If you enjoy the shows, please do go back to these event pages afterwards to rate them. You and your family could win an iPad mini and St George’s Bristol could be nominated for a Family Arts Festival Award in recognition of our fabulous family friendly programming.
Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo, the nation’s ‘go to’ experts on all things film, take to the stage to celebrate the publication of their book The Movie Doctors, with a new, unique blend of movie trivia, forthright opinion, and no-holds-barred bickering.
A passionate look at the anatomy of film, the doctors take their scalpels to the worst and best of movies. They dissect favourite scenes to wonder at the inner workings, test the funny-bone for laughter-reflexes and recommend appropriate surgery for the heartless, gutless and empty-headed.
This show contains copious injections of humour and big doses of audience interaction. The two doctors diagnose the ills of the film world based on questions and suggestions from the audience. You are invited to send in your cinema dilemmas and movie ailments ahead of time via Twitter or Facebook
Please note that a screen and projector will be used for elements of this show and therefore there will be sightline issues for some seats; these have been priced accordingly.
The Movie Doctors want to cure your ailments with movies! To make sure they can prescribe you the perfect tonic for your ills, or suggest the best way to fix a sick film, please post your problems to @MovieDoctors on Twitter and @TheMovieDoctors on Facebook before the show, with #CITYNAME in your message.
Want more from The Movie Doctors? Pre-order your copy of The Movie Doctors today – Mark Kermode and Simon Mayo will be signing copies after the show.
Join us for sunny Sunday fun as we throw open the gates for four hours of unmissable activities, from ‘Wild Words’ Storytelling in the gardens* and Bristol Community Big Band playing on the steps, to ‘Mini Beats’ Woodwind in the hall and crafts in the crypt (junk instrument making anyone?). Not only that but we will be welcoming some EXTRA special creepy crawly guest stars from Bristol Zoo! Refreshments will be available from our indoor and outdoor* bars, but visitors can also bring a picnic. So come along, join in the fun… and fingers crossed for some sunshine!
Bristol Community Big Band are a local ensemble that play classic big band tunes from some of the greatest writers of the swing era. The group’s conductor, Jonny Bruce, is known throughout the country as an outstanding trumpet player, as well as being extremely passionate about bringing big band music to the forefront of the Bristol jazz and blues scene. The big band are very excited about returning to St George’s Bristol for the 2015 Green Garden Party after a very successful debut at the 2014 Family Picnic!
*Garden events will be moved indoors if it rains. If you are buying tickets on the day then cash would be preferable as we plan to set up a box office at the gates.
This is a newly created role and we’re happy to welcome Hazel Hatton in to the position. Hazel will be working on the venue hire side of what we do at St George’s, a key part of which is weddings. She explains in her own words what she’s up to, as well as a little bit about her background.
A lot of what I’ve been doing since I started has been promoting weddings. I’ve been putting loads of new info up on the website, as well as working on wedding packages. A big part of what I do is meeting with couples. I’m your first point of call if you’re interested in getting married here, and I’m more than happy to answer the questions you might have, as well as meet with you, show you around the building, and chat about your plans so far. I’ll also be managing the blog, so you should be seeing more from me here!
My background is in retail & in the arts, working in retail while I studied for a degree in Photojournalism and volunteered with arts organisations. I’ve recently finished an MBA in Arts Management, and I’ve really enjoyed combining my enjoyment of arts management, and that of making sure customers have great experiences.
If you’re interested in St George’s for your wedding you can get in touch with me at email@example.com, or on the phone on 0117 929 4929, I’m in the office most weekday mornings.
We are delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the poems and illustrations from the books ‘Green Poems for a Blue Planet’ and ‘Verse for the Earth’. The poems were written by Martin Kiszko, the UK’s Green Poet and the Poet in Residence for Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. The illustrations are by Nick Park, creator of ‘Wallace and Gromit’. The exhibition, which is part of Bristol’s ‘Big Green Week’ is produced and curated by Adam Glen.
Martin’s eco-comical poetry for children and families aims to help a new generation understand and grasp the challenges ahead and will hopefully encourage their search for solutions that can create a sustainable environment for all. The poetry prints range from ‘disappearing tigers’ to ‘lost whales’ and from ‘stranded polar bears’ to ‘poo power’ and are sure to entertain young and old greenies, non-greenies and inbetweenies everywhere! To accompany the exhibition, Martin will be performing his poems to local schoolchildren on June 24th – prior to his performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The exhibition runs from Monday 15th June to Sunday 28th June 2015 at the following times…
Sunday 14th June – Opening reception at 5.30pm. (Evening concert will start at 7.30pm.) Monday 15th June – 12pm to 6pm Tuesday 16th June – 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 17th June – 12pm – 6pm Thursday and Friday - not open due to recording Saturday 20th June - 12pm – 6pm Sunday 21st June - 9am – 2pm Monday 22nd June - 12pm – 6pm Tuesday 23rd June - not open due to private event Wednesday 24th June – 12pm – 6pm Thursday 25th June – 12pm – 6pm (Evening concert will start at 7pm)
Welcome to Night Vale – the wildly popular serial podcast that brings its dedicated listeners stories from the strange desert town of Night Vale – comes to St George’s Bristol as part of its UK tour. Delivering rich and nuanced drama in the form of a community radio show hosted by Cecil Palmer (played by Cecil Baldwin), Welcome to Night Vale has grown to be one of the most popular podcasts in the world while remaining fiercely independent, entirely listener supported, and ad-free.
Since 2013, Welcome to Night Vale has toured a fully-realized live show complete with guest stars, live musical guests, and Cecil himself, performing previously unheard scripts that complement and enhance the constantly evolving narrative of the podcast, while still remaining funny and compelling for brand new listeners. They have played sold out shows in over 11 countries (including 8 sold out UK shows in 2014) and recently completed an exhaustive 41 city United States tour.
Welcome to Night Vale comes to St George’s Bristol with a never-before-released episode written specifically for the stage (“The Investigators”) starring Cecil Baldwin with live musical accompaniment by Disparition and featuring musical guest Jason Webley as ‘The Weather.’
Cyril Scott Bumble-Bees Cheryl Frances-Hoad Suite No 1 Fritz Kreisler Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice Michael Small White Space J S Bach Partita No 3 in E BWV 1006
This year’s annual Presteigne Festival touring programme shines a spotlight on violinist Fenella Humphreys, with a dazzling selection of 20th and 21st century solo violin works standing alongside Bach’s exuberant Partita No 3.
Bristol Ensemble William Goodchild conductor Laurie Stewart soprano Laura Tanner presenter
Join the Bristol Ensemble for a ‘Last Night’ performance full of the fun excitement we’ve come to associate with this very special, very traditional musical celebration! This performance also features works from the BBC’s ‘Ten Pieces’, and is suitable for older children and adults alike. Don’t forget your flags!
If you don’t know the voice of Cara Dillon, you’re in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon’s fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true. The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. She has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition.