Partner Activities

QPAC works alongside several partner artists and organisations to offer a wide variety of activities alongside our own programme. See below for details.

SDSD

SDSD is one of Aylesbury’s longest running, biggest and most successful dance schools.  

Offering exciting performance opportunities, over 50 classes to choose from (including ballet, tap, modern, and musical theatre), and 100% pass rate in exams, it is the place to dance in Aylesbury.  

Taught by Highly qualified and inspirational teachers, in SDSD’s purpose built studio at QPAC, children receive the best possible training to ensure they reach their full potential to an extremely high standard.

Discover more about SDSD by visiting their website.

JESOMITE WORKSHOP WITH PENNY MORTON

Saturday 15 October | 10am-12.30pm | £30 entry

During this creative workshop you will learn about Jesmonite and make 3 of your own bespoke jesmonite pots to take home!

You’ll be shown how to mix and cast the material into silicone moulds, using a range of techniques including Terrazzo, Marbling, Two Tone, Acrylic Paint. As you experiment and play with these techniques you will create a series of unique pots that reflect your own creative expression.

Your pots will need to dry and cure so while this is happening I will be on hand to talk to you individually, offering advice or maybe you just want a chat to learn more about the science behind making objects.

To book your place on the workshop, click here.

MONDAY LIFE DRAWING GROUP

Mondays during term time, 9.30am-1.30pm

Work from a life model to create paintings and drawings. All welcome.

Please bring your own materials to the class – most materials can be bought from the Queens Park Arts Centre shop at reception.

For more information and to book your place, email grahamjefford@gmail.com

WOODCARVING WITH JEREMY TURNER

Mondays during term time:
Session 1: 10.30am-12.30pm
Session 2: 1.00pm-3.30pm

“I have been making and carving things in wood since the 1970s and have been hosting the Monday Woodcarvers at QPAC since 2015. With the assistance of several former Monday Woodcarvers I recently completed the Three Post Seat, which is now installed on the bank of the Grand Union Canal in Milton Keynes, as part of the Gyosei Art Trail.”

“As your tutor I aim to bring out your creativity by inspiring confidence with carving techniques and skill with carving gouge and mallet. I welcome people with no previous experience of working with wood as well as those who want to improve their skills; and also artists and sculptors who wish to extend their practice into a new material. You can work at your own speed on your own personal projects.”

“While I supply the tools and wood for your first session, you may of course bring your own tools and wood.”

To book a session, please contact jeremy.turner155@btinternet.com

BOBBIN LACEMAKING

(This class is not currently running, but will resume in due course. Contact us for latest updates)

This informal, social class gives students a chance to learn the art of lacemaking.

Students work independently on their on projects with guidance from Rosemary Masters – an accomplished lace maker and experienced tutor. If you’re a complete beginner then have no fear – Rosemary will show you everything you need to know.

Equipment needed: a lace pillow, bobbins, pins and thread plus a pricking or pattern. Equipment can be loaned for those who would like to try their hand at lace making before purchasing their own.

For bookings, email info@queensparkarts.com

SPORT IN MIND – YOGA FOR MENTAL WELLBEING

Tuesdays during term time
11am-12pm – Free to attend

Fun, casual drop-in standing yoga session for people experiencing mental health problems.

All abilities welcome!

For more information, visit Sport in Mind’s website.

JIGSAW THEATRE COMPANY

Tuesdays during term time
1pm-3.30pm

Jigsaw is a theatre company founded by disabled people for disabled people.

Actors can dance, mime, write, direct and tell jokes as well as act with the company. Other opportunities include creating costumes, scenery, music, lights and sound.

Jigsaw also runs acting, dance and voice workshops for its actors and others, as well as workshop leader training.

Jigsaw offers disabled people the chance to work with others, discover and learn more about what they can do and what they might like to do more of.

Tel: 01296 632 491 for more details.

BSL BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE LEVEL 1 COURSE

Tuesdays during term time (from 11 October)
7pm-9pm – £10 per session

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn British Sign Language with Marie Biswell from Hand Talking.

Marie is an experienced interpreter, who has appeared at local events such as Parklife Weekend, and projects including our very own pantomime!

For more information, email Marie via handtalkingbsl@gmail.com

SPORT IN MIND – TAI CHI FOR MENTAL WELLBEING

Wednesdays during term time
11am-12pm – Free to attend

A fun, casual, drop-in Tai Chi class for people experiencing mental health problems.

No experience or special equipment needed, just bring yourself. Everyone welcome!

For more information, visit Sport in Mind’s website.

SPACE COLOURING GROUP

Wednesdays during term time
2pm-3.30pm – Free to attend

These times can be difficult and even traumatic, but organizations like Space Aylesbury can offer you support. They support people who are going through relationship difficulties, depression, bereavement, unemployment, mental health problems, loneliness, or any combination of these issues.

This weekly drop-in colouring group is open to anyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful and sociable afternoon doing something creative.

For more information, visit Space’s website.

MUSICAL THEATRE CHOIR

Wednesdays during term time
7.30pm-9pm – £5.50 per session

Musical Theatre Choir – Aylesbury (MTC) is an exciting new choir rehearsing on a weekly basis. Founded in September 2015 by musical director Ashley Turner, MTC focusses on singing pieces from a wide range of musical theatre. MTC has an open to all policy, welcoming members from all backgrounds and ages, 16 and above. You do not need to audition.

At MTC – Aylesbury you can expect to explore a wide variety of musical theatre songs, learning the correct singing technique to support and release your full potential. Ashley founded the choir to share his passion and expertise of musical theatre, exploring old and new, well and less known songs in a relaxed environment, to celebrate a fantastic, interesting and intriguing art form.

To book, contact  musicaltheatrechoir@gmail.com

TAI CHI & QI GONG FOR BEGINNERS

Fridays during term time
10am-11am – £30 per month (first class free)

Presented by Tai Chi Globe. Lee Welch is a qualified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, who provides warm and welcoming classes, suitable for all ages.  The forms he teaches can be performed both standing or seated, in yet able to deliver a range of benefits to your wellbeing, including: 

  • Positive benefits for arthritis sufferers, improves balance and stability, including those with Parkinson’s Disease. 
  • Increased energy, stamina, strength, bone health, relaxation, concentration, flexibility, overall mood and quality of life 
  • Reduced anxiety and depression 

Monthly fee includes access to online resources.

Register for your free class now at taichiglobe.com

BUCKS ADULT LEARNING – WOODWORK FOR BEGINNERS & IMPROVERS

10-week course (from 19 Sep): 7pm-9pm
10-week course (from 16 Jan): 7pm-9pm

This course is 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.

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.

For more information – and to book your place – visit the Bucks Adult Learning website.

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