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Calligraphy - Carolingian Script (online)

Led by Stuart Maxwell

On this 5 week course you will learn the lettering strokes for the English Carolingian hand, and explore its importance and influence on subsequent hands.

Thursday 2 - 30 July
2.30pm – 4.30pm
£50 per 5 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years.
Booking cut off time: Thursday 2 July 9am
Find the materials list through the download further down the page.

About Carolingian Script

A pivotal script of great importance, Carolingian was developed during the late eighth century at Charlemagne’s scriptorium (Charles the Great, King of the Franks) in Tours, France.

It forms the basis for our modern minuscule characters, and has a round cursive flowing quality that makes it easy to read. This was one reason for its popularity throughout Europe, although a late arrival in England.

The style later gave way to the cursive Black Letter and more compressed Gothic script, but was then rediscovered in the fifteenth century by Poggio and Noccoli, from which developed the italic hands.

When reviving the calligraphy arts and crafts at the start of the 20th Century, Edward Johnston based his Foundation Hand on a tenth Century example of an Anglicised version of the script known as English Caroline Minuscule. The example chosen was the Ramsey Psalter, believed to have been written by scribes at Winchester and dating from 966.

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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 13 Jul - 10 Aug, Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept, Mon 5 Oct - 2 Nov and Mon 16 Nov - 14 Dec
10.30am – 12.30pm
£75 per 5 week term + materials (list will be supplied)


Mon 13 Jul - 10 Aug: Natural World 1

Led by Amelia Pimlott

Using the theme of the natural world, we will use collage and decoupage techniques for a variety of 2d and 3d projects including producing a landscape inspired by Turner and creating designs for more decorative household items.


Mon 17 Aug - 21 Sept: Natural World 2

Led by Caroline Crawford

Continuing with the theme of the Natural World we will explore a range of different painting mark making and printing techniques using a combination of paints, papers, ink and things that can found around the house.

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Zen Drawing (online)

Led by Amanda Schenk

Amanda Schenk is the visual artist behind Norden Farm's much-loved (and Instagrammed) glass corridor artwork in the school holidays. Join Amanda for this new drawing course, aimed at helping to create a sense of calm and relaxation through drawing patterns.

Suitable for all abilities, the workshops will focus on building confidence in your drawing abilities - concentrating on the soothing journey of the drawing experience, rather than the finished drawing.

In each session you'll explore how to produce different types of patterns in abstract drawings - looking at different designs each week.

Tues 30 Jun - 21 Jul
11am - 12pm
£8 per class or £28 per 4 week course
Suitable for ages 18+ years
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each class

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Fantasy Castle! (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 27 July
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Out of this World Lava Lamp (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 3 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Kayleigh's Crafts - One Man Band! Musical Instruments (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 10 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 17 Aug – Slime City!

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Kayleigh's Crafts - Slime City! (online)

Led by Kayleigh Galvin

Join Kayleigh online for weekly creative crafts throughout the summer holiday!

You can find your materials list through the link below, including some optional extra’s to take your craft to the next level!

Suitable for ages 4+ years

Monday 17 August
10.30am - 11.15am
£5 per session
Booking cut off time: 9am on the day of each session

Upcoming crafts include:

  • Mon 27 Jul – Make Your Own Fantasy Castle
  • Mon 3 Aug – Out of this World Lava Lamp
  • Mon 10 Aug – One Man Band! Musical Instruments

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