What's On 1st-8th October

What's On 1st-8th October
Posted By: Rebecca Hine - Programme Administrator, 1st October

~~Black History Month at Bristol SU
The Black History Month programme has been pulled together by the student BME Network in collaboration with the Bristol SU events team. It's essential in promoting community cohesion through the teaching, learning and exploration of Black history.
The full line up of events for the University of Bristol Students’ Union Black History Month programme has now been revealed, including:
- BME Mingle: An Introduction to Black History Month | 02.10.2018
- Pan-Africanism, Afrofuturism and Decolonisation: Realising visions of freedom | 04.10.2018
- Black History Month Open Mic Night | 06.10.2018
- Black History Pub Quiz | 08.10.2018
When: Various dates throughout October
Where: Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1LN
How to get there: Bus no.8
Cost: Contact for details
Contact: 0117 331 8545 / www.bristolsu.org.uk


Saturday Night Fever at The Hippodrome
The fever is back! In a big new production!
Whilst paying homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic, this all new stage version promises more drama, more music and is bound to have you dancing in the aisles.
Saturday Night Fever tells the iconic story of Tony Manero, and his reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success.
Featuring the Bee Gees' greatest hits Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy, More Than a Woman and many more.
When: 2nd-6th October
Where: Bristol Hippodrome, St Augustine's Parade, BS1 4UZ 
How to get there: Multiple buses to city centre
Cost: From £20.90
Contact: www.atgtickets.com / 0844 8714 3012


I’m a Joke and So Are You: A Comedian’s Take on What Makes Us Human
As a connoisseur of comedy, Robin Ince has spent decades mining our eccentricities to create gags – and watching other strange individuals do the same. And for years on The Infinite Monkey Cage he has sought – sometimes in vain – to understand the world around us. He now unites these pursuits to examine the human condition through the prism of humour, exploring the key psychological questions we all ask ourselves: why do we make the choices we do in life? Where do anxiety and imagination come from? How does our childhood shape our life choices? Do we all have a need to perform? Is failing good for us? And are we more than our brains? Informed by personal insights from his own life as well as interviews with a bevy of A-list comedians, neuroscientists, psychologists and doctors, he offers a hilarious and moving primer to the mind.
When: Wed 03 October 19:00-20:00
Where: We The Curious, One Millennium Square, Anchor Road, Harbourside, BS1 5DB
How to get there: Buses 8, 9
Cost: £8/ £6
Contact: 0117 915 1000 / www.ideasfestival.co.uk


Leisure/Food/Nature/Meet Ups/Community
Malcolm X Elders Forum
The Malcolm X Elders Forum is a Black and Minority Ethnic Group (BME) based at Malcolm X Community Centre. This is a diverse over 50s group and everyone is welcome. The activities available to members include patchwork, sewing, gentle exercise, dominoes, day trips and a Caribbean meal which is offered at a set price.

When: Every Monday 10:30-3:30
Where: Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road, St Pauls, BS2 8YH 
How to get there: Bus 5  
Cost:  £4 yearly membership; £1.50 weekly subscription 
Contact: For more information please contact Ramona Amuza on 0117 914 6671 or email: ra.dhekbhal@yahoo.com 


EXTEND exercise is an exercise and movement to music class for the over 60’s and less able of all ages, we welcome anyone who has been advised by their GP to take exercise as well as those for whom their regular class is becoming a little like too much hard work!
When: Mondays 11:30-12:30
Where: Wigton Crescent, Southmead, Bristol, BS10 6DY 
How to get there: Buses 2 and 76
Cost:  £3
Contact: Gill Waines 0117 9091851

Arts and Crafts at Saffron Gardens
Come along to learn new skills and share your own. Friendly arts, crafts and social club at Brunelcare’s Saffron Gardens in Whitehall (in the
level 1 communal area).
When: Every Tuesday 10:30-1
Where: Saffron Gardens, Prospect Place, Whitehall, BS5 9FF 
How to get there: Buses 6, 7, 506
Cost: Contact for details
Contact: 0117 935 4471



Group Support - Withywood Memory Cafe Volunteer
Hours: 3 hours a month
Details of Role: 
What's involved?
Memory cafes are a great place for the community to socialise, relax and find dementia advice in a supportive atmosphere. Memory cafes welcome people living with dementia, their carers/family and those who are concerned about their memory to sit down for a chat or get involved in the activities going on. Fun, often topical activities and informative talks are organised to help people to enjoy themselves and reminisce.  Activities include word searches, craft activities, and reminiscence sessions
As a Memory Support volunteer your role will be to help with the running of the session.  This will include making them feel welcome by chatting to them, encouraging them get involved in the activity and providing them with refreshments.  You will need to help with the setting up and clearing up before and after the session.
The Withywood memory cafe runs on the first Tuesday of every month from 9:30am - 12:30pm. The group runs from 10:00 - 12:00pm
This role will suit you if you are...
Knowledgeable or willing to learn about dementia with a commitment to inclusion and an interest in meeting new people. You should also be comfortable working in a team to deliver high service standards and willing to follow guidance and procedures.
The impact you'll make...
You will help to enable people affected by dementia to socialise in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.
Closing Date: Friday, 7 December, 2018 - 16:30
How to Apply: Contact us to request and application form
Contact Person: Emily Sinclair
Contact Email: volsbristolglosandsouthglos@alzheimers.org.uk
Contact Phone: 07801 133745

Cinema Listings
Black History Month Double Bill:
Frantz Fanon: Black Skin White Mask / The Stuart Hall Project
Join writer and historian Edson Burton for a short introduction to two empowering and inspirational voices as part of a special event for Black History Month. Looking at two of the most insightful and mobilising voices of the 20th century, Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher and revolutionary Frantz Fanon and cultural theorist Stuart Hall, this double bill brings colonialism and its emotional impact to the fore.
Date and time: Sat 6 Oct 13:30
Director: Isaac Julien, John Akomfrah
Where:  Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX
How to get there: Multiple buses to city centre
Cost: £5-£8
Contact: 0117 927 5100 / www.watershed.co.uk

Remember, if you are involved in a community event and would like it mentioned in our What’s On section, send details (what, where, when, cost etc) to Bab@ageukbristol.org.uk and we’ll see what we can do – no promises!




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