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We are excited to be working on a new LGBTQIA+ evening event to take place at the centre, in our beautiful cafe space The School Room (@schoolroomcafe_bs3 on Instagram). There will be fabulous craft activities provided by the Crafty Social Club, delicious vegan food from our wonderful in-house chef, Fleur’s Vegan Kitchen (@fleursvegan on Instagram), and of course lots of opportunities for great chats and to make new connections within the community. We are working on dates and details for this event, so keep an eye out on our social media.

We also hold a weekly FAB Cafe meeting at the Tobacco Factory for LGBTQIA+ people and friends. This is in partnership with Age UK, and is aimed at those over 55; however, people of any age are welcome to come along. We meet in the Snug every Tuesday between 2 – 4 and it’s a chance to meet up with local LGBTQIA+ people in a relaxed environment over a cuppa.

We welcome any ideas, questions or feedback you may have about how we could make this space more welcoming, diverse and inclusive. If you would like to get in touch, please contact or just pop in.

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LGBT Cafe meet up

There’s a new location for our LGBT Café meetup. The group will be meeting at The Tobacco Factory Bar in the snug, every Tuesday between 2pm and 4pm. Everyone is welcome.

Cafe opening times

Monday                     9am – 5pm

Tuesday                    9am – 5pm

Wednesday            9am – 5.30pm 

Thursday                  9am – 2.30pm

Friday                          9am – 2.30pm

Come and sample our ever changing delicious menu or just relax with a cuppa!


BS3 Community Early Years Award “Bristol Eating Better”

We have been awarded GOLD award for Bristol Eating Better!

We have achieved 94% of the Bristol Eating Better Early Years Award actions, designed to increase the availability of healthy food and promote sustainability. This includes actions to help the setting become Sugar Smart. Tuck-in everybody!






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What’s new


Monday Club

Our Monday Club for older people runs every week 11.30am until 2pm. The session includes a homecooked two-course lunch with hot drinks, all provided by our café. If you or someone you know is feeling isolated, the club is great way to connect, talk and share. Get in touch to book your place:

LGBT café group for older people every Tuesday 2pm till 4pm, meeting in the Snug, Tobacco Factory BS3 1TF.  Contact Leanne for more information

Games Night, every Thursday 4-5pm at our café at the Southville Community Centre. Learn something new and meet others at our games night. Contact us at info@bs3community.


We want to say a big thank you to all our donors. The gift of giving feels so significant right now and the impacts donations have for the people using our services is huge. We are so grateful for donations from local businesses such as Barratt Homes, Baileys of Bristol and Redcliffe Parish, to name a few.

We have also received donations from local people’s energy rebates, so to support others in the community this winter. Donations to BS3 Community Development enable the crucial work we do, directly impacting the community, supporting children with SEND needs to thrive in our care, or giving families access to food and medicines. To donate you can go to the donate button our home page, here