Live Music | The Guy Calhoun Band
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music | The Guy Calhoun Band

Guy Calhoun Band, original Funk and Soul with a psychedelic edge, some well-chosen covers and a killer line up including Celestine, Arj Magee, Jonny Henderson, Marcel Osbourne and Charlie Allen.
In contrast to his acoustic singer-songwriter performances, Guys electric guitar and soulful vocals echo the sounds of Issac Hayes, Funkadelic, Jimi Hendrix and George Benson.

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Creative Business Workshop | Adobe Lightroom for Beginners
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Business Workshop | Adobe Lightroom for Beginners

An ideal workshop for creative business owners, bloggers or visual content makers wanting to learn how to organise and edit photographs to a professional level using Lightroom. This is an absolute beginners class that will teach you how to confidently organise, navigate & edit your photographs using Adobe Lightroom.

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Play | A creative gathering
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Play | A creative gathering

JANUARY PLAY IS NOW FULL - CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR PLAY MAILING LIST TO BE NOTIFIED OF OUR NEXT DATE.

Work on your ideas, experiment, think big, make plans, dream a while. So often we don't find time to work on the things that really matter. PLAY is a {free} monthly gathering at the Forge, for creatives, freelancers & independent companies.

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Workshop | Tiny Habits®  Masterclass
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop | Tiny Habits® Masterclass

Tiny Habits lead to big, beautiful, full-blown habits and creating new habits doesn't need to be difficult. In fact the easier we make them to do, the more successful we'll be. And the quicker your new habits will form. Join this masterclass from Mike Coulter & discover the groundbreaking behaviour change method pioneered by Stanford research scientist Prof BJ Fogg PhD.

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Pop Up | A Tavola x Vinnaturo
Mar
11
12:30 PM12:30

Pop Up | A Tavola x Vinnaturo

The A Tavola team are back at The Forge on Sunday March 11th, Mothering Sunday, for three sittings throughout the afternoon and evening, serving a set three course menu to our guests. We will be showcasing some excellent wines to buy by the glass from Vinnaturo, straight from Tom's fantastic new eco friendly keg system. There will also be Italian natural wines available to buy by the bottle too.

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Talk, demo & supper | Ferment & Feast
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Talk, demo & supper | Ferment & Feast

Join Alana of Fodder & Plonk for an evening learning about the history fermentation alongside the health benefits associated with eating fermented foods. You will then get to flavour your own water kefir using a variety of fruits, herbs and spices and finish the evening with a light supper including fermented food and (non alcoholic) drinks around our long table.

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Live Music| Albert Jones
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music| Albert Jones

Albert Jones is a British singer-songwriter with a unique and quintessentially British modern alternative sound.Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with classic blues, Albert is a performer who most strongly refuses to be defined by a genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically all the while following his increasingly prolific muse.

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Live Music | Modulus III
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Live Music | Modulus III

Join us for an evening of live music with the incredible Modulus III, mixing minimal synthesizers, sweeping textures, energetic drums, haunting cello, driving Fender Rhodes - all woven through engaging improvisations that might make you feel like dancing at one moment or like you’re lost in a retro-futurist soundtrack the next.

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Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf
Dec
9
10:30 AM10:30

Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

This is such a lovely event and Kirsty puts such a unique & beautiful slant on the traditional wreath. Candle light, the smell of spruce & conifer, little nibbles & glasses of fizz, will you join us?  You'll be sure to have a gorgeous time & create something magical. Be quick - this is sure to sell out quick! 

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Live Music | Phil King
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music | Phil King

As a singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. “Always lyrical, tuneful and emotional. Lovers of the darker side of folk and roots-based music will find plenty to enjoy.” – R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine/
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Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

This is such a lovely event and Kirsty puts such a unique & beautiful slant on the traditional wreath. Candle light, the smell of spruce & conifer, little nibbles & glasses of fizz, will you join us?  You'll be sure to have a gorgeous time & create something magical. Be quick - this is sure to sell out quick! 

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Pop Up | The Smithson Gallery & Design Store
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Pop Up | The Smithson Gallery & Design Store

This year the much loved Smithson Gallery & Design store will be hosting their annual winter pop up here at the Forge. Begin your Christmas season by discovering a wealth of talent & unique gifts including original artworks & prints, jewellery, paper goods & homeware. We will be serving locally made festive nibbles & drinks

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Pop Up | Tamay ; Red Dzao culture, their textiles and sustainablity
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pop Up | Tamay ; Red Dzao culture, their textiles and sustainablity

As part of Tamay's first visit to the UK join us for an evening at the Forge.

Tamay tells her story : her culture, the textiles, the future ...
This will be an engaging visual feast, we are going to take you travelling to the North Vietnamese mountains to discuss indigo, embroidery, living sustainably the Dzao way, ethical fashion and the importance of artisans in that conversation.

The evening also includes,

A Pho, noodle soup, dinner with handmade fresh Vietnamese spring rolls

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Live Music | Jackson
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music | Jackson

Jackson – a pseaudonym for Bristol based keyboard & session player Jack Baldus, the sole writer & producer with a unique sound that incorporates jazz funk, soul, progressive rock & hip hop will be live at the Forge this November. The Jackson live band line up is ever changing but with one constant joining Jack on stage, DJ Asian Hawk, a veteran 5 time DMC champion.

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Pop Up | An Autumn Supper with A Tavola
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pop Up | An Autumn Supper with A Tavola

AUTUMN SUPPER NOW SOLD OUT 

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We are delighted to be welcoming Max and Steph aka "A Tavola, who will be hosting an Autumn gathering here at the Forge. Join us at the table for an evening of rustic regional Italian food and natural wine. Bring friends and make new ones and celebrate the simple pleasure of food, wine and good conversation.

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Modern Craft Workshop | Spoon Carving with Miscellaneous Adventures
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Spoon Carving with Miscellaneous Adventures

We are delighted to be a chosen partner venue for the "Something Good" Design Festival and host to their spoon carving workshop with Miscellaneous Adventures.

Inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese culture, life in the woods and a desire to combine creativity with outdoor living, Miscellaneous Adventures produces hand made camping gear.

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Modern Craft Workshop | Herbal Bundle Dyeing with Babs Behan
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Herbal Bundle Dyeing with Babs Behan

Would you like to know how to extract dye colours from local flowers and plants to transform your clothes? Do you like learning about plants, textiles and herbalism? Join us for an evening with botanical + mineral artist, Babs Behan to discover and enjoy the therapeutic art of eco-printing, using flowers and plants to transfer botanical inks, to create direct colour and print on cloth.

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Creative Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Creative Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson

Join Lucy Davidson from the craft & design blog Peas & Needles and learn the gentle art of weaving

This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of weaving on a lap loom. Weaving is a fast growing trend, is well known for its therapeutic tendencies and allows you to play with texture and colour culminating in the creation of your own wall hanging.

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Creative Business Weekend | Women Who Create
Jun
9
to Jun 11

Creative Business Weekend | Women Who Create

Join maker, creative and author Amy Phipps from Super+Super and founder of the Women Who Create UK community for the very first "women who create" weekend event. This is an event for creative women at any level in their career, from planning start up to seasoned pro, this weekend is for those ready to implement big brave and exciting changes in their lives, careers, and future plans.

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Live Music | We are Lief
May
26
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music | We are Lief

Next up for music at the Forge : Leif with support set from Bristol based Jausme

Comprised of four established improvising musicians, Leif deftly spans the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound world more associated with Neo-Soul, R'n'B and Down Tempo genres.  Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato, Jill Scott and Becca Stevens with main writing credits shared between herself and drummer Mark Whitlam.

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Workshop | Make Your Social Media Work Harder
Feb
8
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop | Make Your Social Media Work Harder

Are you currently using the likes of Twitter and Facebook, but with the nagging feeling that you might not be getting the best out of them?

Join award winning blogger Jo Middleton for this ever popular social media workshop. Jo has a social following of over 70,000, is a marketer, speaker and trainer, as well as a self confessed Twitter addict.

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Live Music | Snazzback
Jan
27
7:30 PM19:30

Live Music | Snazzback

After playing together for the first time on corn street in September, Snazzback have been busking the cold-stretch in Bristol, bringing the streets an echo of something else. Their songs play with undulating jazz/ improvisation shimmering afro-cuban rhythms and deep soul/funk grooves. Having hosted several impromptu street-parties last summer in Bristol, the 5-piece street-jazzers are now between street and stage, to bring their freezing new grooves inside and play them off piste!

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