guide to online and in person courses and classes

New Year, New You? 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.

• Leisure course explorer 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.

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, Meditation & Breathwork (online & in-person) Wasing Yoga Studio in the beautiful Wasing Estate. See current timetable here of weekly classes for all abilities.

 Pilates (online & in-person) Wantage Pilates Studio

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

• Ceramic & Sculpture Courses Diana Pattenden, Newbury

Drawing & Painting for Absolute Beginners Oxfordshire Adult Learning, Grove.  

• Creative Arts Club for 55+ to uncover their creativity in a wide range of arts. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme. 17 Jan – 14 Feb & 28 Feb – 28 Mar

• Stitch & Sew for 55+ with simple projects available or bring your own to work on. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively programme. 20 Jan – 17 Feb & 3 – 31 Mar.

• Afternoon Art for 55+ Courses for Beginners (20 Jan – 17 Feb & 3 – 31 Mar) and Improvers (17 Jan – 14 Feb & 28 Feb – 28 Mar). Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme.

FITNESS

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

• Bambi Newport Aerial Fitness, Brimpton & Greenham

 Pilates (online) Wantage Pilates Studio

When Covid allows, in-person classes available at:
Herongate Club, Hungerford
Hungerford Leisure Centre
Lambourn Centre

DANCE

• Cheek2Cheek Dance, Boxford, Lambourn & East Challow

• Dare to Dance (Wednesdays from 19 Jan) for dancers of all abilities aged 55+ to enjoy creativity and fitness. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively programme.

• Rhythm for Life course 19 Jan – 16 Feb & 2 – 30 Mar: Learn the Waltz, Cha Cha Cha and Quickstep. Part of the Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively Programme.

 

DRAMA

• Thank Friday it’s Improv fun, social weekly group for fans of improv and those who like to have a go. Corn Exchange, Newbury. 21 Jan – 18 Feb & 4 Mar – 1 Apr.

• Adult Theatre Skills is popular course for adults to develop acting and theatre techniques. Corn Exchange, Newbury. 20 Jan – 17 Feb & 3 – 31 Mar

SINGING

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.

FOOD & DRINK

• Cookery & Baking Classes Honesty Cookery School near Newbury. Closed during covid restrictions. 

• WSET Wine Courses Grapesmith Wine Academy 

 

STRETCH THE MIND

 Beginners Spanish with The Spanish Learning Club in Kintbury

 Play at Home Escape Game A fun, challenging online Escape Room experience in the comfort of your own home, available from Excluesive Escape Rooms in Newbury

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. Currently on zoom.

History Webinars with Berkshire Family History Society

KIDS/YOUNG FAMILY FUN

Fun Video Game Coding for Kids Code Ninjas, Newbury  

Baby Massage course for a relaxing and bonding session experience with your baby. 17 Jan – 14 Feb & 28 Feb – 28 Mar. Corn Exchange Newbury.

Feb Half-term Holiday Club with day-long creativity for 4 to 8 yrs (21 – 25 Feb). Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury.

Family Acro Yoga workshop (Sun 3 Apr) Learn the art of taking flight on another person’s feet at the Corn Exchange Learning Centre in Newbury. Suitable for ages 5+

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