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Sept 2012

art music events therapies workshops


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We are Bristol’s most comprehensive community bike project, focused on repairing and relocating unwanted bicycles. We aim to help people from all walks of life get out on two wheels and for it to be an inclusive and empowering experience in the process.

We sell a variety of reconditioned, second hand bikes at affordable prices. We also sell a range of secondhand and new parts.



07983 417231

We offer professional and affordable servicing and repairs by a qualified Cytech Level 2 mechanic. Drop in for a free quotation.




If you want to get to grips with how your bike works and be able to do repairs yourself, then this is for you. Run Saturdays, no prior experience needed.

HIRE A BIKE We have a selection of good city bikes, a tandem and bicycle trailer available for hire.

We also offer a regular Women’s Night, Bike Kitchen and Volunteers Evening where our fully equipped workshop is open to the public.


Open Mon to Fri 9am - 5.30pm.

DONATE YOUR UNWANTED BICYCLE! Have you got a bike collecting dust in your shed? Then why not bring it along to the project where we will find it a good home?

The Bristol Bike Project is a registered Community Interest Company 07578755.

CONTENT S Bristol Bike Project 1 Events 3 Workshops 3 Exhibitions 3 Canteen Listings 4 Passion Radio Feature 7 DMAC 8 Wellbeing 9

IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE Behind by Michal Wegrzyn - Photography exhibition P3 Passion Radio - monthly feature P7

Once a derelict office block in Stokes Croft, Hamilton House is now the home of Coexist, a social enterprise set up in 2008 to nurture sustainable communities. Coexist support workspaces for over 200 creative practitioners, artists, designers, social enterprises and small businesses. We also provide community space for people to create, interact, learn, move and play. If you’re interested in volunteering and contributing to the overall development of Coexist, email: to organise an interview.

A Calm Space meditation retreat P3

SURF CALL for info on 0117 924 9599 EMAIL VISIT Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft,

Bristol, BS1 3QY

(reception is open 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday)

JOIN us on Facebook and Twitter @ CoexistCIC



Sept 21st & Sept 28th @ 7pm

Bristol Lectures: Healthy, happy, and free from pain

Healings documented and verified by independent physicians prove the truth of Bruno Groenings words, there is no incurable, God is the greatest physician. Contact: Sheila Park 01603 627673 | http:// 15th Sept 10am - 4pm

A Calm Space

This one-day meditation retreat is equally for beginners and experienced meditators. Using a secular presentation of meditations from the Buddhist tradition, it will suit anyone regardless of belief. Booking: The fee is £15 and includes a delicious vegetarian lunch 3rd - 4th of Sept 2012 (2 day course)

Mindfulness and Art Therapy

This two-day course provides an introduction to a range of mindfulness meditation practices that are increasingly being used in healthcare and education. More info: | 0207 686 4216 | info@


employs his skills in Europe, the USA, Asia and Israel/ Palestine. On this weekend he’ll introduce the basics of Nonviolent Communication and how to apply them in your life. Sliding scale of £70-300. Info and Booking: 0117 962 2216 | 19th Sept 2012

Weekly Psychodrama Group

Bring creativity back to your life by taking your inner world outside, giving it words and playing with its characters. Psychodrama is a form of group psychotherapy which uses creative action. Info: |

Thur 27 Sept, 9.15am-12.45pm

Restorative Bristol Workshop

The workshop will include: A perspective on how our bodies are involved in conflict, and a mediation journey of the restorative approaches practiced at Orchard School, Horfield. £3 contribution to cover admin costs and refreshments. Booking is essential, as places are limited. Info: | booking: Sat 29th & Sun 30th Sept 10am – 5pm

Weekly Wed choir, 11.30 - 12.30 (starts 5th Sept)

Lunch Box Choir

The Lunch Box Choir is a fun weekly singing group run by Jennifer Bell. It is for people who want to improve vocal technique, whilst learning interesting material. No audition required. £40 per term of 8 weeks. First term runs 5th Sept till 24th October. To book, and for any questions, contact Jenny at bell. 8-9th Sept 10am-5.30pm

Foundation training in

Nonviolent Communication Shantigarbha is a Bristol-based NVC trainer who


16 Guidelines for Life

A 2 day workshop providing direct & practical tools speak, act and find meaning in life, and for creating the causes of true happiness and fulfilment. £80 inc a set of 16G cards & refreshments. Booking: natasha@ | 17th Sept - 5th Oct, Mon - Fri 9am to 9pm

Behind by Michal Wegrzyn

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera.” Lewis Hine. Through photography I try to catch sight of invisible and hidden. My work tends to focus on the common objects. But what is hidden behind the main scene, what may be reveled by the camera, always stays on the top of my interest. 07950745464 |


CANTEEN HARVEST FESTIVAL Big and Bountiful 14th - 16th September 12pm - LATE

Expect... Legendary Local Music | Fine fine Food | Terrace Games | We Want Your VEG ! Your allotment Veg = Free Canteen meal FRIDAY 14 SEPT | VAMOS: One of Bristol's best mestizo bands, conjuring a smile-inducing Eurobeat from their mix of Spanish, French and English roots and then stirring in a healthy pinch of Caribbean spices to give it that worldwide beach party vibe. SATURDAY 15 SEPT (MUSIC FROM 12PM) | AJI PA TI TBC: This lot give you contemporary cumbia and salsa, with plenty of instrumental flair, all the percussion uplift you could ask for and the vibrant voice and personality of Havana-born Indira Roman. Dance, damn you! MEDICINE CREEK: Medicine Creek is a stomping celebration of that old time Americana stuff, featuring the flailing fiddle of Aaron Catlow and Dorian Sutton's rock-solid bass (both from Sheelanagig) and the excellent Nuala Honan on guitar and vocals. It's as yee-hah as it should be, which is very (of course).

SUND 16 SEPT | SWEET LAREDO: Hey - where's this lot been of late? In the studio, of course, and you can get a taste of their SUNDAY impending album 'Little Things We Lost' if you check out this gig. Expect a rich mix of well-crafted soul, gospel and country songs with Sarah Scott's spellbinding vocals making each a little jewel in its own right. AND a whole lot more to be announced! MOND 17 SEPT | LADY NADE: Lady Nade's voice has the husky resonance of a life well lived and lessons learned, and yet she's MONDAY one of the brightest young sparks to emerge in the last year or so. Her songs sketch moments of emotional transformation, love and loss, arranged with care and effortlessly delivered in That Voice. Yummy. TUESDAY 18 SEPT | MATT WOOSEY: Like the blues? Proper blues, mind, bashed out on a guitar with moanin' and howlin' and all that razmataz? Matt Woosey's your man, then, or maybe your mannish boy. WEDNESDAY WEDNESD 19 SEPT | JALLA MICHTO: Ever since Parisian cafe society welcomed pairs of Gypsy-swing guitarists in the 40s it's been hard to beat that sizzling interplay. Jalla Michto's Brett Lewis and Graham Fellows give it all they've got while Trevor Davis' relentless percussion keeps the swing swinging. THURSDAY 20 SEPT | WHAT FLAG: Sprung from White Flag, an original project convened in the Middle East, this Bristol-based fivesome slide poetic trance-dance vocals over rollicking modern jazz grooves on guitar and keyboards and bubbling drum and bass rhythms. They say 'world rock/jazz' but we say 'bring it on'. FRIDAY 21 SEPT | SHEELANAGIG: Their new album 'Cirque Insomnia' is still keeping everybody awake, thanks to the familiar instrumental wizardry gaining a rockier edge and even a few vocal numbers (albeit oddly surreal stories, as you'd expect) and though they've been touting their wares the length of Festivalland they'll happily always find time to visit us. SATURDAY 22 SEPT | COOL BEANS: Cool by name but hot by nature, this is a fresh-from-the-oven collaboration between drummer Jason Newman and the flying bass of Eric Atofo. Expect funkiness but be prepared for surprises. SUNDAY 23 SEPT | GUY CALHOUN: This versatile singer/songwriter is perhaps best known as a guitarist and bass player in outfits like Dub From Atlantis, Jazz Reggae Sessions and Roots Prescription, but it's equally impressive to see him performing his own folk-blues acoustic material. MONDAY 24 SEPT | CANTEEN JAZZ SESSION: An open jazz jam session for seasoned players to join the house trio and others in exploring classic jazz & latin tunes TUESDAY TUESD 25 SEPT | CATHY JONES AND TRISTRAM COX: Performing Bossa Nova songs 'and much more', jazz and Latin vocalist Cathy Jones has one of those voices that clearly belongs in a Rio nightclub, delivering the kind of intense langour that befits the style while Tristram Cox's cool guitar adds the perfect Latin-jazz accompaniment. WEDNESDAY 26 SEPT | KALI MUR: Pioneering duo exploring the possibilities of drums (Ben Hooper)and acoustic bass guitar (Marcus Gee), weaving psychedelic lyrics around hypnotic rhythms that can be subtle and ambient or pompous and prog like an early, unplugged Pink Flloyd. THURSDAY THURSD 27 SEPT | SIMO LAGNAWI &AMADOU DIAGNE: Sahara-straddling collaboration between Moroccan Gnawa master Simo Lagnawi's driving gimbri (lute) and the Sabar drumming and guitar playing of Senegalese griot Amadou Diagne. Expect a soulful fusion of plaintive Wolof melodies and hypnotic Gnawa trance grooves. FRIDAY FRID 28 SEPT | RANDY SWINDLERS: The implausibly named Gaylord Gordon, Lip Lane, Norman Nutcrusher, Milo Mesmero and Randy Swindler himself are offering the unique combination of Easy Listening Music and 'sound financial support and advice'. You could believe all or none of that, but we think the clue is in the name. SATURDAY 29 SEPT | JAZZ REGGAE SESSIONS: Given their equal devotion to both dub and jazz it was inevitable that Guy Calhoun (guitar) and Craig Crofton (sax) would come up with this project giving classic roots tunes an instrumental workout. Very good it is too, with Dan 'Pinstripe' Moore's keyboards, Flash (bass) and Des Rogers (drums) giving proceedings a proper set of riddims. SUNDAY 30 SEPT | ACOUSTICIANS: Ace violinist and Balkaneer Fiona Barrow selects a choice ensemble of acoustic musicians to join her for an unpredictable voyage into the wider realms of improvisation, drawing on folk, jazz and global musical ideas to create a whole new palette of sounds.

Coexist passionate about hitting Bristol airwaves! Passion Radio has been supplying listeners with the best in alternative reggae, soul, jungle and drum & base for 14 years, and now Coexist has been invited to produce their very own weekly in-house show in order to promote the organisation and upcoming events in and around the area. Studio Manager Jackie, co-founder of Passion Radio, moved the station into Hamilton House earlier this year with help from some of the DJ’s and a few loyal listeners. “When we first started Passion, we decided we would make it a multi music station to try and reflect what is played in Bristol,” she said. “What sets it apart from other stations, aside from the music, is the cool and laid back environment. The DJ’s here are all volunteers; they could go to other stations, but they prefer to be here. Some of them have said it’s like meditation for them, somewhere where they can get away from it all for a couple of hours. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I think we would struggle to find another radio station similar to Passion in the UK.”


Henry Taylor, assistant producer of the new Coexist show, shared a little of what listeners can expect in the future – “There will definitely be a wide range of music, mostly selected by tenants of Hamilton House, plus

interviews with anyone who wants to talk about a project or event they’re involved in. We also hope to have people who represent creative, social and political spheres on the show to talk about a variety of subjects that involve or affect the local area.” It seems fitting that Coexist and Passion Radio Bristol should join forces, as they are both equally enthusiastic about the community around them. “We talk about Passion as a family and listeners who’ve been with us for years & feel part of that family,” says Jackie. “One of the main aims of the radio show is to extend Coexist’s reach to more people,” adds Taylor. “As well as promoting events and exhibitions happening in Hamilton House, we will be discussing topics close to the heart of the community. Over time, the show will hopefully become a useful addition to Coexist’s Community output.” Tune in to 24/7 for the best alternative tunes and listen out for the Coexist show every Thursday from 10am-12pm. Words & Photos by: Layla Cummins

Amidst the bustling creative energy of Hamilton House lies an oasis for healing, relaxation and rejuvenation.

9.30 - 13.30

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri

14.00 - 18.00

18.30 - 21.30

Laura Pocket - Galactic Self-attunements Cat - Bengali Massage Pat - Craniosacral Therapy 13:00 - 14:00 Learn to Meditate Effectively

Cat - Bengali Massage Tom - Holistic/Deep Tissue Massage Charlie - Thai Yoga Massage

12.00 - 20.00 Low Cost Healing Lara - Deep Tissue and Thai Yoga Massage Eleanor - Acupuncture Sandra - Holistic Massage & deep tissue Barbro - Counselling

Cat - Bengali Massage Eleanor - Acupuncture Shaheen - Aromatherapy, Reiki & Crystal Healing

Saskia - Craniosacral Therapy & Massage

Lioba - Shiatsu Chris Joyce - Counselling Helen - Homeopathy

BOOKINGS 0117 9249 599

Cat - Bengali Massage Lynn - Craniosacral therapy 19 .00 - 20.15 Kesty - Sivananda Yoga

19.00 - 20.30 Mischa/Katarina - Hatha Yoga

20.00 - 21.00 Learn To Meditate Effectively Cat - Bengali Massage Cecilia - Aromatherapy, Crystal Healing/Reiki Anwar - Massage & Aromatherapy Hatty - Massage, Reiki & Reflexology

Helen - Homeopathy

Cat Balaam Bengali Massage Therapist

A dynamic deep tissue massage, helping the body to truly let go.

Massage & Bodywork Cecilia Bruzzone Aromatherapy Massage, Crystal Therapy & Reiki Deep, calming &

Charlie Robertson Thai Yoga Massage

therapeutic massage.. Crystals used as “tuning” tools to rebalance.

David Granero Zen Shiatsu Practitioner A safe space for relaxation

& deep transformation using the powerful touch of Zen Shiatsu.

Lara White Deep Tissue & Thai Yoga Massage

With strong intuitive hands areas of tension are found and released.

Blend of yoga, acupressure, and energy healing, to help the body’s natural energy flow.

Hatty Falk Holistic Therapist

I practice Reflexology, Reiki, Holistic Massage and Indian Head Massage. Lioba Fezer Shiatsu Therapist

Powerful Japanese bodywork for balance, healing & relaxation.

Nealey Conquest Holistic Massage Therapist

Sandra Alonso

A whole approach to the body tailoring each treatment to your specific needs.

Holistic, Deep Tissue Massage & Thai foot reflexology. Promoting physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Sole Satya Massage Therapist Experience

Tamsin Marshall Reflexologist Reflexology for

Tom Taylor Bigg Holistic, Deep Tissue & Sport Massage Specialist in sore, stiff backs & shoulders using deep release techniques.

Michaela Wilson Thai, Swedish

Massage cont’d

the healing massage of the Hawaiian and Indian tradition.

health, wellbeing and relaxation and includes a full consultation.

& Pregnancy Massage Stretching & deep pressure Thai massage, or soothing Swedish therapy.

Suzanne Rosenfeld Rosen Method Practitioner Hands on healing to release emotional holding that is creating muscle tension. Saskia Chaplin Massage & Craniosacral Therapist Experienced therapist able to adapt sessions to suit;

deep tissue, dynamic, to gentle intuitive touch.

Anwar Ratha Complimentary Therapist Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Sport, and Advanced Massages and Lymphatic drainage.



Energy Work

Laura Pocket Crystal Skull Attunements Multi-dimensional weaving, for activating & strengthening your connection to higher self. Kira G Goldy Shamanic Shakedown

Deep focused massage, energy work & clairvoyant insight blended into one transformational session.

Lynne Shorthouse Craniosacral Therapy

A process of clearing, unblocking / restoring balance to the chakras.

Pat Falvey Craniosacral Therapy (BA Dip ICS

A gentle but powerful treatment for healing emotional and physical conditions in adults and children.


Chris Joyce Integrative Counsellor (PG Dip

Barbro Magnusson Counsellor (Dip. couns. PAIIRS.


An opportunity to work together to explore, address and change.

Eleanor Day Acupuncture, Cupping and Tuina For physical and emotional matters. Fertility, pregnancy, child-birth. Children welcome. Kesty Morrison Yoga Teacher


Lynn Hunt Energy Healer

Kanti Devi trained In Madurai in South India, loves to encourage joy and vitality through her classes.

Liberate your Vitality and Health. Gentle touch for physical and emotional pain.


Sensitive & supportive counselling for couples and individuals. Helen Matthews Acupuncture & Homoeopathy

Vibrational medicine for body and mind.

Meditation For schedule check Wellbeing timetable and for more info contact

Room Hire



From quick meetings to catered conferences Hamilton House can accommodate all your requirements. Central location, competitive prices and friendly staff. For more info email:

A fully equipped events space for theatre productions, music performance and all other inspiring events. Theatre drapes, lighting and PA available on request. To start planning your event email:



Four available floors packed with a wide range of affordable studio / office spaces. Prices start from £55 PCM and include electricity & wi-fi. 24/7 access is available. For more info email:

Providing flexible, affordable desk space on a temporary or long-term basis. A central location, inspiring view and networking opportunities, rates include electricity and wi-fi. For more info email:

Exhibitions A large and airy exhibition / events space with an expansive front terrace. Previous events have included art exhibitions, markets, film screenings, and poetry readings. For more info email:

Wellbeing Four beautiful purpose built treatment rooms to suit a wide range of therapists. If you’re a practicing therapist looking to rent a room we’d love to hear from you, please contact:

Kitchen Fully functioning newly renovated community kitchen available for hire with a full gas range, oven and fridge. Ideal for catering, cooking lessons and start-up businesses. For more info email:

Dance Studios Two large purpose built professional dance studios with integrated sound system. Studio two also includes floor to ceiling mirrors and a sprung floor. If you’re interested in booking this space email:

Coexist is a registered community interest company 6671870 Printed on FSC certified paper made from sustainable sources, using vegetable inks.

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Hamilton House Programme Sept 2012  

Hamilton House programme for September 2012, with listings for music, events, wellbeing, workshops and art. Featuring Passion Radio