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 and they are listed in this prospectus under the day of the week that they take place.

Some groups are run by members as clubs and the annual term or weekly fees are shown. All those joining these groups are asked to enrol yearly as members of the Association. Other groups are run by private hirers and are marked “private provision” contacted via their website or telephone.

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

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
And on the first floor we have three rooms that do not have disabled access:
Britannia 19.0 x 16.5 5.8 x 5.0
Cleeve 14.0 x 14.0 4.3 x 4.3
Cleeve Annex 8.0 x 11.0 2.4 x 3.3
Heath
There is a coffee lounge adjacent to our kitchen.
We have a car park with disabled bays

Our Office Manager 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 Zoe Tanner.
OFFICE HOURS
Monday to Friday 1.00 – 4.30pm Until further notice, the Barn will not be manned in the mornings.

HOW TO ENROL IN OUR CLUBS

The Barn membership fee this year will be £5.

Your club leader can enrol you and take the payment for your class.
The payment can be a cheque dated the 31st August or cash Payable to ‘DOWNEND FOLK HOUSE ASSOCIATION’. This payment will be secured in the Office by the Administrator and the new membership cards will be given to your leader when your class starts.

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 in the racks.

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: Tuesday 31ST AUGUST – FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2021

SPRING: Monday 3RD JANUARY – Thursday 14TH APRIL 2022

SUMMER: Tuesday 19TH APRIL - Friday 28TH AUGUST 2022

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DETAILS SHOWN IN THIS PROSPECTUS WERE DRAWN UP IN July 2021. SOME AMENDMENTS MAY HAVE HAD TO BE MADE SUBSEQUENTLY, IN RESPONSE TO CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES.

MONDAY

FAMILY HISTORY GROUP 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. September Weekly
Autumn £25.50 Spring £ 22.10 Summer £1.70 per session

ZUMBA GOLD 10.00 a.m.-11.00 a.m. Weekly
Mrs D Griffin ( Private provision 0117 9571853 or 07795811083)

SNOOKER CLUB 8.00 a.m. -10.30 p.m. Monday to Sunday
The club welcomes competent players of snooker or billiards (Competitions)
£15.00 per annum plus table fees.

WHIST CLUB 2.00-4.00 Weekly
Open to any Association members who enjoy a friendly game of Whist no age limit Weekly £1.70
Leader Barry Shore

KINGSWOOD LACEMAKERS 2.00-4.00 p.m. 7.15-9.15 p.m.
Hilary Lane (private provision tel. 07950562121)
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. New members are welcome.

ENGLISH LEARNING GROUP 6.00-7.00
Neilon Rocha (private provision 07546699488)

TUTORING 4.00 – 8.00 p.m. Weekly
Phillip McMahon (private provision 07734469495)
11plus tutoringacedemy@gmail.com

GREEN FOX WORKSHOPS Various dates
Gemma Lane (private provision 07532327810)

STAPLETON SCHOOL OF DANCE (private provision 07500473770) Yearly
A Norcombe enquiries@stapletonschoolofdancing.co.uk

BRISTOL LACEMAKERS ( private provision) 07840870511 Various dates
annedye50yahoo.com

TUESDAY

APPLE BLOSSOMS SCHOOL LEARNING GROUP FOR 4 – 7 YEAR OLDS
9.00-3.30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday.
Play- based learning for reception and year 1 aged children 4-5 and 5-6 years old
(private provision contact apple blossomshomeschool@gmail.com)

GLASS ENGRAVING GROUP 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly
Autumn £ 51.60 Spring £ 39.50 Summer £ 1.70 per session
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.

THE P & Q CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 noon.
Autumn £ 27.20 Spring £22.10 Summer £1.70 per session
Jackie Filer 1 September Weekly
This happy group of enthusiasts is now meeting 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.

TUESDAY ART CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. £1.70 per session
Mrs S Brown 1 September Weekly
Within a friendly environment. Group members will be encouraged to produce work in any art medium.
such as oil, water colours, acrylics, pastels, pen, paper ,and mixed media. Members of the group who are already proficient in any particular medium are more than willing to offer help and advice to anyone who needs it.

LUSH TUMS 1.15-2.30 p.m.
Claire Mc Gill ( private provision 07889888179 ) Weekly

WILTSHIRE HEALTH 1.00-4.00 Weekly
(private provision)

HATHA YOGA 12.00-1.00 p.m.
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience are welcome Weekly
Louise Kennedy (private provision 0117 9557621)

COUNSELLING Various times and dates Daily
Heart to Heart (private provision 07926314739)

COUNSELLING Various Times and dates Daily
Alice Nicholls (private provision 07834486411) Daily

COUNSELLING
Fiona Hayden ( private provision) 5.00-8.00 p.m. Weekly

STAND AND DELIVER DRAMA
Julie Mcdade ( private provision) 5.15 - 6.45 Weekly

YOGA
Laura Dickie (private provision) dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk 4.00-7.00 p.m. Weekly
A friendly group of all ages. ladies and gentlemen.
No previous experience necessary as we are all of different abilities.

BOTTS TUMS AND THIGHS. 7.00-8.00 p.m. Weekly
Alison Bourne (private provision 07970678872)

CAMERA CLUB £55 per annum.
Leader Mr. Roy Shergold Chairman 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. Fortnightly
A congenial forum for enthusiasts of all abilities.

WEDNESDAY

PILATES 8.45 – 9.45 a.m. Weekly
Mrs E Osborne (private provision 07974252486)

UPPER LIMITS U K
Steve Collis (private provision 07876351006 9.00-5.00) Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday

SLING AND SWING
Lucy Bartlett ( private provision lucyb@slingswing.co.uk) 9.55-11.55 Weekly
A baby wearing dance class for parents to carry their little ones in a sling /carrier and do fun and gentle dancing.
Beeni Boppers a movement to music class for toddlers and pre school. Jump, run, hop.

COUNTED CROSS-STITCH CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 p.m. Weekly
Mrs I Winkworth 2 September
Autumn £ 25.50 Spring £22.10 Summer £1.70 per session
All levels of expertise welcome, beginners especially. Come and join our happy friendly group.
We encourage interest in all cross-stitching techniques.

WEDNESDAY ART CLUB 10.00 – 12.30 p.m. Weekly
Joint leaders Julie Wyatt Monica Davis Pam Finch 2 September
Autumn £ 34.00 Spring £ 27.70 Summer £2.15 per session
Within a friendly environment, club members will be encouraged and helped to produce work of their own choice each week which could then be put on exhibition.

YOGA 12.30-1.30 p.m.
Laura Dickie (private provision dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk)
Wednesday group is for beginners and a gentler class. Feel more flexible, stronger and help with those aches and pains

WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB 2.00 - 4.30 p.m. £ 2.15 per session
2nd September Weekly
Come and enjoy a friendly game of bridge. We cater for beginners and moderate players.

NEW LIFE CLASSES
Iona Smith (private provision 07779579611)

FLOWER ARRANGING CLUB 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. £ 45.30 per annum
Emma Bayley emma.bayley@blueyonder.co.uk 2nd September First & third Wednesday each month
16 meetings a year (September to May) Four of these are for demonstrations and the others for practice.

CLEEVE SINGERS 7.30-9.30 p.m. £ 52.00 per annum
Mrs P Holmes 9 September Weekly
There is an extra term charge to cover conductor and pianists’ costs. Additional tenors & basses will enable this very enthusiastic group to maintain its customary harmonious balance.

THURSDAY

KEEP FIT 9.15 – 10.15 a.m. £2.00
Catalina Lee September Weekly
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.

LOGIC SOLUTIONS (private provision 01179575154)

SCRABBLE CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly September
Autumn £27.20 Spring £20.40 Summer £1.70 per session
For members who would like to play a game of Scrabble in a friendly atmosphere. Beginners very welcome.

CRAFTERS CLUB 10.00 - 11.30 a.m. £1.30 per session
Mrs Mary Robinson September Fortnightly
Come and share your joy of crafting with us. We are interested in paper crafting, knitting and crochet

BARN BELLS 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. 1.70 per session
Miss H Wren Mrs J Dilworth September Weekly
Persons with some music-reading ability are welcome. Study the skills & techniques of playing music on hand bells. Learn how to perform as a team & entertain.

Y’S MEN CLUB OF KINGSWOOD 6.30-10.00 p.m. Monthly
Mr A Wallington (private provision) The group meet on the 3rd Thursday in the month for a meal and talk.

WEIGHTWATCHERS 6.00-8.00 p.m. Weekly
(private provision) A new time to be arranged

NATURAL HISTORY 7.30-9.30 p.m. Monthly
Mrs P Gooding (chairwoman) September £16.20 per annum
Interested in wildlife and the countryside. We have illustrated talks on birds, animals, flowers
and geology. Scenery at home and abroad presented by guest speakers and our own members.
Field walks in summer. Group meets the 4th Thursday in the month.

AGE UK FOOTCARE
Ian (private provision 9.00-1.00 )

GARDENING CLUB 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. £ 34.10 per annum
Mary Head Ann Noonan 12 September ( 2nd Thursday in month)
All those interested in gardening are welcome. Some demonstrations with speakers.

LUSH TUMS 7.30-9.00 p.m. Weekly
Claire McGill (private provision tel. 07889888179)

FRIDAY

RACHELS ADVENTURE BABIES 9.15-3.45
(private provision rachel@adventurebabies .co.uk) Weekly
September

FUN WITH FABRICS CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly
Jenny Tucker September
Autumn £25.50 Spring £ 22.10 Summer £1.70 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. A number of demonstrations for group members, by a visiting specialist, have already been arranged.

PARKINSONS Tai Chi (private provision) 10.15-12.15 a.m. Weekly

SING AND SIGN 9.45-1.00 p.m. Weekly
Katherine Amor Fun music classes for babies 6 months to 2 years. Learn signing to help your baby communicate before speech (private provision 07594460448)

MUSIC for ENJOYMENT 2.00-4.00 p.m. £ 17.00 per annum
Mrs P Gooding September Fortnightly
An afternoon of recorded music presented by our own members. Mainly Classical (like Classical FM) but other types may be played

DFHA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday 19th November 2.00 - 4.00 p.m.

HELEN O’GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY 4.00-7.00 p.m. Weekly
Ms A Mazanac (private provision email bristol@helenogrady.co.uk) 0117 9001602)

JMCA PRAYER MEETING
Mr Gudo (private provision Various dates

Mr Jack Lopresti (private provision) Various dates

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

BRISTOL BEADING GROUP 9.00-12.00 a.m. Monthly
Mrs Evans (private provision 07930599880)

PATCH WORK & QUILTING 10.00-4.00 a.m. Monthly
Mrs L Quinn ( private provision 0117 9663869)
A class for intermediate students following the City & Guilds level 3 programme. An exciting course designed to develop personal creativity.

QUILTING 10.00-4.00 p.m. Monthly
( Joanne Galloway private provision 07980549632)

SUNDAY

BRISTOL & WEST FLIGHT SIMULATOR GROUP 10.00am to 2.00 p.m.
The fourth Sunday each month, New members will be welcome.
Mr A Parish ( private provision 0117 9312247)

Paramitha Community (private provision) Various dates
Church Service (private provision) Various dates

57 WARGAMES SOCIETY 3.00 pm. to 7.00 pm. 1 September Weekly
Mr. G Lovell & Mr. A Clements www.bristolwargaming.co.uk
We are a friendly group that meet every Sunday. We play a range of Wargames and periods from historical to fantasy and science fiction. During the year we organise several events the main one being Reveille our annual show in November. We also organise a “Hordes of the things” ( HOTT) competition in January, the original “Wargamers Table Top Sale” in May and an in house “Alien Squad Leader” competition in December(a published set of Wargames rules developed by one of our members). The club can offer the use of a wide range of scenery and the Folk House provides an excellent venue. New members are always welcome. The group plays a variety of historical, fantasy and science fiction periods and game systems. Feel free to pop in any Sunday to see what they do.
Annual fee (in addition to Barn membership with a discount for joining before the registration date ) - £6.00 (Adult) - £ 3.00 ( Junior)
Fee paid each attendance £3.40 adult and £1.50 Junior.

SOCIAL & FUND RAISING EVENTS 2021 - 2022

Thursday Morning Coffee Talks
Time of Talk 10.45 to 11.45 but people can come in earlier to the coffee lounge.

7th Oct Chris Bigg 'Guilty Pleasures'

4th Nov Philip from Wotton Auction House
(if you would like any Jewellery or objects valued then do bring them along!)

2nd Dec 'Christmas Get Together' with music by Geoff Peglar. Also includes Christmas Sing along, Quiz and Secret Santa!

2022

3rd Feb Jackie Baker 'Downend in Bloom'

3rd Mar Bruce Gibbs 'Moscow to St. Petersburg by boat'

7th April TBA

5th May TBA

A.G.M. 2 - 4 p.m. Friday 19th November 2021 Refreshments provided.


CHRISTMAS MARKET Saturday13th November 2021 11.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
There will be some tables available for hiring @ £10. Ring Merle Hosking on 9575346 for details.

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

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.

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