Events – 15/11/14 RISE 2014 Conference

Event Type: Conference

Location: Bristol (Social Sciences Complex, University of Bristol, Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ)

Date & Time: 15th November 2014 – 10.30am to 6.00pm

RISE 2014 is a day-long conference designed to inspire and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs. In celebration of Bristol’s Green Capital status, this year’s conference will explore the changing nature and future of business, and discuss the nexus of things that are causing this, including green/sustainability trends, the emphasis on local independent SMEs and also the drive for improved well-being and work-life balances.

Key Note Speaker- Tim Smit, Founder of the Eden Project.


The conference is entirely student run and is a collaboration between ‘Inc.’ the University’s enterprise society and Bristol Hub. Now entering its fourth year, the conference continues to build upon its four key principles:

  • Reaching out to new audiences
  • Inspiring students
  • Showcasing social enterprises
  • Engaging students and social enterprises

Click here for more details & how to book.


Events – Green Register of Construction Professionals (Oct to Dec 2014)

Event Type: Lecture/Seminars (provided by The Green Register of Construction Professionals)

Location: Bristol

Dates (click on individual links for details):

The Green Register’s Bite Size sessions offer a new, flexible route to Green Register membership through a series of shorter training sessions designed to give concise training at a time to suit busy working professionals. Attend 6 sessions to qualify for membership. Prices for Bite size sessions are typically members £19 Non-members £35.


Book online for any of the above events by clicking here.


Events – 28/9/14 Warhorse Tour on Dartmoor

Sheepstor_WarhorseEvent Type: Fundraiser Walk/Tour (in aid of Farms for City Children)

Location: Sheepstor, Dartmoor PL20 6PG (click for location map)

Date: 28th September 2014

Come and join Pride of Britain’s Simon Dell and Liz Miall on a Warhorse Walk with a difference!

This is an event to raise funds for Farms For City Children, founded by the War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare.

Starting at Sheepstor on Dartmoor, we will have an easy 2 mile walk around the breathtaking scenery seen in the film, War Horse. Simon and Liz are fantastic tour guides and if you don’t know the story then you can always read the free copy of War Horse you get with your tickets – or soak up the amazing views!

The cost is a minimum £10 donation, including a complimentary copy of the War Horse book. The plan is to meet at 10.30 am, then after the walk you can go to the Royal Oak at Meavy for a delicious lunch.

There is a maximum of 20 places for this event and booking is essential to reserve your place.

Places can be booked by phoning Connie at Farms for City Children on 01392 276381 or emailing her on connie at farmsforcitychildren dot org.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Events – Festival of Nature (July 2014)

FestivalofNature2014Event Type: Various

Location: Bristol

Date(s): 18th May to 27th July

Celebrate the natural world at the Festival of Nature – lots to do and explore in Bristol and beyond. Click on the links below to discover more details

To find out more about the 2014 Festival of Nature, you can download their programme here.

Events – Dusk to Dark Adventures with Big Green Bat Walks!

BigGreenBatWalkEvent Type: Walk/Tour

Location: Bristol (Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW)

Date(s): 27th June, 1st August, 29th August

A dusk-to-dark adventure to see these amazing creatures flitting through the shadows.

Join us in the cemetery and embark on a dusk-to-dark adventure in search of these elusive creatures. Led by a local expert from Avon Bat Group using detection equipment, expertise and a few tricks up their sleeve, you’ll visit the best bat-spotting locations in the cemetery as the bats come out to feed at dusk. Learn about our native bat species, their habitats and how humans can help these unique winged mammals.

This popular event sells out quickly so book your place now! Tickets are £8.40. To reduce our overheads and improve the booking process, we have moved to an on-line booking system for events at Arnos Vale. If you have any problems booking your tickets, please contact us on 0117 971 9117

For more info on the 27th June walk, click here

For more info on the 1st August walk, click here

For more info on the 29th August walk, click here

Events – Teach on the Beach (June)

Teach Beach2Location: Devon, Cornwall & Somerset

Event Type: Workshop (outdoor learning)

Date(s): 4 June (Weston super Mare); 12 June (Polzeath); 17 June (Goodrington Sands, Torbay) & 18 June 2014 (Plymouth)

Exploring safe outdoor learning having fun in rock pools, with sea life and on beaches. The workshop will explore curriculum based activities to increase knowledge and confidence in using the water based environments as a learning resource. We will provide guides of how to link activities to the new national curriculum and making plans for implementation. Participants will also be provided with a selection of free resources to use with your children, and leave armed with information for gather further resources and materials.

£60 + VAT per person (20% discount applies to 2nd person if booking more than one place and to Natural Connections and Blue Mile schools)

To book

Click here for more details on the Weston super Mare Teach on the Beach

Click here for more details on the Polzeath Teach on the Beach

Click here for more details on the Torbay Teach on the Beach

Click here for more details on the Plymouth Teach on the Beach


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