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Plenty of opportunities to discover something new this autumn in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 11th September 2015 at 10:58 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Discover festival 2015.

The Discover Festival is back for its fourth year, with an exciting programme of over 230 events to help you discover something new in South Gloucestershire.

The festival offers a unique opportunity for residents to find out what makes South Gloucestershire a great place to live and work. Over 180 events are free, for others there is a small fee. Booking is essential for some of the most popular events, such as bat walks and fossil forays.

Discover Festival events in Bradley Stoke (up to 4th October)

Saturday 12th September 2pm – 4pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Bradley Stoke Sew and So’s open workshop
Learn how to make a hand sewn rug. All materials etc. will be provided. To book please contact bradleystokesewingandsos@weebly.com

Tuesday 15th September 7pm – 9pm at The Jubilee Centre
Bradley Stoke Girls Group open evening
A fun, weekly youth group for young women age 12-18 in Bradley Stoke. Come down and say hello on our open day and take part in arts, crafts and cookery activities. Refreshments available. More info: www.makeitmentoring.co.uk

Friday 18th September 7pm – 9pm from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
Bat walk in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve
In our after-dark walk, led by bat experts, you’ll be provided with a bat detector and shown how to identify the various species of bat which live on the reserve. Wear warm clothes and stout boots and bring a torch. Note that while these walks are free; numbers are limited for safety reasons. Booking is essential and you will need to bring your printed ticket. The walk is not suitable for very young children as the group may walk quite fast between sites. No dogs allowed except guide dogs. Age: 6+ More info: www.three-brooks.info

Saturday 19th September 10am – 4pm at The Common East, Bradley Stoke
Conservation day on The Common
The Common East is an old road which has been neglected in recent years and the plan is to reinstate it into its former glory. This will involve removing dead trees and bramble and digging out the overgrown pond and removing some grass to create a wild flower meadow. We also want to put up some more bird boxes, create a 2nd insect hotel, move a gate, create a Butterfly Garden and take another look at the orchard! Join us in bringing The Common back to life. There is much uneven ground; unfortunately, not all is suitable for wheelchairs. Only well-behaved dogs on a lead. Refreshments available

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Discover Festival events at Bradley Stoke Library

Posted on Monday 13th October 2014 at 6:30 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Discover Festival 2014.

Local residents have to chance to enjoy four further Discover Festival events at Bradley Stoke Library over the coming ten days, before the South Gloucestershire-wide event draws to a close at the end of October.

The remaining events are:

Thursday 16th Oct 7.30pm at Bradley Stoke Library
An evening with best selling author Tim Weaver
Featuring missing persons investigator, David Raker, Tim Weaver’s books have topped the best selling and Kindle charts – discover more about his work and writing. Suitable for age 16+. Ticket only event (book here). Cost: £2 payable on the door. Refreshments available

Thursday 23rd Oct 3pm – 5pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Meet Bristol DAWG rescue (Greyhound and Lurcher rescue)
Bristol DAWG rescue, rehabilitate and rehome ex racing greyhounds and ex working lurchers. Please pop along and meet some of our dogs.

Thursday 23rd Oct 7.30pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Battlefield: The History of Polio – a talk with Gareth Williams
Gareth Williams tells the incredible story of polio since ancient times to today’s front line of the battle to exterminate polio. Age: 16+. Ticket only event (book here). Cost: £2 payable on the door.

Saturday 25th Oct 2pm – 4pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Get writing with Ali Bacon and Pauline Masurel
Join local authors Ali Bacon and Pauline Masurel for a fun and informal workshop for those with some writing experience or anyone who would like to make a start. Age: 16+. Ticket only event (book here).

The festival is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, local residents, community groups and businesses.

For more information, visit: www.southglos.gov.uk/discover

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Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre to host World Mental Health Day event

Posted on Wednesday 8th October 2014 at 6:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Poster advertising a World Mental Health Day event at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, Bristol.

An informal event being held in Bradley Stoke on Friday (10th October, World Mental Health Day) will provide practical advice and information about mental health.

The event, which runs from 10.30am to 2pm, will be held at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre and will offer visitors the opportunity to try out various sporting activities that help lift the mood, including table tennis, badminton, swimming and exercise classes.

The physical activity sessions will be followed by talks about mental health and associated issues from a range of experts including Anthony Lacny and Maria-Paloma Sequeiros from the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP).

Throughout the event there will also be a marketplace of stalls and information available so you can find out what’s happening locally and where you can go for help and support. There will also be a performance from the South Gloucestershire Carers Choir who will be performing uplifting songs.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of mental health and to promote the benefits of sports activity in encouraging positive wellbeing. It will also be an opportunity to share information and inform the community about the services and support on offer in the area.

Dr Mark Pietroni, South Gloucestershire Council’s Director of Public Health, said:

“We are working together with Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health partnership and the South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to make the future better for people with mental health issues.”

“Many people self-manage their mental health condition and try to deal with all of the stress and anxiety on their own. We are particularly trying to encourage those people to come along to this event and find out about all of the support that is available.”

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Discover Festival events in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Thursday 25th September 2014 at 2:13 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Discover Festival 2014.

The Discover Festival is back for its third year, with an exciting programme of over 200 events to help you discover something new in South Gloucestershire. The festival runs from 11th September to 31st October. Activities include nature walks, heritage open days, advice sessions, concerts and crafts – there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The festival is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, local residents, community groups and businesses.

Upcoming Discover Festival events in Bradley Stoke include:

Saturday 27th September 11am – 1pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Hedgehogs in our environment – a family workshop
Enjoy two short talks followed by hedgehog story and craft activity. No dogs allowed except guide dogs. Age: Not suitable for under 3s. Booking required.

Sunday 28th September 10am from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
Autumn nature walk
From birds to berries; from moths to mushrooms – find out about the amazing diversity of suburban wildlife on this guided walk. The walk will be in the natural environment over uneven ground; so regrettably will be unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies. Participants should wear suitable footwear and weatherproof clothing. Bring binoculars if you have them. No dogs allowed except guide dogs. Age: 6+

Friday 3rd October 6.30pm from Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre
Bat walk in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve
In our after-dark walk, you’ll be provided with a ‘bat detector’ and shown how to identify the various species of bat which live on the reserve. This walk will be in the dark, over uneven ground, and regrettably is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies. You will need to wear warm clothes and stout shoes and bring a torch. No dogs allowed except guide dogs. Age: 6+. Not suitable for very young children as the group may walk quite fast between sites. Booking required.

Saturday 4th October 10am – 4pm at Bradley Stoke Library
Discover Bradley Stoke Radio – BSR 103.4FM
Drop in and meet volunteers from your local community radio station. Discover what we do and how you can get involved.

More Discover Festival events (taking place after 4th October) will be listed in the October edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal magazine.

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