What's On Guide 8th-15th October

What's On Guide 8th-15th October
Posted By: Rebecca Hine - Programme Administrator, 8th October

~~African Humanism
Julius Garvey, eminent US vascular surgeon and son of Jamaican human rights leader and philosopher Marcus Garvey, discusses how to achieve unity within diversity, the relevance of his father’s legacy, and the crucial role of young people in creating a positive future.
When: Thu 11 October 2018, 18:30 – 20:00
Where: Wills Memorial Building, Queens Rd, Clifton, BS8 1RJ
How to get there: Bus 1
Cost:  Free, but booking required
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

Indian Suffragettes: A talk by Sumita Mukherjee
Popular depictions of campaigns for women’s suffrage usually focus on Western suffrage movements. However, women from the Indian subcontinent built up a vibrant suffrage movement in the early 20th century. Indian suffragettes were not only actively involved in campaigns within the Indian subcontinent, they also travelled to Britian, America, Europe, Asia and Africa, taking part in international discussions about feminism, democracy and women’s voices. The talk will discuss the ways in which Indian women were involved in national and international campaigns for the vote, and the legacies of this movement.
When: Thursday 11th October 7:30-9pm. Doors open at 7pm
Where: Bishopston library, Gloucester rd, BS7 8BN
How to get there: Bus 71, 73, 75, 76
Cost: £3
Contact: www.bishopstonlibrary.org.uk / facebook.com/bishopstonlibrary 

Bethlehem Choir Concert
When: Sunday 14th October 3:30pm
Where: Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Rd, BS6 6DR
How to get there: Bus 9, 72
Cost:
Contact: www.facebook.com/bethlehemchoir


A Foreign Field
A Foreign Field is a true story of three British soldiers caught behind
enemy lines in France during World War 1, and their impact on a family
who offer to help them survive. The opera paints a picture of the
poignant and tragic way in which war takes its toll on people, changing
them in their fight for personal survival and altering their way of life. In
that way it speaks for all wars, past and present.
When: 10th-13th October 7:30pm
Where: Redgrave Theatre, Percival Rd, BS8 3LE
How to get there: Bus 8, 505
Cost: £15
Contact: Tickets at www.operainabox.com

Leisure/Food/Nature/Meet Ups/Community

Friends of St Agnes Park
We are a group of volunteers dedicated to improving St Agnes Park in St Paul’s, Bristol. We meet every week on Thursdays at 10-12pm in the park for some gardening and socialising. We also work with local organisations such as Bristol City Council Parks Department, Learning Partnership West from St Paul’s Adventure Playground, Imagine St Paul’s, Avon Wildlife Trust and Cabot Primary School.
We have run pop-up tea shops to fundraise for our activities in the park. We are also working to ensure that are local community buildings are used effectively to benefit the park. So if you would like a bit of green fingered exercise or to help out with our fundraising or marketing, please get in touch.
When: Thursdays 10-12 
Where: St Paul's Adventure Playground, BS2 9LL  
How to get there:  
Cost:  Free 
Contact: Email: joanne.mansfield@gmail.com or call: 07531 282 4917

Health/Wellbeing/Exercise

Page Park Walk
Enjoy this lovely hidden haven.
These walks are perfect for individuals who are new or returning to exercise and those with walking aids. After the walk relax with a cuppa and a chat.
Wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

When: Every Tuesday 10:30-11:30am 
Where: Sensory Garden, Page Park, Broad Street, Staple Hill, BS16 5PJ  
How to get there: Bus 49   
Cost: Free 
Contact: Email healthylifestyles@southglos.gov.uk or call 01454 864005 


Learning

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.
Being able to meet up with other like minded individuals has helped many to become more active in their everyday lives.
When: Wednesdays 1-3pm 
Where: Zion Community Cafe and Event Space, Bishopsworth Road, Bedminster Down, BS13 7JW  
How to get there: Bus 75 
Cost:  £3 
Contact: info@zionbristol.co.uk / 0117 923 1212

 

Volunteering

Farm Volunteer
Lawrence Weston Community Farm
Details of Role: Volunteering on a vibrant community farm.  Looking after the animals needs.  A great way to socialise and make new friends with other volunteers.
Closing Date: August 2019
How to Apply: Contact: ian@lwfarm.org.uk or 0117 938 1128


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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