100 artists set to exhibit at North Bristol Trail

October 30 2015

EXQUISITE sculptures, creative canvasses, and even some poetry and song, will be in the spotlight this month at the North Bristol Arts Trail.

EXQUISITE sculptures, creative canvasses, and even some poetry and song, will be in the spotlight this month at the North Bristol Arts Trail.

This long established event, now in its 14th year, offers an opportunity to discover and purchase an abundance of different works displayed at more than 50 venues, including artists' homes, galleries, churches and community centres.

More than 100 local artists will be featured on the trail, which covers St Andrews, Bishopston, Redland, Montpelier and Westbury Park.

It has been a successful year for North Bristol’s artists with many having their work displayed in various locations across the city, including at a permanent exhibition in Southmead Hospital’s foyer and at Temple Meads train station.

Many artists were also chosen to design a Shaun the Sheep, as part of the Shaun in the City trail, which raises funds for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The art trail will take place from 10am-6pm on November 28 and 29, with preview evenings at selected venues on November 27.

Payments for artwork can be made via credit card, Bristol Pounds, cash or cheques.

For more information about the trail, and to view the trail map, visit: www.northbristolartists.org.uk

Venue 44 hosts poetry readings

READINGS from some of Bristol’s best poets and an a cappella performance are just a few of the items on the line-up at Venue 44 as part of the North Bristol Arts Trail.

For the past four years, the Burghley Road venue in Bishopston has provided a popular performance element to the trail, and continues to delight those who enjoy live music and narration.

This year, there will be four performance strands at Venue 44 across the two days (November 28-29) – readings and acoustic song on Saturday afternoon, and poetry and a cappella singing after lunch on Sunday.

Venue 44 is also the home of artist in residence Maita Robinson who will be exhibiting a range of her renowned collages and prints.

Venue 44 line-up

November 28

2-3pm – Gongs, percussion and Tibetan singing bowls with readings by Elemental Resonance.
4- 5pm – Singer/songwriter Teri Bramah plays acoustic guitar with soulful sensuality.     

November 29

2-3pm – Witty and thought provoking readings by four of Bristol’s best poets: Mary Crowder Linda Ewles, Sarah Nymanhall and Derek Stanley.
4-5pm – ‘Kettle of Fish’ a cappella group with their quirky, mellifluous and humorous songs.