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Zumba (Saturdays)

Led by Annet Bowler

Zumba with Annet is a fun, easy to follow, dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms!

This 60 minute class feels more than a party that exercise class. It suits all levels of ability and beginners are very welcome.

Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.

It can help make you feel happy, healthy, strong, amazing, unstoppable and confident!

Sat 3 Apr - 1 May
11.30am – 12.30pm
£6 per class
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

This class is currently taking place online via Zoom

Suitable for ages 18+ years.


How do our online classes work?

The classes will take place via a video stream on Zoom where you'll be able to use the camera and audio on your tablet, laptop or other device to see and hear the tutor and other participants.

You simply need to book on to your class or workshop of choice as normal by the cut off time. We'll then send you a booking confirmation email with a link to your session, password and a meeting ID.

If you'd like to learn more about joining a meeting on Zoom, click here for a handy guide.

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Digi Den (online)

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club!

Reconnect with the Digi Den community via weekly Zoom workshops. Share your creativity, explore music and film editing!

You will need: Paper to draw or write on and any pencils, pens or art supplies you may like to use. The project will adapt to incorporate any other supplies individuals may have.

Suitable for School Years 5 - 8.

Sat 27 Feb - 20 Mar (online only)
11.30am - 12.45pm
£24 per 4 week term
Places can also be booked to join from week two of the term for £18.

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Creative Arts Social Club (online)

Led by professional artists Amelia Pimlott and Caroline Crawford.

Our sociable group for over 65s who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now - goes online!

Professional artist Amelia Pimlott leads this creative community with visual artist Caroline Crawford. Explore your arty side, grow in creative confidence, and meet new people!

5-week blocks run via Zoom with additional ideas for activities to do during the week.

Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar, Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May, Mon 24 May - Mon 21 Jun
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list below)


Mon 22 Feb - Mon 22 Mar: Animals and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

Whether or not you haven’t picked up a pencil for years or want to brush up on your painting skills, this course covers detailed elements of Drawing & Painting focussing on animal portraits and nature studies and still life. Carefully Guided by artist Caroline Crawford this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 12 Apr - Mon 10 May: Black and White

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using black and white photos as source material, we will explore the figure and portraits to develop tonal drawings using charcoal chalk and pencil and learn to scale up. Led by Artist Amelia Pimlott this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.


Mon 24 May - Mon 21 May: Landscapes, Townscapes and Nature

Led by Caroline Crawford

This course covers focusses on a variety of Drawing & Painting techniques to create landscapes, townscapes and nature studies. Led by Caroline Crawford, this is a friendly class and a fun way to start your week.

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 1)

Led by Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

This is an online term with two sessions taking place at Norden Farm on Thursday 27 May and a sharing on Wednesday 7 July.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 28 Apr - 7 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
4.15pm - 5.45pm
£97 per 10 week term

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Norden Farm Youth Theatre (Seniors 2)

Led Karen Wallace-Jones and Jane Hibbs

Building on our devising skills from last term we will begin to develop our understanding of ensemble in performance. Using extracts from published texts we will use these as a starting point to create our own original Youth Theatre ensemble performance in the Spring.

This is an online term with two sessions taking place at Norden Farm on Thursday 27 May and a sharing on Wednesday 7 July.

School Years 7 - 11
Wed 28 Apr - 7 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
6pm - 7.30pm
£97 per 10 week term

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Starting with Pastel (online)

Led by Jo Hall

A short course introducing pastel techniques.

This will be suitable for anyone starting with pastel or wanting to refresh their practice of basic techniques for soft (chalk) pastel. The variety of soft pastels and surfaces suitable for pastels will be explained. We will explore mark making, overlaying, hatching, blending, dry wash, broken colour and also the use of light, mid-toned and dark papers fixative sprays and storage of works.

Please see information sheet for materials, references and equipment.

This course will be online only.

Wed 14 Apr - 5 May
11.30am - 3pm
£80 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on Wed 14 Apr

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Smart Phone, Smart Photos: Beginners (online)

Led by Elena Garcia-Juan

Photography is bound up in the history of technological innovations, from the invention of the Daguerreotype to the digital revolution. Each new technological breakthrough has shifted the way we see and represent the world photographically.

Through the theme 'The Sunny Season', students will practice basic principles of photography, composition and lighting that you can apply to your smartphone/tablet device.

Whether capturing a landscape, portrait or closeup, students will capture the most beautiful aspects of Spring, leading into a little photography competition.

Participants will be encouraged to take part in group discussions throughout the course. At its heart, mobile photography is about fun. The joy of having a camera available at those moments you want to keep, is what it’s all about.

Thur 15 Apr - 6 May
10.30am - 12.30pm
£64 per 4 week course
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of the session

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