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Bristol Art Weekender

Date uploaded: April 29, 2014

For the first time in Bristol, art organisations and artists have come together to stage a weekend celebration of art across the city. The Weekender's FREE programme has been carefully selected to blend internationally significant artists with emerging talent. Highlights include Jeremy Deller at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Andy Holden at Spike Island and Richard Woods at Works|Projects. The weekend takes place across the city from the 2nd to the 5th May 2014.

There's a retrospective of Sarah Records at Arnolfini and outside of the gallery space the Lord Mayor’s Chapel hosts Annika Kahrs’ mesmerising installation of 60 songbirds. Involving over 130 different artists across 16 different sites there's lots to see.

If you can't get to Bristol for the weekend, you can follow the events online via the Weekender LIVE blog. Throughout the weekend the Bristol Weekender team of bloggers will be reporting on activities, reviewing events and sharing stories.

Visit and follow www.bawblog.com.

The Live Feed will bring together all of the Weekender conversations and images being shared by visitors through social media; images, tweets, blogs and status updates using the hashtag #baw2014.

If you’re planning a visit to Bristol you can download the fact sheet, which includes details on how to get to there – by train, by bus and by plane - and details of a special weekend accommodation rate, which have been secured with partner, Clifton Hotels and also how to get around the city during your visit.

You can also download your Weekender guide from the event website ahead of time, so you can plan your weekend. Inside you'll find full details on all the exhibitions and temporary shows, including opening times and addresses. If you're not sure where to start, the guide also features a set of six special Weekender trails. By highlighting connections between works and exhibitions, the suggested routes are a way to navigate through the city taking in a range of different events and works, and uncovering some of the weekend's hidden gems.

There are over 30 special events running throughout the weekend too and the guide is packed full of ideas for walks, talks, events and workshops for all ages. Some events may need to be booked in advance - Full details, including how to book and times can be found in the events section.

The event guide can be used in conjunction with the Bristol Art Map - a new quarterly guide designed to make it easy for visitors to navigate around the city's galleries, artist led initiatives, temporary installations and public artworks. This Spring edition features and maps all sites and venues taking part in the Weekender.

To download a visitor fact sheet, event guides and art maps click here.