Busy programme of classes at Playhouse

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Derry’s Playhouse, one of the most dynamic and creative Arts centres in Northern Ireland gets 2011 off to a busy start with a full programme of day time and evening classes.

Adult Night Classes

This term The Playhouse is offering 5 different subjects for adults. Starting Tuesday 15 February on offer is: Garment Making OCN Level 2, facilitated by Louise McElhinney, Pottery OCN Level 2, facilitated by Brian McGee, Beginners’ Website Development OCN Level 2, facilitator NWRC Tutor and starting Wednesday, 16 February on offer is Performance OCN Level 3, facilitator Shauna Kelpie and Digital Photography & Printmaking Processes OCN Level 2, facilitator Denzil Browne. Each 10 Week Course will cost: £45. For Application Form Contact: Sharon or Edel at The Playhouse on 02871 268027

Movers, Shakers and Dream-makers! Inter-Generational Woman’s Drama Project

The Playhouse is currently about to embark on a new and exciting Drama Programme for woman of all ages. We are looking for a mixture of generations to take part in an 8 Week Programme facilitated by Course Director, Pat Mulkeen. The programme will take the participants through an exploration of their personal stories in a fun and humorous process. Starting Wednesday 19 January, 2.00pm-4.00pm in The Playhouse this Arts Council Funded Project seeks to call women, who have a notion to tread the boards, to register for free. Education Officer, Sharon McLennan stated “This ACNI Funded Programme is designed to enable woman of all ages to share and tell their stories through the medium of performing arts. It is promised that this Programme will be a memorable experience for those taking part including a lot of laughter.” The project will culminate in a Gala Performance in The Playhouse Theatre to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Woman’s Day on 8th March. If you have 2 hours free per week and wish to take part then please ring Sharon or Edel at The Playhouse on 02871 268027 to register your place as numbers will be limited.

Other Weekly Classes

The Playhouse also hosts a variety of classes every week. There is something for everyone six days a week. On a Monday there is Zumba, Craft and Tai Chi. Tuesday’s offerings are Dance Fit and Irish Dancing. If Calligraphy or Painting is more your style, then Wednesdays are for you. If you want to stretch away the blues, then why not join the Yoga Classes on a Thursday or for those more energetic why not try Contemporary Dance. There are weekly classes in Ballet every Thursday and Friday and lastly on Saturdays The Playhouse’s own Children’s Art Club runs in the morning. If you would like to get involved in any of the classes, please contact The Playhouse on 02871 268027