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The Vestibules, City Hall: Venue Bookings Being Taken

The Vestibules are two former entrances located at either end of the city hall which Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, opened up to showcase Bristol talent and give cultural and community groups unique environments to display their work. The Vestibules has hosted numerous exhibitions, performances, cinemas and pop up art markets and is a fantastic space in the heart of the city for groups to share their projects and idea. Artspace Lifespace is working with Bristol City Council’s Arts Development Team to help them explore this alternative way of supporting Bristol’s arts and culture sector by opening up these distinctive spaces as exhibition space.

Anybody wanting further information regarding The Vestibules availability or interested in displaying work and/or volunteer should email: or follow Artspace Lifespace on Twitter @ASLS_UK –

Hire Costs

Park Side Vestibules £300
Deanery Road Vestibule £120
Park Side & Deanery Road Vestibule £400
Day Hire Rate £100

5m x 10m - 30 person capacity

Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10am – 7pm.  Invigilation must be provided by the user group throughout the exhibition's opening hours.

City Hall
College Green
Bristol BS1 5TR

For more information please visit, email or follow the Arts Development team on Twitter @BristolArtsDev.

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Gather, Creativity for wellbeing

Sat, 23/03/2019

A seasonal event hosted by 19 Gather and Create in Clevedon Saturday 23rd March 2019

Join us for our first seasonal event of 2019 and spend 3 hours in beautiful surroundings with like-minded people finding common-ground discussing creativity for well-being.
We strongly believe that in modern life finding creativity for yourself brings both well-being and mindfulness into being. Craft slows the pace of the world and can bring enjoyment and a sense of fulfilment to the day.
This event takes place in a beautiful Victorian House in light-filled rooms with large windows looking out onto the surrounding public gardens, a perfect setting for a morning or afternoon of ‘me- time’ and a space where we can gather and reflect on our discoveries and thoughts .

Booking your place includes:
3 hours in our venue to relax, explore some crafts and socialise
Seasonal refreshments: Loose leaf teas (learn about blends) and flavoured waters, plus homemade bakes to feast on during your time with us.
Mini Workshops: work your way around the room at leisure joining in with a variety of craft workshops
1. Bringing plants into your home in a sustainable way: Moss ball succulents with Stephanie Eastwood, florist.
2. Journaling or a daily practice of drawing to observe the everyday, can bring mindfulness and gratitude into your day. So we are creating simple homemade journals and decorating them with Victoria Saunders, creative workshop leader.
3. Crafting with your hands and materials that are accessible makes crafting everyday fun and easy: make a key-ring or wall hanging using knotting, weaving & tassel making. All materials are provided. with Liv Handley, fibre artist.

There is also opportunity to discuss creativity and well-being with:
Tina Huckle - reiki practitioner
Helen Evans - Well being coach
Chris Briggs - Masseur
Sue Saunders - Bowen practitioner
Charlie Swift- Bristol blogger & podcaster
Liz- Osmology
along with team Nineteen on the day in our cafe and time to explore your new found lust for ‘finding time for creativity’, with mindful colouring, observational drawing materials or just space for chatter. If the weather is good there is use of the beautiful gardens too.

Each attendee will take home a cotton bag to fill with their workshop makes and contains a few ideas/and treats to get you started with your creativity for well- being at home.

Nineteen will also have a small pop up shop on the day including Plants by Verbena styling, Candles by Osmology & materials/products by Anon

Location: Rooms at SunHill House, Clevedon BS21 7SZ - we are inviting you to access via the gardens (signed on day)

To book your place on Saturday 23rd March 10.00 - 1.00 pm or 2.00 - 5.00 pm head to our website tickets are £36.00

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