Courses and Workshops

Wednesday 1 November

Christmas Appliqué Design your own personalised Christmas picture to create a Christmas card or special present. Half day workshop where you will create an appplique picture using our templates and ideas or create your own. All materials will be provided including frame and refreshments 9.30am – 12.30pm. Boarsbarrow Gifts & Crafts

Drawing Until 6 December. With exercises in shape and space, perspective, and the value of light and shade, students will gain an understanding of the importance of drawing as a foundation to painting and as a hugely enjoyable form of expression. With tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm. £60 for a session of 6 workshops. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.

Acrylic Painting Until 6 December. With guidance and advice, students of all abilities will be able to explore and develop their own personal painting style, with particular attention given to individual needs. With tutor Juliet Farnese. Wednesdays 2pm – 4pm. £60 for a session of 6 workshops. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.


Thursday 2 November

Twilight Club Age: 8 years +, Educator/ Facilitator:  Rachelle Green. £40 for 4 week block, Also 9th Nov, 16th Nov, 23rd Nov. 4pm – 6pm. Focussing on creature care, learn new facts about a different creature each week, from the wildlife on the Farm to domesticated animals. Working mindfully with animals, what can we learn from them, like a moving meditation working slowly, respectfully and quietly, developing our awareness of what their needs are walking, feeding, grooming and bedding and as twilight comes putting them all to bed. Core Creative Education CIC,, 01935 891 661.

Life Drawing Thursday evenings 7pm – 9.30 pm at the Chapel in the Garden, Bridport. Phone Tara for more information on 07505 268 797.

Art Classes Thursdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, at the Scout Hut on St Swithins Rd, Bridport. Phone Tara on 07505 268 797 for more information.

Northern Harmony Concert & Workshop High E St, Dorchester DT1 1XA Workshop 6pm – 7pm, tickets £8 / £6 members & concessions. Concert 7.30pm, tickets £12 / £10 members & concessions. Combined workshop & concert tickets, £18 / £14Tel. 01305 266926, Based in Vermont USA, Northern Harmony’s brilliant young singers have won a worldwide reputation for their remarkable command of harmony singing styles from across the globe. A pre-concert workshop will teach a selection of South African songs and dances, contemporary American shape-note songs, and songs from Georgia and the Balkans.

Domestic Animals in Pastel Pencils Until 7 December. Learn the techniques of drawing in pastel pencils. Tutor Linda Hampson. Suitable for beginners and those with more experience. Thursdays 10am – 1pm. £60 for 6 week term. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.


Friday 3 November

Bookbinding Basics Also Fridays 10, 17 November 10.15am  – 1.15pm. A small and friendly three session beginners’ course where you’ll learn about materials, tools and techniques. Making some simple, attractive notebooks you can create again at home and a classic multi-section hardback A5 book. Impress your friends! Suitable if you have some experience also. £95 includes materials. Class held at Leafwork studio, Whitchurch Canonicorum, DT6 6RH. Details and booking  01297 489976.

Appliqué Class own home, landscape or Colmer’s Hill £85 9.30am – 3.30pm. Recreate your own home, landscape or a version of the local iconic Colmer’s Hill using appliqué techniques. Full tuition given and no experience required. £85 including all materials and refreshments. Boarsbarrow Gifts & Crafts


 Saturday 4 November

Willow Lanterns & Twilight Walk For all the family with Mickey Bonome and Alasdair Green. 12noon – 5pm. Come and create willow lanterns and creatures of the woods at Limemead Farm from natural materials.  As night approaches we will walk the land and finish with a hot drink around the camp fire. £25 per family Core Creative Education CIC,, 01935 891 661.


Tuesday 7 November

Autumn Craft Club until – 28th November (4 week course) Limemead Farm/ Corscombe Hall with Mickey and Alasdair 7-14 years Core Creative Education CIC,, 01935 891 661.


Wednesday 8 November

Upholstery Class Learn upholstery with tutor John Cooper. 9.30am – 3.30pm in Dalwood Village Hall, £15 per day. As places are limited please book in advance by phone: 01404 831207.

Dyed Paper Workshop Wednesday 8 & 15 November 10.15am – 3.30pm. A two-day course on consecutive Wednesdays working with dyes and Kraft paper. Exploring a series of techniques to produce beautifully toned and complex pieces capable of being used in further art works or left to admire. Run by Leafwork, the class is held at the James Hargreaves Community Hall, Morcombelake DT6 6EA. £75 includes all materials. Further details and booking:, 01297 489976

Friday 10 November

Decorative Collage Transform plain boxes, flower pots, mirror and picture frames by collaging them using images cut from magazines. With Claire Jeanes. 10am-1pm. £15 (excluding matierials, approx £2). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.


Saturday 11 November

An Introduction to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshop 10am – 1pm at Country Seats workshop, Unit 6a, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR. £65pp, for information pop into the shop or call 01308 427968,, 18 South Street, Bridport.

An Introduction to Crystals & Healing Learn what crystals are, their properties and how to care for them as well as simple self-healing techniques and uses of crystals in everyday life. Come and enjoy a fun and experiential day in a small group setting. 10am to 4pm at Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil, BA20 1UR. £35 for the day to include light refreshments and a basic crystal toolkit. Contact Pauline Wickens MVHF MFSEM on 01308-862731 to book.


Tuesday 14 November

Book Repair and Conservation course Also Tuesdays 28 November, 12 December. 10.30am  – 1pm. Be guided through the steps required to repair and conserve cloth covered books in this small and friendly class. Learn essential paper repair techniques, how to assess and decide on necessary work and most importantly what not to do! Beginners and those with bookbinding experience welcome. Perfect if you have a favourite book in need of attention. First four sessions, £105 including all materials. Continues next year. Class held at Leafwork, Whitchurch Canonicorum, DT6 6RH   Details and booking  01297 489976.


Wednesday 15 November

Bridport Camera Club Tim Booth Workshop – practical discussion on landscape techniques and slow shutter speed photography. 7.30pm Chancery House, Bridport, DT6 3JT. New members always welcome. All enquiries call the Club Secretary on 01308 281561.

Sausage Making Course with Clinton Bonner from award winning Butchers Bonners of Ilminster. Learn how to make and flavour your own sausages. Includes lots of tasters and a glass of wine and a hot dog at the end of the session. 7.30pm – 9pm Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, 01460 249758


Thursday 16 November

Safeguarding policies and procedures workshop Has it been a while since you reviewed your Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults policy? Is there a recommended template to assist you in the revision of your safeguarding policy? Are your procedures for safeguarding robust to cope with advances in technology or changes in the way you might be working with young people and vulnerable adults? Are you aware of PREVENT and does it inform your policies? Would you like professional advice and help to ensure your organisation and your staff are fully up to date and aware of any changes in DBS procedures and legislation? If you answered yes to any of those questions then attend this half day training workshop. There will be the opportunity to share examples of safeguarding issues and learn best practice, as well as receive valuable advice and resources to assist you in the review and revision of your safeguarding policies and procedures. 9.30am – 12.30pm (9.15am registration). Stour Room, CLaRC, Wimborne BH21 1EA. Cost: £40pp for voluntary and community groups, £50pp for statutory groups. Refreshments provided. 01202 847605 or email


Friday 17 November

Easy Christmas Entertaining Demonstration with Masterchef Finalist Angela Langford. A fun and informative evening with lots of ideas and recipes that will help your Christmas Entertaining go with ease.

A chance to sample all of Angela’s dishes, ask lots of questions and even help out if you dare. All enjoyed with a glass of wine or two! 7pm – 9pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton, 01460 249758




Friday 17 – Saturday 18 November

Willow Weaving Christmas Decorations £85 for one day. Learn to make your own personalised festive wreath and decorations and take home your creations. All courses include a delicious seasonal lunch. 01297 631113 Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.


Saturday 18 November

Planning & Planting a Fruit Orchard Course 10am – 3pm at Monkton Wyld Court. The course is led by Tom Nancarrow from Pip & Stone Fruit Tree Services, a fruit tree specialist for pruning and planting trees and orchards. This 1-day course covers topics such as choosing the best site, understanding pollination, selecting a rootstock, the best varieties, potential yields, when to plant, how to protect trees from rabbits/sheep/deer. It will put you on the right path to planting an orchard of healthy and productive fruit trees suitable for your location and needs. Book tickets at call 01297 560342 or email

Herbal Bathroom Workshop Come spend the day learning how to make herbal bathroom products using ingredients from your kitchen cupboards, gardens and the hedgerows. £50 inc. lunch, refreshments and handouts. To book email Dee at or call 07876711407.

Children’s Art Chest Saturday morning art club led by artist Margaret Micklewright. This week’s theme is ‘Portraits’.  Draw and paint portraits of yourself or someone else (bring photographs)  Ages 8+. 10.30am – 12.30pm. £5 per session (including materials). Please bring an overall!  Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.



Sunday 19 November

Stir-up Sunday £85 adult / £20 child. A day for families to come along, have lots of fun and start getting all their festive foods together. You’ll make the traditional Stir-Up treats as well as some special additions. All courses include a delicious seasonal lunch. 01297 631113 Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.



Saturday 25 November

Apple & Pear Pruning Course 10am – 3pm at Trill Farm. Learn how to prune apple and pear trees for optimum tree health and quality fruit. See how the theory is applied in Trill Farm’s fruit orchard with pruning demonstrations led by fruit tree specialist Tom Nancarrow who of Adams Apples, growing over 200 varieties of fruit trees on their nursery near Honiton. Have a chance to try out pruning yourself on apple and pear trees. Book tickets at call 01297 560342 or email

Yoga for Teenagers 10 years+, with Rachelle Green. 1pm – 4pm. Introductory workshop part practical and part discussion,  to explore some basic yoga, breathing & relaxation techniques giving you skills to take away and bring into other areas of your lives eg. Postures to compliment other dance/ sport activities or ideas to help cope with stress and anxiety. Learn more about our bodies and how to connect to our movement, posture and breath and discuss and learn what this can do for our health.  Parents welcome to book too. Core Creative Education CIC,, 01935 891 661.


Reiki – Seichim 1 & 2 Healing workshop At Axminster EX 13 7 LN 10.30- 5pm. Learn this ancient Egyptian healing. Accelerate your spiritual growth. Cost £50 includes Manual, certificate and all beverages, Please bring a packed lunch. Limited places, please ring now to secure your place Margaret Marciniak 07951402717.


Sat 25 – Sun 26 November

Pork Butchery & Preserving £120 one day / £210 two days. Learn how to butcher a whole pig and then make a range of products in celebration of this animal. The second day will focus on preserving the meat through smoking, salting and drying. All courses include a delicious seasonal lunch. 01297 631113 Trill Farm, Musbury, Axminster, Devon EX13 8TU.


Sunday 26 November

Festive Christmas Baking Course 9.45am – approx 3pm, Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton

01460 249758


Wednesday 29 November

Upholstery Class Learn upholstery with tutor John Cooper. 9.30am – 3.30pm in Dalwood Village Hall, £15 per day. As places are limited please book in advance by phone: 01404 831207.