St Werburghs is gearing up for its annual Arts Trail which takes place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September. Between 12 - 6pm, 47 artists will be exhibiting their work in community centres, homes and public spaces throughout St Werburghs, alongside free public workshops and performances by local musicians.

We are excited to announce that 9 artists will be exhibiting in the Connection Centre Classrooms at St Werburghs City Farm. These new buildings won a public vote for funding. Other group venues include St Werburghs Community Centre, Ivy Church and Parkway Methodist Church.

Workshops are always a central part of St Werburghs Arts Trail and are free to attend. New for this year is the highly topical and emotive "Light at the End of the Tunnel". Taking place throughout the duration of the weekend in Mina Road Tunnel, this involves the creation of a transportable mural telling the stories of refugees living in Bristol. Those who want to get involved in advance preparation for this workshop can find contact details on our website. Printing, recycling, textile, heritage, physical theater and skincare workshops will take place in other venues, and specifically for younger members of the community, we have Childrens' Scrapstore family workshops on Saturday and Rosie Webb's doodle workshops at the City Farm.

A great programme of musical performances is also scheduled. The acoustics in Mina Road Tunnel are so great that everyone wants to play there! 7 performances lined up for the Tunnel cover musical styles from classical to jazz to Psycho Acoustic Goat's "artĀ­rock southern fried soul". If that doesn't float your boat try the locally famous Gasworks Singers at St Werburghs Community Centre or join in an Irish Ceili in Mina Road Park.

Refreshments are available from St Werburghs Community Centre, Mina Road Housing Coop, the City Farm and Jubilee House (the old Botany pub and artists' studios). Not forgetting our local pubs the Miners, the Farm and the Duke of York which plays host to our last band of the weekend, What the Folk, at 4 - 6 pm on Sunday. Don't forget to check out the Duke's fab new mural too!

Full details of all artists, workshops and performances are listed in the Arts Trail brochure and on our website. Brochures will be available in community centres and local shops from the start of September so make sure to book the weekend in your diary!

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