Talks and seminars

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

The Runnymede Trust supported by Black South West Network and the Race Equality Manifesto Steering Group invites you to a round table discussion looking at ethnic inequalities in Bristol.

In 2011 Bristol was ranked as the 7th most unequal district among the 384 districts in England and Wales on the Index of Multiple Inequality for the minority population as a whole. It ranked 56 in 2001. This highlights the large disparity that exists in outcomes in education, health, housing and employment between Minority populations and the White British group.

Thursday, 25 February, 2016 -
12:30 to 15:30

We’re holding an event with our partner agencies across the voluntary, private and public sectors on 18th March to celebrate the work of the advice sector in Bristol and to look at ways of building on our partnerships to be even more effective going forward.

With Lord Low of Dalston (Chair, The Low Commission) & Robert Bourns (Vice President, The Law Society).

Friday, 18 March, 2016 -
18:00 to 20:00


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