REGULAR WEEKLY CLASSES AND GROUPS
“Spiritual work in the Aquarian Age is – without exception – group work. The first wave of groups were the poets and musicians, who – through the 1950s and 60s – shattered the old cultural forms with new sounds and voices, crying out for freedom, love and peace. In their wake, through the 70s and 80s, another wave of groups emerged: the “workshop” movement. Groups would gather for a day, a weekend or a week in search of their deeper self, to communicate with greater honesty and intimacy, to develop new skills. It is from these temporary “seed” groups, that a new and more enduring form has evolved. These are the groups of two or more people who have learnt the skills, and matured enough, to move beyond criticism and gossip, to work seriously and quietly at some small piece of the work of planetary healing. In the hands of these groups rests the fate of the world.”
ART & CRAFT
Life Drawing Wednesdays: 1 – 4pm, £7. Penrallt Community Centre, Upper Bangor LL57 2EU. Contact 07533 341458.
Arty Folk & Friendship Group Thursdays, 12 – 2pm. A group for adults who are interested in both creating art through a variety of mediums and in making new friends run by social enterprise RainbowBiz CIC. All materials and drinks provided, £2. Held at the RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, 8 Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AP. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Llanbedrog Art Group Mondays: 1.30 – 4.30pm. Friendly group for beginners and experienced artists. Occasional talk/demos, £2 includes tea and biscuits. St Pedrog’s Church Hall. Jacky Milton 01758 740983, email@example.com
Capoeira Classes A Brazilian art form that combines elements of Martial Arts, dance, acrobatics and fluid movement. The Old Goods Yard, Treborth, Bangor. (Down narrow lane by the Antelope pub LL57 2HZ). Tuesdays & Thursdays (subject to demand): Open Adult class 9 – 10.30am, £7. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11 – 16yrs old and Adult Beginners 6.30 – 7.30pm, £6; Intermediate adult classes continue 7.30 – 9pm, £7. Children’s Classes: Wednesdays: 4pm – 4.45pm; Beginners under 11’s £4.50. Wednesdays: 4.45pm – 5.30pm; Intermediates under 11’s, £4.50. There are a host of weekend training programs and seminars too, so get in touch! Enquiries: Monitor Colin Daimond 07773 798199, firstname.lastname@example.org
Circle Dance Wednesdays: Experience the joy and healing of dancing to World music – a blend of traditional European folk dances and modern choreographies. All welcome – no previous experience required. 10am – 12 noon at Y Ganolfan, Pentrefelin, nr Cricieth. Maia 01492 642123.
Groove Dance Mondays. Just bring your body and dance which ever way you feel. With Liz Lane, 6.15 – 7.30pm, £6. Follow Your Bliss Cafe, 307-309 High St., Bangor. FYB Cafe 01248 345495, followyourblisspt.com
Rachel’s Bellydance Classes Tuesdays: Polynesian Dance 6.30 – 7.15pm and Belly Dance 7.30 – 8.30pm both at Parkfields Community Centre, Mold; Wednesdays: Belly dance 6.30 – 7.30pm at Studio 3, Rhosddu Industrial Estate, Wrexham; Inner Dance Meditation Thursdays 7-9pm Mold. Contact Rachel: email@example.com ~ rachelsbellydance.wales
Flowdance Tuesdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Abersoch Village Hall; & Thursdays: 10.30 – 11.30am, Pwllheli School of Dancing, Gaol St., Pwllheli. £5 each. Sue Baumann, 07833 791317, llyntaichi.com
Salsa and Ballroom Tuesdays: Beginners welcome including Two Left Feet! No need to bring a partner. 8.15 – 9.30pm, £5. Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk
Swing Jive (Lindy Hop) Wednesdays: All welcome, 8.15 – 9.45pm, £5, Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157. dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk
EXERCISE & HEALTH
Movement for Memory Tuesdays: 11 – 12.30pm; part of DementiaGo project, Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth, 01341 281697, dragontheatre.co.uk
Keep Agile Class Tuesdays: afternoon, part of DementiaGo project, £2 per session. Glanwnion Leisure Centre, Dolgellau. Emma Quaek 01766 512711 or 07768 988095.
The Friday Uplift Group Fridays, 3.30pm. The group will meet to share problems, generate solutions and learn how to cope well and thrive in a complicated and stressful world. The group is facilitated by David Yardley, a community learning tutor and Colette Jones, a mentor from the local community. Free and all welcome. Story house, Chester 01244 409113, Storyhouse.com
Feldenkrais Method Class ~ Awareness Through Movement Tuesdays: 4.30 – 5.30pm, £6 per class if booked as a block or £7 per class drop-in rate. Please phone first to check suitability. Verve Health, Fitness & Wellbeing, 2 – 4 George St., Llangollen LL20 8RE. Veronica Rock 07990 825783, firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDENING ~ CONSERVATION
Digging Deeside Tuesdays: 10am – 2pm. We are run by volunteers who want to learn new skills and enjoy being outside in the fresh air with other like minded people. All tools, equipment and free lunch is provided, all we ask for is a £1 contribution. We have our own community plot at Mill Lane Allotments (CH5 4HF) where we grow lots of vegetables and herbs from seed, while encouraging wildlife, insects and bees. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to help maintain the Community Garden which is next to our allotment plot.The group currently meets at the RainbowBiz Hippy Shop, 8 Daniel Owen Precinct, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1AP from 15/1/19 – 28/2/19. If you would like to join us please email email@example.com
Wildlife Gardening Mondays: Maintaining the garden and woodland at Tŷ Hyll ~ The Ugly House, Capel Curig LL24 0DS. Snowdonia Society 01286 685498, firstname.lastname@example.org
GIFT ECONOMY / GIVE AND TAKE
The Wiggly Wobbly Way Community based Gift Economy project. Now open every day 9.30am – 4.30pm and evenings in the summer. Come and see what’s happening. Visit our Little Free Library, Give and Take Stall and have a brew. Rockside Cottage, Farndon, Chester CH3 6PU. Resident Caretaker: Vic 01829 271 639, wigglywobblyway.weebly.com
La Conversation Française Thursdays: upper intermediate level, 7 – 9pm, free, The Tap & Spile (near the Pier, Garth) Bangor. Jan: email@example.com
Chinese Tuesdays & Saturdays If you want to brush up on conversational Mandarin, prepare for Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK), or want to learn Chinese Calligraphy you are welcome to join us! Saturdays, 10am – 12noon, Corporate Communications & Marketing Building, Dean Street, Bangor LL57 1UT. Tuesdays: 1.15 – 2.45pm, a fun beginner’s class. Held at Ucheldre Centre Mill Bank, Holyhead LL65 1TE. Every week until 29th June 2019/term time only. Presented by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute, 01248 388555.
Want to Learn Welsh? 8 sesiwn AM DDIM. 8 sessions FREE! Dyma gyfle arbennig i’ch helpu chi dysgu ychydig o Gymraeg er mwyn cefnogi eich plant ar eu taith dwyieithog! A great opportunity to help you learn a little Welsh to support your children on their bilingual journey! Capel Berea Chapel, Bangor Tuesdays 12.45 – 2pm. Llyfrgell Caernarfon Library Wednesdays 12.45 – 2pm. Capel Caersalem Chape, Bethesda 12.45 – 2pm. More info: 07712 440269, Emma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Meditation Class Mondays: 12noon – 1pm; followed by tea. Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester CH4 8SG. Teresa 07876 254518, or email@example.com
Transcendental Meditation Regular Meetings (and introductory talks) held in North Wales. Contact the Centre 01695 735579, uk.tm.org
Meditation Classes 2019: January 16th for 9 weeks – 8 Steps to Happiness – Wednesday 7.30 – 9pm, Upton Pavillion. April 10th for 7 weeks – Meditation for Happy Life – Wednesday 7.30 – 9pm at Upton Pavillion. June 5th for 6 weeks – Inspiring Solutions for Difficult Times – Wednesday evening 7.30pm till 9pm at Upton Pavillion. September 4th for 4 weeks – Meditations for Modern Problems – Wednesday 7.30 – 9pm at Upton Pavillion. October 23rd for 7 weeks – How to Solve our Human Problems, Wednesday 7.30 – 9pm at Upton Pavillion. Each class cost £6 per person. Contact Odiyana Centre, 01606 77034, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre ~ Meditations on Love 5 week course. Mondays: 11.30am – 12.45pm, held in Barnardo’s Flintshire Services, CH7 1BH. Tuesdays: class is held 7 – 8.30pm, in Wellington Road Community Centre, Rhyl LL18 1LE. Wednesdays: 11.30 – 12.45pm, and 7 – 8.30pm. All £6 per session. More details from Kalpa Bhadra Buddhist Centre, 34 Mostyn St., Craig y Don, Llandudno 01492 878778, meditatenorthwales.com Classes start from 28th Jan.
Meditation Mondays A weekly meditation practice together in a small group. A collective of meditations that vary each week are guided, this is suitable for all ages that are willing to meditate. And open to all experiences of meditation, beginner, medium and advanced. 6 – 7pm, £5. Wrexham. To book, please contact Creuynni Complementary Healthcare 07472 266952. Facebook page and/or Whatsapp/Signal
Triangles Meditation Mondays: 8pm. Using the power of thought and prayer to uplift and transform consciousness. This is an online facility. You can find out more and register at: lucistrust.org/triangles
Narcotics Anonymous ‘Guiding Principles’ Meeting Thursdays 5.30 – 6.30pm, Parlwr Bach room, side entrance, wheelchair accessible. Free to attend, and open to anyone who feels they may have a problem with drugs, is in recovery, or is interested in recovery. Held at Dragon Theatre, Jubilee Rd, Barmouth, LL42 1EF. For more information on NA, please see www.ukna.org, to speak to someone who’s been there, free UK Helpline 0845 3733366.
Regular Nonviolent Communication Practice meetings fortnightly, 5 – 7pm, on Fridays in Bangor. Contact Lisa at – email@example.com
PEACE & JUSTICE
Peace & Justice Meeting Mondays: 6.30pm. The group campaigns bilingually; meetings are generally held in the English language. Quaker Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor; bangorpeace.co.uk
Ruthin Quaker Meeting Sundays: 10.30 – 11.30am, followed by tea and biscuits at Canolfan Awelon, School Road. Contact: Jean 01824 705592.
SINGING & CHANTING
Chanting Sessions Tuesdays: led by Laura Knott, 7.45 for prompt start at 8pm, finish 9pm. Bring a cushion if you want to sit on the floor, bring percussion. £5 suggested donation. Quaker Meeting House, Dean St, Bangor. Facebook: Tuesdays Chanting: Meditative Songs from around the World
Coastal Voices Community Choir Abergele. Tuesdays: A friendly, mixed choir singing songs from all over the world. 7 – 9.15pm, Chapel Hall, Mynydd Seion Chapel St, LL22 7AW. 07881463585, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canwyr Stryd Bangor Street Singers Tuesdays, 6 – 7.30pm. We are a small singing group always looking for new members. We continue to build a repertoire of songs of struggle and freedom so that we can support demonstrations, political rallies, community events and street festivals. We are not affiliated to any political party, but we do want to sing for change, for peace, justice and the environment, against militarism, capitalism, racism and sexism. This choir is inclusive – no need to read music, songs are taught by ear, but scores are also available. We meet in Garth Community Centre most Tuesdays except during school holidays. We welcome new members! £2.50 per session STUDENTS £5 a term. Facebook link: here
Sing Out Your Song! Harmony Singing Group. Thursdays: 7 – 9pm, £8, £6, £4. Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, 51 Watergate St., Chester CH1 2LE. Ella 07922 620503, email@example.com
Come And Sing! Harmony Singing Sessions suitable for beginners and everyone who likes to sing with others. Mondays, from 14 Jan 10.30am – 12.30pm at The Gift Cafe, The Lodge, Grosvenor Park, Chester. Suggested donation £4. Contact Ella 07922 620503 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wrexham One World Community Choir ~ Sing Your Heart Out Every Tuesday during term time: Open to everyone regardless of age and ability. 7.30 – 9.30pm, 16yr+, £5, £4 concs. Try first session for free. Ty Pawb, Market St, Wrexham LL13 8BY. Contact: email@example.com
aMaSing Gwynedd and Mon MS Choir Friday afternoons: A friendly, mixed group for people living with or affected by MS. Talgai Hall nr Penrhyn Castle, Bangor. Contact Sara to find out more. 07881 463585, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bangor Community Choir Wednesdays: A friendly, mixed choir singing songs from all over the world. 7.30 – 9.30pm, Capel Penrallt, Holyhead Rd, Bangor LL57 2EU, 07881 463585, email@example.com
Cheshire LGBT+ Group Runs alternate Mondays. A social group for the Chester and Chester to support those who identify as LGBT+ who feel excluded from mainstream LGBT+ society for their own personal reasons. We encourage anyone who feels isolated to contact us to see if the group is for you. Lee 07859 541620, cheshireLGBT@outlook.com
Men’s Sheds Across north Wales: menssheds.org.uk
Bangor U3A Thursdays: For people who are retired from working or parenting. Develop interests and activities, new members welcome. 9.30am chat, 10.30am group activity. Capel Berea Newydd, Bangor (between Fford Penrhos and St David’s Retail Park). Contact: bangoru3a.org.uk. Term time only; also monthly talks; see Calendar.
TAI CHI/ CHI GONG / TAIJI QIGONG
Tai Chi Mondays: 10.30am, Village Hall, Llandrillo. Wednesdays: 11.15am in Verve Studio, George St, Llangollen. Thursdays: 3pm, Canolfan Ni, Corwen. Thursdays: 7.30 – 9pm, Neuadd Carrog Village Hall, nr. Corwen. All Welcome. Ed Fisher 01490 430205.
Taiji Qigong Tuesdays: Glasinfryn Community Centre, Bangor. Wednesdays: 1.30 – 2.30pm Llanfairfechan Community Hall; and Thursdays: 10 – 11am Penmaenmawr Library. Improve your fitness and flexibility. All ages/abilities welcome. Jill Turner 01248 351672, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Chi China Bridge Mondays: 9.30am: Tai Chi & Qigong, Carolyn Ridding, Rhos Methodist Church Hall, St. George’s Rd. Rhos on Sea. 01492 547616. 10am: Tai Chi, Susi Sheen, The Jubilee Room, Town Hall, Earl Road, Mold. 12pm: Tai Chi & Qigong, Carolyn Ridding, United Reformed Church, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Ave. LL28 4RA. 2pm: Tai Chi & Qigong, Carolyn Ridding, Rhos Methodist Church Hall, St. George’s Rd. Rhos on Sea, LL28 4EE. 2pm, Tai Chi & Qigong, Henry Shallcross, St.Peter’s Church, Holywell. 1.30pm: Tai Chi, Celia Brown, Pentrefelin Village Hall. Wednesdays: 6.30pm: Middle Path Healthy Living Tai Chi Class, Peter Newton, The United Reformed Church Hall, Handbridge, Chester CH4 7JF. Thursdays: 7pm: Tai Chi & Qigong, Carolyn Ridding, Rhos Methodist Church Hall,St.George’s Rd. Rhos on Sea. 8.30pm: Tai Chi Broadsword, (Intermediates), Carolyn Ridding, Rhos Methodist Church Hall, St. George’s Rd. Rhos on Sea. 10am: Tai Chi, Celia Brown, Bontddu Village Hall. 7pm, Tai Chi, Celia Brown, Llanbedr Village Hall. Fridays: 10.30am, Tai Chi and Qigong, Peter Newton, Mynydd Isa, Community Hall, Old Village, CH7 6UH. More info: chinabridgetaichi.co.uk
Tai Chi / Qi Gong Classes Mondays: 7 – 8pm, £5, Llangoch Village Hall, Anglesey. Fridays: 11am, £5, County Hotel, Llandudno. Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, email@example.com, roseyoga.net Classes restarting 7th January.
Rural Walks Over 30 walks around the Denbigh area: Ruthin, Rhewl, Corwen, Llangollen, Bodfari and many more places; moderate, strenuous and easy. Available to download from: denbighshirecountryside.org.uk and click on the Walking section.
Cerdded Conwy Walks A full programme of various walks; suggested donation of £2 per walker per walk which goes towards promoting costs and training of leaders. Various locations across Conwy and beyond. Weekend walks: September: 28th – 30th. October 12th – 14th. More info www.cerddedconwy.org Facebook: Cerdded Conwy Walks
SAORI Weaving for Health and Wellbeing Thursdays: 6.30 – 8.30pm, £30. Come and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of Japanese SAORI self-innovation through free weaving. Immerse yourself in the SAORI experience of joy and wellbeing by weaving with colour and texture in the relaxing atmosphere of my studio, SAORImôr, opposite Domino’s Pizzas, Bangor. Booking essential. Rosie Green, 01248 345325, saorimor.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITER’S GROUPS, READING GROUPS & POETRY
Colwyn Bay Writers’ Circle Saturdays: Discuss and debate members’ written interpretations of a topic chosen the previous weekend. Informal, friendly and constructive collective! Bring some of your prose and/or poetry. We meet from1 – 3pm every Saturday at the CCE on Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Chris Hemmings email@example.com
Read Aloud Tuesdays: the group will read a short story and a poem and discuss their merits along the way whilst enjoying a cup of tea. Everyone is welcome! 2.30 – 4pm, free, 16+, Wrexham Library. Debbie Williams 01978 292090, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relish Reading Group Fridays, 2pm. This reading group discusses a book selected at the previous week’s meeting, including some reading aloud. Join a sociable group, to read and talk – no home reading required. Storyhouse, Chester 01244 409113, storyhouse.com
YOGA FOR PREGNANCY
Pregnancy Yoga Group Monday evenings in Menai Bridge and Tuesdays evenings at Quaker Meeting House, Dean St., Bangor. 6 week courses run regularly £48. Laura 07914 917711 or email: email@example.com. See Calendar
Flow Yoga Sundays: 10.30am – 12pm, with Ceri Poppins. Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. Contact 01248 345495, followyourblisspt.com
Yoga Classes Tuesdays: Beginner Yoga 5.30 – 6.40pm, Pentraeth Memorial Hall, LL75 8AZ. Night Yoga 7 – 8.30pm, Mixed Ability, Pentraeth Memorial Hall, LL75 8AZ . Wednesdays: Mixed Yoga 7 – 8.30pm, Pentraeth Memorial Hall, LL75 8AZ. Thursdays: Beginner Yoga 5.30-6.30, Menai Bridge Community Centre, LL59 5DD. Hatha Flow 6.30 – 8pm (intermediate), MBCC Water St. LL59 5DD. Saturdays: Morning Yoga 10-11.00 mixed ability, MBCC, Water St. LL59 5DD. If you would like more information call/message 07775 798536, firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: facebook.com/emilykyleyoga/
Dru Yoga with Teresa Mondays: 1.30 – 3pm; Tuesdays: 6.30 – 8pm; Wednesdays: 9.30 – 11am; followed by optional half hour meditation. All held at Oddfellows Hall, Saltney, Chester. Teresa 07876 254518, or email@example.com
Yoga Class Thursdays: 5.30 – 6.30pm Chester University, contact for details, Teresa 07876 254518, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Forrest Yoga with Claire Mace Mondays: 7 – 8.30pm, St. Mary’s Church Hall, Holyhead LL65 1TR. Beginners and improvers welcome. Thursdays: 10am – 11.30am, Llanfachraeth (contact for address). Small group intermediate level class. Thursdays: 12 – 1pm , Llanfachraeth (contact for address). Small group basic class suitable for beginners, pregnant ladies and people with chronic conditions. Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, Aberffraw Village Hall. Beginners and improvers welcome. Also small group classes, private lessons, yoga workshops and more. Bookings: Claire 07970 409 724, email@example.com
Flow Yoga Thursdays, 6.45am, and 6 – 7.15pm Beginners Yoga with Ceri Poppins. Held in Follow Your Bliss Café, 307 – 309 High St., Bangor. FYB 01248 345495. Bookings: ebbflowyoga.co.uk
Yoga for Health and Well-being Mondays: 7.30 – 9pm. Suitable for all ages. Newcomers and beginners welcome. First class free of charge. Held in Rowen Memorial Hall, nr Conwy. Lorna 01492 641560, firstname.lastname@example.org Details: rowenconwy.org.uk/memorial-hall/activities-in-the-memorial-hall/yoga/
Source Yoga Classes daily Monday through to Sunday in Mochdre and Rhuddlan. For more information ring 07704 437415, sourceyoga.org.uk
Mindful Yoga with Elaine Tuesdays: 7.30 – 9.25pm at Llanfair PG Primary School. Wednesdays: 10 – 11.55am at Capel Mawr, Menai Bridge; and 7pm – 8.55pm at Ysgol y Graig in Llangefni. Thursdays: 7.30 – 9.25pm in Newborough. £55 for 10 classes or £7 drop-in class. All term time only. Elaine 01248 430147, email@example.com ~ yoganorthwales.co.uk
Iyengar Yoga Class Thursdays: 7 – 8.30pm, £9 or £40 for 5 classes paid in advance. Rhoscolyn Village Hall, Anglesey. Ruth Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Simply Yoga & Therapies ~ Yoga and Relaxation For people of all abilities, fitness levels and age groups, with classes tailored to the needs of each individual; all on a drop-in basis. Mondays: 11am – 12.15pm, £5, St. Pedrog’s Church Hall, Llanbedrog, nr Pwllheli. Mondays: 7pm – 8.15 pm, £5, Abersoch Village Hall. Tuesdays: 10am – 11.15 am (term time only), £6, £15 if paid in advance for 3 classes, Llannor Village Hall. Tuesdays: 7pm – 8.15 pm, £5, Llanengan Village Hall. Wednesdays: 10.30am – 11.45 am, £5, Abersoch Village Hall. Freddie 07833 663717, email@example.com
Yoga Classes with Rose Ann Preston. Mondays: 10.30am & Tuesdays: 10.30am and 7pm, held in Holyhead Sports Centre, all classes £5 each. Thursdays: 12.30pm and 7.30pm, Ysgol Aberconwy Sports Centre (both council run). Rose 01407 769571, 07759 105504, roseyoga.net
Yoga with Tracey Mondays: Gentle yoga class 4.15 – 5.45pm. Dynamic yoga class 6 – 7.30pm. The Arts Room, Dragon Theatre, Barmouth (term time only). Tuesdays: Gentle yoga class 4.15 – 5.45pm. Dynamic 6 – 7.45pm. Calon Lan Yoga Studio, Penrhyndeudraeth. Thursdays: Ashtanga Yoga 6 – 7.30pm. Calon Lan Yoga Studio, Penrhyndeudraeth. All classes £7.50 drop in or £30/5 weeks. Tracey 01766 770610, 07809 485323, traceyyogamassage.co.uk
Zumba Dance-Fitness Mondays: 6 – 7pm, £5, Telford Centre, Mona Rd, Menai Bridge LL59 5EA. Wednesdays: 6.30 – 7.30pm, £5 & Thursdays: 6.30 – 7.30pm, Academi, Deiniol Rd, Bangor, LL57 2UW. Helen McGreary 07751 017157, dance-classes-north-wales.co.uk
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