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. £60 includes all materials, lunch and refreshments. Optional felting tools and mat may be purchased for an additional £15. Courses at The Milking Parlour, Howle Hill, Ross-on-Wye JAN: Mon 20; FEB: Fri 21; MAR: Fri 20 Courses at Trumpet Corner Tea Room, A438 Ledbury, Herefordshire JAN Sat 11; Fri 31; FEB Sat 8; Thu 27; MAR Sat 14; Tue 31; APR Sat 25, Thu 30; MAY Thu 14, Sat 30; JUN Sat 13, Fri 26 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
A day to explore shamanism, to understand and experience simple ceremony and the use of personal power. Learn how to use the shaman’s journeying technique, explore the shaman’s map and drum to gain information and healing in your daily life. And find a power animal! 10am – 5pm, 14th March, Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4A. £60/£50 concessions (includes lunch) Contact Mandy Pullen on 01594 541850 or 07805 800313, email email@example.com, website www.mandpullen.co.uk.
Do you have a collection of old clothes that are just too precious to give or throw away? Then why not transform them into a memory cushion, wallhanging or quilt? Let us guide you through the process of selecting and preparing your fabrics and designing your project. We will show you how to get the most out of your collection with stitching techniques to make a truly unique keepsake. 31st January or 24th February 2020. Course price £60 includes all materials. Course runs 10am to 4pm. 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 tension, stitches, buttons, dials and feet for your machine and help you identify what everything does. Wednesday 12th February 2020, £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
Inks, Watercolours and 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. 20 Jan, 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. 20 Jan, 9 wks Mon: 10-12, £80 – Westburyon- Severn Parish Hall, Rodley Rd, Westbury, GL14 1PF OR 20 Jan, 9 wks Mon: 2-4, £80 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels, GL15 6TG OR 21 Jan, 9 wks Tues: 10-12, £80 – 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. 18 Feb, 1 wk Tues: 10-2, £25 – Assembly Rooms, East St, St Briavels, GL15 6TG Sewing for Beginners and 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. 30 Jan, 7 …
Weave stunning plant supports and pea frames for your climbers. 14th March, 10am – 4pm, £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
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 M: 07989 936270 (Mindsong) OR Kirsty M: 07905 789683 E: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Vistit www.mindsong.org
Chen Style Tai Chi and Chi Gong classes suitable 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, January 15th 2020 Free taster session in Chen Style Tai Chi followed by a beginners course 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. Venue: 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.walkingforhealth.org.uk
Invest in your body and develop good posture, flexibility and balance. Group classes, workshops and private classes available in the Forest of Dean/Wye Valley area. These classes are non-strenuous and suitable for all ages. Get rid of the aches and pains from your daily life. It works! Check www.movingexperience.eu for prices. Check website for dates and times. Moving Experience Studio @ Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, GL15 6BU – Function Room @ Taurus Crafts, The Old Park, Lydney, GL15 6BU OR Parkend Memorial Hall, Parkend, GL15 4LA Contact Bärbel Rücker on T: 07474 612701 E: email@example.com www.movingexperience.eu
Pilates for Mums & Tots This is not pre or post natal class for new Mums, it is a general level Fitness Pilates class aimed at Mums to bring toddlers or babies in car seats to exercise together. Mums /Dads/ Grandparents or Guardians also welcome. Silver Swans Ballet Classes Suitable for anyone. Whether you’re an experienced dancer, have briefly dabbled or are a complete novice, everyone is welcome! Ages 16+ All abilities, all welcome. FitSteps & Fitsteps FAB Classes Calling all ‘Strictly’ Fans! Come and learn the steps you see on the TV! “Strictly” style Dance Fitness exercise class. No dance experience or partners needed! All abilities, all welcome. Ages 16+. Contact Lisa Cherry on 07909 755222, email firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook on LVC Fitness
A day to introduce shamanic/alternative practitioners to the Eco Mapping technique – an element of Ecoshamanism that involves middle world healing with nature. 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 15th March Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP. £75/£65 concessions (includes lunch) Contact Mandy Pullen on T: 01594 541850 or M: 07805 800313, E: email@example.com, www.mandypullen.co.uk
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 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 ! £5 for your first class then £6.50 drop in , block booking discounts available 10.45-12pm Weds or 6-7pm Thursdays- Studio No 3 , Hollyhill Road , Cinderford , GL142YB Tuesdays 6-7pm Experienced and 7-8pm beginners – Newnham Armoury Village Hall Dean Rd, Newnham GL14 1AD Nix Barnaville M: 07718229732 E: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.nixbarnaville.com/inclusiveaerialclasses
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. £60, 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. £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 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.
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. Lots of dates available 25/01/20, 22/02/20, 21/03/20, 4/04/20, 9/05/20. 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, 7th March 2020, £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 – Woolaston Methodist Church, 10.30am – 12.30pm, and The West Dean Centre, Bream from 1.30 – 3.30pm, both on Wednesdays. I have two 6wk courses, WINTER commencing 15th January 2020, and SPRING commencing 4th March 2020 Cost is £50 per course, payable Wk 1 (or by BACS). Advance booking essential as only viable courses will run. 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 at Millers Farm, Brains Green, Blakeney, GL15 4AP 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 7th January Tuesdays 7pm, Fridays 9.30am £7 at Millers Farm Wednesdays 5.30pm £8 at Flaxley School Rooms Workshops: Yoga Sutra study, Ayurveda intro, 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 781913 or M: 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
Classes do not run during school holidays. Monday mornings at The Chamber, Cinderford Town Council, Belle Vue Centre, GL14 2AB – next to the Library (12 weeks) 13 Jan to 30 Mar inc. Pilates & Relaxation for Pregnancy 9.15 to 10.15am Postnatal Pilates with your Baby 10.30 to 11.30am Trigger Point Pilates – BodyRestore 11.45 to 12.15pm or 12.20 to 12.50pm Tuesday evenings at Dene Magna School, Mitcheldean GL17 0DU (10 weeks) 14 Jan to 24 Mar inc. Beginners/Back Care 6pm Matwork 7pm Ring school for details 01594 542370 Friday mornings at Bishopswood Village Hall, Kerne Bridge, HR9 5QT. (11 weeks – No class on 20th March due to Mother’s Day service at school). Class runs 10 Jan to 3 Apr inc. Matwork 9.30 to 10.30am The Club, High Street, Newnham-on- Severn, GL14 1BS (12 weeks) 10 Jan to 3 Apr inc. Beginners/Back Care 11.30 to 12.30 Pilates & Relaxation for Pregnancy 12.45 to 1.45pm Contact Esther Fransham on 01452 760120 or 07711 832042, email email@example.com, website www.estherf.com
Weave two willow hearts, the perfect Valentine or Mothering Sunday gift. 1st Feb, 10am – 12.30pm, £50 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
Create a stunning landscape lino print with three layers. 2nd Feb, 10am – 4pm, £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
Learn the traditional skill of hedge-laying. 29th Feb, 10am- 4pm, £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
Traditional Sun Style & Modified Forms for Health. Over 30 years’ experience, teaching locally & nationally for 19 years. Sessions can be adapted for all ages/abilities, seated or standing and include Qi Gong. Advanced sessions include Sword & Fan forms. Public local sessions Tuesday to Thursday. Visit our website for details or contact Trevor directly to find out more. Cost depends on venue £2 to £5 (min 1hr). 1 to 1 tuition, talks and local workshops or taster sessions also available. Contact Trevor on 01452 830000, email email@example.com, website www.crystaltaichi.co.uk.