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TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2020 19:49:44

Covid 19 Appeal; 365 Art packs (wave 3 - final) for Hareclive have been made up, delivered and now being given out to children for the summer!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2020 09:14:31

Covid 19 response: Creative activity films made by Room 13 friends at the University of Bristol

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 20:42:29

Covid 19 response: Film - How to make rubbings

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 20:39:50

Covid 19 response: Film - Taking a line for a walk

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 20:37:13

Covid 19 response: Film - Light and Shadows

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 20:25:41

Covid 19 Appeal: Art packs (wave 2) for Hareclive (250 packs) and Hartcliffe Health Centre (100 packs) continued...

TUESDAY, JUNE 09, 2020 20:24:07

Covid 19 Appeal: Art packs (wave 2) for Hareclive and Hartcliffe Health Centre

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020 14:22:32

Covid 19 Appeal: Watch this space - 2nd wave of 250 art packs ordered and being made up...

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has given to help this! First packs of materials went out 2 weeks ago. Children + parents were so happy. Second packs mid May will be full of COLOUR so children can take part in the rainbow movement. [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020 14:04:10

Covid 19 Appeal: We are organising 100 art packs for 3 - 5 year old to go out via the local GP surgery

Donations are helping to make positive things happen, quickly. With extra funds we're organising packs for 100 3-5 year olds via the local GP surgery.

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020 13:51:43

Covid 19 Appeal: Sir Nicholas Serota - Chair of Arts Council England congratulates us on our arts-pack scheme

TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2020 18:20:04

Covid 19 response: Picture consequences also known as 'Heads, Bodies and Tails'- film

TUESDAY, MAY 05, 2020 18:10:58

Covid 19 Appeal: Our art-packs appeal covered by Bristol 24/7 news

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 19:08:47

Covid 19 Appeal: 250 art packs go out to children in this first wave

The school have worked hard to get the Room 13 art packs out this week with the food hampers. Children and parents were delighted, and wasted no time getting creative!

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2020 19:03:19

Covid 19 Appeal: The first wave of 250 art packs have gone out

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 14:28:52

Covid 19 response: How to make a studio favourite - an origami fortune teller/chatterbox.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 14:25:28

Covid 19 response: 'Hello' film for Room 13ers

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 13:18:28

Covid 19 Appeal: Art packs being delivered to school

Great to see the first wave of art packs arrive at school and to see young helpers sort them out - getting our Room 13 rainbow letter in every pack. [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 12:01:13

Covid 19 Appeal: 250 Art packs ordered and made up!

The wonderful Bristol Scrapstore have made up 250 basic art packs for us. See photos in 'show more' [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 10:21:42

Covid 19 response: Films to keep in touch

We are looking to make a few films to keep a link with children during the lock down. We believe creativity will help children cope, hope and come through this hard time. See our film links in 'show more' [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 10:03:54

Covid 19 Appeal: Room 13 Hareclive response - Art packs for children

We are aiming to raise £5000 to pay for art packs for children on Free Schools Meals during lock down. Please see link in 'show more' [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020 09:00:55

NEWS PAGE UPDATE to follow in the next few weeks!

We have an action packed years worth of news to share with you - from contributing to the Durham Commission, being on BBC Point West news and BBC Radio Bristol to our film being screened at the Council House to our Tate Exchange event.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 03, 2019 17:19:02

Jacob's Little Insight: And A Big View

Hello! Welcome back to Jacob’s Little Insight: A Big View! Today we have more news on the Tate Modern and Spike Island and have another interview!


Spike Open Studios

Saturday 4 May – 6 May 2019, 11am – 5pm


And we are going to Tate from the 25th to 26th of June.


Today we have Room 13's Treasurer Yoshi, who is 11…


Yoshi -11- Year 6


.Q What is your favourite thing about Room 13?


.A I like how you can relax and make paintings/drawings.


.Q What’s your favourite artwork in Room 13?


.A Mediodous by Gaby Norman.


.Q If you could go anywhere with Room 13, where would you go?


.A To a funfare as there are a lot of drawings behind the scenes.


Thank you Yoshi for your time! And thank you all for reading!


My name is Jacob Ruddle, and I am signing off! Bye!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 18:41:39

Jacob's Little Insight: And A Big View


Hello! Welcome back to: Jacob’s Little Insight: A Big View!


A few weeks ago (on a Wednesday) the Year 5’s went on a trip to St. Pauls park asking how it could become a better park to go to.


Big news… Watch this space… We will be heading to Spike Island in Bristol and none other than the Tate Modern in London this summer to set up some special Room 13 events! Updates soon.


Now onto my next Room 13 interview with Emily-May Heard (Year 6)! So… onto the interview!


Emily-May Heard 10 Years Old- Year 6


.Q: If you could go anywhere with Room 13, where would you go?


.A: The Museum, to get inspiration for drawing


.Q: How does the journey of you artwork begin?


.A: A YouTube video that I watch named: Gacha Life.


Thank you all for reading!

My name is Jacob Ruddle, and I am signing off.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019 17:57:23

Jacob's Little Insight: And A Big View

Welcome to Jacob's Little Insight: A Big View! I am going to be looking around the studio, asking other children what they think of the studio and what they are doing, so... Onto the interview! Tyler Brock- 9 years old - Yr 5... [show more]

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019 16:52:07

Jacob's Little Insight: And A Big View

Hi! I am a Yr 6 Room 13er. I will be covering my view of Room 13 once or twice a month with things I see and hear around the studio, so you can get a taste of what is happening in our space. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:48:28

January: An opportunity to catch up with all the staff in Room 13

It was good to see 20 members of staff in Room 13 last week. A chance to remind everyone what happens in the studio and what learning looks like in this creative space. A good opportunity for a Q & A session.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:44:10

Our film: Free Bus Travel for Children - now's the time!

We are delighted to announce that we have finished our University of Bristol Commission and now have a 4 minute film that we are very proud of. We will share this with everyone soon...

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:33:49

Tate Exchange - we are back for the summer of 2019!

We are really pleased that our work around children, creativity and voice will once again have a platform at the Tate Modern in June. Watch this space...

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:31:30

Durham Commission: Creative Sector meeting in Bristol

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:26:48

The Chair of the research panel for The Durham Commission - Prof Simon James

Came to visit the studio from Durham University and spent the day observing the activities of the studio and meeting the Management Team. We hope what we do in the studio feeds into this important Commission. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:16:42

Visitors from near and far!

Becky from Room 13 Torrin (Isle of Skye) spent a couple of days in Bristol and Kathryn Jefferson from the Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Partnership interviewed and filmed the Management Team for a community film. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:06:58

Sharing the Room 13 Hareclive approach with UWE students

Once again Room 13 was invited to share alternative approaches to art education with University of West of England early and primary art education faculty.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 20:02:05

...getting a tour of the Spike Island exhibition

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 19:53:56

October Half Term: Senior Room 13ers at our Spike Island Studio

7 Room13ers ranging from Years 3 to 12 and a parent worked with Anna Wilson from 'art within the cracks of women lives' working on ideas for posters about creativity, getting involved with a break out session on movement and the body. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 19:41:15

'Lost Words' - a gift from a friend of Room 13

Amanda Colbourne kindly gives the studio a gorgeous book about lost words when visiting the studio to tell us more about 'We The Curious' and Chloe's amazing question. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 19:33:19

'The Trove' University of Bristol - comes to the studio

Young Room 13ers are invited to test a prototype of 'The Trove' - an electronic memory box that lets children record stories to favourite toys and objects. [show more]

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 19:19:54

The New Management Team start their jobs!

SEPTEMBER: The new team are introduced to the constitution and are updated on the background of the studio. Roles are chosen after reflecting personal skills and ambitions. The next few months will be about settling into new jobs. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:35:38

Shani met with other Room 13 adult artists over the summer.

It was great to catch up with Ilene Berman from Room 13 Delmar from the USA (visiting Bristol) and hearing her exciting plans. Saying a quick hello to Claire Gibb from Room 13 International and seeing Room 13 Torrin in Skye (Inspiring). [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:27:11

Bus Project: Questionnaires being sorted out by the team and Senior Room 13er from St Mary Redcliffe 6th Form!

Our questionnaires went out at the Arty party as well as hand delivered to all the classes. Lauren also came back and helped out at the end of term. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:24:42

Whole school art workshop!

We spent two days working with every child in the school. Our work experience Senior Room 13ers were given permission to come back to us and run these sessions. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:22:20

Senior Room 13ers come back for work experience!

Year 10 students from Merchants' Academy Jack, Rhiannon and Kaylee make presentations at the Arty Party, set up the end of year R13 quiz, help with admin and business as well as planning and preparing a whole school workshop. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:18:03

July 2018: ARTY PARTY - our AGM!

This is always a very big deal for the studio. A symbolic gathering of the current Management Team, handing over the studio to the newly selected team. Cake and fruit add a special touch.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:14:05

A little BBC film was made about us at the Tate Modern June 2018 and watched by lots of people.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:11:22

Meeting Room 13 Columbia (from Tower Hamlets) at our event at Tate Modern

A fantastic meeting place (The Tate Exchange floor). Lovely to say hello to another Room 13. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:06:55

Our Tate Exchange Event at Tate Modern, June 2018


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:06:16

June 2018: Setting up at Tate Modern!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 17:04:15

June 2018: Our public event at our local library @Symes

We have been working with HWCP (Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership) looking at how to make the community building and library better. After school the Senior R13ers worked with the public and asked them what they thought. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:59:45

BBC Radio Bristol Visit the studio to find out more about out Tate Exchange project

We talked to the radio about our 'Raw Creativity and Raw Materials event at the Tate Modern. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:50:40

June 2018: Getting ready for our Tate Exchange event at Tate Modern!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:47:04

Cultural Curriculum trialled in all the classes

We were very proud to have worked with the school on producing creative maths lesson plans for all the year groups. We delivered art materials to all the classes. We had brilliant/very positive feedback from teachers and children.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:43:06

May 2018: Job Applications for the new team go out!

Year groups 4 and 5 were delivered job applications for the new Management Team roles starting in September. We made sure all the classes received packs and we talked to the classes about deadlines. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:36:37

Visitors from the Tate, Quartet, Ashley Foundation and The Linnet Trust

It is part of studio life to meet people when we can. A jam packed year but we did fit funders and partners in.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:27:29

Clay cakes - inspired by the Royal Wedding!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:25:37

Looking around Spike Island!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:25:09

Meeting the wonderful childrens author Korky Paul

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:24:06

May 2018: Testing our Tate Exchange ideas at Spike Island Open Studios

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:22:47

May 2018: The studio in action!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:21:03

E-Act Academy celebration at the SS Great Britain

Our film and artworks were recognised - Hareclive pupils were celebrated at this special event. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:17:11

April 2018: working with the University of Bristol

We are working with Professor Antonia Layard on the Bus Project. To get started we met and talked about if we used buses, what we would want in an ideal world and started to write a questionnaire for our parents and community.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:07:11

Our films on the big screen!

Our Safer Street film as well as Corie's Random Act film have been screened at Millennium Square in the city centre. If you haven't seen our film - tune in to the link below... [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 16:01:24

April 2018: Clay, painting, reading, drawing and stitching in the studio

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 15:56:14

March 2018: 'We The Curious' revisit the studio!

A Room 13ers (Chloe) question 'Is there another me in the universe' is one of six that has been selected from 4000 questions from all over Bristol which will inspire six new exhibitions at We The Curious. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 15:37:06

Studio shopkeepers cashing up!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 15:31:25

March 2018: Senior Room 13ers film their City Hall Speech

Proud to call themselves 'Room 13, round table productions'. Back to being behind and in front of the camera in the studio. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 17:43:38

We the this space!

We have some exciting news - watch this space!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 17:36:22

University of Bath - engagement and innovation in health

We were invited to talk to year 2 BSc undergraduate health practitioners. Shani talked about our studio and creative projects that we have been involved with getting people out and about much more.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 16:58:49

Cultural Curriculum day at UWE

Our artist in residence Shani joined forces with Hareclive teacher Betsy and led four creative maths sessions with 95 first year teaching students. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 16:48:02

Random Acts Film and senior Room 13er

Senior Room 13er Corie who is now a 6th former at Bristol Grammer School has been selected to make a short 'Random Acts' art film. Room 13 are supporting him on this journey. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 14:58:27

Hartcliffe and Withywood Community Partnership

Our Senior Room 13ers have started a conversation with HWCP and are looking to help with ideas on how to make the @ Symes and local Library much more people friendly. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 14:49:48

Visitors to the studio!

We have had a chance to practice welcoming visitors to Room 13. We have met people from the Ashley Foundation, Arts Council England and We the Curious!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 14:43:54

Cultural Curriculum: Art materials ready to deliver to all the classes

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 14:41:56

Making to music - Inspired by Kandinsky and Vivaldi

After Looking at the works of the artist Kandinsky we had a go at creating paintings listening to Vivaldi's four seasons - Winter! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 14:38:08

Cultural Curriculum - our session for school INSET day

We kick started the new year with a sharing session with all the staff at the school. All the teachers were updated on the joint project that is about putting creativity back into the class. Our focus has been about making maths lessons creative. [show more]

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2017 17:11:20


Come and join us at TATE MODERN next SUMMER 2018 to get your hands DIRTY with CLAY!! [show more]

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2017 16:41:45

Christmas Shop Money

Term 2 coming to an end, which means that the Christmas money is counted by the new Management Team. Counting becomes fun as we guess how much we have made in the shop this Term. Next stop - the bank. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017 14:36:09

Talking to 375 children and teachers!

We had our first Management Team Assembly on Monday. We introduced ourselves, talked about our jobs and responsibilities. Talking infront of so many people was nerve-racking but very exciting!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 18:12:53

Alternative approaches in Education: Shani our artist in residence runs a Seminar at UWE

Shani Ali talked to Education degree students about how we do things and learn in the studio. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 18:01:09

Our 2017 Christmas Cards ON SALE NOW! email us for an order form:

10 cards for £4 plus postage. A6 professionally printed, message inside: Merry Christmas. Designed by artists in the studio - all the money goes towards buying art materials for lots of children that pop in to use Room 13. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 17:36:23

Room 13 as Agents of Change! We take over the Council Chamber at City Hall!

On the 9th of November, 13 Room 13ers proudly presented their film 'The Sad Reality' as well as Freya and Mia once again speaking about Safer Streets. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 17:07:26

New Team New Jobs

As we all know a new school year means that there is a new Room 13 Management Team. We now all have different jobs (I am George and I am the MD and News Reporter). We are now busy running the studio! [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 16:46:35


Freya and Mia spoke like real professionals at a public event about safer streets. They worked hard after school on their speeches and practised public speaking. It was great to show our film to 100 people at the Watershed Cinema. [show more]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:44:21

At the Watershed: We will be taking part in Festival of the Future City in Bristol

We have some exciting news. We will be kick starting the Child Friendly City event on the 20th October by saying a few words as well as showing our film 'The Sad Reality'. Please come if you are interested! The event is FREE but tickets need to be booked [show more]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:24:18

Goodbye to an amazing Management Team

...and hello new team. We will be keeping in touch with the Seniors Room 13ers. They have already popped in after school checking in on how the new team are doing.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:19:59

Room 13 show how they run a creative session!

We were asked by the school if we would run a workshop for over 100 children from the regions different E-Act schools. It was great to see Room 13ers addressing this big group with real confidence and leading a very organised and fun filled afternoon. [show more]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:15:01

Summer Celebration: Room 13ers visit the Tate Modern

So much to see, so much to take in...from travelling by train and using the London Underground to being face to face with so much amazing art. [show more]

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:09:36

Clay: from Reception Class to Year 6

Shani, Paul and a group of Room 13ers once again celebrated the end of the year by working with every child in the school; Creating an installation inspired by Antony Gormley, they created a 'Hareclive Field'.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2017 00:06:17

July: New Management Team and the Arty Party

After the new team has been selected by the current team - roll on the Arty Party our AGM. An afternoon packed with cake, fruit, heartfelt speeches and practical advice. [show more]

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:59:53

Random Acts - Outreach - Talking Film.

Shani and Paul worked with Senior Room 13ers and 16+ young people from Hartcliffe Youth Club at Spike Island. Looking around the Studio, making with clay and talking film ideas with 'Calling the Shots'. [show more]

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:56:16

Chloe will be remembered in Room 13!

'Art is the glue that holds me together'

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:49:24

Mrs Richardson: New Head - New Ideas!

Our new Head likes to pop in the studio and say hello! On one of her visits she asked if we would want to think about names for the classes for next year. Freya and Mia, lovers of Literature decided on naming the classes after books...and it happened!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:39:28

Playing Out Street Closure - outside the School

After making our film 'The Sad Reality' - we worked with Playing Out to shut the street outside the school down on two occasions. Lots of children and parents gathered, played and had fun! We also used this opportunity to highlight 'Poo Day'. [show more]

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:34:43

R13 New Management Team: Job Applications

All the Y4&5 classes were given job applications. Lots came back to us to sort through. This job always takes time as it so important that we read each and every application carefully and discuss with respect who would do a good job.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:28:49

Tate Associates Meeting in London - discussing the programme for Year 2.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:26:43

Visitors in June and July

We were thrilled to welcome visitors from... Room 13 Scotland - Chief Executive of Room 13 International Claire Gibb. Artist Ilene Berman from Room 13 Delmar, USA and a little closer to home - Deputy Head and Teacher from a local school.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:18:51

Cultural Curriculum Pilot Project

Bristol E-Act schools: Artists and teachers working together to weave creativity back into the class. Room 13 will be working with Hareclive. Shani and Paul ran a creative session with the Senior Leadership team - Building Bridges!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 23:13:15

Room 13ers visit City Hall and meet the Mayor

In May a group of Room 13ers had a guided tour of City Hall including the impressive Council Chambers, a chance to hear about youth democracy as well as sitting down and talking with the Mayor Marvin Rees, Asher Craig and Helen Holland. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 16:27:39

Tate Exchange - associates meeting!

It was good for us to find out what other associates have been up to - learning from their evaluations will help us try and make this partnership work for our small art studio. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 16:22:57

Assembly - sharing with the whole school!

A group of 24 children that come to Room 13 in the mornings talked about their artwork and how it makes them feel being in Room 13.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 16:16:51

Working with the University of Bristol - Poo Day!

We have been testing activities to help make lesson plans for other schools that will be getting involved with 'Poo Day' on the 26th May. We discovered a lot about dogs poo and how toxic it is. Let's keep our streets and parks clean! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 16:09:32

Our work at Spike Island Open Studio 2017

Once again we were proud to being the only children who as studio holders opened our door and engaged with the public....asking some big questions about the value of art in society! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 15:22:08

Connect Artists in Schools Event - Central South Wales

Room 13 were invited to be Key Speakers and share our thoughts about 'Messy Rooms' with an audience of artists and teachers on the 5th April in South Wales.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 15:20:06

Random Acts Assembly at Merchants' Acadamy

Room 13 will be running a free film workshop with 'Calling the Shots' on Thursday 6th July for 16 - 24 year olds. Our artist in residence made a presentation to a group of 6th form students to advertise this. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 15:10:08

Sharing our film with the school community

On the 28th March, we screened our film in a whole school assembly. Everyone was concentrating so much you could hear a pin drop. We had a massive round of applause at the end of the film. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 15:00:59

The Parade To Our Event - LET'S CHANGE THINGS!

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 14:58:09

Hartcliffe Safer Streets Event!!

Together with Playing Out and Knightstone Housing we organised a community event at St Andrew's Church in Hartcliffe. We screened our film and made a presentation to a full church. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 14:48:49


We were Script Writers, Directors and Producers. It has taken us months to make it from scratch. Our finished master piece is 7 minutes long! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017 14:39:20


We transformed our art studio into a 'Universal' like film set but without the massive budget. We used low tech equipment and filmed on a mobile phone. [show more]

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 16:27:03

Safer Streets Commission

Last year we set up a research station called "Play Station 13"- Room 13ers interviewed other children about playing out. We used our research to make our film!

TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 16:13:01

We have been busy working on a Commission

Playing Out have commissioned Room 13 to come up with creative ideas to raise awareness about making streets safer in Hartcliffe.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017 15:02:49

Room 13 Morning Group Assembly

The first assembly of the new year! 25 children were involved in a whole school assembly - 1 by 1 they showed their work and talked about the process.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017 13:52:03

The Mayor - Marvin Rees writes brilliant things about Room 13.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 15:50:26

Finishing off business in Room 13 before the Christmas break!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 15:14:58

Bristol City Council - visitors

We welcomed 11 visitors and ran a sharing session with them. We talked about Resilience, Creativity, Equality, Collaboration and Freedom. [show more]

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 15:11:42

Treasurers at work!

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016 15:05:40

Asher Craig meets Room 13ers

Asher and 10 other visitors came to Room 13 to talk to us about what we do. We have been invited to see City Hall and sell our Room 13 products. [show more]

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2016 15:58:14


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2016 15:19:16

Spot the Room 13 tree at Bristols Treefest

Treefest is a spectacular festive display of Christmas trees held at St Mary Redcliffe Church. From Friday 9th to Wednesday 14th December, it features over 100 trees of all shapes and sizes. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016 15:35:48

How to buy our Christmas cards!!!!!!!!

Cards cost £4 for a pack of 10 with envelopes. If you want them delivered, the first pack costs £1.50 then please add 50p per extra pack. If you are interested please email us.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2016 15:36:01

Don't miss out! Buy our very own Christmas Cards and support Room 13!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2016 15:11:00

McKenzie and Mason's sculpture!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2016 15:08:02

We are settling into our new jobs!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2016 15:07:13

Our first whole school assembly - now everyone knows who we are and what we do!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2016 15:04:26

Lucinda Whyte runs Bristol Half Marathon in support of Room 13!

The very kind hearted Lucinda ran 13 miles and raised a whopping £500 just for Room 13. Lucinda also put a lot of time and effort into training for this! We are really grateful ... THANK YOU!! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 05, 2016 12:08:10

We are happy to be founding Tate Associates

Check out the Tate link... [show more]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016 14:50:17

Our new bookshelves arrived!!!

After Bill Ball kindly donated lots of amazing art books to Room 13 - we realised we had nowhere to put them. Our first big purchase of the school year. [show more]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016 14:42:13

University student meets Madi to talk about Medical School

In Room 13 Madi shared her thoughts about wanting to be a Doctor when she grows up. We organised a meeting for Madi to have a Q&A session with Amber. [show more]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016 14:39:26

Ex Hareclive Pupil and Room 13er Amber meets new team!

Amber Sealy is now a medical student at University. She kindly popped in to meet the new team to talk about her journey through School and experience at University. [show more]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2016 14:34:25

Our first team meeting!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 14:33:33

The Arty Party!

In July we had our very special 'Arty Party' where the team hand over the studio to the new team. We celebrated with fruit, cake and chocolate. [show more]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 14:32:37

Wow! We have made it into the Management Team

Congratulations to the new Management Team. It is a new year for the year 5 and 6's. We discovered Room13 has a special feature to it because when they were building our studio…a massive ammonite fossil was found!

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 13:05:12

Dundry Slopes Walk with 35 Hareclive pupils

We went out exploring Dundry Slopes with children from reception class to year 6. Dodging through bramble tangle up and down slopes through the woods and back to school again. [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 12:55:29

Clay workshop with all of Hareclive Academy children

We worked with every child at school - all 354 pupils as a way to celebrate the end of term. We were inspired by Antony Gormley and made our own "Field" installation - 354 clay models living in the woods. [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 12:51:07

Spray Team

Working with a new medium for the studio and finishing off existing artworks. [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 12:48:05

Old and new Management Team 2016-17

The old Management Team with new elected Management Team for 2016 -17. [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2016 08:48:03

Our map exhibition at @Symes in Hartcliffe

We have now set up a display at this central point to promote and share our Dundry Slopes Map with the Hartcliffe community. We hope people will pick up a map and head off walking in the local beautiful landscape. The show will be up all summer! [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2016 08:40:21

St Andrews Church - Flower Show

We were very happy to be invited to take part in celebrating the local St Andrew's Church 60th anniversary by designing a flower display. Lots of children embraced creating a beautiful display. You can see this at the local church. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 16:37:14

Works experience student placement Lucinda Whyte...

We have enjoyed having Lucinda (Creative Arts Therapy Studies Foundation Degree student) spend time with us in the studio. We wish her all the best with her studies and work. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 16:30:48

Exciting news!!! A new Management Team has been elected.

Erin, Charlie, Madi, Toby and Bradley worked very hard. They got through the huge pile of forms. We now have a new team to start in September ...roll on Arty Party!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 16:26:55

Job applications continued...

The year 6's in the Management Team have dedicated their break times and lunch times as well as some class time over the past two weeks looking over each application very carefully! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 16:23:24

Thank you to Bill Ball for donating some awesome art books for our library

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 16:04:05

Job applications out - looking for a new team to start in September!

The Management Team handed out job applications to all the year 4's and 5's. They have been gathered back - now the hard work begins...

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:56:40

Younger and older Room 13ers together!

It was great to have year 5's through to year 10's walking around together and looking at art at the Tate Modern. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:53:40

ASSEMBLY - at the Tate Modern

We were delighted to be nominated by Spike Island to join Whitehall school who were nominated by Arnolfini to be the two groups from Bristol to join 3000 children at a sneak preview of the new Tate building. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:51:06

Getting ready to go to the Tate, London

Room 13ers getting organised. Sorting out name badges for 18 students. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:44:10

Four Acres Primary work with our artist in residence

Shani & Paul worked with years 1 & 2 around the theme of 'Our Community' The children experienced working in a real studio. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:40:56

Our assembly to launch our map and share our 'Playing Out' research results

This was an opportunity to talk to the entire school community about our map and to give every child a copy; As well as sharing the findings from playstation 13 research centre. When children asked other children questions about playing out.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:31:52

USA visitors popping into class

During Room 13 Delmar's visit we discovered the Year 5's were just beginning to look at North America for geography classes. So we popped in to introduce our guests to all the year 5 & 6's. Lots of questions were asked. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:28:19

Visitors from Room 13 Delmar, USA

It was great to have Ilene Berman with 2 young Room 13ers as well as Community leader Erica spend some time with us. Ilene raised funds especially for this trip to happen. We look forward to working with Room 13 Delmar! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:23:15

'Playing Out' commissioned Room 13 to be researchers

A great opportunity for children that had experienced being researchers with Bristol University to work in their own environment and ask other children and parents about playing out in Hartcliffe. We hope our research will be helpful. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 06, 2016 15:21:18

Teacher & researcher Sarah Amsler from the University of Lincoln spends the day with us!

Sarah asked if she could visit Room 13 as she is interested in democratic learning and co-operative self organising. On her visit it was not long before Sarah was involved in helping out with counting the shop money. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 15:12:54

Art Exhibition by Room 13 in Hartcliffe

The Parish Church of St. Andrews' celebrates its 60th birthday by hosting an art exhibition by Room 13 Hareclive. It was a pleasure working with church wardens Geraldine and Nick Ruskin. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 14:34:50

Room 13ers lead a walk on Dundry Slopes for Walk Fest

We had a great time there were 18 walkers in our group and we went on a 2 hour walk on Dundry Slopes. [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 10:51:39

Room 13ers at Spike Open 2016

In our space for the Spike Open we placed 'The House' (see below) by Lily and the Room 13 Hareclive collective. [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016 10:29:56

Room 13 Hareclive becomes one of 60 Tate Exchange Associates

We're excited to be part of @Tate Exchange … New project launching at #tatemodern ... [show more]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 08:36:15

New Room 13 Hareclive Annual Report 2014/15

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 08:34:50

Room 13 Hareclive on BBC Breakfast TV

Please check out the link below to see BBC film. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 08:28:37

Room 13 Hareclive Green Capital Dundry Slopes film

Please check out the link below to the Green Capital 2015 Dundry View webpage. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2016 08:19:22

Room 13er in 'Generation Art' exhibition of Young Artists on Tour

Please check out links below to the engage exhibition webpage and film link. Room 13 artist Lauren appears 04:45 - 05.31. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 15:12:35

We are Back!

Happy New Year everyone! We are looking forward to reporting more exciting news! Daniella (Y6)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:18:40

Green Capital celebratory event 10.12.15

We are looking forward to taking part in this...

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:16:32

Christmas Cards - old stock to go!

This year we have decided to sell the Christmas cards from previous years that have been building up in our cupboard. Unfortunately we have no new designs this year, these are the ones available for now. We will be back in business next year. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:14:03

We take part in Bristol's 'Child Friendly City' Symposium 12.11.15

We were proud to be part of this. The Mayor George Ferguson mentioned our CFC Symposium in his annual State of the City address. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:12:56

Our Arnolfini show goes up! 3.11.15 to 8.11.15

This exhibition was a timeline of our DUNDRY SLOPES project, sharing with the public some of our findings for our Green Capital Commission. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:10:50

Our Green Capital commission continued...

Shani and Paul have been putting together all our findings into a map called 'A guide to discovering paths of adventure, curiosity and wonder on Dundry Slopes'. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:10:00

Filming at Spike Island for our Green Capital project

We will be part of a film that will be shown at the Green Capital celebration in December at the Trinity Centre. The film will show the journey artists have been on making their work for the neighbourhood arts commission. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:09:15

Our first whole school assembly 22.9.15

We (the new Management Team) introduced ourselves to the whole school. We talked about our new jobs and told everyone about our interests. We also reminded everyone about Room 13's new timetable, not forgetting the new things we sell in our shop. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:07:24

Our Artist in Residence work with Merchants' Academy

Shani and Paul worked with senior Room 13ers on ways to promote the Dundry Slopes. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 07, 2015 12:06:07

Make Sunday Special in Hartcliffe - 6.9.15

We invited people to join us in making flags with positive messages on them (like prayer flags). We also asked the public if they could help us name some meadows on DUNDRY SLOPES! [show more]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 15:36:05

A new term, a new team with new jobs!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 15:30:51

Our Engine Shed exhibition 9.7.15 to 4.9.15

A great opportunity to show our work in the city; in a place that is a gateway to enterprise for Bristol.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 15:23:04

The new Management Team!!!!

Lots of us were shocked but happy to hear we made it into the Management Team. Some of us have been in the team for two years running. There are 13 team members.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 15:21:33

Arty Party 2015

Our symbolic AGM meeting where the old Management Team hand over Room 13 to the new team. We celebrated with cake and fruit!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 15:13:41

Our CYBAA Shaun the Sheep!

We are really pleased the John James Bristol Foundation sponsored our Shaun and gave us the chance to take part in this Bristol city event. Alfie Carpenters design seemed to fit really well with our exhibition at the Engine Shed!

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2015 12:10:24

Room 13 researchers at St Paul's Children's Centre

A group of year 5's have been working with University of Bristol researchers to find out what learning looks like. We spent two mornings working at St Paul's Children's Centre. You can read more about our joint work with the university on their website: [show more]

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 11:22:41

Our Green Capital Commission

You can read more about our Green Capital project for Dundry View here: [show more]

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 11:10:25

Room 13 Assembly June 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2015 09:51:34

Room 13 Hareclive at the Turner Contemporary

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 15:09:28

Community Panel meeting at Room 13: Green Capital 2015

Friday 8th May: It was lovely to meet so many people that have an interest in and a wealth of knowledge about the Dundry Slopes - we feel very supported! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 15:06:42

We interview artist Richard Long! Green Capital 2015

Thursday 7th May: A Symbolic and inspiring start to our project on Dundry slopes - we interviewed landscape artist Richard Long at Arnolfini! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 15:02:15

Spike Island Open Studio - Green Capital 2015

We opened up our studio 30 at Spike Island and asked the public one question - what do you know about Dundry Slopes?... [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:58:59

Spike Island Open Studio 1st - 4th May 2015

Our 3rd Open Studio at Spike Island! We had a slot at Speakers Corner as well as running a participatory piece ' Say it like it really is - messages from the heart' - inspired by the lead up to the general elections! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:54:31

Generation Art Exhibition 2015 - Lauren Lloyd's work gets in!

We are VERY PROUD that senior Room 13er Lauren Lloyd's work; made with us at Spike Island has been selected to be part of a touring exhibition starting at the Turner Contemporary, Margate! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:44:00

Green Capital 2015

Room 13ers go to a celebratory event at the Trinity Centre to launch the Green Capital 2015 arts projects - we represented children at an otherwise adult event. [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:35:02

Green Capital 2015 - NAP commission - WE WIN!!!!

We are very excited to announce we are one of 6 artists to win a neighbourhood arts programme commission in Bristol. We won the commission for the Dundry View area! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:25:24

Tate Exchange - discussions

The Tate Modern have invited us to join in discussions/meetings about the new facilities in the new building at the Tate for learning and research - spaces for young people! Collaboration and exchange!

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:17:18

'DRAWN 2015'

Our artist in residence Paul Bradley's art work has been selected for the 'DRAWN 2015" exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:12:38

Dr Debbie Watson - University of Bristol

Debbie Watson met the Management Team and is looking to work with Dr Helen Manchester on a small research project - helping Room 13 research Room 13! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 14:10:31

Child Friendly City

We are working with Playing Out and the Architecture Centre to make Bristol a Child Friendly City! [show more]

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 13:51:27

Visitor from Chester University!

Marike Hoekstra an artist teacher from the Netherlands who is studying her PhD at Chester University spent some time interviewing artists and observing Room 13.

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015 13:35:54

Room 13 Assembly

The Managing Director Bradley lead a shop assembly on March 10th to remind the school about our shop opening times and new stock!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 14:53:55

Managing Director busy in the studio

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 14:50:14

Secretary getting annual reports ready to distribute

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 14:46:08

Making together

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 12:52:36

Painting in the studio

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 12:47:25

Treasurer at work

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 12:42:59

Sculpture in the studio

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 12:33:12

Artwork in our studio

Erin and Charlies work area! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 12:28:46

40 packs of Christmas Cards left to sell - help us sell them all!

With so little time left if you are interested in buying a pack or two please email the studio straight away!!!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 11:15:38

Terry Waite and Treefest

Helen Wilde, Friend of Room 13 kindly supported us with taking part in 'Treefest' at St Mary Redcliffe Church. Our tree (1 of 80) was about Christmas wishes and childrens voices. We met Terry Waite. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 11:06:08

Room 13 Open Day 2014

Some of our friends and supporters spent the afternoon with us; a chance to meet the new Management Team and catch up with the studio. We want to thank all our supporters for believing in what we do.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 11:05:24

Room 13 Seminar: A space for action research?

Working with Bristol University we invited an interesting group of people over to our studio to discuss how we might become an action research centre. Older Room 13ers came back and joined the current team members to talk of their experiences and memories [show more]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 11:01:14

Room 13 Hareclive Annual Report for 2013

We now have printed our Annual Report 2013. If you would like a copy please do get in touch with the studio. Watch this space as we will add a link to a digital version. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 10:59:50

iJade Conference 2014 Tate Liverpool - Collaborative Practices in Arts Education

Our Artists Shani Ali and Paul Bradley presented a paper about collaboration in Room 13 and working in partnership with others at the 5th International Conference for Research into Arts Education.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014 10:56:58

Bristol's Family Arts Festival - Child Friendly City - Hartcliffe

Working with the Architecture Centre we ran a family arts workshop in Hartcliffe - asking people to think about what would make a child friendly city. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014 08:52:11

Support our studio! Buy our Christmas Cards

Selling Christmas cards as well as running a shop from the Room 13 studio is one of the ways we can raise money for ourselves. We can then buy more art materials and pay for things we need. Every penny helps! Thank you for your support.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014 08:44:57

Christmas Cards 2014

See our 2 new designs and get an order form using the link below! [show more]

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 13:12:47

Room 13 Hareclive at the Antarctic Symposium at Bristol University

We were invited to make Artwork about Antarctica. A panel of Scientists judged 3 winning pieces that will hang in the University. Our MD, Lily made a presentation at the Symposium and we had a tour of the Wills building, Library, Great Hall and Ice Labs [show more]

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 13:05:03

Bristol University Antarctica Project continued

For the first time ever we judged adult artworks. We looked at 32 photographs taken by Scientists. They were stunning pictures but we could only choose one as the winner - we ended up voting for 2! See more on this blog... [show more]

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 11:46:12

Hello from the new Management Team!!!!!

New school year, new team...brace yourselves we are here. Getting ready to run Room 13. No time has been wasted we are already on the case. [show more]

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 11:07:52


FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 11:00:35

Room 13ers get Star Awards at Bridge Learning Campus

Senior Room 13ers that worked at Spike Island were awarded the 'Group of the Year' at their Secondary School. A big night! Lots of parents were there. [show more]

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 10:42:51

Teach First teachers from across Bristol visit Room 13

It was great to host a group of teachers at our studio with the new Management Team taking on their new roles. [show more]

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 10:39:15

Room 13 exhibits artwork at Bridge Learning Campus Secondary School

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 10:34:17

Chief Executive and Room 13 International artists visit

We welcomed Claire Gibb from Room 13 International and Artists Sarah and Richard from Room 13 Scotland [show more]

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014 09:26:58

Professor Keri Facer and Dr Helen Manchester visit Room 13

We have started a conversation with Bristol University. We look forward to working together. [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 08, 2014 10:58:38

10 real Scientists from Bristol University come to Room 13.

Experts in Antarctica spend the day with us. We had a great day learning lots about this icey place on our planet. We also discovered Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica had a Hartcliffe link! Check out our pictures! [show more]

MONDAY, JULY 07, 2014 11:53:45

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 2014

A group of Room 13ers from Year 4's, 5's and 6's went to Bristol City Museum to see the Jeremy Deller show and to have a general look around. We had a tour and lunch at Brandon Hill. [show more]

MONDAY, JULY 07, 2014 09:18:32

Our Cultural Trip to London, June 2014

Room 13 trips involve lots of walking, seeing a place by foot. We went to the Tate Modern, National Gallery and saw lots of important places in between. Downing Street, Westminster, St Pauls Cathedral. A feast for the eyes! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014 14:33:15

Room 13 at Spike Island Open 2014

Our studio at Spike Island and our work! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014 13:48:32

Bristol Art Weekender and Make Sunday Special

Seeing what else is happening in Bristol. Room 13 are proud to be part of all this. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014 12:17:23

Spike Island Open - Saturday

The Management Team members checking out Andy Holden's artwork. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014 12:02:04

Spike Island Open - Friday Night

We are part of this! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MAY 07, 2014 11:56:14

News Flash! Vintage Mobile Cinema comes to room 13 Hareclive

We were one of four venues in Bristol to welcome the worlds only Mobile Vintage Cinema. Thanks to the school and Spike Island for working with us, helping make this happen. Lots of children enjoyed the experience. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 11:08:27

Work in progress continued....'You have the right to dream!'

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 09:55:43 in progress

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 09:55:12

Our house, post office, shop and in progress

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 09:52:23

Exeter University: Lecturer and student teachers come to learn from us

Doctor Emese Hall heard us speak a few years ago at Bath University. She wanted her students to come and hear us talk about our studio and all the learning that happens. We really enjoyed having 10 adults come to our sharing session. [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:49:54

Our Artists Shani, Paul and the Senior Room 13ers still busy at their Spike Island studio

Experimenting with materials, sharing and making our ideas come alive, continues. Not long before the Spike Island May open studio where you can see what we have been up to. [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:15:33

'Bronze Pour' Performance at Spike Island

Our senior Room 13ers from Bridge Learning Campus had bell bronze poured into their moulds in a magical public performance. We met people from the Guild in London, artists from Spike Island and lots of members of the public. [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:11:21

Room 13ers go to Bristol University to help with 'Teenage Kicks' research project

A group of Senior Room 13ers from Merchants Academy and Bridge Learning Campus joined Shani and Paul to represent voices from Hartcliffe and Withywood for this research. [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:09:23

Room 13 Hareclive and Artist Aaron McPeake

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:08:36

Backdrop commission - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:06:20

A day with our Book Keeper: We have made progress!

Emma Parker was in the studio sorting out all our finances, income and expenditure. We were pleased to see that in the studio we have raised more money from our Shop and Christmas card sales compared to last year. Thank you shoppers! [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:03:21

Our team meeting with special guests from the Nani Huyu Trust

We had a very busy meeting - welcoming Sue and Maureen from the Nani Huyu Trust. We had lots to discuss and share. [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 01, 2014 09:02:07

Welcome back Professor Grube - from the USA

It was great to have Vicky come back and spend the week with us. She said she is a like a vacuum cleaner...gets lots of ideas and takes them back to her University.

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 14:49:23

City Of Bristol College come to the most iconic artist studio in Bristol

Amy Creech, Lecturer, Catches up with work experience student Saorla Malin in Room 13

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 14:44:33

Visitors from Belfast

On Wednesday 26th of February, two visitors from New Lodge Arts and Ashton Community Trust in Belfast came to the studio to spend the afternoon with the Management Team. They were very interested of our project. [show more]

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 14:34:09

Spike Island's curator visits Room 13

Alice Motard, Came to look at the studio and check for possible future links to a portable cinema outside our studio. Watch this space...

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 15:05:00

Room 13ers meet Calling the Shots at Spike Island

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 14:45:18

Our first trip to the bank!!

Room 13 Treasurers and Shop Manager banked shop cash and cheques for the first time. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 15:11:42

Room 13ers meet artist Aaron McPeake

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 04, 2014 13:50:35

Room 13ers return to the adjunct Room 13 at Spike Island

5 Room 13 Seniors from Bridge Learning Campus return to work at the Room 13 studio at Spike Island. Visiting the David Batchelor exhibition was our first stop. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 13:43:02

Spike Island artist visits our studio

Sarah Wilton spent the day at our studio and is looking to experience the Room 13 way of doing things.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 13:35:34

First Room 13 visitor of 2014

Saorla Malin, Student at City of Bristol college on the creative art therapy course visited Room 13 and is planning on making Room 13 part of her placement.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013 11:21:36

Trustees meet the Management Team

On Tuesday Room 13's Management Team introduced themsleves to Room 13's Trustees. They asked a variety of questions and introduced themselves to Room 13.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 12:07:53

TBWA Portrait Project

Take a look at all the portraits created by Room 13 artists from around the world. Click 'show more' and hit the link. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 12:00:59

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education website

Check it out... click 'show more' and hit the link. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 09:36:35

Year 10 student shadows our Artist in Residence

Anna spent the day from Nailsea School observing and helping the studio. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 09:34:19

We exchange skills with UWE Architecture students

Our studio was buzzing when we had University of West of England students working with us. We had lots to share. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 09:03:33

Kenyan Visitors

Our school had some visitors all the way from Kenya. They spent some of their time in the Room 13 studio. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 08:50:39

Architecture Centre Future City Exhibition

Come and see our work. We are asking people to add to the exhibition. Your thoughts matter. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 08:46:41

Sorting the Christmas Cards

The Christmas card team have been working very hard folding the cards and making packs to sell. Remember if you still need cards...ours are unique and of a high quality!! [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 08:45:22

Teenage Kicks

Room 13 seniors from Bridge Learning Campus and Merchants Academy - our 2 local secondary school; have been helping researchers from Bristol University with finding out what 'Culture' is and means to young people. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 08:43:58

Architecture Centre Takeover Day

We were invited to take over the Architecture Centre on Friday 22nd November. We set up our Stargate Travel Agency for the day. We asked people where they would want to go and what they would want to see in Bristol in the future. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2013 08:39:40

Curriculum Conference

We were invited by the organisers to be small keynote speakers at this conference at Winter Gardens, Weston Supermare. Senior Room 13er Lauren (year 8) and MD Rhiannon (year 6) spoke in front of 300 head teachers and teachers. [show more]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013 10:32:04

Support our studio, buy our Christmas cards!

Selling Christmas cards as well as running a shop from the Room 13 studio is one of the ways we can raise money for ourselves. We can then buy more art materials and pay for things we need. Every penny helps! Thank you for your support.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013 09:34:16

Christmas Cards 2013: See our new designs and get an order form using the link below;

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2013 12:32:05

Quote of the Week

Mckenzie: I've got a tear in my eye. AIR: Did you get a poke in the eye? Mckenzie: No I'm just so happy I can make a launch pad for my rocket... [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2013 11:14:58

Professional accountant working in our studio

Emma Parker was working on organising our books whilst we used the studio. She told us about what she does and carried on with her work during our management team meeting. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2013 13:26:20

The High Sheriff visits Room 13

We were very pleased to donate a framed screenprint to the charity the High Sheriff (Dr Shaheen Chaudhry) supports, BYCA Bristol Youth and Community Action. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2013 10:28:37

We are ready to go! THE 10th MANAGEMENT TEAM!

We are proud to be the 10th management team to start our jobs. It is Room 13s 10th year. We have begun our training and hope to make Room 13 grow.

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 11:44:24

Room 13 Gromit Unleashed at Hartcliffe Library

Our Gromit....'pass the Gromit cheese'; that was kindly given to us by the John James Bristol Foundation is now at our local library on Symes Avenue in Hartcliffe. [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013 13:45:13

The Big Handover Arty Party....

We have had our symbolic handover - this is when we the current team that run Room 13 hand over our responsibilities to the next generation. We wish the new team an exciting year! [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013 13:22:55

The new Managment Team have been elected

We have looked at all the applications forms and have chosen eleven candidates to take on our roles in September. They will be the 10th Management Team!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 10:08:22

Our artist in residence Paul Bradley has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. The exhibition aims to promote and reward excellence and talent in contemporary drawing practice.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 10:05:59

A book to read - written by our very own Fundraiser, Ingrid Skeels

St Cuthbert's Wild School for Boys is "an exciting story of discovery for children and everyone who cares about learning, play, nature and the wild..." You can read about it on Ingrids website and has been published on Amazon:

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 10:01:44

Our Annual report 2011-12 has been printed!!

This will soon be on our website - if you want a hard copy please get in touch. It it a bumper size this year as we have lots to share with you. Hope you enjoy it!

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 10:00:27

We presented at the Action for Children's Art Inspiration day - at the Holburne Museum, Bath

Lauren a senior Room 13er who has moved onto the local seconadry school and artist in residence Shani spoke infront of 85 delegates sharing with them what we do in Room 13 - The Holburne Museum is a great venue and thanks to Penny from 5x5x5 for the invit [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:59:16

Launch of our 'Friends of Room 13' charity

Last week we launched our charity - kindly hosted by TLT Solicitors. If you go to our local giving page you can become a Friend of Room 13 Hareclive. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:57:48

Visitors from Chester and the RWA Bristol

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:56:02

Visitors from the Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:54:33

Arnolfini Trip

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:53:44

Room 13ers attend meeting at TLT Solicitors

Some of us met with the Trustees of our new charity and Natasha an events organiser from TLT - we were planning our launch. Become a 'Friend' and support our work! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:51:08

Professor Grube from the USA visits

Vicky spent 3 weeks with us, she watched, listened and joined in. She will be missed! [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:50:35

Room 13 Seminar - Northern Ireland

Room 13 International invited us to speak to delegates at a Room 13 event in this years city of culture, Derry.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:50:05

Goodbye to student placement - Carys

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 09:48:34

Meeting with the Architecture Centre

Amy from the Architecture Centre has invited us to work with them in the near future - watch this space!!!! [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 09, 2013 11:01:02

Gromit Unleashed at Room 13 Hareclive 2

TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2013 13:04:00

Room 13 presents - 'The wall of no easy answers...if you could ask just one question.'

TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2013 13:00:29

Room 13 Open Studio at Spike Island Open

TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2013 12:54:59

Speakers Corner at Spike Island Open Studio

We had five minutes to talk about what is important to us. Freedom, Place, Journey, Voice and How the Creative Spirit transforms the World. We ended up speaking for over ten minutes because we had so much to say. [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 07, 2013 12:38:29

New Mayor visits Room 13 Hareclive

George Ferguson met up with the young management team.The team introduced themselves and gave the Mayor a tour of the art studio . [show more]

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013 10:58:10

Room 13ers meet artist Melissa Gordon

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2013 11:26:31

Gromit Unleashed at Room 13 Hareclive

A big thank you to the John James Bristol Foundation for sponsoring Room 13 Hareclives Gromit. [show more]

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013 15:25:23

Spike Island.....continued

Check out more photos from our sessions. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 15:56:42

Room 13 Hareclive at Spike Island continues...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 15:53:39

Workshop for the BS3 Trust group

A group of 10 young people from Primary and Secondary schools in Bedminster came over to our studio to learn about how young people can run a project. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 15:47:01

Visitors from Scotland and Northern Ireland

We were pleased to welcome Claire the Chief Executive of Room 13 International and David and Seainin from Belfast who are very interested in setting up a Room 13. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 15:40:12

Important meeting - watch this space....

Friends panel member Robert Bourns, Richard Pendlebury and our fundraiser Ingrid Skeels met up with the management team to talk about a different way of raising money for the our studio. [show more]

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 21:01:34

Artist teacher inspired by our studio

Jemma Grundon, London based artist teacher who is also currently studying at Goldsmiths University has used Room 13 as part of her research.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 12:22:48

Room 13 Hareclive at Spike Island continues...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 06, 2013 11:34:32

Reading in our studio

Jack in year 6 takes up reading in our busy studio. Other activities include, building, painting, working on the computers and running a shop. [show more]

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2013 14:42:17

The Room 13 Hareclive Management Team at Bannerman Road School

We were invited to talk to Years 3/4 and 5/6 during their Arts Week at Bannerman Road School in Easton. We shared with them how we run a studio. We gave them ideas and they gave us ideas. [show more]

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2013 14:14:39

Room 13ers run 'I am Making' workshop at Spike Island

We had a very busy 3 hours on Saturday afternoon with over 80 people joining in with our workshop. [show more]

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013 10:55:54

Room 13 Hareclive at Spike Island

Shani and Paul our artist in residence are setting up a Room 13 studio at Spike Island. They are looking to work with Room 13ers (past and present) to make artwork in a different setting, surrounded by different people and artists. Watch this space.... [show more]

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 13:51:47

Room 13 Presentation at Spike Island

Shani was invited to make a presentation at Spike Islands annual Christmas event - talking about what happens at our studio.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 13:38:45

Thank you for buying our cards

We sold 1800 Christmas cards out of 2000. Making a profit of £359. We want to thank everyone that bought them. The money will go towards buying art materials or paying for trips. Thank you!

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 13:13:38

Trip to the bank

Members of the management team, Curtis, Leah , Courtney and Chloe joined the artist in residence on a trip to the bank - We have to get all our banking sorted as we approach the end of our financial year. [show more]

MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 13:09:16


Artist in residence Paul Bradley has got art work up in a show at Osbourne Clarke.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012 12:24:10

Organising the Christmas Cards 2012

Woodside Press have again printed our cards to a high standard. We are now sorting them out and getting them out to you. Thank you for supporting us. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012 10:03:46

Christmas Cards 2012

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2012 12:08:43

Raising money through portraits

We are really pleased to have had 2 photos that we can work from (TBWA employees). Each portrait we create will raise money for our studio. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2012 10:25:00

Local Autumn Craft Fayre_ Saturday 10th November 12-4pm

This week we are getting ready for the local craft fayre at THE WITHYWOOD CENTRE. We will have cards, postcards and pens sets for sale. Get your stocking fillers for Christmas.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 11:04:36

Local parent is to research Room 13 as part of her studies at UWE

Faith Murembezi will continue to visit our studio so she can write a report about what we do here in Room 13 for her university course.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012 11:02:34

Senior Room 13er makes film about Hartcliffe to be shown at Millenium Square

Amy who now is 18 years old has been given a brief (from her media course) to make a positive film about the area she lives in. She has been over to Room 13 to film the studio she has helped grow since she was 9 years old.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 12:52:53

Antalis McNaughton kindly donated lots of paper which has been most welcome

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 10:52:40

Medals awarded to two young designers

Lauren and Connor took part in the BlackRock Olympics T-Shirt competition they were highly commended for their designs. [show more]

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 09:45:35

Building links with Spike Island

We have won a small amount of funding from Bristol City Council (Seed Fund) to explore building better links with Spike Island.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 09:44:14

Senior Room 13er Amy comes back and talks to young artists

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 09:41:15

The Management Team introduce themselves to the school

Last week we gave an assembly to over 350 children & staff. We each prepared a speech about who we are, what Room 13 means to us and why we applied for the job.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012 09:39:48

Kenyan visitors spend an afternoon in the studio

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 02, 2012 13:07:02

The new managment team

Ashleigh and I (Jack) are the new Room 13 Secretaries. Right now we are being trained for our jobs. There are 12 members altogether. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 11:33:50

R13ers Welcome Nowhereisland to Bristol

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 11:29:08

Ilene back in the USA R13 Delmar

We were delighted to have Artist Ilene Berman spend time with us. She is now back in the USA looking to set up a Room 13 in Delmar, St Louis, Missouri. We hope to keep in touch. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012 11:18:29

Summer 'the View' workshop

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 11:49:24

The Management Team say goodbye

The year 6 members from the team thank everyone that has helped the studio grow in strength over the past year. They leave with a Room 13 certificate. [show more]

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012 11:43:55

Room 13 run an INSET session for Hareclive staff

38 teaching and support staff spent an afternoon on a team building exercise - building bridges across the Room 13 studio. Quite a challenge with impressive results. [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 11:02:06

Room 13 Hareclive artworks at Bridge Learning Campus Art Exhibition

The Exhibition is open from 9 - 12 July 2012. The Art Department welcomes you all. [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012 10:55:41

Management Team Hand-over Arty Party

The newly elected management team were invited by this year's team to the hand-over Arty Party - Cake, fruit and party biscuits were enjoyed by all.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 13:20:05

A big week for us!

This week we are working through the Year 4 and 5 application forms for the new Management Team that start in September. This is a very difficult and important job. Once we pick the new team we will be having our hand-over Arty Party!! Watch this space. [show more]

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012 13:15:25

Room 13 International

The new website has been launched - please check it out on

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 11:24:21

Learning without limits

Dr Patrick Yarker - researcher /educator who is a Room 13 Hareclive friend and supporter spoke at BlackRock about the importance and impact a place like Room 13 has on children. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 11:15:51

Beautiful South Trading Post @ BlackRock - London

Five of us represented our studio at a Room 13 sharing and promotional gathering. Mollie, Chloe and Courtney from Year 5 made a presentation to a room full of children from other schools, adults from the education and business worlds. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 10:04:43

A researcher from the USA spends time with us

Dr Vicky Grube Lecturer from the Arts Faculty, Appalachian State University, North Carolina, USA - spent several days working with us in the Room 13 studio. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 09:56:25

Showing work at Jamaica Street Studios

Our artists in residence Shani & Paul opened their studio at the annual Jamaica Street Open Studios in June - they showed their artwork alongside work from Room 13 that has inspired them. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 09:49:01

Our important assembly

At the end of May we held a whole school assembly. We talked about our roles as the Management Team and made a call for all the years 4 and 5 to apply to be in the team next year.

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012 09:45:36

We welcome Fouracres Primary

Our artists in residence worked with 15 children from a local school - Fouracres Primary bought into the Room 13 printmaking workshops that we offer. It was a very productive morning!

TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012 12:32:02

Winners of the Resident Thinker Competition

We are proud to announce that our 3 minute film 'To the Table' has won a place on the Nowhereisland Resident Thinkers programme. Please check it out - we hope you enjoy it. [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 01, 2012 13:00:01

Modelmaking workshop

Artist Tom Astley is running a two day workshop at Room 13. [show more]

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012 13:06:41

Studio Activity

We wanted to add some pictures to show you what else has been happening in Room 13...please also check-out some new images of art work on the artworks page. [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 13:12:49

'Emotional Anatomy of Words' workshop

Artist Annabelle Craven-Jones is running a two day workshop at Room 13. [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 12:58:56

We have made a short film

A group of us have been collaborating with artist Ilene Berman and Calling the Shots to make a film. We will try to add it to the website. [show more]

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 12:48:37

Sharing session with Merchants' Academy

In March a group of sixth formers and staff came to our studio to find out what we do.We talked about making art work and running a business.They talked about what it is like to be eighteen. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 14:11:07

Visiting Artist from the USA

Planning to make an artwork has begun with artist Ilene Berman. Ilene has been visiting Room 13 over the past weeks and has been working very closely with the studio artists. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012 13:59:09

Visit from Sculptor

Tom Astley came to visit us and is thinking of ways to work with us. He is a model maker and an animation artist.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2012 15:06:47

Donation of frames

We would like to thank artist Andy Hood from Jamaica Street Studios for donating really good frames to Room 13.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012 14:02:20

Artists - visiting during volunteers week

During reflection week we had American artist Ilene Berman and Bristol based artist Sarah Rhys visit us. They soaked up the studio's atmosphere and talked to us.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012 14:32:17

Reflection Week

Room 13 is having its Reflection Week... This is when we STOP, LOOK and THINK about what we do in our studio. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 14:10:17

Room 13 Assembly

We gave an assembly yesterday to the whole school. We talked about who we are and our jobs as Room 13 Management team. It was a points we had laughter, silence and good feedback. [show more]

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 14:15:56

From Hartcliffe to Gambia

Our school Hareclive is making links with West Africa....they sent our Room 13 Christmas cards to pupils from the Deeper Life School, Banjul, The Gambia in West Africa. [show more]

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011 14:11:36

Room 13 Treasurers make a trip to the Bank

Thanks to our studio shop being more popular than ever and the Christmas cards almost selling out, a trip to the bank was needed. The treasurers, shop manager and artists in residence headed into the city centre to carry out this business. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 12:05:40

Thanks to everyone that bought our Christmas cards...and for supporting us

We have almost sold out!! Tutor Caroline McGrath from City of Bristol College said, "Please can I say how delighted I am with the cards. they are refreshingly different. They show real talent".

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 11:09:05

The School Christmas Fair

We set up a stall and had beautiful hand made bracelets, stationery sets and Christmas cards on sale as well as a 'Spot the Difference' competition. We raised £58. We were the only stall that was run by children. [show more]

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011 10:50:25

We are really proud.....

Room 13 starred at Bristol Cathedral on Saturday 26th November when the Dean sang the praises of our studio - in front of an audience of 350 people at the 25 years celebration of Quartet Community Foundation. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 14:47:59

The UK network get together

On Friday 25th November at our studio we had visitors from other Room 13's around the country. We were really pleased to host this event. [show more]

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2011 13:13:26

WHAM magazine feature

We are pleased to have 2 pages in the WHAM magazine ( a local newsletter that goes out free to households in Hartcliffe + Withywood) promoting our Christmas Cards and Artwork at the local library.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 2011 12:46:33

Room 13 on BBC Radio Bristol

Over half term our artist in residence Shani Ali was a guest on Dr Phil Hammond BBC Radio Bristol - Saturday Surgery Show. She talked about her work at Room13.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2011 20:06:39

Support the studio by buying our beautiful Christmas cards

4 new designs to choose from! To see the cards and for a direct link to the order form... go to show more. Or get in touch and we will email you the details. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011 10:04:49

Annual Report 2010 now available

You can now see our Annual Report 2010 on the 'About us' page on this website. We are busy getting ready to distribute the printed version of the report to our Friends and Supporters. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2011 09:55:44

The Room 13 Experience!

The Head, Teachers and LSAs from Hareclive Primary School took on the roles of the Room 13 Hareclive Management Team in a staff session in the Room 13 studio led by the Artists in Residence Shani and Paul. [show more]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 13:03:37

New Annual Report 2010

If you want a copy of our new Room 13 Hareclive annual report 2010 please get in touch with us. Also we will soon be adding it to our website. [show more]

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2011 12:54:24

The new management team starts work!

Kieron and I (Ben) are learning our new jobs right now updating this website. [show more]

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011 12:21:11

The management team hand-over Arty Party

The Arty Party is where the old management and the new management teams come together to hand over there jobs. We had a party with fruit & cake which was a lot of fun.

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011 21:08:39

Room 13 International, artists' retreat

Adult representatives from our studio will be heading to Strontian in the Scottish Highlands to join a community of Room 13 artists. An important annual gathering.

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011 20:58:12

Work experience placement for Senior Room 13er

Room 13 supported Y10 Sherryann with finding a work placement at 'Paper Village'. It's a great art & craft shop!

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011 20:42:55

Calling all Senior Room 13ers and Friends!

Room 13 summer holiday workshops August 1st - 5th. This summer we are running some exciting & professional art workshops (for only £2) in Room 13 for people aged 9 -16 or older. Get in touch if you are interested.

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011 20:24:41

Room 13 style workshop at Clifton High School

Our artists in residence Shani & Paul worked with a group of A level art students on a sculpture / installation project. [show more]

THURSDAY, JULY 07, 2011 19:56:27

The Room 13 Gorilla spotted at Hartcliffe Library

'The wild thing' has moved out of the studio after Jack, Matthew, Sophie, Shannon, Leah and Paul finished painting him...he was last seen at our local library looking at books. Go see him! [show more]

MONDAY, JULY 04, 2011 12:55:16

John James Bristol Foundation event

Six room13'ers had a great time with the John James Bristol Foundation at @Bristol, a champagne and canapes evening. We had our picture taken for the Evening Post newspaper with our Gorilla that was sponsored by the JJBF. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011 14:37:17

Room 13 Hareclive leaf.

We are really pleased to have painted a leaf that was sent to Room 13 Old Ford, London - to be part of a tree made up of leaves created from around the world. Good luck Old Ford. We look forward to seeing it. [show more]

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011 14:18:22

Room 13 at the Arnolfini Bookshop

If you check out the Arnolfini brochure you will see that we are showcasing our 'One Day in the Life of...' book in the Arnolfini Bookshop case. Anyone can buy our book for £5 [show more]

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011 12:07:32

Room 13 Hareclive Reunion !! Wednesday 25th May 4.00-5.30pm

Are you a senior Room 13er? We would love to see you! Whether you worked as an artist, a business person or just liked to spend time in the studio we hope you will join us.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011 12:20:46

The View Arts Trail 2011

We are proud to be taking part in the 1st ever Bishopsworth, Hartcliffe, Whitchurch Park Arts Trail on Saturday 11th June, you can see our artwork at the Withywood Centre.

MONDAY, MAY 09, 2011 12:03:48

Our Open Days 2011

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June. Our studio will be open between 11am - 2pm. Please email to book a place. Experience the Room 13 environment. Meet some of us young people that run the project and see some of our artwork.

MONDAY, MAY 09, 2011 11:55:18

Room 13 Hareclive at the Spike Island Open Studios April 30th - 2nd May

Candice,Germain,Jack,Courtney,Jordan and Shannon (who was our 2nd MD and is now 17 years old) all had a fantastic 3 days working with and meeting people, seeing art work and selling badges. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2011 13:58:14

A Gorilla arrives at Room 13.

Room 13 was given a Gorilla to decorate by John James Bristol Foundation. Also today a Bristol Zoo keeper came in and told us all about Gorillas.

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011 09:25:44

Printmaking workshops at Room 13 Hareclive 25/03/11

Room 13 Artists in Residence ran Printmaking workshops for schools from North Bristol. [show more]

MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011 08:25:39

Trip to the Royal West of England Academy 01/02/11

A group of Room 13ers visited the RWA Gallery in Bristol to see the Matisse exhibition and the work from the Jamaica Street Artists Studio. [show more]

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 14:40:32

The New Management team goes to London 24/11/10

The trip that we went on was the best. We went to two art galleries the Tate Modern and the Tate Britain and on the Tate boat up the river Thames. [show more]

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 18:46:52

Artist Richard Long supports Room 13 Hareclive!

We are really excited and pleased that the international artist Richard Long has agreed to be our Patron. Richard wrote a brilliant letter for our Book 'One day in the life of ...'

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 18:35:01

Our book 'One Day in the Life of...' now available!

In 2009, five artists came to visit Room 13 Hareclive to work with us to create artworks and generate ideas. Their names were: David Blandy, Lady Lucy, Rhys Coren, Hannah James and Aaron Sewards. They did a marvellous job. With their artwork and some of our own, we put together a book called 'One Day in the Life Of…'. We had asked a truly inspiring artist called Richard Long to introduce our book, and he has agreed and we are very grateful for this. Bristol City Council helped to fund this project and we would like to say thanks to them too.

We’re going to send out our book to lots of people to show them what the studio is all about. When the copies for sending out have gone, the book will also be for sale. You can buy a copy of this unique limited edition art book at