Forthcoming Events

Lorenzo da Ponte, Priest & Libertine

Apr 25 Local author and opera lover, Tim Davidson, will talk to us about the fascinating life and work of poet and priest, Lorenzo da Ponte. Whilst his life was often scandalous,…


Clifton, Clifton East, Hotwells & Harbourside Forum

Apr 30 The Forum will be held in the Main Hall of Clifton High School, College Road on Monday 30th April at 7pm. All residents are welcome. Matters to be discussed include: Update…


Green Squares and Secret Gardens 2018

Jun 9 This highly popular event, now in its fifth year, will take place on Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th. Visitors will once again have an opportunity to enjoy hidden…


Past Events

The History of Electrical Pain Relief

Mar 21 Most of us have at some time suffered from pain and are grateful to find relief. Dr Alexander MacDonald has spent most of his medical career as a specialist in pain. He…


An Evening in Venice

Feb 13 Leave Bristol and the winter behind and be whisked off to Venice where Gordon Young will take us, with his own films, to some of the places he knows well and enjoys most.…


Europe's Great Witch Hunt

Nov 21, 2017 Those who heard Professor Ronald Hutton's previous talks on 'Fairies' and 'Dragons' will be delighted to learn that he will complete his academic study of folklore with a…


Annual General Meeting

Oct 24, 2017 This will take place on Tuesday, 24th October at 8.00 p.m. in the Apostle Room at Clifton Cathedral. AGENDA Chairman's Introduction. Report from Treasurer & election of…


Visit to The Charterhouse in the City of London

Sep 12, 2017 The Charterhouse, founded 660 years ago, is almost the sole remainder of the old City that once was packed with more than 100 parish churches and a dozen or so monasteries,…


Fabulous Art & Fairytale Castle

Aug 23, 2017 The August CHIS trip will take us for a guided tour of the most stunning and surprising art collection in the country. Cézanne, Monet, Manet,Van Gogh, Renoir, Corot, Millet,…


Unveiling of Plaque to W.H.Clayfield

Aug 12, 2017 William Henry Clayfield (1772-1837) was an eminent Chemist, Botanist, Geologist & Balloonist. He lived at 12, York Place from 1814 until 1837. A plaque to his memory will…


Green Squares and Secret Gardens 2017

Jun 10, 2017 This will be the third year of this successful event, organised by CHIS. 16 gardens will be open at different times over the two days, June 10 & 11th. Full details will…


Early summer outing to rural Herefordshire

May 31, 2017 Taking advantage of the beauty of the early summer countryside, we will be travelling through rural Herefordshire, able, from the height of the coach, to enjoy delightful…