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This february at hamilton house we’ve got cooking courses, film screenings, a meditation retreat and a yoga retreat.

As well as all the above there’s all our regular classes including our wednesday hoopdance session with nick broyd. also is the start of a somatics Myth of Ageing movement course. ‘This course helps to bring a new awareness and therefore a new ability for freedom and ease of movement.’

more goodies in the form of Tensegrity ’the practical wisdom of shamans of

ancient Mexico. It consists of movements and breaths that help redistribute energy in the body’. get energised and get well at hamilton house!

Artist Of The Month

Penny Tristram is an artist and writer. I work in acrylics to produce bright, unusual pieces that play with the mechanics and politics of the human figure. I paint these fantastical images as a response to pressing questions about identity in our digital age. I am especially interested in the tension and contrast between public and private identity. Quote of the month... “Never mistake activity for achievement.” - John Wooden

Contact 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.

Surf Call for info on 0117 924 9599 Email Visit Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

(reception is open 9-9pm Mon to Fri & 9-5pm on Sat)

Join us on Facebook and Twitter @ CoexistCIC

The Coexist Community Kitchen The Coexist Community kitchen can be hired for all sorts of food adventures and educational workshops. please contact us to find out hire rates and availability.


e are excited to be launching our course of basic cookery W skills in collaboration with Bristol

Drugs Project and The City of Bristol College. We will be having a delicious fundraiser for this project on the 27th of February. The City of

Bristol College have teamed up with Josh Eggleton from The Pony and Trap, Chris Wicks, and the team from The Star and Dove to whip up a fab 4 course meal to support our outreach collaboration with The Bristol Drugs Project. Tickets: £35 incl. 4 course meal, a welcome drink More Info:


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featured course coming in march 2014

Every Thur, 6th-27th Mar, 6.30-8.30pm, £80 Immerse yourself in Spanish culture, language and food! Can there be a better way of learning the language than speaking and listening in Spanish whilst cooking an array of traditional dishes and tapas? This 4 week evening course is the perfect opportunity to practise and learn Spanish naturally, suitable for improvers, intermediate level and brave beginners. All ingredients are included (and you get to eat what you make!)

(Our courses are run by our wonderful team of tutors who have just been through training with The Community Chef team).

To hire the space contact To book a class or find out more about upcoming events & volunteer opportunities contact

Volunteer | Servicing & repairs | buy a bike | rent a bike

The Bristol Bike Project

The Bristol Bike Project is Bristol’s most comprehensive community bike project. We offer a full range of services to the public and all proceeds go towards our community programmes that repair and relocate unwanted bicycles.

DONATE YOUR UNWANTED BICYCLE! Have you got a bike collecting dust in your shed? Then why not bring it along to the project where we will find it a good home?

Our Services BUY-A-BIKE We sell some great used bikes at affordable prices. Come down between 9.30-5.30pm to check out our selection. SERVICING & REPAIRS Get your bike in top condition with our professional repair service from a qualified mechanic. MAINTENANCE COURSES Get to grips with your bike and save money! Courses run on Saturdays. BIKE hire We have a selection of good city bikes and a tandem available for hire at competitive rates. DR. BIKE Mechanic for hire! A great way to show your commitment to sustainable transport and healthy lifestyles.

Open Mon to Fri 9am - 5.30pm

07983 417231

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY


The Bristol Bike Project is a registered Community Interest Company 07579755



80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

FANTASTIC, DELICIOUS LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD SERVED DAILY... FRI-SAT-SUN 10:00-15:00 & 17:00-21:00 MON-THU 10:00-15:00 & 17:00-22:00 THE FINEST LIVE MUSIC FROM AROUND THE GLOBE EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK... MON-THU 9:30-23:30 FRI-SAT BANDS & DJS FROM 9:30-01:00 SUN LIVE MUSIC FROM 16:00-18:00 To Book a Table Call: 01179232017 or Email:

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Tantz - The Leeds-based quintet call it ElectroKlezmer, with whiplash rhythms and heart-catching bass and drums that could almost displace the virtuoso clarinet and violin melodies if they weren’t played so darned well Ewan McLennan - Rivetting Scots folk singer and guitarist who’s impressed Radio 2, BBC 4 and MOJO magazine with his fine clear voice and dextrous fretwork. There’s a strong political energy underpinning much of his material, rich in the traditions of his homeland

Mon 3

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 4

Glow Globes - The Glow Globes duo holds your attention with a wry and quirky music and sweet harmony singing in a mix of swing, country, chanson and all kinds of stylish genres

Wed 5

FREIGHT - Martin Jenkins’ modern jazz piano and composition nod firmly towards the great Thelonious Monk while Greg Cordez’s bass and tunes lean in a contemporary Scandinavian direction

Thur 6

Richard O’Brien Sextet - Sometimes even the most disciplined of bass players just has to let it all out, and funky twangster Richard O’Brien is no exception

Fri 7

Talisman - They made their name in the 80s conscious reggae scene and the reformed

Talisman are still true to those roots but they’ve also moved on and the new tunes have a fresh energy that belies their veteran status

Sat 8

Wormfood presents Polaroid 85 - under Neeta Sari’s direction her fabulous electro-acoustic collective bring it to pulsating life. Piano led tunes set skittering drum’n’bass, cello, violin and clarinet loose among the electronics and her own dream-perfect vocals. Cinematic Anglo-Indian dance music for the future

Sun 9

Emily Wright & The Royals - Her top trio of musicians makes a classy setting for Emily’s smoothly louche vocal evocation of swing music of the 30s and 40s.

Mon 10

Twelve Months of Summer Feat. Josie Newton, Callum Martin & The Tixx- Monthly acoustic evenings hosted by the straight-talking singer-songwriter Rosie B with a whole host of talented guests

Tues 11

Mary Spender - a cut above your average singer/songwriter and guitarist. Comparisons with Joni Mitchell rest lightly on the easy jazziness of her voice and the quick, rich lyricism of her songs

Wed 12 Thur 13

Magic Lantern - Jamie Doe writes songs that sound deceptively spare and starkly Ansum & The Vibes - With the supercool Ansum fronting up and a solid reggae backbeat behind the Vibes are, inevitably, cool and classically Caribbean

Fri 14

Tru Thoughts superhip stable alongside Quantic and the like. The contemporary jazz-blues edge of Harleighblu’s debut album ‘Forget Me Not’ put her on 2013’s ‘must catch’ list. Here’s your chance

beautiful, but which open up to reveal a warmth, humour and wisdom that belies his age.

Harleighblu & Typesun (Dj Set) - Only 17 and she’s already part of the



Sat 15 Sun 16 Mon 17 Tues 18

Regime - Young fivesome making live ‘heavy hip-hop from Bristol Town’ - so that means dub wise flavours from time to time and a general commitment to keeping it nice and bass-y FB Pocket Orchestra - From a time warp down in the New Forest the FB Pocket Orchestra bring a fresh sound that harks back to the hot jazz and swing of the 30s

Canteen Jazz Session - An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes Sam Green & The Midnight Heist - This ridiculously good lap-steel guitar player rolls out his own contemporary folk songs of freewheeling wisdom

Wed 19

Break a Lead - Fundraising night for the UWE Illustration crew featuring three

Thur 20

The Rosellys - Country-steeped coming together of singer/songwriter Rebecca

Fri 21

Cut Capers - Hard-driving hip-hop beats, jumping ska and great brass business make the soundtrack for some multi-lingual duelling by MCs Eloy Sinser and Mark Pearce

great acts: Rosie Rowland’s gentle poetic melancholy, the psychedelic reggae of Jalandhar and the mysterious enigma that is Forestar Rosewall and the brothers Simon & Allan Kelly Contemporary Americana songs in the vein of Alison Krauss with a rich vein of Cajun swing always near to the surface

Sat 22

Fofoulah - The sound of Senegal has always been a favourite flavour here at Canteen so this London-based fusion of West African tradition with bass-boosting synths and electro-dub production should have no trouble getting the Saturday party started

Sun 23

Denny Ilett - Moscow Drug Club’s jazz guitarist has a rocking blues heart as well as a swinging way with a tune. Whether paying tribute to the great Wes Montgomery or catching the contemporary vibe with Andy Sheppard Denny’s head-turning musicianship makes him a real treat to the ears

Mon 24

Leonie Evans Blues Session - Lovely-voiced vocalist from Rae and other

Tues 25

bands reveals her own idiosyncratically blues-inspired material

Lauren Bradford - Ex-patriot singer from the US whose clear voice and crisply picked acoustic guitar unfold her own poetic songs with soulful honesty and urgency, whether stirring anthems or thoughtful ballads

Wed 26

Bucking Mules - If you want to know what Americana is about then you should probably start in the Appalachians - which is where the four members of Bucking Mules hail from. Their acoustic old time music is played on fiddle banjo guitar and bass is straight from a hillbilly fireside and pure as a mountain stream

Thur 27

Bristol Afrobeat Project - What it says on the can: they come from Bristol - all ten of ‘em - and they play the kind of pile-driving West African funk that Fela Kuti and his drumming legend Tony Allen pioneered in the 70s

Fri 28

Speaking in Tongues - The Canteen don’t do tribute acts as a rule,

but this absolutely bang on reconstruction of the many faces of Talking Heads would surely merit a benign nod from the great Mr Byrne himself. Fabulous music brought to the liveliest of life by Chris Apthomas and friends Design by

what’s on this month

A timetable

Nose to Tail Cookery Workshop 4th Feb, 6-9pm, £30 Learn how to use every part of your ingredient. The course will include a look at cheaper cuts of meat and offal and how to use bones and offcuts to make soups and stocks, and ‘reinvent’ leftover meals. We will also look at the potential of vegetables, focusing on how to use and cook with peelings, skins, leaves and stalks. All ingredients are included (and you get to eat what you make!) More info: Cori or Ari: 0117 915 4831 |

Project Wild Thing film screening

5th Feb, 7.15-9.30pm “No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.” This documentary follows David Bond’s admirable attempt to rediscover the great outdoors and muddy play, by appointing himself Marketing Manager for nature and using his own children as guinea pigs in the Great Rediscovery. More info: |

A Loving Heart – One Day Meditation Retreat 8th Feb, 10am-4pm, £15 An introduction to the practice of developing a loving heart, through a series of short guided meditations and discussions. Using a secular presentation of meditations from the Buddhist tradition, aimed to suit anyone. More info: 0117 924 9599 | Bittersweet Chocolate Cookery Workshop 13th Feb, 6-9pm, £30 Discover some of the 400 flavour notes in chocolate, pair unusual flavours and take home lots of treats. All ingredients are included (and you get to eat what you make!) More info: Cori/Ari: 0117 915 4831 |

Card Making Workshop 15th Feb, 11-1pm, £7.50

Join us for a relaxed morning of creativity, making a series of highly individual cards suitable for any occasion! Please contact me for any further details and to confirm your interest. More info:

e of events, workshops & exhibitions within Hamilton House: Lovedance IV “The chakra series” Feb 15th, Monthly, 8pm -1am Gather, honour, dance, sing, eat, drink, laugh, celebrate, have fun and connect. Join the positive dance community, bringing the joy of Festival spirit to the heart of the city. Alcohol and drug free event. More info: Cori/Ari: 07977129650 | Two’s Company- Seasonal Pairings 25th Feb, 6-9pm £30 Understand and discover ‘what to buy when’ and ‘what it goes best with’, by looking at the seasonality of fish, meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, dairy and herbs. All ingredients are included (and you get to eat what you make!) More info: Cori/Ari: 0117 915 4831 | World Yoga Day for Human Rights 23rd Feb, 11-1pm

World Yoga Day is a global event where yoga teachers and studios around the world will donate their time and space to a 2-hour yoga session devoted to human rights. Suggested donation £12 More info: 07851 728773 |

Into the Forest Exhibition 7-13th Feb, 9am-9pm

Including daily workshops: paper cutting | Intro to etching | Mono-printing | Book binding More info: |

Bengali massage special offer


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90min Bengali massage or 1-1 Clinical Somatic Session in Feb for new clients only (£40 for an hour and a half- What a bargain!) contact Cat on: 07886 011 422 is a collective of complementary therapists in the heart of Stokes Croft. Please ring reception for more information: 0117 924 9599 (or check out our website)

therapies, Workshops, courses & Class





Bengali Massage 2-5pm bellyfit 5.45-6.45pm womens bike night 6-9pm spanish classes (advanced) 6-7.30pm french lessons 6-8pm Beginners African Dance 6.30-8pm reflexology 6.30-9.30pm chakra meditation (every other mon) 7-8pm lgbt fitness class 7-8pm spanish classes 7.345-9.15pm tai chi / chi kung 8.15-9.15pm Capoeira 8.15–10.15pm Hatha Yoga 12-1pm learn to meditate effectively 1-2pm Sports/deep tissue Massage 3-6pm morning chorus 5-6.30pm Zumba 6.30-7.30pm counselling 5.30-9.30pm Intermediate African Dance 6.30-8pm Hatha Yoga 7-9pm five Rhythms Dance 8-10pm Global Improv. Bellydance 8:15-9:15pm Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 9.30-10.30pm hatha yoga 10am-11am fix-a-bike 10am-5pm Low Cost Healing 12-8pm hatha flow yoga 1-2pm original spinners kids 4.15-5.15pm scaravelli yoga 5-6pm Drumming 6-8pm Beginners Tango 6.30-8pm spanish classes 7.30-9pm Salsa 8-10pm hula hooping 8.15-9.15pm counselling 10-1 / 3-6pm earn-a-bike 10.30 / 2pm Tensegrity Practice Group 12-1pm Bengali Massage 2-9.30pm Kid’s Capoeira 4.30-5.30pm Bristol health choir 5.45-7.15

Ballates 6-7pm

(listings correct at time of print)

A timetable of the regular classes within Hamilton House:


spanish 6-7.30pm stokes croft life drawing 6-9pm Massage, Reiki & reflexology 6.30-9.30pm Hypnotherapy 6.30-9.30pm Massage & Aromatherapy 6.30-9.30pm adult Ballet 7-8pm Contemporary Dance Class 7.30-8.30pm bike kitchen 7.30-10.30pm spanish classes 7.45-9.15pm Capoeira 8.15-10.15pm


Shiatsu & Holistic Massage 2-6pm acupuncture 3-6pm after school bikes 3.30-6.30pm flamenco dance class 6-7pm zumba 6.30-7.30pm Five Rhythms Dance 8-10.30pm


sat Nia Dance 12.30-1-30pm sun

Sunday club screenprinting* 10am-4pm balanced view 11.30am-12.30pm contact improvisation dance 4-7pm


at you’ll find the latest up-to-date information including descriptions, prices and contact details - or call our reception at: 0117 924 9599 *booking required


Happiness Habits course

id you know that no matter what your circumstances at least 40% of your happiness is under your direct control?

Thursdays 27th Jan – 17th Mar

Over eight weeks, you’ll get to explore and develop skills that put you in charge of your own wellbeing. These include: Gratitude, finding meaning and purpose and even how to learn optimism. There are lots of practical exercises and simple things to practice that help embed the habit.

‘Life changing’ ‘I’ve come away with a great tool kit I can use in easy and practical steps’ ‘Do it, it will happify you’

More info: 0117 2300128 | DMAC (Dance Music Arts Collective) present a range of classes including African Dance, Drumming, Belly Dance, 5 Rhythms Dance, Capoeira Angola, Yoga, Tango, Ballet & Ballates, Salsa, Zumba, Hip Hop, Pilates, Self-Defense, Meditation, Choir, Nia Dance, Flamenco and more... Each class is run by an experienced teacher who will share their love of dance and movement in a welcoming environment.

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 4 induction hobs, 3 fan ovens, a 6 hob gas range with convection oven. Ideal for catering, workshops & training, 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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Hamilton House Feb 2014 Programme  

In this issue: Hoopdance, Somatics and Happy City. Make sure you check the listings pages for a special offer on Somatics and Bengali massa...

Hamilton House Feb 2014 Programme  

In this issue: Hoopdance, Somatics and Happy City. Make sure you check the listings pages for a special offer on Somatics and Bengali massa...