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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 Sunday 19 November 2017

Perry's Shorts and Perry's Tours

Perry's Shorts and Perry's Tours

Wednesday 01 November 2017 to Saturday 02 December 2017, 16:00

Free

Perry's Shorts is an intergenerational project where pupils from Ashton Park School, older people and PECo Theatre Company will work together to create a piece of work in response to our Grayson ...
Grayson Perry: Saturday tours

Grayson Perry: Saturday tours

Saturday 30 September 2017 to Saturday 23 December 2017, 12:00 to 12:40

Join us every Saturday at midday for a free tour of Grayson Perry's exhibition, led by Arnolfini staff and volunteers
FULLY BOOKED - Grayson Perry: Private Tours and Workshops.

FULLY BOOKED - 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.
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. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am to 6pm.
Imagine New Rules

Imagine New Rules

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

Free

As Arnolfini enters a new chapter in 2018, we want to tear up the rulebook that decides what a centre for contemporary arts should be. Its time for us to imagine new rules.

More forthcoming events

Drag Queen Story Time at Junction 3 Library

Drag Queen Story Time at Junction 3 Library

Monday 20 November 2017, 14:30 to 15:30

Free

Join us for a magical afternoon of fantastic stories and fabulous tales as we weave a story inspired by artworks, dressing up and teddy bears!
Under the cranes, the sky is the same

Under the cranes, the sky is the same

Tuesday 21 November 2017, 18:30 to 19:30

Free

A preview of a new film by CMIR/Arnolfini bursary recipient Niyaz Saghari.
The Future of Remembrance: Refrain film premiere + Q&A

The Future of Remembrance: Refrain film premiere + Q&A

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 19:00 to 20:00

Free, booking recommended Book

Guest event: Premiere screening of the making of Refrain, a site-specific choral work produced by Situations with Verity Standen Projects, exploring the hidden history of conscientious objectors.
ICVL: Lewis Bush

ICVL: Lewis Bush

Thursday 23 November 2017, 19:00 to 20:30

SOLD OUT

IC-Visual Lab presents an evening with photographer Lewis Bush. His presentation will discuss how intelligence agencies and militaries put their faith in secret broadcasts, psychic spies, ...
Offsite - We Are Family at Hillfields Library

Offsite - We Are Family at Hillfields Library

Saturday 25 November 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

Free

Join artist India Harvey to make, play and explore the themes of Grayson Perry's exhibition.
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! - Relaxed Opening

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever! - Relaxed Opening

Sunday 26 November 2017, 10:00 to 11:00

Free, booking essential Book

Enjoy "Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!" at a relaxed early opening specially designed to be accessible for neurodiverse audiences, audiences with autism or additional needs who ...
Bring Your Baby Tour

Bring Your Baby Tour

Tuesday 28 November 2017, 11:00 to 12:00

£3 per adult Book

A special gallery tour designed for parents and carers to explore the exhibition in an environment that welcomes babies.
The Architecture Centre: Campus of Ideas

The Architecture Centre: Campus of Ideas

Wednesday 29 November 2017, 18:30 to 20:00

£7 / £5 Book

Architect Yasmin Al-Ani Spence will discuss the innovative work undertaken for Dyson, as well as other Wilkinson Eyre projects, and talk about her own journey into architecture.
Josie Long and Joff Winterhart

Josie Long and Joff Winterhart

Thursday 30 November 2017, 19:00 to 20:30

£8/£6 conc. Book

An evening of conversation with Josie Long and Joff Winterhart
Late: Thorny with Lone Taxidermist

Late: Thorny with Lone Taxidermist

Friday 01 December 2017 to Saturday 02 December 2017, 20:00 to 02:00

£10/£8 Book

An immersive one-night artist-led takeover by Bristol queer platform Thorny.
The Architecture Centre:  Materiality with Eckersley O’Callaghan

The Architecture Centre: Materiality with Eckersley O’Callaghan

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

£7 / £5 Book

Founding director of Eckersley O’Callaghan, Brian Eckersley, looks at the creative and collaborative approach that has produced such beautiful and cutting-edge structures as the Skypool and Apple ...
Biggerhouse films present ‘different voices’

Biggerhouse films present ‘different voices’

Friday 08 December 2017, 19:00 to 21:00

Free, booking essential Book

Watch films and take part in a discussion about the next step for Neurodiverse filmmaking.
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Sunday 19 November 2017

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

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