Community engagement

We The Curious is for everyone, our vision is to ‘Create a Culture of Curiosity' – here’s some of the ways we’re making that happen…

Hello! Community Weekends
We The Curious out and about
Community Membership
Refugee and Asylum Seekers

After 17 years of “making science accessible to all”, At-Bristol relaunched on 14 September as We The Curious, with a new direction and focus to “create a culture of curiosity”. You can find out more about it here.

 

Hello! Community Weekends

We aim to build strong, sustainable relationships with communities in Bristol.

In regular weekends throughout the year we say Hello! to communities who are currently under-represented in our visitors. These free weekends give those families and community groups who may not visit otherwise a chance to explore We The Curious together.

Dates for Hello! Community Weekends 2018/2019:

  • 21/22 April 2018 - Hartcliffe
  • 4/5 August 2018 - Southmead
  • 29/30 September 2018 - Knowle West
  • 10/11 November 2018 - Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth
  • 26/27 January 2019 - Lawrence Hill
  • 9/10 March 2019 - Lockleaze

You can see a little bit of what to expect at our Hello weekends, by clicking here to see a video taken at 'Hello Lawrence Hill'.

If you want to add your community-based organisation to the mailing list, please email community@wethecurious.org with ‘Hello! Community Weekends’ as the subject heading.

 

We The Curious out and about

The We The Curious experience isn’t something that only happens in the centre, we provide inspirational science experiences across Bristol.

Families of Offenders

We recently completed a project, supported by Children in Need, working with the families of offenders.  Our interactive activities provide opportunities for parents and children to play together, maintaining family relationships during a difficult period in their lives.

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Our Education team, supported by volunteers, have worked alongside Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to provide opportunities for children and their families to take part in fun, interactive science activities.

“The We The Curious outreach has been a wonderful addition to our programme in the Play Centre at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children this year. Patients and siblings are able to come here from their hospital bed and join in with exciting science discovery that we alone would be unable to provide. [...] the excitement of the activities make them forget, even for a little while, that this is perhaps the most difficult time of their lives. Parents and carers sit and watch or join in too and this is the hidden benefit of the activities, as they also take something positive from the sessions.” Manager of Specialised Play Services, BCH

Community Membership

We've created a Membership scheme that's especially for charities and groups working in and for the community.

Find out more about our Community Membership scheme by downloading the information below.

Refugee and Asylum Seekers

Refugee and Asylum Seekers can visit We The Curious for free including any befrienders and mentors. Please note this includes free entry to Planetarium shows but these shows can get fully booked at busy times. This does not include free entry into special events such as After Hours and Planetarium Nights.

Need more information? Just call 0117 915 1000 (Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays) to speak with our Bookings Team - they're ever so helpful!

"I never fail to be impressed at the genuinely inclusive way that At-Bristol interact with the community. You really are one of the best resources in Bristol for the community and all of us at the City of Bristol College ESOL team really appreciate the welcome you give our learners." Susan Yates, City of Bristol College ESOL team

 


Work with us

If you’d like to get in touch about supporting our Community Engagement by partnering on one of these events, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Jo Bryant: jo.bryant@wethecurious.org