Some clubs are not running yet due to Covid 19.
Please contact the administrator for details.
The Downend Folk House is a registered Charity which is run by a Management Committee with the help of volunteers.
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)
There is a coffee lounge adjacent to our kitchen.
We have a car park with disabled bays
Our Administrator Mrs Joan Wheadon welcomes enquiries for bookings and the contact details for our office are shown below.
DOWNEND FOLK HOUSE ASSOCIATION
BRISTOL BS16 2RW
Telephone 0117 956 2367 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity No. 1157237
Administrator: Mrs Joan Wheadon
Monday to Friday 7.00am – 12.00pm 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.
The payment can be a cheque dated the 1st October or cash. 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.
CLUB TERM DATES FOR 2020/2021
AUTUMN: Monday 7th SEPTEMBER – Thursday 24th DECEMBER 2020
SPRING: Monday 4th JANUARY – Thursday 1st APRIL 2021
SUMMER: Tuesday 6th APRIL - Friday 27th AUGUST 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DETAILS SHOWN IN THIS PROSPECTUS WERE DRAWN UP IN July 2020. SOME AMENDMENTS MAY HAVE HAD TO BE MADE SUBSEQUENTLY, IN RESPONSE TO CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES.
Many clubs and classes have decided not to start until the New Year. Please check with the administrator for details.
HATHA YOGA Teresa Gornall 9.30 - 10.30 a.m. Weekly
(private provision ( 0117 9498521 )
FAMILY HISTORY GROUP 10.00 - 12.00 a.m.
Mr G Ball 7 September Weekly
Autumn £25.50 Spring £ 22.10 Summer £1.70 per session
ZUMBA GOLD 11.00 a.m.-12.00 noon Weekly
Mrs D Griffin ( Private provision 0117 9571853 or 07795811083)
CHAIR AEROBICS 50/60 PLUS 12 00-1.00p.m. Weekly
Mrs M Burnside (private provision)
SNOOKER CLUB 8.00 a.m. -10.30 p.m. Monday to Sunday
Mr J Brice Welcomes competent players of snooker or billiards (Competitions)
£15.00 per annum plus table fees.
LUSH TUMS 1.00-2.30 p.m. Weekly
Clair McGill (private provision 07889888179))
WHIST CLUB 2.00-4.00 Weekly
Open to any Association members who enjoy a friendly game of Whist no age limit
Peggy Bassett ( Paid weekly £1.70)
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)
HATHA YOGA 6.30 - 7.30 p.m. Mrs T Gornall (private provision tel. 0117 9498521). Weekly
LUSH TUMS 7.30-9.30 p.m.
Mrs Claire McGill (private provision 07889888179) Weekly
GREEN FOX WORKSHOPS Various dates
Gemma Lane (private provision 07532327810)
STAPLETON SCHOOL OF DANCE (private provision 07500473770) Yearly
BRISTOL LACEMAKERS ( private provision) 07840870511 Various dates
HIROKA SCHOOL LEARNING GROUP FOR 4 – 7 YEAR OLDS 8.30-3.30 p.m.
(Private provision email@example.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
Building on previous years’ groundwork, members of this group will continue to receive help and advice with Oils, Water colour and Pastels especially, including composition, drawing techniques and perspective. Within a friendly environment, group members will be encouraged and helped to produce work of their own choice each month and then to exhibit their best pieces
LUSH TUMS 10.00-11.30 a.m.
Claire Mc Gill ( private provision 07889888179 ) Weekly
BIT’N PIECES CLUB 1.30 - 3.30 p.m. £1.70 per session
8 September Weekly
A friendly group of patch work and sewing enthusiasts with varying levels of expertise meet as a self-help group
WILTSHIRE HEALTH 1.00-4.00 Weekly
HATHA YOGA 1.00-2.30 p.m.
Louise Kennedy ( private provision 0117 9557621)
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience are welcome Weekly
HATHA YOGA 7.15-8.15 pm. Weekly
Mrs T Gornall (private provision)
COUNSELLING Various times and dates Daily
Heart to Heart (private provision 07926314739)
COUNSELLING Various Times and dates Daily
(Private provision 07834486411)
COUNSELLING Various times and dates Weekly
Mel Wilkinson (private provision 07553976342)
BOTTS TUMS AND THIGHS. 7.00-8.00 p.m. Weekly
Alison Bourne (private provision 07970678872)
HIROKA SCHOOL LEARNING GROUP FOR 4-7 YEAR OLDS 8.30-3.30 p.m.
(private provision firstname.lastname@example.org )
PILATES 8.45 – 9.45 a.m. Weekly
Mrs E Osborne (private provision 07974252486)
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
Pam 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.
Belinda Thom (private provision)
BRISTOL WOODCARVERS 1.30-4.30 P.M. fortnightly
(Private provision Bill James
WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB 2.00 - 4.30 p.m. £ 2.15 per session
Mr Derek Baillie 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)
CAMERA CLUB 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. £55 per annum
Roy Shergold Chairman 9 September Fortnightly
A congenial forum for enthusiasts of all abilities. Friendly and informative. Guest speakers and competitions.
CAMERA CLUB 7.30 - 9.30 p.m.
Mr R Shergold (Private provision) Fortnightly
FLOWER ARRANGING Club 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. £ 45.30 per annum
Mrs Joyce Bishop Secretary 2 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.
HIROKA SCHOOL LEARNING GROUP FOR 4 -7 YEAR OLDS 8.30-3.30 p.m.
(private provision email@example.com)
KEEP FIT 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. £2.00
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
Mrs M Walker 3 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 3 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
Mrs J Dilworth 3 September Weekly
Miss H Wren
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
NATURAL HISTORY 7.30-9.30 p.m. Monthly
Mrs P Gooding (chairwoman) 24 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. 4th Thursday in the month.
LOCAL HISTORY 7.30-9.30 p.m. Monthly
Mr John Thompson chairman 5 September £15.30 per annum
There will be an additional charge of £1.50 per member at the door for each meeting attended
Established over 40 years its aim to give a broad view of history with emphasis on topics of
local history. 1st Thursday in the month.
GARDENING CLUB 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. £ 34.10 per annum
Mrs C Broadway (Secretary) 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)
DFHA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Postponed until further notice..
RACHELS ADVENTURE BABIES 9.15-12.15
(private provision rachel@adventurebabies .co.uk) Weekly
FUN WITH FABRICS CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly
Jenny Tucker 4 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 10.15-12.15 a.m. Weekly
Brenda Shephard (private provision)
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 07970101617)
MUSIC for ENJOYMENT 2.00-4.00 p.m. £ 17.00 per annum
Mrs P Gooding 25 September Fortnightly
An afternoon of recorded music presented by our own members. Mainly Classical (like Classical FM) but other types may be played
TEA DANCE 1.45 – 3.45 p.m. First Friday of each month
David Gillard ( private provision 07527808206)
Please come along for a great afternoon
HELEN O’GRADY DRAMA ACADEMY 4.00-7.00 p.m. Weekly
Ms A Mazanac
(private provision email firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
BRISTOL BEADING GROUP 9.00-12.00 a.m. Monthly
Mrs Evans (private provision 07930599880)
DRAMA Helen O Grady Academy 10.00-12.00 a.m.
See (Friday for information details)
Mrs A Manzanac ( private provision ( 0117 9001602) Weekly
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)
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
Mr Patel 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 2020 - 2021
THERE WILL BE NO CHRISTMAS MARKET THIS YEAR
THEATRE VISITS To be arranged
COACH OUTINGS On an annual basis these take place from May to August. 2021
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.
If you would like to be part of the team of volunteers in our office you could make a valuable contribution to the running of the Association. The times are morning 10.00 a.m. to 12.00
Afternoon 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
For details of all these opportunities please contact the Administrator, Joan Wheadon,
Email email@example.com Office 0117 9562367