What’s On

TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY

Free Flipping Pancake Party: St James’ Church, Lockleaze

Pancake Party with variety of activities for everyone including pancake record breakers quiz, crafts, lots of fun and pancakes and refreshments.

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  • 3.30 – 5pm
  • FREE
  • St James’ Church, Romney Ave, BS7 9TD
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH

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An interactive theatre session for young children and their families with DragonBird Theatre.

DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between grown-ups and their children aged 0 – 5.

The session starts with a short performance of The Owl and the Pussy Cat, followed by an interactive play session where everybody sets off on an adventure inspired by the story.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and involve a variety of set, props, puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, recycled scrap and a whole heap of make believe fun!

Grown-ups and children, your pea green boat awaits…to sail you off to the land where the bong tree grows. Wear you Sou’Westers as this is one wet, rocking and salty adventure. Expect fishing, nautical singing and giant wave dodging!

  • Time: 11.15am or 1pm
  • Venue: The Greenbank Pub, 57 Bellevue Road, Easton BS5 6DP
  • Tickets: £3 per child, £3 per adult
  • Book tickets via the DragonBird theatre website (or take your chances on the day): http://www.dragonbirdtheatre.co.uk/

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

THURSDAY 2nd MARCH

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An interactive theatre session for young children and their families with DragonBird Theatre.

DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between grown-ups and their children aged 0 – 5.

The session starts with a short performance of The Owl and the Pussy Cat, followed by an interactive play session where everybody sets off on an adventure inspired by the story.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and involve a variety of set, props, puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, recycled scrap and a whole heap of make believe fun!

Grown-ups and children, your pea green boat awaits…to sail you off to the land where the bong tree grows. Wear you Sou’Westers as this is one wet, rocking and salty adventure. Expect fishing, nautical singing and giant wave dodging!

  • Time: 10am or 11.15am
  • Venue: Windmill Hill Community Centre, Vivian st, BS3 4LW
  • Tickets: £3 per child, £3 per adult
  • Book tickets via the DragonBird theatre website (or take your chances on the day): http://www.dragonbirdtheatre.co.uk/

‘My Wild Child’ Session on Horfield Common

A free drop-in session for 2 – 4 year olds and their families which involves mini beast hunts, mud painting, take-home nature crafts and wild stories and songs!

The sessions teach children about nature and introduce them to a different way of interacting with their local park; all with the aim of  inspiring them to do something for nature from a young age.

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  • 1 – 2.30pm (drop in, no booking required)
  • FREE
  • Meet by the Café on the Common, Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

SATURDAY 4th MARCH

International Women’s Day: M Shed

Celebrate International Women’s Day with workshops, speakers, activities, music, stalls and more.

The topic is ‘Take Up Space’ and focusses on how women are under-represented in many areas of life, for example, in science and technology industries, the media, politics and as CEOs in private companies.

The aim of the event is to challenge this underrepresentation and bring women’s voices to the forefront and show the value women have in Bristol.

All women are welcome and there will be a free crèche available throughout the event, plus free transport to collect and take home groups of womwn from across the city. BSL interpreters will be provided so that deaf and hearing women can celebrate together.

Window Wanderland in Windmill Hill & Victoria Park

On the evenings of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March windows in Windmill Hill and Victoria Park will be transformed into an outdoor gallery with the return of Window Wanderland!

The weekend will be the second year the community lights up the streets in a fun, creative way with a trail of illuminated windows and gardens, bringing together the local community in a unique way.

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SUNDAY 5th MARCH

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games: The Wardrobe Theatre

portrait-900-821x1024A characterful and fantastically fun all ages afternoon game show for the audience – a show created by Gwendolyn Scott and Megan Brooks.

Squeezy Green is here, bringing some idiotic games to test your skills. And this month it’s a Christmas Special!

Hosted by the irrepressible Squeezy and assisted by the unquenchable Finney Haddock, the audience is split into two teams and taken through a series of challenges.

Each game show is different with audience interactions contributing to the play of the day.

Play from your seat or take the opportunity to go head to head against a challenger, Squeezy Green promises a lip lickin’ comedic afternoon of games for everyone to play.

Suitable for the whole family, even the dog.

  • 2pm
  • £4 per child, £6 per adult or £16 for a family ticket (4 people max with one person under 18)
  • The Wardrobe Theatre at The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0DF
  • More details

Window Wanderland in Windmill Hill & Victoria Park

On the evenings of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March windows in Windmill Hill and Victoria Park will be transformed into an outdoor gallery with the return of Window Wanderland!

The weekend will be the second year the community lights up the streets in a fun, creative way with a trail of illuminated windows and gardens, bringing together the local community in a unique way.

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TUESDAY 7th MARCH

‘The Owl and the Pussy Cat’ DragonBird Theatre Session: St Werburghs Community Centre

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An interactive theatre session for young children and their families with DragonBird Theatre.

DragonBird Theatre instils a love for theatre, engages the imagination and facilitates creative play between grown-ups and their children aged 0 – 5.

The session starts with a short performance of The Owl and the Pussy Cat, followed by an interactive play session where everybody sets off on an adventure inspired by the story.

The sessions run for 45 minutes and involve a variety of set, props, puppets, songs, movement, bubbles, giant-nets, parachutes, costume, recycled scrap and a whole heap of make believe fun!

Grown-ups and children, your pea green boat awaits…to sail you off to the land where the bong tree grows. Wear you Sou’Westers as this is one wet, rocking and salty adventure. Expect fishing, nautical singing and giant wave dodging!

  • Time: 10am or 11.15am
  • Venue: St Werburgh’s Community Centre, Horley Road, St Werburghs, BS2 9TJ
  • Tickets: £3 per child, £3 per adult
  • Book tickets via the DragonBird theatre website (or take your chances on the day): http://www.dragonbirdtheatre.co.uk/

WEDNESDAY 8th MARCH

Freelance Mum Networking Event ‘Brave, Bold & Bonkers’: Bath Road Studios, Bath

Freelance Mum Feb16032Freelance Mum celebrates International Women’s Day its showcase event, with Brave, Bold and Bonkers!

Meeting in the old HTV Television Studio, on Bath Road Studios, this fab venue hosts an amazing line up. Three guest speakers, tell their story about what it took to be Brave, Bold or Bonkers when it came to making their mark in their business.

Adventuresses, Jacki Hill-Murphy, leads the way – sharing her stories of retracing female explorers footsteps & filmmaking. Fresh back from the Amazon, Jacki explains the importance of making these journeys and following the footsteps of these brave forgotten female adventurers.

Bristol artist and firm favourite at Freelance Mum, Emmie Simpson, will be boldly leading us into a creative masterpiece! Famous for her iconic images of Bristol, we’ll be colouring in a giant, original, Emmie Simpson hand drawing! This completed work, will later be auctioned off for the Above and Beyond Charity.

Cbeebies presenter, Katy Ashworth tells her story for the first time. Of the ups, downs and bonkers life of being a freelance single mum, while being a public figure and children’s entertainer.

As with all Freelance Mum events, children are warmly welcome. There will be craft from Luke Drew This and the Play Time Story Tent from Brave, Bold Drama.

Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided by The Chocolate Bear Kitchen – who specialize in gluten free, dairy free and vegan alternatives. We’ll be served teas, coffees, chocolate truffles, salads, flatbreads and fruit throughout the day.

The day will include the Freelance Mum signature ‘netwalk’ after lunch, to allow children to sleep and adults to wake up!

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

THURSDAY 9th MARCH

‘My Wild Child’ Session on Horfield Common

A free drop-in session for 2 – 4 year olds and their families which involves mini beast hunts, mud painting, take-home nature crafts and wild stories and songs!

The sessions teach children about nature and introduce them to a different way of interacting with their local park; all with the aim of  inspiring them to do something for nature from a young age.

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  • 1 – 2.30pm (drop in, no booking required)
  • FREE
  • Meet by the Café on the Common, Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

SATURDAY 11th MARCH

Chatter Books Children’s Book Club: Henleaze Library

Bringing Bristol University to your community – a book club for children hosted by Sarah, an English Literature undergraduate. Kids will be able to make new friends, talk about books and have some fun!

  • 10.30 – 11.30am
  • FREE
  • Henleaze Library, Northumbria Drive BS9 4HP
  • Contact Henleaze Library: 0117 903 8541

WEDNESDAY 15th MARCH

School Experience Day at Fairfield High School

thumbnail_tsa-school-experience-day-flyer-mar-17If you have ever considered teaching as a career you might be interested to hear that Fairfield High School is currently offering members of the local community the chance to do a one-year PGCE at the school from this September.

The opportunity is being organised through the Excalibur Teaching School Alliance in collaboration with Bristol University and Bath Spa University.

To help you decide whether teaching might be for you, Fairfield High School has organised a School Experience Day on Wednesday 15h March.

This event will give you the chance to visit the school for a day to experience life in the classroom and observe experienced teachers in lessons.

If you would like more about the teacher training opportunity or would like to book a place on one or both of the above events please email admintsa@stjohns.wilts.sch.uk or phone 01672 519 555.

You can also find out more information by visiting http://excalibur.org.uk/excalibur-tsa/.

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

THURSDAY 16th MARCH

‘My Wild Child’ Session on Horfield Common

A free drop-in session for 2 – 4 year olds and their families which involves mini beast hunts, mud painting, take-home nature crafts and wild stories and songs!

The sessions teach children about nature and introduce them to a different way of interacting with their local park; all with the aim of  inspiring them to do something for nature from a young age.

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  • 1 – 2.30pm (drop in, no booking required)
  • FREE
  • Meet by the Café on the Common, Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

SATURDAY 18th MARCH

Sprogs Children’s Nearly New Sale: Horfield Parish Church Hall

Selling good quality children’s clothes, toys and nursery equipment. Yummy tea and cakes served.

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  • 10 – 11.30am
  • £1 adult admission (donation goes to charity Children’s Hospice South West)
  • Horfield Parish Church Hall, Wellington Hill, BS7 8ST
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 29th MARCH

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

SATURDAY 1st APRIL

Noah’s Ark Nearly New Sale: Cairns Road Baptist Church, Westbury Park

A nearly new sale raising money for Noah’s Ark Preschool with good quality  clothes and equipment for babies and children on offer. Children’s clothes for ages 0-8, pushchairs, prams, bikes, scooters, toys, books and more. All welcome.

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  • 11am – 1pm
  • £1 entry
  • Cairns Road Baptist Church, Cairns Rd, Westbury Park, BS6 7TH
  • More details

Masquerade Ball: The Bristol Pavillion, Gloucester County Cricket Ground

A ball in aid of World Autism Awareness Day organised by National Autistic Society Bristol Branch.

Pre dinner drink, delicious 3-course dinner and half a bottle of wine. Close up magician, live band, disco, dancing, auction, raffle, photographer and much more! Dress code black tie.

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SUNDAY 2nd APRIL

Squeezy Green’s Compendium of Games: The Wardrobe Theatre

portrait-900-821x1024A characterful and fantastically fun all ages afternoon game show for the audience – a show created by Gwendolyn Scott and Megan Brooks.

Squeezy Green is here, bringing some idiotic games to test your skills. And this month it’s a Christmas Special!

Hosted by the irrepressible Squeezy and assisted by the unquenchable Finney Haddock, the audience is split into two teams and taken through a series of challenges.

Each game show is different with audience interactions contributing to the play of the day.

Play from your seat or take the opportunity to go head to head against a challenger, Squeezy Green promises a lip lickin’ comedic afternoon of games for everyone to play.

Suitable for the whole family, even the dog.

  • 2pm
  • £4 per child, £6 per adult or £16 for a family ticket (4 people max with one person under 18)
  • The Wardrobe Theatre at The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0DF
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 5th APRIL

Children’s Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 3.30 – 5.30pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

TUESDAY 11th APRIL

Children’s Holiday Adventure Play Session: Horfield Common

A new free open access ‘Stay and Play’ adventure play session for children of all ages hosted by The APE Project. The session includes a mobile adventure playground and is a great opportunity for local children to get outdoors, have some fun and make new friends.

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  • 12 – 4pm (drop-in)
  • FREE
  • Horfield Common, BS7
  • More details

SATURDAY 6th MAY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

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  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 7th MAY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 17th JUNE

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 18th JUNE

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 22nd JULY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 23rd JULY

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 16th SEPTEMBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER

Pyronaut Boat Trips: Bristol Harbour

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire-boat on a trip round the docks that she was built to protect. Trips last approximately 30 minutes.

M Shed boats

  • Buy tickets on board on the day – adults £6, children £4
  • More details

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