Spike Island

Tour: The City as a Monument


Saturday 24 March 2018, 11am–12.30pm


£5, booking essential

25 places available

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Consider the 'city as a monument' in this special guided exploration across the city of Bristol with Peter Insole and Ruth Myers of Myers-Insole Local Learning.

The tour takes a circular route, beginning and ending at Spike Island gallery, to explore how the area has developed artistically alongside the regeneration of Bristol harbour. 

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This tour was rescheduled from an earlier advertised date due to adverse weather conditions.

Attendees are encouraged to visit Iman Issa’s exhibition at Spike Island after the tour. Iman Issa (b. 1979, Cairo, Egypt, now lives and works in Berlin) is an artist who explores the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Her exhibition includes a series of works that question the function of public sculpture and monuments.

This unique tour was originally created for Bristol and Bath Residents Weekend. Explore more of the fantastic culture in our region through exclusive offers and unique ticketed events throughout Bristol, Bath and North Somerset.

Myers-Insole Local Learning is a not for profit Community Interest Company led by Peter Insole and Ruth Myers. They enjoy exploring our local heritage with all members of the community, to uncover and share what we can learn about our past. Working in partnership with other specialists, they create engaging and inclusive learning experiences for all participants, incorporating a variety of elements including street theatre, storytelling, art, film, radio, archaeological investigations and digital technologies.

Peter Insole is an historical and archaeological specialist with over 20 years’ experience of working in the heritage sector in Bristol. He is currently Principal Historic Environment Officer for Bristol City Council and maintains Bristol’s Historic Environment Record.

Ruth Myers is an English and literacy specialist with over 20 years’ teaching experience in secondary and further education, Ruth is passionate about education, making learning accessible to all and particularly enjoys exploring new ideas within and beyond the classroom.


Supported by
  • Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations