PROSPECTUS

The Downend Folk House is a registered Charity which is run by a Management Committee with the help of volunteers and Staff.

A wide range of activities are on offer at our premises, they are listed in this prospectus under the day of the week that they take place.

Our Barn Clubs are kindly run by fellow members and have either an annual term or weekly fee, as shown. All those wishing to join these groups are asked to enrol annually and become a member of the Association. The Classes/Groups run by private hirers are marked with * and can be contacted via their email address, website or telephone number provided.

Our rooms are available for hire, for parties, meetings, workshops etc.
On the ground floor with disabled access, we have the following event spaces -

Dimensions in feet Dimensions in metres
Jubilee Hall 45.0 x 37.9 14.0 x 11.0
Concorde Hall 40.0 x 23.5 12.0 x 7.2
Page Room 25.0 x 15.0 7.6 x 4.6
Grace Room 19.0 x 15.0 5.8 x 4.6

On the first floor we have three rooms that do not have disabled access:
Britannia Room 19.0 x 16.5 5.8 x 5.0
Cleeve Room 14.0 x 14.0 4.3 x 4.3
Cleeve Annex 8.0 x 11.0 2.4 x 3.3
Heath Room 10.5 x 9.2 3.2 x 2.8

There is a coffee lounge adjacent to our kitchen.
We have a car park with disabled bays.

Our Office Manager Mrs Zoe Tanner welcomes enquiries for bookings and the contact details for our office are shown in the box below.

DOWNEND FOLK HOUSE ASSOCIATION
LINCOMBE BARN
OVERNDALE ROAD
DOWNEND
BRISTOL BS16 2RW
Telephone: 0117 956 2367 e-mail: dfha_zoe@btconnect.com
Registered Charity No. 1157237

Office Manager: Mrs Zoe Tanner
OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday: 9am – 12.30pm 1.00 – 4.30pm

HOW TO ENROL IN OUR CLUBS

The Barn Pre-enrolment membership fee this year will be Adults £5.00 & Juniors £2.50
(see **)

Your club leader can enrol you and take the payment for your class when the new Prospectus has been printed.
The payment can be a cheque dated the 31st of August or cash. This payment will be secured in the Office by the Office Manager and the new membership cards will be given to your leader when your class starts.
**From the 1st of September 2022 the membership fee will be £10.00 and £5.00 for Juniors, you can pay the reduced fee by applying for the membership before the
31st August 2022

No reductions are made for missed clubs although clubs cancelled on account of adverse weather will be re-arranged whenever possible. Refunds will only be given in cases of serious ill-health, confirmed by medical evidence. Please note that some club fees are paid each term, with members required to pay separately for each term at the stated fee.

There are three issues of our magazine BARN NEWS during the year, which will be available around the building.

Registration arrangements for spring and summer activities will be posted on main notice boards and printed in the Barn News.

Please note that we always try to consider the needs of people with mobility problems.

DATES THE BARN IS OPEN


AUTUMN: Friday 1st September – Wednesday 21st December 2022

SPRING: Tuesday 3rd January – Friday 31st March 2023

SUMMER: Monday 17th April - Friday 28th July 2023

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DETAILS SHOWN IN THIS PROSPECTUS WERE DRAWN UP IN June 2022. SOME AMENDMENTS MAY HAVE HAD TO BE MADE SUBSEQUENTLY, IN RESPONSE TO CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES.

DFHA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday 28th October 2022
2pm – 4pm

MONDAY

SNOOKER CLUB 8.00 am -10.30 pm
Daily: Monday to Sunday
The club welcomes competent players of snooker or billiards (Competitions)
£17.00 per annum plus table fees.

WEIGHT WATCHERS* 8.45am - 10.45am Weekly
Start date 5/09/22
Nicky Weech (Concorde Hall)

ZUMBA GOLD* 9.15am -10-15am Weekly
Start date 5/09/22
(Jubilee 1 & 2 Hall)
Contact: Mrs D Griffin T: 0117 9571853 / 07795811083

FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
(Page Room) 10.00am - 12.00noon Weekly
Start date: 5/09/22
Contact: Barn Office for information
Autumn £27.00 Spring £ 21.60 Summer £1.80 per session

ZUMBA GOLD* 10.30 - 11.30am Weekly
Starting 5/09/22 (Jubilee 1 & 2 Hall)
Contact: Mrs D Griffin T: 0117 9571853 / 07795811083

FUN FITNESS* 11.00 - 12.00 Weekly
Fun Fitness for the young at heart
Starting 5/09/22 (Mon Concorde Hall & Wed Jubilee Hall)
Contact: Mrs Jillian Furness T:07971 708 771
Email: jillianfurness@googlemail.com

WHIST CLUB 2.00pm - 4.00pm Weekly
Starting 5/09/22(Jubilee 1 Hall)
Open to any Association members who enjoy a friendly game of Whist £1.80 per session. Club Leader: Barry Shore

KINGSWOOD LACEMAKERS* 2.00pm - 4.00pm Weekly
Starting 5/9/22 (Page Room) 7.15pm - 9.15pm Every 3rd Monday
Contact: Beverly Gardner
This is an affiliated self-help group of bobbin Lace makers who meet each Monday afternoon except for the third in the month when the meeting is held at 7.15pm – 9.15pm.
New Members are welcome.

TUTORING* 4.00 - 8.00 pm Weekly
Starting 19/9/22 (Concorde Hall)
Contact: Phillip McMahon T: 07734 469 495 / E:11plus tutoringacedemy@gmail.com

BRISTOL SHOW CHOIR* 7.15pm – 9.15pm Weekly
Start 12/09/22
Jessica Broderick E: bristolshowchoir@gmail.com
Singing songs from smash hit West End musicals as well as lesser-known off-Broadway gems, all in acappella, Bristol Show Choir is exciting, fast-paced & a whole load of fun! 

Bristol Show Choir starts at Downend Folk House on Monday 12th September 2022 and meets weekly, during term-time from 7.30-9pm. Your first session is absolutely, FREE after that, it is £9 per session to be paid termly or monthly. For more information, please visit www.bristolshowchoir.com."

BRISTOL LACEMAKERS* 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Various dates (Page Room)
Contact: Anne Dye T: 07840 870 511 / E: annedye50@yahoo.com

TUESDAY

OAKENS HOME EDUCATION GROUP* Weekly
Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.00am - 2.30pm for first half term. 
Times change to 9.00am - 3.15pm for rest of term dates.
(Concorde Hall)                                                                  
Starting September 2022.
Steiner Inspired, Forest School Learning Group for 5–7-year-olds. 
Contact: oakensappletree@gmail.com

UPPER LIMITS UK*
(Britannia Room)
Upper Limits UK provide professional accredited or bespoke qualifications to individuals, groups & business alike. I offer preferential rates to users & supporters of Lincombe Barn.
Contact: Steve Collis T: 01454 321153 9.00 am - 5.00 pm various dates
M: 07876351006
www.upperlimits.co.uk

GLASS ENGRAVING GROUP* 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting 6/09/22 (Grace Room)
This operates mainly as a club and caters for those with varying degrees of experience. It also has the advantage of an advice and tuition session every fourth week under the guidance of Mr Chris Ainslee, a professional engraver. New members will be advised where necessary as to what equipment to obtain and a degree of help will be available from existing members during non-tuition sessions.
Group Leader: Alan Brimson

THE P & Q CLUB 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly
Starting 6/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 2) Weekly
Autumn £ 27.00: Spring £23.40 : Summer £1.80 per session
A happy group of enthusiasts meet as a Club on a self-help basis, with the view to building on the patchwork and quilting skills acquired in previous years. They aim to arrange the occasional demonstration whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Club Leader: Jackie Filer

TUESDAY ART CLUB 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly
Weekly starting 6/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1)
£1.80 per session
Within a friendly environment our Group members will be encouraged to produce work in any art medium.
Using oils, water colours, acrylics, pastels, pen, paper, and mixed media. If any members of the group are proficient in any area, we welcome you to offer help and advice to anyone who may need it.
Club Leader: Mrs Sue Brown

LUSH TUMS* (Jubilee Hall 1 & 2) 1.15pm - 2.30 pm Weekly
6/09/22
Postnatal Yoga for Mum and Baby
Booking through the website- https://www.lushtums.co.uk/downend
Contact: Claire Mc Gill T: 07889 888 179
Essential for all new mums to help recovery post pregnancy and post birth. Strengthen your body, deep core and pelvic floor whilst bonding with your baby. Meet other lovely mum and create community together. Suitable from 6 weeks post vaginal delivery or 8 weeks post caesarean.

STAND & DELIVER DRAMA* 5.15pm - 6.45 pm Weekly
Starting 6/9/22 (Concorde Hall)
Stand and Deliver Youth Theatre is open to students from 11 to 18 who are passionate about acting and theatre and who wish to take their performance skills to a more in-depth level. From further development of performance skills to 'off the cuff' improvisation exercises, mask work to audition technique, script writing and directing to the study of theatrical practitioners and playwrights such as Harold Pinter and Alan Ayckbourn, this group is for the budding performer.
At Stand and Deliver we are passionate about every aspect of theatre and performance. Our ethos is that every student matters, and ideas are encouraged making everyone feel a valued group member.
For further information: Contact: Julia on 07771 634060. Email juliamcdade1@gmail.com or on Stand and Deliver Youth Theatre Facebook page.

LAURA'S PILATES* 6pm - 7.00 pm Weekly
Start date 06/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1 & 2)
friendly and informative group of all ages. Both ladies and gentlemen welcome. No previous experience necessary as we cater for all abilities.
Contact: Laura Dickie T: 07968314967 E:

HATHA YOGA* 7.15pm – 8.30pm Weekly
Start date 16/09/22 (Page Room)
Louise Kennedy
A relaxing yoga class.
M: 07776124710 E: louyogagarden@btinternet.com

CAMERA CLUB 7.30-9.30 pm Fortnightly
Start date 13/09/22
£55 per annum (Concorde Hall)
A congenial forum for enthusiasts of all abilities
Club Leader: Mr Roy Shergold, Chairman

COUNSELLING

Heart to Heart* Weekly - various times and dates
T: 07926 314 739

Fiona Hayden* W: www.fionahaydencounselling.com Weekly – 5pm - 8.00 pm

Sally Harris* E: info@sallyharriscounsellor.com Weekly - Various times
T: 07986578824

Amie Leigh Counselling Ltd* Weekly -arranged appointment
Email: amie@amieleigh.co.uk
T:07534847179 Prices from £25.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session.
A qualified Therapeutic Counsellor, experience in working with adults, children and young people from 9 years of age, with no upper age limit.

Awaken Me Hypnotherapy* Mon & Tues 9.30 - 1.30
Julie Hembrough E: awakenhypnotherapy@yahoo.com
T: 07751 888 081
Hi, I’m Julie and I provide therapy for women and teenagers to thrive and become the best version of themselves using solution focussed therapy, hypnotherapy, NLP relaxation and meditation. I can help with a wide range of issues please contact me for more information. I look forward to meeting you.

WEDNESDAY

OAKENS HOME EDUCATION GROUP* Weekly
Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.00am - 2.30pm for first half term. 
Times change to 9.00am - 3.15pm for rest of term dates.
(Concorde Hall)                                                                  
Starting September 2022.
Steiner Inspired, Forest School Learning Group for 5–7-year-olds. 
Contact: oakensappletree@gmail.com

PILATES* 9.30am – 10.30 am Weekly
14/09/22 (Jubilee Hall)
Contact: Mrs Judy Berry

COUNTED CROSS-STITCH CLUB 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting 7/9/22 (Page Room)
Autumn £ 27.00 Spring £23.40 Summer £1.80 per session
All levels of expertise welcome, beginners especially. Come and join our happy friendly group. We encourage interest in all cross-stitching techniques.
Club Leader: Mrs I Winkworth

FUN FITNESS* 11.00 - 12.00 Weekly
Fun Fitness for the young at heart
Starting 5/09/22 (Mon Concorde Hall & Wed Jubilee Hall)
Contact: Mrs Jillian Furness T:07971 708 771
Email: jillianfurness@googlemail.com

LINCOMBE BARN BOOK- READING CLUB 9.45am -11am Monthly
Date of first meeting: 21/09/22 (Britannia Room) (upstairs room)
Autumn: £4.50: Spring £3.50: Summer: £1.15
This enthusiastic and welcoming group meets on the third Wednesday of each month to discuss books which are collected from the local library, occasionally we buy a featured paper back.
Leader: Mrs H Loomes
(Information is held in the Barn office should you wish to attend.)

LAURA'S PILATES* 12.30pm - 1.30pm Weekly
Weekly starting (Jubilee Hall)
Wednesday group is for beginners and a gentler class. Feel more flexible, stronger and help with aches and pains.
Contact: Laura Dickie T: 07968314967 E: dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk

WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB 2.00pm - 4.30 pm Weekly Starting 7/09/22 (Jubilee Hall)
£2.25 per session
Come and enjoy a friendly game of bridge. We cater for beginners and moderate players.

STAND & DELIVER DRAMA* 5.15pm - 6.45 pm Weekly
Starting 7/9/22 (Concorde Hall)
Stand and Deliver Youth Theatre is open to students from 11 to 18 who are passionate about acting and theatre and who wish to take their performance skills to a more in-depth level. From further development of performance skills to 'off the cuff' improvisation exercises, mask work to audition technique, script writing and directing to the study of theatrical practitioners and playwrights such as Harold Pinter and Alan Ayckbourn, this group is for the budding performer.
At Stand and Deliver we are passionate about every aspect of theatre and performance. Our ethos is that every student matters, and ideas are encouraged making everyone feel a valued group member.
For further information: Contact: Julia on 07771 634060. Email juliamcdade1@gmail.com or on Stand and Deliver Youth Theatre Facebook page.

KAREN ROSE YOGA* 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Yoga in Britannia room upstairs with Karen Rose (Private Provision)
A small size group at intermediate level of yoga to enhance your practice.
T: 07494538754 E: karenroseyoga@gmail.com

LAURA'S PILATES* 6.00pm – 7.00pm Weekly
Weekly starting 07/09/22 (Jubilee Hall)
Wednesday group is for beginners and a gentler class. Feel more flexible, stronger and help with aches and pains.
Contact: Laura Dickie T: 07968314967 E: dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk

NEW LIFE CLASSES* 6.30pm - 9.30pm Weekly
7/09/22 (Page Room)
Iona Reading
Midwife-led antenatal classes and baby 1st aid workshops.
T:01172140349 E: hello@newlifeclasses.com

FLOWER ARRANGING 7.30pm - 9.30 pm
Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday starting 7/09/22 (Concorde Hall)
£47.00 per annum
16 meetings a year (September to May) four of these are for demonstration and the others for practice.
Club Leader: Emma Bayley E: emma.bayley@blueyonder.co.uk  

CLEEVE SINGERS 7.30pm - 9.30 pm Weekly Starting 14/09/22 (Jubilee Hall)
£55.00 per annum
The overall cost to cover joining the choir (Barn Fee), conductor and pianist comes out at £6.36 per visit. Payment is by instalments.
Additional members in all four departments will help this enthusiastic group to sing its cross selection of music.
Club Leader: Patricia Holmes E-mail: cleevesingers@gmail.com

BRISTOL LACE MAKERS* 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Start date 14/09/22 (Grace Room) Anne Dye The 2nd Wednesday of the month

THURSDAY

LAURA'S PILATES* 8.00am – 9.00am Weekly
Weekly starting 8/09/22 (Jubilee Hall)
Feel more flexible, stronger and help with aches and pains.
Contact: Laura Dickie T: 07968314967 E: dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk

OAKENS HOME EDUCATION GROUP*
Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.00am - 2.30pm for first half term. 
Times change to 9.00am - 3.15pm for rest of term dates.
(Concorde Hall)                                                                  
Starting September 2022.
Steiner Inspired, Forest School Learning Group for 5–7-year-olds. 
Contact: oakensappletree@gmail.com

KEEP FIT 9.15am – 10.15 am Weekly
Weekly starting 8/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1 & 2)
Autumn: £24.00: Spring £24.00: £1.80 per session
This keen and friendly group has decided to continue as a self-run group with one of the members leading the weekly sessions which include warm-ups, main exercises and cool down. The £2.00 charge will cover the occasional purchase of new music with any remaining balance being donated to Barn funds.
Club Leader: Catalina Lee

SCRABBLE CLUB 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly
Starting 1/09/22 (Grace Room / Kitchen)
Autumn: £28.80: Spring £23.40: Summer £1.80 per session
For members who would like to play a game of Scrabble in a friendly atmosphere. Beginners very welcome.
Club Leader: Maureen Walker

CRAFTERS CLUB 10.00am- 11.30 am Fortnightly
Starting 1/9/22 (Page Room)
£1.35 per session
Come and share your joy of crafting with us. We are interested in paper crafting, knitting and crochet
Club Leader: Mrs Mary Robinson

SPEAKER MORNINGS 10.30am -12.00 noon Monthly
Talks start at 10.45am until 11.45am
Start date 6/10/22
First meeting – The History of The Clifton Suspension Bridge.
A power point presentation.
PLEASE SEE BACK PROGRAMME FOR ALL SOCIAL & FUND-RAISING COMMITTEE PROGRAMME

BARN BELLS 2.00pm - 4.00 pm Weekly
Starting 1/9/21 (Jubilee Hall 1)
£1.80 per session
Persons with some music-reading abilities are welcome. Study the skills & techniques of playing music on hand bells. Learn how to perform as a team & entertain.

ART OR CRAFT GROUP 2.00pm -4.00pm Weekly
Must work alongside a musical group in second half of the hall with a partition screen
(Jubilee Hall 2)– Minimum of 6 people for Club
Leader Required
Membership & Enrolment fee apply

CRAFT CLUB GROUP 2pm – 4.00pm Weekly
SPACE AVAILABLE
(Grace Room)– minimum of 6 people
Leader required –
Membership & Enrolment fee apply
See the office for more details of hire

SPACE AVAILABLE Hire or Club 4.00-6.00pm Weekly
(Concorde Hall)– Minimum of 6 people for Club
Leader Required
Membership & Enrolment fee apply
See office for more details for Hire

SPACE AVAILABLE Hire or Club 1pm-4pm & 5-9.30pm Weekly
(Page Room)– Minimum of 6 people for Club
Leader Required
See office for more details for Hire

Y’S MEN CLUB OF KINGSWOOD* 6.30pm - 10.00 pm Monthly
Starting 22/09/22 (Concorde Hall)
The group meet on the 3rd Thursday in the month for a meal and talk.

NATURAL HISTORY 7.30pm - 9.30pm Monthly
Starting 22/09/22 (Concorde Hall)
£10.80 per annum
(4th Thursday each month)
Interested in wildlife and the countryside. We have illustrated talks on birds, animals, flowers, and geology. Scenery at home and abroad presented by our own members.

GARDENING CLUB 7.30pm - 9.30 pm Monthly
Starting 8/09/22(Concorde Hall)
(2nd Thursday in month) £35.50 per annum
All those interested in gardening are welcome. Some demonstrations with speakers.
Club Leaders: Mary Head / Ann Noonan

LUSH TUMS* 7.30pm - 9pm Weekly
Starting 6/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1 &2)
Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Preparation
Contact: Claire McGill T: 07889 888 179
Enjoy active and nourishing pregnancy yoga to feel more comfortable as pregnancy progresses and help you prepare for birth. Learn information and practice key tools to help you cope better in labour; including our unique approach on how to breathe, move and relax for birth. Suitable from 15 weeks if you are new yoga, right up to when your baby comes.

FRIDAY

RACHELS ADVENTURE BABIES* 9.15 am - 2.30pm Weekly
Starting 16/9/22 (Concorde Hall)
Contact: E: rachel@adventurebabies.co.uk

FUN WITH FABRICS 10.00 – 12.00 noon Weekly
Starting 9/09/22 (Grace Room)
Autumn £25.20 Spring £ 21.60 Summer £1.80 per session
This group of enthusiasts has also decided to continue meeting on a self-help basis, with a view to building on the skills acquired in previous years. Several demonstrations for group members, by a visiting specialist, have already been arranged.
Club Leader: Jenny Tucker

PARKINSONS SOCIETY
Start date 9/09/22 (Jubilee Hall) 10.15am - 12.15 pm Weekly
Tai Chi - Sarah Bartlett
Friday mornings were made for Tai Chi, tea and cake…..
Tai Chi for Parkinson’s returns in September 2022. The class is run for Bristol Parkinson's group by Sarah from Buqi Works and Claire from Tai chi body and mind. Both ladies have a wealth of experience teaching Tai Chi & QiGong.
What does a Tai Chi class for Parkinson's involve?
This is a gentle Tai Chi & Qigong class tailored to the needs of people with Parkinson’s. We also welcome carers and family members. You can do the exercises standing or sitting. You do not have to achieve any kind of standard. Just go at your own pace, take a chance to relax, and enjoy yourself.
How can it help me?
Tai Chi can help to improve your motor function and balance, as well as gait and posture. Some people with Parkinson’s also say that they sleep better when they practise. Tai chi is also thought to have a wide range of benefits for your health generally, including your heart health and fitness levels as well as your mental wellbeing.
A chance to share: There are two 45-minute sessions, with a half hour tea break. Our participants really value the chance to sit down and chat between the sessions, and people have made new and lasting friendships in these sessions.
Practical details: Time: Fridays in school terms. 10.15 - 12.15 (Includes tea/coffee break).
Cost: £7.00 for a 2-hour session Contact: Claire - claire@taichibodyandmind.co.uk (07769 857672) and Sarah – buqiworks@gmail.com (07815 662844)
For friendship, fitness and feeling fantastic……

HATHA YOGA* 11.00pm – 12.30 pm Weekly
Starting 16/09/22 (Page Room)
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience are welcome
Contact: Louise Kennedy T: 07776124710 E: louyogagarden@btconnect.com

MUSIC for ENJOYMENT 2.00pm - 4.00 pm Fortnightly Start date 30/09/22 (Grace Room)
£18.00 per Annum
An afternoon of recorded music presented by our own members. Mainly Classical (like Classical FM) but other types may be played
Club Leader: Mrs P Gooding

HELEN O’GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY* 4.00pm -7.00 pm Weekly Starting 09/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1 & 2)
Contact: Ms A Mazanac E: bristol@helenogrady.co.uk / T: 0117 9001602

WILL MEMBERS PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE CAN BE NO MEETINGS IN THE HALLS ON THOSE FRIDAY EVENINGS WHEN THERE NEEDS TO BE “SETTING UP” FOR A SOCIAL OR FUND-RAISING EVENT SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE THE NEXT DAY.
PLEASE REFER TO THE INSIDE PAGE OF THE BACK COVER OF THIS PROSPECTUS FOR DETAILS OF THE PLANNED CALENDAR OF EVENTS WHICH SHOWS THAT BOTH HALLS WILL BE NEEDED ON THE FOLLOWING FRIDAYS AND A SATURDAY.

WHENEVER POSSIBLE WE WILL TRY TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE ROOM FOR THOSE
GROUPS AFFECTED, AND MEANWHILE THANK THEM FOR THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND CO-OPERATION.

SATURDAY

FITNESS HIVE*
Contact: Caroline Churchman 8.00am – 9.00am Weekly
(Jubilee Hall)
T: 07584074910 E: carolinechurchman@outlook.com

BRISTOL LACE GROUP* 9.00 – 4.00pm Monthly
17/09/22 (Page Room)
Contact: Kathy Smart T: 07742698702

BRSITOL RUGBY TOTS*
Sept – May (Jubilee Hall) 9.15am - 12.15 Weekly
Contact: Rob Bown T:07803001394 E: rob@rugbytots.co.uk
Our fun, structured play sessions take children on a journey of sporting imagination with engaging and energetic coaches supporting them every step of the way whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team. Term-time classes on Saturday mornings at Lincombe Barn for 2- to 7-year-old boys and girls in 3 separate age groups. 

ALOPECIA SUPPORT GROUP* 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Sally Smith
Meets every 3 months on the second Saturday at 2:30pm. 
This is an affiliated group of Alopecia UK, offering support to adults (18+) with hair loss, (except men with normal male pattern baldness). Our meetings are informal, where we share stories, advice, tips and moral support for those experiencing any type of alopecia from a small bald patch to complete hair loss. We welcome friends and family as well, to help them understand the psychological impact of hair loss.  
Meeting dates for 2023 - 14 January, 8 April, 8 July, 14 October
Contact:  Sally Smith sally@alopecia.org.uk, Tel: 07986151312 (evenings after 6pm) 
for more information about alopecia visit https://www.alopecia.org.uk/

SUNDAY

BRISTOL & WEST FLIGHT SIMULATOR GROUP* 10.00am to 1.00 pm Monthly Start ******(every 4th Sunday) (Jubilee Hall 1&2)
The fourth Sunday each month, new members will be welcome.
Contact: Mr A Parish T: 0117 931 2247

LINCOMBE BARN WARGAMES SOCIETY 3.00 - 7.00 pm. Weekly
Start date 4/09/22 (Jubilee Hall 1 & 2 subject to change)
Nick Pope (Chair) & Andrew Clements (Treasurer).
www.bristolwargaming.co.uk
We are a friendly group that meets every Sunday from 3pm -7pm with occasional all day gaming sessions. We play a wide range of Historical, Fantasy and Science Fiction Games, and we are always willing to try new periods and rule systems. The club can offer the use of a wide range of scenery, and the Barn provides an excellent venue.
The club organises several events during the year, which include our main show Reveille in November, and also the Wargamers Tabletop Sale in May.
The club has a website at www.bristolwargaming.co.uk which has more details, or you can visit our Facebook page Bristol Wargames Society, or our Blog at http://lbwsbristol.blogspot.co.uk/.
New Members are always welcome; so, feel free to turn up any Sunday to have a look at what we do. Members must also be members of the Downend Folk House Association (DFHA), there is not additional membership fee on top of the standard DFHA annual fee; however, there is a gaming fee of £3.60 (Adults) £1.80 (Juniors) payable when you play a game.

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RELIGIOUS GROUPS

We have several religious groups, that use our facilities
These are not publicised, as they our listed as Private Regular.
Please enquire if you need more information.

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A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF DFHA
THIS YEAR’S AGM WILL BE HELD ON
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2022 2pm to 4pm

SOCIAL & FUND-RAISING EVENTS 2022 - 2023

THURSDAY SPEAKER MORNINGS
10.45am -11.45am Coffee available from 10.15am

Thursday 6th October 2022
The History of The Clifton Suspension Bridge. Power point presentation

Thursday 3rd November 2022
Simon Hunter from The Bristol Rivers Trust

Thursday 1st December 2022
CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER
Musical Entertainment with Geoff Peglar and Jane
Secret Santa and a Quiz

2023 Look out for an update in programme.
2/2/23 April to be arranged
2/3/23 4/5/23

CHRISTMAS MARKET 12/11/22
Both Halls and Kitchen

CHRISTMAS CONCERT 03/12/22
Both Halls and Kitchen

SUMMER CONCERT 17/07/23
Both Halls and Kitchen

THEATRE VISITS To be arranged

COACH OUTINGS On an annual basis these take place from May to August.

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We are always looking for more volunteers who can give a friendly welcome to those who use this popular venue.

Office Volunteers welcome, Monday Morning, Thursday, and Friday afternoons sessions available full training given.

The Social and Fund-Raising committee need help on a regular or occasional basis to run their events.

The Maintenance Volunteer is in need of extra competent volunteers to keep the building and grounds in good order.

For details of all these opportunities please contact the Office Manager
Email dfha_zoe@btconnect.com Office 0117 9562367