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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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June 2017

Odo / Peggy Gou /

June 2 @ 10:00 pm - June 3 @ 3:00 am
Odo / Peggy Gou, The Island, Bristol

Peggy Gou is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists in the business right now. She's been playing all across the world, non-stop, for the last two years and is not slowing down. We missed her last summer in Bristol, so we've had to bring her back for 3 hours of mastery in our favourite space in the city 🏝. We are beyond excited. 🔥 Tickets: goo.gl/1v3Kqw 🔥

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The Island Tenants Showcase

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - June 4 @ 2:00 am
The Island Tenant showcase, Bristolac

The Island Tenants Showcase Hosted by Dusty Sounds and Cellar Tapes Studios Exercise Yard 6 - 9pm BBQ, Live Art, Habitus, Billy Whizz & Jay L (DJ Set) Main Room 9pm - 2am Habitus Collective (Live Hip-Hop) Cellar Tapes Cypher (MCP + Live Instruments) LeRoy Khadaroo (Live MPC Set) Benjamin One (Live MPC Set) Ile Flottante (Live MPC Set) Special Guests: The High Breed (Live) Verbal Highz (Live)    

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Nicola Hunter – Lost Bodies Tour – Bristol

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nicola Hunter - Lost Bodies, Bristol

This performance is taking place at Jacobs Wells Baths Centre, Jacob's Wells Rd, Bristol BS8 1DX Tickets: £8/10 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2942819 (or cash-only on the door) Lost Bodies Tour arrives in Bristol for a special event at Jacobs Wells Baths Centre in partnership with The Island and Theatre Bristol “The painful beauty of the always inexplicable manifestation of being alive.” Incident Magazine Her body transpired into the darkness that day. Her last breath grew wings: pulling the soul from beneath her bones to the next…

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Timedance – 10th June – Minor Science, Batu, Laksa

June 10 @ 10:00 pm - June 11 @ 3:00 am
Timedance, The Island, Bristol

The annual Timedance summer showdown returns for the third year in a row! Minor Science has been making waves ever since he debuted on Trilogy Tapes in 2014. His sound really came into it's own when followed up the debut record with two exciting and daring records for Whities. They received airplay from just about everyone and stamped his name as one of the most formidible techno/not techno producers about. The Berlin resident has yet to play in Bristol yet,…

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June 15 @ 7:30 pm - June 17 @ 10:00 pm
Boomerang, The Island, Bristol

Meet the millennials who boomerang between homes and universities, clad in high waisted Levi's and round glasses, the ones who stamp loudly at protests and swiftly return to craft ale bars and victory sip at a job well done. But this time they've tweaked something; in a moment, someone might have just sparked the revolution. Laugh at the madness that ensues. Hosted by Flying Elephant theatre company   RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/211242659364077/

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July 2017

Summer Cabaret

July 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Summer Cabaret Concert, The Island, Bristol

Bristol Hippodrome Choir presents a Summer Cabaret An evening of songs with a link to the theme of cabaret or musical theatre. A semi staged performance. July 6th at 7:30pm £10 full Price, £8 concession or free to under 12yrs old https://www.bristolhippodromechoir.com https://en-gb.facebook.com/bristolhippodromechoir/ https://twitter.com/bristolhipchoir Email: info@choirbristol.co.uk or https://www.bristolhippodromechoir.com/shows for more details

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The Grass Trail Book Launch

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grass Trail, Book launch, The Island, Bristol

You are invited to join AA. Abbott for the launch of her fifth thriller novel The Grass Trail in the basement cells of the old Bridewell police station, The Island, in central Bristol (please use the Bridewell St entrance). Shaun Halloran wouldn't be in prison if Kat White hadn't taken his gun. Pictures of the stunning blonde are plastered all over his cell. As soon as he can escape, she's dead. But with his criminal empire crumbling, who can he trust? Kat, panicked by…

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August 2017

Contact Open Day for the Homeless

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Contact Open Day, The Island, Bristol

Everyone and anyone is invited. Several charities will have representatives there to help, by talking to you the public and the homeless in need of their services. We will be handing out hot food and hot drinks and any donations towards this will be highly appreciated both before, at and after the event. Hope to see as many of you there as possible! Spread the word and join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/752673931586384/ Created for NCS- CONTACT

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September 2017

The Island Open Studios 2017

September 7 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Island Open Studios 2017, Bristol

The Island's annual open studios are a highlight of our arts and events calendar and we look forward to inviting you all along to join us in September. Our open studios are a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to explore the building, meet our artists tenants and participate in free taster workshops. They are also an opportunity to celebrate all things around art, music, events at The Island featuring a group art show, films, music, taster dance and…

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Restless Nights presents: Saoirse All Night Long

September 22 @ 10:00 pm - September 23 @ 3:00 am
All Night Long, The Island, Bristol

Saoirse All Night Long Saoirse joins Restless Nights as part of her All Night Long tour as one of only a few dates in the UK. As a DJ, Saoirse is confidently in control of her sound. A sound that is the product of an already long and varied musical journey. Her interest in and comfort with a range of genres means she is capable of effortlessly weaving a variety of sounds together - with equal measures of ease and…

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