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20 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Community Meal with FoodCycle Bristol

Community Group Activity

Every Saturday we serve delicious 3-course meals for the community using would-be wasted food in a friendly environment. Bring with you a tupperware to take some leftovers. 

When: Saturdays
Time: 2:30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX

For more information please email bristol@foodcycle.org.uk 

21 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

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22 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Creative Writing

Community Group Activity

Put your imagination onto the page. Learn how to get started with short stories, life writing and poetry. 

These courses are part of a national research project looking at the impact of community learning courses on how we feel. The project asks if learning regularly helps us better cope with stress, problems sleeping, finding it hard to go out, worrying, feeling anxious, sad or low. Because of this learners will be asked to complete three mood and wellbeing questionnaires during their course. 

When: Monday 22nd May - 3rd July 2017
Time: 1 - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: St Pauls Learning Centre, BS2 8XJ


To book an initial assessment to see if you meet the criteria to be part of this research call 0117 903 9750 or email learningbristol@bristol.gov.uk

Young at Heart Swimming

Community Group Activity

Sessions for those 50+ to swim socially or in a lane provided. Ask for a results card to get more from your swim. 

When: Monday (10:30 - 12pm) Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (11:30 - 12pm)
Time: See above
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Bristol Older People's Forum

Community Group Activity

Open Forum meetings take place 8 times a year across Bristol. Members also recieve 3 newsletters throughout the year. 

When: Varies
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Venue: Varies

For more information please call 0117 927 9222

Dhek Bhal

Community Group Activity

Dhek Bhal is a community based charity that meets the needs of South Asian Elders. Services include men's and women's day centres, domiciliary care and sitting service for carers. 

When: Monday to Friday
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 914 6671

Malcolm X

Community Group Activity

Runs every Monday except for Bank Holidays. Activities include patchwork classes, reggae exercise, drama and Golden Oldies singing. Home cooked Caribbean lunch is served for a set price.

When: Mondays
Time: 10 - 3pm
Cost: Please enquire
Venue: Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Road, BS2 8YH

For more information please call 0117 955 4497

23 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Yoga

Community Group Activity

These are classes for those who wish to use yoga practices to promote good health and wellbeing. I welcome, all ages, genders and levels of experience to the group, including stiff or nervous beginners. Short themed courses are available to book, or you can come along on a drop-in basis if you prefer. Please bring a mat to work on and a blanket to cover up for the relaxation at the end.  

When: Tuesdays (term time)
Time: 9:30 - 11:30am 
Cost: 1 session £8, 4 sessions £28, 8 sessions 340
Venue: United Reform Church Hall, Grove Park, Brislington, BS4 3LG (corner of Wick Road and the Bath Road A4, parking is also available in the surrounding streets, no RPZ)

To book a place email Andrea on andrea@yogauk.com or call 07867 488 561 for an informal chat. Or just come along. 

Young at Heart Swimming

Community Group Activity

Sessions for those 50+ to swim socially or in a lane provided. Ask for a results card to get more from your swim. 

When: Monday (10:30 - 12pm) Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (11:30 - 12pm)
Time: See above
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Bristol Older People's Forum

Community Group Activity

Open Forum meetings take place 8 times a year across Bristol. Members also recieve 3 newsletters throughout the year. 

When: Varies
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Venue: Varies

For more information please call 0117 927 9222

Shopping Bus

Community Group Activity

Door to door shopping trips to large supermarkets including Tesco's, Morrison's and Sainsbury's. The bus leaves Barton Hill settlement at 9am and you must book your place in advance. 

When: Tuesday - Friday
Time: 9 - 12pm
Cost: £1.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Golden Agers

Community Group Activity

Everyone is welcome to join. Activities are made up of patchwork, sewing, gentle exercise, computer skills, monthly flower arranging, dominoes and a 2 course Caribbean meal (at a set price). 

When: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 10:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: Contribution
Venue: Church Hall, Tudor Road, BS5 6BL

For more information please email goldenagersclub@gmail.com

Gentle Exercise

Community Group Activity

Cannot move easily but need or want to exercise? This class is specifically designed for older people and those with limited ability. Exercise from a sitting position to music in a friendly group. 

When: Tuesday
Time: 2 - 3pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, BS5 9QY

For more information please contact 0117 304 1400

On Track

Community Group Activity

On track is a gentle stroll for people new to walking or recovering from illness/injury. Please wear suitable footwear and bring a small donation for refreshments. 

When: Tuesday
Time: 12 - 12:30pm
Cost: Donation
Venue: Easton Community Centre, BS5 6AW

For more information please contact 0117 954 1409

Dhek Bhal

Community Group Activity

Dhek Bhal is a community based charity that meets the needs of South Asian Elders. Services include men's and women's day centres, domiciliary care and sitting service for carers. 

When: Monday to Friday
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 914 6671

Raking and Baking

Community Group Activity

Cooking and gardening course running every Tuesday in 8 week blocks. Pop into the Centre for more information. Contact us for an enrolment form. 

When: Tuesday
Time: 10 - 3pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: St Werburghs Community Centre, BS2 9TJ

For more information please call 0117 955 1351

24 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Bristol Older People's Forum

Community Group Activity

Open Forum meetings take place 8 times a year across Bristol. Members also recieve 3 newsletters throughout the year. 

When: Varies
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Venue: Varies

For more information please call 0117 927 9222

Bethesda Ladies Group

Community Group Activity

A group for local ladies who like to meet for a chat and try new activities including chair aerobics, knitting, film shows and more. Small donation for refreshments. 

When: Wednesday
Time:  2 - 4pm
Cost: Donation
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Bethesda Community Arts Cafe

Community Group Activity

A community run cafe selling freshly cooked breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. 

When: Wednesday - Friday
Time: 10 - 2pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Bethesda Computer Club

Community Group Activity

Drop in session for 1 to 1 computer training. Friendly volunteer tutors will help you gain confidence. Suggested £1 donation to cover costs. 

When: Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 10 - 2pm
Cost: £1 per session
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group

Community Group Activity

Services and activities throughout the week for Chinese women, their families and carers. There is a sitting service, arts club, English lessons, health workshops, carers support groups etc. 

When: Wednesday
Time: Call for times
Cost: Call for costs
Venue: St Agnes Church, St Pauls, BS2 9LL 

For more information please call 0117 935 1462

Exercise for Over 55's

Community Group Activity

"I feel better afterwards." A chair based exercise improving core stability and general health. 

When: Wednesday
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Cost: £2
Venue: Eastville Park Methodist Church, 119 - 121 Fishponds Road, BS5 0PN

For more information please call 0117 952 0522

St Luke's Church - Jazz Afternoon

Community Group Activity

An afternoon of Jazz, Classical music and sing-alongs with the St Luke's Church. Open to all. Refreshments are available. Donations are welcome. 

When: Wednesday
Time: 3 - 4pm
Cost: Donation
Venue: Lincoln Gardens, Lincoln Street, BS4 0BJ

For more information please call 0117 353 3042

Evergreens

Community Group Activity

This social group do a range of activities including 6 coach trips per year, an annual harvest thanksgiving, bring and buy sale and also weekly raffles, bingo and reggae exercise. 

When: Wednesday
Time: 1 - 3:30pm
Cost: Contribution
Venue: Easton Community Centre, BS5 6AW

For more information please call 0117 353 3042

Shopping Bus

Community Group Activity

Door to door shopping trips to large supermarkets including Tesco's, Morrison's and Sainsbury's. The bus leaves Barton Hill settlement at 9am and you must book your place in advance. 

When: Tuesday - Friday
Time: 9 - 12pm
Cost: £1.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Dhek Bhal

Community Group Activity

Dhek Bhal is a community based charity that meets the needs of South Asian Elders. Services include men's and women's day centres, domiciliary care and sitting service for carers. 

When: Monday to Friday
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 914 6671

25 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Introduction to Pottery

Community Group Activity

Develop your skills and make items such as vases, tiles and ornaments using a variety of clays, glazes and techniques.

These courses are part of a national research project looking at the impact of community learning courses on how we feel. The project asks if learning regularly helps us better cope with stress, problems sleeping, finding it hard to go out, worrying, feeling anxious, sad or low. Because of this learners will be asked to complete three mood and wellbeing questionnaires during their course. 

When: Thursday 11th May - 22nd June 2017 
Time: 1 - 3:30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: St Pauls Learning Centre, BS2 8XJ

To book an initial assessment to see if you meet the criteria to be part of this research call 0117 903 9750 or email learningbristol@bristol.gov.uk

Forever Fit

Community Group Activity

A fun, low intensity, low impact sessions for older adults who want to work their heart, muscles and increase flexibility, all in one easy to follow class. These sessions vary centre to centre and may include badminton and other activities. 

When: Thursday
Time: 2 - 3pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Young at Heart Swimming

Community Group Activity

Sessions for those 50+ to swim socially or in a lane provided. Ask for a results card to get more from your swim. 

When: Monday (10:30 - 12pm) Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (11:30 - 12pm)
Time: See above
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Bristol Older People's Forum

Community Group Activity

Open Forum meetings take place 8 times a year across Bristol. Members also recieve 3 newsletters throughout the year. 

When: Varies
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Venue: Varies

For more information please call 0117 927 9222

Easy PC's for Over 55's

Community Group Activity

Absolutely FREE computer lessons for over 5o's. The course covers everything from scratch such as setting up email, using the internet, composing letters. Appointments are both one-to-one and in groups. 

When: Thursday
Time: 10:30 - 4:30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: St Werburgh's Community Centre, BS2 9TJ

For more information please call 0117 955 1351

Barton Hill Settlement Lunch Club

Community Group Activity

Nutritious three course lunch in a community setting. Please phone to book and discuss dietary requirements. Transport for local people for an extra 50p. 

When: Thursday
Time: 12:30 - 2pm
Cost: £2
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Fruit and Veg Sales

Community Group Activity

Come and buy fresh fruit and veg at cost price in the main hall. You could always have lunch and get a lift home on the mini bus afterwards?

When: Thursday
Time: 11 - 2pm
Cost: Varies
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Bethesda Community Arts Cafe

Community Group Activity

A community run cafe selling freshly cooked breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. 

When: Wednesday - Friday
Time: 10 - 2pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Bethesda Computer Club

Community Group Activity

Drop in session for 1 to 1 computer training. Friendly volunteer tutors will help you gain confidence. Suggested £1 donation to cover costs. 

When: Wednesday and Thursday
Time: 10 - 2pm
Cost: £1 per session
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Shopping Bus

Community Group Activity

Door to door shopping trips to large supermarkets including Tesco's, Morrison's and Sainsbury's. The bus leaves Barton Hill settlement at 9am and you must book your place in advance. 

When: Tuesday - Friday
Time: 9 - 12pm
Cost: £1.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Golden Agers

Community Group Activity

Everyone is welcome to join. Activities are made up of patchwork, sewing, gentle exercise, computer skills, monthly flower arranging, dominoes and a 2 course Caribbean meal (at a set price). 

When: Tuesday & Thursdays
Time: 10:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: Contribution
Venue: Church Hall, Tudor Road, BS5 6BL

For more information please email goldenagersclub@gmail.com

Dhek Bhal

Community Group Activity

Dhek Bhal is a community based charity that meets the needs of South Asian Elders. Services include men's and women's day centres, domiciliary care and sitting service for carers. 

When: Monday to Friday
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 914 6671

Softball Cricket

Community Group Activity

It's indoors, it's soft ball, it's fun filled and you can play at your own pace: so let's play. All abilities welcome, so come along and give it a go. 

When: Thursdays
Time: 3 - 4pm
Cost: £3
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 353 3042

26 May 2017

Lawrence Hill & Easton

Walking Netball

Community Group Activity

Walking Netball is a 'slowed down' version of netball, allowing players of all ages and abilities to play netball on a level playing field. By reducing the speed and taking out jumping, the game becomes much more accessible to those who are less active, injured or have previously been unable to take part due to ongoing illness - with less impact/stress on the joints. Walking Netball leaves plenty more times for lots of laughter and fun. 

Sessions are led by a fully trained and friendly Walking Netball host who will introduce you to the session and other players, before taking participants through a gentle warm up and some basic skills - all of which can be taken at your own pace. Every session involves an opportunity to play a full game of Walking Netball, allowing participants to relearn the rules and positions gradually as they build their confidence on the court. 

When: Starting Friday 17th February 2017
Time: 7:30 - 8:30pm
Cost: £3.10 or FREE to those with Sports Pound vouchers*
Venue: Kingswood Leisure Centre, Church Road, Staple Hill, BS16 4RH

*For more information about Sports Pound voucher scheme visit http://sites.southglos.gov.uk/sportspound/

For more information contact Emily Harrison on emily.harrison@englandnetball.co.uk or 07540 126 813

 

Zumba Gold

Community Group Activity

Zumba Gold takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to fit and healthy lifestyle. 

When: Friday
Time: 2 - 3pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Energise

Community Group Activity

Energise is a general conditioning and social exercise based cancer rehabilitation session to improve all round health and wellbeing. Please speak to the exercise referral team for more information. 

When: Friday
Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Young at Heart Swimming

Community Group Activity

Sessions for those 50+ to swim socially or in a lane provided. Ask for a results card to get more from your swim. 

When: Monday (10:30 - 12pm) Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (11:30 - 12pm)
Time: See above
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Easton Leisure Centre, Thrissell Street, Bristol, BS5 0SW

For more information please call 0117 955 8840

Bristol Older People's Forum

Community Group Activity

Open Forum meetings take place 8 times a year across Bristol. Members also recieve 3 newsletters throughout the year. 

When: Varies
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies
Venue: Varies

For more information please call 0117 927 9222

Bethesda Community Arts Cafe

Community Group Activity

A community run cafe selling freshly cooked breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. 

When: Wednesday - Friday
Time: 10 - 2pm
Cost: Call for details
Venue: Bethesda Church, 138A Church Road, BS5 9HH

For more information please call 0117 955 9118

Shopping Bus

Community Group Activity

Door to door shopping trips to large supermarkets including Tesco's, Morrison's and Sainsbury's. The bus leaves Barton Hill settlement at 9am and you must book your place in advance. 

When: Tuesday - Friday
Time: 9 - 12pm
Cost: £1.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 955 6971

Dhek Bhal

Community Group Activity

Dhek Bhal is a community based charity that meets the needs of South Asian Elders. Services include men's and women's day centres, domiciliary care and sitting service for carers. 

When: Monday to Friday
Time: 10:30 - 2:30pm
Cost: £2.50
Venue: Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0AX

For more information please call 0117 914 6671