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37th Kingswood Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps
We provide an exciting and enjoyable way for young people to become involved in this dynamic branch of musical performance. We have plenty to interest experienced musicians within our organisation, but can also take on complete beginners, as we provide superb training through our team of instructors. Members ages range from 8 to 14 years in our junior Cadet band, and from 12 to 25 in the more experienced Drum & Bugle Corps.
2. ABC Centre (Ref #2437)
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.
3. ABLAZE (Ref #2471)
Ablaze works with business volunteers to raise aspiration and attainment in Bristol schools through one to one support and projects.
4. Above and Beyond Charities (Ref #2147)
Above and Beyond funds projects which touch the lives of thousands of people cared for by University Hospitals Bristol each year. People can get involved in volunteering and fundraising to make a difference.
5. Accessible Transport 4 U (Ref #2625)
Provider of physically and financially accessible transport from Bristol to anywhere in the UK for disabled and vulnerable people who are unable to use traditional transport.24/7 365 days a year.
6. Ace Paranormal UK (Ref #2630)
We are a non profit, professional team of 8 paranormal investigators looking to prove/disprove that there is an afterlife and we are not alone. We travel to different locations around the uk , investigating anything from Inns to Private houses. We will investigate in smaller groups if it is the clients wish
7. 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.
8. ActionAid (Education Service) (Ref #1194)
To provide development education on a range of issues to schools and colleges.
9. Activate Dance (Ref #2500)
Activate Dance, learn a variety of dance styles in a relaxed and friendly dance class in the Horfield community of Bristol. Classes are led by Bristol based dance artist Hayley Adams. Classes include contemporary, jazz and street, beginner to intermediate levels, age 40+ Tuesdays 8.00-9.00pm
10. Adult Learning Service (Ref #2121)
We are an established provider of adult learning. Our courses range from arts and crafts, languages, IT, special interest and construction. Our main location is Stoke Lodge but we also run courses in other establishments all over the city. Our other main sites are St Pauls Learning and Family Centre, The Greenway Centre in Westbury-on-Trym/Southmead and The Park in Knowle. We also work closely with the libraries and museums and are increasing the courses that we run in their venues.
11. Advice West (Ref #2585)
Advice West is an online directory of independent advice agencies in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
12. Advocacy Services at The Care Forum (Ref #2046)
We provide these free independent advocacy services: Complaints Procedure Advocacy - support & assistance to people wanting to make a complaint against social services within B&NES, Bristol, S Glos & N Somerset; IMHA and generic mental health advocacy service for people who use mental health services in S Glos; Independent Mental Capacity Adovocate (IMCA) service (inc.deprivation of liberty safeguards) in S Glos & N Somerset; Drugs Advocacy Service in Bristol mainly around drug treatment issues.
13. Age UK Bristol (Ref #2558)
Age UK Bristol is a local charity, working with and for local older people, enabling them to achieve a good quality of life. Services provided include Information & Advice, Basic Foot Care, Housing Support, Insurance & Trading, Day Centre, Telephone Befriending, Advocacy, Computer Learning Courses and Telephone Shopping.
14. Aikido Tenchikan Dojo (Ref #2091)
Aikido Tenchikan Dojo is a traditional Aikikai Aikido dojo based in Bristol under the direction of Kobayashi Dojos, Japan. Japanese trained instructor.
15. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (Ref #21)
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organisation or institution and does not engage in any controversy.
16. All Saints Badminton Club (Ref #2472)
We're a friendly club that meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Sports Centre in Colston's School, Bristol. We have three courts at the centre and meet from 8.30 to 10pm all year round. Our subscription price includes the use of synthetic shuttlecocks. We play mixed doubles mostly and don't involve ourselves in any of the Avon leagues. We do however thoroughly enjoy playing friendly, challenging games within our club. Prospective members are welcome to come and visit us.
17. Alliance Francaise de Bristol (Ref #2290)
We aim to teach French to adults of all abilities with a pool of native French tutors in an informal atmosphere in the tutors' homes. The experience and dedication of our teachers have made our courses very successful and popular over the last 25 years in Bristol. We assess every student before they enrol to make sure that they join the right group for their needs. The emphasis is on oral communication and building confidence to speak the language when in France.
18. Alzheimer's Society Branch Office (Ref #2158)
Support Groups and other activities for carers and those with dementia. * Carer support groups * Social Drop-in groups * Singing for the Brain * Limes Day Services for younger people with dementia * Assett home support for younger people with dementia * Information and advice * Telephone support
19. Alzheimer's Society Bristol and South Gloucestershire Branch (Ref #2157)
Advice, support and information on all forms of dementia. We offer support to carers of those suffering with dementia. We attend group meetings to talk about the work of the Alzheimer's Society.
20. Amitabha Buddhist Centre (Ref #1384)
Amitabha Buddhist Centre offers meditation classes, courses and retreats for people to learn methods for developing peaceful, positive states of mind. Through developing inner peace we can maintain a happy mind all the time. There are branch classes from Swindon to Taunton and Chipping Sodbury to Frome. There is a World Peace Café at the Centre which is open most days.
21. Amnesty International Bristol Group (Ref #2127)
Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights. In the Bristol Group we help Amnesty's mission to promote general awareness by holding a monthly meeting (open to all); by having stalls at fairs and other events; by fund-raising and by holding regular letter-writing sessions for anyone to come along and let the governments and others who abuse human rights know that we oppose these abuses.
22. Aquila Bristol (Ref #2499)
Need support following a relationship breakdown? Aquila Bristol is facilitated by a group of men & women who have all experienced broken relationships or divorce. Our 8 week self-help course is confidential, caring and supportive. Participants have the opportunity to learn from past experiences, discover & use coping strategies and understand issues associated with relationship breakdown. However recently or long ago, if life is a bit tough right now we can help you build a happier future.
23. Ara Alcohol Misuse Service (Ref #1655)
Provides harm reduction service for alcohol users and their families.
24. Arab Egyptian Belly Dance (Ref #2527)
Arab Egyptian dance (also known as belly dance). Get fit, have fun learning dance from Egypt & North Africa. Classes are for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Come and join us at All Saints Hall Wednesdays 8:15-9:15pm and at Fishponds Village Hall/Beeechwood Club, Beechwood Rd BS16 3TR on Thursdays 11:30am-12:30pm To find out more contact Maria 07796056383, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mariaarabegyptiandance.co.uk
25. Ardagh Bowling and Sports Club (Ref #2064)
To promote the game of lawn green bowls for the benefit of all members. We have mens and ladies sections which have their own fixtures. We also play mixed fixtures. The clubhouse is licensed, easily accessible, and has a skittle alley and dartboard. There are also occasional social events.
26. Ariel Rowing Club (Bristol) (Ref #1740)
Rowing. Competitive sport. Elite/Senior/Intermediate/Novice. Men/Women/Junior/Veteran. Learn to row. Professional coaching. Safe water and training facility. Modern fleet and equipment. CRB checked. Fun and Social. Clubhouse. Founded in 1870.
27. Arnolfini (Ref #1767)
Situated at the heart of Bristol's harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe's leading centres for the contemporary arts. With a regularly changing programme involving exhibitions, cinema, live art and dance, and literature readings and lectures, the converted warehouse also contains one of the country's best arts bookshops and a vibrant café bar.
28. Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust (Ref #2474)
Step into a secret world and discover 45 green acres close to the heart of Bristol, where the history of the city is told in a leafy and tranquil setting, rich in walks, wildlife, architecture, fascinating displays and memorials. Guided Tours, Music Events, Venue Hire, Weddings, Workshops, Gift Shop, Cafe, Volunteering - there's so much to see and do at Arnos Vale
29. Ashley's Rise - Junior Morris (Ref #42)
English traditional dance and customs for young people aged 8-16 years. We are a performing junior morris dance side.
30. Ashton Gate Music Workshop and Choir (Ref #1149)
We meet on Wednesday evenings and welcome singers and players of all standards, including beginners. This inclusive policy makes a friendly and accepting atmosphere, valued by all. Intermediate and advanced players are regular members. Self-help instrumental groups 7:30pm, choir 8:45pm. Various instruments played, music from different styles and periods. Choir includes voice production, aural training, singing from music, memory and by ear. Concert at end of term for audience of members only!
31. Ashton Learning Centre (Ref #2365)
At Ashton Learning Centre, you will find a warm and friendly atmosphere in which both children and adults are encouraged to develop and expand existing knowledge, in a range of subjects. We have a friendly team of tutors who are willing and committed to helping students, whatever level they are at. We are also a certified OCR examination centre and a UK Online centre. As a UK Online Centre, we can offer you low cost access to the Internet and email.
32. Asian Arts Agency (Ref #1654)
Asian Arts Agency is an arts development agency that develops, promotes and supports international, contemporary and traditional South Asian arts in the South West.
33. Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Ref #2128)
Examining in Practical and Theory of Music, the culmination of ascending graded knowledge - Grades 1-8.
34. Association of Filipinos in Bristol (Ref #2238)
To awaken and strengthen the national consciousness of being a Filipino; encourage and maintain Filipino customs and traditions and promote Philippine tourism and culture; protect the ethnic rights of Filipinos and foster unity and camaraderie amongst members; provide social care and related activities and entertainment for the members and their families; and enhance an environment conducive to good moral order so that the Filipinos can integrate well with the British society.
35. Association of Wrens - Bristol Branch (Ref #1294)
We meet on the 1st Friday of every month. The group comprises 40 members, who range in age from 50 years to 94 years. All were members of the Women's Royal Naval Service. They have been a local branch since 1960. Outings, guest speakers and other activities are arranged. We also raise funds for specific charities as well as for the Wrens Benevolent Trust.
36. At-Bristol (Ref #2596)
With hundreds of action-packed exhibits, live science shows and a Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s largest and most exciting hands-on science centres. Become an animator for the day, see your own veins or cover yourself from head to toe in a giant bubble! Our charity aim is to make science accessible to all, with outreach and community engagement projects, to inspire the next generation of scientists. For more information visit: at-bristol.org.uk
37. Athene: Graduate Women in Bristol (Ref #2494)
We are a group of women graduates, from different backgrounds, who share a wish to contribute to the life of our community in an active way. Membership is open to all women who have a degree or equivalent. For members there are meetings, a book group and outings. In addition we have monthly talks open to the public. These include a secondhand bookstall to raise money for Camfed, a charity providing education for girls in Africa.
38. 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.
39. Avon Bat Group (Ref #69)
To promote the conservation, care and welfare of bats by helping English Nature with the conservation of bats, their roosts and feeding areas, carrying out surveys, promoting knowledge and understanding of bats amongst the public, giving advice and information on matters concerning bats and giving talks and lectures to interested groups. For further information, see our website.
40. Avon Counselling and Psychotherapy Service (ACPS) (Ref #61)
ACPS is a non-profit-making professional organisation and registered charity providing confidential counselling and psychotherapy to adults, individuals and couples. People can refer themselves. The standard fee for assessment and on-going sessions is £42 pounds. The fee for people on certain income -related benefits is £11 for assessment and per session for up to a maximum of 8 sessions. There may be other options available for those on low income. Call Monday to Thursday between 2 and 6pm.
41. Avon County Rowing Club (Ref #1426)
Rowing for all ages and abilities. Beginners coached, returners welcome. Rowing for competition, keeping fit or pleasure.
42. Avon County Scouts (Ref #1042)
To provide a safe and happy environment for young people to learn skills for adulthood.
43. Avon County Short Mat Bowling Association (ACSMBA) (Ref #1692)
Short mat bowls is a popular indoor sport played in village halls by men and women of any ability and age (8 - 80+). All you need is a space for a mat 6' x 45', a reasonably level floor and lots of enthusiasm. Playing ranges from social bowling to more competitive League, County & National competitions. Contact secretary for further details and address of nearest club.
44. Avon Federation of Women's Institutes (Ref #1366)
We play a unique role in educating women and enabling them to build new skills, to take part in wide-ranging activities and to campiagn on issues that matter to them and their co mmunitites.
45. Avon Gardens Trust (Ref #2562)
Formed in 1987 the Trust works to protect historic gardens and public parks in the former Avon area by commenting on planning applications, advising on research and giving grants for conservation and restoration work and school gardening. Members are offered visits, talks and day-schools (including those of neighbouring Trusts and the Association), and receive regular publications with articles by members and garden historians adding to our understanding and enjoyment of parks and gardens.
46. Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project (Ref #1648)
The Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project was set up to protect the outstanding wildlife interest of the Avon Gorge and Downs area. We run walks, talks, courses and children’s events looking at all aspects of the wildlife and landscape. We also produce a range of leaflets, including one called 'Discover the wildlife of the Avon Gorge and Downs' and a range of nature trails.
47. Avon Harmony (Ref #2564)
A friendly ladies barbershop chorus, who meet to sing four part close harmony acapella music. We welcome new members, and visitors to our weekly rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7.30 -10pm.
48. Avon Occupational Safety and Health Group (AOSH) (Ref #74)
One of 80 national safety groups affiliated to ROSPA. Monthly meetings held to discuss H&S matters, (primarily for H&S advisers). Benefits of membership include: a) Presentations on topical H&S aspects of benefit to employers; b) Access to safety expertise across a wide range of businesses and services; c) Informal interchange with others from a range of disciplines with similar needs and interests; d) Informal contact with H&S and environment enforcement personnel.
49. Avon Paranormal Team (Ref #2421)
Non-profit group who investigate suspected haunted properties and locations. Our aims are to find evidence of paranormal activity or provide an alternative explanation. We carry out investigations for our clients on invitation or discretion and client confidentiality is guaranteed.
50. Avon Sports and Leisure Club for the Visually Impaired (Ref #2252)
Avon Sports and Leisure Club for the Visually Impaired exists to foster and organise sporting and recreational activities among visually impaired people in Bristol and surrounding areas. Activities open to members include swimming, walks and rambles, activity breaks, trips to the theatre and concerts, quizzes, and games evenings. Membership is open to blind and partially sighted people, their families and friends, and sighted volunteers.
51. Avon Wildlife Trust (Ref #873)
The trust works to protect wildlife in the area. We look after 35 nature reserves, support 17,000 members, 13 local groups, 12 watch groups and 30 affiliated community groups. Our work involves 600 volunteers helping with conservation and fundraising. We organise over 300 events each year and provide environmental education opportunities for up to 10,000 children each year. We also have conference and events facilities at Folly Farm.
52. Avon Youth Association (AYA) (Ref #1750)
AYA works with young people aged 11-25 years old and particularly targets those who do not access (or feel alienated from) traditional youth work. Delivery is provided through the Bristol Youth Bus (BYB). Especially those living in isolated rural areas or underprivileged urban areas. AYA is able to target resources around specific groups of vulnerable young people who may be at risk of offending, low literacy skills, young people who may develop unhealthy eating habits.
53. Avon and Somerset Constabulary Male Voice Choir (Ref #2189)
A Male Voice Choir operating under the auspices of the local police force. We give approx. 20 concerts each year mostly in aid of charity. Find out about us at www.policechoir.co.uk
54. Avon-North Mencap (Ref #1780)
To provide information and support to people with learning disabilities, their families and carers. We run a volunteer programme offering one to one support. We run a drop-in centre in Kingswood and 3 evening social clubs.
55. Avonbelles, The (Ref #1297)
A friendly women's four-part, harmony group. No experience needed, just be able to sing in tune. Full expert tution given.
56. Awaz Utaoh (Ref #1217)
Awaz Utaoh is a BME community organisation which specifically targets the different sections of deprived South Asian people. Our main aim is to relieve the isolation, distress, poverty and victimisation experienced by the identified target communities and to reintroduce them back into mainstream society promoting community cohesion. Culturally appropriate advice and guidance, referral and liaison with public service providers, training, employment opportunities, victim and family support.
57. BMCC (Bristol Musical Comedy Club) (Ref #2601)
An Amateur dramatic society performing usually 2 shows a year. A "main" show in June each year at The Redgrave Theatre and a smaller show in the autumn each year.
58. BRACE (Alzheimer's Research Charity) (Ref #900)
BRACE raises funds for research into Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The money raised is used to help fund world class research projects in Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire. BRACE has raised over £13 million since 1987, but the need for research is more urgent than ever and real progress is being made.
59. BREAD Youth Project (Ref #2623)
At BREAD Youth Project we run projects and activities for and with young people, to raise awareness of issues that are important to young people across Bristol.
60. BRITANNIA DANCE (Ref #2543)
Ballroom, Latin and Zumba classes offered in a number of dance venues across Bristol. Enjoy learning to dance with us in a relaxed and friendly environment. All adult ages and abilities welcome. Come along on your own or with a partner. Private or wedding dance tuition also available. Please simply contact us for more details or see the website www.dancebristol.co.uk
61. 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.
62. Baha'i Faith (Ref #2132)
The Baha'i Faith is a religion followed by several million people in the world. Main beliefs are: One God, Unity of Mankind.
63. Balkan Dance House (Ref #2561)
New dance class! Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm. £4/class. Discover the unique rhythms and dance styles of the Balkans with folk dance specialist Emily Nisbet, who has studied with masters from the Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian national dance ensembles. No partners necessary. Beginners welcome.
64. Band of the Avon Fire and Rescue Service, The (Ref #83)
Rehearsals Monday evenings 7:30 - 9:30pm. We are a concert wind band of over 30 members. You do NOT have to be a firefighter to be a member! Our aim is to play for pleasure and advancement.
65. Barton Hill History Group (Ref #2541)
To record the history of Barton Hill and surrounding districts. Hold monthly meetings on local history subjects with speakers and slide presentations. Produce a regular local history magazine "The Bartonian".
66. Bartones, The (Ref #2533)
Friendly informal acapella choir. We sing four part harmony across a wide range of styles and genres, from old swing/jazz numbers right through to modern day. No auditions just turn up and sing!
67. Beat: Bristol Eating Disorders Support Group (Ref #2616)
Bristol Eating Disorder Support Group is a small group offering mutual support for those affected by anorexia and/or bulimia. Age 18+ Meetings for friends, relatives and sufferers are held 2nd Tuesday of every month. Meetings for sufferers only are every 4th Tuesday of every month.
68. Beaufort Badminton Club (Ref #2506)
We are a large badminton club with a standard of play to suit everyone. The entry/intermediate level section play on Monday evenings at Oasis School Westbury. The upper intermediate section play at Oasis School Westbury every Wednesday evening. The top section plays at Kingsdown Sports Centre every Monday evening. All sections play both winter and summer from 7:15pm - 10:30pm. Please email for additional information.
69. 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.
70. Bethel United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic) (Ref #1457)
We offer religious services, Sunday school, gospel services, Bible teaching, women's meetings, youth activities, outreach, blessing of babies and adult baptism by immersion. We also provide for weddings, funerals, prayer and fasting, care for the elderly and food for the homeless.
71. Big Issue South West, The (Ref #1197)
The Big Issue is a social business dedicated to creating opportunities for homeless people to earn an income and participate in society through selling The Big Issue South West magazine. For more information, read 'About Us' on our website www.bigissuesouthwest.co.uk.
72. Bishopsworth Swimming Club (Ref #2208)
Bishopsworth Swimming Club is a friendly local club. We welcome swimmers of all levels and abilities. Our aim is to give all swimmers the best opportunity to achieve their full potential from local to national competitions. Please contact us if you are interested in a trial.
73. Black Development Agency (Ref #2049)
The Black Development Agency is the only BME led CVS Infrastructure organisation in the South West and was set up to empower Black & Minority Ethnic communities by building up their skills, ability and capacity to enable a sustainable Black Community & Voluntary Sector.
74. Bread Youth Project (Ref #1534)
Bread currently runs three projects. SHPEP - Sexual Health Peer Education trains young people to be peer educators. ACI - African Culture and Identity work with young people of African decent exploring history, culture and politics with African centred approach. LWYI - Lawrence Weston Youth Involvement works with young people in designing and developing their own services and giving them a positive voice in their own community.
75. 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.
76. Brigstowe Project, The (Ref #1524)
We offer free confidential and independent advice and support for people affected by HIV.
77. Brislington Neighbourhood Centre (Ref #119)
After School clubs Monday to Friday. Holiday playschemes. Lunch clubs - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
78. Bristol & South West Group of the Haemophilia Society (Ref #2394)
This local group of the Haemophilia Society provides support and advice to people with bleeding disorders. We work with our clinicians to maintain and improve the service available for people with bleeding disorders. The group meet every six weeks; tea and coffee is provided.
79. Bristol Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) (Ref #1425)
ACTSA is the successor organisation to the Anti-Apartheid Movement and was launched in 1994. It aims to inform the people of Britain about the situation in Southern Africa, including the legacies of apartheid and its destructive consequences throughout the region; to campaign and work for peace and democracy there and in support of the reconstruction and development of the region; to promote friendship, co-operation and solidarity with the peoples of Southern Africa.
80. Bristol Anglo-Italian Circle (Ref #215)
Our aims are to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of Italy and its culture by means of lectures, films and social events. We also have two conversation groups. Meetings take place second Tuesday of the month at 7.15 for 7.45pm, from October to May.
81. Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare Ltd (BAND) (Ref #179)
Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare Ltd (BAND) is a registered charity, established in 1978. We aim are to support, develop and promote the provision of out of school childcare. We provide services to childcare providers, people working with children, families and employers including a newsletter, training, CRB checks and insurance. As well as working locally, BAND also plays an active role in national initiatives in the fields of childcare, play provision and working parents' issues.
82. Bristol Aztecs (Ref #2031)
Youth and adult American football, contact sports, requires dedication. All levels catered for, ages 14+. Builds team work skills, discipline, trust, and improves physical strength and conditioning.
83. Bristol Bach Choir (Ref #1650)
The choir performs 5 major concerts a year, mostly sacred with some secular, a capella and accompanied music, mainly of the Baroque period and the 20th century. Choir has 60 members under the skilled direction of Gavin Carr, Musical Director. The choir also holds workshops open for all to participate. Membership enquiries to Mrs Eve Nash Tel: 0117 968 5861.
84. Bristol Ballet Centre (Ref #2445)
Dance Classes for all ages from Pre-School to Adults. Ballet, Tap and Modern classes for all levels. Highly qualified staff and option to take examinations of the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. For more details email email@example.com
85. 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.
86. Bristol Bowmen (Ref #2023)
We shoot mainly on Sunday afternoons throughout the year and on Wednesday evenings in the summer. Mid-week shooting during the day is available all year round at the wish of the members. All shooting is weather permitting. We take archers of all levels and abilities, from beginners through to champions. In October 2006 we teamed up with the newly formed Golden Phoenix Archers who cater specifically for disabled archers. www.bristolanddisabledarchers.org.uk/
87. Bristol Braves Basketball Club (Ref #2408)
The Bristol Braves Basketball Club has an 'Inclusion and Participation for All' policy, so why not come along and join in some basketball sessions. Whether you want to play for fun, fitness and/or competition we can cater to your level of play. Men's open session is Monday 7-8.30pm; Women's open session is Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm.
88. Bristol Bridge Club (Ref #301)
We aim to promote and encourage the playing of bridge for players of all standards in a friendly competitive environment. We look to recruit people from all backgrounds and abilities, offering support and classes.
89. Bristol Buddhist Centre (Ref #1675)
Meditation. Buddhism. Yoga. Run by members of the Triratna ("Three Jewels")Buddhist Order (formerly known as the Western Buddhist Order)we teach and practise what the Buddha taught, in a way appropriate for the modern-day West. Our Order is neither monastic nor lay and we see commmitment to practice as primary and lifestyle as secondary.
90. Bristol Cactus Society (Ref #1229)
To study, cultivate and conserve cacti and succulent plants.To meet with other like minded people and extend our knowledge of this group of plants. The society meets monthly ( First Saturday ) at 2.30 pm. All are welcome.
91. Bristol Car Club (Ref #2552)
Bristol Car Club operarte a fleet of (wheelchair accessible) cars that are available to hire by the hour, by the day or by the week. Vehicles are fitted with a passenger lift. Car capacity up to 7.
92. Bristol Careline (Ref #2156)
We provide an emergency careline alarm for older people and the vulnerable. All that is needed is a landline telephone and an adjacent electrical socket.
93. Bristol Cathedral Concert Choir (Ref #174)
We enjoy a reputation for excellent music making, promoting a wide variety of choral works in partnership with fine orchestras and soloists, performing in Bristol Cathedral and in churches surrounding Bristol. We are a friendly group of singers who always welcome new members.
94. Bristol Ceramics Society (Ref #2101)
A society for those who have an interest in, or wish to improve their knowledge of, Bristol pottery, porcelain and stoneware, including collectors and others interested in the history of the ceramic industry in and around the Bristol area.
95. Bristol Channel Federation of Sea Anglers (BCFSA) (Ref #1646)
To ensure the rights of recreational sea anglers. To look into environments and issues relating to marine life within the Bristol Channel.
96. Bristol Choral Society (Ref #2570)
Bristol Choral Society is a large auditioned mixed-voice choir that stages at least four concerts per year at the Colston Hall and Bristol Cathedral. The choir was formed 1889, and has been performing at the Colston Hall ever since. The choir performs to a very high standard with professional orchestras and soloists (such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Emma Johnson and Mark Padmore in the 2011-12 concert season), under conductor Adrian Partington. Registered Charity No.266472
97. Bristol City Council Fostering and Adoption Service (Ref #1601)
In Bristol, there are over 600 children in care. Many of these children will be placed in foster care, and some will be adopted. The Bristol family placement team recruits, trains and assesses foster carers and adopters. They need people from all communities to foster and adopt Bristol children. For more information about fostering and adoption visit www.bristol.gov.uk/fostering or /adoption. Foster or Adopt. Change a life forever.
98. Bristol City Korfball (Ref #2529)
Bristol City Korfball club is made up of players of all levels ranging from those who have been playing for years right down to those who started only a couple of weeks ago (as such we are used to explaining the basics and integrating new players!). In the winter (Sep-Mar) we train at Kingsdown every Sunday between 7-8.30pm. In the summer (May-Sep) we train every Thursday on Durham Downs, 7-8.30pm.
99. Bristol Civic Society (Ref #263)
To stimulate public interest in, and care for the beauty, history, character and future of the city of Bristol and its surroundings. To encourage high standards of architecture and town planning; the preservation of the best of the remaining features of the historic past of Bristol and its surroundings as well as the best of the existing features of public amenity and interest; the incorporation and blending of such features in present and future developments.
100. Bristol Commonwealth Society (Ref #1201)
Social lunches/dinner with speakers. Also an opportunity for people interested in the Commonwealth to get together and enjoy a lunch.
101. Bristol Community Accountancy Project (BCAP) (Ref #1832)
BCAP provides professional, accessible and affordable financial services for community and voluntary organisations, charities, credit unions, development trusts and community businesses in and around Bristol.
102. Bristol Community Family Trust (Ref #2020)
BCFT runs the best relationship and parenting courses in Bristol! Courses are easy to understand, fun, effective, and not at all scary. Relationship courses last a day. Parenting courses are six sessions. Course costs vary from £25 to £50 - free if you're on benefits. Call us or visit our website for more info.
103. Bristol Community Transport (BCT) (Ref #199)
Bristol Community Transport (BCT) is the largest community transport operator in Bristol. We operate a fleet of 28 minibuses and one accessible car for use by community groups and other not-for-profit organisations across Bristol, and by the users of our many community bus services. Vehicles can be hired with or without a driver. Minibuses range from 11 seater to 16 passenger seats, the majority of which have been adapted to carry wheelchair passengers. MIDAS minibus driver training available.
104. Bristol Concert Orchestra (Ref #1114)
Bristol Concert Orchestra - a friendly, high-standard amateur orchestra, performing three concerts per year at St George's Bristol, plus various other events such as children’s concerts and joint ventures with choral societies. We rehearse at Ashton Park School in term-time, Monday evenings 7:30pm - 9:30pm. The guideline playing standard required is Grade 8. We are a registered charity in England and Wales, number 1128196.
105. Bristol Conservation Volunteers (Ref #127)
We do practical work on nature reserves. This includes woodland work, fencing, ditch digging and other manual tasks. Machinery is not used. Our support helps wildlife trusts conserve wildlife; we have some fun, exercise and meet people.
106. Bristol Crisis Service for Women (BCSW) (Ref #230)
We provide a helpline for women, useful information booklets and other publications. A self-help journal for young people, a training pack and training. We also provide a list of self-harm self-help groups. The text and email support service (TESS) offers confidential and emotional support to girls and wrong woment. The service are aimed at 11-25 year olds but will also support older women.
107. Bristol Cycling Campaign (BCC) (Ref #99)
Bristol Cycling Campaign is for everyone who cycles or is interested in cycling in Bristol. From social rides and get-togethers to active campaigning, we aim to make Bristol a cycling-friendly city and to get more people on bikes.
108. Bristol Dance Experience (Ref #2517)
Ballroom and Latin classes for absolute beginners and experienced dancers with a fun and sociable atmosphere. Classes are held at four locations in Redland, Cotham and Central Bristol on six days each week. Students can come with a partner or on their own. Casual dress and normal shoes. Class terms are roughly aligned with school terms.
109. Bristol Debt Advice Centre (BDAC) (Ref #1806)
Free advice for people in debt. Opening times: Council Tax Clinic - Mondays 10am to 12pm; Drop-In - Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:00pm; Telephone Advice - Thursdays 9.30am to 12pm. We also have self-help support sessions available in our FUTURES room. Please telephone for details.
110. Bristol Diabetes Support Group (Ref #2501)
We are a self funding group, associated to Diabetes UK. Our aim is to provide a meeting place to provide support; understanding and friendship for local people with diabetes. We hold bi-monthly meetings where professional healthcare speakers attend to provide information and education by. It is free to attend, with tea & biscuits and donations are welcomed. The next meeting will be on Tuesday 25th January 2011 - Speaker Dr. J Holdsworth.
111. Bristol Dial-A-Ride (Ref #1313)
Bristol Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door bus service for any person who cannot use public transport. It picks you up from your home. Anyone who finds it difficult or cannot use public transport, whether they are elderly or have a mobility or communication impairment, can use Bristol Dial-A-Ride.
112. Bristol Disability Equality Forum (Ref #2581)
BDEF is a disabled people led organisation that campaigns, provides advice and ensures disabled people are consulted about issues affecting them. It is where you can meet other disabled people and share your experiences. You can say what you think and work with others to make change happen.
113. Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) (Ref #170)
Bristol Drugs Project is the main provider of free and confidential sevices to drug users in Bristol. We provide a range of services for people at all stages of change, from harm reduction through to structured day programmes.
114. Bristol Enterprise Development Fund Ltd (Ref #1903)
We provide start up loans to businesses who have been unable to borrow from banks.
115. Bristol Epilepsy Support Group (Ref #2231)
The BESG has been set up to help people who have been affected by epilepsy to meet others who are in a similar situation. Time and venue for meetings is about to change. Please check our website for more details.
116. Bristol Event Volunteers (Ref #2555)
Bristol Event Volunteers, aka BEV, is a searchable hub, connecting event organisers with potential volunteers to make both finding volunteers and volunteering easy.
117. Bristol Fashion - Ladies Barbershop Chorus (Ref #1621)
We all love singing! Do come and join our friendly group - we welcome new members of any age. No musical knowledge is required, just a love of singing together. We rehearse weekly on Thursdays 7:30pm - 10:00pm.
118. Bristol Film Unit (Ref #198)
To give free film shows to Elderly Person's Homes.
119. Bristol Folk House (Ref #133)
Learning for pleasure, adult education, practical and creative, live music, organic cafe, room hire. Established for over 80 years.
120. Bristol Freedom Programme (Ref #2597)
We provide groups for women who have experienced domestic violence at any point in their lives. Groups run across Bristol, at different times and days, and most have a free creche. Locations are kept confidential.
121. Bristol Friends of the Earth (Ref #1819)
Bristol Friends of the Earth is the local group of the international environmental organisation Friends of the Earth. We work to respond to local people's concerns about environmental and sustainable future issues. We help equip and empower people to take action on the issues that matter to them. Current campaigns focus on: local transport; local food; Bristol's carbon footprint and Bristol Airport's expansion plans.
122. Bristol Ghost Club (Ref #2620)
We are a non-profit organisation that is working towards becoming one of the leading groups of paranormal researchers in the area and are dedicated to investigating any site of paranormal interest in the south west and the rest of the UK. Using a mixture of scientific and spiritual methods, our aim is to either prove or disprove the existence of ghosts, poltergeists and any paranormal activity.
123. Bristol Gilbert and Sullivan Operatic Society (Ref #2060)
The South West's premier amateur operatic society. With a professional conductor and professional orchestra, performing 1 Gilbert and Sullivan opera each year plus various charity concerts.
124. Bristol Greenpeace Group (The) (Ref #2042)
The Bristol Greenpeace Group is the local active campaigning arm of Greenpeace UK Ltd. We meet the FIRST Wednesday of each month -7:30pm Doors open 8pm START in Victoria Methodist Church, 1A Whiteladies Road,opposite the Victoria rooms. Currently we are campaigning against airport expansion the 3rd runway at Heathrow = AIRPLOT and coal fired power stations like Kingsnorth in the fight against climate change = The BIG IF.
125. Bristol Harmony West Gallery Quire (Ref #2436)
To revive and perform the lively and warm-hearted music of the old village church choirs and their supporting instruments. Our repertoire is biased towards music from local composers and from local manuscript sources. An ability to read music is helpful, but not essential. Singers of all voices will be welcomed but particularly soprano and tenor voices.
126. 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.
127. Bristol Hearing Voices Network (Ref #2277)
Bristol Hearing Voices Network is a service user led self-help group. It is self-referral; just turn up or leave a message on the group mobile given below. The group currently meets every Tuesday 3.00pm - 4.30pm at the Bristol Mind offices.
128. Bristol Hindu Temple (Ref #2535)
1. To promote and practice ideals of Hindu and Hindu based religions through worship, education and teaching 2. To strive for spiritual richness and human excellence through Assimilation of values in hindu scriptures into daily lives, and 3. To recognize and respect other religions and belief systems in their proper context
129. Bristol History and Archaeology Society (Ref #1237)
Group formerly engaged in archaeology digs, now goes on monthly trips in summer to sites of historical or archaeological interest. We hold winter lectures on various subjects.
130. Bristol Inter Faith Group (Ref #1119)
To facilitate meetings between faith communities; acting as a contact base for information; arranging a programme of events that are open to all. Personal subscription - five pounds per annum, affiliated organisations - twenty five pounds per annum.
131. Bristol International Folk Dance (Ref #204)
Tuesdays all year round at 7.30 pm. Specialist Balkan Folk Dance (Eastern European) group for dancers with some experience of Balkan dances. Affiliated to the Society for International Folk Dancing. First Tuesday in each month: Taught session open to all. Contact Secretary to confirm.
132. Bristol International Twinnings Association (BITA) (Ref #929)
To raise the profile of and develop Bristol's seven twinnings in areas of culture, education, commerce and civil society.
133. Bristol Japan Karate Association (Ref #2462)
Learn traditional Shotokan karate with the Japan Karate Association, the largest of it's kind and officially recognised by the Japanese government as the worldwide foundation for karate. Learn self defence, develop character, keep fit, improve confidence, improve flexibility and balance.
134. Bristol Keralites Association - BrisKA (Ref #2526)
1. To bring together the Keralite community of Bristol with out any caste, creed or religious preference and to promote friendship and community spirit within the Keralites settled in and around Bristol. 2. To provide a platform to establish alliance and understanding amongst associate groups and organisations and work together for the betterment of the community. 3. To represent the interest of the Keralite community in and around Bristol and serve as its voice.
135. Bristol Kidz (Ref #1990)
GWR FMâs registered charity âBristol Kidzâ supports projects, charities and community groups working with children and young people in Bristol and the surrounding area. Bristol Kidz aims to improve and develop children and young peopleâs potential by providing them with opportunities to engage in positive activities. Since its creation, Bristol Kidz has awarded grants totalling almost Â£200,000 to local projects. Bristol Kidz is heavily reliant on the support of local people and business
136. Bristol Krav Maga (Ref #2546)
One of the UKs largest Israeli Krav Maga Schools situated in Clifton. Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art/self defence discipline., taught by professional instructors. We are one of the few professional schools in the UK , welcoming people from all creeds, races and religions.
137. Bristol Lacemakers (Ref #234)
Our group meets every second Monday in the month at 7.30pm. We alternate our working nights with craft-based local speakers. We are a small friendly group and would welcome new members (14 pounds yearly) and visitors (one pound fifty per night), for working nights or just to hear a speaker.
138. Bristol Ladies Hockey Club (Ref #2010)
We are a small friendly hockey club in Bristol, and are always looking for new players.
139. Bristol Latvian Society (Ref #235)
Promotion of interest in Latvia and all things Latvian. To bring together persons who have an interest in Latvia or are of Latvian descent. Activities are cultural and social.
140. Bristol LeRoc-Modern Jive (Ref #2571)
We provide a great way of learning to partner dance in a social atmosphere where the emphasis is on inclusion and having fun dancing. A great way to meet new people and keep fit.
141. Bristol Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Forum (Ref #2516)
The Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum is a Registered Charity, established in October 1994 to challenge the discrimination that lesbian, gay and bisexual people experience. Membership of the Forum is made-up of local lesbian, gay and bisexual people and the Charity is run by a Management Committee, made up of volunteers, as well as two part-time members of staff: the Development Worker and the Administrator.
142. Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum (Ref #1607)
The Bristol Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Forum is a charity and is run by a Management Committee made up of members from the Bristol LGB community. We take issues that members raise and work with institutions (local authority, health service etc), to represent LGB concerns. We also hold community events, musical evenings and social evenings with speakers on topical subjects. We welcome new members and Management Committee members.
143. Bristol Local Involvement Network (LINK) (Ref #2423)
We are a network of individuals and community groups who work together to improve local health and social care services. Our aim is to find out what local people think about their services and help to make them better.
144. Bristol ME Support Group (Ref #1048)
To give support to fellow sufferers of ME - with local 'link-groups', telephone contact, newsletters and small library of books and tapes on ME.
145. Bristol Male Voice Choir (Ref #1016)
The objects of the choir shall be to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education in, and appreciation of, the art and science of music and in particular choral music by presentation of concerts.
146. Bristol Mediation (Ref #126)
Bristol Mediation provides independent and confidential neighbour mediation to people living in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Our service is available to home owners, Council and Housing Association tenants as well as people living in private rented accommodation.
147. Bristol Methodist Centre (Ref #265)
The Bristol Methodist Centre helps homeless and disadvantaged people though our drop-in service in Central Bristol. People can get free meals, clean clothes and a shower; support staff are on hand each day to help with various problems; and guests are welcome to take part in the regular pattern of prayer and worship in the small chapel.
148. 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)
149. Bristol MindLine (Ref #2187)
We offer a free and confidential listening service for people who need to talk - typically about issues to do with mental health; loneliness and isolation. Whatever you want to talk about, we will listen to the way you feel about your experiences. The helpline is open Wed to Sun, 8pm to midnight on freephone 0808 808 0330. If you're interested in volunteering to work on the helpline, please contact us for an information pack, or download one from our website.
150. Bristol Morris Men (Ref #1282)
We are Bristol's oldest established male morris dance club for all ages. We perform Cotswold Morris dances to a variety of instruments. New members are always welcome and all receive tuition. Musicians also welcome, especially melodeon, concertina and violin players.
151. 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.
152. Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS) (Ref #1334)
We aim to further the economic, educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of the Muslim community, while encouraging their active participation in mainstream society. In addition, we provide media representation and awareness of Muslim culture and heritage to increase the understanding of Islam in the wider community. We also provide free advice, guidance and advocacy concerning social welfare, health, employment, legal matters, housing, education, immigration etc.
153. Bristol Naturalists Society (Ref #253)
The Society exists to stimulate a greater awareness of natural history and geology in the Bristol area. Activities include: Geology, Ornithology, Invertebrates, Botany & Mammals. Members receive monthly bulletins. We also publish 'Nature in Avon' and the 'Avon Bird Report' each year. There is also an extensive lending library covering all the societies interests.
154. Bristol North Swimming Club (Ref #1647)
Provision of training for competitive swimming and fitness swimming. Teaching of swimming.
155. Bristol Old Vic (Ref #186)
Theatre complex and theatre company in the centre of Bristol. We are a producing theatre and have a varied classical, contemporary and family programme. We are also host to some of the best local and national theatre companies.
156. Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) (Ref #1659)
To oppose unfair discrimination on the grounds of age. To provide a focus, a network and a voice for older people in Bristol. To empower older people. To improve the social and financial well-being of older people.
157. Bristol One Act Drama Festival (Ref #211)
Stage 1 of the All England Theatre Festival takes place the second week of February each year. The winning group goes forward at each stage up to the British final at the end of June in either England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland.
158. Bristol Opera (Ref #1547)
We rehearse every Thursday from 7.30.pm till 9.30.pm. We stage one or two operas each year and sometimes put on concerts too. We are a very sociable, fun-loving group and welcome new singers, be they enthusiastic amateurs or aspiring professionals. Come and join the chorus for our next production of Smetana's lovely opera - The Bartered Bride - at the Olympus Theatre, Filton,16th -19th May 2007
159. 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.
160. Bristol Organ and Keyboard Society (Ref #157)
Promotion of organ and electronic organ/keyboard concerts by national artistes once a month. Twice annual charity dances and organ music. Occasional organ and keyboard manufacturers' demonstrations.
161. Bristol Orienteering Klub (Ref #292)
To encourage, promote and provide the sport of orienteering in the Bristol area. Check website for details of events, phone organiser to ascertain accessibilty.
162. Bristol Ornithological Club (BOC) (Ref #1309)
To promote, encourage and co-ordinate scientific study of ornithology in the Bristol area and to help and encourage beginners. To support and assist conservation projects and to promote field research. Field meetings throughout the year plus weekends and holidays. Lecture meetings in winter months.
163. Bristol Parks Forum (Ref #2349)
Bristol Parks Forum is an umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces. The forum's three main roles are to offer an opportunity to share ideas and experience, to act as a consultation body for the Bristol Parks service and other agencies, to influence decision-making, including the allocation of resources. Meetings are four times a year. Please see our website for details.
164. Bristol Philosophy Circle (Ref #1131)
To promote discussion and understanding of the meaning, impact and changing nature of all ideas concerning the world, society and the history behind this.
165. 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.
166. Bristol Playgoers Club (Ref #1537)
Next year we celebrate our centenary. We meet fortnightly from September to May. Rehearsed playreadings are presented on stage. New members always welcome, whether they want to act, work backstage or, most importantly, be the audience. There are also social events such as theatre trip & lunches etc.
167. Bristol Quilters (Ref #2531)
Bristol Quilters was founded 30 years ago and is for members only. Membership details are available on request. It is a group of 120 members meeting once a month. Meetings usually take the form of a speaker followed by tea/coffee and members "show and tell" of items they have made. The group exhibits approximately 3 yearly. Further details available on request.
168. Bristol Quiz League (Ref #1934)
We are the oldest quiz league in the country. We meet on the first Wednesday evening of the month through the winter, in teams of five. Please see website for details.
169. 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.
170. Bristol Sailing Association (Ref #2576)
To provide members with sailing on chartered cruising yachts for a weekend or a week, in the UK (Solent, Devon/Cornwall, Bristol Channel)or Channel Islands/northern France, Mediterranean. Meetings held second Monday of each month.
171. Bristol Salsa Dance Classes - Salsa Souls (Ref #2607)
Our main aim is to give you Salsa classes in a fun and friendly environment; we have achieved this and more with our reputation for fun and friendly Salsa nights going far and wide! We teach any age range, from 18 upwards! (I teach children and teenagers as part of my private work and events) Most people turn up by themselves, though we have couples and groups of friends too. Anyone that turns up by themselves is quickly made to feel very welcome and part of the group.
172. Bristol School of Dancing (Ref #2536)
Dance classes in Classical Ballet, Modern Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap held daily in our Clifton studio and on selected days in various areas of the city and beyond. We accept children to our Pre-School classes from the age of 2.5 years to begin to learn the basics of Classical Ballet. Children and young people accepted from all ages and abilities to all other classes.
173. Bristol School of Dancing, The (Ref #936)
The Bristol School of Dancing offers classes in Ballet, Modern, Theatre Dance, Tap and Jazz. Ages 2.5 years to adults. Special classes for children from 2.5 years. Alternative contact number: 0117 973 3487.
174. Bristol School of Tai Chi & Chi Kung (Ref #961)
Instruction in Chen style Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Regular classes, courses and 1to1 sessions during the daytime, evenings and weekends. Master class with teachers from around the world.
175. Bristol Scrabble Club (Ref #1006)
176. Bristol Shintaido (Ref #2507)
Shintaido: Meditation in Motion. Shintaido is a new art of movement from Japan, with roots in the traditional martial and healing arts. It offers a unique combination of soft and expansive, dynamic movement, incorporating voice, touch, and moving meditation. Breathe, sweat, stretch, focus your concentration, project your voice, open your body, empty your mind, practice forms and formlessness: study Shintaido.
177. Bristol Shopmobility (Ref #1802)
Bristol Shopmobility is a scheme providing powered scooters and wheelchairs, and manual wheelchairs to enable people with mobility impairments to shop and use other facilities in the Bristol area. We can also offer longer term hire of equipment for holidays etc.
178. 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.
179. Bristol Sikh Council (Ref #1996)
To organise and represent the Sikh and Indian Community democratically. To provide full knowledge and awareness of the Sikhism and Indian culture. To create harmony between the different communities as all human beings are one and the creation of the almighty one God [Akalpurkh]
180. Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia, The (Ref #1992)
Welcome to our lecture meetings given by distinguished experts on Wednesday evenings in February, March, April, May, October and November (non-Membersâ donation: Â£5). At our social meetings in January and September you can talk about your interests with friendly folk who share enthusiasm for some of the varied arts and cultures of the peoples of Asia. For further information and Membership (Â£15 single, Â£22.50p shared) applications, please see our website (www.artsofasia.org.uk) and e-mail
181. 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.
182. Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (Ref #257)
To promote the development of model engineering and construction and operation of models of an engineering nature.
183. Bristol Somali Forum (BSF) (Ref #2598)
Bristol Somali Forum (BSF)is an umbrella organisation that brings together active Somali community groups and voluntary organisations in the city of Bristol, and in the South West, on an inclusive basis to enable them plan and co-ordinate representation and address relevant community issues; and more importantly, to articulate community views on local policy matters and the development of appropriate services for the Somali community in Bristol as a whole.
184. Bristol South Music Workshop and Choir (Ref #2495)
We meet on Wednesday evenings and welcome singers & players of all standards, including beginners. This inclusive policy makes a friendly & accepting atmosphere, valued by all. Intermediate & advanced players are regular members. Self-help instrumental groups 7.30, Choir 8.45. Various instruments played. Music from different styles & periods. Choir includes voice production, aural training, singing from music, memory and by ear. Concert at end of term for audience of members only!
185. Bristol Speakers Club (Ref #2563)
Come along to Bristol Speakers’ Club. Our new season is about to start. Our aim is to give members the opportunity to practise their speaking skills in a relaxed atmosphere with helpful advice from more experienced members. We meet on alternate Monday evenings 7.15 for 7.30 PM. Starts 10th September 2012. You are welcome to join at any time during the season. We look forward to seeing you.
186. 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.
187. Bristol Tutors (Ref #2361)
Bristol Tutors is a tuition agency offering private tuition in a wide range of subjects including Maths, English and Science at KS1-3, GCSE and A-level. Our services also include TEFL and proof-reading. All tutors are CRB checked. For more information about our services, please go to www.bristoltutors.co.uk
188. Bristol Walking and Hostelling Group (Ref #2161)
The activity of the group is mainly walking. We run summer Tuesday evening walks and weekend walks, with a number of weekends away, staying in youth hostels, bunkhouses etc. We occasionally have theatre, pub and quiz nights.
189. Bristol Wood Recycling Project (BWRP) (Ref #1701)
BWRP collect wood from all over Bristol, clean it up and make it into things for sale at their wood shop. They work with volunteers from all backgrounds and aim to provide an inclusive environment for those who volunteer here.
190. Bristol Yoga Space (Ref #2403)
A calm and relaxing yoga studio in Bristol city centre just minutes from Park Street and the centre, up on Park Row. We provide friendly group Yoga and Pilates classes, pregnancy yoga and post-natal yoga, private yoga lessons and yoga therapy for a wide range of health conditions. Beginners and all abilities welcome. All teachers fully qualified by the British Wheel of Yoga ensuring safe and experienced teaching.
191. Bristol Youth Theatre Studio (Ref #162)
Production of plays and musicals. Tuition offered for auditions to Drama School. "Studio work" on a weekly basis - that is, tuition in Stagecraft, not Educational Drama. All enquiries to Gloucester Road address please.
192. Bristol Zen Centre (Ref #2478)
The Bristol Zen Centre is a group of Zen practitioners who meet regularly for sitting and walking, meditation and chanting. We meet every Wednesday from 7.10pm to 8.30pm and on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Fulcrum House. We have regular retreats in Devon with our guiding teacher, Zen Master Dae Gak of Furnace Mountain Zen Centre (www.furnacemountain.org).
193. Bristol and Avon Chinese Women's Group (Ref #180)
We aim to relieve sickness, hardship and distress by providing assistance, advice, representation and services amongst Chinese women. We provide or assist in the provision of facilities for recreation for Chinese women who need such facilities due to age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social welfare with a view to improving their quality of life. We also aim to advance education between the Chinese and local community through educational, cultural and social activities.
194. Bristol and Bath IVC (Ref #2111)
A friendly, non-profit making, social group, offering a great way to make new friends, and expand your social life. We have approx 200 members, and enjoy a busy programme of bar nights, meals out, walks, dancing, weekends away, and seeing bands and plays. No age limits, but most members are 40-60. See our website, or phone our enquiry number, and then come along to one of our Thursday Clubnights. For only £7 you can join for three months as a Trial Member.
195. Bristol and Bath Tennis Club (Ref #1083)
The club is for the playing and promoting of real tennis, the excellent ancient game on which lawn tennis is based. It's the only court in the area and has members aged from 12 to 82.
196. Bristol and District Retirement Council (Ref #182)
To provide pre-retirement courses to assist people preparing for their retirement. Courses include financial and legal matters, state pensions and other benefits, income tax, personal adjustment, health, leisure and voluntary work opportunities. Courses can either take place in the workplace [in house courses] or at Fry Club, Keynsham [open courses].
197. Bristol and West of England Orchid Society (Ref #1273)
The purpose of the Society is to foster and encourage an interest in all aspects of orchid growing. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 2:15pm. You don't need to have an orchid collection, just an interest in these fascinating plants. Why not come along and try a meeting or two without obligation? Each year we hold and annual show at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall Next year's will be held on Saturday 30th march from 11-4pm
198. Broad Plain Rugby Club (Ref #2487)
This is the Youth section of Broad Plain Rugby Club. We train kids from age 4 upwards and have a large and growing youth section. Come and try tag rugby (age 4-7) or mini rugby (age 8-12), Sunday mornings at 11.00am, or Wednesday evenings 6.30pm. Full details are on the website.
199. Brunel 20s and 30s Walking Group (Ref #2068)
Based in the Bristol and Bath area, we're a friendly group catering for all tastes amongst younger people, from the newcomer to recreational walking through to experienced hill walkers. Our programme offers around 100 walks a year, ranging from 4 mile ambles through to testing 17 mile up and downers in the Brecons. As well as frequent walks, our programme also contains a number of weekends away and an array of socials.
200. Brunel Sea Angling Club (Ref #1459)
Our purpose is to foster the sport of sea angling and to be involved in sea environment issues.
201. 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.
202. CEED (charity) Limited (Ref #1439)
CEED's mission is to improve the economic well being of those currently disadvantaged in the labour market and in business, in particular those from minority ethnic groups. ICT, Media and Business Management training courses. Support for small inner city businesses including business/marketing advice and, through our the Loan Fund, start-up or expansion funding. Opportunities for employment created through managed Positive Action Traineeships. Also conference and private function facilities.
203. CSV Allies in Bristol (Ref #1465)
CSV is the UK's largest volunteering and training organisation. Allies in Bristol provides volunteer independent visitors to befriend young people who are looked after by Bristol City Council's Children's Services. The volunteer, known as an 'ally' and the young person meet regularly and take part in social activities together.
204. Capricorn Place Residents' Association (Ref #2606)
Working with the Managing Company, BNS, to look after Capricorn Place and the owners and residents, particularly members of the Residents' Association. Chair: Fraser Bridgeford e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
205. Cats Protection Bristol District (Ref #2512)
Fostering unwanted cats & kittens until new homes can be found. Free neutering campaigns as well as help for people on low income to get thier cat neutered. Feed and Neuter feral cats
206. Cercle Français de Bristol (Ref #348)
The Bristol French Circle welcomes all those who enjoy speaking and listening to French. We meet at BAWA on alternate Thursdays from October to May each year. See our website for our varied programme of French speakers on various subjects, conversation evenings, a literary discussion and an evening of readings. We also organise dinners and trips to see French films. At 7pm before most sessions there is a 'petit cours' on French pronunciation, vocabulary and idioms. Bienvenue au Cercle français!
207. Cerebral Palsy Plus (Ref #2234)
Advice, support, information and financial help in the form of grants for people affected by CP and their families. We run a parent's group, swimming sessions, evening club and organise trips etc.
208. Childrens Scrapstore (Ref #350)
Children's Scrapstore collects safe waste from industry and makes it available to member groups working in a creative play, education, care or therapeutic setting. 'Artrageous', our low cost art and craft shop is open to the general public: Monday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm, Thursday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
209. Chinese Martial Arts (Ref #1735)
Teaching traditional martial arts as an art form, a vehicle for self-defence, and a means of staying healthy through a yogic practice.
210. Chrysalis supported association ltd (Ref #2593)
Chrysalis is a drug and alcohol based supported accommodation service working within Bristol and South Gloucester. We offer a variety of services to support individuals who need a safe environment to maintain their recovery from addiction and its associated consequences. We offer tiered stages of support from 3rd stage with medium support through to 5th stage with low support. We also provide a direct referral service to multi agency services based in Bristol
211. City Voices Bristol (Ref #2545)
City Voices Bristol is a mixed voice choir which is open to everyone over the age of 18 who wants to sing in a choir. There are no auditions to join, City Voices believe singing is for everyone - everyone has a voice and it should be about meeting new people and having fun. The music performed by City Voices does not follow the traditional 'Choral Society' approach. We run our rehearsals in a relaxed atmosphere, but that doesn't mean we don't get the work done!
212. City and County of Bristol Indoor Bowls (Ref #2453)
Bristol Indoor Bowling Club has 9 rinks of international standard. Itis open all year round offering good facilities for all abilities. Club coaches are available if you are new to the sport or wish to improve your game.
213. City of Bristol College (Ref #1847)
City of Bristol College offers over 1,000 full and part-time courses at eight centres across the city. The college currently has over 40,000 students - the majority recruited from the local area. Our core values include mutual respect, helping all learners achieve their potential and celebrating diversity. Courses offered include: A Levels; vocational preparation courses; vocational training in Engineering, Construction, Catering and Hair & Beauty; ESOL and adult and community learning.
214. City of Bristol Rowing Club (Ref #2013)
Rowing is now a popular sport with people of all ages. Our club has been rowing in the harbour for 50 years. In recent years, we've evolved into a highly successful and competitive club. We have around 200 members and cater for all ages from junior to veteran; any level of ability from complete beginner to experienced rower; any level of commitment - from recreational to serious competition.
215. Clifton Amateur Dramatic Society (CADS) (Ref #2572)
We are a friendly and fun amateur dramatic society based loosely in the Clifton area of Bristol. New members are always welcome! We do regular shows, socials and workshops, and auditions are always open. If you're 18+ and interested in any aspect of theatre, from acting and directing to costumes, props and set design, we'd love to hear from you!
216. Clifton Arts Club (Ref #2169)
During autumn, winter and spring, the Club meets weekly at 7.30pm on Thursday evenings, either for a talk on an art related subject, or for a painting session. In summer months, there is an outdoor Saturday painting programme. Visits to art galleries take place several times a year and tutorials are also organised.
217. Clifton Singers (Ref #2304)
We are a choir of about 24 members, singing and rehearsing mostly unaccompanied. We perform in and around Bristol, often in churches to a local audience. Good sight-reading is desirable, we don’t usually spend a lot of time learning notes. We rehearse on Sunday evenings.
218. Clover House Complementary Therapy Centre For Children (Ref #2539)
"Clover House is set up to relieve sickness and suffering in children and young people through the provision of complementary care." We are a registered charity and treat any child aged 2-22 suffering from any condition or complaint (emotional, physical or behavioural) through a programme of three complementary therapies (massage, imagery & nutrition). We achieve over an 85% success rate within three session.
219. Clwb Y Ddraig Goch (Ref #921)
We are a Welsh speaking group who meet onch a month so that our children can socialise through the medium of Welsh. Our children vary in age from 12 years to toddlers.
220. CoMA Bristol (Ref #2514)
Commissioning and public performance of cutting edge contemporary classical music to a high standard by ensemble members of varying backgrounds and experience. We also from time to time provide accompaniments for silent films.
221. 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.
222. Connexions West of England (Ref #1753)
Information, advice and guidance service for 13 - 19 year olds. Booked and drop-in appointments available Bristol wide, call for more information.
223. Crisis Centre Ministries / Wild Goose Café (Ref #1746)
A Christian organisation bringing God's loved Grace to those with life-disrupting issues.
224. Cycle Bristol CTC (Ref #381)
Cycle Bristol CTC offer a range of cycling related activites that everyone can join in. Rides every weekend throughout the year,Weds eve rides from April to Sept.Paces: easy- beginner,medium &hard-more experienced. We have extensive knowledge of the best routes, pubs and cafes in our area.We organise cycling tours & YHA Weekends.Oct to March,Weds eves slide shows,talks & bike maintenance at Clubroom. Our years of experience mean that we can offer help and advice on all cycling matters.
225. DSD Paranormal Investigators (Ref #2469)
We are a paranormal investigators team who travel to different venues, with the intention of seeking paranormal activity. We have all relevant equipment to be able to detect any activity & also upon request can clear premises of any unwanted paranormal activity. If anyone would like to join our group please either email team leader or contact by phone.
226. Dance Voice (Ref #386)
Dance movement psychotherapy is the psychotherapeutic use of movement and dance through which a person can engage creatively in a process to further their emotional, cognitive, physical and social integration.
227. 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
228. Dementia Voice (Ref #1003)
Dementia Voice is an information, training and research organisation for all those who provide care for people with dementia and/or their carers. We work with local authorities, health services, the independent sector and higher education to improve services and care for people with dementia. We do not provide a direct service to family carers.
229. Dhek Bhal (Ref #391)
Dhak Bhal works and campaigns with and for South Asian people to promote their health and social wellbeing in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Elderly womens group, over 50s. Mens elderly group. Sitting service.
230. Downs Syndrome Association (Ref #1437)
Providing regional support, advice, information and training to people with Down's syndrome, parents/carers and professionals. Able to put parents in touch with one another. Focus on local issues and needs.
231. Dragon Club, The (Ref #398)
Offers a social activities evening club (Monday PM) to adult people with learning difficulties. Provides social education, leisure and recreational opportunities to enable people wth learning difficulties to gain greater independence, and integration within the club and community. Opening times: Monday evening 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Access: Ramped approach and accessible toilet.
232. Dystonia Society - Bristol Branch (Ref #2235)
The Bristol Branch of the Dystonia Society is a self help group which meets four times a year. The group raises money and awareness for this neurological disorder that causes muscles in the body to pull or spasm.
233. Easton Community Choir (Ref #2388)
Easton Community Choir is a vibrant community choir that sings for the pure pleasure of singing together in four part harmonies, but also performs from time to time. The choir sings songs from around the world such as Folk, Pop, Gospel and Maori, meeting on Tuesday evenings. Welcomes new members.
234. Easton Families Project (Ref #2473)
We offer stay and play sessions each day from 10am-12pm on Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri which include tea, coffee and biscuits. Plus an Arabic ladies group on Tuesday mornings. There is a community cafe that provides healthy food. Additionally is a 32 place nursery rated "outstanding" available, term time only offering full days and half days. If you need help with anything regarding bills, schools, nurseries etc we have a Family Support Worker available to help.
235. Easton Leisure Centre (Ref #1793)
Centre providing leisure activities and recreational facilities to the general public, schools and community groups. Facilities include two swimming pools, one 25 metre, six-lane competition pool and a children's pool, a large, fully air-conditioned health and fitness suite with full disabled access and specialist fitness equipment. There is also a large sports hall, badminton courts, basketball and five-a-side football court, creche and meeting room hire.
236. EasySportsMatch (Ref #2393)
At EasySportsMatch.com you can find a local sports or fitness partner, join or start a local team.
237. Eclipse Arts Circus Skills (Ref #2635)
We offer circus skills workshops.We have fifteen years of experience working at festivals, clubs, theaters, schools and youth clubs. Try your hand at a wide range of skills, from feather balancing to hula-hoop or tight-wire; we create bespoke packages for you. There are no limits or restrictions; we are available to work with all ages and abilities.
238. Elays Development Network (Ref #2286)
Elays Network provides cultural training and consultancy to service providers and voluntary and community organisations that work with the Somali and BME communities. We also carry out development work including work which promotes anti-poverty initiatives, integration and social cohesion.
239. Embroiderers Guild, Bristol Branch (Ref #2069)
Regular monthly programme of lectures and workshops. Lectures include insights into the work of contemporary textile artists, world embroidery and the history of textiles. Workshops are usually taught by the month's speaker. There is also an opportunity to buy embroidery supplies and to borrow books from our library. http://branches.embroiderersguild.com/branchdetails.php?id=BRIS10
240. Endometriosis UK (Ref #2099)
Endometriosis UK has a local support group in the Bristol area which aims to provide support and information to those affected by endometriosis. It gives local women with endometriosis the opportunity to meet others for mutual support. Endometriosis can be a chronic and debilitating gynaecological condition. It affects approximately 2 million women in the UK. The group meets once a month.
241. Energy Saving Trust advice centre for the South West (Ref #346)
Free, impartial advice service funded by the Energy Saving Trust and local authorities. We provide advice on energy efficiency, grants, transport, renewable energy and provide signposting for water and waste advice. In addition, we are able to refer clients to certain grant schemes. Freephone number is 0800 512 012 for the public.
242. European Movement - Bristol Branch (Ref #1240)
We are a non-party political organisation that campaigns locally and nationally for closer European unity. We believe that fostering closer ties between nations is the way forward in an increasingly interdependent world in which many problems are supra-national. This is not inconsistent with maintaining a strong national and local identity. We organise public meetings, give talks to local organisations and organise information stalls on European issues.
243. 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.
244. Family Information Service (Ref #1333)
We provide free up-to-date impartial advice, information and guidance on registered childminders, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, out of school clubs, holiday playschemes and a range of children's services and resources in Bristol. We also maintain the regional service directory for parents - www.1bigdatabase.org.uk Our helpline is open Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm, Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.
245. Fawcett Society, The - Bristol Local Group (Ref #1350)
We are the local group of the Fawcett Society, the UK's leading campaigning charity helping to create greater equality between women and men in Britain. Our members meet monthly. We don't provide services or advice - our focus is on campaigning and awareness raising. We work on Fawcett's national campaigns to raise awareness on a wide range of equality issues including working life, equal pay, democratic representation, BME women in the UK, sexual violence, women & criminal justice.
246. Filtones Choir (Ref #2400)
Filtones choir is a four part harmony group of senior citizens, rehearsing Wednesday 1.45 -3.45 p.m. Annually, we perform two evening concerts for charities and frequent daytime concerts to elderly people's clubs. We have vacancies, in particular for tenors and basses. No auditions held. ability to read music useful ,but not necessary. We are a friendly group and you will be assured of a warm welcome. Ring 0117 9083778 or 0117 9621222
247. Fingers and Frets (Ref #2638)
We are a fretted instrument orchestra of banjo, mandolin and guitar players. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings, with occasional concerts at other times. We are an active performing 'gigging' orchestra with a varied programme of music, mostly orchestrated, but also some sing-along numbers with melody and rhythm.
248. First Aid South West (Ref #2496)
First Aid South West is part of a registered employability Training Charity, the TTS group. All of our trainers have extensive training experience in the Care Sector and many have worked in Care Settings or Domiciliary Care prior to becoming trainers. Proceeds from our commercial training activities enable us to continue to support the long-term unemployed in gaining vital new skills and full time employment.
249. 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.
250. Freedom Youth (Ref #1441)
Youth group specific for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender young people age 13 to 21 years of age.
251. Frenchay Cricket Club (Ref #2586)
An old established Cricket Club, with five Senior Teams and a Womens Team, and 14 Youth Teams including a very active Girls Section. We believe in competition, and that Cricket should also be fun. We also have lots of active connections with the community, including a developing ChanceToShine Scheme involving six Senior and Primary Schools focusIng on Girls.
252. Frenchay Folk Dance Club (Ref #443)
Join us country dancing to have fun and get fit as well. Your first night is free. We meet fortnightly on Wednesdays from September to June - 7:45pm - 10:30pm at Frenchay Village Hall. You don't need to bring a partner and you can rest assured that the regulars will be friendly, kind, tolerant and welcoming. We walk through the dances first, so that you can follow the calls when the music starts.
253. Friends Of Suburban Bristol Railways (FOSBR) (Ref #1168)
FOSBR campaigns: to defend and enhance services on the Severn Beach railway line; to restore passenger services to the Portishead branch, the Henbury Loop and Saltford; to increase services to all local stations; to improve connections with mainline services and other modes of public transport. 2nd contact: Bernard Lane, 0117 9824441, e-mail: email@example.com
254. Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives (Ref #1323)
To support the City's museums, galleries and archives. Members are given opportunities to volunteer and enjoy quarterly newsletters, behind-the-scenes tours, social events, trips to other museums and galleries, talks and study sessions, as well as raising funds for the museum's services.
255. Friends of Welsh National Opera (Ref #2556)
We meet monthly to enjoy a variety of talks, with CD and sometimes DVD excerpts, to enjoy and learn more about opera. We also run regular coach trips from Bristol to London, Cardiff and venues elsewhere. We have priority booking for all WNO performances and the opportunity to attend open dress rehearsals in Cardiff.We promise a warm welcome to those new to opera as well as those who already enjoy it.
256. Friends of the RWA (Ref #2330)
We are a charity which supports the RWA in the furtherance of art in Bristol and the West. Activities include exhibitions, lectures, magazine and educational trips.
257. GayWest (Ref #456)
Gaywest is a social and support group for gay men and women in the South West. It has been in existence for over 20 years, and meets every Saturday morning in the Rainbow Café, Central Bath. In addition, our 90+ members receive a monthly magazine giving details of regular social events.
258. Gift Frippery (Ref #2383)
I teach workshops in gift wrapping to small groups but I am also available year round for talks and demonstrations to groups. All activities are fun, interactive and hands on! They can be seasonal or have a theme eg recycling etc. Please visit website for further details www.giftfrippery.co.uk
259. Gift Frippery! (Ref #2480)
I offer gift wrapping workshops (2hrs) or demonstrations. These are fun, and informative. Please see website for further details and can, to a certain extent, be tailor made to suit the group.
260. Girlguiding Bristol and South Gloucestershire (Ref #793)
The Guide Association, as part of a world-wide movement, enables girls and young women to fulfil their potential and to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities by trained volunteer leaders. Age range from 5 years upwards.
261. Golden Phoenix Archers (Ref #2024)
Formed in October 2006, we cater specifically for disabled archers. We have teamed up with Bristol Bowmen and shoot on equal terms with their members. We are currently applying for grants to buy specialist equipment, however, if we can accommodate your needs at the moment, we would be happy to hear from you. Shooting is on Sunday afternoons all year round and Wednesday evenings in summer. Other times available at the wish of the members. www.bristolanddisabledarchers.org.uk/
262. Great Caper (Ref #2604)
Traditional English dance and customs workshops for schools and community groups. One off workshops to longer term projects and events.
263. Great Caper, The (Ref #2199)
To reintroduce English traditional dance - Morris - and customs into mainstream education.
264. Great Western Chorus of Bristol (Ref #462)
Promoting and teaching 4-part harmony singing, with particular emphasis on youth, thereby maintaining its standard as the premier harmony chorus (50+male) of the South West. To entertain and support local community service organisations and charities as well as world wide audiences. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 10:30pm.
265. Greenpeace Bristol East (Ref #2447)
Bristol Greenpeace (East) is the local active campaigning arm of Greenpeace Bristol. We meet 7:45pm the 2nd Thursday of each month. We discuss ongoing campaigns and environmental issues of local and national significance.
266. Grendel Cricket Club (Ref #1933)
Our objective is to provide cricket. We've 3 teams in leagues and also play friendlies and tour each year. We have two Saturday Teams and one Sunday team. We play in the North Somerset Weekend Cricket League.
267. Guide Association (Ref #1865)
Rainbows 5-7 years, Brownies 7-10 years, Guides 10-14 years, Rangers 14+ years, Leaders 18-65 years. Phone or visit our website for more detail.
268. Harbour, The (Ref #1020)
The Harbour provides free, professional counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples affected by a physical life-threatening illness. This includes people living with the illness, people close to them and also people bereaved in the last two years through a life-threatening illness.
269. Headway Bristol (Ref #474)
A multifunctional centre acting as a base for staff and volunteers who are involved in support work in the hospital and community. Daytime resource and activity centre for adults with acquired brain injury ,as well as a support and carers group who meet once a month. Day services run five days a week and activities vary daily.
270. Helen O'Grady Drama Academy (Ref #2476)
Weekly classes for adults and children held at various locations across Bristol. Free trial! Acting classes for adults held each Thursday evening in Redland. No experience necessary. Come along and make new friends, build confidence and 'act up' each week. Phone 0117 900 1602 for more details.
271. Help! Counselling for 9 to 25 year olds (Ref #1748)
We provide counselling and psychotherapy for young people aged 9 to 25 years old. There is no limit to the number of sessions and no restrictions on the issues clients can bring. We seek to provide a local service. We ask for an affordable contribution to costs.
272. Henbury Singers (Ref #2637)
We are a mixed amateur choir of about 40 members, singing a mixed repertoire of classical and modern pieces, both for enjoyment and for public performance. We don't require auditions but ability to read music is a strong advantage. New members are always welcome to come along.
273. Henleaze Concert Society (Ref #2587)
Provision of a series of concerts and recitals of classical and modern musical works (usually max. 6) in each winter season, October - June, at a regular venue (church premises) in the Henleaze district of Bristol, including giving particular prominence to gifted local young musicians, and presenting pre-concert talks by eminent musicians and academics on the contents of each concert's programme.
274. Henleaze and District Flower Club (Ref #481)
We hold monthly demonstrations of flower arranging and associated talks, and a practice group for all - beginner and experienced. An informal, friendly group, we welcome newcomers. There is an annual subscription of £21, or admittance of £2 on the door to newcomers. Meetings are held on alternate Thursdays from 2:00pm.
275. Home Energy Team (Ref #1389)
The Home Energy Team provides free, impartial, local energy saving advice. We can advise on a range of topics ,including home insulation, replacing boilers, using heating controls, renewable energy schemes understanding and managing fuel bills and making the home warmer We can also make referrals for householders to grant schemes for energy saving measures.
276. Home-Start Bristol (Ref #1883)
Home-Start is a national charity. It recruits and trains volunteers to help families with children under 5, when the family is going through a difficult time. The Bristol scheme is run locally for families in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and the Keynsham and Saltford area.
277. Horfield Theatre Company (Ref #2521)
Horfield Theatre Company (HTC) is a non professional theatre company that delights in providing opportunities to develop talents and skills both on stage and backstage and provide accessible drama and entertainment for our supporters. We are delighted that each production introduces new members to our Company.
278. HorseWorld (Ref #450)
HorseWorld is dedicated to rescuing neglected and mistreated horses, ponies and donkeys. The HorseWorld Visitor Centre contact number is 01275 540173.
279. I Am Me (Ref #1481)
Safe, supportive, social drop in centre for vulnerable people.
280. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSNESS (Ref #2537)
TO TEACH THE PROCESS OF BHAKTI YOGA OR SELF REALISATION THROUGH MANTRA MEDITATION AND DEVOTION TO GOD. BASED ON THE VEDIC SCRIPTURES OF INDIA.WEEKLY MEETINGS ON SATURDAYS AT 3PM.WE ALSO PROPOGATE OUR MESSAGE BY BOOK DISTRIBUTION AND FEEDING SANCTIFIED FOOD TO THE HOMELESS IN THE CITY CENTRE EVERY MONDAY. FREE ADMISSION BUT DONATIONS WELCOME.
281. Imperial Camera Club (Ref #495)
The Imperial Camera Club aims to promote interest in all types of photography, providing facilities where possible so that members can participate in and enjoy a variety of photographic activities.
282. India Dance Wales (Ref #2419)
India Dance Wales is Wales' premier professional Indian Dance company and has been enchanting audiences and schools with the art of Classical Indian Dance since 1983. We offer a variety of authentic classical Indian dance performances, as well as award-winning training programmes, educational workshops and community dance activities across Wales and the South West.
283. InformationTakeaway food 4 thought (Ref #2627)
Offering free Information, Advice & guidance on where to get the necessary advice and information for any problem. Library of over 3500 subjects and use of internet for research and support to enquirers.
284. Inland Waterways Association (Avon and Wiltshire Branch) (Ref #1156)
Campaigning for the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the inland waterways of Britain.
285. Islamic Information Centre - Bristol (Ref #1322)
The Islamic Information Centre is a non-profit charity based organisation. Our aim is to provide the Bristol muslim community with religious awareness. We hold a wide range of literature in Arabic, English and Urdu and have videos for hire. We also publish books and hold classes for children. Our resources aim to benefit both muslims and non-muslims.
286. Janus Theatre Company (Ref #1964)
We are a company of amateur actors specifically formed to play at the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno. Please see our website for current information.
287. Jenny Dance English Language Services (Ref #2550)
We provide tuition of English as a foreign language to improve language skills in preparation for examinations such as First Certificate and IELTS. Courses are individually designed and overseen by a Cambridge examiner. We offer tuition on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.
288. Julian Trust, The (Ref #1663)
Relief of homelessness. Emergency Night Shelter for street homeless people. Open 5 nights each week throughout the year (closed Thursdays and Sundays). Hot meal, laundry, shower facilities. Overnight accommodation for 15 people but feed all comers.
289. KEBBA (Ref #1367)
KEBBA provides martial arts classes for children 5yrs+, adults and separate sessions for ladies only. The emphasis is on fun, focus and concentration and building confidence and self-esteem. Self defence and fitness are natural by-products. 1 MONTH FREE TRIAL.
290. KRAV MAGA BATH (Ref #2553)
British Krav Maga Association, self defence.
291. 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.
292. Kerala Association (KABS) (Ref #2547)
1. To bring together the Kerala community to promote friendship and fraternity and secure its solidarity, unity and co-operation. 2. To promote, plan and execute programmes, socio-cultural festivals, sports and recreational activities and games for the over all development of the Kerala community and to represent its interests and serve as its Voice. 3. To provide a platform to work together for the betterment of the community and recognise the talents of the Community members.
293. Keynsham Lifesaving Club (Ref #2274)
Keynsham Lifesaving Club teaches its members the skills required to save lives, including first-aid and water-based rescue techniques. We train for a range of Royal Lifesaving Society awards and compete in lifesaving competitions across the UK.
294. Kings Weston Action Group (Ref #2611)
The Kings Weston Action Group has been set up to protect the Kings Weston Estate and House, fight for it's future, and protect it's past. KWAG is a group of volunteers formed from local people, users of the parkland, and anyone interested in the conservation of this Grade II listed landscape and the historic house and estate buildings.
295. 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.
296. 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.
297. Kingswood Community Association (Ref #1374)
kca provide social and educational facilities. Licensed bar; art; judo; karate; pre-school; parents and toddler groups; modern Sequence dance; tai chi; bingo; Knitters; line dancing; Jive Fusion; short mat bowls, Jazzercise; Zumba; AA Group; Senior Citizen Group; Martial Arts
298. Kingswood Players, The (Ref #1567)
To perform a high standard of amateur drama in Bristol; including pantomime, old time music-hall, comedy and drama. All welcome - performers or backstage crew. No auditions necessary to join. AAD affiliated.
299. Knowle West Health Association (Ref #2484)
Knowle West Health Association's aim is to promote, protect and preserve health and well-being for local people. We offer a range of activities, projects and services such as a community kitchen project; footcare service for older people; advocacy service; over 50s group; crèche facilities; Foster Carers support group; and a men’s group.
300. Krav Maga Filton (Ref #2548)
Krav Maga is the Self Defence and physical conditioning method used by the Israeli Military to turn ordinary civilians into combat fit, combat ready troops. Its used by over 500 military and Law Enforcement agencies. There is no faster, or more proven route to self defence and fitness.
301. Kwads - Supporting Drug & Alcohol Affected Families (Ref #2574)
Supporting Drug & Alcohol Affected Families. Care Planning sessions Education Group Peer to Peer Support Groups Helpline
302. LGBT Bristol (Ref #2615)
A membership run charity that seeks to make Bristol a better place for all LGBT people and organisations.
303. La Casita (Ref #2640)
La Casita is a playgroup for Spanish speaking families living in Bristol and surrounding areas. We meet every Wednesday (term-time) from 10am-1pm. There is tea and coffee for mum/dads and biscuits for everybody. There is a cost of £2.50 per family. La Casita also organizes other activities for Spanish speaking families in the area.
304. Les Petites Grenouilles (Ref #2632)
We are a French language playgroup run for and by French speaking families. Our aim is to meet other French speaking families and share experiences in bilingualism. We sing nursery rhymes, read stories and do crafts. We generally meet on the second Saturday of the month. For more information send us an email.
305. Les Petits Zouzous (Ref #2549)
French Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. The lively sessions are led by fully qualified teacher and French native, Audrey, who grew up singing these songs in the south of France. They are a chance for families to experience French through music and play. For babies, toddlers and preschool children (25 minute sessions). No previous knowledge of French required.
306. Level Above Paranormal Investigators (Ref #2589)
We are a small group of Paranormal Investigators based in Bristol UK, that are aiming to prove that there is life beyond the grave. We conduct regular Séances and Paranormal Experiments and then record our findings.
307. 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.
308. Listening Partnership (Ref #2465)
Listening Partnership is a forum group for young disabled people in Bristol aged 13 to 25. It meets once a week to discuss rights as young disabled people, do activities, meet new people and have fun! Organisations are invited to consult with the group giving young disabled people a voice in decisions.
309. Little Rays Puppetry (Ref #2583)
Our company is dedicated to teaching how to make and move puppets. We teach a variety of styles and techniques. We adapt to suit participants and demands. We regularly engage with the curriculum to support and compliment learning.
310. Living (dlc) (Ref #1347)
Living (dlc), your local Disabled Living Centre, provides information and support, equipment and products for: older people who want to remain independent, disabled people of all ages, families, carers and health professionals. We also have mobility services with 8 adapted vehicles and we provide specialist training. Ask us first.
311. Long Distance Walking Association (LDWA) - Bristol and West Group (Ref #524)
Social and challenge walking of distances 20 miles and above.
312. Longwell Green Orchestra (Ref #1107)
We are a community based orchestra and we play mainly light classical music for many local groups, senior citizens clubs and charities. We have also played in France, most recently in the Charentes area where we played two concerts combined with a very enjoyable holiday. The musicians are of mixed ability and can range from teenager to retired. The orchestra encourages and supports all members whether new players or those resuming a lapsed hobby and has at its heart the enjoyment of making music
313. MS Research Training and Education (Ref #2622)
We believe research into MS is vital in order to: Find better answers to the problems which those who have MS and those close to them face daily. Maximise key opportunities to bring us closer to a cure. Help to overcome the inequalities and inadequacies of treatment. Further our understanding of MS and the impact it has on people's lives.
314. Mapuche International Link (Ref #2184)
Mapuche International is an international organisation whose purpose is to promote the interests of indigenous peoples and nations of Chile and Argentina. To develop contact between Mapuche and European organisations. To promote awareness of all universally recognised international treaties and conventions adopted by the U.N. and U.N.P.O. relating to indigenous peoples.
315. Marksbury Road Library Adult Reading Group (Ref #1864)
Come and join us. It's friendly and informal. We try to choose a wide selection of books to read and discuss together.
316. Mcleary Care 2000 Ltd (Ref #2463)
Not for profit landlord housing learning difficulties and mental health tenants.
317. Memories of Bedminster (Ref #1478)
History of Bedminster and Bristol through the lives of past, present and future members; work, leisure, pleasure and industry.
318. 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.
319. Milestones Trust (Ref #1895)
Milestones Trust is a charity that offers safe, person-centred support to adults who have learning disabilities, mental health needs and dementia. Our services are wide ranging and include nursing and residential care homes, support at home with daily living, housing and support in flats, bedsits and shared houses, day services, respite services, mental health recovery services and behaviour support services. Each support package is unique and tailored to a person’s individual needs.
320. Multiple Sclerosis- MS Research Training and Education (Ref #1766)
Multiple Sclerosis can affect anyone at any time but mostly it affects the young, even children. Once diagnosed, progressive disability is likely. MS Research is looking forward to seeing the back of MS! Working with doctors, therapists and scientists we aim for MORE research in areas like new stem cell technologies, prevention of nerve damage and better ways of restoring function. If YOU feel as strongly as we do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.ms-research.org.uk
321. My Way 2 Employment (Ref #2626)
Supportive service to help disabled and vulnerable people of the age of 18+ who have mental health, learning difficulties who wish to gain the necessary knowledge to get a job/paid employment.
322. National Association of Widows (Ref #1972)
The National Association of Widows is a national charity offering support and friendship to widows and women who have lost their partners through bereavement. The association operates largely through a system of local self-help branches that run social events for members. If there is no local branch, widows can join the NAW as head office members, and benefit from the range of services the NAW provides.
323. Natural Health Clinic, The (Ref #2413)
A centre of excellence for complementary and alternative medicine, offering a wide range of therapies including acupuncture, osteopathy, herbal medicine, nutritional therapy, massage, shiatsu, homeopathy, hypnotherapy and meditation.
324. New Bristol Sinfonia (Ref #2470)
New Bristol Sinfonia is one of Bristol's most dynamic and prestigious amateur orchestras with regular performances in major venues throughout the city. It draws on local talent for its members from a variety of professional backgrounds, all who have the common goal of playing to the highest standard.
325. New Generation Music (Ref #2427)
NGM is an exciting organisation helping to transform people and communities through music. NGM has many different projects ranging from the hugely successful musical Luv Esther to working with young people and from DJ’s to artists. Caedmon is a 'state of the art performing arts complex with recording studios, programming rooms, dance studio, performance venue and sound proofed training rooms. All available for hire!
326. New Room Concerts (John Wesley's Chapel) (Ref #577)
Free lunchtime concerts (with retiring collection). 'And occasional concerts at other times with modest admission charges.Imformation on the New Room web site.
327. NewRoots Central & South (Ref #2370)
NewRoots (Central & South) are two world music singing groups for children aged 8-11. Please feel free to drop in to try it out. NewRoots Central meets in the Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road on Tuesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and NewRoots South in SoundWorks in Southville on Tuesdays from 5pm to 6pm.
328. North Bristol Art Group (Ref #2577)
We are a group of amateur artists who meet weekly to spend some time getting creative. The sessions are not taught, but each week has a theme. Some previous sessions have included collage, self portrait and card making.
329. 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.
330. Northavon Singers (Ref #2139)
A four-part choir performing a wide selection of music, we sing three main concerts per year and at some local events by appointment. All profits given to local and national charities. Rehearsals Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm.
331. Off The Record (Bristol) (Ref #588)
Free counselling and mental health support, information and advice for young people aged 11 to 25. Based in the city centre with outreach sites in Lockleaze, Lawrence Weston, Withywood, Barton Hill, Knowle West, Fishponds and Southmead
332. Oldbury Court Out of School Clubs (Ref #2618)
Quality child care service where kids have fun! O.C.O.S.C. is a registered charity providing affordable childcare services for the local community. Provided through our breakfast, after school and holiday clubs with a highly dedicated team.
333. One25 Limited (Ref #1774)
One25 reaches out to women trapped in street sex-work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction. Services: outreach 5 nights/week; drop-in 4 afternoons/week with lunch, shower, laundrette, therapies, skills sessions and visiting clinics in health, housing, addiction etc; 1:1 casework and a mother and baby home called Naomi House.
334. Parkway Parent and Child Project (Ref #606)
Parent and toddler drop in sessions: Mondays & Wednesdays 9.30 - 12.00. Playgroup for 2.5 - 5 year old children, term time only, 9.15 to 2.15pm. Nursery Education grant available for over threes.
335. Partsong (Ref #1533)
We are a small a capella singing group. We rehearse every Sunday evening 8pm - 10pm (except for bank holidays). We are always on the lookout for new members, particularly soprano and bass. We perform at weddings/parties/corporate functions.
336. Patchway Players Drama Group (Ref #1549)
We are a small, friendly group who like to perform plays and variety shows. If we can gain more members, we can perform larger productions such as pantomimes. We have been in existence since 1946. Currently looking for new players. New members always welcome, don’t be shy.
337. Penny Brohn Cancer Care (Ref #2612)
We are the leading UK charity specialising in complementary care for anyone affected by cancer, along with partners, family members, carers or other supporters.
338. 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.
339. Pigsty Morris (Ref #2015)
Pigsty Morris practise each Friday evening 7:30-9:30pm. We get our name from our practice venue (Kelvin Players Hall) on part of the Gloucester Rd, locally known as Pigsty Hill (Bishopston). We are a mixed side (men and women). We generally teach beginners in the autumn and winter to be ready to dance out in the summer at pubs, festivals, school fairs, street parties etc. We dance Cotswold tradition with sticks and hankies.
340. Pink Parents UK (Ref #1923)
Information/support resource, face-to-face groups, social activities and website for LGBT families and parents to be.
341. Pituitary Foundation, The (Ref #1939)
For patients, families and carers of people with pituitary conditions.
342. Poetry Slam, The (Ref #779)
The Poetry Slam hosts performance poetry workshops in schools, community groups and prisons etc.
343. 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.
344. Pregnancy Advisory Service (Ref #617)
Consultation service for Bristol women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancy and advice about abortion.
345. Pride of Bristol Trust, The (Ref #1874)
The Pride of Bristol is a charity who's main aim is to provide character building sea training for youth groups and schools. Trips for youth groups are heavily subsidised by the Trust. To help fundraise we are available for charter, for fishing, diving, clay pigeon shooting etc. Popular trips include Clay Pigeon shooting in the Bristol Channel, and weekend diving trips to Lundy Island.
346. Prince's Trust Team (Ref #2595)
We run a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week. More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.
347. Pseudomyxoma Survivor (Ref #2594)
Pseudomyxoma Survivor is the home of the support network for survivors and carers of the rare cancer, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). Our support network offers emotional encouragement and a community where fellow patients and care givers can collaborate online. This allows us to share our stories, enforcing the fact that we are not alone in this fight, as well as further the growing online PMP community.
348. Pucklechurch Folk Dance Club (Ref #2112)
An English Country Dancing Club. We meet fortnightly on a Tuesday, 7.45pm-10.15pm. New members very welcome.
349. Race Forum, The (Ref #2104)
The Race Forum exists to assist Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Bristol to communicate with the City Council regarding policies, how to involve local people in democratic decision making and in the development of services for all of its citizens. Any individual or organisation of BME people can become members of the Race Forum. The Forum members elect advisors to represent their views to the Council through various Council meetings and Scrutiny Commissions.
350. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society - Bristol Branch (RCTS) (Ref #1301)
The RCTS is one of the premier railway interest organisations of its kind in the country and its monthly magazine 'Railway Observer' is sent free to all members. The Bristol branch arranges indoor meetings and visits for members living in Bristol, Bath and surrounding counties. Non-members are welcome. Further details available from the branch secretary, or visit the RCTS website at www.rcts.org.uk
351. Recycling Consortium (TRC), The (Ref #1670)
A not-for-profit company set up to promote waste re-use and recycling. It encourages schools, households and groups to deal with waste at a very local level. TRC works largely in the old Avon area and with local authorities country wide, specialising in promotion and publicity campaigns, education work with schools, support of local community groups on waste issues, development of composting initiatives and promotion of reusable nappies.
352. Red Notes Choir (Ref #2554)
RED NOTES campaigns for peace, justice, freedom and internationalism. We use the streets of Bristol and further afield to spread our message of fighting for the rights of working people, those who are oppressed, and those seeking the right to self-determination. We are a socialist choir but are non-party political. We are secular with no links to any religion, and we welcome members of any faith or none. We have an international repertoire of songs.
353. Redcatch Community Association (Ref #2578)
Management of a high quality community hall for hire by groups, organisations or individuals. 20 regular groups - social, recreational and sporting. Very popular for exhibitions, childrens parties and private events. £10 per hour for exclusive use of the building.
354. Redcatch Community Centre (Ref #1484)
The hall can be hired for regular meetings, activities and for one-off celebrations - particularly children's parties. Please note we are not a club with members.
355. Redland & Cotham Tennis Community Courts (Ref #2483)
We are conveniently located in the heart of Redland and Cotham within the beautiful grounds of Redland High Girls School. With 4 tennis courts, 2 of which are floodlit there is ample opportunity to play. No playing in test is required; everyone is welcome regardless of age or ability. Our easy going atmosphere provides the perfect environment for everyone to enjoy this wonderful game.
356. Refugee Action (Ref #1532)
We are a charity which has been working since 1981 to promote the rights and welfare of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, & to work alongside them to build new lives. We provide advice to asylum seekers & new refugees; information & training on refugees & their position & entitlements in the UK; & capacity building work with refugee community groups. Our website has more details, our opening hours, & downloadable 'myth busting' resources.
357. Rethink - Severn View Supported Housing (Ref #1583)
The Severn View Supported Housing is for people living with severe mental illness who are in need of some support to live as independently as possible. The service has four one bedroomed, unfurnished, self-contained flats, each with its own entrance. Referrals to Severn View can be made by CPNs, psychiatrists, GPs, hospital staff or other housing providers. Rethink works with a recovery approach to mental illness.
358. Rethink - The Vale (Ref #2198)
The Vale offers medium support housing for people living with severe mental illness. We have various self-contained flats. Referrals are made through statutory agencies.
359. 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.
360. Rock Community Centre Ltd, The (Ref #800)
The Rock Community Centre is based in Lawrence Weston. The 'Rock' aims to provide a community facility for activities identified by the local people with specific reference to the elderly and disabled of all ages. Activities include healthy eating classes, exercise classes, yoga, line dancing, tea dances, bingo, indoor bowls, mum & toddlers group and lunch club. The Rock is also available to book for private parties.
361. Royal Naval Association (RNA) - Bristol Branch (Ref #1295)
To foster comradeship among those who have served or are serving in our naval services, and those who express sympathy with those services. To provide facilities for members to meet.
362. Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Bristol (RSCDS-Bristol) (Ref #2133)
Local branch of the RSCDS, Edinburgh. We foster heritage and enjoyment of Scottish Country Dancing. Weekly class Thursdays. Regular Social Dances. Beginners welcome.
363. SJB Bellydance Bristol (Ref #2522)
Bellydance classes with professional bellydancer Stephi at the S-E-A Gym, Easton, Tuesday evenings Beginners 7.30pm, Improvers 8.30pm, suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes. Stephi is a warm teacher who focuses on teaching great technique & student development, but incorporates plenty of fun into the classes! For further info about classes with Stephi please visit www.sjb-bellydanceinbristol.co.uk
364. SPAN (Single Parent Action Network) Study Centre (Ref #1594)
SPAN is a diverse, multi-cultural voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of one parent families. The I.T. suite offers single parents computer training and support in a quiet, relaxed and safe environment. Students can work on their own projects, college work, or learn new concepts - free courses and workshops available. All computing/Internet facilities are free as is an on-site creche. Available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.
365. SS Great Britain Trust (Ref #716)
366. SWATK - South and West Association of Traction Kiting (Ref #1962)
We are a very large power kite club offering training, advice and help. Lots of weekly meets and events for all age ranges.
367. Sahaja Yoga (Ref #2439)
Sahaja Yoga runs free meetings on Thursdays at 8pm to introduce people to meditation - we are not a physical exercise group.You can learn about the subtle system of chakras and channels that lie within us and how we can lead more balanced,integrated lives. We are a registered charity and our informal meetings are open to all - people can just turn up on the night, no need to call.
368. Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol (Ref #2540)
The Sakya Buddhist Centre is one of the leading centres of Tibetan Buddhism in the UK. It was founded in Bristol in 1977 by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye. The Centre enables people to learn the systems of meditation and study of the Sakya tradition of Buddhism, which is currently led by H.H. Sakya Trizin. Weekly meditation classes on Saturdays and Tuesdays are open to all. Please contact us or see the website for further information.
369. Salaam Shalom (Ref #2602)
Salaam Shalom is a Bristol (UK) based charity, building bridges between communities through dialogue, media, education and the arts.
370. Salsa Mania Bristol (Ref #2411)
We teach Latin Dance, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Cha Cha Cha! We also provide a Club section to our night whereby Latinos & UK citizens can interact and appreciate Latin culture. Salsa Mania have had a presence in Bristol since 1994.
371. Schumacher Society, The (Ref #1206)
To promote human scale sustainable development. Bristol Schumacher Lectures. Schumacher Briefing publications. Schumacher Award.
372. Sea Cadets, The - South West Area (Ref #1579)
To encourage valuable personal development and opportunity for young people aged 10-18 years, in a controlled but fun environment, based on the traditions of the navy. The main principle is to build confidence and self-esteem and equip young people with life skills for the future. Also for adult volunteers who may wish to support or become instructors.
373. Sea Mills Library Reading Group (Ref #1858)
Reading group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:30am - 12 noon to discuss books and authors.
374. Shelter Bristol (Ref #1805)
Shelter provides advice on a range of housing issues: homelessness, mortgage and rent problems, tenancy queries, landlord & tenant disputes, court action for possession, housing benefit problems.
375. Show of Strength Theatre Company (Ref #1867)
Provision of theatre in Bristol. The foremost theatre company developing new writing in Bristol and the South West. Commissioned over 40 new plays in 2009-10.
376. Sikh Resource & Community Development Centre (Ref #2167)
Sikh resource and community development centre exists to improve the economic wellbeing of Sikhs and other local communities in the area. The centre objectives are achieved through the following activities: education, training, arts, Sikh culture and religion, representation of Sikh interests, sports, recreation, economic wellbeing, community development, participation and employment.
377. Silai For Skills (Ref #1813)
Training courses for women in: Creative Textiles; Fashion Design; ESOL; Literacy; Numeracy. Free advice and guidance (IAG).
378. Sing Clifton (Ref #2519)
We are a fun and friendly Bristol based choir for post-graduates, graduates and anyone else who wants to come and have a sing! We sing a variety of music (musical medleys, pop songs, light classical, Disney) and are open to suggestions if there is anything you want to try. We are aiming for a good standard of singing and a fun, weekly rehearsal that everyone enjoys and looks forward to.
379. Single Parent Action Network SPAN (Ref #2188)
SPAN membership includes small single parent self-help groups, individual single parents, large charitable organisations and all kinds of one-parent family support groups. Our members may be divorced, separated, widowed, never married, gay or heterosexual, and are from many different backgrounds and cultures. Celebrating the diversity, children and lives of one-parent families is reflected throughout SPAN's work.
380. Social Anxiety West (Ref #1381)
We run two weekly groups and a monthly women's group."Support group sessions for people who are experiencing social anxiety disorder (social phobia) or social anxiety to a degree where help and support is desired. We aim to provide the environment, support, social opportunities and information people need to overcome their social anxiety and build their confidence. See our website for detailed information."
381. Sofa Project (Ref #694)
Furniture re-use charity providing low cost furniture and electricals to all! Any unwanted furniture or electricals can be donated via our helpline, or if you want to find something a bit unusual or different for your home, come and visit our shop!
382. Soil Association (Ref #774)
Promotes and informs about organic food and farming, lobbies government on organic issues, sets organic standards, provides information and technical support for organic farmers, membership charity.
383. Somali Youth Association - Bristol (Ref #1869)
The main activity of the scheme is to assist refugee communities in Bristol in accessing essential services through the provision of language support, information and advice. People can access the service through a series of weekly drop in sessions held at accessible, well-known venues within the community and through telephone contact.
384. 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.
385. South Gloucestershire Hockey Club (Ref #2455)
World record-breaking, friendly hockey club based at Golden Hill, Bristol, for men and women of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. We have 3 men's winter teams, 2 ladies sides and several summer league teams. New players are always welcome, whether you are new to the idea, are a player looking to return to the sport, or have never played it before, but want to give it a go. There are weekly training sessions and lots of social activities. Find out much more from our website.
386. South West Children's Heart Circle (Ref #2007)
The Heart Circle was founded in the 1970s to support children and their families undergoing cardiac surgery in the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital. Children from all over the South West and South Wales are treated at BRCH.
387. South West Meccano Club (Ref #1084)
To encourage model building using Meccano and related constructional systems. We also encourage the collection of such systems and research into their history. We meet quarterly and one of our meetings is a public exhibition in a large village hall so that substantial models can be displayed. We also contribute to local model exhibitions.
388. South West Somali Community Association (Ref #2617)
South West Somali Community Association is a Community based and registered Charitable organization established to improve the quality of life of the Somali Community in Bristol and other parts of the South West Region through the provision of empowering and culturally sensitive support services. SWSCA also works with other mainstream service providers.
389. South Western Electricity Historical Society (Ref #2095)
To save the electricity history of the South West and to answer electricity history enquiries from all over the world via our website.
390. Southmead Library Book Chat Group (Ref #1859)
Group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am to discuss books and authors.
391. Southville Community Development Association (Ref #2609)
The Southville Centre is a community venue run by Southville Communtiy Development Association offering a day centre for older people on Monday's, room hire, conference facilities, wedding license, nursery, out of school care.
392. Southwest Scriptwriters (Ref #712)
Bristol's leading group for writers of drama for all media.
393. Sparks Coop Ltd (Ref #2524)
Sparks Inc is the first Childcare Co-operative in Bristol. It is managed by a Workers Co-operative and a company limited by guarantee. We cater for school aged children from 4 to 14 years. Sparks Inc is fully registered with OfSTED. We run four clubs, breakfast, afternoon wraparound care called Tiny Sparks and after school club during term time and a holiday club during the school holidays
394. Sparks Netball Club (Ref #2335)
Sparks netball club, Bristol are a friendly club that look to cater to players of all ages and abilities. We have 4 teams in various divisions of the Avon Netball League. We welcome new players.
395. Special Friends Club (Ref #1788)
Special Friends Club is a local charity, run by parent volunteers, which provides support to families who have a child /children with a wide spectrum of disabilities and special needs via a Holiday Activities Club. We aim to provide our members and their families with the opportunity to come along to a pre-arranged activity trip or outing every week during the school holidays throughout the year.
396. Spike Island Art Space Ltd. (Ref #1868)
Spike Island is a place for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and design. Spike Island's mission is to provide space, time and opportunity for the research, production and presentation of practices relating to the contemporary art and design within a supportive and stimulating environment.
397. Sri Chinmoy Centre (Ref #2105)
The Sri Chinmoy Centre is a worldwide organisation that regularly offers free meditation courses, concerts of spiritual music and 'self-transcendence' running races. In Bristol, we have been established since 1984.
398. St Georges Bristol (Ref #2093)
One of the country's finest chamber music concert venues. Offers a diverse world-class programme of events from classical and opera to jazz, folk and world music. Also an ideal venue for recordings, conferences and special events.
399. St Monica Trust Community Fund (Ref #1931)
The St. Monica Trust Community Fund provides financial assistance to individuals over 16 years, who have a physical disability or long term physical health problem, are on a low income with limited savings and live in Bristol or surrounding area. The Community Fund aims to ease the financial pressure and help improve the daily lives of individuals and families by awarding them a gift or short term grant to support them through a crisis.
400. St Paul's Players (Southville) (Ref #2542)
St Paul's Players is a lively, welcoming amateur company based at St Paul's Church in Southville. We are not a faith group, although we still rehearse at the church, and occasionally at the Golden Guinea pub, over the river. We stage two main shows a year. We also have an increasingly busy programme and are regularly involved in the annual One-Act play festivals, as well as smaller productions at several well-regarded local theatres including the Brewery Theatre and the Alma Tavern.
401. St Ursula's Badminton Club (Ref #2621)
A friendly and competitive Badminton club with teams in the Bristol and Mid Gloucestershire league. A good standard of ability is required, unfortunately we do not take beginners. Club is on a Tuesday evening 8pm-10pm with 4 courts available. From 1st October Thursday evening 8pm-10pm will be dedicated to League matches with 2 courts available. We play throughout the whole year. We are currently full but operate a waiting list so it is always worth making an enquiry.
402. St. Albans Players (Ref #1571)
Since 1973, St. Alban's Players have been presenting high quality, award winning amateur drama and raising money for charity. We produce three plays a year and are always interested in welcoming new members. Come and see us in rehearsal, performance or at a club night. There are lots of ways you can get involved and a range of social events to attend.
403. St. Dunstan's Players (Ref #1710)
We perform several plays in a year, meeting twice a week for rehearsals and are always on the lookout for newcomers to expand our membership, both for actors and off stage work.
404. St. John Ambulance - Youth (Ref #722)
St John Ambulance believes that everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them and that no one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders. We try to ‘make the difference’ between a life lost and a life saved; we aim: To provide an effective and efficient charitable first aid service to local communities To encourage personal development for people of all ages, through training and by membership of our organisation.
405. 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.
406. St. Mary's Old Boys Girls youth section (Ref #2036)
To promote the playing of Girls rugby union football for under 15's and under 18's. Training on a Wednesday 6.45pm to 8pm and Sundays 10:00am to 12 noon.
407. St. Paul's Learning and Family Centre (Ref #2030)
The Centre provides a library, a cafe and learning opportunities for local people. Classes are offered in essential skills, literacy, numeracy, English for non-English speakers. Vocational courses are run alongside art and craft classes including photography, plus computers and exercise classes. A creche is available for the children of some students. Exhibitions take place, storytime for children in the library and weekend school for Somali speaking young people.
408. St. Ursula Players, The (Ref #1900)
A multi award winning drama group founded in 1953 and based in Westbury on Trym. We perform two full-length plays each year and enter the Bristol One Act Drama Festival. WE have our own rehearsal studio and always welcome new members, both actors, designers and backstage crew. You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome.
409. St. Werburghs City Farm (Ref #2278)
All welcome at this friendly farm/community centre. Open every day except Xmas Day, free entry, 9-5pm Summer, 9-4pm Winter with adventure playground, community garden, goats, pigs, sheep, hens, rabbits, etc. Café closed Tuesdays. Please contact us for details of services:- Animal husbandry training, horticultural training for adults with learning difficulties, volunteering, environmental youth work, school & group activities & tours, incubator hire, community building hire, community events.
410. Stagecoach Theatre Arts (Ref #2317)
Drama, Singing and Dance Classes in Cotham, Winterbourne, Long Ashton, Hanham, Keynsham, Clevedon & Portsihead. The skills they learn aren't just for the stage. Our students grow in confidence and self-esteem... Skills for Life! There's no audition - all they need is enthusiasm! 4-6 year olds come for 1 ½ hours; 7-16 year olds come for 3 hours. Phone to enrol.
411. Stoke Bishop Ladies Choir (Ref #1213)
A choir of 25 or so women singing for pleasure. We meet on Monday afternoons, September to Easter from 1.45pm to 4:00pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. We give 3-4 concerts a year, two of which are public concerts for charity. We sing all kinds of music; classical, songs from the shows and modern songs - a little bit of everything.
412. Stoke Lodge History and Archaeology Group (Ref #1184)
We are a friendly group interested in both history and archaeology including many local studies. We hold monthly lectures at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month. In addition, we enjoy several trips to historical sites including properties that are not open to the general public.
413. Stonham Resettlement Team (Ref #1563)
Stonham Resettlement provide low support housing to people in recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. We also provide housing for single homeless people.
414. Street Envy (Streetenvy) (Ref #2580)
Streetenvy is bringing the hottest dance styles to Bristol with classes in Street, Reggaeton and Commercial from highly experienced and passionate teachers. £5 per hour lesson 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 and locations
415. Studio Upstairs (Ref #2520)
Studio Upstairs is an artists' studio and therapeutic community that provides resources and support to adults who are experiencing mental and emotional distress. Our unique holistic practice is informed by a fusion of contemporary philosophical, educational and psychoanalytic theories.
416. Support Against Racist Incidents (SARI) (Ref #1019)
SARI is a voluntary black-led agency run by and for people who have suffered racial harassment. Our services are free and we are non-political and non-profit-making. Our aims are: 1) To support and empower victims of racial harassment; 2) To ensure that racial incidents receive a co-ordinated response from statutory and voluntary agencies; 3) To raise awareness of the nature and extent of racial incidents through education.
417. Supportive Parents (SPSC) (Ref #1153)
Supportive Parents. A parent-led organisation providing the Parent Partnership Service for Bristol. We offer a telephone information and support line, face-to-face support and help with written information. This is a free, confidential and independent service for parents of children with special educational needs. We promote partnership between parents and professionals.
418. Sustrans (Ref #1435)
Sustrans is the UK's leading sustainable transport charity which encourages people to choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the enviroment.
419. Sweatbox Amateur Boxing Club (Ref #2406)
The Sweatbox Amateur Boxing Club in Bedminster is open to all ages and abilities. We have boxing classes for all levels from beginners to keep-fitters and competitive boxers.
420. TCV - The Conservation Volunteers (Ref #323)
TCV is Britain's largest practical conservation organisation, providing opportunities for people to improve their environment. Our projects run every Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as alternate Thursdays and Saturdays. We offer a wide variety of environmental conservation activities and anyone over 18 can participate on a regular or one-off basis. Check our website for details: www.btcv.org/avon or ring our Bristol office: 0117 929 1624. Transport, tea and training provided.
421. The Big Bug Bag (Ref #2398)
The Big Bug Bag brings giant exotic insects to schools, events and parties to inspire childrens interest in natural history in a fun and educational way. Pete & his bugs appear every June at the Bristol Festival of Nature and tour the UK annually with Steve Backshall and the BBC's "Deadly Days Out".
422. The Bristol Grandparents Support Group (Ref #2468)
We meet every 2 months for support and advice for grandparents who for various reasons have no contact with their grandchildren due to family breakdown. We also give support over the phone or email and via the website.
423. The Bristol Improv Network (Ref #2636)
The Bristol Improv Network is a loose association of performers, audiences, venues and volunteers who love improvised theatre and comedy in all its forms. Our goal is to grow Bristol's increasingly vibrant improv scene, forge links in the community provide performance and education opportunities for Bristolians and turn Bristol into the Improv capital of the UK Our flagship project is the Bristol Improv Festival, which had its first successful, week-long event in March 2013.
424. The Bristol Society for Paranormal Research & Investigation - B.S.P.R.I (Ref #2518)
BSPRI are a group of dedicated investigators who seek evidence and informative data of phenomena. Founded in October 2003 ,we have conducted 150 investigations and are experienced in are approach to paranormal research. We conduct a thorough investigation; examining the site of the alleged phenomena , doing background research. We're not looking for somewhere to spend a night 'ghost hunting'. We look for scientific explanations for these baffling phenomena.
425. 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.
426. The CAAAD Project (Ref #2560)
CAAAD stands for 'Community Action Around Drugs and Alcohol'. As part of the Barton Hill Settlement we offer support to anyone who feels they are using, or have used, drugs or alcohol problematically. We are also able to support people whose substance misuse issues may have been complicated by mental health problems. We provide a Drop-In, Counselling, Family Link Worker based at the Family Centre and a Community Link Worker providing outreach support.
427. The Carers' Support Centre (Ref #620)
Offers information, advice and support to family carers via telephone helpline, home visits, support groups and special events. The centre aims to raise awareness of carer issues and to help carers get the support they need to carry on caring.
428. The FASD Trust (Ref #2460)
Supporting those affected by FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) and their families and carers. Regular support groups in Bristol - all welcome. More information on our website.
429. The Joy of Hooping (Ref #2582)
Hoop dance is a great all round form of fitness, exercising body & mind as you learn to spin hoop on different areas. It can be meditative, energising, sexy, playful, calming & fun. Hooping tones the body, improves coordination & balance, calms the mind, & induces smiles. The Joy of Hooping offers classes, workshops and events for all ages & abilities.
430. The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa) (Ref #2573)
Nacoa provides information and support to everyone affected by parental alcohol problems through a free confidential telephone and email helpline and website.
431. 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.
432. Thornbury Running Club (Ref #1461)
Road running, cross country, duathlon and triathlon.
433. Time 2 Share (Ref #1483)
Time2Share supports disabled children, young people and their families through a volunteer befriending scheme and youth groups.
434. Town and Country Harriers (Ref #1974)
Town and Country Harriers runs from a different pub every Thursday evening. We usually run at least 6 miles off road before returning to the pub for a beer and a chat. Visit our website for more of a flavour of what we do and to find out where we're running next. See you on the trail!
435. Travel Foundation, The (Ref #1614)
Independent charity which works with industry, government and non-government organisations. To help the tourism industry to manage tourism more sustainably so that it makes a greater contribution to community, environment and economy in destination countries.
436. Travelling Light Theatre (Ref #807)
We are a professional theatre company, creating work for young audiences. We tour local schools and national venues. We run three youth theatre groups in Barton Hill Settlement. We run drama workshops and holiday/after school drama workshops.
437. Tree Aid (Ref #1609)
To help villagers living in the drylands of Africa. Unlocking the potential of trees to reduce poverty and protect the environment. It’s what we call a “two for one” solution that breaks the cycle of poverty and environmental decline and offers a sustainable way forward for people across the Sahel.
438. Trinity Care Service (Ref #2605)
We are a day care centre for the over 60's. Our main aim is to support people living in their own homes to maintain their independence. We provide a mini-bus service to and from their homes,a three course meal, laundry facilities, shopping service, chiropodist and run various activities throughtout the week, such as Musical entertainment, Quizzes, Arts and Crafts, Armchair exercises, Sing- a -longs, Educational Talks, Skittles etc
439. Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club - Bristol Branch [TOMCC] (Ref #1739)
Bristol is one of 36 branches which make up the Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club in the UK. Like the Club as a whole, the Bristol Branch is run for enthusiasts by enthusiasts and is not linked to the manufacturer, other than by our enthusiasm for their products, past and present! If you ride a Triumph, join the club! Find details of our activities and events via our website. We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.
440. U3A University of the Third Age (Ref #2160)
The U3A offers a programme of educational and leisure acitivities to people who are no longer in full time employment. Groups meet during the day either in members' homes or other suitable places. Members contribute their own experience, interests and enthusiasms actively so that they learn from each other. There is no distinction between those who learn and those who teach; the leader in one group may well be a student in another.
441. University of Bristol Law Clinic (Ref #1937)
Pro Bono organisation offering free legal advice primarily in the areas of housing, consumer claims, employment and nuisance. Advice cannot be given in the areas of criminal, family and immigration. The organisation also provides presentations in the local community on common legal problems through its StreetLaw programme - please see website for more details.
442. University of Bristol Orienteering Club (Ref #2523)
We are the Orienteering Club for students at the University of Bristol. We train together in and around Bristol and compete all across the country.
443. Vegetarian and Vegan Foundation (Ref #2149)
The VVF is a science-based health charity established to monitor and interpret the growing body of research linking diet and health. The VVF helps the public, health professionals and food manufacturers make informed choices about diet by providing accurate information and advice about healthy eating. The VVF also presents school talks, cookery demonstrations, produces a magazine and answers nutritional queries from the public about their diet. For a free information pack please contact us.
444. Victim Support Avonvale (Ref #827)
We give free and confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected. We give information, emotional support and practical help. You don't have to report a crime to the police to get our help and get support at any time, whenever the crime happened. We are not a government agency or part of the police. You can call the office or supportline during the hours stated above.
445. Viva! (Ref #1611)
Viva! is a not-for-profit campaigning organisation which promotes vegetarianism and veganism as a way of ending the suffering of animals; protecting the environment and improving health.
446. 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.
447. WC & P Railway Group (Ref #2229)
To preserve what's left of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway. A focal point for anyone interested. Regular meetings, site visits, trips and newsletters.
448. WECIL Ltd (Ref #1704)
The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) has over fourteen years experience of providing services to Disabled and older people. A range of services are provided to over 3000 Disabled people a year, including Direct Payments Support, Payroll, Advocacy and Advice. All WECIL's services promote independence and empowerment of Disabled people, enabling them to have choice and control over their lives.
449. Warmley Tower Weavers (Ref #2639)
The preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in Hand Weaving,Spinning and Dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.
450. Well Aware Signposting Website (Ref #373)
Well Aware is a website that can signpost you to the services you are looking for. We have thousands of records of individuals, organisations and groups that provide, health, well-being and care services from advice and information to counselling, social and leisure activities and much more. People without Internet access can phone us and we will carry out the search on your behalf.
451. Well Mother (Ref #1677)
Supporting wisdom of mothers and babies through body work, exersize, massage and shiatsu.
452. West Bristol Orchestra (Ref #2633)
A small, friendly orchestra which welcomes new members - particularly strings (grade 5 and above, an audition will not be required). We do not at present give concerts but play a wide variety of classical works. Our sessions are on Thursdays from 7:15pm to 9:15pm, with a break for tea/coffee, biscuits and chat from 8:15pm to 8:30pm.
453. West Country Knotters - The West Country Branch of the International Guild of Knotters (Ref #1752)
To promote the study of the art, craft and science of knotting, past and present. Our two-monthly meetings combine talks, displays and hands on practical lessons, covering an amazing variety of knot and cord related topics in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We have fun!
454. West of England Careers Advice Service (Ref #2186)
A network of organisations covering Bath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset areas that can help you with free and impartial career advice. We provide information, advice and guidance about learning, training, courses, career change and work.
455. Westbury Park Dance Centre (Ref #1319)
Pre-school Ballet and Tap dancing lessons from 3 years upwards; R.A.D ballet classes, ISTD Modern and Tap classes; shows, competitions and festivals.
456. Westbury Park Spiritualist Church (Ref #2502)
Services Satuday 7pm Demonstration of Mediumship Sunday 11am and 6.30pm Divine services Sunday 8pm Spiritualist Healing Wednesday: Spiritualist Healing from 2pm until 3.30pm Thursday: 7.30pm Open Developement Circle. All are welcome Workshops as Advertised Come and enjoy the Peace of the church, and if you wish--- experience Spiritualist Healing ----and unfold the "Spirit Within " you.
457. Westbury Scottish Club (Ref #1123)
Come Scottish Country Dancing. Classes for all levels. Meet new people, have fun and exercise all at the same time. Beginners and Intermediate Classes every Tuesday 7.30pm. Members: £3.50 per session. Non-members: £4.50. Beginners' class at the Leonard Hall, United Reformed Church, Waterford Rd, Henleaze. Intermediate Class at St. Peter's Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze.
458. Westerly Showband (Ref #1304)
It offers playing facilities for wind players at beginners to advanced levels. It offers first class tuition to anyone who wants to improve their playing. The band have a commitment to the community and are activley involved in raising money for charities.
459. Wildrose Dances (Ref #2634)
A CREATIVE DANCE CLASS FOR GIRLS, AGES 11-16. A chance to: *Have fun *Explore different styles of movement *Play with art, voice, drama and music *Gain confidence to express yourself - whatever yourself is!
460. Womankind - Bristol Women's Therapy Centre (Ref #1345)
Therapeutic support for women, especially those on low income or benefits. Counselling, therapy groups, helpline, befriending, deaf client counselling service, refugee & asylum seeker counselling service. Helpline supports any woman who needs to talk - including those experiencing domestic violence. We sometimes have to close our waiting list due to very large numbers of requests for our services.
461. Woodcraft Folk, The (Ref #1822)
The Woodcraft Folk is a national voluntary youth organisation. The aims are to work with children and young people informally to encourage active involvement in society for a better and fairer world. A cooperative organisation where young people usually meet once a week for games, craft activities, play and environmental activities. Areas covered are Bristol, Windmill Hill, St Andrews, Bradley Stoke.
462. World Ship Society - Bristol branch (Ref #2629)
The World Ship Society was formed in 1947 and became a registered charity in 2011. It seeks to provide the promotion and understanding of ships, shipping and related matters through records, publications and branch meetings. The Bristol branch holds monthly meetings, on the first Thursday, from September to May. Non-members welcome.
463. WorldRoots Voice (Ref #2223)
WorldRoots Voice is now in its eighth year as Bristol's foremost youth world music acappella ensemble. The repertoire is an eclectic mix of global styles and ranges from Gospel, Eastern European, African and contemporary Western pieces. We welcome new members at the beginning of each term aged 12+.
464. Writers' Group Clifton and Redland (Ref #2559)
For novelists, short story writers, essayists and poets to offer support, interest, advice and inspiration. Meet monthly and informally in group member's own homes.
465. Wu Shu Kwan South West (Ref #2412)
We are a local, friendly Chinese Boxing club and we meet on a Thursday night in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire (just north of Bristol) to teach the progressive and structured martial art of Wu Shu Kwan. Wu Shu Kwan is probably the largest authentic Chinese Boxing organisation in the world.
466. YES (Ref #2624)
Literacy and Numeracy training and support for young people and adults. Small, informal friendly groups. Phone to find out more.
467. YWCA Bristol Young Women's Centre (Ref #1200)
YWCA is the leading charity with the most disadvantaged young women in England and Wales. We run services to support young women and campaign with them to combat the discrimination they face. The YWCA in Bristol works with young women aged 13-30 and provides services such as 1-1 counselling for young women, young mums and pregnant women - with free creche services. The project also offers support groups to young women offering accredited learning from Open College Network and Getting Connected.
468. Yoga with Kay Wensley (Ref #2254)
Yoga for the body, breath and mind. Group classes and individual tuition. Yoga in Pregnancy and Post-Natal Yoga. Yoga in the workplace and in schools.
469. Yoganjali (Ref #2323)
The Art of Yoga is teaching yoga in a way appropriate for each person and their situation. Yoga itself offers many tools for improving our relationship with our body, breath and mind. These include practices for posture, breath and voice work, enhancing our lifestyle and exploring the value of meditation. Yoganjali offers small group classes and especially personal lessons as a therapy for recovery, or a support for lifestyle and as a tool for self-discovery.
470. Young Bristol (Ref #1036)
Young Bristol offers a wide range of activities and opportunities to young people from 8-25. This includes the chance to volunteer and gain accreditation. Young Bristol also supports a network of youth clubs across the city. We are also an umbrella body for the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and can offer a checking service.
471. Young and Free (Ref #2346)
Young and Free offers a social befriending service to young people between the ages of 18 to 30 yrs and aims to enable young physically and/or sensory disabled youngsters to build a social network of non-disabled friends.
472. Zenshin Dojo (Ref #1368)
We offer a non-aggressive and non-competitive style of martial arts suitable for adults and children (separate classes). Our aim is to provide personal challenges and stimulate self development. We are a friendly and well-established group who practice in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Ladies only classes are available and first session is FREE!
473. bristol shintaido (Ref #1653)
Providing support and housing to 16-25 year olds.
474. createXchange (Ref #2159)
Founded by Lucy Rosewarne, a vibrant artist with a passion for people, art and creativity, createXchange is a provider of professional community art. The ethos of createXchange is a simple one: its primarily about two things, learning new skills and of course having lots of fun.
475. older peoples forum (Ref #2534)
Dance classes for Children in ballet, hip hop, modern jazz, tap, irish, & musical theatre; teen classes for any late starters; boys hip hop; class; Adults as above plus belly, flamenco and zumba; full time college course for 16+ to train as professional dancers & dance teachers. Annual shows, exams in ISTD, RAD, LAMDA & LCM and competitions. A great social atmosphere and fun place to be.
476. st (Ref #2291)
We are a re-enactment society set within the time frame 1802 - 1815 (Napoleonic) with the aim of recreating soldiers and their families of the 28th Regiment of Foot during the Napoleonic wars.