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activism

Replace Animal Tests

with superior human tissue tests.

Sign our petition: www.SaferMedicines.org

acupuncture

Acupuncture

Fine needles inserted in specific points of the body to restore healthy energy flow

See detailed definition of Acupuncture

Isabel James Lic.Ac, MBAcC, MRCHM

• Traditional Chinese Acupuncture • Chinese Herbal Medicine • Experienced children’s practitioner • Gentle effective treatment. Fully qualified practitioner with 10 years’ experience in successfully treating a wide range of conditions, both physical and mental/emotional.

Bishopston, Bristol. Tel: 0117 924 1188

architects, building & home

Soot n Sweep

For all your chimney sweeping needs. All types of chimneys, flues & AGAs swept and cleaned. Member of NACS, sweeping certificates issued.

Contact Nick Wilcox, 07983 215312, 0117 94 92258

Stone Liberation

Is your stonework painted? We can chisel off and rub down to original beauty of stone. All repairs in stone. Lime mortar traditional repointing.

Friendly advice: Simon: 01275 848189

Building Eco Logic Ltd
Montpelier BS6

We provide a high-quality building service, specialising in eco-upgrades, sustainably aware alterations & extensions; balancing quality & value to create better spaces with existing resources. • Our experience with many local architects, engineers & surveyors for refurbishment & structural alteration work informs our advice & guidance, for a variety of projects & situations. • We offer impartial advice for eco-upgrades to improve a building’s thermal performance; helping buildings evolve in changing times and managing resources more sustainably, through optimising space, light & temperature. • Qualified – competent – reasonable. Member of The Green Register & The AECB.

Contact Simon Reid (iCIOB) info@buildingecologic.co.uk 07500 692199 & 0117 924 6024

Gregory Champion
Handy Man with a Van

Maintenance, clearance, light removals. Maintenance - care & repair of your property both inside and out, including painting, door hanging/adjustment, loft insulation and boarding, hanging shelves, assembling flat packs, fencing, etc. Clearance - sensitive and eco-conscious, house (and garage) clearing, recycling where possible, certified and appropriate waste disposal where needed. Light Removals - fully insured to move your treasured (or unwanted) items, large or small. I am a careful, thorough worker with an eye for detail, offering a friendly yet excellent service! Please call me to discuss your needs.

Gregory Champion 0790 662 8383 gic.hk3@gmail.com

We are a green building company which undertakes all types of building works. These include:- eco renovations, extensions, loft conversions and new builds. Why work with us? • We are experts in our field and our attention to detail is second to none • We provide an excellent service and create beautiful, elegant and affordable eco housing • We are truly passionate about sustainable building • We believe that ecological awareness should be central to all building projects, from design through to completion • We undertake any project from large to small • We happily provide free impartial advice and quotations.

Contact Ben East (MSc) info@earthwiseconstruction.org www.earthwiseconstrucion.org 0117 318 2269 / 0771 954 6856

Licensed to Drill - WBSR

Bristol

• Garden landscaping & maintenance, fencing, decking, patios, ponds • Floor sanding, internal and external decoration, loft insulation • Hen houses and chicken runs, log stores and sheds etc. Friendly reliable local builder offering excellent service for jobs big or small, inside or out. Competitive rates, free quotes and good work - generally wonderful.

Steve Rose 0117 964 6670 or 0776 324 0158

Vic Love Architects Ltd

The practice, formed in 1984, has specialised in community buildings, doctors’ surgeries, private houses, and many small-scale extensions and alterations. No job is considered too small and all designs are unique and specific to their client and situation. Special consideration is given to sunlight, view, ecological materials, context, inclusive access, to produce quality solutions that the users will cherish. Vic Love Architects Ltd operates a sliding-fee scale and offers a service to suit, from initial ideas to the full service including designs, drawings for regulations, building contract management and site inspections. Nearly all the commissions have come from referrals from satisfied clients, reflecting the close working relationship and service provided as well as the character, design and quality of the completed buildings. Vic Love Architects Ltd has completed over 1000 projects throughout Bristol and the immediate area. If you have any architectural projects in mind of whatever size, we welcome you to ring us or pop in to the shop for an informal chat.

“Vic Love Architects Ltd” 188 Bedminster Down Road, Bristol BS13 7AF Tel: 0117 963 3007 Fax: 0117 963 3007 e-mail: viclove@viclove.co.uk

ABH

Sustainable Building

Design and building works for healthy homes (UK/France)

sust-build.com

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arts therapies

Arts Therapies

Using creative process as a tool to explore & develop the self through art-making, music or drama.

See detailed definition of Arts Therapies

Susan Lawrence Dramatherapy

Dramatherapy for individuals & groups

Using play, movement, voice and storytelling, dramatherapy can help you to • develop your creativity • discover other aspects of yourself • develop your confidence and self expression • heal hurts. Please phone / email for more information or to discuss your individual needs.

Phone 0117 933 2607 Email susan_lawrence_evaluation@yahoo.co.u k www.susanlawrencetrainng.co.uk

breath therapy

Breath Therapy

A range of exercises using the breath to improve health & well-being

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Buteyko Courses

Snore no more. Breathe easy. Simple techniques for all ages to help with asthma and sleep problems, naturally, safely. Registered Buteyko practitioners

www.naturalbreathingtraining.com 0117 378 9544 / 07527 472 579

Conscious Breathing Retreats

Home/abroad. Rebirthing in Bath.

Jacqui Storm 0786 889 0388 www.lifesbreath.com

buqi

Buqi

Buqi (bu chi) is a system of energy healing using Tai chi forces

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Buqi Energy Therapy

Buqi activates the flow of vital Qi energy to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Qi carries the messages that encode all life processes from the vibration of a single cell to the metabolism of the whole body. Buqi treats most conditions by clearing stale Qi from the body. Benefits include improved general health, energy levels and posture. Lightness, flexibility and vitality return. Clifton and central Bristol.

Contact Ann for details. 07766 100383 or buqibristol@buqi.net

business opportunities

Handmade Soap Business For Sale

... or just sell stock. Gentle, unique blends, suit skin problems. Website not live, can be readapted. Stock, equipment, goodwill, customer list, accounts. Offers.

Tel: 01823 252549

business services

Are You Still Looking For An Accountant?

Accounts and tax return preparation for partnerships and individuals. Assistance with Revenue investigations.

Siri Perera Accountant & Taxation Consultant. Ashley Down, 0117 923 2113. siri.perera@btinternet.com

NM Systems
with Niall Milligan
virtual administration services

Bristol-based NM Systems offers virtual administration services available throughout the UK, and provides services for small and home-based businesses that may not have the time, room or regular work to employ someone on a permanent basis. I have over 15 years’ administration experience. I can work for clients on an ad-hoc or regular basis, and can provide support evenings and weekends, ensuring your business benefits from consistent and reliable back-office functions. I am committed to providing high quality work at reasonable rates with efficiency, professionalism, confidentiality, discretion and integrity. Benefits of using NM Systems: • Only pay for hours worked • No need to provide office space or equipment; save on running costs • No PAYE, National Insurance, holiday, sickness, or training costs • No Agency Fees • Long-term and short-term support available.

Contact admin@niallmilligan.co.uk tel: 0779 036 9121

www.netwalkingsouthwest.co.uk

Offering your business a greener and healthier way to network.

0117 377 9231

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goto iT

Does your small business need better IT systems? Slow computer at home? We can help. www.goto-it.co.uk

See ad in Computers section for more info

career development

Public Speaking Fears?

My passion is about helping people find their voice and find their ease in front of groups. It can be done! Take a look at my page ad in Courses, Groups & Workshops, or go straight to

www.speaking-infront.co.uk John Dawson 01225 425300

centres & venues

Frome Cheese & Grain

A versatile venue for Frome. The Cheese & Grain is available for hire for local residents and clubs, and for all registered charities at reduced rates. Corporate, educational and charity meetings can be booked by negotiation, with access to all venue facilities including screen projection and catering.

Contact Martin Dimery at martin@cheeseandgrain.co.uk Cheese & Grain, Market Yard, Frome Tel: 01373 455 768

Venue near Glastonbury

For retreats, trainings, groups, workshops. Accommodates 9/10 persons. Over 2 acres wonderful garden, mature trees. Also, de-stress b&b. Delicious organic meals.

01458 570111 naturesretreatcentre.com

children

Outdoors Project:

Kids Outdoor Adventure Parties; Holiday, Weekend, After-School Clubs.

www.theoutdoorsproject.co.uk 0772 299 6025

children - birth

www.birthjourneys.jimdo.com

Holistic Midwife/Birth Preparation Mentor: one-to-one consultations, inspiring Birth Preparation courses; Birth Story Listening to resolve a negative birth experience, breastfeeding support.

Karen: 0770 851 2520

children - education

Steiner Academy Bristol

Steiner Academy Bristol is a new school for children aged 4-16, opening in 2014 and offering an education that is creative, engaging and environmentally conscious. Our vision is for a school in which children can fully experience childhood; think independently, clearly and considerately; observe the world perceptively; and act with creativity, courage and self-determination. We are currently acquiring a site, which will be announced soon. We are part of a group of Steiner Academies, state-funded schools that build on the ideas of Steiner education with a commitment to diversity and accessibility. Our school will be accessible to all, regardless of background, income, ability, faith, gender or any other consideration.

www.steineracademybristol.org.uk

Bristol Steiner School
Where education is a journey, not a race

A co-educational school for children from age 3-16 years where teaching respects childhood and each individual child, • which nurtures a lifelong love of learning by educating the whole child - their will, their feelings and their mind • which gives children good academic skills within a caring environment, whilst they develop a social and moral insight of the world around them • where pupils leave the school with self-awareness and self-confidence, enabling them to give purpose and direction to their lives. Bristol Steiner School Open Evening, Thursday 5th June, 6.30-8pm. Tours, talks and taster lessons. One open morning available every half term - please phone office for details.

Tel: 0117 933 9990 Fax: 0117 933 9999 e-mail: info@bristolsteinerschool.org www.bristolsteinerschool.org

Whole-Brain Child Courses

Regular courses • attachment • brain science • mindful parenting; relevant for parents, parents-to-be, professionals. Individual or parent-child support also available.

Hannya Melrose 0777 629 1889 hannyamelrose@gmail.com

city farms

Windmill Hill City Farm
a place where people grow

Pop into the farm this summer and discover nature in the heart of the city. With a great café, farm animals, picnic area, two play areas, a football pitch and free entry 7-days-a-week, it's the ideal place to bring the family. If you are looking for something cool for the kids to do when you are at work, book them into our new Farm Explorers holiday playscheme or one of our weekly Grow-it Eat-it sessions. We also have some fantastic free summer events including: • Volunteer Open Day, 6 June • Farm & Garden Discovery Day, 7 June • Solar Energy Day, 12 July • A Midsummer Night's Dream, 13 July • Home-Start Bristol Family Breakfast, 14 July • RSPB at the Farm, 15 August.

www.windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk Please follow us on twitter: @windcityfarm and like our page on facebook: WindmillHillCityFarm

Classified

classified: classified: accommodation offered

Beautifully Designed 3 bedroom 'Eco-home'

built using sustainably sourced materials. Idyllic position, walking distance all amenities of small Somerset market town of Langport. Highly insulated, incorporating renewable energy sources/energy saving devices. Guide price £299,500.

0777 9535562 http://greatbowyard.co.uk/

classified: classified: accomodation wanted

Housing Association Exchange

One bedroom Georgian flat in Bath, prime location, for non estate Bristol.

Tel: 01225 481628

 

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