Learn Portuguese with experienced Brazilian teacher. Fun one-to-one or small group lessons with experienced teacher ranging from beginners to advanced. £20/hour or £65/month. Any time by arrangement.
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.
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month or visit u3asites.org.uk/forest-of-dean/home or ring us on 01594 832599.
Patient piano teacher with 6 years of experience teaching all ages, from children to adults. My way to teach is to try to help you to find your own way into music and piano playing, whilst having fun and enjoying yourself. £20/Hour or £65/month. Any Time by arrangement.
Singing for Breathing is for people diagnosed with COPD and other lung conditions. It’s a fun way to help your breathing & confidence. All levels of ability or singing experience welcome. £3 or what you can afford, or free for some conditions. 2-3 pm, Thursdays ongoing.
Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT.
Contact Kirsty Abraham on 08906 789683, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/singing-for-lung-health/join-a-group
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 16 starting points throughout the Forest of Dean.
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.
Enjoy yoga at a level to suit you. Increase energy and flexibility. Relax body and mind. Improve balance and mental clarity. £60 per 10 weeks, ongoing classes in Coleford, Lydney, and Yorkley.
Yorkley Mondays 10.15-11.45am, Yorkley Community Centre, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, GL15 4RS.
Lydney (Taurus Crafts) Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 7-8.30pm, 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.
An exercise class with rebound boots – up to 80% reduced impact on joints, improves posture, high level of fat burning. Suitable for kids and adults. Core workout £5 per session.
9.15am, Monday, Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend Crescent, Lydney, GL15 6NW
5.45pm Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney.
Suitable for beginners, sparring optional. Grades from white to black. £6/£7 per session. Mondays: Kids 6.15pm, Adults 7.15pm (other classes available – see our website). Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Cinderford or Thursdays 6.45-7.45pm Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney.
Forest Fighting Gym, Miners Hall, Wesley Rd, Denecroft, GL14 2JN.
We now have a Boxing Gym – contact Michelle for more details.
The best fitness activity !!! Suitable for those who don’t think they can dance.
Tuesdays, 10-11am, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney GL15 5PB
Thursdays 10-11am, Woolaston Memorial Hall, Netherend, Woolaston, GL15 6NW.
For health and relaxation, suitable for all. Seated and standing – people with disabilities welcome.
Mondays: 11am-12.oonoon ongoing, Foxes Bridge Hub, Valley Road, Cinderford, GL14 2LJ. £3 per session.
Wednesdays: 9.30-10.30am, Naas Lane Community Centre, Lydney. £5 per session.
A gentle workout for the whole body – toning muscles, improving balance and increasing flexibility. Suitable for all – exercises can be adapted. £5 per session, 11am-12noon, Wednesdays ongoing.
Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney GL15 5PB.
This course covers massage strokes, gentle movements, songs, suitable oils and how to alter the routines as your child develops. Held over 4 x 1hr sessions, with each session building on the previous to cover all areas of the body. Balanced Beauty & Fitness, 25 Newerne Street, Lydney, GL15 5RA.
Fitness class based on the 12 dances of Strictly Come Dancing. Suitable for all fitness levels. 11.15am – 12.15pm, 9 weeks starting Tuesday 16th January, £38. Lydney Community Centre, Naas Lane, Lydney, GL15 5AT.
Contact Wyedean on 01291 625340 (leave a message and they’ll get back to you) or download the brochure and enrolment form from www.wyedean.gloucs.sch.uk (go to ‘Community’, ‘Adult Learning’ ‘Courses available’). You can post your enrolment form (+SaE if you wish for a receipt) during the holidays, or enrol at the school from the start of term.
A line is a journey, a statement. Glass is an invisible magical medium. The world beyond is changed by a line across its surface. We will be cutting, painting, engraving, staining and leading the glass and using other materials to develop ideas. Beginners welcome as well as more experienced. £150 (concessions £120), 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th March. Cherry Tree Cottage, Corner Road, Pillowell, Lydney, GL154QU.
We will work together as a group, collaging, ideas, walking in the forest with sketch books, then working on glass collaboratively and on our own pieces. We can paint, stain, engrave, cut, enamel and lead the glass. Come and find out what happens. All welcome, beginners and more experienced. £150 (concessions £120), 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April. Cherry Tree Cottage, Corner Road, Pillowell, Lydney, GL154QU.