Bountiful Bristol Bulletin


Hamilton House Open Day 10am-11pm-Sat 6th Nov by nadiacatkinhillman
November 5, 2010, 11:35 am
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Come and explore Hamilton House and all that its’ vibrant inhabitants have to offer in an open day extravaganza on Saturday 6th November. Seize the chance to experience the hidden treasures of this building and it’s community.

Get ready for an irresistible programme of free activities for all ages and inclinations! Take part in dance and artistic workshops, or enjoy fantastic live music and theatrical thrills. Also expected are …cinema screenings, guided tours, bike surgery, cafe and endless possibilities…If all this excitement seems too strenuous, surrender yourself to one of the many healing treatments on offer, then happily retire home in style by Bristol’s finest rickshaw service.

Come and join in, or simply observe, as we share and celebrate this thriving and growing community at the heart of Stokes Croft.

Contact Brendan@coexistuk.org, or call 0117 9249 599 for more info.

Programme for Coexist Music Collective

2pm-7pm Cake and Tea Party
Event Space, 3rd floor
Free Cake

Bands in cake-making competition and musical harmony includeÑ Tom Bellamy and the House band (2pm), Something of the Night (3pm), toasting hosts, Sam & Henry (4pm), Bex Baxter (5pm) and Troubadour Hook (6pm). Each band´s set will finish with an open invitation to jam (tart) on the closing song for anyone with an instrument, followed by an open stage on the half hour every hour. House guitar and piano available. To book an official slot email music@coexistuk.org or just turn up.

Programme of Workshops

11am – Lovely Planet Workshop

An interactive art installation that will emerge over the course of the day using only rubbish generated from the building. “Lovely Planet” artist Pam Graham invites you to help create a piece of unusual beauty that will challenge all your preconceptions about rubbish”

12pm – Heartfelt Workshop

You are invited to create a heart, from any material, to capture a significant moment in your life – something that provoked such a strong emotional response that you will remember it forever. The finished piece will be exhibited at Centrespace, Bristol, 19-24 November: come to the gallery to see your piece of work!” Materials provided.

1pm – Art Therapy Workshop

A workshop for kids and adults. Pallet knife work for adults, watercolours for children. Needs access to sink. Two round table with seating setup. Blurb

Adult Workshop – Exploring the colour and texture of oil paints, use of palette knifing (impasto) and working on small canvases taking nature to the edge. Each person will have a small painting to take home (when dry)

Childrens Workshop – For all children 6 years and above. Watercolour workshop using different textures, exploring the use of salt and candle wax with watercolour.

2PM – Doodle Draw

Anyone can draw and enjoy drawing.
Drawing is a fundamental human activity that has been somewhat lost but is still secretly beavering away in bedroom’s, under beds, in cafes, busy streets and behind cupboards. That is Doodle Draw’s basic belief. I draw from my imagination and from observation. Drawing games can be a way to access the imagination and get ideas flowing. Come and draw together for an hour. It will be fun and interesting.

3pm – Clown Happening Workshop

Your chance to join the Original Spinners, the Clown Inspired Dance Improvisation Collective. The Spinners will be leading a workshop with their unique ultra playful style and teaching you their Manea-k Happening. You will be encouraged to join them in a surprise evening performance in the Canteen! (shhh!)

4pm – Make your own Fascinator Workshop

Abi, Tomasin and Kat are 3 costumes designer/makers who share a studio and make such diverse items as hats, corsets, costumes and puppets. Come see their work and make a decorative fascinator for your hair using a wide range of materials. Bring along anything you would like to transform into a piece of headwear i.e. small toys, feathers, old jewelry, and scrap fabric etc. Basic materials and tools will be provided but please bring a small donation for hair combs.

5pm – Dramatherapy – Myth Enactment Workshop

This is your chance to explore an ancient myth in this dynamic and creative workshop! Beginning with warming up our bodies and imagination with some drama games, there will then be story-telling and a unique opportunity to enact any of the characters, symbols or images from within the myth. Suitable for anyone to get involved in – no acting skills required – be reminded of why myths have been around for thousands of years!

Come and join in, or simply observe, as we share and celebrate this thriving and growing community at the heart of Stokes Croft.

Contact Brendan@coexistuk.org, or call 0117 9249 599 for more info.

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