The People’s Mansion

Date: Saturday, Sep 28 2019
Time: 12:00am
Venue: Ashton Court Mansion

2019 marks the 60 year anniversary of Ashton Court being purchased by Bristol City Council and becoming a mansion for the people.

To celebrate, Artspace Lifespace is opening the doors of Ashton Court with a free heritage family day out. Featuring:

• Theatrical vignettes depicting the fascinating history of Ashton Court Estate from Show of Strength
• Games on the South Lawn
• The Future of Ashton Court Mansion – six schools from Bristol and North Somerset who participated in artist workshops in June share their visions for its future
• Heritage exhibition curated by local volunteers and local artist Amy Hutchings
• Performance from Opera Sulis
Plus a rare chance to see the upper floor where the Smyth family lived. Pre-booking essential at

The People’s Mansion programme has been made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and rates relief from North Somerset Council.

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Sept 28, 12-5pm, free entry. For more info, visit

By steve wright, Saturday, Aug 24 2019

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