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FAB Newsletter 25/11/2021

Published on 25 November 2021 09:44 AM

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This FAB Bulletin is sponsored by Bristol Waste


Following last week's invitation to the tour of Wet Room, we would like to invite you to take part in a fun and experimental painting workshop, facilitated by Spike Island and led by multidisciplinary artist Valda Jackson.

Inspired by Lucy Stein’s exhibition, Wet Room, currently showing at Spike Island, Valda will use painting as a way to explore playing with colour, mark making and scale in a free and exploratory way. No previous painting or drawing experience necessary - all you'll need to take part is enthusiasm, and a desire to try something new!

Drawing on Lucy Stein's German expressionist influences, participants will be encouraged to have fun and experiment with layering paint and charcoal, expressing their emotions freely. Join us to re-ignite your artistic passions, to try something new and to have a good time with other FAB members. All materials (including aprons!) and some delicious refreshments will be provided.

Experimental Painting Workshop with Spike Island
When? Wednesday 15 December 2021, 10am-12pm
Where? Windmill Hill City Farm, John James Room (Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA)
Cost? Absolutely free. 
How to book? Reply to this email. You can book for a friend or relative as well, you will need to provide their contact details as well. 

Warm wishes,
Silvia and Ruth


North Bristol Art Trail
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th November 10:00am - 6:00pm  Free

This month’s event is a special one, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the North Bristol Trail. Visit over 100 artists at 55 venues across North Bristol. See original paintings, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, cards & gifts. Meet the artists and chat to them about their work. Refreshments available at many venues.  Alternatively their virtual galleries are online until January 31st.

More information here


Treefest 2021

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th December 2021 at St Mary Redcliffe Church, BS1 6RA. Opening times: 10am – 3pm. Free entry.

Treefest is a spectacular festive display of Christmas trees held within the splendid gothic church of St Mary Redcliffe. The festival is a fabulous celebration of the diversity of creative talent in Bristol and a chance to learn more about the groups behind the trees plus an opportunity to support two of the charities via making donations to help support their work.
Keep an eye out for our Age UK Bristol – New Beginnings tree!

For more information visit the Treefest website contact the Parish Office on 03301 594 919.


Food Photographer of the Year exhibition
Saturday 20th November - Sunday 12th December 10am - 5pm  
at RPS Gallery, Paintworks, BS4 3AR  Free

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year celebrates the world’s finest food photography and film, showing every aspect of food and its place in society. The exhibition, now in its tenth anniversary year, will open for the very first time outside of London at The Royal Photographic Society, Bristol.

The exhibition, drawn from thousands of entries from almost 80 countries, showcases images from the 'World Food Programme Food for Life' category, showing the humanitarian aspect of food, and 'Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture Award' spotlighting food photography and styling.

For more information click here

Seated Exercise - Room n Zoom
Mondays 1:10 - 2:30pm, St Peter's Hall, Henleaze, or via Zoom.  Free

For anyone who wants to exercise sat down, or using the chair to use for balance.  This is not just an exercise class, it's also a regular chit chat and a safe place to meet.

Book your class here

Visit Glenside Hospital Museum
Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:30pm, or Satudays 10:00am - 4:00pm
The Chapel in UWE Glenside Campus, Blackberry Hill, Stapleton  £5.80

The key to well-being is understanding our health. Walk the tiles of Glenside Hospital Museum, once scrubbed by the artist Stanley Spencer in 1915 and discover stories from three unique hospitals. The Museum is within the1881 asylum church, with beautiful stained glass windows and set within the walled landscaped grounds of Bristol's purpose built asylum all designed to give hope and cure.

The museum in situated in the Grade II listed church, opposite the Old Tavern pub, just inside the grounds. If you’re coming up Blackberry Hill from the Broomhill direction, we’re on the left past the main UWE Glenside ‘Blue’ entrance. UWE have labelled the drive the ‘White Entrance’.

Book tickets online here

Friends Ageing Better is a project delivered by Age UK Bristol, in partnership with Bristol Older People's Forum.

Age UK Bristol Registered Charity Number: 1042548