Thursday, 5 February 2015

Bristol Family Arts Festival

Bristol Family Arts Festival is a citywide celebration of creativity involving over 3,000 family members. The Bristol Festival is part of the national Family Arts Festival which last year impacted on 50,000 families nationwide. The Family Arts Festival is the only Bristol festival dedicated to families, delivered through a fortnight of creativity organised by a diverse group of Bristol arts and cultural organisations.

Bristol celebrates its third Family Arts Festival in the autumn 2015 with the aim of bringing the arts alive for families. The festival’s many events will take place across the city during half term (9 October -1 November), as part of the national Family Arts Festival.


2015 festival highlights include:

• Halloween Storytelling Boat Trip - Arnolfini
•The Big Draw: Them Bones! - Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
•The Spooky Ship - Brunel's ss Great Britain
•Arthur's Dream Boat - Tobacco Factory Theatres
•'50 Things' Family Art in the Wild - National Trust Leigh Woods
•Wild Words & Tiny Tales 'The Wild (Golden) Goose
Chase' - St George's Bristol
•Build a Power House - Underfall Boat Yard
•Uncover Mysterious Medieval Bristol - St John the Baptist Church
•Kid Carpet and the Noisy Neighbours - Bristol Old Vic
•Shoe boxes and Shipping Containers! - Architecture Centre
•LOVE Tea Dance with A Difference (inspired by Inside Out) - Watershed
•Bristol Family Arts Festival Finale: My Green City - Arnolfini

“We are passionate about engaging families across the city with culture and creativity. We hope the range of events in this year’s Family Arts Festival provide greater opportunities for Bristol families to have fun and be creative."

Amy Harrison, Learning and Participation Manager, the Architecture Centre

“Families are a really important audience. The 2015 Bristol Family Arts Festival has diverse programme of events and activities, which we hope will appeal to all Bristol families."  

Ellie Jeffs, Curator of Learning, Arnolfini 

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