Fabric Africa is a stunning snapshot of the diversity of modern and historic textiles from across the continent of Africa.
Highlights from our World Cultures and British and Empire and Commonwealth collections will reflect the variety of patterns, colours, materials and techniques created as well as focusing on the personal and provocative stories they can tell.
The selection of textiles and clothing dates from the late 1800’s to the present day and come from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Mali and Swaziland amongst others.
From mud cloth to adinkra, barkcloth dresses to kanga cotton prints, ‘royal’ kente cloth to huge embroidered agbadas, this exhibition will give you a taste of the amazing ingenuity of the textile artists of Africa and explore the importance of cloth in social and political lives of those who wear them.
When: 30 June 2018—19 May 2019
Where: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, BS8 1RL
How to get there: Buses 1, 2, 3 and 8
Contact: 0117 922 3571 / www.bristolmuseums.org.uk
BME Elders Consortium Group
Bringing together elders groups from minority communities. A forum for discussion on topics such as, funding, capacity building, communication and partnership working.
When: Every Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00
Where: Barton Hill Settlement, Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
How to get there: Buses 7, 36, 43, 44
Contact: 0117 935 4471
Carers choir kingswood
We are a small group made up of carers in the South Gloucestershire area. We meet once a week, in Kingswood (Wednesdays at Kingswood Community Centre 1-3pm) and Yate (Tuesdays at the Parish Hall 10.30am-12.30pm) alernately. We sing a range of rounds, vocal exercises and short pieces, and perform occasionally, often teaming up with Bitton Community Choir.
The choir is open to anyone who is a carer in South Gloucestershire, and is a laid back, friendly environment. On weeks where we dont sing, the choir often meets up for a coffee regardless, and we enjoy our end of term social get-togethers!
When: Every Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00
Where: Kingswood Community Centre High St, Kingswood, BS15 4AB
How to get there: Buses 35, 42 and 43
Cost: Call for details
Contact: Douglas Watts 07909118949 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Coffee morning – Shirehampton
Monday to Saturday. Come into our warm, friendly church building – the smell of freshly brewed coffee will guide to the right place! Meet your friends or make new ones.
When: Monday-Saturday 10-12
Where: St Mary’s Church, 8 Priory Gardens, BS11 0BZ
How to get there: Buses 2, 3 and 4
Contact: 0117 907 7026
Dementia Friendly Swimming – Hengrove Park
Accessible swimming for people living with dementia.
The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) dementia friendly swimming project is a nationwide initiative to enhance the swimming experience of people living with dementia, and their carers, by improving facilities and removing barriers.
The scheme is available at a range of swimming pools in Bristol.
All our accessible swimming sessions are in a safe, supportive environment with:
Staff specially trained by St Monica Trust
Larger, unisex changing booths
Constant temperatures of 27-30 0C
Opportunity to socialise and carers go free!
You are welcome to stay for a complimentary hot drink and a slice of cake afterwards at our monthly Memory Café from 2pm –3pm
When: Every Wednesday 1-2pm
Where: Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Hengrove Promenade, Hengrove Park, BS14 0D
Cost: Call for details
How to get there: Buses 50, 51 and 75
Contact: Participants can book by calling 01179 370 200 or email email@example.com
Creative Writing Drop-In
We run a weekly drop-in creative writing group every Wednesday that allows people to receive feedback and guidance on any form of writing from poetry and prose to novels and short stories.
Many or our current group members rely on the social aspect of the sessions to meet others and feel included in the local community. Creative writing helps to encourage some to put their thoughts to paper and improve their well being.
When: Every Wednesday 1-3pm
Where: Zion Community Cafe and Event Space, Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down, Bristol, BS13 7JW
How to get there: Bus 75
Contact: Contact: General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 0117 9231212
Evening Talks volunteer
Details of Role:
Alive and Bristol Aging Better's Communities of interest project is a community engagement initiative that works to breakdown the barriers between people in care homes and their community. After consulting groups of care home residents in and around Bristol, many residents requested short evening talks or workshops to "break up the time between an evening meal and heading off to bed."
Evening talks are a great opportunity for those who live in care homes to meet new faces whilst also enjoying an evening of meaningful engagement and discussion. If you are interested in helping to deliver a workshop or talk and want to find get in touch.
You don't need to be an expert, or have had tons of past experience to be involved in the project. The team at Alive will be able to support and guide you through the process of how to get involved and what a standard evening talk might look like. This opportunity is suited to those looking for public engagement experience or experience within the charity or care sector, or those wishing to tackle social isolation or loneliness among older people.
Additional info: This role is designed to be as flexible as possible. You may be interested in giving a one off talk or alternatively may be looking for something more regular. Days and times can vary to fit around the schedule of each volunteer.
Closing Date: Saturday, 28 July, 2018 - 21:00
How to Apply: If you have any questions or would like to find out more please contact Harriet or Sara on 0117 3533950
Or send an email to Harriet@aliveactivities.org / Sara@aliveactivities.org
The Happy Prince
Rupert Everett - who writes, directs and stars in this magnificent drama - was born to play Oscar Wilde, and this, Everett's "11th-hour masterpiece" (The Times) focuses on Wilde's final years following his notorious trial and imprisonment for "gross indecency".
Once one of the most famous men in England, the great man of letters is now living in a kind of exile around Europe (from Normandy to Naples to Paris) after being released following his convinction for his indiscreet affair with Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas. Lying on his death bed, his eventful life comes flooding back via expertly interspersed flashbacks featuring his glory days and the beginning of his downfall. Now, he must draw upon the last of his reserves to face the end of his life - and the wreckage of his public self - with immense courage...
A tour de force achievement that has been hugely praised by critics across the board, this is clearly a passion project for Everett, who directs a great supporting cast (including Emily Watson and Colin Firth) to create this tender and profoundly moving piece of cinema.
Date and time: 25th-28th June see website for times
Director: Rupert Everett
Where: Watershed, 1 Canons Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX
How to get there: Multiple buses to city centre
Cost: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions.
Contact: www.watershed.co.uk / 0117 927 5100
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