-sprayed artwork, using our water-based spray paints and laser cut stencils. (A2 artwork size which is 59cm by 42cm).


Varekai (Wherever) with RWA Now – 1 October

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The RWA are taking a selection of vibrant and colourful artworks from their permanent collection to community venues across Bristol, as a pop-up exhibition, during the time that the RWA building is closed for renovation. The title, Varekai, is a Romani word meaning ‘wherever’. It comes from one of the paintings in the exhibition which depicts Le Cirque du Soleil performing a show of the same name. The exhibition comprises eight paintings that all have great energy, vibrancy and a distinct sense of the outdoors about them.

IN PROGRESS at The Royal Photographic Society Now – 24 October

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  • Type of event: In-Person
  • Date: Now – 24th October
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Arnos vale
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking instructions: In Progress (

IN PROGRESS presents a collection of solo shows by five of today’s most innovative photographers and photo-based artists. The exhibition places emphasis on each of the artist’s individual projects, motivations, and creative practices, and intentionally refrains from linking them to an overarching theme or idea.

The Improvised Documentary with Rough Sketch Productions – 14 July

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Have you ever wondered what dilemmas face a platypus? If someone tried to abolish ice cream what would a documentary about that look like? Maybe you want to see a documentary about the national teeth cleaning championships?
Join this 45(ish) minute improvised documentary on Zoom. The audience will be asked for suggestions to start the show off and can then sit back and relax as the documentary unfolds before your eyes using those suggestions.

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera at The Wardrobe Theatre – 26 July

Quick info:

  • Type of event: online
  • Date: 26th July
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Meeting point: n/a
  • Cost: £10
  • Booking instructions: Home | Closer Each Day

Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera is the longest improvised narrative in the world. This spontaneous soap opera is Bristol’s cult comedy show; every episode is dramatic, hilarious and entirely improvised. Who knows what’ll happen next? The cast certainly don’t!

Drawing School: Butterflies with RWA – 27 July

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Artist Abigail Reed will take you, step by step, through the process of drawing your own butterfly with soft pastels. Learn how to capture the shape and detail of a butterfly and refine your layering and blending skills with soft pastels.

Free Family Workshop: Medals with RWA – 27 July

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In this workshop designed by artist Victoria Willmott create your very own medal for those every day wins from being ‘the bravest tea time taster’ or ‘most happiest dancer’ or ‘greatest joker’. Hand them out to your family and friends and don’t forget to make one to reward yourself too!

The Tempest – 30 July

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Folksy’s wonderful production is filled with live music, colourful characters, enchantment and a little touch of magic. Bring along your picnics, blankets and folding chairs.