For Assembly Bristol, one of five a-n Assembly events taking place across the UK during May and June this year, a-n has devised a programme of events with Bristol-based artist Julie McCalden.

The Assembly, which takes barriers to practice as a point of departure, was shaping up nicely, when the snap election was called right smack bang in the middle of it.

Embracing this serendipitous straddling, artists are invited to descend upon the Brunswick Club – where the majority of events will be hosted – for a programme of artist-led discussions and unconventional workshops. Based in St Pauls with its skittle alleys, dance hall, bars and lounges, the Brunswick Club is being inhabited by over thirty artists, performers, film-makers and curators for a 9-month project.

Complemented by a-n led professional development sessions, a post-election breakfast and a feast for the masses will provide social opportunities for celebrating, commiserating and letting off steam.

Thursday 8 June

Proposal for a Guide for Art Parents – strategies to continue thinking and making as a parent
12.00noon – 4.00pm
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.

Negotiating with confidence
10.00am – 5.30pm
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY.

Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Radiophonic workshop
2.00pm – 5.30pm
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.

HEY! TEACHER! – a workshop in methods of alternative education
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.

Friday 9 June

Post-election breakfast
9.00am – 12.00noon
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.

Structures workshop
2.00pm – 5.00pm
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.

A feast for the masses
7.00pm – 10.00pm
Brunswick Club, 15-16 Brunswick Square, BS2 8NX.