Courses and Workshops

Tuesday 2 October

The Royal House of Windsor, who are they? Dillington House, Ilminster, 9.45am – 4pm. Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard is doing a day session on ‘The Royal House of Windsor, who are they? Cost is £55 includes a 3 course lunch, tea coffee and cake during the day. For more information and to book a place please contact Dillington House on 01460 258648 or email: dillingtonbookings@somerset.gov.uk  website: www.dillington.com.

Art for Memory Class Funded by the National Lottery and run by ArtsLink Fizz! this free Art for Memory class is for people experiencing early stages of memory loss, whatever the reason. Tuesdays 10am – 12noon The Camelot Room, Milborne Port Village Hall, Sherborne. For more information and to book your place please contact Kate Osman at Sherborne ArtsLink on 01935 815899 or email artslinkfizz@gmail.com. Check the website or call for Tuesdays in October that the class runs.

Art Class with Hannah Twine (and every first Tuesday of the month throughout the year) 9am – 4pm, please contact 07912 627071 for further information. Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

Wednesday 3 October

Afternoon Life Drawing Class with Louise Banks, please look on the website for the class details www.artandwellbeing.net or phone 01404 45699.

Psychic Counselling Course with Tom Stephens, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, please telephone 07790 760643 for more information. Kennaway House, Sidmouth.

Thursday 4 October

Adult Colouring 7pm – 9pm, £10 Leader : Carla Beckman. Colouring is often associated with children but adults can get a lot of benefit from sitting down and having a relaxing colouring session. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362.

Saturday 6 October

Christmas Advent Calendar Bunting 11am – 4pm, £25 Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362.

Lyme in Dark Glass 11am – 4pm, Cost: £8 at The Lyme Regis Museum. Work with artist Jenny Mellings to paint using natural pigments and try the 18th Century Claude Glass as a way of capturing the landscape. Participants will paint outside along the coast and in the museum.  All ages and abilities welcome. Age 8 +. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX www.thelmahulbert.com 01404 45006.

Silver Surfing for Beginners with Dougal Syers Hands on session to learn or gain more confidence and new skills using your PC or Tablet 2pm – 4pm  More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place £15. An Axminster Heritage Event The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Wednesday 10 October

Beaminster  Poetry Workshop Strode Room, Beaminster 10am – 12.30pm. Refreshments available for a small donation (tea, coffee and biscuits). Please bring a paper and pen and appropriate clothes to go outside for a brief blast of fresh air and inspiration. Bookings: blackvenpress@gmail.com.

Afternoon art class; Portraying Life Forms with Hannah Twine, please look on the website for the class details www.artandwellbeing.net or phone 01404 45699.

Thursday 11 October

Learn to dance 1930s Solo Charleston with 1920s and 1940s variations. 1.30pm – Beginners Solo Charleston 3 Week Course – Bradpole Village Hall, DT6 3JA – £17 per person per course More information at http://dynamic-dance.uk/charleston-courses.

Friday 12 October

By the Loom – A Fun Craft Day Axminster Heritage hands-on spinning and weaving group, everyone welcome beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm £3 More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place. An Axminster Heritage Craft Session. Dalwood Pavilion EX13 7EU.

Saturday 13 October

Make a Child’s (or Adult’s) Beanbag 11am – 4pm, £25, Leader: Gillian Beckman-Findlay. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362.

Oval Hand-tied Posy 10am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4.30pm  £20. Come and learn all the techniques you need to easily hand-tie your flowers, foliage and accessories into an oval shaped posy. Workshops taught by Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design. Venue Combe St Nicholas Village Hall near Chard, TA20 3NY. For details visit www.ashvilledesign.co.uk or call Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.

Calligraphy for Christmas Learn to form letters and how to use them creatively in your artwork. Cost £16 includes materials (coloured paper, Calligraphy pens and pencil crayons). To book call 01404 831207 or email  gina.youens@btinternet.com. An Axminster Heritage Craft Session 10am – 12.30pm The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Sunday 14 October

Fungal Foray 10.30am – 1pm. Discover the mysteries of mushrooms and toadstools at Hestercombe on this foray, led by expert Michael Jordan. Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG Telephone: 01823 413923 email: info@hestercombe.com www.hestercombe.com.

Autumn Preserves – Jam and Chutney Making All ingredients and jars supplied along with a light lunch. 9.45am – 4.30pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Balkan Circle Dance Workshop Milborne St Andrew Village Hall, DT11 0JB, 4pm – 5.30pm – tickets £5 available from 01258 839230. Prebooking essential.

Monday 15 October

Making Marks and More: Drawing workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison This is the first of six workshops that take place from 10am -1pm in the Malthouse and cost £30 per person (with a 10% discount for those taking all six). Booking is essential as there are only 8 places per workshop. Christine will discuss requirements with each participant when booking at christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Wednesday 17 October

Christmas Driftwood Creations 7pm – 9pm, £18, Leader: Alison Bowskill. Have fun creating your own unique Christmas wreaths and decorations Feel free to bring your own driftwood if you have some you want to use, if not, there’s plenty at the centre. You are very welcome to make a driftwood tree for an additional £5 – payable on the evening. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362.

Kantha Create a purse or silk scarf using Kantha, a traditional hand stitching technique from Bangladesh. Contact tutor Paula Simpson for materials list, paula@milkhill.co.uk. 10am-4pm. £30 (excl small cost for materials). 12 places only. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Friday 19 October

Family History course – Pre 1937 Records Ideal for those who have attended a beginners course or who have got back to the early 1800s and need help. We will look at Parish, Poor Law, Wills and dating old photos. The two day course is hosted at Marsh Barn. Burton Rd. Bridport 10am – 4pm cost £60 includes tea, coffee and biscuits and handouts, bring lunch. All on the flat,  easy access and lots of parking. Wi Fi available. For more information contact Jane on 01308 425710 or email; jferentzi@aol.com. Also 23 November.

Apples & More: Drawing Workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison. 10am -1pm in the Malthouse and cost £30 per person (with a 10% discount for those taking all six). Booking is essential. christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Saturday 20 October

Willow pig workshop with Jo Sadler at Broadwindsor Craft Centre 10am – 4pm £70 pp. Contact  jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209  more courses available.

Sat 20 – Saturday 28 October

Halloween Half Term at Shire Hall 10am – 4pm, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum. Charges vary; normal admission applies. Throughout the half-term holidays, Shire Hall will become home to all sorts of family-friendly fun. Slippery slime-making workshops, spider trails and gruesome touchy-feely guessing games. Slime workshops £2 per child to cover costs of materials. *must be accompanied by a full paying adult; one child per adult.

Sat 20 – Wed 31 October

Halloween Half Term at Forde Abbey An array of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes ready for you to try your hand at the art of pumpkin rolling (or racing) – great fun for all the family! https://www.fordeabbey.co.uk/event/halloween-half-term/2018-10-20/ Forde Abbey.

Monday 22 October

Getting started in Family History For those who want to start researching their family and for those who have started and need help. Two day course hosted at Marsh Barn, Burton Rd. Bridport  10am – 4pm cost £60  includes tea, coffee and biscuits and handouts, bring lunch. For more information contact Jane on 01308 425710 or email; jferentzi@aol.com. Also 19 November.

Learn to dance Modern Jive Free trial evening – 7.30pm – Beginners Modern Jive Free trial Drop in Session – Chideock Village Hall, DT6 6JW – All new members welcome, no need to bring a partner but more than welcome to! More information at http://dynamic-dance.uk/modern-jive-courses.

Flowers & More: Drawing Workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison. 10am -1pm in the Malthouse. Details from christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Children’s Craft Run by the Friends of Lyme Regis Philpot Museum. Lyme Regis Philpot Museum from 11am – 4pm. Craft activities at pocket money prices. Further information Angela Main 01297 442116.

Tuesday 23 October

Monsters of the Deep 10am – 5pm, Lyme Regis Museum. Included in the museum admission price you will have the opportunity to learn clay skills to create your own Jurassic monster. dorsetscraftybarn@gmail.com.

Wednesday 24 October

Landscapes & More: Drawing Workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison. Christine will discuss requirements with each participant when booking at christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Thursday 25 October

Halloween Cupcakes Create Halloween inspired cupcakes with your little one. 2pm – 5pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Slow Stitch afternoon class with Kat Paul, please look on the website for the class details www.artandwellbeing.net or phone 01404 45699.

Stained Glass Christmas Angels Make a stained glass decoration to hang in your window or adorn your Christmas tree.  Suitable for beginners. Places are strictly limited.  Advance booking required. 10am-1pm. £35 (materials included). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk

Friday 26 October

Make a Willow Heart 1.30pm – 4.30pm, £27.50 Leader : Debbie Eden. During this workshops, you will be shown how to make a willow heartframework from willow rods harvested from the Somerset Levels. www.coastalcraftcollective.co.uk. Coastal Craft Collective, 10 Marine Place, Seaton, Devon EX12 2QL 01297 691362.

Spanish Tapas A Demonstration Evening with Masterchef Finalist Angela Langford. 7pm – 9pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

By the Loom – A Fun Craft Day Hands-on spinning and weaving group. Everyone welcome beginners and the more experienced. 10.30am – 3pm £3 More info: 01404 831207 or phone to book a place. An Axminster Heritage Craft Session The Bradshaw Meeting Room, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH.

Seashells & More: Drawing Workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison. Christine will discuss requirements with each participant when booking at christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Saturday 27 October

Supermarket Sizzler 10am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4.30pm £20. Ever wondered how you could turn autumnal bunches of flowers into a stunning and stylish arrangement? This striking design uses standard supermarket flowers, twigs and whatever foliage you have available. Definitely a feast for the eyes. Workshops taught by award-winning Somerset tutor Jackie Nicholls from Ashville Design. Venue Combe St Nicholas Village Hall near Chard, TA20 3NY. For details of this and upcoming workshops visit www.ashvilledesign.co.uk or call Jackie on 01460 67795 or 07906 259 683.

Willow Deer  workshop £75pp Booking essential. Contact  jojo.sadler@hotmail.co.uk or 07531417209  more courses available. Broadwindsor Craft Centre.

Sunday 28 October

Will Heart With Dried Hydrangeas Workshop 2pm – 5pm The Salty Monk in Sidford £27.50. A florist lead workshop to learn how to make a willow heart and decorate it with dried hydrangeas. www.floralities.co.uk.

Monday 29 October

Learn Indian Head Massage 6 week course at Bridport Unitarian Chapel in the Garden. Starts Monday 29 October 10am – 12noon. Tutor Karen Wright MAR,ITEC,PGCE. Cost £60, booking in advance. All abilities welcome. A nurturing and supportive class. Further details wrightmail2@aol.com, 07974826891

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Learn to dance Modern Jive with this 6 week course for Beginners And Intermediate. Beginners 7.30pm/Intermediates 8.45pm – Beginners/Intermediates Modern Jive 6 Week Courses  – Chideock Village Hall, DT6 6JW – £36 per person per course. All new members welcome, no need to bring a partner but more than welcome to! More information at http://dynamic-dance.uk/modern-jive-courses.

A Drawing a Day & More: Drawing Workshop with Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison. christine@christineallison.com or on 07971 624856. Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

Tuesday 30 October

Botanical wall plaques 10am This is a friendly relaxed workshop suitable for beginners or those who have enjoyed the tactile nature of clay before. Creative Clay For All will be running the workshop at Dorset’s Craft Barn, Milton Abbas. Adult £30, 2.5 hours, Please pre book through popping into Dorset Crafty Barn or emailing dorsetscraftybarn@gmail.com.

Christmas Wire Sculpture With 6 designs to choose from, make beautiful wire hanging decorations suitable for adorning the home, or Christmas tree. Suitable for beginners or those with more experience. Bring close fitting gardening gloves. 10am-1pm. £30 (incl materials). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Wednesday 31 October

Patchwork Table Runner Suitable for all abilities. Please bring a sewing machine. Contact Paula Simpson paula@milkhill.co.uk. 10am-4pm. £30 (small charge for materials). Places strictly limited. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.