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3rd Stage Dance Company CIC

3rd Stage Dance Company

3rd Stage Dance Company  CIC (Community Interest Company) is a not-for-profit cultural organisation for dancers. It was founded in 2008 by Polly Crockett-Robertson.  Originally established to provide a platform for those with professional dance experience  to re-connect with their art-form, the company has enabled many individuals to rediscover their identities as dancers. Although this remains […]

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Agathe Max at The Island Bristol

Agathe Max

Graduated in Electroacoustic Composition, violinist Agathe Max, beside different collaborations (Max Turner-Kuro, Farewell Poetry, Hell & High Water, Sathönay, Duane Pitre, Collectif Prisma…) works on different projects including music and sound design for documentaries, animated movies, short movies, theater, contemporary danse and art exhibition. Trained in classical music for 1O years, she graduated at the […]

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Aine Kelly resident, The Island, Bristol

Aine Kelly

Áine Kelly is an Irish visual artist who specialises in photography, sculpture, and performance. She is a recent graduate in Fine Art from the Crawford College of Art and Design and has previously studied in the University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. Currently, her work examines the nature of photographical representation and what it’s […]

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Alice Voss

Having completed a Fine Art degree in Bristol, Alice now specialises in making cushions using geometric patchwork and embroidery. She uses clashes of colour to make vibrant pieces, each one with it’s own individual character. https://www.instagram.com/voss.alice/

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Anna Demming Davis

Anna Demming Davis

Born in London, Anna began training in Cecchetti Ballet at the age of 3, training at Dorothy Ind’s Chelsea Ballet School and professional classes in London with teachers including Laura Connor and Joan Hewson. While in London she also performed in productions of classics including ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Coppelia’. During two years in Tokyo, continuing […]

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Becks Zumba

Becks Zumba®

Zumba® Perfect for everybody and every body! Each Zumba® class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. How It Works We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® […]

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Body Clocks

Body Clocks are a Bristol-based electronic duo consisting of Joe Craven and Josef Kašpar. Known for their intense live performances, they create sprawling soundscapes powered by driving rhythms that tread the fine line between club orientated techno and experimental electronics.

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Brenda Waite

Brenda Waite

Brenda Waite is a performance practitioner, teacher and movement director based in Bristol. With an extensive background in physical theatre and new dance techniques her interest is in the expressive potential of the body in performance. Improvisation and play are central to her practise both as a creative tool and performance mode. Brenda has worked […]

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Ki Aikido at The Island Bristol

Bristol Broadmead Ki Aikido Club

Ki Aikido is an enjoyable exercise combining natural flowing movement with a non-confrontational mental attitude. The aim of practice is to develop our fitness, relaxation and a calmer mind. New members welcome. Suitable for adults of all ages and abilities. Develop fitness, flexibility and relaxation through this non-competitive art. Experienced 5th Dan teacher. For details, […]

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Cellar Tapes at The Island

Cellar Tapes UK

!o=o! Cellar Tapes UK is an artist-led record label with a DIY ethos based in Bristol city centre, created to foster and promote the artists associated with the space.

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Daisy Wood artist, The Island, Bristol

Daisy Wood

Interested in surfaces, paint and exploration of materials and processes. Trying to coalesce all the disparate bits and pieces of my practice, and make work which is fun, playful and culturally relevant.

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DRAW

DRAW is an artist-led education group based in Bristol, producing experimental drawing workshops and artist collaboration. For more info visit our site here. 

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Evie Cowan

Evie Cowan

Graduated from Amsterdam Fashion Institute in International Fashion & Design. Since her return she has showcased her work at various exhibitions around the globe, one of the most recent being Chengdu, China at the Fashion Clash Festival. Evie looks to society to inspire her collections, this could be anything from the economy, to the style […]

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Faye Jones at The Island

Faye Jones

A member of NEAT Studio since 2012, Faye enjoys working in the darkroom using traditional photographic methods. Also a Creative Practitioner running photography and art sessions all over Bristol for a variety of youth groups, schools, community groups and galleries.

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Felicity Inkpen at The Island

Felicity Inkpen

Felicity Inkpen is a physicist with an art problem. Or an artist with a science problem.

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Filthy Squirrel at The Island

Filthy Squirrel Clothing

I am an independent Street Wear Fashion Designer for my own clothing label Filthy Squirrel Clothing. I originally started out as being self-taught. I completed a Foundation Degree in Fashion at Middlesex University. Winning an award for Best Designer Collection Of The Year. last year I completed a Fashion Textiles Degree at the University West […]

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Graft, graffiti in Bristol

Graft

Graft uses the Island’s unique spaces to offer graffiti workshops for all manner of groups and occasions – from one-to-one masterclasses to alternative hen, stag and teambuilding events. Learn graffiti in the cells and paint the police station walls with us! We also take commissions for bespoke murals, large and small, as well as dabbling […]

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habitus

Habitus

Daniel Benito aka Habitus is a Beatmaker, Mc and Dj from Canary Islands. Habitus is the founder of Dusty Sounds, a recording studio that focuses on Hip-Hop, where he creates all his music inspired by the classic 90’s sounds. Dusty Sounds is all set up using analogue equipment composed by the most famous and classic […]

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Imogen Macrae at The Island

Imogen Macrae

I am an aerial artist and circus performer based in Bristol. With a background in Fine Art, I now work as an aerialist, both solo and with other performers and companies, including The Invisible Circus and The Marie Celestial. I perform a variety of skills, but my specialization is in cloud swing, and aerial silks. […]

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Jak MCS Illustrations

Jak MCS

Jack is a freelance illustrator/cartoonist/artist and has been working in Bristol for past 10 years. http://www.jakmcs.tumblr.com Contact: jakmcs@hotmail.co.uk

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Jennie Cave

Jennie Cave

Studied at falmouth school of art . Retired after bringing up 3 sons and running 2 businesses! I make retro surreal montage inspired by life ! Love anatomy tattoos graffiti , women , and anything weird and wonderful x The weird and wonderful Jennies montage

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John Lynch at The Island

John Lynch

John Lynch’s work explores themes of the subconscious in every day culture through the printed medium.  As a printmaker, John specialises in combining the print processes of etching, relief and screen print, often with the subject of Iconography in contemporary culture. This is John’s explanation for his calendar print, “ My print for the calendar […]

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Jonny Velon

Jonny Velon is a singer, songwriter, composer and arranger. As well as performing his own music live, he performs in Speaking In Tongues – Talking Heads Tribute, the UK’s only Talking Heads tribute band, arranges and performs for other artists, teaches singing, piano and composition from his studio at The Island and runs The R […]

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Kat Stroak at The Island

Kat Stroak

Although I originally trained as a fine artist I’m probably best known for my improv characters, immersive theatre work and a profound love of all things cluttered and odd.  

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Konichiwa PR

Konichiwa PR

We are a new Bristol-based, creative agency. Our aim is to help support independents and start-ups with our marketing PR & creative services, at a time when they need it the most.

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LAC Printworks at The Island, Bristol

LAC Printworks

Print maker, designer and Illustrator. Fine art giclée reproductions of original works by Lewes Austen Cooper. Lewes’ work explores youth, beauty and their ineludible connection with death. His technique involves photography, digital design and a print process called monoprinting to produce experimental works of art.

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Liam Chatwin at The Island

Liam Chatwin

Bass rave specialist and super producer including work with Max Romeo, Sizzla, Foreign Beggars, YT, Warrior Queen and many more. Co-Runner of Senseless Records. Releasing Technicolour International Bass Music for 10 years.

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Lisa Bailey

Initially studying Fashion in London in 1986 Lisa moved to Bristol to complete her degree in 1989 and has lived in the city ever since. She worked in several areas of the industry, including running her own fashion label that was sold through independent retail outlets as well as exhibiting at The Clothes Show Live […]

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Lisa Travers

I am a multimedia artist working in a variety of disciplines including photography, sculpture, collage, installation and animation. I like using waste and the challenges of the medium. I like to work and rework, making sculptures out of items, which could be photographed and animated. Or not. Not working to a plan, each piece of […]

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LOIS JACKSON-BAKER

Lois Jackson-Baker

Lois Jackson-Baker is a freelance seamstress, she started as a self taught clothing designer and maker of men’s and women’s clothing. She was then hired by the Bristol based independent clothes shop That Thing (formally known as shop Dutty) helping to fuse fashion, street wear, vintage and customised clothing. Her passion then moved towards costume […]

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Lucy Eyre

Lucy Eyre

Lucy is a Bristol based Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and founder of ‘AerialFit Uk’. She specialises in Yoga, Pilates, Suspension and Aerial Fitness. She teaches Fitness Pilates and Suspension Fitness classes in The Dance Space at The Island. She believes in creating a fun supportive atmosphere in her sessions with a ‘one size does […]

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Macarena at The Island, Brsistol

Macarena Costan

Macarena Costan aka Maka Iriek is interested in the creative aspects of photography and the continuous expansion of vocabulary of photographic vision. Her work often investigates relationships between subject and surrounding and the visual expression of inner states.

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Neat Frontage at The Island

Neat Frontage

Neat Frontage is a Bristol based clothing label creating one off, handmade street wear pieces. Inspired by a mix of sportswear, street style fashion and festival attire. Bold colours, jazzy prints and a lot of metallic.

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NEAT Photography Studios

Photography studio based at The Island, Nelson Street, Bristol. Specialising in traditional photographic practice and processing.

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Old Moth studios at the island

Old Moth studios

Old Moth Studio is a collection of artists and designers based at The Island, Bristol. Their diverse style and practice is mirrored by the eclectic nature of the studio and the artistic vibe of Bristol as a city.

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Onny Thomson at The Island

Onny Thomson

I can be found in my studio from time to time messing around drawing with my eyes closed or drawing with quirky drawing tools that are hard to control. But mainly I’m out and about running drawing courses in Bristol and Bath. A member of DRAW artist group with a practice that uses a variety […]

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POWLOBA at The Island

POWLOBA

POWLOBA – Home grown, self taught and led by a curious mind Paula works in craft, graphic and video applying the same level of zest to every twisted invention. Bringing the discard and the fanciful together produce pieces for the worlds curious wanders and warriors.

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Peter Lyons at The Island Bristol

Peter Lyons

My work is about the exploration of identity through the making of masks. It draws on my experience of having been based at the studio upstairs a therapeutic community located in the docks close to the SS Great Britain for ten years I also make film about my own subject, and relationships. I believe that […]

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Manuelita from Popelei Theatre

Popelei Theatre

Popelei was set up by Tamsin Clarke in 2011 with the help of creative producer Scarlett Plouviez Comnas. Popelei aims to make collaborative work that is adventurous, honest and physically expressive. Theatre works best when it starts a dialogue. Popelei wants to reach out and make connections – to explore, discuss, debate and fight. To […]

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Ronnie Christopher Doyle at The Island

Ronnie Christopher Doyle

Ronnie is an award-winning film composer from the Republic of Ireland. With a strong focus on tone, colour and mood, he has been sought out for his music by directors from America, Germany, Italy and beyond. Writing the scores to over thirty films since 2007, Ronnie has gone on to establish solid working relationships with […]

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Rosie McClay, The Island Bristol

Rosie McLay

Rosie is mostly working with etching and screenprinting in her professional practice, exploring themes of mortality, value and matter in her works. She has exhibited in many places as well as her recent solo exhibition at our venue, SPACE.  

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Simon Alderson at The Island

Simon Alderson

I am a designer/maker specializing in stained and fused glass. I create bespoke, functional and decorative home-ware as well as contemporary glass art pieces. I also teach a variety of glass-working techniques at Creative Glass Guild and welcome opportunities to work to commission.

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Tezla Designs at The Island

Tezla Designs

Created in 2013 by Bristol’s own Terri Young, Tezla Designs is a jewellery & accessories brand that is inspired by Bristol roots & street culture past and present. Terri hand paints and makes limited collections by using wood, brass, fabric, digital printing, and anything else she can get her hands on to create unique pieces […]

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The Little Framing Company at The Island

The Little Framing company

Bristol based Little Framing Co. is a small company dedicated to making beautiful handmade frames to any requested size. Our workshop is based in the heart of Bristol at The Island on Nelson street. With three generations of experience, we promise to provide great quality framing at every stage of production for the perfect finish to […]

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The Original Spinners

The Original Spinners

The Original Spinners CIC create positive shared experience through participatory performance and arts workshops based around play for all ages and all in the community. We like to bring people together. We combine music, movement, clowning, puppetry and art to create honest, simple and accessible performance and community workshops. Our work promotes physical and psychological […]

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The School of Printmaking

The School of Printmaking

We are an alternative school dedicated to the art of printmaking. We’ll be hosting a range of interesting printmaking courses in the near future  

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Up The Ante Theatre Company

Up The Ante Theatre Company

We are a fresh Bristol-based theatre company crafting exploratory, physical performance through improvisation and a collaborative devising process. Our strong working relationship, joy and passion for creating theatre translates into a more reflective style of performance. We self-produce our own beautiful and intriguing music for our shows, we are high energy and thought-provoking, and we […]

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