Sep 30, 2015

Cranes and Bhangra...maybe not two words you’d normally use together but this is Bristol and in Bristol anything can happen, including cranes dancing to Bhangra.

Three of Bristol’s iconic cranes outside M Shed will come to life on Saturday 3rd October in a one off spectacular performance choreographed by Pervasive Media Studio resident Laura Kriefman’s Guerilla Dance Project. The performance, which will begin at 8pm, blends lights, rowing boats, choirs and live music from RSVP Bhangra. It is completely free to watch and best viewed from outside Arnolfini or Lloyds Amphitheatre.

Crane Dance Bristol, which will see the Harbourside transformed in a completely unique way, is something of a rehearsal for an event taking place in London next spring for which Kriefman has been awarded The Space/WIRED Creative Fellowship.

It also forms part of the Docks Heritage Weekend, two days of activities across M Shed and the Underfall Yard that will allow visitors to explore the history and working life of Bristol’s old city docks. Programme highlights include dramatic interludes from Show of Strength Theatre Company, screenings of historic films about the port, demonstrations of traditional skills, and guided walks to Brunel’s Other Bridge.

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We are big fans of the M Shed cranes here at The Bristol Shop and they obviously inspire a lot of Bristol’s artists and designers.

- you’ll find them on this architectural art print by Susan Taylor;

Yellow Bristol Docks Crane by Susan Taylor

on this giclee print of an original painting by Charlotte Rowlands;

Evening Light on The M-Shed by Charlotte Rowlands

in this print by Emily Ketteringham;

Bristol Church, Crane, Craft Print by Emily Ketteringham


in these limited edition art prints by Sue Porter of Vanilla White Pictures;

Bristol Harbourside Crane Pictures by Vanilla White Pictures


and on many other products around the shop too, just filter using 'Bristol Places & Landmarks'!

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