PROSPECTUS

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
Heath
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 are below.

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

Administrator: Mrs Joan Wheadon

OFFICE HOURS
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 £10. However a discount of £5 will be applied if members enrol for 2019/20 before the 31st August. The discount will also apply to those whose postal applications are received by 31st August 2019.


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 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 2019/2020


AUTUMN: Monday 2nd SEPTEMBER – Friday 20th DECEMBER 2019

SPRING: Monday 6th JANUARY – Thursday 9th APRIL 2020

SUMMER: Monday 20th APRIL - Friday 24th JULY 2020

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DETAILS SHOWN IN THIS PROSPECTUS WERE DRAWN UP IN APRIL 2019. SOME AMENDMENTS MAY HAVE HAD TO BE MADE SUBSEQUENTLY, IN RESPONSE TO CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCE

MONDAY

PLAY GROUP 9.15 – 2.45 p.m. 2 September
£4.75 for under 3, £ 4.50 for over 3 per hour
Mrs R Tipping. Tel 9568637 lincombebarnpg@googlemail.com
For 2-and-a-half to 5 year olds. Learning through play, water, sand, painting, sticking, jigsaws, stories & plenty more.
Please note Playgroup fees are payable half-term in advance.

HATHA YOGA Teresa Gornall 9.30 - 10.45 a.m. Weekly
(private provision ( 0117 9498521 )

FAMILY HISTORY GROUP 10.00 - 12.00 a.m.
Mr G Ball 2 September Weekly
Autumn £24.00 Spring £ 24.00 Summer £1.60 per session

POETRY CIRCLE CLUB 10.30-12.00 a.m. Fortnightly
Mrs Frances Tanner 2 September £1.20 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.

KINGSWOOD LACEMAKERS 2.00-4.00 p.m. 7.15-9.15 p.m.
Mrs C Ireland (private provision tel. 0117 9563891)
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.

SPANISH
Fabiona (private provision 07960426326) Various times

SPANISH FOR CHIDREN
Fabiona (private provision 07960426326) Various times

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 - 7.45 p.m. & 7.55 – 9.10 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

DOWNEND AND BROMLEY HEATH PARISH COUNCIL Various dates
Mrs A Hocking (Private provision tel. 0117 9567001)

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

RELAXATION GROUP 8.00-9.00
Melanie Gillespie (private provision 07766914995) Weekly

STAPLETON SCHOOL OF DANCE (private provision 07500473770) Yearly




TUESDAY

PLAY GROUP 9.15 - 2.45 p.m. 3 September
£4.75 for under 3, £4.50 for over 3 per hour
Mrs R Tipping Tel 9568637 lincombebarnpg@googlemail.com
For 2-and-a-half to 5 year olds. Learning through play, water, sand, painting, sticking, jigsaws, stories & plenty more.
Please note Playgroup fees are payable half-term in advance

GLASS ENGRAVING GROUP 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly 3 September
Autumn £ 41.80 Spring £ 33.80 Summer £ 1.60 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 £ 24.00 Spring £22.40 Summer £1.60 per session
Jackie Filer 3 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. £1.60 per session
Mrs S Brown 3 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. £1.60 per session
Mrs M Bishop (Leader) 3 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
(Private provision)

HATHA YOGA 1.00-2.30 p.m.
Louise Kennedy ( private provision l0117 9557621) Weekly
Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience are welcome

ZUMBA 6.00-7.00 Weekly
Mrs D Griffin (private provision 0117 9571853) 07795811083 )

HATHA YOGA 6.45-8.30 P.M. Weekly
Mrs T Gornall (private provision)
This course is not for beginners but for those who have had two year’s previous experience

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

COUNSELLING Various Times and dates Daily
Vicky Hollins (Private provision
Counselling for adults (age 16+) email info@mindfulreflection.co.uk qualified & registered member of BACP. One to one counselling on a long or short term basis. Please enquire for other available hours.
Tel 07974404859

COUNSELLING Various times and dates Weekly
Mel Wilkinson (private provision 07553976342)

COUNSELLING 4.00-7.00 P.M. Weekly
Jill Young (private provision)

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




WEDNESDAY

PLAY GROUP 9.15 – 2.45p.m. 4 September
£4.75 for under 3, £4.50 for over 3 per hour
Mrs R Tipping Tel 9568637 lincombebarnpg@googlemail.com .
For 2-and-a-half to 5year olds. Learning through play, water, sand, painting, sticking, jigsaws, stories & plenty more.
Please note Playgroup fees are payable half-term in advance.

PILATES 8.45 – 9.45 a.m. Weekly
Mrs E Osborne (private provision 07974252486) 80 pence

BOOK WORM READING GROUP 9.45 – 10.45 a.m.
To meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 4 September Monthly
Mrs Melinda Gunnion

LINCOMBE BARN BOOK READING CLUB 9.45 – 11.00 a.m. Monthly
Mrs P Bennett & Mrs E Lansdowne 18 September
Autumn £5.00 Spring £5.00 Summer £1..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 paperback.

MACHINE KNITTING CLUB 10.00 – 12.00 a.m. Weekly
Mrs. S Vaughan 4 September
Autumn £ 22.40 Spring £ 20.80 Summer £1.60 per session
Machine knitting workshops will be held weekly by this friendly hands-on group. Machines provided and previous experience not required

COUNTED CROSS-STITCH CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 p.m. Weekly
Mrs I Winkworth 4 September
Autumn £ 25.60 Spring £20.80 Summer £1.60 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
Jennye Clarke 4 September
Autumn £ 25.60 Spring £ 20.80 Summer £2.00 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.

TEXTILES 10.30-2.30
Belinda Thom (private provision)

BRISTOL WOODCARVERS 1.30-4.30 p.m. Fortnightly Sheila Bleadon ( private provision 07546526659)

WEDNESDAY BRIDGE CLUB 2.00 - 4.30 p.m. £ 2.00 per session
Mr Derek Baillie 4 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. £ 56.00 per annum
Roy Shergold Chairman 11 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 ARRANGEMENT SOCIETY 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. £ 46.25 per annum
Mrs Joyce Bishop Secretary 4 September First & third weeks 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. £ 50.00 per annum
Mrs P Holmes 11 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. e-mail cleevesingers@gmail.com

ANTE NATAL
Marie Richards (private provision) 7.30-9.00 p.m.



THURSDAY

PLAY GROUP 9.15 – 2.45 p.m. 5 September
£ 4.75 for under 3, £4.50 over 3 per hour
Mrs R Tipping Tel 9568637 lincombebarnpg@googlemail.com
For 2-and-a-half to 5 year olds. Learning through play, water, sand, painting, sticking, jigsaws, stories & plenty more.
Please note Playgroup fees are payable half-term in advance

KEEP FIT 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. £2.00
5 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
Mrs M Walker 5 September
Autumn £25.60 Spring £20.80 Summer £1.60 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. £1.20 per session
Mrs Mary Robinson 5 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. 1.60 per session
Mrs J Dilworth 5 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
(private provision)

NATURAL HISTORY 7.30-9.30 p.m. Monthly
Mrs P Gooding (chairwoman) 26 September £9.60 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 £14.70 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. £ 31.50 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)

MEDITATION 7.30-9.30 p.m. Various Times
Tracy Whiting (private provision 07913819689 )



FRIDAY

PLAY GROUP 9.15 – 2.45 p.m. 6 September
£4.75 for under age 3, £4.50 over age 3 per hour
Mrs R Tipping Tel 9568637 lincombebarnpg@googlemail.com
For 2-and-a-half to 5year olds. Learning through play water, sand, painting, sticking, jigsaws, stories & plenty more
Please note Playgroup fees are payable half-term in advance

FUN WITH FABRICS CLUB 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. Weekly
Jenny Tucker 6 September
Autumn £22.40 Spring £20.80 Summer £1.60 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. £ 17.60 per annum
Mrs P Gooding 27 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 bristol@helenogrady.co.uk) 0117 9001602)

DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB 7.15 - 10.30 p.m. £2.60 per session
6 September Weekly
A friendly club aimed at those with some experience of Bridge. Most players use ACOL bidding. The club is
not EBU affiliated.

JMCA PRAYER MEETING
Mr Gudo (private provision Various dates

Mr Jack Lopresti (private provision) Various dates

D.F.H.A. A.G.M. WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2019 AT 7.30 P.M.

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.

NOVEMBER 15 and DECEMBER 13th and 14th 2019

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)

DRAMA Helen O Grady Academy 10.00-12.00 a.m.
See (Friday for information details)
Mrs A Manzanac ( private provision tel 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)



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)

BRISTOL WOODCARVERS 2.00 pm to 5.00 p.m.
Sheila Bleadon (private provision 07546526659) Monthly

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 £3.20 adult and £1.40 Junior.




SOCIAL & FUND RAISING EVENTS 2019 – 2020


COFFEE MORNINGS Tuesdays - 10.00am
2019 1st October 05 November 03 December
2020 04 February 03 March 07 April 05 May


CHRISTMAS MARKET 16th November 2019 11.00am to 3.00pm


CHRISTMAS CONCERTS Friday 13 December 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019

THEATRE VISITS To be arranged


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



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 dfha_joan@btconnect.com Office 0117 9562367