Sunday, 6 November 2011

an idle Sunday afternoon

If you're looking for a way to fill your Sunday afternoon in Bristol and are still hanging on to the spirit of halloween, head down to College Green to have a look at House of Paper's exhibition celebrating the traditional Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead...

The exhibition features local and international artists who've come out with their best interpretations of the essence of Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations - as the House of Paper folk say that it's "a chance to laugh at death and show that you're not afraid". The exhibition combines some of Bristol's top street artists with other works of illustration, painting and photography. The curators have also set up a traditional Mexican Ofrenda, an altar to assist the return of departed spirits during the celebrations. The exhibition closes tonight at 6.30pm so today is the last chance to go down and get a feel for this fascinating celebration of death - and see some wonderful art, of course.

The exhibition is at the Showroom at 31 College Green and is open today until 6.30pm.


Today also happens to be the first Sunday of the month, which means St Nicholas Market is holding its monthly book, art and slow food market. You could easily spend hours wandering around these markets, another perfect way to spend a sunday afternoon.

The book market and slow food markets are on Wine Street and the art market is in the Glass Arcade this afternoon until 5pm.


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