What's On September 2018


Westbury-on-Trym Women’s Institute meet at  WOT Methodist Church, Portland Lounge on the third Monday of the Month (not Aug.) from 2.00 – 4.00pm.  Visitors Welcome. For more information call Sue on 01179502826.

Canford Bowling Club, Canford Park, Westbury On Trym. All welcome on Monday’s at 5.45pm. Flat-soled shoes please.  Further information call 01179 69 4532.

Redland Wind Band rehearses at the Quakers Meeting Room on Gloucester Road at 7.30pm. We sometimes have vacancies, currently mainly for bass instruments, horns and percussionists. Contact Andy Brown at redlandwindband@googlemail.com or on 07594240269 or via our website www.redlandwindband.co.uk. Get in touch to be put on our mailing list or would like to book us for events or fundraisers.

Redland Green Choir meets for rehearsals every Monday 7.30pm-9.30pm at Redland Green School. We sing a wide variety of music. New members welcome: no auditions. For more information, visit www.rgscommunitychoir.wordpress.com or phone 0117 9443042.

City Voices Bristol welcomes new members. A friendly mixed voice local choir singing a wide range of music rehearses at 7.30pm-9.30pm at Red Maids School. No previous experience and no auditions, just come along for a trial rehearsal. For more details contact the Secretary at members@cityvoicesbristol.com or visit www.cityvoicesbristol.com

RAFA, City of Bristol branch and club Eastfield Westbury on Trym for ex-RAF and associate members. Skittle Ally, parties and functions. Live entertainment on Saturday evenings. Open Monday to Saturday lunchtimes and evenings. Sundays noon till 5pm. All enquiries telephone 0117 3291913.

Trinity Henleaze Ladies Guild meet fortnightly on Mondays at 7.30 pm  in the Leonard Hall, Waterford Road. All welcome. For more information call Jenny Rich on 01179620108

Senior Film Club, every third Monday in the month at 2pm in St Peter's Hall, The Drive, Henleaze, BS9 4LD. All Welcome. Refreshments £3. Dial-a-ride transport possible by personal arrangement ; 0845 130 1875. 

Bristol Good Afternoon Choir At Westbury on Trym Methodist Church from 1-3pm every Monday afternoon.

Redland Green Bowls Club welcomes new members, come along to our club on Redland green any Monday after 4pm , or book a free taster session with one of our qualified coaches. Jean or Gerry :Tel 9624466 . HALF price membership for the first year (£50)

Henleaze Bowling Club welcomes new Members.  Come along to our free Coaching sessions at 6pm on Monday evenings (excluding Bank Holidays) to see if the sport is for you.   Phone the Secretary, Tom Logan, on 01179621669 for further details.

Discussion Group: we are a small, convivial group who meet locally at 10am - 12 noon every Monday to discuss a wide range of topics of mutual interest. We are currently looking for new members - if you are interested please call Bob Broomfield on 0117 962 1061, or Alan Routledge on 0117 968 2246 for more information.

Morris dance class for Fitness and Fun.  Small friendly group, live music.  No performance element.  No partner or experience needed.  Horfield URC Muller Road 7.15-8.15pm  £5 per session ffi Kim 07813346819 email dancword2@yahoo.co.uk

Bristol Bridge Club - Come and play, there are daily bridge sessions for experienced and less experienced players. Try a free taster session on a Monday afternoon or evening and Wednesday afternoon. Phone the club before coming, Tel.0117 929 1846 or www.bristolbridgeclub.co.uk

The Arts Society Bristol is for those who enjoy the arts and welcomes new members. Activities include lectures by specialists in their field. From September the lectures will be at 8pm on the second Tuesday each month at Redmaids' High School BS9 3AW.  More information is on our website www.theartssociety-bristol.org.uk


Westbury Walkers- Meet at Meet outside the Co-op in Westbury  @ 9.20am on a Tuesday morning. New Walkers welcome! Please contact for further details: Jean Maish on  0117 3301194/07789741892, email jmaish@blueyonder.co.uk or Mary Ford mobile 07779448090 home 0117 9824623 

Alcoholics Anonymous meet at the Methodist Church in WoT every Tuesday @ 7.30pm

Ladies badminton at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, 9.45 to 12 noon. Tel 0117 909 1714.

Scottish Country Dancing. Get fit and have fun with Westbury Scottish Club. Classes for beginners at Leonard Hall, Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Henleaze,   (Tel: Maggie 01934 838175). Classes for more advanced dancers at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, (Tel: Cheryl 0117 4012416).  7.30 to 9.30 pm. Details at wscbristol.co.uk.

Melody Makers Baby Friendly Choir. A fun and friendly daytime choir for ladies with babies and toddlers. Tuesday 10:30-11:30am during term time at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road. Membership only. Book a FREE taster - www.melodymakerschoir.co.uk

St Peters of Henleaze Keep fit group would like to invite you to attend their weekly sessions every Tuesday at 9.30am. This is a men only group of 60+ year olds who enjoy regular exercise taken by fitness Professional Natasha Johnson for only £4 per session. Please contact Keith Bonham on 01179684972 or just turn up.

Ladies Badminton group, Tuesday afternoons, at Stoke Bishop Villiage Hall 2pm - 4pm. Friendly group all ages, and ability ( men welcome)Just turn up or contact Pat 0117 9149511

River of Life Christian Centre, Trym Road, WoT every Tuesday from 2-4 pm we have a tea, coffee and cake with a few games thrown in for retired age people. Free of charge.

We are Westbury Folk – Folk/Country Dancing. We meet at The College in College Road, Westbury on Trym. We meet on Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm to have fun, get some exercise and, of course, stop for a cup of tea. All dances are called first. Ffi call Christine on 0117 9622223.

A new knitting and crochet group has been set up in the local area. All abilities welcome, including beginners. 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:30 am at JP Destiny, Kellaway Avenue. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road.  Contact Stephanie Toft-Jones at poppytoft@hotmail.com or visiting our facebook group 'Bristol Knitting and Crochet. 


Henleaze Townswomen’s Guild meet at St Peter’s Church Hall, Henleaze on the first Wednesday of the month (except Aug) from 7.15pm. Call Shirley Phillips on 0117 962 2243 for further details.

Local Winemaking & Social Club meets at the Common Room, Studland Court Elderly peoples residents on Henleaze Road from 8pm to 10pm on the second Wednesday of each month. They are a small and friendly group looking for new members. Evening include wine making, tasting and social events. Call Paul Johnson for further details on 0117 9508370.

In Step Widows and Widowers Club meets weekly from 8-10pm at Stoke Bishop Village Hall. Call 9628895 orDonna on 01275 832676 for details. 

Why not join Welsh National Opera friends?
We support this world class company and everyone is very  Welcome to join. We offer:monthly  evening meetings at redmaids high school. Monthly on wednesdays at 7.15pm-these are talks with music. Costs- £7.00 (friends £5.00) students £1.00 - There are many other benefits. For further information contact: Margaret borkowski:borkmail@gmail.com

 St Peter's Ladies Guild meets in the hall, The Drive, Henleaze at 2pm on the third Wednesday of the month. Speakers, refreshments, outings. Contact 9628895 for more information.

Bristol Cabot Probus Club for retired and semi-retired professional and business men to maintain contact and fellowship with people of similar interests. Group meets third Wednesday of each month at BAWA Club in Southmead Rd. Lunch is followed by a guest speaking on a wide range of interesting subjects. In June and December ladies join us for the lunch. Contact John Howard-Cairns for more details: 0117 968 3134. 

Henleaze Garden Club meet on the first Wednesday of each month in the Main Hall, St. Monica’s Trust, Cote Lane. Doors open 7pm for 7.30 start. Visitors are welcome: entry £5 (inc. refreshments). Details: www.henleazegardenclub.co.uk

Knitnatterstitch. Term time, Wednesdays 9.30 -11.30@the Coffee Bar, Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Please contact Paula at knitnatterstitch@gmail.com for details. 

North West Bristol Camera Club are an enthusiastic group of amateur photographers who meet each Wednesday at 7:45pm at Westbury Fields, Greystoke Avenue. New members of any level of ability are most welcome. For details contact Pete on 07870589555. nMelody Makers Pop Choir. An evening choir for men and women singing popular songs. Wednesday's term time 7:30-9:00pm The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze. Book a FREE taster www.melodymakerschoir.co.uk

Clifton Women’s Institute We meet at 7.30pm on the last Wednesday of the month at Alma Church, Alma Road, Clifton BS8 2ES.  Contact by email: thecliftonwi@gmail.com or visit www.cliftonwi.blogspot.co.uk Take advantage of our guest visits which are just £4 (max.three per year). Full membership details available. 

Nature Cafe for over 55s and friends First Weds of the month 2-4pm. Lawrence Weston Community Farm, Saltmarsh Drive BS11 0NJ. Gentle walk around the farm, craft activity and tea and cake!

Westbury Park WI is the local WI for Westbury Park, Henleaze and Bishopston. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm in Redland Church Hall, Redland Green Road, BS6 7HE. Guest fees are £4 per meeting – Glass of wine £2, tea, coffee, soft drinks 50p, other refreshment options available, biscuits/cake free. Email westburyparkwi@gmail.com or see website www.westburyparkwi.org.uk

Bristol Scrabble Club meets every Wednesday at 7.15 pm at Upper Horfield Community Trust (next to Eden Grove Church).  New members welcome - first visit free so come and give it a go.   For further information contact Sue on 0117 9247871.

A great opportunity has arisen to join Bristol Choral Society. Due to a change in rehearsal venue (after 30 years) from central Bristol to Henleaze, the Bristol Choral Society is actively recruiting for all voice parts for next season. Rehearsals begin on Sept 3rd at Trinity Henleaze URC Church, Wednesdays, 7.15 - 9.30pm. To read more about us go to www.bristolchoral.co.uk. Or just turn up to a rehearsal, letting choir@bristolchoral.co.uk know in advance so that we can welcome you and provide music.

Sound of Song ( a Choir for Female Voices) meet in Horfield URC, Church Hall, Muller Road on Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30pm. Repertoire covers classical, choral, jazz, popular, folk, and show songs.  No auditions necessary. www.soundsofsongchoir.com

Bristol Choral Society is actively recruiting for all voice parts for next season. Rehearsals are at Trinity Henleaze URC Church, on Wednesdays, 7.15 - 9.30pm. The season starts on Sept 5th. www.bristolchoral.co.uk. Or just turn up to a rehearsal, letting choir@bristolchoral.co.uk know in advance.


Henleaze Carers Group - A place to share experiences and make new friends. Meeting on the second and fourth Thursday morning of each month from 10am to 12 noon @ Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze. Call Mrs M Rudston on 0117 9426095 for further details.

Henleaze Townswoman’s Guild (Mornings) meet at The Eastfield Inn, Henleaze Road on the third Thursday of every month from 10am to 12noon. Call Elaine Anderson on 0117 9075279 for further information.

Embroidery Club at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, 7.30pm. Tel: 0117 9501743

Henleaze & District Flower Club meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze. New members are always welcome. The second Thursdays are Flower demonstrations and the fourth are practise classes.

The Friendly Club meets every Thursday from 2-4pm (except August and major holidays) in the Methodist Church Hall, Westbury on Trym. We are a lively group of older people who meet to chat, play Scrabble and card games. Regular trips out and entertainments are arranged plus we have delicious tea and biscuits for only £1! Do come and make some new friends. Transport can be sometimes arranged. Contact 0117 9508644.

Drop-In Healing Centre at The Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, BS6 6JE. Thursdays from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Run by Bristol Healing Group on a donation basis and supported by members of NFSH The Healing Trust. Come along and try a healing session, everyone is welcome. For more information phone 0117 9466434 or 0117 9082061.

Flowers by arrangement Is a new informal supper group, meeting the first Thursday of each month, 6.15-9.00pm Kondi Braserrie Henleaze. Enjoy good food & company whilst creating your own floral arrangement. Contact Jane Voke for more info 0117 9622440

Shared Reading Westbury Library.  We read aloud a short story and a poem pausing for discussion.  You sit back, relax, enjoy or you can read or share your ideas.  Thursday 11 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.  It's free, all welcome.  Drop in or contact Christine Betts 07967 332821 for more information.

Stoke Lodge Ramblers welcomes new members. Small, friendly groups walk 8-10 miles on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month; 4-7 miles on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Please look at our website www.stokelodgeramblers.wordpress.com or contact Secretary 0117 950 0934 for more information. Please come and try a walk or two before joining.

Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS) Singles and couples - get fit and enjoy the company of experienced and not-so experienced dancers in the beautiful surroundings of the St. Monica's Trust theatre on The Downs. Expert tuition and Beginners' class on site.  St. Monica's, Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym BS9 3UN 7.30 - 10.00pm. Phone Martin (07786-609940) or visit http://www.rscdsbristol.info/

West Bristol Orchestra meet at the United Reformed Church, Muller Road, from 7.15 - 9.15pm and play a wide range of classical music arranged for our small friendly orchestra. String players of Grade 5 and above are particularly welcome. For further information please ring 0117 968 3998

Henleaze Ladies Choir is a friendly welcoming group which meets in St Peters Church Hall, Henleaze on Thursdays between September and May from 1.30 – 3.30 pm (with a short break for tea).  We are always pleased to see new members.  Please come and try a rehearsal without obligation.  To find out more contact Jane English (07752 332278) or Jean Wickham (0117 9624466).

Does history give you a buzz? West Bristol History Group Autumn talks: Thurs Sept 13, lan Freke on J Fry & Sons: a rough guide to the family and the firm. Thurs Oct 11 Clive Burlton on the Making of the  Modern Matthew. Meetings are upstairs in the Friends’ Meeting House, Hampton Road, BS6 6JE, 7.30pm. Non-members £3, annual membership £10. A warm welcome awaits.  Contact: Pat Walker Tel 07790 172451.

Henbury Singers welcome new members. A mixed, non audition choir, we meet at Stoke Bishop Primary School, Thurs evenings. We sing choral music, carols, musicals, gospel and folk songs. Contact Maggie Cavanna 0117 973 4794 or secretary@henburysingers.org.

Singers Wanted!  Henleaze Ladies Choir meet on Thursdays at 1.45pm in the hall at St Peter’s Church, Henleaze. We sing a range of music from works by Elgar to Bernstein’s West Side Story and lots more! Our new season starts on Thursday 13th September – come along for fun and friendship. For further details, contact Jean Wickham on 9624466 or Jane English on 07752 332278.

Ladies Keep Fit, Thursdays 10-11am, at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze. This friendly session, which has a dance element to it, is suitable for all. New members are always welcome. £6:00. Ring 01454 618488, or email laili@tiscali.co.uk, or www.exercisewithlailibrooks.com for full information; or just turn up.


Badminton (Ladies) at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, 10am. Tel: 0117 9681759

Bridge at Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall, 9.30am. Tel: 0117 9687140

Country Market - Baked goods, garden produce and crafts. 10.30 - 11.30am at the Westbury On Trym Methodist Church Hall Tel : 0117 9628306

Coffee and refreshments in the coffee bar at Trinity-Henleaze United Reformed Church, Waterford Road. 10am-12pm.

Bristol University of the third age (u3a) scrabble group would welcome new members. We play every Friday at the Beehive, Wellington Hill West, BS9 4QY from 2 to 4pm. For further info please contact Heddy SARA on 0117  9241318 or email : nigel.d.sara@btinternet.com

The Bristol Astronomical Society host astronomical talks and activities each week. We provide free Saturday observing at our observatory in Failand and often hold Star Parties in and around Bristol. Friday evening talks are held at 7pm at Bristol Photographic Society, Montpelier, BS6 5EE. See website for details: www.bristolastrosoc.org.uk. 


Whiteladies Farmers’ and Fair Trading Market held every Saturday, from 8.30am-2pm. Takes place at the junction of Whiteladies/Apsley/Burlington Roads. Stalls cover bread, cheese, local lamb and chicken, fish, preserves, cakes, sushi, local fruit and veg, wild food larder, and recycled tools, wooden items and much more.

The Bristol and District branch of Parkinson’s UK meet every first Saturday of the month at Oatley House, St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, BS9 3UN from 10.30am -12.30.  Carers, relatives, spouses, and people with Parkinson’s - all are welcome for a social and informative get-together, with a variety of speakers.

Redland Green Bowls club will be running FREE taster/coaching sessions on Saturday mornings 10-12 at the club , from April 21st to the end of May. Contact Jean or Gerry 0117 9624466, or email  redlandgreenbowls@gmail.com  Our qualified coaches are available on other days /dates by arrangement. www.redlandgreenbowls.webs.com