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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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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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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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Catherine Dunstan at The Island

Catherine Dunstan

Catherine’s eyes are always wide open, searching for new things to solder, sew or bend together. She pricks her fingers on silly bits and secretive bobs. By gathering these morsels, glass and metals she draws inspiration to create stained and fused glass work, and a menagerie of other curiosities. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LoveInPockets

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Celia Arias at The Island

Celia Arias

LADY GONZALEZ is a unique Fashion and Lifestyle brand officially launched in 2013 by the London-made and Bristol-based artist Celia Arias-Gonzalez. Celia was born in Barcelona and raised in Madrid. She moved to London in 2001, where she combined WORKING as a freelance fashion stylist (www.celiaarias.com) with an apprenticeship at the costume house, Prangsta Costumiers […]

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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. www.cellartap.es

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Dan Le mess at The Island

Dan Le mess

I work primarily as a painter but have also created a number of installations/sculptural works and collaberated with others, curating shows; group exhibitions and events. There is often a philosophical or political theme or question embedded within my work. I like to look at society from the grand perspective of the ages and contrast that […]

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Dane Greco at The Island

Dane Greco

I’m currently building my portfolio as a stylist. If interested in collaborating, or assisting you in your next project, get in touch. I also run a shop on Etsy called eovu, selling curated vintage apparel focusing on statement, designer and staple pieces. My collection is available for hire and press releases. http://cargocollective.com/danexdane

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Emma Keaveney-Roys at The Island Bristol

Emma Keaveney-Roys

I work mainly as a costume assistant, maker, and designer in Theatre and TV but also occasionally make a few fashion pieces and do personal commissions. Website: http://emma_keaveney_roys@hotmail.co.uk

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ESM Clothing Co

ESM Clothing Co

Head in the clouds. Feet deep in the underground.www.esmclothing.co.uk

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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. Please see the link for more information. http://www.fayejoines.tumblr.com/

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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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Henry Collins at The Island

Henry Collins

Artist, performer and sculptor who curates experimental music activities at The Island. www.henryliamcollins.co.uk  

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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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Jackie Adkins at The Island Bristol

Jackie Adkins

Having originally trained in dance, including gaining an MA in Dance Studies, Jackie specialised in the duet form Contact Improvisation – teaching, writing and organising events in London throughout the 1990s. In 2002 Jackie completed her professional training as a Feldenkrais Method practitioner and taught in several adult education colleges and universities in London. In […]

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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 Website: http://jenniecave@hotmail.co.uk

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Joachim Seitfudem at The Island

Joachim Seitfudem

Joachim was born in Bavaria, South Germany and started professionally sculpturing at the young age of 15. In 2008 he was announced Winner of the Championship of Wood Sculpture in Southern Germany. He’s been based in bristol since 2012 exhibiting in galleries nationally as well as internationally. In his work Joachim loves to fathom the […]

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Joanna Pucci at The Island

BURL

BURL Bristol based, mixing CRIES AND NOISE FROM THE PAST. and also Co-founder of Simula Records together with Rosena Wenonoah. https://www.facebook.com/simularecords?fref=ts

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Johanna Harward at The Island Bristol

Johanna Harward

I primarily create temporary sculptures that draw upon the language of process painting; existing somewhere in the liminal space between both painting and sculpture. My works are playful interventions within a space that change throughout the exhibit, stretching and collapsing. The forms and shapes within these pieces are reminiscent of the body and flesh, as […]

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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. http://jjlynch.org/ This is John’s explanation for his calendar print, “ My print for the […]

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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. https://vanitygallows.wordpress.com/

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Shangri-La

Kaye Dunnings

Kaye has been the Artistic Director for Shangri-La for the past 7 years. She has developed a new approach to festival environments by creating an evolving narrative that is carried throughout the field, encompassing every venue, art piece, performer and installation, creating the largest interactive immersive experience possible. Kaye has extensive experience of working in […]

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Klo Harris at The Island

Klo Harris

My interests lie divided between therapy and performance and dance, with one feeding the other. The common ground is the body, movement, process and authenticity. I have been a qualified Shiatsu practitioner since 1995, my training started however in 1986. Along the way studying various movement practices such as Yoga, Ti Chi, Chi Gung, 5 […]

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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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Laa Woof at The Island

Laa Woof

Born from a love of sparkly fabric hoarding and festival dress up Laa Woof is armed with a clash attack of matching patterns and sequin shimmers. Serving up a unique and bespoke range of one off limited edition customized creations.   link: http://WWW.LAAWOOF.CO.UK

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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. Website: http://www.lacprintworks.com

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Lady Gonzalez at The Island

Lady Gonzalez

LADY GONZALEZ is a unique Fashion and Lifestyle brand officially launched in 2013 by the London-made and Bristol-based artist Celia Arias-Gonzalez. Celia was born in Barcelona and raised in Madrid. She moved to London in 2001, where she combined WORKING as a freelance fashion stylist (www.celiaarias.com) with an apprenticeship at the costume house, Prangsta Costumiers […]

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Laura Waite

Laura Waite

Laura Waite is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Bristol. Her practice is focused on exploring the boundary between internal and external, masculine and feminine. She uses raw materials that serve as strong conductors of memories, feelings and abject reactions: paper, fabric, hair, esh, plaster, wax. These turn into sculptures and photographs that are […]

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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. www.senselessrecords.co.uk

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Lisa Travers, Multimedia artist at The Island, Bristol

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

Macarena is interested in the creative aspects of photography and the continuous expansion of a vocabulary of photographic vision. Her work often investigates relationships between subject and surrounding and the visual expression of inner states.   Website: http://www.macarenacostan.com

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Matt Manson at The Island Bristol

Matt Manson

Matt Manson is a surface designer who draws influence from the world of decorative arts. His work integrates techniques from the Arts & Crafts movement combining them with a passion for geometric patterns and classic Mughal architecture. Having spent time living and working Brooklyn, New York and  Amsterdam Matt returned to England to set up a studio […]

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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. http://www.neatfrontage.com

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Nicola Pearce at The Island

Nicola Pearce

If we rebuild the city will the city rebuild us? proposes that seeing the city differently will help us change our perception of and gain more control over the environment in which we live. Nicola Pearce’s prints are made using low-fi techniques. Relief prints of found wood – from skips outside building sites – and […]

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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. https://oldmothstudio.wordpress.com/

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Onny Thomson at The Island

Onny Thomson

Resident at the island for five years 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 […]

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OvDa Dance Company – Svetlana Ovsyannikova

OvDa Dance Company – Svetlana Ovsyannikova

OvDa creates dance, theatre and performance work for all ages and verity of venues. We are a teaching dance company who aims to inspire/ educate.   For more info please check http://www.ovsyannikovadance.com

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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. www.paulapalazon.com    

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Pause Collective at The Island

Pause Collective

Pause is a collective of three fine art graduates from Falmouth University; Matthew Cotton, Helen Carter, and Emily Naish. We’ve found a connection in our practices of creating quiet and emotive pieces, finding common ground in our immersive and escapist way of working. We are interested in making work that does not impose itself on […]

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Peter Lyons at The Island Bristol

Peter Lyons

Peter Lyons 2526peterlyons@gmail.com 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. […]

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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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Rachel Bullock at The Island

Rachel Bullock

I’m an artist of many expressions, with a specific focus on clothing design and music. I love to stimulate the senses with symphonies of colour, texture and rhythm. http://rachelbullock.weebly.com/

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Ria Hartley at The Island

Ria Hartley

Ria Hartley is an interdisciplinary solo performance artist, based in Bristol, UK. Her work has taken forms as devised theatre, site-specific and durational performance, live art, installation, video, photography, one-to-one performance and socio-political art. Her practice pays close attention to memory, identity, human relationships, and shared narratives and often invites participation and exchange between herself […]

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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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Rose Thomas

Rose Thomas

Rose creates curious characters, costumes and mindful mayhem to immerse and interact with people at events and festivals. She runs a performance company called Rose Rokoko, who perform walkabouts and make immersive venues at events such as Boomtown Fair. Rose also creates bespoke headgear under the moniker Trashed Gold, mainly upcycled flat peaks and handmade […]

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Rosena Wenonoah at The Island

Rosena Wenonoah

Rosena Wenonoah makes music, film and performance as Wenonoah, Purveyor of Fine Flesh Pop for Abstracted Humans. Wenonoah’s self-recorded debut album Insides: Something Funny I Ate was released on Howling Owl Records early in 2015 https://howlingowlrecords.bandcamp.com/. Here are some responses to the stripped back vocal led songs therein. “beautiful and tender and tough all at […]

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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. Website: http://www.rosiemclay.com  

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Sara Zaltash at The Island

Sara Zaltash

Sara Zaltash is a live artist working with action, installation and event. Inhabiting a poetic space between mediated and unmediated experience, Zaltash makes daring work that enacts her evolving engagement with political, philosophical and spiritual realities. Often, she sings. Her work is disarmingly funny, enchantingly hospitable and prone to radicalism. At the centre of her […]

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Siena Barnes- The Island Bristol

Siena Barnes

Hi my name is Siena Barnes and I am an artist. My work is a confessional; each object a disclosure that reveals my most intimate hopes, fears and humiliations. The site specific body of work inhabits the city, through billboards and late night performances, creating weird unwanted images shot through with a keen sense of […]

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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. http://www.aldersonglass.com

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Sophie Cheshire at The Island

Sophie Cheshire

I am a visual artist with a background in sculpture, animation and projection mapping. With the use of new technology I enjoy making work that attempts to break away from traditional screen based media to add another dimension to storytelling, creating something tactile and magical. www.sophiecheshire.co.uk  

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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 Red Room at the Island

The Red Room

Costume Design. Alternative Showgirl Costumes. Wig Customising. Burlesque Performer. Sports Writer. Beauty Therapy. Cosplay Wigs. The Red room

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Tom Marshman at The Island

Tom Marshman

HELLO, I’M TOM MARSHMAN… I MAKE PERFORMANCE. My shows are hand crafted, intimate, naughty, humorous, high brow, low brow, sensory, stomach churning, conversational, sentimental, physically demanding, staged and chance encounters. I have outrageous costumes and smart suits, eclectic music, sweet things to taste, a poetic voice and brutally honest language. My shows are low camp, […]

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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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Veronia Gayle at The Island

Veronia Gayle

Veronia Gayle’s practice is based on the experimental exploration of the ambiguous abstract nature of form, line and texture. She manipulates the 2D format to mimic a sculptural structure to imply the illusion of form, depth and movement. The nurturing of this concept is a fundamental process of her practice and she brings this to […]

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