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Bristol Textile Quarter: Three Studio Membership Spaces Available

With the coming of 2018 comes a renewed sense of adventure and we're losing a few of our members to far-flung places. We have two permanent membership spaces available NOW and another which will be free from February.

Bristol Textile Quarter offers affordable access to workspace and equipment for Bristol’s textile community, as well as a space to meet, connect and collaborate with like-minded peers.

The BTQ studio can accommodate a maximum of 10-12 monthly members at any one time. We are still seeking core members to help build this community and are interested to hear from all kinds of textile-workers.

Membership information and rates can be found on our website -

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Bristol Textile Quarter CIC
Ground Floor, 1A Barton Road
St. Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LF

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What's on


Tom Lietzau: Restless City

Tue, 13/03/2018 - Sun, 18/03/2018

Vibrant atmospheric cityscapes by Bristol-based fine artist Tom Lietzau to be presented at Christmas Steps Gallery during a week-long solo exhibition.


"Restless City" emerges from Tom's fascination with Bristol’s beautiful setting and its rich history. Images of central Bristol as well as escapes into the city’s green spaces, and further away - to the seaside - have been filtered through artist's emotions and reflection upon their nature, and brought before your eyes in a symphony of colours.

Tom said about his paintings, A 'Place' can inspire me to inquire about what it was like in the past, who lived here and how they lived. The 'Place' is a space between myself, someone who lived here before, and someone who will come after me. In this series, I want to capture the essence of the place which is beyond time, that can be described as “Genius Loci” - the “Spirit of Place”.

Among the works on show will be the “Burning Sky over Park Street” which became known as ‘prophetic’, as the artist had finished it days before a fire broke out in a Bristol University building near Park Street on 6th January 2018. Other works include Avon Gorge, Broad Quay, and Avon New Cut, set in the early 1900s, as well as views of contemporary Bristol.

The paintings have been created using a lengthy process of applying multiple layers of oil and acrylic paint -  Watch this short video to find out more about the artist’s technique.

Alongside original paintings, there will be limited edition prints and cards available to purchase. The artist will be present at the exhibition.

Dates: 13th - 18th March 2018, 10am - 6pm

Private view open evening: Tuesday 13th March, 6-8pm

Venue: Christmas Steps Gallery, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS

Free entry, everyone welcome.

For exhibition updates, follow #geniusloci2018 on Twitter and Instagram or visit the event's Facebook page

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