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Social groups

Bristol Asperger Social Group

This is a safe, friendly group for people with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism that meets in a pub for informal meal/drink/chat.



Diverse the Bristol Asperger Social Group music and quizzes evening at Basement 45 club! Over 18's only. £2 entry. Disabled access.


Take a look at the meetups website for more information and to sign up



For further information about these groups and others that BASS organises please take a look here.



Creative writing group

This is a relaxed and supportive creative writing group which will be based in the back room of Basement 45. There are three facilitators - Kate, Sarah and Sally. They will take it in turns to facilitate the group. If you are interested in meeting up to talk all things creative writing eg scripts, short stories, poems, comedy, novels let me know on email: as there will be limited places.



Bristol Autistic Girls Group

This is a group for autistic women take a look at our Facebook page to find out what we are all about.

'BRISTOL UMBRELLA SINGERS' a NEW Autistic & LD Friendly Choir.  


Sessions will run weekly (term time only) 10.30am - 11.30am,The Old Library, Muller Rd, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6UQ.      

The choir will be run by myself, Kate, a music leader with experience of working with the LD & Autistic community in Bristol.

Each session will be £3.50 (with a 10% discount if the whole term is paid in advance) Carers are free, and the choir will run in term time only.


We will be learning vocal warm ups and songs with actions and harmony with a view to doing public performances-

There is a café at the venue which open's at 10am and will be open to use after the session.


To reserve a space call Kate on 07800 965 803 Please do ring if you have any questions or would like to talk about a service user's suitability for this activity.


Please note - The Old Library is accessible for wheelchair users but currently does not have a disabled toilet.

Do feel free to share this email and flyer with anyone who you think would be interested in coming along to the choir!


You can also like us on FB Bristol Umbrella Singers

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Walking group

Frequency: Monthly, usually Saturday at 10:30am

The group meet at the Lynx centre, Lynx Crescent Weston-super-Mare approx. 10.30am, they then drive to the destination, walk and have lunch at a local pub before returning to the centre.  £5.00 subs and any extra money to pay for lunch at the local pub.


Adult Activity Group

When: last Wednesday of month, at 6-8pm

These activities are arranged on a monthly basis and include going out for a meal, skittling, go karting, laser quest, games night and quiz nights.  This takes place on the last Wednesday of every month £5 sub required plus extra money for snacks or meal if that is what the Activity is.


If you are interested in going along to either the Walking Group or Activity group please contact Lena Perry at

Autism Social Club in Thornbury 


We are inviting any autistic people, parents and carers and for people interested in meeting and socialising, with people with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), to attend a board games evening, in order to launch a new social club.


For further information please contact Robert Graham, email:


Transport to Thornbury: there is regular T1/T2 First Bus Services, from Bristol Bus Station and the Center, towards Thornbury the Plain, which is a mere 5 minutes walk to the venue (Hawkes House). Otherwise there are regular 77 bus services from Yate.

New carers theatre group | Carers Support Centre


After the launch of other successful activity groups, we are now introducing a theatre group for carers.. This is an opportunity to take some time out and meet with like-minded people. 6 times a year a trip to a local theatre will be organised – it is free to sign up for the vents bulletin.

Sophie McInnes has recently set up 'Auti.Ms'


We have started to run some casual coffee meet-ups to discuss our experiences of Autism and this will all go towards making our project information packs. We have our website is now up…


We will be running social groups for Autistic women with Bristol Aspergers Group which we are beginning to organise. Finally, we have applied for funding to start workshops from September on female autism in four locations across Bristol. To find out more, please take a look at this leaflet.