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Published: 01/10/2013

The farmhouse soup workshop takes place from 10.30am to 1pm on Monday 7 October, at Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood. Visitors will learn how to make soup using vegetables grown and harvested from the farmhouse kitchen’s garden and make preserves using the fruits of the farm. There will also be an opportunity to explore the farm’s garden and sensory garden, visit the adventure playground and to see the farm’s animals. To book call 01454 866148 or email

Other upcoming events include a retirement fair aimed at anyone who is about to retire or new to retirement which will be held at the Casson Centre in Patchway on Saturday 5 October. The event takes place between 11am and 2pm and will feature a marketplace of clubs, volunteering opportunities and hobbies to inspire people with ideas on how to fill their time.

There is also an opportunity to try yoga at Staple Hill Library on Sunday 6 October, and a chance to learn a wind or brass instrument with Westerly Winds Yate at Yate Library on Tuesday 8 October.

The Discover festival runs until Friday 1 November. Events taking place over the next seven days include:


Castle Suite, Badminton Gardens, Beaufort Road, Downend

Thursday 3 October, 2pm to 4pm

A look at the composers, artistes and places of musical comedy, and the shows themselves in the hundred years from 1865.

Bat walk

Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, Bradley Stoke

Friday 4 October, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Join the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group on a bat walk around Bradley Stoke’s local nature reserve and learn how to identify the bats using a bat detector. Meet at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and shoes and bring a torch. Rough and uneven ground make it unsuitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

Now I’m retiring – information fair

Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway

Saturday 5 October, 11am to 2pm

Are you about to retire or new to retirement? Find out about the exciting and rewarding opportunities that you can grasp. Discover more about social and volunteering activities available.

Have a go at yoga

Staple Hill Library, Broad Street, Staple Hill

Sunday 6 October, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

An opportunity to have a go at yoga. Whether you are looking for relaxation, exercise or a new challenge, yoga offers something for everyone. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

The farmhouse soup workshop

Grimsbury Farm, Grimsbury Road, Kingswood

Monday 7 October, 10.30am to 1pm

Make soup using vegetables grown and harvested from the farmhouse kitchen garden and preserves using the fruits of the farm. Explore the garden, sensory garden, adventure playground and see the farm animals. To book call 01454 866148 or email

Westerly Winds Yate: have a go session

Yate Library, 44 West Walk, Yate

Tuesday 8 October, 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Always wanted to learn a wind or brass instrument but never had the chance? Did you start at school but gave up and regretted it ever since? That’s what the members of Westerly Winds Yate were like when they started back in September 2012. Come along to see what they’ve achieved and have a go yourself. The band welcomes new members over 18.

The Longest Johns

Thornbury Library, St Mary Street, Thornbury

Wednesday 9 October, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Delight in the Longest John’s, a four man acapella folk music band, born out of a mutual love of traditional folk songs and shanties.


Some Discover festival events taking place on Saturday 5 October have moved venue. The Now I’m retiring information fair and the this! advice session, both of which were due to be held at Patchway Library, will now be held at the nearby Casson Centre in Patchway. The Volunteer fair at Thornbury Library will now be held at Thornbury Shopping Centre.

The following events on Saturday 5 October have unfortunately been cancelled:

WITS mini concert at Hanham Library

Bat workshop at Winterbourne Library

Ruhanga exhibition at Filton Library.


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

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