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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 every Monday from 6.45pm to 7.45pm. Cost £3.
Contact: 028 7126 8027.


CLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA Every Friday 4pm - 5.30pm (For P1-P6) and 5.30pm - 7pm (P7 +). 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 first Tuesday of every month between 7pm and 9pm.
Contact foylecameraclub@gmail.com


MEDITATION WITH CHITTA Tuesdays 7 - 8.15pm. £6 per class pay as you go. Dates for Autumn 2016- Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. A great opportunity to be guided in meditation and to listen to interesting and informative talks that will inspire and uplift, help you to improve your state of mind and learn how to deal with problems and stress in a more constructive way.

These classes will be guided by Buddhist Nun and Resident Teacher Kelsang Chitta. She has been a student of Buddhist Master Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 12 years and was appointed the Resident Teacher at Potala KBC 5 years ago. Since then she's been teaching and guiding retreats all over Northern Ireland and is known for her warmth and down to earth approach.

Each class starts with a guided breathing meditation, followed by a short buddhist prayer, a talk and a final guided meditation. There'll be an opportunity to relax and ask questions after class if you wish. All are welcome. Each class is self contained so its not necessary to attend all of them, just those ones you are able to make.

Contact: potalacentread@gmail.com


SEW EASY Creative sewing classes for children running two 1 day Summer workshops for kids ages 7-12yrs (parents welcome) Friday 19th August 2-4pm, Sat 20th August 11am - 1pm. All materials provided, limited spaces available.
Contact: Philly on 07729468144 or info@seweasyschool.co.uk


FOYLE OPERA Every Tuesday from 6.30- 8.30pm. The newly-founded Foyle Opera has both Adult & Children's choruses. Weekly rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at the Playhouse. Foyle Opera will perform a major production in 2017, with Orchestra & professional soloists.
In December both children's and Adult choruses will perform in an wonderful, candlelit Christmas concert, in the Playhouse Gallery. Under the tutelage of professional, international soprano, Ann Jennings, This new company has an open-door policy for both Children and adults alike. Membership is open until mid September.
contact: derryperformers@gmail.com


DERRY SCHOOL OF MUSIC Ever wanted to be able to play the piano or get your voice trained? St Eugene's Cathedral's new choir director, Maghnus Monaghan, has just begun this project which welcomes people of all ages to learn to play piano or sing in a variety of style - Classical, jazz, popular. Every Wedbnesday 4pm- 6.30pm. Get in touch with Maghnus directly for more details. derryschoolofmusic@gmail.com


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