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January 2017

Bravery School Showcase & Discussion

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bravery School SHOWCASE & DISCUSSION in the Gallery Space at The Island

Please join us to see a taste of our work in progress following an Artists Residency at Jacobs Wells Baths 3rd ~15th January 17, exploring the idea of a BRAVERY SCHOOL. In this first phase, a BRAVERY SCHOOL FOR WOMEN, Rosalind J Turner the project lead, has been working in collaboration almost daily with 4 other women and with input from a range of other women practitioners. Working with themes of sisterhood, competition between women, cultural ideas of the ‘acceptable’ woman.…

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February 2017

Woven #2

February 4 @ 10:00 pm - February 5 @ 3:00 am
Woven #2, The Island, Bristol

Woven are back for another night of crystal clear minimal techno and house in Bristol's most unique venue. This time around we've got a Turbosound Aspect sound system, professionally engineered for the unique industrial space within the old police cells. We're also bringing in the stunning custom built PotetentialDifference_ infiinity mirror lighting rig to amp up the atmosphere. Playing is a very special guest whose made his name in Bristol over the past few years as an accomplished techno producer. Often…

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IBT17 | The Dawn Feat. Matthew Herbert

February 11 @ 9:00 pm - February 12 @ 2:00 am
In Between Time - The Dawn, The Island, Bristol

'Wow, wow, wow, like nothing I've ever witnessed before!' AUDIENCE (THE STORM, IBT15 ART PARTY) THE IBT17 ART PARTY Feat Dj Sets from.... Matthew Herbert Shapes B.Please Bodywork We Like To Party Truce - Girl collective Feat. FRAU DJS + Duchess DJs Bristol Dawn Light Installation from Limbic Cinema Dresscode : Summon your night owl Unleash your dawn creature Be the art at the party Become sunrise or nightfall Firestation The Island For one night only, sunrise and nightfall wash…

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Young Echo – Demdike Stare (live) + special guests

February 24 @ 10:00 pm - February 25 @ 3:00 am
Young Echo at The Island, Bristol

Young Echo Sound is back at The Island! // Friday 24/2/17 • 10pm - 3am // We invite you to join us as we, once again, install a soundsystem into the old Police cell block in Bristol city centre for a night of sonic eclecticism, live performances, dubplate acrobatics and a general, sustained sense of dread throughout the entire evening.. We have an absolutely jam-packed line up for this one, and we're particularly excited to have the incredible Demdike Stare…

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Deep Discs // First Slice: Damiano von Erckert

February 25 @ 10:00 pm - February 26 @ 3:00 am
Deep Discs // First Slice: Damiano von Erckert in the Venue Space at the Island

We are extremely excited to announce that Damiano Von Erckert will be kicking off Deep Discs at the Island on Saturday 25th February. Damiano von Erckert (AVA. Recordings) - 3 hour set https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/damianovonerckert Damiano von Erckert will be bringing his wideranging selection of feel good dance music that will have the Island bouncing. Originating from West Germany, Damiano set up AVA. Recordings in 2011 which quickly gained notoriety, and now works with top artists such as MCDE, Lowtec and Tito…

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March 2017

Miles and Velon Presents

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Miles and Velon Radio, The Island, Bristol

'Miles and Velon Presents' a day of art and music and knowledge in the gallery space at The Island, Bristol. The Island is a forward thinking arts and craft studio space, home to an array of talented Bristol creatives. Also the home to Miles and Velon's studio. Wednesday marks MAV's first showing. This is the first of a string of events going forward, that will showcase creative talents from across Bristol. Schedule for this Wed 1st March: 10.00 space opens,…

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MISH MASH: Fine Art Exhibition & Fundraiser

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Mish Mash Exhibition and Fundraiser, The Island, Bristol

Come join us for art, performances, music, zines, prints & drinks! Bring along your friends and your pocket money to help us raise money for UWE Fine Art degree show! Entry is free: but taking donations on the door and a small bar run by donations. Zines and prints will also be available to buy Thursday 2nd March 7pm - 10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/703326889827787/

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, The Island, Bristol

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here The Island gallery space, Bristol, UK Saturday 4th March 2017 12.30-1.30pm This event is one of many 10th Anniversary Readings for al-Mutanabbi Street taking place internationally over 4th and 5th March 2017, from Australia to Iraq, Paris to Quebec. On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. Al-Mutanabbi Street is in a mixed Shia-Sunni area. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Al-Mutanabbi Street, the…

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Tech-No Prisoners Returns to The Island

March 10 @ 10:00 pm - March 11 @ 3:00 am
Mi Casa Su Casa, The Island, Bristol

Tech-No Prisoners Returns to The Island, Bristol. Tickets sold on Headfirst £8.00 - £15.00 www.headfirstbristol.co.uk Further Event information will be released soon.

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Movement MASH-UP presents Dance for Katie

March 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Movement MASH-UP presents Dance for Katie in the Dance Space at The Island

Taster sessions for all exploring a variety of styles with professional dancers and teachers from Bristol. All proceeds will go to http://www.gofundme.com/ks-katies-medical-fund £ 25 day pass or £ 6 per class Facebook page with dance styles and timetable available to attend throughout the event:  Movement Mash-Up Bristol: Dance for Katie For more information and bookings please contact: Rise.ydc@googlemail.com http://www.riseyouthdance.com/

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April 2017

OrganChrist Live Stream via Monument

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
organchrist live streaming via Monument at The Island

OrganChrist based here in Lock Down Studios are live streaming  from their studio at the Island via Monument in Oslo. Monument is a blog, podcast and club concept with deep roots in techno music. Follow the page to receive notification of the transmission: https://www.facebook.com/MonuMnt/

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Loose Lips in Bristol – w/Lakker, Chris Farrell & Vertical Sofa

April 14 @ 10:00 pm - April 15 @ 3:00 am
Loose Lips in Bristol

After our last sell-out event, we're stepping it up and hosting a special Thai New Year celebration in Bristol's amazing prison cells. The Songkran festival is the traditional Thai New Year's Day and is celebrated from 13 April to 15 April. Its significance is based on the entry of the sun into the sign of Aries the Ram. In fact, April Fool's Day probably originated as mocking those who didn't accept the switch of New Year from April to January…

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Room 237 Presents Perc – ‘Bitter Music’ Album Launch

April 15 @ 10:00 pm - April 16 @ 3:00 am
Room 237, The Island, Bristol

--- LINEUP Perc Black Amiga Trigger Warning Context --- DETAILS Industrial techno pioneer and the man behind Perc Trax returns to the prison cells to launch his latest album, ‘Bitter Music’ Room 237 proudly welcome Perc back to Bristol to celebrate the release of his third album, 'Bitter Music', following 'Wicker & Steel' (2011) and 'The Power And The Glory' (2014). As before the album will see a release on his own Perc Trax imprint, giving Perc the complete creative…

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May 2017


May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Molly, The Island, Bristol

Molly is an immersive event where we invite the audience to uncover the story behind Molly and her search for her daughter, Eve. Meet Molly: After the disappearance of her daughter she is left disorientated and confused, frantically searching for Eve as she endures fragmented visions of strange goings on. Come to the live event where you will journey through Molly's world, looking for clues and solving puzzles to progress in an immersive and surreal landscape. Can you discover the…

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Woven Presents: DARK SKY

May 5 @ 10:00 pm - May 6 @ 3:00 am
Woven presents Dark Sky, The Island, Bristol

We're back to our old haunt at the Old Police Cells, and this time around we are very excited to welcome bass music pioneers Dark Sky. Dropping their new album 'Othona' on Monkeytown Records in April, we're expecting to hear some new material from the duo who have been putting out outstanding techno and garage influenced productions since 2009. As usual we'll be providing serious sound-system pressure with a 20k Turbosound rig, as well as a custom built lighting set…

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Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard (5 hour set) • The Island

May 6 @ 10:00 pm - May 7 @ 3:00 am
Musu ft. Orpheu The Wizard, The Island, Bristol

Orpheu The Wizard - 5 hour set! (Redlight Radio) After January’s excursion to The Island with Suzanne Kraft and Nebraska, we thought it only right that we make a swift return to The Cells with another one of our favourite selectors. This time around we’re joined by co-founder of Amsterdam’s Redlight Radio and one of the city’s key players – Orpheu The Wizard. Having cemented himself as one of Amsterdam’s most-respected DJ’s, with close ties to the much-admired Dekmantel team…

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The Right Not to Remain Silent

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on May 18, 2017,
and Once on May 19, 2017
The Right to Remain Silent, The Island, Bristol

Your experience of the police - in your words. What is your experience of the police? Your stories, in your words. Taken from a range of interviews with the public in Bristol, this piece of work was created using the exact words and stories of members of the public. Combining intimate revelations and striking physicality the Year 2 Acting students will be retelling lived experiences in all their detail, the good, the bad and the ugly. Tickets may be bought…

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GNOD Weekender

May 19 @ 10:00 pm - May 20 @ 3:00 am
GNOD Weekender, Bristol, The Island

Cacophonous Sarcophagus welcomes you to join us in celebrating 10 years of the Salford collective Gnod, with a monumental three day blow-out across three of Bristol's most unique venues. Fri 19 - The Island GNOD Giant Swan Organchrist Gesamtkunstwerk & SCHWET DJs ***************************************************** *TICKETS* Very limited weekend (£20) and Saturday (£10) tickets available only through Headfirst Bristol, on sale Wed 22nd Feb at 7pm. Friday (£5) and Sunday (£6) tickets available on the door, and through all the usual outlets:…

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Bruce V’s Behavioiur

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Bruce V's Behavioiur, The Island, Bristol

The combination of Bruce and the ensemble Bevaviour will explore the full dynamic range of pin-drop fragility, occasional cascades of complex noise, and post digital sound system pulse. Seamlessly blending improvisation and original compositions. Bruce: Bristol based artist/producer and DJ releasing on Hessle Audio,Timedance and Hemlock Recordings. Expect deep, dark, and forensic sound design in soundsystem and club ready tracks that tease established norms. Expect a focus on the spaces in between the musical events. Expect a refusal to do what might be expected. www.soundcloud.com/iambruce www.facebook.com/officialbrucemusic…

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Young Echo Sound – Inga Copeland, John Bence (live), Anina

May 26 @ 10:00 pm - May 27 @ 3:00 am
Young Echo, The Island, Bristol

Young Echo Sound - Inga Copeland, John Bence (live), Anina Responding to the cries of longing and the joyful tears of our loyal friends and fellow dancers, we return to the Old Police Cells once more, with a troop of talent from abroad and within. Alongside the full Young Echo collective, we welcome very special guests: * Inga 'Lolina' Copeland * * John Bence * * Anina * --- Inga Copeland - A truly unique force in contemporary music, hailing…

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