The #BigUpBartonHill Network is a friendly, informal network of people who work or volunteer for organisations or groups that deliver services in and around Barton Hill. Our aim is to network, share information, celebrate success, discuss challenges, and to explore ways to collaborate, cooperate and to work in partnership to provide better access to activities and opportunities in our community.
We meet monthly for an hour on the second Wednesday of the month at 10am generally at In Bristol Studio on Great Western Lane or in The Crypt at St Luke’s Church.
You can read minutes from our meetings here and anyone who lives or works in the area is welcome to join us. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In June 2022 we organised the first #BigUpBartonHill Family Fun Day, thanks to funding from Quartet Community Foundation and support from Creative Lives.
In Bristol Studio teamed up with the rest of the Big Up Barton Hill network (formerly the Barton Hill Service Provider Network), which at the time was made up of Studio Meraki, St Luke’s Church, Eastside Community Trust, Travelling Light Theatre Company, Wellspring Settlement, Learning Partnership West, Imayla and the Barton Hill Activity Club.
There were lots of free taster sessions and demonstrations for adults and children, along with live music and information stands so that the local community could find out what activities, clubs and workshops are available in the area to take part in.
You can find out more about this event here.
We are hoping to organise another #BigUpBartonHill Community Day on Saturday 17 June 2023, we are just waiting to hear if our funding bid has been successful. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved in this event as a volunteer or if you’d like to run a taster session or do a demonstrations or provide information to local resident. Email email@example.com to register your interest.
This network was set up in October 2021 by Studio Meraki and In Bristol Studio with support from Creative Lives, following the successful partnership working with St Luke’s Lunch Club, LPW & Eastside Community Trust on the delivery of 4,000 Art Kits to local families whose children received free school meals during the pandemic.