SOUTHBANK is a Community Arts, Music and Dance Venue based in Bedminster, Bristol.
We have spaces for meetings, live music, dance rehearsals, private functions, festivals, workshops and just about anything else you can think of!
A local meeting place and melting pot for creatives, dancers, poets and their friends and just about anyone else who enjoys good music, dance, good beers and local ciders in a friendly smoke-free atmosphere.
It's a unique social mix where you can drink a pint of ale, do a salsa or ballet class, join in the open-mic nights or just listen to the endless stories from the locals.
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Sunday 18th August. 7pm. Mankala Play Graceland by Paul Simon
An amazing night of South African sounds and grooves featuring mankala interpretings the legendary Graceland album by Paul Simon...expect an authentic journey into the sounds of Mbaqanga & Township music and come ready to sing along and dance!
Formed back in 2003 by a multi-national collective of musicians with a sommon love for African roots music, Mankala's sound is greatly influenced by a variety of styles, from the joyous sounds of Soukous, Sungura & Mbaqanga music to the hypnotic grooves of Afro-Beat and the Desert Blues...forging their own original 'high-energy pan-African groove' with a unique style and positive message.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved on a voluntary/part-time basis.
If you would like to enquire about hiring the venue, please click here to fill in our enquiry form or call Jess on 01179 665552.