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February 2017

GAGA DANCERS

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GAGA dancers in the Dance Space at The Island

GAGA DANCERS: SATURDAY, 4th of February 2017, 3.30pm - 7.30pm Open studio: 3.30 pm, Start: 3.45 pm 1h and 15 min GAGA DANCER class , 1h Choreography, 45 min Improvisation session GAGA PEOPLE: SUNDAY, 5th of February 2017, 11.00 - 2pm Open studio: 11.00 am, Start: 11.15 am 1h GAGA PEOPLE class, 1h Improvisation Each GAGA DANCER/PEOPLE class will be a completed circle of movement with music which allows participants to unfold during both hours anew into heights and depths,…

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GAGA PEOPLE

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
GAGA dancers in the Dance Space at The Island

  Open studio: 11.00 am, Start: 11.15 am 1h GAGA PEOPLE class, 1h Improvisation The GAGA People class will be a completed circle of movement with music which allows participants to unfold during both hours anew into heights and depths, strength and softness, sounds and flavours on their journey in movement. Booking essential!!! TICKETS for this event: GAGA PEOPLE: £15 https://billetto.co.uk/en/events/gaga-bristol-explore-movement Contacts: di_sol@yahoo.com and Batel: batia1111@googlemail.com, GAGA DANCERS class: Gaga/dancers classes are open to professional dancers or advanced dance students ages 16+.…

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Twins and Hoop Sequences Workshop

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Twins and Hoop Sequences Workshop in the Dance Space at The Island

If your keen to start learning some double hoop tricks or want to put multi hoop tricks together then this is your chance. This two hour intensive workshop will focus on learning fancy hand held tricks with two hoops, such as three beat weave and z spins, some on/off body double hoop tricks, as well as, putting tricks together in a sequence. This is a great workshop for those students want to learn to use more than one hula hoop…

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£7

Untutored Life Drawing at The Island: Circus Inspirations

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Once on February 14, 2017
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Excited to be back experimenting with aerial circus life drawing sessions next month! Two Tuesdays, 7th & 14th February. No experience necessary but artists of all mediums welcome. Some materials will be available to borrow and paper available to buy. Would be great to see you all there. Informal and experimental life drawing sessions. Working from short to long poses, using aerial circus equipment to explore tension, suspension and alternate perspectives £7 /£6 Concessions/Island Residents    

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March 2017

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

Waacking workshop with Lee Murray

April 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Waacking Workshop with Lee in the Dance Space at The Island

Funk Supreme will be hosting a Waacking workshop with Lee Murray. If you want to get down and funky and learn some foundations true to the style, then now is your chance Bristol people! Time: 4-6pm Cost: £15 early bird rate if you pay before Monday 27th March £18 thereafter or on the door LIMITED spaces will be available due this being a focused masterclass. If you wish to book a place then please contact funk.supreme.sw@gmail.com Lee's Bio: Lee has…

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£5

Artemis Movement Workshop

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Jacob Wells Road, Hotwells,
Bristol, BS8 1DX United Kingdom
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Movement workshop, Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Bristol

This workshop hosted by Alana Bloom in the stunning Jacob's Well's Baths space, run by those amazing folks at Artspace Lifespace,will be an exploration of the theme's surrounding this show, whilst encorporating elements of the skill's that have been used during it's development over the past two years. These skills are based in physical movement work and can be suitable for anyone, the workshop will be facilitated rather than 'taught' and will be exploring movement and the imagination through improvisation,…

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Sketchbook Club IRL with Sad Ghost Club

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sketchbook Club IRL with The SAD GHOST CLUB in the Gallery Space at The Island

The Sad Ghost Club host an online YouTube video series known as Sketchbook Club Online. Lize, Helen and Nathan take 50 mins and draw and discuss, and encourage others to draw along! If you'd like to come join us in real life, we'll be hosting a draw-a-long draw-a-thon workshop! We'll have materials, you can come ask us question, draw and hang out. This event is free and open to all ages! The event will be running from 12pm- 4pm and…

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£10

Dance & Acrobatics Workshop with Gabbie Cook

April 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dance & Acrobatics Workshop with Gabbie Cook, The Island, Bristol

Gabbie is a freelance dancer and acrobat, she competed as a gymnast for 10 years before training at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. She's worked for various contemporary dance and circus companies including Acrojou Circus Theatre and Scarabeus Aerial Theatre. This workshop will focus on release-based techniques, bringing awareness to the weight of the body and how we can use it to find different dynamic qualities, generate momentum and initiate functional movement for floorwork and acrobatics. Suitable for all…

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£10

Approaches to Physicalising Character

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Once on April 16, 2017
The Flummery Room, The Island, Bristol

Approaches to Physicalising Character ...from the somatic to the theatrical. The flummery room is a space for artistic exchange, physical training, improvisation and performance practise in Bristol. This  workshop will include a rich mix of individual and collective movement training using improvisation and a broad range of performance styles and techniques.   Through a progressive layering of elements we move into a more open structure of guided improvisations and performance practise. Each session has a specific focus or theme. Dates: 15th, 16th April…

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£125

Effortlessly Funny

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 23 @ 5:30 pm
Effortlessly Funny, clowning workshop, Dance space, Bristol

Effortless Funny - A 3 day clowning workshop with Jamie Wood  I Am Nincompoop is really excited to be bringing the wonderful Jamie Wood to Bristol with a workshop invitation to show us how to let down the defenses that prevent people from laughing. This will be a workshop led by Jamie, exploring his definition of the word, We try very hard all the time to not appear idiotic, what would happen if we stopped trying? It will lead participants…

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May 2017
£30

Improvisation and the Half Mask

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Half Mask workshop, The Island, Bristol

“Wearing a mask is a powerful tool to release creativity, play and dramatic expression. It frees us from the pressure to ‘create’ as we let the mask lead us, giving us a new experience of our own potential as performers” This introductory workshop will prepare participants to physically and vocally improvise in the half mask. Day One. -Body work, opening expressive possibilities focusing on breath, rhythm, dynamics, isolation and alignment. -Improvisation skills that support intuitive play, communication and creating in…

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June 2017
£25

Shopify and Wemakewebsites Presents: Web Agency Bootcamp

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Web agency bootcamp, The Island, Bristol

Learn how to build, market and grow a web business at an exclusive four-hour bootcamp on the day before Pixel Pioneers Bristol for just £25! Join WeMakeWebsites founders Piers Thorogood and Alex O'Byrne for a four-hour workshop dedicated to helping you grow your freelance or agency business. In this interactive and practical workshop Piers and co will share the secrets of their success and the many lessons they have learned along the way — from when to hire and grow your team…

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Free

Sketchbook Club – June 24th

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Sad Ghost Club Workshop, The Island, Bristol

Grab your sketchbooks and pens and come and join us for a day of sketchbooking! Join Helen, Nathan and Lize for a day of productive, friendly sketchbooking! Come for as long as you like, or the whole duration of you want to get lots of work done! Feel free to come with questions about starting a creative venture, bring friends and family and use the space to get super productive! Sketchbooking (and art in general) is a great way to…

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September 2017
£20

Circus Shoulders: Healthy Practice, Self Care and Injury Prevention

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Circus Training Space, The Island Nelson street
Bristol, BS12LE United Kingdom
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Circus Shoulders, The Island, Bristol

Stiff neck? Poor shoulder flexibility? Ignoring a little niggle just at the front there? In this practical workshop, physiotherapist Clare Sinton will guide us in exploring the mechanics of common shoulder injuries and ways to prevent them. Learn how to find correct alignment in fundamental aerial vocabulary, as well as strengthening and rehabilitative exercises and stretching and release techniques to keep you up in the air! Places are limited and booking is open so grab your place asap. £25/20 low…

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Free

Trash to Treasure

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Trash to Treasure, The Island, Bristol

Sunday 24th September, 11.00am – 7.00pm Entry is FREE but there is a charge for workshops: £2 for drop-in Make-and-takes, full-length workshops will be as priced on Eventbrite (see Facebook page for updates). A day of drop-in activities and upcycling workshops with local artists, getting creative with second-hand materials.  Proceeds in aid of Emmaus Bristol, working to end homelessness. Trash to Treasure - get creative with second-hand materials Follow Emmaus on Twitter: @EmmausBristol A special Thank you to the Island for…

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October 2017
£25

Plasticine Portraits with Wilfrid Wood (morning)

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Something Good at SPACE, Bristol

Satirical sculptor, Wilfrid Wood, started his career as head builder on the TV programme Spitting Image. Now he makes heads and figures of celebrities, invented characters and friends, entirely by hand, using simple materials like polymer clay, papier mâché and plasticine. We invite you to join Wilfrid for a workshop to learn how to create your very own plasticine self-portrait. The workshop will kick off with an introduction to the medium. You will then be asked to create a rough…

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November 2017

Absolutely Sewing: Absolute Beginners Sewing Intro

November 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Absolutely Sewing, Stich up studios, Bristol

Learn how to use a domestic sewing machine. Includes set –up, threading, stitch control, seam types and basic trouble shooting. This is a perfect class for beginners or those wanting a refresher. Excellent starter for other courses and workshops on offer. An exciting programme of Workshops and short courses in garment construction, pattern cutting and stitched textiles. Suitable for various levels with classes ranging from Absolute Beginners. Sewing through to Absolutely Festivals and Stitched Textiles for Artists & Designers. Held…

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Same Soul, Different Body

November 14 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Same Soul, Different Body Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

Bristol Animal Save proudly prest to you 'Same Soul Different Body.' An animal rights themed art exhibition from 14th-18th November at The Island in Bristol. (http://theislandbristol.com/) The title for this exhibition was inspired by the Hippocrates quote “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” Entry is free. Food and drinks will also be available in the evenings. See below for details of speakers and poetry Final submission date is 14th October.…

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£125

Absolutely Sewing: Cut Make and Trim for Beginners

November 18 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 9, 2017
Absolutely Sewing, Stich up studios, Bristol

Make a garment from a commercial /shop bought pattern. Had problems making a garment from a shop bought pattern or just too daunted to attempt it alone? Work through the entire process in a small class setting. With a maximum of four students per class you will be guided through the steps to cut and make a well-finished garment. An exciting programme of Workshops and short courses in garment construction, pattern cutting and stitched textiles. Suitable for various levels with…

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