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Little Wrigglers (Mondays)

Led by Rachel Walsh.

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Mondays (exc 16 Feb, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (exc 28 May)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 2+ years.

If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter

Practise gentle spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, basic yogic breathing techniques and guided meditations to take you to a state of relaxed wellbeing. Suitable for all levels of experience.

Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Spring
Mon 8 Jan – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class

Summer
Mon 14 May – 20 Aug (exc 28 May and 30 Jul)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Splat! Messy Play

Led by Clare Lynskey.

Giving children the opportunity to learn and explore through exciting and fun art activities – and we do all the clearing up!

Spring
Mondays (from 19 Feb, exc 2 and 9 Apr)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Mondays (from 14 May, exc 28 May, 18 Jun)
11.30am – 12.15pm
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Suitable for ages 6+ months.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Tai Chi Chuan (Improvers)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class
£42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
1pm – 2pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Tai Chi Chuan (Beginners)

Led by Patricia Miller.

Learn the Yang Style of Tai Chi together with Qigong. Both can improve your sense of wellbeing, relax your body and mind, reduce stress, improve your balance, boost your immune system and strengthen muscles and bones.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Spring
Mon 15 Jan – 19 Feb and 12 Mar – 30 Apr (exc 2 and 9 Apr)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Summer
Mon 14 May – 2 Jul and 9 Jul – 20 Aug (exc 28 May, 25 Jun and 30 Jul)
2.15pm – 3.15pm
£7 per class | £42 per 6 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (2-3 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
2 – 3 years | 10am – 10.30am
£6

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Ballet Beats - Pre School Ballet (3-4 years)

Led by Abbi Lewin

A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques.

Tuesdays (exc 3 Apr, 10 Apr and 29 May)
3 - 4 years | 10.45am – 11.15am
£6

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Pilates - Beginners

Led by Zoe Brennan.

Give yourself a moment to relax, unwind and stretch your body. Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, improves posture, balance and flexibility, and helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body.

Spring
17 Apr – 15 May
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Summer
Tues 22 May – 19 Jun and 26 Jun – 24 Jul
1.30pm – 2.30pm
£50 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

'Body Control Pilates' is a Registered Trade Mark used on licence.

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Teddies Music Club

Sing • Dance • Play

We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing!

Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.

Wednesdays (exc 4 Apr, 11 Apr and 30 May)
10am – 11am
£6 (including one adult) | £4 per sibling or additional adult

Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

Please book one free 'Accompanying Adult' tickets for this workshop, and a free 'Baby Seat' if you are bringing a baby under 6 months

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Youth Theatre (A)

Norden Lights led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you’ll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm’s technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 2 & 3

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (B)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£67 per term
School Year 4, 5 & 6

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (Academy)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'The Troublemaker gang had me film-making at 15, scripting at 16, and crying that it had to end at 18. 5yrs later, I'm working full-time in television' Kat Mace

'Troublemaker helped foster the creativity I use every day in my animation and video work' James Willis

'Troublemaker gave me the skills and confidence to get into drama school and pursue a career in acting' Lizzy Maillard


£97 per term
School Year 12 & 13

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
18 Apr – 16 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

19 Apr – 17 May
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 6 Jun – 4 Jul and 11 Jul – 8 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Zumba

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun, friendly and easy to follow dance based class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.


Spring
Thur 4 Jan – 26 Apr (exc 29 Mar)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Sun 7 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1 Apr)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

Summer
Thur 3 May – 30 Aug (exc 31 May and 2 Aug)
10am – 11am
£6 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Youth Theatre (C)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8 & 9

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Youth Theatre (F)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Acoustic Guitar - Intermediate

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Thur 11 Jan 11 – 8 Feb, 22 Feb – 22 Mar and 19 Apr – 17 May
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Thur 7 Jun – 5 Jul and 12 Jul – 9 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Yoga - Intermediate

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
9.30am – 10.45am
£35 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
9.30am – 10.45am
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Little Wrigglers (Fridays)

Led by Rachel Walsh

A thrilling, energetic and creative dance class. Explore imaginative themes and adventures through dance, song and mime.

Spring
Fridays (exc 12 Feb, 2 Apr, 9 Apr)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions

Summer
Fridays (exc 1 Jun)
10am – 10.45am
£6 | £4.50 siblings | £20 for block booking of 4 sessions


Suitable for ages 2+ years.


If you would like to book the offer price for 4 sessions, please enter a ticket for each date you would like to attend into your basket and the offer will apply automatically

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Yoga - Beginners

Led by Julie Potter

These Friday morning classes are intended for all ages and abilities and levels of experience, although beginners are advised to attend the later class. We will practise traditional breathing techniques (pranayamas), general yoga postures (asanas) with some relaxation.

Spring
20 Apr – 18 May
11am – 12.15pm
£35 per 5 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Summer
Fri 8 Jun – 13 Jul and 20 Jul – 31 Aug (exc 3 and 10 Aug)
11am – 12.15pm
£42 per 6 week course
(£10 per week drop in price available for 11am beginners’ session)

Suitable for 18+ years.

Please bring a mat.

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Digi Den I

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Fridays (from Fri 5 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Fridays (from Fri 27 Apr)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Align and Flow Yoga

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

A dynamic yoga class with precise alignment focus. Linking the breath with a flow of postures and time at the end for relaxation will leave you feeling stronger, more flexible, calm and renewed. Deborah Le Vene-Page has been teaching yoga since 2005, her classes are fun, friendly, inspiring and suitable for all levels. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term
Suitable for 18+ years

Summer
Sat 5 May – 28 Jul (exc 2 Jun)
Sat 4 and 11 Aug (drop in)
10am – 11.15am
£9 per class | £96 per 12 week term


Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

The class on Saturday 3 March has been rescheduled for Saturday 31 March. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Portrait Drawing (Intermediate)

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model. Further your knowledge with more advanced drawing techniques and methods of shading.

Sat 28 Apr (Intermediate)
10am – 3pm
£34

Suitable for 18+ years.

  •  28 Apr SOLD OUT
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Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

An energetic, upbeat dance workout mixing the graceful steps of Ballroom and the up-tempo steps of Latin dances. Transform your body and have fun dancing to music that will get your heart pumping!

Spring
Sat 13 Jan – 28 Apr (exc 3 Mar, 7 and 14 Apr)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class

Summer
Sat 5 May – 18 Aug (exc 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul and 11 Aug)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per class

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Big Dog Little Dog: Parent & Child Yoga

Led by Carly Brown

A class for parents/carers and their children. Connect and bond through movement and breath. Get ready to fly! Class includes elements of acroyoga.

Bring one yoga mat (per pair) and one blanket each.

Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years, must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring
Sunday 28 Jan, 25 Feb, 25 Mar, 29 Apr
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

Summer
Sunday 20 May, 24 June, 22 Jul, 26 Aug
10am – 11am
£15 per pair (1 adult and 1 child)

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Youth Theatre (H)

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company

Your chance to be on stage and in the spotlight!

Join the only youth drama group in Maidenhead which rehearses in a professional theatre!

Our friendly theatre company lead the sessions, where you’ll have fun and meet new friends. Each term you'll create a show and perform in our studio or on the main stage, with lighting, sound and staging from Norden Farm's technical crew.

Pick up performance skills from stage combat to acting for camera and physical theatre to accents, while working with scripts from famous playwrights or made up by you.

Terms 10 weeks long, no auditions, suitable for all abilities and end with a sharing or a performance.


'I started with Troublemaker at 10yrs old, although acting wasn't for me but offered many opportunities. From that followed a scholarship to drama school and many jobs, of which Troublemaker are still always a key part of interview chat. I continue to wear their t shirts with much respect and love. Please ask me back soon' Hilary Williamson, Head of Stage at Young Vic Theatre


£97 per term
School Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11

Photography credit Luminous Photography.

Click here to visit the Troublemaker Theatre Company website

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Line Dancing

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A mix of dance styles ranging from Waltz and Cha Cha to Irish Dancing style. A variety of music accompanies these styles such as Shania Twain and Keith Urban (country) to Rebecca Ferguson and Megan Trainer (pop) with everything in between.

No partner necessary.

Spring
Sun 14 Jan - 29 Apr (exc 1, 8 and 15 Apr)
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Summer
Sun 6 May – 26 Aug
6.15pm – 7.45pm
£7 per class

Suitable for 18+ years

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Watercolour Still Life

Led by Jo Hall.

A watercolour course that will help you compose colourful still life paintings to include objects with smooth, patterned or textured surfaces and garden flowers. Reference works by the contemporary watercolourist Paul Riley and discover ways of arranging still life objects with regard to tonal qualities and colour balance, in addition to learning more about colour mixing and painting techniques.

Please bring own materials.

Tues 1 May – 12 Jun (exc 29 May)
10am – 1pm
£99 for 6 week course

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Digi Den II

Led by DJ Mhlanga

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the 10 week term. Take advantage of our fantastic hardware, Adobe Creative Cloud software and settings. Have fun filming, podcasting, creating stop-motion animation, using green screen special effects and more!

Suitable for all levels of experience for School Year 7 – 13.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
4.30pm – 6pm
£80 per 10 week term

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Youth Dance

Norden Exposure led by Becky Hinton.

A lively fast paced class to a soundtrack of current music. This is contemporary dance smashed up and easy to learn!

All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Suitable for 9+ years.

Spring
Tuesdays (from Tues 9 Jan)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

Summer
Tuesdays (from Tues 1 May)
5.45pm – 7pm
£67 per 10 week term

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Maidenhead Community Choir

Led by Tina Reibl.

An opportunity for all those who enjoy singing a toe-tapping repertoire, from Bach to the Beatles and Gershwin to Gospel. No audition or sight-reading required.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 1 May – 17 Jul (exc 29 May and 5 Jun)
7pm - 8.15pm
£80 per 10 week term

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Norden Farm Improv Group

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

A brand new drama group for adults based on improvisation skills and techniques. Fuel your imagination and liberate your creativity while connecting with new people in these fun weekly sessions that will explore improvisation variously with props, music and topical debate.

1 May - 10 July (excl. 29 May)
Tuesdays 8.30pm - 10pm
£72 for 10 week course or £8 per class

Drop in session: Tuesday 24 April
Join us for an additional session, the perfect opportunity to try out the class before you book for the whole term!

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Creative Arts Social Club

Led by Amanda Schenk.

A sociable group for people who want to make art, but just aren’t doing it right now!

Do you have a box of art materials that you keep meaning to use? Did you used to create art but stopped doing it somewhere along the line? Are you inspired to make art when you go to exhibitions?

Professional artist Amanda Schenk leads this creative community. Play with materials, go on art adventures and explore your arty side. You’ll grow in creative confidence, meet new people and have fun getting playful with a range of art techniques.

Wed 2 May – 23 May, 6 Jun – 27 Jun and 4 Jul – 18 Jul
10.30am - 12.30pm
£48 for 4 week course | £36 for 3 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Book Club

Price includes a drink from the bar.

Share your thoughts on contemporary fiction with other readers in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

Summer
Wed 2 May, 6 Jun, 4 Jul and 1 Aug
7.30pm – 9.30pm
£5 per session including a drink from the bar

  • Wed 2 May - The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
  • Wed 6 Jun - Where My Heart Used to Beat by Sebastian Faulks
  • Wed 4 Jul - Tangerine by Christine Mangan
  • Wed 1 Aug - The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson

Suitable for 18+ years.

Spaces are limited, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

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Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Thur 3 May – 24 May and 14 June – 5 Jul
10.30am – 12pm
£12 per session or £45 for 4 week course

Suitable for 18+ years

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Make Silver Jewellery 1

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
10am – 12pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Make Silver Jewellery 2

Led by Janet Richardson

Beginners learn techniques including sawing, filing, polishing, ring making, stone setting, texturing, doming and soldering, to make some beautiful jewellery. More experienced participants are taken forward with their skills.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor for 5 weeks £28 (approx).

Spring
Fri 12 Jan – 9 Feb and 23 Feb – 23 Mar
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Summer
Fri 4 May – 8 Jun (exc 1 Jun) and 15 Jun – 13 Jul
12.15pm – 2.15pm
£84 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Family Fit Steps

Led by Julie Antonsen.

A fun dance class for all the family. A Ballroom and Latin Dance based workout created by Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite of Strictly fame. Learn to Jive, Waltz and Cha to music from Dean Martin to Olly Murs.

Children aged 13+ years are welcome if accompanied by a paying adult.

Sat 5 May – 18 Aug (exc 19 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jul and 11 Aug)
10.15am – 11am
£5 per person per class

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Zumba (Sundays)

Led by Annet Bowler.

A fun and friendly, easy to follow class. Get fit and exercise in disguise to uplifting Latin rhythms.

Sun 6 May – 26 Aug (exc 3 Jun and 5 Aug)
11am – 12pm
£6 per class

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Make Silver Jewellery - Workshops

Led by Janet Richardson.

Beginners can create up to three pieces. There are projects to follow if you wish, to help you learn techniques and make beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Materials cost to tutor dependent on weight of what you make.

Spring
Sat 27 Jan, 24 Feb, 24 Mar and 21 Apr
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Summer
Sat 12 May, 23 Jun, 7 Jul and 14 Jul
10am – 4pm
£50 per workshop plus materials fee.

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Sunday Stories

Interactive storytelling in the magical story den.

Join in or unwind in the Café Bar with a latte and the Sunday papers, while your little ones get involved in telling stories from all over the world. Age guidance 4 – 7 years.

WHY? A sociable, creative and entirely relaxed way to do Sundays for families with young children

Sunday 4 March
Of Mice and Rice and other Tiny Tales - traditional folk tales

Sunday 22 April
The Little Hamster from the Water


£3 per person (45 mins)

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Monday Morning Yoga

Led by Julie Potter.

Feeling the need to wind down and relax, have a little bit of time to yourself. Come along and enjoy some yoga and relaxation with Julie. We will look at some gentle yoga spinal movements to relax and rejuvenate the nervous system, some simple, basic yogic breathing practises and some guided relaxations to take us to a state of relaxed wellbeing.

These classes are suitable for everyone, with or without previous yoga experience. Please bring a blanket, a yoga/pilates mat, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Mon 14 May – 25 Jun (exc 28 May)
Mon 2 Jul – 6 Aug (exc 30 Jul)
11.30am – 12.45pm
£10 per class | £42 per 6 week course

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Mindfulness

Led by Jane Barker.

Step out of 'busy, busy, doing, doing' and drop into just 'being', to find some calm amongst the chaos. Learn how to focus on the present to help manage thoughts and feelings and to improve mental well-being.

Mindfulness for Insomnia
Tues 17 Apr
Is your mind stuck in the ‘on’ position, making the idea of sleep impossible? This session looks at how mindfulness regulates stress to create a sense of calmness conducive to restful sleep.

Mindfulness - Taking care of ourselves to be able to take care of others
Tues 15 May
It is easy to think of Mindfulness as selfish but actually, recharging ourselves
and learning stress reductions to pass on to others can be the wisest choice we make.

Mindfulness - Acceptance, what if there is no need to change?
Tues 12 Jun
Always trying to be better, nicer, more efficient...No wonder we're stressed!
Is acceptance of who we are the key?

Mindfulness - Feel it to Heal it
Tues 10 Jul
Responding to stressors and other difficulties in our life requires us first to notice what is going on for us. This session explores how we often distract ourselves to avoid feeling discomfort.

Mindfulness - Just noticing
Tues 14 Aug
Expanding on last month session we will continue to explore how noticing what is
going on in the present moment can bring us more in touch with ourselves and
free us up from worry and anxiety.

7.30pm – 9pm
£10 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Acrylics: Trees and Woodlands

Led by Karen Carter.

Using expressive techniques, applying paint, pastels and inks with palette knives, cardboard, sticks and pipettes, students will learn to convey the many qualities of trees. These techniques can then be incorporated into a painting of a bluebell wood.

No experience needed. Demonstrations, exercises and individual help will be available throughout the day. Please bring own materials.

Fri 18 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Life Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Explore the complexities of the human form by working from a professional life model. With a variety of short and long poses. Learn both traditional charcoal drawing methods and new experimental techniques.

Summer
Sat 19 May, 23 Jun and 25 Aug
2pm – 5pm
£25 per session

Suitable for 18+ years

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Spring Hand Tied Bouquet Workshop

Led by Louise Temple.

A fun and creative workshop. Learn from a professional florist how to make a hand tied bunch of flowers with a selection of beautiful spring flowers to take home or give to a friend as a gift!

Tues 22 May
7pm – 8.30pm
£30 plus £15 materials fee

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Creative Bookbinding

Led by Janina Maher.

Japanese Stab Stitch
Wed 23 May
Learn how to make your own books using traditional and attractive Japanese stab stitch binding techniques. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Concertina Book
Wed 20 Jun
On this workshop we will make a blank concertina books with a stiff cover and a window to inset an embellishment. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

Leather Book
Wed 18 Jul
Make your own cute little soft backed notebook with leather cover and ribbon closure, using a simple but decorative exposed stitch binding technique. Suitable for beginners. Some manual dexterity needed for measuring and cutting.

2pm – 4pm
£20 per class
£5 materials fee

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Acrylics: Still Life - An Abstract Approach

Led by Karen Carter.

Looking at the work of Ben Nicolson and John Button for inspiration students will combine textured surfaces, blocks of colour and linework to produce interesting quirky interpretations of a still life subject.

No experience needed for this fun experimental day.

Fri 25 May
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Wine Club

Led by The Wine Inspector.

A series of wine workshops exploring the wonderful world of wine! All you need is your palate and an open mind – no experience necessary! Our resident wine expert uncorks the doors of wine, tasting 3 wines each month.

Spring
Fri 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar and 6 Apr
8pm – 9pm
£15

Summer
Fri 25 May, 8 Jun, 6 Jul and 3 Aug
8pm – 9pm
£15 per session

Suitable for 18+ years


Friday 6 April – Pretty in Pink – Rose Wines for Summer
Hopefully by this time we might just see a little sunshine and feel some warmth creeping from behind the clouds. What can be nicer than opening a bottle of chilled rose wine on a warm summer evening? The Wine Inspector will discuss how rose is made and taste 3 different options.


Friday 25 May - Wine with Barbecues
This week is the 22nd National BBQ week, so what better time to look at some great BBQ wines. They are also two of The Wine Inspector's favourite things in the world to do – drink wine and get the barbie going! We’ll take a look at 3 wines, the best styles with what foods why some wines go better than others.


Friday 8 June – Organic, Natural, Biodynamic
Organic wines are growing at 8% per year well ahead of the mainstream wine market. However there is still a lot of confusion about the differences between Organic, Natural and Biodynamic. Try 3 wines to discover if they are any different to ‘normal’ wines and discuss the differences, how to look for them and what you should pay for them.


Friday 6 July – Wines & food matching
Always confusing and there are no rights and wrongs, but perhaps some truisms that still have real meaning. The Wine Inspector will look at the history of wine and food matching approaches and how to tackle the difficult food areas like chocolate and some myths like wine and cheese! We’ll taste three wines and make some suggestions as to how best to use them.


Friday 3 August - How to read a Wine label & Wine List
Labels on wine can be very confusing and detecting which way to go on a wine list can be even more baffling. The Wine Inspector will look at some rules and broken rules to help when stood in front of those endless rows of bottles or what to do with the enormous ‘bible’ of a wine menu. Having done the dry outside then we’ll get the wet inside with 3 wines and see how the labels match-up to the wine inside!

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Vibrant Water and Boat Study in Chalk Pastels

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working on contrasting coloured paper, students create a colourful landscape featuring rippling water and a central boat. The focus is to use the contrasting undercolour of the paper, working with layers of chalk pastels. Stage by stage guidence is given to build this beautiful piece.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring chalk pastels if you have them. Water colour paper available to purchase from tutor.

Sat 26 May
10am – 3pm
£39

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Arts and Crafts Session

Craft activities to keep the little ones entertained this Easter holidays.

The crafts vary so you can create something new every day!

Tues 3 Apr – Robots
Wed 4 Apr – Buzzy Bees
Thurs 5 Apr – Circus (acrobats and clowns)
Fri 6 Apr – Spring (lamb and daffodil)
Sat 7 Apr – Paddington

Mon 9 Apr – Pets
Tues 10 Apr - Beaded necklaces & bracelets
Wed 11 Apr - Treasure troves
Thur 12 Apr - Design a tote bag
Fri 13 Apr - Mosaic coasters
Sat 14 Apr – Peter and the Wolf characters

Suitable for ages 5+ years.

£5 per child

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Watercolour and Oil Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Drawing from imagination or photographic reference, use oil pastel as a resist for watercolour. Experiment with dramatic or very harmonious colour combinations. Learn how this mixed media technique can be very useful for laying down areas of pattern and/or texture. We will also look at the use of transferred line drawing technique which allows fine lines to be drawn with oil pastel.

Please bring your own watercolour equipment and paper. Oil pastels for use at the workshop will be available and paper will be available at cost.

Sat 9 Jun
10am – 3pm
£38

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Acrylics: Flowers - Big & Bold

Led by Karen Carter.

Capture the freshness & vibrancy of summer flowers in a variety of acrylic techniques including loose fluid methods and more painterly impressionistic approaches, combining them with pastel and pencil. Students will look at colour, shape and line to produce interesting and lively pictures.

A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful. Demonstrations, exercises and individual help will be available throughout the day.

Fri 15 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Portrait Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

Learn about the stages of portraiture, drawing with charcoal from a live model.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Sat 16 Jun
10am – 3pm
£34

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Alexander Technique

Led by Martin Smith.

A body awareness workshop teaching poise, balance and an easier way of carrying out everyday activity. It helps to relieve pain and discomfort brought on by poor posture and can help those with back and neck problems.

Bring a blanket and some paperback books to rest your head on.

Sun 17 Jun
2.30pm – 5pm
£35


Suitable for 18+ years.

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Rocky Outcrops, Tumbling Water in Charcoal & Pastel

Led by Jo Hall.

Explore drawing spectacular scenery from the limestone pavements and waterfalls of Yorkshire to the rocky tors of Dartmoor in charcoal and pastel. Look at the structure of rock formations, how they are weathered by wind and water and how their appearance may be softened by vegetation.

Please bring own materials. Papers will be available at cost.

Tues 19 Jun – 17 Jul
10am – 1pm
£82.50 for 5 week course

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Evening Paper Craft

Led by Catherine Smith.

Build up your paper crafting skills and master new techniques. Learn basic stamping, layer stamping, die cutting, embossing and more. Use a variety of equipment and tools each week.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer
Tues 19 Jun – 3 Jul
7.30pm – 8.30pm
£12 per session or £33 for 3 week course

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Acrylics: Loose & Lively Birds

Led by Karen Carter.

Painting small, fast and loose, students will capture the colour and beauty of birds.....creating their own flock! Plenty of demonstrations on acrylic technique and use of pastel to enhance skills and individual help available throughout the day.

A basic knowledge of acrylics would be useful.

Fri 29 Jun
10.30am – 3.30pm
£38 per class

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Feather Watercolour Study finished with Coloured Pencils

Led by Caroline Crawford.

Working on Fabriano watercolour paper students focus on composition, detail, colour blending and application. Finished with coloured pencils and gouache paint. This day course is full of techniques and carefully guided tuition.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring watercolour brushes of you have them. Watercolour paper available to purchase from tutor.

Sat 30 Jun
10am – 3pm
£39

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Costumed Figure Drawing

Led by Harriet Brittaine.

A unique opportunity to draw a figure in costume, in this case a boxer. Shorter action poses in the morning will be followed with longer resting poses in the afternoon to allow students to work up one or two pieces of work.

Sat 21 Jul
10am – 3pm
£34

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Summer Circus Week

Led by Albert and Friends.

A week of incredible circus skills and performing. Learn to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle, walk the tightrope and perform on a trapeze!

Suitable for ages 7 – 13 years.

Mon 30 Jul – Fri 3 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card)

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Digi Den (Summer Holidays)

Led by DJ Mhlanga.

The digital arts club. Improve, develop and learn various arts with a digital focus. Work on group or personal projects over the summer holiday.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Fridays (from Fri 3 Aug)
4.30pm – 6pm
School Year 7 – 13 | £40 per 5 week term or £9 per session

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Align and Flow Yoga - Drop In Session

Led by Deborah Le Vene-Page.

Tone, stretch, strengthen, calm and renew with Deborah in this friendly and inspiring dynamic yoga class, with a precise alignment focus and always time at the end for relaxation.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Please bring a yoga mat with you.

10am – 11.15am
£9 per class (£96 per 12 week term)

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Summer Art Week

Led by Michaela Clarke.

Work on individual craft activities with lots of messy materials and also work together on a group art project.

Suitable for ages 8+ years.

Mon 6 – Fri 10 Aug | 10am – 4pm
£115 (£110 Advantage Card holders)

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The Fine Detail

Led by Jo Hall.

Draw a feather and a leaf or shell in pencil. Using the simplest of means, draw these small objects in pencil on hot pressed watercolour paper or other smooth paper. Techniques of line, hatching and cross hatching and continuous tone will be explained. Reference material will be supplied.

Please bring a small drawing board and your own pencils and a craft knife or pencil sharpener. Paper will be available from the tutor at cost.

Sat 11 Aug
10am – 3pm
£38

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Summer Theatre Week

Led by Troublemaker Theatre Company.

Create an entire show from idea to performance. Experience all aspects of stage production, from lighting to stage blocking to acting with the help of professional directors.

Suitable for ages 10 – 16 years.

Mon 13 – Fri 17 Aug | 10am - 4pm (6pm Fri)
£110 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Paper Cloth Workshop

Led by Janina Maher.

Make paper cloth sheets using recycled papers, then create a book cover, pouch or collage using them. A fun class with lots of scope for experimenting with inks and paints.

£10 materials fee.

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Aug
10am – 4pm
£70 for 2 day workshop

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Summer Dance Intensive

Led by Charlie Dixon.

Experience being an A-Troupe dancer in a real dance studio for three jam packed days. No audition necessary. Work with a professional dancer to develop your technique, learn routines and create your own choreography.

Suitable for 8+ years.

Mon 20 – Fri 24 Aug | 10am – 4pm

£115 (£95 Advantage Card holders)

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Bollywood Dance

Led by Geeta Rai

An energetic modern Indian dance style. These classes are a fusion of Indian and western styles with Latino and Arabic influences. All terms are 10 weeks long and suitable for all abilities.

Tuesdays
4.30pm – 5.30pm
£67 per 10 week term

Suitable for 6+ years.

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