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What's On

Welcome to our What’s On section. Here you can see our upcoming events in the Arnolfini building and across Bristol. Directly below you’ll find details of what’s on in our building today, with the programme over the next month shown further down. On the left hand side of the screen, areas of our programme are broken down into categories such as Exhibitions, Performance and Screenings. Visit the Offsite section to see what’s on in Bristol from our city wide programme or use the calendar to see a day by day guide.

Today Monday 22 May 2017

Basim Magdy: Advice for the Young and the Seekers of Sanity

Basim Magdy: Advice for the Young and the Seekers of Sanity

Friday 14 April 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017, 15:00

Free

An offsite work, Advice for the Young and the Seekers of Sanity, 2012, is presented on Big Screen Bristol in Millennium Square.
Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings

Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings

Friday 14 April 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Arnolfini presents The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings, the first UK solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy.
Mary Paterson

Mary Paterson

Friday 31 March 2017 to Sunday 25 June 2017, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Our writer-in-residence has written a text on the walls of our basement, themed around the idea of movement in public space.

More forthcoming events

Educators CPD evening: Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Educators CPD evening: Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Thursday 25 May 2017, 17:00 to 20:00

Free

Join us for an evening of free, informal CPD, all educators are welcome, both for those working in formal and informal education. This session will include creative activities that could be used ...
Lates: Afrometropolis Live

Lates: Afrometropolis Live

Friday 26 May 2017, 18:00 to 00:00

£8/£6 Book

Join us for the first instalment of Arnolfini lates, a series of immersive artist takeovers. Experience out of hours access to the exhibition alongside music, film and performative happenings across ...
Bring Your Baby Tour

Bring Your Baby Tour

Tuesday 06 June 2017, 10:30 to 11:30

£3 per adult Book

A special gallery tour designed for parents and carers to explore the exhibition in an environment that welcomes babies.
Neither one thing or another

Neither one thing or another

Thursday 08 June 2017, 18:30 to 20:30

£6/£4 Book

Two new commissions by the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017 winners, Patrick Hough and Lawrence Lek are touring nationwide, coming to Arnolfini 8 June. The screening includes a Q&A by artist Lawrence Lek.
WEDF // Stefan Sagmeister presents The Happy Film

WEDF // Stefan Sagmeister presents The Happy Film

Tuesday 13 June 2017, 19:00 to 21:00

SOLD OUT

The Happy Film is a feature-length documentary in which graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s ...
Architecture Centre Talk: Diorama: Caruso St John

Architecture Centre Talk: Diorama: Caruso St John

Wednesday 14 June 2017, 18:30 to 20:00

£7/£5 concs Book

Peter St John talks about recent projects including Newport Street Art Gallery for Damien Hirst, winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize building of the year 2016.
Publishing Art Writing Now

Publishing Art Writing Now

Thursday 22 June 2017, 13:30 to 17:30

£10/£5 concessions. Book

Publishing art writing as a collaborative and creative process.
Offsite We Are Family at Hillfields Library - Make : Place

Offsite We Are Family at Hillfields Library - Make : Place

Saturday 24 June 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

Free

Join Arnolfini and Architecture Centre at Hillfields Library for an afternoon of making and creativity.
Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin

Saturday 24 June 2017, 20:00 to 23:00

£12 Book

Delhi 2 Dublin bring their energetic live show to the UK this summer. Fusing Celtic and Bhangra roots with dance beats, dub, reggae, rock and electronic sounds.
WEDF Talk // Open, not closed

WEDF Talk // Open, not closed

Wednesday 28 June 2017, 19:00 to 21:00

£12 / £10 concs Book

If designers opened up more – about what we do, and how we work – perhaps we could start making a genuine difference to the world.
Punjabtronix

Punjabtronix

Sunday 16 July 2017, 20:00 to 23:00

£15 Book

Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience, combining cutting edge electronic beats with the ...
3rd Community Psychology Festival

3rd Community Psychology Festival

Friday 15 September 2017 to Saturday 16 September 2017, 09:00 to 17:00

£45 - £140 Book

The Festival is a friendly and accessible educational alternative to an academic conference with public participation at its heart. It is a celebration of the work of psychologists as well as ...
Monday 22 May 2017

Galleries Closed
Bookshop Closed
Café Bar 10am-6pm
Reading Room Closed

Events and Exhibitions