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What's On

Today Sunday 24 March 2019Highlights

We have recently opened the Front Room, a new public space that houses our collection of art books and magazines. Visitors are invited to make use of the space in a number of ways and can also use it to enjoy drinks from Arnolfini Cafe Bar.

Over the coming months the Front Room will host talks and special events, including Arnolfini Book Club, launched in March.

Arnolfini Bookshop is also open with an expanded shop to include more titles than ever.

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Ongoing and forthcoming events

WORKSHOPS | EAST BRISTOL CONTEMPORARY TERM IV

WORKSHOPS | EAST BRISTOL CONTEMPORARY TERM IV

Wednesday 27 February 2019 to Wednesday 03 April 2019, 19:00 to 20:00

Various Book

Welcome to the fourth term of EBC's 6-week art school course run by EBC with another six independent artists.
INSTALLATION | Now or Never presents: A REVOLUTION OF DISCOMFORT

INSTALLATION | Now or Never presents: A REVOLUTION OF DISCOMFORT

Friday 22 March 2019 to Wednesday 27 March 2019, 11:00 to 18:00

Free

An immersive new installation from a collective of artists aged 13-18, A Revolution of Discomfort playfully creates new dystopian futures in response to conversations about today.
TALKS | HAYLEY NEWMAN - ART IN THE CITY

TALKS | HAYLEY NEWMAN - ART IN THE CITY

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 18:30 to 20:00

£4 Book

UWE & Arnolfini present Hayley Newman - self-appointed 2011 Artist in Residence of the City of London.
TALK | STIRLING PRIZE: BLOOMBERG HQ, FOSTER & PARTNERS

TALK | STIRLING PRIZE: BLOOMBERG HQ, FOSTER & PARTNERS

Thursday 28 March 2019, 18:30 to 20:00

£12/10 Book

Presented by The Architecture Centre: An insight into the design and construction of the 2018 Stirling Prize winning Bloomberg Building.
FILM | MOSSANE

FILM | MOSSANE

Friday 29 March 2019, 19:30 to 22:00

£8/£5 Book

The 16th Royal Anthropological Film Festival is proud to present, in collaboration with Arnolfini & UWE, a rare screening of Safi Faye’s stunning drama.
WORKSHOP | BOOK CLINIC®, CHLOE SPICER

WORKSHOP | BOOK CLINIC®, CHLOE SPICER

Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019, 11:00 to 16:00

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | Book Clinic® offers a pharmaceutical remedy to all your literary ailments*.
WORKSHOP | UN-LEARNING ZONE, LAURA ROSSER

WORKSHOP | UN-LEARNING ZONE, LAURA ROSSER

Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019, 11:00 to 13:00

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | The un-Learning Zone is a playful response to online learning platforms.
BABE AT ARNOLFINI 2019

BABE AT ARNOLFINI 2019

Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019, 11:00 to 16:00

Free

BABE (Bristol Artists Book Event) is back! The seventh biennial festival featuring the work of bookmakers and small presses from around the world. Presented by Arnolfini, with Sarah Bodman (Centre ...
MUSIC | BABE JUKEBOX, STEPHEN FOWLER

MUSIC | BABE JUKEBOX, STEPHEN FOWLER

Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019, 11:00 to 16:00

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | The sounds that inspire the artists of BABE - Saturday & Sunday from 11am, throughout the day in our Café Bar.
ARTIST ADVICE | BOOK SURGERIES, SIMON GOODE

ARTIST ADVICE | BOOK SURGERIES, SIMON GOODE

Saturday 30 March 2019, 11:00 to 16:00

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | A chance to discuss and receive advice on any aspect of making artists' books. With Simon Goode from the London Centre for Book Arts.
WORKSHOP | SCULPTURAL TOWER BOOKS, GUY BEGBIE

WORKSHOP | SCULPTURAL TOWER BOOKS, GUY BEGBIE

Saturday 30 March 2019, 12:00 to 15:00

£4 Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | Guy Begbie's 'Sculptural Tower Book' Workshop.
TALK & BOOK LAUNCH | SOME NOTES ON BOOKS AND PRINTING – A6 BOOKS, LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS

TALK & BOOK LAUNCH | SOME NOTES ON BOOKS AND PRINTING – A6 BOOKS, LONDON CENTRE FOR BOOK ARTS

Saturday 30 March 2019, 13:00 to 13:30

Free Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | A conversation to trouble conventional assumptions of 'obsolescence' and provoke a relationship to history that is unfettered from the ...
TALKS | CYCLING THE PAPER ROAD, THE SHIPPING PRESS

TALKS | CYCLING THE PAPER ROAD, THE SHIPPING PRESS

Saturday 30 March 2019, 14:00 to 14:30

Free Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | In April 2017 two women – with only two bicycles packed with essentials and a willingness to explore the world - will start a 17 months ...
READINGS | BREAKING GOOGLE NEWS HEADLINES

READINGS | BREAKING GOOGLE NEWS HEADLINES

Saturday 30 March 2019, 15:00 to 15:30

Free Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | What does a year's worth of news look like? What information are we being drip-fed hour-by-hour and what sort of picture does it paint of ...
READINGS | READING IN RETAIL, JEREMY DIXON

READINGS | READING IN RETAIL, JEREMY DIXON

Saturday 30 March 2019, 16:00 to 16:30

Free Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | In this event, Jeremy will read from his text (including the hidden poem) and will also explore how the design and function of IN RETAIL ...
WORKSHOP | ARTIST BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP, EVA HEJDSTROM

WORKSHOP | ARTIST BOOK MAKING WORKSHOP, EVA HEJDSTROM

Sunday 31 March 2019, 10:00 to 11:30

£4 Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | In this workshop you will learn to make three simple books with just folding and cutting. 3 books constructed without glue or thread!
TALKS | THE ART OF THE BOOK, STEPHEN GLENDENNING

TALKS | THE ART OF THE BOOK, STEPHEN GLENDENNING

Sunday 31 March 2019, 11:00 to 11:30

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | How Artists Have Challenged The Conventions Of Publishing Throughout History.
WORKSHOP | WALK & DRAW, SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM DAWE

WORKSHOP | WALK & DRAW, SOPHIE CUNNINGHAM DAWE

Sunday 31 March 2019, 12:00 to 12:30

Free

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Events #BABE2019 | Make your own abstract drawings while we walk around Arnolfini.
TALKS | SCULPTURAL FLATPACKS, MIKE CLEMENTS

TALKS | SCULPTURAL FLATPACKS, MIKE CLEMENTS

Sunday 31 March 2019, 12:00 to 12:30

Free Book

Presented as part of Bristol Artists Book Event #BABE2019 | New structures for artists’ books.