Ashton Court

This series of podcasts has been created by the charity Artspace Lifespace supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a free resource compiling information so that people can easily find out some of the basic information available from the thousands of documents associated with Ashton Court.

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Saturday Sep 28, 2019

In 2018, shortly after Artspace Lifespace took on Ashton Court 'Wise Children' a new theatre company conceived, created and led by multi award-winning director Emma Rice moved to Bristol. It's first show Wise Children was first rehearsed over the summer of 2018. It had its debut with a preview in the Music Room of the Arts Mansion and went on to tour the UK from October 2018 - April 2019.

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Liza Donoghue was an official artist for the Wallace & Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail 2018. Her painted Gromit, called Wild at Heart was based at Ashton Court. The Gromit highlighted 26 different endangered animals and Liza was also a resident artist in the mansion for two weeks in the summer of 2018. Wild at Heart sold at the auction on 3 October 2018, under the wings of Concorde raising £14,000 for The Grand Appeal.

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Chris Wood, former general manager of Ashton Court shares stories of what it was like living and working at Ashton Court Mansion in the early days of its new lease of life as an events venue. 

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

List of slaves on the Spring Plantation, Jamaica, as at October 1782.   Photo (C) BCC Record Office

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Image from Weird Bristol.

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Image (c) Amy Hutchings

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Image from Ballooning Pictures. 

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Saturday Sep 28, 2019

Artist James Sant (1820–1916). Oil on canvas painted c 1906. Gifted to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery by Esme Smyth in 1930 Photo (c) Bristol Museum & Art Gallery  

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