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Groups & Clubs

We host a variety of artistic and community themed regular activities, for the young, senior and in-between. If there is no specific contact details shown below and you'd like more information please CONTACT US.

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ART & CRAFT

Drawing & Painting Group

Friendly and enthusiastic amateur artists who meet ever Friday between 2pm and 4pm at the Centre. The group just does its own thing with artistic endeavours interspersed with lively discussion on a range of subjects. For more information contact the u3a Convenor on 01969 625022.


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ART & CRAFT

Portrait Painters

The group meet weekly from 10.30am to 12.30 pm. Total membership is about 10 but for the time being attendance is limited to 5 painters per session, plus 1 sitter. Sitters always welcome and will be paid £15 per session. If you would like to join or be a sitter please contact Ed Hullah by email: edhullah@hotmail.co.uk.


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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Janet Seymour's School of Theatre Dance

Classes for children and young people take place every Saturday at the Centre. For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD - 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 - Website: swaledaledance.


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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Bat to the Future Project

A science project for young people and families featuring various interesting activities during the year, beginning with Bat Detector Kits. These can be hired free of charge for 7 days from the Centre. Also available are free of charge bat boxes to attract these beautiful little creatures to your garden. For more information please contact the Centre, see details at the bottom of this page.


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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Youth Theatre Group

With BlueBoxt, we are looking for budding actors and backstage crew to join our brand-new youth drama club on Mondays during term time. An exciting range of themed activities will help you learn new skills and techniques in all aspects of running events and professional theatre productions, both on and off stage. For more information or to register visit: www.blueboxt.co.uk , email: info@blueboxt.co.uk, call or text: Colin Bailey on 07711 211169 or Jennifer Saggers on 07815 679897. You can also pick up a form from Leyburn Arts Centre reception.


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CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE

Musical Cultures

Discovering our creative roots. With BlueBoxt, we are inviting young people, between 11 and 25 years old, on a journey around the world, exploring different cultures and their musical heritage. You will work with specialist guest musicians to experience and make music in a range of different styles, and discover how they have influenced your own musical interests and creativity when you return home from your travels. To find out more and register your interest contact Colin Bailey on 07711 211169 or email info@blueboxt.co.uk.


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EDUCATION

Spanish Conversation Group

Develop your language skills. Why not join our small friendly group and spend an hour at the Centre every Monday at 09.45 pm to developing your Spanish conversation? For more information, please ring the u3a Convenor on 01969 624223.


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EDUCATION

Book Club

The club meet on the second Wednesday of each month from 2.30 to 3:30 pm. Why not join this friendly group, just £1.50 per get together. For more information please contact the Centre, see details at the bottom of this page. 2021 Book Choices: September - The Pull of the Stars [ Emma Donoghue ], October - 10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world [ Elif Shafak ], November - People of the Book [ Geraldine Brooks ], December - The Silence of the Girls [ Pat Barker ], January - A Woman of No Importance [ Sonia Purnell ].


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EDUCATION

Current Affairs Group

The group meet on the 1st Friday of each month at the Centre and discuss a range of local, national and world wide news. For more details contact the u3a Convener on 01969 624781.


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EDUCATION

History of Ancient Greece

The culture developed by the Ancient Greeks has had a profound influence on the development of our modern world. This very interesting course and series of discussions will help you understand the origins of many of the features of our modem way of life. Weekly on Friday 10am -12 (excluding 3rd Friday of each month). For more information about this u3a group contact the Convener at swlennie@gmail.com or on 01969 625521.


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EXERCISE

Walking Group

The Walking Group are back. Circular walk of 3 - 5 miles. On the 1st Wednesday of the month there is a longer walk (3 - 3.5 hours). All meet at the Centre ready for a prompt 10am departure. £2 donation welcomed. Sorry, no accompanying dogs.


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EXERCISE

Janet Seymour's School of Theatre Dance

Classes for adults take place every Saturday at the Centre. For further details and to register a place, please contact Janet Seymour LRAD - 01748 884677 or 07971 282566 - Website: swaledaledance.


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EXERCISE

Hatha Yoga with Balance Sound Therapy

An accessible yoga practice to rebalance the nervous system, nourish the body and calm the mind. Every Wednesday 7:15pm - 8:30, £8 per class.
Contact Mike for more info etc., email: mike@balancestay.com, mobile: 07982 104144, website: www.balancesoundandyoga.com


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EXERCISE

Dales Taiji

Classes for this very popular activity run every Monday at the Centre. Taiji (Tai Chi) consists of gentle sets of exercises from China that improve flexibility and balance, strengthen bones and muscles, relive stress and anxiety and improve focus and concentration. To book a place please contact Jennifer by email to jennifer@dalestaiji.uk or call 07731 471413.


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EXERCISE

Keep on Moving

An exercise group which focuses on light exercise routines to improver your balance and general level of fitness and well being. The group is very informal and ends with a cup of tee or coffee and a chat. To book a place contact 01677 424314.


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EXERCISE

Sequence Dancing

Suitable for beginners, those with a little dancing experience or who have previously done ballroom dancing. It will mainly cover the most popular sequence dances and as there has been such a long break, initially, it will be going back to basics. The group meet weekly at 7pm until 9 and the cost is £5.00 per person. For more information please contact the Centre, see details at the bottom of this page.


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MUSIC & THEATRE

Leyburn Arts & Drama Society

Based at the Centre, LADS provides regular performances which are very popular and attract audiences from a wide area. New volunteer actors are always welcome. For more information please contact the Centre, see details at the bottom of this page.


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MUSIC & THEATRE

Recorder Group

The group meet at the Centre. For more information contact the u3a Convenor on 01969 625521


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MUSIC & THEATRE

Ukulele Group

A happy learning group who play for enjoyment and meet weekly at 2pm. The ukulele is a fun instrument and is reasonably easy to learn. You can borrow a ukulele to see if you like it! For more information, please contact the U3S Convenor on 01969 623798.


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WELL BEING

Probus

The club is for retired or semi-retired people, from all walks of life and may include business or professional people. The group meet regularly at the Centre. For more information call 01748 850385.


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WELL BEING

Wensleydale Rotary Club

The club meet regularly at the Centre. For more information visit www.wensleydalerotaryclub.com or ring 01969 6663613.


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WELL BEING

Tuesday Club

A social get-together with occasional activities, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, from 1pm to 4. Light refreshments on arrival and ending with a cup of tea and cake. Price £5. If you would like to join for the first time you must book in advance by phone or email, see the Centre's contact details at the bottom of this page.


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WELL BEING

Lunch Club

A place for people to have a two-course lunch followed by coffee and a chat in a friendly atmosphere, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 12:30pm to 2. Price £4.50. If you would like to join for the first time you must book in advance by phone or email, see the Centre's contact details at the bottom of this page.


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WELL BEING

Slimming World

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WELL BEING

Knit 'n' Natter

The Group meet at the Centre every two weeks from 7pm to 9pm. This friendly group welcomes newcomers. For more information please contact the Centre, see details at the bottom of this page.