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Vocalise Drop-in Sessions

Vocalise now holds regular drop-in sessions for people with ideas for content, queries, or general information. The sessions are held on the Second Saturday of each month in the St Pauls Learning Centre cafe from 11am-1pm. Look out for the person wearing a Vocalise t-shirt and notebook!

The Ashley Network - let's make things happen!

The Ashley Network is about coming together and making things happen. It is a valuable bi-monthly event for residents, emerging from the legacy of Imagine St Pauls. The aim is of the Network is primarily to facilitate spontaneous connections and conversations between groups and individuals. There is no specific agenda. Each week, it is hosted by a different group or organisation, who may also provide the venue or alternatively work with

Vocalise are looking for noticeboard volunteers

Vocalise is looking for volunteers to help us update and maintain the community noticeboards in Ashley ward. Community noticeboards form an important communication mechanism for residents and can also boost the appearance of an area. These noticeboards are a great way of keeping the community engaged and informed, and your contribution can really make a difference. If you do have some free time, please do get involved in this initiative.

Community Journalism Workshops run by Vocalise

Would you like to know more about journalism? From October 2017, Vocalise will be running a series of community journalism workshops for local residents. The workshops will be delivered in partnership with the Bristol Cable, Open Democracy Foundation and People’s Voice Media. Participants will learn how to interview people, do reporting, use modern journalism tools, and cover a range of issues. At the end, we aim to host a network

Join the Ashley Community Meeting

On 21st June, the first Ashley Community Meeting will be held at St Pauls Learning Centre, from 6.30 – 8.30 pm. This event is a wonderful opportunity to engage and connect with your local community. The meeting aims to bring together all the different conversations, contacts, events, services and issues within the areas of St Pauls, St Werburghs, Montpelier and St Andrews, which together form the Ward of Ashley. It

Help Vocalise support Ashley Ward through our Crowdfunder!

We are raising money for Vocalise and our community projects. Get involved – we need your help! Please donate even just a pound, as it will all help us! If we get 40 backers, we will be able to access a match-funding pot from Bristol Green Capital. We think the campaign is really good, and your support will enable it to happen. Amongst the projects are a tree planting initiative

Calling all artists in Bristol – The DA Network needs you!

A Diverse Artist Network Agency has now been established in Bristol. The focus will primarily be on the wellbeing of artists. The network aims to connect and engage collaboration between artists of the city. Bristol is renowned as an eclectic, culturally diverse and musical city, full of artistic talent from all walks of life. Officially, 92 languages are spoken in Bristol – a huge amount. This is apt, as Bristol

Have a laugh with Wise Cracks

Get involved in your local area, with Wise Cracks Meet local people over the age of 50 with our humorous monthly or weekly meeting. Come along and have a good laugh with Wise Cracks. The activity is aimed at engaging older people with humour. Look back at the good old days and enjoy like-minded company. Leave with a Wise Crack universal joke that you can tell your family and friends.

Volunteer at Bristol Disability Equality Forum

Bristol Disability Equality Forum is an independent group that is run by and for disabled people.  We are based at St Paul’s Learning Centre on Grosvenor Road, but our members live all over the city. We are looking for disabled people to volunteer for a new project.  The Peer Support Project aims to support people who need to go to disability benefit assessments by providing a volunteer to go too. 

Call for residents to get involved with The Ashley Network

The Ashley Network is about coming together and making things happen. It is a valuable bi-monthly event for residents, emerging from the legacy of Imagine St Pauls. The aim is of the Network is primarily to facilitate spontaneous connections and conversations between groups and individuals. There is no specific agenda. Each week, it is hosted by a different group or organisation who may also provide the venue or alternatively work