PAYSAGE FAUTIF (WAYWARD LANDSCAPE)
FRI 23 SEP 9.30PM HARBOURSIDE FREE
The work of Cerith Wyn Evans could be characterised by its focus on language and perception, as well as its precise, conceptual clarity, often informed by his interest in art and film history. Often Wyn Evan's works harness the potential of language to create moments, where romantic longing, desire and reality conjoin. His 'Firework' pieces are wooden structures that spell out texts that burn. This text firework piece on the occasion of Arnolfini's 50th anniversary uses quotes written by Marcel Duchamp to his lover
HASSAN KHAN, BIG CITY SOUND GIRL
FRI 23 SEP 10.00PM FREE
Post fireworks party music comes from Cairo-based artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan, performing 'THE BIG ONE (medley)', an oscillating juxtaposition of original synth-heavy New Wave Shaabi, delicately wrought tonal compositions and noise-scapes, while Big City Sound Girl lays down thermogenic bass bangers on the dancefloor til late.
STUART BRISLEY & GEOFF COX
SAT 24 SEP 12.00pm - 1.00pm FREE
Performance lecture about the Museum of Ordure.
CALLING ALL AGES! MASH UP IS ARNOLFINI'S REGULAR FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITY DAY.
SAT 24 SEP 1.00PM - 4.00PM FREE
Roll up roll up for the fantastic balloon parade! Make your own cake museum! Have your fortune told! Join us for our 50th anniversary Mash Up a fun filled, free event and workshop for all ages and abilities. Help us explore ideas around balloon design and making. Bring your old plastic bags to Arnolfini to help make a giant solar powered balloon. Drop in any time between 1-4pm and stay as long as you like.
FRI 23 SEP 5.00PM - 10.00PM
SAT 24 SEP 12.00PM - 9.00PM
StrEAT is Bristol's global street food collective serving up authentic street food from all over the world. You can
choose hot and delicious dishes from Thailand, India, Spain, Indonesia, Jamaica and more, all, just outside Arnolfini.
MUSEUM SHOW PART 1 OPENING
SAT 24 SEP 6.00pm - 8.00pm
FACTORY FLOOR, ANIKA, HYPE WILLIAMS, JD TWITCH (OPTIMO)
SAT 24 SEP 7.30PM LATE
A suitably off-piste and art-haus birthday party bill featuring five from music's underworld: pulverising machine groove from London's Factory Floor, radioactive torchsong caught in the dub-punk echo from Bristol's Anika, and unpredictable subversion with added bass weight from who-knows-where's Hype Williams. Afterwards Optimo's JD Twitch ices the cake and spins the plates til late.
In cohorts with Qu Junktions
NEIL CUMMINGS BOOK LAUNCH AND TOUR
SUN 25 SEP 12.00PM - 1.00PM FREE
Artist Neil Cummings, Archivist Julian Warren, and Exhibitions Curator Nav Haq lead a tour of Self-Portrait: Arnolfini around the Arnolfini building, culminating in the launch of Cumming's artist book, produced especially for Arnolfini's 50th anniversary.
SEEDS OF CHANGE
SUN 25 SEP 2.00PM - 5.00PM
TALKS: 2.00PM - 3.00PM
TOURS: 3.30PM - 5.00PM
FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Working with artist Maria Thereza Alves and local community groups, we have grown a ballast seed garden at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden. This garden depicts a living history of Bristol, showing its trading past. Join us for tea and tours of the Botanic Garden and a discussion about the Ballast Seed Garden project. Hosted by University of Bristol Centre for Public Engagement.