So many local folk with tales to tell!

March 29 2018

THE People’s University of Fishponds has an exciting range of talks coming up over the next few months.

The series kicks off with Fishponds Voice’s very own gardening columnist, Tim Barton, on Sunday April 8 at the newly reopened Kingfisher Cafe. Tim will be talking about growing your own vegetables all year round.

A tour of all things musical and medieval follows on May 13 with ‘Prof’ Pete Rowley from Folk around Fishponds. Pete will showcase some weird and wonderful early instruments.

Then, on July 1, the UK’s animation and puppetry hub, based at Bristol’s Harbourside, will be visiting with a talk on all things animation, followed by a talk on bees and bee-keeping with local expert Alyson Hurst from Hives & Herbals on July 8. 

Organiser Kate Brooks - who recently won a Bristol Women’s Voice award for her contribution to the community -  said: "We’ll be taking a break in August, but we’ll be back with an inspirational talk on September 16 from the UK’s second strongest woman, Strongwoman competitor Zoe Thompson, on the challenges she’s faced. That will be followed by a cookery workshop, hopefully a chance to visit Glenside Museum and learn about Victorian madness, then a very useful psychology talk on the science of sleep."

"All speakers have local connections and we never cease to be amazed at what a range of talent and creativity there is round here - we keep meeting new people with tales to tell!" The People’s University is planning to print some pamphlets on their popular talks, including the recent very successful talk on Muller’s Orphanage.  You can join their mailing list for details: