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For International Women’s Day 2018, Arnolfini is hosting an afternoon of free mentoring with some of Bristol’s leading women in the arts and creative industries.

The event has been designed for 16-25 year old women* as a chance to talk about their aspirations and to make new connections with other women in the arts industry.

Mentors on the day will include leaders from Watershed, Arnolfini, Trinity Arts Centre, Spike Island,  RWA, In Between Time, Hellion Trace, Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, Bristol Festival of Ideas, BBC Radio Bristol as well as artists and writers.

Ticket details: Sign up for a 45 minute session, during which you’ll have the chance to spend 15 minutes with up to three mentors.  Each mentoring session will involve a group of up to four participants.

Places are free and we are pleased to support any access requirements you might have. Please contact Letty Clarke should you have any queries or would like to discuss the event in advance

*For this event we use an inclusive definition of “women” and welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people. Self-definition is at the sole discretion of that individual.



We are excited to be joined by:

Emma HarveyTrinity Centre, Centre Director

Lhosa DalySpike Island, Deputy Director

Chinonyerem Odimba – Playwright

Miriam RandallWatershed, Executive Director

Alison Bevan – RWA Director

Carolyn Hassan – Founder and Director of Knowle West Media Centre

Laura KriefmanHellion Trace, Founder

Adri Bof – Social Skills Agency, Founder

Amak Mahmoodian- Artist

Laura RawlingsBBC Radio Bristol, Presenter

Helen ColeIn Between Time, Director and CEO

Zoe Steadman-MilneBristol Festival of Ideas, Project Manager 

Jazlyn PinckneyWyldwood Arts, Associate Producer

Cleo Lake – Artist

Laura Pye – Head of Culture and Director, Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Claire Doherty- Arnolfini, Director

More mentors to be announced soon.