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news@ and we will make sure thousands of people in the area know about them. 8 October n Meet the parents at Bishop Road School, 6.30pm. Open to all local parents and hosted by Next Steps North Bristol, this is an opportunity to hear the experiences of parents of children at Orchard, Fairfield and Redland Green schools. 13 October n Eat cake and raise funds for the Baby Bank Network, a new project redistributing pre-loved baby essentials to those in need. 2.30-5.30pm at Cake 215 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NN. £5 for tea/coffee and a beautiful cupcake or other treat. www. / www.


/ @Babybanknetwork. 18 October n All welcome to celebrate Apple Day, 2-4pm at Horfield Organic Community Orchard. Taste local apples, juice pressing, make merry with Pigsty Morris, refreshments, local produce, and trees for sale. There will also be an Orchard Roots Bristol exhibition, fruit growing questions & answers and an opportunity to find out how to become a member. More information at Dogs on leads please. 19 October n Laugh, Live and Learn with Bristol U3A. We have lots on offer for those who would like to make new friends with similar interests. If you have retired from full-time work, and want to take part in enjoyable learning with friendship and fun, we have a wide range of groups with over 100 different activities, including art, computing, languages, music, walking, and science. Find out more at one of the Horfield social groups which meet at 10.30am on the third Monday in every month. For details, please phone Maureen 0117 909 0281 or Joy 0117 935 4880 or visit our website: 21 and 22 October n We are the Bristol U3A – an organisation of lively and interesting people who run all sorts of groups for enjoyment, friendship and learning. If you have retired from full-time work, we offer a wide range of over 100 different activities, including art, computing, languages, music, walking, and science. Please come to one of our social groups, for details phone Jenny 0117 904 3697 - or just drop-in to Browns Restaurant, by the Museum, for one of our friendly meetings at 10.15am on the third Wednesday and fourth Thursday in every month. Visit our website: 24 October – 4 November n Centrespace will be hosting

NEW WORKS BALLET THEATRE A ballet school for 8 - 18 year olds

Photo: Derwood Pamphillon

a group exhibition of new contemporary ceramic works by artists from Maze Studios. MonSat, 11am-6pm & Sun 11am4pm. 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol BS1 1EA. For more information, visit: www.centrespacegallery. com / www.mazestudiosbristol. com. Preview evening is being held on Friday October 23, 6.309pm. 31 October n Elgar Society meeting, 2.15pm at the Bristol Music Club, 76, St Paul’s Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1LP. Our speaker will be Michael Trott who will present a programme based on Elgar’s life and work at one of his bestremembered homes. Visitors pay £3, which includes refreshments. Anyone joining this friendly society will not have to pay any subs until 2016. We look forward to seeing you and any of your friends, at this meeting. For more information, please contact Doug Smith: 0117 9673480, or email to

What’s on a regular basis Mondays n NCT Relax and Stretch with Baby (term time). 10:30-11:45am Horfield Quaker Meeting, BS7, £7.50 per session. Mothers and babies (from 6 weeks old) are welcome to join me in practising toning, breathing and strengthening exercises for new mothers with a gentle focus on your energy and your core muscles. Enjoy learning songs, rhymes, developmental yoga and nourishing touch for your baby. The class is friendly and relaxed, no need to have a placid baby! Email or visit for more information, concession details or to book. n Toddler group at Ardagh Pavilion, Kellaway Avenue, Horfield Common. Ages 0-3, cost £2.50 per family - includes refreshments and biscuits. All welcome. Friendly vibrant group just drop in. Contact Kay on 01179426580 for further details. n FitSteps, Ashley Down Primary School, Olveston Road, 7-8pm. FitSteps® the new craze in dance fitness classes from ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ very own Natalie Lowe, Ian Waite and Mark Foster. This really is the most fun, graceful way to get in shape. n Kick Start Fat Loss Club, Ashley Down Primary School, Olveston Road, 8-9pm. Kick Start Fat Loss is a revolutionary new diet and exercise club currently running in Bristol. There is no calorie counting, daily points, fad foods or complicated workouts. *Weekly weigh in, measure and body stat recording. *15 minute educational and motivational

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talk to discuss meal and recipe ideas, plus mindset & confidence coaching. *28 Day Detox Diet. *30 minute fat burning workout. *Online workouts, meal planners and recipes. n Morris for fitness and fun, 7.15pm – 8.15pm at Horfield URC, Muller Road, Horfield, BS7 9RE during term time only, no performance element, small groups. Sticks and hankies provided. Tel/text: 07813 346819 / 0117 940-1566, www. n Redland Wind Band rehearses at the Quakers Meeting Room on Gloucester Road at 7.30pm. We sometimes have vacancies, currently mainly for bass instruments, horns and percussionists. Contact Andy Brown at redlandwindband@ or on 07594240269 or via our website Also get in touch if you would like to be put on our mailing list or would like to book us for events or fundraisers. n Redland Green Choir meets for rehearsals every Monday 7.30pm-9.30pm at Redland Green School. We sing a wide variety of music. New members welcome: no auditions. For more information, visit www. rgscommunitychoir.wordpress. com or phone 0117 9443042. n After school French club for primary children at Playful Café. KS1 class: 4 -4.40pm, KS2 class: 4.50-5.30pm. £4.50. Playful practical classes full of games, songs and general silliness to inspire interest and confidence in French. Like French Club Bristol on Facebook or email: alice_m_ n Beaufort Junior Badminton Club. Venue: Cotham School Sports Hall, Cotham Lawn Road, BS6 6DT. Date/Time: Mondays from Sept 7th, 6-7pm. Term time only. Age Group: 11 - 18 years. All standards. Coaching and club play but also progression to Avon County Teams and senior clubs. Coaches CRB checked and Badminton England qualified. Contact: Penny Shears 0794 101 3514. Email: pennyshears@ n RAFA, City of Bristol branch and club Eastfield Westbury on Trym for ex-RAF and associate members. Skittle Ally, parties and functions. Live entertainment on Saturday evenings. Open Monday to Saturday lunchtimes and evenings. Sundays noon till 5pm. All enquiries telephone 0117 3291913. n New Fitness League (Exercise Movement and Dance class) for ladies. Low impact classes offer a fusion of dance, exercise and core strengthening, choreographed to music and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Strengthen muscles, raise energy levels, improve balance and mobilise joints. 6.15-7.25 pm at St Barts Church

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Bishopston Voice - October '15  
Bishopston Voice - October '15