THE COMFORTABLE CLUB ROOM AND BAR AT COMMONWEALTH HOUSE IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE HIRE.
ALL BOOKING ENQUIRIES: TEL: CHRYSELLE on 0117 2796507 or MOB: 07800 894348. EMAIL: bookings @ bcsbristol.org.uk
FOR MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT GINA ON 0117 973472 OR EMAIL email@example.com.
Close to the BBC and with parking for 12 cars Commonwealth House lies at the very heart of Whiteladies Rd. We are just a short walk from the University of Bristol and Clifton Down train station with good transport links to the City centre and Temple Meads.
The events room is ideal for conferencing or training courses with multi-media and power point facilities, free Wi-Fi and complimentary tea and coffee. Our on-site caterers can tailor a working lunch to suit your requirements and budget.
Commonwealth House is also the perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries or Christmas parties. Our dedicated events team are here to help with all aspects of your special occasion.
Club room hire includes the use of our comfortable and well stocked bar.
Further details, dimensions and images can be found on our Private Hire page
Please telephone Chryselle on 0117 279 6507 or 07800 894348 or email bookings @ bcsbristol.org.uk for further details.
CAR PARK at Commonwealth House closed to members on the following dates:
Monday 16th January – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday 21st January – 4.30pm to 10.00pm
Monday 23rd January – 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Saturday 28th January – 9.00am to 1.30pm
Monday 20th February – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 21st February – 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Wednesday 15th March – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Tuesday 11th April – 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Monday 24th April – 9.00am to 4.00pm
Monday 15th May – 9.00am to 4.00pm
SUPPORT FOR GAP YEAR PROJECTS
The Society offers financial support to students embarking on charitable, educational (or similar) projects in Commonwealth countries.
Please apply by stating personal details, name and objectives of project. Further details are available on request by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 0117 9734720.
Commonwealth House is open to members on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10.30am to 3.30pm throughout the year except for public holidays and closed periods at Christmas (Friday 16th December to Thursday 5th January) and Easter (25th March to 13th April 2016).
Please note that we welcome enquiries for private hire during Christmas and Easter closures.
JANUARY TO MAY 2017
THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY – 12.15pm for 12.45pm
The Reverend Richard Holroyd, vicar of St Paul’s Church Clifton, will give a New Year’s Message. A two course lunch will be served afterwards.
SUNDAY 5TH FEBRUARY – 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Enjoy a two course, traditional Sunday lunch in the comfort of the Club Room.
THURSDAY 9TH FEBRUARY – 12.15pm for 12.45pm
A talk by Ann Bannister, Chair of Friends of Wechiau. The village situated in North West Ghana and has become a well know eco tourist destination. The site employs some 1,450 people in tourism and the care of its hippy sanctuary. Scholarships are offered to pupils living within its boundaries and Ann will be talking about the opportunities offered to the young people of this community.
SUNDAY 12th MARCH – 11.00am at the Lord Mayor’s Chapel – from 12.00m at Commonwealth House.
Today we celebrate Commonwealth Sunday with a morning service at the historic Lord Mayor’s Chapel on College Green. Our Patron, the Lord Lieutenant of Bristoll will read the Queen’s Message to the Commonwealth at the service. Members and guests will then make their way to Commonwealth House for a two course lunch where we will be joined by our Patron and the Lord Mayor of Bristol.
MONDAY 13TH MARCH – Details to be confirmed.
Commonwealth Day which is celebrated all over the world. In 2014 the Queen began an initiative which has now become a national event. The Commonwealth Flag is raised from prominent buildings throughout the land and in Bristol the ceremony takes place on College Green. A Commonwealth student chosen by our Society will hoist the flag for the occasion in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Bristol and the Lord Lieutenant.
FRIDAY 21ST APRIL – 12.15pm for 12.45pm
Matt Coles of Bristol Archives will guide us through the fascinating work carried out by his team of professionals. This organisation was formerly known as Bristol records office and their premises house almost two million documents, film and archive dating from the 12th century to the present.
SUNDAY 30TH APRIL – 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Another opportunity to enjoy Sunday Lunch without the cooking or washing up!
FRIDAY 12TH MAY – 12.15pm for 12.45pm
“A MAN HAS BEEN STABBED: MORAL PANIC IN 19TH CENTURY BRISTOL”
Dr Steve Poole, Professor of history at UWE, leads us through the shadowy world of 19th century Bristol when the City was still a bustling port.
SATURDAY 6TH MAY – 5.00pm until the Curtain Falls
Take your seats for the private screening of a classic film and enjoy a light buffet supper before the curtain rises. (film title to be confirmed.)
Further events will be confirmed shortly.
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