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Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DS

Sparks Bristol

Sparks Bristol, 78 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3DS

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Opening times
Monday to Friday: 11.00-22.00
Weekends: 11.00-22.00

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Introducing Sparks Bristol – a new art and sustainability hub in Broadmead partnership project brought to you by Artspace Lifespace & Global Goals Centre with creative design from The Invisible Circus

The ambition is to create a vibrant, positive venue where local people and visitors can shop, recycle, and explore what a greener, fairer and creative future could look like, breathing new life into the old M&S building on a ‘meanwhile use’ basis until the site is redeveloped. The building will be used as a hub for local artists including an artist R&D space, as well as a reuse shop providing recycled goods, repair, and education projects for schools. There will be installations, stalls and workshops to demonstrate how to take easy, (and often money-saving) actions on climate, equality and wellbeing – the themes of the Sustainable Development Goals.

There is a range of private studios / office spaces available for artists to rent at affordable rates. View and express interest in desk space (18 desks remaining) and private studios (limited availability remaining) by contacting

Event spaces are available at affordable prices on each floor

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Opening Hours 9am-10pm and other hours by arrangement

Website and more info coming soon.

Sparks launches on May 13th 2023.

Since the store closed earlier this year we have been working hard to find an appropriate meanwhile use for the old M&S building until a longer-term plan is ready. Artspace Lifespace and the Global Goals Centre are two great local organisations and I’m glad that they’ll be putting both arts and sustainability at the heart of re-animating the space. I look forward to seeing the new hub open from April next year.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees Dec 2022

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