Courses and Workshops

Tuesday 25 April

Cooking for One Demo with HALFF 11am – 1pm (Health and Local Food for Families) Free healthy cooking demonstrations giving hints and ideas for cooking for one and covering nutritional advice for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and modified diets (eg puree/fork mashable). At the United Reformed Church, Cross Street, Seaton EX12 2LH. No need to book, just turn up, it’s free. Call Laura on 01297 631782 or email laura@halff.org.uk.

 

Wednesday 26 April

Adventures in Crochet – Bunting Explore the exciting craft of crochet, learn basic stitches, traditional designs and complete short projects. With tutor Lynne Raddall. For more details contact Lynne: lynneyraddall@yahoo.co.uk. 10am – 1pm. £22 per session (excluding materials). Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

The Living Tree cancer self-help group. Creative writing and book making workshop with Kim & David from Squirrel Press at Watercleaves. To book please ring Jo on 01308 427851. www.thelivingtree.org.uk.

 

Thursday 27 April

Life Drawing Thursday evenings 7pm – 9.30pm at the Chapel in the Garden, Bridport.  Starting on 27 April for 10 weeks. Drop in for one session or come for all. Phone Tara for more information on 07505 268797.

Art Classes Thursday daytime 9.30am – 12.30pm, at the Scout Hut on St Swithins Rd, Bridport. Starting 27 April for 10 weeks. Drop in for one session or come for all. Phone Tara on 07505 268 797 for more information.

 

Thursday 27 April – 8 June

Oil Painting Discover the rich medium of oil painting with tutor Belinda Ireland. Beginners welcome as well as those wanting to expand existing skills. Learn the basic elements of painting, colour mixing, composition and values. Thursdays 1.30pm – 4.30pm. £60 for six weeks. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

 

 

Friday 28 April

Sketchbook bookbinding workshop at  Leafwork , Whitchurch Canonicorum 10.30am – 4pm. Sew and bind this A4 sketchbook in a day. It’s  robust enough to take out and about, attractive enough to give as a gift and easy to make again at home. Opens completely flat.  £45, materials included.  To book or for more details please contact nesta@leafwork.co.uk or phone 01297 489976. Beginners welcome.

Rag Rugs Come and make beautiful rag rugs from recycled materials. Be warned – it’s addictive! 11am-1pm. £10 per monthly session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

Art Group An informal untutored group for artists in all media, from oils to acrylics. All abilities welcome. Bring your own materials. Thursdays 2pm – 4pm. £7 per session. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973. www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

 

Saturday 29 April

Planning and Planting a Fruit Orchard The course is led by fruit tree specialist Tom Nancarrow from Pip & Stone Fruit Tree Services and Adam’s Apples. For those looking to plant a small family orchard or maybe a community orchard in the local town? Also possibly for those with greater ambitions of starting a new juice and cider enterprise? This one-day course  puts participants on the right path to planting an orchard of healthy and productive fruit trees suitable for their location and needs. Predominantly classroom-based learning with slides and discussion, with some practical sessions for tree planting and formative pruning. £80 for the day including lunch. LandBase, Monkton Wyld Court, nr. Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6DQ, 01297 560342, courses@landbase.org.uk.

Drawing natural, found objects from the Dorset Landscape Art workshop at Artwave West – £60. Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset, DT6 6DY 01297 489746 www.artwavewest.com.

Willow crafts: the cheese tray, stick platter and simple round basket, Reed Base at Seaton Wetlands 10am – 4pm. Make a choice at time of booking. Make a basket in a day, includes all materials and expert tuition. Must be 16+ with good strong hands. Booking required, £40 per person, Reed Base, Seaton Wetlands, Colyford Road, EX12 2SP wildeastdevon.co.uk, 01395 517557, countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk.

 

 

Monday 1 – Friday 5 May

5-day Stone Carving workshop for all abilities with Ian Ward. 10.30am – 4.30pm, £195 including Bath Stone. Bring a packed lunch, ring 01963 370219, ann.guggleton@gmail.com. Guggleton Farm Arts Project, Station Road, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10 2RQ, www.guggleton.co.uk.

 

Wednesday 3 May

Free Tennis Coaching Tennis Coaching for Juniors and Adults on Wednesday evenings at Misterton Tennis Club. The first 2 sessions are free, all players whatever ability are welcome to the Club at the Recreation Ground Misterton. The courses are run by LTA Accredited Coach John Barrington. More details contact Chris Ellis 01460 74368.

 

Saturday 6 May

Upholstery Workshop in Dalwood. All abilities 10am – 4pm. Tools and refreshments provided. For details phone 01404 881312 email martin@bramblemead-upholstery.co.uk.

 

Sunday 7 May

Artisan Soft Cheese Making Features Halloumi, Mascarpone, Mozzarella and Butter. This course gives you the skills to make these lovely soft cheeses in your kitchen at home. 9.45am – 2.30pm. Includes a nice lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Thursday 11 May

Pick Up Sew Up workshop Half day workshop learning the easiest ways to sew your knitting seams, joining smoothly, evenly and quickly and how to complete your knitted garments with perfectly picked-up neck edges and button bands that don’t pucker, gape or sag with tutor, Rowan Design Consultant, Avril Best. 1pm – 4pm, The Sewing Corner, 26 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DR. Bookings/information: 01460 259989 or 07581221228. Cost: £30pp.

 

Friday 12 May

Cicchetti – Italian Tapas Course and Demonstration with Masterchef finalist Angel Langford. 7pm – 9pm, includes lots of lovely tastings and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

Make Your Own Bunting 2pm – 4pm. With fabrics provided £35, with own fabrics, £25 at studio. Contact Lucy on 0777 1588999 or info@boarsbarrow.com. www.boarsbarrow.com. Boarsbarrow Design Workshops, Boarsbarrow Studio, The Barn House, Loders, Bridport, DT6 3SA. 01308 485035/456958.

 

Saturday 13 May

Upholstery Workshop in Dalwood.10am – 4pm.Learn traditional skills using finest materials. Bring small item of your choice. Small group maximum 5 students. Refreshments provided. For more info. contact Martin on 01404 881312or email martin@bramblemead-upholstery.co.uk.Sunday 14 May

Artisan Bread Making Course 9.45am – 3pm Includes a nice lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Sun 14 – Mon 15 May

Management of the Small Farm/Holding 10am – 4pm. Course leaders are Dan Powell, an Organic Land Manager and Harry Boglione of Haye Farm, Devon. This is a two day course designed for those who are interested in running a small farm or holding. £130 for the two day course (including lunch). £175 for the two day course with accommodation at Monkton Wyld Court (including lunch and dinner on the first day, and breakfast and lunch on the second day). ​ LandBase, Monkton Wyld Court, nr. Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6DQ, 01297 560342, courses@landbase.org.uk.

Tuesday 16 May

Cooking for One Demo with HALFF 11am – 12.30pm. (Health and Local Food for Families). Free healthy cooking demonstrations. At the United Reformed Church, Chard Road, Axminster.  No need to book, just turn up, it’s free.  Call Hannah on 01297 631782 for more information or email hannah@halff.org.uk.

 

Wednesday 17 May

Dementia Awareness Week – Dementia Friend Training Join us for this one hour long informal session during Dementia Awareness Week to learn more about Dementia and the small steps you can take to help those with Dementia and their families. 11am & 2pm. Free. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR. Open, Tues-Sat: 10-4.01308 424204. www.bridport-arts.com.

 

Thursday 18 May

Learn to Cook Healthily with HALFF 11am – 1pm. (Health and Local Food for Families).  Join for a Free hands-on course of six sessions. At the Masonic Hall, South Street, Axminster. To book a place, or for more information, call Ros on 01297 631782 or email admin@halff.org.uk.

Wed 17 – Thurs 18 May

Drawing the Horse from Life with Michelle McCullagh. Two days, 10.30am – 4.30pm. Guggleton Farm Arts Project, Station Road, Stalbridge, Dorset, DT10 2RQ. 01963 370219 ann.guggleton@gmail.com, www.guggleton.co.uk.

 

Thursday 18 May

Applique Course Learn how to applique (stitch fabric onto fabric to create a picture) and create your own favourite picture or your own house as an applique piece. All materials, lunch and refreshments provided. 9.30am – 3pm, £85 at the Barn House Studio, Loders, DT6 3SA. Contact Lucy on 07771 588999 or email info@boarsbarrow.com.

 

 

Saturday 20 May

Design it! Make it! – in Patchwork Be taught how to sew an easy patchwork design for making into a bag or cushion by tutor Paula Simpson. The Sewing Corner, 26 Silver Street, Illminster TA19 0DR. 10am – 4pm, £30pp. Bookings/information: paula@milkhill.co.uk or Mobile: 07533 084703.

Seichim Reiki healing level one 10am – 4pm, £55. Seichim healing originates from Egypt and is also known as the Goddess Energy. A manual and Cert will be presented on the day to successful students. Please contact Margaret Marciniak to book your place or to find out more on 07951402717 or 01297 32095.

 

Sat 20 – Sun 21 May

Herbal Medicine £295 residential / £395 residential. Identify and forage for seasonal herbs, understand their medicinal properties and uses, and learn to create a range of preparations for health and well-being. Trill Farm, Pudleylake Rd, Axminster EX13 8TU Phone: 01297 631113, www.trillfarm.co.uk.

 

Thursday 25 May

Beginners bookbinding course at Leafwork, Whitchurch Canonicorum 1.30pm – 4.30pm. A short course (4 sessions). Making a range of items introducing participants to tools, techniques and materials in a friendly workshop setting. £130, includes all materials. Contact nesta@leafwork.co.uk or phone 01297 489976.

 

Friday 26 May

More Artisan Soft Cheese Making Features Camembert, Feta, Ricotta and much more. This course will give you the skills to make these lovely soft cheeses in your kitchen at home. 9.45am – 2.30pm. Includes a nice lunch and a glass of wine. Frogmary Green Farm, South Petherton. 01460 249758 www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk.

 

Saturday 27 May

Upholstery Workshop in Dalwood.10am – 4pm. Learn traditional skills using finest materials. Bring small item of your choice. Small group maximum 5 students. Refreshments provided. For more info. contact Martin on 01404 881312or email martin@bramblemead-upholstery.co.uk.