HELP NEEDED!

Hello lovely current assemblers, and assemblers to be,

We need you!

The group of organisers has been slowly decreasing in size as life moves on for various people – this would be fine except that we haven’t had the same number of people sign up to replace them all.

This has left us with one person in particular shouldering 90% of the behind-the-scenes workload for a number of months now, and they are unable to continue with that level of commitment.

The VITAL to fill roles are:
Chair (from August at the latest)
Musical director

There are several other roles that would be great to fill, and every little helps a huge amount, but those two are the critical ones to fill. They both require a large amount of work and at present are done by one person who cannot keep this up.

This is a warning that without more volunteers joining the organisers Sunday Assembly Bristol will be coming to an end, or continuing in a significantly reduced form.

We’re sad to have to post this, but this is where we are.
– The Sunday Assembly Bristol Organisers

Thanks for a great Assembly!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

Below, you can find the events we have happening between now and the next assembly, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest places 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.
Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there

Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events
We don’t actually have any of our own events running between now and the next assembly, but we hope you all enjoy the start of spring and Easter!

Instead, we though we would advertise a few events organised by others which are happening in Bristol before our next assembly. 

Tree Sculptures Walk – The Bath and Bristol Everything Meetup Group – Thursday 11th April, 10:30am @ Café Retreat, The Downs
A brisk 90 minute walk passing some amazing tree sculptures! If you’d like a coffee first, meet at Cafe Retreat 10.30 am onwards and look for Jeff, (the Walk Leader), who will be wearing a yellow hi-vis vest. Otherwise meet Jeff and co-host Roy, outside the cafe at 10.45 am onwards, ready to start the walk at 11.00 am.

The walk finishes near the cafe around 12.45 pm. Optional refreshments and lunch at the cafe, or the nearby Port of Call pub.

The Meetup event for the walk can be found here.

Apologies for the error in the date and time stated at the assembly for this event!

Ecobricks Workshop – Bricking-it Bristol – Saturday 20th April, pm @ People’s Republic of Stokes Croft
Bricking-It is a homegrown project which seeks to raise awareness about the amount of plastic that is thrown away by households by encouraging people to make ecobricks with all the plastic they don’t recycle.
Ecobricks are means for individuals to take personal responsibility for their plastic by containing it and turning it into free building materials that can be given back to the local community.

Not only do ecobricks stop plastics finding their way into landfill or the ocean, but also reduce the energy it would take to transport or ship them elsewhere.

In this workshop you will learn how to make eco-bricks and how to build with them!

The Facebook event can be found here.

The Women Who Built Bristol – ‘Women in the School of Physics’ Group and the Chaos Women’s Network – Wednesday 1st May, 6pm @ Bristol University The Women Who Built Bristol by Jane Duffus was published to mark 100 years since (some) women achieved the vote and she will be talking about this at Bristol University on Wednesday 1st May.Containing 250 inspiring women, three sheroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton, The Women Who Built Bristol is a bursting compendium of brilliant women who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today. From pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to lord mayors, this book shows that Bristol was built by women and particularly seeks to celebrate those women whose names have fallen through the cracks of history.
 Spaces for the event can be reserved on Eventbrite here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our May assembly where we have Mary Tutaev coming to give us a fantastic taster session of Death Café, which is a movement of regional groups where death is discussed openly with no agenda, objectives or themes. It will be on Sunday 5th May at 10:45am at the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

The Facebook event can be found here, and the Meetup event can be found here!

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just email us at hello@sabristol.org.uk or message us via your favourite social media platform. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

April Assembly – Celebrate Spring!

Sunday 7th April, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre
As the days start getting lighter and the first trees start to blossom, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited that spring has finally sprung! Marking the changing of the seasons is common place across time and cultures, but what does spring mean for you?

This month we welcome Chrissie and Nick from Bristol Humanists who will be exploring this topic, from the meaning of rituals and traditions to the human experience of life, death and renewal. Come along and celebrate the new season with us with singing, socialising and cake!

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


As always, we’ll be having a pub social at the Old Market Tavern afterwards, with food and drink. There are even some board games for all ages available at the pub!


So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre.

We’ve set up a chair for you already.

Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for an amazing assembly!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

Below, you can find the events we have happening between now and the next assembly, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet:

  1. 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
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 10th March, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

It’s a very laid back meeting, all you need to do is turn up! Some of us will be getting lunch at the pub too so feel free to join us for food if you’re feeling hungry.

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our April assembly where we have Chrissie and Nick from Bristol Humanists coming to speak to us – keep an eye out for further information about the theme and content closer to the time!

It will be on Sunday 7th April at 10:45am at the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just email us at hello@sabristol.org.uk or message us via your favourite social media platform. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

March Assembly – Phenomenology of Illness

Sunday 3rd March MONTH, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre
Don’t forget, it’s that time of the month again – Sunday Assembly Bristol is THIS SUNDAY!

For our March assembly, we’ve rearranged the fantastic talk we had originally scheduled for February!  We have the brilliant Professor Havi Carel coming to talk to us about phenomenology of illness – how illness modifies an ill person’s body, values, and world.

We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun!

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


As always, we’ll be having a pub social at the Old Market Tavern afterwards, with food and drink. There are even some board games for all ages available at the pub! 


So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.


Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for brightening our day

Thanks for a great Assembly 

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. 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
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 10th February, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Wander More – Sunday 24th February, 10:00 @ Ebbor Gorge

A friendly, free group walk open to all. 

We’re going to walk around Ebbor Gorge, near Wookey Hole, with some pretty impressive gorgery and views across the Somerset Levels. 

The walk will take about two to three hours and has some short but steep climbs and muddy spots. There is a lovely viewpoint and we can finish with a visit to the Queen Vic in Priddy should we wish.

Keep an eye out for a car-pooling on social media as this place is quite difficult to reach by public transport (it is nice though!)
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our March assembly where we have our rescheduled speaker from February, Professor Havi Carel, talking about Phenomenology of Illness, as she was unfortunately under the weather this month! 

It will be on the 3rd March (Sunday) at the time of 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

February Assembly – Under the Weather

Sunday 3rd February, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre Hello assemblers!

Our February assembly is tomorrow (sorry for the late notice)! There’s a slight change to our February assembly as unfortunately our arranged speaker is actually feeling quite ‘under the weather’ and so we will be shaking things up a bit with a last minute speaker change! Come along for a little bit of mystery (here’s a hint – it’s weather related)!
 We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun!
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.

As always, we’ll be having a spot of lunch at the Old Market Tavern afterwards.

So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.

Hope to see you there!

See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly

Thanks for a top banana (fantastic) assembly!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. 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
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Our Twitter site can be found here – http://www.twitter.com/SABristol/ 
  4. Our Instagram site can be found here –  https://www.instagram.com/sa.bristol/
  5. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  6. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now?

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 13th January, 11:30 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Sunday Assembly Social – Tuesday 22nd January, 20:00 – 22:30 @ The Crafty Egg

We’re going to have a Sunday Assembly social catch up between the main assemblies, to give us a chance to get together and hang out even more! This social is a chance for a drink, chat, cake, craft, games, or whatever else people fancy! Alice will be there – feel free to join whenever you want to. 
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our February assembly where we have Professor Havi Carel coming to talk to us about phenomenology of illness – how illness modifies an ill person’s body, values, and world!

It will be on Sunday 3rd February, at 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol, BS2 0NW.

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.

January Assembly – Ripe for the Picking


Sunday 6th January, 10:45 @ Trinity Centre Do you ever find yourself throwing away old bananas you never got around to eating? Do you want to find out more about how we might waste food we could actually be using?Come along to our first assembly of 2019, where we have Heather Mack coming to talk to us about food waste and sustainability, in particular, bananas. We’re even going to be making some delicious banana based treats together!We also have our usual assortment of excitement (songs, readings, trying your best, tea and cake), so come along and join in the fun! 
If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
and if you like Meetup, check out the event here.


As always, we’ll be having our pub social after the assembly at the Old Market Tavern afterwards. Check out the Facebook event here and the Meetup event here.



So, just to summarise:

We’ll see you at about 10:45 for an 11:00 start at the Trinity Centre. We’ve set up a chair for you already.


Hope to see you there!


Buckets of love,
Sunday Assembly
See you on Sunday, at 10:45

Thanks for helping us out – here’s what’s coming up!

That’s right, we’re thanking you because every part of Sunday Assembly only works if we have people to share in it with us. We especially want to thank everyone who took part in the research on secular assemblies – we will share the results once the research is complete! 

As discussed we’ve got loads of things happening between this Assembly and the next, but first, it’s probably worth pointing out the easiest place to follow us on the internet;

  1. 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
  2. Our Meetup.com site can be found here – http://www.meetup.com/Sunday-Assembly-Bristol/
  3. Finally, for our super slick website, you can go to http://sabristol.org.uk/
    • You can get all the events on there straight into your internet enabled calendar by going to Diary and following the instructions there
  4. Finally finally, we’ll try and keep you abreast of things by emailing you on this email address so keep an eye out. If you don’t have an email address how are you reading what I’m typing right now

Events

Chat and Plan – Sunday 16th December, 12:00 @ Old Market Tavern
You’ve probably heard us go on and on and on about how we want everyone’s input into Sunday Assembly. Well this is your chance.

Join us for the big monthly meeting where we discuss all things Sunday Assembly. Everyone is invited to attend, whether it’s to get involved and help out with the running of Sunday Assembly Bristol (hint hint, we’d love more help!), or just to listen and get a better idea of how everything works, and possibly a sneak preview of future assemblies!

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Next Assembly 

The next assembly we have is our January assembly, the first of 2019! It will be on the 6th January (Sunday) at the time of 11:00. The address is still the Trinity Centre, which can be found at Trinity Rd, Bristol BS2 0NW.

If you like Facebook, check out the event here;
If you like Meetup, check out the event here.

Keep an eye out on social media and emails for updates on the theme and speaker for January!

We’re always looking for volunteers, so if you’ve just learnt a new song on an instrument or fancy reading something personal in front of a great friendly crowd, just reply to this email. 

That’s everything for now, but if you have any ideas about what could make Sunday Assembly, FUNday Assembly, do get in touch.

Buckets of love,

Sunday Assembly Bristol.