During the day

The following classes are available:

  • Basketry  Keeping an old craft alive! At the centre we believe in keeping traditional crafts going for future generations to enjoy. Recycled and handmade crafts are a growing concern and we’re already on the bandwagon. We love to make craft items for ourselves, family and friends or to make and sell at craft sales.
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  • Seat weaving – Another traditional craft that we have mastered over the years. Members of the public bring chairs in to be rewoven with rattan cane or cord, or members buy their own chairs from junk shops to re-seat themselves. This class has taught many how to be patient and is extremely therapeutic. A bit like Marmite though, you either love it or hate it!
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  • Mixed craft  – Anything anyone fancies having a go at. We usually pluck some ideas from new and old volunteers, share ideas between ourselves and have a go. Painting, mosaics, decoupage, wreaths, the list is endless, come along with your own ideas too!
  • Keep Fit – Exercise at your own pace but don’t be deceived it can be a hard workout if you want it to be! It’s always good to stay as mobile and active as possible and here is an opportunity to keep trim and stay fit, or get trim and fit.  Our Tutor specializes in exercises that help to prevent osteoporosis.
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  • Pottery – A class where you can let your artistic nature run riot!!  Enjoy your artistic talents by producing a wide range of hand made sculptures, pots and ornaments. There are opportunities to exhibit your work too, yes, you really do get that good.
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  • ‘Knit & Natter’ – Once a ‘knitter’ always a ‘knitter’!! It is still possible when your sight deteriorates, I bet you weren’t looking anyway whilst those needles were clattering together. First class garments are the result in this class, lots of commonly knitted things such as tea cosies, jumpers and scarves are knitted but also lots of really imaginative and creative things too. We usually go with the latest craze in knitwear, we supplied most of the teenage girls in the county with Wellie Socks and pooches with their winter coats!
  • Paper craft – There is nothing better than receiving a personalized card and here is your opportunity to make some. Send to your family and friends or make and sell them at the centre to raise funds. Lots of new techniques to learn, a great creative and fun class.
  • Touch typing – Sight loss can be frustrating for computer users, because you know how to use the computer, you just don’t know where the keys are on the keyboard. You can’t cheat either because the tutor will cover you’re keyboard! If you can’t make it to the classes ask for advice about learning to touch type at home.
  • IT Sessions –  practical classes and advice on computer software and tablet accessibility. A good, try before you buy the wrong equipment class too. Help with magnification and speech software, using the computer without a mouse and much more.
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  • Men’s coffee morning- Meet every Tuesday morning to discuss current issues and to talk about what they have been up to in the previous week. Very popular group which is always welcoming new members. They are always up for sharing new ideas. Say Hi to Mike (holding the megaphone), he can’t act grumpy even when he tries hard!
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  • Indoor bowls– Popular Friday morning sport, always looking for new members to join whether they have any experience of indoor bowling or not. Mixed ages and abilities all join in to have a fun session. A bit of advice don’t play again Joan because she’s too good :).
  • Entertainments– A varied mix of talks, musical and singing acts and discussions on current issues. something for everyone.
  • Line Dancing– A new and popular activity at the Vision Support Centre. If you have never tried before or you have been trying to keep up in a regular class and are finding it difficult because of your eyesight, this is the class to join. You will be given the time to learn the dances without the pressure of having to see fast movements. Give it a go, you will surprise yourself! The group only started in October and they have already put on a show at the Christmas Party!
  • Bridge Club– new experienced Bridge players required for our Bridge Club! This club has been started up for members who can already play Bridge and are finding they need a little more time to play their cards than is usually expected in a  game where everyone can see their cards. Carry on enjoying the game you love without the time pressure!