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Welcome April has arrived, but don’t expect showers from this unpredictable weather we’re having here in Blighty. We could get snow, sleet, hail, or even sunshine! Hamilton House is as busy as ever and buzzing with energy. As we say every month there are way too many exciting things going on within these walls for you to be staying at home! We have full listings of what’s on this month including, weekly workshops & classes (check the back pages). There’s also tons of inspired live music in The Canteen, check the full listings in the centre pages for details. Make sure you come down and take a peek at the Artist Of The Month display on the right hand wall as you enter through The Canteen’s double doors. If you love the artwork and simply have to have it hanging on your wall at home get out your wallet and buy yourself a one off, locally created masterpiece. If you need some cooking inspiration, check the bottom right and try our super delicious Quick Menu Tip. The yummy recipie is cu-out-able! I’ll leave you with this inspiring quote, apt because we’ve just finished redecorating Hamilton Hub, our hotdesking/co-working suite... Quote of the month...


“Music gives color to the air of the moment.” ― Karl Lagerfeld

Wellbeing have some amazing offers this month: Acupuncture – Springtime Booster Two sessions for only £50 The Spring is here, and it is time for a seasonal acupuncture treatment to sweep away the last of the wintery dampness, and take a strong sprightly step forward. Give your Liver a lift! Vouchers are available – this would make an interesting, nurturing gift for someone you love! Call Eleanor on 07958 951 030 There’s more... check out the Shiatsu spring offer on page 10 Coexist support workspaces for over 200 creative practitioners, artists, designers, social enterprises and small businesses. We also provide community space for people to create, interact, learn, move and play. If you’re interested in volunteering and contributing to the overall development of Coexist, email: to organise an interview.


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You’ll need: *300g gram flour *800ml water *150ml olive oil *2 leeks, thinly sliced *500g potatoes, cubed and parboiled for 1 minute *1 onion, thinly sliced *2tsp salt *black pepper

Farinata recipe First whisk the gram flour with the water and set aside for up to 2 hours. In the meantime roast the potatoes with a little oil and salt in a 240ºC oven. Stir fry the leek with oil and a pinch of salt and pepper until just soft. When the potatoes are slightly crispy and brown, remove from the oven and mix with the leeks. Line the same baking tray with greaseproof paper and pour in the remaining oil. Season the chickpea batter with salt and pepper and pour in the lined and oiled tray. Add the leeks and potatoes and distribute them evenly into the batter mixing in the oil a little. Scatter the sliced onion on top and grind some black pepper over it. Bake in the oven at 240ºC for 30-40 minutes until set and golden on top, if necessary turn on the grill for the last 5 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

The Bristol Bike Project We are Bristol’s most comprehensive community bike project, focused on repairing and relocating unwanted bicycles. We aim to help people from all walks of life get out on two weels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience in the process.

We are Bristol’s most comprehensive community bike BUY A BIKE project, focused on repairing and relocating unwanted We sell a variety of reconditioned, second hand bikes at bicycles. We aim to help people from all walks of life affordable prices. We also sell a range of secondhand and getnew out parts. on two wheels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience in the process.


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Mon 1

Canteen Jazz Session An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.

Tues 2

Sam Green & The Midnight Heist This ridiculously good lap-steel guitar player rolls out his own contemporary folk songs of freewheeling wisdom.

Wed 3 Thur 4

MBP Trio While frequently funky tenor sax player John Pratt’s got a soul-jazz heart too, and this collaboration revels all.

Matt Woosey Like the blues? Proper blues, mind, bashed out on a guitar with moanin’ and howlin’ and all that razmataz? Matt Woosey’s your man

Ikestra Fri 5

Six very clever musicians from Leeds provide a sizzling update on Afrobeat and funkadelia, while Anna Stott’s elusive vocals add to the whole mystique. All very modern and danceable in a Tru Thoughts kind of way, with the genial smile of Sun Ra beaming down from out there.

Sat 6

Los Mercenarios Let’s talk funk, shall we? Heavyweight funk with jazz attitude. Or may be dub, ditto. Even a little Latin, likewise?

Sun 7

Nifty finger-picking guitarist and songstress Molly Samson bedecks her wistful and eloquent songs

Mon 8 Tues 9

Molly Samson & The Cautionary Tales

Lady Nade & Friends ft. Just 3 There’s always plenty of talent on display when the sumptuous-voiced Lady Nade gets her friends round to play.

The Flamenco Thief

Guitarist Craig Sutton is on a mission to take the flamenco style into a whole new place, using loop technology to build up big, anthemic sounds.

The Little Unsaid & Cate Ferris Two singer-songwriters with adventurous wed 10 thu 11 fri 12

approaches to music, sometime Small God Cate Ferris loops up her acoustic guitar and percussion to great effect while John Elliott, aka The Little Unsaid, can turn his troubadour tales into rock anthems if he feels like it.

Richard O’Brien Sometimes even the most disciplined of bass players just has to let it all out, . Expect some great jazz-rock grooving with fretwork firestorms aplenty.

World Government

This fearless collective are gathered under the umbrella of Afrobeat and funk but it’s them’ll shower us with spontaneity

Wormfood presents John Langan Band sat 13 sun 14 mon 15

How far can you go with just three voices, fiddle, double bass and guitar? If this London-based Scots jazz-folk trio are to be believed, from the Celtic Fringe to the Bedlams of the Balkans and back again. So popping into Bristol wouldn’t be a problem, then.

Zadio Underneath the super-smooth big production of Zadio Luban’s music there’s the honest voice of a singer songwriter

Canteen Jazz Session An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.



& DJS FROM 9:30-1:00AM | SUN LIVE MUSIC 4:00-6:00PM tue 16

Marie Lister Vocalist Marie Lister somehow catches all the soul of great R’n’B in the most stripped down acoustic setting.

wed 17

Kevin Figes Quartet One of the regions best combos, led by saxman (and flautist) Kevin who writes nifty modern jazz and Latin tunes

thu 18

Modou Ndiaye Cissokho Hailing from the famous Cassamanca region of Senegal, Modou’s roots lie in the Griot traditions of his family, a tradition that shows whether he’s singing, drumming or playing mesmerising music on the kora.

Randy Swindlers The implausibly named Gaylord Gordon, Lip Lane, Norman Nutcrusher, fri 19

Milo Mesmero and Randy Swindler himself are offering the unique combination of Easy Listening Music and ‘sound financial support and advice’. You could believe all or none of that, but we think the clue is in the name.

Sat 20

John Fairhurst There’s blues in John Fairhurst’s head that slips through slide-guitar fingers and gruffed up vocal chords and out into a Southern railroad siding

sun 21

Emily Wright & The Royals Smoothly louche vocal evocation of the swing music of the 30s and 40s and beyond, influenced by Nat King Cole, Edith Piaf and Blossom Dearie.

mon 22 tue 23 wed 24 thu 25

fri 26 sat 27

Effra Many people use the classic folk line-up of fiddle, squeezebox and guitar but few make it sparkle like this great new trio from London

Jim Evans

home-made biscuit tin slide guitar and impressive hillbilly beard, he’s a damn fine folk and blues player and singer, too.

James Riley With his debut CD impending, this very folky singer-songwriter with an ear for Americana is heading out of London to let the world know about it.

Bad Hands With two ace guitarists - this new fusion/funk jazz foursome combine incendiary music with hip-snatching rhythm and no holds barred.

Kamba Band Remarkable coming together of West African roots and style with the

unusual tones of the Swedish nyckelharpa, playing a mix of Amadou Diagne’s songs and improvised rock-out trance grooves.

Ziriguidum Massive Brazilian-style carnival drum band in the contemporary Monobloco

style, complete with authentic Brazilian singers and even (on occasion) dazzlingly be costumed dancers. It’s a big noise they make and the urge to dance is irresistible.

sun 28

Mambo Jambo There’s something from every corner of the globe in the Mambo Jambo tune box, a lively and entertaining folk duo

mon 29

Canteen Jazz Session An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.

Tue 30

Quirkish Delights A small band with big ideas and a world of inspiration, with a heap of stagecraft and unlimited imagination. Design by

what’s on this month Learn To Draw Animals Sun 7th April, 10am-12pm FREE TASTER SESSION - Learn to draw class for all abilities with expert tuition from BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year finalist Adam Crisford. More info: | 07940 895217 CreateState : Prosperity For Holistic Practitioners 8th & 22nd Apr, 7-9pm To help health practitioners and coaches to move beyond issues that they have around money and prosperity. More info: | 07818 032711 Managing Your Community Groups Money 9th April 9.30am-3.30pm Find out about the process of financial management and gain confidence to deal with your groups money. More info: | 0117 9848169 Back 2 Health Conference 12th-14th April, 9.30-5.15 A three day conference about integrative cancer health-care for practitioners, individuals dealing with a cancer diagnosis, those wishing to stay well and everyone who is, or has been affected by ‘The Big C’. More info: | Spanish Classes Mon, Tue, Wed & Thur evenings, 8th April - 9th May £48 Spanish courses taught using a communicative method by experienced and qualified native teachers. More info: | Landfall 8th - 20th Apr, Opening night Monday 8th Apr 6 − 8pm

This exhibition is a collection of paintings by Charlotte Watters produced during her time spent in Bristol this winter. More info:

6 Degrees Of Separationg 22nd Apr - 4th May, Opening Thur 25th Apr 5 – 8pm An exhibition by the artist NarBal. Six Degrees of Separation is a theory that means we are separated to everyone on the planet by 6 acquaintances on the social plane.

A timetable of the regular classes within Hamilton House: Balanced View Bristol Sat 20th to Sun 28th Apr

One Day and Four Day Introductory Trainings. Meet international participants and the Balanced View community that is thriving in Bristol. More info:

Speak English Like A Native

Mon, Tue evenings 4th-26th Mar Come and improve your English in a safe and encouraging environment with an experienced native teacher. More info::

soulful singing 28th Apr, 2 - 4.30pm African, sacred, uplifting and fun group harmony singing for all with live djembe drumming accompaniment. More info:: | 5 rhythms 5-Rhythms is the original ecstatic dance practice - freeing and easy, it’s a workout and an energy bath. Created by Gabrielle Roth this practice brings the wisdom of ancient spiritual dance practices into a 21st century context; infusing them with progressive rhythms and adapting them to the urban psyche. Participants are guided into an exploration of five distinct but natural rhythmic patterns finding, then expanding their own style and capacity for expression within each. The practice is grounding and energiesing, increasing fitness, fluidity and enhanced emotional intelligence. Tuesdays 8-10pm Fridays 8 -10.30pm £10 (£8 conc) 0790 349 7700

weekly Workshops & Classes A timetable of the regular classes within Hamilton House: sun

Sunday club screenprinting balanced view open meeting drills & thrills * Contact Improvisation Dance

10am-4pm 11.30-12.30pm 12.30-4.30pm 5.30-8.30pm


astanga yoga 1-2pm Bengali Massage 2-5.30pm womens bike night 6-9pm Beginners African Dance 6.30-8pm Capoeira 8.15–10.15pm Astanga Yoga 8.15-9.45pm


Hatha Yoga 12-1pm learn to meditate effectively 1-2pm Sports Massage 2-6pm Non Dual Therapy 2.30-5.30pm Intermediate African Dance 6.30-8pm Zumba 6.30-7.30pm Ukulele & guitar workshop 7-8pm Hatha Yoga 7-8.30pm 5 Rhythms Dance 8-10pm Group Improv. Bellydance 8:15-9:15pm Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 9.30-10.30pm


fix-a-bike 10am-5pm Beginners Capoeria 10.30am-12pm Lunchbox Choir 11.30am-1pm Low Cost Healing 12-8pm self defence 4.30-5.30pm Drumming 6-8pm Beginners Tango 6.30-8pm psychodrama group 6.30-8.30pm Salsa 8-10pm


Holistic/Thai Yoga Massage 9.30-1.30pm Acupuncture 11-2.30pm Pilates (beginner) 12.15-1pm pilates (intermediate) 1-1.45pm Holistic/Deep Tissue Massage 2-5pm thai foot massage 2-5pm

thur cont’d

Homeopathy* 2-6pm Bengali Massage 2-8pm Kid’s Capoeira 4.30-5.30 bristol health choir 5.45-7.45pm Ballates 6-7pm Holistic Massage & Reiki 6-9.30pm Massage & Aromatherapy 6-9.30pm Shiatsu & Holistic Massage 1-5pm Ballet 7-8pm bike kitchen 7.30-10.30pm Capoeira 8.15-10.15pm


after school bikes Five Rhythms Dance flamenco dance class

3.30-6.30pm 8-10pm 6-7pm


Kazimba 10.30-12pm Nia Dance 12.30-1-30pm hip hop 7-8pm



denotes a monthly workshop, class or therapy. for more information on the workshops, classes or therapies visit us at our website: here you’ll find the latest up-to-date information including descriptions, prices and contact details. if you can’t find the information you need give our reception a ring at: 0117 924 9599 or you could scan this here q-code!


Special offer: Shiatsu- £30 for one session and £50 for two. Shiatsu practitioners at Hamilton House: Lioba Fezer Kalandar Warren 07722 187 791 07969 578 745

Shiatsu is wonderful healing art based on the principles of Chinese Medicine. It involves connecting with a person through sensitive and skilfull touch. Energy is accessed by means of acupressure points, stretches, joint mobilisations and deep pressure. Through Shiatsu healing can be facilitated on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. 0117 924 9599

Space for Hire

Hamilton House has a variety of creative, educational, event, exhibition, meeting & studio spaces to hire throughout the year, for more information see below:


A fully equipped events space for theatre productions, music performance and all other inspiring events. Theatre drapes, lighting and PA available on request. To start planning your event email:


Four floors packed with a wide range of affordable studio / office spaces. Prices start from £55 PCM and include electricity & wi-fi. 24/7 access is available. For more info email:


Providing flexible, affordable desk space on a temporary or long-term basis. A central location, inspiring view and networking opportunities. Space available from £10 per day - rates include wi-fi & tea! Facilities include printer, kitchen & communal mailbox service. For more info email:


A large and airy exhibition / gallery space with an expansive front terrace. We welcome fine art, photography, sculpture, groups, charities and installations. Invigilated Mon to Sat. For more info email:


From quick meetings to catered conferences Hamilton House can accommodate all your requirements. Central location, competitive prices and friendly staff. For more info email:


Fully functioning newly renovated community kitchen available for hire with a full gas range, oven and fridge. Ideal for catering, cooking lessons and start-up businesses. For more info email:


Four beautiful purpose built treatment rooms to suit a wide range of therapists. If you’re a practicing therapist looking to rent a room we’d love to hear from you, please contact:

Dance Studios

Two large purpose built professional dance studios with integrated sound system. Studio two also includes floor to ceiling mirrors and a sprung floor. If you’re interested in booking this space email:

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