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mar 2014

art, dance, music, events, therapies, workshops

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why not try the wonderful morning chorus choir, take in an evening of music at the canteen or whip up a feast at one of the community kitchen’s events. inside there’s also a 10% discount voucher for the bristol bike project (page 3) so now is the time to get your bike serviced in preparation for all the glorious weather we’re about to have (fingers crossed!)

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month... “The man on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there” - Vince Lombardi

acked full of inspiring events and lovable characters (check out tom bonson’s wonderful artwork below). this edition of the hamilton house programme is bursting full of spring time endeavours.

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Tom is very much a character driven illustrator and loves creating quirky characters that the viewer can relate to and believe in. “Immersing myself in a character and their world is a real pleasure for me. Humour plays a large part in my picture book work too, I like to keep things light hearted and whimsical.”

co nta ct us 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 at: to find out hire rates and availability. A quick interview with Harriet Wilson who will be running Bittersweet (Chocolate), 13th Feb & Sugar and Spice and all things Jolly Nice, 3rd April. I grew up on… a dairy farm. I have memories of almost falling in the huge 1000 litre milk tank. The first time I made Ice cream… was when I was given a £12 ice cream maker from a car boot sale. Nothing will ever live up to that present. While working as a pastry chef… I remember the chefs running around trying to light each others bottoms on fire with blowtorches. My kitchen is a bit more civilised. I set up my business when…I was 16. I funded it with a litter of flat coated retriever puppies. I bottle fed 13 of them and sold 12. I spent my first pay cheque on… inappropriate shoes. I love … dreaming up new ice cream flavours. I get inspired by people and history. I’ve just come up with something pretty special (with the help of a friend and a native Jamaican) called Jamaican guinness punch. Imagine a sweetened guinness head with a bit of a ginger kick. Quote from said Jamaican: “this me culture!”. I’ll be peddling it at St Paul’s carnival. My weirdest food habit is… probably eating whole tubs of ice cream with ease. I’ve tried some weird diets in my time too.... Wouldn’t recommend the banana diet. My proudest moment… Rocking up at my first ice cream gig with airstream in tow. Me in the passenger seat my long suffering dad driving. He’s been likened to an eighties pop star on more than one occasion. Interested in the courses Harriet is running? Sign up here:

(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

We offer the following courses to help people get skilled up in bike mechanics Bicycle Basics Bicycle Basics: an introductory course on understanding and maintaining your bike This course is perfect for people who’ve recently taken up riding a bike and would like to know how to get the most from it. This short evening class covers a mix of parctical tasks and theory aimed to help you ride more efficiently. Intensive Course A complete cycle maintenance course over two Saturdays, tailored around your bike. The first day covers the basics whilst the second gets more involved with the deeper workings of the bike. You can book either day or just one day if you prefer. No prior experience is needed – just the desire to get hands-on and skilled up! Check our website for booking details Open Mon to Fri 9am - 5.30pm

07983 417231

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY


10% off repairs

if you spend £60 or more Bring this voucher with you to the Bristol Bike Project between 9am-5.30pm Mon - Fri to claim 10% off all repairs when you spend £60 or more. (voucher valid until 31st March 2014)

The Bristol Bike Project is a registered Community Interest Company 07579755

The Canteen 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


To Book a Table Call: 01179232017 or Email:

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Baraka Baraka + + Belafonte Belafonte -- Fronted Fronted by by the the great great Ben Ben Baddoo’s Baddoo’s vocals vocals and and percussion percussion Baraka Baraka make make vibrant vibrant pan-African pan-African music music with with aa Caribbean Caribbean undertow. undertow.

Sun Sun 22

Ma Ma Polaine’s Polaine’s Great Great Decline Decline + + B-Sides B-Sides -- Oddly Oddly stylish stylish foursome foursome from from London London

Mon Mon 33

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

Tues Tues 44


Wed Wed 55

Inu Inu -- seasoned seasoned folksters folksters from from the the Bath Bath scene scene whose whose rich rich arrangements arrangements of of traditional traditional music music

Thur Thur 66

Celestine Celestine -- aa carefully carefully crafted crafted blend blend of of soul, soul, gospel, gospel, jazz jazz and and blues blues that that fits fits her her classic classic

Fri Fri 77 Sat Sat 88 Sun Sun 99

fronted fronted by by blues-belting blues-belting vocalist vocalist and and harmonica harmonica player player Beth Beth Packer. Packer.

reflects reflects the the carefully carefully gathered gathered fruit fruit of of their their many many meanderings meanderings down down the the byways byways of of Europe. Europe.

jazz-club jazz-club voice voice to to aa very very modern modern R’n’B R’n’B style. style.

Rumba Rumba de de Bodas Bodas + + Skint Skint -- Fronted Fronted by by the the charismatic charismatic Matilda Matilda de de Angelis Angelis this this bigbigsounding sounding combo combo from from Italy Italy make make exactly exactly the the music music they they fancy fancy -- which which has has aa kind kind of of carnival carnival jazziness, jazziness, hinting hinting at at aa random random journey journey across across Middle Middle Europe Europe with with electro-swing electro-swing stuck stuck in in the the CD CD player. player. Quirky Quirky and and compelling compelling stuff stuff and and much much too too clever clever for for its its own own good good (in (in aa good good way). way). Wormfood Wormfood Ft. Ft. Hornman Hornman + + Mango Mango Park Park -- From From the the hipper hipper corners corners of of

hepcat-heavy hepcat-heavy East East London London this this lot lot bring bring Horn Horn Electro, Electro, aa deliciously deliciously danceable danceable confection confection of of brass brass and and beats beats juiced juiced up up by by Freddy Freddy ‘The ‘The Frogs’ Frogs’ Cruin Cruin and and his his dextrous dextrous laptoppery. laptoppery. Think Think electroswing electroswing fallen fallen into into dub dub step step hands. hands. Think Think ‘nice’! ‘nice’!

Railroad Railroad Bill Bill + + B-Sides B-Sides -- IfIf you you play play skiffle skiffle like like Cardiff’s Cardiff’s Railroad Railroad Bill Bill do do then then you’ll you’ll pretty pretty much much worship worship the the great great Lonnie Lonnie Donegan. Donegan. And And ifif he he says says your your music’s music’s ‘bloody ‘bloody good’ good’ (which (which he he did) did) then then itit bloody bloody well well is! is!

Mon Mon 10 10

Twelve Twelve Months Months of of Summer Summer -- Monthly Monthly showcase showcase of of the the best best acts acts from from the the acoustic acoustic scene scene pulled pulled together together by by the the sparkling sparkling Miss Miss Rosina Rosina Buck. Buck.

Tues Tues 11 11

Fantasy Fantasy Orchestra Orchestra -- The The restless restless creativity creativity of of Jesse Jesse ‘Morningstar’ ‘Morningstar’ Vernon Vernon has has brought brought many many greatly greatly magnificent magnificent joys joys to to our our local local music music scene scene and and this this open open access access orchestra orchestra and and choir choir is is yet yet another. another. Driven Driven by by the the idea idea that that ‘more ‘more is is more’ more’ the the ever-expanding ever-expanding Fantasy Fantasy Orchestra Orchestra makes makes unique unique music music from from the the compositions compositions of of E. E. Morricone, Morricone, J. J. Hendrix, Hendrix, Sun Sun Ra Ra and and others. others.

Wed Wed 12 12

Kevin Kevin Figes Figes Quartet Quartet -- One One of of the the best best modern modern jazz jazz combos combos in in the the region region (and (and beyond) beyond)

Thur Thur 13 13

The The Good, Good, The The Bad Bad && The The Funk Funk -- Thats Thats ‘Bad’ ‘Bad’ as as in in ‘Baaaaaad’ ‘Baaaaaad’ and and ‘Funk’ ‘Funk’ as as in in ‘What ‘What for for

Fri Fri 14 14 Sat Sat 15 15

with with classy classy tunes tunes and and even even classier classier playing. playing.

you you sitting sitting down?’ down?’ And And it’s it’s ‘Good’ ‘Good’ as as in in good good -- obviously. obviously.

Count Count Bobo Bobo && The The Bullion Bullion && Payback Payback Paul Paul -- vintage vintage ska ska and and rocksteady rocksteady from from the the likes likes of of Prince Prince Buster, Buster, The The Skatallites, Skatallites, all all rendered rendered with with proper proper harmony harmony vocals vocals and and rooting rooting tooting tooting saxophones. saxophones. Conjunto Conjunto Gringo Gringo + + Sam Sam Rawbeats Rawbeats -- Eight-headed Eight-headed octomonster octomonster mixing mixing covers covers and and originals originals in in aa splendidly splendidly jazzy jazzy evocation evocation of of Havana Havana nightlife nightlife at at its its most most musical. musical.

Sun 16

Mon 17

The Inexplicables - This almost uncategorisable fusion of folk, soul, jazz, reggae and beatbox hip-hoppery should be filed under ‘fresh’, ‘catchy’ or just plain ‘groovy’.

Sergeant Early’s Dream - It’s Paddy time! And who better to jig it up than this

duo version of the acoustic folk outfit that brings fresh style and energy to deeply rooted traditional Celtic music. Paul Bradley (voice/guitar) and Gina Griffin (voice/violin) combine their considerable instrumental skills in the cause of St Patrick and all things Irish.

Tues 18

Mayflys - Like their ephemeral insect inspiration, they bring with them a fleeting sense of the best bits of summer. Happily, however, they bring it all year round.

Wed 19

Luke Concannon & Jimmy Davis + Ella Martini - Quite a package of fireworks this, as two politically acute songwriters (Luke and Jimmy) set out to peddle their newly released wares and prodigious hip-hoppish rhymesmith Ella Martini sneaks into the back of their bus, There’s a big risk her rapid fire lyrics and catchy acoustic guitar accompaniment will upstage the Nizlopi Kid (aka LC) and the rhymetastic JD but somehow we doubt it.

Thur 20

The Big V - They said ‘there’s no excuse for the dull’ and they meant it. This is psych-hop territory, with an eye to the dark side and a blue heartfull of hope.

Fri 21

Flying Ibex + Area Boys - This extraordinarily clever threesome somehow rustle up all the kinds of worldpop music that make for feelgood jollity to be the beguiling soundtrack for their elliptical lyrics. It’s a smooth thing - yet disconcertingly odd, which is as it should be.

Sat 22 Sun 23 Mon 24

Tues 25

Birth of Joy + Kaptin Is Dead - Brooding Dutch rockers Birth of Joy come over

somewhere between The Doors and PIL thanks to declamatory lyrics, upfront organ, clatter mouth drumming and brash riff-rockery.

Matt Holborn Quartet - The ridiculously good fiddler from Tantz, who regularly pass through and blow us all away has a Gypsy Jazz foursome - guess what? They blew us away, too.

Leonie Evans Blues Session - She’s artful enough in that Rae band, but deep down there’s a proper blues belter, Memphis Minnie style, in Leonie Evans heart.

Seznec Brothers - Bona fide brothers who use their voices and a stack of musical instruments to create a fresh-sounding fusion of old-time styles and world music influences. By turns jazzy, folky and sometimes just plain odd they are never less than completely musical and always entertaining.

Wed 26

Phatic - a cool new jazz combo playing a breezy electric style full of melody and imagination.

Thur 27

Solana - Plaintive Spanish guitars meet exuberant Celtic flutes and irrepressible fiddles in a feast of jiggery-polkary.

Fri 28

DA-10 + Diss Miss - OLd-school synth merchant Danalogue meets drum machine devotee 10-David on an asteroid stuck in 1978 and set the controls for the heart of the sun. The future used to sound like this, apparently, but sometimes it still does.

Sat 29

Tankus the Henge + Waxmouse - Jaz Delorean’s ramshackle crew might look well dodgy but the music they make is a reliably brilliant cavalcade of intricate story songs that switch from electroswing to Ennio Moricone.

Sun 30

Nuala Honan + B-Sides - Writer of fiercely fragile songs, player of deftly-wrought guitar and passionate singer of extraordinary charm and style.

Mon 31

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

what’s on this month

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Beshara 1st March 2-5pm, FREE/£5 These Tender Nightingales…’ some mystical quatrains. Speaker: Jane Clark Jane has lectured in the UK and internationally and has tutored a course on Islamic Mystical Poetry in Oxford for many years. More info:|

Food Connections Theatre Lab

4th March, 6.30-9pm, FREE Open Creative Lab for Food and Theatre Enthusiasts. BBC Food Connections Festival is happening at the beginning of May, and they will be running all great and interesting events surrounding the world of food. We are interested in creating a devised theatre and food spectacle surrounding the themes of the local Bristol food system, its greatness, its weaknesses, its joys and its threats. More info: | Clearer Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills Training Day 8th Mar, 10-5pm, £50/60 This one-day workshop offers a way to improve clear communication skills and learn useful conflict resolution tools that can be applied in your life. More info: 07974 765985 |

Packing A Punch For Lunch 18th Mar, 6-9pm, £30

A new approach to lunch boxes - The first in a series of courses with sustainability, affordability, taste and nutrition at it’s core. More info: Cori/Ari: 0117 915 4831 |

Intro To Linocut Printing 20th / 27th March, 7-9pm, £50 This workshop will introduce you to the art of relief printing. Using Japanese cutting tools you will create single colour prints from a Lino plate. More info: | FoodCycle Pop-Up Restaurant 24th March, 7-11pm, £5

Our inventive team will be whipping up a delicious culinary feast of 3 vegetarian courses, transformed from ‘surplus food’ from supermarkets and local shops. More info: |

of events, workshops & exh ibitions

Introduction To Clowning 29/30th Mar, 10am-6pm, ÂŁ65-85

Roll up for an epic 2 day journey into the wonderful world of Clown. Come laugh, play and celebrate your unique ridiculousness in this safe and joyful workshop. More info: |

Hamilton House Programme Showcase 20th Feb-4th Mar, FREE An exhibition to showcase and celebrate over a two years of the Hamilton House monthly printed programme. More info:

Molly Goldwater 6-20th March, 9am-9pm, FREE Molly’s works comprise of bold, striking, abstract pieces which attempt to tackle the worth and validity of mark making in contemporary art. More info: Private View Thursday 6th March, 6-8pm Underneath It All exhibition 24th-29th March, 9am-9pm, FREE

This is a journey through time and space. Where a life world full of fleshly, mortal beings is juxtaposed with abstract machines. More info: 07927 745676 |

Reiki Meditation Holistic Massage

An oasis for healing, relaxation and rejuvenation. Wellbeing is a community of therapists offering a wide range of treatments.

Wellbeing Festival 29th March (10.30am - 6pm) An exciting day of workshops, treatments & talks. Also including healthy, yummy food & drinks, and a kids area with facepainting, storytelling and more! 0117 9249599 Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY

Acupuncture Homeopathy Bengali Massage


Reflexology Aromatherapy

Sports Massage


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 7.45-9.15pm 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 counselling 5.30-9.30pm Intermediate African Dance 6.30-8pm Hatha Yoga 7.30-9pm five Rhythms Dance 8-10pm Global Improv. Bellydance 8:15-9:15pm Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 9.30-10.30pm


fix-a-bike Low Cost Healing hatha flow yoga original spinners kids scaravelli yoga Drumming Beginners Tango spanish classes Salsa hula hooping

10am-5pm 12-8pm 1-2pm 4.15-5.15pm 5-6pm 6-8pm 6.30-8pm 7.30-9pm 8-10pm 8.15-9.15pm

counselling earn-a-bike Tensegrity Practice Group Bengali Massage Kid’s Capoeira Bristol health choir

10-1 / 3-6pm 10.30 / 2pm 12-1pm 2-9.30pm 4.30-5.30pm 5.45-7.15


Ballates spanish

6-7pm 6-7.30pm

(listings correct at time of print)

thur cont’d


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 acupuncture after school bikes flamenco dance class zumba Five Rhythms Dance

sat Nia Dance Sunday club screenprinting*

sun balanced view contact improvisation dance

2-6pm 3-6pm 3.30-6.30pm 6-7pm 6-7pm 8-10.30pm 12.30-1-30pm 10am-4pm 11.30am-12.30pm 4-7pm

The Morning Chorus Weekly bristol Choir

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

ses a timetable of regular classes within Hamilton House

Tuesdays 5-6.30pm

Songs to stir and inspire from around the world, including: African, Maori, Latin, Appalacian, Folk, Soul, Blues, Jazz, Pop. Includes creative and playful warm-up games and exercises, that expand and explore the voice. All welcome, no auditions, no waiting list. Price: £6/4 (drop in) | £22/15 (4 weeks) More info: | 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 March 2014 Programme  

All the goodies that could be in store for you if you get yourself down to Stokes Croft Bristol and wander inside our artistic building.

Hamilton House March 2014 Programme  

All the goodies that could be in store for you if you get yourself down to Stokes Croft Bristol and wander inside our artistic building.