Friends join in Bristol Learning Festival

March 01 2020
Friends join in Bristol Learning Festival

FRIENDS of Eastville Park are taking part in Bristol's first Learning Festival with a range of talks and workshops aimed at sharing the joy of learning and encouraging people to try something new.

The Friends have joined forces with the People’s University of Fishponds to put together a programme of activities in and around the new-look Nissen Hut at the bowling green in the park. Each session will last between one and two hours.

The events are part of a city wide initiative which will see more than 200 free learning activities taking place across the city for people of all ages and abilities.

Andrew Gee, from the Friends, said: “We’re sure that our mixed bag of weird and wonderful talks and workshops will prove very popular so make sure you book early to ‘Listen in the Nissen’ and avoid disappointment.

All activities are free to attend. As well as having fun and learning something new, we’ll have a selection of refreshments available from our café.”

To book a place, please ring 0117 965 2691 or email

Information and updates can be found on Friends of Eastville Park's Facebook page or website.

Bristol Learning Festival is taking place from March 30 to April 5 at various venues across the city. Find out more and view the full festival programme here.


Friends of Eastville Park programme:

March 30

10am All about bees with Alyson Hurst

2pm The art of origami workshop with Tony O’Hare

March 31

2pm Garden of life. Urban gardening with Voice columnist Tim Barton


April 1

10am Herb walk in the park. Medicinal plants and their uses with Helen White                    .      

2pm Basics of wildlife photography with Martin Tayler

6pm New light through an old hole. Pinhole photography with Justin Quinnell

April 2      

2pm Bring in the Spring Art Workshop with Imogen Robbins

7pm Gasology-Bristol Rovers with Jack Nicholson

April 3

7pm Cooke & Greenaway, Fishponds pop legends, with Pete Rowley and Stuart Sole

April 5    

2pm Geo-caching in the park with Dave Williams

Picture: Stuart Sole and Pete Rowley