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January 2017
£198.00

Ukulele: A Weekend for Intermediate Players

Fri 27 Jan 2017 @ 15:30 - Mon 29 Jan 2018 @ 15:30
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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Ukulele: A Weekend for Intermediate Players

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April 2017
£75

Introduction to Sounding Bowls

April 30 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This workshop for Sounding Bowl owners (and prospective ones) takes you through all you need to know to care for and play your Sounding Bowl.

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May 2017
£625

Basic Woodworking 3

May 1 @ 8:30 - May 5 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Learn basic routing and wood bending and expand your dovetailing skills. You will make a curved, dovetailed box to take home. To join you should be practically minded with a little woodworking experience. This course builds on skills learned in ‘Basic Woodworking 1 and 2’.

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Free

May Day Festival

May 1 @ 10:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Free taster workshops from our extensive 2017 programme, stalls, delicious home-made organic food and ice cream, children’s activities, live music and singing, Maypole dancing and more

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£289

Faust and the Devil

May 2 @ 17:00 - May 4 @ 17:00
Bartley Lodge Hotel, Cadnam, Hampshire SO40 2NR United Kingdom + Google Map

The legend of Dr Faustus has fascinated writers and musicians since the sixteenth century. Faustus, intelligent, restless, self-deluding, has inspired the most intense and tender of compositions, and shocking scenes in drama and fiction. We will explore Renaissance, Romantic and twentieth-century approaches to this disturbing and resonant tale. Bartley Lodge is a splendid Grade II listed country house hotel set in the heart of the New Forest, in eight acres of grounds. The facilities are well appointed and versatile, including…

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£210

Re-wilding the Soul

May 5 @ 16:00 - May 7 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This writing retreat is an invitation to explore the untamed terrain of our souls by connecting to the earth’s landscapes and our cosmological origin story.

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£215

DIS/rupt Textile Workshop

May 7 @ 16:00 - May 9 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Starting with brightly coloured fabrics, we will cut, insert, and overlay strips to change the fabric surface. A course for those with an enthusiasm for colour and stitch.

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£650

Furniture Making

May 8 @ 8:30 - May 12 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Improve your woodworking skills using bandsaw, router and biscuit jointer to make one of three pieces (chair, side or wine table) to take home. Expert designer/maker Mark Ripley instructs on design principles and ergonomics before you make joints, assemble, sand and wax your piece. You need some woodworking experience to join this course.

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£380

Bookbinding – Limp Vellum

May 11 @ 17:00 - May 14 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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A chance to learn the skills of limp vellum bookbinding. Beginners welcome.

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£289

The shock of the new: Stravinsky and The Rite of Spring

May 12 @ 15:00 - May 14 @ 17:00
Dillington, Dillington House
Ilminster, Somerset TA19 9DT United Kingdom
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A weekend to explore all these aspects of this extraordinary masterpiece. The weekend will conclude with a live performance of Stravinsky’s piano duet version, by Philip Moore and Simon Crawford-Phillips, Britain’s leading piano duo, for which tickets are included.

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£450

Improvisation

May 12 @ 17:00 - May 14 @ 13:00
The Holiday Inn, Near Darlington
Scotch Corner, Yorkshire DL10 6NR United Kingdom
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Introduction level; escape out of the pentatonic minor scale. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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£70

Our Intelligent Body

May 13 @ 9:00 - 17:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Cultivating body-mind awareness through movement

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£125

Pillars of Strength Salon 2

May 18 @ 16:00 - May 19 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This salon will focus on the virtues of Selflessness, Compassion and Courtesy

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£285

Letterpress Printing for All

May 19 @ 17:00 - May 21 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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An introductory course for those who would like to learn the skills of letterpress printing. Complete beginners welcome.

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£440

Americana/Bluegrass

May 19 @ 17:00 - May 21 @ 13:00
The Holiday Inn, Near Darlington
Scotch Corner, Yorkshire DL10 6NR United Kingdom
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Country/Rock techniques, licks, riffs and grooves. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check out our website…

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£230

Esoteric Philosophy

May 26 @ 16:00 - May 28 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Learn about the profound implications of modern spiritual development and the means to express the soul more effectively in the outer world.

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£205

Stars, stripes and maple leaves — songs from across the pond

May 26 @ 17:00 - May 28 @ 14:00
Holiday Inn, Peterborough West, Thorpe Wood
Peterborough, Lincs PE3 6SG United Kingdom
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A weekend of luxury learning songs from across North America. Come and celebrate amazing singer-songwriters from both Canada and the USA.

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£220

Nature Consciousness and Personal Transformation

May 28 @ 16:00 - May 30 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This fascinating course will reveal how you can live with meaning and purpose in co-operation with nature spirits and the natural world.

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June 2017
£185

Introduction to Ayurveda

June 2 @ 14:30 - June 4 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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We will cover Ayruvedic philosophy; the basics of anatomy, physiology and constitution; diagnosing with pulses; de-toxing, diet, herbs and lifestyle.

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Yoga

June 2 @ 17:00 - June 4 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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A yoga retreat led by Kim Rossi.

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£450

Performance

June 2 @ 17:00 - June 4 @ 13:00
The Holiday Inn, Near Darlington
Scotch Corner, Yorkshire DL10 6NR United Kingdom
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How to prepare for a deliver a solo, duet and band performance. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can…

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£289

Music of the People

June 6 @ 17:00 - June 8 @ 15:15
Highgate House, Grooms Lane
Northampton, NN6 8NN United Kingdom
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The folk music inheritance has inspired composers across many national traditions, sometimes in arrangements designed to preserve music that might have been lost in the new industrial age, and sometimes as the basis for major works in the concert hall. We will explore aspects of this rich legacy, with illustrations on excellent hi-fi equipment. Originally a coaching inn, Highgate House is a country house hotel set amongst rolling countryside in the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Creaton, just seven miles from Northampton town centre. Terry…

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£380

Letterpress Printing for All

June 8 @ 17:00 - June 11 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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An introductory course for those who would like to learn the skills of letterpress printing. Complete beginners welcome.

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£380

Bookbinding – Progressing with

June 8 @ 17:00 - June 11 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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A course designed for those with some bookbinding skills who would like to learn a few different binding styles.

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£440

Rock

June 9 @ 17:00 - June 11 @ 13:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

Classic songs from the '60s to '90s. Tunes galore. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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£1345.00

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest

June 14 @ 8:00 - June 19 @ 17:00

Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen in Budapest at the Bartók Béla National Concert Hall with the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Adam Fischer

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£250

Introduction to Boat Building

June 15 @ 8:30 - June 16 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Ever wondered what thwarts or cold moulding are? This ‘boat building beginners’ course looks at how different boats are shaped and why, terminology, construction methods, materials, propulsion, sails and rigs and rigging. Unusually for the Academy this is a classroom based course, but workshop walkabouts and strolls to the harbour and Cornish Pilot Gig shed mean legs are regularly stretched.

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£200

The F.M Alexander Technique

June 16 @ 17:00 - June 18 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Learn how to relieve pain, improve posture and breathing, and relieve tension and stress.

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£625

Build a Boat – Initial Set-up

June 19 @ 8:30 - June 23 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Set up building frames and construct the backbone for modern and traditional wooden boats. Produce the stem, keel, hog and transom for a small dinghy and fit the components together to form the backbone. Also covers the theory of setting up for cold moulded, strip planked and carvel builds and includes a workshop tour of the set-up stage of the boats being built on our flagship ’long’ course.

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£125

Pillars of Strength Salon 3

June 22 @ 16:00 - June 23 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This salon will focus on the virtues of Contentment, Patience and Clarity

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£210

Running with the Mind of Meditation

June 23 @ 16:00 - June 25 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Enjoy a weekend improving your running techniques with guided mindfulness/awareness meditation, group discussions and a one-to-one with the tutors

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£190

Systemic Constellations

June 23 @ 16:00 - June 25 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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Uncover hidden dynamics in your relationships, family or organisation in order to release potential and find new ways forward.

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£180

Monteverdi Madrigals

June 30 @ 16:00 - July 2 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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In this Monteverdi year, come and spend a weekend singing and learning about his music from a world-class specialist in his music.

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£289

The Classical Symphony

June 30 @ 17:00 - July 2 @ 15:15
Sheafhayne Manor, Lane Past Panshayne Farm
Yarcombe, East Devon EX14 9AE United Kingdom
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The Viennese Classical Style lies at the very heart of the symphonic literature, and is dominated by the work of four great composers: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. We will explore aspects of this rich repertoire, including how the style developed from its beginnings through to its maturity. Sheafhayne Manor is a Grade II listed Elizabethan manor house, commanding wonderful views across the East Devon countryside. Originally a medieval hall, it later became the hunting lodge of Sir Francis Drake. The house has recently been extensively…

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July 2017
£625

Modern Wooden Boat Building

July 3 @ 8:30 - July 7 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Shape and fit glued clinker and cold moulded planks, practice methods of strip planking and stitch and tape boat building. Learn the basics of scarfing (lengthening planking timbers) and lamination of timber components. Understand the theory of modern methods for setting up building moulds, backbone arrangements and lining-off planks.

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£15

Workshop

July 8 @ 17:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

Afternoon workshop. Pay on the door. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check out our website…

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Singing holiday in Provence

July 9 @ 8:00 - July 23 @ 17:00
Le Val, Le Val, Provence 83143 France + Google Map

Combine your love of singing with a holiday in Provence this July. Come and join our chorus for Faure's Requiem plus Suor Angelica & Pagliacci

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£700

GRP Repairs

July 17 @ 8:30 - July 21 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Start with the basics of working safely with polyester based glass reinforced plastic (aka GRP) and understand the functions of components (e.g. resin, catalyst, pigments) before moving on to practical hands-on activities from gel coat repairs and colour matching to larger hull repairs requiring temporary moulds and formers. Six students maximum.

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£125

Pillars of Strength Salon 4

July 20 @ 16:00
Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road
Stroud , Gloucestershire GL6 7QW United Kingdom
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This salon will focus on the virtues of Courage, Discretion and Magnanimity

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£170

All aboard the gospel train

July 21 @ 17:00 - July 23 @ 14:00
Brathay Hall, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0HP United Kingdom + Google Map

A fabulous weekend of gospel singing for people of all faiths and none in the beautiful English Lake District — for anyone who loves to sing, no experience necessary.

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£500

Basic Woodworking 1

July 31 @ 8:30 - August 3 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Set solid foundations in tool sharpening and maintenance, wood selection and preparation. Make basic joints including framing and lengthening joints. An intensive four day course suitable for beginners as well as those with a little (perhaps school day) experience. You will make a bespoke picture frame to take away with you.

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August 2017
£625

Basic Woodworking 2

August 7 @ 8:30 - August 11 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Impress your friends with the beauty of your lapped and through dovetail joints. Using your new skills you will make a simple dovetail box with a lid to take home. The course follows on from ‘Basic Woodworking 1’, but is also suitable for people with other basic woodworking experience. Contact us to find out if this is an appropriate course for you.

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£625

Basic Woodworking 3

August 14 @ 8:30 - August 18 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Learn basic routing and wood bending and expand your dovetailing skills. You will make a curved, dovetailed box to take home. To join you should be practically minded with a little woodworking experience. This course builds on skills learned in ‘Basic Woodworking 1 and 2’.

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£625

Marquetry

August 21 @ 8:30 - August 25 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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No woodworking skills required to learn the intricate art of marquetry. Make simple motifs before progressing to more complex designs. You will also learn parquetry, shading and finishing techniques. You will take home at least two coasters and a decorative panel and some of the tools used to produce them.

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September 2017
£450

Rhythm

September 1 @ 17:00 - September 3 @ 13:00
The Holiday Inn, Near Darlington
Scotch Corner, Yorkshire DL10 6NR United Kingdom
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Every aspect of Rhythm: Blues, Bossa, Funk and much more. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change -…

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£625

Antique Furniture Restoration

September 4 @ 8:30 - September 8 @ 5:30
Boat Building Academy, Lyme Regis Marine Centre, Monmouth Beach
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3JN United Kingdom
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Learn how to restore and repair antique furniture, reviving original patination and finishes. Guided by master restorer Christopher Booth you will reduce furniture to component parts, clean and repair joints and match veneers, stringing and timber for colour and quality and revive brassware and other decorations. You may work on a piece of your own furniture; please submit photographs in advance of the course.

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£285

Bookbinding – Photo & Wedding Albums

September 8 @ 17:00 - September 10 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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An opportunity to learn the specific binding skills for making a traditional photo album, skills that will also useful for other bookbinding projects. Beginners welcome.

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£440

Themed

September 8 @ 17:00 - September 11 @ 13:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

The songs of Clapton, The Beatles and The Eagles. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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£440

Improvisation

September 15 @ 17:00 - September 17 @ 13:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

Introduction level; escape out of the pentatonic minor scale. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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£420

Maintenance

September 23 @ 13:00 - September 24 @ 17:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

Intonation and action set-up. Acoustic or electric. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check out our…

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October 2017
£190

Sacred songs to soothe the soul

October 6 @ 17:00 - October 8 @ 14:00
Willersley Castle Hotel, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5JH United Kingdom + Google Map

A weekend of glorious harmony singing in the midst of autumn splendour. Enliven your spirit with a feast of harmonies and learn songs from a range of cultures and traditions spanning the globe, all in a wonderful Derbyshire setting.

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£355

Paper Marbling

October 6 @ 17:00 - October 8 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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An introductory course for those who would like to learn the skills of traditional paper marbling. Complete beginners welcome.

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£470

Exploring the Second Half of Life Through Mindfulness

October 12 @ 17:00 - October 15 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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A 3-day retreat for women to embrace the potential of the second half of life, teaching mindfulness and meditation techniques.

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£62.00

Japanese Embroidery

October 14 @ 19:00 - October 16 @ 16:45
Knuston Hall, Knuston Hall
Irchester, Wellingborough , Northamptonshire NN29 7EU United Kingdom
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Japanese Embroidery

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FICTION

October 16 @ 16:30 - October 21 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Following the success of Arvon’s first-ever queer writingcourse, we return with another week on a queer slant. We will tackle the basics – character, dialogue, plotting – and also explore the challenges and opportunities that alternative sexualities bring to narrative, from pronoun concerns (he, she, they?) to avoiding the excesses of political correctness and writing inclusive and honest fiction. All genders, all sexualities, and all subject matters warmly welcomed.

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£285

Letterpress Printing – Greetings Cards

October 20 @ 17:00 - October 22 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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Come and learn how to print greetings cards the traditional way. Beginners welcome.

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£440

Performance

October 20 @ 17:00 - October 22 @ 13:00
The Bear Hotel, 41 Charnham Street
Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0EL United Kingdom
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How to prepare for a deliver a solo, duet and band performance. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can…

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CHILDREN’S TV

October 23 @ 16:30 - October 28 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Explore writing TV for six- to twelve-year-olds. Children’sTV has come a long way in the last 25 years. The audience may be young, but they’re fiercely critical – and spoilt for choice. So although there’s a strong market for children’s material, it’s highly competitive. We’ll look at how to hook your audience in and keep them watching. We’ll also cover the differences between writing live action and animation and talk about new opportunities in the digital space. You’ll leave equipped…

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£380

Bookbinding – Half-leather

October 26 @ 17:00 - October 29 @ 17:00
The Grange, Grange Road
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9DE United Kingdom
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This course will cover the skills required to bind a hardback book with three-quarter leather binding. Some binding skills required.

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POETRY: TOWARDS A COLLECTION

October 30 @ 16:30 - November 4 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Making the leap to producing a collection is differentfrom writing single poems. Yet it’s a hugely creative and enjoyable process, which includes plenty of new writing as well as reading and editing. We’ve designed this week to support you at this exciting stage, whether you’re doing it for the first time or the fifteenth. Working on a collection also allows you to think beyond the single page, and see poems as an extended, related work: so the course is also…

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November 2017
£440

Fingerstyle

November 3 @ 17:00 - November 5 @ 13:00
The Bear Hotel, 41 Charnham Street
Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0EL United Kingdom
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Picking patterns, solo fingerstyle, all genres. Acoustic and electric. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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NARRATIVE NON-FICTION

November 6 @ 16:30 - November 11 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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This week we will explore a wide variety of narrativebasedtechniques for telling vivid non-fiction stories, with particular focus on reportage and memoir. Through an exploration of structure, research, storytelling, character, dialogue and scene-building, we will encourage authentic and vibrant writing with strong narrative and a deep respect for language. This week will suit all levels of experience. Participants are invited to submit up to 2,000 words of a work-in-progress, to be sent to The Hurst by 6 October 2017.

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FICTION

November 13 @ 16:30 - November 18 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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‘The course of true love never did run smooth’, andneither does the writing of a romantic novel. Like any strong relationship, a romantic novel needs firm foundations: a strong plot, secure framework and credible characters. Guiding you through all the above elements and more, we will explore the broad genre of romance and the market for it. Whether you’re newly embarked on a relationship with romantic fiction or much further along the path, we will help you deal with the…

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£440

Intro to Jazz

November 17 @ 17:00 - November 19 @ 13:00
The Bear Hotel, 41 Charnham Street
Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0EL United Kingdom
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Turn Pop/Rock/Blues/Country/Folk into smooh jazz arrangements. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check out our website…

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POETRY

November 20 @ 16:30 - November 25 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Poets write out of their personal chaos – thepreoccupations that arise from their lives and relationships. But can private experience be poetically shaped to connect with a wider audience? Can we draw on the personal to create work that is publicly engaged? Drawing on concepts such as vision and inspiration, and poetic forms and approaches including ballads and confessionalism, we will explore ways to bear witness to our lives and times.

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£440

Improvers

November 24 @ 17:00 - November 26 @ 13:00
The House, Woolverton, Somerset BA2 7QS United Kingdom + Google Map

Focus on note quality and practice. Build on Strugglers. For details and Course Overviews please contact Ronnie on info@guitarweekends.co.uk or have a chat on 0844 272 4433There is an Early Bird Offer on until midnight of the 6th ofJanuary on all residential courses of £25 discount. Vouchers are available for anyone who wants to come on a course but not sure which one is best (also makes a fantastic gift for someone else) The above list can change - check…

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STARTING TO WRITE: NON FICTION

November 27 @ 16:30 - December 2 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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Do you have a non-fiction subject you are burning towrite about? Are you unsure how to turn it into a book, or what kind of book to write? This week will help you understand how to turn facts into compelling stories and how to make non-fiction as engaging as a novel. We will inspire you to explore the best ways to research and frame your story. We’ll include whether and how to put yourself into the book, and, crucially, how…

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December 2017

EDITING A NOVEL

December 4 @ 16:30 - December 9 @ 10:00
The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon centre
Clunton, Craven Arms, Clunton SY70JA United Kingdom
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An early draft of a novel is a very different beast froma finished manuscript. How do you get from one to the other, and how do you create distance between yourself and your manuscript? How can you hone your sentences while also digging deeper to discover three-dimensional characters and a natural narrative drive? Here is your chance to work with an experienced editor and novelist. You’ll sharpen your writer’s ears and eyes; you’ll explore the ‘deep wiring’ of your novel;…

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