New Sunday evening music: Blues and Rock

New Sunday evening music night starting 5th March, first Sunday of the each month.

DJ Barry the Bull playing old blues and rock, classic tunes. Feat. Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Robert Johnson.

7:30pm – 10:30pm.



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Big thanks to RS Studios for last-minute PA hire

We wanted to extend a huge thanks to Bristol rehearsal and recording studio RS Studios, based on Feeder Rd, for their charitable help in lending us a PA system over Christmas!

The PA system in our Large Hall broke just days before our pensioners’ Christmas lunch and our members’ Christmas party – panic! The guys at RS Studios stepped in and loaned us a top-notch system over the festive period. We’re extremely grateful for their help and support.

They provide rehearsal and recording studio space for musicians, plus PA and van hire. Go say hello at: or


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Former Community Centre chairwoman awarded British Citizen Award

We’re excited to announce that Community Centre volunteer and former chairwoman (2006-2012) Christine Higgott has been awarded a British Citizen Award for her community work in the local area.

The award will be presented at the Palace of Westminster on 26 January 2017.

The Community Centre management committee nominated Christine for the award as a small way of saying thank you for twenty years of local community work, including work with Art on the Hill, the Victoria Park Action Group and with the Community Centre itself.

Here’s an article from the Bristol Observer:

Bristol Observer article 12 January 2017

Bristol Observer article 12 January 2017

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New: Club Marmotte, after-school French for primary school children

New for 2017: Club Marmotte, after school French club for primary school children.

Wednesdays at the Community Centre:
4-4:30pm for 4 to 7 year olds
4:30-5pm for 7 to 9 year olds

10 places per session, £4 per session (booking in advance required). For further information, please contact Anne-Claire on 07900 801416 or

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Thanks to John James Foundation and volunteers for Seniors’ Christmas dinner

We’d like to thank the John James Foundation for their support in hosting our Seniors’ Christmas dinner and party this year.

Huge thanks also to head chef Trish and all the volunteers who prepared the room, helped Trish with the food, ensured sufficient sherry was served and provided after-dinner entertainment (ballroom dancing, card games and raffle).

Here are some photos from the day:

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Presenting the first Games Night at the Community Centre

Presenting our first Games Night at the Community Centre…

Classic board games, computer games, modern board games – and don’t forget the GIANT JENGA!

Saturday 19 November from 8pm.  Free entry.


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)

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!)

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New Chairman and Management Committee for 2016-17

At last night’s AGM we elected Jim Haywood as Chairman, Chloe Fussell as Secretary and Simon Haywood as Treasurer of the Windmill Hill Community Association for 2016-17.

We also elected a new Management Committee – some new faces, some old! Huge thanks to the outgoing committee and especially to outgoing Chairman Tony Kelly for all his hard work.


Windmill Hill Community Association management committee 2016-17


Jim Haywood, new Chairman for 2016-17

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Community Centre hosting Art on the Hill this weekend

This weekend 1-2 Oct we’re hosting installations for the Windmill Hill and Victoria Park Arts Trail, plus on Saturday night we’re holding a concert for tired art viewers!

Sat 1 Oct 7:30pm – 10pm, featuring MC/poet Tim Vosper plus local acts:

Barry Lane and the Fridge Mechanics
Charlie and Jake
Helen Roberts
Pink Noise Recorder Quartet

After a day viewing art, put up your tired feet and enjoy a relaxing evening of local bands and performers, good food and beverages. The bar will be open all evening. Relax with friends and family by candlelight and enjoy delicious food on sale throughout the evening.  Look out for full performance details outside the venue.

You can find out the full programme at

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Coming soon: Little Cooks classes for 2-5 year olds

Little Cooks children’s cooking and play class for 2-5 year olds.

Starting at the Community Centre on Tues 4 Oct for four weeks. 10:30-11:30am.

£12.50 per child (£9.50 concessions), which includes all their ingredients all measured out, a messy play session, and taking home their finished dish to share with their family. Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Poster oct small cooks-1

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NEW: Jumpfit exercise class 7pm Mondays

Starting Monday 5 September at 7pm.

Jumpfit – an exercise class involving bouncing on your own set of rebound boots, to mood-boosting music. The 45-minute classes are suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes.

Book via email on or through their website at, and let them know your shoe size for the boots.

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