Afternoon events, Workshops

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Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

English Conversation Classes

Learn how to speak English and engage in an English spoken conversation.

Westminster Reference Library, London WC2H

Mon 27 Oct

Free, adv booking required / 020 7641 1300

Mon 3 Nov

Free, adv booking required / 020 7641 1300

Mon 10 Nov

Free, adv booking required / 020 7641 1300

…and 2 more dates until 24 Nov

Introduction to Dressmaking

If you've always wanted to make your own dresses, this course gives you the chance to learn the necessary sewing techniques (including those tricky zips and sleeves) and know-how in adapting patterns to make your very own couture masterpiece. With instructor Hazel Lethaby.

Edinburgh Contemporary Crafts Centre

Sat 25 Oct

£200 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs Saturdats, 6 Sep–8 Nov, 2014.

Sat 1 Nov

£200 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs Saturdats, 6 Sep–8 Nov, 2014.

Sat 8 Nov

£200 for ten weeks / 0131 225 5248

Please note: This course runs Saturdats, 6 Sep–8 Nov, 2014.

Nordic Walking

Nordic Walking is a specific fitness technique that enhances everyday walking with the use of poles. This adds two massive benefits to your walking, the use of poles tones the upper body muscles and abdominals as well as the legs and bottom all while burning 20% more calories than ordinary walking. Nordic walking is great…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Sun 26 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

Mon 27 Oct

Meet at the East Gate

£55 Booking essential, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £49.50) / 0131 248 2909

…and 180 more dates until 25 Jun 2015

Easel Sketching in the Gallery

If you feel inspired enough by the masterpieces in the gallery to try your hand at a bit of sketching, come along for a session led by artist Damian Callan. There's a different subject each month, and sometimes a live model.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Thu 20 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Fri 12 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

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Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School

Burlesque art class with a relaxed atmosphere, music, drinks and interesting models.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 9 Nov

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

Sun 14 Dec

£7 (£5) / 0141 222 2254

Early Years Drama: 5–8 year Old Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play. Ages 5–8.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 7 Nov

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 14 Nov

Children £2.50 / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

The Makers Workshop Taster Workshops

Spend an afternoon at Art Village with resident jewellers Eilidh and Ishbel and design and hand craft a piece of unique silver jewellery. Designed for beginners the four hour workshop teaches fundamental techniques such as piercing, soldering, polishing, forming and doming. All tools and materials are provided.

Art Village, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver pendant

Sat 8 Nov

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver ring

Sun 30 Nov

£45–£50 / 0141 632 1680

Make a silver bangle for Christmas

…and 3 more dates until 20 Dec

Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

Shape-Note Singing Workshop

Have a go at joining in this traditional form of singing from the American South.

Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Nov

£7 suggested donation / 0131 225 4825

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Stargazers

A show in the planetarium exploring the night sky. Learn how to find your way around the sky using the stars, spot seasonal constellations and identify other naked-eye objects. Best for under 7s.

Glasgow Science Centre

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

…and 3 more dates until 30 Oct

Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham

Thu 30 Oct

Small Pool

£9.30 (Children £5.50; £7) / 01434 611754

Thu 6 Nov

Small Pool

£9.30 (Children £5.50; £7) / 01434 611754

Thu 13 Nov

Small Pool

£9.30 (Children £5.50; £7) / 01434 611754

…and 2 more dates until 27 Nov

Curtain Making Workshop

A workshop that teaches you window measuring; how to calculate fabric quantities, attach linings and heading tapes; and how to hem and arrange pleats? This means curtains for you. Booking is essential.

Remade in Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£22 (£18) / 0131 261 5904

10% early bird booking discount until Sun 5 October with booking code EB10.

Generation by Night

Early evening talks, demonstrations, hands-on art-making sessions, live music and other creative responses to the Generation art programme.

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

Free / 0131 225 6671

Part of Generation.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Thu 13 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

An artist's talk from Ross Sinclair and a site-specific DJ set from Loops Haunt. Part of Generation.

Thu 11 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

Julie Roberts talks about how institutional constraints on the female body affect her work. Part of Generation.

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 624 6200

Ciara Phillips, Claire Barclay and Kate Davis discuss their work. Part of Generation.

Strange Town Youth Theatre

Weekly drama classes for kids to have fun with drama games, learn new skills and make some buddies. All the plays are written by young people for young people.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

Fri 31 Oct

£75 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 5 Sep–12 Dec 2014.

Wed 5 Nov

£95 per term / 0131 629 0292

Ages 11–14. Please note: This course runs 3 Sep–10 Dec 2014.

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Adult Art Afternoons

Free classes to help you unleash your inner art beast. Booking is essential.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 0141 287 3050

…and 4 more dates until 7 Dec

Back to Basics

Explore the nature and wildlife of the country park. Booking is essential.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sun 26 Oct

Free / 01563 554734

A look at hibernation and the animals that participate.

Beer Making Workshop

Learn to make beer in a hands on class in Brixton.

London Beer Lab, SW9

Sat 25 Oct

£120 / 07948 160953

Early Years Drama Classes: Pre-School Workshop

Youngsters are introduced to drama through games, activities and creative play.

Merry-Go-Round, Glasgow

Fri 31 Oct

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 7 Nov

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

Fri 14 Nov

£2.50 / 0141 423 2299

…and 6 more dates until 26 Dec

Exploring Celtic Traditons with David Campbell

David Campbell leads a workshops in the Celtic storytelling traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Oct

£15 / 0131 556 9579

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Great Jewish Short Stories: Course

Freelance writer and reviewer David Herman takes a look at a variety of Jewish stories from pre-First World War Prague to late 20th century America and how Jewish writing has changed over time.

London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11

Tue 11 Nov

£96 / 020 8457 5000

Interactive Music Workshop

Interactive African music workshop with Moroccan musician Omar Afif.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 332 6535

Part of Africa in Motion.

Marcia Farquhar: Day of the Dead doll making workshop

A doll-making workshop inspired by the Mexica Dia de Muertos holiday, from the artist whose Larger Than Life exhibition is running concurrently at the gallery.

Grand Union, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0121 643 9079

Sattva Karate - Harrow Goju Ryu Karate Do

Karate classes in harrow for children and adults, we are family friendly so everyone can get involved.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Sun 26 Oct

£20 per month, discounts for families / 020 8428 0124

Sun 2 Nov

£20 per month, discounts for families / 020 8428 0124

Sun 9 Nov

£20 per month, discounts for families / 020 8428 0124

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

Teen Circuit: Workshop

The gym team leads a supervised exercise class for teenagers aged 12 to 15.

Doncaster Dome

Mon 27 Oct

Fitness Village

£2.25 / 01302 370777

Tue 28 Oct

Fitness Village

£2.25 / 01302 370777

Wed 29 Oct

Fitness Village

£2.25 / 01302 370777

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