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.

Play | A creative gathering
Jun
1
10:00 am10:00

Play | A creative gathering

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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 new monthly{free}gathering at the Forge, for creatives, freelancers & independent companies.

Creative Business Weekend | Women Who Create
Jun
9
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.

Talk, demo & supper | Ferment & Feast
Jun
16
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.

Workshop | Fermentation Fundamentals with Fodder & Plonk
Jun
17
Jun 18

Workshop | Fermentation Fundamentals with Fodder & Plonk

Gut health is a topic that's becoming hard to ignore, but do you know what it's all about and how you can take care of yours? Join Alana from Fodder & Plonk to learn just that, in the most delicious way possible… through food!

Wilderness | Supper & Talks, hosted by Another Escape
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Wilderness | Supper & Talks, hosted by Another Escape

Another Escape and The Forge would like for you to join them for an evening delicious food, inspiring talks and great conversation. Reflecting upon the theme of wilderness, the evening will explore how we can become closer to nature through the lives we lead. 

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.

Creative Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson
Jul
8
10:30 am10:30

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.

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.


Pop Up | Yoga Brunch Club - all levels
May
7
10:30 am10:30

Pop Up | Yoga Brunch Club - all levels

Come and find some inner space and calm as you flow through a deep and dynamic practice in the beautiful surroundings of the Forge, and then refuel with a delicious brunch. This month Yoga Brunch Club and Stephanie Boote are teaming up to bring you a morning of vinyasa yoga and great food.

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.

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!

Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

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

Kirsty from Ruby & the Wolf is back with her Christmas wreath workshop.

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! 

Play | Christmas Party
Dec
9
6:00 pm18:00

Play | Christmas Party

We'd love you to join us for our very first Christmas party for creative professionals, freelancers & designer makers

Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath with Ruby & the Wolf
Dec
8
6:30 pm18:30

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

Kirsty from Ruby & the Wolf is back with her Christmas wreath workshop

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! 

Pop Up | The Smithson Gallery & Design Store
Dec
3
Dec 4

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

Pop Up | The Bristol Artisan
Nov
26
Nov 27

Pop Up | The Bristol Artisan

The Bristol Artisan is a small-curated weekend gathering of Designer Makers from Bristol and the South West selling their unique and beautifully designed goods

Live Music | Kevin Figes Quartet
Nov
19
7:30 pm19:30

Live Music | Kevin Figes Quartet

Join us for an evening with The Kevin Figes Quartet. 

Kevin Figes is a distinctive voice both as a player (Saxophones and flute) and composer on the UK jazz scene.  Never standing still, his ethos is to strive to produce new music which is challenging, well-crafted and from the soul. 

Live Music | Pete Josef
Oct
22
1:00 am01:00

Live Music | Pete Josef

We have the pleasure of hosting the supremely talented singer, songwriter & multi instrumentalist Pete Josef & his band at the Forge to performing his debut album COLOUR.

Play | A Monthly Gathering
Oct
21
3:00 pm15:00

Play | A Monthly Gathering

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 new monthly{free}gathering at the Forge, for creatives, freelancers & independent companies.

Pop Up | An Autumn Supper with A Tavola
Oct
16
12:00 am00:00

Pop Up | An Autumn Supper with A Tavola

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.

Creative Business Workshop | Telling your story online
Oct
7
3:00 pm15:00

Creative Business Workshop | Telling your story online

Are you trying to work out how best to talk to your audience? Perhaps you’ve got a following but not really getting much feedback? Whether you run your own creative business, host a blog or simply enjoying sharing your creative endeavours online, it can be difficult to work out the best way to present what you have to say.

Live Music | Chirimoya
Jul
16
12:30 am00:30

Live Music | Chirimoya

Join us for our second live music session with Bristol's Chirimoya, a 4 piece latin- jazz group fronted by singer and percussionist Tammy Payne

Book Launch | Gavin Strange
May
6
12:00 am00:00

Book Launch | Gavin Strange

  • The Forge
"Do Work You Love. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the reality can be quite different. Whether you're just starting out or simply ready to head in a new direction, you're going to need some help turning your natural skills into success-seeking missiles of radness." 

Join us for the launch of DO FLY, the first book of Bristol creative Gavin strange, published by the Do Book Co.