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Monday Activities

The courses page grew too long to be able to comfortably read it so the content has been divided up into individual days.

There is also a separate page for Woodbridge based activities.

A set of green ##### is a link to the expansion of a multiple presenter course. Click on them to see the extra information.

Use the links just below to jump directly to a day's program.

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TimeLocationCourse TitlePresenter

09:30 - 10:30


Tai Chi

Maureen Robinson

Slow, gentle exercise, breathing and stretching to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and maintain flexibility. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

09:30 - 11:45


Art Studio

Self Managed

This class is a continuation of one that has been meeting regularly. The studio offers a place for relaxation through Art. Be part of group creativity. Come along with paint and pencils.

09:30 - 11:30


Mah Jong

Self Managed

Here is your chance to play or learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jong. It is now popular around the world. Greg The will introduce the class to Mah Jong as it is played in China. Any newcomers are very welcome. If you have a Mah Jong set do bring it along. If you don't have your own set, there are some sets available for class use.

10:30 - 11:30


Welsh For Beginners

Bronwen Parr

This class is for anyone wishing to learn Welsh from scratch. The teacher will focus on the modern spoken language and basics such as the alphabet, pronunciation, greetings and counting. There will also be some coverage of Welsh culture, including music.Complete beginners, please contact Peter Ball if you are thinking of joining the class. Peter Ball 0421 568 421 Email

11:00 - 12:00



Mary Ellen MacDonald

Mary Ellen will be retiring to Tasmania to be with her family and looks forward to meeting you all. She has taught French and German on three continents, speaks French and German fluently, and is familiar with 5 other languages, She studied in Canada, Europe and Australia in language music, history and theology.

11:45 - 13:00


Book Chat

Elizabeth Davies

Book Chat provides a friendly space for book lovers to share their views and chat about their latest book. We discover new authors to add to our reading list and gain different perspectives on a variety of topics. The group also selects specific genres or themes to focus on throughout the term. Do join us.

12:00 - 13:00



Chris Needham

Chris will lead the class in various meditation techniques and practices.

13:30 - 14:30


Simple Tai Chi & Qi Gong (Monday)

Carol Bessell

Experience the differences and similarities of both these gentle styles of low impact exercise. Practise the short routines of Qi Gong and the longer flowing forms of Tai Chi, to discover why and how they improve flexibility, strength and balance.

13:30 - 14:30


Cryptic Crosswords

Julie Gardam

The group will continue to work collaboratively to unravel the secrets of success in this masochistic recreation. Anyone interested in the fiendish 'cryptic world' is welcome. Bring a pen/pencil and prepare your brain for scrambling.

13:30 - 14:30



various presenters

All sorts of stuff!

13:30 - 15:30


Cwrs Canolradd (Advanced Welsh)

Bronwen Parr

This course is for those who have completed at least two years of Welsh and want to improve their spoken language. The adult learner's course, Cwrs Canolraddwill be the core element in lessons. There will be opportunities for students to converse on varied topics each week. Other activities will include drama, music and reading and discussion of articles from the adult learners' magazine, Lingo Newydd.



TimeLocationCourse TitlePresenter

13:30 - 15:30



Self Managed

Only 26 letters and in their infinite permutations produce the thousands of words with which we can communicate either by reading, writing, or speaking. Join our discussion group to talk about a book you are reading, a poem you love, an interesting article or a cartoon that particularly appeals. Or maybe you have written something you would like to share. Any genre from the sublime to the ridiculous. Explore words that have changed meaning over time, words that have disappeared, new words that puzzle. All fascinating stuff and interesting to explore and discuss.