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Autumn 2023 Programme

Our programme continues to evolve and develop in response to feedback from our community. From November to December we will also be introducing some half day workshops.  Our full days run 1030 - 415, details below for half day workshops. 

One off workshop with The MoSAIC

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In an exciting collaboration with The MoSAIC and The Pervasive Media Studios we will be running this workshop:
Astrophysics is about storytelling, stories that bring to life fascinating and unimaginable galaxies far away. We'll help you to explore the worlds beyond our own using alternative forms of science communication such as poetry and visual art. Who knew how creative science could be? 

We will then explore how Einstein’s theory can potentially be used to discover other worlds beyond our own in the future to inspire students to create their own artist impressions of these alien exoplanets. 

This workshop will be held at the Pervasive Media Studios and led by Gaz at The MoSAIC
Tuesday 12th December (listed on KidsHQ as Tuesday Christmas workshop)
1030 - 4pm
Bring your own lunch, refreshments provided

Normal Hub day rate: £30

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Mondays have a creative theme, with some Artist led workshops as well as space to explore your own creativity.

Over the months ahead, we will explore with our young people what they are interested in,  workshops could include: 

 - Illustration

 - Murals

 - Textiles

 - Lino cutting

 - Life drawing

 - Wet Felting

 - Bind your own book

Share with us if you have ideas for more!

In the second part of this autumn term we will continue to explore a variety of different mediums in the morning.  The afternoon will give our young people a space to either step into a drama workshop (see below info) or continue in the space to enjoy their creativity.

Book for full creative day.

Interwoven into the day will be space to explore new skills developed, bring their own ideas and creativity to the space, with opportunities to collaborate on projects together.


Drama workshop


Drama afternoon workshop with Ricardo Ventura.  Ricardo has worked in theatre for 20 years across Brazil, Spain, and Portugal, with his work spanning many styles including physical theatre, clowning, stage drama, comedy, musical theatre, script writing and film production. Also a home educating Dad, Ricardo is looking forward to be partnering with us at the Hub and offering drama workshops to our community.  

The workshops will cover a range of acting skills through drama games, improvisation, and the creation of stories and characters. Learners will explore a variety of styles including physical theatre, clowning, mask acting and musical theatre. The learners will choose the styles they resonate with and build these into a short performance to share at the end of the 5-week course.


30th October - taster

(after this we will request learners commit to the remaining 5 weeks so that Ricardo can build on learning in consecutive weeks)

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, November

and 4th December


£15 per session

Age guide:

12 - 15 years

Book on KidsClubhq here


Places are limited, the workshop will have a max of 15 participants.

Monday Location

We look forward to welcoming learners to Jamaica Street studio, an artist led community in the heart of Bristol.  If you are part of our Heartbeat community there is a PDF with information about the venue specifically created for learners who like to know where they are going and what to expect in the space. 

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Tuesdays have a STEM and Entrepreneurship theme.

Over the months ahead, we will explore with our young people what they are interested in,  workshops could include: 

 - Design thinking

 - Entrepreneurship

 - Financial Literacy

 - Robotics

 - Quantum tech

 - Quest for Space 

In response to the leaners feedback we will be running two three week projects. The learners expressed they were keen to do a deeper dive into the learning journey and take on some challenges. 

The first three week challenge will be 'Design and create an Escape Room'.  Stay posted to discover the second three week challenge. 



Wednesdays have a languages and global citizen theme.

Over the months ahead, we will explore with our young people what they are interested in,  workshops could include: 

 - Spanish

 - French

 - German

 - Italian

 - Eco-village & sustainability

 - Global Citizenship

 - Politics 

Learn new languages through our 'Language Café' , starting with French and/or Spanish in the autumn and growing based on interest, level(s) and demand. We have the support from 5 amazing students in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol who are facilitating the language sessions sessions. 


Explore how to become global citizens, discover more cultures, cities, regions and countries of the world.


Join in our debate club sessions, learn how to debate, how to listen, and how to engage in meaningful debates. 

We will start exploring the UN Global Development Goals and explore how they can impact our own lives. 


Tuesday & Wednesday Location

We look forward to welcoming learners to the Orange Tree Hub on Park Street, Bristol.  

If you are part of our Heartbeat community, there is a PDF with information about the venue specifically created for learners who like to know where they are going and what to expect in the space. 

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We are collaborating with Science Creates Outreach to design a science programme for young people in our community. These workshops will take place in the Learning Lab at their Old Market Incubator.

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This autumn the four week Friday workshops will start with an exploration of materials. What are products currently made of and where do they come from? We will move on to asking what the current problem with these materials is? Is recycling effective? Which products do we use that are single use vs long term use? How can we solve plastic pollution and is single use ever ok? During the programme the group will be introduced to Kelpi, a company engineering alternatives to plastics.  The learner will discover what Kelpi is doing and replicate some of the work and experimenting they carry out in their lab.


A problem solving and an entrepreneurial mindset will be encouraged as they research/design other possibilities to help tackle plastic pollution. 

 Time and dates:
10:30am - 12:30pm

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November.

Fees: £12 per session, £48 for the 4 week block

Age guide: 12-15 years

Book on KidsClubhq here

Hybrid learning with the
School of Humanity 

School of Humanity (SOH) will be offering their hybrid learning programme through the Hub.  Learners enrolled at the School of Humanity will be welcomed to come co-learn in the Hub on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, collaborate with other SOH leaners and join in shared events, learning opportunities and socials. 

If you have a learner who is enrolled in a different online school who would like to step into this co-learning space please email us to discuss. 

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