Survey by Qualaroo

What's On

Today Saturday 30 August 2014

We Are Family: The Fantastic Floating Ballast Seed Garden

We Are Family: The Fantastic Floating Ballast Seed Garden

Saturday 30 August 2014, 13:00 to 17:00

£7/£5 concs, £3 for under 12s (free for under 3s) Book

Join our learning team as we explore the fantastic world of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden with a day full of plant activities and a trip along the river to visit the garden.
Family Film Screening

Family Film Screening

Saturday 30 August 2014, 11:00 to 13:00

Free

As part of our family programme of events, join us for a special film screening just for families. Each screening will introduce you to a different theme or idea taken from our exhibitions or events.
Good Press Exhibition

Good Press Exhibition

Friday 01 August 2014 to Wednesday 01 October 2014, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

An exhibition of archived materials and recent publications by Good Press, Glasgow in our Reading Room.
Gabriel Lester: Vayu-Vata

Gabriel Lester: Vayu-Vata

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Artist Gabriel Lester presents two “Aeolian” or wind harps, musical instruments activated and played by the wind.
The Promise

The Promise

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

A dialogue between the city and its people. Arnolfini presents The Promise - an exhibition of international contemporary art with a focus on the city of Bristol.
Assemble: Spirit of Play

Assemble: Spirit of Play

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014, 10:00 to 17:00 Various Times

Free

An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families.
Kate Newby: Mr and Mrs Hands

Kate Newby: Mr and Mrs Hands

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 10:00 to 18:00 Free to visit at any point

Free

New Zealand born artist Kate Newby embraces the unnoticed, inviting us to look again at our surroundings.
Jeremiah Day: Awake and You’re in Motion (Response to Brief from Bristol Radical Historian)

Jeremiah Day: Awake and You’re in Motion (Response to Brief from Bristol Radical Historian)

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 10:00 to 18:00

Free

Jeremiah Day presents a newly commissioned piece based on the contentious history of the M32 and the impact it had on the lives of Bristol residents.
Bristol Harbourside Wild Play Trail

Bristol Harbourside Wild Play Trail

Saturday 28 June 2014 to Thursday 30 October 2014, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Parents 4 Play, Playing Out and Arnolfini present the Harbourside Wild Play Trail. Pick up the trail, the aim is to play and let children take the lead as you enjoy urban wild time.
Bristol Biennial presents I’M STAYING

Bristol Biennial presents I’M STAYING

Saturday 03 May 2014 to Sunday 31 August 2014, 11:00 to 23:00

Free

I’M STAYING is a new public artwork by Shaun C Badham - a large-scale neon sign overlooking the harbourside.

More forthcoming events

Pete (the temp) Verses Climate Change

Pete (the temp) Verses Climate Change

Wednesday 10 September 2014, 19:30 to 20:30

£7/£5 Book

Pete the Temp is a poet, a lover and a damn fine administrator! Watch him solve the climate change using only his mouth!
Six!

Six!

Thursday 11 September 2014, 19:30 to 21:30

£7/£5 Book

An Evening Of Powerful, Funny, Moving, Stimulating Poetry From Six Poets From Bristol, The South West And The UK.
Open Poetry Slam

Open Poetry Slam

Friday 12 September 2014, 19:30 to 22:00

£7/£5 Book

The Most Exciting Slam of the Year, with Slammers from Bristol the South West and the UK.
Bristol Doors Open Day

Bristol Doors Open Day

Saturday 13 September 2014, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Arnolfini is taking part in Bristol Doors Open Day, Bristol’s annual celebration of architecture and culture, with over 60 of Bristol’s fascinating contemporary and historic buildings opening ...
Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival

Liberated Words Poetry Film Festival

Saturday 13 September 2014, 14:00 to 16:00

£5/£4 Book

Hosted by Lucy English & Sarah Tremlett
Poets Readings

Poets Readings

Saturday 13 September 2014, 19:30 to 21:30

£8/£6 Book

Fleur Adcock, Robert Minhinnick, Vidyan Ravinthiran and Mir Mahfuz Ali
Desert Island Flicks with Will Self

Desert Island Flicks with Will Self

Tuesday 16 September 2014, 20:00 to 22:00

£10 / £9

The Encounters Festival 20th Anniversary kicks off with Desert Island Flicks. Will Self is this year’s celebrity castaway marooned with only a limited number of his favourite films.
Touch Presents: The Memory of Water

Touch Presents: The Memory of Water

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 13:00 to 14:30

£5 / £4.50

Touch founder Jon Wozencroft will introduce a programme of films, including his own film work for Fennesz’s Liquid Music (2001) and Chis Watson’s Vatnajökull (2003).
Vinyl Requiem (replayed)

Vinyl Requiem (replayed)

Wednesday 17 September 2014, 21:30 to 23:00

£10 / £9 concs

Encounters Festival marks two decades of technological change with the UK premiere of the film version of Vinyl Requiem.
Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014

Oberhausen Presents: Artist Film and Videos from 1994 to 2014

Thursday 18 September 2014, 13:00 to 14:30

£5 / £4.50

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has been archiving and distributing films from the festival since its very beginning in 1954.
Benedict Drew in Performance

Benedict Drew in Performance

Thursday 18 September 2014, 20:00 to 21:30

£5

Encounters 2014 and Arnolfini present a new commissioned performance by Benedict Drew, an artist who works across video, sculpture, music and their associated technologies.
Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated

Lux Presents: Looking, Mediated

Friday 19 September 2014, 13:00 to 14:30

£5 / £4.50 concs

Looking, Mediated is a new LUX touring programme of moving image works by artists who utilise, address and challenge contemporary forms of visual experience. The programme includes films and videos ...
Cine-Seizure: Benjamin Damage, COH & Frank, Konx-Om-Pax, HOL, Thor Magnusson

Cine-Seizure: Benjamin Damage, COH & Frank, Konx-Om-Pax, HOL, Thor Magnusson

Friday 19 September 2014 to Saturday 20 September 2014, 20:00 to 01:00

£10 / £9 concs

Five big screen electronic performances blur the lines between sound and image, cinema and club, accelerating the tempo as this five hour immersive cinema night progresses.
Analog video workshop: Chris J King and Alexander Peverett

Analog video workshop: Chris J King and Alexander Peverett

Saturday 20 September 2014, 10:00 to 13:00

£27.50 (includes parts)

Media Artists Chris J King and Alexander Peverett will present a workshop on hands on video techniques influenced by McLaren.
Live Audiovisual Coding workshop: Thor Magnusson

Live Audiovisual Coding workshop: Thor Magnusson

Saturday 20 September 2014, 10:00 to 13:00

£20

This workshop with Thor Magnusson will explore how new expressive performance and compositional methods, such as live coding, allow for audiovisual pieces where sound and visuals are intrinsically ...