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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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emBEDded STORIES - closing event

Sat, 02/03/2019

Kosar Contemporary: emBEdded Stories: Closing night with performance & artist talk


EVENT:   Saturday   |      2  March 2019   |   5 - 8 pm

Please join us for an evening of performance, artist talk and a celebration of our contributors from BEDminster. 

 6 pm | Fertile Mass by Holly Slingsby: a performance with 35 mm slides and battery powered candles. 

Fertile Mass is a new performance by Holly Slingsby; especially commissioned for the exhibition emBEDded stories  at Kosar Contemporary.

emBEDded stories exhibition opened on 6th of February, continues until 2nd of March 2019.






Kosar Contemporary and The Artist Project Space are the vision of visual artist Béa Kayani. The largest artist-led gallery of its kind in Bristol, based in Paradise Studios, part of The Works; Gathering Voices' creative outreach and leadership quarter in BS3. 

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