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 (

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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Zumba fitness class starting Mon 20 Mar 8pm

Zumba fitness classes with Paula starting 20 March. Monday nights 8pm!

For more information, check out Paula’s Facebook page at

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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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