Make Your Own Wedding Rings at Taurus Crafts Anna Mcloughlin is an experienced goldsmith specialising in bespoke and, most importantly, ethical wedding and engagement rings. She has recently moved from Worcestershire to the Forest Of Dean and is now able to offer couples the chance to spend a day in her studio creating each other’s wedding rings. £325 plus materials flexible. Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, GL15 6BU. Contact Anna Mcloughlin M: 07747691202 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.annafinejewellery.co.uk
A monthly workshop for women offering the chance to tap into and develop the intuitive and creative parts of our selves. This is a small and intimate ongoing group for personal growth and sisterhood connection, and we will be drawing from various disciplines including: * Creative Visualisation & Vision boards * Shamanic Journeying – connect with your Spirit Guides & Helpers * Healing for self and others * Divination * Creativity Pledges & making an object of personal power * Personal challenges, new goals & changing the script * Creative art for the soul * Sacred Space, Power Place, the power of breath & Tai Chi Places limited to 6, £20 per workshop Starting Thursday 12th September 2019, 7pm – 9.30pm Stowfield, Lower Lydbrook Contact Tam Peirson T: 01594 861366 E: email@example.com
Stone sculpture & letter carving. Commissions welcome. Talks, courses & school holiday activities. Find me at Taurus Crafts nr Lydney. Call Carrie: 07795495170 or visit www.catseyecarving.co.uk
Community smallholding share the work, risks, and rewards. Goat and chicken portion rotas; bees seasonal; vegetable garden Wednesdays 1-3pm winter 2-4pm summer. New members all ages very welcome, training given, £6 per household/individual /year, free if joining a portion, see website for details. Contact Pauline T: 01594 510692 or visit www.blakeneyhillgrowers.org.uk
Using Meditation, Expressive Art & Movement to facilitate a deeper connection to self and an invitation into the alchemy of the creative process. These sessions give you the opportunity to engage in a personal & deepening creative process in a supportive, non-judgemental space. £35-45 Time/Date on appointment. Fairfields, Little Peterstow Orchards, Ross-On-Wye, HR9 6LG Contact Angela T: 07743419807 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.creativedepths.weebly.com
Level II Touch for Health focuses on balancing using a one point correction derived from the Chinese Wheel, the Law of the Five Elements and Yin and Yang concepts. Learn to monitor an additional 14 muscles, find foods that deplete the energy, reduce recent pain, enhance performance and achieve goals. £260 Two days 9:30 – 5:30 23rd and 24th November Awre Village Hall Awre Forest of Dean Gloucestershire GL14 1EL Contact Helena Arguelles M: 07748841820 E; email@example.com or website www.helena-arguelles.com
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Take to the air with this unique flying fitness course combining yoga and aerial circus. Using an aerial hammock to support stretching, improve flexibility and core strength plus an opportunity to swing and explore aerial poses. Aerial fit is a brilliant, fun way to keep fit and is suitable for all ages. Places limited, booking essential! £6 per class. Tuesday evenings 6-7pm or 7-8pm for beginners Newnham armoury. New classes – Studio no 3 Cinderford, Aerial yoga Thursday 6.15-7.15pm, circus tots 9.45-10.30am Weds & Aerial fit 10.45-12pm Weds. Contact Nix Barnaville M: 07718229732 E: email@example.com or visit www.nixbarnaville.com
Christmas Workshops Learn how to make crochet decorated Christmas cards and/or Christmas decorations. 10.30am-4pm to be arranged. £30 to include all materials, refreshments and light lunch. Crochet Circle I’m looking to start up a regular crochet circle with anyone who may be interested. All levels welcomed as we can help and inspire each other. To be arranged according to numbers and venue to be arranged according to availability. September 2019. The Cottage, Parkend Walk, Sling, GL16 8JJ. Contact Barbara Kendry T: 01594833562 or M: 07859005969 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raku Pottery – Glaze and fire a pot to take home, using Japanese Raku techniques, 22nd Sept, 10am – 1pm – £50 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email email@example.com, website www.humblebynature.com
Dry Stone Walling – A two day course covering the fundamentals of building dry stone walls. Sat 28th – Sun 29th Sept, 10am – 4pm (incl lunch) – £185 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.humblebynature.com
Cider Making with McCrindle’s Cider – Visit a cider orchard to collect apples, wash & press them into apple juice to take home to brew into cider. Sun 13th October, 10am – 4pm (incl lunch) – £115 Humble by Nature, Upper Meend Farm, Penallt, Nr Monmouth, NP25 4RP. For more details or to book your place, telephone 01600 714595, email email@example.com, website www.humblebynature.com
This one day workshop will cover essential bag making skills including: Planning your perfect bag, making and attaching pockets (2 methods), lining your bag, making handles, bag assembly, tips and techniques for perfect top stitching and finishing. Thurs 12th Sept, £60 Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand Embroidery is diverse and can be worked in many different styles ranging from traditional crewel embroidery, fine and delicate silk work, through to contemporary mixed media and modern folk art. Join us on this fun and inspirational day where we will explore a minimum of 10 embroidery stitches. We will also show you how to get the very best from a variety of threads and fabrics. Fri 20th Sept, £60 Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: email@example.com
Four weekends of sensory plant immersion open to all. Build relationships with plants and follow them through their seasons of emergence, embodiment, purpose and culmination. We cover many aspects of plant awareness – take a look on the website. Meals included. £640 (£600 if you mention Forest Bee) Sat 10am to Sun 4pm 14 & 15 September 2019 for 4 weekends Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Over the course of the day we will be collecting native microbes to make cheap but effective natural fertilisers and tonics for the plant and soil. The day will be practically orientated although there will be a chance to discuss and learn some principles, objectives and strategies of Regenerative Agriculture. 9.00am-4.30pm, 20th November 2019, £85 Ragmans Lane Farm, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9PA. Contact Jairo Restrepo or Angie Horsley on 01594 860244, email email@example.com, website www.ragmans.co.uk
The U3A is an excellent way of making new friends and gaining new skills and interests for the over 50s. Meetings with Speakers are on 3rd Thursday of the month at Lydney Town Hall at 1.45 pm. Lots of lively activity groups for members – Kurling, Ukelele, Art & Craft, French, Poetry, Knitting, Painting, Walking, Card games, Petanque, Lunch Club, Cycling, Book Club, Skittles, Heritage Detectives, Tea room appreciation, and more… What’s not to like? Lydney Town Hall, High St, Lydney, GL15 5DY. Annual Membership is just £10 Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month or visit u3asites.org.uk/forest-of-dean/home or ring us on 01594 832599.
boxing sessions available at Forest Fighting Fit Gym for times and days please get in contact. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Ideal for adults with disabilities – 12.45-1.45 wednesdays at Forest Fighting Fit Gym at the Miners Hall. Cinderford Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email email@example.com, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Fitness ‘Strictly’ style includes Salsa, Cha Cha, Jive, Samba, Tuesdays, 11.15-12.15am, £5/session, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. Contact Michelle Gardiner on 07790025743, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.whitelotus.co.uk
Regular meeting one Sunday a month with guided shamanic journeying. Beginners welcome. Please bring a mat, eye cover, blanket, pen and notebook. See website for dates. 10.30am–1.00pm, £8 including tea and biscuits. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandypullen.co.uk.
Learn Argentine Tango. Wednesday classes in Newland. Saturday workshops in Parkend. Private classes in Lydney. No partner needed. No previous dance experience required. All ages welcome. Check website for dates and prices. NEW Complete Beginners Course starting 4th September 2019. Check website for dates and prices. Wednesdays: 7-8.15 pm Beginners course from 4th September; Wednesdays 8.00-9.30 pm Tango Beyond Figures 4th Sept (14 week Complete Beginners course). Wednesdays More information on website. Village Room, Newland, Coleford, GL16 8NP Parkend Memorial Hall, Parkend, GL15 4LA Moving Experience Studio, Taurus Crafts, Lydney, GL15 6BU Contact Baerbel Ruecker M: 07474612701 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.movingexperience.eu
Italian – Beginners (Year 2) This course is suitable for beginners who have already studied for at least one year or those who studied the language years ago and need to refresh their knowledge of it. 23 Sep, 8 wks Mon: 10.30-12.30, £80 – St Briavels Pavilion, Coleford Rd, St Briavels Italian – Advanced This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for 3/4 years. Conversation will be the focus, as well as other activities and you will be introduced to new grammar rules and consolidate your skills. 23 Sep, 8 wks Mon: 12.45-2.45, £80 – St Briavels Pavilion, Coleford Rd, St Briavels, GL15 6TG Italian – Intermediate This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for 2/3 years. Suitable for those who can converse using: present, future and past tenses. 26 Sep, 8 wks Thurs: 12.30-2.30, £80 – Westbury-on-Severn Parish Hall, Rodley Rd, Westbury, GL14 1PF Brush Up Your French Suitable for those who wish to improve their French and consider themselves ‘rusty’ beginners. Increase your confidence in conversation situations. 23 Sep, 9 wks Mon: 10-11.30, £75 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels, GL15 6TG Contact Wyedean School – T: 01291 625340
Resists can be used in feltmaking in many different ways. We shall be exploring ways of using them to make either a bag, vessel or a Green Man. 10am – 4pm. 9th November 2019. £70 The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS. Contact Christine Waygood on 01594 516902 or 07947123665, email email@example.com, website www.christinewaygood.com
Discover the magic of wool sculpture and make an animal of your choice. Models are around 6 inches in height and formed around a poseable wire frame. No sewing or gluing is involved and courses are suitable for absolute beginners or improvers. Full day 10am to 4.30pm. £55 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments. Optional felting tools and mat may be purchased for an additional £15. Courses at Swan House Tea Room, Woolaston, near Lydney Please enquire about dates. Courses at Trumpet Corner Tea Room, A438 Ledbury, Herefordshire SEP: Sat 28; OCT: Sat 12, Tue 29; NOV: Sat 9, Fri 22; DEC: Fri 6 Courses at The Wilson Gallery, Cheltenham SEP: Sat 7; OCT: Thu 10; NOV: Sat 2 Other venues and dates on website. Contact Michelle on T: 01594 516906 or M: 0794 114 7161 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.furzie.co.uk
Discover Eco Shamanism over 4 weekends from Oct 2019 to Sept 2020. Covering aspects of spirituality and ecology and much more. £1200 (includes meals and accommodation) 6.30pm Thurs to 4pm Sun 3 – 6 Oct 2019. Four long weekends Ragmans Farm, Lower Lydbrook, Glos, GL17 9PA Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandpullen.co.uk.
Mandalas have been used for centuries as spiritual symbols of the universe, love and meditation. We take a modern look at these beautiful designs and choose our fabric and threads to create a beautiful piece of embroidery art. Fri 27th Sept, £60 Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sewforestofdean.co.uk Facebook: @sewforestofdean
This wonderful, Italian design looks incredibly intricate and difficult to make, however, using modern techniques we will show you how to make an easy and impressive quilt. This project would make a fantastic wall hanging, lap quilt or form the centre of a larger quilt. Fri 11th Oct, £60. Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: email@example.com www.sewforestofdean.co.uk Facebook: @sewforestofdean
A fun and friendly 1 day workshop to help you get to grips with your sewing machine. We will look at the tension, stitches, buttons, dials and feet for your machine and help you identify what everything does. Fri 4th Oct, £60. Course price includes all materials Contact Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean, High Street, Clearwell. T: 07342 979235. E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.sewforestofdean.co.uk Facebook: @sewforestofdean
Inks, Watercolours + Gouache This course explores the use of watercolours, inks and gouache, individually and sometimes, all together. Bring what materials you have; a materials list will be provided at the first class. 23 Sep, 9 wks Mon: 10-12, £75 Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT Painting and Drawing Suitable for all levels. Bring your own materials. Starting with some basic drawing, you will move on to develop your Watercolour and Acrylic painting techniques. 23 Sep, 10 wks Mon: 10-12, £85 Westbury-on-Severn Parish Hall, Rodley Rd, Westbury, GL14 1PF OR 23 Sep, 10 wks Mon: 2-4, £85 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels GL15 6TG OR 24 Sep, 10 wks Tues: 10-12, £85 – Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend Crescent, Woolaston, GL15 6NW Painting and Drawing Day Workshop Suitable for all levels. Enjoy a concentrated day of painting and drawing. Bring your own materials and lunch. Drinks are available. 29 Oct, 1 wk Tues: 10-2, £25 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels, GL15 6TG Sewing for Beginners/Refreshers Get to grips with your sewing machine and learn the basics of sewing on this small, friendly class. You will need to bring your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit and if …