Dark Skies Photography – Discover why low light & night time is the time to get your camera out, with local photographer David Broadbent. Sat 26th October, 5.30 – 8pm 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
We will be offering a range of Christmas themed workshops throughout November and December including a festive table runner, place mats, cushions, hand embroidery and textile cards. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 dates ongoing. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Contact Karen Lawton T: 01684 273656 or M: 07989 936270 (Mindsong) Kirsty M: 07905 789683 E: email@example.com or 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 and Chi Gong classes eSuitable for all ages and experience. £40 for a 6 week block. Beginners class from 6pm-7pm every Wednesday, ongoing. English Bicknor Village Hall Free Taster Session in Tai Chi, Weds 17th April – 6-7pm at English Bicknor Village Hall. Followed by a 6 week beginners’ course. 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. These Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement classes are non-strenuous and suitable for all ages. Booking required. Group classes on Wednesdays & Thursdays. More to come. Monthly workshops on Saturdays. 1:1 classes in Lydney. Check website for prices. Wednesdays 12-1 pm, Thursdays 7.30-9.00 pm. Saturdays 2-5 pm. Check website for dates. Moving Experience Studio @ Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, GL15 6BU Function Romm @ Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, GL15 6BU Parkend Memorial Hall, Parkend, GL15 4LA Contact Baerbel Ruecker M: 07474612701 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.movingexperience.eu
This day will introduce you to the basics of Eco Shamanism – we will marry our 5 senses with our sixth sense of spirit. £55 includes lunch (£45 concs) 10am to 5pm Sat 2nd November Millers Farm, Blakeney, GL15 4AP Contact Mandy Pullen on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. £60, times/dates to suit. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email email@example.com, website www.hannaby.com
Tailored to your needs, beginners to advanced, run by AWGB approved tutor. £150 per day or £80 per half day, dates and times by arrangement. Windrush, High Street, Drybrook, GL17 9ET. Contact Paul Hannaby on 01594 544417, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, website www.gary-fell.co.uk.
Friendly multi-craft group, varied monthly projects or bring your own with you. Also monthly lunches. £3, 7pm – 9pm, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Come along or contact Contact Ann on T: 01594562222 or Pippa T: 01594 564167 E: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 on 01594 821207 or 07565 909492, or email email@example.com.
We’ll develop patterns, experiment with mixing colours and making and using pre-felts, using layering to form pockets and flaps, or incorporating fabric to make fine nuno fabrics. These are felts which incorporate fine silks or other fabrics to create wonderfully lightweight, strong warm fabrics suitable for garments or scarves. £70 10am- 4pm course on 28/09/19, 26/10/19 or 07/12/19 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.
Learn how to make the template which you will use as the former, then how to adapt it and decorate it to suit your own design, and how to build up layers of wool to felt into a seamless pair of slippers, ready to decorate. 10am-4pm, 12/10/19, £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.
LEISURE CLASSES – All are x6 week courses, on Wednesdays, at two venues and times. Enjoy fun & friendship creating seasonal designs – suitable all levels, everyone welcome. Payments – £50 per course, payable Wk 1, includes light refreshment and weekly handouts: AUTUMN courses at Woolaston Methodist Church 10.30am and West Dean Centre, Bream 1.30pm, on Wednesdays, both commencing 11th Sept 2019; WINTER/FESTIVE courses, same venues, days & times as above, both commencing 6th Sept 2019 GROUP WORKSHOPS & MINI-DEMS – enquiries welcomed, plus Level II Certificated course now running at Woolaston on Fridays. Early booking advisable to receive timetables and Wk1 info. Contact Alwyn now on tel 01291 625294 or e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Using the glorious Forest scenery to develop your skills. If you have a camera, and would like help to move beyond the ‘Automatic’ mode, concentrate on mastering any subject , or technical aspects – then these enjoyable. Days & times to suit. 1:1 Photography Tuition for All , £28 per hour, £45 for 2 hours, 2 people for 2 hours £65, 5 x 2 hour sessions £185. Processing tuition can be included. Contact Tina on 01594 860062 , email email@example.com, website www.tinadornerphotography.com
Classes, Individual Tuition, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Sue follows the Krishnamacharya/Desikachar tradition working with body, breath and mind as appropriate to the individual One to One Tuition, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda By appointment throughout the year £45/hour Weekly classes all mixed ability from 10th September Tuesdays 7pm, Fridays 9.30am £7 at Millers Farm Wednesdays 5.30pm £8 at Flaxley School Rooms Monthly Workshops: Yoga Sutra study, Ayurveda, Vedic Chant – email for details and dates Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. Contact Sue on 01594 510655, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.millersfarm.co.uk/yogaspace.
I have been teaching all my life and keep my ideas up to date. Forget the grind of unimaginative music lessons; every lesson is a challenge and a pleasure. Join the musical world and enrich your life. £25 per 45-60 minutes, lessons to suit you. Beginners welcome as well as the more advanced. Marsh Way, Sling, Coleford, GL16 8JN. Contact Dorothy Wilson on 01594 810820 or 07886 491801, email email@example.com, Facebook page Dorothy Wilson Piano, website DEWPiano.co.uk.
For all levels and abilities. Yoga has stood the test of time and is as relevant now as it was thousands of years ago. Learn how to maintain or improve flexibility and strength, settle an unruly mind, improve energy levels and enjoy life to the full through asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), relaxation and meditation. £7 drop- in rate or £60 for 10 sessions. Also Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement. Newnham: Mondays, 10-11.30am Northwood Green: Mondays 5.30-7.00pm Huntley: Tuesday 1.00-2.30pm Littledean: Wednesday (Intermediate), 7.30-9.00pm Berry Hill: Thursdays (for the 50+), 4.15-5.45pm Pregnancy Yoga by arrangement Contact Glenys on 01594 823581, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invest in your body and develop good posture, strength, flexibility and balance in a fun way. 9.30-10.30am, 20th September to 6th December inc. Bishopswood Village Hall, Kerne Bridge, HR9 5QT or 7pm for 10 weeks, Ring school for details, Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean GL17 0DU. Contact Dean Magna on 01594 545318 or 542370. Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email email@example.com, website www.estherf.com
11.30-12.30pm, starting 20th of September to 6th December inc. The Club, High Street, Newnham, GL14 1BS OR 6-7pm 10 weeks, starting 17th of September to 26th November inc, Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean GL17 0DU. Contact Dean Magna on T: 01594 545318 or 542370. Costs vary. Esther for details on T: 01452 760120 or M: 07711 832042 E: firstname.lastname@example.org website www.estherf.com
Traditional Sun Style & Modified Forms Over 30 years’ experience, teaching locally for 17 years. Sessions adapted for all ages/abilities, seated or standing (min 1Hr). £4/session. Tuesdays 11am, Taynton & Tibberton Hall; Tuesdays 6.30pm (Beginners) & 7.30pm, Latchen Rooms, Longhope Wednesdays 11am, Parkside Community Centre (2 Rivers), Coleford, GL16 8DA Wednesday 7pm, Blaisdon Village Hall; Thursdays 6.30pm, Linton Village Hall. 1 to 1 tuition & local workshops also available. Contact Trevor on 01452 830000, email email@example.com, website www.crystaltaichi.co.uk.
Hatha Yoga Classes (Mixed ability) Enjoy yoga at a level to suit you. Increase energy and flexibility. Relax body and mind. Improve balance and mental clarity. Yorkley Mondays 10.15-11.45am, Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS. Lydney (Taurus Crafts) Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5.30-7pm and 7.15 – 8.45pm. Taurus Crafts, Old Park, Lydney Park Estate, Nr Lydney, GL15 6BU Lydney Thursdays 10-11.30am, ongoing, Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT. Coleford Thursdays 7-8.30pm, ongoing, St Margaret Mary Church Hall, High Nash, Coleford, GL16 8HN. Morning classes £39 per six week term or £8 per class PAYG Evening classes £42 per six week term or £8.50 per class PAYG Contact Carolyn Thomas on 01594 530225 or 07789 893467, email Carolyn on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit freedomyogaandrelaxation.co.uk.
A friendly, relaxed class offering a wide variety of yoga styles. The courses are tailored around participants needs. All levels of fitness and ability are welcomed. Great emphasis is placed on asana, pranayama and meditation. A unique yoga experience that brings excellent health benefits. 7-8.30pm every Monday (Intermediate) 10 am – 11.30am every Wednesday (Beginners) 10am – 11.30am every Friday (Beginners) 2pm – 4pm every Saturday (Drop in) Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford Contact Natalie on 07786489666, email email@example.com, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk/yoga.html
A friendly, relaxed class, dedicated to helping people of all ages and ability improve their health, fitness and well-being using the ancient practice of Tai Chi. 7-9pm, Thursdays. Sessions available at Severn Sun Studio, 8 Newland Street, Coleford – contact Natalie for details. Contact Natalie on 07786489666, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.severn-sun-tai-chi.org.uk
Tuition in handspinning and/or handweaving. Beginners or experienced craftspeople can create unique yarns and/or woven textiles using their own or provided equipment. A wide range of possible end products can be produced, through individual tuition in the company of a small friendly group. New members welcome any time. 9.30am-12.30pm, 12 weeks starting 19th September 2019, £180. Coalway Methodist Church Hall, Old Road, Coalway, Coleford GL16 7JJ Contact Colin Squire on 01452 740639 or 07870 542987 or alternatively email email@example.com
Yoga is an invaluable tool for the modern day – ‘the body benefits from movement and the mind benefits from stillness’. Classes / workshops and one to ones in the Forest/Wye Valley area. Yoga for Everybody! Weekday and evening classes, workshops and 1-1 sessions available in the Forest/ Wye Valley area. Join me for a yoga practice to harmonise body, breath and mind. Seniors/Gentle Yoga A gentle practice suitable for older students and anybody seeking a gentler approach to yoga. £7.50 per class, 10-11.30am, Thursday mornings. Bells Hotel, Lord’s Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE Visit Ali’s website, www.yogawithalirose.co.uk, for details, or you can contact Ali on 07883 678629, email Ali at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come singing for pleasure with a friendly bunch at the Garden Café, Lower Lydbrook. All kinds of songs and harmonies, taught by ear. Anyone welcome, whatever your voice is like, and whether you’ve sung lots before or never. £7 on the door or £25 for 5 weeks paid in advance. Wednesdays, 7-9pm, The Garden Cafe, The Malthouse, Lower Lydbrook, GL17 9NN. Contact Kirsty Abraham on 07905 789683, email email@example.com, website https://naturalvoice.net/practitioner/kirstyabraham