Thursday, March 14, 2019

CISW Early Spring Social - BRISTOL

It has now been confirmed that we will be returning to the Punch Bowl on Saturday 30 March. 

CI South West Early Spring Social - BRISTOL

Saturday 30 March 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Punchbowl Public House
23 Old Market Street, Bristol BS2 0HB 

We have informed the pub we are coming. Look out for our signs, the pub is on one level. You will soon find us. All cochlear implant users, candidates, interested friends and family are welcome to come along. 

The No 8,9 and 72 bus stop nearby from Temple Meads (2 stops). From the centre of Bristol The 6,7,24,43,44,45, and 48 stop right outside. Parking is limited outside for Blue Badge users. Cabot Circus Car Park is a short walk from The Punchbowl. 

Feel free to contact us on the email address if you have any questions. 

Hope to see you soon! If not in Bristol, perhaps in Exeter on Saturday 27 April, or Taunton on Saturday 11 May?

Best wishes, 

Dave, John, and Katherine

CI South West

Monday, March 4, 2019

CISW Spring Socials - Save the Date!

We are pleased to announce 3 upcoming CI South West socials this spring in Bristol, Exeter, and Taunton!
BRISTOL - Sat 30 March
EXETER - Sat 27 April
TAUNTON - Sat 11 May
All CI users, candidates, friends and family are welcome to attend. 
Socials are usually 1:30pm to 4:30pm; venue information is confirmed a few weeks before each event.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you would like to be automatically notified of future CI South West social events, please email us at and we will add you to our email notification list; alternatively you can join our Facebook group at

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Southern Counties CI Social - SALISBURY

Our friends in Southern Counties CI group are hosting a CI social on Saturday 26 January 2019 in Salisbury - all are welcome to attend!

Monday, November 12, 2018

CISW Social - PLYMOUTH - Sat 15th December

Announcing our first CI South West social in Plymouth! On Saturday 15th December - details below.

Plus a reminder of the CI South West social this coming Saturday 17th November at the Punchbowl in Bristol. 


CI South West Winter Social - PLYMOUTH

Saturday 15th December 2018
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ship Inn - on the harbourside, Plymouth Barbican
22 Southside Street, PL1 2LD

All cochlear implant users, candidates, and other interested people including friends and family are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, and/or ask questions about cochlear implants. 

The Ship Inn is a St. Austell Brewery pub serving a full menu as well as drinks - we have an upstairs room reserved for our group. 

Those who live near Plymouth may wish to park in a Park & Ride and take the bus to Royal Parade (near the city centre shops) then walk over to the Barbican harbourside area. The closest car park to the pub is Exchange Street PL4 0EY.

More information on Park & Ride and car parks in Plymouth:

CISW Social - BRISTOL - Sat 17th November

Save the Date!
Our next CISW Social is on Saturday 17th November at The Punchbowl Pub, Old Market St, Bristol, BS2 0HB from 1300 to 1600. Please note the change in Venue. We have moved venue due to The Small Bar becoming a card only Pub, and the stopping of hot drinks etc. The venue has a good bus service from the Centre of Bristol with a main bus stop outside. From Temple Meads the Number 8 stops a short walk away (2 stops from Station). Parking is limited outside for Blue Badge users, Cabot Circus parking is a short walk away.

Hope to see you on the 17th!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cornwall CI Social - Pentewan

Cornwall CI Social - Pentewan - all deaf welcome

Sunday 23rd September11:30am - 2:30pm 

Posted on behalf of Joanne Tracey Batchelor who is the main organiser of this event:

Just a friendly get together for those of us who are deaf. Some have cochlear implants, some have hearing aids and some don't. Some lipread, some use sign language but everyone is welcome. There is a soft play area for the children to play. If anyone wants a roast let me know and we can book a table, if not you can just have a drink. You do have to pay for the car park, limited to 3 hours. You can get this money back if you buy food or drink. See you there :D

The Seahorse Club
Pentewan Sands
PL26 6BT Pentewan, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Any questions about the Cornwall social and/or future socials in Cornwall, please contact Joanne at: If you are travelling by public transport, we may be able to arrange for someone to pick you up from St Austell railway station on the way to Pentewan. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

CISW Social - TOTNES - Saturday 18th August

We are holding our first CI South West social in South Devon!

CI South West - TOTNES Social 

Saturday 18th August 2018

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Totnes Brewing Company
59a Castle Street
Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB

Please join us for a great day out in Totnes. Our venue, the Totnes Brewing Company is conveniently located on Totnes high street where it meets Castle Street... just head up the hill towards the castle!

Please note that this venue does not serve food; we suggest that you eat beforehand in one of the many cafes on Totnes high street. Alternatively the pub allows food to be brought in.

Totnes railway station is on the Great Western mainline, easily accessible from Taunton, Bristol, and Bath as well as Devon and Cornwall. There is good bus service from Exeter and Plymouth. If you are driving, there are several public car parks near the medieval high street. 

If you have any questions about the CI social or about Totnes in general, please email us at