Blog / Events

Black History Month events 2018

As well as our Fabric Africa exhibition, there’s a variety of talks and special events coming up to mark Black History Month. Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles Throughout October until 19 May 2019 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Free …

M Shed walk: Exploring Bristol’s street art

by Rob Wheeler of Graft Bristol has a rich and varied graffiti and street art heritage. Graffiti artists have come and gone, pieces have been painted over many times, but just as the parish boundary markers still exist in the Old City, clues hi…

Black History Month at Bristol Museums

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events “I was inspired by meeting Peaches Golding so wanted to create a film that would inspire others.” This has to be my favourite quote of the year, made by James, a City of Bristol College stu…

Five reasons not to miss out on a hot date!

Hot Dates with the Past is coming to The Red Lodge Museum this Friday and Saturday and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s why…   1. Have you been to an event that sounds even remotely similar?  Listen to this… The lodge wi…

The Joy of Box

by Andy King, Senior Curator for Industrial and Maritime History At first glance (and second and third!) there’s nothing very sexy about shipping containers. Big, anonymous (apart from the name of an equally anonymous shipping company on its side), and s…

Road-roller printing? You can’t be serious?

By Aoife Barrett, Unit10 artist and Bristol Culture visitor assistant In the run up to the road-roller print event at M Shed on 2 July, Unit10 and St. Mungo’s had been busy creating a series of large-scale relief prints. These were themed on Brist…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Bristol’s Burning! The 1831 Riots

  By M Shed volunteers and walk guides Steve Spear and Richard Stableford The story of the 1831 riots walk has something for everyone: attempted murder, gaol breaking, arson, looting, mass drunkenness, street fighting and sabre charges. Total ana…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Old City

Two highlights by Richard Harrison, M Shed volunteer and walk guide   The Old City walk takes you to the historic heart of Bristol. Along the way we stop at locations which saw the birth of the city, its growth and later decline as a major seap…

M Shed’s Historical Walks – Floating Harbour

by Dave Blackburn and Ed Hall, M Shed volunteers and walk guides The Floating Harbour walk takes you on a trip into Bristol’s old docklands. Along the way we highlight the city’s maritime heritage with the aid of a variety of historic…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Windmill Hill

by Caroline Levett, M Shed volunteer and walk guide The Windmill Hill walk covers the history of Bedminster, showing how it evolved from a rural Somerset town to Bristol’s most famous industrial suburb. Along the way, we highlight some of the key f…