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The Promise

The following events, exhibitions, talks and screenings are part of The Promise (19 July to 09 November 2014)
Teachers' Exhibition Preview: The Promise

Teachers' Exhibition Preview: The Promise

Friday 18 July 2014, 15:30 to 17:30
Join Arnolfini's Learning team for a special event for teachers, educators and group leaders, giving you a sneak preview of our new exhibition and information on our Learning and Participation ...
Assemble: Spirit of Play

Assemble: Spirit of Play

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014, 08:00 to 16:00 Various Times
An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families.
Kate Newby: Mr and Mrs Hands

Kate Newby: Mr and Mrs Hands

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 08:00 to 17:00 Free to visit at any point
New Zealand born artist Kate Newby embraces the unnoticed, inviting us to look again at our surroundings.
Jeremiah Day: Awake and You’re in Motion (Response to Brief from Bristol Radical Historian)

Jeremiah Day: Awake and You’re in Motion (Response to Brief from Bristol Radical Historian)

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 08:00 to 17:00
Jeremiah Day presents a newly commissioned piece based on the contentious history of the M32 and the impact it had on the lives of Bristol residents.
Gabriel Lester: Vayu-Vata

Gabriel Lester: Vayu-Vata

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 09:00 to 17:00
Artist Gabriel Lester presents two “Aeolian” or wind harps, musical instruments activated and played by the wind.
The Promise

The Promise

Saturday 19 July 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 09:00 to 17:00
A dialogue between the city and its people. Arnolfini presents The Promise - an exhibition of international contemporary art with a focus on the city of Bristol.
Jeremiah Day Performance - Offsite

Jeremiah Day Performance - Offsite

Saturday 19 July 2014, 10:00 to 11:00
As part of his new commission for The Promise, Jeremiah Day will realise a performance at the junction 2 roundabout of the M32, at 12 noon on Saturday 19 July.
Rope Swing Workshop and Artist Talk: Assemble - Offsite

Rope Swing Workshop and Artist Talk: Assemble - Offsite

Saturday 19 July 2014, 13:00 to 14:00
An introduction to Assemble's interactive play project in Leigh Woods plus an interactive rope swing workshop.
Open Barbeque (on The Downs)

Open Barbeque (on The Downs)

Sunday 20 July 2014, 11:00 to 14:00
Join us for a special open barbeque event where you can cook on Oscar Tuazon's specially commissioned sculpture Live Steam Shift Whistle.
We Are Family: The Promise

We Are Family: The Promise

Saturday 26 July 2014, 11:00 to 15:00
Join our learning team on the last Saturday of every month to explore Arnolfini’s exhibitions and events through exciting and engaging activities for families to do together.
Bristol Bike Ride: Church Road

Bristol Bike Ride: Church Road

Saturday 02 August 2014, 08:00 to 12:00
A guided cycle ride led by Sustrans and culminating at a temporary ‘pop up park’ on Church Road.
Summer Barbeque: Rice and Things (on The Downs)

Summer Barbeque: Rice and Things (on The Downs)

Sunday 03 August 2014, 11:00 to 18:00
Join us for a special barbeque event, hosted by Jamaican restaurant Rice and Things and cooked on Oscar Tuazon's specially commissioned sculpture Live Steam Shift Whistle.
Assemble: Follow Your Nose Workshop

Assemble: Follow Your Nose Workshop

Wednesday 06 August 2014 to Thursday 07 August 2014, 08:00 to 15:00
An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families. Join us for exciting free play workshops in Leigh Woods.
Boat Tour - The Promise (with Dead Rat Orchestra)

Boat Tour - The Promise (with Dead Rat Orchestra)

Saturday 16 August 2014, 12:00 to 13:30
Experimental folk trio Dead Rat Orchestra are undertaking a 3 week tour across the UK by canal and waterways. For this special boat trip the band will perform songs which resonant with the Ballast ...
Summer Barbeque: The Ox (on The Downs)

Summer Barbeque: The Ox (on The Downs)

Sunday 17 August 2014, 11:00 to 18:00
Join us for a special barbeque event, hosted by restaurant The Ox and cooked on Oscar Tuazon's specially commissioned sculpture.
The Promise Offsite Projects Bus Tour

The Promise Offsite Projects Bus Tour

Saturday 23 August 2014, 12:00 to 14:00
A guided tour of the offsite projects across the city by Arnolfini's curatorial team.
Bristol Doors Open Day

Bristol Doors Open Day

Saturday 13 September 2014, 09:00 to 16:00
Arnolfini is taking part in Bristol Doors Open Day, Bristol’s annual celebration of architecture and culture, with over 60 of Bristol’s fascinating contemporary and historic buildings opening ...
Assemble: Tree Play Workshop

Assemble: Tree Play Workshop

Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 21 September 2014, 08:00 to 15:00
An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families. Join us for exciting free play workshops in Leigh Woods.
Summer Barbeque: The Cowshed (on The Downs)

Summer Barbeque: The Cowshed (on The Downs)

Sunday 21 September 2014, 11:00 to 18:00
Join us for a special barbeque event, hosted by The Cowshed and cooked on Oscar Tuazon's specially commissioned sculpture Live Steam Shift Whistle.
Bristol Bike Ride: Leigh Woods to The Downs

Bristol Bike Ride: Leigh Woods to The Downs

Sunday 21 September 2014, 12:30 to 14:00
A guided cycle ride led by Sustrans and culminating at a special barbeque on The Downs by Oscar Tuazon's sculpture Live Steam Shift Whistle.
Design and Social Context

Design and Social Context

Thursday 02 October 2014, 16:30 to 18:00
Including presentations by Alan Powers and Kieran Long, this discussion event will look at the impact of design on people’s lives and the social and political contexts that define our relationship ...
Screening: Radio On

Screening: Radio On

Friday 17 October 2014, 18:00 to 19:40
A rare example of a British road movie, featuring music from a number of new wave bands from the time, as well as established artists such as Kraftwerk and David Bowie.
Assemble: Mud Play Workshop

Assemble: Mud Play Workshop

Saturday 25 October 2014 to Sunday 26 October 2014, 08:00 to 16:00
An interactive play project that aims to open up Leigh Woods for more sustained and varied use by children and their families. Join us for exciting free play workshops in Leigh Woods.
UWE/Art in the City Talks: Gabriel Lester

UWE/Art in the City Talks: Gabriel Lester

Wednesday 29 October 2014, 17:30 to 19:00
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. DETAILS OF RESCHEDULED DATE TO FOLLOW.
The Promise – Designing a New Reality

The Promise – Designing a New Reality

Wednesday 05 November 2014 to Sunday 09 November 2014, 17:00 to 20:00
During a four week residency in October 2014, graphic designers from the University of the West of England BA programme will work collaboratively in response to the themes of The Promise.
UWE/Art in the City Talks: Peter Liversidge

UWE/Art in the City Talks: Peter Liversidge

Wednesday 03 December 2014, 17:30 to 19:00
Join artist Peter Liversidge as part of the UWE Fine Art / Art in the City series of lectures.