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'How to Draw' Online Art Tutorial

Art Workshops in Your Own Home!

Our in-house artist Helen Palmer has created two fun online workshops to teach you the basics of how to draw.

Simply follow the link in your booking confirmation email and print off the images sent to you to begin your very own home tutorial.

Use these art workshops for home education, as a fun activity, or as a gift for a friend.


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.

Please note the date shown is not relevant as there is no event taking place - it is only there to enable you to book on and receive the links to the two online tutorials and images.

£3.00

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Active Living - Epping Forest District Museum

Mondays 10-10:45am - Epping Forest District Museum, 39 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL. Ages 18+

Active Living is a gentle introduction to getting exercise and physical activity into your life, with different activities or sports included each week. If you’re not sure where to start with getting some movement into your life, or you’re struggling post Covid, this is the perfect steppingstone for you.

Our priority is supporting you mentally and physically throughout your journey. Join us each week for some light movement and a social chat.

This class is free for 6 weeks if you are an EFDC resident. 

For more information contact Lucy Vandermark on 07526 918 642 or lvandermark@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Lucy 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.

Please book online where possible. If this isn't feasible please and for further enquiries please contact lvandermark@eppingforestdc.gov.uk 

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Active Living - Limes Centre Chigwell

Mondays 5:00pm - 5:45pm - The Limes Centre, Limes Avenue, Chigwell, IG7 5LP. Ages 18+

Active Living is a gentle introduction to getting exercise and physical activity into your life, with different activities or sports included each week. If you’re not sure where to start with getting some movement into your life, or you’re struggling post Covid, this is the perfect steppingstone for you.

Our priority is supporting you mentally and physically throughout your journey. Join us each week for some light movement and a social chat.

This class is free for 6 weeks if you are an EFDC resident. 

For more information contact Lucy Vandermark on 07526 918 642 or lvandermark@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Please wear comfortable clothing and it is essential that you let Lucy 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.

Please book online where possible. If this isn't feasible please and for further enquiries please contact lvandermark@eppingforestdc.gov.uk 

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Adults' Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Tuesday 6 December 7pm to 9pm at Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping CM16 4BZ

Tuesday 13 December 10am to 12pm at Waltham Abbey Community Centre, 46 Crooked Mile, Waltham Abbey EN9 1QD

Learn how to make a beautiful Christmas wreath using all the material provided. They make great festive gifts or simple display your Christmas fresh creation on your own front door.

We will also make a Christmas table arrangement which will make a great gift!

Adults only over 16.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226 

£30.00

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Aquatic Activity for Health

Aquatic Activity for Health is taking place from January 2022 at the following locations; Ongar Leisure Centre, Loughton Leisure Centre and Waltham Abbey Leisure Centre

Aquatic Activity for Health is a 6 week water-based Exercise on Referral programme for people with a range of mild to moderate health conditions. The project differs to a standard Exercise on Referral program by offering a water based approach which has less impact than gym based programmes. Sessions are available for individuals aged 18+. Please note this is a referral program so please request a referral form from Places leisure directly.

For more information please contact Mike Willis via email: MikeWillis@pfpleisure.org

£0.00

Digital Cafe

Community Cafe Digital Skills Workshops

Visit our drop-in centre at the Limes Centre every Monday for help, support and advice from friendly and experienced staff to help you improve your digital skills.

This is a trial project for 6 weeks.  Sessions can be extended if there is a demand.

Get support with Zoom, Banking, Social media, Health appointments

Held at Limes Centre Main Hall Every Monday 9am to 10.30am - Limes Centre, Limes Avenue, Chigwell IG7 5LP

Contact us to find out more Chris Seaman Email communityhub@vaef.org.uk or Call 07529 222655 

Please click here for flyer 

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Cycling for Health

Cycling For Health: Wednesday Morning Rides

Cycling For Health: Wednesday Morning Rides 10:00  - Use your own bike or bike hire/helmet is available (Limited number)

IMPORTANT - NO BIKE HIRE AVAILABLE ON 21ST DECEMBER - Sorry for any inconvenience

Book here online or call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays) 

The Cycling for Health programme is a series of weekly led rides organised by Epping Forest District Council. Cycling is a low impact activity that can be enjoyed by absolutely everyone. We have various rides taking place each week. Why cycle? - You can ride a bike almost anywhere. Regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. 

COST:

Ride Only

Bring your own bike and helmet £5.20

Hire and Ride

Bike and helmet included £11.20

  • Booking your place. If you would like to join us on a bike ride, please book a place online or call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday)

  • You can book onto the group led ride up to 11am the day before

  • We use the Lee Valley Park for a lot of our rides, here are their parking fees for your information https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/parking-at-our-open-spaces

  • If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we don’t wait for you and delay the start of the ride. You can leave a message on 01992 564360 or email kmurray@eppingforestdc.gov.uk  leaving your full name and the ride details that you wish to cancel: date and time.

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

  • 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 any paid session will be credited to use within a one-month period


Please click links for important information;

Cycling for Health Diary April 2022 to March 2023            Please see our size chart Check your bike size here. 

£5.20

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Disability Inclusion Project Christmas Party 2022!

Monday 12 December

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Epping Forest Civic Offices, 323 High St, Epping, CM16 4BZ

The Epping Forest Inclusion Project Christmas Party is back for 2022!
 
We are so excited to announce for the Christmas party and can't wait to see YOU there. Only book 1 space for each child attending, parents are free to attend but all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

We will have lots going on at the party including fun and games, a meet and greet with Father Christmas, magic mirror, glitter tattoos, a number of raffle prizes up for grabs and we will be giving out prizes for the most festive costumes. We will have music playing throughout the night and will have food available from 7:00pm, please let us know of any allergies prior to the party so we can ensure we have food for everyone.

This session is for children and young people aged 7-25 with SEND.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

 

£2.00

Digital Drop in

Get Help and Support with your Digital Skills

Visit our drop-in centre in Epping for help, support and advice from friendly and experienced staff to help you improve your digital skills.

Get support with: Zoom, Banking, Social Media, Health Appointments 

Drop-in service is free of charge, no appointment or booking needed

Held at Epping Community Hub Every Thursday 9.30am to 12.30pm at Epping Forest District Council Civic Offices, 323 High Street, Epping CM16 4BZ

Contact us to find out more Chris Seaman Email communityhub@vaef.org.uk or Call 07529 222655 

Please click here for flyer

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Inclusion Project - ActivAte

Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21, Thursday 22, Friday 23 December
10am - 2pm
The Box Epping, St Johns Rd, Epping CM16 5DN

Our ActivitAte SEND hub is in partnership with Essex County Council supporting children and families who receive benefits based free school meals and from low income families. Join us and take part in lots of different activities from arts and crafts to team building games, sports and food workshops. We have FREE spaces available for children who receive Free school meals or from low income families but you must provide a WONDE code provided by your child's school if you have received one. Please book the correct space as we don't want anyone to miss out. All children will receive a hot meal for lunch too and this will be emailed out before the session start date.

The ActivAte session on Friday 23 December is a little different this holiday. We will start the day at Epping Station before going on a bus and train trip on the Ongar railway and then returning to Epping for Christmas dinner. Drop off will be 9:40 at Epping Station, Epping CM16 4HW and collection will be from The Box, Epping, CM16 5DN at 2:00pm. Due to limited spaces we cannot allow parents to attend this session.

This session is for children and young people aged 5-15 with SEND who receive free school meals and children from low income families.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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Inclusion Project - Boxing 7+

Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Debden Park High School, Willingale Road, Debden IG10 2BQ 

A non-contact boxing session perfect for all abilities. The session will work on the agility, footwork and types of basic punches that all boxers need, with a variety of non contact drills/games. Gloves can be provided for those who need them- these gloves will be handed out at the beginning of each session.

This session is for children and young people aged 7-25 with SEND.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£3.50

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Indoor Bowls - David Lloyd Chigwell

Tuesdays 10am-12pm

David Lloyd Chigwell, Buckhurst Hill, IG7 6BQ

Please ensure appropriate footwear is worn. This can be specific Bowls shoes, but any shoe or trainer with a flat sole is fine. 

Bowls is a sport that can be played by anyone regardless of age and ability. We welcome anyone to our Forever Active sessions, no matter if you are looking for a competitive game or if you are just looking for a social sports session. The sessions are self-run and we welcome newcomers of all abilities. For adults 18 plus.

Please be aware that only participants with advance booking will be allowed to attend and no payment will be taken at the session on the day. Book online or phone 01992 564226 line opens 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday not including Bank Holidays.

Please contact Ashleigh Howard at ahoward@eppingforestdc.gov.uk if you require further information. 

Buy a Loyalty Card and save money on classes - click here for details

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Keep Fit Loughton Bowls Club

Keep fit Friday's 10-11am - Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton IG10 1AN

 

Keep Fit is a great uplifting class that incorporates different styles of training. It’s a great class to burn some calories and tone up your muscle. This class can be adapted to fit many different abilities just be sure to let your coach know your needs.

 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

Buy a Loyalty Card and save money on classes - click here for details

 

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Lifewalks - Pay As You Go, Your 1st Free Walk, GP Referral

Lifewalkers is a walking for health scheme organized by Epping Forest District Council Community and Partnerships. Every week Lifewalks offers a choice of group led walks. There are walks across the whole of the Epping Forest District so your sure to find one near you. 

Why Go Walking? Walking is fun, cheap and a great form of exercise.

How do I join Lifewalkers?

• Mid-week walks start at 10am and Sunday walks start at 10.30am

• COST: You can either Pay as you Go or become a member • Pay as You Go : £2.60. You must pre book to attend a
  walk and can book on up to 11am the day before the walk.

• PRE-PAID: 6 Months £35 or 1 Year £66. From October to December 2022, you can arrive at a walk without
  booking if you have a pre-paid privilege card for Lifewalks.  This is for a trial period and is subject to change after
  31 December 2022 when we will review and decide if this process remains or reverts to the
 pre-booking system.

• FIRST WALK FREE: If you have never attended Lifewalks before we are offering you the choice to attend your
  first walk free of charge, please contact Karen Murray on kmurray@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

• Booking your place. If you would like to join a walk, please book a place on line here at
  https://eppingforestdc.bookinglive.com or call 01992 564226 (phone lines open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday)

* IMPORTANT For Full Details please click here Lifewalks Information October, November and December 2022

Please click on links below;

Lifewalks Calendar Oct Nov Dec 2022

Lifewalks Meeting Places of Walks Oct Nov Dec 2022

For booking support and more information call: 01992 564226 

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Lifewalks Christmas Lunch 2022

LIFEWALKS CHRISTMAS LUNCH 2022 - Thursday 15th December 2022 at 12noon

Please book directly with The Plough by popping in and paying your deposit , bookings close on Monday 5th December 2022  

The Plough, Sewardstone Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3QQ

Get Directions

01992 711097

Plough.Sewardstone@McMullens.co.uk

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Loyalty Card

This card allows you to attend 10 classes from a select list of sessions during the next 6 months starting from the date of purchase at a cost of £42. You do not have to attend the same class each time, or a class every week.

In order to use your card you will need to book onto the class ahead of time on this website so we can account for your place:

  1. Go to your chosen class on the booking page and book one of our loyalty card slots which are marked as £0

  2. Enter your loyalty card number which is your booking confirmation for your loyalty card purchase.

  3. When you attend your first class after you buy your loyalty card please bring your loyalty card booking confirmation or show on your phone so we can provide you with your loyalty card.

  4. Bring your Loyalty Card with you to each class you attend and get it stamped by the instructor.

The classes you can book with your loyalty card are as follows:

  • Bowls

  • Keep Fit

  • Strength and Balance

  • Museum Movers

Once you have used your 10 slots you will need to purchase a new loyalty card on our booking system.

£42.00

Museum Movers 50plus

Museum Movers

Every Friday 10:30-12pm (dance for an hour and then time for a tea or coffee and a chat)

Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy our fun, informal movement sessions inspired by the museum’s collection.

If you have any questions before the class please get in contact with us at museum@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or on 01992 716882

Buy a Loyalty Card and save money on classes - click here for details

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Project You

Project You

From 19 April Tuesdays online and Wednesdays face-to-face.

Project YOU is a six-week programme for residents within the Epping Forest district. The project aims to offer adults support with their mental health by facilitating a safe space for participants to learn recovery skills through discussion-based topics and low impact physical exercise. The programme offers two group sessions during the week, an online session on Tuesdays and face-to-face session on Wednesdays. The programme is delivered by an EFDC exercise instructor and an NHS Foundation University Trust mental health practitioner and is funded by Active Essex Find Your Active fund.

Please register your interest and an instructor will call you back to explain the programme, bookings and complete a health questionnaire. 

For booking support call: 01992 564226 

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Social Active Strong

Social Active Strong is a FREE 12-week programme of activity to help you build strength, improve your mobility & balance and help you sustain day-to-day activity levels. Located at various venues in and around Epping, Ongar, Waltham Abbey, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill & Chigwell.

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 practice in the Epping Forest District.

Please register your interest, and an instructor will contact you to explain more about the service, available classes and to complete a health questionnaire.

To Register; 
To help you register your interest please 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 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 more information please contact Lucinda Harvey, Falls Prevention Officer on sasreferrals@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

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Strength Balance

Strength & Balance - Epping Forest District Museum

Strength and Balance Monday's 11am-11.45am Epping Forest District Museum, 39 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1EL. Ages 18+

Strength and Balance is a class designed to help you improve your ability to do everyday tasks. With each class ensuring to exercise each muscle head to toe to help build strength and improve your daily lifestyle. This class is low impact, with the option to stay seated throughout, and ideal for post Covid recovery. We use bodyweight and work with resistance bands, always ending with some work on our core and balance. Each week the group will work together in a light and sociable atmosphere. 

For more information contact Lucy Vandermark, Health & Wellbeing Assistant, on 07526 918 642 or lvandermark@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226 

Buy a Loyalty Card and save money on classes - click here for details

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Strength & Balance Loughton Bowls Club

Strength and balance Friday's 9-9:45am - Eleven Acre Rise, Loughton IG10 1AN

 

Strength and Balance is a class designed to help improve everyday tasks. With each class ensuring to exercise each muscle head to toe to help build strength and improve your daily lifestyle.

This class is low impact and ideal for post-Covid recovery, we use body weight and resistance bands always ending with some work on our core and balance.

Each week the group will work together in a light and sociable atmosphere.

Booking is essential. 

The class will run every Friday 09:00am to 10:00pm. 

Please contact Lucy on 07526 918642 

Each class £5,40  Age 18 years +

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring water to drink.

For booking support or further information call 01992 564226.

Buy a Loyalty Card and save money on classes - click here for details

£5.40

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Walking Football - Townmead

Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm

Town Mead Football Pitches, Brooker Road, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1JH.

Ages 50+

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

For more information contact Ashleigh Howard at ahoward@eppingforestdc.gov.uk or call 07596 890924.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

£3.50

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Waltham Abbey Indoor Bowls

Adult Indoor Bowls every Friday 10am - 12noon at Waltham Abbey Town Hall, Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1DE

Bowls is a sport that can be played by anyone regardless of age and ability. We welcome anyone to our Forever Active sessions, no matter if you are looking for a competitive game or if you are just looking for a social sports session. The sessions are self-run and we welcome newcomers of all abilities. 

£5.40 each session.  Age 18+ 

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226  

£5.40

Cafe

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Community Cafe

Weekly from Wednesday 2nd February 2022 (Note there will be no café on 23rd March) at The Space, Epping Forest District Museum, 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL

This Community Café in Waltham Abbey is a space where you can enjoy some light refreshments, have an opportunity to chat, meet new friends in a relaxed, warm and welcoming environment. This café is dementia friendly. 

For Adults and those living with dementia.

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Mens Shed

Wellbeing Wednesdays - Men's Shed

Every Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00 - All ages 

Epping Forest District Museum, 39 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL 

Men’s Shed is not unlike a traditional Shed in its nature – a place full of tools and projects – but on a much larger scale and with a key difference: you’re never alone at a Men’s Shed.

For booking support or further information call: 01992 564226

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