Knowle West Men’s Platform

Knowle West Men’s Platform has been created to highlight what’s going on for men in the area. If you’d like to join our network and be informed of what’s going on contact James Newman – Social Engagement Worker 0773964983


Men’s Breakfast – Free men’s breakfast organised by Man Alive! to take place on Friday 22nd May at Springfield Allotments. All men welcome but please contact James 077396 49783 to say you’re coming so enough food is provided.

Woodland Skills – Knowle West Health Park are running an 8 week funded woodland skills programme in Leigh Woods. Participants will learn how to make woodland shelters and clay ovens. Fridays from 5th June to 24th July. Contact if interested. Transport to Leigh Woods provided.

Willow Men – Free trip to Bristol Botanic Garden and chance to make your own willow sculpture. Wed 10th and 24th June. Transport provided. Contact James Newman 07739649783 to book your place.

Digital Media Workshops – Man Alive! are running free digital media workshops on Wed 20th and Wed 3rd June at The Park, Knowle West. Contact James Newman 07739649783 to book your place.

Free Half Term Digital Media Session for Dads and Lads – Man Alive! are running a digital media session for dads and lads on Wed 27th May. Contact James Newman 07739649783 to book your place.

Free Sailing Lesson – Man Alive! are running a free sailing lesson on Wed 17th June at Bristol Docks. Contact James Newman 07739649783 to book your place.

Visit the Mill – Free minibus trip to Stoke-on-Trent. Mon 1st June. For more information contact James Newman 07739649783 to book your place.

Men Needed – Community Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your local area but it’s often difficult to get connected and find out where you can be useful. We’re putting together a database of local men who’d be up for sharing their skills and getting the odd call now and again to help out with practical community tasks. Please register your interest with James Newman – Engagement Worker at

Dad’s Breakfast – Inns Court Centre every Wednesday at 10:30am. Come and have a bacon butty and meet other dads.

Rising High Community Baking –  Speak to one of our bakers about workshops being run this year or contact for more info.

Retired Gentleman’s Woodwork Group – Meet at The Park every Wednesday 10-2pm in the Clean Art Room. Call 0117 964 5303

AllAboard! Watersports Centre – Open day and taster sessions (£3) Booking required. AllAboard! Watersports Centre, Cumberland Road, Underfall Yard, Baltic Wharf, Bristol, BS1 6XG.

Friendly Garden Share Scheme – Need a garden? Waiting for an allotment plot? Or maybe you’ve got a garden you can’t manage and would be willing to let someone use the space to grow their own veg? Check out

Real Economy – Buying Groups – Get your food delivered directly from the growers, butchers, bakers and dairies of the West Country. Find out how to set up a buying group and much more. Visit

Well Aware – Men’s Health and Wellbeing Portal. Click on the link to find information on a range of organisations and community services in Bristol