INFO: NEW Bristol City Council Adult course guide

Bristol City Council has launched a new course guide to encourage adults of any age or ability to learn something new.

With over 550 courses on offer at Stoke Lodge, Bristol is building on its status as a Learning City by providing a broad range of courses which cover many different interests, hobbies and skills.

Councillor Anna Keen, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “In my role I get to see the impact of a whole range of learning activities across the city. Many people choose a course to develop particular skills and knowledge, but we also know that being part of group learning activities can play a significant role in our mental health and wellbeing. Helping us to meet people, socialise and share the fun of learning together whilst taking on courses which will challenge and inspire”.

This year Stoke Lodge is also available for private hire for birthday parties and baby showers through to team building days, with a range of activities available to make for memorable events.

New courses for this year include Public Speaking, Social Media for Business and Leisure and a range of IT courses to build skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Plus a whole heap of courses that could help you turn your hobby into a creative career such as painting, printmaking, creative writing, upholstery, sewing, textile art, cookery, jewellery making, stained glass, willow craft and more…

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Participants can enrol online, by phone or by dropping into Stoke Lodge and the Autumn term starts on Monday 10 September.

Stoke Lodge Centre; Shirehampton Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1BN

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