Spike Island

Fair Saturday Bristol


Saturday 24 November 2018


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This year Bristol becomes the first city in England to join Fair Saturday, a global movement which aims to boost arts, culture and social causes every last Saturday of November. Beginning in Bilbao, Spain in 2014, Fair Saturday has since grown into a global festival.

Fair Saturday Bristol aims to harness the creativity, curiosity and social conscience of our city, bringing together charities with cultural organisations in the city to sing, shout, create and reflect, and explore what it means to be a fair society, raising funds to support social causes in the process.

On 24 November at Spike Island we are thrilled to host the following:

Art in Motion (AIM): The Tea Service, workshop and raffle

AIM is a participatory arts organisation based here at Spike Island, creating opportunities for artists with learning disabilities and neurodiverse artists to take part within the contemporary arts. 

  • The Tea Service, 23pm

Join the artists from AIM (Art in Motion) at the table for The Tea Service; tea, cake, conversation and an introduction to new artwork. The familiar activity of drinking tea together forms the basis for open discussion.

£10, limited to 9 places, booking essential

  •  Workshop, 3–5pm

Join AIM artists to design your own plate using drawing, mixed media, collage and paint.

Recommended donation £10, pay on the day.

  • Raffle, 12–5pm

A chance to win an artwork by an AIM artist, a plate from The Tea Service and some traditional raffle prizes. 

Raffle tickets available between 12–5pm, tickets drawn at 5pm.

Rising Arts Agency: Speed Mentoring

Rising Arts Agency work with 16–25 year olds with creative ambitions – particularly those currently underserved by the arts—and forward thinking organisations and companies who recognise the importance of inclusion and representation.

  • Speed Mentoring, 12–2pm (15-minute slots)

Young Artist?
Want top tips on making a living as a young person in the arts? Book a slot to chat to one of Rising’s super-talented young members or Rising’s founder Kamina Walton about creative careers, leadership, selling work, self-promotion and much, much more.

Arts Professional?
Want to hear what a young creative thinks about your organisation, your brand or your commissioning idea? Interested in the role young creative can play in governance? Come and pick the brains of a young creative, or Rising Arts Agency Founder Kamina Walton, in one of our 15-minute speed mentoring slots.

Full price £10, under 25s £5

Limited places, booking essential.

Donations taken on the day and online via this link

All proceeds from Rising's Speed Mentoring will go towards their work, supporting Bristol's underrepresented young creatives through mentoring, leadership training, networking opportunities and commissions.

Spike Print Studio

Exhibition:[This] Place, 12-5pm (free entry, donations welcome)

Asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands drop-in centre worked with Spike Print Studio over the past year to produce a remarkable series of prints. These convey their shared experience of being displaced from their families, their friends, their community and their landscapes and adjusting now to a sense of belonging in their new homeland.

Exhibition: Partners In Print, 12-5pm (free entry, donations welcome)

Discover this new collaborative educational editioning project by Spike Print Studio and University of the West of England, aiming to create opportunities for young people to work in a professional artistic environment.