What’s on September 2023

Various days

WEST OF ENGLAND BRIDGE CLUB based at RAFA Club, 38 Eastfield, Henleaze. Five sessions every week, catering for different standards. Thursday afternoon is Improvers. Monday and Friday afternoon is for more capable players; this is an EBU recognised session. You may come alone to any afternoon session; a partner will be found. The evening sessions are on Wednesdays and Fridays, and are open to pairs.  www.woebridgeclub.co.uk or contact Secretary, Chris Frew, on 0117 962 5281.


Play bowls at Canford Park in a friendly, social atmosphere. Qualified coaches and equipment provided. Contact: Les on 07305695579

WESTBURY SINGERS: if you enjoy singing, we invite you to join our friendly, non-auditioned, 4 part choir, in term-time on Monday evenings 7.30p.m. – 9.30p.m.at Reedley Road Baptist Church. Please email the Secretary: gwenalwakeel@yahoo.co.uk.

Dickens Society. 7pm, at Leonard Hall, Henleaze URC, Waterford Rd, Bristol BS9 4BT. Talks, costumed readings, book club and social events. New members welcome. See  www.dickens-society.org.uk or phone Roma on 0117 9279875 for further details.

Westbury and Clifton area Discussion Group meet at Westbury on Trym Baptist Church every Monday 9.45am to challenge ourselves with topical debate on what’s happening in the world. If you would like to help to solve some of today’s challenging issues with good company, tea and biscuits – contact James Ball 01454 415165 or Ian Viney 0117 9501628.


Westbury Park Women’s Institute meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Girl Guide Hut on Westmorland Road from 7.00 – 9.30pm. We are an active and friendly group with a varied programme plus extra sessionsfor craft, coffee, book clubs, walks etc. Visitors are always welcome and for more information do call Sue on 07813795936 or email westburyparkwi@gmail.com

Companion Voices Bristol is recruiting new members  We are a ‘threshold choir’ actively looking for new people to join us. We meet in Easton on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm to learn soothing and uplifting songs by ear and build skills in sensitivity/compassion/loving presence to sing at the bedsides of people nearing the end of life. To join or support us in this work, contact Valerie on bristol@companionvoices.org. Visit www.facebook.com/CompanionVoicesBristol and www.companionvoices.org.


BCCS (Bristol cathedralchoir school) Choral Society meets at Henleaze Bowling Club, Grange Court Road, Wednesdays 7.30 to 9pm. A small, unauditioned choir singing varied music. New members welcome. For info, contact Kathy, 0117 949362 www.bccschoralsociety.org.uk/

Blaise Community Garden, behind Blaise Museum, open Wednesday and Saturday 10-2.  Originally a walled kitchen garden. Free to enter.  We’re  looking for volunteers. Our Café (+ homemade cakes) open 10-2, 18 March and 8 April.

WELCOME WEDNESDAY Friendly and free coffee afternoon on the last Wednesday of the month, 2-3.30pm at The Beehive Pub, Wellington Hill West, BS9 4QY. Meet new people, have fun, and find out what’s happening in your area. Call 0117 435 0063.


Local Choir actively recruiting new members. We meet at Stoke Bishop CE Primary School, BS9 1BW on Thursday, 7.45 – 9.15pm. We are a well-established mixed choir performing both sacred and secular music. See website www.henburysingers.org  contact secretary at secretary@henburysingers.org.

Highbury Badminton Club: Pete Stables 0117 950 1524 or www.pete4458.wixsite.com/highburybadminton Thurs 7:30pm mid September to End April, Westbury-on-Trym Village Hall 

Henleaze Ladies’ Choir Come and join us as we fill St Peter’s Church Hall in Henleaze with a diverse selection of music. We are a friendly choir and meet on Thursday afternoons in term time from 1.45 to 3.45. There are no auditions, and the ability to read music is not necessary. Contact Jeanette on 9685409 or Jane on 07752 332278.

Open Development Circle For those interested in developing their spiritual awareness and mediumistic ability. 7.15 for 7.30pm start at Westbury Park Spiritualist Church, Cairns Road BS6 7TH. Just turn up, contact Marian Bishop 0117 9771629 or visit www.westburyparkspiritualistchurch.org


Henleaze Bowling Club. Come along at 5.45pm on Fridays to see if bowling could be the sport for you.  Coaching available. Experienced bowlers welcome. Situated in Grange Court Road, by Newman Hall. This is a friendly Club with good bowling facilities and social events throughout the year. Phone, Tom Logan, on 0117 962 1669 or email hbcsec@henleazebowlingclub.org.uk for further details.

U3a Scrabble Group meets at the Beehive pub , Wellington Hill West, on Fridays from 2 to 4pm. We are a very friendly non competitive group and welcome new members. For more information, please contact  Heddy tel 07534717254/ email