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Concert / Theatre

Thursday 9 June 2016
Summer Concert
Organised by Department of Music
University Chamber Choir: conducted by Sam Leggett; University Chamber Orchestra: conducted by William Whiting; University Symphony Orchestra: conducted by Neal Farwell.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
University Chamber Choir, Bach arr. Swingle: Little Organ Fugue; Whitbourn: Give us the wings of faith; Gibbons: O Lord, in thy wrath; Thompson: Alleluia; Tchaikovsky: Christ in his Garden. University Chamber Orchestra, Mozart: Symphony No 35. University Symphony Orchestra, Brahms: Symphony No 3. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£7 concessions/£3 UoB students on presentation of student ID card. Tickets available online at shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 13 June 2016
Bristol University Student Showcase
Organised by Department of Music
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR, 7:30pm  
A concert featuring a varied programme of high standard music brought to you by the students of the University of Bristol. The evening will showcase a diverse range of soloists and chamber groups spanning all musical eras and genres, concluding with a collaborative performance from those involved. Further information is available
£8 (£3 plus fees). To book, please visit St George's website.  Contact for other queries, email: music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 June 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy at the Botanic Garden in conjunction with the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:30-11:00pm  
Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures go to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. Further information is available
Adult £14 / Child £8.50 / Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £40 10% discount for parties of 10, or more To book tickets please visit the online shop, or call (0871) 220 0260.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 July 2016 -  Thursday 21 July 2016
Whats the Matter? A physical comedy about physics
Presented by The Last Baguette theatre company at The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, in collaboration with Bristol University School of Physics - both performances will be followed by a "meet the scientist" event with physicists from the University.
The Wardrobe Theatre, The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF, 8:00pm  
As seen at the British Science Festival, a sci-fi adventure through the strange and wonderful world of quantum physics, performed by two actors and an overhead projector. Featuring physical comedy, scientific slapstick, and a search for Schrodinger's cat. Be prepared for a very silly show about a very intelligent subject. Further information is available
Tickets: £8 booking on 0117 902 0344 or visit the tobacco factory website.  Contact Alex Martin email: a.martin@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 23 July 2016
Blue Notes jazz band with Hannah Wedlock
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:00pm  
Over the years the Blue Notes has developed its own unique style, encompassing traditional, swing and mainstream jazz. They have a residency at the Undercroft Jazz Club in the heart of Bristol, regularly playing festivals and clubs around the West Country. An additional delight is the appearance of the vocal and visual hit, Hannah Wedlock.
Get in the mood with a tour of the Botanic Garden at 4.30pm. Bar open from 6.00pm, bring a picnic, rug and umbrella if wet. Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate). Children free. Postal address to book: 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2JR.  Contact to book, John Leach, by post, or phone. telephone: +44 (0)1275 854992

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Conference

Thursday 9 June 2016 -  Saturday 11 June 2016
Thinking Love - a three-day conference with Luce Irigaray
Organised by the Gender Research Group with the University of Sussex and University of Trieste
Luce Irigaray (CNRS, Paris).
Coutts Lecture Theatre, Room 3.31, Wills Memorial Building, 10:00am-7:00pm  
"The wisdom of love is perhaps the first meaning of the word 'philosophy'" - Luce Irigaray. This conference is devoted to thinking love: love of life and cultivation of love of the other, between generations and across differences. The conference will include paper presentations, a visit to Bristol's Botanical Garden, film screening, and more. Further information is available
Day rate and full conference registration is available online..  Contact Maria Fannin on +44 (0)117 - 928 8928 or m.fannin@bristol.ac.uk

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Exhibition / information stall

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture / talk

Monday 5 October 2015 -  Monday 6 June 2016
Traditional botanical drawing and painting with Jenny Brooks
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
A 21 week course on Monday afternoons aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. A Certificate of achievement is awarded at the conclusion of the year. Further information is available
£360 for course. To enrol, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 2 June 2016
Jewish conditions, Theories of nationalism
Organised by Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
John A Hall, McGill University, Montreal.
Board Room, 2, Priory Road, 4:00pm  
Thinkers with Jewish backgrounds, of all sorts, have done most to provide us with the grammar with which we think about nationalism. The paper traces different theories and relates them to different social backgrounds. This mapping exercised is followed by critical comments, designed to ask about the quality of the thought examined. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact for other queries, email: t.modood@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 6 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Launch reading by Alison Brackenbury. Alison has received a Cholmondeley Award and an Eric Gregory Award and has published numerous collections, most recently (Skies, 2016).
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Bristol Poetry - Launch reading of an anthology of the best poetry produced from students at Bristol University.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Shearsman Poets - Poetry readings curated by the internationally-celebrated poetry publisher.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 June 2016
Scanning the Horizon: our changing environment
Organised by Cabot Institute
Professor Jonathan Bamber.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 7:00-8:30pm  
Get unique access to clips from the BBC Horizon vaults to watch how scientific thinking has evolved over the last five decades in relation to climate change and the natural environment, set against moving footage exploring how the notion of climate change was first communicated and how ideas around environmentalism and sustainability unfolded on camera. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: bethany@bnhc.org.uk

Thursday 9 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Raceme - Poetry readings curated by the Bristol-based poetry magazine, Raceme.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Closing reading - Poets will include David Punter and Stephen Parr (Ananda) and poets from Bristol University Spoken Word Poetry Group, Raise the Bar.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 June 2016
Big Green Week: Nicaragua's progress towards 90% renewable energy
Organised by Cabot Institute
Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales-Eschaverry.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 12:30-2:00pm  
As part of Big Green Week, the Cabot Institute are pleased to present Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales-Eschaverry who will be giving a talk followed by a panel discussion on Nicaragua's progress towards 90% renewable energy and the Nicaraguan canal project. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: cabot-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 June 2016
Using light as a tool to understand how cells work
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Mark Cannell, Chair in Cardiac Cell Biology,.
St George's Bristol, Great George Street, BS1 5RR, 6:00pm  
The invention of a microscope created a tool that was refined until it reached the theoretical limits of optical performance. However, in the late 20th century sensitive chemical probes became available to study living cell function. Professor Cannell will describe adventures in developing and applying microscopic calcium measurement techniques to clarify how heart cells work. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 4 July 2016
High-Potential Learners
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Hilary Macaulay (Merchants' Academy), Louise Rowley (Bridgwater College), Debbie Beckford (Swanshurst School) & Lucy Collins, UoB, plus students who participated in the project.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:30pm  
Presented by Dr Jo Rose and Professor Leon Tikly, this event will discuss the High-Potential Learners project, which aimed to understand how high-attaining students from schools with below-average performance at age 18 make decisions around university. Further information and to register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
Recent decades have seen unprecedented reductions in poverty and improvements in health around the world. Yet economic growth was faltering even before the Great Recession, and inequality was rising. Globalization has lifted many people out of poverty in poor countries, but has hurt many people in rich countries. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Synthetic biology for space exploration
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events in association with the Colston Research Society
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:30-7:30pm  
This year's Colston Research Society annual public speaker will be Dr Lynn Rothschild from NASA who will discuss 'Synthetic biology for space exploration'. Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild, is an evolutionary biologist-astrobiologist at NASA's Ames Research Center, and Professor at Stanford and Brown University, where she teaches Astrobiology and Space Exploration, inter alia. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Tremors: Public (mis)understanding of the land below ground
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Iain Stewart.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 4:00pm  
Whether it's fracking for shale gas, drilling for geothermal power, or disposing of radioactive waste, human intervention into the geological subsurface lies at the heart of environmental and social concerns. With the societal drive towards a sustainable future putting ever greater demands on the global underground, long-term stewardship will be a critical scientific challenge. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Saturday 4 June 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 11:00am-12:30pm  
This tour will provide a historical overview of the changes in the landscape over four centuries on the site. Visualise Humphrey Repton's landscape and view the University Centenary art installation. No access to the house. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 June 2016
Bugs & Beasties in Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our Entomologist, Ray Barnett, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of inhabitants in this beautiful historic setting. Learn to recognize and identify many species. We may access part of the Botanic Garden. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 12 June 2016
Bristol Festival of Nature - Ballast Seed Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA (Depart from Amphitheatre), 2:00-4:00pm  
Join the University of Bristol's Botanic Garden display of ballast seed plants and experience a special taster event, talk and boat trip to the Ballast Seed Garden. Explore a display of plants and sail through Bristol's historic harbour in a unique opportunity to see some of the wildlife en-route and discover this very special garden. Further information is available
This event is free but numbers are limited. Book your tickets to avoid disappointment.  Contact for booking on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300  or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Sunday 12 June 2016
Green Squares and Secret Gardens - Clifton Hill House
Organised by Clifton Hill House, in association with the Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society
Various across Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells, 2:00-4:00pm  
For the third year some of the hidden gardens will be opening their gates and who can resist the temptation to explore? Among many other venues, Clifton Hill House Halls of Residence are set in an Eighteenth Century garden, which is currently being restored and will be open on Sunday afternoon for you to explore. Further information is available
One ticket (£3.00 and free for those under 16) gives entry to all the participating gardens on both Saturday and Sunday, on sale at the entrance of most gardens.  Contact for other queries, email: Louise.Hopkins@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 June 2016
BA in English Literature and Community Engagement Part-time Degree - OPEN EVENING
Organised by Department of English
Gareth Griffith.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 6:00-8:00pm  
Come and join us on Wednesday 15 June to find out how to gain a University degree by studying part-time one night per week. No qualifications needed to apply. Unique lower course fee. Our student community includes students aged 20-70 from a range of social backgrounds with varying experiences. Part-time BA degree details and information on how to apply.
No need to book. Deadline for applications Monday 11 July 2016.  Contact Gareth Griffith on +44 (0)117 - 928 88629  or gareth.griffith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 June 2016
Flora & Fauna in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 3:00-4:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden.. Please note there is no access to the house or grotto. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 June 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Andrea Chung
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join this special event for an opportunity to hear artist Andrea Chung discuss The Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Andrea Chung is an artist based in the USA who explores the many ways that trade has impacted on the cultural development of island nations in the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300  or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Sunday 3 July 2016
National Garden Scheme open day
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
The Botanic Garden has now been opening for the NGS for 36 years, seeing thousands come to enjoy the displays and raise money for the scheme. There will be special tours throughout the day and refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to buy a range of high quality plants from nurseries on site. Further information is available
Admission: £4.50 (including Friends of the Garden). Ticket includes tours. Children free. Proceeds to the NGS and University of Bristol Botanic Garden.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 3 July 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies whilst learning the history of the house and garden. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Dr Andy Radford
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Dr Andy Radford, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bristol for a tour of the Floating Garden. Dr Andy Radford will speak about his ongoing research into the negative effects of noise on communication, auditory damage and stress as well as foraging, social interaction and reproduction in marine and fresh-water fish.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300  or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Saturday 9 July 2016
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen & Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
John Martin, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, John Martin, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Access to part of the University Botanic Garden. Full details on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Artist Tania Kovats
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Artist Tania Kovats, Drawing Water for a tour of Ballast Seed Garden. British artist Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculptures, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. Tania will speak about the many different ways that the natural world has become both her subject matter and her material.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 20 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Nick Wray
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Nick Wray, Curator, University of Bristol Botanic Garden, for an in-depth look at the design and planting of the Ballast Seed Garden. He will introduce us to new species specially selected to mark Bristol: City of Learning during 2016 as well as to revisit a few old favourites such as the squirting cucumber.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Thursday 28 July 2016
Plants, Shrubs & Trees
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of plants, shrubs & trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday 20 January 2016 -  Wednesday 8 June 2016
Mastering English Literature Registration - Short Course January to May 2016
Organised by Department of English
Dr Ian Burrows.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course is designed for graduates in any discipline to sharpen their study skills and gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, modern and contemporary poetry, and women's writing. Guidance given on progression to an MA in English. Course starts 20 January 2016. Advance booking required. Application form and information on all courses
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £580.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 June 2016
METAMORPHOSIS: painting a moth or butterfly life cycle
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 9:45am-12:45pm  
This six week course (Fridays from 10 June until 19 August) celebrates and disseminates the unique and fascinating natural phenomenon of butterfly and moth metamorphosis. Using watercolour painting and sketching techniques the course offers the added luxury of time to paint and sketch every stage of this amazing natural process. Further information is available
Cost £240, places will be limited. Booking is required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 June 2016
Painting pollinators
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This watercolour painting workshop from Cath Hodsman is aimed at beginners and improvers and for those who want to learn more about the hidden worlds that are all around us. It will examine the essential and fascinating relationship between pollinating insects and the plants that they live in, on and around. Further information is available
Cost £55 per person. Booking required via the online form. Tea and coffee provided and in addition the Devers Room Refreshments in the main house will be open for sandwiches, cake etc.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)1453 884359 or cathhodsman@talktalk.net

Saturday 2 July 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Evolution collection
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-3:45pm  
Based in the shade of the dell of the Evolution Collection and drawing from a selection of algae, horsetail, ferns and from the highly-adapted cycads and young monkey puzzle specimens. Drawing exercises will be conducted with specific instructions to engage the mind, maintain alertness and to enhance ways of seeing. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 July 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Mediterranean Climate Collection
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 10:00am-3:45pm  
From across parts of Africa and Europe, the plants of the Mediterranean Climate Collection survive with little or no water and to contrast with these adaptations, we will also make studies from plants on the water's edge of ponds in the garden. Drawing exercises will be conducted with specific instructions to avoid habitual approaches. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-3:45pm  
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden has the largest collection of Chinese medicinal herbs in the U.K, with 180 species. The day will involve studying specific plants under instruction and guidance. Drawing exercises will be designed to encourage alternative approaches and to respond on many different levels. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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