Unique Creative Experiences in Bristol City Centre

Join us for unique, creative experiences in Bristol with the UK’s leading contemporary, sustainable designers.

Click on each link below to find out more information and to book your place. 

Perfect for friends, family and colleague get togethers in Bristol. Our Bristol workshop space is accessible and located right in Bristol's city centre. 

We are constantly adding new workshops to this list so make sure you are signed up to our newsletter to be the first to know! You can sign up at the bottom of this page. 

Exclusive to PRIOR -  If you attend one of our workshops you also receive the following perks:

  • 10% off any purchase in PRIOR on the day of your workshop.  
  • We've also partnered with the following local businesses in Quakers Friars:
    • CÔTE BRASSERIE  - If you fancy a lazy weekend breakfast or stylish lunch/dinner on the day of your workshop - you'll get a free glass of Prosecco with your meal. 
    • Mila Coffee - If you mention PRIOR at Mila coffee - you'll get 25% off any hot drink 
    • Cuup - For all your bubble tea needs. All Prior workshop participants get 20% off all drink orders.
  • Just show your workshop confirmation email to the staff at these outlets

If you are a workshop leader and would like to host a workshop here in our Central Bristol events space, click here.


Meet the Maker in-house market

Join us for a monthly in-house Meet the Maker Market at our Cabot Circus store

With each weekend showcasing a new line up of independent local makers these markets are not to be missed!


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Bristol Small Biz Co-working Session and Lunch

Let’s get stuff done, rather than adding to our list!

Are you a small business owner that has an overwhelming to-do list? Have you been to business growth workshops but find it hard to allocate time to put what you've learnt into practice? If so, join Geraldine (Bristol Market) and Beck (Prior Shop & Priormade) for a monthly co-working session and lunch at Prior Shop.

£24 per participant

(Upstairs workshop space)

Mon 5th June 10:15am - 2:15pm
Newsletter writing - tips & tricks

Mon 3rd July 10:15am - 2:15pm
Social media - scheduling & planning

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Macramé and Prosecco evening: Make your own earrings

Calling all lovers of boho handmade accessories! This macramé earring-making workshop is the one for you, now with added bubbles!

Macramé is a creative and relaxing craft and is a great way of relieving stress. In this 2.5-hour workshop, you will spend time in the workshop room of Prior at Cabot Circus, where your host Aggy from Knots and Stalks will teach you how to knot your own pair of wooden and macramé earrings.

£32 per participant

(Upstairs workshop space)

Thurs 8th June 6pm - 8:30pm

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Embroidery Workshop: Make a Stumpwork Needleminder

Learn to master the basics of stumpwork or 'raised work' and surface embroidery in this beginner-friendly workshop hosted by Chloe Savage Embroidery.

In this workshop you will make a stunning yet practical pumice heritage carrot out of high-quality cotton velvet, floristry wire, and green leaves made from wool felt

£18 per participant

(Downstairs workshop space)

Sat 10th June 10am - 2pm

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Gelliplate Monoprinting Workshop

Gelliplate printing is a vibrant, effective - and quick- printing technique! Want to have a go at making printed art? Not sure where to begin? Well, this fun and simple printing approach is a great place to start! 

£39 per participant

Downstairs workshop space

Sun 11th June 11:30am - 2pm

Sun 24th Sept 1pm - 3:30pm

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Butterflies & Flowers Biscuit Icing Class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to ice biscuits the Boujon way?

These icing classes are perfect for beginners who want to learn a new skill and have fun along the way! Everything will be provided for you, including freshly baked biscuits, filled piping bags, icing needles and a box to take your biscuits home.

You will leave the class with a set of 6 beautifully hand-iced biscuits, ready to scoff when you get home!

£30 per participant

Weds 14th June 2:20pm-3:50pm and 4:10pm - 5:40pm

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Seed Cycling with Bia

Join us to learn about the four phases of your menstrual cycle and how the practise of seed cycling can support you in every phase!

All participants will be greeted with a herbal tea + a FREE months worth of Bia seeds (RRP £13), each box includes a Reflection page and 28-Day Menstrual Cycle Challenge page

Thurs 15th June 7pm - 8:30pm

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Linocut Beginners Class

In this hands-on workshop run by experienced printmaker Angela Lai Yen, you will focus on simple line and shape designs to perfect your carving skills. Discover how to print with hand pressure, bamboo barens, rollers and the trusty spoon. You will be guided through the entire print process from start to finish. Right from preparing your initial drawing so it's print-ready, to finally inking up and pulling off a valid print.

Please bring with you designs/sketches/inspiration measuring 10cm x 10cm and an apron

£45 per participant (18+)

Downstairs workshop space

Sat 17th June 2:30pm - 5pm

Sat 12th Aug 2:30pm - 5pm

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Bag Making for Beginners

In this three hour beginner's sewing workshop you’ll make a beautiful cotton shoulder bag complete with lining and pockets to take home after. You’ll have the choice of two different fabrics to make your tote bag with and it will be matched with a waterproof wax canvas, cotton lining and strong carry handles. Fancy!

£65 per participant (16+)

Sat 24th June 10:30am - 1:30pm

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It's a great time to put faces to business names and chat about the rollercoasters we find ourselves in being business owners, sole traders and... well, just people.

Meet up with fellow small business owners on a number of organised short walks around Bristol

Fri 30th June 11am - 12pm

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Linoprinting multicolour prints

Looking for the perfect opportunity to unwind, get creative and learn some fun printmaking skills? This all day immersion into linoprint will do the trick!

Your printmaking workshop will be hosted by experienced teacher and Bristol-based printmaker Kate Miller

£40 per participant

(Upstairs workshop space)

Sun 2nd July 1pm - 4pm

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Dried Flower Hoop Making Workshop

At this workshop, Rach from Portishead based Kittiwake Dried Flowers, will show you how to make your own scandi-inspired dried flower hoop.
Choose from a large selection of beautiful dried blooms, rings and finish your hoop with a choice of velvet or hessian ribbon.
Take your hoop home, and hang her on a wall to pretty up a space with your long-lasting, handmade piece.
Enjoy a relaxing few hours, surrounded by flowers.

£39 per participant

Email: rachelat71@hotmail.co.uk or message 07771 904899 to book

Sat 15th July 3pm - 5pm

To book contact Kittiwake Dried Flowers

Linoprint Your Own Christmas Cards

In this experience, you will: 

  • Design and create your own set of 6 Christmas cards 
  • Learn how lino print 
  • Choose from a selection of festive templates 
  • Get plenty of guidance and inspiration for designs 
  • Enjoy a tasty festive snack and a warming cup of tea or coffee

Finish the day with a set of 6 Christmas cards to send to your loved ones!

£40 per participant

Sat 18th November 10:30am - 1pm

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Drypoint Print Your Own Christmas Cards

In this experience, you will drypoint print a set of Christmas cards. Your host is an experienced artist and printmaker that will help you to design, print and finish a lovely set of festive cards to give to your friends and family
£40 per participant

Sat 18th November 2pm - 4:30pm

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