Hub Live

The Sober Parrot

Opening times

Tuesday– Friday
8:30AM – 4.00PM
Saturday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday
10:00AM – 4:00PM

We are a not-for-profit, charity run café by day and an alcohol-free, live music and events dry bar by night, based in the heart of Cheltenham. We are owned and operated by The Nelson Trust, a charity that works with people who are affected by addiction and those who have experienced multiple disadvantage. It’s difficult when you’re trying to avoid alcohol but want a good night out, so we have created an environment where people can enjoy themselves, eat great food and relax, without the pressure to buy alcohol. In the daytime, we offer brunch and lunch, served every day until 3pm, and in the evenings we will be hosting events in our large upstairs space.

We have a great, family-friendly space where children and dogs are welcome. We have a courtyard to enjoy the nice weather and disabled access to the ground floor.

When you arrive, you’re greeted by a mix of paid staff, working alongside volunteers, some of whom are in recovery. Through volunteering they gain skills and qualifications to help them towards gaining employment. So when you enjoy a good meal or pop in to buy a coffee at The Sober Parrot, you are also supporting the Hub Enterprises to work with individuals overcoming addictions, trauma and disadvantage. With your support change really is possible.

Opening times

Tuesday– Friday
8:30AM – 4.00PM
Saturday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Menu

Brunch
Served every day until 3pm

Have a glace at our delicious selection of brunch and lunch dishes. From Avocado on Sourdough, Baked Eggs, to our take on the classic Hash Cake and everything in between.

Mocktails and drinks

Showcasing Cheltenham’s only dry bar, take a quick look at our unique drinks menu, including our handpicked selection of the tastiest alcohol-free beers, wines and refreshing mocktails.

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Room Booking Form

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Please complete the online booking form below, choosing the room from the dropdown box. Add a catering package by completing the section below.

Room Details

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Booking Terms & Conditions

A booking fee may be applicable for any order or booking over £100.

A cancellation fee may apply for any booking which is cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice.

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Room hire

The aim of The Sober Parrot is to be run by the community for the community and we have the space to do it! We welcome enquiries from groups and individuals organising one off / weekly events. If you have a community group, project, work meeting or just want a great party, we’ve got the space for you! Check out our two unique spaces below.

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CONFERENCE ROOM
The Sober Parrot
Capacity: 16-30 people
Pricing
1 Hour slot
£15.00
Half day (8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm)
£30.00
Whole day (8am-4pm)
£50.00

This space is also available for regular groups in the evenings, discounts are available for regular block bookings.

Our conference room measures 6.48 metres by 4.38 metres and features folding, movable tables in a bright, open, neutral looking space. The room will comfortably fit 16 around a central table or 25-30 seated in rows. There is an A2 flipchart readily available to use and enough space for use of a protector (not supplied). The room is often used for meetings with local community groups or a working space for local businesses.

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EVENTS SPACE
The Sober Parrot
Capacity: 60 people
(seated or standing)
Pricing

Individual quotation only.
Please complete a booking form and we’ll get back to you.

The largest area is on the first floor of The Sober Parrot, measuring 9.8 metres by 4 metres. It is lit beautifully by the four large sash windows that line the South East facing wall and possesses a high ceiling. The room has been used for private parties, larger conferences, or as an open space for groups and classes, such as yoga & pilates. All chairs are stackable and furniture can be moved to one side.

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Catering Order Form

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Please complete the online order form below. Please specify any dietary requirements in your group, for example: vegetarian, vegan, gf, no sea food, etc.

Catering details Details

Type of catering
Add another package?
Date required*
Time required *
Number of people*
Please note, prices will differ depending on group size, we will be in touch with a quote.
Dietary requirements
Additional information, requirements and menu requests
For DeliveryFor Collection

Your details

Name*
Organisation*
Telephone No*
Email Address*
Delivery address (if applicable)

Invoicing details

(If different from above)
Name
Organisation
Telephone No
Email Address
Invoicing Address

General

Where did you find out about us?*

Booking Terms & Conditions

A booking fee may be applicable for any order or booking over £100.

A cancellation fee may apply for any booking which is cancelled with less than 7 days’ notice.

Can we contact you?

Catering

We offer an exciting variety of catering packages for events big and small! We understand that every event is different and you might want to add your own unique twist. For enquiries please complete a booking form and we will get back to you.

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Catering Package 1
Lunches
Minimum Number
5 people

Take the pressure off and get lunch in for your conference or meeting. Choose from Tier 1 or Tier 2 depending on how much brain power you need for your afternoon.

Tier 1
£5.50 pp
Selection of Sandwiches, Crisps, Cake & Fruit.
Tier 2
£7.50 pp
Selection of Sandwiches, Wraps & Salads alongside Cake & Fruit.
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Catering Package 2
Breakfast
Minimum Number
5 people

Perfect for a morning meeting to get you started for the day. Choose from Tier 1 or Tier 2, depending on how much of a boost you need.

Tier 1
£4.00 pp
Assorted Mini Pastries, Overnight Oats & Fruit
Tier 2
£6.00 pp
Assorted Mini Pastries, Bacon & Sausage sandwiches.
Catering Package 3
Noontime Tea
Minimum Number
2 people

Perfect for any occasion from baby showers to birthdays and relaxed hen days.

A more casual take on an afternoon tea, still with all the classics including Finger Sandwiches, Cakes & Scones with Clotted Cream and Jam. Comes with your choice of tea or coffee alongside a glass of alcohol-free bubbly.

Tier 1
£14.00 pp
Without Alcohol Free Prosecco
Tier 2
£17.00 pp
With Alcohol Free Prosecco
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Catering Package 4
Canapés
Minimum Number
10 people

Add a little swish and sophistication to any events with our bite size delights.

Tier 1
£6.00 pp
5 canapés pp
Tier 2
£10.00 pp
8 canapés pp

Our canapés change with the seasons but this should give you an idea of the canapés we do. For more details on what we can provide for you please complete a booking form and we’ll get back to you.

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We understand that every event is different and you want to add your own unique twist. Here’s a couple of our drinks packages that you can add on for a little extra fun or we can tailor one to suit you.

Prosecco Station
“Pimp your prosecco” and have your own private station of alcohol-free prosecco on ice alongside a variety of things to give your prosecco a unique twist, from elderflower or lemongrass cordial to fresh mint or rosemary. We set you up with a number of options for you to try get your perfect match.

One bottle for £15.95 or get 3 Bottles for £40

Make your own mocktails
How about giving it a go yourself? We’ll provide you with some simple juices, alcohol free alternative spirits, fruits, herbs and syrups. We’ll also give you some sample recipes or you can go it alone and make something completely unique. Onto a winning recipe? Share it with the staff and it if we agree we’ll name it and put it on our Mocktail menu.

Please fill in a form for a quote. Please note a deposit is required for the equipment we supply.

Tailor your own
We have a range of alcohol-free beers, wines, spirits and mocktails. Tell us what you need for your night and we’ll do an individualised quote for you.

Catering Package 1
Lunches
Catering Package 2
Breakfast
Catering Package 3
Noontime Tea
Catering Package 4
Canapés
Drinks Package

News and events

Check out the latest news and events for The Sober Parrot

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Our First Baby Shower

Date: 31 Jul 2018

This July, we hosted a private baby shower for a newly expecting mother and her friends. Taking place in our fabulous events room, the ladies were equipped with a ‘Pimp Your Own Prosecco’ station, enjoying an afternoon of guilt-free bubbly, some delicious mocktails and tasty food to celebrate the future arrival. Congratulations!

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Sober Parrot Welcomes Refugees

Date: 2 May 2018

Within a couple of months of opening our doors, we were already beginning to integrate ourselves into the local community. As part of National Refugee Week, we hosted an open event for local charity ‘Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees.’ The event was a great success, with many people from the local area getting involved to support the charity, and raise awareness regarding refugees and asylum seekers in the local community.

Jun
28
Open Mic Charity Fundraiser

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

CCAA is a charity very close to Issy’s heart, as it does amazing work for children and families affected by juvenile arthritis. She is putting on an Open Mic to fundraise for this incredible cause. So come along for an evening of live music from Issy, James and Daisy, as well as a fantastic raffle and an open mic!

So please come along for an evening that promises to be full of acoustic and original music, sing-along covers, fantastic food & drink, a chance to win some amazing prizes and singing yourself! And all for an incredible cause.
If you can’t make it, you can donate through my
link here:

https://www.gofundme.com/ccaa-kids-with-arthritis-fundraising
It will be £3 entry per person, and raffle tickets
will be £1 per strip.
Thank you so much for your continued support and I
hope to see you there

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Jul
05
Open Mic with LGBT+ Patnership

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

We bring you the first Open Mic Night at the Sober Parrot this Summer – whether you’re a musician, comedian, creative writer, poet or have a talent you wish to bring to the stage, we want to make this night a chance for you to do that!

Open to the LGBT+ community and friends &
family to the widely-inclusive Sober Parrot in Cheltenham! The Sober Parrot is
an alcohol-free venue, with the ambition to create a safe and welcome
environment both daytime and during evening events!

We are also taking donations for FFLAG, a charity that aims to support the family and friends of those who
identify as LGBT+.
FFLAG Cheltenham is the local group that’s recently started.
Find out more about them at
https://www.fflag.org.uk/who-are-we.

Food & Drink will be available to purchase
from The Sober Parrot team, with dinner options also on the menu – more info
coming soon!

We suggest a donation of £2 on the night, but also
welcome you to pay what you can.

If you are an act wishing to perform, then please
do let us know you’re coming and how long you’d ideally like for performing!
Message to The LGBT+ Partnership Cheltenham.

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Jul
30
LGBT+ Chatty Parrot Social

Event time: 1:30 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Enjoy a good natter about anything and everything?

The July Chatty Parrot Social is part of FestivALL
– the month long celebration across Gloucestershire of all our communities
across ethnicity, faith, ability, sexual orientation, class, age and gender.


If you’re LGBT+ or just believe in equality,
diversity and inclusion and want to chat then please come along.

The group is always easy to find – just look for
the big rainbow tablecloth and all the chatty people.

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Jun
12
MHELO Coffee & Conversation

Event time: 11:30 am
Where: The Sober Parrot

Get out the house and come along to our Coffee Morning on the 12th June. Come and get a bite size overview of what MHELO is currently doing, and grab a bite to eat and drink @ The Sober Parrot.

Jun
07
Comedy Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

After a mini-break in the month of May, Sober Parrot Comedy Night is back in June, with a heck of a lineup of acts hailing from across the South West. Some new and some not so new who are testing new material.

With sets from:


Alex Kitson
Burt Williamson
Darren Archer
Michael Julien-Black
Rob Auty
Shirley Halse
and more

 

 

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May
24
Poetry Workshop & Open Mic Copy

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Join us at the Sober Parrot, Cheltenham for another exciting evening of Live poetry, hosted by Josephine Lay.

From 7-8pm there is a relaxed workshop with Victoria Jayne
From 8-10:30pm we have open mic opportunities and two awesome guest poets…


We have Charley Barnes coming down from Worcester.
Dr. Charlotte ‘Charley’ Barnes is an author, her debut novel ‘Intention’ was published in January. She is a published poet and a lecturer in English and creative writing…

And we have Alby Stockley coming from Kent, although her roots are in Gloucestershire. Alby when she is not performing as part of ‘Steampunk Morris’ or ‘Ragged Victorians’ can be found infiltrating the spoken word scene around London…

All are welcome. It’s free and enjoy the great food and drink at the Sober Parrot, which is an alcohol free space.

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May
18
Dead Chatty

Event time: 3:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Do you find it easy or hard to talk about death?  Either way a Dead Chatty event is just for you.  Let’s remove the stigma from this taboo subject.  To be honest, once we’ve started talking it’s difficult to stop! Meet new people, make friends, learn about what a good death means to you and eat cake……
Curious?  Give it a try……it’s free, just support your local cafe by buying a drink and some cake

May
17
The Sober Parrot presents Folk On!

Event time: 7:30 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Derek, Donald and Edmund will be bringing the Folk to the Sober Parrot, in the sprawling metropolis that is Cheltenham. Be sure not to miss out on this gig in an intimate setting, where Folk On will be playing some of their very newest songs ahead of their forthcoming third album to be released later in 2019. There will be some classics thrown in for good measure too.

So tell your friends, tell your family, tell complete strangers…and get them along to The Sober Parrot for a night of fun and Folk!


Folk On are happy to be supporting The Nelson Trust, as they continue the important work of supporting people in Gloucestershire recovering from addiction, as well as providing a safe alcohol-free bar/cafe venue in the heart of Cheltenham.

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May
14
Meet, Connect, Refer – A New Type of Networking Community

Event time: 5:45 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

We’ve all heard the saying; “It’s not what you know… It’s who you know.”

Which basically means whether you’re a small, medium or large company, networking, when done correctly, can help you to build your business.

GET TICKETS HERE


At BizFit  we’re committed to helping you develop that trusted network of people who you can really rely on to deliver on the promises made. Which is why we’ve created Meet, Connect, Refer a new type of relaxed networking community complete with a simple hot meal everytime!

Places are limited and we SOLD OUT last month so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

The ticket price is £20 and includes hot food (vegetarian option available),
teas and coffee and a welcome drink.

Doors open at 5.45pm and the Event will start 6.00pm and conclude at 8.30pm.

Business is all about relationships. If you want to develop the kind of relationships that will genuninely support your business to grow and prosper in today’s challenging business environment then book your place today and discover for yourself what Meet, Connect, Refer is all about!

Tickets avaliable HERE

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Apr
26
Comedy Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

A night of Stand Up Comedy!

Run by James Crawley a fabolous evening of local stand up comedians

Come on down for a barrel o’ laughs

Ticket info coming soon…..

 

 

Mar
29
Comedy Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

A night of Stand Up Comedy!

Run by James Crawley a fabolous evening of local stand up comedians

Come on down for a barrel o’ laughs

Ticket info coming soon…..

 

 

Mar
23
Dead Chatty

Event time: 3:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Do you find it easy or hard to talk about death?  Either way a Dead Chatty event is just for you.  Let’s remove the stigma from this taboo subject.  To be honest, once we’ve started talking it’s difficult to stop! Meet new people, make friends, learn about what a good death means to you and eat cake……
Curious?  Give it a try……it’s free, just support your local cafe by buying a drink and some cake

Mar
22
Karaoke Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

By popular demand….. karaoke night!

Sing you heart out!!

Join us for fun, sillness, singing and just a great way to let yourself go on a Friday night. Sing to your hearts content, we even have props!

All welcome including out of tune singers and dad dancers for this casual karaoke!

Mar
15
Poetry Workshop & Open Mic

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Workshop with Jason Conway 7pm- 8pm following Open Mic performaces 8pm-10.30pm

More details of speakers coming soon….

Mar
12
Meet, Connect, Refer – A New Type of Networking Community

Event time: 5:45 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

We’ve all heard the saying; “It’s not what you know… It’s who you know.”

Which basically means whether you’re a small, medium or large company, networking, when done correctly, can help you to build your business.

Tickets available HERE


At BizFit  we’re committed to helping you develop that trusted network of people who you can really rely on to deliver on the promises made. Which is why we’ve created Meet, Connect, Refer a new type of relaxed networking community complete with a simple hot meal everytime!

Places are limited and we SOLD OUT last month so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment.

The ticket price is £20 and includes hot food (vegetarian option available),
teas and coffee and a welcome drink.

Doors open at 5.45pm and the Event will start 6.00pm and conclude at 8.30pm.

Business is all about relationships. If you want to develop the kind of relationships that will genuninely support your business to grow and prosper in today’s challenging business environment then book your place today and discover for yourself what Meet, Connect, Refer is all about!

Tickets avaliable HERE

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Mar
09
Flock Volume 1- RuPaul’s Drag Race Quiz!

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Do you know your RuPaul’s Drag Race herstory? Will you shantay to the top or sashay away? Can you tell the difference between Aquaria and Miz Cracker?

The time has come… for you to showcase your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent hunty!

ALL AGES WELCOME!
£2 A HEAD – TEAMS OF MAX. 6.

Hosted by your quiz-mistress – Misty Monique

FLOCK! Gloucestershire’s ONLY all-ages all-inclusive drag-centric event. Different theme every time!

Mar
01
Board Game Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot
Welcoming back, by popular demand our now monthly Board Game Night!
 
We are giving away any free drink to anyone who brings in a board game that’s complete and in good nick!!
 
We have a few games to start us off for the night, but please bring along your old board games (to claim your free drink) or your new board games to play and then just take home with you.
 
We have limited spaces so be sure to come along at 7 
Feb
27
“A Simple Life” A Play by Moya Matthews

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Grace is 21 years old. She has successfully completed her GCSEs, her A Levels and has recently graduated from university, but what comes next? Follow her through a thought-provoking tale, exploring the pressures and expectations of modern day society.

The performance will be touring around Gloucestershire, so pick the venue and date that bests you:

Tickets and event listings below


Wed 27th Feb – 19:00 – Gloucestershire College, Gloucester Campus
Thurs 28th Feb – 19:00 – The Sober Parrot, Cheltenham
Fri 1st Mar – 18:30 – Gloucester Guildhall, Blue Coat Room
Sat 2nd Mar – 16:30 – Randwick Village Hall, Stroud

Click HERE for tickets

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Feb
22
Karaoke Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

By popular demand….. karaoke night!

Sing you heart out!!

Join us for fun, sillness, singing and just a great way to let yourself go on a Friday night. Sing to your hearts content, we even have props!

All welcome including out of tune singers and dad dancers for this casual karaoke!

Feb
15
Poetry Workshop & Open Mic

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Workshop with Jason Conway 7pm- 8pm following Open Mic performaces 8pm-10.30pm

Welcoming this month, Rusty Goàt the Poet first hit the spoken-word scene on the 14th February 2017 and since then has gone on to headlining and feature at numerous nights across the country, brandishing hard-hitting personal poetry born from lived experience. His poetry approaches his demons head-on and he admits that poetry and the spoken-word scene have been the best therapy.

‘Multi Slam winning poet Rusty Goàt is known for his brazen honesty, hard-hitting lines and emotive delivery. His poetry offers a refreshing blend of reality and artistry that will leave you reeling.’ (Holly Daffurn)

‘This man does not strip on stage, much to the disappointment of the audience. He does however bare himself emotionally, offering uneasy but beautiful answers to difficult questions.’ (Sam.J.Grudgings)

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Feb
08
Board Game Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot
Welcoming back, by popular demand our now monthly Board Game Night!
 
We are giving away any free drink to anyone who brings in a board game that’s complete and in good nick!!
 
We have a few games to start us off for the night, but please bring along your old board games (to claim your free drink) or your new board games to play and then just take home with you.
 
We have limited spaces so be sure to come along at 7 
Feb
03
The Sober Parrot Festival

Event time: 10:00 am
Where: The Sober Parrot

A day of workshops designed with the family in mind.

A day ticket will give you entrance to every event on the day. Some events have limited spaces and need to be booked, others will be on a first come first serve basis. Please check each event you would like to attend and check if it requires advance booking. Click here for tickets.

For bookings please call 01242 523665. Please be aware that The Sober Parrot is not open on a Monday so we will not be able to take bookings.

Full Line up below.

10.00 am  – 11.00 am                                    

“Digital Detox”

Workshop with Marksteen Adamson

Social media and the heavy use of technology has changed the way we relate to people, especially within the family setting. This workshop will guide you through family life hacks to get you out of technology and connecting in a different way.

 

11.30 – 12.30pm             

“The Science of Happiness”

Talk with Emily Young a University Lecturer, Health and Wellbeing Researcher

The Science of Happiness (positive psychology) functions constructively in helping us get more of what we want to make ourselves better, happier people. Join Emily Young as she leads an open discussion, guiding us though some easy to use daily habits that promote acceptance, contentment and happiness.

 

12.45 – 1.30pm                                                

“Meditation Workshop”

Introduction to Meditation Workshop with Steve Tatlow

 

Meditation is very simple to describe but difficult to do. Luckily, the rewards of meditation come long before its mastery. Through learning the basics of both mindfulness and loving kindness meditation as well as the supporting science, we will explore how to live a life of less unnecessary suffering.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

 

 

1.45 pm – 2.45 pm          

“Positive Body Image for Teens”

Workshop with Emily Andrew a Pilates teacher, Eating Disorder and Mental Health speaker

It’s well documented that young people in the western world are struggling more and more with mental health issues and poor body image. This workshop breaks through some of the biggest barriers when it comes to body image and explores the power of learning to accept and love the skin that you’re in.

 

3.15 pm – 4.00 pm          

“Family Yoga”

Workshop with Dana Norbury-Keddeman

Join Dana (of The Little Yogi) to practice yoga in a fun and gentle way with your children. Explore the benefits of yoga postures and learn how to cultivate a sense of wellbeing in your everyday life through meditation and relaxation. You will be guided through breathing exercises and yoga poses together as a family, which can make you and your child feel brighter, calmer and uplifted. Open to all family members +4 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

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Feb
02
The Sober Parrot Festival

Event time: 10:00 am
Where: The Sober Parrot

A day of workshops designed to nourish the connection with mind and body.

A day ticket will give you entrance to every event on the day. Some events have limited spaces and need to be booked, others will be on a first come first serve basis. Please check each event you would like to attend and check if it requires advance booking. Click here for tickets.

For bookings please call 01242 523665. Please be aware that The Sober Parrot is not open on a Monday so we will not be able to take bookings.

Full line up below.

10.00 am – 11.30am      

“Resolve Sugar and Caffeine Addiction Naturally”

Workshop with Karen Maidment a Health and Nutrition Specialist

 

Learn how to become aware of your unhealthy habit loops and discover why these seemingly harmful substances are so addictive. You will learn proven strategies for balancing work, rest and play in equal measures, so that you no longer feel the need to comfort or bolster your mind or body with sugar and caffeine.

 

12.00 pm – 12.45 pm     

“Food for thought”

A live cooking Demo with Plant-based Chef Jay Halford

 

Globetrotting chef Jay is usually off in exotic locations cooking on wellness retreats, but we’ve managed to bag him to host a live cooking demo and talk! While he rustles up healthy tacos, energy balls and a delicious juice for you to try, his talk will focus plant-based ingredients and how to source them sustainably.

 

1.15 pm-2.15 pm             

“Quit Dieting and Embrace Your Body”

An Introduction to Health at Every Size with Jessica Cadbury (Nutritional Therapist)

 

This workshop will explore the ‘life thief’ that is diet culture, the reasons why diets don’t work and will introduce the Health at Every Size philosophy, the concept of Intuitive Eating and some simple yet effective tips on improving your body image.

 

2.45 pm – 3.30 pm                                            

“Yoga Session”

Yoga with Evelyn Cribbin.

Come and join us for a session of yoga to bring you back to your centre after a busy morning. Session type to be confirmed.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

 

4.00 pm-5.00 pm             

“Pilates for Body Image”

Workshop with Emily Andrew a Pilates teacher, Eating Disorder and Mental Health speaker

 

Body image effects all of us; regardless of gender and age. In this session, Emily shares how Pilates helped her to appreciate her body after battling an eating disorder for almost a decade. You will explore different ways to cultivate a more positive body image through mind-body exercise, leading to internal freedom and happiness.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

 

5.30 pm-6.30 pm                                             

“Meditation Workshop”

Workshop with Steven Tatlow

Meditation is very simple to describe but difficult to do. Luckily, the rewards of meditation come long before its mastery. Through learning the basics of both mindfulness and loving kindness meditation as well as the supporting science, we will explore how to live a life of less unnecessary suffering.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

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Feb
01
The Sober Parrot Festival

Event time: 10:00 am
Where: The Sober Parrot

A day of mind opening events designed to enrich the connection with yourself, ending with a drink and drug free dance party.

A day ticket will give you entrance to every event on the day. Some events have limited spaces and need to be booked, others will be on a first come first serve basis. Please check each event you would like to attend and check if it requires advance booking. Click here for tickets.

For bookings please call 01242 523665. Please be aware that The Sober Parrot is not open on a Monday so we will not be able to take bookings.

Full Line up below.

 10.00 am-11.25 am:

“Make Friends with Your Money”

Interactive Workshop with Fanny Snaith, Money Coach I money was your lover, what kind of relationship would you be having with it? During this session you will explore your relationship with money, with the intention that you will look at money with joy.

 

11.40 am – 12.45 pm:    

“Wealth equals Self Love, Purpose and Abundance”

Talk and Meditation to Shift into Abundance with Gill Kirkham, Intuitive Clarity Coach

True abundance is the feeling of prosperity in health, money and relationships, especially the one with yourself! This session explores new perspectives and leads into a guided meditation that removes your abundance blocks.

 

1.00 pm-1.45pm

“Identify Your Values and Find Your Purpose”

Talk and Interactive Workshop with Gill Kirkham

What is your why? To spend 30 minute in a space of focusing on your values can be truly empowering and life changing.

 

2. 00 pm- 3.00pm

“Invite In Gratitude”

Interactive Workshop taught by Emma McDonagh

Learn to practice gratitude as a super power! It’s all very well to have an attitude of gratitude, with the tools and techniques you will learn in this workshop you will take gratitude and appreciation to a whole new level.

 

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm

“It’s not about Mindfulness it’s about Mindlessness”

Workshop with Gill Kirkham

Your place of mindlessness is to find you place of calm, creativity, flow and as they say in quantum physics your space of spiritual genius. The session is game changer for those wanting to meditate and connect with their subconscious with ease and grace.

 

5.15pm -6.15pm            

“Heart Opening, Stretching Balancing Yoga”

Workshop with Evelyn Cribbin

This heart opening class focuses on your inner and outer practice to help you feel open to the world and possibilities around you through a flowy Vinyasa class.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

 

6.30pm -7pm                  

“Connecting with our Body Heart Space and Breath”

Breath workshop with Kate Singh, Coach

Practice of ancient and modern ways to breathe takes us away from worrying about the past and the future and brings us into the present moment, which is bliss.

*This session has limited spaces please call 01242 523 665 to book yours*

 

7.00 pm -8.45pm                                  

“Movement Medicine”

With Isza Fairbairn, Movement Medicine Apprentice Teacher, DJ & Sound Therapist

Reawaken joy, step into freedom and healing. Let go of thoughts and get into your body in this guided dance practice, which combines ancient shamanic wisdom with modern psychotherapeutic methods to grow consciousness and enable you to live a more creative and fulfilling life.

 

8.45pm – 11.30pm                        

“Drink and Drug Free Dance Party”

With DJ Rossy on his actual birthday!

Dance like its 2019! Loose yourself with this night of old school and new dance tracks upstairs at the Sober Parrot with downstairs chill out area and sober bar.

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Jan
31
The Sober Parrot Festival

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Can I kick it? Yes you can!

BBC Radio Glos are taking over for one night at the Sober Parrot to round of a day of discussions around how we kick those bad habits.

Tonight come along and hear from those who’ve conquered addictions and halted habits.

Do you wish to end an addiction or bad habit? You’re not alone. During the evening we’ll hear from some who’ve experienced different battles and won. Come and share in their personal stories and explore what the next step could look like for you.

Join us for a casual evening of sharing experiences, come along just to listen or for a chat. Building up to a great weekend of events desgined to give you a well building toolkit to help you with every day stresses and strains alongside giving you that strength to help you kick those bad habits.

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Jan
25
Karaoke Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

By popular demand….. karaoke night!

Sing you heart out!!

Join us for fun, sillness, singing and just a great way to let yourself go on a Friday night. Sing to your hearts content, we even have props!

All welcome including out of tune singers and dad dancers for this casual karaoke!

Jan
18
Squawkers – Open Mic Poetry & Workshop

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Squawkwer is poetry for all! Hosted by Josephine Lay and Ann-Marie Kurylak of the Cheltenham Poetry Society.
From 7-8pm there will be a relaxed workshop and from 8-10:30pm there will be performances. All welcome, join in, or just listen to some beautifully writtten pieces.

Jan
11
Credit - Esme Buxton
Open Mic Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Welcoming one and all to come and join in with our open mic join in and perform, or just sit and chill and enjoy the vibes. All artists welcome to along for a night of Jammin’.

Jan
04
Board Game Night

Event time: 7:00 pm
Where: The Sober Parrot

Welcoming back the popular board game night. Join us with your own board game, or choose from our selection of games, meet friends and come and chill in a relaxed atmosphere for the evening.

The Hub

Volunteer Application

The Hub

Thank you for supporting the work that The Hub does by applying to become a volunteer, please fill in your details below to receive the full application form by email.

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The Sober Parrot welcomes volunteers who are looking to gain training and work experience. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment that gives people the chance to take the next step into employment. Our volunteers are essential members of the team and we work together to provide the best experience for our customers no matter what role you choose.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Kitchen Assistant

You will support staff in the day-to-day running of the kitchen at The Sober Parrot, assisting in food prep, food service and the daily maintenance of the kitchen. As a volunteer you will be expected to uphold and promote the principles of abstinent recovery from addiction.
Full description

Role Responsibilities

  • To ensure basic cleaning jobs are carried out to the required standard
  • Collect and wash up pots and pans
  • Clean food preparation areas and equipment
  • Keep work surfaces, walls and floors clean and sanitised
  • Keep the storeroom organised
  • Progress to assisting with basic food prep

Maintain a proactive relationship with customers, volunteers, trainees and members of the recovery community to promote The Hub as a welcoming and supportive environment for people in recovery from addiction.

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Front of House Assistant

You will support staff in the day-to-day running of The Sober Parrot, assisting in making and serving drinks, running food, cleaning and clearing tables and the daily maintenance of the site. As a volunteer you will be expected to uphold and promote the principles of abstinent recovery from addiction.
Full description

Role Responsibilities

  • To maintain a clean, tidy and welcoming café with a friendly attitude
  • Assist in additional cleaning jobs where required
  • Serve members of the public and deliver high quality customer service
  • Work with the till in creating orders and serving customers
  • Deliver food and drinks to customers
  • Work with the staff in training on the coffee machine and learning basic barista skills
  • Make coffee for customers once barista training is complete
  • Work with staff to help promote the Sober Parrot
  • Assist the kitchen where required with general cleaning such as washing up

Maintain a proactive relationship with customers, volunteers, trainees and members of the recovery community to promote The Hub as a welcoming and supportive environment for people in recovery from addiction.

 

Full description
VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Events Assistant

You will support staff in the day-to-day running of The Sober Parrot, assisting in the planning and preparation of events including taking part in promotions and working at the events themselves. As a volunteer you will be expected to uphold and promote the principles of abstinent recovery from addiction.
Full description

Role Responsibilities

  • To work alongside staff plan appropriate events which promote The Nelson Trust ideals of abstinence based recovery
  • Work with staff to promote events publically in line with Hub Branding, The Nelson Trust’s Marketing and Communications strategy, Ethics Policy and Social Media Policy
  • Assist the Hub Team to set up and organise events before and on the night of the event
  • Assist with the day-to-day running of the site surrounding the events
  • Work alongside staff to provide a safe environment for customer and performers whilst planning and working at the events
  • Work with staff to help promote The Sober Parrot
  • Assist the staff where required with general cleaning such as washing up and clearing tables

Maintain a proactive relationship with customers, volunteers, trainees and members of the recovery community to promote The Hub as a welcoming and supportive environment for people in recovery from addiction.

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VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

Contact Us

Hub Live

The Sober Parrot

Opening times

Tuesday– Friday
8:30AM – 4.00PM
Saturday
9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday
10:00AM – 4:00PM

Where we are

The Sober Parrot
7 St. James Square
Cheltenham
GL50 3PR

Call or email us

Telephone: 01242 523 665
Email: info.soberparrot@nelsontrust.com
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The Sober Parrot
7 St. James Square
Cheltenham
GL50 3PR
The Hub

About The Hub Enterprises

We are group of community enterprises developed by The Nelson Trust. We work with those in their recovery and the wider community to teach and develop skills to help individuals back into long term employment.

Many of our team are in long term recovery and we believe that with the right help and support change is possible, we also aim to reduce the stigma attached to past lives and we want to make positive recovery visible in our communities.

Every year hundreds of addicts in Gloucestershire look for help and support to begin their recovery journey, but many more find services completely inaccessible and have given up trying. We hold the hope and prove that change and lifelong recovery can be achieved, and is being achieved every day.