NBA 2016 Community Events:
The NBA has a wonderful contemporary exhibition space at the Brunel
building, Southmead Hosptial, courtesy of Fresh Arts – an arts
programme within the North Bristol NHS Trust. It provides visitors to
the hospital with a beautiful display of art, enhancing their visiting
experience. This is something that the NHS takes seriously and it’s
great that we as a local art group are involved. Our current display involves Marivi O’Leary, Lyn Harradine, Mary Collett, Kerry Day, Norma Rowe, Nell Nile, Sarah Cowper and Laura Robertson and will be on show until February 2017.
St Barts Church, Maurice Road
St Barts will once again have the usual exciting and diverse programme of around 10 acoustic small groups and individuals performing in St. Bart’s Church Hall from early afternoon on both the Saturday and Sunday of the trail weekend.
Line Up and Times;
Saturday 26th November.
1pm Mondiale: world music guitar and flute duo.
2pm Richard Hughes: eclectic accordian magic.
3pm Sean Burrows: irresistible squeeze box, guaranteed to keep your toes tapping.
4pm Swithin: strings, songs and sweet harmonies.
Sunday 27th November.
1pm John Collett: silky jazz piano.
2pm Kettle of Fish: unique combination of music and comedy a cappella.
3pm The Small Yorkestra: possibly Bristol’s best kept jazz secret
4pm 8 million stories, featuring Tim Casswell and friends.
5pm Bishopston Bayou Band: high energy Cajun dance band from the local Bayou.
There will also be a wide variety of art including paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery on display and delicious refreshments available.
Photos by Paul Bullivant
VENUE 45 – 9 Burghley Road
FREE ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
on Sat 26th & Sun 27th Nov.
For the 5th year running, Venue 45 will be presenting poetry readings and song over the NBA trail weekend – so you can meet Maita and Theo, the exhibiting artists, AND listen to sublime sounds & pleasing poetry:
2:00 – 3:00 Singer/songwriter Teri Bramah plays acoustic guitar with soulful sensuality
4:00 – 5:00 Gongs, percussion and Tibetan singing bowls with readings by:
‘Elemental Resonance’ ~ Chris Bowles and Marilyn Morris
2:00 – 3:00 Witty and thought provoking readings by four of Bristol’s best poets:
Mary Crowder, Linda Ewles, Sarah Nymanhall and Derek Stanley
4:00 – 5:00 ‘Kettle of Fish’ a cappella group with their quirky, mellifluous and humorous songs:
Neil Bett, Adam Barber, John Drowley, Jorge Sved and Dave Yapp
Past Projects Include:
‘Lighting Up’ Lighting Up’ is a charity in which artists work with people living with dementia. It was formed with the support of North Bristol Artists and many members take part. Lighting Up is currently looking for artists and also trustees to join the organisation. Further information about Lighting Up can be found on the website www.lightingup.org.uk
Local charity Life Cycle UK is opening-up its bicycle recycling workspace at Horfield Prison for one weekend only to showcase an exhibition of bicycle themed artwork. From paintings, photographs and portraits, to up-cycling, laser-cutting and bicycle tattoos, come and explore the wonderful world of the bicycle.