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Welcome to the Journal’s guide to events and things to do in and around Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Bradley Stoke Community Festival

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Thursday 9th April 2020

10.30am - 12.00pm
Community Coffee & Cake ***CANCELLED***
Free coffee morning organised by City Church. Hot drinks, homemade cakes and good company. Open to all. More info: https://citychurch.org.uk
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Volunteering Drop-in Session
Interested in volunteering? Then why not pop in for an informal chat with an advisor from the Volunteer Centre for Patchway, Filton & the Stokes? More info: http://bit.ly/vc-pfs or 01454 868986
1.30pm - 2.45pm
Bradley Stoke Breastfeeding Group ***CANCELLED***
Friendly mother-to-mother breastfeeding support on hand to help answer any questions you may have from the first feed through to weaning. Some people find that they only need to come once or twice, others come regularly for more social reasons. Supported by Barnardos, Breastfeeding Counsellor available every other week. More info: http://bit.ly/bs-bfg
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Youth Café ***CANCELLED***
Free wifi, pool table, table tennis, PS4, Wii. Snacks available to buy. For school years 6 to 8. £1 entry. More info: http://www.amberleyroad.org

Friday 10th April 2020

9.00am - 11.00am
Coffee Morning ***CANCELLED***
Everyone welcome for refreshments and a friendly chat in the church hall. No charge for refreshments - donations accepted. More info: http://ctkchurch.org.uk
10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community café with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb

Saturday 11th April 2020

8.30am - 2.00pm
Scratch Code 4 Kids ***CANCELLED***
Volunteer-led physical computing STEM-based code club for children in KS1 and KS2. Hourly sessions starting 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am, followed by an open session until 2pm. Lessons are free but the organisers request a donation of £8 per month per member to cover room hire. Booking is essential via scratch.code4kids@gmail.com More info: https://code4-kids.com

Monday 13th April 2020

9.00am - 10.00am
Pickleball ***CANCELLED***
Come along and try pickleball - an exciting new racquet sport. Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: http://bit.ly/avonpbc
9.30am - 11.30am
Trinity Tots Toddler Group ***CANCELLED***
Toys, craft, music, refreshments and company for parents and under-5s. Pay and play: £1.50 for one adult and one child; £2.50 if two or more children. More info: 01454 620975 (church office)
10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community cafe with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb
10.45am - 11.15am
Baby Rhyme Time ***CANCELLED***
Come along and sing nursery rhymes, make lots of noise with musical instruments and meet other parents/carers. Free. More info: http://bit.ly/bslibr1
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Bradley Stoke Lions Club
Monthly meeting of the local Lions Club. More info: http://bit.ly/bs-lions or phone Ailsa on 07737 106836

Tuesday 14th April 2020

9.00am - 10.00am
Back to Netball ***CANCELLED***
Back to Netball provides women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport. Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills you have learnt into practice. More info: http://bit.ly/en-btn or phone Sue on 07872 407216
6.30pm - 8.30pm
Bristol Small Business Forum Meeting
We meet once a month to network, share skills and information, discuss a range of business related topics and support each other. New members and visitors are always welcome. Meet at 6.30pm for networking ahead of a 7pm start. More info: http://bit.ly/bsbf-fb
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Girls and Young Women's Night ***CANCELLED***
A girls-only youth club night for ages 12-18. Come along and get involved with lots of arts, crafts, jewellery making, cooking, sports and lots lots more. For more details, phone the town council's youth participation & development worker on 07900 253826.
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Willow Brook Townswomen's Guild
Make new friends, get to know our area and get involved in local events and activities. We have interesting speakers, demonstrations, outings, arts and crafts and much, much more. More info: Jannice 01454 615040; http://bit.ly/wibrtwg-fb

Wednesday 15th April 2020

10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community cafe with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb
10.00am - 12.00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-In Session ***CANCELLED***
Free, confidential, impartial and independent help on dealing with problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues. No appointment necessary. More info: http://bit.ly/sgloscab or phone 03444 111444
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Bradley Stoke Senior Friends ***CANCELLED***
Drop-in social club for the over-55s. Tea, chat and activities.

Thursday 16th April 2020

10.30am - 12.00pm
Community Coffee & Cake ***CANCELLED***
Free coffee morning organised by City Church. Hot drinks, homemade cakes and good company. Open to all. More info: https://citychurch.org.uk
1.30pm - 2.45pm
Bradley Stoke Breastfeeding Group ***CANCELLED***
Friendly mother-to-mother breastfeeding support on hand to help answer any questions you may have from the first feed through to weaning. Some people find that they only need to come once or twice, others come regularly for more social reasons. Supported by Barnardos, Breastfeeding Counsellor available every other week. More info: http://bit.ly/bs-bfg
6.30pm - 8.00pm
Youth Café ***CANCELLED***
Free wifi, pool table, table tennis, PS4, Wii. Snacks available to buy. For school years 6 to 8. £1 entry. More info: http://www.amberleyroad.org

Friday 17th April 2020

9.00am - 11.00am
Coffee Morning ***CANCELLED***
Everyone welcome for refreshments and a friendly chat in the church hall. No charge for refreshments - donations accepted. More info: http://ctkchurch.org.uk
10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community café with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb

Saturday 18th April 2020

8.30am - 2.00pm
Scratch Code 4 Kids ***CANCELLED***
Volunteer-led physical computing STEM-based code club for children in KS1 and KS2. Hourly sessions starting 8.30am, 9.30am and 10.30am, followed by an open session until 2pm. Lessons are free but the organisers request a donation of £8 per month per member to cover room hire. Booking is essential via scratch.code4kids@gmail.com More info: https://code4-kids.com
10.00am - 4.00pm
Bradley Stoke in Bloom Workday
Bradley Stoke in Bloom workdays are held on the third Saturday of each month, starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm, with a break for lunch. Obviously, if you need to leave earlier that’s OK, we're still glad to have you. Please wear suitable clothes/shoes and bring a packed lunch, although we will provide tea/coffee and biscuits! Please get in touch to find out where we will be meeting and working. More info: http://bit.ly/bsj-bsib or phone 07582 634107

Monday 20th April 2020

9.00am - 10.00am
Pickleball ***CANCELLED***
Come along and try pickleball - an exciting new racquet sport. Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: http://bit.ly/avonpbc
9.30am - 11.30am
Trinity Tots Toddler Group ***CANCELLED***
Toys, craft, music, refreshments and company for parents and under-5s. Pay and play: £1.50 for one adult and one child; £2.50 if two or more children. More info: 01454 620975 (church office)
10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community cafe with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb
10.45am - 11.15am
Baby Rhyme Time ***CANCELLED***
Come along and sing nursery rhymes, make lots of noise with musical instruments and meet other parents/carers. Free. More info: http://bit.ly/bslibr1
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Sew and So's
Patchwork and quilting group. If you are interested in joining our group, whether you are a beginner or experienced, please come along. More info: http://bit.ly/sewandsos

Tuesday 21st April 2020

9.00am - 10.00am
Back to Netball ***CANCELLED***
Back to Netball provides women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport. Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills you have learnt into practice. More info: http://bit.ly/en-btn or phone Sue on 07872 407216
10.30am - 12.00pm
Carers' Support Group
Do you support a friend or member of your family who has a neurological condition? Come along to our Carers' Support Group where you can take a break, get advice and talk with other like-minded people. Free to join. More info: http://bit.ly/1OuT3lA
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Girls and Young Women's Night ***CANCELLED***
A girls-only youth club night for ages 12-18. Come along and get involved with lots of arts, crafts, jewellery making, cooking, sports and lots lots more. For more details, phone the town council's youth participation & development worker on 07900 253826.

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

10.00am - 12.00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-In Session ***CANCELLED***
Free, confidential, impartial and independent help on dealing with problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues. No appointment necessary. More info: http://bit.ly/sgloscab or phone 03444 111444
10.00am - 12.30pm
Café Church ***CANCELLED***
Community cafe with drinks and light snacks at reasonable prices. Small soft play area and toys to keep the children occupied. More info: http://bit.ly/cafe-church-fb
2.00pm - 3.30pm
Bradley Stoke Senior Friends ***CANCELLED***
Drop-in social club for the over-55s. Tea, chat and activities.
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Regular Events

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Mondays

  • Sports & Social Club for people living with dementia at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Mondays 10am to 2pm, excluding public holidays)
  • Trinity Tots Toddler Group at Holy Trinity Church (Mondays, term-time only, 9:30am-11:30am). More info: 01454 620975 (church office)
  • Puddleducks Toddler Group at Brook Way Activity Centre (Mondays, term-time only, 10am-11:30am)
  • First Steps Toddler Group at Christ the King Church (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11:30am). For more details, contact Jessica Morley on  07708 162310.
  • Pickleball (an exciting new racquet sport) at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Mondays 9am – 11am). Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: Bristol Pickleball Club (Facebook)
  • Baby Rhyme Time at Bradley Stoke Library (Mondays from 10.45 – 11.15am, term-time only)
  • Bright Sparks Toddler Group at Bright Sparks Pre-School, Stoke Lodge (Mondays, term-time only, 1pm-3pm)
  • Bradley Stoke Gymnastics Club for girls and boys aged 5 and up at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Mondays 4pm-6pm)
  • Pilates classes at Baileys Court Activity Centre. (Every Monday: 6pm Beginners; 7pm Mixed ability). For more details contact Helen on 07896 830757.
  • Yoga classes for beginners: Hatha Yoga in the Dance Studio at Bradley Stoke Community School (Mondays 7pm-8pm). For more details, contact Aruna on 07913 987487 or visit Shanthi Yogalaya.
  • South Gloucestershire NCT Home Birth Group at the Jubilee Centre (First Monday of the month 7:30-9:30pm)
  • Simply Ballet’ Class for adults at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Mondays 8-9pm)

Tuesdays

  • Handprints Parent, Baby and Toddler Group (every Tuesday)
  • Choices 4U at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre – supporting adults with learning difficulties to access leisure and community opportunities that promote independence (Tuesdays 9:30am-4pm)
  • OneFitMama Postnatal Exercise at the Jubilee Centre every Tuesday. Mum & baby 10am; mum & toddler 11am. Pre-booking necessary. Free trial for every new mum. More info: 07495 977070
  • Bouncing Babies – fun group time for under ones and their parents/carers – at the Jubilee Centre (Tuesdays 1-3pm)
  • Youth Football on Patchway Common (every Tuesday)
  • Sticky Fingers Stay and Play Toddler Group at Brook Way Activity Centre (Tuesdays 10am-11.30am, term-time only)
  • First Steps Toddler Group at Christ the King Church (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11:30am). For more details, contact Jessica Morley on  07708 162310.
  • Caesarean Birth & VBAC Support Group and Cafe at Christ the King Church (First Tuesday of the month, except bank holidays; 10.30am – 12.30pm)
  • Fit4LaterLife – keep fit exercise class for the over-50s (men and women) – at Christ the King Church (Tuesdays 2pm-3pm). For more details, phone Sue Jonathan on 0117 931 2304.
  • Street Dance Class at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Tuesdays, term-time only; under-10s: 5:30pm – 6:15pm; over 10s: 6:15pm – 7:15pm)
  • Body Conditioning Class at Meadowbrook School (Tuesdays 6-7pm)
  • Smokefree South Gloucestershire Stop Smoking Service at the Jubilee Centre (Tuesdays 6 – 7pm; 5:30pm for new starters). For more details phone 01454 865502.
  • Bradley Stoke Special Needs Judo Club at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Tuesdays 6pm-8pm)
  • Dragon Tang Soo Do – Korean martial arts at Baileys Court Primary School (Tuesdays 6pm-7pm children; 7pm-8.45pm adults)
  • Stokes Art Group at Church of Christ the King (Tuesdays 6pm-9pm)
  • Pilates with Laili Brooks at Bradley Stoke Community School (Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm)
  • Girls’ and Young Women’s Night at the Jubilee Centre (Tuesdays 7pm-9pm). A Bradley Stoke Town Council youth project for girls and young women aged 12-19. For more details phone the Youth Participation & Development Worker on 07900 253826.
  • Bradley Stoke Community Singers hold rehearsals at Bradley Stoke Community School (Tuesdays 7:30pm-9pm, term-time only)
  • Meditation Group at the Jubilee Centre (every other Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm)
  • Strictly Solo Ballroom & Latin Dance Class with Laili Brooks at Bradley Stoke Community School (Tuesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm)

Wednesdays

  • Free Maths Courses for Adults at Bradley Stoke Library (Wednesdays 9:15am – 12:15pm)
  • Caterpillar Music (music class for babies and young children) at Holy Trinity Church Hall (Wednesdays 9:20am – 10am). For more information, call Karen on 01179 567118.
  • Severn Area Shotokai at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Wednesdays 9:30am – 11am (ladies); 4pm – 6pm (children); 7pm – 9pm (adults))
  • Refresh Café at Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (Wednesdays 9am – 11.30am, term time only)
  • Citizens’ Advice Bureau at the Jubilee Centre (Wednesdays 10am – noon)
  • Baby Sensory classes at Christ the King Church (Wednesdays, term-time only; various classes between 10.30am and 2pm). More details: Baby Sensory Bristol North
  • Afternoon Social Club for 55+ at the Jubilee Centre (Wednesdays 2pm – 3.30pm)
  • Bradley Stoke Women’s Institute (WI) at the Jubilee Centre (2nd Wednesday of each month). For more info, phone Innes on 0117 904 1940.
  • Daring to be Different group for 6 to 11 year-olds at Christ the King Church (Wednesdays 6pm-7:15pm, term time only)
  • Family Roller Skating at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:45pm)
  • Men’s football at Bradley Stoke Community School – organised by Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (Wednesdays 9 – 10pm)
  • St John Ambulance Bradley Stoke Division meets at Holy Trinity Church
  • Ballet classes at Bradley Stoke Community School – organised by Ballet Bristol (Wednesdays 7 – 8pm & 8pm – 10pm)
  • Krav Maga self defence class at Bradley Stoke Community School (Wednesdays 7pm – 8:30pm)
  • Black and Blues Netball Club at Bradley Stoke Community School (Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm). First Session Free. All ages (18+) and abilities welcome. For more information, contact Laura on 01454 851075.

Thursdays

  • Choices 4U at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre – supporting adults with learning difficulties to access leisure and community opportunities that promote independence (Tuesdays 9:30am-4pm)
  • Stokes Art Group at Church of Christ the King (Thursdays 9.30am-12.30pm)
  • First Steps Toddler Group at Christ the King Church (Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-11:30am). For more details, contact Jessica Morley on  07708 162310.
  • Bradley Stoke Breastfeeding Support (formerly BOBBS) at Bradley Stoke Children’s Centre, Bowsland Green Primary School (Thursdays 1pm – 2:30pm, term-time only)
  • Bradley Stoke Green Gym (Thursdays 10am – 1pm)
  • Community Coffee & Cake at Brook Way Activity Centre (Thursdays 10am – 12noon)
  • Spanish Rhyme Time at Bradley Stoke Library (Thursdays, term-time only, 4.15 – 4.45pm)
  • Dance School Musical (dancing and cheerleading; ages 4 to 12) at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Thursdays 4 – 4:45pm)
  • Salsa classes at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Thursdays 7:30pm & 8:30pm)
  • O’Malley School of Irish Dance at Bradley Stoke Community School (Thursdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Fridays

  • Coffee Morning at the Church of Christ the King (every Friday)
  • 4mation Youth Group (for 11-14s) at Church of Christ the King (most Fridays)
  • Rotary Club of Bristol Aztec meets every Friday (except 5th Friday of month) at Bristol Golf Club, St Swithins Park, Almondsbury (7:15am for 7:30am breakfast). For further details of speakers on a Friday and other local events we are involved in visit our website. Please contact our secretary Peter Randall on 01454 610777 prior to your intended visit as visitors are always made very welcome.
  • South Gloucestershire NCT Bumps and Babies Coffee Morning at Soho Coffee, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Second Friday of the month; 10.30am – 12.30pm)

Saturdays

  • Boot Camp Fitness at St Mary’s Old Boys RFC, Trench Lane (Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am). Open to all ages, 18+, at a cost of £4.
  • O’Malley School of Irish Dance at Bradley Stoke Community School (Saturdays 9:45am – 1:15pm)
  • Bradley Stoke Special Needs Judo Club at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Saturdays 10.30am-12 noon)

Sundays

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