Hamilton House November Listings

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ar t . dance . music . events . therapies . workshops

NOV 2015 FREE


Welcome Winter’s here but no need to fret, as usual Hamilton House will be providing plenty of oppurtunities to get cozy as the cold settles in.

If you’re interested in volunteering & contributing to the overall development of Coexist, email: reception@coexistuk.org

Currently on display outside The Canteen is Shaun C. Badham’s travelling neon artwork I’M STAYING. Commenting on our relationship to community, place and change, it has so far been displayed at several locations across Bristol including The Arnolfini, Bristol Folk House and Redgrave Theatre. Voting has already commenced for the next location, so come and catch it whilst it’s here! Also at Hamilton House this month: Jonathan Kay’s ‘Out of the Audience’ workshop will be teaching participants what it means to Fool, page 9. Marvel at the latest collections at this years Coexist Fashion Show, page 8. Commemorate Transgender Day of Rememberence with a series of events from Trans/Forms, page 9. Warm up with one of our new Zumba classes, page 11.

David Leavesley Artist of the Month David Leavesley is an artist and designer based in Bristol. He paints on canvas, board and found objects, makes prints, pen-and-ink pieces, sculptural one-offs and even music with the ramshackle experimental outfit “I Am The Mighty Jungulator”. His paintings are currently influenced by Op Art, non-figurative folk art, symmetry and asymmetry, circuitboards and wiring diagrams, and clustering activity at a microscopic level, among other things. You can see more of David’s work in The Canteen from 1st-31st Nov. abnego.com | iamthemightyjungulator.bandcamp.com


Calling All Artists, Designers, Makers, Movers and Shakers and Christmas Traders It’s that time of year again and plans are underfoot for this year’s spectacular Christmas shop here in Hamilton House. This is your invitation to fill our shelves with your amazing creations so we can fill your boots with some well earned Christmas pocket money. Take advantage of our Stokes Croft frontage, super busy building and our mega opening hours - 7 days a week, up to 12 hours a day!

Interested? Drop us an email at In-House@coexistuk.org to receive our full info sheet and application form.

Back by popular demand... CHRISTMAS TREE RENTALS! Want a lighter carbon footprint? This year we have teamed up with our very own Bristol Bike Project to offer deliveries and collections by bike for just £10 each way. Available for postcodes BS1, BS2, BS3, BS5, BS6, BS7, BS8 (this side of the bridge). Not in these area? No worries, we can deliver by vehicle all over Bristol for the same price..... Alternatively, bring your sleigh and collect direct from us yourself for FREE! We will be taking bookings from November 1st with trees ready to go out from early December.

PRICES #3 - 100/125cm - £25 #4 - 125/150cm - £30 #5 – 150/175cm - £35 #6 – 175/200cm - £40 plus a refundable £15 deposit.

Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/16nine/2113010527


Open Meetings through the Gathering: Fri 30th Oct, 7-8pm Sun 1st Nov, 10-11am Sat 7th Nov, 10-11am Sun 8th Nov, 11.30-12.30pm

Extract the Power is an 8-day international conference for people interested in empowering their life for positive social change. Find out more at a public Open Meeting; meet trainers, ask questions to see how to use the simple tools in your own life.

Contact uk@balancedview.org if you would like any more information about the gathering or trainings. www.balancedview.org



NOVEMBER MUSIC Sun

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Free Live Music Please see the website for more details. We never charge an entry fee to our gigs but give generously to the music bucket, it goes straight to the band!

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Canteen Hip Hop Session Guest MCs and musicians join the ultra-funky DeCyphers collective for a monthly exploration of all things hip (and, indeed, hop).

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Twelve Months of Summer Monthly showcase of the best acts from the acoustic scene

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pulled together by the sparkling Miss Rosina Buck (who is one such herself).

Fish & Bird

Fish & Bird's music is an unpredictable stew of folk and rock wonderfully held together by personable vocals and a seething fiddle.

Theo Bard

Now this acoustic singer/songwriter has a band in tow – including Bjork drummer Tansy Omar – he's found an even bigger groove.

Gnawa Blues All-Stars A 21st Century take on traditional African trance-dance from this London based collective, with guembri, electric guitar and a roster of incredible musicians. Lounge Cat Ideals / Tom Holder & The Railway Sleepers These seven cats swing it like there's no tomorrow thanks to sizzling clarinet and swoony harmony vocals. Solana The pan-European quintet Solana take tunes and ideas from the continent's many folk traditions, as the foundation for their pumping dance music. Canteen Jazz Session

All welcome at this special edition of the open jazz jam session hosted by Sophie Stockham, inviting all people to join us re-balancing and re-imagining the jazz scene with all genders in equal parts playing side by side.

Beth Porter / Saskia Maxwell Here's a pair of acoustic performers, each possessed of a distinctive musical personality and a charming voice. Bunty / Isolde Two musicians who know their way around a loop pedal. Both use elegant multi-tracked vocals and samples to build beautifully constructed songs.

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Riíoghnach Connolly If you've ever seen the wonderful Honeyfeet then this woman will already have stolen your heart. Possessed of a powerhouse voice and a deft way with a flute.

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Katya Gorrie plays Tom Waits It takes a brave singer to venture into Mr Waits' dark

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and dodgy world but Moscow Drug Club's Katya Gorrie is just that.

Dana & The Stolen Band Led by a formidable banjo-toting professional gambler, expect down and dirty gin-house blues that will grab the hairs on the back of your neck.

Rozi Plain / This Is The Kit / Rachael Dadd

This has to be a trio of the most creative and original musicians to have emerged from the Bristol scene. There's an unfettered freedom of the soul about each of them that gladdens the heart while charming the ear.

MON – THU LIVE MUSIC FROM 9.30PM

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Slimline Henry Blues Session When harmonica guru Henry 'Slimline' Slim blows that ol' harp be sure some of the best roots blues merchants come a-runnin'.

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Eddie Jay & Will Pound Tip-top musicianship, gale-force harmonica, powerhouse squeezebox, brilliant tune smithery and lashings of good old-fashioned folky fun - hold onto your hat.

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Julia Turner Quartet Singer-songwriter Julia Turner started as a solo busker, but there was

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always a bigger band sound waiting to emerge from her music – and here it is.

People's Front Room Jam Band Prepare to be drawn in by some pretty tasty (and pretty random) musical treats courtesy of this lot, normally found in festival fields.

Orchestre Du Mont-Plaisant This East London collective specialise in trawling the danceable possibilities of African grooves alongside the lively Latin sounds of Cumbia. Wormfood feat. King Punch Ska Punk What's not to like!? Raucous brass parts, crunching guitar riffs, cheeky shouty vocals and jumping, pumping bass lines from this 7 piece. Firefly Burning Ancient and modern music collides harmoniously, weaving folk-bop melodies around mystic lyrics, layered string sounds and amazing clear-eyed vocals.

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

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Free Live Music Please see the website for more details. We never charge an entry fee to our

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gigs but give generously to the music bucket, it goes straight to the band!

Groovelator Where rock guitar gets clever and jazz guitar gets edgy you'll generally find the mighty Mark Lawrence. This organ trio deliver classic 60s sounds and more.

Free Live Music Please see the website for more details. We never charge an entry fee to our gigs but give generously to the music bucket, it goes straight to the band!

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The 45's Breezy as anything rock and soul covers band with the considerable advantage of Mr Bobby Anderson on guitar, vocals and all round charisma.

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Poor Old Dogs They call it 'folk music to stomp to', the kind of acoustic skifflebilly racket Billy

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Bragg's delinquent younger cousin might make.

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Nuala Honan Medicine Creek and Smerin's Anti-Social Club vocal powerhouse Nuala Honan brings fiercely fragile songs, deftly-wrought guitar and passion to her solo sets.

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Lauren Bradford This gently folky singer/songwriter hails from San Francisco with thoughtful

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songs and easy-rolling guitar playing.

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The World is Listening Celebrating women in music in a week long residency. Free mentor drop-in 10am-5pm each day plus workshops.

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SUN LIVE MUSIC FROM 4PM


What’s On This Month

Looking for Muhyiddin Part 2 7th November, 2-5pm, £5 The second part of a film by Nacer Khemir, director of ‘Bab Aziz’, with a discussion after. ‘Returning home to bury his mother, a son makes a promise to his father. He must seek out the spiritual master Sheikh Muhyiddin. Enlisting companions of Ibn

Relief Printing Workshop

‘Arabi on the way, we learn some of the secrets of the mystical Master…’

19th Oct - 21st Dec, 6.30-8.30pm, £140

A 10 week course looking at relief printmaking techniques including woodcut, linocut and vinyl printmaking. Over the duration of the course we will explore carving methods, advantages of using different papers and hand burnishing. We will combine different materials and look at printing in colour with an introduction to using different blocks for different colours and the colour reduction method.At the end of the course we will have produced some fine artwork to frame for Christmas, printed cards and hand printed wrapping papers. All materials provided.

Coexist Fashion Show 19th, 20th Nov, 7-11pm, £7.50 (£6.50 concs)

With the theme ‘Circus Spectacular’, this year’s show draws the audience into an effervescent and exuberant carnival of fashion. Each night showcases an incredible array of local talent with live performances as well as over 20 new collections. Bristol residents will also get the chance to peruse designs, pre-order or purchase on-site via the buyer’s lounge. This is one of the cultural highlights of the year – not to be missed!

Roaring Silence 5th Nov–10th Dec, 7.15-8.45pm, £4 Cons/£6. Introducing the practice of

Dzogchen meditation methods, which addresses our experience of being human at the most essential level of perception. The primary purpose of these methods is to gain an experiential understanding of the nature of thought, awareness, and their relationship with reality.

Morning Chorus Tues, 5.45-7.15pm £35/25 per half term £7/5 drop in

Realising Innate Wellbeing Every Monday, 2nd-30th Nov, 7-8.30pm, £45

Do you want to feel better and have greater clarity in life? In this course you will learn an understanding of human experience which will allow you to find a quieter mind, feel better, and perform better. This understanding, known as The Three Principles, offers new insights into why you think and feel as you do, whilst also explaining what gets in the way of you fulfilling your potential. The course will be suitable for those both new to The Three Principles and those wishing to deepen their understanding.


Dream Yoga – How To Be Good In Bed

The Journey Back To Nature And Soul

7th Nov, 10am-4pm, £18 Concs/£25

5th Nov, 6.15 – 8pm, Free

The practice of dream yoga allows access to ‘lucid dreams’ in which we are aware we are dreaming – and are thus able to perform ‘miracles’. The practice of clear light allows us to retain awareness through the process of falling asleep without dreams. This liberates us from addiction to familiar form and enables us to experience pure awareness without sensory or conceptual content. The practice of illusory wakefulness connects powerfully with dream yoga through sitting meditation in waking consciousness, thus revealing the ‘one taste’ or essential sameness of experience in both waking and sleeping. Together, these practices free us from conceptual limitations of time and space, and allow us to experience the simultaneous continuity and discontinuity of experience.

Rhonda and Michael, Authors of ‘Pocket Full of Soul’ offer this talk to explore how we can live into our core essence, into our deepest purpose and into what we might call soul. We will offer insights, poetry, story and creative methods that will deepen our connection to nature and show how this relationship serves as a guide in our life journey.

Trans/Forms Launch Party - 13th Nov, 8pm-12am, £6 Discussion - 19th Nov, 7-10pm, £3-5 Exhibition - 15th-22nd Nov, Free

An eclectic evening of punk, live art and electronica to kick off a week of events at Hamilton House to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Missing Pieces 15th Nov, 6-8pm, £6. Missing pieces is a monthly season of play readings showcasing Black British,

African and Caribbean work. We are hosting this month at Hamilton house and our play will be ‘Crowning Glory’ by Somalia Seaton.

Jonathan Kay 28th-29th Nov, 10am-5pm £125/ £100 Getting

Out Of The Audience – is an introductory weekend workshop where you can ‘dip your toes into the water’ and find out what it means to Fool. Jonathan has been teaching and leading workshops for more than 30 years, he brings a wealth of experience and insight into the human condition as well as a storehouse of tangible tools, games and exercises to entice you out of the audience of your life.

Tibet Day 14th Nov, 10.30am-4pm, Free

Join us for a day of celebrating Tibetan culture. Browse a huge selection of traditional Tibetan gifts and crafts on our market stall or warm up with a hot drink and some authentic Tibetan Momo. Films and music will be played throughout the day, including an 11am showing of the Tibetan Book of the Dead and a 2pm showing of Cry of the Snow Lion followed by a discussion with Kunchok Nyima. Entry is free but donations to the Zari Tibet Fund are welcome.


Cour ses & Classes

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Course/Class Therapy Workshop Booking Required

Three Principles Therapy..................................................................................................12-3pm Tibetan Sound Healing Meditation (drop in)......................................................................1-2pm Hatha Flow Yoga.......................................................................................................1.15-2.15pm Kid’s Capoeira..........................................................................................................4.30-5.30pm Counselling..............................................................................................................4.30-8.30pm Energy Healing........................................................................................................5.15-8.15pm Bellyfit.....................................................................................................................5.45-6.45pm Womens Bike Night............................................................................................................6-9pm Beginners African Dance..............................................................................................6.30-8pm Chakra Meditation (every other mon)..............................................................................7-8pm Hatha Yoga....................................................................................................................7-8.30pm LGBT Fitness Class............................................................................................................7-8pm Tai Chi for Beginners................................................................................................8.15-9.15pm Capoeira................................................................................................................8.15–10.15pm

Tuesd ay Counselling, Psychotherapy & Bodywork...........................................................9.15-12.30am Learn to Meditate Effectively...........................................................................................1-2pm Sports & Deep Tissue Massage..............................................................................1.30-4.30pm Counselling.............................................................................................................2.15-8.45pm

Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue & Aromatherapy..............................................6-9pm The Morning Chorus.......................................................................................5.45-7.15pm Zumba Class.....................................................................................................6.15-7.20pm Hatha Yoga with Lioba...........................................................................................5.45-7.15pm Acupuncture & Holistic Therapy......................................................................................6-9pm Intermediate African Dance....................................................................................6.15-7.45pm Hatha Yoga....................................................................................................................7.30-9pm Spanish Class...............................................................................................................7.30-9pm Five Rhythms Dance (ongoing group)..................................................................7.45-10.15pm Global Improvisation Belly Dance..........................................................................7.30-8.30pm Tribal Fusion Bellydance........................................................................................8.45-9.45pm

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Low Cost Wednesdays (healing)................................................................................12-8pm Yoga Beats......................................................................................................17.45-18.45pm Spanish with Marta............................................................................6-7.30pm & 7.30-9pm Drumming...................................................................................................................6-8pm Beginners Tango...............................................................................................................7-8pm Salsa............................................................................................................................8-10pm Hula Hooping/Hoopdance.................................................................................8.30-9.15pm

Telephone: 0117 924 9599


Zumba Tuesdays, 6.15-7.20pm, £5. FIRST SESSION FREE IN NOVEMBER A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Thur sd ay Counselling..................................................................................10am-1pm & 2.45-5.45pm Bengali Massage...........................................................................................1-4pm & 5-8pm

Ballates.......................................................................................................................6-7pm Afro Fusion...............................................................................................................6-7pm Counselling................................................................................................................6-9pm Bike Kitchen.............................................................................................................6-10pm Adult Ballet................................................................................................................7-8pm Spanish with Marta..............................................................................................7-8.30pm Fitness Pilates..................................................................................................7.30-8.30pm Capoeira ........................................................................................................8.15-10.15pm

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Nia Dance................................................................................................................9.15-10.15am Qi-Gong................................................................................................................10.30-11.30am Counselling.............................................................................................10.30-1.30pm & 5-8pm Bengali Massage & Somatic Movement...........................................................................12-3pm Homeopathy.............................................................................................................1.45-4.45pm Acupuncture, Holistic Massage & Reflexology..................................................................3-6pm After School Bikes..........................................................................................................3.30-6pm Regression: Healing Past and Present.....................................................................3.30-5.15pm Beginners Street Jazz.........................................................................................................5-6pm Spiritual Awareness Meditation (drop-in)..............................................................5.30-6.30pm Street/Jazz/Hip Hop Dance.....................................................................................6.15-7.15pm Five Rhythms Dance (drop-in)...................................................................................8-10.30pm

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Samba de Roda Dance Classes..........................................................................11am-12.30pm Pole Fitness.................................................................................................................1pm-5pm

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Sunday Club Screenprinting.....................................................................................10am-4pm Balanced View...............................................................................................11.30am-12.30pm Soothing Sundays - Low Cost Therapies..........................................................................2-5pm Contact Improvisation Dance.....................................................................................5-8.30pm

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FLOOR PLAN

Call...........................................................................................................................................0117 924 9599 Bookings..................................................................................................................bookings@coexistuk.org Visit.............................................................................Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY (reception is open 9-8.30pm Mon to Fri & 9-4.30pm on Sat/Sun) General Enquiries............................................................................................................info@coexistuk.org Events / Meetings / Dance Studios / Kitchen .......................................................bookings@coexistuk.org Offices /Studios / Hot desking......................................................................................space@coexistuk.org Exhibitions...........................................................................................................exhibitions@coexistuk.org Wellbeing.................................................................................................................wellbeing@coexistuk.org In-House Shop.........................................................................................................in-house@coexistuk.org Coexist is a registered community interest company 6671870 Printed on FSC certified paper made from sustainable sources, using vegetable inks.

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