Speakerbox – A collaborative film project

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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

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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.

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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

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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!

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Free “Back to Work” Security course with Templegate

Are you unemployed, out of education and looking for an opportunity in the Security or Customer Services sector?

Templegate’s 13-day “Back to Work” course is tailored towards delivering the Right skills and Right qualification, to enable you to enter the employment market in the SECURITY industry.

Templegate offers the opportunity to gain four qualifications over a 3 week period:

What you will Learn:

Functional skills (Level 1)
Work Skills
Door Supervision
Course Duration:


2nd March 2015 until 19th March 2015


Templegate Training Unit 1A, Unity Street, Bristol BS2 0HN
Text SECURITY to 0786 959 9542

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International Women’s Day 2015 is on March 7th!

International Women’s Day is on March 7th from 11am to 5pm and there is a diverse programme including a drama workshop with playback theatre group Breathing Fire, participate in a group weaving project to capture local women’s words and advice, join a puppet making workshop or participate in a sing-along with local voice coach Jules Olsen, Indoor static cycling challenge, Local poet Vanessa Kisuulen and much more.

The day will focus on breaking barriers and building bridges, the opportunity to speed meet other like-minded women, Netwalking around the Docks plus the Breeze cycle ride – a cycle tour of Bristol women’s history.

For more information visit:


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Blue Monday Fair – 19th Jan 2015

Help and advice about debt, housing, health, wellbeing, finding work and training.

Make a positive start with Blue Monday Fair : 19 January 2015 – 9am to 5pm

Join over 60 local organisations at a huge one-day fair at
The Galleries Broadmead to get help and advice about debt, housing, health and wellbeing and many more.

For full details including a list of organisations attending go to Blue Monday Fair

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Courses for Ex-Offenders Skills for work – Dec 2014

These courses are designed help develop communications, team work skills and self-confidence whilst assisting the journey back into employment.
Both courses below are free!

Attitudes and Behaviour workshops cover:
– Employment Disclosures letters
– Positive Actions and Goal Setting
– Team work skills
– Communication skills
– Basic ICT
– Benefits to Work Relationships

Dates and Times
Mon 15th Dec
Wed 17th Dec
10am–2pm each day

Getting into Work workshops cover:
– CV Writing and Basic ICT
– Employment Disclosures letters
– Positive Actions and Goal Setting
– Job search
– Winning Interview Performance

Dates and Times
Thurs 11th Dec
Tues 16th Dec
Thurs 18th Dec
10am–2pm each day

Location: Easton Community Centre Kilburn Street Bristol BS5 6AW

To Book Call: 0117 955 1167

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The Mental Health Impact of Domestic Violence – 11th December

Bristol Women’s Voice is organising a series of talks for their Health Forum.

The first talk is on 11th December 2014 will be looking at the Mental Health Impact of Domestic Violence, with guest speakers – Dr. Emma Williamson from the Centre of Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol and Self Injury Support, a national organisation that supports girls and women affected by self-injury or self-harm.

To register your attendance, book a free place online here or email info@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk

Further talks on a variety of women’s health topics are being scheduled for the New Year.

They are able to support individuals with childcare and transport costs – please get in touch with them on 07972 673782 for more information.

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Celebratory event to mark ATM’s 15 years delivering popular music education in Bristol

Taking place on December 11th at The Lantern in The Colston Hall is a celebratory event to mark Access To Music’s 15 years delivering popular music education in Bristol.

They will be having performances all evening from current students, past students and we also have some special guests who will be performing with them as well as use this opportunity to get all of their friends and partners together to not only show them what they have achieved and what their students have achieved but to also thank them, for helping them and making their success possible.

Below is the poster for this event. It is a free event but is ticketed.

If you and/or your team are available on December 11th between 7pm and 11pm, do let Emily Ralston know and she will deliver or post some tickets out to you.

The event will also be in order to raise money throughout the evening for the National Foundation For Youth Music!

Any more info, contact:

Emily Ralston
Partnership and Recruitment Officer
Access To Music Bristol

email: emily.ralston@accesstomusic.ac.uk
tel: 01275 891 847

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A digital chat on self-employment – Starting in business

HMRC and DWP are working together for this webinar and it is aimed at those who are unemployed and considering self employment. During this interactive webinar they will advise on:

– New Enterprise Allowance
– Support and financial assistance available
– How to register as self employed with HMRC
– The importance of record keeping
– Benefits and self employment
– Where to get further help and guidance

To register for the webinar on 9 December 2014 between 11am and 12pm, click here

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