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2015

2015

EVENTS

OCTOBER—DECEMBER

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CONTENTS 4

HELLO

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OCTOBER Events

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NOVEMBER Events

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DECember Events

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Member’s Profile — JULIAN COX

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Artists’ Profile — SOPHIE HOWARD & SUSAN BLEAKLEY

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hello John Puckey, Events Manager

Look out for our huge New Year’s Eve when The Square will be transformed in to a New Orleans style Mardi Gras Party – there’s great live music, DJs and entertainment. James Morton continues his residency with the popular Soul Jazz Club. Welcoming guest players from the UK jazz scene, James plays Blue Note style funk and soul. This Autumn we welcome the Institute of Art and Ideas to The Square for the first of a series of talks. Michael Eavis will speak at a festival themed evening in October, and November’s speaker will be legendary producer Joe Boyd. The Square is located in leafy Clifton among the beautiful Georgian surroundings of Bristol’s heart. It’s positioned on Berkeley Square, just off Park Street. There’s tranquillity just a step away from the flotsam and jetsam, so pay us a visit next time you need a break from the buzz of the city.

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— OCTOBER 2015

The IAI presents: Michael Eavis & Orlando Seale The festival season is almost over, so here at The Square, The Institute of Art and Ideas has a special finale to help music lovers reminisce. It is our pleasure to welcome Michael Eavis, founder of Glastonbury. He’s going to speak about the history of the uber-festival, how it started and the future of the event. Starting as a small event on a dairy farm with free milk, the festival has spawned dozens of imitators and become a flagship event for the entire music scene. There’s music too, from BBC 6 music favourite Orlando Seale and The Swell. Described by The Telegraph as “like Arcade Fire with better lyrics”, film star Orlando Seale struts the stage telling tales of the human condition and challenges of modern life.

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WEDNESDAY 07.10.15

06:00PM — 09:00PM £8 Early Bird £12 Advance


— OCTOBER 2015

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Bristol Explorers: DEATH ON EVEREST thursday 01.10.15 06:30PM £4 entry.

Milan Collin and Kevin Augello were asked to film a Mount Everest expedition by German mountaineer Thomas Weber, a man with the desire to climb Everest despite a visual impairment. Strong bonds between the men were built. In the evenings the comrades went deeper, exchanging philosophies on life. The unexpected happened and they are confronted with accidents and death. Kevin explains how in the isolated environment they turn the camera on each other to cope with the challenge.

velvet sundays with TANGLE CLUB

SUNDAY 04.10.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Business networking international EVERY WEDNESDAY 07.10.15 - 28.10.15 11:45AM - 02:00PM

Join us for live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a gin and tonic and delicious food in our boutique lounge, and let the week’s woes wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by Tangle Club. It’s Latin Jazz led by Bristol Jazz veteran Craig Crofton on soprano sax.

BNI is the world’s largest business networking group. It is a membership driven organisation that builds business relationships that rely upon the principle that “givers gain”. If you are a visitor to BNI, you can expect a warm welcome, a fantastic lunch, and a great opportunity to network with other local businesses.

Music until 03:00PM

To book please contact: simon. norton@businessblueprintuk. co.uk

velvet sundays with THE DAMN BUSTERS SUNday 11.10.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner - that’s Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a glass of red in our boutique lounge, and let week’s woes wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by jump blues project - The Damn Busters. Expect proper old-school jump jive and swing groove. Music until 03:00PM

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— OCTOBER 2015

SQUARE SESSIONS PRESENTS: THE LITTLE UNSAID WEDNESDAY 14.10.15 08:00pm £2 entry

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CONNECT Networking Breakfast THURSDAY 15.10.15

07:45AM £15 entry, includes food

The Little Unsaid started life in West Yorkshire by multiinstrumentalist, producer and writer John Elliott. Combining strings and brass with beats & electronics, the songs are completed by John’s haunting, androgynous vocals. The Little Unsaid are touring in 2015 and join us in Bristol at The Square Sessions in October.

Connect Networking is a business event with delicious food. This is for those that are looking for a networking group that caters for small to medium sized businesses, decision makers, contractors, freelance individuals and buyers. It’s also an opportunity for anyone looking for a change in their business career.

With Tobias Ben Jacob supporting.

To book a place please contact sue@connectnetworking.co.uk

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Velvet Sundays with MOLLY & THE KINGS SUNDAY 18.10.15 07:45AM Free entry

Live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner - that’s Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a glass of red in our boutique lounge, and relish this week’s jazz. Molly and her kings have a large repertoire of upbeat swing and boogie woogie. Music until 03:00PM

Cabaret Voltaire presents JAMES MORTON SOUL JAZZ CLUB WEDNESday 21.10.15 08:00PM £2 entry

Bristol’s esteemed sax player plays his residency at The Square Club with upfront dancefloor jazz funk and soul, joined by guest musicians from the jazz scene. Playing with artists as diverse as Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley to Pendulum and The Herbaliser, James is regarded as one of the UK’s foremost jazz musicians, even appearing on the Jazz World Stage at age 16. 2 for 1 cocktails before 9


— OCTOBER 2015

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Velvet Sundays with SERENA ELIZABETH DUNLOP & MATT JAMES sunday 25.10.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Join us for live jazz, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a glass of red in our boutique lounge, and let the woes of the week wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by jazz guitarist Matt James and Serena Elizabeth Dunlop. Music until 03:00PM

THE BERKELEY SQUARE PoetrY REVUE TUESDAY 27.10.15 08:30PM £4 entry

Bristol’s very own Poetry revue invites the region’s word smiths to perform in our quirky cocktail bar. On Tuesday 27th October the Lizzie Parker reads poems from her pamphlet published by Eyewear Poetry Publishing. She is supported by Robert Beavis a fine poet and an archaeologist and the excellent Amanda Earthwren. There’s ethereal vocals and keyboards from Mia and the Moon, providing the music this month.

MY BOOGALOO

WEDNESDAY 28.10.15

08:00PM - 11:00PM Free entry

From the darktown strutters ball of New Orleans to the dancehalls of Kingston Jamaica, White City Shakers frontman, Pete Cunning plays sax & sings alongside his Boogaloo band, taking you on an international vacation of sound. With a solid repetoire crossing the boundaries between R’n’B, Soul & Ska you’ll find it hard to leave the dancefloor. 2 for 1 cocktails before 9

YENA: The Young Entrepreneur Networking Association THURSDAY 29.10.15 08:00PM Free entry

The Young Entrepreneur Networking Association was created to offer a networking environment to people between the ages of 15 and 30. Too often there are barriers to success for young people in business. Instead YENA provides a welcoming environment at its monthly events at The Square. In October Will Cogley, Director of Create Group is speaking on business strategies.

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CHRISTMAS AT THE SQUARE With a capacity of up to 120 diners, the Square Kitchen restaurant combine first class service with awardwinning cuisine and a boutique-style atmosphere to provide the perfect space for a Christmas party. We have three menus available over the Christmas period, they are priced as follows:

More info: thesquareclub.com/christmas-2015

Frankincense (available Sunday-Tuesday all day, and Wednesday lunchtimes) £19.95 per head Myrrh (available Monday-Sunday all day) £32 per head Gold (available Monday-Sunday all day) £45 per head

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— NOVEMBER 2015

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VELVET SUNDAYS WITH LADY NADE & SEB GUTIEZ

Business networking international

SUNDAY 01.11.15

EVERY WEDNESDAY 04.11.15 - 25.11.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Join us for live jazz, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a gin and tonic in our boutique lounge, and let the woes of the week wash away. With a sultry voice that’s reminiscent of long-lost jazz clubs, Lady Nade is one of Bristol’s most cherished singers. Joined by swing guitarist Will Edmunds, Lady Nade will perform original songs alongside inspired interpretations of Jazz classics. Music until 03:00PM

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11:45AM - 02:00PM

The IAI presents: JOE BOYD

MONDAY 02.11.15 06:00PM £8 entry

What was it like to be in the midst of the 60s’ musical revolution? Hear the true stories from the horse’s mouth, in a chronicle of the days when Bob Dylan turned electric, Pink Floyd created history, and UFO was London’s hippest pub. Legendary record producer and author Joe Boyd recollects the memories and sounds from rock music’s golden days. “A kind of psychedelic talk show” Rolling Stone

BNI is the world’s largest business networking group. It is a membership driven organisation that builds business relationships that rely upon the principle that “givers gain”. If you are a visitor to BNI, you can expect a warm welcome, a fantastic lunch, and a great opportunity to network with other local businesses. To book please contact simon. norton@businessblueprintuk. co.uk


— NOVEMBER 2015

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Bristol Explorers: ANDREW HARPER WEDNESDAY 04.11.15 06:30PM £4 entry

Covering everything from overnight adventures to expeditions to the South Pole, Bristol Explorers brings together like-minded adventurers from the South West area. This month, Andrew Harper will speak. Andrew has explored the Australian deserts since 1995, journeying over 15,000 kilometres across all of Australia’s nine major deserts. In 1999 he walked across Australia along The Tropic of Capricorn, a 229 day, 4637 kilometre journey raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

velvet sundays with THE DAMN BUSTERS SUNday 08.11.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner - that’s Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a glass of red in our boutique lounge and let week’s woes wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by jump blues project - The Damn Busters. Expect proper old-school jump jive and swing groove. Music until 03:00PM

SQUARE SESSIONS PRESENTS: FRASER ANDERSON WEDNESDAY 11.11.15 08:00pm £2 entry

Fraser Anderson is a critically acclaimed Scottish singersongwriter, championed by the likes of Radio 2’s Bob Harris and Zoe Ball. Having recently successfully Crowdfunded the recording of his 4th album, “Under The Cover Of Lightness”, Fraser plays the November Square Sessions ahead of the album’s release in early 2016. 

CONNECT Networking Breakfast THURSDAY 12.11.15

07:45AM £15 entry, includes food

Connect Networking is a business event with delicious food. This is for those that are looking for a networking group that caters for small to medium sized businesses, decision makers, contractors, freelance individuals and buyers. It’s also an opportunity for anyone looking for a change in their business career. To book a place please contact sue@connectnetworking.co.uk

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— NOVEMBER 2015

Velvet Sundays with SERENA ELIZABETH DUNLOP & MATT JAMES SUNDAY 15.11.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Join us for live jazz, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a glass of red in our boutique lounge, and let the woes of the week wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by jazz guitarist Matt James and Serena Elizabeth Dunlop Music until 03:00PM

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Cabaret Voltaire presents JOHN PEARCE QUARTET WEDNESDAY 18.11.15 08:00PM £2 entry

Cabaret Voltaire host a two weekly music night here at The Square with eclectic upbeat music. On November 18 we are excited to welcome virtuoso violin genius John Pearce and his jazz quartet. Classically trained, his immense technical grasp is head-turning enough but it is John’s passionate commitment to everything he plays that makes jaws drop as he wrenches every last drop of emotion from any tune, be it by Wolfgang Mozart, Django Reinhardt or John Coltrane. 2 for 1 cocktails before 9

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Velvet Sundays with TANGLE CLUB

SUNDAY 22.11.15

01:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Join us for live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a gin and tonic and delicious food in our boutique lounge, and let the week’s woes wash away. This Sunday we will be joined by Tangle Club. It’s latin jazz led by Bristol Jazz veteran Craig Crofton on soprano sax. Music until 03:00PM


— NOVEMBER 2015

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THE BERKELEY SQUARE PoetrY REVUE TUESDAY 24.11.15 08:30PM £4 entry

Bristol’s very own Poetry revue invites the region’s word smiths to perform in our quirky cocktail bar. On Tuesday 27th October the Lizzie Parker reads poems from her pamphlet published by Eyewear Poetry Publishing. She is supported by Robert Beavis a fine poet and an archaeologist and the excellent Amanda Earthwren. There’s ethereal vocals and keyboards from Mia and the Moon, providing the music this month.

MY BOOGALOO

WEDNESDAY 25.11.15

08:00PM - 11:00PM Free entry

From the darktown strutters ball of New Orleans to the dancehalls of Kingston Jamaica,White City Shakers frontman, Pete Cunning plays sax & sings alongside his Boogaloo band, taking you on an international vacation of sound. With a solid repetoire crossing the boundaries between R’n’B, Soul & Ska you’ll find it hard to leave the dancefloor. 2 for 1 cocktails before 9

YENA: The Young Entrepreneur Networking Association THURSDAY 26.11.15 08:00PM Free Entry

The Young Entrepreneur Networking Association was created to offer a networking environment to people between the ages of 15 and 30. Too often there are barriers to success for young people in business. Instead YENA provides a welcoming environment at its monthly events at The Square. There are prestigious speakers, engaging topics and diverse crowd of people linked by their ambition to succeed. Roger Griffiths, known as the G man, talks on founding Ujima Radio.

Velvet Sundays with MANFREDI FUNK INITIATIVE SUNDAY 29.11.15

12:00PM - 05:00PM Free entry

Join us for live music, board games and a hearty roast dinner at Velvet Sundays. Kick back and relax with a gin and tonic in our boutique lounge, and let the groove of this week’s funk act was away the woes of the week. This Sunday, Mandfredi Funk Initiative will be treating us to some of their original arrangements of classic rhythm and blues in 60’s Hammond funk style. Music until 03:00PM

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— DECEMBER 2015

Business networking international EVERY WEDNESDAY 02.12.15 - 16.12.15

11:45AM - 02:00PM

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CONNECT Networking Breakfast THURSDAY 10.12.15

07:45AM £15 entry, includes food

BNI is the world’s largest business networking group. It is a membership driven organisation that builds business relationships that rely upon the principle that “givers gain”. If you are a visitor to BNI, you can expect a warm welcome, a fantastic lunch, and a great opportunity to network with other local businesses.

Connect Networking is a business event with delicious food. This is for those that are looking for a networking group that caters for small to medium sized businesses, decision makers, contractors, freelance individuals and buyers. It’s also an opportunity for anyone looking for a change in their business career.

To book please contact simon. norton@businessblueprintuk. co.uk

To book a place please contact sue@connectnetworking.co.uk

MARDI GRAS NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 2015

THURSDAY 31.12.15

07:00PM - Late From £75

Usher in 2016 with all the spirit and madness of the carnival! This year, The Square is giving you the chance to escape from dark depths of Bristol’s winter and arrive in a better place: our own world of music, masks and mayhem. With an open bar, live music, DJs, food, casino and professional dancers, it’s no surprise that The Square’s NYE party not only sells out, but was named Bristol’s best New Year’s Eve by Metro.

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— MEMBER’S PROFILE JULIAN COX MRBS

JULIAN COX MRBS CMO, Strategist & Business Mentor

Julian Cox is a Bristol-based artist, whose collaboration with The Square started in 2008. In 2006 Julian was elected to the Royal British Society of Sculptors. This year, Julian has cast a series of limited edition bronze sculptures, ‘Ten Torsos.’ These works, which are influenced by classical antiquities from across the world, are patinated with a vert-de-gris finish and part polished. Six of the first edition of this successful group have already been sold within three months of casting. Julian’s drawings are either subtle female nudes or abstract designs drawn in Indian ink on ivory coloured paper and mounted in simple ebonised frames. Disliking the word minimalist, he describes his pictures as having been reduced to only that which is essential, or ‘essentialism.’ The works look like they have been spontaneously created but are, in fact, the result of numerous preliminary pencil sketches which have been refined and then accurately reproduced in ink. They are both calm and sensual. Examples of Julian’s sculpture and ink drawings can be seen on his website: www.juliancoxartist.co.uk Members are welcome to arrange a visit to his studio by emailing e@juliancoxartist.co.uk

@juliancox www.juliancoxartist.co.uk

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— artists’ profile SOPHIE HOWARD & sUSAN BLEAKLEY

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Sophie designs and makes her evocative sculpture in a central Bristol studio. She produces ceramic, resin and bronze sculpture, as well as bold lightweight pieces with willow and found materials. She collaborates with other artists, mould makers, casters and other professionals to realise her designs and commissions. Born in West Dorset in the late 1950s, Sophie grew up in Yorkshire and trained at Winchester Art School before moving to London and later returning to the West Country in 1987. She lives in Bristol and is currently working on a project called ‘Hours’ which will be a new gallery and event space in the city, and continuing to make sculpture.

SOPHIE HOWARD

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‘Rise’ - Sophie Howard - Ceramic and Mixed Media on Timber Plinth (Limited Edition of 25)

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— artists’ profile sOPHIE HOWARD & SUSAN BLEAKLEY

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Susan Bleakley began her career as a naïve painter shown by the Crane Kalman Gallery on the King’s Road, London. Kalman told her ‘never go to art school – you’ll lose your innocence!’. As a mature student, Susan gained a First Class Honours in Sculpture at Falmouth Art School and then a MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, London.

SUSAN BLEAKELY ‘SUBTRACT THE ABSTRACT’

WEDNESDAY 15.08.15 TUESDAY 26.01.16 Open daily, Free entry 10:00AM — 06:00PM

Susan Bleakley - The Zoo is Loose - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

In a twist of fate, she now exhibits paintings with the Crane Kalman Gallery, Knightsbridge, London. In-between these bookends, Susan has carried out a residency exploring the aesthetics of concrete at Liverpool Hope University sponsored by Tarmac Topmix and has shown sculpture, installation, video and painting in numerous solo and mixed shows in the UK, Germany, the Balkans and Canada. She has a permanent exhibition at Exeter University Medical School’s Truro campus, where she teaches 4th year medical students to think with visual art.

Susan Bleakley - Let the Eyes do the Work - Oil on Canvas

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SqUARE KITCHEN Kyle Jordaan, Head Chef

The Square Kitchen is the club’s own highly-acclaimed restaurant offering a contemporary European á la carte menu in an intimate setting. The Square Kitchen’s atmosphere is unique; dine surrounded by vintage décor and the featured artwork of some of Bristol’s best, as we incorporate exhibitions organised by our own in-house art curator Nicol Phillips. The food itself is an innovative take on modern fine-dining, using only the finest locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients; with fresh fish from Brixham harbour and meat and game from the finest butchers in Bristol. We are renowned for our discerning wine selection and bring expertise to the table when helping you make your choice. No wonder Mark Taylor, one of Bristol’s most respected freelance food critics said, ‘careful cooking of quality ingredients and intelligent, interesting flavour combinations.

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