Tuesday 9th April 3:45pm-4:30pm 

George the Giant is so scruffy so he buys some smart new clothes. On his way home he meets some desperate animals who need his help.

Enjoy this delightful tale by the fantastic duo Donaldson and Scheffler. Explore Arnos Vale, discover the giants clothes and help the animals out. Then make your own giant crown to take home. 

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013 -
15:45 to 16:30


Thursday 4th April

Spielman Centre

9:30am-10:30am, 11:00am-12:00noon, 12:30pm-1:30pm

Try your hand at making a range of puppets from shadow puppets to 3D puppets with strings.


The tradition of puppetry goes back over 3000 years and there are many types of puppet. Everything is included to help you create a range of different puppets.

Thursday, 4 April, 2013 - 09:30

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust has announced the launch of an oral history project, funded by the award of a grant of £35,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and match-funded by the Friends of Arnos Vale Cemetery. 


About the Project

Sunday, 14 April, 2013 - 10:00


Saturday 13th April



Learn about Victorian medicine and how it transformed Bristol and the world.

In this special guided tour of atmospheric Arnos Vale we celebrate the marvellous medics whose work made medical history and transformed the city's health. These include Dr William Budd, a medical professional who saved many lives from the scourge of Asiatic Cholera.

Saturday, 13 April, 2013 - 13:30


Using the Southern Brooks allotment, this spring-time course will look at the basic principles of horticulture and tasks to kick start your garden, pots or window boxes for summer. Learn about preparing your soil, practical planting techniques, money saving tips and tips for maintenance.

Free for those who have qualification less than level 2 (5 GCSE A – C). A small fee for others.

Please contact us on 01454 868 570 or email:training@southernbrooks.org.uk

Friday, 26 April, 2013 -
12:00 to 14:00


Wanna eat healthily and compassionately without giving up your favourite treat foods?

Do you always wonder why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows?

The 'Vegucate Bristol Film Series' is tailor-made for you!

It shows you the all-round benefits of a plant-based lifestyle through screenings of life-altering, award-winning documentary films on this subject over 6 weeks, every Tuesday evening from April 2nd to May 7th.


Films include:

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013 - 18:30 to Tuesday, 7 May, 2013 - 22:00


The original Happy Mondays are on course to headline a 5,000 capacity outdoor gig in the heart of Bristol next May as they take centre stage at VegfestUK Bristol’s tenth birthday party on Saturday May 25th 2013, along with support from 808 State and The Farm, plus a DJ slot from Peter Hook (New Order/Joy Division).


Friday, 24 May, 2013 - 17:00 to Sunday, 26 May, 2013 - 21:00

persephoneA Journey from Winter to Spring

Tuesday 19th March



No flowers. No plants. No sunshine. Hades God of the underworld carries poor Persephone away. Her mother curses the Earth and everything stops growing.


Tuesday, 19 March, 2013 - 15:45

1963 is an original show that marks 50 years since a most remarkable year; the year the Beatles really made it, the year that began with three months of snow and ended with the first ever Doctor Who and the assassination of JFK.

Join 40 local people of all ages as they celebrate the events of this incredible year with an exciting show full of theatre, comedy, film & TV clips and songs from the time performed by the acta community choir. Wallow in nostalgia, or learn what your grandparents got up to... this is a show for all ages to enjoy.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 - 19:30 to Friday, 22 March, 2013 - 20:30


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