Southbank Bristol Arts Trail 2013

From the morning of Saturday 18th until the evening of Sunday 19th May, houses and venues around Southville, Bedminster and Ashton will be open for visitors to see a diverse range of Art, Music and Performance as part of the 2013 Southbank Bristol Arts Trail.

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Southbank Bristol Arts was launched in October 2004 with the aim of organising and promoting the annual Arts Trail – and to be a driving force behind a whole range of arts and performance initiatives in the areas of Southville, Bedminster and Ashton.

The 2013 art trail promises to be a great experience for adults and children, with activities and events taking place across a number of locations in South Bristol. Bunting and flags mark each venue (see map for locations).


Lots of well known Bristol artists and makers will be showing their during the trail including: Emily Ketteringham, Chez Williams, Mike Rome, Katie Johnson, Mark Hadlow and Make & Do.

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This year the Arts trail has a Myths and Legends theme and you are invited to join in. You can strap on your armour, polish up your tiara or sharpen your dragon claws – do whatever is needed to get your costume ready for the weekend. The Southville Centre’s hugely popular ‘Pop-up Photo Booth’ will be back to record your fabulous fancy dress. SBA can’t wait to see the streets filled with Knights, Princesses, Dragons, and maybe the odd Mermaid…

SBA 2013 Myths & Legends

Creatures have been lurking in forgotten nooks of the local primary schools but, thankfully some brave children have made it their mission to discover and record those mythical monsters in The Dragon Books. Find your school’s Dragon Book and be prepared! You can also jump into action at Holy Cross Primary on Saturday between 11am and 4pm on the free bouncy castle, and join in the fun at Ashton Gate Primary and Southville Primary with activities for kids all weekend. Refreshments for exhausted heroes will be available at Luckwell, Holy Cross and Southville Primary. All six primary schools taking part have gone dragontastic, and you can find a whole range of fantastic artwork by the children, the parents and other exhibiting artists

Venues will be open from 11am until 6pm during the arts trail. You can find out what is happening and where by downloading a brochure.
More information about Southbank Bristol Arts can be found at their website:

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