Group News and Events

F.r.I.e.n.D.s Together Celebrates Two Years
23 Aug 21

We're celebrating our second anniversary with an Open Day this Saturday.  Come and join us for coffee and cake, browse the stalls and find out what F.r.I.e.n.D.s Together is all about.   Doors are open from 11am to 2pm, at 65 High Street, Nailsea.     

Everyone is welcome.  

New Zumba Gold
6 Jul 21

Do you feel the nCandy Minshall, Zumba Gold instructoreed to exercise but don't know where to start?  Join us every Friday for Zumba Gold with our instructor Candy Minshall. 

Candy's been teaching Zumba for ten years and qualified to teach Zumba Gold six years ago.  Previous jobs have ranged from Teaching Assistant to Estate Agent, but exercise has always been her passion and she now does 1 to 1 sessions as a qualified personal training as well as Zumba, Core, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Strong.   

Although Candy has travelled all over the country, she's proud to be a born-and-bred Bristolian and now lives locally with her husband, two teenagers and a beagle called Tilly.  She says "I am really excited about working with f2g, bringing some great music and moves into the group on a regular basis". 

Meet Candy this Friday at 65 High Street for the first in our weekly Zumba class, from 2pm to 3pm.  All exercises can be done seated. 

In other changes to our programme

  • The Sensory Garden project has moved to 3pm, starting immediately after Zumba Gold.
  • The Zentangle workshop will continue to run on the 1st Wednesday of the month.  Zentangle is a form of artistic medication which is easy to learn, relaxing and fun.  You don't need to be good at drawing - we will teach you the steps to creating your own beautiful, unique and personal work of art.
  • The Paint Together session will run on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month.
  • Also on Wednesdays, we open our Hooks and Knitting Needles Cafe.  This replaces the Coffee and Chat session.
  • CrafTea and Coffee is running as usual, every Monday starting at 11am. 

All sessions will now incur a fee of £5 (except for the Garden project), but if you're attending three or more a month, why not save money and become a member?  Membership costs just £10 per month and, in addition, you'll receive a membership card, a free lanyard and a free t-shirt on joining.       

To check dates and timings of all sessions for the next two weeks, go to the calendar on the bottom of the About page.  

New events coming soon....
29 Apr 2021

We are thrilled to announce two new activities for our members with dates to be announced shortly.

  • Garden Project.  An opportunity to help create a social space for relaxation and group social events.  Whether you're an expert gardener or have no previous experience, you'll be welcome to take part.  
  • Book your hair and beauty appointments with us!  Hair cuts and styling, manicures and pedicures will be available soon, courtesy of students from Weston College.   

Please check back soon for more details and start dates.  

Egg-stra funds raised for Easter
1 Apr 2021

Our Easter Raffle, which took place on Wednesday, has raised £40.  Our thanks go to Charlene Young for her donation of a basket of beauty products, and the top Co-op who donated two luxury Easter Eggs.  Well done to the winners and thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. 

Bags of Help for F.r.I.e.n.D.s Together
23 Mar 2021

Thanks to the Tesco Bags of Help scheme, F.r.I.e.n.D.s Together has been granted £1000 towards supporting those with mental health issues.  The donation will go a long way towards keeping our activities free or heavily subsidised for members. 

The Bags of Help community grant scheme was set up in 2016 to help fund local projects across the country.  For more information about Bags of Help, click here.

Group sessions to open again soon
19 Mar 2021

In line with government advice, we are delighted to announce our opening dates and look forward to meeting you. All sessions will take place at 65 High Street, Nailsea. 


Coffee and Chat poster       Coffee and Chat,every Wednesday from 11am to 2pm, starting on 31 March

Paint Together poster       Paint Together, every Wednesday morning, starting on 31 March  Coffee from 11am,  painting session starts 11.30

Craftea and Coffee poster       Craftea and Coffee, every Monday from 11am to 2pm starting on 12 April




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