What’s On

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

If you would like to see your event listed in this calendar, please contact us with the details. We may also be able to publicise your event with an article on our website and/or send a photographer along on the day.

See also: What’s On this month at Bradley Stoke Library | This month’s meetings of Bradley Stoke Town Council | Meet your Councillors

April 2024

Wednesday 17th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-In Session

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

6:30pm – 8:45pm
Bradley Stoke Rotary Club

A group of likeminded professionals who want to ‘give something back’ in a friendly environment – helping our local community, raising funds for good causes and promoting international understanding. Meet at 6.30pm for dinner at 6.45pm. More info: http://bit.ly/bsrc-fb

7:00pm – 10:00pm
April Quiz Night

Doors open at 6.30pm & the quiz starts at 7pm. A fun evening with various rounds including picture and music rounds too! Feel free to come on your own to make new friends, as a couple or with a larger friends/family group. Suitable for all ages from 10+. You are welcome to bring your own drinks (alcoholic or soft drinks) and nibbles to the event. Tickets £5. More info: https://bit.ly/3JDuHrf

7:00pm – 9:00pm
BSTC Full Council Meeting

The full town council of all 15 councillors meets ten times each year. It deals with all council business (other than planning issues), including recommendations from its various working committees and ad hoc groups. The press and public are welcome to attend. Agenda: https://bit.ly/bstc-fc

Thursday 18th April 2024

10:00am – 1:00pm
Bradley Stoke Green Gym

Green Gym is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Organised by the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group. Meet at the tool store behind the leisure centre. All you need to do is turn up. You will be warmly welcomed. More info: https://bit.ly/bs-green-gym

10:00am – 12:30pm
Café Church

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

10:00am – 11:00am
Knit, Stitch & Natter

Join our friendly weekly textile group. No need to book – just turn up! This is a self-led session. Bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch-up with friends in our warm and welcoming library. More info: https://bit.ly/3L0vdkO

Friday 19th April 2024

9:00am – 11:00am
Coffee Morning

Everyone welcome for refreshments and a friendly chat in the church hall. No charge for refreshments – donations accepted. More info: http://ctkchurch.org.uk

11:00am – 11:30am
Pre-School Story Time

Stories and colouring for toddlers and pre-school children aged 18 months to 4 years old. This is a free drop-in event – no need to book. More info: https://bit.ly/sg-libs-arbt

Saturday 20th April 2024

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

Sunday 21st April 2024

9:00am – 9:30am
Junior parkrun

A weekly timed 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). Event is free, but prior online registration is required for first-timers. More info: http://bit.ly/lsjparkrun or http://bit.ly/lsjparkrun-fb

11:00am – 12:00pm
Community Litter Pick

Community litter pick organised by Bradley Stoke Zero Carbon Community Group. Meet outside the activity centre. Hi-vis jackets, pickers, hoops and bags provided. If you have equipment please bring it along. You may want to bring your own gloves, however we have a few pairs if you need to borrow some. More info: https://bit.ly/bszccg-fb

Monday 22nd April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pickleball

Come along and try pickleball – an exciting new racquet sport. Turn up and play! Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: http://bit.ly/avonpbc

10:45am – 11:15am
Baby Rhyme Time

Have fun and learn new rhymes to share with your little one aged 0-17 months. This is a free drop-in event – no need to book. More info: https://bit.ly/sg-libs-arbt

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

10:00am – 12:30pm
Café Church

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

10:30am – 11:30am
Book Club

If you love reading and would like to meet new people, come and have a natter at the library. Chat about what you’re reading, get ideas for what to read next and convince others to read the books you love! No need to book – just turn up. Adults only.

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Girls and Young Women's Night

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 24th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Drop-In Session

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

11:00am – 12:00pm
Neighbourhood Police Team Drop-In Session

Meet your local Bradley Stoke Neighbourhood Policing team to say hello, report something in your local area or ask for crime prevention advice. More info: https://bit.ly/asp-bs

6:30pm – 7:30pm
BSTC Finance Committee Meeting

The Finance Committee meets ten times a year and makes decisions and recommendations to Council on all financial and policy matters under the discretion of the town council. This committee also is responsible for personnel matters and will be responsible for ‘best value’. The press and public are welcome to attend. Come along and have your say during the 15-minute ‘public questions’ session at the start of the meeting. Note: Meeting will start directly following on from the finish of the Finance Committee meeting. Agenda: https://bit.ly/bstcfin

7:30pm – 8:30pm
BSTC Planning Committee Meeting

The committee meets once a month and makes recommendations on all planning applications within Bradley Stoke to the planning authority (South Gloucestershire Council) and considers all associated planning, footpath and licensing issues. This committee also considers matters relating to the local environment in general, including litter, grass verges, pavements, roads and other similar matters. The committee acts as a vehicle to consider, discuss and recommend solutions to health & safety issues affecting Bradley Stoke Town Council. The press and public are welcome to attend. Come along and have your say during the 15-minute ‘public questions’ session at the start of the meeting. Note: Meeting will start directly following on from the finish of the Finance Committee meeting. Agenda: https://bit.ly/bstc-pec

Thursday 25th April 2024

10:00am – 1:00pm
Bradley Stoke Green Gym

Green Gym is a scheme which inspires you to improve both your health and the environment at the same time. Organised by the Three Brooks Nature Conservation Group. Meet at the tool store behind the leisure centre. All you need to do is turn up. You will be warmly welcomed. More info: https://bit.ly/bs-green-gym

10:00am – 12:30pm
Café Church

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

10:00am – 11:00am
Knit, Stitch & Natter

Join our friendly weekly textile group. No need to book – just turn up! This is a self-led session. Bring a project to work on, learn from others and catch-up with friends in our warm and welcoming library. More info: https://bit.ly/3L0vdkO

Friday 26th April 2024

9:00am – 11:00am
Coffee Morning

Everyone welcome for refreshments and a friendly chat in the church hall. No charge for refreshments – donations accepted. More info: http://ctkchurch.org.uk

11:00am – 11:30am
Pre-School Story Time

Stories and colouring for toddlers and pre-school children aged 18 months to 4 years old. This is a free drop-in event – no need to book. More info: https://bit.ly/sg-libs-arbt

Saturday 27th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Town Councillor Surgery

An opportunity to meet some of your town councillors in-person and discuss any matters affecting the town. No appointment required. Held in the town square entrance foyer. More info: https://bit.ly/bstc-myc

Sunday 28th April 2024

9:00am – 9:30am
Junior parkrun

A weekly timed 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). Event is free, but prior online registration is required for first-timers. More info: http://bit.ly/lsjparkrun or http://bit.ly/lsjparkrun-fb

Monday 29th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Pickleball

Come along and try pickleball – an exciting new racquet sport. Turn up and play! Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: http://bit.ly/avonpbc

10:45am – 11:15am
Baby Rhyme Time

Have fun and learn new rhymes to share with your little one aged 0-17 months. This is a free drop-in event – no need to book. More info: https://bit.ly/sg-libs-arbt

Tuesday 30th April 2024

10:00am – 12:30pm
Café Church

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

10:30am – 11:30am
Book Club

If you love reading and would like to meet new people, come and have a natter at the library. Chat about what you’re reading, get ideas for what to read next and convince others to read the books you love! No need to book – just turn up. Adults only.

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Girls and Young Women's Night

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.

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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)
  • Pickleball (an exciting new racquet sport) at the Jubilee Centre (Mondays 10am – 12pm). Turn up and play! Everybody welcome – no upper age limit. All equipment provided, just wear comfortable clothing and trainers. First session FREE! More info: Avon Pickleball Club
  • 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)
  • Caesarean Birth & VBAC Support Group and Cafe at Christ the King Church (First Tuesday of the month, except bank holidays; 10.30am – 12.30pm)
  • Volunteering Drop in sessions at Bradley Stoke Library (2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month). For those who want to talk about what volunteering opportunities there are in the area, or groups who are looking to recruit volunteers. More info: voluntreeringpfs@southernbrooks.org.uk
  • 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.
  • Willow Brook Townswomen’s Guild meets at the Jubilee Centre (2nd Tuesday of each month; 7.30pm).
  • Bradley Stoke Community Singers hold rehearsals at Bradley Stoke Community School (Tuesdays 7:15pm-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)
  • Bristol Four Knights Chess Club meets at Inn on the Green, Horfield (Tuesdays 7.30pm til late). More info: Arnav Sud (club secretary) meetarnav@yahoo.com

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)
  • Dementia Meeting Centre at Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (Wednesdays 10am-3pm)
  • 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.
  • Trailblazers youth group for 6 to 11 year-olds at Christ the King Church (Wednesdays 6pm-7pm, term time only)
  • Family Roller Skating at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:45pm)
  • 4Mation youth group for ages 11 to 15 at Christ the King Church (Wednesdays 7.15pm-8.30pm)
  • Patchway Evening Townswomen’s Guild meets at North Patchway Hall (1st Wednesday of each month; 7.30pm)
  • 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 Abbeywood Community School (Wednesdays 7.30pm-9pm). First Session Free. All ages (18+) and abilities welcome. For more information, contact Laura on 01454 851075.
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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)
  • Sight Support drop-in session at Bradley Stoke Library. Expert advice for anyone who is losing their sight or living with sight loss (3rd Thursday of the month, 10am – 1pm)
  • First Steps Toddler Group at Christ the King Church (Thursdays, term-time only, 10am-11:30am). For more details, contact the church office on 0117 931 2304.
  • Drop-in Baby Hub session at Brook Way Activity Centre (Thursdays 1.30pm-2.45pm). More info: Patchway Health Visitor Team on 0300 125 6850 or South Gloucestershire Baby Hubs on Facebook
  • 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)
  • Dementia Meeting Centre at Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (Thursdays 10am-3pm)
  • 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)
  • Stokes Singers community choir holds rehearsals at Holy Trinity Church (Thursdays, term-time only, 7.30pm – 9.30pm). For more information, phone 07716 353182 or search for @StokesSingers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • 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)
  • Arts Appreciation Society hosts lectures at Bradley Stoke Community School (selected Thursdays 7.30pm). More info: Sally 01454 774401

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)
  • North Bristol Twins Group meets at Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (Fridays 10am-11.30am during term-time, including half-terms). A Twins Trust registered baby & toddler group for twins and multiples. More info: North Bristol Twins Group on Facebook
  • 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)
  • DigiLocal computer coding club for children aged 8+ at Bradley Stoke Library (Saturdays 10am-11am and 11.15am-12.15pm). Free to attend, but numbers are strictly limited – enquire online about availability.
  • Bradley Stoke Special Needs Judo Club at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre (Saturdays 10.30am-12 noon)

Sundays

  • Bradley Stoke Car Boot Sale, Trench Lane (April to October)
  • Junior parkrun in Little Stoke Park. A weekly timed 2km run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). Event is free, but prior online registration is required for first -timers. Facebook page: Little Stoke junior parkrun
  • Local orchestra The Gifford Ensemble rehearses on Sunday evenings from 7.15pm at The Trust Hall, North Road, Stoke Gifford. The Ensemble is currently a small group, but our ambition is to grow into a full orchestra. If you’re interested, please get in touch and come for a trial rehearsal – it’s a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on enjoying the music! We suggest that you are of about grade 7 standard with good sight reading ability. Facebook page: Gifford Ensemble
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