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Community In Partnership

For the residents of Filwood, and parts of Knowle and Windmill Hill ISSUE 49 october - december 2011

Banksy watch out! Knowle West talent about... Positive activities for young people, p.5 INSIDE: Knowle West Regeneration Plan p.2 Hearts & Stars Awards p.5-6 • Your community website p.7 www.knowlewest.co.uk


Community In Partnership Seasons of change... rachel clarke, Editor wiser person than I once wrote that there is a season for everything. If this summer has been one of celebration see pages 4, 5 and 8 for some reasons to be cheerful - then the imminent autumn could be one of change. Filwood Broadway has already seen new businesses open and this October there will be a consultation about plans for the development of the area. Do go along and share your views. If you’d like to share your thoughts with your newsletter team, we’re always glad to hear from you. E-mail rachel.clarke@kwmc.org. uk or call 0117 903 0444.

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Knowle West Regeneration Plan Latest News – Consultation this Autumn on plans for Filwood words by The Knowle West Project Team, Bristol City Council

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he City Council is currently working with local people to develop regeneration plans for Filwood Broadway – including the provision of a supermarket. We want to hear more local views, so please come and comment on the ideas for change in October. The plan for Filwood Broadway will include ideas for: • Jobs and new shops • Public areas – including street furniture, lighting, car parking • Play and green spaces and • Community facilities.

Separately, the Homes and Communities Agency, the owners of Filwood Park and the Hangar Site, will be consulting with local people to develop proposals for these areas. These proposals will include: a high quality park, new employment space and jobs, and new homes of varying types, including affordable homes. Details on this will follow.

There will be a consultation on the future for Filwood Broadway at Filwood Library, Filwood Broadway. Come along and comment. You can: • Drop in between 10am – 8pm on Thursday 20th October, where the team will explain the ideas to you, or • View the ideas at the exhibition - Friday 21st October until Saturday 29th October. Open Monday to Friday (9.30am-1pm & 2-5pm), Saturdays (9.30am-1pm), closed Thursdays and Sundays. We look forward to hearing your views, which will be considered when finalising plans for Filwood Broadway. For updates visit www.bristol.gov.uk/kwrf

Image supplied by Bristol City Council.

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Poo Action Week aimed to tackle the problem of dog fouling in our area this summer. This image made the front cover of the Evening Post! Photo supplied by Anita Pearce.

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For the latest news and events, visit your community website www.knowlewest.co.uk For help getting online contact KWMC on 0117 903 0444

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News & Events Local News Hearts & Stars Awards The annual celebration of volunteering in our area will take place on Saturday 15th October. Nominations close on 7th October. See pages 5-6 for more details and a form. Filwood Broadway. Photo by Rebecca, Nlarge Photography.

All change please: Filwood Broadway!

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he experience of shopping on Filwood Broadway has changed over the years and this autumn is no exception, seeing a series of changes and new openings. The General Store and All Occasions gift shop are under new management and two new food outlets have fired up their ovens and opened their doors. The Red & White Café, a familyrun business whose owners live locally, opened in July. The café has a Bristol City theme and the walls are decorated with signed football shirts, framed photographs and two large paintings by local artists Stae and Turoe. Owner Lee Francis said: ‘Ray Cashley, ex-City goalkeeper, recently came in and signed his photo, which was nice. We’ve had a really positive response from the community.’ Non Solo Pizza, across the road at 35 Filwood Broadway, offer an

words by rachel clarke, editor

extensive menu of Italian food and a delivery service (call 07966 104012 for more details.) re:store (16 Filwood Broadway / 0117 963 2521) continues to sell furniture, small electrical goods, paint and treasures. This autumn they will be bringing in a range of reclaimed building supplies - sinks, baths, radiators, doors, roof tiles and paving slabs. A new furniture store is also set to open at the opposite end of Filwood Broadway. Fabulous Hair & Beauty Salon has taken on two newly-qualified hairdressers and they are offering reduced prices for their treatments whilst they gain more experience, including a cut and blow dry for £15. Finally, the butchers are looking to start making their own sausages including beef and a variety of flavours of pork - all in time for Christmas!

free listings & web support for local businesses on your community website

If your business is based in Knowle West you can have a free listing on the community website www.knowlewest.co.uk. The website received over 2,000 page views in September 2011 and is currently developing a business directory and other new features. Contact Rachel and Makala at Knowle West Media Centre on 0117 903 0444.

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

Funds raised for Community Centre roof

Thanks and congratulations to Gloria Tucker who undertook a sponsored swim of 100 lengths in aid of a new roof for Filwood Community Centre, raising £250. Keep an eye out for a group of intrepid walkers who will be walking from Winterstoke Road to Weston Super Mare on 8th October to raise money.

Restorative Approach project ends

Unfortunately the Restorative Approach project has ended due to a lack of funding and Debbie Johnson has thus moved on. For support in neighbourhood and community mediation contact Bristol Mediation on 0117 941 5379 or 07534 188396, or e-mail casework@bristol-mediation.org

Doctors’ Appointments

Crest Family Practice offers pre-bookable appointments from 8.30-10.30am at the St Johns Lane Health Centre on three Saturday mornings every month. Open to their patients registered at William Budd (call 0117 944 9700) and St Johns Lane (call 0117 953 6677). To join the Patient Forum Group contact Mary on 0117 944 9703.

Date for your diary

The Carol Bus will be making its rounds on December 15th.

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Healthy & happy your winter garden words by lesley belgium, columnist

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Players celebrate the achievements of Broadwalk FC

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roadwalk Football Club held a presentation evening for their over 16s, over 18s and disability teams at Filwood Community Centre this summer. Teams train weekly at The Park

Local Opportunity Centre on Daventry Road and also use the pitches for games at weekends. For more information about the club contact Andy Williams on 0117 966 6692.

Presentations at Filwood Community Centre. Photos by KWMC Photography.

happy news for healthy walkers

Judy Newport & Karron Chaplin receive Exceptional Service Awards from Natural England for their dedication to healthy walks in Knowle West. Photo supplied by Cheryl Martin.

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We want to hear your experiences Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for men with stress or depression who have not talked to their GP about this and do not use any support services (e.g. see a counsellor or attend a support group). Call 0117 928 7241.

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Celebrations at Filwood Community Centre. Photos by KWMC Photography.

ost of your crops will probably have been harvested by now, with a few exceptions such as late parsnips (all the better tasting for a touch of frost) or brussels sprouts. November is the time to sow over-wintering Broad Beans (especially Aquadulce Claudia) and Japanese Onions (e.g. Senshyu) to get a good start over spring-sown varieties. It is also probably your last chance to plant springflowering bulbs before the ground becomes too frozen, as forecasts are for early snows. Why not be conscientious and prepare for the 2012 season this side of Christmas? Wash and disinfect all pots, seed trays, etc, that you’re planning to re-use; give your cold frame / greenhouse / polytunnel a good clean; then sit down with a well-earned drink and spend the rest of those dark, wintry evenings looking through seed catalogues and designing next year’s garden. Happy gardening!

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info


Our community hearts & stars awards: nomination form

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Knowle West’s got talent! words by paul coyne, positive futures

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ver the last few months young people have been taking part in a variety of activities and making positive choices about what they do in their spare time. This just goes to prove that with all the bad publicity young people have received recently due to the riots around the country not all young people are like that. FISHING Over a period of six weeks 14 young males regularly went to Hunstrete Lakes to do some fishing. Some had never fished before whereas others were more experienced, having been on courses with us before. I’m pleased to say they all caught fish, with the record so far being a 15lb carp. HORSE COURSE We recently completed two six-week courses on horse care at

Photo supplied by Paul Coyne.

Horse World. A total of 20 young people (mainly girls) have taken part to learn how to care for a four legged friend. On the last session the young people get to ride parents can see this - and receive awards. BUSH CRAFT In August, when the sun shone well for three or four days, 18 young people did some bush craft on the Northern Slopes. This was a quick insight into survival skills. They made shelters, cooked over an open fire, walked around the slopes and were shown how they could survive by eating some of the things growing in the wild. They cooked fish aboriginal-style, with some even eating fish eyes. GRAFFITI Young people also did some graffiti art at Filwood Community Centre; the results are at the rear of the building and can be seen on the front cover of this issue. They worked with local graffiti artist and living legend Ben Stutt who also left his mark in black and white. If any young person would like to get involved in these activities, or any others that we’ll be running, please call Youth Moves at The Park, Daventry Road on 0117 903 9796.

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

he Hearts & Stars Awards are an annual event celebrating the work done by volunteers in the local area. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 15th October at Filwood Community Centre (7pm for a 7.30pm start). If you’d like to nominate someone for the 2011 awards, please enter their details on the back of this form, tear it off and return it by 7th October. Nomination forms can be put into collection boxes at various locations including: • Filwood Community Centre • CIP office (Filwood Broadway) • re:store (Filwood Broadway) • The Health Park (Downton Road) • The Mede Centre (Inns Court) • Knowle West Media Centre (Leinster Avenue) Look out for boxes at your local shops too.

Some of last year’s winners. Photo by KWMC Photography.

For more information or to buy tickets for the event contact Denise and Ann on 0117 923 1842 or June at Filwood Community Centre on 0117 903 8052.

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Local voices hearts & stars awards Good Neighbour Award I would like to nominate ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... because ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... People’s Choice Award I would like to nominate ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... because ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ...................................................

Your name ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... Your address ................................................... ................................................... ................................................... ...................................................

Your Views: “What kind of events would you like to see held at your community centre?”

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Peter Knight (6

Joanne G

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“It would be good to get kids off the street. We need some more activities for teenagers.”

Peter Belc

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Agnes Hunt

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“A variety show or singing.”

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“Art and drama for kids and adults as well.”

Jade Felo

“More baby and toddler groups.”

“I work in Knowle West and would like to see classic film cinema, like the old black and white films.”

Sukai Som

n (17)

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“Entertainment would make people go there or a bring and buy sale or indo or car boot.”

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Jill Mayne (6

“We are very lucky round here. The computer classes are fantastic. I don’t have time for anything else.” Filwood Community Centre 0117 903 8052 Barnstaple Road Knowle Community Centre 0117 971 6667 Crossways Road, The Square The Mede 0117 904 1220 1 Marshall Walk, Inns Court

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info


Keeping in touch 101: new nonemergency calls number

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Knowle West online! words by makala campbell

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he Knowle West website is the place for all your latest news and events online. www.knowlewest.co.uk now has even more great features to keep you up to date with what’s happening in your area. Take a look at the veg and salad being produced by community project Edible Landscapes Movement (ELM) - all grown in local gardens and green spaces by local people and volunteers - and order your veg box. You can also view an interactive map of the green spaces in Knowle West, featuring photos taken on a recent walk. Create your own online persona with our new ‘People’ feature: you can quickly and easily create an account and post comments. You can even add your photo and connect to your website and Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also keep up to date with the latest news by checking

out the new #kwnews Twitter feed. If you use the blogging website Twitter, you can even add the news yourself! In order to make your comment appear on the Knowle West website, simply add the tag #kwnews to your Twitter post. For example: “I just saw the new café has opened at Filwood #kwnews.” If you haven’t got access to the Internet at home or on your phone, you can add comments to Twitter via text message. Contact Makala for more details (see below). Finally, there’ll be no more reading the newsletter and thinking “that’s a nice article, I wish I’d been at that event!”: you can see the latest events on the Google calendar and make sure you don’t miss out! For training to use the community website, Twitter, or anything else Internet related, contact Makala at Knowle West Media Centre: 0117 353 2895 / makala@kwmc.org.uk

substance misuse survey The Safer Bristol Partnership’s Substance Misuse Team have launched a Bristol Drug & Alcohol Trends survey, to find out what the current trends of drug use are in the community in order to help develop

the most effective support, advice or treatment for anyone who may need it. They’re asking people to anonymously fill in an online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey. com/s/bristoldrugsurvey

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

von and Somerset Police has changed its non-emergency number to 101. Although 999 is a wellrecognised number to report emergencies, the 2010 British Crime Survey found that only half of the public knew which number to call if they wanted to speak to their local police about policing, non-urgent crime and anti-social behaviour issues. Part of a national programme, 101 will provide the public with an easier and more memorable number to contact the police. Calls to 101 will cost 15p per call, irrespective of how long that call may last and applies to landlines and mobile phones. People who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired will be able to textphone 18001 101. 101 will replace the existing nonemergency number for Avon and Somerset Police (0845 456 7000). 101 or 999? • 101 will not replace 999. • 999 should be used in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened. • 101 should be used for all nonemergencies such as reporting a crime, contacting local officers, getting crime prevention advice, making an appointment with a police officer or making them aware of policing issues in your local area. More information on 101 can be found at www.avonandsomerset. police.uk/101

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Knowle West Media Centre A Royal visit for Knowle West!

and you’re all invited to join us! This is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the creative projects and the excellent work that happen within our community - and share them with the royal party.

Unfortunately, security restrictions mean that we can’t invite everyone inside the KWMC building, but there will be plenty of opportunities to take photographs of the royal party when they arrive at 2.35pm. Please come along and help us to celebrate this special occasion.

A change of perspective...

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photography exhibition exploring how young people are viewed and represented will be displayed at KWMC this autumn, following a project with 13 young people, supported by The Prince’s Trust. ‘Shooting “Youth”’ is part of the Truth About Youth project, which aims to challenge and change negative perceptions

of young people. During their three-week course, the group of 18-24 year olds learned a range of photography skills, visited exhibitions at Tate Modern and mShed, and interviewed Dawn Primarolo, MP for Bristol South, at the Houses of Parliament in London. Their work will be exhibited from 17th October.

Why? And what does it mean?!

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n Thursday 13th October performance artist Paul Hurley will be performing live at KWMC. Drop in between 4-8pm and watch his performance, which will involve trees, stilettos and glitter... Audience members will be invited to take photographs and post Twitter messages to the website

Young people who took part in KWMC’s Summer Programme accept a donation from healthcare provider Simplyhealth, to fund animation workshops.

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www.whosedata.net while they watch. Paul’s performance will encourage us to consider our reactions to events as ‘mental data’ and reflect on how we process them. It will also explore the ‘digital data’ (e.g. photographs) we produce at the same time. Reserve your place at www.whyandwhat.eventbrite.com

Knowle West Media Centre Leinster Avenue, Knowle West

What’s happening? KWMC Annual General Meeting Thursday 20th October, 4.30pm. Find out more about our work and the projects we’ve been involved in over the last year. Computer Classes Tuesdays 10-11.30am & Wednesdays 1.30-3pm. Free six-week course for beginners. Learn how to set up an e-mail account, use the Internet and stay safe online. Contact Sue or Martin on 0117 903 0444. Youth programme Free after-school groups for 10-19 year olds: learn photography, filmmaking, music and more. Contact Sandra on 0117 903 0444. Who are we? KWMC is a media arts charity. We’ve been based in Knowle West for over 15 years, supporting people to get the most out of digital technology, photography, film, music and the arts. Come in and see us, call 0117 903 0444 or visit www.kwmc.org.uk You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

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is Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex will be visiting Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) on Thursday 20th October


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3-E Houses Is your energy use really high? Would you like to cut your bills and make your home more eco-friendly? Knowle West Media Centre is looking for 40 residents to take part in our exciting new 3-E Houses project.

If you’re a Bristol City Council tenant and live in Knowle West, you can receive a free energy monitor to view your electricity, gas and water readings. You will also receive: • Free Internet access for a year • Free loan of the latest touch-screen Toshiba tablet

For the chance to take part and meet other like-minded people: contact Sue or Gail on 0117 903 0444 or e-mail sue@kwmc.org.uk The project will run for a year until February 2013. Participation is dependant on existing metering systems. We will need to visit your home to check we are able to measure your energy consumption.

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You should always be very careful when working with electricity, never ever cut the wires and if you are my age then make sure you get a grown up to help you.

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Knowle West Health Park Getting fit doesn’t get more fun than this! Take a look at the Knowle West Health Park’s current programme. Something for all ages and fitness levels at low prices.

Monday

10–11am: Armchair Exercise (£2) 11am: One Heart Walking Group (free)

Tuesday

9.30–10.30am: Boot Camp (mixed) (£4) 4.30–5.30pm: Boxing (8-14 year olds) (80p) 6-7pm: Hips, Bums and Tums (£3) 7-8pm: Hips, Bums and Tums (£3) 7–8pm: Boot Camp (mixed) (£4)

Wednesday

9.30–10am: Stretch n Grow (2-4 year olds) (80p) 10.30–11.45am: Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (8 week course starting October) (£3.50) 5-6pm: Hip Hop Starz (8-12 year olds) (80p) 7.45–8.30pm: Zumba (£4)

9.30-10.30am: Boot Camp - Cardio Blast! (mixed) (£4) 4–5pm: After School Sports Activity Club (4-10 year olds) (80p) 6–7pm: Beginners Boot Camp (mixed) (£4) 6-7pm: Steps (£3) 7-8pm: Absolute Beginners (£2) 7.30–8.30pm: Boot Camp - Cardio Blast! (mixed) (£4)

Saturday

9am–10am: Boot Camp (mixed) £4

Contact Vicky or Sophia for general information about activities on the Health Park. Tel: (0117) 377 2255 Email: info@knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk Website: www.knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk

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Sports Day at Knowle West Health Park.

Focus on Families Courses October 2011 • Parenting for Children with Complex Needs: starts 7th October • Managing Behaviour Problems: starts 7th October • Making Changes: Self-development group, starts 17th October • Drama Workshops for Young Carers (8-12 years old): 24th and 29th October

November 2011 • Worry Management: starts Thursday 10th November • Managing Christmas Stress: starts Tuesday 8th November Contact Garth Naude (0117 377 2256) for more information about Focus on Families.

www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

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Knowing someone you care about is using drugs and alcohol to cope can be devastating to loved ones. Concerned others often display psychological and physical stress symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, poor concentration, anger, teeth clenching, back pain, stomach cramps and many more. These symptoms often impact other family members and give rise to a general feeling of powerlessness for all concerned. If you or someone you know is in crisis and affected by someone’s drug and/or alcohol misuse, whether it’s your partner, good friend, sibling, parent or child you are worried about, we can provide a range of support for you. Call Kwads on 0117 953 3870 or email assessments@kwads.org.uk or visit www.kwads.org.uk

WANT TO SING IN A CHOIR? DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?

Volunteers wanted for new growing project

Bristol South Music Workshop & Choir A friendly group which welcomes singers or players of all standards, including those who have never sung in a choir before.

Time to spare? Enjoy gardening or want to learn more? Come and join us on our allotment. Please contact KWHA: 0117 963 9569.

Wednesdays, October to May Knowle DGE Learning Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NN 7.30pm: Self-help instrumental groups (some guidance given) 8.50pm: Choir

nearly pantomime time agaiN!

Music - mainly ‘classical’ - from various styles/periods. Choir – vocal and aural exercises. Singing from music and memory and learning by ear. Occasional concerts for an audience of members only!

Beauty & The Beast is coming to Knowle West! Tickets £1.50 per person Wednesday 21st December 1.30pm Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Rd. To book tickets pop into Knowle West Health Association, Filwood Community Centre.

Contact John Featherstone (0117) 974 1937 www.music-and-choir.co.uk johnfeatherstone@freenetname.co.uk

Fed up of standing in the rain? Stop smoking support available at the following: Knowle West Walk in Centre — Call 0117 9030000 for appointment Knowle West Health Company — Call 0117 3772555 for appointment Lloyds Pharmacy, Knowle Health Park Davies Pharmacy, Filwood Superdrug, Broadwalk Shopping Centre Bedminster Library — Every Wednesday @5pm @Symes Building, Hartcliffe — Every Tues 11-2pm & Thurs @5pm

For more info call: 0117 9841650

Stop smoking & stay dry with Smokefree Bristol www.knowlewest.co.uk for more news and info

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Dates for your diary local events

regular Groups

courses

healthy living

halloween party

Over 50s Bingo

food & cooking in Knowle West

zumba classes

21st October, 5.30-8.30pm, Filwood Community Centre. £1. Contact June: 0117 903 8052.

Children’s half term football

24th-28th October, 11am-2pm, Filwood Fields. £2. Contact Anita: 0117 908 4248.

Oliver! production Knowle West Arts Promotion will perform the classic musical. 1st November, 6-8.30pm, Filwood Community Centre. Contact June: 0117 903 8052.

disco for 8-12s

Bingo evenings

Thursdays, from 6pm, Filwood Community Centre. Age 18+. Contact June: 0117 903 8052.

silverscreen

Join the film club for the over 50s for regular film screenings. Tuesday 18th October and Tuesday 15th November, 1.30pm at Novers Park Community Centre. Contact Karron: 0117 907 7038.

Come and have some fun! Children’s holiday sessions (October), Food Glorious Food (November-December), Festive Celebration (November-December). Contact Knowle West Health Association: 0117 963 9569.

computer dropin sessions

Wednesdays 10am-1pm. Drop in to Knowle West Media Centre and use their computers and Internet for free. Courses with tutor support also available, see p.8. Contact Sue or Makala: 0117 903 0444.

Zumba (Mondays, 7.30-8.30pm) and Zumba Gold (Toning) (Thursdays, 8-9pm). Classes held in the Main Hall at Filwood Community Centre. £4 per class. Contact June: 0117 903 8052.

Yoga classes for young people Knowle West Media Centre will be hosting a weekly yoga class for young people aged 10-16 on Mondays, 4-5pm. £2 per class. Work out and explore yoga techniques that can help you cope with the stresses you might face. Contact Sandra: 0117 903 0444.

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Fortnightly on Fridays, 7-9pm, Filwood Community Centre. Contact June: 0117 903 8052.

Come along to Filwood Community Centre for a game of bingo, cup of tea and a chat every Tuesday morning, 10.30am-12noon. Contact Knowle West Health Association: 0117 963 9569.

Thanks to: the Newsletter Steering Group (Ann Smith, Ken Jones, Denise Britt), Neighbourhood Management (Anita Pearce, Kurt James), Knowle West Media Centre, who facilitate the production (Makala Campbell - Editor, Rachel Clarke - Deputy Editor), KWMC Design for the design. All articles express the views of individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the NM, Steering Group or KWMC.

Printed on recycled paper with vegetable inks

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 49 Oct – Dec 2011  

CIP Knowledge newsletter - Issue 49 Oct – Dec 2011

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