Talks and seminars

Voscur will be holding a special event involving the four party leaders: Helen Holland, Labour; Mark Weston, Conservative; Ani Stafford-Townsend, Green party; and Gary Hopkins, Liberal Democrat and their colleagues.

The event will be structured around tables of up to 8 participants focusing on specific themes

This event will be chaired by Mark Pepper from Ambition Lawrence Weston.

Thursday, 21 April, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:00

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for securing efficient and effective policing of the Avon and Somerset Policing area which comprise Bristol Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset as well as the county of Somerset.

This hustings will focus on key issues for the VCSE sector.

The following candidates have confirmed they will be attending:

Chris Briton, The Green Party

Paul Crossley, Liberal Democrat

Sue Mountstevens, Independent

Thursday, 14 April, 2016 -
12:00 to 14:00

Victims of Hate Crime - ‘Voices’ Day
Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 1- 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm At: Bristol Future Inn Hotel (Cabot Circus, Bond St S, Bristol BS1 3EN)
You are invited to join us to a collaborative event which seeks to bring together service providers and agencies that have a duty to tackle hate crime with those who have faced it. The aim is to assess how we can improve Bristol’s response to hate crime and ultimately tackle it.

Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 -
13:00 to 16:00

On 18 March, in a preview to our community theatre festival in June, and with community engaged work trending across the UK, we consider what can be learnt from community theatre? An opportunity to meet practitioners who work with communities, and talk about the key issues at the heart of participatory practice:

Friday, 18 March, 2016 -
13:30 to 16:30

A triangular approach to managing parent/carer stress and improving relationships

Who is this for?

·      Managers and Commissioners in:

Ø  Parenting and Family Support services

Ø  Mental Health & Wellbeing

Ø  Schools

Ø  Fostering and Adoption services

·      Professionals working with families and in schools

·      Those who live with and care for children

Key Note Speakers

 Professor Katherine Weare

Friday, 22 April, 2016 -
09:15 to 15:30

The Forum are holding a mental health awareness event on Tuesday 1st March 2016, at Mshed, in partnership with Community Access Support Servicesand Time to Change.


There will be an Open Forum and workshops for Deaf and Disabled people, whether they have experienced mental or emotional difficulties or not.


Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 -
12:00 to 16:00

LGBT Manifesto Background


Tuesday, 23 February, 2016 -
17:00 to 21:00

Women Making A Difference: Celebrating International Women’s Day in Bristol at M Shed on March 12 2016


Bristol Women’s Voice presents a free day of activities, workshops, speakers and music to mark International Women’s Day at Bristol’s M Shed from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, March 12. The theme of the day is ‘Women Making A Difference’.


Saturday, 12 March, 2016 -
11:00 to 17:00



St John's Seminars - 'What is Social Investment?'

St John's Seminars - 'What is Social Investment?'

How might social investment work for your organisation? What types of finance are available for different projects? What are the challenges and benefits of taking on social investment?

Thursday, 3 March, 2016 -
17:30 to 19:00

Voscur, in association with a number of neighbourhood and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector groups, will be holding a hustings for the forthcoming election of the Mayor for the city of Bristol. This will take place on Tuesday 26 April, from 6pm until 8.30pm. The hustings will be held at the Station, home of Creative Youth Network, in Broadmead, Bristol.


Tuesday, 26 April, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:30


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