INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY SCREENING – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BWV is calling women filmmakers across Bristol to submit their work for an Internacional Women´s day film stream in association with The Cube. Whether your film features the talent of a female director, writer, cinematographer or focuses on amplifying women´s voices and stories we are keen to receive your submission! Please send all proposals (for films up to 10 mins in length) to by February 28th 2021. The screening will take place online March 13th – 14th 2021 as part of our International Women´s Day programme. We can´t wait to see what you create!
Bristol Women’s Voice are launching a project to Keep in Contact during Covid Would you like to be part of a supportive space where Bristol women can receive information and resources to combat isolation? Make new connections? Take time to take care of you? Our Covid Keep in Contact Bubbles are being rolled out across Bristol, as we try to keep connected and support each other during the pandemic. We are looking for Bubble Leaders and Bubble Members – find out more at:
We’re all facing new challenges during lockdown, and also finding some new opportunities. Hannah Davenport @hannah11dav talks to Bristol musician Katy J Pearson about nostalgic lockdown music, releasing an album in 2020 and staying connected online.
SARSAS – Counselling Manager We are recruiting a Counselling Manager to lead the effective delivery of SARSAS counselling services to survivors of rape and abuse (adults and young people aged 13+) across Avon and Somerset. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate and skilled professionals within an established and dynamic organisation. *The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). Closing Date: Midnight on Sunday 14th February 2021 with interviews being held on the 22nd and 24th February 2021. Interviews will be held virtually but please indicate in your application if this is not possible so we can consider an alternative. To read the Job Description and Person Specification and for more details on how to apply, please visit our website
Women´s Resource Centre Survey In June last year, WRC published this report about the impact of the pandemic on the women’s sector and service-users. “Now in our third national lockdown, We are doing another survey to find out whether and how things have changed compared to earlier in the pandemic. We would really appreciate you finding the time to fill it out. As a show of our appreciation, all completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win £50 worth of M&S vouchers.  This time around, as well as writing a report, we want to publicise the results in more social media-friendly ways too. The findings will help us to raise the profile of the women’s sector and have more data for leverage with funders. The link is below, it will take around 20 minutes to complete. Deadline is Feb 12th at 6 pm.  Thank you!
Workshop: Courage clinic The Courage Clinic (pilot) is a series of weekly workshops aimed at empowering women to feel more secure and fulfilled in their lives by providing them with a knowledge of and a safe space to practice empowering skills. Fostering positive mental outlook through greater personal self-reliance. In the first workshop, we introduce Sister Courage as organisation and explore stories of empowerment and courage with Dr Jelena Nolan-Roll, psychologist and researcher and Sister Courage’s Head of Research and Evaluation. The aim of this session is to engage with what empowerment means to us, and how can we start empowering ourselves further. Courage Clinic: Reading the Situation Thu, February 11, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Courage Clinic 3: Establishing Boundaries through Language Thu, February 18, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Courage Clinic 4: Standing up for Yourself Thu, February 25, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Micro-funding via Co-Production: How small grants enhance community groups Wednesday 10th February 11:00 – 11:50 In this webinar Ageing Better in Birmingham and Bristol Ageing Better will share the importance and value that microfunding (small one-off grants of up to £2,000) can bring to community groups. The webinar will feature the ways in which grant recipients and fund panel members (from both cities) were able to link together through a range of co-production methods. Those involved will share different experiences and perspectives, answering questions from the audience. We hope the webinar will raise awareness of micro-funding through co-production, motivating groups to apply for small grants in the future, and directing people towards more tips and helpful resources to support a co-production approach, available within our national online toolkit. All the events are free to attend. If you have any questions about the events, please email Claire Chivers: Best wishes, Vibeke Joy Age UK Bristol and Bristol Ageing Better Communications Officer T: 0117 928 1539 E:
Community Protection training How can we come together and best protect our communities? Find out in this practical training that will equip you with the know-how you need to be part of an effective resistance team. Our communities are at risk from the multiple threats of the pandemic, the recession and the lack of official protection against eviction. It’s time to join forces, get educated and build community teams so that no one has to face the threat of eviction alone. Please register here: I hope you can make it, but if not, we’ll be running these events regularly so maybe next time. Solidarity, Arvind – Comms. ACORN Bristol
Open consultation: Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy 2021-2024: call for evidence This call for evidence ends on 19 February 2021. To engage with and listen to those with lived experience of or views on violence against women and girls, those with expertise in working with victims/survivors, those involved in preventative activity, in providing services and, more generally, the communities and organisations affected by these crimes. This includes relevant professionals, such as those working in social care, education, law enforcement, local government, public health and healthcare. Duration: 10 weeks. Enquiries: Enquiries, including requests for the paper in an alternative format, to: Email: How to respond The easiest way to respond and ensure that your individual views are taken into account is to respond to the online survey available for the general public. Survey online:
Threshold Workshop for BAME women – What do you want from your career? May 06. Whatever you want to achieve in your working life, taking the time to plan your route to success is crucial. The empowering one-day Threshold Workshop gives women the tools and techniques to look freshly at their careers and devise a practical action plan to achieve their goals. Taking time to think about what really matters to you in your career is crucial if you want to be fully motivated and effective. Participants leave having developed a viable strategy that gives them the confidence to put their plans into action. The supportive yet challenging environment enables people to question their own and others’ self-limiting assumptions. The group setting includes peer coaching, support and networking, providing the opportunity to make valuable connections that often continue beyond the workshop. The workshop is targeted at anyone who identifies as a BAME woman. Here is the link for the course.
Phoebe Storrar a third-year Criminology student at the University of Bristol is currently looking for participants to do her dissertation survey. “I am undertaking a piece of research about young women’s experiences of the normalisation of sexual harassment and unwanted sexual attention in the night-time economy.” Participants sought for a study exploring whether young women feel sexual harassment is normalised in the night-time economy. If you identify as a woman aged 18-25, click here to learn more and to take part anonymously in a short survey: Thank you!
Black Lives Matter Virtual 6th Form Conference March 2021 Join us over a two-week period to explore some of the historical, geopolitical, theological, cultural and ethical issues that underpin Black Lives Matter (BLM) in the South West and the UK. Speakers include (and available to answer pre-submitted questions for a Q and A event on Tuesday 16th March): Key Conference Dates: Tuesday 23rd February Booking deadline Tuesday 2nd March Pre-recorded speeches and resources for use in school will be uploaded and remain available to use until 19th March. Tuesday 9th March Students submit questions to the speakers using the Questions Form or sending in audio or video files. Tuesday 16th March: Question Time with the panel members using the pre-submitted questions posed by students.  This will be uploaded onto the conference webpage and remain available until 19th March. Enquiries: Jessica Witchell, Cathedral Education Officer