Spike Island

Bristol Art Weekender

This weekend is the inaugural Bristol Art Weekender, four days celebrating art across the city. The Spike Island Open weekendAndy Holden's MI!MS and Children's Films by Gareth Moore are all part of the Weekender. You can see the full programme here but we've picked out a few highlights:

Jeremy Deller's English Magic at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 
Including a talk about art in the public realm on Sunday 4 May, 2pm to 3.30pm.

Richard Woods' Bad Brickwork at Works|Projects 
A joyous celebration of the most mundane of building materials.

A retrospective of Sarah Records at Arnolfini 
Bristolian musical nostalgia including a special concert and screening on Saturday 3 May, 7.30pm.

Annika Kahrs’ A Concert for the Birds at the Lord Mayor's Chapel 
A magical piano recital given to an audience of song birds.

Waking Up a Shape at the Woodside Press, 22A Islington Road, BS3 1QB
An exhibition by Spike Associates, recently presented at Glasgow International.

BS Deathdrive
Off-line file-sharing.

The Power of the Sea at the RWA
A showcase of internationally-renowned contemporary artists alongside key historical works inspired by the sea.

And of course Luke Jerram's Park Street slide for sheer, exhilarating fun!

Bristol Ferry Company operates between Spike Island and Arnolfini and will be running a late service on Friday evening from 7.30-9pm.

If you can't make it to any of these events, you can watch this short film screening programme specially selected for the Spike Island Open by artist Cara Tolmie, Lux Head of Programme Gil Leung and Spike Film and Video Producer Ali Roche.

And you can stay involved online by checking out the Weekender blog and #baw2014 on twitter.

Have a brililant weekend!