Liz Evans is our Community Coordinator for Patchway, and our Patchway, Filton & The Stokes Volunteering Coordinator. She is able to help people who would like to start activities or groups in the local area by helping them plan what needs to happen, link people to funding opportunities and support them to start these activities.
Liz helps link people with similar interests together and meets people who would like to find out more about what's on in the local area.
Tel: 07929 787478
Coniston School Reading Bus
Southern Brooks worked with Coniston Primary School to help revamp and paint their reading bus, situated in the school grounds which children can visit in their break time to read or have some quiet time.
The bus was sadly vandalised in 2020, so we worked with Artists Sophie Rae and Ollie Gage, running intergenerational workshops to co-create images and designs that would be painted onto the exterior of the bus.
The artists utilised parts of everyone's ideas to create one big design to paint on the bus, which was well received by the children, teachers and parents. The school even asked Sophie to create some additional murals in their communal areas to brighten up more of the school.
Over 200 people from the local community came together to celebrate Diwali. The colourful and lively celebration ended in a beautiful parade, featuring over 80 lanterns handmade by local young people in schools and youth groups.
The free, annual event, hosted by The Avon Indian Community Association along with Southern Brooks at Bradley Stoke Leisure centre featured traditional music, dance performances, henna, crafts and a buffet of Indian food.