News, Opportunities & What's On: September 2019

Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin. This newsletter is sponsored by Raw Umber Studios. Join classically trained artist Ben Laughton Smith and learn to Draw the figure in charcoal and chalk, from 25-27 September 2019. 
The summer holidays are drawing to an end so it's time to start turning our attention back to development and growth!  As usual this edition is full of the latest news, opportunities, jobs, workshops, courses and exhibitions to help you develop and grow your creative practice.

Also don't forget if you are one of our paid Gold Members then it's always a good time to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and to post details of your latest exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website, and we'll include them in the next e-bulletin that will go out on around 1 October 2019.

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter @bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

Please Note: we have also recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.


Welcome to the following NEW Bristol Creatives Gold Members:

Gather Round is a co-working space built by creatives, for creatives. Our exquisite workspaces are carefully curated coworking environments, that put community at the heart of the experience. We aim to build thriving communities of like-minded creative folk through a diverse mix of people and creative businesses. As creatives, we know how important it is to be flexible. We offer three different tiers of membership, along with the option to purchase day passes for guests or friends if they want to come and work and enjoy the space too.

AlderDoodle (Ramona Alksne) - I'm a Bristol-based, Latvian-born calligrapher & letterer. I love all things paper and typography, whether it's pointed pen calligraphy, a fairytale themed letter illustration or a hand painted wedding jacket. I'm at my best with a pen in one hand and a nice cup of brew in the other.  Contact me for custom orders! I'd love to help!

We'd also like to thank the following memebrs who recently renewed their annual membership:

cool4cats - I'm a paper engineer based in Bristol, I design pop-ups, but especially 'cut-and assemble' card kits, which build into a range of automata (moving paper sculptures)  I also undertake commissions to create 'cut-and assemble' card models, both static and moving.  I have undertaken comissions for Bristol City museum, 'M' shed, the Great Britain trust, the Bethnal green toy museum, the museum of London and have worked for Scholastic,  other publishers, and book packagers, designing and illustrating 'pop-up' books.

Emma Jean Kemp is a figurative sculptor based at In Bristol Studios, who works in various matierals including clay, metal, plaster and resin.  She loves making and exploring new process to realize ideas in a 3D form.  Emma also runs courses at her studios, sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for sculpture: from working from life models in clay, to casting hands in plaster to silicone mould making and bronze resin casting. 

Abbi Kirby: Mentoring & Business Management - I provide one-to-one mentoring sessions and group seminars specialising in business management and careers development for creative & cultural industries sectors. I work with emerging, fledgling and established self employed individuals, as well as employed professionals who want to progress their careers.


Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email for more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!


Not a Gold Member already? Then join now! Our Gold Membership Scheme is excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!

It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.

Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

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