Events

We put on numerous social events to help you be creative & connected

The wide pavement in front is used as an extension to the gallery with browsers of prints, decoupaged furniture and planters full of flowers. We use this area to offer free workshops and creative activities or offer it to local community groups such as the Bishopston Garden Society or the Bristol Pound.

We take part in festivals and events with our neighbouring traders and community groups, such as Glos Rd Central Mayfest (5th May 2018) & Christmas Street Party, Window Wanderland, the North Bristol Art Trail 24th – 25th Nov http://North Bristol Art Trail,

 

 

 

Glos Rd Central Christmas Street Party, 5 -8pm Thursday Dec 6th

Its that time of the year again!  Join Room 212 and other shops and businesses on our section of Gloucester Road for a big street party with live music, food, drink and family fun.  Pop into Alchemy 198 for music, mulled wine, cocktails and a view of amazing artwork, curated by 212 Productions in the Downstairs... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail 24th – 25th November, Preview 23rd from 7pm

We’re about to enjoy another North Bristol Art Trail, which runs 24-25th November.  Many of our artists show in their own homes during the trail and we’ll show their work here as well.  This year we’re excited to announce that our new gallery space in Alchemy 198 will be showing work by Jenny Urquhart Katie... View Article

Room 212 Featured In The New Visa Christmas Campaign

Room 212 is one of several independent shops handpicked by Visa for their Christmas Campaign to support independent high street shops. This billboard can be seen on the A4 just south of Temple Meads Station and features owner Sarah Thorp & the painting Bristol Totterdown Red Balloon by Jemal Gugunaya Photo courtesy of Bristol247

Launch of Alchemy 198 – New Cafe Bar & Exhibition Space

Less than 3 weeks to go until the launch of Alchemy 198, a new cafe bar for Gloucester Road. We’re really excited that our owner Sarah Thorp has recently purchased the bar just 7 doors down from Room 212. Her son Ziggy will be running the bar but Sarah will be curating the exhibitions and... View Article

We’re exhibiting at the Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol, taking place September 7th and 8th 2018.  The organisers have have asked us to hang some artwork in the chill out cafe area at the festival, including Bristol artists Hattie Buckwell Hannah Bailey and Laura Robertson.  Our printing company, 212 Productions  hangs artwork... View Article

Gromit Unleashed Trail includes 2 of our artists

Jenny Urquhart and Bev Cavender have both created fantastic artwork for the upcoming Gromit Unleashed trail. Here they are with Nick Parks and their decorated Gromits. The sculptures will be put in place for the start of the trail on July 2nd. There will be a Gromit by our local Boston Tea Party so drop in,... View Article

Eco Glitter – perfect for facepainting & festivals

Want to add some sparkle to your make up or use glitter for creative projects but aware of the impact of glitter on our environment? We now stock biodegradable Eco Glitter  by EcoStardust At the moment we offer 6 different Signature Glitter Blends Galactic, Cheerleader, Unicorn Dreams, Sea Breeze, Gold Digger and Sterling. If they prove... View Article

Glos Rd Central Mayfest

Saturday May 5th (Bank Holiday weekend) is the day set this year for our Glos Rd Central Mayfest. This is our community fair when shops and businesses on our part of Gloucester Road spill out onto the pavements, offering food, drink, live music, competitions, creative activities and more. Mayfest always coincides with the traditional procession... View Article

Bristol Pound selects our artists for new notes

Room 212 artists Mary Collett and Emma Burleigh have created designs to be used on the new Bristol Pound notes. Both artists submitted their artwork as part of a Bristol Pound competition. Their designs were for the Wildlife & Nature category. Once selected as finalists, the artwork was exhibited at the Christmas Steps Gallery and... View Article

Mothers’ Day March 11th

Make sure to treat you mum to a lovely locally handmade card for Mothers’ Day. We have a huge range from quirky prints by Laura Robertson to funny and cute by Rosie Webb and Holly Collage to beautiful papercuts by Tiny Design Any why not choose her a lovely handmade gift, print or piece of jewellery. On Saturday... View Article

Window Wanderland – we’re a sponsor!

Window Wanderland takes place in Bishopston 24-26th February. This is a magical time in our community when over 150 residents get creative to transform our streets into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy! Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome. We are proud sponsors of this community event and transformed our windows for... View Article

Valentines Day Is Coming

We have lots of beautiful, quirky, original artwork and cards to treat your loved one.   

Glos Rd Central Christmas Street Party

Our Christmas Street Party took place Thursday 7th December from 5 -8pm and was an event for all the family. Traders on the central part of Gloucester Road, around Room 212, stayed open into the evening to allow shoppers a leisurely browse.  Room 212 had live music from local band Cajun Eyez from 5pm outside... View Article

Bookbarn Winter Fayre Interview with Sarah Thorp

Interview with a Bookbarn Winter Fayre Stallholder: Sarah Thorp from Room 212 On November 3, 2017 By Bookbarn International Sarah Thorp is the owner of Room 212, an arts and crafts gallery on Bristol’s Gloucester Road. She has helped put on events such as Mayfest, the North Bristol Art Trail and Gloucester Road Christmas Street Party for the BCR... View Article

Sarah Thorp And The Banners Project In Bristol 24/7

The Gloucester Road Art Banners Project are featured in Bristol 24/7. Click Here for the full article   DOZENS OF ART BANNERS INSTALLED ON GLOUCESTER ROAD One of Gloucester Road’s most passionate advocates said that she got a tear in her eye when a project that she has been planning for more than four years finally came... View Article

Gloucester Road Art Banners

Many of our artists were selected to show their artwork on the Gloucester Road Art Banners Project, which are now installed along the whole of Gloucester Road. Many artists, such as Laura Robertson  Jenny Urquhart Toni Burrows Mary Collett  Stewy  Rosie Webb   Sarah Thorp  Maita Robinson are exhibiting on the North Bristol Art Traill... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail 2017

Owner Sarah Thorp is taking part on the North Bristol Art Trail. Her venue is the 212 Eco House round the back of Room 212. She will be joined by North Bristol artists Katie Johnston who creates lovely enamel jewellery, and Toni Burrows. Toni normally opens her amazing mosaiced house but this year she is on a... View Article

Day Of The Dead 2017

  Day of the Dead is one of our favourite themes of the year as it brings a splash of colour and fun to our windows. This Mexican based festival is a celebration of life and remembrance of loved ones who have passed on. Colourful skulls, crosses and bright orange flowers are used as decoration... View Article

Chew Valley Arts Trail

On the weekend of Sat 14th and Sun 15th of October Sarah Thorp owner and creative force behind the Room212 brand and her partner, photographer Mark Hayward will be opening their house in Stanton Drew as part of the 15th Annual Chew Valley Arts Trail Sarah will be showing off her remarkable upcycled decoupage creations... View Article

Mary Collett At The RWA Autumn show

Our very own Mary Collett has had two prints accepted for the prestigious RWA Autumn show, this is not the first time Mary has had her work accepted having previously displayed in 2009 and 2010. The two prints that Mary has had accepted are Little Buddha Fox  and Our Kid and in fact we are... View Article

Toni Burrow’s New Mosaics

The amazing Toni Burrows has been hard at work creating some fabulous mosaics which are now pride of place in Room212’s new Autumn themed window, although the originals are not for sale we have prints of six of Toni’s most popular works all which are avalible here Toni’s wonderful mosaics are also used in her... View Article

Toni Burrow’s Mosaic

Toni Burrows has created an amazing mosaic of a fox by the Arches at the bottom of Gloucester Road. The original mosaic was shown in our window during June. A canvas copy can now be seen in the new Bishopston Library on Gloucester Road. Prints are available in our gallery and online here Toni normally only... View Article

St Werburghs Art Trail September 23rd 2017

212 Productions Ltd at Unit 8 Studios are showcasing creative works by clients and resident artists on the St Werburghs Art Trail : This local open doors exhibition has continued to grow year on year, giving artists the opportunity to showcase their talents, be creative, interact, support and inspire the community of St. Werburghs and all... View Article

Bristol Doors Open Day at the 212 Eco House

We are delighted that the 212 Eco House will be part of the Bristol Doors Open Day on 10th September. Come along on Sunday between 10am and 4pm to have a look around and chat to the builders Nico and Jules of Red Kite Design about the sustainable building methods used in the Eco House.... View Article

Bristol Art Trail

  We are are a venue on the Bristol Art Trail this weekend, 1st – 3rd September. Bristol Art Trail offers the opportunity for everyone living and working within a Bristol postcode to open their home, studio, shop or gallery to the public. You can learn more about the trail and download the app Bristol... View Article

Hot Air Balloons Theme

Its August which means that once again we’re celebrating Bristol’s famous Balloon Fiesta with another lovely bright window display. Jenny Urquhart’s images are instantly recognisable as they feature balloons in every one of her Bristol images, including one of our own Room 212!   Other artists celebrating Bristol’s balloons are Jess Hinsley Hannah Bailey & Hannah Bunn Along... View Article

Toni Burrows’ mosaics

Toni Burrows has created an amazing mosaic of a fox by the Arches at the bottom of Gloucester Road. The original mosaic was shown in our window during June. A canvas copy can now be seen in the new Bishopston Library on Gloucester Road. Prints are available in our gallery and online here Arches Fox Toni... View Article

Glos Rd Central Mayfest 2017 a huge success

The Glos Rd Central Mayfest was another big success in 2017. Huge crowds were drawn to Gloucester Road from 10am onwards. Room 212 organised lots of local community groups, food stands and creatives to set up stalls on Bishop Road, which was closed off to traffic. The Bishopston Garden Society, Bishopston Society,  Greenpeace and Avon... View Article

Winner of Best Art & Craft Gallery, UK by Worldwide Business Review

Room 212 has received the Award of Best Art and Craft Gallery / Shop in the UK by Worldwide Business Review. Worldwide Business Review reaches 70,000 of the leading CEOs, executives, innovators and leading professionals from across the corporate landscape and around the world every quarter, ensuring that our advertisers receive the exposure they need... View Article

Glos Rd Central Mayfest May 6th

This year the Glos Rd Central Mayfest is on May 6th This is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week.  This year’s festival will launch the Bristol Pound Gloucester Road map with... View Article

Bristol Life Awards Ceremony Thursday 27th April

We’re finalists for the Bristol Life Awards in the Creative Section. Looking forward to a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday! https://www.bristollifeawards.co.uk/finalists

The Small Awards – We’re finalists!

We are thrilled to announce that we are finalists in The Small Awards ‘High Street Hero, Best High Street Business‘ category. The Small Awards is a new awards, targeted at the whole small business sector, focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards. With 5.5 million small businesses in the UK, there are huge numbers... View Article

Pick a Posy for your Mum

RHS Gold medal winning garden designer Louise Bastow will be selling lovely posies of spring flowers outside Room 212 in time for Mother’s Day. Children can pick a pre-made posy or select their favourite flowers for just £5. Bigger bunches for £10. For more info on Louise http://www.bestofthebunch.co.uk

Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day is on Sunday March 26th. We are celebrating Mothers in our window display including an original painting by Fleur Barnfather entitled Goddess of Nuture and a sculpture of Mother and Child by Laura Robertson. We have lots of beautiful, original cards plus jewellery, gifts and paintings your mum will love

Gloucester Road Art Banner

Giant Art Banners will go up on the central section of Gloucester Road. The art banners will have artwork and words reflecting our wonderful high street. Chose which artwork you’d like to see on the banners by clicking ‘like’ on the images on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterRdArtBanners/

Valentines Day

Window Wanderland http://www.windowwanderland.com/ took place during the weekend of 4-5th February  This is a wonderfully creative event in our neighbourhood and we enjoyed taking part. Our window display combined thoughts of our community and Valentines Day to focus on the Heart – from the anatomical to the symbolic. There was a visual installation by Theadora Ballantyne-Way... View Article