Live music at the North Bristol Art Trail

October 29 2019

For the eighth year running, Venue 45 on the North Bristol Arts Trail will be presenting an eclectic mix of song and harmonic sounds over the weekend of 23 - 24 November. This popular performance element of the Art Trail has widened its appeal to delight those who enjoy live music.  
This year there will be four performance strands at Venue 45 (9 Burghley Road) over the Art Trail weekend with a cappella harmony and sound bath readings on Saturday afternoon and, on Sunday, an acoustic band followed by a singer/songwriter.
The performance programme features:
    Chris Bowles and Marilyn Morris use ‘Elemental Resonance’ to weave beguiling dialogue around sonorous sounds from Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, and an array of intriguing percussion instruments - 2.30 - 3.30pm, Saturday.
    ‘Swithin’ perform songs you may know and songs you may not... done differently: Danny Hill, Pommy Harmer, Martin Solomon, Dee Jarlett and Judith Rieser - 2.30 - 3.30pm, Sunday.
    ‘Kettle of Fish’ a cappella group with their quirky, mellifluous and humorous songs: Neil Bett, Tom Allen, Adam Barber, John Drowley, Jorge Sved and Dave Yapp - 4 - 5pm, Saturday.
    Jazz loving songstress Julia Turner spins tales of busking, Oz and beyond with intricate vocal melodies interlaced with her guitar finger-picking - 4 - 5pm, Sunday.
Venue 45 features works from North Bristol artists Maita Robinson and Debbie Bird.
Maita’s renowned collages are all unique, original mini art works which can be sent as cards or framed. They are hand printed, cut, altered and collaged to form images backed onto handmade papers including Japanese Chiyogami paper, hand marbled paper, Indian hand blocked paper and other ephemera such as Chinese joss paper.
 Maita will also be exhibiting a range of her unique prints.  She also creates dubious documents and faux post with old envelopes and other old paper items of interest.  Each piece is unique and tells a story.
Debby works and teaches her art in the heart of Bristol. She creates wall images, sculpture, jewellery, prints and cards alongside lecturing. Her work is often inspired by nature and explores local atmospheres and memories, often using layers and textures.
 She uses stitch, batik and beautiful painted papers and fabrics to create wall images. She also works on a miniature scale using wool and silk often encrusted with stitch and beads to make wearable art brooches.