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A healthy mind: tools & techniques for promoting wellbeing takes place on Thursday 10 October at Bradley Stoke Library and there are still spaces available. The session is presented by Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership and will look at some of the factors that impact on our emotional wellbeing, exploring the relationships that exist between how we think, what we do and how we feel. It will also cover useful tools and techniques to help you understand and enhance your moods and demonstrate ways to deal with stress and anxiety along with skills to help you relax. To book call 0117 3784270 or visit www.lift.awp.nhs.uk/bristolandsglos
Other upcoming events include a murder mystery evening with the Actonians Drama Group at Yate Library on Friday 11 October. Guests will use their deduction skills to try to guess the killer’s identity at this murder mystery based on best selling crime author Ann Cleeves’ fifth book The Glass Room.
There is also a conservation work morning taking place in Thornbury’s Filnore Wood on Sunday 13 October, where visitors will help out with practical conservation work in the community woodland, and a harvest festival taking place at Cambrian Green Day Services in Yate on Tuesday 15 October.
The Discover festival runs until Friday 1 November. Events taking place over the next seven days (10 to 16 October) include:
A healthy mind: tools & techniques for promoting wellbeing
Bradley Stoke Library, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke
Thursday 10 October (World Mental Health Day), 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Explore some of the factors that impact on our emotional wellbeing: the relationships that exist between how we think, what we do and how we feel. Useful tools and techniques to help you understand and enhance your moods. Topics include stress and anxiety and relaxation skills.
To book call 0117 3784270 or visit www.lift.awp.nhs.uk/bristolandsglos
Murder mystery evening
Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate
Friday 11 October, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
A murder mystery based on The Glass Room by best selling author Ann Cleeves, with the Actonians Drama Group. Can you guess the killer?
On your doorstep
Warmley Signal Box and Station Platform, Bristol Bath Railway Path, London Road, Warmley
Saturday 12 October, 11am to 3pm
Discover local green spaces and heritage sites and enter the heritage quiz for a chance to win a ride on the Avon Valley Railway. Live music, guided walks and bike rides to help discover what’s on your doorstep. Bring your cycle along for a free check by Dr. Bike.
Conservation work morning
Filnore Wood Community Woodland, Thornbury
Sunday 13 October, 10am to 12.30pm
Help out with practical conservation work in the woodland. No experience necessary, tools and instruction provided but visitors are advised to wear old clothes and boots. Meet by the field gate on the far side of the Thornbury Leisure Centre car park.
Brooks Café, Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Patchway
Monday 14 October, 10pm to 11.30am
Share in the fun with a group of crafty Patchway people. Learn to knit or crochet, start a new project or get help with an ongoing piece. All ages and levels of experience are welcome.
Cambrian Green Day Services, Wellington Road, Yate
Tuesday 15 October, 2pm to 3.30pm
Enjoy a variety of stalls with homemade produce and gifts that have all been made by the people attending the specialist dementia day care facility. All funds raised will benefit users of the facility.
Opera in Downend – Sofonisba by Ferdinando Paer
Castle Suite, Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend
Wednesday 16 October, 10.30am to 12pm
Join Paul Foss for a ‘potted’ presentation of the opera with background history and musical illustrations. An ideal opportunity to learn about opera and for opera lovers to acquaint themselves with some less familiar works.
Most Discover festival events are free, but some require pre-booking. To find out more or to book a place for an event, pick up a brochure from your local library or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/discover
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