Bristol Post review of The Shakespeare in Totterdown with mention for The Kane Gallery

Shakespeaere and co by Jimmer Willmott a private commission for the Shakespeare pub in Totterdown

The Shakespeare Totterdown 'Classic pub with an 'eccentric' twist' (Bristol Post) and Home of The Kane Gallery

by Auntie G Curator

I really enjoyed reading the fabulous review that The Shakespeare (my first Kane Gallery venue) got in The Bristol Post today.  Well deserved praise about excellent food and great atmosphere.

Also lovely to to get a mention:

Classic pub with an 'eccentric' twist

Not only are the people at the helm of the pub fond of live music, they also have a keen eye for art.

The pub showcases artwork from The Kane Gallery throughout and is also a hub for the Front Room Totterdown Art Trail, which takes place every year.

"We try and combine a nice welcoming, friendly atmosphere with a bit of an eccentric twist," added Rich.


When I took over as curator for Bekeley House Hotel in Clifton from artist James Starr he suggested I called it 'The House of Kane'.  For me the Shakespeare will always be the 'Home of the Kane Gallery' as that is where it started back in May 2017.


Landlord Euan had asked Bristol artist Julian Quaye if he wanted to put on an exhibition there and Julian recommended me (Auntie G) as the curator as I'd been blogging about Bristol artists for awhile. Once I'd got our first exhibition up and running I realised I'd better do something to promote the artists and so the on line Kane Gallery website was born!  We update the show in twice a year - in May for a spring refresh and in November for the Front Room Art Trail in Totterdown.  I love hanging the show as we often get to involve the regulars who help co-curate as we hang it.


My exhibitions always showcase a wealth of Bristol talent and we have a mix of affordable originals and prints from some fantastic Bristol professional and semi-professional artists.  The current exhibition has work from Jimmer Willmott (including a permenant private commission piece by Jimmer of the bard himself), Georgie, Andrew Burns Colwill, Sophie Long, Nick Harvey, John Curtis, Mary Rouncefield and The Steampunk Astrologer.  What I aim to do for the customers is also to write more than just the artists biographies with blogs and links on the exhibition page.


And now on my fifth exhibition I am delighted to bring 'an eccentric twist' to this fabulous friendly venue.

Thanks to Euan, Rich, team and customers for always making me so welcome.


The Home of the Kane Gallery

Shakespeare Pub, Totterdown

1 Henry St,  Bristol,  BS3 4UD

0117 977 2911

The Shakespeare Front Room for The Front Room Art Trail

Pictures from the November 18 exhibition

The Shakespeare Home of The Kane Gallery

Signed limited edition (of 10) prints available of Shakespeare and co