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.

Our Barn Clubs are kindly run by fellow members and have either an annual term or weekly fee, as shown. All those joining wishing to join these groups are asked to enrol annually and become a member of the Association. The Classes/Groups run by private hirers and 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:
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 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

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: 1-4.30pm
Tuesday to Friday: 9am – 12.30pm 1.00 – 4.30pm



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 when the new Prospectus has been printed.
The payment can be a cheque dated the 31st 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.

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: Tuesday 4th 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.


DFHA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
19TH NOVEMBER 2021 Time: 2pm

MONDAY

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

WEIGHT WATCHERS* 8.45am -10.45am Weekly
Nicky Weech

FAMILY HISTORY GROUP 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting September
Autumn £25.50 Spring £ 22.10 Summer £1.70 per session

ZUMBA GOLD* 10.00am - 11.00 am Weekly
Starting 6/9/21
Contact: Mrs D Griffin T: 0117 9571853 / 07795811083

WHIST CLUB 2.00pm - 4.00pm Weekly
Starting 6/9/21
Open to any Association members who enjoy a friendly game of Whist £1.70 per session.
Club Leader: Barry Shore

KINGSWOOD LACEMAKERS* 2.00pm - 4.00 pm Weekly
Starting 6/9/21
Contact: Hilary Lane T: 07950 562 121
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.

ENGLISH LEARNING GROUP* 6.00pm - 8.00pm Weekly
Starting 6/9/21
Contact: Neilon Rocha T: 07546 699 488

TUTORING* 4.00 – 8.00 pm Weekly
Starting 20/9/21
Contact: Phillip McMahon T: 07734 469 495 / E:11plus tutoringacedemy@gmail.com

STAPLETON SCHOOL OF DANCE * Yearly
Contact: A Norcombe T: 07500 473 770 / E: enquiries@stapletonschoolofdancing.co.uk

BRISTOL LACEMAKERS* 7.30pm -9.30pm
Various dates
Contact: T: 07840 870 511 / E: annedye50yahoo.com

TUESDAY

APPLE BLOSSOMS SCHOOL LEARNING GROUP*
Tuesday 9.00am - 2.30 pm, Wednesday 9.00am - 1.30pm, Thursday 9.00am – 2.30pm
FOR 4 – 7-YEAR-OLDS
Starting September
Play- based learning for reception and year 1 aged children 4-5 and 5-6 years old
Contact: E: appleblossomshomeschool@gmail.com

UPPER LIMITS UK*
Contact: Steve Collis T: 07876 351 006 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday Starting 9/9/21

GLASS ENGRAVING GROUP 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting 31/8/21 and 7/9/21
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 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting 7/9/21 Weekly
Autumn £ 27.20 Spring £22.10 Summer £1.70 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 starting 7/9/21
£1.70 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 particular area, we welcome you to offer help and advice to anyone who may need it.
Club Leader: Mrs Sue Brown

LUSH TUMS* 1.15pm - 2.30 pm
Contact: Claire Mc Gill T: 07889 888 179 Weekly


STAND & DELIVER DRAMA* 5.15pm - 6.45 pm Weekly Starting 7/9/21
Contact: Julia Mcdade T: 07771 634 060

LAURA'S PILATES* 6pm - 7.00 pm Weekly
A friendly and informative group of all ages. Both ladies and gentlemen welcome. No previous experience necessary as we cater for all abilities. Guest speakers and competitions
Contact: Laura Dickie T: 07968314967 E: dickie1963@yahoo.co.uk

HATHA YOGA* 7.15pm – 8.30pm Weekly
Start date 23/11/21
Louise Kennedy
A relaxing yoga class.
M: 07776124710 E: louyogagarden@btinternet.com

CAMERA CLUB 7.30-9.30 pm Fortnightly £55 per annum
A congenial forum for enthusiasts of all abilities
Club Leader: Mr Roy Shergold, Chairman

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COUNSELLING

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

Alice Nicholls* T: 07834 486 411 Weekly - various times and dates starting 7/9/21

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

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

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WEDNESDAY

PILATES* 8.45am – 9.45 am Weekly Starting 8/9/21
Contact: Mrs E Osborne T: 07974252486

UPPER LIMITS UK*
Contact: Steve Collis T: 07876351006 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Various Dates
Starting 9/9/21

COUNTED CROSS-STITCH CLUB 10.00am - 12.00 noon Weekly Starting 1/9/21
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.
Club Leader: Mrs I Winkworth

LINCOMBE BARN BOOK- READING CLUB 9.45am -11am
Date of first meeting: 8/09/21
Autumn £5.00 Spring £5.00 Summer £2.00
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 1/9/21
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 1/9/21
£2.15 per session
Come and enjoy a friendly game of bridge. We cater for beginners and moderate players.

LAURA'S PILATES* 6.00pm - 7.00 pm Weekly
Weekly starting 1/9/21
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

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

NEW LIFE CLASSES* 6.30pm – 9.30pm Weekly
Iona Reading
M: 07779579611 T:01172140349 E: iona@newlifeclasses.com

FLOWER ARANGING CLUB 7.30pm - 9.30 pm
(Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday starting 6/10/21
£45.30 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 1/9/21
£52.00 per annum
There is an extra term charge to cover conductor and pianists. Additional tenors & bases will enable this very enthusiastic group to maintain its customary harmonious balance.
Club Leader: Mrs P Holmes

THURSDAY

KEEP FIT 9.15am – 10.15 am
Weekly starting 2/9/21
£2.00 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 2/9/21
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.
Club Leader: Maureen Walker

CRAFTERS CLUB 10.00am- 11.30 am Fortnightly 2/9/21
£1.30 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

AGE UK FOOTCARE* 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Monthly
Contact: Mr Ian Hudson T:01454 411 707

BARN BELLS 2.00pm - 4.00 pm Weekly
Starting 2/9/21
£1.70 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.
Club Leaders: Miss H Wren / Mrs J Dilworth

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

NATURAL HISTORY 7.30pm - 9.30pm Monthly Starting 23/9/21
£9.60 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 guest speakers and our own members. Field walks in summer.

GARDENING CLUB 7.30pm - 9.30 pm
Monthly (2nd Thursday in month) £34.10 per annum
All those interested in gardening are welcome. Some demonstrations with speakers.
Club Leaders: Mary Head / Ann Noonan

LUSH TUMS* 7.15pm - 9pm
Contact: Claire Mc Gill T: 07889 888 179 Weekly

FRIDAY

RACHELS ADVENTURE BABIES* 9.15 am - 2.30pm
Weekly starting 10/9/21
Contact: E: rachel@adventurebabies.co.uk

FUN WITH FABRICS CLUB 10.00am - 12.00noon Weekly
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.
Club Leader: Jenny Tucker

PARKINSONS SOCIETY
Tai Chi - Sarah Bartlett 10.15am - 12.15 pm Weekly starting 10/9/21

HATHA YOGA* 1.00pm – 2.30 pm Weekly
Starting 17/9/21
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 January 28th, 2022
£8.50 ½ yearly
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 10/9/21
Contact: Ms A Mazanac E: bristol@helenogrady.co.uk / T: 0117 9001602

JMCA PRAYER MEETING* Various dates
Contact: Mr Gudo

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 am - 12.00 noon Monthly Starting 11/9/21
Contact: Mrs Evans T: 07930 599 880

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

SUNDAY

BRISTOL & WEST FLIGHT SIMULATOR GROUP* 10.00am to 2.00 pm Monthly (every 4th Sunday)
The fourth Sunday each month, new members will be welcome.
Contact: Mr A Parish T: 0117 931 2247

Paramitha Community* Various dates
Church Service* Various dates

57 WARGAMES SOCIETY 3.00 - 7.00 pm. Weekly
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.
Contact: Mr. G Lovell & Mr. A Clements W: www.bristolwargaming.co.uk


SOCIAL & FUND RAISING EVENTS 2021 - 2022

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

4/11/21 Philip Taubenheim - Wootton Auctioneers talk and valuation

2/12/21 Geoff Pegler - Christmas get together – Musical Entertainment – Secret Santa – Quiz & Singalong

2022

3rd Feb Jackie Baker 'Downend in Bloom'

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

7th April TBA

5th May TBA

CHRISTMAS MARKET
November 13th 11pm - 3pm

CHRISTMAS CONCERTS

17/12/21 Evening
18/12/21 Afternoon

SUMMER CONCERT

Summer 2022 – 25/06/22

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