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

Saturday 27th August

This weekend we have a special free event at Mangotsfield Station with ecologist Nick Hudson and artist @feralpractice.

Between 10.30am & 12 noon on Saturday 27 August we welcome families to join us for mini beast hunting. Learn how to use a sweep net and magnifying lenses to examine and draw your finds. We will be making a group artwork inspired by @lucas_antics mural at Mangotsfield Station.

We invite people to bring their own picnic lunch to eat with us (or they can cycle down to @warmley_waiting_room !).

From 1pm – 2.30pm we will have an event aimed at adults and older children where they can find and observe insects in detail, learning more about their ecology, habitats and life challenges.

Discover ways to encourage insects where you live.

Please RSVP and register for your FREE ticket HERE.

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.

Date to be announced

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.

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