Happy Holidays!


Full Circle Docklands Holidays

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the generous support received in 2016 (financial and otherwise).

Special mention to our Sponsors and Partners.

Our opening times over the Holiday season are below:

The building will be closed from Friday 23rd December.
It will reopen on Wednesday 4th from 10am and we will be back with our various activities from Tuesday 10th of January 2017.

Make sure you keep in touch to stay updated on what’s on next year.

We wish you all the best for the Holiday Season and a very fruitful New Year 2017!

Full Circle Docklands Happy New Year 2017

Sounds of Pisces Summer Fundraiser

Full Circle Docklands fundraising success

We are very grateful to Delroy Hibbert (pictured on the left) for raising over £300 last Friday for Full Circle @Docklands at the “Sounds of Pisces Summer Fundraiser”

A big THANK YOU as well to Cosies! in Portland Square for allowing us to use their venue for the second time for fundraising purposes.

Special thanks to everyone who helped spread the word about the event before and/or took part in it.

The money raised will go towards helping more young people within the area achieve their aspirations and contribute to the work we have been doing since 1980 .

Read more about our regular activities

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Speakerbox – A collaborative film project

full circle youth shadow play  speakerbox arnolfini

Join us at Arnolfini to celebrate the premiere of Speakerbox, a collaborative film project between artists Rob Mitchell, Shawn Sobers and young people from Full Circle @Docklands aged 8-13 in response to John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea.

The event will take place between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday April 10th 2016.

Shawn Sobers is a filmmaker, photographer, writer and lecturer.

Rob Mitchell has worked as a creative media producer of film, video and various media.

In 1999, Shawn and Rob worked together to form Firstborn Creatives, an independent production company for broadcast television, which has since established a strong reputation for using creative media to educate, entertain and give people a platform for creative expression.

When? Sunday 10th of April 2016

Where do we meet? There will also be a gathering outside Docklands Youth Centre at 2.30pm. We will walk together to Arnolfini where the film is shown and where there will be a celebration at 3.30pm, finishing at 4pm.

See more on the Arnolfini website

full circle youth media arnolfini speakerbox bristol film project

full circle docklands youth media speakerbox film project

@Docklands chosen to announce Bristol as European City of Sport 2017

Full Circle Docklands george ferguson Bristol European City of Sport 2017 community

Bristol was announced last Thursday by Mayor George Ferguson as the European City of Sport for 2017.

The event took place at Docklands Youth Centre

The mayor also announced he would dedicate £5,000 from his discretionary fund to contribute towards black and minority ethnic sport groups in the city.

Besides Docklands Youth Centre, the beneficiaries will include St Judes Women’s Group, Bristol West Indies Phoenix Cricket Club and the Bristol Brothers football team.

An important theme for the year will be women and girls in sport and aims to build on the Bristol Girl campaign and various other projects encouraging more people across the city to take part in active recreation.

Full Circle  Docklands youth services Bristol community

The European City of Sport title is awarded by ACES Europe. Bristol is one of several European cities to be awarded the title.

“As a city we already do much to encourage people to be more active and healthy. this year of sport give us an opportunity to build on all the good things we have already achieved.”

“A population that engages in sport and is more active in everyday life will help transform our city mentally, socially and physically.”

Docklands Bristol European City of Sport 2017 youth

Free Family Art Festival: Love Tea Dance With A Difference

The Free Family Art Festival Love Tea Dance With A Difference at Watershed inspired by Pixar’s Inside Out will be taking place on Sun 1st of November 2015 between 15:00 – 17:30 in the Watershed Cafe/Bar.

Facebook Event.

Watershed event

Come and connect with Inside Out’s themes of love and positive mental health in a fun and playful way. Join the brilliant artists and creative technologists from Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio for an exciting interactive event, with FREE colourful games and activities suitable for all the family. Drop-in for as long or as little as you like.

Helpful Hashtags & Handles to look out for:

Bristol Family Arts Festival: #BristolFAF
Family Arts (national): @FamilyArtFest
Watershed: @wshed
PMStudio: @PMStudioUK

full circle youth and family blog bristol

Free Carnival Workshop Throughout August & September

All local children, young people and families are invited to take part in a free Carnival workshop throughout August & September at Docklands.
There will be opportunities to learn about the Carnival culture, get practical with making the costumes and much more.

For more information, please contact:

Amirah Cole on 07 783 054 583 and/or email info@fullcircleproject.org.uk

Location: Docklands Youth Centre.
Brigstocke Road, St Paul’s,
Bristol, BS2 8UA

Check out the images below for the programme of activities!

full circle carnival programme 2015 docklands Bristol

full circle carnival programme 2015 docklands Bristol september august

The Seven Saints of St. Pauls Heritage Mural Initiative

In honour of the Bristol West Indian Parents and Friends Association

The St Pauls Carnival is one of the longuest established Caribbean style Carnivals in the United Kingdom and 2018 will mark its 50th Anniversary.
In June 2015, Iconic Black Bristolians in partnership with 121 Creatives will be launching the first of our Summer Artival Exhibitions and will introduce The Seven Saints of St. Pauls, who are the seven founders of the St. Pauls Festival.

The free exhibition, running from the 29th of June to the 4th of July, will include illustrated portraits with accompanying biographies and will be the launch of The Seven Saints of St Pauls Heritage Mural Initiative.

The Seven Saints of St. Pauls Heritage Mural Initiative is a two-year project, which will see the erection of seven murals painted in the St. Pauls area of Bristol to celebrate the achievements of some of our key members of the African Caribbean diaspora in Bristol; The seven saints of St. Pauls.

For more information, contact : 121gary@121creatives.co.uk

Exhibition bristol july 2015

Personal Confidence Workshops in April 2015

Starting on the 22nd of April and until the 23rd April, LearnDirect Bristol will be running personal confidence workshops taking place over 2 days and starting at 1.30pm till 4.30pm.


-Individuals must be 19+
-Resident in the UK/EU for 3years or more
-In receipt of State benefits

To find out more about the course, use the info below:

Contact 01179 297744

Learndirect Bristol, Bristol. BS1 4PS

personal confidence course in april

MShed Moving Forward FREE course

Do you want the opportunity to take part in a volunteer placement at M Shed or Brunel’s SS Great Britain?

This is a FREE course aimed at unemployed people who are local Bristol Residents. “M Shed – Moving Forward” is an exciting volunteer placement and training programme developed and delivered by M Shed and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, working in partnership with employment support agencies. The programme is supported by Bristol City Council’s Economy, Enterprise and Inclusion team.

They are looking to recruit local individuals and provide them with the necessary skills and work experience to take the next step towards gaining employment.

Individuals who join the programme will follow a tailor made course and have the opportunity to achieve nationally accredited qualifications in employability and customer service. Participants will gain real work experience and take part in volunteer placements in Bristol museums.

For more information, see below:

Taster Session & Enrolment:
Monday 23rd March 2015, 10am-1pm at M Shed. It’s an opportunity for you to find out more about the training programme.

Times & dates:
Running Mondays and Tuesdays (or Wedsnesdays) from 13th April – 8th July 2015 10am – 2pm at M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol.
Please note – It may be possible to cover travel expenses as well as providing lunch if you are a Bristol Resident.

Contact: Kasia Jakubiec

Mshed moving forward art work