community * creativity * health
We hope that one of our many courses and workshops will make you feel more alive and more yourself. Our teachers are experts in the arts, music, wellbeing and dance. Boost your creativity, learn a skill, get fit or de-stress.
Creative Landscape Photography
This course isn't just about sunsets, seascapes and mountains. Think about fantastic urbanscape images too!
The course will provide you with tips and techniques in how to achieve eye-catching compositions of landscape and urbanscape scenes. Taking inspiration from famous landscape photographers you will be guided both in theory and practice to express your creativity and make the best use of your camera.
Any Time is Tea Time!
May and June is TEA, CAKE & CRAFTS time! Join us for lovely craft activities (on Sunday afternoons) and of course tea and cake.
We've got Pen & Ink, Watercolour, Mosaics, Feltmaking, Photography and much more!
An introduction to singing for all abilities - even if you think you can't sing! By learning to sing a wide range of musical styles from pop, country, funk, soul and folk, as well as vocal warm-up techniques and exercises, you will as a group, discover the power and beauty of singing together in vocal harmony. Learn a song a week and perform them on the last week – be amazed at what your voice can do!
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Led by Taravajra and Kavyashri
A ten-week course designed for people who experience recurrent depression, anxiety or stress.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention, of being deeply attuned to yourself, the environment and those around you. It is a natural state of mind, focused and aware. Rooted in the ancient art of meditation, mindfulness can be learned and practised by anyone regardless of experience.
M.B.C.T. (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) is an approach developed in the 90's by three cognitive therapy specialists in an internationally linked programme of research into the prevention of depression.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the original creators of MBCT, says of it "If you learn how to open to thoughts and feelings and not try to shut them of or change them, you can then taste a degree of freedom where you are not necessarily plagued by obsessive or difficult thoughts because you know they are just bubbles in the stream of thought and they are not the reality."