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Photography Exhibition Celebrates the Contribution of the Harbourside’s Older Volunteers

‘Something for Nothing’ is a photography exhibition by Sarah Robbins, UWE Photography Student, celebrating older people in their active volunteer roles in and around Bristol Harbour. Age UK Bristol and Boston Tea Party - Gloucester…
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North Bristol Art Trail 24th - 25th November

The ever-popular North Bristol Art Trail takes place over the weekend of 24–25 November this year, with a preview night on Friday 23, when you can relax with a mulled wine and chat to artists…
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Free dementia conversation cards to help keep families and friends close after diagnosis

Award-winning older people’s charity, Alive, has launched a free resource that offers conversation ideas and advice to help family members and friends to feel close to a loved one following a diagnosis of dementia. Alzheimer’s…
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Great waves and winding roads: Iconic Japanese prints showcased in a series of exhibitions in Bristol

Masters of Japanese prints: Hokusai and Hiroshige landscapes 22 September 2018 – 6 January 2019 Bristol Museum & Art Gallery     A series of three exhibitions will showcase Bristol’s collection of Japanese woodblock prints…
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Gloucester Rd BID area – Finalist in this Years search for the Best British High Street

Bishopston Matters is delighted to report that Gloucester Road Bristol's Independent District has been named a Finalist in this years search for the Best British High Street. I hope you will join me in supporting their…
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Bristol theatre company Kelvin Players explores The Effect

Award-winning theatre company tackles challenging modern material from Lucy Prebble Local theatre company, The Kelvin Players, are presenting The Effect next month. Written by Lucy Prebble (Secret Diary of a Call Girl and ENRON), this…
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Lynne Fernandes Optometrists gets a makeover in time for National Eye Health Week!

It's exciting times at Gloucester Road as Lynne Fernandes have been closed for a few weeks for a makeover.  Their boutique style opticians has been created around styling and finding the perfect glasses for you…
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Cooking for the Over 50s at the City Farms!

Local Bristol charity LinkAge Network, is delighted to launch new cooking sessions for people aged 50+ at three of Bristol’s city farms; St Werburghs City Farm, Windmill Hill City Farm and Lawrence Weston Community Farm. …
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Carers Week 11-17 June 2018

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.    Carers don’t choose to become…
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Mum's on the run with puns just for fun

St Andrews mum, Louise Leigh has taken the idea of a mid-life crisis and run with it, by becoming a stand-up comedian. Since 2015, she has eschewed salsa classes, book club and stitch and bitch…
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