Encouraging people to get involved with arts and culture has always been one of the main aims of The Cultural Spring, and at the heart of that has been our workshops. Inspiring locals to dust of those long forgotten instruments, rediscover old passions for literature, art and writing or even learn new skills such as glass or ceramics work.

From costume design, samba drums and photography to creative writing, Lino Cutting and jewellery making we’ve ran a variety of workshops across all ten of our wards. There’s been bands formed, tea towels knitted and ceramics sculpted and we look forward to what the future will bring. But don’t just take it from us below is some of the feedback we’ve received from our participants on our past workshops.

“I loved every minute of it.” – Georgia Brown, Samba drums.

“Claudia is an excellent motivational teacher, lovely friendly class.” – Ann Wales, Craft Workshop.

“All the workshops have been very enjoyable and informative. Everyone is friendly and the tutors are very good.” – Kathleen Middleton, Craft Workshop.

CS Mark Cassell Chuter Ede1“Made friends which I think I will have for many years.” – Ruta Pace, Crafts Workshop.

“Fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and make loads of new friends. I thought i was taking up guitar too late in life to achieve anything. But thanks to Sam’s fantastic teaching methods I’ve progressed and learned much more than i imagined was possible.” – John Grierson, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass club.

“Its been one of my most enjoyable and rewarding experiences.” – Dennis O’Brien, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass club.

“I’ve been trying to learn guitar for years but never seemed to get it. Since starting GUB club I’ve came on leaps and bounds. Loving it!” – Michael Ewart, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass club.

“Learned a lot and always had a great time, even formed a band with some of the members of the club.” – Zack Freeman, Guitar, Ukulele and Bass club.

CS WH1“Recommend the course very highly. Stimulating, exciting, rewarding and very informative.” – Hannah Holcroft, Costume design.

“Really enjoyable course with excellent tuition and a great atmosphere.” – Beth Weedon, Lino Cutting.

“I loved it! I would certainly come to this workshop again.” – Yanina Bingle, Drawing and Painting.

“The course has rekindled an old hobby and refreshed some of the techniques!” – Alice Smith, Drawing and Painting.

“Very interesting course, each week I am learning new skills.” – Ann Lookey, Contemporary Jewelry.

DSC_1567“Would happily come again as I learnt so many new skills and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings.” – Ellie Parker, Contemporary Jewelry.

“Really useful and inspiring activities and advice.” – Graeme Moore, Creative writing.

“Delightful, informative and downright enjoyable! Good company and I improved my understanding.” – Linda Reay, Exploring Literature.

“Enjoyable and affordable – A spring board to extending further skills!” – Sharon Howard, Ceramics.

“This was a brilliant workshop! Hope its ran again.” – Cyndy Short, Ceramics.

“An excellent course. Cannot praise the tutor enough – Just wonderful!” – Elaine Crumph, Jewelry.

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