Learn to Sew classes held locally for ages 8 to adult; After School Clubs, Holiday Clubs, Kids Parties, Teens and Adults. Kids learn the skills to make felt animal pincushions, felt cushions, cute key rings and pretty purses, sew straight stitch, applique, blanket stitch, sewing on a button and beads. Teens and adults can learn to use a sewing machine whilst making pretty items such as bags with bows, lounging trousers or a simple skirt. Lots of fun projects to make and everything is supplied.
Tel: 01454 411915
Tel: 07793 373355
Kumon offer individualised after-school study programmes designed to help children of all ages and abilities to fulfil their potential in maths and English. Children work at their own pace, enabling them to develop self-confidence and learning skills that will give them the optimum chance of succeeding in life.
Trina Taylor, Mallow House, The Close, Thornbury BS35 2AL
Tel: 01454 281037
Classes in Thornbury, Rudgeway and Tortworth
Greek conversation and dancing classes
Tel: 01454 852331
Caedmon Complex, Bristol Road BS35 3JA
Tel: 01454 414880
Singing, piano and theory teaching
Mobile service in Yate, Sodbury and Thornbury
Tel: 07974 951250
Affordable arts activities for all ages
Based at Marlwood School, Vattingstone Lane, Alveston
Based in Thornbury
Tel: 07780 831996
Tel: 01454 417364
Open to children in Thornbury and Yate, this is one of two development centres which meet on Saturday mornings and provide the ideal way to begin ensemble music making with other players of a similar age and standard. It is part of South Gloucestershire Music Hub.
2 Canal Bank, Purton, Berkeley GL13 9HX
Tel: 01453 511614
Tel: 07849 106890
Tel: 01454 412929
The role of the senior centre is to take musicians from across South Gloucestershire to the next level with their music making. They will be rehearsing and performing at a high level and expanding their musical experiences with other dedicated performers and expert professional musicians. Wind, Jazz and Youth orchestras are the backbone of the senior centre with additional opportunities for chamber groups.
11 Cheviot Drive, Thornbury BS35 2YA
Tel: 01454 416503
Covering Thornbury, Yate and Chipping Sodbury
Tel: 0844 854 9127
NEW: TAJMC (Thornbury Area Junior Music Centre) Children age 4-7 from Thornbury and the wider area are encouraged to come along. Saturday mornings at Marlwood School. No musical experience necessary. These classes are an introduction to music through a variety of learning activities including singing, playing and exploring percussion instruments - an exciting, all-round musical experience.
TAMC (Thornbury Area Music Centre) Children aged 8-18 from Thornbury and the wider area who play a string, brass, wind or percussion instrument are welcome at our friendly music centre. We meet on Saturday mornings at Marlwood School and offer orchestral provision, string and wind band ensembles, music theory, musicianship and singing.
SCYO (South Cotswold Youth Orchestra) This Orchestra is of interest to more advanced young musicians who have reached a minimum of Grade 5 standard on an orchestral instrument.
Tel: 01454 299932
Limited funds are available from the Thornbury Grammar School Foundation, at the discretion of the Trustees, for Educational Grants as follows:-
To promote the education (including social and physical training) of persons who are
(a)under the age of 25 years who are resident in the Parish of Thornbury,
(b)who are attending, or have attended Marlwood School, Alveston.
If you feel you qualify under these categories and are in need of financial assistance, further information and application forms may be obtained by phone or email from Peggy Belbin.
Tel: 01454 414203