Learning for young people & adults

Limavady Writers Group

First Tuesday every month, starting Tuesday 4 September, 10.30am-12.30pm

Admission free

This is an independent group of writers who meet in the Roe Valley Arts and Culture Centre, where they inspire each other, write and share their work. Anyone aged 18+ are welcome to come along. To find out more, contact Tina Burke teburke@live.co.uk


Make Do and Mend for Writers

Thursday 13 September, Thursday 11 October, Thursday 8 November and Thursday 6 December, 7-9pm

Cost: £10 per session

Writer Anne McMaster facilitates these brilliant sessions which help writers review and revisit work for a new lease of life. Have you written a poem or short story which you just aren’t satisfied with and want to change but aren’t sure how? Join Anne in these informal sessions where you’ll receive constructive critique and guidance. Suitable for ages 18+ years. Max 4 places per session. 


Painting for Pleasure

Friday 14 September for 12 weeks, 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: £50

Join tutor Louie Winward for this informal course in painting. Subject matter can range from portraits to still life and landscape. Please bring along your own materials and photograph or painting to work on. To join this class, contact Louie directly on Mob: 07761496285. Suitable for ages 18+ years. Max 18 places. 


Fourth Wall – Scriptwriting Course

Tuesday 18 September for 10 weeks, 7-9pm

Cost: £40 full, £36 concession

If you’ve ever had a secret yearning to write for the stage, then this is the course for you. From the nuts and bolts of scriptwriting (an introduction to genres and play structure; key steps to researching and developing scripts) to focused workshops and practical exercises that explore aspects of creating work for the stage (script development and editing techniques; exploring scripts and their stage space; developing characters; creating monologue and dialogue; finding a home for your script) this ten week course will not only help boost your creative confidence but will also provide you with the opportunity to create your own unique work for the stage. The course will conclude with a rehearsed reading of all completed scripts onstage in a public showcase.  Suitable for ages 18+ years. Max 10 places. 


Acoustic Guitar for Beginners  *postponed to Jan-March programme*

Saturday 22 September, 10am-2pm

Cost: £20  

Have you ever wanted to play acoustic guitar but didn’t know how to get started, then this could be the workshop for you. Find out the answers to all your questions about playing acoustic guitar in this workshop with Michael Watters.

Topics will include: How to get started on guitar; Major chords; Minor chords; How to change chords; How to use a plectrum; Strummimg; Basic fingerpicking; How to use a capo and transpose; How to work out songs by ear; How to practice. Please bring your own guitar and a music stand if you have one. Suitable for 15+ years. Max 10 places. 


Willow Work: Make an Irish Skib

Saturday 27 October, 10am-4pm

Cost: £55 

Make a beautiful traditional Irish Skib with Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI. These beautiful large, flat baskets were used for straining and serving potatoes in rural Ireland. Something to treasure and get plenty of use out of in your home. All materials provided. Suitable for 15+ years. Max 8 places. 


The Limelight Factory

Tuesday 2 October to 13 November (break 30 October) & Finale 20 November

7-8.30pm for 13-18 years

Cost: £30

Professional actor Sorcha Shanahan leads this brilliant course for young people which combines storytelling and drama. A journey to the depths of fun and the exploration of possibilities that haven't even be thought of yet await the intrepid adventurers who join us for 7 weeks of play, fun, performance and discovery for everyone aged 9-18! Come along, make friends and discover new stories just waiting to be told! A fabulous course for those interested in performance, writing and drama but also great for building self-esteem, confidence and teamwork skills, not forgetting creativity and the imagination! Max 12 places. 


Porcelain Clay Creations

Saturday 6 October, 10am-4pm

Cost: £45 full, £43 concession including materials

Following on from the popular Paper Clay workshop in August and due to demand, join Sandra Robinson for a day of exploring beautiful porcelain, using ceramic techniques which allow you to make either porcelain paintings or 3D objects such as small vases or tea-light holders. Works are taken and fired by Sandra before being returned for collection in time for Christmas. No previous experience required. Suitable for 16+ years. Max 10 places. 


Jewellery Making

Saturday 20 October, 10am-4pm

Cost: £50 full, £46 concession including materials

Join professional goldsmith and jewellery designer Diane Lyness to make your own sterling silver stacking rings. Learn a variety of techniques including soldering, shaping and texturing. No previous experience required. Suitable for 16+ years. Max 10 places. 


Glass Mobile Workshop

Saturday 10 November, 10am-4pm

Cost: £45 full, £43 concession including materials

Come with your own ideas to create a beautiful, colourful glass mobile for your home or garden with artist Eleanor-Jane McCartney. All materials are provided. No previous experience required. Suitable for 16+ years. Max 10 places.


Christmas Willow Decorations

Thursday 22 November, 6-9pm

Cost: £45 full, £43 concession including materials

Louise McLean of Atlantic Craft NI will help you make unique festive willow decorations for your home or garden, including reindeers, angels or stars. No experience necessary. Suitable for 16+ years. Max 10 places. 


Glass Festive Dish

Saturday 1 & 8 December, 10am-12.30

Cost: £45 full, £43 concession including materials

In this one day workshop with artist Eleanor-Jane McCartney, you will produce your own unique 15 x 15 cm beautiful dish to use over the Christmas period or give as a gift. No experience necessary. Suitable for 16+ years. Max 10 places. 


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