Events at The Island

About The Island Project


Up until summer 2011, The Island was a huge expansive project incorporating a fire station, the police head quarters and a courtyard complete with fire tower. It hosted spectacular 1000 capacity events and was run by volunteers and affiliates ofArtspace Lifespace and The Invisible Circus.The Invisible Circus was pioneer on large site specific circus show and one of their biggest successes has been Carnyville which has influenced the performance scene in Bristol ever since.


Artspace Lifespace is an artist led initiative that recycles vacant, under-used and problem properties into thriving active creative resources. We work in partnership with building owners, property developers and the local community to secure and re-use interesting, unusual and often difficult spaces as vibrant multi-use art venues.

"As a company we have found Artspace Lifespace dedicated, passionate and hard working."Darren Sheward - Urban Creation

 Now the old firestation has been sold to our new neighbours The Creative Youth Network who has transformed it into a fantastic youth centre with a kitted out venue, café, music, and dance studios plus a range of on site advice, info and support for young people. For more info about that, visit: www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/our-places/the-station-bristol.html

The old Police Station is now The Island, a multi use arts facility with various spaces and a wide range of activities of all artistic disciplines. It's a purely self funded project and has developed links with many local art organisations and contributed to the regeneration of the heart of Bristol City Centre.
Address: The Island, Old Bridewell police station, Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE. * Click on the address to launch google maps.

WITCH; UNBURIED, UNBURNT, UNBOUND at The Island Wed 24 April 2019 from 7pm

Witch Unburied, Unburnt, Unbound seeks to immerse you in an atmospheric dream-like ritual and theatrical interpretation and expression of the witch. Let us take you on a journey through time, into the darkness and suffering of our ancestors. Here we embrace the shadows and create the space for you to explore your own connection with the archetypes of the witch. This will not be a clear cut story; more a tapestry of ideas, movement, spoken word and ceremony.
Notes: 18+
WEDS Standard: £5.50 - "Feed the Starving Artists Ticket" : £11.00
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WITCH; UNBURIED, UNBURNT, UNBOUND at The Island Thu 25 April 2019 from 7pm - 9pm

WITCH UNBURIED, UNBURNT, UNBOUND seeks to immerse you in an atmospheric dream-like ritual and theatrical interpretation and expression of the witch. Let us take you on a journey through time, into the darkness and suffering of our ancestors. Here we embrace the shadows and create the space for you to explore your own connection with the archetypes of the witch. This will not be a clear cut story; more a tapestry of ideas, movement, spoken word and ceremony.
Notes: 18+
THURS Standard: £5.50 - "Feed the Starving Artists Ticket": £11.00
Click here to buy and view details
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