What’s On

Opening in April 2022 and running for one year, Mangotsfield Folly will see the seasons change as local artists’ work are on display.

Five new artist commissions will include:

An artist residency by Feral Practice, exploring the area’s biodiversity with local residents and culminating in a display of work at the end of the year. See further details below.

A public commission by writer Holly Corfield Carr, a new card game that has been created to be played in the vicinity of the Folly, culminating in the players writing a poem.

A new mural on the Folly structure by Bristol-based street artist and illustrator Lucas Antics with accompanying colouring-in sheets to download.

Participatory printmaking by Bristol-based artist Nick Hand who will be bringing his Printing Bike to Mangotsfield.

Bespoke signwriting by Eric Porter of the Straight and Narrow Sign Company

See below for information on upcoming events. Details for past events can be found HERE.

Date to be announced

Join poet Holly Corfield Carr and printmaker Nick Hand (of the Letterpress Collective) who will be bringing his printing bike to Mangotsfield Station.

Nick will be printing a series of playing cards on his printing bike, a bespoke bike built to carry an 8×5 Adana Letterpress printing press.

Holly will be demonstrating how to use the cards printed on the bike to play a new card game which she has devised for those travelling along the Bristol to Bath Cycle Path.

A variation of Patience or Solitaire, the card game invites the player to participate in the writing of a poem which explores ideas of solitude, waiting and transformation.

November 13th November

Did you know it is International Comfy Day on Sunday 13th November?

Come and meet the Comfy Club artists and their sculptures at Mangotsfield Folly. Eat their cake and take part in colouring sheets, stickers and paper hat making.

Comfy Club are a southwest based collective who naturally formed together after graduating from Bath School of Art in 2021. We explore nostalgia, childhood and friendship through the lens of our contemporary experience.

On-going Event – Colour in Anytime

If you’re visiting the Folly with children in tow, Lucas Antics have kindly prepared a colouring-in book featuring the local critters to get everyone involved!

Download it HERE.

Listen to the Listening Station by Feral Practice

Check back regularly for a full schedule of events and dates.