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e Welcom Dive into the March edition of the Hamilton House programme, this month we have plenty of things to get you out of the house. Get down here and get involved, life’s too short to stay in. Quote of the month... When life locks you in your room, simply go out the window -


Get your mind, body and spirit cleansed this March with these amazing special offers... Homeopath Angie Doughty’s offering an initial consultation of one hour, and two 30 minute follow up appointments for only £40! Contact: Cat Balaam is running a special offer for Bengali Massage £25 for one hour and £35 for 90 minutes throughout March! Contact:

Contact Surf Call for info on 0117 924 9599 Email Visit Hamilton House,

Artist Of The Month

80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY (reception is open 9am - 9pm Mon to Fri & 9am - 5pm on Sat) Join us on Facebook and Twitter @ CoexistCIC

Scan this to join our mailing list Bex Glover 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.

news Mural Competition

The Facade Gallery has teamed up with The Canteen to run an open competition for the re-design of one of the most high profile painting walls in Bristol.

The three storey wall sits at the end of The Canteen’s deck, in Stokes Croft, facing one of the city’s last remaining Bankys, and is something of a local landmark. Get involved @

quick menu tip

-225g dried black eye beans, (soaked overnight or quick-soaked) -2 Tbsp olive oil -1 dried red chilli -3 garlic cloves, finely chopped -2-3 bay leaves -1 tsp dried origano -a small bunch of fresh thyme, finely chopped -1 tsp paprika -1 and 1/2 tsp salt

Syrian Black Eye Bean Stew To quick-soak your beans, there’s a trick, it works with all beans: put them in a pan, cover with plenty of water and bring to the boil. Boil for 1-2 mins, then turn off the heat and leave standing, covered, for 1 or 2 hours. Drain. Now add 1 ltr water to the soaked, drained beans and bring to the boil. Turn down and simmer for 40 mins or until tender. Put the oil in a pan on the hob, when hot, put in the whole dry chilli. It will darken and puff up, so quickly put in the garlic and stir. Then pour in the beans and their liquid, the bay leaves, origano, thyme, paprika and salt. Stir to mix and simmer uncovered on low heat for 20 mins. Check for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Serve with rice and greens, or in a soup bowl with some chopped parsley and crusty bread.

The Bristol Bike Project

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



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Open Mon to 9am Fri 9am - 5.30pm. Open Mon to Fri - 5.30pm


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FRI-SAT-SUN 12:00-3:00 PM 5:00-9:00 pm

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Hot Hot Tin Roofs Stylish Stylish sextet exploring the point where swing met jump blues and rock and and roll roll began began to to take take shape - think Slim Harpo, Ruth Brown and that kind of hipster.

Soul Soul Ingredients This powerful gang of seven packs a big band punch thanks to its allstar star line-up. line-up. Expect Expect original original soul and R’n’B with slick groves and big brass flourishes

Mike Mike Willox Magnificent Magnificent Seven mainman reveals his inner lounge lizard as he takes his solo in in the the spotlight spotlight to to explore explore his wide-ranging repertoire of jazz tunes and arrangements. Canteen Jazz Sessions An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the Canteen house trio trio and and others others in in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes. house

Edu Egito He’s He’s big big on the mestizo scene in Barcelona but there’s no doubting singer/ Edu songwriter Eduardo Eduardo ‘Edu’ ‘Edu’ Egito’s Brazilian roots - that Rio cool will always shine through. songwriter Little Arrow Edgy Edgy pastoralists from Wales making ‘bitter sweet nu folk’ with Little lyrics concealed concealed in in pleasing pleasing harmonies and light touch musical folksiness. lyrics


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Moonlight Saving Time Emily Wright’s perfectly judged voice in an ever-intriguing Moonlight duet with with Nick Nick Malcolm’s Malcolm’s pure-toned trumpet. duet

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Me and My Friends Not sure who’s the’me’ in this quintet- singer/guitarist, clarinet, Me cello, bass bass and and percussion percussion create stylish chamber-folk tapestries and elusive songs. cello,

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PDR Formerly Formerly known known as as Punk’d Royal this German power-pop trio are bringing their jangling PDR dance-fuelled music music on on a brief UK tour. dance-fuelled

Nuala Though Though often often seen down Medicine Creek and no stranger to Smerins, her solo Nuala performances reveal reveal the the real Nuala Honan, A passionate singer of extraordinary charm and style. performances Lady Nade & Friends There’s always plenty of talent on display when the sumptuousLady voiced Lady Lady Nade Nade gets gets her her friends round to play. Ranging from jazz and blues to folk and soul voiced

Ian Perry classic classic British British folk-blues voice rolls back to early John Martin and other founding Ian sounds of of contemporary contemporary UK folk. sounds

Groove Robber Upbeat Upbeat quintet delivering post-funk jazz modernism with a deeply beat-driven Groove edge, fuelled fuelled by by hard-nosed hard-nosed bass and drums and embellished with great guitar and sax. edge,

Bunch of Leeds-based jazzers bringing considerable musicianship to their Tantz Bunch

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playful deconstruction deconstruction of traditional Klezmer tunes. New EP ‘Etrog Pomander’ has a playful crisply smart smart sound sound and enough energy in the sizzling fiddle and soaring clarinet to crisply get even even the the most most sluggish feet out onto the dance floor. get

Jazz Reggae Sessions swing swing meets meets reggae reggae in in the the classic classic 60s Jazz 60s and and 70s 70s style style set set up up by by Tommy McCook, McCook, Ernest Ernest Ranglin Ranglin and and the the original original jazz jazz stars stars of of the the Kingston Tommy Kingston studio studio scene. scene.

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FiFi Fiddle & Joff Lowson Here’s a proper way to celebrate Paddy’s day! The splendid folk partnership between FiFi’s soaring fiddle and Joff’s banjo will transport Hamilton House to the coast of Donegal in the space of a 32-bar reel (which may be how you make your way home). Canteen Jazz Session An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes.

Paul Bradley

uniquely creative solo performances combining guitar, vocals and the musical alchemy of loop technology into spontaneous music and song. in a class of its own.

Baker Boys The swinging jazz legacy of the late, great Django Reinhardt has never been more sought after, so this coming together of two of our top exponents of Gypsy jazz guitar - Dave Archer (Moscow Drug Club) and Harry Sankey (Modern Gypsy Jazz Quartet) - has to be a jewel in the local scene. The Duckworths this lot perform their strange and surreal songs with whimsical aplomb and musical dexterity. There’s always a smile in there, albeit a Gothic one.

Pseudo Nippon Fri 22 Sat 23 Sun 24 Mon 25 Tue 26 Wed 27

Is Peter Caul turning Japanese? He really thinks so, but meanwhile he’s turning out a relentless stream of musical strangeness, complete with chirping electronics, torrential drumming, crashing noise and surreal lyrics, with songs like Green Surf Death Song suggesting The Fall with Arts Council funding.

Wormfood presents Bronzehead this 10-piece collective make original brassbursting Nigerian funk with flavours of Highlife and other great West African dance rhythms.

Nick Langston Smooth and soulful jazz and latin numbers given Nick’s assured vocal treatment with Dale Hambridge, Jon Short and Eddie White keeping things swinging. Lukas Drinkwater & Emily Howard

Delicate and intricate folk guitar frames crystalline harmonies for a set of original songs and choice covers of Neil Young classics.

The Schmoozenbergs music from gypsy campfires and Paris cafes where the name Django has nothing to do with Quentin Tarrantino. Dave Perry Trio

Cool and contemporary jazz outfit with nimble saxophone exploring original material and ably supported excellent double bass and redoubtable drumming.

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Al Scorch Amiably bearded banjo player on a visit from Illinois with a down-home country soul sound and an easy-going attitude that belies some fearsome fingerpicking moments.

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Ruby & The Vines The remarkable Binisa Bonner’s voice and bass guitar might make her a riveting front-person for this trio of Londoners but the intricate web woven by Greg Sanders (guitar) and Ben Assiter (drums) is integral to their success. Ruby & The Vines make tripped-out Afrobeat grooves and compelling narrative vocals in a class of their own. Fur LIve hip-hop has many forms but few as tidy as the stuff Fur lays down. The jazz-

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smart music is tight and arranged to perfection, the lyrics roll sweetly along with the kicking post-funk beats, there’s all kinds of m flavours from Addis to Bamoko, and it all adds up to a feast for feet and ears. Design by

Events, Workshops & Exhibitions Bristol Survivors Network Fri 1st March, 10.30am-12.30pm Mental Health Workshop for anybody who uses or has used mental health services in Bristol. More info: | 0797 243 7586 Socialist Cuba

Fri 1st Mar, 7.30-9.30pm Healthcare For People (Not For Profit). Public meeting with a report back from a recent visit to Cuba. More info: | 07825 815 038

Reconnect To Your Inner Space Sun 3rd Mar, 11am-1pm (with Chris Orchard) At these meetings Chris explores every day life issues in a practical, down to earth way. More info: Bright Club: “Bodies” Thur 14th Mar, 7pm, £5/6 There’s funny stuff, thinky stuff and music as a new batch of stand-up academics take to the stage. More info: Movement Medicine Taster Class Sat 16th Mar, 3-5pm, £8/£10 (with Ailsa Richardson) Come and find release and fluidity by exploring inside and outside sources of movement in the body. More info: | 07792834882 Love Dance III – The Urban Festival

Sat 23rd March, 8pm - 12.30am Two Spaces - guest DJs - live acoustic sets - tribal dance - gong bath - intro contact class - massage treatments - ceremony - juice bar - savoury bites... More info:

Extreme Energy Gathering Sat 30th Mar, 10am-4pm

A gathering for people interested in or active around resisting extreme energy developments in the South West. More info:

Flamenco Dance Classes Tuesdays 7-8pm (starts 26th Feb) £5 per week (with Amanda Frescura) classes include: basic footwork, arms and rhythms, enabling you to get a taste of this extraordinarily empowering dance form! More info: | 07775 811741

Quick Start Oil Painting Workshop

Sat 16th Mar, 10am-5pm (£75) Capture the beauty of everyday objects in oils. Perfect for the complete beginner or experienced hobbyist. More info:| 07817 733510

Bristolgeist 31st Mar-7th Apr, Opening Night Wed 3rd Apr 6 – 8pm (free) An exhibition inspired by the art of the people of Bristol. It is an attempt to evoke the essence of what it is to be a “Bristolian”. More info: | 07988867914 Spanish Classes coming soon! Learn principles of Spanish grammar and vocabulary so you can talk about yourself, your interests or holidays. email to register your interest. More info:

Classes & Courses coming soon! Babies & Toddlers Dance Picnic, Young people’s after school dance club, Adult classes, Accredited courses. More info:

Capoeira is an exciting mix of martial art, dance, theatre, music, song and ritual from Brazil. The Bristol group is part of the international Grupo Capoeira Filhos de Angola (Children of Angola) run by Mestre Laercio. Although capoeira is a martial art, the emphasis is on skill and humour rather than brute force, and the music and dance elements combine in the games of capoeira to create a high energy performance.


Featured Class Beginners: £7

Wed,10.30am-12pm Mon, & Thur 8-10pm

Kids: £3

Thur, 4.30-5.30pm

The classes all run in DMAC’s amazing dance studios, and we have regular visits from our master, Laercio, and irregular visits from Mestres, Contra-Mestres and teachers from the UK and Brazil.

More info (Ollie) 07890 381992

Learn about new things and meet lovely people at the…

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…. A spring celebration of Alternative Therapies.

Come discover different practices and treatments you may have not experienced before in this warm and welcoming environment. Workshops



Yoga - Moving Into Stillness Herbal Medicine Partner Yoga Mindfullness Intro Acupressure Intro to NVC Somatic Movement Spiritual Mentoring Constellations

Kineseology Homeopathy Acupuncture Energy Healing Nutrition Kidspeak The Wonders Of The Placenta NLP

Holistic Massage Aromatherapy Deep Tissue Massage Homeopathy Thai Yoga Massage Reiki Bengali Massage Reflexology


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entrance access to cafe talks two workshops 30 min treatment

£3 £15 £25

(available from Hamilton House reception) All proceeds support Wellbeing Therapy Rooms, a social enterprise supporting Alternative Therapies in Stokes Croft 0117 924 9599

weekly Workshops & Classes A timetable of the regular classes within Hamilton House: Sunday club screenprinting


sun drills & thrills * 12.30-4.30pm Contact Improvisation Dance 5.30-8.30pm


astanga yoga 1-2pm 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 Intermediate African Dance 6.30-8pm Zumba 6.30-7.30pm Ukulele & guitar workshop 7-8pm Hatha Yoga 7-8.30pm Tribal Fusion Belly Dance 8.15-10.30pm 5 Rhythms Dance 7.45-9.45pm


fix-a-bike 10am-5pm Beginners Capoeria 10.30am-12pm Lunchbox Choir 11.30am-1pm self defence 4.30-5.30pm free flow yoga 5.45-6.45pm Drumming 6-8pm Beginners Tango 6.30-8pm psychodrama group 6.30-8.30pm Salsa 8-10pm


Pilates (beginner) 12.15-1pm pilates (intermediate) 1-1.45pm Kid’s Capoeira 4.30-5.30 bristol health choir 5.45-7.45pm Ballates 6-7pm Ballet 7-8pm bike kitchen 7.30-10.30pm Capoeira 8.15-10.15


after school bikes Five Rhythms Dance

3.30-6.30pm 8-10pm


10.30-12 12.30-1-30pm hip hop 7-8pm

sat Nia Dance

* monthly class, call 0117 924 9599 for details

For more info click the q-code or check the website below:

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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Hamilton House Programme March 2013  
Hamilton House Programme March 2013  

Full of all the going on within Hamilton House. Events, workshops, classes, courses (including the Canteen music listings) and much much mo...