Westcott Reading Room
Activities
Check the Calendar page for the precise schedule of Activities.

Pat Williams Art Class

The Art Class on Friday mornings in the Reading Room is an enjoyable class.  We take our classes seriously but the aim is to relax and have fun whilst we learn.

My aim is to develop individual ability and confidence.  We cover many aspects of Art and explore different mediums from time to time.  We began as a drawing and watercolour class but some have moved on to using Acrylics.  I teach basics techniques as well as encouraging personal artistic development and exploration.  All abilities are welcome.

We enjoy our classes and welcome newcomers.  I am proud to say that my students are producing some excellent work that we wanted to share so last Christmas (2015) we opened the doors for our first "mini exhibition while we worked"!  It was a successful morning which we repeated in March 2016.

If you would like to join us pop in one Friday morning during term time or contact me to find out details.

Pat Williams
01483 810214
patwilliamsartist@gmail.com
View the Gallery of our Mini Exhibition

Elly's Fitness Classes

Every Tuesday evening!

6pm - Circuits (45mins) - a station based class involving free-weights/fitness equipment and body weight exercises.  The class involves an aerobic warm-up, dynamic stretches, station based workout, cool-down and maintenance and developmental stretches.

7pm - Aerobifit (1hr Class) - a freestyle aerobic class involving aerobics, choreographed body conditioning tracks and conditioning exercises for a full body workout.  The class involves an aerobic warm-up, dynamic stretches, aerobic body conditioning track section, conditioning section and cool down including maintenance and developmental stretches.

Payment Options:

Pay-As-You-Go = £8 per class

Block Payment - 6 weeks
Block Payment - 12 weeks
(please enquire about these rates)

All abilities welcome.  Come & join this friendly fun atmosphere!

Eloise Birch
ellysfitness@outlook.com
07772 355386
Elly's Fitness on Facebook

RichingsCKD Martial Arts

RichingsCKD is a martial art that's a fun and exciting way to keep fit, improve flexibility, co-ordination, balance and concentration in a friendly safe and fun environment.

Primarily based around Choi Kwang Do, the techniques developed use the natural biomechanics of the body to keep the movements smooth and fluid. The methods are designed to develop optimum force on impact to place less pressure on the joints meaning its suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Cost:
Fees are £50 per month with access to all training times
PAYGO is £5 per class
Family and bulk savings available on request

Alan Richings 2nd Degree Black Belt
richingsckd@gmail.com
RichingsCKD on Facebook
RichingsCKD on Instagram

Westcott Local History Group

The Westcott Local History Group was formed in 1999 and:

  • arranges six bi-monthly meetings each year with visiting speakers
  • initiates research into Westcott history
  • collects and makes available photographs, maps, census returns, parish registers etc. relating to Westcott
  • arranges walks usually with a link to the history of Westcott
  • issues a quarterly newsletter and annual report
Members may wish to carry out their own research into topics with the intention of publishing the results in the Group's Annual Report.

The annual subscription is just £6 per household

John Clachan, Secretary
01306 887858
johnclachan@yahoo.co.uk
www.westcotthistory.org.uk
info@westcotthistory.org.uk

T'ai Chi

T'ai Chi classes for the over 50s sponsored by Age Concern Mole Valley.

Tutor: Mr. Kai Cheong
Cost: £2.00 per session, payable 2 monthly

T'ai Chi is a Chinese martial art, practised for its self-defence training and its health benefits.  Our classes emphasise the health aspects.

Physiotherapists recommend T'ai Chi to encourage balance and co-ordination, thus preventing falls. Practical breathing exercises together with movement help body awareness. Finally, the basic movements combine in a flowing sequence, challenging body and mind.

To book contact the Age Concern Mole Valley main office.

01306 899104
info@ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk
www.ageconcernmolevalley.org.uk

Brownies & Guides

Brownies
Nicola Brett
nicola@nicolabrett.com
07500 737375

Guides
Naomi Chaning Pearce
westcott.guides@hotmail.com
07988 661302
01306 640948

www.girlguiding.org.uk

Polite Paws Dog Training

Polite Paws Dog Training is run by Angela Doyle, and uses only kind, effective, reward based methods which build the dog's confidence, make it easier for the dog to learn, and also easier for the owner to train.

Angela is qualified with the APDT (UK) (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild (which is the association for force-free pet professionals) and as such, abides by a strict code of conduct. Angela believes very strongly that training should be enjoyable for both dog and owner, and is strongly opposed to any form of punishment or force in training - Angela aims to provide fun, friendly and professional training for everyone!

Angela Doyle
07834 167376
info@politepawsdogtraining.co.uk
www.politepawsdogtraining.co.uk

Art History

Art History lectures explore the different periods of Art in Europe.  Set within the respective social and historical context of the periods it gives a deeper understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of paintings and sculpture.

Courses each year of twenty, 2 hour lectures are on a Wednesday morning, run from September to April each year by Brenda Culliford (née Whitaker) MA,BA (Hons) Diploma of European Humanities, who is an art historian of many years experience.

Brenda Culliford (née Whitaker)
01483 808924
BWhitaker@uwclub.net

Kiddies' Aikido

Aikido and Kenjutsu encourage children to relate to others peacefully and with calmness, as well as giving them physical confidence, good posture and focus, and developing their physical flexibility and awareness.

The class will be taught by Nicola Endicott 3rd Dan. She is DBS checked through the Amateur Martial Association.

Classes are currently run about once a month, on Mondays, mostly during school holidays.  Children from the age of 4-12 years can attend.  A trial class is £8.  Annual martial arts insurance and Dojo membership is required after the trial class and costs £17.

Nicola Endicott 3rd Dan
01306 640389
nicolaendicott@yahoo.com
www.dorkingaikido.co.uk

Westcott Village Coffee Morning

We meet at The Reading Room on the 1st Wednesday every month.

March & November coffee mornings include a 'Bring & Buy' and Raffle.

We are open to everyone. Children welcome.

The Village Coffee Morning was started in 1966 and has been running ever since.

New faces are always welcome, please just come along. Also if you would like to help in any way, I would be delighted to hear from you.

Jean Mickle
01306 881208

Bridge

Established some 16 years, Westcott Bridge Club meets every Monday evening at the Reading Room.

Duplicate sessions begin at 19:30 prompt and usually finish by 22:15 throughout the year with the exception of August when we take a break. We average 9 - 10 tables most weeks and newcomers are always welcome. We do not operate a spare partner system although we can usually find new members a partner given enough notice.

Lysbeth Locke
01306 884667
lysbethlocke@yahoo.co.uk

Brian Lynch
01306 887092

Dorking Aikido

Aikido is a practice of self-defense which aims to harmonise and transform an attack rather than block it. Kenjutsu is a sword form we practice with wooden and leather covered bamboo swords. Both are a training of mind, body and spirit which have many applications to everyday life.

Cost: £15 per class, or £50 for 5 classes paid in advance.

£25 annual membership, covering insurance and membership of an international Aikido and Kenjutsu association, through which we grade black belts and get access to international seminars.

Nicola Endicott 3rd Dan
01306 640389
nicolaendicott@yahoo.com
www.dorkingaikido.co.uk

Surrey Academy of Ballet & Performing Arts

Every Tuesday in term periods 4.30-7.30pm, the Surrey Academy of Ballet & Performing Arts is a long-established dance school of over 40 years.  We provide fun ballet classes for 3/4 year-olds, syllabus ballet and Tap, Musical Theatre (Song & Dance) and Contemporary Dance classes for children from 4/5 years to senior.

All teachers are qualified and experienced, many with a strong performance background and are affiliated to the Royal Academy of Dance and the ISTD (The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance).  All teachers hold an Enhanced DBS and optional exams are taken termly.

Our students take part in a biennial showcase at local theatres and many of them are picked to dance in local professional pantomime.  We are proud of students who have recently been offered places at prestigious dance establishments such as The Royal Ballet School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, Central School of Ballet and Tring Park to further their careers.

All are welcome who wish to dance for a hobby.

Administrator
07941 008321
surreyacademyofballet@outlook.co.uk
surreyacademyofballet.co.uk

Chris Forsey Art Class

Painting classes in Water-based media.

Intermediate level and those with a little experience are welcome.

Chris Forsey RI, SGFA
christopher.forsey@btinternet.com
07961 847425
www.chrisforsey.com
Chris Forsey on Facebook

Exercise for Health

Pauline Huxtable
01737 842449

Pilates

Class run for U3A members and suitable for mature clients and beginners who are new to Pilates. Price: £4.50 per session, paid upfront for a half term block.

Spaces are available. Enquire about a free trial.

Tina Westwood
0770 243 1224
Tomkins.Tina@googlemail.com


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