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April

Mon
15 Apr -
8 Jul
10am - 11am

dance health benefits community fun and friendly
Nia Dance

Nia Dance

On door £10

Nia integrates ancient wisdom and modern science with elements of dance, martial & healing arts to offer physical, mental and emotional conditioning, healing and transformation that is accessible and attainable for every body.

Nia believes in the power and potential of everybody, at any age or level of fitness and that ‘through movement we find health’.

£10 drop-in per session but discounts available for block booking - contact class leader Geri Timmins on 01453 844766 for further info.

** No session on the bank holidays 6 & 27 May **

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Tue
30 Apr -
25 Jun
7pm - 8pm

exercise agility core strength weekly class new term
Mat Pilates

Mat Pilates

£72/£69(c) • Friends £70/£67(c)

Work with the brilliantly inspiring Karen Crowcombe from the Great Life Project to develop your balance, strength and to improve your posture throughout this fabulous eight-week class in Mat Pilates.

This class is suitable for all abilities as Karen will demonstrate and adapt each exercise to your level. Places limited and sell quickly so instant booking is highly recommended.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring along an exercise mat each time.

8 week class

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Tue
30 Apr -
25 Jun
7pm - 9pm

new season small class throwing hand-building materials included
Tuesday Potting Shed

Tuesday Potting Shed

£125/£122(c) • Friends £123/£120(c)

Hurry, hurry, super-scurry! It’s time to book your place on our friendly and ever-popular ceramics class which allows you to grasp of the foundations of pottery whilst working at your own pace under the expert guidance of ceramic artist Geg Fayle.

Expect to create 6 or 7 medium sized pieces or 3 larger ones throughout the duration of the course due to limited space within the kiln and the soaring costs of clay and firing!

8 week class 

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May

Thu
2 May -
27 Jun
7pm - 9pm

8 week course suitable for all levels throwing hand-building slips & glazes
Thursday Potting Shed

Thursday Potting Shed

£125/£122(c) • Friends £123/£120(c)

Psst … don’t miss your chance to explore the limitless joy of working with ceramics on our super-popular weekly pottery class led by the ever-patient Geg Fayle.

Try-out throwing (working on the wheel) as well as experimenting with a diverse range of making techniques, exploring the various surface textures, slips and glazes to create some truly remarkable ceramic work.

Places are limited so book RIGHT NOW to avoid disappointment! Full details of location will be provided upon booking.

8 week course 

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June

Thu
6 Jun -
11 Jul
9:45am - 10:45am

Dance Exercise Exercise made fun
Dancercise

Dancercise

On the day £8

Dance and stretch to great music - Charleston, pop and Latin rhythms, incorporating easy-to-follow dance routines over this 6-week course. 

Tricia Dunbar leads Dancercise; a sensational movement course which is perfect for all abilities and ideal for anyone looking to improve their general fitness and wellbeing while having heaps of fun along the way!

Dancercise helps develop your flexibility, balance, coordination and general fitness levels as well as providing a welcome reduction to stress levels. Most importantly though, it is brilliant fun and definitely “the happy way to get fit!”

Bring along an exercise mat and dress code is all about comfy and non-restricting.

£8 per session. Pay on the day. Discounts available for block-booking.

To find out more please contact Tricia via email:
triciadunbar2@gmail.com

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8 Jun -
27 Jul
9am - 4pm

group exhibition young artists open submission
Sprung 24

Sprung 24

Free entry

Sprung 24 is a group exhibition of young and emerging artists from throughout Southern England. The makers, at various points along their creative careers, have been sharing their practices and each submitted multiple recent pieces of work for this diverse and exciting new show.

The exhibition works in collaboration with our friends and colleagues at SVA through the ever-brilliant SITE Festival Open Studios.

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Wed 19
10:30am - 12pm

friendly drawing group everyone welcome stroll & sketch plein air at your pace
Sketch Out at Stratford Park

Sketch Out at Stratford Park

£8 • Friends £6

Artist Rosie-Marie Marshall-Jane leads this morning’s session which allows you to work at your own pace with helpful support and warm encouragement. Sketch Out is all about making your mark in the great outdoors, surrounded by visual inspiration and a posse of eager sketchers and strollers.


For June, we’re heading over to the glorious Stratford Park in Stroud to busy ourselves throughout the park, especially focusing on the arboretum and the impressive variety of tree specimens on site for drawing inspiration. For an additional drawing challenge we’ll head down to the lake, urging us to take a quite different approach to making our mark.

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Sat 29
10am - 4pm

Collage Textre Layering Remake
Seasonal Collage

Seasonal Collage

£60/£57(c) • Friends £58/£55(c)

Join us for a marvelous one-day workshop with artist Rebecca Loweth to create summer landscapes in collage. With the idea of ‘make and remake’ at the heart of the workshop, Rebecca guides us through the varied approaches and techniques of collage. Exploring composition, colour, texture, layering, selection, and blending of imagery. Today’s workshop allows us to work instinctively, using new-found techniques to quickly build confidence to really optimize the dynamic potential of collage.

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Sat 29
10am - 5pm

Glass work copper foiling
Copper Foiled Glass Hangings

Copper Foiled Glass Hangings

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Join stained glass artist Sarah Davis to learn how to use the copper foiling technique to make a stained glass hanging for yourself, or to give as a unique gift. The techniques that you will learn in today’s workshop have been used by generations of stained glass artists to make hangings, lamps and small windows. You will start by exploring the vibrant colours of art glass. With plenty of advice and encouragement, you will then develop your own simple design, or use one from Sarah’s collection. You will be taught how to cut glass, in colours of your choice, and to join it using copper foil and soldering techniques to create a colourful hanging decoration.

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July

Wed 24
10:30am - 12pm

sketching by the canal barges reflections perspective strolling and drawing big skies
Sketch Out at the Slimbridge Canal

Sketch Out at the Slimbridge Canal

£8 • Friends £6

Our monthly sketching sessions are about experiment and exploration, making a mark and bringing along a can-do approach to drawing. As always, the ever-brilliant Rosie-Marie Marshall-Jane leads our morning’s session, allowing you to work at your own pace with generous support and gentle encouragement.

For July, we’re heading down to the comparative lowlands at Slimbridge. The village of Slimbridge meanders its way down towards the Severn estuary, crossing the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal on the way. This morning, we’ll be dismounting our horses at the bridge and wandering along the towpath, using the long stretches of waterway to help us explore perspective drawing as well as featuring the barges and boats we meet along the way.

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