We are excited to be launching another new project next week! As part of our loneliness project Stepping Out, we are running 15 weekly Zoom Clubs ranging from Creative Writing to an online choir particularly targeting people who are feeling lonely or socially isolated due to lockdown.
These clubs will be a safe, welcoming space for you to get creative with our fantastic group of facilitators. There is no need to be creative to get involved. It will be a chance for you to meet new people, try a new skill or simply do something different for an hour and a half!
Starting from Monday 22 March, these clubs will run for 10 weeks via Zoom. Find the full timetable below and some more information about each of the clubs.
Dance Away the Blues with Sharon Parkes
10am – 11am
Dancing makes us feel good! This dance class is designed for all abilities and ages. It is gentle and accessible introduction to dancing. I will be guiding you through movements that are easy and enjoyable to do. You will be in good hands exploring your own style of movement and discovering what you are capable of! This class above all promises to be fun!
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dance-away-the-blues-tickets-147180487801
Apples and Pears: Creative Writing with Nick White
8pm – 9.30pm
Have you always wanted to try your hand at creative writing? Come and give it a go with Nick White! Each week, Nick will lead you through a different practical creative writing task, setting some simple homework that can be shared with the group at the following session. The sessions will explore different styles or techniques for creative writing including prose, poetry and scripting.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apples-and-pears-creative-writing-tickets-147181902031
Colour Your Mood with Luminara Florescu
11am – 1pm
Create beautiful and relaxing Creative Journals with Luminara. The activity promotes a sense of wellbeing while allowing participants to experiment with a wide range of simple art materials and techniques including cut and paste collage. There is no wrong or right way to create art in Creative Journaling!
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-your-mood-tickets-147188263057
Write It and Open Mic It with Karl Bevis
2pm – 3.30pm
Writing can be personal, it can be funny, it can be heartfelt and it can be ridiculous. You’re welcome to join the online group ‘Write It and Open Mic It’ and try any of these possibilities. We will explore different types of short-form writing and there will be chances to share your work is a supportive space.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/write-it-and-open-mic-it-tickets-147188676293
Songwriting with Sharon Martin
6pm – 7.30pm
Kickstart your creativity through a series of writing activities! Lyric writing is an enjoyable and accessible activity. This club will give you a series of writing notes which you can then turn into lyrics for a song. There is no one way to write and no fixed right or wrongs, the important thing is to express yourself and have fun.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/songwriting-tickets-147189603065
Unroyal Community Choir with Joanna Hadden
10am – 12pm
This is a warm and friendly group for anyone who loves to sing. Experience the magic of unaccompanied harmony singing as the group performs in a traditional A cappella style. Singing a wide variety of musical genres including classical, traditional folk, musical theatre, jazz, pop and gospel. No need to read music and no auditions!
Book your place here: https://www.theprincesstheatre.co.uk/events/zoom-unroyal-community-choir/
Film Appreciation with Vivian Rybertt
5.30pm – 7pm
Let’s talk all things films! This club will cover the beginning of cinema; diving through history and style from Lumiere to German expressionism, to discovering how the film has developed its own language; until The Jazz Singer (first sounds film). Every opinions matters in this dynamic and visual club!
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-appreciation-tickets-147190600047
Role Playing Game with Rick Hart
7pm – 10pm
Are you interested in learning more about role playing games? Do you usually play regularly but can’t because of lockdown? Then join our Zoom Club! This club will provide opportunities to learn and improve old and new skills alike, as well as meet likeminded people.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/role-playing-game-tickets-147190981187
Read, Write, Relax! with Avril Silk
11am – 12.30pm
Come and join Avril to talk about books, do some writing exercises and generally enjoy getting to know each other and share experiences! Read, Write, Relax! is a chance to meet new people whilst delving into the wonderful world of books.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/read-write-relax-tickets-147192050385
Drawing Breath: Movement and Mark-Making with Tracey Roberts
2.30pm – 4pm
Combining accessible (e.g chair based) movement to free up the body, increase breathing capacity and help regulate stress levels, and have fun in a safe space with like-minded people. Linked with breath-led simple drawing exercises and mark-making (no arty experience needed) – e.g. creating marks on the page in time with the inbreath and outbreath helps slow down breathing, calming blood pressure and helping self-regulation.
Art For Resilience with Ceri Louise Thomas
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Ceri Louise, who is a trained Mindfulness Teacher, will introduce the group to a gentle mindfulness practice followed by an art activity. Each activity will be easy to do with minimum art materials at home. The activities are designed to support wellbeing and allow participants to tap into their unique creativity.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-for-resilience-tickets-147194660191
All The World’s a Stage with Selina Keedwell
8pm – 9.30pm
Have you always wanted to have a go at a bit Drama? Is it something you enjoyed once, but haven’t found the time to do since? Or is it that thing, you know, that that you’ve never really tried, but reckon you’d be good at? Then come, join us! Through interactive sessions, we will work together to explore stories of Sedgemoor and Somerset through Drama games & Theatre Devising techniques. All abilities and experience welcome – fun and laughs guaranteed.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/all-the-worlds-a-stage-tickets-147193161709
Combat Isolation with Bev G Star
9.30am – 11am
Come and get creative with Bev G Star! Through a series of 10 different workshops ranging from creativity to well health, take your body and mind on a journey of self love, inspire your creativity and just have fun!
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/combat-isolation-tickets-147193887881
Magic Threads with Helen Thomas
11am – 1pm
Are you interested in sewing, knitting or weaving? Join us online to relax, chat and make magic with thread and fabric. This is an opportunity to meet new people, share ideas and develop creativity. Feel free to bring your own ‘threadwork in progress’ or to request an introductory kit. All welcome – beginners and experts!
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magic-threads-tickets-147194254979
Holiday of a Lifetime with Akulah Agbami
10am – 12pm
Each week we pack our baggage (or rather leave it behind) and propel ourselves into the unknown. Using various ‘props’ (youtube clips and trip advisor and other travel brochure information), we find ourselves in entirely new surroundings. Sampling the local cuisine, a daily excursion, conversations with locals drawing on smatterings of the local lingo and the obligatory souvenirs will all form part of the experiences we substantiate in our imaginations and turn into writing – a travel journal, postcards, the occasional poem, letters of thanks and – where necessary, complaint.
Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holiday-of-a-lifetime-tickets-147194808635
- These workshops are intended for people in the UK experiencing loneliness and social isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
- All participants who book will be asked to return a Participant Code of Conduct. A link will be sent in your confirmation email once you have booked via Eventbrite (links above) – please read, sign and return on receipt of your confirmation email.