What's On

We also host many events that aren't listed here 

Special Events and Short Courses

The Paper Peonies | handmade cards and crafty projects

Whether you are seasoned or new to crafting, you are invited to try a new hobby where everything is provided for you in these monthly classes. During each two hour class, you'll make lovely things to take home - beautiful handmade cards and matching envelopes, for example, or gift bags or boxes.  Don't worry if this is your first time crafting, full guidance will be given. You'll complete some during the session, and any remaining you can prepare and then assemble at home.  If you have lots of cards to send or want to make more, additional materials can be purchased at any time.  

Booking is essential to ensure sufficient supplies are available. Contact : Kirsty Blowers 07999 785107      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Also on Facebook and Instagram.

7pm - 9.30pm.  Your first class is FREE

Class Dates for 2019: 16 Oct, 20 Nov, 11 Dec; and 2020 : 15 Jan, 12 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 Aug, 16 Sept, 21 Oct, 18 Nov and 9 Dec.

The Crafty Affair | Christmas Wooden Sleigh Centrepiece Class

Sunday 3rd November 10.00 - 16.00

Come and join us in our special all-day class.  We'll be making a beautiful large Christmas Wooden Sleigh which can be used as a stunning table centrepiece.  All you'll need to bring is a basic toolkit (scissors, adhesives, craft knife, pokey hole ) and your packed lunch.  We shall have various adhesives available on the day for you to purchase should you need them.  The cost of the class is £40 per person to include everything to make your project and also some pieces to take home with you for further projects.  Deposit of £15 to be made at time of booking via PayPal Friends and Family.  The remaining balance will be due by Friday 18th October.  Contact Kirsty Blowers & Carla Low on 07999 785107 / 07908 835073    E Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Also on Facebook and Instagram for sneak peek pictures!

Refreshments and sweet treats will be served throughout the day.  Don't forget to bring some pennies for a prize raffle, £2 each or 3 for £5

Learn to Play the Bodhran (Irish drum) | Next beginners course starts Spring 2020, date TBA 

£75 including refreshments | 7pm till 8.30pm | Please get in touch to register your interest, places are limited

A five week course to get you started playing this fabulous drum. You'll be learning in a small group (you're not so exposed!!) and the course is suitable for absolute beginners. Drums are provided if you need to borrow one (deposit required). It covers all the foundations - how to hold the stick and the drum, basic strokes, and jig and reel rhythms. No musical knowledge needed. The course is taught by experienced percussionist and tutor Sue Szymanski (The Floozies, CBT, Bophouseblue) and was developed in response to comments that many online tutorials can move things forward too quickly, and don't allow for playing time, nor enough time for technique to 'bed in'. Advance bookings only please, suitable for ages 16+. Sue also teaches one to one lessons privately.

Call Sue on 07917 624 381 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Story Frog A wonderful pre-school class which aims to support parents and care-givers in teaching their children the skills they need for reading and writing, all through play. Aimed at 2 - 5 year olds, we're all about capturing little imaginations! As well as phonics, we focus on listening skills, oral blending, fine motor control skills, expressive arts and more, all in a play-based, child-led environment.

We also have a Tiddlers class for the smaller people in your life.  Focussed around those really early life skills like tummy time and sitting up through to developing their speech development and language skills, music, rhythm,  songs and nursery rhymes!  Did you know, if a child knows 8 nursery rhymes before they are three then they are set to develop well in school?  All that AND we love to get messy and develop their gross motor skills so they can hop around like the biggest frogs in the pond! Aimed at babysitting from sitting to around age 2.

Weekly sessions start on Monday 2nd September at 1.15pm for pre-school and 2.15pm for tiddlers.

Another huge benefit from the classes is socialising with other parents/carers of children around the same age. Contact : Abi Clarke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Counselling and Psychology Services. We currently have one freelance practitioner who works from our building. Contact her directly to access services.

Irmina Wojslaw MA, MBPsS, PPA speaks fluent Polish as well as English. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0756 13 50 208

Fresh Start - New Beginnings offer sessions here every week. For more information and support please see their website

3D Baby Hand & Foot Casting services | By appointment only Birds Baby Boutique will be offering their 3D Baby Hand & Foot Casting services from The Centre, creating magical memories of babies tiny fingers and toes. By appointment only. Information can be found on the website www.birdsbabyboutique.co.uk or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .uk

 

Regular Events and Courses

Mondays

Russian School An established school - after school time, term time only. Please see their website for details www.buryrussianschool.co.uk

Pop Up Dance | Offering classes in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Acrobatic Arts. See website for further infomation or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07484 874 576.www.pop-updance.co.uk

Launch Pad | A course to build confidence and skills with a view to moving forwards into work. Provided by realise Futures in partnership with JobcentrePlus. Advance bookings only - to book a place please go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury. 

The Story Frog - details as above

Tuesdays

Launch Pad | A course to build confidence and skills with a view to moving forwards into work. Provided by realise Futures in partnership with JobcentrePlus. Advance bookings only - to book a place please go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury. 

Pop Up Dance | Offering classes in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Acrobatic Arts. See website for further infomation or contact eleanor@pop-updance.co.uk or call 07484 874 576. www.pop-updance.co.uk

Wednesdays

Cygnets Dance Studio Ballet classes for various ages and levels. Term time only.
Nataliya 07769 803 308 see their website for full details www.cygnetsballet.co.uk

Launch Pad | A course to build confidence and skills with a view to moving forwards into work. Provided by Realise Futures in partnership with JobcentrePlus. Advance bookings only - to book a place please go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury. 

Thursdays

Pop Up Dance | Offering classes in Royal Academy of Dance Ballet and Acrobatic Arts. See website for further infomation or contact eleanor@pop-updance.co.uk or call 07484 874 576. www.pop-updance.co.uk

Launch Pad | A course to build confidence and skills with a view to moving forwards into work. Provided by Realise Futures in partnership with JobcentrePlus. Advance bookings only - to book a place please go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury. 

Fridays

Multicultural Women's Group. Monthly coffee morning, 10am till 12pm. Usually second Friday of the month - please check www.multicultural-womens-group-bse.weebly.com

Cindy Rose Yoga  Two classes every Friday  - first class 6.15pm till 7.15pm, second class 7.30pm till 8.30pm, £6 per class. All levels welcome, please bring your own mat. Contact Cindy directly on 07450 215 030, or see her Facebook page CindyRoseYoga or website www.CindyRoseYoga.co.uk

Amplifon Hearing Aid Clinic A clinic held fortnightly, by appt only. Appointments need to be booked in advance with Amplifon directly. Hearing tests are free - there may be a charge for some of their services. Please contact them directly via their website or call 0800 033 4055  www.amplifon.com

Town Pastors. Hengrave Room 9pm -4am. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Helpline 07594 334 215

Saturdays

Cygnets Ballet School. Various classes for different ages, including an adult class. Contact Nataliya for further details or see their website www.cygnetsballet.co.uk

Dance Rhythms Working with the principles of free movement and explorative dance and to awaken the self-healing process.  Through the teachings of Gabrielle Roth (5Rhythms) and Leo Rutherford (Trance Dance Explorations), Hannah Alexander brings a wealth of movement and bodywork therapy knowledge to hold this safe space for people to explore and create.  Next dates:- 10 Aug; 14 Sept; 12 Oct; 9 Nov; 14 December, all 6.30pm. £15

Absolutely no experience required - move as little or as much as you desire!

More info and booking: 07850 652529 or www.livingrhythm.co.uk  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Vegan Dining Club Join us on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm here at The Centre. The meals are usually by donation with a small fee to reserve your seat. For full information, and to book please see www.happyfoodcoop.com

Town Pastors. Hengrave Room 9pm - 4am. For more info contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Helpline 07594 334 215

Sundays

Gilgal Pentecostal Church.  This group has now moved to their own premises. We wish them well. 

 

Other organisations that regularly use / have used our building include Bury Theatre Workshop, West Suffolk College, The Theatre Royal, Suffolk Mind, Include, Fresh Start - New Beginnings, Catch 22, One Life Suffolk, Arthritis Action, Realise Futures, Suffolk Family Carers, ACE Anglia.

We host various training, work related and leisure courses provided by Realise Futures Learning and Development such as Launch Pad and Confidence Workshops that may not be listed above. Call 0300 456 2050 (local rate) or see http://www.rflearn.co.uk