Wear Valley Writers
Wednesday’s 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Interested in creative writing? Come along and join in with the Wear Valley Writers group every Wednesday evening. This friendly, relaxed creative writing group covers all genres of writing and welcomes new members over the age of 16 of any ability, from those who have never put pen to paper to those who want to embark on their own epic work. Free of charge and no need to book, just come along for a friendly group session with a break for refreshments too.
Art for the Curious with Jayne Blacklock
Thursday’s 10.00am – 12.00pm (from Thursday 7 October)
Everyone is born with the ability to draw and paint but sometimes, somewhere along the line, some of us begin to believe that we can’t. This is a series of adult workshops looking at using a range of mediums and techniques to create your own artwork. From pencil, charcoal, soft pastel and paint, you will be guided through how to use each one to explore a range of subjects, giving you confidence and skills to then produce your own work.
First session Thursday 7 October for 10 weeks. Sessions are free but a ‘Pay What You Decide’ donation is welcome towards materials and resources. Please book your place in advance. All abilities welcome.
Singin’ in the BATH
Second Saturday of every month beginning 9 October 10.30am – 12noon
Join Rosie from ‘Happy in Harmony Music’ for a fun, family friendly singalong. Enjoy some simple, joyful songs to get your Saturday off to a great start! Children who love to sing are welcome, with an adult to help them along. People living with Dementia are also very welcome to come and sing with their carers and families. So, whether you’re a seasoned singer or complete beginner, come and have fun and meet new friends. Free and no need to book.
Every fourth Wednesday of the month
12noon – 3.00pm
We will be hosting free drop-in contact sessions for Veterans and members of the Armed Forces Community, with different themes and activities at each session. These wellbeing sessions enable the community to manage emotions, by providing a space to chat with like-minded people, through activities and workshops aimed at improving mental health, with discussions introduced by Through a Soldiers’ Eyes project and exhibition legacy.
9 February 2022 Mental Health Awareness with Emotional Jenga
9 March 2022 Complementary Therapies
6 April 2022 Stress Awareness with Resilience Scrabble
Coder Dojo children’s coding sessions
Every Saturday from 8 January
Code is the language of computers, including those in phones, cars, and even in lightbulbs! Learning to code is learning to talk to computers in their native language.
Coding and digital creation are invaluable skills these days, and understanding how computers work and how to interact with them will open up lots of opportunities for you.