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'How to Draw' Art Packs - £10.50

Give the Gift of Drawing!

Our in-house artist Helen Morse Palmer has created a limited edition of 20 ‘How to Draw’ art packs, delivered to your door! Use these packs for home education, as a fun activity, or as a gift for a friend.

Each pack contains a link to two pre-recorded online tutorials, where Helen takes you step by step through the basics of learning to draw. 

Plus:
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  • 1 x hardback A4 sketchbook
    1 x pack of 6 assorted drawing pencils
    1 x eraser
    1 x pencil sharpener
    A folder of three images to use when completing your drawing exercises

How to Draw Part One: Follow this 15-minute tutorial to learn the basics of linear drawing through shape. Stop, start and replay as much as you need to, as you complete the exercises with the artist.

How to Draw Part Two: This second tutorial is 35 minutes long and will introduce you to the concept and techniques of shading. Learn through watching, listening and doing in this easy to follow tutorial.

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hen booking, please be sure to include the correct shipping address (UK only), as well as the email you wish to receive the link to the online tutorials. 

IMPORTANT - please IGNORE the date stated when you book, and the ‘spaces available’ reference . This is not relevant as you are booking an art pack, not an event to attend! Thanks.

Aimed at 7 – 13 years, but anyone who wants to learn the basics of drawing can use the pack.

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For more information about Epping Forest District Festival of Culture take a look at http://www.visiteppingforest.org/festival-of-culture

All activities delivered by EFDC’s own Community, Culture & Wellbeing Team will be bookable via this site. 

£10.50

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Active Living - Zoom

Active Living is a gentle introduction to exercise and physical activity with a social focus with most exercises being chair based or at a beginner level on Zoom.

All participants prior to taking part in this class must complete a 1-2-1 consultation with Aidan to check their eligibility for the programme of performing less than 30 minutes of Physical Activity a week.  

Zoom Sessions: Every Monday 09:30 - 10:00  & Wednesday 13:30 – 14:00

This is for those who HAVE completed their 6 weeks free of activity. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Aidan know if you have any medical condition or injury, as some exercises may be unsuitable. Do check with your GP if you are worried about beginning any form of exercise for the first time.

To find out more please contact Aidan: agilbertball@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

£2.00

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Adult talk delivered by Zoom: 'We Came from Hell to Paradise' The Lake District Holocaust Project by Trevor Avery

This talk takes place on Thursday 17th June, 7pm to 8pm.

This talk will be delivered as a Zoom Webinar.  You will receive an email 24 hours before the event containing a link to the talk and details for joining.  Please note that this email will be sent to the email address that you used to book your ticket.  Please contact us if you have any questions: museum@eppingforestdc.gov.uk. Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for this event, tickets are available at the special discounted rate of £5.

In this talk, Trevor will share with us the story of a group of young Holocaust survivors who began their recovery in Windermere in the Lake District.  Some of these young boys were later to be relocated to the Loughton Hostel.  The talk will share their experiences, through stories from local Windemere residents, and the survivors themselves. 

He will also talk about his involvement in raising awareness of this story through a number of national television and radio programmes including the 2020 Prix Europa award winning drama The Windermere Children, and accompanying BBC documentary The Windermere Children In Their Own Words.

Trevor Avery is a Director of the Lake District Holocaust Project and 2nd Generation Publishing.  Trevor has appeared in BBC Radio Four documentaries including Open Country: The Windermere Boys and in a special edition of BBC Radio Four's Sketches. Other programmes as advisor include ITV's The Story of the Swastika and the 2010 BBC One documentary The Orphans Who Survived the Concentration Camps. In  2016 he was awarded the British Empire Medal for Services to Heritage in the Lake District.

For phone bookings, please call 01992 564226 (line open 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri)

All images courtesy of Another Space, Lake District Holocaust Project.

£5.00

Robin Schall

Adult talk delivered by Zoom: Edith & Gerson Frydman - Their Journey Before, During and After the Holocaust, by Robin Frydman Schall

This talk takes place on Thursday 8th July, 7pm to 8pm.

This talk will be delivered as a Zoom Webinar.  You will receive an email 24 hours before the event containing a link to the talk and details for joining.  Please note that this email will be sent to the email address that you used to book your ticket.  Please contact us if you have any questions: museum@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for this event, tickets are available at the special discounted rate of £5.

Robin’s parents were both Holocaust Survivors.  Robin’s Mother fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and relocated to London via the Kindertransport at age 14.  Robin’s father survived several concentration and slave labour camps including Auschwitz, before living in the Loughton Hostel in 1946. 

Robin was forbidden from discussing the Holocaust and her parents’ experiences while growing up, but since her father passed away in March 2015, she has been researching their past.  This talk takes us through the stories she has uncovered.

Robin is the American liaison to the 45 Aid Society, an organization started by Holocaust survivors in England, whose missions are Holocaust education and to support survivors.  The 45 Aid Society is now being run by the second generation.  Robin is currently taking a hiatus from her legal practice to finalise her research.

For phone bookings, please call 01992 564226 (line open 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri)

£5.00

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Adult talk delivered by Zoom: The People on the Beach: Journeys to Freedom After the Holocaust by Rosie Whitehouse

This talk takes place on Thursday 20th May, 7pm to 8pm.

This talk will be delivered as a Zoom Webinar.  You will receive an email 24 hours before the event containing a link to the talk and details for joining.  Please note that this email will be sent to the email address that you used to book your ticket.  Please contact us if you have any questions: museum@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for this event, tickets are available at the special discounted rate of £5.

One summer’s night in 1946, over 1,000 European Jews waited silently on an Italian beach to board a secret ship. They had survived Auschwitz, hidden and fought in forests and endured death marches—now they were taking on the Royal Navy, running the British blockade of Palestine. 

In this talk, we interview Rosie Whitehouse on her book ‘The People on the Beach’, which follows the footsteps of those secret passengers, from Eastern Europe to Israel via Germany and Italy, uncovering their extraordinary stories—some told for the first time. Who were those people on the beach? Where and what had they come from, and how had they survived? Why, after being liberated, did so many Jews still feel unsafe in Europe? How do we—and don’t we—remember the Holocaust today?

Rosie is a journalist specialising in Jewish life after the Holocaust. She writes for BBC Online, the Observer, The Independent, Tablet magazine, The Jewish Chronicle, Haaretz and others. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she is an historical advisor at the Vienna-based Centropa, a Jewish history institute.

For phone bookings, please call 01992 564226 (line opens 10am to 4pm Mon-Fri)

£5.00

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Barry Kaufmann-Wright: “The Wildlife Man” (Talk delivered via Zoom)

This talk takes place on Thursday 15th April, 7pm to 8pm.

Proud to be part of Epping Forest District Festival of Culture 

Barry Kaufmann-Wright was a lifelong wildlife lover and keen photographer who made his home in rural Essex. Saffron Walden Museum is proud to care for some 70,000 prints and slides of wildlife and landscape photography taken throughout Barry’s life and across the world, with a particular focus on his adopted home patch of Uttlesford district - a truly indispensable record from a remarkable person.

This talk will be delivered as a Zoom Webinar. You will receive further information concerning joining the talk nearer to the time of the event. You will need to use the email address that you used to book your ticket to access the talk. Please contact us if you have any questions

The talk is delivered by James Lumbard, Natural Sciences Officer at Saffron Walden Museum.                                                     
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For more information about Epping Forest District Festival of Culture take a look at http://www.visiteppingforest.org/festival-of-culture

All activities delivered by EFDC’s own Community, Culture & Wellbeing Team will be bookable via this site. 

£8.50

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Coffee Morning - Zoom

Coffee Morning - Zoom. This is an opportunity to socialise for FREE on Zoom every Friday between 11-12.

There will be lots of activities throughout the weeks included quizzes and themed sessions. This is for all people who attend our Adult Community Classes. 

Any further questions please contact Aidan: agilbertball@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

£0.00

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Cycling For Health: Mid-Week 1.45 hour session on Wednesdays

Cycling For Health is returning from 14th April.  Booking here online starts from Bank Holiday Monday 5th April 10am for sessions 14th April up to 12th May 2021.
From Tuesday 6th April call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays) 

The guidance now makes it clear that organised outdoor sport and physical activity, including organised cycling, will be exempt from gathering limits. This clarity means we can open Cycling For Health up to 12 participants a week.
Please note the rides are starting at the slightly earlier time of 9.30am so as to avoid the mid-morning rush in the car parks. 

A few other things to highlight are, we will not be offering bike hire for the first month, the rides will not have a Café break but we will stop so please bring a drink and snack and the cost of a session is now £5. 

Dates, Meeting Places and Gradients 2021/22  

Cycling For Health 14th April to 12th May 2021 Covid 19 Guidance  

  • Due to COVID-19, everyone needs to take steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the leader, and keep 2 metres distance from anyone outside your household or social bubble.

  • To avoid busy periods in our local open spaces we will be starting at 9.30am until further restrictions are eased in the wider community and it becomes safe to do so.

  • Rides will be available to book from Monday at 10am to Tuesday 4pm. We currently are not offering hire bikes or helmets but hope to do so in the future

  • Booking your place. If you would like to join a ride, please book a place online at https://eppingforestdc.bookinglive.com/ or call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays)

      Cut off for booking your Ride *        Ride day
      Tuesday 4pm                                      Wednesday

  • There will be 12 spaces on each ride until the guidance changes.

  • If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. You can leave a message on 01992 564360 leaving your full name and the ride details that you wish to cancel: date.

  • Please do not turn up for a ride without booking as we will have to turn you away.

  • Please be aware rides may be cancelled at short notice. All pre booked cyclists will be informed.

  • We recommend that cyclist travel separately and ideally don’t use public transport.

  • You MUST NOT attend a ride if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

  • If you are unable to attend a session due to the above then please inform us and the session will be credited to use within a one-month period

  • If you (or someone you live with) are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others from outside your household. Taking part in an organised walk may put you and those around you at higher risk. It may not be the right decision at this time. Remember – everyone over 70, and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be ‘clinically vulnerable’. You can find more information on the NHS website

  • Cycling is a great activity that can help you get active and improve your health without high costs or high intensity activity that can leave you aching or fatigued. Furthermore, cycling is a very low impact activity so it can also be enjoyed by absolutely everyone. 

£5.00

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Disability Inclusion - Athletics

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project are back this term for loads of Athletics fun and games!

Join us in Loughton (on the short track) where we'll be playing lots of different Athletics based games practicing and improving our skills. We'll be working on balance, co-ordination and more skills all while having fun. Have a go at sports such as shotput, discus, long jump and more!

£3.00

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Disability Inclusion - Zoom Classes BOXING

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project are running a variety of Zoom Virtual classes to keep you active during lockdown. 

These classes are 30 minutes of fun games and activities based around different sports and themes. All classes are suitable for any level and even better we'd love the whole household to join in! Each class is just £2 per household.

Boxing- 30 minutes of Boxing fun, including footwork drills, stances and of course that all important punching techniques. 

£2.00

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Disability Inclusion - Zoom Classes WORKOUT WEDNESDAY

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project are running a variety of Zoom Virtual classes to keep you active.

Workout Wednesday- A fun 30-minute activity sessions full of games that will get everyone in the household moving. Join us for this pulse raising class to keep you active. This class is for Adults only (over 16).

 

£2.00

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Disability Inclusion - Zoom Classes YOGA

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project are running a variety of Zoom Virtual classes to keep you active.

These classes are 30 minutes of fun games and activities based around different sports and themes. All classes are suitable for any level and even better we'd love the whole household to join in! Each class is just £2 per household.

Yoga- 30 minutes of Yoga fun, to encourage stretching and controlled movements, full of games, songs and stories. Each session will end with some relaxation time- perfect for everyone.

£2.00

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Disability Inclusion- Soccerability

A fun football based session, suitable for all levels, individual games and skills, followed by lots of mini challenges. Siblings welcome.

You are welcome to bring your own ball, please make sure it is clearly marked with your name. Please note this session will take place outdoors, be dressed for the weather.

If ANY session or activity is cancelled by EFDC a full refund will be issued automatically- you will not need to contact us.

 

 

£3.00

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Football V Fat

The weight loss programme which will help you get back into shape through playing the beautiful game. Our weekly session will allow you to play football, relieve stress and lose weight. If your BMI is over 27 get in touch and get started straight away.

Contact Will Fordham - wfordham@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Weekly weigh ins before each session and other support such as diet and nutritional advice will allow us to help you reach any goals you set yourself!

£4.00

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Life Walks - Strength and Balance Zoom

Zoom Sessions: Every Tuesday and Thursday Time: 3pm - 3.45pm  

A 45-minute session via zoom

Strength & Balance is a great way to improve your coordination and stamina and will help build your muscle strength. The session includes exercises that can be done seated, standing and supported so are accessible to everyone. 

To find out more please contact Aidan: agilbertball@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

From £0.00

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Lifewalks - Prepaid Members & Pay As You Go

Lifewalks are restarting from 12th April 2021 at an earlier time 9.30am on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - NOT weekends until a later date

Booking here online starts from Bank Holiday Monday 5th April 10am.
From Tuesday 6th April call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays) 

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The most important thing is to keep everyone safe you must book on to the walks and no exceptions will be made -how you do this is detailed below.  

12th April 2021 Lifewalks – COVID-19 Guidance

  • Due to COVID-19, everyone needs to take steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, and keep 2 metres distance from anyone outside your household or social bubble. https://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx?utm_source=Chairs+%26+Secretaries+March+Update&utm_campaign=4833a2f0b4-Coronavirus+-  +guidance+for+volunteers&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3b89ec9bef-4833a2f0b4-49837360

  • To avoid busy periods in our local open spaces we will not be running our weekend walks and our mid-week walks will be starting at 9.30am until further restrictions are eased in the wider community and it becomes safe to do so.

  • Walks will be available to book one week in advance, from Monday at 10am to Friday 11am and you will notice that the cut off dates have now been changed so you can book on as close as possible to the date of the walk. We can now offer both Prepaid and Pay as You Go Lifewalkers and volunteers the opportunity to book onto the walks.

  • Booking your place. If you would like to join a walk, please book a place on line at https://eppingforestdc.bookinglive.com/ or call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays)

Cut off for booking your walk *

Walk 

Fri 11am

Monday

Mon 11am

Tuesday

Wed 11am

Thursday








*subject to change due to Bank Holidays

  • There will be 28 spaces on each walk until the guidance changes.

  • If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. You can leave a message on 01992 564360 leaving your full name and the walk details that you wish to cancel: date and time.

  • Please do not turn up for a walk without booking as we will have to turn you away.

  • Please be aware walks may be cancelled at short notice. All pre booked walkers will be informed.

  • We recommend that walkers travel separately and ideally don’t use public transport.

  • You MUST NOT attend a walk if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

  • If you are unable to attend a session due to the above then please inform us and any paid session will be credited to use within a one-month period

  • If you (or someone you live with) are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, you should take extra care to minimise contact with others from outside your household. Taking part in an organised walk may put you and those around you at higher risk. It may not be the right decision at this time. Remember – everyone over 70, and those with certain underlying health conditions are considered to be ‘clinically vulnerable’. You can find more information on the NHS website

 

From £0.00

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Natural Musical Memories via Teams

* Bookings can still be taken for tomorrow Wednesday  - please add 1 to Number of Participants and Wed 14th April comes up to book your place *

These sessions will take place via Teams online on Wednesday 14th April (11:00-12:00) and Wednesday 5th May (11:00-12:00) for Adults and those affected by dementia

For individuals of 1-2 please book using the 'Individual', booking option. An opportunity to reconnect with nature using the most powerful memories through music. A wonderful way to have fun and feel uplifted through the medicinal qualities of music that relate to nature. How many songs can you recall that mention ‘Sunshine’, ‘River’, ‘Fields’, ‘Mountain’ or ‘Moon’?
These activity sessions will consist of listening and singing along to any songs that have lyrics referring to nature. Some will be pre-planned however do bring along the names of some of your own favourites so we can also play and sing to these.  
Throughout the session there will be a selection of photos displayed of the artists who sang some of these famous songs as well. 

For groups of 3-10 please book using the 'Small Group', booking option.

For groups of 11-15, please book using the 'Large Group', Booking Option.  

These sessions will be delivered by Teams. You will receive further information concerning joining the session nearer to the time of the event. 
You will need to use the email address that you used to book your ticket to access the session. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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For more information about Epping Forest District Festival of Culture take a look at http://www.visiteppingforest.org/festival-of-culture

All activities delivered by EFDC’s own Community, Culture & Wellbeing Team will be bookable via this site. 

From £2.50

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Pilates Zoom

This Pilates session is suitable for all abilties, whether this is your first Pilates class or you have been training for many years. The class will go through the basic principles of Pilates and the foundations of the exercises and we will work on posture, core stability, mobility and flexibility throughout the session.

Class is every Thursday 13:45-14:45.

There will be no session on March 11th and April 15th as Rosie is on a course. 

If you have any injuries or medical conditions please contact Rosie rpike@eppingforestdc.gov.uk 

£5.00

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Social Active Strong

A FREE 12-week programme of activity to help you build strength, improve mobility and balance to help sustain your day to day activity levels. Located at various venues in and around Chipping Ongar, Waltham Abbey, Chigwell and Loughton. You are guaranteed low impact and fun exercises to help you achieve a more active, social and independent life.

Available to adults living or registered to a GP's practice in Epping Forest District Council, please register for interest, and an instructor will contact you to explain the service, available classes and complete a health questionnaire.

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To Register;

  • To help you register your interest please click on +  to add 1 then you will see a date  click Select - This date is not relevant it is purely to enable you to add your details so our instructor can contact you

  • Then click Select, Confirm, Checkout (No charge applies) and add your contact details - please make sure you show your consent by ticking the boxes otherwise it will not complete your request to be contacted.

  • For further assistance please contact csreception@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or call 01992 564561

£0.00

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Street Athletics

Epping Forest's Street Athletics sessions will help participants improve athletics skills such as co-ordination, balance and speed through athletics games all whilst having fun!

You MUST NOT attend any session if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

If you are unable to attend a session due to this please inform us, any prepaid sessions will be credited to use within a one month period.

If ANY session or activity is cancelled by EFDC a full refund will be issued automatically- you will not need to contact us.

£3.60

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Street Tennis

Street Tennis is all about having fun and playing games! All while improving skills such as co-ordination, movement and improving your tennis ability! The perfect introduction to Tennis!

You MUST NOT attend any session if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

If you are unable to attend a session due to this please inform us, any prepaid sessions will be credited to use within a one month period.

If ANY session or activity is cancelled by EFDC a full refund will be issued automatically- you will not need to contact us.

£3.60

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Strength & Balance - Zoom

Strength and Balance Classes will help you improve your balance and coordination and increase your strength and mobility. This can aid your independence and physical health on Zoom.

Zoom Sessions: Every Monday 10:15 - 11:00 & Wednesday 14:15 – 15:00. 

*Please note Wednesday 07 April will be from 10:15-11:00* After this its back to the usual times stated above. 

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Aidan know if you have any medical condition or injury, as some exercises may be unsuitable. Do check with your GP if you are worried about beginning any form of exercise for the first time.

To find out more please contact Aidan: agilbertball@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

£2.00

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Walking Football - Townmead

A slow paced version of the beautiful game, Walking Football is aimed at getting players back into the sport. 

You MUST NOT attend any session if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

If you are unable to attend a session due to this please inform us, any prepaid sessions will be credited to use within a one month period.

If ANY session or activity is cancelled by EFDC a full refund will be issued automatically- you will not need to contact us.

£3.20

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Wildcats - Townmead

Whether you want to learn new skills or have fun, have a go at football or make new friends This session is perfect for you!

You MUST NOT attend any session if you are unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms. Symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough and the loss, or a change to your sense of smell or taste. Find out more about COVID-19, and what you should do if you have symptoms on the NHS website

If you are unable to attend a session due to this please inform us, any prepaid sessions will be credited to use within a one month period.

If ANY session or activity is cancelled by EFDC a full refund will be issued automatically- you will not need to contact us.

£2.00

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Zoom Get Active

Get Active Zoom Class – A class of bodyweight exercises including aerobic, strength and balance practice. Put some music on and get moving! Suitable for all abilities and levels as there will be different options for each exercise.

19:00-19:30 Tuesdays and Fridays 10:00-10:30 every week. £2 per class.

There will be no classes for the week beginning April 12th as Rosie is on annual leave.

 

£2.00

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Zoom Revive Class

Revive Zoom Class - A session including Pilates, Stretching and Mindfulness to get you moving in the middle of the day.

13:00-13:30 Tuesdays and Fridays every week. £2 per class.

 There will be no classes week commencing April 12th as Rosie is on annual leave.

£2.00