Hello everyone and welcome to another ‘in the loop’. We are delighted to share with you some of our new courses starting after the Easter break.

For the moment courses starting after Easter will continue online but as we move towards the easing of lockdown restrictions, we hope to open for in person courses later in the term.

As always there are lots to choose from. Here are just some of the fantastic courses that you can join right now:

American History:  From the Gilded to the Jazz Age, 1878 to the Roaring 20s on Tuesdays 6.45 pm to 8.45pm from the 20 April (HA3) or on Thursdays 6.45 pm to 8.45pm from the 20 April (HA4) with Russell

Painting and Drawing – Mixed Ability on Mondays 1pm to 4pm from 19 April (N15D) with Roma

Body and Mind Awareness / Developing Inner Resilience on Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am from 22 April (R14D) with Saara

Computer Technologies: Get Started with Photoshop Elements on Wednesdays 10am to 12noon, from 21 April (DTC6) with Carmel

Get by in Portuguese on Holiday on Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm from 21 April (PLH5) with Margarida

Mindful Walking Group/Gentle Exercise Outdoors Thursdays 11am to 12noon from 22 April (R15D) with Saara

Filming The Art Life – exploring films about artists on Fridays 1pm to 2.30pm (N42E) with Davide

Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film on Thursdays 9.45am to 11.45am from 22 April (SLF1) with Gorka

Italian Book Club: Cesare Pavese “La Bella Estate” on Thursdays 1pm to 3pm from 22 April (LICP) with Davide

Discover your Family History: Stage 1 on Thursdays 1.30pm to 4pm from 22 April (DYFH) with Rosemary

Drawing Figures in Motion Fridays 9.45am to 12.15pm from 23 April (N14L) with Bill

You can see lots more exciting courses on our website www.bristolcourses.com and our online booking site webenrol.

EU nationals

Are you, or is someone you know, from an EU country?
EU citizens who want to continue living in the UK must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 to protect their rights following Brexit.

Even if you have lived in the UK for many years EU nationals still need to apply for settled status.  This means that as well as being able to work in the UK you can also use the NHS and access public funds such as pensions and benefits.

EU nationals and their family members who have lived continuously in the UK for five years should be entitled to get Settled Status, meaning they are free to go on living and working in the UK indefinitely.

People with less than five years’ residence can get pre-settled status, which after five years of continuous stay can convert to settled status.

Its free to apply but you do need to apply before 30 June this year.

Bristol values its EU citizens.  We need and want you to stay living, working and studying here.

Find out how to apply and find support at EU Settlement Scheme – bristol.gov.uk

A bit about March.

In early versions of the Roman calendar March was the first month of the year marking the beginning of Spring and the Spring Equinox.  The flower of March is of course the Daffodil, plenty of which are decorating our gardens, tables, parks and verges at the moment.

March is also Women’s History Month
If you fancy finding out about some of the amazing women in history you can see some great family friendly stories on the BBC website Women’s History Month – Teaching Resources – BBC Teach

English Heritage are also sharing some fascinating stories about Women in History including how women have shaped gardens and garden design. Women in History | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)

Stay safe and take care

Kindest regards

March brings breezes loud and shrill,
stirs the dancing daffodil.

The Garden Year by Sara Coleridge