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Design Den Saturday Art Club

The Playhouse is proud to announce the return of the Saturday Art Club - 'Design Den'!

Design Den

Our famous Saturday Art Club will feature a series of art workshops exploring different art themes, art history and teach budding artists an array of unique, creative art skills.

This is a fun visual arts project that is aimed at primary school aged children. Workshops will run for ten week blocks starting in September 2015 on Saturdays from 11am to 1pm for 7-11 year olds. Arts activities will explore different themes with a strong emphasis on fun and creativity.

For further information and booking please contact the box office on 028 71 268027.

Design Den Design Den


Designed for children that have an expressed interest in musical theatre and would like to learn more about performance techniques in a fun relaxed environment. Workshops will take place weekdays after school starting in September 2015.
Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk




‘Master classes' for teenagers in different arts disciplines for example painting, app design, photography, song writing. Commencing January 2016.
Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk


Playhouse Parents Group

Providing a space for local parents and careers of children to come together in a safe neutral environment and empower them to explore creative approaches to practical parenting. Workshops which will be designed by and for the group, for example a Father and Toddler Project promoting positive fun activities that can be enjoyed between a father and their children. Six Week Sessions October - December 2015.
Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk

Playhouse Parents Group

Adult Arts

The Playhouse Education Department will consult with adult groups and individuals to provide short hobby workshops on different arts and craft techniques. Six Week Sessions, January - March 2016.
Contact: Siuan O Doherty 028 71 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk

Adult Arts



Regular Classes at The Playhouse

Weekly classes at The Playhouse

DERRY PLAYHOUSE WRITERS meet at The Playhouse every Wednesday from 1pm - 4pm and offer a series of workshops, drop-in classes and masterclasses.
Contact: www.derryplayhousewriters.org


MARY HILL SCHOOL OF BALLET holds regular classes every Friday (3pm - 8pm) and Saturday (9am - 1pm).
Contact 028 7132 9005 or email harrisonvictoria@hotmail.com.


SCOIL RINCE CATHAIR NA MBALLAI: THE WALLED CITY SCHOOL OF DANCE meets every Tuesday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm under the instruction of Michaela Temple TCRDM. Irish dancing for fun and exercise as well as competition.
Contact 028 7135 1895 / 07749 967 841 or email michaela1@hotmail.com.


TAI CHI A gentle way to get fit and into shape without the ‘burn' Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art designed to improve co-ordination, relieve stress and strengthen joints and muscles. Classes taught by Frances O'Kane every Monday 6.15-7pm (beginners) and 7.30- 8.30pm from Monday 14th September 2015. Cost £3.
Contact: 028 7126 8027.


CLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA Every Friday 4.30pm - 6pm. Feis work, Grade examinations, boost your confidence and have lots of fun!
Contact: Loretta 0791 999 2662 / Brenda 0775 326 7982.


PLAYHOUSE PAINTERS based around the Alily Foyle ethos - Active learning in later years, this group is targeted towards retired people interested in shared creativity. There is a therapeutic element to the creative process and it provides the opportunity for individuals to meet and share ideas and experiences. Every Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4pm.
Contact: 028 71 268027.


creative path

THE CREATIVE PATH Awakening your Authentic Self through creativity. Do you feel as if there is never enough time to create new opportunities for change in your life? Do you feel it's a time of transition or you're at a cross-roads in life? Do you think it's too late to follow a Dream? Why not take part in a series of highly enjoyable workshops that look at the creativity inherent in each of us which very often gets blocked and for many gets interrupted by the challenges of modern day living. Follow a path to develop your creativity through a programme that inspires spontaneity, imagination and fun using Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way as a toolkit.

The classes are devised to help you gain practical techniques for improving your creativity through experiment and discussion. Awaken your enthusiasm and passion, reclaim your creative potential, boost your creative confidence and challenge your negative chatter box. Explore why intuition, play and daydream¬ing are essential to innovation.

From Wednesday 14th January 2015 from 7pm til 9pm. The course is led by Ursula McHugh, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Creative Facilitator. Enquiries re further details please contact Ursula on 07813124126 or Email: mchugh.ursula78@gmail.com.

Visit the new Creative Path website www.creativepath.co.uk and Facebook page.


SO MUCH MORE THAN YOGA CLASSES Thursdays 10.30am to 12pm. Ease yourself into the day and give your mind and body a gentle awakening! These classes will introduce you to gentle stretches, breathing and relaxation techniques as well as meditation and affirmations. The practice of Yoga helps to increase body awareness, flexibility and energy. It improves posture, enhances the quality of your breathing and reduces stress. Above all it will enhance your overall feelings of optimism and wellbeing!

The class is suitable for complete beginners and students with some experience, regardless of age, gender and fit¬ness level. You are very welcome to come along, the environment is warm, friendly and welcoming. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Yoga mats will be provided.

Testimonial:'This is so much more than yoga' says one Participant. It's about integrating Yoga into everyday life, relaxation and mindfulness, comfort and nurturing. Its affects are positive and uplifting and remain with you long after the class is over.

For further information please contact Ursula McHugh resident Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Yoga Teacher Mobile 07813124126 Email: mchugh.ursula78@gmail.com


foyle camera club

FOYLE CAMERA CLUB was established to provide an environment for local photographers to improve their photographic skills. Welcomes photographers of all levels and from all age groups. Meets every Wednesday between 7pm and 9pm.
Contact foylecameraclub@gmail.com


SEW EASY Creative sewing classes for children aged 7-12. Six week course in The Playhouse starting soon. Learn the basic stitches and techniques so you can make your own felt brooches, bunting, personalised bags and t-shirts, and other exciting projects.
Contact: 07729468144 or email info@seweasyschool.co.uk


LEARN TO DANCE Swing Jive, Cha Cha Cha, Country Jive and Waltz. Every Tuesday from 8-9.15pm, starting 10th November for six weeks. Get The most out of your Christmas party by learning from a qualified dance instructor No partner required- everyone welcome. Cost £40
Contact 07519752084 dancedonegal@me.com


ZUMBA WITH NELKA Zumba Is a great way of burning calories keeping fit and having so much fun while dancing in your own style under the lead of qualified zumba-instructor. Mondays from 7-8pm at The Playhouse.
Contact 07864088521 or nellyd82@hotmail.com






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