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Hobbies, Interests and Wellbeing 2020/21


Autumn Term is 8 weeks for in school classes and 10 weeks for online classes, starting w/c Monday 28th September 2020. Please see individual classes and workshops for exceptions.

African Drumming & Ukulele

Level Day Location Time Tutor
African Drumming for Experienced Drummers

Aimed at experienced drummers (adults), who have already been playing for a couple of years and have already reached a good standard of knowledge, fluency and skill. . Bring your djembe or borrow one from us. 

Saturday 

In School

Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

11am to 12.30pm

Alison Lyon

Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

Family Drumming Session 
Aimed at parents looking for activities they can do with their children (aged 8 plus) in half term. No experience necessary and drums will be provided. Parents must participate alongside their child(ren) and are responsible for supervising their child(ren).

Monday 26 October

In School

Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

10.30am to 12 noon

Alison Lyon

Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

Family Ukulele Session  

Aimed at parents looking for activities they can do with their children (aged 8 plus) in half term. Absolutely no musical experience necessary! Ukuleles provided. Parents must participate alongside their child(ren) and are responsible for supervising their child(ren).

Tuesday 27 October

In School

Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

10.30am to 12 noon

Alison Lyon

Further tutor info: www.drumsagogo.co.uk

Cake Decorating (Beginners & Improvers) 

Tutor: Roslyn Scott. Starts Thursday 21 January 2021* 7pm - 9pm. In School.

Designed to inspire confidence in basic sugarcraft techniques and develop new skills and challenge
the more able. From cupcakes to celebration cakes - wow your friends with stunning edible art! Basic equipment and materials needed, details given during the first evening. Additional costs of up to £10 per week for icing etc.

Further tutor info: www.cakesbydesignilkley.co.uk

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

Family History

Tutor: Jackie Depelle. Monday 7pm to 8.30pm. Online* (4 weeks). Starts Monday 2 November. Cancelled.

Do you want to research your family?  Don't know where to start or have you started to look but become confused?  Our class will help with both theory and computer research - also time for personal queries.

*Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.

Further Tutor info: www.yourfairladies.co.uk

Fly Tying (Beginners & Improvers)

Tutor: Phil Holding. Saturday 10.30am to 12.30pm. In School*.

Learn how to tie your own ‘flies’ with expert tuition to help you to get started in this delicate skill and then develop your skills for more complicated flies. Materials and equipment will be available for you to purchase at class. Working towards a Wednesday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

*Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

Guitar (Beginners)

Tutor: Jon Harvison. Saturday 11.15am to 12.15pm. In School*.

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons for total beginners. Working towards a Tuesday evening class in school, when possible, 7-8pm.

*Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

Further tutor info: www.jonharvison.com

Guitar (Improvers) 

Tutor: Jon Harvison. Saturday 12.15pm to 1.15pm. In School*.

Whatever style you want to play - rock, jazz, folk, blues - the basics are the same. Learn tuning, rhythm styles, finger pick and plectrum techniques, basic chord structure, progressions, theory and performance skills. Group lessons for intermediates. Working towards a Tuesday evening class in school, when possible, 8-9pm.

*Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

Further tutor info: www.jonharvison.com

 

Improv (Improvers)//playfulbeing.weebly.com/

Tutor: Mel Taylor. Thursday 7pm to 8.30pm. Online*

Take your improv to the next level with this continuation course. We’ll be practising and extending our short form skills, as well as playing with some long form improv formats, including Montage, La Ronde and Armando. So, there’ll be more games, more stories, and definitely more laughter!

At least one term (or equivalent) of improv experience required - if in doubt, please contact the tutor.

And, in case you have any concerns about doing improv online, you’ll be surprised at how easily improv adapts to an online environment (see feedback below). So long as you have a device – a laptop or tablet – a reliable internet connection and a room where you won’t be disturbed, your tutor (and Zoom) will take care of everything else. Working towards a Thursday evening class in school, 7-9pm, when possible.

*Please note: online classes will require us to share your email address with the tutor, in order that you can take part in the class.

About the tutor:

Mel Taylor has been performing and teaching improv for over 7 years. She has run classes at Prince Henry’s since 2017 and has taught improv online to multiple groups since March 2020.

What Mel’s students say:

Mel's online improv classes have been the absolute highlight of lockdown. Being a classic introvert, I was worried about performing, feeling exposed or about having to be 'funny on demand'. Nothing could be further from the truth.  But more than that, three months on, I have forgotten my self-consciousness entirely and more and more 'want to play'. Even Zumba Gold and Modern Family don't make me laugh this much: it's life-changing.

The combination of furlough, lockdown and living alone would have been unendurable without online improv classes. Joining groups up to three times a week has brought fun, laughter and companionship, and closeness with people I hardly knew. It’s never scary or demanding or competitive. Better than an apple a day, Joe Wicks, or Netflix. And hilarious!

I always marvel at the capacity of Zoom improv classes to completely take me away from home and immerse me in the group. I finish the session and really feel as though I’ve been out for the evening with friends!

Mindful Meditation for Beginners 

Tutor: Maxine Amos. Starts Wednesday 24 February 2021 7pm - 9pm (6 weeks). In School*.

Want to learn more about meditation and mindfulness but don't know where to start? This is a beginner’s class, designed to teach the basics.  Learn how to relax the mind, increase concentration and feel more energized and refreshed. Mindful meditation can provide tools for dealing with stress and anxiety, help to overcome negative states of mind and cultivate positive thoughts. Essentially practical but with the opportunity to discuss other stress management techniques.

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

Mindfulness & the Alexander Technique for Musicians and Singers

Course Day Location Time Tutor
Weekly Course

In this course we will explore a set of simple techniques to help train your attention and reduce tension and strain.  We will also explore:

  • Holding instruments and microphones
  • Sitting and standing whilst playing or singing
  • Breathing easily

In the last few weeks there will be the option for each person to get individual tips on their playing or singing. 

You will gain most benefit from the course if you are able to practice a set of simple exercises for 10mins twice a day.

Please contact Bridget Barr, Alexander Technique Teacher attbridgetbarr@gmail.com, if you would like more information

Starts Monday 18 January 2021* 

In School

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

7pm to 9pm Bridget Barr

Patchwork, Quilting and Applique 

Course Day Location Time Tutor
Beginners & Intermediate Patchwork Workshop for existing students
An opportunity for those who attended our interrupted classes to continue with unfinished Quillows and/or create a small project of a Christmas bottle bag or Santa sack using machine Applique. Alternatively, bring your own project to finish. Sewing machine needed.

Thursday 29 October

In School

Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

10am to 4pm Margaret Wightman
Patchwork Continuation (weekly course)
Progression from the Beginners’ Patchwork class. Run on a workshop basis, enjoy the opportunity to finish your quillow, if not completed, and learn more advanced techniques to make advanced blocks for throws/quilts. Sewing machine needed.
Starts Tuesday 19 January 2021*

In School

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

7pm to 9pm Margaret Wightman
Patchwork Intermediate (weekly course)
Progression from this year’s interrupted Intermediate Patchwork workshops. Run on a workshop basis, enjoy the opportunity to develop more advanced techniques to make advanced blocks for throws/quilts. Sewing machine needed.
Starts Wednesday 20 January 2021*

In School

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

7pm to 9pm Margaret Wightman

 

Sewing for Fun

Course Day Location Time Tutor
Beginners Course        
Learn to sew and follow patterns by making 3 simple but useful Emma Garry patterns, such as a Bucket bag, a pair of pyjama bottoms, a Reversible Sun Hat. You will learn useful techniques and boost your confidence. Suitable for beginners. 3 patterns per term at £8.00 each. Sewing machine required. Fabric available for you to buy or bring your own. Starts Tuesday 19 January 2021*

In School

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

7pm to 9pm Emma Garry
Further tutor info https://emmagarry.com/
Intermediate Course VERY LIMITED PLACES
For those with more experience. Learning dressmaking basics. If unsure of your level contact Emma on 01943 435825. Emma Garry pattern £8.00 (sizes 8 to 18). Sewing machine required. Fabric available to buy or bring your own.
Starts Wednesday 20 January 2021 *

In School

*We are reserving places without payment on January 2021 classes. See How to Enrol. Please note: We will be engaging with the NHS Test and Trace programme. By enrolling in an ‘in school’ class, you are agreeing that we can share your data with the programme, if necessary.

7pm to 9pm Emma Garry
Further tutor info https://emmagarry.com/

 Except where stated, weekly courses continue through the year, subject to enrolments.

Courses commence week beginning Monday 28th September 2020, unless otherwise stated.