Photo of members of The Gifford Ensemble with their instruments.

New orchestra on the lookout for members

By Emma Creasey, secretary of The Gifford Ensemble. Do you like playing classical music and live in the Filton and Bradley Stoke area? If so then The Gifford Ensemble might be for you! We started up in September 2018, when local residents, realising there was no local orchestra for the Stokes area, decided they’d better start one. We gave our

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Photo of some of the cup winners.

Little Stoke Garden Society annual show 2019

The 44th annual show of Little Stoke Garden Society, held in the community hall on Saturday 31st August, had lots of interesting entries this year – from pumpkins to pictures, writes secretary Janice Szczelkun. We have had strange weather conditions this year, first with the considerable heat wave and then the rain. Very challenging for us growers! Homecraft and handicraft

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Photo of Rev Simon Jones (left) with some of the cup winners.

Little Stoke Garden Society annual show

Held on Saturday 1st September, this was the 43rd annual show, having unfortunately missed last year’s due to the refurbishment of Little Stoke Community Hall, writes John Harris (chairman). Having previously been a closed show for members only, it was decided to open it up to local residents this year. We had a good response, although entries were down, due,

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Photo of the four main characters in the show (l-r): Yuying, Grace, Ruby and Grace.

Dance school wows Christmas show audience

The Stoke Gifford School of Dance have performed their Christmas show ‘Beyond the Rainbow’ to an audience of family and friends. The show, which took place at King’s Oak Academy, Kingswood on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, was a huge success. The cast, which consisted of 47 girls aged between 3 and 18 years old, showcased their wonderful talents

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