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Autumn Season - Public programme

This week our Autumn Season of artist talks, film screenings, Late openings, performances, and music events kick off. Delve deeper into the Grayson Perry exhibition and explore the ideas at its heart with this programme of exciting events. Tickets are on sale now.


Come the Revolution present: (wo)man in me 

12 Oct, 7-9pm, £5 / £3 concs

Come the Revolution present a visual essay with references to cultural icons, from Grace Jones to Prince, that have blurred the lines between gender and race identities, and have done so by drawing from LGBTQ cultures, Black dandyism and Afrofuturism.



Martin Parr in conversation with Sunil Shah 

17 Oct, 7-8.30pm, £8 / £6 concs 

Best known for his work documenting social classes in Britain, Martin will talk us through some of his works before taking part in a conversation with artist, photographer and curator, Sunil Shah.




Late: Beacons, Icons and Dykons present Angora Nights

27 Oct, 7pm-1am, £5 / £3 concs 

The screening of the seminal movie Ed Wood will be opened with a performance from lead provocateur Tom Marshman. After the screening, Tom will lead a discussion about the film, masculinity and where to pick up that elusive angora sweater!






Headlong and The Guardian present: Brexit Shorts 

9 Nov, 7-9pm, £6 / £4 concs 

Headlong and The Guardian have joined forces to explore the temperature of the country. In a series of short films, leading theatre voices reveal individual stories in a divided Britain.



Late: Debunk with Libita Clayton, Jeanie Sinclair and Clawson & Ward

10 Nov, 7pm-1am, £5 / £3 concs 

DEBUNK will bring together a group of diverse artists and practitioners for the first time, inviting them to collaborate on an experimental event using performance, sound, and moving image.

Nikesh Shukla in conversation 

16 Nov, 7-8.30pm, £5 / £3 concs 

During the autumn, Nikesh will be producing new work, exploring themes around Brexit, British values and the idea of a nationalism that celebrates all of us, especially in a city like Bristol which is built on a legacy of slavery.

Josie Long and Joff Winterhart 

30 Nov, 7-8.30pm, £8 / £6 concs 

We are delighted to host an evening with Josie Long and Joff Winterhart. They will both talk about their recent work, including Joff’s book Driving Short Distances, creating a springboard to explore a wide range of themes and ideas, from masculinity and drawing to politics and hopefulness. 

Late: Thorny with Lone Taxidermist

1 Dec, 8pm-2am, £10 / £8 concs 

Thorny have summoned grotesque electropop monster LONE Taxidermist, who is bringing her trifly mess to Bristol for the very first time. She and her latex entourage are headlining this raucous clubnight of anti-gender live art, music and DJs. 

Biggerhouse films present: 'Different Voices' 

8 Dec, 7-9pm, free

Come and watch the eight resulting films of Different Voices' Arnolfini residency, and take part in a discussion about the next step for Neurodiverse filmmaking.

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Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! is initiated and organised by the Serpentine Galleries, London.

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Wednesday 27 November 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

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