We Are Family: Sea Shanties Boat Tour

Date 31.08.13

Time 13.00 - 18.15

Location The Floating Garden


An event and boat tip to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden developed as part of Arnolfini's We Are Family programme with a sea shanty workshop and other sea inspired activities.


A day of family events inspired by the sea, including a Gathering Voices workshop on sea shanties and folk songs from some of the places where the ballast seeds originated, including; Europe, India, Africa, and The Americas.

For the full sea shanty experience, don't forget to book your place on our fantastic singing boat tour to visit the Floating Ballast Seed Garden.

1pm – 5pm drop in to the Arnolfini Light Studio and Dark Studio, free

Boat trip 4.45pm – 6.15pm, meet at Arnolfini foyer, limited capacity, free event but booking required.

To book tickets call Arnolfni box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email:: /

Steven Claydon’s work brings together objects recalling historical artefacts, cultural ephemera and geological samples, skillfully mixing different cultures and periods of history. Merging reality with fiction, and appearing at once meaningful and useless, Claydon’s works oscillate between an idea of truth and fantasy, seeming to offer a fragmented image of a future civilisation’s past. He will talk about his practice and new commission in Bristol.