We offer an exciting range of groups and courses to support people to improve their mental wellbeing, physical health, social networks and daily living skills. Browse below to see what’s on offer and if you would like to find out more or get booked on please make a referral using the button on our header. Please note that the our service operates two pathways within it to meet the needs of people we work with, some courses are only available to a specific pathway and your named network coordinator will discuss which courses you can access based on your needs.

Monday 5 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022

Tuesday 6 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 08/11/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Fellows Court Community Centre, 86 Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LR

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Festive drop-in: Quiz & Kareoke – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

With fun holiday and festive themed games and activities. Showcase your general knowledge in the quiz rounds, sing along to much loved Christmas songs or just be there and enjoy the carols as background music. Best part...it's an evening session and ONLINE! So, grab a blanket, your favourite warm drink and Sign up now! Plenty of festive cheer awaits!


In Progress: 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022

Wednesday 7 December

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: MADE (Short) – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 30/11/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

Managing Anger and Difficult Emotions is a 2 session group for people who are actively struggling with anger and intense emotions, and who are not yet in a place where they can commit to a more structured 8-week mental health course. MADE helps people to understand the neuroscience of anger/intense emotions and to reduce emotional suffering by learning and practicing techniques such as ‘Emotional Balance’, ‘Creating Space’ and ‘True Strength’. Research into components of MADE has shown improved emotional regulation and reduced self-harm and crisis episodes.


In Progress: 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Crochet Drop-in – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 09/11/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Rd, E9 7LP

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Folktales & Myths From Around the World – 16:00 – 16:45 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Put the Kettle on, grab a blanket and listen-in to winter themed Folktales and Myths from around the world read by Maria.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022

Thursday 8 December

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Group – Dramatherapy: Endings – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 03/11/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
8-10 Tudor road E9 7SN

The group will be an in person 6-week experiential Dramatherapy group, exploring the theme of Endings. Dramatherapy offers a chance to express our feelings and process our difficult experiences through various creative and artistic techniques. Each week we will explore the theme of endings by looking at personal material and experiences, thinking about our relationship to loss and goodbyes, and looking for the hope that can be found after an ending.


In Progress: 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 01/12/2022, 08/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Curve Garden Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Ln, E8 3DF

An infomal social meet up in the setting of the Dalston Curve Garden. Come for a tea, chat & a seat in this lovely outdoor space!


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 01/12/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 29/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics: Techniques and Decoration – 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room - 1a Darnley Rd

This course is for complete beginners or people with basic ceramic experience. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay. During this course you will gain a basic understanding of hand-building techniques and different forms of decoration. Explore your creative ideas and make some works that you would be able to use and enjoy in your everyday life. During the course you will learn: How to make a large dish or a small set of dishes using the slab technique and explore a variety of textures and decorative techniques to bring your ideas into the shape and how to make a medium size vase or a plant container using the coiling techniques and explore the sgraffito and slip decoration techniques to enhance the shape and bring your ideas into the form. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to trim your pot on the potter´s wheel, learn decorative techniques including slips, oxides and glazes, to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics: Japanese Throwing – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room - 1a Darnley Rd

This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. Our Introduction to Japanese Throwing introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. Learn how to prepare clay, centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

Open to Hackney residents, gentle inclusive walk.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 22/12/2022, 29/12/2022

Friday 9 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022, 23/12/2022, 30/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 11/11/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Gallery Space, 1a Darnley Road

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, Boosting health with seasonal herbs, Using herbs for skincare, Introduction to growing your own herbs and Herbs for self care.


In Progress: 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 02/12/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Inspired by Mid-Winter Celebrations – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 11/11/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Working with Ceramics is know to reduce stress and boost self-esteem as well as lowering anxiety levels. On this next ceramic's course over 5 weeks, you will be guided and encouraged to find inspiration to create decorative ornaments and gifts, from tree decorations to candle and tealight holders. Learn how to develop your hand building techniques, and use various cutters and objects to assemble and add texture to your creations. This course is suitable for beginners, or those with some previous experience.


In Progress: 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 02/12/2022, 09/12/2022

Monday 12 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022

Tuesday 13 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 16:00 – 18:00 (started on 08/11/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Fellows Court Community Centre, 86 Weymouth Terrace, London E2 8LR

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Festive drop-in: Quiz & Kareoke – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

With fun holiday and festive themed games and activities. Showcase your general knowledge in the quiz rounds, sing along to much loved Christmas songs or just be there and enjoy the carols as background music. Best part...it's an evening session and ONLINE! So, grab a blanket, your favourite warm drink and Sign up now! Plenty of festive cheer awaits!


In Progress: 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022

Wednesday 14 December

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Event type: Recovery, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Crochet Drop-in – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 14/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Kitchens – Adult – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 09/11/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
New Kingshold Community Centre, 49 Ainsworth Rd, E9 7LP

6 week Cook and Eat course to learn new recipes and get tips on healthy eating, meet people. We cook as a group and eat the food we have prepared together. All dietary requirements are catered for, no experience needed.


In Progress: 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Folktales & Myths From Around the World – 16:00 – 16:45 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Put the Kettle on, grab a blanket and listen-in to winter themed Folktales and Myths from around the world read by Maria.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022

Thursday 15 December

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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Curve Garden Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Ln, E8 3DF

An infomal social meet up in the setting of the Dalston Curve Garden. Come for a tea, chat & a seat in this lovely outdoor space!


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 01/12/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 29/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics: Techniques and Decoration – 11:30 – 12:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room - 1a Darnley Rd

This course is for complete beginners or people with basic ceramic experience. Try your hand at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay. During this course you will gain a basic understanding of hand-building techniques and different forms of decoration. Explore your creative ideas and make some works that you would be able to use and enjoy in your everyday life. During the course you will learn: How to make a large dish or a small set of dishes using the slab technique and explore a variety of textures and decorative techniques to bring your ideas into the shape and how to make a medium size vase or a plant container using the coiling techniques and explore the sgraffito and slip decoration techniques to enhance the shape and bring your ideas into the form. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to trim your pot on the potter´s wheel, learn decorative techniques including slips, oxides and glazes, to achieve various effects.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Ceramics: Japanese Throwing – 17:15 – 19:30 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room - 1a Darnley Rd

This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. Our Introduction to Japanese Throwing introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. Learn how to prepare clay, centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

Open to Hackney residents, gentle inclusive walk.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 22/12/2022, 29/12/2022

Friday 16 December

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Event type: Recovery, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022, 23/12/2022, 30/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Herbal Craft – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 11/11/2022)
Event Type: Daily Living,
Centre for Better Health
Gallery Space, 1a Darnley Road

Unearth the history, properties and uses of herbs and learn how to make use of them in mind, body and home. Themes include: Making your own herbal tea, Boosting health with seasonal herbs, Using herbs for skincare, Introduction to growing your own herbs and Herbs for self care.


In Progress: 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 02/12/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022

Monday 19 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Shoreditch Park – 12:00 – 13:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet at Britannia Liesure Centre

Moderate ability walkers for hourly walk in Shoredictch Park and surrounding routes. Changes route every week.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Communication Group Stroke Project – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 03/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Stamford Hill Estate Community Centre, Stamford Hill, London N16 6RS

Support with communication after stroke invilving activities to help with communication.


In Progress: 03/10/2022, 10/10/2022, 17/10/2022, 24/10/2022, 31/10/2022, 07/11/2022, 14/11/2022, 21/11/2022, 28/11/2022, 05/12/2022, 12/12/2022, 19/12/2022

Tuesday 20 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Community Table Lunch Club – 12:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Restaurant, 10 Orsman Road, N1 5QJ

Weekly community lunch hosted at our training restaurant, The Waterhouse in Hoxton. Drop-in, share a meal and meet other local residents.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Young Stroke Survivor group – 11:30 – 13:30 (started on 04/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Hackney Room Healthy Living Centre

Social group for Stroke survivors of working age.


In Progress: 04/10/2022, 11/10/2022, 18/10/2022, 25/10/2022, 01/11/2022, 08/11/2022, 15/11/2022, 22/11/2022, 29/11/2022, 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Festive drop-in: Quiz & Kareoke – 18:00 – 20:00 (started on 06/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

With fun holiday and festive themed games and activities. Showcase your general knowledge in the quiz rounds, sing along to much loved Christmas songs or just be there and enjoy the carols as background music. Best part...it's an evening session and ONLINE! So, grab a blanket, your favourite warm drink and Sign up now! Plenty of festive cheer awaits!


In Progress: 06/12/2022, 13/12/2022, 20/12/2022

Wednesday 21 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Crochet Drop-in – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Pampering – 10:00 – 12:00 (started on 14/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
The Hub, 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Pampering is a form of self-care that is needed for mental and physical health. One fo the greatest benefits of self-care is that it reduces stress. Giving our bosy time to reset and leaving us feeling refreshed and rejuvinated. Relaxing sounds and sentes will be used during the pampering to create a calming space all around.


In Progress: 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE: Folktales & Myths From Around the World – 16:00 – 16:45 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Put the Kettle on, grab a blanket and listen-in to winter themed Folktales and Myths from around the world read by Maria.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022

Thursday 22 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

Open to Hackney residents, gentle inclusive walk.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 22/12/2022, 29/12/2022

Friday 23 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022, 23/12/2022, 30/12/2022

Monday 26 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022

Wednesday 28 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Crochet Drop-in – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Join Anna for Chrochet - all levels welcome, as well as bringing your own craft projects. This is a drop-in so you can join at any point.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F: Relaxation – 12:30 – 13:30 (started on 12/10/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Hub 15a Homerton Row, E9 6ED

Relaxation and self-care course. This is a 4 week course to learn techniques that support to manage anxiety, stress and regulating emotions. Relaxation techniques are a way to counter the unpleasant effects of stress and anxiety on the body and mind. Included in the course are progressive relaxation exercises, techniques for grounding and self-care and compassion meditations. We will also have some space for discussions and sharing experiences.


In Progress: 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, High Care Group – 14:00 – 15:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Support group involving activities and information re community services.


In Progress: 05/12/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/12/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Baby Buddies – 10:00 – 11:30 (started on 05/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Waterhouse Resaturant

Supportive space for pregnant women or mums with babies. Peer support sharing experiences, taking care of yourself and baby. Community information.


In Progress: 05/10/2022, 12/10/2022, 19/10/2022, 26/10/2022, 02/11/2022, 09/11/2022, 16/11/2022, 23/11/2022, 30/11/2022, 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023

Thursday 29 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, F2F – Curve Garden Group – 11:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Dalston Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Ln, E8 3DF

An infomal social meet up in the setting of the Dalston Curve Garden. Come for a tea, chat & a seat in this lovely outdoor space!


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 01/12/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 29/12/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Walking for Wellbeing Victoria Park – 14:00 – 15:00 (started on 06/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Meet New Kingshold Community Centre

Open to Hackney residents, gentle inclusive walk.


In Progress: 06/10/2022, 13/10/2022, 20/10/2022, 27/10/2022, 03/11/2022, 10/11/2022, 17/11/2022, 24/11/2022, 08/12/2022, 15/12/2022, 22/12/2022, 29/12/2022

Friday 30 December

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Self Help Group Stroke project – 13:00 – 14:30 (started on 07/10/2022)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Shoreditch Trust
Healthy Living Centre

Support group involving activities /outing and information re community services.


In Progress: 07/10/2022, 14/10/2022, 21/10/2022, 28/10/2022, 04/11/2022, 11/11/2022, 18/11/2022, 25/11/2022, 09/12/2022, 16/12/2022, 23/12/2022, 30/12/2022

Tuesday 3 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022

Wednesday 4 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 5 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023

Friday 6 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Monday 9 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 10 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 11 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Online – Mindfulness, Arts and the Imagination – 15:00 – 16:30 (started on 07/12/2022)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest
Zoom

Take part if a creative activity each week by exploring a different topic and using elements of Mindfulness.


In Progress: 07/12/2022, 14/12/2022, 21/12/2022, 28/12/2022, 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 12 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 13 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Monday 16 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 17 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 18 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

In this 6-week online course we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided mediations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023

Thursday 19 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 20 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Monday 23 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 24 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 25 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

In this 6-week online course we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided mediations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023

Thursday 26 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 27 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Monday 30 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 31 January

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 1 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

In this 6-week online course we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided mediations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023

Thursday 2 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 3 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Monday 6 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 7 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 8 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

In this 6-week online course we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided mediations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023

Thursday 9 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 10 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Monday 13 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Drawing my Story: Creating an Autobiographical Comic – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 09/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Whether it’s everyday feelings, hopes and dreams or bigger life events, comics and illustration can be a great way to tell our stories and express who we are. In this course you will learn ways to transform some of your life-experiences into a non-traditional comic or series of illustrations. We will cover: Developing your own drawing style Storytelling with simple imagery and illustration Drawing yourself as a character Using humour and creativity in your work There will be space to share our ideas together and discuss the creative process in a relaxed environment. At the end of the 6 weeks you will have a book to take away along with plenty of drawings. No previous art experience is required, just a willingness to explore drawing your feelings and life-experiences in a way that's fun!


In Progress: 09/01/2023, 16/01/2023, 23/01/2023, 30/01/2023, 06/02/2023, 13/02/2023

Tuesday 14 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022

Wednesday 15 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE Mindfulness & Self-Care – 17:45 – 19:00 (started on 18/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

In this 6-week online course we will learn essential skills that help us settle, steady and build our inner resources. With kindly awareness we learn to be with how things are with an attitude of gentleness, care and respect. Each week there will be guided mediations, an exploration of Mindfulness principles and an opportunity to share.


In Progress: 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023

Friday 17 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Tuesday 21 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 22 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 23 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 24 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics: Hand Building Plant Pots – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 20/01/2023)
Event Type:
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Hand build decorative hanging baskets, planters and variations on flower pots. Celebrate the days getting longer with an uplifting 6-week course where you’ll be designing and hand building small ceramic planters; plant pots, propagators and hanging baskets.


In Progress: 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023,17/02/2023, 24/02/2023

Tuesday 28 February

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, ONLINE-Photography, Interpreting the Everyday -17:30 – 19:30 (started on 17/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Zoom

We snap more pictures per minute than in the entire 19th century. In this course will try to slow down snapping away, and starting looking more mindfully and consciously, ‘training the eye’. In this course we will explore creative ways of making the most of your (phone) camera. You will become familiar with different photography-styles and photographers’ take on the every-day. Each week, we will examine new approaches of how to look at your surrounding in order to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary. The Zoom lessons offer an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, meet other creatives and review your work in a supportive and engaging platform. You don't need any experience at all, just a camera, be it a smart-phone with a camera, or a compact, mirror-less, or DSLR camera.


In Progress: 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 1 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 2 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 3 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Tuesday 7 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Nature Studies in Drawing & Painting-13:30 – 16:00 (started on 10/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Immerse yourself in a mindful activity by slowing down whilst you study details of the natural world and lean how to interpret it in drawing and painting. This course will give you a skill-set to refine your way of looking at nature from observation. We will start by getting familiar with scaling and proportion. We will be looking various drawing techniques including atonal values, composition and texture, and later we add colour using watercolours and mixed media techniques. The 8-week sessions are set in a supportive environment, suitable for complete beginners and those who would like to build on their existing skills.


In Progress: 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023

Wednesday 8 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 9 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 10 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Tuesday 14 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022

Wednesday 15 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 16 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 17 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Tuesday 21 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Core Online Access – 12:00 – 14:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
online

Attend your choice of Core Arts live zoom classes running Tuesday-Friday across our departments: art, music, multimedia and gardening, and access our catalogue of over 600 pre-recorded classes on vimeo.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Music Production – 10:30 – 12:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

The aim of this course is to create and record music, using music technology (Apple/ Logic) assisted by the tutor. You will develop existing skills or learning from scratch using state of the art equipment. 


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Introduction to Art – 10:30 – 13:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Essential class to develop artistic skills. Create artworks in response to ideas and themes which inspire you. Explore a wide range of art medium including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Music Performance Skills – 14:15 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

High energy rhythm session. Come and explore the world of rhythm, play any instrument of your choice. From African djembe to congas or tambourine… bass, guitar, keys or drums. Let's improvise and write songs together.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Life Drawing – 13:30 – 16:30 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Draw the human form whilst observing a life model. Learn to use a range of art materials such as chalks, charcoal and inks and develop your techniques as a figurative artist.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Keyboards – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 03/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your keyboard skills and techniques in a small group, each person has own keyboard and headphones to rehearse and practice and well as be supported by the tutor and volunteer.


In Progress: 03/01/2023, 10/01/2023, 17/01/2023, 24/01/2023, 31/01/2023, 07/02/2023, 14/02/2023, 21/02/2023, 28/02/2023, 07/03/2023, 14/03/2023, 21/03/2023, 28/03/2022

Wednesday 22 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 23 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics:Introduction to Throwing and Building on the Potter’s Wheel – 11:30 – 14:30 (started on 12/01/2023)
Event Type: Mental Health,
Centre for Better Health
Art Room, 1a Darnley Road

Try your hands at making beautiful, creative and practical objects out of clay using the potter’s wheel. This course is designed for those who would simply like to try throwing on the potter’s wheel for the first time or have had some previous experience. Throwing Japanese forms introduces you to the basic techniques of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel to make finished pots inspired by Japanese forms. You will learn how to prepare clay, how to centre it on the potter’s wheel and throw basic forms such as cups (chawans) and noodle or salad bowls (wanari) You will also gain a basic understanding of surface decoration, using coloured slips, sgraffito and glazes decoration. These techniques will be demonstrated and introduce by the tutor with examples.


In Progress: 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023

Friday 24 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023

Wednesday 29 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Painting in all Media – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Develop your painting techniques in brushwork, colour mixing and composition design. Learn how to skillfully paint in all media to create portraits, still life and how to interpret famous paintings into your own transcriptions. Journey through the History of Art in paintings as you learn about artists in our group discussions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Beginners – 15:15 – 16:45 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Poetry and Creative Writing Advanced – 13:30 – 15:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore your imagination and bring your thoughts of world around you to life through creative writing and poetry performances. Develop your literacy skills, improve your confidence and read your prose aloud in these group sessions.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, RnB Music Jam – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Experienced Musicians Jam PM – 14:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

A structured session for developing, writing and rehearsing songs. Meet other musicians and influence one another, sharing talents and skills to develop performance skills in the hope to be ready for a club core performance.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Beginners – 15:30 – 17:00 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Try your hand at a different song each week. Develop chords, tuning your guitar, open strings and fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Guitar Tuition Advanced – 14:00 – 15:15 (started on 04/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore a different song or genre each week developing your technique as a guitarist. Learn to tune your guitar, name the open string and play fingerpicking patterns.


In Progress: 04/01/2023, 11/01/2023, 18/01/2023, 25/01/2023, 01/02/2023, 08/02/2023, 15/02/2023, 22/02/2023, 01/03/2023, 08/03/2023, 15/03/2023, 22/03/2023, 29/03/2023

Thursday 30 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork AM – 10:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type:
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Ceramics and Claywork PM – 14:30 – 16:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Learn how to work with your hands to create sculptures, ornaments, plates and bowls using different forms of clay.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Furthering Song Ideas – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Explore the instrument that is your singing voice and strengthen your vocal chords through enjoyable sessions exploring popular songs.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media AM – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Digital Profile and Social Media PM – 14:00 – 16:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Empower yourself as an artist, musician or writer by creating a web presence that defines and promotes your individual voice.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Gardening for Beginners – 13:30 – 15:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

From our beautiful rooftop garden, learn new skills such as herbs for window sills, organic gardening techniques and making new plants from old. 


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Choir – 13:45 – 14:45 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Engaging group singing session; working towards performance at monthly Club Core gig nights.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, R’n’B and Soul for Performance – 11:00 – 13:30 (started on 05/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun lighted-hearted RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. Sing along and harmonise from home.


In Progress: 05/01/2023, 12/01/2023, 19/01/2023, 26/01/2023, 02/02/2023, 09/02/2023, 23/02/2023, 02/03/2023, 09/03/2023, 16/03/2023, 23/03/2023, 30/03/2023

Friday 31 March

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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Printmaking Techniques – 10:00 – 13:15 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

In this course learners will explore the art of relief print, using reduction or multi block techniques to produce an edition of their own design incorporating 2-3 different colours. The result will be producing a box-set of finished work and developing at a pace which suits your skill level.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Songwriting – 10:30 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing and song-writing sessions. We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023
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Event type: Recovery, Event type: Wellbeing, Textiles & Fashion Design – 10:00 – 13:00 (started on 06/01/2023)
Event Type: Social Networks,
Core Arts
Core Arts

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.


In Progress: 06/01/2023, 13/01/2023, 20/01/2023, 27/01/2023, 03/02/2023, 10/02/2023, 24/02/2023, 03/03/2023, 10/03/2023, 17/03/2023, 24/03/2023, 31/03/2023