Sparks Bristol

Sparks Bristol

One-of-a-kind creative hub in the heart of Bristol's shopping district.


RIP Marks and Spencer's, long live Sparks! Functioning as a moveable events space, education centre, sustainable shopping outlet and so much more - Spark's amazing existence makes it a shining beacon of everything independent and creative in Bristol.

What's On At Sparks Bristol

Pride and Protest: Placard & badge making at Sparks Bristol
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punk lgbtq+ workshops & classes
A Brief History of Drag, with Mariana Trench & DIS at Sparks Bristol
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lgbtq+ drag comedy talks workshops & classes
Drag Bingo with Mariana Trench June 21st at Sparks Bristol
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lgbtq+ drag comedy
Let's Make Queer Comics at Sparks Bristol
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lgbtq+ workshops & classes

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Our recent recommendations for Sparks Bristol

Inspirational all-day rally cry for our communities to reshape the system that still favours the rich and 'powerful'. The Bristol Commons is a growing critical mass of caring individuals and organisations lobbying for local land justice and ethical reform. Expect workshops, talks, co-created strategy and affirmative action. A Citywide Strategy for Change

Bristol underground weirdos convene to raise funds to keep Spark’s community repair cafe afloat. Featuring delights from ritual weirdo-popstress Silky Disturbance, Zappa meets Profkiev prog-meltdown maestro Fabio Ferri + more. A not-for-profit gig organised by Free Severn Sound, raising funds for Sparks Repair Cafe

Sell out warning! Free entry! ‘If you don’t know what hiphop is about, then stop look and listen and check this out!’ Rap’s 2nd great cinematic show-and-tell follows a trio of aspiring b-boys trying to break out the Bronx with insane musical cameos from Busy Bee, the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force. This legendary film will be shown as part of celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture

Sell out warning! Free entry screening of foundational hip-hop cinematic footprint Wild Style. A beyond-essential document of NYC graffiti writing and the wider cultural context with unforgettable scenes from early titans like Grandmaster Flash, Rammellzee, Queen Lisa Lee and Fab Five Freddy. A slice of history if ever there was one. This legendary film will be shown as part of celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop culture