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What's On

Find out What’s On at Arnolfini, from exhibitions and family events to talks, performances and film screenings. At the top of the page below you’ll find details of what’s on in our spaces today, with forthcoming events and exhibitions shown chronologically underneath. You can easily navigate different types of activities using the categories on the left hand side of the page.

Today Wednesday 23 August 2017

Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency - Relaxed Opening

Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency - Relaxed Opening

Wednesday 23 August 2017, 12:00 to 13:00

Free

Enjoy We Are Family at a relaxed early opening
Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency

Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency

Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 28 August 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

Free

Karanjit Panesar takes over the galleries to create imagined future worlds through collaborative film making.
Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts

Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts

Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 28 August 2017, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

Watch over 200 bold and creative short films made by young artist filmmakers.

More forthcoming events

Random Acts 'Film as Art' Workshop

Random Acts 'Film as Art' Workshop

Thursday 24 August 2017, 16:00 to 18:00

Sold Out

A creative film production workshop for young people aged 16-24.
Book Launch: Driving Short Distances

Book Launch: Driving Short Distances

Thursday 24 August 2017, 18:00 to 20:00

Free

Join us at Arnolfini Bookshop for the launch of Joff Winterhart’s new book Driving Short Distances.
Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency - Relaxed Opening

Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency - Relaxed Opening

Friday 25 August 2017, 12:00 to 13:00

Free

Enjoy We Are Family at a relaxed early opening
Anathema # 7 with Hotel

Anathema # 7 with Hotel

Sunday 27 August 2017, 15:00 to 18:00

Free

Bristol's monthly experimental poetry event, in special collaboration with Hotel Magazine.
The Other Art Fair 2017

The Other Art Fair 2017

Friday 01 September 2017 to Sunday 03 September 2017, 17:00

£5.28 - £10.56 Book

Guest Event: Saatchi Art presents the third Bristol edition of The Other Art Fair, showcasing original artwork by 80 artists.
The Architecture Centre’s Balloon Debate: Saving Bristol’s Buildings

The Architecture Centre’s Balloon Debate: Saving Bristol’s Buildings

Wednesday 06 September 2017, 18:30 to 20:00

Book

Hear quick-witted and ardent speakers champion their favourite structure to persuade you, the judges, which of Bristol’s buildings should be saved and which left to fall.
Jo Bannon - Alba

Jo Bannon - Alba

Friday 08 September 2017, 19:30 to 20:30

£10/£8 concession Book

Alba is a performance about paleness, blending in and standing out. Stepping out from her personal experiences, Jo Bannon explores the meaning of identity.
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

Guest Event: A friendly and accessible educational alternative to an academic conference with public participation at its heart.
Happy Families: the conversations we’re not having about adoption

Happy Families: the conversations we’re not having about adoption

Saturday 23 September 2017, 18:30 to 19:30

Free (but booking is essential) Book

Guest Event: A unique oral communication performance looking at some of the issues associated with child protection and adoption - informing public debate
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

Wednesday 27 September 2017 to Sunday 24 December 2017, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

A major exhibition by one of the world’s most charismatic artists and astute commentators on contemporary society.
Grayson Perry: Private Tours and Workshops

Grayson Perry: Private Tours and Workshops

Thursday 28 September 2017 to Friday 15 December 2017, 09:30 to 11:00

Free

An opportunity for schools and community groups to explore our autumn exhibition out-of-hours.
Back Scratcher/Night Scratch

Back Scratcher/Night Scratch

Saturday 07 October 2017, 18:00 to 10:10

Free

A scratch event for work-in-progress performance hosted by Howl Yuan.
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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Galleries 11am-6pm
Bookshop 11am-6pm
Café Bar 10am-9pm
Reading Room 11am-6pm

Events and Exhibitions