Diverse is an independent organisation run for and by people that identify as Autistic in the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.

Diverse runs activities for people to attend organised by people that identify as Autistic.

We want to grow a friendly neuro-diverse connected community through social activities, interests and social media.

You can make contact online through social media. Facebook and Hello@diverseuk.org


Events

Indoor Climbing

April 28, 2022, 2 p.m.

Add to Calendar 04/28/2022 02:00 PM 04/28/2022 04:00 PM Europe/London Indoor Climbing <h2><b>Climbing Session ** Future dates to be confirmed **</b></h2><hr/><p></p><p></p><p>Date: Thursday 28th April</p><p>Start Time: 2:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 4:00 PM</p><p>Location: Redpoint Climbing Centre, Winterstoke Rd, Bristol, BS3 2NW</p><p>Website: <a href="https://redpointbristol.co.uk/">Redpoint Climbing Centre</a></p><p></p><p>A relaxed opportunity to try roped climbing with an instructor in one of the best centres in Bristol.</p><p></p><p>Wear loose fitting clothes or something that you can stretch in easily. Climbing shoes will be provided if you want to try those too.</p><p></p><p>There is also a great cafe to grab a bite afterwards.</p><p></p><p>There are very limited spaces so make sure you email Harry@diverseuk.org.</p><p></p><p>We are asking for a £5 donation towards the cost of this which you can pay on the day.</p> https://goo.gl/maps/pznMBx9yTDsxef946

Wednesday Night's South Glos Aspies Pub Group

June 29, 2022, 7 p.m.

Add to Calendar 06/29/2022 07:00 PM 06/29/2022 10:00 PM Europe/London Wednesday Night's South Glos Aspies Pub Group <h2><b>South Glos Aspies Pub Group</b></h2><hr/><p>Come and meet us at the The Royal George Pub in Thornbury.</p><p></p><p>Date: Every Wednesday</p><p>Start time: From 7:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 10:00 PM</p><p>Location: The Royal George Pub, 7 The Plain, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2AG</p><p>Website: <a href="https://www.classicinns.co.uk/the-royal-george-thornbury">The Royal George</a></p><p></p><p>You can arrive anytime, and there is great quality food and drinks available.</p><p>It is a friendly and relaxed social event. It is aimed at those that identify as on the spectrum.</p><p>Please feel free to bring a friend or PA for support if necessary.</p><p></p><p>Contact Robert Graham for more information or to book a place - robert@southglosaspies.org.uk</p> https://goo.gl/maps/mYpwc8hNUsRr38iY7

Dungeons and Dragons

July 5, 2022, 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/05/2022 06:00 PM 07/05/2022 10:00 PM Europe/London Dungeons and Dragons <p></p><p>Date: Takes place every other Tuesday</p><p>Start Time: 6:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 10:00 PM</p><p>Location: Geek Retreat, 17 St Augustine&#x27;s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UR</p><p>Website: <a href="https://geek-retreat.uk/">Geek Retreat</a></p> https://goo.gl/maps/16MEag82En8wBhX67

Bristol Pub Group

July 12, 2022, 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/12/2022 06:00 PM 07/12/2022 09:00 PM Europe/London Bristol Pub Group <p></p><p>The Diverse Bristol Pub Social is back with inside and outside covered seating.</p><p>Every 2nd Tuesday of the month.</p><p>Time: 6pm - 9pm.</p><p>Arrive anytime from 6pm.</p><p>Location: Toto&#x27;s Wine Bar, 125 Redcliff St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6HU.</p><p>Bare in mind that the kitchen closes at 9pm so please arrive with time to spare.</p><p>Robin Tucker will be hosting a Pub Quiz around 7.30pm.</p><p>Play alone or in teams with those on your table, or not at all!, playing is optional.</p><p>We have booked a large area of the downstairs inside area, we also have under cover outside seating by the river.</p><p>We now have the capacity for 50 people!</p><p>The downstairs is wheelchair accessible and has accessible disabled toilets.</p><p>Social distancing will still be in place at all times and therefore we will be encouraging people not to move tables.</p><p>Food and drink are available at very reasonable prices.</p><p>Link to Toto&#x27;s by The River website: <a href="http://www.totoswinebar.com/totoswinebar.com/Menus.html?fbclid=IwAR20ERtLOHgz77QI9GEsHQmSEvsXSZtr_yCx2b1zvSi0PKQCU4eMk3f26es">http://www.totoswinebar.com/totoswinebar.com/Menus.html</a></p><p>Link to Toto&#x27;s by The River facebook page:<a href="https://www.facebook.com/totosbytheriver/?__cft__[0]=AZXFmm7ld44UWNYhDHQ1IBxtC_U09jCGH6uQC0fjUU8xlWUfJo_FSeEZg6DwLuV1D2Z4xybBR4f5xI8urrkKx3w5JCF7uIvsHMYJVfEnKp0fjw&amp;__tn__=q"><b>https://www.facebook.com/totosbytheriver/</b></a></p><p>To book your place or if you have any questions, please email Marie@diverseuk.org and please specify if you are bringing along a PA or support.</p><p></p> https://g.page/totosbristol?share

Diverse Nature Walk

July 1, 2022, 11 a.m.

Add to Calendar 07/01/2022 11:00 AM 07/01/2022 01:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Nature Walk <h4><b>Diverse Nature Walk</b></h4><hr/><p></p><p>The meeting point is the: Armadilo Youth Centre, Station Rd, Yate, BS374FW</p><p>Date: Friday 1st July 2022</p><p>Start time: 11:00 PM (Please arrive promptly!)</p><p>End time: 1:00 PM</p><p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Armadillo-Youth-Caf%C3%A9-Yate-180548728665266/">Armadillo Youth Café Yate</a></p><p></p><hr/><p></p><p>Suggested things to wear or bring:</p><p></p><ul><li>Comfortable waterproof walking shoes with a good grip</li><li>Waterproofs just in case it rains</li><li>Drinks and a packed lunch</li><li>Any medications needed</li><li>A well charged mobile phone</li><li>Hand Sanitizer</li><li>Sun Screen Lotion</li></ul><hr/><p><b>Details</b></p><p></p><p>We will be walking to Ridge Wood and looking at any interesting trees and flowers on the way.</p><p>We are also going to try and find traces of the old formal estate in the form of remaining trees.</p><p>More details about Ridge Wood can be found <a href="http://www.ridge-wood.org.uk/"><b>here</b></a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> https://goo.gl/maps/6cxhVYxpUxhWLG3L8

Diverse Online Yoga Videos

Dec. 1, 2021, 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar 12/01/2021 06:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Online Yoga Videos <p><b>Diverse Yoga For Relaxation - Part 1<br/></b><br/><b>Here is a link to our first video Yoga For Relaxation Video Part 1:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFuBonnsswM&amp;feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFuBonnsswM&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p><p><b>Ever wanted to try yoga but not known where to start?</b></p><p><b>Well here is our first Diverse online yoga class to help you get to know the basics.</b></p><p><b>Yoga is so much more than a load of fancy (and sometimes difficult), poses. It helps our body to connect to our mind through breathing and can help when we feel overwhelmed, over tired and a bit frazzled… something that we have all had to deal with in some form this year!</b></p><p><b>Yoga has been proven to have many health benefits including:</b></p><p><b>Can decrease stress levels</b></p><p><b>Relieving anxiety</b></p><p><b>May help with depression</b></p><p><b>Can improve sleep quality</b></p><p><b>For more detailed information on some of the benefits see the articles below:</b></p><p><a href="https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-benefits-of-yoga#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2"><b>13 Benefits of yoga backed by science</b></a></p><p><a href="https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/yoga-for-anxiety-and-depression"><b>Yoga for anxiety and depression</b></a></p><p><b>This practice will only take you 20 mins and you don’t need anything… just a little quiet space on a floor. (Cushions and matt are useful but not essential).</b></p><p><b>Plus you may see a familiar face at the beginning explaining more about why we have chosen to do this.</b></p><p><b>GO ON… GIVE IT A GO… YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE!!</b></p><p><b>(And if you like it please let us know), we are hoping to do an online live session in a few weeks which will be a great opportunity to see the wonderful Lottie Live in action…</b></p><p><b>.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................</b></p><p><b>Diverse Yoga for a Tired Mind - Part 2</b></p><p><b>Here is a link to our second video Yoga For a Tired Mind Part 2:</b> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfrxSyX7vH8&amp;feature=youtu.be">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfrxSyX7vH8&amp;feature=youtu.be</a></p><p><b>GO ON… GIVE IT A GO… YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE!!</b></p><p><b>This one is designed to give you a few exercises to use when your mind is feeling tired, unmotivated and a bit fed up. Feelings that I’m sure all of you will have experienced recently having had to go (yet again) into full lockdown.</b></p><p><b>The physical element of this video is fairly low and it is approximately 20 minutes long. The first half focuses on some breathing techniques and things you can do sat in a chair if you aren’t wanting to do too much right now. In the second half, there are a few stretches but you can pick and choose which bits suit you depending on how you are feeling on the day.</b></p><p><b>For those of you who missed our first video last year, here it is again below with a little background information about yoga.</b></p><p><b>Yoga is so much more than a load of fancy (and sometimes difficult), poses. It helps our body to connect to our mind through breathing and can help when we feel overwhelmed, over tired and a bit frazzled… something that we have all had to deal with in some form in 2020/2021!</b></p><p><b>This practice will only take you 20 mins and you don’t need anything… just a little quiet space on a floor. (Cushions and mat are useful but not essential).</b></p><p><b>Plus you may see a familiar face at the beginning explaining more about why we have chosen to do this.</b></p><p><b>(And if you like it, (and let us know), we are hoping to do a live session online in a few weeks which will be great opportunity to see the wonderful Lottie in action…</b></p><p></p><p><b>Many Thanks</b></p><p><b>The Diverse Team</b></p><p><b>Andrew, Harry &amp; Marie</b></p> None

Diverse Bath Cinema Social

July 13, 2022, 5:30 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/13/2022 05:30 PM 07/13/2022 09:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Bath Cinema Social <h2><b>Diverse Bath Cinema Social</b></h2><hr/><p></p><p>The group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.</p><p>Cinema: <a href="https://www.odeon.co.uk/cinemas/bath/">ODEON Bath, Kingsmead Leisure Complex, James St West, Bath BA1 2BX</a></p><p>Meet up location: Bath Brew House, 14 James St W, Bath BA1 2BX</p><p>Start time: 5:30 PM</p><p>End Time: 9:00 PM</p><p>Website: <a href="http://thebathbrewhouse.com/">Bath Brew House</a></p><p>Contact: Ambrose Nankivell is the group leader</p><hr/><p></p><p>The Social starts at 5:30 pm, however depending on which film you decide to watch, you can arrive when you like.</p><p>People are welcome to have a few drinks and some food if you want to, until film adverts start.</p><p>Film choices will be made available nearer the time.</p><p>Some of you may want to sit together during a film others may want to sit alone.</p> https://goo.gl/maps/sTvwrhTsHdvCzSmc8

Diverse Bristol Creative Writing Group Launch at The Create Centre

July 12, 2022, 1 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/12/2022 01:00 PM 07/12/2022 04:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Bristol Creative Writing Group Launch at The Create Centre <h4><b>Diverse Bristol Creative Writing Group Launch at The Create Centre</b></h4><hr/><p></p><p>Join the Diverse Creative Writing Group, for adults who identify as autistic, as they display examples of their work in the Create Centre café. Meet the writers and hear them read their pieces.</p><p></p><p>The group has been running since 2016. Our members have produced some incredible work, and performed at the Bristol Festival of Literature in 2020.</p><p></p><p>Diverse is an independent organisation run for and by people that identify as autistic in the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. It runs activities for adults to attend organised by people who identify as autistic. Diverse aims to grow a friendly, neuro diverse connected community through social activities,</p><p></p><p><b>Event launch:</b> 12th July at 1pm in the café space. FREE ADMISSION. All welcome.</p><p></p><p><b>Location:</b> Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Spike Island, Bristol. BS1 6XN</p><p></p><p><b>Further information:</b></p><p></p><p>The Diverse Creative Writing Group meets monthly on Tuesday afternoons at Bishopston Library. If you identify as autistic and would be interested in joining, email Marie@diverse.org. To find out more about Diverse South West Autism Groups, go to the <a href="https://www.diverseuk.org">Diverse Website</a>.</p> https://goo.gl/maps/bqp2SfjPr8z2EzJr7

Live Music and Night Club

June 28, 2022, 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar 06/28/2022 06:00 PM 06/28/2022 09:30 PM Europe/London Live Music and Night Club <h3>Club Night and Live Music</h3><hr/><p></p><p>Time: 6pm - 9.30pm</p><p><br/>Arrive anytime from 6pm</p><p>Location: Basement45, 8 Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA.</p><p></p><p>ASD, LD &amp; disability friendly social event set in Bristol&#x27;s oldest nightclub.</p><p>There is a £5 entry fee. Please bring a credit or debit card as we are trying to go cashless as much as possible.</p><p>There are 3 rooms with different music, a chill out area to the right of the main bar area. There&#x27;s also a room called the Den with tables and seats at the back of room 2 where there will be some food &amp; snacks provided for the super special Diverse Club Night Welcome Back Party.</p><p>The live music will take place in the main room from 8pm onwards.</p><p>Snacks are not usually provided.</p><p>There is a fully stocked bar with alcoholic and soft drinks available.</p><p>Free tea &amp; coffee is also available to PA&#x27;s.</p><p>Please specify if you are bringing a PA, a friend or a family member along with you for support.</p><p>If you would like to book a place or if you have any questions please email Marie@diverseuk.org</p><p>Many Thanks<br/>The Diverse Team<br/>Marie, Andrew &amp; Harry</p> https://goo.gl/maps/e2PXYiGfKtq1nZNFA

Gaming

July 27, 2022, 2 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/27/2022 02:00 PM 07/27/2022 05:00 PM Europe/London Gaming <p></p><h2>The Diverse Bristol GAME Belong Social.</h2><p><br/>No need to book!<br/>Pizza is often provided too!!<br/>Every 4th Weds of the month<br/>Time: 2pm-5pm<br/>Location: GAME Belong Bristol, 23 Merchant St, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3EP.</p><hr/><p><br/>We hire out the whole of the top back area<br/>Arrive anytime from 3pm, your game session will be at a special discounted rate, only £3 per hour.<br/>There are now extra couches in the back area for those wanting to play together or sit on a comfy couch.<br/>We have plenty of spaces, however please arrive early if you want to sit and play in the Diverse reserved area<br/>However, there are plenty of other spaces in the gaming arena that aren&#x27;t within the Diverse Social reserved area that you are welcome to sit in too</p><hr/><p><br/>We look forward to seeing you all there.<br/>We are looking for a GAME social volunteer/leader if anyone is interested, please email Marie@diverseuk.org.</p> https://g.page/BelongBristol?share

South Bristol Football Fun Club

July 18, 2022, 11 a.m.

Add to Calendar 07/18/2022 11:00 AM 07/18/2022 01:00 PM Europe/London South Bristol Football Fun Club <h2><b>South Bristol Football Fun Club</b></h2><hr/><p>We are delighted to announce that the new Diverse South Bristol Football Fun Club for all abilities has officially started.</p><hr/><p></p><p>It will take place on the 2nd Monday of every month.</p><p>Start time: 11:00 AM (Please arrive around 10:45 PM)</p><p>End time: 1:00 PM</p><p>Location: Windmill Hill City Farm, Philip St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4EA</p><p>To book your place please text Alistair 07702677783 with your name.</p><p>If you have any questions please email Harry@diverseuk.org</p> https://goo.gl/maps/xqdrdHE6mjuUe5ua8

Diverse Bristol Cinema Social

July 18, 2022, 6 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/18/2022 06:00 PM 07/18/2022 09:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Bristol Cinema Social <h2><b>Diverse Bristol Cinema Social</b></h2><hr/><p></p><p>The group meets on the 3rd Monday of each month.</p><p></p><p>Location: Showcase Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus, Glass House Ln, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3B</p><p>Start time: 6:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 9:00 PM</p><p>Website: <a href="https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/showtimes/showcase-cinema-de-lux-bristol?utm_source=google&amp;utm_medium=organic&amp;utm_campaign=gmb-listing-bristol">Showcase Cinema de Lux</a></p><p>Contact: Ryan McGrath is the new group leader .</p><p>For more information, or to book your place please email Marie@diverseuk.org</p><hr/><p></p><p>The social starts at 6pm, however, depending on which film you decide to watch, you can arrive when you like.</p><p>We meet in the bar area to the right of the main entrance of the cinema. We will have a few drinks and food, until the movie adverts start.</p><p>Feel free to take in your own food and non alcoholic drinks in, if you are trying to save money. Make sure that the beverages are in plastic containers, such as a coke bottle. (Taking in your own alcohol isn&#x27;t allowed within the cinema group) .</p><p>Some of you may want to sit together during a film others may want to sit alone.</p><p>Some of you may also want to stay after your film and hang out in the bar area, or you may just want to go home, it is up to you.</p><p>The selection of films will be made available a week in advance in the discussion tab on the Facebook Event page.</p><hr/><p></p> https://goo.gl/maps/qiyRCNLH38b7isdj7

Diverse Bristol Tennis Fun Club

July 11, 2022, 11 a.m.

Add to Calendar 07/11/2022 11:00 AM 07/11/2022 01:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Bristol Tennis Fun Club <h2><b>Diverse Bristol Tennis Fun Club</b></h2><hr/><p></p><p>We are delighted to announce that the new Diverse Bristol Tennis Fun Club for All Abilities will be starting in February 2022.</p><p>It will take place every 1st Tuesday of the month.</p><hr/><p></p><p>Date: See below</p><p>Start time: 11:00 AM (Please arrive around 10:45 PM)</p><p>End time: 1:00 PM</p><p>Location: Kings Tennis Club, Maplemeade, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8JG</p><p>To book your place please text Alistair 07702677783 with your name.</p><p>Equipment is provided.</p><p>If you have any questions please email Harry@diverseuk.org</p> https://goo.gl/maps/j7XoaQjG8FbDmuth8

Diverse Picnic

July 5, 2022, 12:45 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/05/2022 12:45 PM 07/05/2022 03:00 PM Europe/London Diverse Picnic <h4><b>The Diverse Picnic Social is back for 2022!</b></h4><p>Diverse Bristol Picnic on the Downs or Pizza at Pizza Workshop if the weather is bad!</p><p>Please arrive by 12.45pm.</p><p>Start time: 1.00 pm<br/>Finish time: 3.00 pm</p><p>The meeting point is outside Gyles Brothers Sports Ltd, 188 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2XU.</p><p>If you are running later than 1.15 pm please call Marie the group leader on 07538152626, someone will come and meet you.</p><p>If you&#x27;re interested in leading this fun social please email Marie@diverseuk</p><p>We will aim to finish the social around 3 pm.</p><p>Please bring money to buy lunch or bring a packed lunch.</p><p>I would suggest bringing some spare warm clothes and something to sit on.</p><p>Feel free to bring a game, a ball or frisbee etc.</p><p>This event is weather dependent, if on the day it is raining or particularly cold and windy then we will go to The Kings Arms pub just around the corner.</p><p>Address: The Kings Arms, 168 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Avon, Bristol BS8 2XZ.</p><p>This social is wheelchair accessible.</p><p>We may need to contact you on the day, so please provide us with a mobile phone number when booking.</p><p>Hand sanitizer and food will not be provided.</p><p>Things to consider:</p><ul><li>A blanket or something to sit on</li><li>Hand sanitizer</li><li>A well charged mobile phone</li><li>Any medications needed</li><li>A packed lunch/picnic and or money to purchase something.</li><li>Refreshments</li><li>Sun block if needed!!</li></ul><hr/><p></p><p><b>Upcoming Events dates for your diary</b></p><p></p><ul><li>Tuesday 5th July 2022</li><li>Tuesday 2nd August 2022</li><li>Tuesday 6th September 2022</li></ul> https://goo.gl/maps/VoeC3rTw1HNxNxXL9

LGBTQ+ Tropical Summer Garden Party

Aug. 20, 2022, noon

Add to Calendar 08/20/2022 12:00 PM 08/20/2022 06:00 PM Europe/London LGBTQ+ Tropical Summer Garden Party <p><b>Diverse LGBTQ+ Friendly Tropical Summer Garden Party</b></p><hr/><p>Location: Old Castle Green, 46 Gloucester Ln, Bristol BS2 0DP</p><p>Facebook Page: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/oldcastlegreen/">Old Castle Green</a></p><p>Start Time: 12:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 6:00 PM</p><hr/><p>More details to come shortly!!</p><p></p><p>To book please email Marie@diverseuk.org</p><p></p> https://goo.gl/maps/NAA5ExxdmvLM86Hk6

Outdoor Photography Walking Social

July 19, 2022, 2 p.m.

Add to Calendar 07/19/2022 02:00 PM 07/19/2022 03:30 PM Europe/London Outdoor Photography Walking Social <h3><b>Diverse Photography Walking Social</b></h3><hr/><p></p><p>Date: Takes place on the third Tuesday of each month.</p><p>Start Time: 1:00 PM</p><p>End Time: 4:00 PM</p><p>Meeting Point: The Cafe, The Park Centre, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ .</p><p>Website: <a href="https://theparkcentre.org.uk/wp/cafe/">The Cafe</a></p><p>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theparkcentreknowle">The Park</a></p><p></p><p>Locations will change every few months and may rotate.</p><p></p><p>Marie will be leading the walk.</p><p></p><p>We will take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful Northern Slopes and take pictures of anything of interest.</p><p>We will end the walk at The Café where you can have a cuppa and a bite to eat if you like.</p><p>Please bring along your own camera or use your smart phone and wear comfortable clothing.</p><p>Bring a waterproof jacket in case of rain.</p><p>This social is weather dependant, if the weather is too bad the walk will be postponed.</p><p>We will update the Diverse <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.diverseuk.org/events">Facebook</a> page on the day if it is cancelled.</p><p>Please check on here before heading to the social or call Marie 07538152626.</p><p>Please email Marie@diverseuk.org if you have any questions.</p><p></p><p>If you would like to please share your photos on the Diverse group:</p><p></p><p>Thank you for coming!</p><p></p> https://goo.gl/maps/5FPoC3B9oY448j8C6

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