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Spike Island comprises both an exhibition space and professional artists studios. When I visited this week they were curating a significant exhibition by Korean artist Kim Young-Il and I understand they have a wide programme throughout the year. I found the volunteer 'guides' exceptionally helpful...More
Visited Spike Island, as part of Living Spits production of "the Hare and the Tortoise" - connected to the Tobacco factory with the loss of the Brewery theatre are now going to various venues around Bristol - which is an excellent idea
This very cosy...More
I held my friends baby shower at spike island cafe as it's near us and the mum to be loves the venue. I searched several places in Bristol to host the event but spike island cafe was the best choice by far. The team were...More
Went to the Lubaina Himid exhibition which was disappointing: the cut-outs and paintings didn't live up to the grandiose claims in the exhibition description.
Great cafe, though, with welcoming staff, good food and coffee, and books and magazines to browse.
The exhibition I went to was free, but donations were welcomed. It was a totally unusual and inspiring retrospective of the art of Lubaina Hamid, an African artist who has produced a thought provoking installation of 100 stand up figures of Africans who were slaves,...More
Popped in whilst watching the Tour of Britain cycling which went past Spike Island's front door. A good selection of beverages and cakes, great bacon butties and filter coffee so strong that it has a gold medal in Olympic weight-lifting. (Locally sourced quality coffee supplied...More
A worthy addition to this area. The light and airy atmosphere and great coffee make it a place to linger over the papers.
The staff are helpful and efficient and decor pleasantly minimalist - but hey: it's a coffee shop and the coffee is great...More
My son took me to see the current exhibition and I was so impressed by the welcome, the enthusiastic and welcoming guide, general ambience followed by a delicious lunch in the Cafe.
I will certainly look out in future what's on here.
Places like this should always be supported, even if the art installations aren't always great. It's a huge space which has an eclectic mix of installations and it's always worth a wander along the dockside to spend a while appreciating the art and enjoying some...More