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The Art of the Beacon - Parent and Baby Tour

Led by Jane Porter of Planty Projects

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Tiered seating inside Beacon Hall.

Join us for a guided tour of the artworks commissioned for Bristol Beacon by artists including Rana Begum, Linda Brothwell and Giles Round, specially organised for parents and carers with babies.

Responding to the invitation to ‘bring music to life in visual form’ and using a range of materials such as textiles, ceramics, bronze and sound, the artists have created a series of artworks that enhance this significant civic building for Bristol.

Led by Bristol-based producer Jane Porter the Bring Your Baby tours aim to make it easy for parents to bring their babies to see art.

Feel free to bring your baby in a sling or a buggy. There are spaces for a buggy park and chairs available if you need to feed your baby during the tour. Latecomers are welcome – we know it can be hard getting anywhere on time with a baby!

Presented by Bristol Beacon

All ages

Start: 11.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Jane Porter

Planty Projects is led by Jane Porter, who worked as an arts producer in Bristol for ten years before changing her career after having two children.

She set up Bring Your Baby in 2017 as a response to what she felt was a lack of activities that were designed for parents during her own maternity leave. She retrained in horticulture and is now an award-winning Garden Designer, as well as a tour guide at a number of galleries across Bristol.

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The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre 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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Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.

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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