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FAB Bulletin 05/05/2022

Published on 05 May 2022 09:44 AM

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We are very pleased to be re-starting our Hengrove FAB Cafe after a short hiatus. We are hoping we get to see many of you there. The cafe will be every Tuesday during term between 1pm and 3pm at the community hub by Perry Court E-ACT Academy. You gain access to the community hub via CrossWalk. 

It would be great if you could let us know if you are planning to come to keep an eye out for you. We will have refreshments and board games. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Warm wishes,
Silvia, Ruth and Christine
Bristol Walkfest is back!
1st - 31st May, various walks across Bristol


Bristol's walking festival is now in its 10th year.  Walkfest will be showcasing a wide variety of walking related events and activities, personal challenges, self-guided walking routes and discussion events throughout the month of May. Whether you like historical tours, nature walks, exploring street art, walking sports, or you just want to get fit and enjoy some fresh air, there will be something for everyone.

The mostly free walks and activities are for all ages, all backgrounds and all levels of fitness. See what you’d like to give a go, then get out there and enjoy what our great city has to offer!

Click here for more details
Last spaced available on our Nordic Walking taster session - book today!
Thursday 19th May, 10am - 11am starting from Greville Smyth Park

Vicky Welsh from Let's Walk Bristol will be leading the session. We will finish the session at the Tobacco Factory where we will have a chance to chat and have a hot drink (or a cool one depending on weather!). 

To book your place, please reply to this email. 

Scam Awareness Talk
Monday 9th May, 3.30pm at New Beginnings Day Centre at Withywood Centre

Come and hear how to identify and avoid being targeted by scammers, and where to get help and support. The event includes information about pension scams, fraud as well as other scams, and a chance to ask questions. This is a free talk delivered by Age UK bristol Scams Awareness Project. 

Booking is essential. Spaces are limited to keep us Covid-safe. To book a place, please call 07754 124 479 or email 


Bristol Radical History Festival
Saturday 14th May, 10:00am - 4:30pm at M Shed

Bristol Radical History Festival returns to M Shed with a full programme of history walks, talks, exhibitions, films, performance and book stalls.

Once again, they reveal hidden histories, debate and agitate for a future of better pasts. This year there are two main themes.

State surveillance of social movements (1792 to now)
Discover how the British state through spying has attempted to neutralise, suppress and stymie progressive movements and groups.

Hidden histories of post-war Britain (1945 - 51)
Uncover the hidde histories of successful popular campaigns and direct action in Britain for housing, social reforms, civil and labour rights.
It's highly recommended to book a time slot in advance - click here


Wild Words
1st - 31st May, Badocks Wood audio trail, free

Discover ten sound-filled spots in Badocks Wood, Southmead. The audio was made by children working in Badocks Wood with Brave Bold Drama and Mud Pie Explorers. Expect natural sounds, rhythms, local history and wild imaginings. Suitable for humans aged 7+.

Moderate walk– more challenging slopes and the ground maybe varied, may include steps and stiles. Walking at a moderate pace. 1 mile

The audio uses a free audio walk app called Echoes, which requires no roaming data provided you have already downloaded the app and the audio walk before setting out. You can also download a map.

Find out more here


Friends Ageing Better is a project delivered by Age UK Bristol, in partnership with Bristol Older People's Forum.

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