Capoeira Classes

> Core Arts Hall
> Tutor: Gabi Mourato
> Skill Level: All Abilities

Keep fit the creative way by joining in our 10-week Capoeira classes. Capoeira is a hybrid of martial art and dance that offers immense benefits for the body. It is great to improve strength, flexibility and stamina while performing the routines as a dance.

Classes are fully inclusive, open to all levels and abilities!

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Event Hours(1)

  • Thursday

    12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

    Tutor: Gabi Mourato
    (Core Arts Hall)

> Tutor: Claudia Louis
> Skill Level: All Abilities

Keep fit the creative way by joining in our 10-week Hip Hop dance classes. Dance is a great way to boost body confidence, strength and fitness and also improve posture.

Classes are fully inclusive, open to all levels and abilities!

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  • Monday

    12:30 pm – 01:30 pm

    Tutor: Claudia Louis
    (Core Arts Hall)

> Tutor: Michael Brown
> Skill Level: All Abilities

Train yourself for the Hackney Half Marathon 2020 or just do it to keep fit.

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  • Wednesday

    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Tutor: Michael Brown
    (Local Area)

> Tutor: Sally Turner
> Skill Level: All abilities

Create a collection of textiles ranging from garments to soft furnishings. Learn the skills of appliqué, embroidery, crochet, knit and printmaking to create artwork you can wear, use or display.

Create textile designs on paper, refine your design, then transfer it onto fabric using simple effective techniques. Experiment with a variety of textile surface techniques to enhance your material.

Learn how to design and construct garments, cut a pattern, and use a sewing machine. Create your own accessories, elaborating on your own sartorial taste and sense of style.

Research the techniques of other textile artists who inspire you and learn from their methods of construction.

Aim to produce finished products to a professional standard, worthy of entry into the market place.

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  • Friday

    01:45 pm – 04:30 pm

    Tutor: Sally Turner
    (Core Arts Hall)

Workshop, Training and Support.

Horticultural Workshops at Core Landscapes

  • For people with lived experience of mental ill health
  • For people who like to learn in a structured way
  • For people with gardening experience who can support others in their learning

These workshops are for people who would like to feel more confident about gardening and are complete beginners, or people who have a little gardening knowledge but would like to build on skills they have.

Core Landscapes Horticultural Workshops are delivered by experienced and qualified gardeners, and social and therapeutic horticulturalists, who are extremely passionate about the value gardening can bring to the quality of life and mental wellbeing. It is a structured and supported programme of practical horticultural sessions with clearly identified aims and objectives. Each session will give you a good understanding of gardening topic, and the skills to try out new ways of growing and exploring new plants.

The programme consists of 9 sessions over a 10-week period throughout spring, summer and autumn. It includes a group visit to another garden for added inspiration. People then may be able to continue their learning at their own pace in the Green Care sessions at Core Landscapes garden and plant nursery.

Sessions include:

  • All about the soil – from compost making to liquid feeds
  • Sowing new seeds – indoors and outdoor techniques
  • New plants from old – lots of propagation top tips
  • Herbs for window boxes – things you can try at home
  • Food all year round – including the winter months
  • Pest and disease control (organically) – no need for chemical sprays
  • Seasonal Inspiration and lots more…

Gardening has been proved time and time again to boost mental wellbeing and the skills learnt also help to promote confidence and self-esteem. The garden is a safe space to meet new people and new plants, building up experience and knowledge of many different plants and to get the best from them.

Core Landscapes has a medicinal plants area, food growing plots, wildlife pond, container orchard, plant nursery, greenhouse, poly-tunnel, design and construction area, drought tolerant planting areas and acid loving plant display. Everything is creatively grown in containers, as Core Landscapes needs to move from site to site when the land it is housed on gets developed. It moved to its current site in Whitechapel from Canning Town in 2017 and began in 2009.

For more information or to refer a client please contact nmercer@corearts.co.uk

Or take a look at our leaflet.

Other workshops on offer…

Core Landscapes can also deliver bespoke workshops to community groups on all aspects of community gardening and horticultural skills depending on the needs of the group.

Training:

  • Short training sessions/workshops: Workshops are designed around the groups needs on any area of community or school gardening. E.g. *Designing and setting up *Funding *Container Growing *Food Growing all year round *Propagation
  • Short taster sessions (approx 1hr) at Core Landscapes site (£50)
  • Half day sessions up to 2-3hrs long (£150 for community groups)
  • Full day sessions up to 5 hrs long (£250 for community groups)

Corporate or private individuals please contact Core Landscapes directly for prices and packages

Previous Workshop examples:

  • “Emotional Resilience on the Ground” on behalf of the Social Farms and Gardens Network for community gardeners and managers
  • “Propagating Herbs” on behalf of Royal London Hospital for patients living with dementia
  • “Healing Herbs” delivered by Hackney Herbal for local community members
  • “Crops to Grow in Winter” bespoke workshop for William Pattern Garden
  • “Medicinal Plants” delivered by Hedge Herbs for local community members
  • “Meadow Growing” bespoke workshop for Ghandi Chaplin Garden

Contact

“Really inspired, and relieved…”

“Really enjoyed it – nice to feel connected and supported.”

“Loved it!”

“A fantastically lead day which challenges every day work practises and leaves you better equipped to tackle the challenges of community volunteering programmes.”

“Extremely helpful to us.”

“So articulate and eloquent!!”

“It has been excellent experience for me to talk through the practical issues knowing she fully understands the issues working on a community project…”

“I found it helpful to talk about the garden and listen to different ideas.”

“Very well delivered information.”

“Thank you – really helpful.”

> Skill Level: All Abilities

Keep fit the creative way by joining in with our alternating sport courses in a variety of styles and boost body confidence, strength and fitness.

All classes have an emphasis on fun and enjoyment.

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Event Hours(2)

  • Wednesday

    11:00 am – 01:00 pm

    Alternating Sports
    (Core Arts Hall)

  • Thursday

    11:00 am – 01:00 pm

    Alternating Sports
    (Core Arts Hall)

> Tutor: Natalie Duncan
> Skill Level: All Abilities

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul  and jazz song-writing sessions with piano accompaniment

We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.

You do not have to be an experienced singer song- writer to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun.

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Event Hours(1)

  • Thursday

    11:00 am – 01:30 pm

    Tutor: Natalie Duncan
    (Green Room)

> Tutor: Natalie Duncan
> Skill Level: All Abilities

Fun, light-hearted, RnB, Soul, Gospel singing for performance sessions with guitar accompaniment.

We will work on individual projects as well as encourage group work.

You do not have to be an experienced singer-songwriter to join these sessions. All you need is the willingness to participate and be ready to have fun.

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  • Thursday

    02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

    Tutor: Natalie Duncan
    (Green Room)

Core Sport offers different styles of yoga and relaxation classes to suit different needs. All classes help to improve flexibility, posture and create a greater sense of relaxation and stress relief. In addition to these benefits, regular participation leads to relief from pain, better range of motion around the joints and enhanced muscular co-ordination.

These classes are ideal for those seeking a more gentle approach to exercise that not only has physical benefits, but also supports mental well-being; in particular for those suffering from depression, anxiety and insomnia.

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  • Saturday

    12:00 pm – 01:00 pm

    Tutor: Jane Egginton
    (Core Arts Hall)

 

> Skill Level: All abilities
> For people with lived experience of mental ill health
> For people who prefer to learn in an informal environment
> For people with gardening experience who can support others in their learning

 

The structured horticultural tutored seasonal workshops are for people with all levels of gardening know-how from complete beginners to experienced gardeners. People learn new skills, or share existing ones, with experienced staff and volunteers in a friendly, informal and beautiful environment.

A wide range of gardening skills are gained by helping to care for the garden at Core Landscapes and keep the plant nursery well stocked. Gardening has been proved time and time again to boost mental wellbeing and the skills learnt also help to promote confidence and self-esteem. The garden is also a safe space to meet new people and new plants. People can work in pairs, small groups or individually as they prefer.

Core Landscapes also runs Horticultural Workshops for those who prefer to learn in a structured way with clear aims and objectives.

Core Landscapes has a medicinal plants area, food growing plots, wildlife pond, container orchard, plant nursery, greenhouse, poly-tunnel, construction area, drought tolerant planting areas and acid loving plant display. Everything is creatively grown in containers, as Core Landscapes needs to move from site to site when the land it is housed on gets developed. It moved to it’s current site in Whitechapel from Canning Town in 2017.

People can learn about:

  • Plant propagation (making new plants from existing ones)
  • Plant identification
  • What plants to grow where and why
  • Food to grow all year round
  • Container growing
  • Herb growing
  • Organic ways to control pests and diseases
  • Soil management and compost systems

Sessions are held on Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm throughout the year (whatever the weather!)

For more information or to register interest please email Nemone Mercer or call her on 07585 770 868.

Please note these sessions are not suitable for people requiring one to one support.
Green Care sessions require a referral from your GP or other health care professional.

Event Hours(1)

  • Thursday

    01:30 pm – 03:30 pm

    (specific dates)
    (Core Arts Garden)

Core Arts, 1 St Barnabas Terrace, London E9 6DJ

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