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Workshops & Classes

Friday & Saturday Workshop Offer
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Scriptwriting Group

June 11, July 9, Aug 13. Sept 10
Wednesday Nights in Mr Twitchetts 7.00pm – 9.00pm
The Subscription Rooms is hosting a monthly group for anyone who is interested in scriptwriting for theatre, radio or television. These groups will offer an opportunity to share scripts that you may already have, to develop new works and to meet other writers. The group will run from 7 – 9, is hosted by John Bassett from Spaniel in the Works Theatre and is free. Donations welcome for refreshments.

Focus on Fused Glass

Caroline Lambert
Monday 22 September 10.30am – 12.30pm
(no class 27 October)
This 10 week course will focus on the remarkable process of kiln-firing and mould work. We will cover all the basics of fusing, learn how glass behaves when heated and cooled, why some glasses are not compatible with others, kiln preparation and firing schedules, working with accessories such as frits and stringers, the use of enamels and metal inclusions, and slumping into moulds. We will also look at things to avoid and trouble shooting.
This is a practical course that will build your knowledge and skill throughout the term. Each week, after a short over view of some of the key specifics of the subject, you will be able to work on your own projects which will be fired and returned to you by Caroline. All tools and equipment are provided and a range of glass (COE 96) and other compatible materials can be bought from Caroline. No previous experience is necessary but if you have done it before you will

Stained Glass Class

Caroline Lambert
Monday 22 September 10 Weeks 1.30pm-3.30pm and 7.00pm – 9.00pm
(no class 27 October)
Tuesday 23 September 10 Weeks 10.30am-12.30pm
(no class 28 October)
This popular class will quickly have you designing, cutting and assembling your own stained glass creation in a friendly and supportive environment. Based on individual needs, designed for both beginners and those with some experience, the course provides an opportunity to work on personal projects and covers a range of traditional and more contemporary methods. You will learn all the basic techniques of pattern preparation, glass cutting, leading, foiling, soldering and finishing and basic decorative processes such as painting and fusing. All tools and equipment are provided and a range of glass and other materials can be bought from Caroline.
£75.00 (booking essential)
Contact the Subscription Rooms on 01453 760900

Creative Writing (Beginners & Improvers)

Monday 22 September 7pm-9pm
(no class 27 October)
with Kevan Manwaring MA
Whether you are a curious beginner, a secret scribbler or someone in need of fresh inspiration, feedback and advice, this friendly, supportive and informative class will be for you. We'll look at finding and developing ideas in prose fiction and life-writing, cultivating a healthy writing practice and pathways to publication. By the end of the course you'll have a writer's tool-kit of techniques, a portfolio of work, and a clear idea of how to proceed. Each week there will be a chance to workshop your writing, give and receive constructive criticism and hone your critical faculties as a writer - cultivating a professional approach to editing and submitting your work for profit or for pleasure. All abilities welcome.
Bring pen and paper. Booking essential.
£75.00 (booking essential)
Contact the Subscription Rooms on 01453 760900

An introduction to Portraits

Katherine Bryan-Merrett
Wednesday 24 September 10 Weeks 7.00pm – 9.00pm
This course takes you through simple stages of looking at portraiture. From basic sketching and shading through to full colour portrait painting. Using a variety of mediums; Katherine takes you through easy to follow stages making portraiture fun for everyone. The workshop is suitable for all levels, with a focus on easy techniques.

Katherine is a self-confessed lazy artist and has worked for over a decade in finding simple techniques for creating stunning portraits. These workshops are about getting a bit messy, freeing up and getting stuck in. If you are not a confident painter/ sketcher, Katherine ensures that by the end of the course you will be full of confidence and thoroughly inspired.
£75.00 (booking essential)
Contact the Subscription Rooms on 01453 760900

Yoga and Relaxation

Mondays 5.45pm to 7.15pm

Based loosely on Scaravelli’s form of yoga where the poses are adapted to the person. Helps restore vitality and energy.
£6.00 per class
Contact Claudia Weston or 01453 755695

Yoga in Pregnancy

Mondays 7.30pm - 8.30pm

With Claudia Weston
Yoga is ideal preparation for labour and childbirth. Yoga enables you to be more relaxed, with more space in your body for your baby and your breathing.
£6.00 per class
Contact: or 01453 755695

6 week Meditation and Taiji-Wuxigong Course for beginners.

Wednesday September 3rd - October 8th 7.00pm – 9.00pm.

Learn how to reduce the pressure in the mind and clear stuck energy (mental physical and emotional) with simple qi gong exercises. The course includes 1/2 hour of sacred mantra into silence and breathing techniques. Poh-Ing studied authentic buddhist chan meditation techniques for over 16 years with the late lama Fore/ Dr. Shen Hongxun. She is a qualified buqi healer and students receive healing if the need arises. When our central channel is fully open it is possible to deepen your meditation practice in a safe way. Please book in advance 01453 297847 Cost is £90 or £78 concession

Learn To Jive with Just Jive

Wednesdays 7.15pm-9.30pm
7.15 pm (Beginners)
8.15 pm (Intermediates 1)

with Just Jive
Learn to jive with experienced and fun teachers. A great way to get fit and improve your social life. The dances are easy to learn and are taught step by step. There’s no need to bring a partner – just yourself.
Fee per class: £5.00
Membership available. Contact James or Lisa on 01453 752842