Executive officers reelected for 2017-18

At our AGM on Thursday, we’re pleased to announce that our three executive officers were reelected for 2017-18: chairman Jim Haywood, treasurer Simon Haywood and secretary Chloe Fussell

We also elected a 12-member management committee featuring some old faces plus four new additions.

Thanks to all those involved in running the Community Centre in 2016-17, and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.

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NEW: Toddler dance class

OvDa dance company is offering new creative toddler classes at the Community Centre for 2-4 year olds.

Tuesdays 10am-10:45am, in school terms 5th September -17 October 2017. Price: £35 for 7 sessions.

Parents can watch, but are very welcome to join in.
Develop confidence and ability to be a team player,
Learn how to allow your body be free and respond to impulses like music, mood, cues…etc,
Stimulate the creativity,
Explore the movements and space,
Get confident with rhythm through learning about the drum beat,
Learn the dance cues, terminology while playing and moving,
Dancing through games and much more.
No imitations. No limits. No fears.

To book and secure your space, please email svetlana.ovsyannikova1 @gmail.com, subject: Creative toddler class.

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We’re looking for volunteers

We’re looking for new volunteers to join our management committee.  You’ll be able to:

  • Attend monthly committee meetings, usually Thursday nights 8-9:30pm, and help us make decisions about running the Community Centre; and
  • Commit for a year (Sept 2017—Sept 2018).

No experience needed, just a interest in helping out!

If you’d like to find out more, contact Chloe on chloe.fussell@gmail.com or 07790 464596.

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Notice of AGM

Notice to members

Thursday 28th September 8pm
in the Small Hall

Followed by Windmill Hill Social Club’s Annual General Meeting

All members invited. This is your chance to review the past year and to elect 2017-18 executive positions and management committees.

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Bristol Sling Library coming to Community Centre 18 July

Bristol Sling Library are holding their Bedminster session on Tuesday 18th July at the Community Centre. Session will run 11am – 1pm.

Great for any local parents looking to carry their baby or toddler in a sling or carrier. Fortnightly hire of wide range of slings & carriers suitable from birth to preschool. Trained Babywearing consultants on hand to help.

For more information, see www.facebook.com/BristolSlingLibrary.

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Eurovision Grand Final showing at the Community Centre

On Saturday 13th May we’re taking over this month’s Big Un music night for a Eurovision party! Screening the Grand Final from 8pm in the bar.

Free admission, all ages welcome. American supper – bring a dish for buffet nibbles.

See the Facebook event at: www.facebook.com/events/250387762103120.

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New: Break Out Voices Kids Choir

Break Out Voices Kids Choir is an extension of the adult Break Out Voices community choir and percussion group based in Windmill Hill (www.breakoutvoices.com).

Combining theatrical performance with vocals we aim to have fun with music and movement and build the children’s confidence and abilities.

The choir is for school years 2-6 and takes place at the Community Centre from 3.45-5.15 on Wednesdays. For more information please contact Kate on 07939 149365 or Sarah on 07769 902012.

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Energy Week at the Community Centre 25 Mar – 1 Apr

Energy Week at the Community Centre is running between Sat 25 March and Sat 1 April. We’re going to have lots of advice and information available on:

– Saving energy around the home
– Switching energy suppliers and saving money on your bills
– How we’ve reduced the Community Centre’s energy usage

Culminating in our monthly Friday quiz at 8:30pm on 31 March, with an energy flavour!

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Art on the Hill: Nearly Unplugged evening Sat 1 April

Nearly Unplugged: an evening of music, singing and poetry.

Hosted by local arts group Art on the Hill and featuring local bands and performers.

Sat 1 April, 7pm at the Community Centre. Free entry.

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The Second WHCA Games Night!

The official Games Night Poster. Click to see in all its glory!!

It’s back! Games Night! Classic board games, computer games, modern board games – and don’t forget the GIANT JENGA!

Saturday April 22nd from 7pm.  Free entry & kids welcome!

Fresh in since our last games night:

  • Cosmic Encounters! (Become one of 50 weird rule bending aliens and colonize your other player’s planets. Helluva game.)
  • Cash and Guns! (Wave foam guns at other players and take the LOOT! Mm. Loot.)
  • Zombies!!! (Well, we’ll actually put the zombies in the box this time round…)
  • BloodBowl! – Remember BloodBowl? Bring along your team and challenge a regular. Or borrow a spare team…
  • Darts! – We’re a community centre, of course we have darts. Bring your arrows and challenge our reigning champion.

And all the other great games from last time – See the full list below. So come along, have a pint (Or an expertly curated – but very reasonably priced – wine) and settle in to an evening of fun. Whether your tastes are smacking someone about in Super Smash Brothers, picking up Scalextric cars off the floor, diving headfirst into a lovingly designed Eurogame, or just drinking very well looked after reasonably priced ale and throwing down some dominoes. You can AND WILL find fun!

Classic Games
Trivial Pursuit
Giant Jenga

Classy Games
Smash Up
Settlers of Catan
Ticket to Ride
Game of Thrones the Board Game (Stamina needed)
Boss Monster
Seven Wonders
Pirate Dice (Perudo)
Cosmic Encounters
Cash ‘n Guns
Harry Potter Lego Hogwarts

Other Fun
Wii Bowling
Rally time trials with force feedback steering wheel
Scalextric course
Monopoly Deal (Not the boardgame – Monopoly Deal is actually good, we promise!)

You can bring along your own games too – There’s always room for more fun.

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