I am delighted to tell you that the spring term Adult Learning courses are now available to view and book.
There are some fantastic new courses available as well as many old favourites.
Still to come this side of Christmas we have…
On Saturday 27 November at Stoke Lodge
Oil Painting From The Masters Workshop – a chance to follow step by step guide to painting a masterpiece. 10am to 4pm with Warren B63A
Meditation Made Easy – an introduction to easy meditation techniques. 10am to 12noon with Jackie H56B
French Day: Nice – held in English – Escape from dark November days, and join us on a visit to Nice. 10am to 3pm with Magali LFNE
And on Saturday 11 December Online via zoom
Get into the Italian Christmas Spirit: Un Natale in Italia (held in Italian) – Lo scopo di questo corso è sperimentare il meraviglioso periodo natalizio in Italia. 10am to 1pm with Enza LSE3
Some of the new courses from January include …
An Introduction To Drawing And Painting British Birds In Watercolour
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Andy Gray 6 sessions from 14 January B56B Stoke Lodge
Drawing Techniques For Beginners-Animal Portrait Project
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Sheila Broun 6 sessions from 14 January B42C Stoke Lodge
Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm Mary Kelly 6 sessions from 11 January B64A Stoke Lodge
Thursdays 10am to 12.30pm Warren Sealey 6 sessions from 13 January B65A Stoke Lodge
Dressmaking And Textiles- Intermediates
Mondays 6.30pm to 9pm Lorraine Joseph 6 sessions from 10 January C19C Stoke Lodge
Stained-Glass Workshop. Beginners
Wednesdays 4.30pm to 7pm Ruth Adams 6 sessions from 12 January C20A Stoke Lodge
Wines of the Mediterranean
Saturday 11am to 4pm Ian Abrahams 1 session on 5 February WAP1 Stoke Lodge
America Triumphant? The Cold War and the Fifties
Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm Russell Walker 10 sessions from 18 January HRW4 ONLINE using ZOOM
Get by in German
Mondays 4pm to 6pm Clemens Hofer 6 sessions from 24 January LGGB Stoke Lodge
Monday 1pm to 3pm Julian Segura 12 sessions from 10 January LBSJ1 Stoke Lodge
Writers and Politics in France (18th-20th century) – held in English
Thursdays 1pm to 3pm Magali Vidal 5 sessions from 20 January FEP4 Stoke Lodge
I understand there have been quite a few reports across the south west of people being targeted with scams including through the Whats App text messaging service. The message is often someone reaching out and explaining they have changed their number but ultimately asking for a transfer of money to their account. Sometime the messages start with hello mum or hello dear, and the sender will try to engage you in a conversation.
It’s easy to be taken in so I wanted to remind everyone that if anyone sends you any messages or contacts you, to be careful not to give out personal information and not to agree any payments without finding another way to check the person’s identity.
If a friend or family member really needs your help, they will understand you wanting to talk to them directly to confirm they are who they say they are.
Staring to think about the challenges of Christmas shopping? Why not consider an Adult Learning gift voucher?
You can get a voucher for any amount and we have E vouchers which we can email you directly, so you don’t even have to pop in to Stoke Lodge.
Better than socks again!
As you will know Covid cases are still fairly high locally and we are now entering the season for our usual colds and flu.
I will be making sure I have a pack of lateral flow tests on hand so that if I am feeling a bit snuffly I can always take a test to reassure myself before coming to work or meeting friends and family.
Lateral flows are really easy to get hold of you can order them free online or collect a pack from many local chemists.
We don’t require you to test before attending courses but regular testing across the population is a useful tool to help to keep everyone safe.
Of course if you think you have Covid please don’t come to class and please let us know if you test positive as soon as possible.
You can order lateral flow tests from the government website here or find a local pharmacy that has supplies here
As always please do take care and stay safe