Members' Weekend

Members' Weekend

Explore historic Bristol with other members through a lively programme of visits and talks including our annual members' meeting

01/06/2018 - 02/06/2018
Members only
St Thomas the Martyr
Thomas Lane,
United Kingdom

MEMBERS ONLY EVENT 1 June £10pp; 2 June £40pp; members' meeting free



Event details

Bristol - Friday and Saturday, 1 & 2 June 2018

Friday evening, 6.00pm-8.30pm: A Georgian house in Clifton - £10pp

Join us for an evening at a beautiful historic house in Hotwells, Clifton. SPAB chairman Iain Boyd has invited us to his new old home for a informal gathering to open the weekend. Nestled in one of the oldest squares in Bristol, the house is listed Grade II* and has a varied and fascinating history. We will have a chance to explore this private house and the plans for its repair. The evening will include a drinks reception. 


Saturday visits, 10.30am-3.30pm: Walking tour of the historic city centre and behind-the-scenes theatre tour - £40pp

Andrew Foyle, local historian and author of the Pevsner guide to Bristol, will give us the perfect introduction to the city in the morning. Our walk will take in the medieval walls, historic markets, churches, bridges and buildings in the city centre.

The Bristol Old Vic is the UK’s oldest continuously-running theatre. This year it is undergoing redevelopment to its front of house and studio theatre, following works to refurbish the Georgian auditorium in 2012. We will enjoy a private tour around the site by the architect before it opens to the general public later this summer. 

Lunch will be provided. 


Members' meeting, St Thomas the Martyr, 3.30-6.00pm

All members are welcome for our annual get-together in St Thomas the Martyr, an imposing Georgian church, now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. After tea and cake, the meeting will include a keynote speaker, updates from the SPAB director and chairman, and a presentation of the SPAB Betjeman award for works to conserve places of worship. The meeting is free of charge to attend and members’ guests are also welcome. However for catering purposes, all members and guests wishing to attend should reserve their place.


To book your place to any of the events, please either complete the booking form or call the membership team on 020 7456 0901, or email The deadline for booking is Friday 11 May.

See our Events Bookings T&CsAccessibility: please contact the SPAB before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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