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Calling all over 55’s! Social, leisure & educational activities/events e.g. art/craft, armchair exercise, bingo, entertainment, film shows, games/cards, trips, morning coffee/afternoon tea, painting, sing along & many more! We have a restaurant that is open to the over 55’s 7 days a week where you can enjoy a delicious meal! Do you require a venue for rehearsals or club meetings? Available for hire free of charge. For regular/one off rehearsals/club meetings. 3 spacious modern rooms.
2. Action for ME (Ref #1823)
Action for M.E. campaigns for more recognition, research and better care & benefits for ME sufferers. AfME campaigns to raise awareness with government, health care and media. AfME provides information and signposts to ME sufferers.
3. Avon Autistic Foundation Limited (Ref #1467)
Avon Autistic Foundation is a registered charity providing residential and day care for people diagnosed as autisticor having aspergers syndrome.
4. Backwell Karate (Ref #2433)
Established in 1978, Backwell Karate is a traditional Karate club with a long history of helping students from the Bristol area reach their potential through the martial arts. Beginners are always welcome.
5. Bedminster Judokwai (Ref #1560)
We run Judo classes for children and adults aged 5 to 55. Classes run Tuesdays and Fridays from 7.15pm. We are only the second judo club in Bristol to achieve the Club Mark award.
6. Brandon Trust (Ref #1590)
Brandon Trust is an independent charity working with and for people with learning disabilities. Activities include Supported Living; Education; Work, Learning and Leisure; plus various types of Residential Services. An important element is that we stay local to local people. We have a number of different teams in Bristol, involved in lots of different things. If you are interested in how Brandon Trust can support you, call Karen Mellalieu on 0117 952 8235.
7. Bridge Foundation, The (Ref #1562)
The Bridge Foundation is a Bristol-based charity providing a range of counselling, psychotherapy and training services relating to the needs of children, families and adults. Counselling services include a free service to families with children aged 11 or under residing in Bristol's inner-city area, including refugees and asylum seekers; a fee-based service to adults; a fee-based service to children and their families. We also organise a regular series of conferences and workshops.
8. Bristol Activities Centre (Ref #1763)
Bristol Activities Centre provides a range of outdoor and adventurous activities for young people and adults. You can try a variety of activities from Canoeing and Climbing to Team Building and Survival. The Centre has an excellent reputation for training, and highly trained instructors guarantee to make your day a special one.
9. Bristol Barbarians RFC (Ref #2358)
Bristol Barbarians RFC are a friendly rugby club based in Whitchurch in South Bristol. We currently run 2 adult teams and are looking to expand. Training is every Wednesday from 7pm-9pm so come along whether you are a new or old player. Everyone made welcome and we have a great social as well.
10. Bristol Baseball (Ref #2315)
The baseball season is about to start again! Play baseball in Bristol on our field at Southmead Community Sports Club. As a club we are rapidly growing and we need more players and people involved. This year 2009 will see two teams and a youth programme! All welcome, also just to watch. Check out our website for details, see you there!
11. Bristol Boxing (Ref #1369)
Boxing gym for males and females from 10 years of age upwards. All levels welcome.
12. Bristol Hawks Gymnastics Club (Ref #167)
High-fliers in the world of artistic gymnastics, we are long established as one of the top clubs in Great Britain. We are a family-run club and provide reassurance to parents by being a British gymnastics "Gymmark" approved club. We provide classes for beginners through to top international level. We have a state of the art facility and a team of highly qualified coaches.
13. Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra (Ref #2631)
"Exquisite and electrifying performances" So wrote the Bristol Evening Post in March 2012 of Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra. A flourishing ensemble with a well-established reputation for excellence, the Orchestra's players come from all parts of Bristol and its environs and share one important thing - a passion for music. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings at Redland High School Main Hall (Please see website for details)
14. Bristol MusicSpace (Ref #213)
MusicSpace provides music therapy for adults and children with a wide variety of special needs. Music therapy provides opportunities for self-expression when words are difficult or impossible. No special skills are required to benefit from this therapy as all the instruments used are immediately accessible. We work with people of all ages who may have a physical or learning disability, an autistic disorder, mental health problems or life-threatening illness.
15. Bristol Ninjutsu (Ref #2694)
Traditional bujinkan ninjutsu classes that are taught by 13th dan instructor Marc Moor. These martial arts classes are informal and good fun, and are taught by an instructor who has a great deal of martial arts experience. As well as holding a 13th dan in ninjutsu, Marc Moor also has black belts in judo, karate and aikido, and he has years of experience in private security and working as a body guard. The first class is free, so come along and get involved!
16. Bristol Older People's Forum (Ref #2685)
We are the voice of people over 55 in Bristol, regardless of ethnicity, class, status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith or level of ability. We work to promote equality of treatment and opportunity, as well as to educate older people about their rights and society about the value and contribution of older people.
17. Bristol Orbit Club (Ref #1821)
Community and social club for men and women over 35. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month (Bank Holidays - meet on Tuesdays) to organise social and community events in Bristol eg: theatre visits, meals out, walks, cinema trips, pub visits etc. We also run a bingo game at a sheltered housing complex. No obligation to join on first visit. Membership is five pounds. Friendly group.
18. Bristol Phoenix Choir (Ref #2684)
Bristol Phoenix Choir, established in 1963, has around 70 members with a wide range of ages. We perform four concerts a year in and around Bristol,under the musical direction of Paul Walton. We are a friendly choir and new members are always welcome. Come and join us in singing some beautiful choral music on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm - 9.30pm Registered Charity No. 1131671
19. Bristol Piano Club (Ref #2103)
The Piano Club is for adults (over 18) who love the piano. The level of playing can range from modest to the highly skilled, from the inexperienced performer to the confident or willing! We meet once a month to play for two hours followed by a meal. There is no membership fee and members can attend as many or as few meetings as they wish.
20. Bristol Ramblers (Ref #2628)
Organising a programme of about 300 walks pa, ranging from strenuous hill walks to local ramblers. Promotion of walking and protection and enhancement of the walking environment.
21. Bristol Sacred Harp (Ref #2650)
We meet to sing shapenote songs from The Sacred Harp 1991 edition, every Tuesday 7pm in St Marks Baptist Church, Easton, Bristol BS5 6HX. All welcome. £1 suggested donation for the use of the church.
22. Bristol Shared Lives (Ref #2663)
Shared Lives approved carer shares their home and family life with a vulnerable person. We provide care and support to vulnerable adults – those with learning difficulties, dementia, mental health issues, or another disability. The users of the service generally live within the carer's home. We carefully match carer to service user and support the on-going relationship. Carers come from a range of backgrounds with different family circumstances. Could you or someone you know join us?
23. Bristol Shotokan Karate Club (Ref #1843)
Interested in learning karate in Bristol? Why not come along to Bristol Shotokan Karate Club. Karate is an excellent martial art for improving fitness, strength and flexibility. We are a small friendly club training regularly here in Bristol.
24. Bristol Society of Magic (Ref #2619)
The Bristol Society of Magic is a club for amateur and professional magicians. The object of the club is to promote and sustain the performance of magic and its allied arts. Meetings are held fortnightly between September and June. Membership is open to anyone with a genuine interest in the performance of magic and is by interview and audition. For more details contact the secretary.
25. Bristol Taekwondo School (Ref #2446)
Learn WTF Style Taekwondo from Kukkiwon certified 7th dan and International Instructor. We are a friendly family orientated school well suited to all levels and ages (over 7 years). We offer all new students a free trial lesson enabling them to evaluate the school and to see if they like the art and sport of Taekwondo.
26. Bristol Voices (Ref #2647)
Community acappella choir based in St Werburghs, Bristol Open to everyone, no auditions No experience necessary no need to read music. You bring a love of singing and a desire to learn new songs. We are run by our members and employ a musical director who leads us with bags of energy and great humour. We sing a range of songs from across the world's cultures and musical genres.
27. Bristol and SW UK Shamhala (Ref #2682)
We offer meditation instruction for newcomers and advanced students, Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, and a place to meet for people who would like to open their hearts and minds. We meet in Bristol on Wednesday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm (usually donation only). We offer weekend programmes and courses, and City Retreat Days every second Sunday of the month. Our sister groups in Stroud and Dorchester meet on Tuesday evenings. Our Hereford group meets monthly.
28. Budo Warriror Schools - Bristol (Ref #2557)
'Shin Yuu' is Japanese for 'true courage' and our mission is to instill confidence in the individual through the teachings of Bujinkan martial arts. In doing so, we can become more enlightened and begin to cultivate an enduring spirit of 'courage through adversity' that allows us to deal with life's many challenges. Training takes place in a friendly, relaxed environment where the emphasis is on developing core principles of movement, distance and timing.
29. CHAS (Bristol) Housing Advice Service (Ref #2649)
Advice, information and advocacy for homeless people and people in housing need. Subjects covered include homelessness and rehousing, landlord and tenant issues, disrepair, rent and mortgage arrears, housing benefit, Council Tax etc. Telephone for advice and appointments. If an adviser is not available there will be an answerphone message asking the caller to leave their contact details. Callers will be phoned back when an adviser is available.
30. Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club (Ref #2425)
Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club has been at the heart of Bristol Cricket for many years now and attracts players from all over Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire. Having been founded in 1860 the cricket club has had a lot of time to grow into what is one of the largest clubs in the Bristol area. This Bristol cricket club has many opportunities for players of all standards. It has a flourishing youth section and an equally vibrant senior and women's section.
31. Clifton Rugby Football Club (Ref #367)
The provision of rugby football for all ages (6 years to 60 years) and at every level (social to national league standard).
32. Coalpit Heath Cricket Club (Ref #1393)
Run 4 Saturday teams and 1 Sunday team. 5 Youth teams from U11-U17. Excellent facilities and club house. Everyone welcome.
33. Concept Martial Arts (Ref #2359)
Concept Martial Arts is a family focused children's martial arts club, which aims to bring out the best in children through fitness training and martial arts. We are based in Bower Ashton, Bristol.
34. Cotham Park Tennis Club (Ref #1325)
Cotham Park is a friendly club for social and competitive tennis. We offer tennis coaching for adults and children of all ages either as individuals or groups. League teams play in the Avon County Leagues. Last season the club had 5 mens and 3 ladies teams in the summer league. The club is an accredited Mini Tennis club. We have 4 floodlit courts - two artifical red clay and two polymeric.
35. Dance factory Bristol (Ref #2584)
We take pride in delivering quality dance classes and private lessons to adults and children of all ages and abilities. We can deliver ballroom and latin, dancefit, street and hip hop, contemporary and musical theatre. We also teach wedding couples, hen parties and offer dance as teambuilding for all organisations
36. East Bristol Advice & Information Centres (Ref #2669)
Provider of projects- Information Takeaway food 4 thought. WEEP My Way 2 Employment Eastolian newsletter & website AT4U I Am Me social activities all projecst aimed at helping disabled and vulnerable people.
37. Explore At-Bristol (Ref #2261)
Explore At-Bristol is one of the UK's most exciting hands on science centres! Packed with interactive exhibits and special exhibitions, there's lots to see and do for little kids and the big kid in all of us; whether it's walking through a tornado, freezing your shadow, or gazing up at the stars in our Planetarium. Explore is open from 10am-5pm on weekdays, and 10am-6pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
38. Failand and Portbury Cricket Club (Ref #1310)
Cricket for juniors aged 9 upwards in picturesque village ground 6 miles from the centre of Bristol. Modern pavilion and bar. 3 adult teams, 2 in Bristol & District League and 1 in the North Somerset League. Practice night Tuesday.
39. Feetbeats Rhythm Tap (Ref #2058)
Tap dance classes for Beginners up to Advanced level. Relaxed, jazz style, no exams, just pure enjoyment. Emphasis on learning in a fun atmosphere to a wonderful soundtrack of jazz, blues and the best of the musicals. A great way to keep fit!
40. Fishponds Old Boys Football Club (Ref #1751)
We have four Saturday football teams. All teams play in the Suburban League - First team in the Prem Division 1 and the fourth is predominantly an over 35 years of age team. Training is on Wednesdays 7.30 at the Metropolitan College Sports Hall, Snowdon Road, Fishponds.
41. Information Takeaway food 4 thought (Ref #2670)
Provision of signposting, information, advice & guidance for vulnerable individuals
42. Japan Arts Centre Judo Club (Ref #1886)
British Judo Association affiliated - Police Sport UK judo club offering governing body qualified coaching in judo to children aged 5+ and adults. Various classes to suit ability/age.
43. Kamon Wing Chun Clifton (Ref #2456)
Our aim is to teach progressive Kamon Wing Chun kung fu for self-defence, to improve self-confidence and to inspire and encourage a sense of lifelong personal development and learning. We teach in a friendly, supportive environment. Beginners class is on Mondays & Wednedays 6:30 to 8pm. Beginners are always welcome to join or call in for a visit to watch a class.
44. Kingsdown Junior Badminton Club (Ref #249)
To coach young juniors to play badminton and progress to adult league etc Tuesdays 6-8pm and Sunday 10-12 at the Oasis School. Beginners only.
45. Kingsdown Sports Centre (Ref #1338)
Our sports centre caters for all sporting activities and fitness within the gym. We run exercise classes, kids activities, 50 + sessions as well as squash and badminton.
46. Life Cycle UK (Ref #1196)
We are a cycling promotion charity that offers various services including cycle training for adults on a one to one basis, cycle training for children both in school time and holidays and on a one to one basis, free cycle stands to community organisations based in Bristol, cycling for health seminars, advice to employers on becoming cycle friendly, bike maintenance workshops and community events.
47. Migrant Rights Centre Bristol (Ref #2591)
The Migrant Rights Centre works to promote Human Rights among migrants and their families and eliminate the risk of poverty, exclusion, exploitation and discrimination in Bristol and the greater Bristol area. Our drop-in sessions are held every Friday 12 to 3pm at Easton Community Centre and our team of volunteers can provide support, information and assistance with issues such as employment, housing, education, or health.
48. Mikkyo Meditation (Ref #2662)
Every Friday evening: 7:30-8:30pm - Shin Kokyū Meditation Shin Kokyū is a form of zazen or breathing meditation in which we focus the mind whilst sitting and breathing in a certain way. 8:30-9:30pm - Shingon Mantra Service + Kaji Healing / Purification Ritual An ancient service of Buddhist mantra including Kaji which helps us let go of harmful emotions such as fear, anger and possessiveness from our bodies. No fixed charge (donations welcome)
49. Movema (Ref #2671)
Movema provides World dance activities for everyone. Performances, dance classes, workshops, festivals and training for people of all ages and backgrounds. Styles include Bollywood, Flamenco, Afro Brazilian, Latin dance and Yoga.
50. Network Counselling & Training (Ref #2094)
Network aims to offer a general counselling service that is affordable to all. Individuals and couples. Donations are invited towards the cost of each session. Network also offers a comprehensive range of counselling training courses and continuing professional development workshops.
51. Newbridge Bowling Club (Ref #1241)
Playing of lawn green bowls, socially and competitively.
52. Nilaari Agency (Ref #1417)
The Nilaari Agency is a Black-led, community-based, drug treatment provider that administers accessible, high quality, culturally appropriate services. Nilaari aims to improve the emotional and physical health of adults and young people from Black and other Minority communities who misuse or are at risk of misusing drugs and alcohol in Bristol.
53. North, South and Central Sea Angling Club (Ref #2301)
We are a small sea angling club based in Bristol with members from all over the Bristol area including Blagdon & Keynsham. We are a democratic club with officers but no committee. All members including juniors have an equal vote. We welcome all anglers from beginners to experienced. We have a wide range of members from very young to pensioners, from very fit to some disabled members, so we try to arrange types of fishing to suit everyone during the year from conger fishing to light fun fishing.
54. Old Bristolians Westbury Cricket Club (Ref #2054)
One of Bristol's biggest and best cricket clubs. Probably the best facilities in the area including 2 squares, nets, bar etc. We offer cricket for all ability levels, running 4 sides on Saturdays and 2 on Sundays. Very strong youth section, U-11 to U-17. Thriving ladies section. The ground is located at Failand, 5 minutes from Clifton.
55. Omkari yoga (Ref #2660)
No frills yoga, for all levels, classes, workshops, corporate and private. Hatha yoga with flowing sequences.
56. Panthers Kickboxing (Ref #2256)
Panthers Kickboxing Bristol are a big, well-established club in north Bristol teaching kickboxing and martial arts to both kids and adults. We have four clubs in total in Bristol and cover all aspects of training, to fighting in competitions. All are welcome and first training session is free of charge.
57. Paul's Place (Ref #1651)
We are a voluntary charity whose aim is to enhance the lives of adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. We provide a day centre facility 5 days a week, plus an active evening group enabling our members to go to the places they choose. We also provide a carers' support group, an outreach service, an advocacy service and respite breaks from 3 to 7 days both in the UK and abroad.
58. Phoenix Judo Club (Ref #2513)
British Judo Association registered club welcomes new players aged 8 or above to join us anytime. Sessions Wednesday evening and Saturday morning. Pop in to see us, or visit our website for further details.
59. Portishead Yacht and Sailing Club (PYSC) (Ref #1395)
PYSC is the premier dinghy sailing club on the Bristol Channel. It offers opportunities for both serious racing and general cruising. It also has a lively cadet section based at Portishead Lake Grounds. It is an accredited RYA Training Centre offering courses in dinghy sailing, power boating, First Aid and VHF radio operation. Most of our sailing is club racing and we also have cruises. New members are always welcome. We also run a RYA youth sail training programme for Cadets aged 8-14.
60. Rag Morris (Ref #2688)
Rag Morris are a lively mixed morris side who dance Cotswold morris. We practice on Thursday evenings, usually at the Students Union (Richmond Building) although the venue and time is subject to change in 2014 because of building works. Please see our website for details or email email@example.com
61. ReCreative Dance (Ref #388)
Careful workout attending to correct body use. Carefree dance offering an enjoyable means to expression and vitality. Any age. Beginners welcome. First class free.
62. Rethink Mental Illness (Ref #2641)
Bristol Housing & Floating Support has four services in Bristol. There is a long-term & short-term housing support service based in Clifton at The Vale. There are four flats in Lawrence Weston that offer short-term support (2 years). There is also a long-term Floating Support Service that covers the whole of Bristol.
63. Severn Vale Badminton Club (Ref #2692)
Welcome to Severn Vale Badminton Club We cater for experienced badminton players from intermediate upwards. More talented members play in Bristol and Mid-Gloucester leagues and regional and national competitions. We have club nights at Thornbury Leisure Centre every Wednesday and Friday evening.
64. South Bristol Divers (Ref #2551)
We are a friendly diving club based in South Bristol. We provide training from absolute beginner through to instructor level. We also organise regular trips in the UK to dive wrecks and reefs as well as one overseas trip per year.
65. St. George Singers (Ref #726)
4 part, 50 member strong adult choir singing church music, keeping alive a tradition of music making in East Bristol. Independent and 25 years of community music making, show it to be a vital part of Bristol's life. Performing music from Tudor times to present day commissions, bringing music not sung outside of cathedrals to local churches. We meet on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm.
66. St. Luke's Church Players (Ref #1544)
We are a community-based drama group, formed in 1988. We perform two productions a year, including pantomimes and musical plays. We have an age range from teens to seventies, and meet on Wednesday evenings. New members are always welcome, for both acting and backstage work.
67. Stokes Singers (Ref #2071)
Stokes Singers is a community choir that is currently 35 strong, we're always looking for new members, especially tenors and basses - why not you? Come and enjoy singing popular music, there are no auditions and we won't turn anyone away! More information available at: www.stokessingers.org.uk or come along to our rehearsal between 7.30 and 9.30 every Thursday during term time.
68. Streetenvy Dance Academy (Ref #2668)
Streetenvy is bringing the hottest dance styles to Bristol with classes in Street, Reggaeton and Commercial from highly experienced and passionate teachers. From £5 per session with special offers available. Classes open to all ages and abilities so come along to improve or to learn for the first time. With such friendly and positive teachers you will leave feeling fitter, more confident and wanting more! Check out our website for more details.
69. The Budokan Backwell Judo Club (Ref #2530)
The judo club has been running in Backwell since 1986 and teaches young people from the age of 6 years to adult. Classes run on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. Please feel free to come along and see us or visit our website for more information.
70. The Gasworks Scratchy Folk Orchestra (Ref #2695)
We are rough and folky. A regular place for rusty instrumentalists to meet and share the pleasure of making music together, the emphasis being on creating a relaxed, fun and sociable atmosphere. No auditions, but basic sight-reading skills will help.
71. The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (Ref #2613)
The Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy (SIP) is an established professional association of psychoanalytic psychotherapists and a training institute based in Bristol. We offer courses and trainings in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. We also offer psychotherapy services to the public in Bristol, Bath, South and South West, as well as conferences and lectures. SIP is a registered charity.
72. The Western Opera Players (Ref #2689)
The Western Opera Players was formed in 1946 by a group of friends with a shared interest in the theatre. Our first production was The Gondoliers in 1947. The productions were staged at The Victoria Rooms in Bristol until the early 1990's when the company moved to the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton. For 2014 we are presenting 'Annie Get Your Gun' 29th April-3rd May www.ticketsource.co.uk/wops We rehearse on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
73. Thornbury Cricket Club (Ref #1365)
The coaching, practice and playing of cricket for adults and juniors of all ages ( both male and female ). We also have an active social programme all year round.
74. Twyford House Cricket and Social Club (Ref #1383)
Cricket and social club, running teams from under 11 through to over 40s.
75. Volunteering Bristol (Ref #667)
Volunteering Bristol promotes, supports and develops opportunities for people to become involved in volunteering. We run the Volunteer Centre in Bristol and currently have over 700 different volunteering opportunities in over 450 different organisations throughout Bristol.
76. West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (Ref #2658)
The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) is an organisation run by and for Disabled People. Established in 1995, we are now one of the largest Centres for Independent Living (CILS) in the country. We have a range of services available to Disabled People in Bristol and the surrounding area.
77. Westbury Fields Day Service (Ref #2686)
Westbury Fields Day Service provides a flexible, stimulating and homely day service for older people living with long term memory loss or similar difficulties. Provided by the award winning charity, St Monica Trust, you can be confident that your loved one’s enjoyment and well-being are at the centre of our attention. If you’d like to come and have a look around, or talk about your specific needs, we’d love to talk to you. Please call Julia Jones on 0117 377 3700.
78. Wordweavers (Ref #2079)
We are a small dynamic performing group presenting instant storytelling theatre shows for adults using a mixture of traditional storytelling, improvisation, physical theatre and mayhem! We also run workshops in storytelling, communication and presentation skills, and offer personal coaching to professionals wanting to have personal impact.