Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CI South West Social - PLYMOUTH - Sat 14 September

Ahoy mates! Join us at the Ship Inn in Plymouth for a merry discussion of all things CI. 

All cochlear implant users, candidates, friends and family are welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 

Please note that we will be UPSTAIRS in the pub (there is a lift for those who need it).

Saturday 14 September 2019
1:30pm - 4:30PM
THE SHIP INN
Plymouth Barbican, PL1 2JZ
https://www.theshipplymouth.co.uk/

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.
https://www.theshipplymouth.co.uk/

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.

For more information on Park & Ride and car parks in Plymouth:
https://www.plymouth.gov.uk/parkingandtravel/findsomewherepark

Monday, July 1, 2019

CI South West Summer Social - BRISTOL

Come one, come all to the CI South West Summer Social in Bristol!

Saturday 13th July 2019
1:00pm - 4:30pm

The Punch Bowl pub
23 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0HB
http://punchbowlbristol.com/

Hopefully the weather will be good enough that we can take advantage of the sunny beer garden out back! This pub serves food and hot drinks, and is within walking distance of Cabot Circus in one direction and Bristol Temple Meads railway station in the other.

All CI users, candidates, and other interested persons are more than welcome to attend. Any questions, please email cisouthwest@yahoo.co.uk

See you there!

Friday, June 21, 2019

CORNWALL CI Social - Pentewan - Sun 7 July 2019

Passing this along on behalf of Joanne who is organising the CI socials at Pentewan, please contact her if you have any questions :)

And yes, there will also be a CI South West social on Sat 13 July 2019 in Bath or Bristol - venue information coming soon. 

Cornwall CI Social - Pentewan
Sunday, 7 July 2019 from 13:00-15:00
The Seahorse Club - Pentewan
Pentewan Sands, PL26 6BT Pentewan, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Just a friendly get together here in Cornwall 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

Any questions about the Cornwall social and/or future socials in Cornwall, please contact Joanne at: joanneeade@hotmail.com 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

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

CI Speakers - Dr Elaine Saunders and Professor Peter Blarney

Sharing this information in case anyone would like to attend.

(N.B. Westbury-upon-Trym is suburban Bristol - a short bus ride from the city centre)

"We feel very privileged to have two Internationally renowned speakers, who were part of the pioneering team that worked with Dr Graeme Clarke, when he was inventing he cochlear implant. Dr Elaine Saunders and Professor Peter Blamey are receiving an award for their work and have very kindly offered their time to raise money for this very worthy cause, while they are visiting UK."

More details: 

My son Hughan is profoundly deaf and was the 10th child to receive the cochlear implant in Cape Town in 1992. He has been on an incredible journey with his hearing and speech since then, now married and living in New Zealand. 

Through my experience, I am now a volunteer at Acorns, the parent and young children preschool group at Elmfield School for Deaf Children. I have been approached by Claire Spencer at Elmfield to raise £5,000, through my Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club, for a Creative Art Psychotherapist. The Therapist will work with the children to help with anxiety and depression that some of the children suffer with. We have raised £2,000 so far and I am organising an event to raise more money. 

This is a link to an event we are holding. 

We feel very privileged to have two Internationally renowned speakers, who were part of the pioneering team that worked with Dr Graeme Clarke, when he was inventing he cochlear implant. Dr Elaine Saunders and Professor Peter Blamey are receiving an award for their work and have very kindly offered their time to raise money for this very worthy cause, while they are visiting UK. 

Please would it be possible for you to promote this event with your contacts. I am part of your Facebook group and would love you to let everyone know about it. 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Best wishes 

Sue Pietersen 
07977960906

Monday, April 22, 2019

CISW Spring Social - TAUNTON - 11 May

We are returning to the Pitcher & Piano in Taunton for our social on Saturday, 11 May - hope you can join us! 

All CI users, candidates, friends, and family are welcome to come along. 

CI South West Spring Social - TAUNTON

Saturday 11 May 
1:30pm - 4:30pm

Pitcher & Piano 
Corporation Street, Taunton, TA1 4AJ
http://www.pitcherandpiano.com/where-are-we/taunton

Join us for a drink and a friendly chat! A space has been reserved for us at the Pitcher & Piano, which is located in the centre of Taunton, almost opposite the bus station. The closest car park is The Crescent, and Taunton train station is 15 minutes walk.

More advice on parking, as the Crescent may be busy:
"The best place would be the multi story car park in Paul street. Once in there you can get the lift down to the orchard shopping centre and it’s about a ten minute walk to Bath Place not far from Boots."

Please note that Taunton Park & Ride no longer operates on Saturdays.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about this event; email us at cisouthwest@yahoo.co.uk
 
See you there!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CISW Spring Social - EXETER

CI South West Spring Social - EXETER
Saturday 27 April 2019 

1:30 pm—4:30 pm 
The Imperial (Wetherspoons)
New North Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4AH

When you arrive, look out for CI South West signs on the tables. Our group will most likely be found towards the back of the pub. 

The Imperial is a short walk uphill from Exeter St. Davids railway station, or walk along the flat from Exeter Central railway station/Exeter city centre. There is a car park on site. 

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/devon/the-imperial-exeter

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
http://punchbowlbristol.com/ 

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 cisouthwest@yahoo.co.uk 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