Regular Activities and Events
For booking information:
Telephone: 01793 979224 or 07768 917466

Please note: some regular events are weekly, some are monthly, and some only happen at certain times of the year. New programme coming in the Spring, but please ring number above if you require more information.
Creative Journaling 10:00 to 16:00 
These monthly workshops will offer a creative hub, a space in which to mindfully reflect, exploring outside/inside, with inks, brushes, pens, pencils, sticks, watercolours, found and made objects, and range of 2/3D mixed media. The idea is to allow time to have fun and playfully develop ideas, rituals, new ways of working, through experiential and experimental contemporary visual storytelling. Artist will supply a range of book arts materials, plus a sewing machine. Collect your own memorabilia, i.e. photographs, maps, drawings or old paintings, books, textiles, and favourite art making stuff. Bring a journal or something to work into, plus an apron and outdoor warm clothes, and your lunch.
Limited to 10 places

£35 per day, including materials.

Write Poetry 18:00 to 20:00
25th September, 30th October, 27th November, 18th December
Poetry Swindon present a monthly poetry writing session with Hilda Sheehan. Be inspired by a selection of poems and discussion to create new work. The sessions are suitable for all levels of writers. A fun and relaxed evening of surprise, discovery and experiment! 
£5 per session.

Poetry in the Sitting Room 18:00 to 20:00 
Poetry Swindon present a regular Poetry Night in the Sitting Room of the Richard Jefferies Museum hosted by Hilda Sheehan and Sam Loveless. Bring a favourite poem, or a poem or two you have written to share with a friendly audience. 
Monday 13th November with Sarah Watkinson Cinnamon pamphlet prize winner 2016; debut pamphlet ‘Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight’, from Cinnamon Press:
Monday 4th December - Poetry Swindon Xmas Poetry party and Celebration! £20 to include a glass of wine and food. 
Tea and Coffee, cakes for sale in the tea-room. 
6pm to 9pm.
£3 per session (Monday 4th December £20).
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Artswords Writing Course 10:30 to 12:00
Join Jill Sharp for these weekly sessions to plan, discuss, write and reflect on that novel or memoir you’ve always intended to write in sessions that are purposeful and enjoyable.
£35 for five sessions. Email: Jill on

Little Mulberries 10:30 to 12:30 From 12th September to 12th December
A parent and child morning of free nature play with a Montessori ethos, plus music and stories. With Hilda Sheehan (Montessori Diploma & Kindermusik Educator).
£60 (12 sessions). Siblings £30.
Please get in touch if you are on a low-income or require instalments.

Greene Ferne Writers 12:30 to 15:00
Participants bring work-in-progress for group feedback/discussion, on one poem or 1000 words of prose.

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Groundforce 13:30 to 16:00
Join us for light duties in the garden or house - an informal afternoon where jobs get done, but very slowly. We have a million jobs to do, but we always have fin too!

​​Story Walks10:00 to 11:30
For toddlers, with their carers.
Join Suzie and Hilda for a fun morning of stories, arts & music, exploring nature, splashing in puddles, and running about.
£2 per child (£1 for subsequent child). Pay on door.

Creative Well-being 10:30 to 12:30
A confidence building class with Jaime Bullock to gently open you up from personal constraints, to explore and challenge your inhibitions using laughter, fun and the arts in a wonderful safe environment or if you are feeling lost and directionless we will help you to re-find yourself and point you in the right direction to happiness. All materials will be provided, bring a pack lunch if would like to stay afterwards for a chill and chat in the Richard Jefferies Museum.

Art & Inspiration for Home Educated Children 13:00 to 15:00
Once a month on Thursdays

Arts awards and arts fun and adventure for children who are home schooled. Be inspired by nature, art, poetry, music and everything creative. Optional study towards Discover and Explore Arts Award with Suzie Simmons or optional study towards Bronze & Silver Arts Award with Hilda Sheehan.
£7 per session
Arts Awards Moderation: £10 for Explore, £20 for Bronze.

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Stone Carving Courses

Drop-ins 10:00 - 13:00
25th November, 30th December, 27th January, 24th February, 24th March
A monthly group for keen carvers. Please note, that previous experience is essential.
Tools & guidence are on hand by Maya and David and stone is available to buy or order
£15 per session
1 & 2 Day Courses for 2018 10:00 - 16:00
21st & 22nd April, 2nd & 3rd June, 28th & 29th July, 8th & 9th September
Courses for everyone, including absolute beginners.
Stone, tools, tution and a soup lunch provided. Limited spaces on each course so booking essential
1 day £80
2 days £150