Hello everyone. Obviously the government advice at the moment is to stay at home but I do hope the sunshine and warm weather is helping to boost your mood in these difficult times. I am sure those of you lucky enough to have a garden have been soaking up some vitamin D and if (like me) you don’t have a garden,

I hope you are taking every opportunity to enjoy the sun and the beautiful blossoming trees and plants.  That trip to the local shop has never felt like such a treat!

I am sure many of you have seen the courses starting in April and May on the website.  Our tutors are working so hard to create engaging and fun learning activities and it is so nice to see people taking part and enjoying them.

We have a few more courses starting soon including…
This weekend! – Saturday 9 May:

  • German day – Der deutsche Expressionismus,
  • Italian Day – Sicily (in Italian)
  • The first session of a 2 day Holiday Italian – for those of us dreaming of holidays!
Saturday 16 May:
  • We have Italian day Campania (in Italian)
  • Italian Cookery
  • Family History Intensive Research Day
Wednesday 20 May:
  • History talk on ‘the life and times of the Black Death in Bristol’
All courses can be booked online here www.webenrol.com/bristolcourses
or by emailing stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk

Stoke Lodge – Office hour

As you know at the moment the centre is closed.  Although we have a reduced but regular staff presence on site, the best options for contacting us at the moment is via email as staff can access these from home as well as at Stoke Lodge. stokelodge@bristol.gov.uk


We are continuing to add to our free coffee break classes on the website and social media.
So if you fancy some short and sweet activities, worksheets, videos and quizzes provided by our tutors head over to the website and keep an eye out for more activities coming soon.

Local Authority support

There is lots of information from Bristol City Council on covid 19 here www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know  including government and NHS advice, changes to council services and ways to get help and support.
Take care and stay safe