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Free Taster Courses

       
       


       
               

Furniture Restoration, upcycling and conservation

Fri 12 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Visit our Furniture upcycling and conservation classes and learn what you can achieve. Mark the tutor makes sure the classes are stimulating as well as enjoyable. He knows all the tricks of the trade and can help you to restore an old family favourite or something you picked up and would like to give a new life. This subject has always had sustainability at its core! Please note this taster takes place on FRIDAY 12th JULY
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Upholstery What's it all about?

Fri 12 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 12:30

Upholstery is very 'now' in terms of the green agenda. What could be better than restoring an old family favourite chair, or finding a previously loved item in a junk shop and give it a glamourous new life? Come and visit our impressive Upholstery workshop and find out what you can learn whether for your own pleasure or to start a new money- making venture. Please note that his taster takes place on FRIDAY 12th July.
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Furniture Restoration, upcycling and conservation

Fri 12 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 15:00

Visit our Furniture upcycling and conservation classes and learn what you can achieve. Mark the tutor makes sure the classes are stimulating as well as enjoyable. He knows all the tricks of the trade and can help you to restore an old family favourite or something you picked up and would like to give a new life. This subject has always had sustainability at its core! Please note, this taster takes place on FRIDAY 12th July. The afternoon session is run as a club -ask the tutor about this.
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Baking Basics

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 15:00

This course is aimed at learners who are new to baking and cake making. You will learn basic baking skills and be able to produce a number of baked goodies
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French for beginners

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:00

Bonjour! Discover the Joy of French! Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of the French language with our exciting 1-hour taster session for beginners. Our passionate instructor will guide you through the essentials, from basic vocabulary to simple conversation skills, giving you a solid foundation to build upon. Experience the beauty of the French language and culture in a fun, interactive, and supportive environment. Whether you're planning a trip to France, seeking to enhance your career prospects, or simply wish to embark on a new linguistic adventure, this taster is the perfect starting point.
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Gentle exercise

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:00

Stay Active, Stay Vibrant! Join our gentle exercise class designed specifically for older learners who want to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Our experienced instructor will guide you through a series of low-impact exercises that focus on improving flexibility, balance, and overall well-being. Enjoy a supportive and friendly environment where you can socialize with like-minded individuals while taking care of your physical health. No matter your fitness level, our class is tailored to accommodate your needs and help you feel your best. Come and experience the benefits of gentle exercise in a welcoming atmosphere. Your journey to a more vibrant you starts here!
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Ways into interpreting

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:30

Discover Your Path to Becoming an Interpreter! Join our 90-minute taster session and explore the exciting world of community interpreting. Learn about our Level 3 and DPSI courses, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this rewarding profession. Our experienced instructors will provide insights into the course structure, career prospects, and the critical role interpreters play in facilitating communication across diverse communities. Don't miss this opportunity to take the first step towards a fulfilling career in interpreting. Register now and let us guide you on your journey to success!
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Guten Tag! German in a Nutshell

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:00

How to order a coffee in German, ask for directions, and do a bit of small talk? Join me for a brief introduction to the German language, ready for your next holidays in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
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Is Counselling Training for me?

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:30

Are you considering a career in counselling or simply want to develop your listening and empathy skills? Join our 1-hour "Is Counselling Training for Me?" taster session to explore the world of counselling and discover if it's the right path for you. Our experienced counselling tutor will provide insights into what counselling training involves, the skills and qualities needed to become an effective counsellor, and the rewarding aspects of helping others through difficult times.
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Spanish for beginners

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:00

Hola! Your Spanish Adventure Begins Here! Embark on a fascinating journey into the world of the Spanish language with our engaging 1-hour taster session for beginners. Our knowledgeable instructor will guide you through the basics of Spanish, including essential vocabulary and simple conversation skills, laying a solid groundwork for your language learning experience.
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Start your writing journey

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:30

Start Your Writing Journey: Unlock Your Creativity! Embark on an exciting adventure into the world of writing with our inspiring taster session. Whether you're a beginner looking to explore your creative potential or an aspiring writer seeking to refine your craft, this 90-minute workshop is the perfect starting point. Our experienced facilitator will guide you through a series of engaging exercises and discussions designed to spark your imagination and help you discover your unique writing voice.
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Toning and strength

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:15 - 12:15

Strengthen Your Body, Empower Your Life! Discover the power of toning and strength training in our specially designed taster session for older learners. Led by our knowledgeable instructor, this 60-minute class will introduce you to a range of exercises that focus on building muscle strength, improving posture, and enhancing overall fitness.
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Arabic for beginners

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:30 - 12:30

Join our 1-hour taster session and take your first steps in exploring the Arabic language. Our friendly instructor will introduce you to the basics, such as the Arabic alphabet, common greetings, and simple phrases to help you start your learning journey. This session is designed for complete beginners who are curious about the Arabic language and culture. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, practice pronunciation, and get a feel for what learning Arabic might be like.
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French conversation (intermediate)

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:30 - 12:30

Already have a good foundation in French and looking to take it to the next level? Our 1-hour intermediate conversation taster session is perfect for you! Immerse yourself in a dynamic and interactive environment where you can refine your speaking skills, expand your vocabulary, and gain confidence. Guided by our experienced facilitator, you'll explore diverse topics, engage in stimulating role-plays, and uncover the intricacies of French communication. Whether you're aiming to prepare for a trip, broaden your professional prospects, or simply revel in the joy of speaking a new language, this session provides the ideal platform.
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Hatha Yoga

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:30 - 12:30

Experience the balance and tranquility of Hatha Yoga in our 1-hour taster session. Whether you're new to yoga or looking to deepen your practice, this class is perfect for you. Our experienced instructor will guide you through a series of gentle poses, focusing on breath awareness and mindfulness. Hatha Yoga is known for its ability to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. This taster session will provide you with a glimpse into the benefits of this ancient practice, including increased flexibility, improved posture, and reduced stress.
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History of Art

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:00 - 13:00

In this short introduction to the History of Art, we want to look at some of the most iconic paintings of all times. What makes them so famous? What is the story behind?
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Spanish conversation (intermediate level +)

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:30 - 13:30

mprove Your Spanish Conversation Skills If you already have a basic understanding of Spanish and want to take your conversation skills to the next level, join our 1-hour Spanish conversation taster session for intermediate learners. Our experienced instructor will guide you through engaging activities and discussions designed to help you express yourself more confidently in Spanish. Practice your speaking and listening skills in a supportive and interactive environment, while expanding your vocabulary and learning more about Spanish-speaking cultures.
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French conversation (advanced)

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 14:30

This taster session is perfect for those looking to maintain and improve their French language skills, prepare for travel or work in a French-speaking environment, or simply enjoy the pleasure of conversing in French at a higher level. Join us for an hour of stimulating conversation, cultural insights, and language growth. Enhance your French communication skills and take your language proficiency to the next level. Your advanced French conversation journey continues here!
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Italian for beginners

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:30 - 14:30

Start Your Italian Journey! Join our 1-hour Italian taster session for beginners and take the first step in learning this beautiful language. Our experienced instructor will introduce you to basic vocabulary and simple phrases, providing a strong foundation for your Italian language journey. Learn in a supportive and friendly environment, whether you're planning a trip to Italy, want to explore the culture, or simply wish to start a new language adventure. Take this opportunity to begin your Italian learning experience. Join us for an hour of learning, fun, and discovery. Your Italian journey starts here!
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Pilates

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 11:00

Join our 1-hour Pilates taster session and experience the transformative power of this low-impact, full-body workout. Our qualified instructor will introduce you to the fundamental principles of Pilates, focusing on core strength, flexibility, and body alignment. Whether you're looking to improve your posture, increase your mobility, or simply enhance your overall fitness, this taster session will provide you with a solid foundation to build upon.
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Tai Qi

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:30 - 13:30

Unwind and find balance in our one-hour Tai Chi taster session at our Adult Education Open Day. Suitable for all levels, discover the gentle, flowing movements that promote relaxation, flexibility, and well-being. Experience the ancient art of Tai Chi and learn how it can enhance your daily life.
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Flexibility

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 14:00

Discover the benefits of flexibility in just one hour! Join our engaging taster session at our Adult Education Open Day and learn simple techniques to improve your mobility, reduce stiffness, and enhance your overall well-being. Suitable for all fitness levels, this session will leave you feeling refreshed and inspired to incorporate flexibility into your daily routine. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your body's potential!
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Qi Gong

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:30 - 14:30

Discover the revitalizing power of Qi Gong in our one-hour taster session at our Adult Education Open Day. Experience a combination of gentle movements, breathing exercises, and meditation that promote balance, flexibility, and inner peace. Suitable for all levels, this ancient Chinese practice will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.
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Fitness with ballet

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 14:00 - 15:00

This class combines elements of ballet with a full-body workout, suitable for all fitness levels. Improve your posture, flexibility, and strength while enjoying the artistic flair of dance. Join us at our Adult Education Open Day and experience a unique approach to fitness!
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Basic Bikes

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Learn the essential skills to keep your bike running smoothly in this hands-on 2-hour course. We'll cover basic maintenance tasks like fixing a flat tire, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, lubricating the chain, and inspecting your bike for potential issues. Bring your own bike and get ready to get your hands dirty! Perfect for beginner cyclists looking to save money by doing simple repairs and maintenance themselves.
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Make a Poster

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 12:30

Unlock the power of Microsoft Word to design eye-catching posters in this hands-on workshop. Learn tips and tricks for formatting text, working with images and graphics, and utilizing Word's layout tools. Perfect for beginners, this session will teach you how to create professional-looking posters for school projects, events, businesses, and more. Bring your creativity and leave with new skills!
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Basic Bikes

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 15:00

Learn the essential skills to keep your bike running smoothly in this hands-on 2-hour course. We'll cover basic maintenance tasks like fixing a flat tire, adjusting brakes and derailleurs, lubricating the chain, and inspecting your bike for potential issues. Bring your own bike and get ready to get your hands dirty! Perfect for beginner cyclists looking to save money by doing simple repairs and maintenance themselves.
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Introduction to GCSE Maths

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:00 - 13:00

Come along and find out if GCSE Maths is for you! Try out some fun maths activities and GCSE questions. Our expert tutor can advise you on your next steps and discuss your options with you at the end of the session.
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Cucina italiana

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 12:00

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours and rich culture of Italy! Our taster session offers a delightful introduction to the art of Italian cooking and language. Learn basic cooking techniques as you prepare a classic Italian dish. Alongside the hands-on culinary experience, you'll pick up essential Italian phrases and vocabulary to enhance your understanding of this beautiful language. Buon appetito!
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Do you want to be a teacher?

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 14:00

Explore the rewarding path of teaching in this informative session. Learn about various teaching roles, educational requirements, and qualifications. Get insights into the daily responsibilities, challenges, and joys of being an educator. Perfect for those considering a career change or recent graduates interested in the teaching profession.
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Flower painting in watercolours [12+]

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Come along in the morning or the afternoon (or both!) and see what painting with watercolours is like and what beauty can be conjured up with this fresh colourful medium. If you have a set of watercolours, do bring them along.
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Jewellery – Metalwork - Make a Twisted silver Ring

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Try out the fun of jewellery making - working with silver to create your own summery silver ring to wear home. Learn how to twist wire to make a decorative silver ring. Learn to twist wires, shape and form your ring, and try your hand at soldering, finally polishing to finish the ring ready to wear. See if you’d like to join one of our popular jewellery making courses for more creative fun! Please arrive promptly for this hands-on, step by step workshop.
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Picture framing and upcycling demonstration

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 12:00

Meet the tutor teaching our new picture framing and upcycling course. Emily will do a fun demonstration to show you the basics and tell you how to save or even make money by mastering this enjoyable craft.
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Open-ended Piano Class drop-in

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:30

Q&A and meet the tutor, just drop in, no need to book!
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Jewellery – Beading – Make a summer pendant

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 12:30 - 14:00

Get creative and colourful with beads and wire to create a summer pendant. Experiment with beaded jewellery making and learn to work with wire and pliers to create a colourful summer pendant (or earrings) ready to wear and see if you’d like to try more jewellery making in one of our fun regular classes. Please arrive promptly for this hands-on, step by step workshop.
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Flower painting in watercolours [12+]

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 15:00

Come along in the morning or the afternoon (or both!) and see what painting with watercolours is like and what beauty can be conjured up. If you have a set of watercolours, bring them along.
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Playtime: Play dough making [6+]

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 12:30

Get messy and creative with your little one in this fun, hands-on session! Learn how to make homemade playdough from simple household ingredients. Kids will love kneading, rolling, and shaping their own colourful creations while developing their fine motor skills and creativity. Parents will pick up tips for engaging sensory play activities.
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How to thread and use a Sewing Machine

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 11:00 - 12:30

Have a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? Or are curious about sewing and would like a quick introduction? Enrol on one of our taster sessions on Saturday 13th July and find out.
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How to thread and use a Sewing Machine

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 14:30

Have a sewing machine and don't know how to use it? Or are curious about sewing and would like a quick introduction? Enrol on one of our taster sessions on Saturday 13th July and find out.
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Family Art (aged 5+)

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 10:00 - 12:00

Learning as a family helps children and adults to become confident, lifelong learners. It helps children develop essential skills and achieve at school. It helps grown-ups to reconnect to learning and transform their lives. This session is for adults and children aged 5+ to learn to draw and paint together in a fun and inspiring way. Adults must stay with their children for the session and each adult can bring up to 2 children.
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Family Art-Clay time! (aged 5+)

Sat 13 Jul 2024, 13:00 - 15:00

Learning as a family helps children and adults to become confident, lifelong learners. It helps children develop essential skills and achieve at school. It helps grown-ups to reconnect to learning and transform their lives. In this session you will learn some basic clay modelling techniques to create a piece of decorative clay art which you can take home. Adults must stay with their children for this session and each adult can bring up to 2 children aged 5+.
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Adult Learning and Skills Service
Macbeth Centre
Macbeth Street
London
W6 9JJ
020 8753 3600
alssinfo@lbhf.gov.uk