- Almost a month of family fun spanning October half term and beyond
- Bringing the arts alive for families, the festival features many FREE EVENTS across the city
- Bristol's favourite venues curate family-friendly programmes for the festival
Back for another half term of theatre, art, music, dance, literature, film, storytelling and more, the Family Arts Festival - www.familyartsfestival.com - runs from 9 October – 1 November.
A celebration of quality family arts events, Bristol Family Arts Festival - www.bristolfamilyartsfestival.blogspot.co.uk - is the perfect opportunity for families of all ages to enjoy the arts, many of which are free of charge.
The theme for this year’s Bristol Family Arts Festival is My Green City, to mark the city's year as European Green Capital. With a range of community outreach events across the city, the theme will be celebrated with a special finale event focusing on creating a green, future city. Festival partners, Bristol Children’s Scrapstore, will be contributing a fantastic range of recycled materials for the creative workshops.
Bristol’s Family Arts Festival is coordinated by Arnolfini, the Architecture Centre, Artrageous, Bristol Libraries, Bristol Museums Galleries and Archives (Bristol Museum and Art Gallery / M Shed), Bristol Old Vic, Brunel’s ss Great Britain, The Churches Conservation Trust, Lawrence Weston Community Farm, National Trust, Playing Out, St George's Bristol, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Underfall Yard Trust, and Watershed.
The Bristol Family Arts Network is headed by Arnolfini and formed as an offshoot of the Bristol Cultural Education Partnership.
Amy Harrison, Learning and Participation Manager, the Architecture Centre, says:
“The Bristol Family Arts Festival is passionate about engaging families all across the city with culture and creativity. To celebrate Bristol as European Green Capital, our outreach events and finale event this year will also explore sustainability through the theme of My Green City.”
Ellie Jeffs, Curator of Learning and Participation, Arnolfini, says:
“Families are a really important audience for Bristol’s arts and cultural organisations. The 2015 Bristol Family Arts Festival programme includes a huge variety of events, workshops and activities, providing lots of opportunities for families to try out new experiences and get creative together."