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The Celebrating Age Festival aims to challenge stereotypes and recognise the contribution of older people in society, but we welcome everyone to take part – healthy and active ageing is important for us all. The festival is a fantastic opportunity to try a new craft, make new friends and share experiences. This year we are trying something a little different and will also be working with the Festival of Ideas to look at issues related to ageing.

We open the festival on the International Day of Older Persons – 1st October 2019. There you will be able to learn what will be going on throughout the whole month of October. We will have a variety of stalls offering information and advice across a broad spectrum of organisations from Bristol, as well as complimentary refreshments and cake.

 Throughout the month there will be plenty of taster activities, open days and events for everyone to get involved in, the majority of which are completely free of charge thanks to our amazing partners supporting the festival. Why don’t you try kayaking, see a new play, or surprise your taste buds with international delicacies?

 We will be joining with the Festival of Ideas and Bristol’s Research Forum to host three discussions at The Watershed on Healthy Ageing, Innovative Housing and Exploring What Retirement means in 2019. Guest panellists who are experts in their fields will be discussing the latest research and thinking on these topics.

 Please join us in celebrating later life and bringing together people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures!

CAF Opening Event

1st October 2019, 10am-12 noon

The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

Everyone is welcome to this free opening event, with stalls, tea, cake, and some wonderful speakers from the local community.

There will be a chance to chat with some of the organisations who offer activities for older people in Bristol including All Aboard, Cycling without Age, GayWest, and Bristol Older People’s Forum.

Mooch around the stalls and you might find that a group you’d like to join catches your eye. This is a good way to find out how to get active in Bristol. Free refreshments and cake. No booking necessary.

How to get there: Bus to city centre, 2 minute walk from Primark or 10 minute walk from the fountains.

Bristol Festival of Ideas

Established in 2005, Bristol Festival of Ideas runs over 150 events throughout the year, including the annual Festival of Economics and bi-annual Festival of the Future City. The Festival seeks to promote debate and discussion about the key issues of our time and to celebrate and promote the work of the most interesting writers and thinkers. Events range from talks and lectures, to interviews and panel discussions.

The Festival of Ideas is an initiative of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership (Bristol City Council, BusinessWest, University of Bristol, University of the West of England).

Find out more: www.ideasfestival.co.uk

Book your FREE ticket online:

foi-lifetransitions.eventbrite.co.uk

foi-healthyageing.eventbrite.co.uk

foi-housing.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Click on the different dates below to view activities taking place across the programme from 1st October - 31st October

Or click to download the whole programme: CAF Booklet 2019 (800 KB)

1st October

What: CAF Opening Event. All welcome. Stalls, interesting speakers and tea and cake.
When: 10am - 12noon
Where: The Station, Silver Street, City Centre, BS1 2AG
Cost: FREE

What: Acta Community Theatre Lunch. Weekly social group with free hot lunch and creative arts. 
When: 12 – 2.30pm
Where: acta Centre, Bedminster Gladstone Street, BS3 3AY
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 953 2448

What: Aerospace Bristol Reminscence. Drop-in reminiscence session. Look through objects and photos and talk about your own working life. Café on site if you want to buy tea and coffee. 
When: 3pm - 4pm
Where: Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, BS34 5BZ
Cost: FREE

What: FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own. FREE 0117 440 4301
When: 10.30am - 12noon 
Where: The Withywood Centre, Queen Road, BS13 8QA 
Cost: FREE 
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own. FREE 0117 440 4301
When: 10am Tai Chi Shibashi, 10.30am - 12noon catch up cafe 
Where: The Ardagh, off Kellaway Ave, BS6 7YL 
Cost: FREE 
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading, The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print.
When: 2- 3.30pm
Where: Central Library, College Green
Cost: Free
Contact: 07949 143 02

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust
When: 2 - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Tai Chi Qigong - Southmead Development Trust
When: 12.30 - 1.15pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Stoke Gifford Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards.
When: 2pm
Where: St Michael’s Church Centre, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8PD
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm 
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Phillip St, BS3 4EA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm 
Where: Lawrence Weston Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, BS11 0NJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

 

2nd October

What: Brave Bold Drama. Drop-in art and craft workshops and film screenings.
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: Creative Workspace, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8LF
Cost: £3 per session

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol - Bishopsworth. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own. The regular FAB café will be extended by live music, free cake and plant pots!
When: 10am - 11.30am
Where: Bishopsworth Children’s Centre, 2 Lakemead Grove, BS13 8EA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Friendship and Gentle Exercise Group. Gentle exercise to improve your strength, balance, posture, & flexibility in a fun and friendly environment! Tea and biscuits.
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Eastville Park Methodist Church
Cost: £4 per session
Contact: 07825 155954

What: Gloucestershire Walking Cricket. A specially adapted game played with soft ball.
When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 6.30 - 8pm (bar open after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Probus Longwell Green. Social group for retired or semi-retired men.
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: Longwell Green Community Centre, Shellards Rd, BS30 9DU
Cost: £1.50

What: Sailing - All Aboard Watersports. Get out onto the water in a sailing dinghy in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Shirehampton. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards
When: 10.30am
Where: St Mary’s Church, High Street, BS11 0DW
Cost: £2, Carers go free

What: Clifton Exercise Club. Strength and conditioning classes.
When: 1-2pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

3rd October

What: Floating Memories, Alive. Boating Reminiscence Trips. Fully accessible, enclosed power boat
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6X
Cost: FREE
Contact: info@aliveactivities.org / 0117 344 4756

What: Hungarain Food, Bristol Meets the World, BACWG. Learn about and taste traditional dishes from Hungary.
When: 1.30 - 3pm
Where: Anchor Hanover, Blaise Weston Court, BS11 0AF
Cost: FREE

What: Qi Gong at BS3 Community. Ancient Chinese practice of energy healing. Stretch, relax, breathe and connect.
When: 10.15am - 11.15am
Where: Southville Centre, BS3 1QG
Cost: FREE

What: Bristol Older People’s Forum Open Forum Meeting. We aim to make Bristol an Age-Friendly City for everyone. Hear guest speakers and join in the discussion.
When: 10.30am
Where: Broadmead Baptist Church, Union Street, BS1 3H
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 927 9222

What: Fishponds FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own
When: 10.30am - 12 noon
Where: Kingfisher Café, Straits Parade, BS16 2LE
Cost: FREE

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 10am - 11.30am
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Multi-Watersport Session - All Aboard Watersports. A ‘pick and mix’ of watersport activities. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12 noon
Where: All Aboard, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Powerboat Trip - All Aboard Watersports. Scenic river trip on fully accessible powerboats. Accommodating wheelchairs if required. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2 - 4pm
Where: All Aboard, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class
When: 10.30 - 11.30am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50 Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Brentry. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards
When: 11am
Where: Henbury & Brentry Community Centre, Machin Road, BS10 7HG
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 11am - 12 noon
Where: St Werburghs City Farm, Watercress Rd, BS2 9YJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

4th October

What: Bristol Indoor Bowling Club. Equipment supplied, your own flat soled shoes or socks required.
When: 10am
Where: Bristol Indoor Bowls Club, 198 South Liberty Lane, BS3 2TY
Cost: £1.75 per hour
Contact: 0117 963 3460

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10.30AM - 12.30PM
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2 - 4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group
When: 2 - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50 Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Strength and Conditioning - Clifton Exercise Club
When: 12.30 - 1.30pm
Where: Clifton Exercise Club The Exercise Club, 213 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2X
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

5th October

What: Ambition Lawrence Weston - Men in Sheds. Come along to get something fixed, or help fix other things. Tea and coffee provided.
When: 10am - 12 noon
Where: Blaise Weston Court, Broadlands Drive, Lawrence Weston
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 923 5112

What: OutStories Bristol - The 6th John Addington Symonds Lecture. Queer loss, queer Classics: A. E. Housman’s ‘lost country’. Lecture delivered by Jennifer Ingleheart, Prof Latin, University of Durham. Refreshments provided. Book on Eventbrite.
When: 2.30pm
Where: The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial, BS8 1RJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 01458 832220

What: Zion Community Space. Stalls and the chance to find out more about the local area.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Zion Community Space, Bishopsworth Rd, BS13 7JW
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 923 1212

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 9.15 - 10.45am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50 Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

6th October

What: ActiveAGE Festival. Come and try a variety of walking sports and activities such as Tai Chi, Zumba Gold and Nordic Walking.
When: 11am - 3pm
Where: Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, BS9 2BJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: For more information contact Beth Lewis; email: bl15807@bristol.ac.uk, call: 07979 786 623 or visit: www.activeageingbristol.co.uk

What: Bubble Tea Session - Bristol Meets the World. Learn how to make bubble tea and enjoy tasting teas at the shop. First come first served.
When: 11am - 12pm
Where: Jo's Tea, 62 Park Row, BS1 5LE
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 935 1462

7th October

What: Festival of Ideas - Life Transitions Panel Discussion. How do people think about work aged 60+ and what else is important to a fulfilling life? 
When: Arrive from 1.30pm for 2pm start. Finishes at 3.30pm.
Where: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, BS1 5TX
Cost: FREE

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Guided Walks - All Aboard Watersports
When: 10am - 12.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Sailing - All Aboard Watersports. Get out onto the water in a sailing dinghy in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Anchor Hanover- Activity Angels Sessions Reminiscence activities for anyone 55+ particularly those living with dementia. Restaurant on site.
When: 10.30am - 12 noon
Where: Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend, BS16 6FG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 956 0568 or 07467 354083

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2 - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50 Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

8th October

What: Acta Community Theatre Lunch
When: 12 - 2.30pm
Where: Acta Community Theatre Lunch. Weekly social group with free hot lunch and creative arts.
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 953 2448

What: FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10.30am - 12noon
Where: The Withywood Centre
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol.
When: 10am - 12noon
Where: The Ardagh, off Kellaway Ave
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Cafe, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Horfield Boston Tea Party
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 2 - 3.30pm
Where: Central Library, College Green
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group
When: 2 - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50 Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Tai Chi Qigong - Southmead Development Trust
When: 12.30 - 1.15pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Lawrence Weston Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

9th October

What: Brave Bold Drama. Enjoy some live music in our friendly community café as you create some beautiful artwork!
When: 2-4pm
Where: Creative Workspace, Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol BS13 8LF
Cost: £3 per session
Contact: Gill Simmons, bravebolddrama@gmail.com, 0117 964 6799

What: Friendship and Gentle Exercise Group. Gentle exercise to improve your strength, balance, posture, & flexibility in a fun and friendly environment! Tea and biscuits
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Eastville Park Methodist Church
Cost: £4 per session
Contact: 07825 155954

What: Gloucestershire Walking Cricket. A specially adapted game played with soft ball.
When: 1 - 2pm
Where: Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9E
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 6.30 - 8pm (bar open after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 0795 416 4590

What: Shared Reading - The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print.
When: 11.30am - 1pm
Where: Bishopston Library
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Shared Reading - The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print.
When: 10.30am - 2pm
Where: Sea Mills Library, Sylvan Way
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Clifton Exercise Club. Strength and conditioning classes
When: 1 - 2pm
Where: All Aboard, BS1 6XG
Cost: Free
Contact: 07587 552653

10th October

What: Alive- Floating Memories. Boating Reminiscence Trips. Fully accessible, enclosed power boat.
When: 10am - 12noon
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 344 4756 / info@aliveactivities.org

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass
When: 10am - 11.30am
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Multi-Watersport Session - All Aboard. A ‘pick and mix’ of watersport activities. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12noon
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 10.30am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: GayWest. LGBT social and support group. We always welcome new faces.
When: 8pm
Where: Old Market Tavern, Old Market Street
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07758 810 134

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 11am - 12 noon
Where: St Werburghs City Farm, St Werburghs
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

11th October

What: Bristol Indoor Bowling Club. Equipment supplied, your own flat soled shoes or socks required
When: 10am
Where: Bristol Indoor Bowls Club, 198 South Liberty Lane, BS3 2TY
Cost: £1.75 per hour
Contact: 0117 963 3460

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10.30AM
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2-4pm.
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Strength and Conditioning - Clifton Exercise Club.
When: 12.30pm
Where: Clifton Exercise Club The Exercise Club, 213 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2XS
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: LGBT Bristol. Celebrate LGBT+ Interfaith and allies in Bristol on National Coming Out Day. All welcome. Light buffet
When: 5-8pm
Where: Lord Mayor's Chapel at the bottom of Park Street opposite City Hall
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07804 945849

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group
When: 2-3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - St George. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards.
When: 2pm
Where: Beehive Centre. 19A Stretford Rd, Bristol BS5 7AW
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

12th October

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 9.15am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5P
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

13th October

What: Bristol Ariel Rowing Club – Go Row Indoor Classes. Expert coaches show you how to get the best out of the machines. Also try out a skiff on the beautiful Avon. Bring trainers and sports kit.
When: 10am - 3pm
Where: Bristol Ariel Rowing Club Pump House Lane, BS4 4RQ
Cost: FREE

14th October

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersport. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6X
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Guided Walks - All Aboard Watersports
When: 10am
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6X
Contact: 0117 929 0801
Cost: FREE

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6X
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Sailing - All Aboard Watersports. Get out onto the water in a sailing dinghy in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6X
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Anchor Hanover- Activity Angels Sessions. Reminiscence activities for anyone 55+ particularly those living with dementia. Restaurant on site.
When: 10.30am
Where: Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend, BS16 6FG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 956 0568

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group
When: 2-3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Home Instead Senior Care Film Clubs. Film club with tea and cake. Access for all including hearing loop. All welcome.
When: Call for timings
Where: Christchurch Hall, Downend, BS16 5SG
Cost: £4
Contact: 07767 494878

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Horfield. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards
When: 11am
Where: St Michael’s Church Centre, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8P
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

What: Avon Wildlife Trust- Wellbeing through Nature Learn about local wildlife in a safe outdoor environment.
When: Call for timings
Where: Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, BS16 1HB
Cost: FREE
Contact: Mhairi.Cornish@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk or ring 07458 091429

15th October

What: Acta Community Theatre Lunch. Weekly social group with free hot lunch and creative arts.
When: 12-12.30pm
Where: Acta Centre, Bedminster Gladstone Street, BS3 3AY
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 953 2448

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10.30am - 12 noon
Where: The Withywood Centre
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10am - 12 noon
Where: The Ardagh, off Kellaway Ave
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading - Central Library. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 2-3.30pm
Where: Central Library, College Green
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2-3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Tai Chi Qigong - Southmead Development Trust
When: 12.30pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.5-, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: University of the 3rd Age Bristol. Paul Barnett speaks about the Severn Bridge Disaster. Come early and find out more about Bristol U3A
When: Coffee from 9.45am, talk from 10.30am
Where: Broadmead Baptist Church, 1st Floor (there is a lift), Union St, next to Tesco
Cost: FREE

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Lawrence Weston Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

16th October

What: Brave Bold Drama Art, Craft and Films. Drop-in art and craft workshops and film screenings. Includes hot drink and biscuits.
When: 2-4pm
Where: Creative Workspace, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8LF
Cost: £3

What: Friendship and Gentle Exercise Group. Gentle exercise to improve your strength, balance, posture, & flexibility in a fun and friendly environment! Tea and biscuits
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Eastville Park Methodist Churc
Cost: £4
Contact: 07825 155954

What: Gloucestershire Walking Cricket. A specially adapted game played with soft ball
When: 1-2pm
Where: Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ
Cost: FREE.
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 6.30-8pm
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing.
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Shared Reading - The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print.
When: 2 - 3.30pm
Where: Southmead Library, Greystoke Avenue
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Clifton Exercise Club. Strength and conditioning classes.
When: 1-2pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG10am
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: Probus Longwell Green. Social group for retired or semi-retired men.
When: 12 - 2.30pm (Meal)
Where: Longwell Green Community Centre, Shellards Rd
Cost: Meals are £14

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Easton. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards
When: 2pm
Where: Easton Community Centre
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

17th October

What: Alive- Floating Memories. Boating Reminiscence Trips. Fully accessible, enclosed power boat.
When: 1-am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 344 4756

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass
When: 10-11.30am (cuppa and chat after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 16459

What: Multi-Watersport Session - All Aboard. A ‘pick and mix’ of watersport activities. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Powerboat Trip - All Aboard Watersports. Scenic river trip on fully accessible powerboats. Accommodating wheelchairs if required. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2-4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 080

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class
When: 10.30am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol - DISCO! Music and dance from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s.
When: 5pm - 9.30pm
Where: The Station, Silver St, BS1 2AG
Cost: £3/£4
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading - The Reader - Bishopston. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 1 - 2.30pm
Where: Bishopston Library, 110a Gloucester Road
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 02

What: Celebrating the Fabulous 50's at the Old Library. Reminisce and sing songs through the era, catch a classic 50's film, join in with our 50's nostalgia quiz, raffle and afternoon tea. Please let us know you're coming!
When: 1.30-4.30pm
Where: The Old Library, Muller Road, BS5 6XP
Cost: FREE
Contact: Call Buzz on 01172 690 006 or email hello@theoldlibrary.org.uk to book

18th October

What: Bristol Indoor Bowling Club. Equipment supplied, your own flat soled shoes or socks required.
When: 10am
Where: Bristol Indoor Bowls Club, 198 South Liberty Lane, BS3 2TY
Cost: £1.75 per hour.
Contact: 0117 963 3460

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10.30am
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2-4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Strength and Conditioning - Clifton Exercise Club
When: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Where: The Exercise Club, 213 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2X
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: Cycling Without Age. Free Trishaw rides across the city. The Trishaw seats older passengers who have little to no mobility. An opportunity to try it out.
When: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Where: Easton Community Centre, BS5 6AW
Cost: FREE
Contact: Email: hattiecwa@gmail.com

What: St Monica Trust - “Wonderland” by Brave Bold Drama. A multi-sensory, immersive and participatory show for people living with dementia, family and carers.
When: 2.30pm, 55 minutes followed by tea and jam tarts
Where: Oatley Hall, St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, BS9 3TN
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07817 632932

What: Age Friendly Farm - We want to find out what kind of regular activities older people would like to see more of at the farm. Please pop along to our FREE day of taster sessions – which includes pilates, cooking and crafts as well as a FREE lunch
When: 10am - 3pm
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Bedminster, BS3 4EA
Cost: FREE, including lunch
Contact: 0117 963 3252

What: Shared Reading - The Reader - Filwood. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 11am - 1pm
Where: Filwood Library, Filwood Broadway, Knowle, BS4 1JN
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group
When: 2 - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

19th October

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 9.15am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

21st October

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Guided Walks - All Aboard Watersports. Get moving whilst learning about the maritime City of Bristol. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Sailing - All Aboard Watersports. Get out onto the water in a sailing dinghy in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Anchor Hanover- Activity Angels Sessions. Reminiscence activities for anyone 55+ particularly those living with dementia. Restaurant on site.
When: 10.30am
Where: Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend, BS16 6FG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 956 0568

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2-3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Dhek Bhal. Older people share their skills in poetry recital and Bollywood Golden Oldies. Therapeutic massage and Tai Chi sessions.
When: 11am - 2pm
Where: Barton Hill Settlement Main Hall, 43 Ducie Road, BS5 0A
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 914 6671/2

What: Home Instead Senior Care Film Club. Film club with tea and cake. Access for all including hearing loop. All welcome.
When: Call for timings
Where: St Peter's Hall, The Drive, Henleaze, BS9 4LD
Cost: £4
Contact: 07767 494878

What: Shared Reading - The Reader - St Pauls. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 2-3.30pm
Where: St Pauls Library, Grosvenor Road, St Pauls, BS2 8XJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

22nd October

What: Acta Community Theatre Lunch. Weekly social group with free hot lunch and creative arts.
When: 12 - 2.30pm
Where: acta Centre, Bedminster Gladstone Street, BS3 3AY
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 953 2448

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, BS13 8QA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: The Ardagh, off Kellaway Ave, BS6 7YL
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading.
When: 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: Central Library, College Green
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Shared Reading.
When: 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: Redland Library, Whiteladies Road, Clifton, BS8 2PY
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Tai Chi Qigong - Southmead Development Trust
When: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Stoke Gifford
When: 2pm
Where: St Michael’s Church Centre, Stoke Gifford, BS34 8P
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Phillip St, BS3 4EA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Lawrence Weston Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, BS11 0NJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

23rd October

What: Festival of Ideas - Healthy Ageing. A panel discussion about quality of life and active ageing. Promoting quality of life with a focus on the benefits of keeping active in later life. A diverse panel of experts will challenge, inform, engage and entertain in equal measure. foi-healthyageing.eventbrite.co.uk
When: Arrive from 6pm for 6.30pm start. Finishes at 8pm
Where: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol, BS1 5TX
Cost: FREE

What: Brave Bold Drama Art, Craft and Films. Drop-in art and craft workshops and film screenings. Includes hot drink and biscuits.
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: Creative Workspace, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8LF
Cost: £3 per session

What: Friendship and Gentle Exercise Group. Gentle exercise to improve your strength, balance, posture, & flexibility in a fun and friendly environment! Tea and biscuits.
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Eastville Park Methodist Church
Cost: £4
Contact: 07825 155954

What: Gloucestershire Walking Cricket. A specially adapted game played with soft ball.
When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: Bristol County Ground
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 6.30pm - 8pm (bar open after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Clifton Exercise Club. Strength and conditioning classes
When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: Goldies Sing & Smile - Stoke Bishop. Chat, laugh and sing along to the popular hits of the 50s onwards.
When: 10.30am
Where: St Mary Magdalene Church, Mariners Drive BS9 1QJ
Cost: £2 donation, carers go free

What: Celebrating Age Party hosted by the New Beginnings Day Service from Age UK Bristol. Come and enjoy some entertainment by John On-Me Tod and a cream tea with the community. There will also be information about Age UK Bristol services and you can have a tour of the New Beginnings facilities. Everyone is welcome!
When: 12.30-1.45pm
Where: The Withywood Centre – Main Hall, Queens Road, Withywood, Bristol, BS13 8QA
Cost: FREE
Contact: Marie Reynolds 0117 9878406 

24th October

What: Festival of Ideas - Innovation in Housing. A presentation of research on co-housing, community housing and intergenerational living. A presentation of research on co-housing, community housing and intergenerational living followed by a discussion panel comprised of experts from UoB, UWE, Housing LIN and Bristol Housing Festival. foi-housing.eventbrite.co.uk
When: Arrive for 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Finishes at 3.30pm
Where: 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX
Cost: FREE

What: Alive - Floating Memories. Boating Reminiscence Trips. Fully accessible, enclosed power boat
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 344 4756, info@aliveactivities.org

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 10am - 11.30am (cuppa and chat after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing.
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Afternoon Jazz at the Fringe. Leonie Evans: a rare and unique voice. We break for refreshments.
When: Doors open 3pm, Music plays from 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Where: Bristol Fringe, 32 Princess Victoria St, Clifton
Cost: £6
Contact: elly.hopkins@gmail.com or 07852 135876

What: Multi-Watersport Session - All Aboard. A ‘pick and mix’ of watersport activities. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Powerboat Trip - All Aboard Watersports. Scenic river trip on fully accessible powerboats. Accommodating wheelchairs if required. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, Cumberland Road, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 10.30am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: LinkAge Post-Retirement Opportunities project. Workshop for people approaching retirement or who have just retired, to start thinking about the next phase of life. Must book
When: 6pm - 9pm
Where: The New Room John Wesley Chapel, BS1 3JE
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Ockham's Razor in This Time
From the multiple award-winning Ockham’s Razor company - a show about time, age and how we are strong in different ways at different points in our lives, performed by a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60 years old.
When: 7.30pm
Where: Unit 15 - Premiere Business Park, Sussex Street BS2 0RA
Cost: £10 - £15
Contact: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/checkout/this-time-by-ockham-s-razor

25th October

What: Bristol Indoor Bowling Club. Equipment supplied, your own flat soled shoes or socks required.
When: 10am
Where: Bristol Indoor Bowls Club, 198 South Liberty Lane, BS3 2TY10am
Cost: £1.75 per hour
Contact: 0117 963 3460

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10.30am
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Strength and Conditioning - Clifton Exercise Club
When: 12.30pm
Where: The Exercise Club, 213 Whiteladies Rd, BS8 2XS
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Ockham's Razor in This Time
From the multiple award-winning Ockham’s Razor company - a show about time, age and how we are strong in different ways at different points in our lives, performed by a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60 years old. 
When: 7.30pm
Where: Unit 15 - Premiere Business Park, Sussex Street BS2 0RA 
Cost: £10 - £15
Contact: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/checkout/this-time-by-ockham-s-razor

26th October

What: BS3 Repair Café. Bring broken items to be repaired. Also a Clothes Swap Shop. All welcome even without item to repair.
When: 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Where: United Reformed Church, West St
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07967 711024

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 9.15am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Horfield Common Celebrating Age Festival - Come & find out more about activities available locally, services, volunteering opportunities, get involved in a range of taster sessions including a healthy wildlife walk around the park & meet new people! All welcome.
When: 10am - 3pm
Where: The Cafe on the Common at the Ardagh, Kellaway Ave, Bristol BS6 7YL
Cost: FREE
Contact: hello@theardagh.com

27th October

What: Contact the Elderly. Big tea party!
When: Ring for timing
Where: Elmgrove Centre, Elmgrove Road, Cotham, BS6 6AH
Cost: FREE
Contact: 01225 873812

28th October

What: Shared Reading - The Reader - St Pauls. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 2-3.30pm
Where: St Pauls Library, Grosvenor Rd
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Malcom X Elder. Fun fitness to music, with refreshments.
When: 11am - 1pm
Where: 141 City Road, BS2 8YH
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07780 591496

What: Gig Rowing - All Aboard Watersports. Try your hand at rowing a traditional Cornish pilot gig in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Guided Walks - All Aboard Watersport. Get moving whilst learning about the maritime City of Bristol. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kayaking - All Aboard Watersports. Low-impact activity. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Sailing - All Aboard Watersport. Get out onto the water in a sailing dinghy in a relaxed and sociable environment. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 6.30pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Anchor Hanover- Activity Angels Sessions. Reminiscence activities for anyone 55+ particularly those living with dementia. Restaurant on site
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend, BS16 6FG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 956 0568 or 07467 35408

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50. Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Avon Wildlife Trust- Wellbeing through Nature. Learn about local wildlife in a safe outdoor environment.
When: Ring for timings.
Where: Feed Bristol, 181 Frenchay Park Rd, BS16 1HB
Cost: FREE
Contact: Register first: Mhairi.Cornish@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk or ring 07458 091429

29th October

What: Acta Community Theatre Lunch. Weekly social group with free hot lunch and creative arts.
When: 12pm - 2.30pm
Where: Acta Centre, Bedminster Gladstone Street, BS3 3AY
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 953 2448

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: The Withywood Centre, Queens Road, BS13 8QA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own.
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: The Ardagh, off Kellaway Ave, BS6 7YL
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301

What: Shared Reading - Central Library. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print.
When: 2pm - 3.30pm
Where: Central Library, College Green
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143022

What: Staying Steady - Southmead Development Trust. Balance & strength group.
When: 2pm - 3pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Tai Chi Qigong - Southmead Development Trust
When: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Windmill Hill City Farm, Phillip St, BS3 4EA
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

What: Talking Tables Cookery Session. Cookery for people aged 50+. Booking essential.
When: 10am - 1pm
Where: Lawrence Weston Farm, Saltmarsh Drive, BS11 0NJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 353 3042

30th October

What: Brave Bold Drama Art, Craft and Films. Drop-in art and craft workshops and film screenings. £3 per session, includes hot drink and biscuits
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: Creative Workspace, Queens Road, Withywood, BS13 8LF
Cost: £3 per session

What: Friendship and Gentle Exercise Group. Gentle exercise to improve your strength, balance, posture, & flexibility in a fun and friendly environment! Tea and biscuits
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Eastville Park Methodist Church
Cost: £4
Contact: 07825 155954

What: Gloucestershire Walking Cricket. A specially adapted game played with soft ball.
When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: Bristol County Ground, Nevil Road, BS7 9EJ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 6.30pm - 8pm (bar open after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Shared Reading - The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 11am - 12.30pm
Where: Fishponds Library, Hockeys Lane, Fishponds BS16 3HL
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Shared Reading - The Reader. Read and listen to a story and poem. No pressure to talk or read. Call for info including about large print
When: 11am - 12.30pm
Where: Westbury Library, Falcondale Road, Westbury BS9 3JZ
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07949 143 022

What: Clifton Exercise Club. Strength and conditioning classes.
When: 1pm - 2pm
Where: All Aboard, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 07587 552653

What: Carers Support Centre. Do you look after a friend, relative or neighbour who could not manage without your support? Then, you are a carer. If you are a carer, why not come and join us for a tour of Blaise Castle Estate which will take about half an hour, followed by a cuppa and sweet treat in the café! There will then be time to have more of a look around the beautiful grounds of Blaise Caste Estate.
When: 1.45-4pm
Where: Blaise Castle Estate, Kings Weston Road, Lawrence Weston, Bristol, BS10 7QS
Cost: FREE
Contact: There are 12 places for carers on this trip. To book, email Dennis at Carers Support Centre: dennisa@carerssupportcentre.org.uk or 0117 958 9902. Caroline from Carers Support Centre will join you on the day, and her number is 07857 919 195. Free car park available and bus stop nearby. If you find it difficult to travel by public transport or car, please do let us know as we can support you with alternative arrangements.

31st October

What: Alive- Floating Memories. Boating Reminiscence Trips. Fully accessible, enclosed power boat.
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 344 4756, info@aliveactivities.org

What: Kingswood Walking Rugby. No running, no tackling, no kicking, just great fun. No experience necessary. Suitable footwear required for grass.
When: 10 – 11.30am (cuppa and chat after)
Where: Kingswood RFC, Grimsbury Road, BS15 9RA
Cost: Try for free or £2/£3 ongoing.
Contact: 07954 164590

What: Multi-Watersport Session - All Aboard. A ‘pick and mix’ of watersport activities. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 10am - 12pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Powerboat Trip - All Aboard Watersports. Scenic river trip on fully accessible powerboats. Accommodating wheelchairs if required. Book: www.allaboardwatersports.co.uk
When: 2pm - 4pm
Where: All Aboard, Baltic Wharf, BS1 6XG
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 929 0801

What: Forever Active - Southmead Development Trust. Circuit style class.
When: 10.30am
Where: Greenway Centre, Doncaster Rd, BS10 5PY
Cost: £3.50, Pay as you go
Contact: 0117 950 3335

What: FAB Café, Age UK Bristol - Fishponds. Share a cuppa with neighbours and find out what else is happening in the local area. Some cafés provide refreshments for free, some are buy your own
When: 10.30am - 12pm
Where: Kingfisher Café, Straits Parade, BS16 2LE
Cost: FREE
Contact: 0117 440 4301