Sunday Assembly Bristol

Sunday Assembly Bristol

A global network of super people who want to make the most of this one life we know we have. We do regular assembliessocials and other events. Keep up with all Sunday Assembly Bristol events by subscribing to our events calendar.

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  • Dinosaurs, Dragons, Shoeboxes, Yule and Cake

    Look, we know how you’re feeling…
    Halloween was followed almost immediately by loads of kids setting off fireworks, and before you’ve even caught up on your sleep from that you’re being beaten around the head with Christmas messages.
    Marmite is going up in price, Tolberones have turned into bike racks and, you know, “the event” that we don’t talk about any more.

    So what we need is some fantastical escape to make us all feel better. And we have got a fantastical escape for YOU!

    So the theme of the next assembly is going to be the understated title DRAGONS VS DINOSAURS.
    If that didn’t pique your interest to come along, we’ve got Nathalia Gjersoe who is a senior lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of Bath, and has written for the Guardian, and will actually be performing at the Sunday Assembly for her second time. Expect pop songs, cake (please don’t forget to bring cake) and, hey, you might even learn something.

    We’re also collecting for our homeless appeal so don’t forget to bring your bag or box full of stuff. A full breakdown of what we need can be found here on our website.

    If you’ve never been to Sunday Assembly before, I’ve basically outlined what’s going to happen above. And you’ll get to high five a bunch of people as well which is pretty nice.

    If you have been before, we’d love to have you at our Welcoming stand. If you’re able to say hello to people for about 20 minutes you’re already qualified for the role, so just comment on here and we’ll be chuffed to have you on board.

    Also we’re going to have a spot of lunch at the Old Market Tavern afterwards.

    If you like facebook, check out the event here
    and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.

    So, just to summarise;
    We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre this Sunday. We’ve set up a chair for you already.

    Also,

    We thought it might be fun to have a festive sing-along special! The plan is to have a fairly laid back event singing a collection of festive songs – aiming for fun, and a lack of religiosity where possible, though definitely getting a few of the less outright religious carols in the mix as well as the more modern pop songs!

    Let us know if you have any requests in advance and we’ll try and accommodate them, though we may well be able to accommodate a bit of an open mic type feel if anyone is interested.

    I’m afraid one thing worth noting is that as we will be using the venue courtesy of Cafe Kino there will be no free cake – though you can pre-order to avoid disappointment!

    If you like facebook, check out the event here
    and if you like Meetup, check out the event here

    So, just to summarise;
    We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at Cafe Kino in Stoke’s Croft on the 11th of December 2016 (It’s another Sunday)

    Hope to see lots of you there!

    Buckets of love,
    Sunday Assembly

    See you on Sunday, at the Trinity Centre at 11am.

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  • Enough of this monkeying around – time for some DINOSAURS AND DRAGONS!

    Thank you all for coming to the last assembly where, you will remember, we sang a lot of songs about monkeys, we heard someone talk about monkeys, and we yelled loudly like we were monkeys (that was weird wasn’t it?). But what a great assembly – we nearly had more people attend than ever, and we had the highest number of new people at any assembly!

    We’ve got a couple of things we want to tell you between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

    Our Facebook page can be found here – https://www.facebook.com/SundayAssemblyBristol/
    You can Subscribe to all our events by going to Events in the middle, and then Subscribe. We recommend you do this as it helps you get invited to stuff we’re doing.
    Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
    Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/ (you’re on this at the moment, hopefully).
    Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing. If you want to be emailed, please put your email address in the sign up section on the bottom right of the website.

    We mentioned in the assembly that we’ve been published! You can find the online version of the article on the Bristol Cable website – https://thebristolcable.org/2016/10/godless-cake/
    Thanks to the Bristol Cable who gave us the publicity and helped us get our message out there.

    To help you WONDER MORE this month, Bristol City Council and Arts Council England have put on the Bristol Festival of Ideas  throughout November for us.
    There’s a whole load of events going on, but ones that caught our eye were

    Is Innovation Good for Us?
    with Rory Cellan-Jones, Diane Coyle, Jonathan Haskel, Helen Simpson and Stian Westlake
    Saturday 19 November

    and

    Why Crime Pays
    with Nadia Campaniello, Mirko Draca, Tom Gash, David Skarbek and Federico Varese
    Saturday 19 November

    This year we’re also helping contribute boxes to the Homeless Appeal For Bristol and Bath. If you’re interested in this, there’s a few suggestions below;
    WHAT TO INCLUDE
    You can fill a shoe box sized box or a rucksack (preferred!). Please clearly label the box with contents and if you intend for your box to be for a man or woman. Most boxes should be male, as there are more homeless men than women.
    Please tape 50p to the outside of the container, to cover cost of van hire (this is for the homeless appeal, not SA, and any remaining money will go to local homeless charities).

    Stuff that is in demand What not to include
    Hats
    Scarves
    Socks
    Toiletries e.g. tooth paste / brush, baby wipes, deodorant, etc
    Non perishable food e.g. sweets, chocolate, dried fruit, pot noodles
    Torch & batteries
    Thermals
    Christmas card or note
    Activities e.g. cross word books etc
    Coffee vouchers
    Dog Treats
    Sleeping bags (separate to your box / rucksack, to be handed to those in need)
    Razors & other sharp implements such as tweezers or scissors
    Money (other than the 50p taped to the outside)
    Alcohol
    Drugs or Medication
    Alcohol hand gel
    Dirty clothes
    Open or perishable foods
    Drinks cartons or fizzy drinks that could leak
    Clothes or bedding that do not fit in your shoe box/ rucksack, except for clean sleeping bags.

    Please bring your box or bag to the next assembly and we’ll get them to the charity.

    SPEAKING OF THE NEXT ASSEMBLY,

    We have a stonker for you. The theme is going to be

    DRAGONS VS DINOSAURS

    If that didn’t pique your interest to come along, we’ve got Nathalia Gjersoe who is a senior lecturer in developmental psychology at the University of Bath, and has written for the Guardian, and will actually be performing at the Sunday Assembly for her second time. Expect pop songs, cake (please don’t forget to bring cake) and, hey, you might even learn something.

    It’s on the 4th of December at 10:45 for an 11 o’clock start
    Find it on Meetup.com here http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/events/234675625/
    Find it on Facebook.com here https://www.facebook.com/events/1604402223209589/

    And, hey. There’s been some events recently that might make people feel isolated. If that’s you, please drop us a line and we’re happy to have a chat.

    Still no word on Simon Pegg yet I’m afraid

    Loads of post fireworks night love,

    Nick, and those at the Sunday Assembly Bristol team.