Tag Archives: workshop

Brush Lettering workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Introduction to Brush Lettering Bristol

Spend a fun afternoon with us at SPACE Bristol learning the basics of brush lettering. You will learn how to create beautiful lettering using a brush pen, and a small paintbrush. All materials (yours to keep!) will be provided. Just bring your lovely selves! This class is suitable for complete beginners. Come with an open mind and be ready to have fun!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions. Pre-booking by purchasing a ticket here is necessary to attend. Please bring your email confirmation with you to class as a physical ticket will not be posted. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Ollie’s Studio cannot take responsibility for any loss of money (including travel costs) as a result of the cancellation of a class. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-brush-lettering-bristol-tickets-47419203113?aff=efbeventtix

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/641921719500087/

Modern Calligraphy workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy- Bristol

Spend an afternoon with us at SPACE Bristol learning the basics of modern calligraphy. Whether you’re planning to address invitation envelopes, add something extra to your thank you cards, or just looking to learn a new hobby or skill, this beginner calligraphy class is for you! Pretty handwriting is not required in order to be good at calligraphy (trust me, my handwriting is atrocious). All you need to know is how to hold a pen. You will learn how to use a traditional dip pen and nib, mark making, letterforms, word formation and simple flourishing. All calligraphy materials (yours to keep!). Just bring your lovely selves! The class is intended for complete beginners so if you’ve never tried it before, you’re in good hands!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions. Pre-booking by purchasing a ticket here is necessary to attend. Please bring your email confirmation with you to class as a physical ticket will not be posted. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Ollie’s Studio cannot take responsibility for any loss of money (including travel costs) as a result of the cancellation of a class. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-modern-calligraphy-bristol-tickets-47419390674?aff=efbeventtixhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-modern-calligraphy-bristol-tickets-47419390674?aff=efbeventtix 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258075644943905/

Bristol Shag dance class, at The Island

Beginner’s Collegiate Shag Workshop

Collegiate Shag was one of the most popular swing dance styles in 1930s America and for good reason! This fun, high-energy dance has simple basics and will get you moving to anything from classic big band swing to rockabilly.

Your teachers Ed and Nicole have taught Collegiate Shag dance classes in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and will be delighted to help you join the Shag family.

REGISTER HERE:  https://collegiateshagbristol.dancecloud.com/tk/dance/events/20841

There are regular classes in Bristol every Monday, so attending this beginners’ course will make it easy for you to move on straight into the next monthly block.



GYROKINESIS Method Class, Bristol

GYROKINESIS®: Spine-Core Connection for Movement Art

A full-body working movement class, using the GYROKINESIS® method:

· Increases tone, strength, flexibility through movement and breath
· Dynamic movements, active stretching
· Increases range of motion
· Connect your core
· Access greater strength and control

Sudhira will guide you through a 2-hour session that will work through the whole of the body. GYROKINESIS® is a physical movement practice which uses circular motion and breathing to gradually open up the body to greater extension and engage through the core.

Suitable for all. It is a complimentary practice to those working with their bodies.

For more information or to book your place email:


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1787592537988166/

Circus Zambia at The Island, Bristol

Circus Zambia in Bristol!

Circus Zambia are coming to BRISTOL for two dates only and will be offering two separate workshops and one show over two dates!

These 4 events are FUNDRAISERS – all proceeds go to Circus Zambia to help develop their new building at Circuz Zambia HQ in Lusaka. Circus Zambia is a social enterprise initiative in one of the ghettos from Zambia. It insures vulnerable youth have access to education, life skill, social training and mentorship so they can become change makers in their communities and reach their full potential.
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/circuszambia/

18th & 19th July Circus Zambia presents ‘The Electric Windmill’
19:30-20:30 £8 advance tickets or £10 on the door
Circus Zambia presents a 40 minute show named ‘The Electric Windmill’, inspired by the the’ boy who harnessed the wind’ by William Kamkambwa, based on the true story. After the show there will be an opportunity for Q&As.
For Tickets 18th July click here https://billetto.co.uk/e/circus-zambia-presents-the-electric-windmill-tickets-294701

For Tickets 19th July click here https://billetto.co.uk/e/circus-zambia-presents-the-electric-windmill-tickets-294708

18th July 17:30-19:00 £15
Circus Zambia is also conducting the Acrobatics workshop helping you to stretch and reach new heights. Everything has to start from somewhere and for the circus Zambia guys it started in the streets of Zambia where they reached new heights, travelling and learning from different people and now we want to share that with you. This day will be unforgettable, you will experience Acro- dance, Acro-balancing and body movements in one evening!
See you there.
For tickets click here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/circus-zambia-in-bristol-acrobatics-workshop-tickets-294695

19th July 17:30-19:00 £15
Circus Zambia brings you Contemporary dance workshop close to you, with a magical touch of the 10 different provinces in Zambia with fusion of folk and Nyami Nyami spirits. The Dance with 72 two different language which tells you about Zambian culture! Yes the dance speaks and you can experience that with us. Folk and traditional dance, and urban African dances. Come experience the contemporary dancing in a fun and energetic way. See you there!
For tickets click here: https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/circus-zambia-contemporary-dance-workshop-tickets-294697/

Learn to jump, fly and land safely while experiencing the contemporary Zambian dance workshop, African Acro dance workshops, and clowning workshops.
All events are supported by The Island, part of Artspace Lifespace.

Solo Jazz Weekend with Simon Bressanelli, Bristol

Solo Jazz Weekend with Simon Bressanelli

Fancy honing your solo jazz skills?…Or taking it the next 5,6,7,8 steps further?… Or adding more pizazz to your partnered dancing?

Then this is the event for you! Throughout the weekend, Simon will be taking you through the fundamentals of solo dancing right through to advanced techniques and playing with crazy rhythms.

Expect a total of 8 hours bespoke teaching over the two days.

Saturday will be an open level course suitable for those new to solo jazz. More challenging techniques will be given to those with more experience.

Sunday – you know the Shim Sham, have taken classes in the Tranky Doo and probably done the Big Apple. This day will focus on more advanced sequences, playing with rhythms, syncopation and funky footwork.

Timetable will be as follows:
Saturday 7th July 2018: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 8th July 2018: 1pm – 5pm

Prices are as follows:
Full Weekend: £80/£75 concessions
Saturday only: £45/£40 concessions
Sunday only: £45/£40 concessions

The Dance Space
The Island, 1st Floor
Bridewell Street,

(The Dance Space has a harlequin sprung dance floor therefore they operation on a no shoes policy for all bookings a part from ballet shoes and clean trainers/sneakers. This is in place to prevent any potential damage by scratching or ripping occurring to the specialised dance flooring) Make sure your dance shoes are cleaned before you arrive.

A £ 50 fine will apply to any hire where non appropriate footwear is worn on the dance floor.

Please register by emailing bcbigupswing@gmail.com with the subject line “Simon Solo Jazz” and your full name, address and whether you want to take the full weekend or just one of the days – payment instructions will be emailed to you once you have registered.

If you are coming from out of town and in need of free accommodation then please also state this when you register. I will endeavour to find you a bed space with one of our local dancers, However this is not guaranteed.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/404342693319271/

Creative Journey's workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Creative Journey’s for self healing

Your body has its own intelligence and we can experience expansion through freeing up our own unique expressions, unlocking our energy and inner wisdom. I found that my own journey of healing my body and my self esteem through art and creativity to be both nourishing and super insightful. It also allowed me time and space to indulge upon the focus of sending love and healing to my body. I want to share this with you. Art can help us unravel, unearth and understand our energy and ourselves.

I invite you to join us for some time in music and live drumming, gentle movement, free flow intuitive art and freedom writing, supported by energy healing sessions in meditation and visualisation as well as a small and insightful sharing circle.

I’m Laura, reiki practitioner and intuitive coach and the workshop will be held by both myself and my partner //Kabbo Hue, an indeginous healer & story teller from South Africa.

Teas, fruit, water and art materials will be provided, all you need is to wear some comfy clothing. This will be my first ever workshop ‘taster’ so I’m offering this on a ‘pay what you feel’ basis.

As there are limited spaces available please book your place by emailing me at lauraleboku@gmail.com

I look forward to our time together 🙂

Layout of the day
12:00 – Meet and greet and introductions
12:30 – Guided meditation and visualisation
12:40 – Gentle free flow dance and movement to live djembe drumming
12:50 – Freeing the scribble within you (to live mbira)
1:00 – 10 minute tea break
1:10 – Guided / Free writing exercise
1:20 – Begin body healing artwork (gentle drumming/bow)
1:45 – Come back into a sharing circle
1:55 – Short energy healing closing & feedback


Rope Masterclass at The Island, Bristol

Rope Masterclass with Alex Allan

LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced – Participants should feel confident with a range of beats, flares and release manoeuvres.

DATE: 16 & 17th June 2018: 11am-2pm

PLACE: The Island, Bristol

PRICE: £100 (for 6 hours of Workshop)

RESERVATION: lrmurphymail@gmail.com (limited space)

This master class series has been designed to give participants a new perspective on the creation of contemporary rope work. Students will not only learn a new vocabulary of momentum-based skills but will learn them as part of larger phrases of choreography. In these workshops, skills will be explored as transitions and technique will be implemented to create a quality of movement that is fluid, seamless and powerful. C-shape pathways will also be used in these transitions and as a means moving efficiently up and down the rope in rotational movements.

In these workshops we will also focus on connecting to the floor. Students will learn original floor choreography and different ways of engaging with the rope on the ground created by Alex. Participants will also be given a variety of transitions onto and off of the rope resulting in a new insight into creating work that is not restricted to the air but can move organically between both the floor and the air.


From Sydney, Australia, Alex Allan is an internationally recognized aerial rope artist and coach. After completing a Bachelor of Communications (Theatre/Media) at CSU, Australia, he was accepted into San Francisco Circus Center’s – Professional Aerial Program. Since graduating, Alex has had the pleasure of working with companies such as Teatro Zin Zanni, Cirque Dreams, Acrobatic Conundrum, Zaccho Dance Theatre and Bad Mar Mar Dance Company as well as travelling the world teaching his rope technique.

As a coach, Alex places a strong emphasis on mastering technique and efficient movement pathways. With his knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, Alex is able to work with his students to develop a deep understanding of integrated, full-bodied with the goal of performing skills with grace and ease.

Influenced by his diverse educational background, Alex thrives on the creation of new, unique forms of physical performance. Believing that the body has the power to convey that which words cannot, his work commonly explores themes of human existence in the modern world.


‘Chapter’ Trailer

‘Co.’ Trailer

‘Armor On’ Trailer

Act development with Mike Esperanza

Childrens Sewing Workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Children’s Half-Term Sewing Workshop

Come and join in on a day of creativity using machine and hand stitching to make a fantastic self-sewn item.
The aim of the workshop is to teach beginners how to use a sewing machine to make a simple first project such as a patchwork cushion or a shopper bag.
For those with a bit more experience, the day will give you the opportunity to learn new skills by making items such as pencil cases, purses, bunting or a drawstring bag. If you’ve previously been to one of my workshops you may even like to make some pyjama bottoms, leggings or a simple top
All materials are included; all that you need to bring is a packed lunch!
For booking and payment details please contact Lucy at lucy.parish97@googlemail.com or 07847942277
Date – Thursday the 31st of May
Time – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Cost – £25 for the day
Poetry of the Inner Idiot(s): Theatre Clown Workshop

Poetry of the Inner Idiot(s): Theatre Clown Workshop

This workshop is inspired by the teachings of Jacques Lecoq and invites participants to explore the parameters of one’s own comic persona(s) through theatrical clowning. Theatrical clowning is character-oriented and explores the dynamics of the clown’s reactions to the world which rejects them, exacerbating their perpetual failure. Regardless of the failure and bafflement, however, the clown never gives up – they are too naive to comprehend adversity. Through a number of physical improvisation exercises participants will explore the state of clown and will engage with a range of clownesque scenarios, exploring a variety of statuses, emotions, relationships with other clown-characters as well as the audience.

This workshop specifically appeals to those who have attended BPTP clowning workshops previously, but new-comers are very welcome, too.

Prices: £45 (full) £35 (conc) £30 (returners)
Bookings and info: igne.workshops@gmail.com

For more information about Bristol Physical Theatre Project please visitwww.bptp.live

About the facilitator:

Igne is Bristol-based theatre-maker and founder of Bristol Physical Theatre Project. She trained at L’Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq in Paris and also holds a BA in Drama at UWE in Bristol. Whilst in Paris, Igne has also had an opportunity to train with Peter Brook (International Centre for Theatre Research) and Nina Dipla (Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch). After completing her two – year course at Lecoq, Igne continued her research at Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) in Syracuse, Italy, where she also worked as a visiting movement teacher for the undergraduate actors’ course (2013-2014). As a performer and theatre-maker Igne has collaborated with The Missing Pieces (Hamilton House, Bristol Old Vic), The Edible Theatre (Bristol Old Vic, Theatre Uncut), The Mechanical Animal Coorporation (The Paintworks, Bristol Old Vic, Edinburgh Fringe), Panevezio Dramos Teatras (Lithuania), O&O Ensemble (The Wardrobe, The Lyric Theatre, Theatre N16 Balham, The Shoebox Theatre, Exeter Phoenix)