Community Fun Day

Saturday 21st September

From 2pm – late
Community Fun Day
At Windmill Hill Community Centre and outside in Vivian Street
Free entry

Food and drink, activities, taster classes, live music. Refreshments available all day, Community Centre bar open in evening.

If you’re a local business / group that wants to showcase your activities (food, music, taster class etc), do get in touch on: info@whca.org.uk

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DragonBird Theatre Performances in March and April

DragonBird Theatre are back at the Community Centre with interactive theatre sessions for young children aged 0-5 and their families. Each session features a short performance of a story and is followed by an interactive play session.

Thursday 21st March 10:00am & 11:15am – Chef Gherkin and His Magic Mixing Machine

Thursday 4th April 10:00am & 11:15am – The Sun, The Moon and the Coffee Pot

​£3.75 per ticket (everyone over 4 months old needs a ticket), £4.00 per ticket from April 2019

Click here to book tickets.

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Board Games Night on Sat 2nd Feb

Do you like board games? The Windmill Hill Community Centre certainly* like board games. COME AND PLAY BOARD GAMES WITH US!

We’ll be hauling Ikea bags full of games down to the club THIS SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY at 19:30 to bring people together, drink beer, and play some of the finest in modern cardboard games!

No experience necessary. We’ll teach you rules. Or if you have your own games to bring along, please teach us! Bring your friends! Or come on your own and join a table. We’ll make sure you don’t go funless!

As to what you’ll be playing – Between us, we’ve got more games than we can possibly drag up, so we’ll be bringing a balanced mix of all different kinds of fun in an Ikea bag or two. If you want to talk collections, get in touch… It’d be a shame to turn up wanting to play Cosmic Encounter or Azul only to find we’ve left it at home!

See you there! Rain or snow!

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*Like, perhaps a little bit too much. Some people like the smell of old wine. Some people like the smell of a new book. The Windmill Hill Community Centre likes the smell of a freshly opened box of cardboard tokens and little wooden cubes. Even the little ‘pffrt’ noise is symphony.

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Community Centre Christmas Party Sat 15 Dec

The Community Centre’s Christmas party is on Saturday 15th December from 7:30pm – all members invited. We’re also holding a Christmas dinner for seniors early evening.

Father Christmas will be visiting in the evening, followed by buffet (bring a dish) and disco. See you there!

 

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Welcoming the South Bristol Wellbeing Choir

We’re pleased to welcome the South Bristol Wellbeing Choir to the Community Centre every Thursday 7-8:30pm during term time.

A fun choir in South Bristol for anyone to join, any time, in term time. A fun and inclusive group that sing for the health of it!

No experience necessary, no need to audition. A ‘Pay as you Go’ suggested min. £4 donation.

www.facebook.com/SouthBristolWellbeingChoiroldpage

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New Committee elected for 2018-19

Thanks to all who attended the Community Association AGM last night.

The AGM reelected Jim Haywood as chair, and we have a new treasurer, Stu Lloyd.

Huge thanks are due to Simon Haywood, who has acted as treasurer for more years than we can count.

We also have a new 13-member committee who will meet every month to oversee the running of the Community Centre.

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Art on the Hill 2018: 6-7 Oct

We’re pleased to be a venue for this year’s Art on the Hill arts trail, which is taking place on Sat 6 – Sun 7 October. On Saturday evening we’re also hosting Nearly Unplugged 3, featuring local music.

Art On The Hill is Windmill Hill and Victoria Park arts trail which spans across 2 days. The trail hosts art and creations by local and Bristol artists spanning across 40 venues. The trail runs from 11am-5pm and hosts a variety of activities from free workshops, live music and exhibited art.

www.artonthehill.org.uk

Nearly Unplugged 3: After a day of viewing art, put up your tired feet and enjoy a relaxing evening of singers, singing groups, poets, players and performers, with good food and drinks served from the Bar and Kitchen! Come along to socialise with other artists/performers and relax with friends/family. Performers:

DJ Lord Dub
Vinyl DJ, Selecting classic 45’s. Spinning some of the greatest Pop, Rock, Reggae, Funk, Disco and Soul ever put on record.
https://www.facebook.com/dubslord/

Spikey Tim
Spikey Tim is a performance poet who has been described as “Energetic and charismatic” and “Anarchic and comedic.” He leads poetry workshops for kids, helps to run the Bristol Hammer & Tongue poetry slam, and is a part of the “Echoes & Edges” music/ poetry collective.
https://www.facebook.com/tim.vosper.54

The Horsley Band
A longstanding (30+ years) collective of folk musicians originating from the beautiful village of Horsley in Gloucestershire.
https://www.facebook.com/horsleyband

Chiccapella
Putting the chic in a cappella…!
Quartet who perform a range of popular songs in four part harmony, available for any special occasion!
https://www.facebook.com/chicapella

Breakout Singers
Break Out Voices is a new choir with a difference. Based in Windmill Hill, Bristol, UK we are a group of amateur singers that combines A Cappella vocals with percussion, movement, simple beat-boxing and noise-making. More of a ‘vocal band’ than a choir we will be singing a repertoire of popular music arranged by band leader Kate Fletcher.
https://www.facebook.com/breakoutvoices
http://www.breakoutvoices.com

The Big However
Using discarded musicians found locally, The Big However play their own peculiar version of post truth, sub-tonic, melodic, bristolian lo-fi, folk, indie.
https://www.facebook.com/thebighowever

 

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NEW: Parent and child self defence class on Saturday mornings

Starting Sat 15th September 9:30-10:30am

Family martial arts/self defence class for parents and children aged 7+. Contact Paris at southville@backoff.club.

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Notice of 2018 AGM: Thurs 27th Sept 8pm

Another year has passed by and it’s time for Windmill Hill Community Association and Social Club to hold their AGMs. We would like to thank you for being a member for the last year and for supporting the Community Centre. We hope you can attend the AGM which will start in the small hall at 8pm on Thursday 27th September. The bar will be open from 7.15pm and anyone renewing their membership before the meeting starts will get a free drink!

This is your chance to review the past year and to elect a new committee for both the Association and the Social Club. If you would like to nominate anyone for Chairperson/Treasurer or Secretary for either committee, the nomination forms are up now on the Membership board at the Community Centre . Please get the nominees agreement beforehand.

New memberships will be accepted after the AGM finishes.

Please make every effort to attend as the Community Centre needs you!

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Creative Story-crafting for Kids – Summer club workshops

We’re looking forward to welcoming The Wild of the Words for four story workshops over the Summer holidays.

This series of unique holiday workshops is designed for young storytellers and aspiring authors who are keen to spin some wild and wacky stories in an outdoor-inspired environment.

For ages 3-11.

Tuesdays, 10.45 – 12.00pm. 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Aug.

For more information, see: www.thewildofthewords.co.uk/copy-of-story-crafting-workshops.

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