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Newport Memorial Hall is home to a diverse range of events from concerts, theatre, fairs to regular activities such as weekly yoga sessions to the children’s youth club and African Dancing, there’s something for everyone.
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The Musical Youth (Newport) group is aimed at young people (approx. 10 yrs+), providing access to instruments, tuition and a space to explore your musical creativity – parents not wanted!
We hold a weekly two hour workshop from 6pm till 8pm every Tuesday (check during school holidays), where the emphasis is on having a fun time whilst advancing your musical skills and confidence.
We usually ask the group to suggest some of their favourite songs to play, we listen to the songs and then select some that are easy enough for the whole group to manage. After that we learn the musical structure of the song and simplify it so that everyone can join in e.g. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran or All of Me by John Legend
We also spend some time focussed on developing rhythm skills – basically lots of drumming and others fun beats.
We aim to put on a small concert at some point and perform the songs in public – a little bit scary but very rewarding!
Being “willing and enthusiastic to learn” is the main criteria for joining in with us.
Instruments: If you have your own then please bring them along, if not, don’t worry – we have loads for you to play and try out.
We are all enthusiastic volunteers with years of musical experience, ready to help you play music that you choose.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done yoga, if its been a long time since you’ve been to a class or already do yoga, as…
Dru Yoga is for all ages and abilities and works with your body to relax, revitalise and re energise your whole being.
Dru Yoga is a graceful flowing style of yoga based on soft flowing movements, breathing techniques and visualisation.
Dru Yoga can help reduce stress and tension, ease back pain, improve spine health and release body tension. It helps to improve strength, flexibility and core stability helping to create a positive sense of wellbeing.
Dru Yoga is an holistic form of yoga bringing balance and harmony to body, mind and spirit. “Dru” means still point, and Dry Yoga enables us to find that stillness and calm away from the stress and strains of modern living.
Pilates with Dee Olu.
Pilates is an exercise for the mind and body. It’s purpose is to improve strength, flexibility and overall mobility. It enhances and restores body posture by strengthening core muscles and developing leaner, longer muscles.
This group is a closed group and must be booked in advance with the group leader, Dee Olu on 07791835942
Ceramic group facilitated by Julie Slack.
Hand building, sculpting, glazing, surface decoration, firing, raku, etc., all methods are welcome and supported in this informal group. Throwing at the wheel can be practiced, alone, unsupported, by individuals during these sessions but to begin throwing you need some one on one tutorials first. Throwing tutorials are available as one on one sessions, contact Julie on 07397880536 to make a booking.
Clay is available in amounts of exactly what is needed to make an object, this is very cost effective for students. Glazes are of such a wide variety that each student selects their own glaze of choice.
This is a ‘drop in’ group.
Contact Julie on 07397880536 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any further enquiries.
Starting on Wednesday 3rd October 2018
● Great introduction to tennis
● Co-ordination skills and team games
● Fun way to keep your child active
● Rackets provided
LTA Accredited Level 4 DBS Checked
To book text/email Tom Phone: 07809 397160
Samatha meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to develop inner strength and freedom from turmoil. This produces a happier and more unified state of mind, leading on to clarity and understanding. This path from calm (samatha) to insight (vipassanā) was followed by the Buddha himself and is a central tradition of Buddhist meditation.
This group has been meeting for many years and is therefore not suitable for beginners. If you are interested in Samatha meditation please note that there is a beginners’ class in the Garden Room of Newport Memorial Hall on Friday morning 9am to 10am.
Further details can also be found at https://www.samatha.org/ the website for the National Centre for Samatha Meditation in Mid Wales.
Warm memories Cafe provides an opportunity for people living with memory problems or living withy other health conditions and their carers to enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable couple of hours to chat, reminiscence and take part in fun activities.