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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Hamlet' (15-16 July)

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Dario Knight The King of Denmark is dead. His brother now sits on the throne, married to the widow of the former monarch. Prince Hamlet is broken by the affair, but a visitation from the realm of the dead reveals details of a betrayal even greater than he could have imagined. Caught between duty to his father and doubts over his own judgement, Hamlet begins a dangerous plan to avenge the former king, but his words and deeds will have consequences reaching far beyond his fractured family. The court of Denmark is already steeped in death, but more blood will be spilled before the final reckoning… This production will also be heading out on tour - check back for details soon!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

A Band Called Malice (4 June)

Come and seee the band live to witness a show which will take you back to the late seventies and early eighties when The Jam played as one of the most iconic and influential bands in music history. If you like The Jam then you will love A Band Called Malice and are guaranteed to have an unforgettable evening for all the right reasons! In 2017, A Band Called Malice was formed when frontman Andy Coultas decided to create a new band. A band to recreate the sound of The Jam with the attitude and feel of the original line up. Finding musicians to do this was not an easy task as the people in the band had to be of exceptional standard, able to sing, able to commit, love The Jam, and of course be fit and agile enough to reproduce the live performance of Weller, Foxton and Buckler. Andy turned to Jo Adams from Their Music Rocks, a promotional agency, and together they searched fior the right band members and, after a year of auditions and rehearsals, they finally settled on the superb line up to make up A Band Called Malice.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Workshops for Children

Afterschool Art Club (Monday)

Monday during term time, from 4.30pm-6pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Regular painting, drawing and printmaking for primary schoolers (aged 7 - 11). Come and try out new ways of making art and give your imagination some exercise! Children will be introduced to a broad range of practical processes and creative games. WHAT TO BRING All materials provided - bring an apron or old clothes, and don't forget your water bottle.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Workshops for Children

Afterschool Art Club (Tuesday)

Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Afterschool Art Club is a weekly art session for 7-11 year-olds where we'll: - Make art and take it home - Paint, draw, print, sculpt and try new skills - And enjoy ourselves! Be sure to bring a water bottle and an apron with you. We look forward to welcoming you!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Afterschool Pottery (Glazing)

See below for available dates (each session lasts 30mins). ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic arty activity. These sessions give students the opportunity to glaze work created during the school holiday classes, or the weekly afterschool making sessions. All materials are provided, including firing for the finished, glazed piece. Please Note: Each 30min slot allows enough time to glaze one finished piece. If you have multiple pieces to fire, please book one session per piece. ABOUT THE TUTOR Emma first started working with clay when she was a Primary School, selling mini animals and selling them in her Grandparent’s toy shop. Teaching herself how to use a kick-wheel, she spent six years living in South Korea, where she was taught at the #pottery_dorang in Busan by Yang Songsoon. On her return to the UK, Emma began attending pottery classes here at QPAC. Her ceramics work includes hand-building, throwing and sculpting.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Glaze Studio

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Afterschool Pottery (Making)

Mondays 4.30pm-6pm during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic afterschool arty activity. Learn the key techniques of pottery and create a brand new work of art every week. All materials are included in the workshop price, including firing for your finished piece. Please bring a water bottle and an apron / old shirt. Please note - these sessions are for making only. If you wish to glaze your work, please book a dedicated glazing session separately. ABOUT THE TUTOR Emma first started working with clay when she was a Primary School, selling mini animals and selling them in her Grandparent’s toy shop. Teaching herself how to use a kick-wheel, she spent six years living in South Korea, where she was taught at the #pottery_dorang in Busan by Yang Songsoon. On her return to the UK, Emma began attending pottery classes here at QPAC. Her ceramics work includes hand-building, throwing and sculpting.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Pottery Studio

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An Introduction to Chinese

This is a weekly class running on Saturdays during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This weekly drop-in class offers students the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese language, working at a beginner level. Students will also be able to learn about calligraphy. This is a great chance for anyone with an interest in liguistics to beging learning a new language. ABOUT THE TUTOR Jay is a multi-liguist who has volunteered for QPAC for several years, working with students in workshops, attending events, and helping run front of gouse during performances. He's now bringing his expertise in languages to students as a tutor. WHAT TO BRING - A notepad - A pen or pencil

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Book Club

Book Club meets once a month - see calendar below for latest dates and book titles. ABOUT THE CLASS This is a friendly reading group who read and talk about one book each month. Attendees take turns to choose the book and come up with discussion questions, then chair the group. Books chosen in the past have ranged from classics such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Rainbow< by DH Lawrence, to modern fiction such as Atonement by Ian McEwan and We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel The club covers different fictional genres and have also discussed other genres of writing such as autobiography and short stories. Attendees will need to have obtained and read a copy of the book chosen for that month. Newcomers are welcome to come to class without having read the book to give it a try! ABOUT THE TUTOR Laura first began running the bookclub at QPAC in 2002 after leaving her job as an English teacher. This enabled her to pursue her love of literature by facilitating classes of willing adults without having to do any marking! In 2005, she embarked on an M.A. in English Literature which she completed shortly before the birth of her daughter in 2007. From 2005 members of the bookclub have taken turns to run the group either in pairs or individually which has been a great success. Laura is on hand to help if needed. CLASS FEEDBACK “Always enjoyable with plenty of lively discussion by class members.” “Joining a book club introduced me to a variety of different genres which I wouldn’t normally read” “When running the book club everyone is very supportive, and although it may seem daunting to do, it isn’t” 2022 DATES) 9 Jun - One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin 14 July - TBC

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Gallery

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Health & Wellbeing

Chair-Based Exercise To Music

Every Wednesday, from 3pm-4pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP A very low intensity exercise class suitable for people with limited mobility and moderate to more advanced Parkinson's. The class is done seated and includes: - Movement to music  - Strength work  - Stretches ABOUT THE TUTOR Corinne is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music teacher with experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She specialises in exercise for over 60s and people with Parkinson’s and aim to make people feel good about themselves, be strong, mobile and fit so they can enjoy life to the full. She recently qualified as a Boxercise Instructor, Parkinson's Pro Instructor and a Functional Ageing Specialist. WHAT TO BRING - Water to drink - Flat comfortable shoes such as trainers - Dumbbells (500g) or a couple of tins / water bottles This class is supported by Aylesbury Town Council.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Music

Clarinet Group (Untutored)

Fridays during term time, 10am-11.30am This is a self-guided group comprising members with a skillset ranging from basic to experienced. Prospective attendees should have their own clarinet (Bb), be able to find their way around the instrument with at least basic skills and be able to read music notation to a basic level as a minimum. The group does not aim to teach attendees from scratch but there is sufficient skill within the members to help players to develop their abilities as required. Playing in a group is the best way to advance your capabilities regardless of whatever level you start. We have capable semi/professional music leaders within the group able to guide us, and musical pieces are chosen by consensus.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Painting & Drawing, Workshops for Teens

Clothed Life Drawing (Ages 12-16)

A one-off afterschool class for young artists. If you've never tried life drawing or have done a tiny bit before, this workshop is for you. You'll be guided in how to approach drawing the human body from life, from a clothed model, as artists have practised for hundreds of years. This class develops your idea of what it is to see like an artist and we'll look in depth at some effective and easy ways of using charcoal.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Painting Studio

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Jewellery, Mixed Crafts

Contemporary Jewellery

Mondays (10am-12.30pm) & Thursdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop ideal for anyone with a passion for the art of contemporary jewellery. Whether a complete beginner or a practiced jeweller, this friendly drop-in class allows students aged 16+ to direct their own learning and create beautiful, unique pieces. Our experienced tutor Susie Upstone will help guide you through the design and making process – be sure to bring a sketchbook and pens to jot down your ideas! We provide all the tools you need, however raw materials such as metal and gems must be purchased by students. Susie will be able to advise on what you’ll need for your project (including the necessary PPE), and where to source it.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Live Music

Del Bromham's Blues Devils (23 July)

Del Bromham is a founder member and guitarist/songwriter with the legendary rock band Stray, but also has his own blues band - Del Bromham’s Blues Devils. Del released a critically-acclaimed solo blues album ‘The Devil’s Highway’ followed by going on the "Blues To Die For" tour with Mountain's Leslie West. Subsequently, Del formed the Blues Devils to continue his journey in the blues. In September 2012, Del received a ‘Lifetime Achievement In Music’ award at The Newark Blues Festival, along with Tony McPhee (The Groundhogs) and Andy Fraser (Free). Del Bromham's Blues Devils is driving blues played with real musicianship and flair. You can expect songs from his latest acclaimed 'White Feather' CD as well as songs from his back catalogue and Del, as always, will have a few stories to tell. "This singer/guitarist has produced an excellent blues album, ranging from acoustic to full electric blues. The vocals suit the music, and the guitar features some great slide. Solo notes burst out from the rhythm at just the right moments...." 'Get Ready to Rock ' website. Del Bromham was born in East Acton, West London and made his first public performance when he was 13 years old. At 15 he formed his own band Stray and he has been an ever present member to this day. Stray released their first album back in 1970 when the average age of the band-members was about 17. Over the years Del has recorded eleven studio albums and three live albums with Stray, and has been on countless tours and one night stands rubbing shoulders with too many artistes to list! Del Bromham still has his Stray rock band but now equally important is his Blues Devil's band where he excels taking his blues roots to new levels.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Textiles, Short Courses

Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine (3-week course)

3-week course running for three consecutive 1.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Do you have a sewing machine that spends more time in the cupboard or in its box than it does on your sewing table? Here's an opportunity to learn how to get to know your sewing machine and what it can do for you. Join this short 3-week course and explore what your sewing machine can do. Learn how to thread the sewing machine correctly, how to sew a straight seam and a curved one, the functions of the stitches and make a simple tote bag and maybe more! Just bring yourself, your sewing machine, a paper copy of the machine’s manual and a basic sewing kit and start sewing! ABOUT THE TUTOR Penny Follows has been teaching textiles for more than 10 years in London and the Home Counties. She is a bespoke dressmaker with a studio in the Chilterns. Penny believes that sewing is a 'learned skill' and a great creative outlet. She enjoys passing that skill, and a passion for textiles on to both adults and children. WHAT TO BRING Your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit comprising of hand sewing needles, thread, a small pair of sharp scissors, larger fabric scissors, pins, a tape measure and thread. Fabric will be available to purchase from the tutor for projects made in weeks 2 and 3.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Music

Guitar Club

Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. Guitar Club caters for those wishing to improve their acoustic guitar skills with fellow players in an informal, supportive environment. Taking a song-based approach to workshops, the club aims to practice and refine each number to performance standard, encouraging all to participate and develop their skills. This class is aimed at improving players with knowledge of the basic open chords. For more information email christopheryoxall@outlook.com or nicolaegray@hotmail.com

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Music

Guitar for Beginners

Wednesdays (7.30pm-8.30pm) during term time. Always wanted to have a go at playing the guitar but not too sure where to begin? Here's the perfect opportunity to start making music? Bring along an acoustic guitar and learn to play basic chords and simple songs in a small, friendly group, with gudance from an experienced tutor. Previous experience is not necesary, just come along and join in!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Music

Intermediate Guitar

Thursdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar. The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements. This class is aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level. Students will need reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs. For more information, email michael.hidalgo@outlook.com.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Jake Leg Jug Band (2 July)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present The Jake Leg Jug Band The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. A perfect recipe for a summer evening of good time music and humorous story telling. "A masterpiece of nostalgic music. The band display real virtuosity and create a wonderful sound that will be hard for any other band to repeat" Folk North West "Expert musicianship and great arrangements....highly recommended" Just Jazz "Instrumental virtuosity. Very enjoyable, very listenable" Blues & Rhythm "Good time music from a good-time group" The Jazz Rag "A fine feast of good-timing jug band music, blues, vintage jazz and hokum with a nicely humorous attitude" Blues News (Norway) “The band mesh together like a well-oiled machine. Smokin’!” Spiral Earth Signing to one of the UK's most prestigious jazz labels ‘Lake Records’ the band recorded as part of the 'Vintage Recording Project' essentially recording all live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930’s. Four albums in five years; ‘Cotton Mouth’, ‘Next Stop!’ ‘Everythin's Jake’ and ‘Break a Leg’ all met with rave reviews. 'Fifth Avenue' in 2018 was their debut for the Green Bullet record label. Album number 6, 'Goodbye Booze' in 2020 commemorated 100 years since the American prohibition began and in 2021 the album was released in vinyl on Coastal Light Records. "Pick any track at random and prepare to be entertained" RnR "Swinging like a barn door in a Texas breeze, the album shows the tightness of a band that have spent many years on the road" Fatea The Jake Leg Jug Band celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2021 and in early 2022 recorded their first ever live album. A new act for the Limelight and not to be missed. All proceeds from this event to the Queens Park Arts Centre. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Click here for their Facebook page. Find out more about the Jake Leg Jug Band at their website.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Music

Jazz Workshop

Wednesdays (2pm-4pm) during term time. This weekly workshop will cover learning a tune and improvising around it, as well as analysis of the chords and scales. Bring along your own instrument and music stand and you'll have a chance to study the following musical types - New Orleans jazz, Swing, Bepop, Blues, Latin. The class is led by volunteer Rick Atkins. Rick is a jazz enthusiast wants to share his love of the genre with others. Rick plays guitar in the Sound Force Big Band. You can contact Rick on 07960 985 188 or email ratkins161@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: owing to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, there will be some alterations to this class in terms of instruments used and performance practices. Please contact Rick via the details above for more information.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Textiles

Knitting Club

Wednesdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Knitting Club is open to all knitters and those interested in learning to knit. It is led by an expert tutor who will help to start your knitting journey, sort out your knitting problems and challenges and generally discuss knitting. Learn to knit or just come and knit with us. Two and a half hours of protected knitting time every week in school term time. WHAT TO BRING Please bring your knitting or knitting supplies, including pattern or projects that you need help with. Complete beginner knitting packs containing everything you need to get started can be purcahsed directly from the tutor. Email ahcreative95@gmail.com for details. ABOUT THE TUTOR Amanda Hutcherson is an expert knitter with an advanced adult teaching qualifications (MA Academic practice, PGCE and 10 years university lecturer experience). Amanda is looking forward to working with you as you develop your knitting skills from beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Textiles, Short Courses

Knitting for Beginners (5-week course)

5-week course running for five consecutive 2.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 5 weeks of individual support in a small group setting, to get your knitting journey started; with daily online advice and support during the course. ABOUT THE TUTOR Amanda is a lifelong, talented knitter with advanced qualifications in adult education. A background in healthcare and student mentorship adds to her understanding of your individual support and learning needs. WHAT TO BRING All tools and materials to get you off to a good start.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Painting & Drawing

Life Drawing

Tuesdays (7pm-9.30pm) and Saturdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. PLEASE NOTE: Our Tuesday evening sessions are led by a tutor and are ideal for beginners as well as experienced artists. Our Saturday morning classes are untutored and are suited to those with previous experience. TUESDAY EVENING SESSIONS with Ellie Kirkup Tuesday evening life drawing sessions are open to all levels of experience and ability. Students will have the chance to draw from a nude model in a variety of short and longer poses. If you are brand new to life drawing, tutor Ellie Kirkup will provide all of the guidance you need to get started and plenty of ideas for developing your drawing. Artists with more experience are welcome to come along and simply draw. Please bring your own choice of drawing materials. If you are new or in need of inspiration we recommend charcoal, several sheets of large (A2) sugar paper and a putty rubber. Materials can be purchased from the QPAC art shop before the start of a session. Ellie has been practising life drawing for ten years and is enthusiastic about keeping experimenting with drawing. She likes to work from other artists, life drawing and everyday life to explore interesting new ways to draw. SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS (Untutored) These untutored classes are a perfect opportunity for those with previous experience to come and work alongside like-minded artists to develop and explore their drawing skills.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Painting Studio

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Health & Wellbeing

Low Intensity Exercise to Music (For Women)

Every Wednesday, from 1.45pm-2.45pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP A very low intensity exercise class suitable for people with limited mobility, stroke patients, amnd anyone with more advanced Parkinson's. Chairs are used for some part of the session and there are no floor exercises. The class includes: - Aerobics to music - Strength work standing and seated (no floor exercise) - Balance - Stretches - Cool down ABOUT THE TUTOR Corinne is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music teacher with experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She specialises in exercise for over 60s and people with Parkinson’s and aim to make people feel good about themselves, be strong, mobile and fit so they can enjoy life to the full. She recently qualified as a Boxercise Instructor, Parkinson's Pro Instructor and a Functional Ageing Specialist. WHAT TO BRING - Water to drink - Flat comfortable shoes such as trainers - Dumbbells (500g) or a couple of tins / water bottles This workshop is supported by Aylesbury Town Council.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Health & Wellbeing

Meditation

Weekly class running on Thursdays, 10am-11am, during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP In this workshop you will experience the peace and tranquillity which lies within us through different guided meditation techniques. You will also learn some easy yogic exercises, chants and breathing techniques that will help you to settle down and prepare yourself for meditation. This workshop welcomes beginners. ABOUT THE TUTOR Gargi is a meditation and yoga teacher at The Art of Living organization founded by H. H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. She has been volunteering and teaching the stress-releasing yogic techniques for past 7 years. Gargi is also a 400-hours trained yoga teacher from India. WHAT TO BRING - Mat / yoga mat / cushion if one wish to sit on the floor - A bottle of drinking water - Small towel

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Mixed Crafts

Mixed Crafts

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. This is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where students can bring their own creative project to work on, share ideas and “leave the world behind”. A great way to meet like-minded people. Group members explore at a variety of crafts, including silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dought craft and more! Members of the group pursue their own projects in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. If there's a particular craft you'd like to try then let the group know and they'll see if they can help or advise. The group is facilitated by Irene Scott, who has been involved in arts & crafts (and QPAC) for 40 years, and has a broad knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Painting & Drawing

Oil Painting

Mondays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in painting with oils, whether a practised hand or a beginner exploring the medium for the first time. Tutor Michael Navarro is a local artist who has been working for several years in various media, predominately oils. His works range from landscapes to pop art and murals. Our painting studio has easels, painting boards and other communal facilities. We also have an art shop selling paints, paper and brushes, if you don’t have them already. Michael will be happy to advise on what resources you need to get started.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Painting & Drawing

Open Art Studio

Tuesdays (10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed as an opportunity for artists to get together and work on projects of their choosing in the friendly, creative, and inspiring environment of the QPAC painting studio. Attendees can be of any level of ability, from novices to very experienced artists. All forms of media are welcome, including charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolours, acrylics and oils. Though not a formally-tutored class, this open studio session is a chance to learn from fellow artists, share your work and discuss your art form. We have easels, drawing boards and other communal resources, plus an on-site art shop stocked with paints, pencils, charcoal, paper and brushes.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Painting & Drawing

Painting & Drawing

Wednesdays (10am-12pm) during term time. Release your creativity in this weekly workshop open to all levels of experience, from complete beginners to professional painters. Students are welcome to work on any subject they please in whichever medium they prefer, whether oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pencil or mixed media. Anyone just starting out in painting & drawing can seek advice from tutor Anne Bennison, whilst those with more experience are welcome to work at their own pace. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Materials such as paints, paper, pencils and brushes are available at the QPAC art shop.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Painting & Drawing

Painting with Acrylics

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly weekly workshop. Work from reference photographs in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics). The group also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (e.g. Picasso, Matisse, Fedden, Van Gogh) or through more specific themes such as perspective. Themes are set approximately every 3 weeks and you may work from your own photograph or those provided by the tutor. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Additional materials such as paints, paper and brushes are available to buy from the QPAC art shop. Tutor Amanda Curbishley joined QPAC as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Textiles

Patchwork

Wednesdays (Advanced Class, 10am-12.30pm) during term time. This class is ideal for patchwork students looking for a space to work on their projects. Our Textile Studio is the perfect place to meet fellow needle-workers and textile artists. As well as progressing your project, these sessions off the chance to discuss your work with others and share ideas and inspiration. Students should bring their own sewing machine with them when attending a class – we have plenty of room to accommodate students working on projects large and small!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

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Pottery

Pottery (Tutored)

Monday-Thursday (see below for timings) during term time. PLEASE NOTE (23/11/21): The Tuesday afternoon class will be running as untutored until further notice. Pottery is one of the most popular activities at QPAC. We run classes throughout the week, giving students access to our fully-equipped studio spaces to learn and develop their skills in ceramics - whether sculpting, working at the wheel, or using hand-building techniques such as coiling. Our tutored drop-in classes are perfect for complete beginners as well as those developing their talents. Our experienced tutors will offer demonstrations, advice and guidance to help you develop your own projects, from the design stage through to the final glazing process. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Our tutors will be on hand to assist when working this out. Here is a timetable of our regular drop-in workshops: Day / Time Tutor Mon – 1pm-3.30pm Elizabeth Browning (Sculpture & Handbuilding) Tue – 10am-12.30pm Helen Neighbour Tue – 2pm-4.30pm Untutored (Temporary) Tue – 7pm-9.30pm Laura Peacock Wed – 10am-12.30pm Gill Brown Wed – 7pm-9.30pm Patrick Hayward Thu – 10am-12.30pm Jenny Hay (Sculpture & Handbuilding) Thu – 7pm-9.30pm Charlie Butters Click here for untutored classes.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Pottery & Glaze Studios

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Pottery

Pottery (Untutored)

Two-and-a-half-hour sessions (see calendar for dates and start times) during term time. In addition to our tutored classes, we also offer a number of untutored pottery sessions. These weekly classes are ideal for experienced potters looking to work independently on their projects in our fully-equipped studio spaces. We have a wide variety of dates and times available – please see the calendar below for the latest availability. If you’re looking to try out pottery but aren’t too sure where to start, we recommend attending a tutored class before booking an untutored session. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out. Click here for tutored classes.

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Pottery Glazing (Untutored)

A weekly two-and-a-half-hour untutored ceramics session for experienced potters looking to decorate their work in our glaze studio. We have a good variety of glazes and slips available to use. Students wishing to apply their own glaze recipes (or any not in stock at QPAC) should have a chat with our Technician before decorating their work to make sure the glaze(s) are suitable for our firing temperatures. There is a small charge for glaze firing, which is calculated by weight of the finished piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out.

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Pottery, Short Courses

Pottery Throwing (3-week course)

Come and take your potter's wheel driving test in the this fun and friendly three-week course. Whether a complete beginner or someone looking to gain more experience, this short course will teach you everything you need to know about throwing pots at the wheel. Each course runs for three consecutive weekly sessions from the start date / time listed below. Individual sessions last two-and-a-half hours. Your course fee includes the cost of firing for two pieces.

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Pottery, Sunday Specials

Pottery Throwing (One-day Class)

Come and take your potter's wheel driving test in the this fun and friendly one-day class. Whether a complete beginner or someone looking to gain more experience, this class will teach you everything you need to know about throwing pots at the wheel. Your course fee includes the cost of firing for two pieces.

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Workshops for Teens, Pottery

Pottery for Teens

Wednesdays (4.30pm-6pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed to inspire and nurture young emerging artists and makers, led by Ellie Kirkup Students ages 13+ are welcome attend, whether a complete beginner or a practiced hand. You’ll learn how to design and create your very own ceramic works of art, be it a mug, bowl, plate, vase or sculpture – perfect for your portfolio or just for fun! Full guidance is offered to students to help them develop their projects. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Charlie will be on hand to assist when working this out.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Pottery & Glaze Studios

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Music

Recorder Group

Mondays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. An untutored weekly workshop for recorder players keen to perform as part of a group. The recorder is wonderfully fun to play, and this class aims to revive our enjoyment of an easy yet undervalued instrument. Even if you haven’t picked one up for years, come along and enjoy rediscovering your skills in this untutored group.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Live Music

Robin Bibi Band (18 June)

Robin Bibi can only be described as a true “Legend” in his own right. When he is on stage - and off - he has a crowd eating out the palms of his hands... or should it be hanging on to every riff he plays?!. One of the great musicians performing all around the UK and Europe, audiences now have the added bonus of Robin performing with his horn section consisting of trumpet and two saxes. The addition of the Horns really beefs up the sound. The players are some of the finest in the UK, having worked with legends such as Jamiroquai, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmore, Gloria Gaynor, Bruno Mars, and Beverley Knight. Robin has worked with ace trumpeter Jack Birchwood to come up with exciting horn arrangements for the whole set . The horns feature on the album “No More A Secret” and the band are planning to record a live album soon. Photo Credit - Paul Debbelman.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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School Holiday Workshops, Workshops for Children

School Holiday Pottery Club (Ages 7-11)

An opportunity to get creative with clay in the school holiday. Each 90-min session gives young artists a chance to work on a brand new pottery project. See the calendar below for session dates and times. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book in advance, and don't forget to bring an apron with you on the day.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Pottery Studio

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Live Music

Skamungas (11 June)

Please note - this will be a standing gig. A night with the Skamungas is a night not to be missed! If you thought you didn’t like ska and reggae this band might well change your mind, or even your life, with their infectious enthusiasm and unique take on those instantly recognisable ska and reggae standards. Expect a musical jaunt through the history of ska and reggae – do you know the difference? From 60s Caribbean artists such as Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, and Jimmy Cliff, through the 70s with Dave and Ansell Collins and the wonderful songs of 80s bands Madness, The Selecter, The Specials, and Bad Manners. Then on to the 90s and Reel Big Fish, and more recently, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Paolo Nutini. Just to name a few! And that’s not all. The band in ska/reggae tradition takes classic pop and rock songs and feeds them through the Skamungas machine to be performed as though always intended as ska or reggae numbers. Their ska rendition of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is a particular favourite as is “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, yes, the Nancy Sinatra number! In 2017 some very talented musicians from across the Home Counties came together to do something different. Skamungas was formed and rapidly achieved a great live reputation evidenced by headlining Astonbury 2017, their first festival, and Live In The Park 2018 in Aylesbury before 10,000+ people. The band was selected from hundreds of contenders to play PennFest 2018, on the bill with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Feeder and Manic Street Preachers. 2019 was a triumph of sell out dates, the band now playing far and wide across Southern England, continuing to headline festivals and being courted by ever bigger venues and clubs stretching from the south coast up through London to the Midlands. With a terrific brass section of trombone and tenor sax, driving drums and bass, rhythmic guitar and keyboards, harmonised backing vocals and a lead vocalist to die for, Skamungas is set to achieve even greater things. After the gig desert of 2020/21 the band is revitalised and dying to give a little love and do the reggay. Seriously - get your tickets early!! Skamungas Follow Skamungas on Facebook.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

Storyteller Improv (28 May)

Get ready for a night of improvised spontaneous storytelling. The Unbound Storyteller convention is about to get underway. Storytellers are gathering to share their latest ripping yarns and flex their fable-weaving muscles. And best of all? It's up to you what tales they tell. This special improvisation show sees our talented cast create brand new short plays, solo stories and compete in a few light-hearted games. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Textiles

Tapestry

Mondays (4.30pm-7pm) during term time. This class will show you the simple and basic techniques of Tapestry, and share the enjoyment of creative weaving. You can create an interesting woven tapestry piece of fabricated wall art in a very short time, using just about anything to weave with from wool, wire and fabric to hard things like twigs or leaves. You can experiment with different materials to make the wall art you desire for your home, learning simple aspects of colour theory to help chose the right colours for your project. Once you have developed the basic skills, you can design your own abstract pattern in landscape or portrait. WHAT TO BRING: Most materials can be provided for your first session, however regular attendees should bring the following: -A old picture frame (minus glass) - A4 or larger -A flat piece of wood slightly wider than the frame -String -Knitting wool, wire, fabric, etc to weave with -Plastic Needles -Plastic Fork

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Textiles, Short Courses

Visible Mending (3-week course)

3-week course running for three consecutive 1.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP With environmental concerns in mind, we are all being encouraged to mend our clothes rather than throw them away. There is a growing feeling that repairs do not have to be invisible and that we could make them a more attractive statement. You will be taught the art of Boro work, a Japanese form of repair which incorporates piecing, patching and stitching clothing to extend its life.The term Boro comes from the Japanese boroboro meaning something tattered or repaired. Participants will also be introduced to Sashiko which is a form of stitch and is frequently used repetitively in Boro work. We will also cover simple darning in a visible method enhanced by some hand embroidery. ABOUT THE TUTOR Penny Follows has been teaching textiles for more than 10 years in London and the Home Counties. She is a bespoke dressmaker with a studio in the Chilterns. Penny believes that sewing is a 'learned skill' and a great creative outlet. She enjoys passing that skill, and a passion for textiles on to both adults and children. WHAT TO BRING Please bring with you a basic sewing kit to include hand sewing needles, thread, a small pair of sharp scissors, pins, a tape measure and a thimble if you use one.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Woodwork

Woodcarving (Untutored)

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. This untutored weekly workshop is perfect for woodcarvers with enough experience to direct their own learning, offering a chance to work on projects alongside likeminded artists and makers. The group isn’t suited to beginners, however if you’ve had experience of woodcarving before and want to continue the art in a supportive atmosphere then this is the group for you. Students are welcome to use the communal facilities in the QPAC woodwork studio, however must bring their own timber and carving tools. Casual clothes and stout shoes recommended!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Woodwork Studio

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Woodwork

Woodwork

Wednesdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. What Will I Learn? These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor. During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning. During the sessions learners will: - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task. - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances. - Use design briefs to guide design thinking. - Complete at least 1 project. - Practice skills to complete other projects at home. - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking. Is This For Me? These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis. During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace. What Do I Need To Bring? Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost. Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak. It depends on your choice as to how much you spend. How will I know that my skills have improved? At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Woodwork Studio

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Live Theatre, Unbound Theatre

'Hamlet' (15-16 July)

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Dario Knight The King of Denmark is dead. His brother now sits on the throne, married to the widow of the former monarch. Prince Hamlet is broken by the affair, but a visitation from the realm of the dead reveals details of a betrayal even greater than he could have imagined. Caught between duty to his father and doubts over his own judgement, Hamlet begins a dangerous plan to avenge the former king, but his words and deeds will have consequences reaching far beyond his fractured family. The court of Denmark is already steeped in death, but more blood will be spilled before the final reckoning… This production will also be heading out on tour - check back for details soon!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Live Music

A Band Called Malice (4 June)

Come and seee the band live to witness a show which will take you back to the late seventies and early eighties when The Jam played as one of the most iconic and influential bands in music history. If you like The Jam then you will love A Band Called Malice and are guaranteed to have an unforgettable evening for all the right reasons! In 2017, A Band Called Malice was formed when frontman Andy Coultas decided to create a new band. A band to recreate the sound of The Jam with the attitude and feel of the original line up. Finding musicians to do this was not an easy task as the people in the band had to be of exceptional standard, able to sing, able to commit, love The Jam, and of course be fit and agile enough to reproduce the live performance of Weller, Foxton and Buckler. Andy turned to Jo Adams from Their Music Rocks, a promotional agency, and together they searched fior the right band members and, after a year of auditions and rehearsals, they finally settled on the superb line up to make up A Band Called Malice.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Workshops for Children

Afterschool Art Club (Monday)

Monday during term time, from 4.30pm-6pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Regular painting, drawing and printmaking for primary schoolers (aged 7 - 11). Come and try out new ways of making art and give your imagination some exercise! Children will be introduced to a broad range of practical processes and creative games. WHAT TO BRING All materials provided - bring an apron or old clothes, and don't forget your water bottle.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Workshops for Children

Afterschool Art Club (Tuesday)

Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Afterschool Art Club is a weekly art session for 7-11 year-olds where we'll: - Make art and take it home - Paint, draw, print, sculpt and try new skills - And enjoy ourselves! Be sure to bring a water bottle and an apron with you. We look forward to welcoming you!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Afterschool Pottery (Glazing)

See below for available dates (each session lasts 30mins). ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic arty activity. These sessions give students the opportunity to glaze work created during the school holiday classes, or the weekly afterschool making sessions. All materials are provided, including firing for the finished, glazed piece. Please Note: Each 30min slot allows enough time to glaze one finished piece. If you have multiple pieces to fire, please book one session per piece. ABOUT THE TUTOR Emma first started working with clay when she was a Primary School, selling mini animals and selling them in her Grandparent’s toy shop. Teaching herself how to use a kick-wheel, she spent six years living in South Korea, where she was taught at the #pottery_dorang in Busan by Yang Songsoon. On her return to the UK, Emma began attending pottery classes here at QPAC. Her ceramics work includes hand-building, throwing and sculpting.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Glaze Studio

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Afterschool Pottery (Making)

Mondays 4.30pm-6pm during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Suitable for ages 7-11 Join tutor Emma Legon for this fantastic afterschool arty activity. Learn the key techniques of pottery and create a brand new work of art every week. All materials are included in the workshop price, including firing for your finished piece. Please bring a water bottle and an apron / old shirt. Please note - these sessions are for making only. If you wish to glaze your work, please book a dedicated glazing session separately. ABOUT THE TUTOR Emma first started working with clay when she was a Primary School, selling mini animals and selling them in her Grandparent’s toy shop. Teaching herself how to use a kick-wheel, she spent six years living in South Korea, where she was taught at the #pottery_dorang in Busan by Yang Songsoon. On her return to the UK, Emma began attending pottery classes here at QPAC. Her ceramics work includes hand-building, throwing and sculpting.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Pottery Studio

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An Introduction to Chinese

This is a weekly class running on Saturdays during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This weekly drop-in class offers students the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese language, working at a beginner level. Students will also be able to learn about calligraphy. This is a great chance for anyone with an interest in liguistics to beging learning a new language. ABOUT THE TUTOR Jay is a multi-liguist who has volunteered for QPAC for several years, working with students in workshops, attending events, and helping run front of gouse during performances. He's now bringing his expertise in languages to students as a tutor. WHAT TO BRING - A notepad - A pen or pencil

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Book Club

Book Club meets once a month - see calendar below for latest dates and book titles. ABOUT THE CLASS This is a friendly reading group who read and talk about one book each month. Attendees take turns to choose the book and come up with discussion questions, then chair the group. Books chosen in the past have ranged from classics such as Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Rainbow< by DH Lawrence, to modern fiction such as Atonement by Ian McEwan and We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel The club covers different fictional genres and have also discussed other genres of writing such as autobiography and short stories. Attendees will need to have obtained and read a copy of the book chosen for that month. Newcomers are welcome to come to class without having read the book to give it a try! ABOUT THE TUTOR Laura first began running the bookclub at QPAC in 2002 after leaving her job as an English teacher. This enabled her to pursue her love of literature by facilitating classes of willing adults without having to do any marking! In 2005, she embarked on an M.A. in English Literature which she completed shortly before the birth of her daughter in 2007. From 2005 members of the bookclub have taken turns to run the group either in pairs or individually which has been a great success. Laura is on hand to help if needed. CLASS FEEDBACK “Always enjoyable with plenty of lively discussion by class members.” “Joining a book club introduced me to a variety of different genres which I wouldn’t normally read” “When running the book club everyone is very supportive, and although it may seem daunting to do, it isn’t” 2022 DATES) 9 Jun - One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin 14 July - TBC

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Gallery

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Health & Wellbeing

Chair-Based Exercise To Music

Every Wednesday, from 3pm-4pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP A very low intensity exercise class suitable for people with limited mobility and moderate to more advanced Parkinson's. The class is done seated and includes: - Movement to music  - Strength work  - Stretches ABOUT THE TUTOR Corinne is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music teacher with experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She specialises in exercise for over 60s and people with Parkinson’s and aim to make people feel good about themselves, be strong, mobile and fit so they can enjoy life to the full. She recently qualified as a Boxercise Instructor, Parkinson's Pro Instructor and a Functional Ageing Specialist. WHAT TO BRING - Water to drink - Flat comfortable shoes such as trainers - Dumbbells (500g) or a couple of tins / water bottles This class is supported by Aylesbury Town Council.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Music

Clarinet Group (Untutored)

Fridays during term time, 10am-11.30am This is a self-guided group comprising members with a skillset ranging from basic to experienced. Prospective attendees should have their own clarinet (Bb), be able to find their way around the instrument with at least basic skills and be able to read music notation to a basic level as a minimum. The group does not aim to teach attendees from scratch but there is sufficient skill within the members to help players to develop their abilities as required. Playing in a group is the best way to advance your capabilities regardless of whatever level you start. We have capable semi/professional music leaders within the group able to guide us, and musical pieces are chosen by consensus.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Painting & Drawing, Workshops for Teens

Clothed Life Drawing (Ages 12-16)

A one-off afterschool class for young artists. If you've never tried life drawing or have done a tiny bit before, this workshop is for you. You'll be guided in how to approach drawing the human body from life, from a clothed model, as artists have practised for hundreds of years. This class develops your idea of what it is to see like an artist and we'll look in depth at some effective and easy ways of using charcoal.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Painting Studio

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Jewellery, Mixed Crafts

Contemporary Jewellery

Mondays (10am-12.30pm) & Thursdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop ideal for anyone with a passion for the art of contemporary jewellery. Whether a complete beginner or a practiced jeweller, this friendly drop-in class allows students aged 16+ to direct their own learning and create beautiful, unique pieces. Our experienced tutor Susie Upstone will help guide you through the design and making process – be sure to bring a sketchbook and pens to jot down your ideas! We provide all the tools you need, however raw materials such as metal and gems must be purchased by students. Susie will be able to advise on what you’ll need for your project (including the necessary PPE), and where to source it.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Live Music

Del Bromham's Blues Devils (23 July)

Del Bromham is a founder member and guitarist/songwriter with the legendary rock band Stray, but also has his own blues band - Del Bromham’s Blues Devils. Del released a critically-acclaimed solo blues album ‘The Devil’s Highway’ followed by going on the "Blues To Die For" tour with Mountain's Leslie West. Subsequently, Del formed the Blues Devils to continue his journey in the blues. In September 2012, Del received a ‘Lifetime Achievement In Music’ award at The Newark Blues Festival, along with Tony McPhee (The Groundhogs) and Andy Fraser (Free). Del Bromham's Blues Devils is driving blues played with real musicianship and flair. You can expect songs from his latest acclaimed 'White Feather' CD as well as songs from his back catalogue and Del, as always, will have a few stories to tell. "This singer/guitarist has produced an excellent blues album, ranging from acoustic to full electric blues. The vocals suit the music, and the guitar features some great slide. Solo notes burst out from the rhythm at just the right moments...." 'Get Ready to Rock ' website. Del Bromham was born in East Acton, West London and made his first public performance when he was 13 years old. At 15 he formed his own band Stray and he has been an ever present member to this day. Stray released their first album back in 1970 when the average age of the band-members was about 17. Over the years Del has recorded eleven studio albums and three live albums with Stray, and has been on countless tours and one night stands rubbing shoulders with too many artistes to list! Del Bromham still has his Stray rock band but now equally important is his Blues Devil's band where he excels taking his blues roots to new levels.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Textiles, Short Courses

Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine (3-week course)

3-week course running for three consecutive 1.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Do you have a sewing machine that spends more time in the cupboard or in its box than it does on your sewing table? Here's an opportunity to learn how to get to know your sewing machine and what it can do for you. Join this short 3-week course and explore what your sewing machine can do. Learn how to thread the sewing machine correctly, how to sew a straight seam and a curved one, the functions of the stitches and make a simple tote bag and maybe more! Just bring yourself, your sewing machine, a paper copy of the machine’s manual and a basic sewing kit and start sewing! ABOUT THE TUTOR Penny Follows has been teaching textiles for more than 10 years in London and the Home Counties. She is a bespoke dressmaker with a studio in the Chilterns. Penny believes that sewing is a 'learned skill' and a great creative outlet. She enjoys passing that skill, and a passion for textiles on to both adults and children. WHAT TO BRING Your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit comprising of hand sewing needles, thread, a small pair of sharp scissors, larger fabric scissors, pins, a tape measure and thread. Fabric will be available to purchase from the tutor for projects made in weeks 2 and 3.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Music

Guitar Club

Wednesdays (7pm-9pm) during term time. Guitar Club caters for those wishing to improve their acoustic guitar skills with fellow players in an informal, supportive environment. Taking a song-based approach to workshops, the club aims to practice and refine each number to performance standard, encouraging all to participate and develop their skills. This class is aimed at improving players with knowledge of the basic open chords. For more information email christopheryoxall@outlook.com or nicolaegray@hotmail.com

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Music

Guitar for Beginners

Wednesdays (7.30pm-8.30pm) during term time. Always wanted to have a go at playing the guitar but not too sure where to begin? Here's the perfect opportunity to start making music? Bring along an acoustic guitar and learn to play basic chords and simple songs in a small, friendly group, with gudance from an experienced tutor. Previous experience is not necesary, just come along and join in!

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Music

Intermediate Guitar

Thursdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop for intermediate level players of acoustic and electric guitar. The sessions are split into two halves, one where we are joined by a vocalist and we gain experience in the performance side and the other half where we work through songs to establish arrangements. This class is aimed at those who wish to extend their guitar knowledge & playing ability to progress and experience playing with others at a similar level. Students will need reasonable chord vocabulary (open & barre chords) and fluidity with chord changes to play complete songs. For more information, email michael.hidalgo@outlook.com.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Jake Leg Jug Band (2 July)

Rotary Rocks is delighted to present The Jake Leg Jug Band The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. A perfect recipe for a summer evening of good time music and humorous story telling. "A masterpiece of nostalgic music. The band display real virtuosity and create a wonderful sound that will be hard for any other band to repeat" Folk North West "Expert musicianship and great arrangements....highly recommended" Just Jazz "Instrumental virtuosity. Very enjoyable, very listenable" Blues & Rhythm "Good time music from a good-time group" The Jazz Rag "A fine feast of good-timing jug band music, blues, vintage jazz and hokum with a nicely humorous attitude" Blues News (Norway) “The band mesh together like a well-oiled machine. Smokin’!” Spiral Earth Signing to one of the UK's most prestigious jazz labels ‘Lake Records’ the band recorded as part of the 'Vintage Recording Project' essentially recording all live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930’s. Four albums in five years; ‘Cotton Mouth’, ‘Next Stop!’ ‘Everythin's Jake’ and ‘Break a Leg’ all met with rave reviews. 'Fifth Avenue' in 2018 was their debut for the Green Bullet record label. Album number 6, 'Goodbye Booze' in 2020 commemorated 100 years since the American prohibition began and in 2021 the album was released in vinyl on Coastal Light Records. "Pick any track at random and prepare to be entertained" RnR "Swinging like a barn door in a Texas breeze, the album shows the tightness of a band that have spent many years on the road" Fatea The Jake Leg Jug Band celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2021 and in early 2022 recorded their first ever live album. A new act for the Limelight and not to be missed. All proceeds from this event to the Queens Park Arts Centre. Promoted by the Rotary Club of Aylesbury Hundreds. Click here for their Facebook page. Find out more about the Jake Leg Jug Band at their website.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Limelight Theatre

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Music

Jazz Workshop

Wednesdays (2pm-4pm) during term time. This weekly workshop will cover learning a tune and improvising around it, as well as analysis of the chords and scales. Bring along your own instrument and music stand and you'll have a chance to study the following musical types - New Orleans jazz, Swing, Bepop, Blues, Latin. The class is led by volunteer Rick Atkins. Rick is a jazz enthusiast wants to share his love of the genre with others. Rick plays guitar in the Sound Force Big Band. You can contact Rick on 07960 985 188 or email ratkins161@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE: owing to government guidelines regarding COVID-19, there will be some alterations to this class in terms of instruments used and performance practices. Please contact Rick via the details above for more information.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Rehearsal Studio

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Textiles

Knitting Club

Wednesdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Knitting Club is open to all knitters and those interested in learning to knit. It is led by an expert tutor who will help to start your knitting journey, sort out your knitting problems and challenges and generally discuss knitting. Learn to knit or just come and knit with us. Two and a half hours of protected knitting time every week in school term time. WHAT TO BRING Please bring your knitting or knitting supplies, including pattern or projects that you need help with. Complete beginner knitting packs containing everything you need to get started can be purcahsed directly from the tutor. Email ahcreative95@gmail.com for details. ABOUT THE TUTOR Amanda Hutcherson is an expert knitter with an advanced adult teaching qualifications (MA Academic practice, PGCE and 10 years university lecturer experience). Amanda is looking forward to working with you as you develop your knitting skills from beginner, intermediate or advanced level.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Textiles, Short Courses

Knitting for Beginners (5-week course)

5-week course running for five consecutive 2.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 5 weeks of individual support in a small group setting, to get your knitting journey started; with daily online advice and support during the course. ABOUT THE TUTOR Amanda is a lifelong, talented knitter with advanced qualifications in adult education. A background in healthcare and student mentorship adds to her understanding of your individual support and learning needs. WHAT TO BRING All tools and materials to get you off to a good start.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Textile Studio

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Painting & Drawing

Life Drawing

Tuesdays (7pm-9.30pm) and Saturdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. PLEASE NOTE: Our Tuesday evening sessions are led by a tutor and are ideal for beginners as well as experienced artists. Our Saturday morning classes are untutored and are suited to those with previous experience. TUESDAY EVENING SESSIONS with Ellie Kirkup Tuesday evening life drawing sessions are open to all levels of experience and ability. Students will have the chance to draw from a nude model in a variety of short and longer poses. If you are brand new to life drawing, tutor Ellie Kirkup will provide all of the guidance you need to get started and plenty of ideas for developing your drawing. Artists with more experience are welcome to come along and simply draw. Please bring your own choice of drawing materials. If you are new or in need of inspiration we recommend charcoal, several sheets of large (A2) sugar paper and a putty rubber. Materials can be purchased from the QPAC art shop before the start of a session. Ellie has been practising life drawing for ten years and is enthusiastic about keeping experimenting with drawing. She likes to work from other artists, life drawing and everyday life to explore interesting new ways to draw. SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONS (Untutored) These untutored classes are a perfect opportunity for those with previous experience to come and work alongside like-minded artists to develop and explore their drawing skills.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Painting Studio

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Health & Wellbeing

Low Intensity Exercise to Music (For Women)

Every Wednesday, from 1.45pm-2.45pm ABOUT THE WORKSHOP A very low intensity exercise class suitable for people with limited mobility, stroke patients, amnd anyone with more advanced Parkinson's. Chairs are used for some part of the session and there are no floor exercises. The class includes: - Aerobics to music - Strength work standing and seated (no floor exercise) - Balance - Stretches - Cool down ABOUT THE TUTOR Corinne is a qualified Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor and Exercise to Music teacher with experience working with people of all ages and abilities. She specialises in exercise for over 60s and people with Parkinson’s and aim to make people feel good about themselves, be strong, mobile and fit so they can enjoy life to the full. She recently qualified as a Boxercise Instructor, Parkinson's Pro Instructor and a Functional Ageing Specialist. WHAT TO BRING - Water to drink - Flat comfortable shoes such as trainers - Dumbbells (500g) or a couple of tins / water bottles This workshop is supported by Aylesbury Town Council.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Health & Wellbeing

Meditation

Weekly class running on Thursdays, 10am-11am, during term time. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP In this workshop you will experience the peace and tranquillity which lies within us through different guided meditation techniques. You will also learn some easy yogic exercises, chants and breathing techniques that will help you to settle down and prepare yourself for meditation. This workshop welcomes beginners. ABOUT THE TUTOR Gargi is a meditation and yoga teacher at The Art of Living organization founded by H. H Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. She has been volunteering and teaching the stress-releasing yogic techniques for past 7 years. Gargi is also a 400-hours trained yoga teacher from India. WHAT TO BRING - Mat / yoga mat / cushion if one wish to sit on the floor - A bottle of drinking water - Small towel

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Dance Studio

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Mixed Crafts

Mixed Crafts

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. This is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group, where students can bring their own creative project to work on, share ideas and “leave the world behind”. A great way to meet like-minded people. Group members explore at a variety of crafts, including silk painting, felt making, papier mache, tie dye, fabric painting, marbling, glass painting, collage, dought craft and more! Members of the group pursue their own projects in a happy, relaxed atmosphere. If there's a particular craft you'd like to try then let the group know and they'll see if they can help or advise. The group is facilitated by Irene Scott, who has been involved in arts & crafts (and QPAC) for 40 years, and has a broad knowledge of many different craft activities, including those mentioned above.

Location Queens Park Arts Centre

subvenue Craft Studio

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Painting & Drawing

Oil Painting

Mondays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. This workshop is ideal for anyone with an interest in painting with oils, whether a practised hand or a beginner exploring the medium for the first time. Tutor Michael Navarro is a local artist who has been working for several years in various media, predominately oils. His works range from landscapes to pop art and murals. Our painting studio has easels, painting boards and other communal facilities. We also have an art shop selling paints, paper and brushes, if you don’t have them already. Michael will be happy to advise on what resources you need to get started.

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Painting & Drawing

Open Art Studio

Tuesdays (10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3.30pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed as an opportunity for artists to get together and work on projects of their choosing in the friendly, creative, and inspiring environment of the QPAC painting studio. Attendees can be of any level of ability, from novices to very experienced artists. All forms of media are welcome, including charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolours, acrylics and oils. Though not a formally-tutored class, this open studio session is a chance to learn from fellow artists, share your work and discuss your art form. We have easels, drawing boards and other communal resources, plus an on-site art shop stocked with paints, pencils, charcoal, paper and brushes.

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Painting & Drawing

Painting & Drawing

Wednesdays (10am-12pm) during term time. Release your creativity in this weekly workshop open to all levels of experience, from complete beginners to professional painters. Students are welcome to work on any subject they please in whichever medium they prefer, whether oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pencil or mixed media. Anyone just starting out in painting & drawing can seek advice from tutor Anne Bennison, whilst those with more experience are welcome to work at their own pace. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Materials such as paints, paper, pencils and brushes are available at the QPAC art shop.

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Painting & Drawing

Painting with Acrylics

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. Explore and develop your creativity as a member of this friendly weekly workshop. Work from reference photographs in your chosen media (e.g. pencil, charcoal, acrylics). The group also do occasional projects to encourage exploration of techniques and development of skills by looking at the work of different artists (e.g. Picasso, Matisse, Fedden, Van Gogh) or through more specific themes such as perspective. Themes are set approximately every 3 weeks and you may work from your own photograph or those provided by the tutor. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Bring your own materials. The painting studio has plenty of easels and drawing boards. Additional materials such as paints, paper and brushes are available to buy from the QPAC art shop. Tutor Amanda Curbishley joined QPAC as a member of this group in 2002 and has gone on to exhibit and sell work at local exhibitions. She wants to share the enjoyment she has from painting and encourage others to develop their skills.

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Textiles

Patchwork

Wednesdays (Advanced Class, 10am-12.30pm) during term time. This class is ideal for patchwork students looking for a space to work on their projects. Our Textile Studio is the perfect place to meet fellow needle-workers and textile artists. As well as progressing your project, these sessions off the chance to discuss your work with others and share ideas and inspiration. Students should bring their own sewing machine with them when attending a class – we have plenty of room to accommodate students working on projects large and small!

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Pottery

Pottery (Tutored)

Monday-Thursday (see below for timings) during term time. PLEASE NOTE (23/11/21): The Tuesday afternoon class will be running as untutored until further notice. Pottery is one of the most popular activities at QPAC. We run classes throughout the week, giving students access to our fully-equipped studio spaces to learn and develop their skills in ceramics - whether sculpting, working at the wheel, or using hand-building techniques such as coiling. Our tutored drop-in classes are perfect for complete beginners as well as those developing their talents. Our experienced tutors will offer demonstrations, advice and guidance to help you develop your own projects, from the design stage through to the final glazing process. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Our tutors will be on hand to assist when working this out. Here is a timetable of our regular drop-in workshops: Day / Time Tutor Mon – 1pm-3.30pm Elizabeth Browning (Sculpture & Handbuilding) Tue – 10am-12.30pm Helen Neighbour Tue – 2pm-4.30pm Untutored (Temporary) Tue – 7pm-9.30pm Laura Peacock Wed – 10am-12.30pm Gill Brown Wed – 7pm-9.30pm Patrick Hayward Thu – 10am-12.30pm Jenny Hay (Sculpture & Handbuilding) Thu – 7pm-9.30pm Charlie Butters Click here for untutored classes.

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Pottery

Pottery (Untutored)

Two-and-a-half-hour sessions (see calendar for dates and start times) during term time. In addition to our tutored classes, we also offer a number of untutored pottery sessions. These weekly classes are ideal for experienced potters looking to work independently on their projects in our fully-equipped studio spaces. We have a wide variety of dates and times available – please see the calendar below for the latest availability. If you’re looking to try out pottery but aren’t too sure where to start, we recommend attending a tutored class before booking an untutored session. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out. Click here for tutored classes.

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Pottery

Pottery Glazing (Untutored)

A weekly two-and-a-half-hour untutored ceramics session for experienced potters looking to decorate their work in our glaze studio. We have a good variety of glazes and slips available to use. Students wishing to apply their own glaze recipes (or any not in stock at QPAC) should have a chat with our Technician before decorating their work to make sure the glaze(s) are suitable for our firing temperatures. There is a small charge for glaze firing, which is calculated by weight of the finished piece. Please speak to a member of staff if you require assistance working this out.

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Pottery, Short Courses

Pottery Throwing (3-week course)

Come and take your potter's wheel driving test in the this fun and friendly three-week course. Whether a complete beginner or someone looking to gain more experience, this short course will teach you everything you need to know about throwing pots at the wheel. Each course runs for three consecutive weekly sessions from the start date / time listed below. Individual sessions last two-and-a-half hours. Your course fee includes the cost of firing for two pieces.

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Pottery, Sunday Specials

Pottery Throwing (One-day Class)

Come and take your potter's wheel driving test in the this fun and friendly one-day class. Whether a complete beginner or someone looking to gain more experience, this class will teach you everything you need to know about throwing pots at the wheel. Your course fee includes the cost of firing for two pieces.

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Workshops for Teens, Pottery

Pottery for Teens

Wednesdays (4.30pm-6pm) during term time. A weekly workshop designed to inspire and nurture young emerging artists and makers, led by Ellie Kirkup Students ages 13+ are welcome attend, whether a complete beginner or a practiced hand. You’ll learn how to design and create your very own ceramic works of art, be it a mug, bowl, plate, vase or sculpture – perfect for your portfolio or just for fun! Full guidance is offered to students to help them develop their projects. Your workshop fee includes use of our facilities, including clay and a wide variety of tools. If you would like to have your work fired there is an additional charge, calculated based on the weight of the piece. Charlie will be on hand to assist when working this out.

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Music

Recorder Group

Mondays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. An untutored weekly workshop for recorder players keen to perform as part of a group. The recorder is wonderfully fun to play, and this class aims to revive our enjoyment of an easy yet undervalued instrument. Even if you haven’t picked one up for years, come along and enjoy rediscovering your skills in this untutored group.

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Live Music

Robin Bibi Band (18 June)

Robin Bibi can only be described as a true “Legend” in his own right. When he is on stage - and off - he has a crowd eating out the palms of his hands... or should it be hanging on to every riff he plays?!. One of the great musicians performing all around the UK and Europe, audiences now have the added bonus of Robin performing with his horn section consisting of trumpet and two saxes. The addition of the Horns really beefs up the sound. The players are some of the finest in the UK, having worked with legends such as Jamiroquai, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmore, Gloria Gaynor, Bruno Mars, and Beverley Knight. Robin has worked with ace trumpeter Jack Birchwood to come up with exciting horn arrangements for the whole set . The horns feature on the album “No More A Secret” and the band are planning to record a live album soon. Photo Credit - Paul Debbelman.

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School Holiday Workshops, Workshops for Children

School Holiday Pottery Club (Ages 7-11)

An opportunity to get creative with clay in the school holiday. Each 90-min session gives young artists a chance to work on a brand new pottery project. See the calendar below for session dates and times. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book in advance, and don't forget to bring an apron with you on the day.

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Live Music

Skamungas (11 June)

Please note - this will be a standing gig. A night with the Skamungas is a night not to be missed! If you thought you didn’t like ska and reggae this band might well change your mind, or even your life, with their infectious enthusiasm and unique take on those instantly recognisable ska and reggae standards. Expect a musical jaunt through the history of ska and reggae – do you know the difference? From 60s Caribbean artists such as Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals, and Jimmy Cliff, through the 70s with Dave and Ansell Collins and the wonderful songs of 80s bands Madness, The Selecter, The Specials, and Bad Manners. Then on to the 90s and Reel Big Fish, and more recently, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and Paolo Nutini. Just to name a few! And that’s not all. The band in ska/reggae tradition takes classic pop and rock songs and feeds them through the Skamungas machine to be performed as though always intended as ska or reggae numbers. Their ska rendition of Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” is a particular favourite as is “These Boots Were Made for Walking”, yes, the Nancy Sinatra number! In 2017 some very talented musicians from across the Home Counties came together to do something different. Skamungas was formed and rapidly achieved a great live reputation evidenced by headlining Astonbury 2017, their first festival, and Live In The Park 2018 in Aylesbury before 10,000+ people. The band was selected from hundreds of contenders to play PennFest 2018, on the bill with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Feeder and Manic Street Preachers. 2019 was a triumph of sell out dates, the band now playing far and wide across Southern England, continuing to headline festivals and being courted by ever bigger venues and clubs stretching from the south coast up through London to the Midlands. With a terrific brass section of trombone and tenor sax, driving drums and bass, rhythmic guitar and keyboards, harmonised backing vocals and a lead vocalist to die for, Skamungas is set to achieve even greater things. After the gig desert of 2020/21 the band is revitalised and dying to give a little love and do the reggay. Seriously - get your tickets early!! Skamungas Follow Skamungas on Facebook.

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Unbound Theatre, Live Theatre, Live Comedy

Storyteller Improv (28 May)

Get ready for a night of improvised spontaneous storytelling. The Unbound Storyteller convention is about to get underway. Storytellers are gathering to share their latest ripping yarns and flex their fable-weaving muscles. And best of all? It's up to you what tales they tell. This special improvisation show sees our talented cast create brand new short plays, solo stories and compete in a few light-hearted games. This performance is presented by our in-house production company Unbound.

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Textiles

Tapestry

Mondays (4.30pm-7pm) during term time. This class will show you the simple and basic techniques of Tapestry, and share the enjoyment of creative weaving. You can create an interesting woven tapestry piece of fabricated wall art in a very short time, using just about anything to weave with from wool, wire and fabric to hard things like twigs or leaves. You can experiment with different materials to make the wall art you desire for your home, learning simple aspects of colour theory to help chose the right colours for your project. Once you have developed the basic skills, you can design your own abstract pattern in landscape or portrait. WHAT TO BRING: Most materials can be provided for your first session, however regular attendees should bring the following: -A old picture frame (minus glass) - A4 or larger -A flat piece of wood slightly wider than the frame -String -Knitting wool, wire, fabric, etc to weave with -Plastic Needles -Plastic Fork

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Textiles, Short Courses

Visible Mending (3-week course)

3-week course running for three consecutive 1.5-hour sessions from the start time listed below. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP With environmental concerns in mind, we are all being encouraged to mend our clothes rather than throw them away. There is a growing feeling that repairs do not have to be invisible and that we could make them a more attractive statement. You will be taught the art of Boro work, a Japanese form of repair which incorporates piecing, patching and stitching clothing to extend its life.The term Boro comes from the Japanese boroboro meaning something tattered or repaired. Participants will also be introduced to Sashiko which is a form of stitch and is frequently used repetitively in Boro work. We will also cover simple darning in a visible method enhanced by some hand embroidery. ABOUT THE TUTOR Penny Follows has been teaching textiles for more than 10 years in London and the Home Counties. She is a bespoke dressmaker with a studio in the Chilterns. Penny believes that sewing is a 'learned skill' and a great creative outlet. She enjoys passing that skill, and a passion for textiles on to both adults and children. WHAT TO BRING Please bring with you a basic sewing kit to include hand sewing needles, thread, a small pair of sharp scissors, pins, a tape measure and a thimble if you use one.

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Woodwork

Woodcarving (Untutored)

Thursdays (10am-12.30pm) during term time. This untutored weekly workshop is perfect for woodcarvers with enough experience to direct their own learning, offering a chance to work on projects alongside likeminded artists and makers. The group isn’t suited to beginners, however if you’ve had experience of woodcarving before and want to continue the art in a supportive atmosphere then this is the group for you. Students are welcome to use the communal facilities in the QPAC woodwork studio, however must bring their own timber and carving tools. Casual clothes and stout shoes recommended!

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Woodwork

Woodwork

Wednesdays (7pm-9.30pm) during term time. What Will I Learn? These sessions aim to improve your ability in working with wood and fulfilling your ambition in creating a product of your choice under the guidance of the tutor. During the sessions you will work on a project of your own choice so that your own level of skill increases and you finish with a completed item. You will be encouraged and instructed in the use of electrical powered hand tools. The room is equipped with a woodturning lathes so there will be an opportunity to learn or to continue some woodturning. During the sessions learners will: - Select materials and tools appropriate to the chosen task. - Show how materials are cut, shaped and formed, to designed tolerances. - Use design briefs to guide design thinking. - Complete at least 1 project. - Practice skills to complete other projects at home. - Observe health & safety issues concerning woodworking. Is This For Me? These sessions are for those with a general interest in woodwork and who have a project in mind. It is suitable for all levels of ability and will be taught on an individual basis. During the sessions, the tutor will provide small group demonstrations and individual support to ensure that learners can work at their own level and at their own pace. What Do I Need To Bring? Please bring a pencil and project idea(s). These will be discussed and, by the end of your first session, a plan will be drawn up including a cutting list and some idea of the cost. Learners will need to provide their own materials, which can’t be stored at the centre, and brought to each session. The use of different materials will be discussed relative to their cost eg. bookcase made from MDF will be much cheaper to make than one of solid oak. It depends on your choice as to how much you spend. How will I know that my skills have improved? At the start, you will decide (with help from your tutor) what you want to get out of the course. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress and at the end of the course you will have the chance to reflect on what you have learnt and how your skills have improved.

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