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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 Saturday 23 September 2017

Room 237 Presents Emptyset, Kangding Ray, Sophia Loizou

Room 237 Presents Emptyset, Kangding Ray, Sophia Loizou

Saturday 23 September 2017 to Sunday 24 September 2017, 20:00 to 02:00

£10, £12, £15 Book

Room 237 returns to Arnolfini to present the monolithic sounds of Emptyset, accompanied by an all-new A/V show featuring bespoke instruments. We also welcome the Bristol debut of Kangding Ray, whose ...
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

More forthcoming events

Grayson Perry: Preview

Grayson Perry: Preview

Tuesday 26 September 2017, 18:00 to 22:00

FULLY BOOKED

Join us and to celebrate the opening of 'Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!' and the start of Arnolfini’s autumn season.
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.
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.
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.
We Are Family

We Are Family

Saturday 30 September 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

Free

Join artist India Harvey to make, play and explore the themes of Grayson Perry's exhibition.
WEDF: Blood, sweat and tea, a talk by Jack Renwick

WEDF: Blood, sweat and tea, a talk by Jack Renwick

Wednesday 04 October 2017, 19:00 to 20:30

£12/£10 concs. Book

Jack Renwick is a multi-award winning designer with a strong passion for ideas.
Shextreme Film Festival

Shextreme Film Festival

Friday 06 October 2017, 19:30 to 22:00

£12 Book

Guest Event: Shextreme Film Festival is the world’s first film festival celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure.
Back Scratcher/Night Scratch

Back Scratcher/Night Scratch

Saturday 07 October 2017, 18:00 to 20:00

Free

A scratch event for work-in-progress performance hosted by Howl Yuan.
The Architecture Centre: Is Our Landscape Killing Us? Creating better, healthier urban spaces

The Architecture Centre: Is Our Landscape Killing Us? Creating better, healthier urban spaces

Wednesday 11 October 2017, 18:30 to 20:00

£7 / £5 Book

Hear a range of speakers from different disciplines converge and discuss the challenges, benefits and importance of creating landscapes that encourage people to engage in healthy lifestyles.
Come the Revolution present: (wo)man in me

Come the Revolution present: (wo)man in me

Thursday 12 October 2017, 19:00 to 21:00

£5 / £3 Book

Join us for an immersive film essay curated collectively by Come the Revolution, followed by an in-conversation between members of the group.
Educators CPD evening: Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Educators CPD evening: Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 17:00 to 20:00

Free

Join us and artist Phil Root for an evening of free, informal CPD. All educators are welcome, both for those working in formal and informal education.
Martin Parr in conversation with Sunil Shah

Martin Parr in conversation with Sunil Shah

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 19:00 to 20:30

£8 / £6 Book

Join us for an evening with one of Bristol's best-known figures, photographer Martin Parr
TONGUE FU FEAT. DIZRAELI + Special Guests.

TONGUE FU FEAT. DIZRAELI + Special Guests.

Sunday 22 October 2017, 19:30 to 21:30

£14 / Members £11 (+ booking fee) Book

Guest Event: Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival bring you the UK’s leading spoken word and music show at Arnolfini this autumn.
SOLD OUT: An Evening with Grayson Perry

SOLD OUT: An Evening with Grayson Perry

Tuesday 24 October 2017, 19:00 to 20:30

SOLD OUT

We’re pleased to announce that Grayson Perry will be giving a talk at Arnolfini, offering insight into his artistic practice, influences and view of the world post-Brexit.
Late: Beacons, Icons and Dykons present Angora Nights

Late: Beacons, Icons and Dykons present Angora Nights

Friday 27 October 2017 to Saturday 28 October 2017, 19:00 to 01:00

£5 / £3 Book

A 'Museums at Night' special, featuring a rare screening of Tim Burton's seminal Ed Wood, including performances, discussions and after party.
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Saturday 23 September 2017

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

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