St Werburghs Arts Trail open for entries

It’s time to register for this year’s Arts Trail. The dates are confirmed as the 28th and 29th September.
The registration fee is the same as last time, £20. If you register and pay by the 1st May, you can pay the ‘early bird’ fee of just £15!
The deadline for all registrations is the 1st June, to give us time to compile and print the programme.

New Construction & DIY courses @ St Pauls Learning Centre

St Pauls Learning Centre have announced their summer programme of construction & diy courses beginning in April. The Centre offers the opportunity for beginners to try their hands at plumbing, tiling, electrical work, woodwork and home maintenance. Courses range in length from one-off events to 10 week courses and many are free or reduced for those claiming benefits.

For further information contact: 0117 903 8844 or enrol online at www.bristol.gov.uk/adultlearning

New Introductory Watersports courses for under 25s

Looking for a something new to do this summer? Come along and try out a range of water based activities including sailing, rowing and canoeing through a new 6 week introductory watersport courses for just £10 per person Tuesdays from 9 April-13 May or Thursdays from 11 April-15 May 6.30pm-8pm

Absolutely no experience necessary, open to everyone; novices through to experienced All based from the newly refurbished All Aboard! Watersports centre, Baltic Wharf. Just bring a towel and change of clothes (just in case!) and wear appropriate activity footwear. They will provide everything else!

To book your place please call 01179 290801 or email gill.hannan@hotmail.com

New basketball sessions for women starting

A new female-only basketball session has begun on Friday evenings at Easton Leisure Centre in Thrissell Street, Easton. These sessions will be aimed at women and girls from 12 years upwards and will be lead by a female coach Tracie Colbron who has played previously for Bristol Storm.

The sessions run from 5-6pm and costs £1 – further donations are welcome.

for further information contact:

Kate Cooke from the Inner City Health Improvement Team
kate.cooke@bristol.gov.uk
0117 92223859
07876 814586

Imayla announces Forest School training course for Young Women

Following a successful course aimed at young men in February, Imayla will be offering the same for young women aged 16-25 years who would like to learn more about Forest School, be out in the natural environment and develop their skills in being and working outdoors.

The four day programme will provide the opportunity to:

Achieve an OCN Forest School Level 1 Accreditation

Take part in activities such as fire making, jewellery making, woodworking, identifying plants and trees, cooking a feast on an open fire, pizza making, stargazing and learning games and activities to use in nature

Gain skills and experience beneficial for working with pre-school, primary aged children and young people

Meet new friends and build your networks

Explore Embercombe and the beautiful woodland, fields, gardens and lake

Help plan a Bristol based outdoor activity day for children and young people in August 2013

Discover Exmoor National Park and what it has to offer

Spend time chilling, chatting and having fun

This all takes place between May 25th – 28th, leaving Bristol 9am and arriving back at 6pm and costs £80pp (which includes all food, accommodation, travel, OCN accreditation and training). Limited bursaries are available.

For further info or to request a booking form please email claire@imayla.co.uk call the office on 0117 924 0735 or visit their website www.imayla.com

Betterdays Saturday Play Club & the Young Women’s Project to close

Unfortunately as a result of a funding cut two of our popular projects will be ending. This has not been an easy to decision to make at a time when many young people and families are facing cuts to services, however due to changes in the way Bristol City Council funds youth services we are no longer in a position to continue these projects. The table tennis and football sessions provided by Full Circle at St Pauls Academy are unaffected.

Youth services in this area previously funded by Bristol City Council have now been commissioned out to Learning Partnership West. ffi contact Learning Partnership West here:

Full Circle will continue to work with the Malcolm X Centre in providing young people’s play and activities at the Jamafrique night, Thursdays 6.30 – 9.30pm. We will be announcing details of an exciting new project we are planning for this years St Pauls Carnival…watch this space!

In the meantime we would like to thank Dee, Rhia, Lucie, Isoke and Angela for working with us over the years and good luck in the future.