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STALLS Family Ticket - £75 SAVE OVER £65    STALLS Ticket - £20 save over £18   Includes a FREE complimentary drink at the performance. Call our Box Office on 0117 987 3244 Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm to get your tickets and select your seats.

Join hero Dick Whittington (soap legend, actor and music theatre star Shane Richie) as he seeks fame, fortune and happiness and becomes the Lord Mayor of London. Guided by the magical Fairy Bow Bells, can he outwit the evil King Rat, free London from a team of revolting rodents and win the beautiful Alice’s hand in marriage? Find out in the ultimate magical pantomime adventure!

We are raising £15,000 to support “the parents of teenagers and young adults with cancer” and are holding a Quiz Night.    We have promised to support these individuals, but we can’t achieve this unless people kindly sign up.

The “Bristol Biz Quiz” is a new event and what makes a difference is you.  I can’t stress how much we need your support on this event and would be very grateful if you are able to attend. We are looking for Bristol’s brainiest to participate in our “Quiz Night” held on Thursday 14th November, 7.00pm, at the BAWA Healthcare and Leisure club in the Ballroom suite, Filton. 

The price is £200 for a team of 4 people, though we are currently offering an” early bird price of £160 for 4 people”.  The night will include a raffle, Auction, buffet, and guest speaker Andrew Caddick former England Cricketer, Quiz Master Downsy and a prestigious engraved trophy for the winners with press coverage. 

This is going to be a fun networking opportunity with some of Bristol’s prominent companies attending.  Maybe entertaining clients and a good old fashioned team building or just a drink with some friends. 

Wednesday 11th September 2019 - we sadly said goodbye to our colleague Pete who had worked at BAWA for 23 years.

Pete was working with us earlier this year until his illness, at the grand age of 91 as a cleaner.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

10% discount offered to all BAWA members and BAWA staff

See attached PDF’s and contact them direct if you are interested email or visit the web site quoting that you are a BAWA member/staff

We are proud to announce the opening of our new skittle alley at BAWA Leisure.

Our old skittle alley closed a few months ago but work started almost straight away on the relocation of a brand new 2-lane alley opposite our sports lounge. The finishing touches are being completed this week.

Refurbishment started in June, and work was completed before time early September, ready for the skittle season to start on 6th September.

The alleys are available to use and hire for BAWA members on Saturday and Sunday evenings, which is perfect for events and get togethers!

Direct access to our Sports Lounge which is open 7 days a week.

With the addition of a 75" screen with Sky Sports HD and BT Sports HD showing selected matches every week - Premier League - Championship - UEFA Championship League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and Premiership Rugby!

The new alley can be booked for use by BAWA members - free of charge - on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Call 0117 987 3244 to make a booking or enquire about BAWA membership which starts from as little as £8 per year!!

Attention all history enthusiasts and those thinking about starting on their research.

Saturday 28th September 2019  Doors open at 10.00 a.m - admission £2.00 children free - closes at 4.00 p.m

At BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG PRESS RELEASE for media August - 2019.docx


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The Glen and I at BAWA - Saturday November 23rd 2019

For all details of dance and purchase of tickets

Please phone Dudley 01179652852/07816425755

Entertainment and events at our Filton Leisure Centre. For a 2page What's On A4 leaflet, showing detailed activities for September click here (opens as PDF file).

Click on the blue headline to take you to the news item.

Reduced price Swim Tickets available for Filton's Dolphin Pool

For BAWA Members only, come to our Sports Reception to purchase your reduced price tickets: £2.45 per adult (save over £1) and £1.80 per child and OAP. (Under 3's no charge). Tickets are also available as twelves for £29.40. (These are retained by user and are stamped at the Pool each time you use the ticket).
The tickets we issue from BAWA are from the Dolphin Pool and for their purposes, are described as 'Free' for when you present them for admission.

For more information, click here

What a great night on Saturday 8th June, we are seeing some changes at BAWA and  our skittles alley is relocating Last event in the skittles alleys current location so we had an evening event of skittles, playing doubles and killer, which saw a great battle for the winners, well done to them and all who attended. The evening finished with a great buffet and an attempt to empty the barrels and drink the bar dry !!

The organisers have sent this message, what a fabulous result! The Jethro event has raised an amazing £15,094. This figure added to the amount already raised at our previous events of £13,134 gives a grand total of £28,228 for the bus. 
We are overwhelmed and overjoyed with the amount raised and the generosity of everyone. We are so grateful to the BAWA. You have been fantastic so could you pass on our thanks to such a great team. We are so grateful to Jethro, what a Legend! ❤️ Here is the link to Photos taken by the organisers at the event -

Set against the majesty of the Serengeti to the evocative rhythms of Africa, The Lion King tells the story of Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King ofthe Pridelands.

Breathtaking theatrical magic is used to bring the Disney's original animated features to life in a production which has thrilled over 95 million people around the world.

Grand Circle Cat 'A' Tickets  

Entry to BAWA Exclusive Private Bar Pre Performance* and during the interval     

*Bar opens from 6.30pm - Friday 4th October 2019

Includes Complimentary Welcome Drink and Interval Ice Creams

Feet 1st

Maria Martin Dip BC

“A Professional, kind & caring service within your own home“

or equivalent grade at retirement

We would like to welcome you to our association and hope that you will bring new ideas, input and skills for the future.
For more information, click informationapplicationposter (opens in new window).

JANET Alexander, is a registered nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust and runs a reflexology clinic at her home in Patchway, Bristol.

She has been a qualified reflexologist for twenty years, and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists, has public liability insurance and is DBS checked.The price for a reflexology session (usually up to an hour) is normally £40 but with the discount of 25% will reduce that to £30.

Special offer on Mirror Wills* - £299 inclusive of VAT • 10% off cost of new or updated Will • 15% off family law cases 

FOR more information, click here.

Wendy Boitel offers this service with a 20% Discount for BAWA members.

Treating the mind, body and spirit: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Hote Stone, Swedish, Reflexology & Back, or NO HANDS Massage

For a brochure and information click here, and for the 20% discount voucher for BAWA members click here.

R & R Beauty salon , 20% discount on any service for anyone who arrives with proof of BAWA  membership. For more information please click here.

THE garden opened early in 2016 in an area of Elm Park Recreation Park and became a place to meet, have picnics, walk the dog and generally relax in beautiful surroundings, it is also a fantastic space for events.

Chiropractor James Scrimshaw is pleased to offer a 20% discount to BAWA members. 

Offering members 5% off the professional services element of account or £25 off a pre arranged Funeral Plan

Enjoy a clearer view….with Bristol Laser Vision.  Bristol Laser Vision is located within the safe and trusted surroundings of Bristol Eye Hospital.  The service is providing patients with the most advanced laser eye surgery procedures, using state-of-the-art technology delivered within a unique Consultant led model.

DISCOUNTED Funeral Services are available from Thomas Davis, Independent Family Funeral Directors. Ask for a BAWA member Special tariff for 15% reduction. 

Telephone 0117 966 3268 (Southville); 971 7597 (Brislington); 931 2212 (Filton) or 982 6100 (Shirehampton). 

10% discount on Health Spa Breaks

CEDAR Falls Health Spa:  Bishops Lydiard, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3HR. 
Telephone: 01823 433233. Fax: 01823 432777. Email:

To receive a 10% discount contact Cedar Falls: telephone: 01823 433233 and Quote: BAWA. For more information click here  (opens as a PDF document in new window).

FREE Spinal Check for BAWA members for back or neck pain, headaches, injury or joint problems...

Probus, which originated in Surrey in 1966, was established to sponsor the interests of retired PROfessional and BUSiness men. Today there are more than 500 such clubs in Great Britain.

To find out more about us regarding interesting speakers, holidays trips and Sunday lunches please click here


For non-BAWA members, please pay on the door for Tuesday membership and we will not charge you that week or the following week. For more information go to

A CHOICE of sporting events, football of course, but also rugby, cricket, athletics, etc, can be made available to watch in the evenings, on our large screen TV in the comfort of our Sports Lounge.

There is now free access to the internet on your Wi-Fi enabled mobile, lap-top or tablet whilst you are visiting our Leisure Centre.

Hotspots have been set up in several areas. Ask at reception for the access code.

Singles over 35 club - Smart Casual dress only - no jeans or trainers.

Visit us on facebook - unitesingles - or telephone 07909093987 or email for up and coming dates and news.

If you are not already a member you will have to become one to attend this event, this can be done on the night at a cost of £7.

If you leave employment of one of our Constituent Companies and can no longer make contributions through payroll you can continue your BAWA membership with Direct Debit payment and become an NPD (Non-payroll-deducted) member.

Also, for any of our members, your partners can become BAWA members too!

To see the latest list, click here (PDF document opens to view).

OUR facilities are not only available for Weddings and Entertainment, we are also here to help you celebrate the passing of a life. We will sympathetically attend to all your requirements at this most difficult time. For more information please click here.

WE have car park spaces available on our Southmead Road, Filton premises. The car park is open from 7am to 11pm.

To apply, just contact us by email at: for further information.

Dance classes for everyone, and a list is available here

Enjoy a free game of Bowls (Coaching available).

Same day service available at Cribss Causeway (Terms and conditions apply)