guide to online and in person courses and classes

Want to learn a new skill or treat yourself to some quality me-time? 

VOCATIONAL & LEISURE COURSES

First Aid Courses for families, schools and businesses with Worsley Training.

• Wide choice of leisure courses for adults at Newbury College.

• Hundreds of online courses with The eLearning Marketplace (based in Newbury) including: languages, IT, computer programming, photography, sport & fitness, healthy eating, maths, face-painting and mental health.

• Newbury College‘s Study Online programme offers a wide range of flexible free Level 2 & 3 online courses for over 18-year-olds to study from home, at work or on the go. See here to select a course in Business Skills; Childcare, Education & Teacher Training; and Health, Social Care and Counselling. 

YOGA, MINDFULNESS & PILATES

• Beginners and Mixed Ability weekly yoga at East Hanney Oxfordshire Adult Learning.

Sheepdrove Yoga near Lambourn offers zoom group yoga and Compassionate Mindfulness Meditation and 1-2-1, Therapy or Butekyo Sessions.

• Weekly Hatha & Yin Yoga Be Yoga with Beth Trotter who has been teaching for 20 years at Stockcross, Wantage, Letcombe Bassett. You can also join her monthly Wake Up & Yoga group for 3 sessions a week on zoom.

Weekly Yoga in the Lambourn Valley with Olivia Boydall with a strong emphasis on moving mindfully, to cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation.

 Pilates (online & in-person) Wantage Pilates Studio.

 

STRETCH THE MIND

History Talks & Webinars with Berkshire Family History Society and Hungerford Historical Association.

Modern Languages at Newbury College include French, Italian and Spanish from beginners to improvers. Students will be able to communicate with sympathetic native speakers using basic phrases in a variety of everyday situations.

Geology with Newbury Geological Study Group.

Free science & technology talks from Wantage Cafe Scientifique on a wide variety of scientifique subjects. 7.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month. 

FITNESS

A range of fitness classes & gym facilities available at:
Herongate Club, Hungerford
Hungerford Leisure Centre
The Lambourn Centre

Weekly fitness class Love Lotte Barre Fitness. An intelligent way to exercise, connecting mind and body in small precise movements inspired by ballet. Beginners welcome. Online and in-person.

• Bambi Newport Aerial Fitness, Brimpton & Greenham

 Pilates (online) Wantage Pilates Studio

 

ARTS, CRAFTS & PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography at Newbury College

• Ceramic & Sculpture Courses Diana Pattenden, Newbury. 

Pottery taster sessions and 6 week courses with Elé van Schoor Ceramics, Great Shefford

Creative Arts Club for 55+ to uncover their creativity in a wide range of arts. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme. 

Stitch & Sew for 55+ with simple projects available or bring your own to work on. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively programme. 

Afternoon Art for 55+ Courses for Beginners and Improvers. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme.

Acrylic Painting at Newbury College explores the properties of acrylic paint, colour mixing and simple painting techniques.

FOOD & DRINK

• Cookery & Baking Classes Honesty Cookery School near Newbury. 

• WSET Wine Courses Grapesmith Wine Academy.

MUSIC, DANCE & DRAMA

• Cheek2Cheek Dance, Boxford, Lambourn & East Challow.

• Dare to Dance for dancers of all abilities aged 55+ to enjoy creativity and fitness. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively programme.

• Rhythm for Life course. Learn the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and Quickstep. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme.

• Ballroom & Latin Dance: Step to it with a range of dance courses at Newbury College from beginners to advanced, including many styles from Ballroom and Latin to Charleston.

Thank Friday it’s Improv fun, social weekly group for fans of improv and those who like to have a go. Corn Exchange, Newbury.

Adult Theatre Skills is popular course for adults to develop acting and theatre techniques. Corn Exchange, Newbury. 

Incantata Community Choir is looking for new members. The choir meets Wednesday mornings in Greenham. No auditions. 2 free trial sessions in the first month of each term.

Sing Louder Choir meets on Thursdays in Thatcham with the children’s choir 6pm to 7pm, and the community choir from 7.15pm to 8.15pm. All welcome.

Phoenix Brass Beginners Group offers music tuition & instrument hire for adults & children. Just £2 /week for adults and £1/week for children. Contact 01672 512 634 or marilynmason1@yahoo.co.uk

KIDS/YOUNG FAMILY FUN

Fun Video Game and Computer Coding for Kids Code Ninjas, Newbury  Lots of camps and day workshops during termtime and school holidays.

Baby Massage course for a relaxing and bonding session experience with your baby. Corn Exchange Newbury.

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