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Discover wild foods and fungi

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Published: 17/10/2013

A wild food and fungi walk takes place on Monday 21 October along the Bristol and Bath Railway Path in Staple Hill. Local naturalist Justin Smith will be leading a short (one mile) walk where he will show visitors how to discover wild edibles and identify fungi, with a strong emphasis on ecology and conservation. Participants should meet at The Square on Staple Hill’s High Street.

Other upcoming events include a Chatterbooks event taking place at Warmley Signal Box and Siston & Warmley Community Gardens on Sunday 20 October. All aboard the Chatterbooks Express will see Cadbury Heath Library bring its regular Chatterbooks group for 7 to 12 year olds to Warmley to explore the past of the historic Signal Box.

The Discover festival runs until Friday 1 November. Events taking place over the next seven days (18 to 24 October) include:

Seniors speed dating

Grace Court, Dial Lane, Downend

Friday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm

Speed dating is a great way for older people to get out and meet potential partners or new friends. At the end of the session there will be a chance to socialise over a cup of tea and individuals will be asked to mark down who they liked. To book call 01454 821080 or email

All aboard the Chatterbooks Express

Warmley Signal Box & Siston and Warmley Community Gardens, Warmley

Saturday 19 October, 2.30pm to 4pm

Join Cadbury Heath Library Chatterbooks group for 7 to 12 year olds as we explore the past of this historic building. Play games, listen to stories and share memories across the generations.

Conservation work morning

Ridge Wood Local Nature Reserve, Yate

Sunday 20 October, 10am to 12pm

Take part in practical voluntary work to help manage the nature reserve. No experience is necessary, tools will be provided and visitors are advised to wear old clothes and boots. Meet at the Greenways Road entrance to the woodland.

Wild food and fungi walk

Bristol Bath Railway Path, Staple Hill

Monday 21 October, 2pm to 4pm

Discover wild edibles and fungi with local naturalist, Justin Smith, on a short walk (1 mile) along the Bristol and Bath Railway path. Meet at The Square on Staple Hill High Street.

Age festival

Hanham Community Centre (Whittock Room), 118-124 High Street, Hanham

Tuesday 22 October, 2pm to 4pm

Join Dhek Bhal to find out more about food, culture and diversity with poetry and songs from members.

Harvest festival and coffee morning

The Maple Suite, The Kingswood Centre, New Cheltenham Road, Kingswood

Wednesday 23 October, 10.30am to 1pm

Members of the Kingswood Centre and the Maple Suite invite you to join them for fresh produce, coffee and cakes. All proceeds will go to the Amenity Fund to benefit all members.

Welfare advice for people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses

Patchway One Stop Shop, Rodway Road, Patchway

Thursday 24 October, 2pm to 4pm

North Bristol Advice Centre will be available for free, confidential welfare and financial advice for people living with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, their carers and relatives.

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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