In The Loop – 6 Jan 2023
Happy New Year! Hello everyone and a very happy new year to you all. There are still places available on some of our Spring courses starting in the next few weeks so why not start the new year with a new project, skill or interest.
Spring Courses 2023
Here are a few of the courses coming up…
Creative Textiles and Interior Design…
Wish You Were Here? Creative Stitch Postcards – 5 weeks from Mon 9 Jan 1-4 with Debby T15B
Upholstery – 5 weeks from Tue 10 Jan 6.30-9pm with Nicky T12C
Interior Design And Decoration – 10 weeks from Tue 17 Jan 6-9 with Charles D74A
Painting, Drawing and Print…
Painting And Drawing-Mixed Ability – 11 weeks from Mon 9 Jan 1-4 with Roma D20B
Watercolour Painting And Monotypes – 5 weeks from Tue 10 Jan 1.30-6 with Lisa D71B
Oil Painting-Absolute Beginners – 5 weeks from Thu 12 Jan 1.30-4pm with Warren D15C
Printmaking – 5 weeks from Fri 13 Jan 10-12.30 with Barbara P20C
Short Stories-From Pen To Publication – 5 weeks from Tue 10 Jan 1-3.30 with Carolyn F24A
Stained-Glass Workshop-Beginners – 5 weeks from Wed 11 Jan 4.30-7.30 with Ruth P26C
Maths Café – 10 weeks from Wed 11 Jan 2-4 with Eric MAC2
Russian History – Rise of the union to fall of the wall – 10 weeks from Thu 12 Jan 7-9 with Russell HRH2
The Persian Wars – 6 weeks from Tue 24 Jan 1-3 with Richard HIR2
Family History and IT…
Family History Made Easy – 10 weeks from 18 Jan 6.30-8.30 with Rosie FHE2
Boost Your Computer Skills Taster – 1 week on Wed 1 Feb 1-3 with Carmel CBS3A
Design Your Own Garden – 3 weeks from Fri 27 Jan 10-3 with Christine GAC51
Choosing Plants For Your Borders – 3 weeks from Sat 4 Feb 10-3 with Christine GAC6
A – Z of Stoke Lodge
For those of you that follow BristolCourses on Facebook and Instagram you will find for the new year we have an A-Z of Stoke Lodge featured daily.
So far, we have had A for Annexe, B for Bell and C for Carved Cedar.
Find us on Facebook or on Instagram to see find out more about the Stoke Lodge building throughout January.
New Year Traditions
Do you bang pots and pans at midnight on New Years Eve? or maybe you open the back door at midnight (to let the old year out) and the front to let the new year in.
Here are a few New Year traditions you might not know…
- In Denmark you might smash a plate on a friends doorstep to bring good luck through the year.
- In Brazil eating lentils (which represent money) means good fortune for the year ahead.
- In Spain you might eat a grape for each ‘bong’ of the clock at midnight.
- In Romania people may dress up as dancing bears to chase away evil spirits.
- In Greece you might hang onions on your front door to invite prosperity into your home.
- In Columbia people take an empty suitcase out for a year filled with travel
- Japan and South Korea ring bells to signal the new year.
Whatever your traditions and rituals, I wish you all a happy and joyous 2023.