Regular activities & classes

Advance booking is advised; please contact the organiser (details below) for further details and prices.


Baby Sensory Class (1 hr classes):
(Main Hall)
Developmental classes for babies from birth to 13 months
9.40, 11.00, 12.30, 14.00
From 7 Jan
Gleanna Oland
07790 759333
Karen Winship's Art Classes:
(Art Room)
10.00 - 12.00 Drawing and Painting
19.00 - 21.00 Drawing and Painting
21 Jan - 29 Apr (not 25 Feb or 8, 15, 22 Apr)
Iyengar Yoga - introductory class:
(Main Hall)
Yoga practice both relaxes and energises the mind and body, and brings vitality, flexibility and mental calm
18.00 - 19.15
7 Jan - 8 Apr (not 18 and 25 Feb)
Yoga with William:
(Main Hall)
Practical, no nonsense hatha yoga. We focus on body, breath and mind to help bring a sense of calm and perspective into your life. Suitable for all ages from 18 - 108. Start now; Invest in your life.
19.30 - 21.00
7 Jan - 29 Apr (not 18 Mar or 22 Apr)
William Cullum
07894 305329


Citizens Advice York:
(Meeting Room)
Got a problem? We can help.
Benefits - Debt - Housing - Employment - Consumer - Family
Free advice drop-in
9.30am – 12.30pm, every Tuesday

Adviceline: 03444 111 444
Spanish for Beginners:
(Art Room)
10.00 - 11.30 A fun and interactive Spanish beginners’ course that will get you chatting on your next holiday. Course starts 9 Jan: £79 for 6 sessions.
Singing For All:
(Main Hall)
Whatever your singing experience – or none – you are welcome to this informal friendly group with the emphasis on singing for enjoyment and wellbeing. People living with dementia, other medical conditions or those in good health are all welcome. Carers free. £4 per session, including tea and cake. Contact Jessa for more information or to book a place.
11am - 12.30pm
Starts 15 Jan
Jessa Liversidge
01347 823684 or 07740 596869
Karen Winship's Art Classes:
(Art Room)
13.00 - 15.00 Drawing and Painting
22 Jan - 30 Apr (not 26 Feb, 9 Apr, 16 Apr)
French Classes:
(Meeting Room)
Do you have a basic knowledge of French and want to improve?
Come along to our new class taught by an experienced native speaker.
8 Jan to 9 Apr (not 26 Feb)
13.30 – 15.30. Classes on third Tues of the month at 3.15 - 5.15pm
Boccia and Table Tennis:
(Main Hall)
Accessible and sociable sporting activities; all welcome to drop in; especially suitable for people with limited mobility: Boccia is a form of indoor bowls that’s played sitting down. £1 entry.
Twice a month, usually on first and third Tues of the month:
15 Jan, 5 + 26 Feb, 5 + 19 Mar, 2 Apr, 7 + 21 May, 4 + 18 Jun,
2 + 16 Jul
13.30 – 15.00
Clements Hall
01904 466086
Dance Café run by the Alzheimer's Society:
(Main Hall)
All welcome, whether you want to dance or just enjoy the music.
Staff & volunteers available to provide information & support for people affected by dementia.
13.45 - 15.30; 2nd Tuesday of the month.
Mindfulness Café, for people with dementia:
(Meeting Room)
A quiet space, promoting wellbeing for those with dementia, carers, professionals and volunteers.
13.30 - 15.00; 3rd Tuesday of the month: 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 20 Nov.
(Main Hall)
Inspirational ballet classes, taught by Royal Ballet School teacher Miss Kerry Whitfield. Classes include free work exercises and build up to RAD exam syllabi. From 8 Jan.
4 - 5pm: Grade 4 Ballet (Age 10+)
5 - 6pm: Grade 1 Ballet (Age 7+)
Kerry Whitfield
07891 004890
Puppy & Dog Training:
(Main Hall)
3 x 6-week courses
Tutor: Belinda Melvin (Dip. CABT)
18.30 - 20.30
Starting 15 Jan and 5 Mar


Nikki MacLeod Fitness Class:
(Main Hall)
Fitness class to suit all ages and abilities; circuit style; choose your level and pace. Friendly and welcoming.
£5 per session, pay as you go.
9.30 - 10.30am
From 9 Jan (not 17 Apr)
Nikki MacLeod
GEM Lunches:
(Main Hall)
2 course community lunch & socialising for over 50s. All welcome to drop in. £3.50.
12.00 - 14.00
Iyengar Yoga - general class:
(Main Hall)
For people who have already done at least a year of Iyengar yoga.
18.00 - 19.30
9 Jan - 10 Apr (not 20 or 27 Feb)
Nunnery Area Residents Association:
(Art Room)
All residents welcome; access via Cygnet Street
18.00 - 19.30
16 Jan and 20 Mar
Elin Hullis
Bible Study Group – The Hope Church:
(Art Room)
19.30 - 21.00
Every Wednesday
Dave Crookes
07970 974187
The Yoga Academy:
(Main Hall)
Mixed session for intermediate and advanced yoga students
7.45 - 9pm
9 Jan to 10 Apr (not 23 Jan)
Hayley del Harrison
07813 209240


Spanish for Beyond Beginners:
(Meeting Room)
10.00 - 11.30 If you know the very basics and would like to learn and practice more Spanish, then this Beyond Beginners course is for you. Course starts 10 Jan; £79 for 6 sessions.
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Iyengar Yoga - Gentle and Introductory level:
(Main Hall)
For anyone new to Iyengar yoga, or who has an injury or disabling condition, or who wants to consolidate initial learning.
11.30am - 1pm
10 Jan - 11 Apr (not 21 Feb or 28 Feb)
French Classes:
(Meeting Room)
Do you have a basic knowledge of French and want to improve?
Come along to our class taught by an experienced native speaker
1.30 – 3.30pm
10 Jan to 11 Apr (not 28 Feb)
Table Tennis:
(Main Hall)
Sociable table tennis; weekly drop-in session with three tables; play at your level. £2, including refreshments. 1.30 - 3pm
Details from Clements Hall
01904 466086
Clare's Kitchen
(Art Room)
A cookery club for primary age children. A team of little chefs plan, prepare, and cook their own evening meal, before dining together. All ingredients, utensils, aprons, and chef's hats are provided. £12 per session.
3.30 – 5.30pm
10 Jan to 11 Apr (not 28 Feb)
Clare Halliday
07813 182216
Zumba Kids jr:
(Main Hall)
High energy classes jam packed with kid-friendly dance routines, games and activities.... so much fun! From 10 Jan.
15.45 - 16.30 Zumba Kids jr (age 4+)
16.30 - 17.30 Zumba Kids jr (age 7+)
Kerry Whitfield
07891 004890
(Main Hall)
Inspirational ballet classes, taught by Royal Ballet School teacher Miss Kerry Whitfield. Classes include free work exercises and build up to RAD exam syllabi.
17.30 - 18.30 Grade 3 Ballet (age 10+)
18.30 - 19.30 Intermediate Foundation Ballet (age 11+)
19.30 - 20.15 Pointe Work (age 11+)
From 10 Jan
Kerry Whitfield
07891 004890


Baby Ballet – pre-school dance:
(Main Hall)
9.30 - 10.05: Tinies (18 months - 3 years)
10.10 - 10.45: Movers (3 & 4 year olds)
From 11 Jan
Jane Herbert
07702 965932
Wellbeing Café:
(Main Hall)
A group for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends.
13.00 - 15.00
Every Friday
Contemporary Dance:
(Main Hall)
An expressive form, combining elements of several dance genres whilst connecting the mind and body through fluid movements, including: release, fall and recovery, direction changes, isolations, core strengthening, connecting with the floor and improvisation. From 11 Jan.
16.00 - 17.00 Contemporary A (age 10+)
17:00 - 18:00 Contemporary B (age 7+)
Kerry Whitfield
07891 004890
South Bank Community Cinema:
(Main Hall)
19.30 - 23.00
(alternate Fridays)
Local History Group:
A series of talks on the local area, starting at 7.30pm.

29 Mar: A very, very, very fine house: researching family and house history in Wentworth Road. Louise Wheatley (Fishergate, Fulford & Heslington Local History Group)
10 May: The Wood family of the River Ouse. John Shaw (Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society)
19 Jul: Clementhorpe, South Bank and Scarcroft in WWI: a guided walk (CHLHG). BOOKING ESSENTIAL
20 Sep: Cultivating in the City: the growth of York's allotment gardens. Ross Wilson (University of Nottingham)
29 Nov: The Demon Drink: a history of pubs in South Bank. Rob Stay (CHLHG)


Art Workshops for Adults
19 Jan: Floral Art - ink pen
16 Feb: Wildlife Drawing – ink pen
23 Feb: Landscape Painting – watercolour
2 Mar: Botanical Art– ink pen
16 Mar: Surreal Portrait Drawing – pencil
20 Apr: Animal Drawing – ink pen
27 Apr: Herbs and Wildflowers – watercolour

£15 per lesson, includes refreshments.
All materials included; suitable for all levels. From 1 - 3pm.

Contemporary Embroidery Workshops:
Embroidery artist Jessica Grady runs a variety of colourful and creative classes showing you how to create your own original textile art using a combination of hand embroidery and handmade embellishments. Classes include all materials and refreshments –no prior embroidery experience is necessary.

23 March, 10am – 4pm: Exploring Colour and Pattern - contemporary embellishment techniques
(Meeting Room) A great workshop for those starting out looking at textile art; also to develop and refine techniques and processes. Create a series of mini samples demonstrating different techniques, then create a textile sketchbook of fabric samples to take away with you. £70


Sunday Worship - The Hope Church:
10.30 - 12.30
Dave Crookes
07970 974187
Art Workshops for Young People:
(Art Room)
Creative visual art workshops for young people aged 10 upwards in relaxed and supportive small groups. Build up skills, confidence and creativity. Starts 13 Jan. £10, including all materials.
2 - 3.30pm
Messy Church:
(Main Hall)
York Evangelical Church runs a family friendly Messy Church once a month which is open to children of all ages with parents or carers.
This free event includes craft, Bible stories, music, and food.
15:30 - 17:30, Last Sunday of every month
Neil Hulse
07958 777247
Church Meeting:
(Main Hall)
York Evangelical Church
Free monthly event open to all with a talk about Jesus, & refreshments.
17.00 - 18.00, First Sunday of the month.
Neil Hulse
07958 777247
Voice of the Drum:
(Main Hall)
Community hand drumming: make music with friends; make friends with music; play for charities. Open to people of all ages.
19.00 - 21.00
(fortnightly in term-time). Call Marilyn or Steve to discuss experience and expectations.
Marilyn Crawshaw
01904 702060
Steve Hill
01132 523205
5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers:
(Main Hall)
Release your sweat on the dancefloor. Heal yourself through movement.

The invitation for you is to come sweat your prayers! Offering of a real 5Rhythms Sweat Your Prayers® where your dance develops its natural way guided with music from all over the world. The only teaching will be the body parts, the rest will be a permission to find your feet on the dancefloor together, as a celebration of your own energy.

Sunday 10 + 24 Mar, 28 Apr, 12 + 26 May, 9 + 23 Jun, 7 + 21 Jul
We dance: 19:00 – 21:00
Price: £11 (£8 concession)