What’s On

Collage of event photos.

Welcome to the Journal’s guide to events and things to do in and around Stoke Gifford and Little 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: Meet Your Councillors (twice a month)

April 2024

Monday 15th April 2024

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Bumps and Babies Group

An opportunity for parents of babies under 1 year old and expectant parents to chat, enjoy tea/coffee/squash and cake and then sing a few nursery rhymes towards the end. More info: http://bit.ly/babg-fb

Tuesday 16th April 2024

7:30pm – 9:15pm
Gospel Generation Community Choir

Community gospel choir meeting fortnightly in Stoke Gifford. Part of the Gospel Generation group of Bristol choirs. Free to join; no membership fee; donations box at each session. No auditions, just turn up! More info: https://www.ggcc.org.uk

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Little Stoke Ladies Club

Open to all ladies over the age of 18. For more info, contact Julie on 0117 931 5007.

Wednesday 17th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Intergenerational Drop-In Playgroup

Drop-in playgroup for infants/children 0-5 years along with their parents, grandparents, caregivers and older members of the retirement village and wider community. More info: http://bit.ly/sg-igpg

Thursday 18th April 2024

9:30am – 11:30am
Community Library

Located in the mezzanine area above the coffee shop. Community libraries are run by local voluntary groups with the support of South Gloucestershire Council, who provide stock and advice. They are linked to the library network, which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services. More info: http://bit.ly/sgcomlib

10:00am – 11:30am
Beehive Baby & Toddler Group

Toddler group for all children aged 0–5 years, with their parents/carers. Each week a new story is told and we have singing at the end for all to join in. Refreshments provided. Weekly subscription of £1.50 per family. More info: http://bit.ly/fb-sm-btg

10:00am – 2:00pm
Community Coffee Morning & Lunch

Come and enjoy coffee and snacks, craft and chat. Children’s play area and donation-based table top sale. A simple hot lunch (free of charge) is available at around 12noon. More info: https://bit.ly/lsbc-fb-2

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

Saturday 20th April 2024

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Meet Your Councillors

Drop-in event offering residents an informal opportunity to discuss and escalate concerns or issues in the local area. No appointment is needed; just drop in at any time during the session. More info: https://bit.ly/sg-myc

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

7:15pm – 8:45pm
The Gifford Ensemble

The Ensemble is currently a small group, but our ambition is to grow into a full orchestra. We are looking for players of grade 7 or equivalent standard, particularly strings. 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! More info: https://bit.ly/giff-ens

Monday 22nd April 2024

12:30pm – 2:30pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Outreach Session

Free, confidential, impartial and independent help on dealing with problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, and many more issues. More info: http://bit.ly/sgloscab or phone 03444 111444

1:30pm – 3:00pm
Bumps and Babies Group

An opportunity for parents of babies under 1 year old and expectant parents to chat, enjoy tea/coffee/squash and cake and then sing a few nursery rhymes towards the end. More info: http://bit.ly/babg-fb

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Community Library

Located in the mezzanine area above the coffee shop. Community libraries are run by local voluntary groups with the support of South Gloucestershire Council, who provide stock and advice. They are linked to the library network, which means you can use the South Gloucestershire library membership card to access these services. More info: http://bit.ly/sgcomlib

Wednesday 24th April 2024

10:00am – 12:00pm
Intergenerational Drop-In Playgroup

Drop-in playgroup for infants/children 0-5 years along with their parents, grandparents, caregivers and older members of the retirement village and wider community. More info: http://bit.ly/sg-igpg

Thursday 25th April 2024

10:00am – 11:30am
Beehive Baby & Toddler Group

Toddler group for all children aged 0–5 years, with their parents/carers. Each week a new story is told and we have singing at the end for all to join in. Refreshments provided. Weekly subscription of £1.50 per family. More info: http://bit.ly/fb-sm-btg

10:00am – 2:00pm
Community Coffee Morning & Lunch

Come and enjoy coffee and snacks, craft and chat. Children’s play area and donation-based table top sale. A simple hot lunch (free of charge) is available at around 12noon. More info: https://bit.ly/lsbc-fb-2

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

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

7:15pm – 8:45pm
The Gifford Ensemble

The Ensemble is currently a small group, but our ambition is to grow into a full orchestra. We are looking for players of grade 7 or equivalent standard, particularly strings. 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! More info: https://bit.ly/giff-ens

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Regular Events

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Mondays

Citizens Advice Outreach Session – at Little Stoke Community Hall, Little Stoke. Second and fourth Monday of the month, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. More info: Citizens Advice South Gloucestershire

Melody Makers Choir – At Little Stoke Community Hall. Monday 10.30am to 12noon (term-time only). A warm and vibrant choir for men and women who love singing rock and pop music. For more information visit the Melody Makers Choir page on Facebook.

Bumps and Babies at the St Michael’s Centre. Mondays 1.30pm to 3pm (term-time-only). The group provides an opportunity for parents of babies under 1 year old and expectant parents to chat, enjoy tea/coffee/squash and cake and then sing a few nursery rhymes towards the end.

Board Games in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop. Weekly on Mondays 2pm to 3.30pm.

Stoke Gifford School of Dance at the Trust Hall. Mondays 4.30pm to 7.30pm: Ballet classes.

Bristol Budgerigar Society holds open meetings at Little Stoke Baptist Church. Meetings commence at 7.30pm on the second Monday of each month. For more information, contact Ron Ramplin on 07748 740794. Visitors always welcome without commitment or charge. Facebook page: Bristol Budgerigar Society

Tuesdays

Stoke Gifford Short Mat Bowling Club meets at the Trust Hall. Tuesdays 9.45am. Contact Mike Bryant on 0117 979 1807 for more information.

Pilates class at the St Michael’s Centre. Tuesdays 10am to 11am. Facebook page: Phoenix Pilates

Goldies – Fun sing along session for the 60 plus age group. A light hearted hour of fun, singing hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s and an opportunity to meet new local people. Every Tuesday 2pm to 3pm at the Old School Rooms £2. For more info contact Adele 0117 9790029. Come and join us!

Community Library – at the Old School Rooms. Fortnightly on Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm (see main What’s On section for specific dates). The library provides a changing collection of adult and children’s books, large print, spoken work and DVDs. A service provided by St Michael’s Church with the support of South Gloucestershire Council.

Stoke Gifford School of Dance at the Poplar Rooms. Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm: Tap and Modern classes.

Community Choir rehearsals at Stoke Gifford Retirement Village (Thursdays, 7pm to 8.30pm). No auditions or booking need! More information: ExtraCare Stoke Gifford Retirement Village on Facebook

Gospel Generation Community Choir – meets on Tuesdays (fortnightly) 7.30pm to 9.15pm at the Old School Rooms. Facebook page: Gospel Generation Community Choir

Little Stoke Ladies Club meets at Little Stoke Baptist Church at 7.30pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month (except August). Open to all ladies over the age of 18. For more info, contact Julie on 07814 443793.

North Bristol Chess Club – at Little Stoke Social Club. Tuesdays 7.30pm. Facebook page: North Bristol Chess Club

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Wednesdays

Adult Dance-Fit – At the Old School Rooms. Wednesdays 9.30am to 10.30am. For more info contact Nina on 0117 979 9796.

Yoga classes at The Stokes Youth and Community Centre. Wednesdays 10am to 11am. For more details, contact Aruna on 07913 987487 or visit Shanthi Yogalaya.

Coffee Morning at Little Stoke Baptist Church. Wednesdays at 10am.

Intergenerational Drop-in Playgroup at Stoke Gifford Retirement Village, off Coldharbour Lane. Wednesdays 10am to 12pm (term-time only). For infants/children 0-5 years along with their parents, grandparents, caregivers and older members of the retirement village and wider community.

Fit @ 50 Plus – At the Old School Rooms. Wednesdays 10.45am to 11.30am. For more info contact Nina on 0117 979 9796.

South Gloucestershire Sling Library & Consultancy in the Old School Rooms Coffee Shop. Last Wednesday of the month 2pm to 3.30pm.

Messy Church (for primary school aged children) – in the St Michael’s Centre at 4pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Stoke Gifford School of Dance at the Trust Hall. Wednesdays 3.50pm to 7pm: Ballet classes.

Pilates class at the St Michael’s Centre. Wednesdays 4.15pm to 5.15pm. Facebook page: Phoenix Pilates

Pilates classes – at Little Stoke Community Hall. (Every Wednesday: 5.30pm & 6.30pm Mixed ability). For more details contact Helen on 07896 830757.

Women’s Institute (WI) – at the Trust Hall. First Wednesday of the month  7.30pm. Facebook page: Stoke Gifford WI

Thursdays

Community Coffee Morning at Little Stoke Baptist Church. Weekly on Thursday 9am to 12pm.
Coffee and snacks, craft and chat. Children’s play area and donation-based table top sale. More info: http://bit.ly/lsbchurch

Community Library – at the Old School Rooms. Fortnightly on Thursday 9am to 11am (see main What’s On section for specific dates). The library provides a changing collection of adult and children’s books, large print, spoken work and DVDs. A service provided by St Michael’s Church with the support of South Gloucestershire Council.

Beehive Toddler Group meets every Thursday during term-time in the Old School Rooms, 10am to 11.30am. £1.50 per family with drinks and snacks provided.

Mainly Music meets every Thursday 10.15am at Stoke Gifford Baptist Church. Music and play session for babies, toddlers and preschool children. £2 per child including snack and drink for children and hot drink and cake for adults.

Stokes Singers community choir holds rehearsals at Holy Trinity Church, Bradley Stoke (Thursdays, term-time only, 7.30pm – 9.30pm). For more information, phone 07716 353182 or search for @StokesSingers on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram

Fridays

Pilates classes – at the Trust Hall, North Road. (Every Friday: 9.30am & 10.30am Mixed ability). For more details contact Helen on 07896 830757.

Little Stoke Toddler Group (0-5s) – At Little Stoke Community Hall. Fridays 10am to 12noon. Read more…

Adorno Community Day Care Centre every Friday at the St Michael’s Centre 10am to 2pm. For more info phone 07398 526024 or see the Adorno Community Day Centre page on Facebook.

Coffee & Cake at Stoke Gifford Baptist Church. Fridays from 10.30am.

Stoke Gifford Short Mat Bowling Club meets at the Trust Hall. Fridays 1.45pm. Contact Mike Bryant on 0117 979 1807 for more information.

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Saturdays

Stoke Gifford School of Dance at the Poplar Rooms. Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm: Ballet classes.

Stoke Lane Mini-Soccer for reception age children at Stoke Lane Playing Fields. Saturdays 10am to 11am.

Puppy Training Classes at the Trust Hall, North Road.  Saturday 10am to 11am. More info: Cotswold Pet Services

Sundays

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

Rugby Cubs for boys and girls at Aretians Rugby Club, Station Road, Little Stoke. 2-5 yrs, U7s & U8s tag, U9, U10 & U11 teams. Sundays 10.30am to 11.30am. For more info contact Steve on 07967 023043.

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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