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
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|
Toiletries e.g. tooth paste / brush, baby wipes, deodorant, etc
Non perishable food e.g. sweets, chocolate, dried fruit, pot noodles
Torch & batteries
Christmas card or note
Activities e.g. cross word books etc
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)
Drugs or Medication
Alcohol hand gel
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.