We’re starting our in-person workshops again on Tues 11th Jan and will be weekly.

When: Tuesdays 5:30-8pm
Where: Kuumba Centre, 20 Hepburn Road, St Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8UD

We will run online Zoom workshops on Thursdays 13th Jan.

When: Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Zoom.

Full details are sent out to members each week. If you want to find out more about how to become a member of Many Minds, contact us at info@many-minds.org and someone will get back to you to get some more details and arrange to talk through the membership form. Call Laura (07732 291 250) or Olivia (07843 210 272).  

Membership and workshops are totally FREE!


Below are some details about the COVID measures we’re putting in place and the space we’ll be working in and our Space Holders for online and in person workshops, made by Many Minds members to keep everyone safe.

COVID measures and details about the space:  

  • Kuumba Centre has a large room where workshops will take place. We will be maintaining a social distance of 1metre (1.5m where possible) 
  • Two doors will be open in the venue during the workshop time to allow for ventilation 
  • If it becomes too cold to keep the doors open,(below 18°C), we will ask participants to wear masks during the session. Many Minds staff will have spare masks for those who don’t have one.
  • Anyone who is exempt from wearing masks should bring their exemption pass to the session.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available, and we ask you to use it regularly, especially if eating or drinking 
  • We encourage you to take a free lateral flow test before the workshop 
  • Please do not attend if you are unwell or have been asked to isolate.  
  • There will be some individually packaged drinks and snacks available. There will be limited numbers of these so we welcome you to bring your own drinks and snacks as well if you need them. 
  • Quiet space – there is a small meeting room to the side of the main hall which we will be using as a quiet space for anyone who needs to take some time out.
  • Outdoor space – there is a newly finished outdoor space which can be used to get a breath of fresh area during the session and during breaks.

Travel expenses: If needed, you can claim travel expenses for getting to and from the workshop – we can support with up to £5 per session. Please bring your ticket to the session and provide your bank details so we can pay your expenses – we won’t need to keep your ticket but we’ll take a quick picture for our records.  

Space Holders for In Person Workshops  

  • Support, respect and look after each other 
  • Be kind, considerate, inclusive, non-judgemental and understanding 
  • Be tolerant and respectful of each other’s differences and different opinions  
  • Respect people’s pronoun choice – make a quick apology if you make a mistake  
  • Be aware of how your words and actions might affect others.  
  • Welcome new people to the group  
  • Listen to each other: Try not to talk over each other and allow people time to speak  
  • Save unrelated chatting for breaks times 
  • Take part however is right for you – watching is participating, it is OK to sit out if you need to 
  • Keep snacks and drinks to break times 
  • Keep phone use to break times, unless you need to use it in order to participate or need it on in case of emergency. If so please let us know 
  • No drinking alcohol / taking drugs during the session. Come in a state to engage. If you are deemed too intoxicated to participate, you may be asked to leave and join again the following week 
  • Keep conversations about medication to a minimum as it may trigger other people 
  • There is no such thing as bad ideas, wrong answers or silly questions  
  • No prejudice or discriminatory behaviour (e.g. racism, sexism) 
  • Keep to Many Minds’ covid policies such as distancing and mask/ exemption lanyard wearing (these may change in line with government guidance) 
  • Try to resolve any issues that arise as a group 
  • Have fun! 

Space Holders for Online Workshops  

  • Support, respect and look after each other 
  • Be kind, considerate, inclusive, non-judgemental and understanding 
  • Be tolerant and respectful of each other’s differences and different opinions 
  • Respect people’s pronoun choice – make a quick apology if you make a mistake  
  • Be aware of how your words and actions might affect others.  
  • Welcome new people to the group  
  • Save unrelated chatting for breaks times 
  • Take part however is right for you – watching is participating, it is OK to sit out if you need to 
  • Save snacking for the break and keep drinks to a minimum whilst workshop is happening 
  • Keep phone use to break times, unless you need to use it in order to participate or need it on in case of emergency (if so please let us know) 
  • No drinking alcohol / taking drugs during the session. Come in a state to engage. If you are deemed too intoxicated to participate, you may be asked to leave and join again the following week 
  • Keep conversations about medication to a minimum as it may trigger other people 
  • There is no such thing as bad ideas, wrong answers or silly questions  
  • No prejudice or discriminatory behaviour (e.g. racism, sexism) 
  • Try to resolve any issues that arise as a group 
  • If you have any tasks that you need to do that are not related to the workshop (e.g. vacuuming, watching TV, arranging wardrobe) please mute and turn camera off or away from you 
  • Wear at least one layer of clothing if you can be seen by others on camera 
  • Be aware of your background on camera 
  • Mute yourself if you are going to move your camera around 
  • Minimise background noise when unmuted 
  • Choose a username that you are happy to be identified by the rest of the group when you join the session 
  • Please call people by the name on screen, rather than a name you might know them as outside of the room 
  • Listen to others. Try not to talk over each other. Be aware that that might be a delay on Zoom so this might be unintentional. Allow time people to speak 
  • Feel free to leave and rejoin the workshop and participate in the way you can 
  • Save phone calls for the break. If you need to take a phone call, mute yourself and turn off your camera 
  • Have fun!