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High Noon - the art of departure

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Create Centre

Smeaton Road

Spike Island



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High Noon - the art of departure explores the relationship between nature and essential aspects of self in transition - identity, ego, the sub-conscious, soul, masculine and feminine. For this special exhibition, environmental performance artist Jo Bushell has teamed up with the psychologist, Jonathan Stott, to explore the individual in transition in the context of a planet in transition.

"It is high noon and you find yourself in unfamiliar territory – in the borderland between the way of life that once served you well and this uncertainty that both haunts and entices you. There has come a point in your life where you can no longer ignore the fact that something has shifted and it is causing a separation from all that you previously thought you were. This place takes no hostages – it is for you to choose if you stay until the sun sets and the shadows dance wildly across the forest floor, or if you return to the relative safety of the familiar" Jo Bushell, High Noon

High Noon - the art of departure is an environmental performance art event exploring and exhibiting work from Jo Bushell's immersive High Noon Retreats; run over the last two and a half years in woodlands close to Bristol and in Devon with small groups of 4 to 6 people. Drawing on Jungian psychology, mythology and environmental art, the afternoon event will use various mediums including photographic work, dialogue, an artist's talk and interactive art using natural materials to entertain, provoke thinking and explore life transitions.

"We carry an individual, authentic and creative flame but the sky is darkening and the fog is thick. It is hard to find a way" Jonathan Stott


About the event

Held at the historic CREATE centre on Spike Island in Bristol, doors will open at 13:00 and the event will run from 13:30-15:00. We ask that you arrive with some time to spare as we will be serving refreshments from 13:00 ahead of the start time of the performance promptly at 13:30. As the work is a performance piece, we are sorry, but we cannot admit late entries to the event after 13:30. Please note - there is a lower age limit of 16 years of age for this event.

There is an optional walk of around 2 miles (around 1 hour of easy, slow-paced walking on pavement), following the river Avon from Bristol Temple Meads to the CREATE centre ahead of the event. To join this special walk, walking ticket holders for the High Noon - the art of departure event should meet outside the main entrance of Bristol Temple Meads Station at 12:00 midday where your guide (who will be holding a High Noon sign) will lead you to the CREATE centre along the river bank arriving for the opening of doors and inclusive refreshments will be from 13:00.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

We set a lower age limit of 16 years of age for this event.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

How to find the CREATE centre

The Create Centre is in one of the three large red brick warehouses in Cumberland Basin, halfway between Clifton Suspension Bridge and the ss Great Britain. There are plenty of interesting ways to get to CREATE without driving.

On foot

• The city centre is only 1.8 miles away - a pleasant 30-minute walk along the docks.
• Temple Meads railway station is about 2 miles and Broadmead bus station 2.5 miles.

By bike

• From the city centre the Festival Way cycle track runs alongside Cumberland Road (riverside) to Create and on to Long Ashton.
• From Bedminster the cycle track crosses Greville Smyth park, crossing the old railway bridge and on to Create.
• From Pill the cycle track runs along the old rail track, under the suspension bridge,
and over the old rail bridge and on to Create.
• Plenty of cycle parking is provided inside and outside the building, and showers and
lockers are available for visitors.

Visit www.betterbybike.info for bike route maps and to read about their fantastic loan bike scheme.

Yobikes are now available around Bristol from £1 a ride. Download the app to find your nearest bike.

By Bus

The 506 shuttle (BCT mini bus) is now a free service from Create to Broadmead via Temple Meads Station. A free shuttle bus service will be provided Monday to Saturday to operate this section and will connect with the 506 in Broadmead. This shuttle bus will be withdrawn when the AVTM Metrobus service is introduced.

Click the link to see timetables: http://bustimes.org.uk/services/swe_38-506-A-y10

At the station board the bus at stop Ta for journeys to Create (the return journey drops off at the bottom of the station approach by the Isambard Brunel pub). Buses run approximately every 30 mins. Please check www.wessexbus.com for latest timetable information.

The 505 Wessex Connect bus stops at Merchants Road, Hotwells. This service runs from Southmead to Bower Ashton via Redland, Clifton and Hotwells.

A number of out of town bus services run regularly from Broadmead bus station and
the city centre along Hotwells Road, stopping just before Junction Lock Bridge, marked by the red dot above. Buses that stop here are the 71, 505, 903, Portway Park & Ride, X1 all the way through to X9, including X3A, and X54.

For full details of the bus timetables and routes, please call TRAVELINE South West on
0871 200 22 33

By train

Temple Meads railway station, serviced by trains from across the country, is situated around two miles from Create.
To get to Create from Temple Meads:
• Catch the 506 bus to Create, every 30 mins (Mon-Sat, not public holidays)
• Approximately 45 minute walk
• Hire a taxi

You can also hire a Brompton folding bike from Temple Meads Station. Available 24/7 from fully automated docks. For more information please visit Brompton Bike Hire.

By ferry

Bristol Ferry Boat Company runs reliable timetabled ferries to and from the Create Centre (Nova Scotia landing stage on Hotwells ferry).

Catch the ferry direct to Create from any of their designated landing stages, including Temple Meads Station, City Centre and the ss Great Britain. For more details on their route and timetable click here.


Tel: 0117 927 3416
Email: info@bristolferry.com

By car

There is very limited parking at the Create Centre. As an environment centre we positively encourage other forms of transport. If you must come by car, please allow plenty of time to park as you may have to park within a five minute walk of the centre.

Car park maps can be sent out on request.

Long Ashton and Portway Park and Ride services are available with the buses stopping on Hotwells Road. For more information visit:

Contact details

Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Spike Island

Tel: 0117 922 4370
Email: create.reception@bristol.gov.uk

What can I bring into the event?

If you are going to join us for the walk from Bristol Temple Meads at 18:00, please bring comfortable footwear and an umbrella or coat - we can't guarantee it won't be raining!

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us at jo@chalkblack.com with any questions.

What's the refund policy?

We are sorry but we cannot provide refunds for this event.

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