As well as being a host for over 500 diversely talented licensees and businesses, Hamilton House used to pride itself on being a vibrant and eclectic space for hire, with competitive prices to boot. We are still taking bookings for 2018. However, due to the current situation at Hamilton House we are no longer taking bookings for the new year. We are devastated by this and apologise that we can no longer serve our community as we normally would, for the time being. We hope you find the best space for your event! If you are interested in booking with Coexist if we find a new space please do get in touch - we would love to hear from you. All the love - Coexist Events Team
In 2008 the owners, Connolly and Callaghan invited a group of friends to create a centre for the community. Ever since, Coexist has been working relentlessly to create a space in which the community can grow, and we are proud to say that Hamilton House became one of Bristol's favourite cultural hubs. Unfortunately our 10 years of hard-work are now being taken over by the very same landlords who back in the days pretended to care for the community and are now acting against the will of the people. We might be leaving, but we will be remembered.
Hamilton House spaces were made up of a wide variety of artists and makers including visual fine artists, photographers, illustrators, fashion and costume designers. We used to house organisations from festival planners, to award winning social enterprises like The Bristol Bike Project. Due to our current situation with our landlords, Hamilton House is no longer a place for everyone. Artists were evicted in order to develop flats and offices, and the outreach programmes will disappear alongside Coexist's departure. We will always cherish the love and energy that our community gave us. You were worth it.
Coexist really helped me to get my courses on “Art for the Afraid” up and running in Bristol. They have been so supportive, allowing me to use their beautiful community arts space at a very reasonable rate, and offering lots of advice and enthusiasm. I’ve felt very much part of the community since moving to the area and starting up work here as a teacher and an artist; all the folk who work at Co Exist have been so friendly, approachable and full of encouragement for new ideas and projects. It really feels as if anything is possible here!Emma Burleigh (artist)
Hello Coexist, As Sing With Soul Choir takes a break for summer I’d like to thank you for your support and encouragement so far. We’ve seen you show up at performances, sing our praises to your friends and happily hand out leaflets. We couldn’t have better cheerleaders!Jill (choir leader)
A magical place where dreams come true. Inspirational and creative environment with committed, supportive and loving staff. XxxButzi Schlaadt (fashion designer)