What’s On – CURRENT

Update 22/5/2020:

 

We have been working hard to find ways to keep our community connected whilst respecting current advice to continue social distancing measures.

We have started creating a new temporary calendar for online meetups which can be viewed here: www.bridgecollective.org.uk/calendar

Here are some events that are coming up:


All Welcome to Attend!

Please contact the related email addresses to receive further information about the activities you’re interested in and to receive links to get into the online zoom meetings.

 

 


MAY 2020


  • Tuesday 5th May 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Meeting (Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 6th May 1.30 – 3.30 pm: Open Reflection online meeting,
    Open reflection is our session where facilitator Michelle Virgo supports us looking at how we are doing as a community on a chosen topic. The topic this time is “individual sustainability and sustainability of the Bridge”. It is open to ALL. (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)


  • Monday 11th May, 1 – 2.15 pm: Online Art at the Bridge (Please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 13th May, 1 – 2.00 pm: Online Open Minds at the Bridge (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 14th May, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Tuesday 19th May, 2-3 pm: Risk Assessment working Space (All welcome to share ideas and time on our Bridge risk assessments. Responding to the present, planning for the future. Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 20th May, 11 – 12 pm: Newsletter Online Working Space (Planning and putting together the next Bridge Collective newsletter. Please email newsletter@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)


  • Thursday 21st May, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Friday 22nd May, 11am-12noon pm:
    Online presentation of a TED talk by Brené Brown followed by discussion. Brené Brown talks on The Power of Vulnerability. Brené describes herself as a Researcher/Storyteller/Texan and has a motto “Courage over Comfort”. She “studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.” TedxHouston 2010 (Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk  to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 28th May, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

 

June 2020


  • Monday 1st June1.30- 3.00pm: Online Art at the Bridge -to be confirmed (Please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Tuesday 2nd June 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Meeting (Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 3rd June, 11 – 12 pm: Newsletter Online Working Space (Planning and putting together the next Bridge Collective newsletter. Please email newsletter@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 4th June, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Tuesday 9th June, 2 – 3 pm: Company systems working party: topic – updating pandemic risk assessments. (This working party is for skill sharing and doing bite-size chunks of our company running systems e.g. – safe systems, accessibility, maintenance. Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 10th June, 1 – 2.00 pm: Online Open Minds at the Bridge – to be confirmed (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 11th June, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)


  • Thursday 18th June, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space to be confirmed (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 18th June, 11- 12.30pm: Budgeting – Work planning and possible recruitment (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Friday 19th June 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Development Meeting (Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Wednesday 24th June, 2-3.30 pm: Planning New Funding Bids Working Party (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

  • Thursday 25th June, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space to be confirmed (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

 

July 2020


      • Thursday 2nd July, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

 


  • Wednesday 8th July, 1 – 2.00 pm: Online Open Minds at the Bridge – to be confirmed (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

      • Tuesday 14th July, 2 – 3 pm: Company systems working party (This working party is for skill sharing and doing bite-size chunks of our company running systems e.g. – safe systems, accessibility, maintenance. Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

      • Thursday 23rd July, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

 

      • Wednesday 29th July 1.30 – 3.30 pm: Open Reflection online meeting,
        Open reflection is our session where facilitator Michelle Virgo supports us looking at how we are doing as a community on a chosen topic. Topic to be confirmed. It is open to ALL. (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)

 


We are also continuing to look for ways to include and connect with people that do not have access to online equipment. Please get in touch if you would like to be kept informed of upcoming activities and events and how you can join, either email: info@bridgecollective.org.uk or telephone: 01392 433358 (landline messages are being picked up remotely once a week)

 

We are utilising Facebook as a place for sharing stories of nourishment and growth as well as posting further details about upcoming activities and events. You can visit our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/bridgecollective (you don’t need to be signed up to Facebook to see our Facebook page. Just click on the blue “f” on the top right hand side of our website).

 

Update 19/3/2020:

 

We are, like everyone, taking steps and measures to keep safe and follow the recommended guidance regarding social distancing to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, therefore, having spoken to directors and the team, with great sadness, we are pausing all activities at the Bridge premises in King street for the time being. We will continue to keep our eyes on up to date news as it comes in and will keep in communication and act accordingly. We are continuing our work from home and are looking for ways that we can keep our community together and ensuring we are supporting each other through existing and innovative ways.

 

We are still checking messages on the Bridge answering machine: 01392 433358 and aim to return messages within 7 days.

 

The communications team are also available by email:  info@bridgecollective.org.uk

 

Stay safe everyone. Please watch our website www.bridgecollective.org.uk/whats-on/whats-on-current/ and Facebook www.facebook.com/bridgecollective for updates on upcoming changes.

Sending love

Here’s a poem by Rumi:

 

You are not alone, my dear friend

You are the world, the endless sea.

– Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

 

 

 

 

Activities & group sheet (word doc download) Activities & group sheet (pdf download)