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Bristol Family Arts Festival is back with almost a full month of creative activities across the city

For the fourth year, Bristol Family Arts Festival will be putting on almost an entire month of fun-filled creative activities for all ages. A huge range of venues are involved this year, with a diverse array of events and things to see and do — many are free as well!


This year the festival will feature over 60 events themed around INNOVATION, with almost every discipline covered: visual arts, film, theatre, dance, animation, design, music, and storytelling. Maybe you’re already well-versed in one thing, but the festival is a perfect opportunity to experiment and discover. It’s destined to be a great month of educational and entertaining goings-on which will delight everyone — and it’s flexible too, with no expectation you attend everything, you can pick and choose what suits you and when it suits you.


The INNOVATION theme is hoping to inspire families to look at the connections between art, science and technology and how creative thinking is essential outside of the arts. Halloween — it’s October after all — is set to be a big influence on the sessions and workshops… make sure you try out pumpkin carving at Tyntesfield!


This year key venues include the Arnolfini, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, the M Shed, the Old Vic, the ss Great Britain, Bristol Cathedral, the Tobacco Factory, Spike Island, and St. George’s — but there’s many more as well to explore.


There’ll be lots going on in half-term week in the run up to an exciting finale on 30 October. The finale, held at Arnolfini and hosted with the Architecture Centre, Bristol Open Doors, Watershed and Artrageous, will be an invigorating Inventor’s Workshop for families and children to see what they can create. Just bring your imagination — it’s free!


Make sure you check for a full list of activities and further information!


When: 1-30 October


Where: Venues across Bristol


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