Our Classes

Weekly Classes

Our classes and workshops generally run weekly during term time (September to July) and are delivered by experienced tutors.

You can make a significant saving by block booking your classes, at £40 for six weeks. Alternatively, you may pay weekly at £7.50 per session.

Try your first class FREE!

Your first session will be completely free of charge, with no obligation to continue if it’s not for you.

Arts and Crafts

Art 150


Monday, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Not meeting currently

This class teaches fine art painting, predominantly in watercolour.
The class is not suitable for complete beginners, being geared towards those
with some experience.

Cake Dec 150

Cake Decorating

Monday, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Not meeting currently

Prick N Stitch 150

Prick 'n' Stitch

Thursday, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Not meeting currently

In this class we prick patterns onto pieces of card. We then stitch these holes with coloured thread and mount it to make handmade greetings cards. Come along to this class for a natter and learn how to make beautiful cards!

Calligraphy 150


Thursday, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Not meeting currently

‘Calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing.’
In the calligraphy class we learn several different scripts. Each script takes a few weeks to learn and then we use to to make pieces of work as well as creating greetings cards, bookmarks and books. We also illustrate with artwork that complements each script.
No previous experience is needed and all equipment is provided at cost price.

Watercolour Improvers 150


Watercolour I
Friday, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Watercolour II
Friday, 12.45pm – 2.45pm

(except fourth Thursday of the month)

Not meeting currently

Explore the various watercolour techniques including wet-on-dry as well as some more experimental ones.
We mostly use tube paint, but sometimes watercolour pencils, inks and other media.
Topics are wide ranging and include landscape, still life, living beings, buildings etc.


French Tues 150

French Conversation

Tuesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Beginners Plus
Wednesday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Not meeting currently

The aim of this class is to give students who have a certain command of the language practise in speaking.

German Thurs 150

German Conversation

Tuesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Not meeting currently

The aim of this class is to give students who have a certain command of the language practise in speaking.


Spanish Conversation

Tuesday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Thursday, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Not meeting currently

Practise basic Spanish so you can know how to get around when on holiday in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries!

Other Classes and Meetings

For details of classes and meetings at the Centre that are run by other organisations, please see our Community Partners & Affiliates page.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I save by block booking?

The price to book a six week block is £40, while paying week by week at £7.50 you would pay £45 in total.

How do I keep track of the classes I have paid for?

When you book a block of classes you will be given a prepaid card to track the classes left in that block. Each time you come to a class we will stamp your card – please remember to bring your card with you and see us in the office when you arrive!

How far in advance will I need to pay?

You will need to pay in six-week blocks and payment will be required at the first class of those six weeks – although you will be able to pay earlier if you wish. We would suggest that if you haven’t yet paid, you arrive early to the first class so that payments can be taken without disrupting the class (or be prepared to stay behind for a while at the end).

Will I be charged for paying by card?

You will not have to pay any additional fees for using your card to make payments with us.

What if I miss a class or am unable to attend during my prepaid block?

If you do not attend a class during your prepaid block, without giving prior notice, there will be no refunds or reductions. If you are unable to attend one of your classes due to unforeseen circumstances (illness etc.) please contact the office as soon as possible and we will extend your prepaid block to the next week.

If you will be going on holiday we would suggest that you pay weekly (at £7.50 per class) leading up to your holiday, and then start a new block booking when you return.

In the case of long-term illness where none of the classes in a pre-booked block are attended, a full refund will be given. Other situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

What happens if I want to try out a class before committing to six weeks?

You will be able to try your first session of a class completely free of charge as a taster session. If you choose to continue you can then pay for a six-week block at your second session (or pay weekly if you prefer). If you decide not to continue after the taster session, you will not be charged.