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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.


For further information about these groups and the services that BASS organises please take a look here. Please contact Andrew Powell if you wish to come on 07795 490 730 or email:


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

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 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 or take a look at: 


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).  

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: or contact email:, 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: 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, 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: or contact Matt Jennings on 01275 796 200 or

'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

NAS North Somerset Branch:


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

Social Group for Adults with Asperger's meeting in Filton once a month.


For further information, please see contact details on this flier.  


This group is supported by Sarah Grimes, Community Connector for the Curo Group.

New 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.


The launch event will be at the Hawkes House Pub, St. Mary's Street, Thornbury on Wednesday 1st August at 7pm.


Future meeting will be on Wednesdays throughout August and at various locations for games, food and socialising. Please see flyer for specifics. 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.