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



Goodbye sort of...


ep, after 5 years of wildy eclectic covers, endless yoga listings and possibly even the odd typo.. Hamilton House is saying farewell to it‘s monthly printed programme. Why, you ask? Well, to reduce our environmental footprint for starters, but also to save money and ultimately keep all we offer at Hamilton House affordable and accessible to the community.

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It’s that time of year again where Hamilton House studios are buzzing with productivity and the Shop begins to bust at the seams, doubling in size and exploding into the whole of the Gallery for it’s annual Winter Shopzilla! As well as an absolute bumload of bits, bobs and crafty wares on sale, there will also be a range of Winter Workshops (see right) throughout December, so you can give your whole family something handcrafted, beautiful and Bristolian.

Are you a maker with bits to sell? Join the many movers, shakers and makers of Bristol who sell in our shop, apply online at: 3

Soapy Baubles & Bath Fizzers December 3 @ 10am - 1pm / £17 - £30 Recycle/upcycle old soap into super scented gifts and useable tree decorations; Use herbs and spice to colour and essential oils to create beautiful aromas; Learn the simple science behind gentle skin cleansing Bath bombs!

Bookmaking from Recycled Materials December 10 @ 2pm - 5pm / £15 - £18 Learn 3 different book structures using recycled materials to make your own Christmas gifts, notebooks and sketchbooks. Materials will be provided, but it‘s recommended you bring some of your own papers to include.

Telephone: 0117 924 9599



Organic Lip Balm Workshop December 3 @ 2pm - 5pm / £17 - £30 Create your own Lipbalm or lip gloss using all organic ingredients, selecting suitable herbal and essential oils. We will be able to make a couple of varieties each with suitable packaging and labeling.

Macrame Plant Pot Hanger workshop Dec 17th @ 10am - 1pm / £20 In this class you will learn the basic knotting techniques of macrame and make your own plant pot hanger from start to finish. All materials are provided and small class sizes ensure focused tuition.


Mono Print your own Christmas Wrapping Paper December 10 @ 10am - 1pm / £20 Learn a fun new print process you can do at home and print your Christmas wrapping paper, cards and gift tags. The process involves a little drawing, cutting simple stencils and applying ink through the gaps.

Lino Printing onto Fabric December 17 @ 2pm- 5pm / £25 Learn how to make a printing stamp using Lino, and make repeat pattern onto fabric. Each student will get a bag to print on plus plenty of scrap fabric to practice on first. Please bring ideas and a apron or wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy in!


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Evolving Counsciousness Sat 3rd Dec, 10am-12pm, £15/Conc £20 Evolving Consciousness is a fourpart movement workshop exploring the miracle of life in human form using the stories of evolution and developmental anatomy as gateways to the science of the human body. The workshops combine Creative Dance techniques and Dancing Freedom principles to invite you to move with an entirely new awareness.

Stitchless Leathergoods Sun 4th Dec, 10am-1pm, £65 Make your own small shoulder bag/glasses case/iphone case/ ipad case/wallet/belt from leather with no stitching. Using only rivets and lacing techniques this is a relaxed introduction to leatherwork. 5

Remembering Mavis Sat 3rd Dec, 4.30-8pm, £5 An emotive and powerful physical theatre representation of the experiences of residents with dementia in a local nursing home. Ticket sales will fund a free massage and mindfulness session for their elderly residents to tackle loneliness. Second year students from City of Bristol College and Plymouth University studying an Fda in Theatre and Media Performance will perform, as part of an arts & health collaborative performance project with Hamilton House Wellbeing Rooms, and Deerhurst nursing home. The work has been created using established verbatim theatremaking techniques and has been inspired by interviews and conversations with the residents at Deerhurst nursing home. Telephone: 0117 924 9599


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Storytelling Sundays: Gilgamesh Sun 4th Dec, 7-9pm, £8.50/ Conc £6.50 Storyteller-musician Iwan Kushka returns to Hamilton House with the oldest story in the world: the epic of Gilgamesh. Written in ancient Mesopotamia in the second millenium BC, Gilgamesh is extraordinarily modern in its emotional power as in the message it sends us through the ages.

Singing for Healing: A Voice Bath Thurs 8th Dec, 7-8pm, FREE A taster session to experience the benefits of a Voice Bath, a technique developed to facilitate deep relaxation, activate the body’s natural healing process and strengthen our sense of unity and fulfillment while smoothly taking us in and out of altered states of consciousness. Participants are recommended to bring warm, comfortable clothes.

Clown Power Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec, 10am-5pm & 11am-7pm, £75/ Conc £55 Discover the power of play to revolutionise your way of thinking, to point out the ridiculous in the every day, in the political, and in the emotional realms of human experience. Delve into your own playful innocence, and learn performance techniques and tools to help you shape what you find, for an audience.


The Comedy School Student Showcase Sat 10th Dec, 6-8.30pm, £6 See the comedians of the future at Hamilton House! The latest graduates of The Comedy School’s six week Stand-Up course present a fantastic show of stand-up comedy with Special Guest compère Rudi Lickwood on Saturday 10th December. Over six weeks, the course has guided students through the process of becoming a stand-up comedian, from writing their first piece of material to this, their debut performance. Please come along and give your warm support to these brave individuals, as they brave the public for the first time!

Q & A with Rudi Lickwood Sat 10th Dec, 4-5pm, FREE The Comedy School presents a free Q and A by stand-up comedian and writer Rudi Lickwood. Rudi is a performer with a remarkable track record providing over 25 years of hilarity in a variety of settings. One of the first black comedians on BBC’s The Stand Up Show, with a playful personality oozing charisma, and infectious charm.

Wild Winter Feast Weds 14th Dec, 9-11.55pm, £25 In the heart of the forest a story unfolds! It will be sung, it will sparkle and it will be soul-tinglingly delicious; an immersive banquet of wild food, performance and wonder… This alternative festive soiree brings in the magic of winter: solstice, the darkened days and long nights filled with enticing aromas, flickering candlelight, enchanting stories and beautiful music. CoResist and Coexist Community Kitchen bring you a festive banquet of delicious wild and ancient foods serenaded to your table. 7

Telephone: 0117 924 9599


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Archetypes of the Feminine Thurs 15th Dec, 7-8pm, FREE Singing for Healing brings this FREE taster session for women wanting to connect with archetypical images of the female subconscious. Explore the wise and wild divine feminine through the sound of your own hidden voice. Please bring comfortable clothes and confirm your attendance via email.

Christmas Elf Carving Workshop Sun 18th Dec, 1-3pm, £35 A festive addition to our The Green Wood Guild’s Bristol classes – now enjoying an extended run due to popular demand! It’s coming up to that time of year again and what better way to prepare for the festive period than carving your own little Christmas Elves from coppiced hazel! In this 2 hour mini workshop you will learn several traditional knife grips, and learn some finer carving techniques whilst completing a fun little project. They look great hung on your Christmas tree, stood on the mantel piece or work as a great stocking filler. We will carve a couple of Christmas elves over the workshop and finish by painting their little hats in festive colours. 8

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John E Vistic - If anything embodies the rock'n'roll spirit it's John E Vistic's stinging guitar, snarling vocals and smartly roughcut songs of a life misled.


BKO Quintet - Already a big hit in Bamako, BKO Quintet use a mix of traditional instruments and add a contemporary edge to the grooves that make Malian music so irresistible.


Wormfood Ft. Little Number - Here's a meltdown of soul, funk and reggae given a punk

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punch courtesy of Camberwell's Little Number, fronted by Yaaba Funk vocalist Paul Brett.

Al Fresco Trio - This street-corner threesome pick'n'mix their way through a riotous grab bag of swing standards, Balkanised campfire dance tunes and a slice of Celtic tradition.

DeCyphers Hip Hop Session - Guest MCs and musicians join the ultra-funky DeCyphers 12 Months of Summer - Our monthly acoustic showcase features some of the best acts from the local scene (and beyond) pulled together by the sparkling Miss Rosina Buck


Samantha Lindo / James Cameron - Normally found at the heart of her Homegrown Collective, Samantha Lindo's stylish songwriting takes the spotlight with new single ‘Shine'. Spin Te Ku - Imagine a full-tilt mash-up of Balkan frenzy with good old Spanish craziness ‌ like a two-step flamenco circus band in an abandon Bulgarian hotel. Hey! Free live music! - Please see the website for details.


Buffalo Skinners


Ninetree Stumblers

- Proudly old-fangled Ninetree Stumblers combine multi-instrumental talents into a string-driven evocation of a long-forgotten time with sweet harmony vocals.


Canteen Jazz Session - Our open session is led by saxophone hero Craig Crofton, welcoming seasoned players to explore classic Jazz and Latin tunes with his hand-picked house trio.


Paruski - Violin & guitar duo Paruski plunder Celtic and Russian folk sources and, thanks to high

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collective in their well-respected monthly exploration of all things hip (and, indeed, hop).

- These skiffle-minded campfire folksters from Sheffield make a great mix of original folk, blues and gospel music that's been bouncing between festival fields.



energy performance and a heap of stagecraft, whip up a fine frenzy of fun.





JP3 - Hard-funking tenor sax man John Pratt calls the shots in his organ trio, with Hammond-meister Jonny Henderson and whip-tight drumming from the indefatigable Matt Brown.

Boudica Boogaloo

- Throwing themselves into backwoods Americana is Nuala Honan on guitar, Laura Pocket playing bass, Claire Northey fiddling and all three singing their hearts out.


Free live music! - Please see the website for details. LIVE MUSIC MON-THUR 9.30-11.30PM












Shebang (DJ Marc Stylus) - Find yourself in a Brighton backroom and chances are it's DJ Marc Stylus flicking them switches between classic swing and cool jazz.


Jausme - Lithuanian songstress JausmĂŠ offers ‘silky, dreamy jazzy vocals' accompanied by the

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ethereal sound of the Kankles, a traditional lap-harp.

Henry Slim Blues Session - When harmonica guru Henry 'Slimline' Slim blows that mean ol' harp you can be sure the best blues merchants in these parts will sho' nuff come a-runnin'.

Evelyn Iris & The Vipers

- Maybe it's her classical training that gives Evelyn Iris the confidence to tackle such a range of material, and her three Vipers make it all sound so easy.

Ish Kabibble - A splendidly eclectic concoction of good time jazz from the 30s and sizzling klezmer from forever. It all adds up to a timeless mixtape to get those joints a-jumping. Troyka

- Strip down the Balkan sound and what do you get? Soaring melodic instrumentals, passionate vocals and relentless rhythm of course and the five-piece Troyka deliver all three laced with fiery fiddle and clarinet duels and a no-holds-barred rhythm section.

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Bama Mine - Classic jazz and filthy swing tunes from the 1920's onwards, tipping their hats to Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and the Harlem Hamfats.


The Good, The Bad & The Funk - If you know the Bristol funk and jazz scene you'll know

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these faces have got all the beats and the chops - but it's up to you bring those dancing feet.

45s - Breezy-as-anything rock and soul covers band, honest as a Nuggets-era beat combo with the considerable advantage of Mr Bobby Anderson on guitar, vocals and all round charisma.

New Years Eve Ft. ASBO Disco - Way down deep in the middle of the Jungle where they creep to the smooth beats - let the bass rumble. Tickets available from Bristol Ticket Shop.

DS & DJS FROM 9.30-1AM



Weekly Cour ses & Class Mo n d ay

COBC: Degree Level Courses

Counselling & Focusing

Let Go Yoga

Apply online

1-3pm & 4.30-9pm, £35

6.15-7.15pm, £7/6

Humanistic Counselling


LGBT Fitness

9.50am-12.50pm, £35

5-8pm, £40/£35

7-8p, £3

Awakening The Creative Self




5.45-6.45pm, £8

8.15-10.15pm, £7

Hatha Flow Yoga

Women’s Bike Night

Tai Chi For Beginners

1.15-2.15pm, £6


8.15-9.15pm, £6

Kid’s Capoeira

Beginners African Dance

4.30-5.30pm, £5

6.30-8pm, £5

Tue sd ay COBC: Degree Level Courses

We dne s day COBC: Degree Level Courses

Thur s day COBC: Degree Level Courses

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Meditate Effectively



1-2pm, Free


9-12.30pm & 2.45-5.45pm

Sports & Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue, Massage, Reiki & Reflexology


1.30-4.30pm, £45

1.30-4.30pm, £40


Low Cost Weds

Bite-Size Meditation

1-3pm, 3.30-5.50pm & 6.45-9pm, £40

12-8pm, £25-£35

Reiki 3-6pm, £35

Aromatherapy, Massage & Crystal Therapy

Massage & Aromatherapy

8-10.30pm, £40

6-9pm, £40

5.45-6.45pm, £6-7

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6.15-7.15pm, £5

6-8pm, £6

Intermediate African Dance

Beginners Tango

6.30-8pm, £5


Hatha Yoga 7.30-9pm, £6-7

Tribal Bellydance 7.30-9.45pm, £6

Yoga Beats

7-8pm, £8 8.15-10.15pm, £5

Hoopdance 8.30-9.30pm, £6

10.30-2pm 1-2pm, £40

Ballates 6-7pm, £55

Afro Fusion 6-7pm, £6

Adult Ballet 7-8pm, £6

Counselling 6-8pm, £35

Bike Kitchen 6-10pm

Massage & Aromatherapy 7-9pm, £40

Bollywood Dance 7.30-8.30pm, £7

Capoeira 8.15-10.15pm, £7





5.45pm, £40



Want to run your own event? Find out more by contacting or calling 0117 915 4833.

Course/Class Therapy Workshop Booking Required

F r iday Vinyasa Flow 1-2pm, £8

Counselling 1.45-4.45pm, £35

Broga® (Fitness Yoga) 3.45-4.45pm, £35

After School Bikes 5.15-8.15pm

AcroYoga 5-6pm, £8

Counselling 5-9pm, £35

VogueBristol 6.15-7.15pm, £6

Bulgarian Folk Dance 7.30-9pm, £3

5 Rhythms® (Open) 8-10.30pm, £10-12


Fridays, 6.15-7.15pm, £6 Explore the elements of Vogue and Ballroom culture in this fun, supportive group where the emphasis is on great music, self-expression and creative freedom. No experience necessary, the only requirements are enthusiasm and an open minded attitude. A great workout to shake off the stresses of the week and get you ready for the dancefloor. Your body, your line, your Vogue. Join the FB group (VogueBristol) or e-mail for more info.

S unday Vinyasa Flow Sundays 10-11.30am, £8

Saturday Broga

Beginners Mindfulness & Meditation 11.30-12.30pm, Donations

Balanced View

9.45-10.45am, £6

11.30-12.30pm, £5-15

Samba de Roda Dance Class

Soothing Sundays

11-12.30pm, £6

Contact Improvisation Dance

Techno Yoga 12.45-1.45pm, £6

1-5pm, £25

5-8pm, £6-9



Reception................................................................................................................................0117 924 9599 Event Bookings.......................................................................................................................0117 915 4833 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 Events / Meetings / Dance Studios / Kitchen Offices /Studios / Hot Coexist is a registered community interest company 6671870 Printed on FSC certified paper made from sustainable sources, using vegetable inks.

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HH programme 12 december  
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