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Hall, St Andrew’s, Maurice road, BS6 5BZ. Contact Rachael to find out more: 07966 418 714 / £7 per class (1st Class Free). Tuesdays n The Golden Buds is a lovely and popular group aimed at 18 months to 4-year-olds and is a fabulous opportunity to be outside with your little ones, digging, playing, finding newts and frogs, watering, singing and making things all in the heart of urban Bristol! Sessions start from February 24 and run 10-11:30am and 1:30-3pm in school terms. We take booking on a term by term basis. Each session costs £5, a second sibling is £2 and under 12 months can come along free. There’s squash and biscuits and a snack from the garden as the seasons turn, as well as a hot drink for parents. For more info, visit: thegoldenhillcommunitygarden. com n Scottish Country Dancing Get fit and have fun with Westbury Scottish Club. Classes for beginners at Leonard Hall, Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze, (Tel: Tina 0117 9075462). Classes for more advanced dancers at St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze, (Tel: Cheryl 0117 9590970). 7.30pm to 9.30pm for details. n Bristol Ladies Hockey Club. A friendly club based at Orchard School, Filton Road. Training on Tuesday 7.30 – 9pm, play on Saturdays. All ages welcome. If you would like to join us contact Michelle on 07980 598761 or: n MOVE INTO FITNESS. Suitable exercise for the more mature ladies ran by a qualified teacher. Held at Horfield Baptist Church, 10.15am - 11.15am. Tel: 01454 614886. n Pregnancy Yoga and Birth Preparation Classes at Horfield Leisure Centre, 7.30-9.30pm. Each session we have time for discussion and learning around different aspects of pregnancy, birth or parenting, getting to know other women in the group, yoga postures, positions and movements for labour, breathing, and simple relaxation and meditation techniques that are useful for pregnancy, birth and beyond. Suitable from 14 weeks of pregnancy until birth. With Relaxed Birth and Parenting Childbirth Educator and Doula Ly Malnick. Cost: £10 per session. Contact: Ly Malnick on 07843 377 718 (Booking essential) n Use the power of nutrition to improve your health, your mood and your figure. Eight week courses on Tuesdays at 2pm and 7pm, led by a BANT qualified nutritional therapist. Classes held at Lady Active, 180 Henleaze road, BS6 4NE. Tel: 07511 647


569 or email alex@alexbarton. for more details. www. n After school French Club for primary children at Gloucester Rd Quaker Meeting House. KS1 class: 4.10-4.50pm. £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_watson@msn. com n Scottish Country Dancing. Beginners classes at Leonard Hall, Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Rd, Henleaze (Tel: Maggie 01934838175). Intermediate dancers at St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze (Tel: Cheryl 01179590970). Every Tuesday, 7.30-9.30pm. www. for details. Wednesdays n NCT Yoga for Pregnancy. 7:45-9:15 pm, KudaCan, BS7. £9 per session. A warm and friendly class for all pregnant women from 14 weeks. No experience of yoga is needed - during the class we practice moves that will relax you, help you to bond with your baby, strengthen your changing body and prepare you for birth (any kind of birth!) and motherhood. I have been working with pregnant women, their partners and their babies in Bristol as a birth and parenting educator for ten years, and you will be welcome to ask any questions that you may have. Email me or visit for more information, concession details or to book. n Knit & Stitch Club 9.30 – 11.30am at Heart Space Studios textile workshop, 4 Harcourt Rd (just off Coldharbour Rd) Tel: 0117 9232391. A friendly group offering a chance to swap creative ideas and inspiration. The cost is £35 per term including tea and coffee. n The Golden Hill Community Garden. 10.00am – 4.00pm. Come and get involved in your local community garden! No experience necessary and kids welcome. Learn about growing and relax in our beautiful space with a cup of tea. No need to come every week or stay all day. Our site is wheelchair accessible including our toilet. For more information contact Lucy or 07506 905 394. We’re just through the gates at the end of Monk Rd BS7 8NE www. thegoldenhillcommunitygarden. com n Bristol Voices Community Choir are welcoming new members, £5 a week (£3 concs) payable at the start of each term. We meet during the school term from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in

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St Werburgh’s Primary School, James St, BS2 9US. The school is fully accessible and has free parking. No experience is necessary and there are no auditions. You don’t have to read music either as all the songs are taught by ear. Our repertoire includes pop, folk, gospel, jazz, show tunes and world music. Find out more about the choir, at n New Harmony Ladies Choir Bristol. An established choir of 19 years and are looking for ladies to come and join us. We have a very varied repertoire, something for everyone. We rehearse 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Horfield URC Church Hall, everyone welcome. For more information contact Margaret on 01179 698619 or Joan on 01275 791566. n Lazy Dog Film Club. A free, small, but perfectly formed community film club based at the Lazy Dog pub on Ashley Down Road. We run the club every other week (Wednesday) in the upstairs of the Pub on Ashley Hill. We screen from Oct - April every year. All showings start at 8pm but we do advise people to book free places via LazyDogFilmClub@, as we only have 35 seats per showing. For more information on the upcoming films, visit: LazyDogFilmClub n Horfield Townswomen’s Guild. This friendly Townswomen’s Guild meets on the second Wednesday of each month at St Gregory the Great Church Hall, Filton Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0PD at 2.30pm. Why not come along and meet us? Just turn up, or ring Edna on 949 5413, and she will look out for you. n St Bon’s playgroup. Fun, friendly drop-in group for babies and toddlers, up to school age. An informal playgroup in a lovely big space with great selection of toys. Just turn up and have fun! We run on term time Wednesdays 1.30 to 3.00 pm upstairs in the church hall, BS7 8HR. Free car park (off Berkeley Road) next to St Bon’s church. £1.00 per adult and child, 20p for every extra child. Inc. refreshments. All welcome! Contact us at: stbonsplaygroup@ n Squirrel Camp Forest School, Badock’s Wood, 9.45 -11.15 (during term time). New afternoon group starting in autumn, 1-2.30, £6 per family. Contact: jennysanderson@ n Calling all dads! Not sure what to do with your kids over the summer holidays? Join us for six FREE workshops for you and your kids! Activities include gardening, IT cookery and much more. Spend time with your kids,


and get to know some other local dads too. Call Rachel on 0117 909 1749 or email info@ to book your places! 1-4pm, every Wednesday (from 23rd July) at The Wordsworth Centre. n Reading group with a difference at Cheltenham Road library, from 3pm (starts September 30). The group will meet every week to discuss short fiction, poems, essays, memoirs etc… and learn to look at these with a more critical eye than usual. Led by practicing writer Anita Mason, author of The Illusionist, Angel, The Right Hand of the Sun and other novels. For the over 60s. No reading to do in between meetings. First session is a drop-in. People interested, email amreadinggroup@gmail. com, or tell the librarian at Cheltenham Road library that you are interested. n Mindfulness & Movement – Meditation and Qi Gong/Tai Chi for well-being. Gentle aerobic exercise and secular meditations for strength of body and mind. Drop-in class, all equipment provided, 5.45-7.15pm £9 / £7 Bristol Buddhist Centre, 162 Gloucester Road BS7. Tel Tim Mason 07789 200685 for more info. See n Sing! with the Bristol Children’s Choir. Open to children aged 7-13 from any school in Bristol. If your child loves singing and would like to do more, Out There Music Children’s Choir could be what you are looking for. We meet every Wednesday in term time from 4.45-6pm in the performing arts studio at Cotham School. More info, contact Holly Shannon on 07866587424, admin@outtheremusicbristol. n Clifton Women’s Institute. We meet at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Alma Church, Alma Road, Clifton BS8 2ES. Contact by email: or visit Take advantage of our guest visits which are just £4 (max. three per year). Full membership details upon request. For fun and friendship come and join in this very special Women Institute Centenary Year. 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

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