Glitchelin Man by Cheba in Castle Park, Bristol

BAM Guide: Summer 2019

Summer in Bristol is set to be all kinds of fun, with festivals, paint jams, theatre, art workshops, gruesome exhibitions and much more on offer. Let's get stuck in... ARNOLFINI Family at Fluffy Sun 28 July 11:00 - 15:00 FREE (donations welcome) Inspired by the Fluffy Library installation, this drop-in workshop is led by artist Megan… Continue reading BAM Guide: Summer 2019

Photo of heart graffiti covering a wall by Renee Fisher on Unsplash

BAM Guide: May Half Term 2019

ASHTON COURT MANSION Futur Ville Launch Event Sat 1 Jun 11:00 - 17:30 FREE An afternoon with ArtSpace LifeSpace to celebrate the start of a 5-month programme of events that will look at the relationship between artists and communities in an ever-changing city. Have your say in family friendly workshops and enjoy circus performances from… Continue reading BAM Guide: May Half Term 2019

Child in easter egg costume

BAM Guide: Easter Holidays 2019

In between all the chocolate, there's plenty of opportunities to get creative with the kids and try something new. Here's some of the best family arts events happening in Bristol and beyond over the Easter holidays... 1532 PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs Mon 15 Apr 14:30 Tickets from £11.25 Pit… Continue reading BAM Guide: Easter Holidays 2019

Shot from inside the Arnolfini Bookshop

BAM Top Picks: Arnolfini Bookshop

I don't think I've ever walked into the Arnolfini Book Shop looking for a present for someone and left empty handed. I mean, you know they sell more than just art books, right? Yes books, but also prints, calendars, jewellery, gifts, games and a banging children's section. Plus it's just a really lovely place to… Continue reading BAM Top Picks: Arnolfini Bookshop

Street art, Stokes Croft, Bristol.

BAM Summer Guide 2018

School's out for summer! Whether the idea of 6 weeks with the gang fills you with joy or slight anxiety, here's a whole bunch of stuff to keep you all busy until September... ARTS MANSION Let's Make An Amazing Plasticine Scene Tue 14 Aug Various times Tickets £10 Learn the art of clay modelling with… Continue reading BAM Summer Guide 2018

Image of Mr Doodle artwork

BAM Summer Half Term Guide 2018

Half term is on the horizon and there's lots going on to keep you all busy. Once again, not much going on at the big museums but some great events from our wonderful independents and if you're up for exploring a little further afield. If you're on Instagram, check out the half term competition we have… Continue reading BAM Summer Half Term Guide 2018

Image from Alex Bartsch 'Covers' project - hand holding a reggae album up against where it was originally taken
Events, Guides

BAM Early May Bank Holiday Guide 2018

Image from Alex Bartsch's 'Covers' project So much Bristol Bank Holiday fun to be had it warranted it's own guide! We've got you sorted no matter what your age, so let's kick things off with a shout out for the weekly BAM Craft Club... KILN WORKSHOP BAM Craft Club Fri 4 May 10:30 - 12:30… Continue reading BAM Early May Bank Holiday Guide 2018

B+W photo of child eating giant chocolate egg - very messy!

BAM Easter Guide 2018

Snow or sunshine, Easter holidays are nearly here and there's lots of keep children, teenagers and grown ups up to their eyeballs in creative fun. Not an awful lot on offer from the big museums but we're lucky to have wonderful independents treating us to great events. So go and get stuck in! APPLE STORES… Continue reading BAM Easter Guide 2018

Image of street art lips

BAM Half Term Guide: February 2018

You made it through January and now it's time to look forward to half term! From Valentine's Day events to Chinese New Year, here are some of the best family arts events on offer in Bristol and beyond... BRISTOL ENERGY HUB Saturday Art Club Sat 17 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 Tickets £3.50 per child Make… Continue reading BAM Half Term Guide: February 2018