Latest News at St George's Bristol


Posted: February 20, 2019

FILMIC19 Bristol’s annual film meets music celebration returns through March and April for a mix of concerts, screenings, special events…

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National Award Win For CEO of St George’s Bristol – Suzanne Rolt

Posted: February 12, 2019

  The annual ABO Classical Music Awards have once again honoured excellence in the fields of orchestral, concert hall and…

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St George’s Bristol Introduces Classical Music – Without The Rules


    Programmers at St George’s Bristol are on a radical mission to introduce a younger generation to classical music…

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Bristol Women’s Voice discount at St George’s Bristol

Posted: January 29, 2019

St George’s Bristol is delighted to offer a 10% discount for our friends at Bristol Women’s Voice, across selected concerts…

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Ujima Radio discount at St George’s Bristol


St George’s Bristol is delighted to offer a 10% discount for our friends at Ujima Radio, across selected concerts this…

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Triodos Bank discount at St George’s Bristol


St George’s Bristol is delighted to offer a 10% discount for our friends at Triodos Bank, across selected concerts this…

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A new way to experience classical music

Posted: January 18, 2019

Classical Mixtape Live 1 Ideal for those keen to give classical a go, but not sure where to start. And…

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January ’19 Culture Flash Sale

Posted: January 16, 2019

Culture Flash Sale 10am 17 January to 10am 18 January 2019 Arts fans can save money with thousands of discounted…

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Christmas Opening Times

Posted: December 11, 2018

Christmas Opening Times Sunday 23 Dec – Tuesday 1 Jan: Café Bar closed with the exception of 30 Dec as…

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National Lottery #ThanksToYou: 50 Half Price Tickets for ‘Chiaroscuro Quartet…’

Posted: November 23, 2018

National Lottery   #ThanksToYou 50 Half Price Tickets for ‘Chiaroscuro Quartet and Kristian Bezuidenhout’ on 7 December 2018 at 7.30pm. Quote…

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An exclusive discount with Bristol 247, Better Bristol and Better Business

Posted: October 30, 2018

St George’s Bristol is delighted to offer a 10% discount for selected concerts for members of Bristol 247’s Better Bristol…

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Celebrate Christmas 2018 at St George’s Bristol

Posted: October 29, 2018

Celebrate Christmas 2018 at St George’s Bristol   St George’s Bristol is getting into the festive spirit, with glorious music…

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Spooky Pianos, a Story-Teller & Swan Lake for Half Term

Posted: October 23, 2018

Spooky Pianos, a Story-Teller & Swan Lake for Half Term FAMILIES can get musical this half term with three events…

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Celebrating Debussy’s Centenary

Posted: October 15, 2018

100 Years of Claude Debussy A Blog from Classical Bristol’s Charlotte Perkins   Debussy: the name conjures lush harmonies, immense…

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Dramatic Countdown with Just Hours to Prepare from Build Handover to Season Opener

Posted: September 6, 2018

Inside the new extension at St George’s Bristol, as seen from the stairs up to the Glass Studio. STAFF at…

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The 24-Hour Flash Sale is back for AW18!

Posted: September 4, 2018

#CultureFlashSale – 24-Hour Culture Flash Sale from 10am Thursday 6 Sept to 10am Friday 7 Sept #CultureFlashSale 24-Hour Culture Flash Sale…

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Fantastic offers and discounts at St George’s this season!

Posted: August 22, 2018

From concert series to ice cream, we’ve got some fantastic offers and discounts available at St George’s this season! We’re…

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NHS discount at St George’s Bristol

Posted: July 31, 2018

St George’s Bristol is delighted to offer a 10% discount for all NHS tickets across selected concerts this season As…

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Centenary: 100 years of Claude Debussy

Posted: July 23, 2018

2018 marks 100 years since the death of Debussy – join us this autumn to celebrate his life and work…

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Introducing Bristol Keyboard Festival

Posted: July 17, 2018

We’re delighted to introduce our inaugural Bristol Keyboard Festival. Photo courtesy of Steinway & Sons Bristol Keyboard Festival Tuesday 30…

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The Chineke! Foundation brings musicians to work with Bristol schoolchildren

Posted: July 2, 2018

The Chineke! foundation took their orchestra outreach work to two state secondary schools in Bristol, in collaboration with St George’s…

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Business Award Win for St George’s Bristol!

Posted: June 22, 2018

STAFF and volunteers at St George’s Bristol are celebrating after winning Bristol Business Awards ‘Leisure and Tourism Business of the…

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Paul Lewis: Beauty, Truth and Laughter

Posted: May 15, 2018

Paul Lewis explores the delicious wit and wild humour of Haydn’s piano sonatas, together with works by Beethoven and Brahms,…

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Bach at the centre of Solomon’s Knot 10th anniversary year

Posted: May 9, 2018

Mass in B minor and a new Motet project Solomon’s Knot gives two final performances of their acclaimed B-minor Mass…

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The Hall on the Hill returns May 21

Posted: May 2, 2018

  A CAST of 200 returns to the stage at St George’s Bristol for a new community opera ‘The Hall…

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Bristol New Music 2018

Posted: March 28, 2018

Bristol New Music – the UK’s international contemporary music biennial Fri 20 – Sun 22 April 2018 Please note: the…

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River Town is back!

Posted: March 22, 2018

First wave of artists announced for RIVER TOWN, Bristol’s 4th annual Americana festival For the fourth year running, Colston Hall…

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Sir David Attenborough in Conversation

Posted: March 20, 2018

TELEVISION icon Sir David Attenborough will be ‘in conversation’ with friend and colleague, Mike Gunton, to help raise funds for…

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Concerts postponed

Posted: March 1, 2018

CONCERTS POSTPONED Due to the extreme weather conditions, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone ‘The Hall on The…

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Classical concerts that everyone can afford…

Posted: February 15, 2018

Classical Bristol is all about inspiring people to explore the world of classical music. We want to make it as…

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Filmic 2018


  Filmic, our ongoing exploration of the creative connections across film and music returns in March and April for an…

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An Evening of Brilliance…

Posted: February 14, 2018

How do you celebrate the realisation of a dream and bring people together to share in it? With An Evening…

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Interview: Yola Carter

Posted: January 24, 2018

Read Acoustic Magazine’s interview with Bristol’s star-on-the-rise, Yola Carter Yola Carter’s unique take on soul/country music is earning her a…

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The 24-Hour Flash Sale is back for 2018!

Posted: January 16, 2018

Culture Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath Culture fans can save money on thousands of tickets across Bristol and Bath…

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New Year: New Music!

Posted: December 14, 2017

2018 is bringing Bristol a host of new concerts, venues and ensembles: and even some brand new music. Both Colston…

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New Season Classics

Posted: December 11, 2017

Classical at St George’s – Spring/Summer 2018 While we may be looking a little different in 2018 (okay, quite a…

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Posted: December 6, 2017

COSMOS Children’s Community Choir is taking to the stage at St George’s Bristol for a free Christmas concert at 1pm…

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Gospel Choir Festive Pop Up for Builders at St George’s

Posted: November 27, 2017

BUILDERS working on the ambitious extension project at St George’s Bristol are in for a festive treat on November 28…

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE

Posted: November 24, 2017

  25% off … Grab a Bargain! We are joining in the annual ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ sale tradition…

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Posted: November 19, 2017

WORLD-CLASS musicians from Europe’s first majority BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) orchestra Chineke! performed to some of the most deprived…

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It’s a Classical Bristol Christmas!

Posted: November 15, 2017

It’s a Classical Bristol Christmas! There’s nothing quite like the magic of Christmas. With the lights twinkling in the streets,…

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Malkit Singh with full live band

Posted: October 18, 2017

Begin the Christmas season with the ultimate feel good party! Bhangra legend Malkit Singh will be live on stage at…

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Family fun this October at St George’s

Posted: October 9, 2017

  Discover some magical musical fun and spell-binding stories at St George’s Bristol, this October during Family Arts Festival.  …

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Two weeks until Something Good Design Festival …

Posted: September 27, 2017

  Two weeks to go until Something Good; an exciting new two-day design festival including Anthony Burrill, Morag Myerscough, Snask,…

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The 24-Hour Flash Sale is back!

Posted: September 8, 2017

Culture Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath! Culture fans can save money on thousands of tickets across Bristol and Bath…

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Teen Composers and Winning Scores

Posted: September 7, 2017

Teen Composers and Winning Scores Some of the world’s most famous composers wrote music from a young age including Mozart,…

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Introducing Debasmita Bhattacharya – the rising star of Indian classical music

Posted: September 6, 2017

Asian Arts Agency’s Aashi Gahlot introduces Debasmita Bhattacharya and Gurdain Rayatt ahead of their much anticipated concert at St George’s…

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Making a Grand Entrance

Posted: August 17, 2017

Simon Farley (Head of Fundraising and Development, St George’s Bristol), Suzanne Rolt (CEO, St George’s Bristol), Helen Wheatley and Nick…

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‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ piano lessons pop up at St George’s…


‘Play Me, I’m Yours’ piano lessons pop up at St George’s… with Chopin for shoppers and Bach for dog walkers!…

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Bristol Family Arts is back…


Get creative this October with fantastic free family activities during Bristol Family Arts Festival Bristol Family Arts Festival returns this…

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Massive Attack, Banksy and St George’s Bristol…

Posted: August 10, 2017

  What’s the connection between Bristol’s favourite band, the world famous outlaw artist and St George’s? As a social media…

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APOLLO FUNDRAISER HITS A HIGH NOTE AT ST GEORGE’S … last three Apollo roundels available to sponsor

Posted: July 28, 2017

A BUSINESSWOMAN and award-winning society hairdresser is one of the latest major donors to support St George’s Bristol and its…

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Play Me, I’m Yours… Artists Revealed

Posted: July 20, 2017

Public get chance to see artists transform pianos for Play Me, I’m Yours First designs revealed and artists confirmed for…

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Georgie at St George’s: Sweet Georgie Fame 

Posted: July 17, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson gets excited about the visit of Georgie Fame and curates a selective mini-guide to his…

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Try Before You Buy: Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock

Posted: July 10, 2017

A note from Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer In advance of their autumn season concert at St George’s on Thursday…

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Last Tango in Berlin… Ute Lemper at St George’s

Posted: June 29, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson looks forward to the visit of Ute Lemper There are, as the saying goes, a…

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Play Me, I’m Yours is BACK!


First pianos will be delivered for Luke Jerram’s Play Me, I’m Yours street pianos project in Bristol as sponsors are…

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Bristol music venues awarded £1.3 million to boost music in the city

Posted: June 28, 2017

Bristol Music Consortium – Bristol Music Trust, the independent charity responsible for Colston Hall, and St George’s Bristol – have…

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The Bella Union Takeover

Posted: June 26, 2017

by Louise Orchard I was a precocious child. A C86 fan when my teenybopper contemporaries were into Kylie Minogue and…

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Not your average pianist…

Posted: June 22, 2017

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking classical music is not for you, and one man is working hard to change the perception of a genre of music often thought of as elitist or unfathomable. Meet James Rhodes…

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Folk is the preacher…

Posted: June 5, 2017

Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson reflects on folk music and why it sounds great in St George’s, and previews a…

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Summer Closure

Posted: June 1, 2017

Tickets for the new season are still available online, and by phone during weekday opening hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm) Book now……

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Musical Connections to the Deep South

Posted: May 18, 2017

Roger Griffith, author of ‘My American Odyssey’ shares his thoughts on Music of the Deep South — in response to…

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Carleen is coming! (and all that gospel)

Posted: May 7, 2017

Carleen is coming! (and all that gospel) By Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer You can keep Adele and even Beyonce….

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Chineke! Orchestra at St George’s…

Posted: April 24, 2017


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Composer in Focus – Shostakovich

Posted: April 21, 2017

Composer in Focus – Dmitri Shostakovich Name: Dmitri Shostakovich Dates: 1906-1975 Country of Birth: Russia (former Soviet Union) Musical Era: 20th Century  …

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A brief history of FILMIC…

Posted: March 29, 2017

by Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer Bristol’s FILMIC festival, which began in 2012, had its origins in the friendship between myself…

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Mark Springer

Posted: March 22, 2017

___________________________________________________________________________ When I began producing concerts for St George’s in 2002, one of my early dates was a double bill…

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Posted: March 15, 2017

STAFF and volunteers at St George’s Bristol are celebrating after winning two national awards from organisers of the Get Creative…

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Composer in Focus: Monteverdi

Posted: March 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claudio Monteverdi Name: Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi Dates: 1567-1643 Country of Birth: Italy Musical Era: Renaissance/Baroque Monteverdi was a…

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A brief introduction to Qawwali music – Music of the mystics

Posted: March 7, 2017

  Ahead of the UK tour this month with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, Soni Kaur, Asian Arts Agency’s Marketing and Events Assistant,…

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Posted: February 27, 2017

MULTI-MILLION POUND EXTENSION WORK STARTS AT ST GEORGE’S   CONSTRUCTION work is starting on a £6 million project to transform…

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The final countdown …


The final countdown … The construction works at the heart of our Building a Sound Future project are now underway….

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Disabled Access Day 2017


Disabled Access Day 2017  – Friday 10 March Disabled Access Day began as a day for individuals, charities, venues and large…

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What is a prepared piano..?

Posted: February 15, 2017

Well prepared… Getting ready for John Cage’s ‘Sonatas and Interludes’ Later this month we welcome the acclaimed pianist David Greilsammer,…

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Shake the Chains

Posted: February 13, 2017

A unique celebration of music and its role in social change and resistance From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and…

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Composer in Focus – Debussy

Posted: February 10, 2017

Composer in Focus – Claude Debussy Name: Claude-Achille Debussy Dates: 1862-1918 Country of Birth: France Musical Era: Early 20th Century   While…

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An interview with… Dobrinka Tabakova


It was in a daytime talk by Jonathan James that St George’s Bristol CEO Suzanne Rolt first discovered the music…

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Filmic 2017

Posted: February 7, 2017

We are delighted to be teaming up with Watershed and Colston Hall for Filmic 2017 – our annual look at the…

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Musings from a Senior Programme Producer…

Posted: January 24, 2017

St George’s Senior Programme Producer Phil Johnson, tells us about some of the artists and shows he’s booked for the…

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Nicholas McCarthy Interview

Posted: January 18, 2017

An interview with Nicholas McCarthy, pianist If you’ve watched the BBC Proms or Leeds Piano Competition on television in the…

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Strange Face…


Adventures with a lost Nick Drake recording… A ‘lost’ version of the classic Nick Drake track ‘Cello Song’ provides the jumping-off…

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24-hour Flash Sale! 19 January from 10am


  Bristol’s biggest music, theatre and art venues will again unite to offer discounted tickets in a 24-hour flash sale…

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Composer in Focus – Haydn

Posted: January 9, 2017

Composer in Focus – Franz Joseph Haydn Name: Franz Joseph Haydn Dates: 1732-1809 Country of Birth: Austria Musical Era: Classical…

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Posted: December 2, 2016

WORLD-CLASS music covering classical, folk, jazz and world, plus family and spoken word events, feature in the new season at…

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Innovation 216 at St George’s

Posted: November 30, 2016

A grand finale for ‘The Art of Flight’ We may have seen something of a record here at St George’s…

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Composer in Focus – Handel

Posted: November 25, 2016

Composer in Focus – George Frideric Handel Name: George Frideric Handel Dates: 1685-1759 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Baroque   Handel…

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Posted: November 24, 2016

  MUSIC-LOVERS are being asked to support the city’s biggest and most ambitious arts crowdfunding appeal to date, in aid…

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Happy Birthday Trevor Pinnock!


Trevor Pinnock CBE Trevor Pinnock is one of the UK’s most accomplished and loved conductors and harpsichordists, and we are…

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Exhibition takes flight…

Posted: November 14, 2016

A fantastic exhibition of aviation inspired art has opened in our Doric Room gallery, as part of our year-long ‘Art of Flight’ series. Acclaimed Wiltshire artist…

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Graham Fitkin on ‘Wing’


We are delighted to have been able to commission a brand new work by composer Graham Fitkin for ‘The Art…

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The Best of The West Arrives in Bristol

Posted: October 31, 2016

The team behind Best of Britannia (BOB) heads to St George’s Bristol on the 5 and 6 November. BOB is a celebration…

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Composer in Focus – Schumann

Posted: October 21, 2016

Composer in Focus – Robert Schumann Name: Robert Schumann Dates: 1810-1856 Country of Birth: Germany Musical Era: Romantic   Never to…

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‘…take time to Pause….’ at St George’s Bristol

Posted: October 9, 2016

Here at St George’s, we have been teaming up with local musician and Alexander Technique teacher Gudi Schepokat for a…

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A Double Anniversary…

Posted: October 6, 2016

40 Years of Music… 30 Years of Evening Concerts This month sees St George’s reaching not one but two important…

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The Troubadour 50th gallery


The Troubadour in Waterloo Street, Clifton, has been described as the most famous and influential folk club outside London. Running from Friday…

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Laura Wade on ‘Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer’

Posted: September 29, 2016

Passion ~ Music ~ Murder Laura Wade on Kreutzer vs Kreutzer Did she or didn’t she?  Only you can decide….

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Sisters With Voices sing out at St George’s Bristol

Posted: September 23, 2016

AN ALL-FEMALE line up of local artists pays tribute to Bristol civil rights leaders with an event presented by Ujima…

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New Music for Concorde…

Posted: September 14, 2016

NEW MUSIC FOR CONCORDE (AND BRISTOL’S AVIATION PAST) A brand new music composition inspired by Concorde’s final flight, and Bristol’s…

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