Hello everyone, I am so delighted to be able to tell you we have actual ‘in person’ courses starting in less than two weeks! We are very happy to be able to welcome you back to Stoke Lodge.
You may not be booking that fortnight in the sun just yet, but there are lots of courses available so…
Expand your inner horizons,
Enjoy the company of others,
Learn something new,
Right here with us at Adult Learning.
Fancy some Art History or Literature…
Art History – 16th Century Painting in Northern Europe, Wednesdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm from 9 June with Sarah N44C
NEW Writers and Politics in France (18th-20th century) – held in English, Thursdays 1.30pm to 3.30pm from 10 June with Magali FWP2
A little Wellbeing…
Body and Mind Awareness – Developing Inner Resilience, Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am from 10 June with Saara R14E
Intermediate Tai Chi, Tuesdays 9.30am to 11am from 8 June with Nen R13E
A bit of History – Ancient or Family…
NEW Ancient Greek History, Alexander the Great – an introduction, Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm from 8 June, 5 sessions with Richard HAG
Discover Your Family History: Stage 2, Thursdays 1.30pm to 4pm from 10 June with Rosemary DYFH2
Or maybe some Digital Skills…
NEW Spreadsheets from Scratch, Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm from 9 June with Carmel DTC7
French or Spanish…
NEW Écrivains et politique en France (XVIIIe-XXe siècle) – en Français, Thursdays 10am to 12noon from 10 June with Magali FEP1
NEW Descubriendo España a través de Ernest Hemingway – en Español, Thursdays 12.45pm to 14.45pm from 10 June with Gorka SDEH
Some Artistic skills…
NEW Calligraphy – Beginners, Wednesdays 6.45pm to 9pm from 9 June with Roma N28A
Painting & Drawing- Mixed Ability, Mondays 1pm to 4pm from 7 June with Roma N15E
Stained Glass Workshop, Wednesdays 1.30pm to 4pm from 9 June with Ruth N45F
Or some Gardening and Willow skills…
NEW Growing and Using Herbs, Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm from 11 June with Sam GUH1
Introduction to Basket Weaving, Urban Fox or Plant Supports – 3 courses starting in June with Sarah
We are sticking to low numbers in the class, social distancing, and lots of sanitising to be as safe as possible while these pesky variants are still hanging around. If you’re not ready to come back yet, we also have a range of online courses still available.
It is now really easy to get access to free covid testing, you can do at home that gives a result in around 30 minutes.
Rapid testing kits are for people who don’t have symptoms of Covid. They come in packs of 7 and it is recommended you test yourself twice a week. Testing is good for identifying people who may have the virus without any symptoms and to stop them unknowingly passing it on.
You can order packs of tests for free online at gov.uk (you need an email address to order online) or by calling 119 (between 7am and 11pm) if you don’t have an email.
You can also pick up tests from some local pharmacies. You can find a list here
It’s a little uncomfortable to do, as you have a swab to stick in the back of your throat and up your nose but it may give you extra peace of mind if you are starting to meet more people.
You are asked to report the results of your test, even if it is negative, by using the NHS app, online or on the phone.
The Bristol City Centre Improvement District (BID) have launched the #LoveBristol campaign to encourage people back to the city to support businesses as they reopen.
As part of the campaign you will see hearts painted in green spaces and in the city centre.
The newest addition to the campaign is the display of famous love song lyrics in the city.
There are 20 lyrics to spot and you can download a playlist of love songs to listen to on your travels.
You can find out more on the Visit Bristol website here.
Follow the ‘Love Songs To The City’ trail in Bristol – Visit Bristol
They are only one-line lyrics so you can test your knowledge and see if you can work out the songs and artists. You can see the lyrics in King Street, Cabot Circus, Broadmead, Park Street and Corn Street.
On the love theme here are a few ‘love of learning’ quotes to sign off with…
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young”. Henry Ford
“I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship”. Louisa May Alcott.
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you”. BB King
“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it”. Pablo Picasso
Stay safe everyone and hope to see you all very soon