5. A hub for the arts

1. Bristol is a fantastic city
2. Our Unitarian Community
3. A Spiritual Smorgasbord
4. A Religious and Cultural Melting Pot
5. A hub for the arts
6. The cradle of much Unitarian history
7. A fount of academia
8. Opportunity for outreach
9. A destination resort
10. We need you!

Bristol has always had an interest in the arts with Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery containing some 1200 exhibits and the Royal West of England Academy having a comfortable classical presence and showing work from across the UK.

The Folk House in Park Street has a varied programme and holds regular art exhibitions and music gigs, it is one of the venues for Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival. 

The Arnolfini Gallery is a leading centre for contemporary arts having an ambitious programme of visual arts performance, music and film.

Since Banksy has become so well known and originating from Bristol this has started a whole new outlet for the arts, Bristol is now considered to be the street art capital of Europe. 

Nelson Street and Stokes Croft are festooned with street art all with the blessing of the City Council. The Architecture Centre in Broad Quay has been converted from a sail workshop. 

Antlers Gallery is nomadic but can always be found on line. Upfest Gallery springs up annually exhibiting pieces of street art to purchase.

Centrespace Cooperative in Leonard Lane has been offering artists, designers and crafters studio space for more than twenty years. 

The Cube in Princess Row is a cinema and arts venue.

The Edwardian Cloakroom in Woodland Road has been transformed into a rentable space for the arts and retains many of its original features. 

Here Gallery in Stokes Croft has an ever changing art canvas. 

Spike Island is surrounded by water with the Floating Harbour on one side and New Cut on the other being home to a gallery and working space for artists.

The Watershed is a cultural cinema and digital creativity centre.

The Old Vic Theatre and the Tobacco Factory, the Redgrave Theatre, St George's Concert Hall, the Colston Hall and Bristol Academy all offer music and theatrical events.