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Savinder Bual Workshop

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‘Free Reed’ is a new interactive sound & visual sculpture work, created by moving image artist Savinder Bual in collaboration with Bristol communities & commissioned by Bristol Beacon.

Inspired by the suffragette movement and Bristol Beacon’s cultural heritage, the female creative team will be creating a large mobile sculptural work to house multiple instruments to be blown into, replicating the timbre of voice. Following exhibitions at Whitstable Biennale 2022 and ICA amongst others, this will be Savinder Bual’s largest and most ambitious sculpture to date, both in scale and number of people who will interact with it at once.

Savinder is known to Bristol Beacon audience from her successful Pineapple Orchestra Project in 2018, a commission which used instruments made from pineapples to ask difficult questions around colonialism and contested histories.

We’re inviting you to come and be a part of this sculpture. In this workshop you will explore the importance of freedom of expression and deep listening, as you make free-reeds to create the performances for the sculpture and add your ‘voice’ to our transformed venue spaces.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Age Guidance: 12 years +

Start Time: 17:00
Finish: 19:00

The venue


at Bristol Beacon

Our foyer space located within Bristol Beacon where we host events, performances and conferences.

Getting to the venue

Location: Bridgehouse is located within Bristol Beacon with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bridgehouse has level access from street level with lifts to all levels. For unallocated seated performances, seats can easily be removed to accommodate wheelchairs.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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