Hand Embroidery Come along to this relaxing and slow paced workshop and learn some of the fundamental embroidery stitches of this beautiful craft. Fri 1st Feb 10.30–4.30pm, £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
Ideal for those wanting to learn the basic techniques of this fantastic craft. We will explore cutting, piecing and assembling of patchwork. Building up your skills and confidence. Ideal for beginners. 6 weeks 10.30-12.30. Starting Thurs 10th Jan. £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
A fun and friendly 1 day workshop to help you get to grips with your sewing machine. We will look at the buttons, dials and feet for your machine and help you identify what everything does. Fri 18th Jan or Fri 15th Feb, 10.30-4.30pm, £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
In depth 2 day course covering unconscious casualties, heart problems inc cardiac arrest, choking, bleeding + shock, common medical problems and injuries to head, spine, torso + limbs. Also environmental issues inc heat + cold, bites + stings. £130 9-6pm on both days 24 Jan 2019 or 12 Feb 2019 or 13-14 March . Viney Hill Adventure Centre, Viney Hill, GL15 4NA Contact Martin Sweeney M: 07580 135869 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.borderlandsfirstaid.co.uk
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Screen Printing Workshop This is a new system using pre-made screens so it is open to everyone. With over 40 screens to choose from all of various themes. £10.00. 10 to 12pm 22nd January 2019. 6 weeks initially Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney,GL15 5AT Contact Christine Bell M: 07487287841 E: email@example.com
Sunday 3D Paper/Card Crafts Every 3rd Sunday start end of January 2019. Planes, locomotion and automobiles, make 3 Dimensional card model. FEB 17th 2019 make a childs puppet theatre. £20 to £30 depending project size 2.30 to 4.30pm. Starts 27th January 2019 monthly every 3rd Sunday. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Christine Bell M: 07487287841 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pen, Ink & Watercolour Techniques Suitable for all abilities, you will be introduced to a range of different Ink and Watercolour techniques. 14 Jan, 9 wks Mon: 10-12, £75 – Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney GL15 5AT Painting and Drawing Day Workshop Suitable for all levels. Enjoy a concentrated day of painting and drawing. 19 Feb, Tues: 10-2, £25 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels GL15 6TG 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. 14 Jan, 10 wks Mon: 10-12, £80 – Westbury-on-Severn Parish Hall, Rodley Rd, GL14 1PF or 14 Jan, 10 wks Mon: 2-4, £80 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels GL15 6TG or 15 Jan, 10 wks Tues: 10-12, £80. Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend Crescent, Woolaston, GL15 6NW Sewing for Beginners/Refreshers Get to grips with your sewing machine and learn the basics of sewing in this small, friendly class. You will need to bring your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit and if you have a project in mind, material/pattern. 31 Jan, 5 wks Thurs: 6.30-8.30, £60 – Lydney Community Centre, Naas …
Hedge-Laying Learn the traditional skill of hedge-laying. Sat 2nd February, 10-4pm (incl lunch) £105 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
Lino Printing Landscapes with Lee Wright Create a stunning landscape lino print with three layers.. Sun 27th January, 10-4pm (incl lunch), £105 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
Cushion Making This detailed workshop will cover everything you need to make professional cushions – planning and designing your cushion, inserting zips, buttonholes and using piping. Sat 9th Mar 10.30am–4.30pm £60 Other workshops and courses are available, please see website for further information. 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
Fun and improved breathing for people diagnosed with COPD and other lung conditions. £3/what you can afford or free for some conditions. 2-3pm, Thursdays, starting again 17th January 2019. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Karen Lawton T: 01684 273656 or M: 07989 936270 (Mindsong) Kirsty M: 07905 789683 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.mindsong.org www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
Chen Style Tai Chi classes every Wednesday from 6 -7pm at English Bicknor. The syllabus includes loosening and foundation exercises, tai chi form and chi gong (energy work). The class and instructor are affiliated to The Bristol School of Tai Chi. £40 for a 6 week block English Bicknor Village Hall, Ross Road, English Bicknor, GL16 7PD. Contact Mark on 01594 544060 or 07791738668, email email@example.com, website www.bristoltaichi.com/deantaichi.htm
Yoga for all abilities, beginners to advanced. Bring a mat, a blanket and wear warm loose clothes. British Wheel of Yoga tutor. Restarting Sept 5th. Drop in rate £5 per night, reduction if paid in advance. Yoga for All New course – Lydbrook . Come and share yoga. All welcome. Wednesday, 5.30-7pm. Ring for more details and dates. Lydbrook Memorial Hal,l Central Lydbrook, GL17 9PP. Contact Jane Rothery on 01594 544149 or 07903099779, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest of Dean Walking for Health offers free regular easy walks throughout the Forest in: Blakeney, Bream, Cinderford, Coleford, Drybrook, Hartpury, Heywood, Huntley, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Newent, Parkend, Sedbury, St Briavels, Staunton, Yorkley. Suitable for all abilities, walking from 10 minutes up to 1 hour with refreshments at the end. Free, with the bonus of some refreshments too! Happening all year round, with 15 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean. Contact Barbara Woods on 01594 727014, email email@example.com, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Invest in your body and develop good posture, flexibility and balance in a fun way. These Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes are suitable for all ages. Bring your own blanket/yoga mat.Group classes on Thursdays. Monthly workshops on Saturdays. 8 week course: £48/person, Drop-in class: £10. Saturday 3 hour workshop: Thursdays: 7.30pm doors open, 7.45-8.45pm ATM class. Saturdays: 2-5pm Thursdays: January 17 & 31, February 7, 14 & 28, March 14, 21 & 28. Taurus Crafts, Function Room, The Old Park, Lydney, Glos, GL15 6BU Contact Bärbel on 07474 612701, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.movingexperience.eu
‘Strictly’ style dance fitness exercise class, no partners needed! You don’t need to be able to dance, you just have to want to get fit and have fun! Transform your body dancing to music! £4 per class or £28 for 8 classes within 8 weeks. Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11am, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm (ongoing). Broadwell Memorial Hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG. Now also on Wednesdays, 7-8pm at Cinderford Methodist Church Hall, (Opposite Palace Cinema), Cinderford, GL14 2AB. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email email@example.com or through Facebook on LVC Fitness
The intention of this day is to explore our voice, our sound. That natural tone which heals, refreshes and resonates with our Soul. We can become more confident about our self-expression, unearthing our ‘Given voice’. Everyone can sing. £85.00, 10.30 am – 4.00 pm, 3rd March 2019. Courses in Redbrook in the Wye Valley. Contact Maxine Smillie T: 01873858391 or M: 07845 933860, E: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.shamaniclife.co.uk
Fitness Pilates utilises all of the principals and includes many of the mat work exercises in traditional Pilates, but offers modifications, diversifications to provide a controlled body conditioning program. It is aimed at adults of all levels, ages and abilities. Mondays & Wednesdays, 11am – 12.00noon and 12 noon – 1pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8-9pm, ongoing. £24.00 for 6 weeks. Broadwell Memorial Hall, North Road, Coleford, GL16 7BG. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email email@example.com or through Facebook, at LVC Fitness.
Sue follows the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition coordinating breath with movement and therapeutic yoga. Monthly Workshops: Yoga Sutra study, Ayurveda introduction Vedic Chant – email for details and dates Contact Sue Chudley on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace
An introduction to plants and eco shamanism using perception and resonance techniques. £50 incl lunch (conc £40) 10am-5pm. Saturday 9th February. Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Mandy Pullen on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
New Year Courses at both venues, commencing 16th Jan, 2019. Bring colour into your home and banish those winter blues! Venues & timings: Woolaston Methodist Church, 10.30am–12.30pm; and the West Dean Centre, Bream,1.30 –3.30pm, both on Wednesdays. Advance booking essential to receive timetables and materials lists in preparation for the start of your course on week 1. Only viable courses will run. Contact Alwyn Page on 01291 625294 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Woodturning club open to all ages and levels. Starting out, expert or just interested in finding out more? Feel free to attend a meeting. First visit free. 7:00pm – 10:00pm, 3rd Wednesday of each month. Village Hall, Weston under Penyard, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7PA. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.forestwoodturners.co.uk.
Not sure if you want to take up woodturning or just looking for a gift to give someone? The two hour taster course is intended for complete novices. £50, times/dates to suit. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.hannaby.com
Tailored to your needs, beginners to advanced, run by AWGB approved tutor. £140 per day or £70 per half day, dates and times by arrangement. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.hannaby.com
You’ve longed to learn to draw and paint? Now’s your chance, from the complete novice to the more talented painter looking for professional guidance and tuition. All you need is a little time, imagination and plenty of enthusiasm. You’re warmly welcomed and invited to an engaging and pleasurable creative experience. £10 per session (pay on the day). 10 a.m. – 1 p.m every Friday (no terms dates to worry about). The West Dean Centre, High Street, Bream, Lydney, GL15 6JW. Contact Gary Fell on 01594 544774, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.gary-fell.co.uk.
Friendly multi-craft group, varied monthly projects or bring your own with you. Also monthly lunches. £2.50, 7.15pm – 9.15pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Come along or contact Tiny Wood on 01594 560219, email email@example.com or find us on Facebook at Forest Threads Group.
A friendly group for people who enjoy singing or just want to sing for fun. No experience necessary and no need to be able to read music. We hope to cover a wide range of songs. All ages and abilities welcome. 7.30- 9.15pm, Mondays, ongoing, £2 per session. Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir Room (in front of Drybrook Methodist Church), Hawthorns Rd, Drybrook, GL17 9BX. Contact Anita Chaloner on 01594 821207 or 07565 909492, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will learn how to design and make a pair of seamless felt slippers from wool,using a template.Starting from how to make your template,design your pattern and finish and decorate them however you wish, with flowers, bobbles or tassels. 10am- 4pm, 12th January 2019, £65 including lunch and materials. 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.
Design and make a felt hat to suit you, using a template, decide on the colour and pattern and finish it off with bobbles, flowers or tassels. 10am -4pm, 9th February 2019, £65 including lunch and materials. The Studio, Kent Cottage, New Road, Blakeney Hill, Blakeney, GL15 4BS. Contact Christine Waygood on 01594 516902 or 07947123665, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.christinewaygood.com.