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Bristol Neighbourhoods Making Art!

The launch of the Green Treasure Hunt

The launch of the Green Treasure Hunt

The Bristol 2015 Neighbourhood Arts Programme, which has been gathering momentum since its launch in April this year, is now fully up and running. It comprises of 14 unique, community inspired projects that have been commissioned for each of the Neighbourhood Partnership areas of Bristol. Since the announcement of the final eight artists in June, all the winning artists of the 10K commissions are now working in partnership with communities across Bristol to deliver their projects. See what stage your area’s project is at and find out how you can get involved…

Ashley, Easton & Lawrence Hill

Team Mufti & Baggator have been busy delivering their Transforma-bin workshops this August. Those between the ages of 11 and 18 have had an opportunity to try their hand at making an interactive street game station, and show off their creation at Make Sunday Special on Stapleton Road.

Avonmouth & Kingsweston

The Real Goram Giant is off two a good start, with workshops now finalised to make the Lawrence Weston and Sea Mills giants in September, and others to be announced very soon in Avonmouth and Shirehampton. The artists are also after some old-fashioned metal back pack frames/or baby walking carriers… If you think you have some gathering dust in the attic could you please let them know? They’d love to take them off your hands.

Green Treasure Hunt

Green Treasure Hunt

Bishopston, Cotham & Redland

Have you joined in with the Green Treasure Hunt! The Neighbourhood Arts team at Bristol 2015 have heard a bit about the treasure being put together for you, and are dead excited about it!

Flagged Up

Flagged Up

Horfield & Lockleaze

Flagged Up is in progress with natural painting and photography workshops happening and being planned with community groups across the area. If you’re part of a local group and you’d like to invite Deborah to host a workshop, please get in touch.

Henbury, Brentry & Southmead

Ready to Make Some Noise About Litter? PAPER Arts sure are. They’re set to go with upcycling, graffiti and illustration workshops at The Ranch this summer. If you know any 6-13 years olds in the area be sure to send them down there. Older volunteers are welcome as well as mentors.

Greater Bedminster

The AV Hub is now in full swing with the Community Café now open most Saturday mornings until 12th September. If you’re Ashton Vale or Greater Bedminster way, be sure to make it down there. You’ll be missing a delicious menu of fun activities if you don’t.

Henbury, Brenty & Southmead

Henbury, Brenty & Southmead

Greater Fishponds

Karen and Barbara have kicked off Where Two Roads Meet with workshops at May Park and Glenfrome Schools. Now they’re in the midst of planning a whole host of sessions for residents of Eastville, and some for Fishponds too. Want to see an image you’ve made go into a kiln at 800°C? Then keep up to date with where they’ll be.

Stockwood, Hengrove & Whitchurch

Ivor and Jo have been making acquaintances. They were at the Stockwood Community festival earlier this year and had a lovely time, so don’t be surprised if you see them out and about on the streets in Stockwood. If you’d like them to visit you – get in touch.

Cabot, Clifton & Clifton East

Earlier this year, Bristol skate boarders flocked to the Cumberland Piazza to talk to Canvas design, and the astonishing Matti Hemmings showed us some skillz. Details of Anna Wilson’s next Sharing Communities event coming to you soon…

Henleaze, Stoke Bishop & Westbury-on-Trym

Zoë is still in her research phase for Murmuration, but will be inviting residents to learn how to sculpt their own ceramic starlings for a large scale public installation later this year. Keep an eye on her Facebook Page for details of how to get involved.

Henleaze, Stoke Bishop & Westbury

Henleaze, Stoke Bishop & Westbury

Dundry View

Last we saw Room 13 artists take over the Engine Shed foyer, and their exhibition will be there until September 4th. The young artists will continue with Adventures of Curiosity & Wonder: The Dundry Slopes until their exhibitions in the autumn. We’ll let you know when the work starts to take shape.

Greater Brislington

APE Project’s Sailors’ Walk is due to kick off in September….

St George

The Discover St George mapping project, by Dave Bain and his team of illustrators and digital designers is in its community consultation phase.  Keep an eye on the webpage for news of workshops led by this talented bunch – and take a look at their work! If you live in the area then let them know what you think of the green spaces there by taking this short survey.

Filwood, Knowle & Windmill Hill

Melissa and her team have been out during Filwood Gets Fit to chat to residents about what ‘junk’ in their attic might be remixed as games. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for The Forgotten Toys Compendium, brought to you soon by Knowle West Media Centre and Ludic Rooms.

To find out more about the Neighbourhood Arts Programme and the process for how we got here, visit

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