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Pop Up | Cocktails & Jazz with Theo and Peter Maxfield
Sep
26
7:30 pm19:30

Pop Up | Cocktails & Jazz with Theo and Peter Maxfield

The Jazz
Double Bassist Pete Maxfield and pianist/singer Julie Lewis make for an incredible live performance. Pete is somewhat a legend, playing bass for over 40 years.

The Cocktails
Theo Maxfield, Mixologist and Bartender, will be serving carefully crafted cocktails, selected especially to reflect the style and genre of music. Favourite classics to contemporary creations, there will be something for everyone, you might even discover something new

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Modern Craft Workshop | Make your own leather sneakers with Esther Keen
Oct
5
10:00 am10:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Make your own leather sneakers with Esther Keen

Would you like to make your own unique pair of leather sneakers? Make a pair of shoes that fit beautifully and say "I made these!"? In this workshop you can choose from 4 different heights of sneaker from super low-cut to high-top and loads of coloured leather. You will learn how to craft your own leather sneakers completely by hand with no machines. And just so everyone knows you made them, you will be able to emboss the shoes with your name or initials!

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Creative Business | Pinterest marketing & storytelling through photography
Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

Creative Business | Pinterest marketing & storytelling through photography

We are delighted to be welcoming Pinterest experts Georgie and Dorte of Curly Carrot and Julia Smith, photographer and Instagrammer aka Humphrey & Grace to teach an expertise Session for us. Come and learn how to photograph your products and create an aesthetic story to represent your brand across your website, pinterest & Instagram and discover how Pinterest can drive traffic to your website, generate sales and work with Instagram to be your marketing secret weapon!

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Modern Craft Workshop | Calligraphy for beginners with Imogen Owen
Jul
7
10:00 am10:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Calligraphy for beginners with Imogen Owen

This workshop is perfect for anyone with a passion for stationery or snail mail, or any bride/groom to be! In this class you'll be introduced to the essential kit for modern calligraphy, learn the basic strokes before progressing to creating and mastering letterforms and words, then start to establish your own style. With demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one tuition you'll be well on your modern calligraphy journey by the time you leave. 

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Pop Up | Yoga Supper Club X Anna Shepherd
Jul
4
6:30 pm18:30

Pop Up | Yoga Supper Club X Anna Shepherd

Clem Balfour founder of Yoga Brunch Club together with Anna Shepherd, invite you to join them for a very special summer evening of yoga and supper at the beautiful and tranquil space at The Forge. Enjoy a energising and calming evening yoga class led by Clem Balfour, founder of Yoga Brunch Club. Clem’s classes are creative, playful and dynamic, teaching with a wonderful infectious energy. Post yoga guests will be treated to a glass of bubbles and well-deserved 3-course summer inspired supper prepared by Bristol based food writer, stylist and cook Anna Shepherd. Anna has worked on a range of vegetarian food projects, from writing cookbooks, to cooking and styling food shoots for The Telegraph Magazine and Whole Earth nut butters.

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*** POSTPONED Live at the Forge | Pocket presents Chaz Thorogood
Jun
21
8:00 pm20:00

*** POSTPONED Live at the Forge | Pocket presents Chaz Thorogood

*** POSTPONED We are delighted to be sharing a music night hosted by the Pocket collective presenting singer songwriter and guitarist Chaz Thorogood.

After making the move from London earlier this year, Chaz has been making waves on the Bristol music scene. Now with a full band behind him, he will be debuting his set at the launch of this new showcase night. With interweaving, ethereal guitar melodies, four part harmonies and bluesy roots that open out into virtuoso guitar solos, resulting is a rich wall of sound. 

 

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Live at the Forge | Sam Brookes
May
17
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Sam Brookes

Sam Brookes’ unique voice and affecting songwriting have made him a rising figure within the alt-folk genre. His 2014 LP, Kairos, was acclaimed by The Independent as one of the stand-out records of the year and his track ‘Crazy World and You’ received extensive support from BBC Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary. Single ‘James’ has since chalked up over 15 million streams. A sought-after vocalist and collaborator, Brookes has performed live and recorded with the likes of Newton Faulkner, Scott Matthews, Lucy Rose and Basement Jaxx.

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Creative Business | Marketing for makers through storytelling
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Creative Business | Marketing for makers through storytelling

Storytelling is as old as the hills, but recently it has become a marketing buzzword, why?  Because in our digitally crowded lives, crafting a really good story can cut through all the noise to emotionally connect you and your products with your customers.  In today’s world, people need to buy into you before they will buy from you, but how do you build that magic ‘know-like-want' loop?  

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Botanical embroidery  workshop with Adriana Torres (aka Miga de Pan)
May
7
10:00 am10:00

Botanical embroidery workshop with Adriana Torres (aka Miga de Pan)

We are beyond delighted to be welcoming BuenosAires-based illustrator, designer and embroiderer Adriana Torres who is in the UK briefly for a series of embroidery workshops in London and has added some extra dates to her workshop tour to visit us in Bristol to share her beautiful world of embroidery with us.

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Live at the Forge | Gary Alesbrook Quintet Feat. Phil King
May
3
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Gary Alesbrook Quintet Feat. Phil King

Judging by his resume, trumpeter and flugelhorn player Gary Alesbrook likes to mix things up. He’s played on live shows and studio sessions for Kasabian, Noel Gallagher, Scissor Sisters, Rag N Bone Man, Raphael Saadiq, Kelis and Tom Jones, as well as movie, TV and computer game soundtracks. Each has proved the perfect setting for his warm and lyrical sound and although Alesbrook has shown his dexterity as a player able to cross multiple genres, it is Jazz that drives his creative appetite.

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Live at the Forge | Mesadorm
Apr
24
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Mesadorm

SOLD OUT

In early 2017 Blythe Pepino, not one to compromise her artistic vision, turned her back on the major label existence to pursue her penchant for the strange and leftfield with new band, Mesadorm.

“I’m absolutely addicted... really affecting and beautiful” - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

"I love the sound of that… a beautiful record”  - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

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Modern Craft Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson
Mar
30
10:00 am10:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson

SOLD OUT - register interest for our next weaving workshop here

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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Modern Craft Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Modern Craft Workshop | Loom Weaving with Lucy Davidson

SOLD OUT - register interest for our next weaving workshop here

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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WEDF Pals | #3 Animate it
Mar
20
6:30 pm18:30

WEDF Pals | #3 Animate it

We are delighted to be welcoming The West of England Design Forum to the Forge with their fantastic design community meet up PALS.

These ‘Peer Assisted Learning Sessions’ are informal evenings exploring subjects to inspire designers and creative minds - everyone is welcome! As a mix of presentations and group discussions they are engaging, insightful and sociable, with people encouraged to share their skills, experience, thoughts and questions (with a couple of experts on hand to call upon too)

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Creative Business | How to create a strong Instagram identity for your brand
Mar
2
10:00 am10:00

Creative Business | How to create a strong Instagram identity for your brand

SOLD OUT. Register for our next instagram workshop here

Do you want to harness the full business potential of Instagram? Do you want to ensure your brand stands out from the crowd and appeals to your target customers? Led by blogger and social-media influencer Abi Dare, this workshop will equip you with the tips and knowledge you need to turn your Instagram feed into a major asset by developing a clear and consistent identity.

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Modern Craft Workshop | An A - Z of Embroidery with Stitch School
Feb
23
10:30 am10:30

Modern Craft Workshop | An A - Z of Embroidery with Stitch School

SOLD OUT - register interest for our next embroidery workshop here

Join embroidery experts Melanie Bowles and Aimee Betts who will guide you through the A-Z of embroidery stitches. Each letter of the alphabet has its own individual embroidery technique ready to practice. The alphabet is printed onto a linen sampler and accompanied with an instruction book illustrating each stitch.

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WEDF Pals | #2 Freelance Life
Feb
20
6:30 pm18:30

WEDF Pals | #2 Freelance Life

We are delighted to be welcoming The West of England Design Forum to the Forge with their fantastic design community meet up PALS.

These ‘Peer Assisted Learning Sessions’ are informal evenings exploring subjects to inspire designers and creative minds - everyone is welcome! As a mix of presentations and group discussions they are engaging, insightful and sociable, with people encouraged to share their skills, experience, thoughts and questions (with a couple of experts on hand to call upon too)

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Live at the Forge | Mohawkestra
Feb
8
8:00 pm20:00

Live at the Forge | Mohawkestra

“ Mohawkestra are one of countless descendants from the mighty Edenheight collective that brought a unique combination of funk, jazz, soul and hip-hop to Bristol’s live scene over many years. While other spin-offs have pursued space-funk or hip-hop styles, however, the Mohawkestra quintet has settled on a refreshed revival of a 60s sound that became known in the States as ‘the British invasion’ TONY BENJAMIN

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Creative Workshop | Make a Christmas Wreath With Ruby & the Wolf
Dec
8
10:30 am10:30

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

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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