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NAS Avon Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

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. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month 7.30 – 9.30 p.m at Commercial Rooms in Corn Street, Bristol.

 

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: hello@bristolaspergersocialgroup.org.uk as there will be limited places.

 

Bristol Autistic Girls Group

There is a new group for women who are autistic. It is best to access information about this exciting new group by using this Facebook link. The group has arranged a few meet ups already including the Botanic gardens. If you are a woman who is autistic have a look at the Facebook group.

 

Diverse

Diverse the Bristol Asperger Social Group music and quizzes evening at Basement 45 club! Over 18's only. £2 entry. Disabled access. For further information please contact Marie on 07538152626 or eventdiverse@gmail.com or take a look at: www.meetup.com/South-West-Aspergers-Syndrome-Social-Group 

KUMIKO COMMUNITY ARTS SCHOOL

A long-term community arts class which allows people to explore a wide range of techniques, and work with a variety of artists. A chance to exhibit and build a strong support network. Every Friday (during term time) at St.Werburghs Community Centre, Horley rd, BS2 9TJ. Venue fully Accessible.

 

For bookings and further information please get in touch on: 07543175914 (Catherine Chambers) or 07773456791 (Charlotte Chapman).  

‘UNIT’ is a project bringing young people with autism and Asperger’s together

UWE student volunteers are running an informal social group for young people in Bristol, every three weeks in term time – relaxed, cheap and fun activities!

 

There are two age groups, 9-13 years and 14-18 years.

 

Register your interest NOW or find out more: Please call 0117 32 82334 or e-mail volunteering@uwe.ac.uk.

Network Social Group

Bristol University runs a social group for adults with Asperger syndrome. Fortnightly on the 2nd and 4th Sunday evening of every month at the Richmond pub in Clifton.

 

For further information: http://networkbristolsca.yolasite.com or contact email: ubunetwork1@gmail.com, or phone: 07535 014120

Re:Mapping - New ways of thinking about ourselves

 

An exciting and creative project working with artists to create films, performances, books & more! At Yate library (during closed hours), Wednesdays 11am-12.30pm. Carers, support workers, friend or family members as always are very welcome to attend too.

 

No experience of the arts is necessary. The sessions are gentle, fun, creative, and focussed on sharing laughter, tea, stories and making friendships.

 

For further information: contact Donna Baber on email: info@lizclarke.org or tel: 07840 663616

Film Group for adults with an autism spectrum condition, without a learning difficulty. If you are interested in attending this, finding out more, or have any questions, please email awp.bass@nhs.net, or phone 01275 796200.  

 

We meet twice per month - days and times vary, depending on which film we are seeing. Please contact Matt (details

below) to be added to our mailing list. You will then receive emails with information about our next meeting. We usually meet half an hour before the start of the film. After the film we often go for a drink together somewhere nearby, if people want to. Central Bristol - we usually go to either the Watershed, the Cube, or Showcase Cinema De Lux cinemas.

 

For further information take a look at: www.awp.nhs.uk/services/specialist/autism-spectrum/support-groups/film-group or contact Matt Jennings on 01275 796 200 or awp.bass@nhs.net

'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!

 

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