This Week’s Ageing Creatively Activities

We have had another exciting week since our last article. At our Creative Arts Club at Theale Library, we did silk painting with the wonderful Helen Mortimer with some incredible results!

Cinderella our 2021/2022 pantomime also opened at the Corn Exchange on Friday to a packed auditorium (oh yes it did!), we are incredibly excited to share the magic of panto land in the run up to Christmas. 


Rural Ageing Creatively Activities this week

We have lots of workshops this week out and about around West Berkshire. Take a look below at the sessions (in order from Thursday 2 December – Wednesday 8 December)


Creative Arts Club at Theale Library

Uncover your creativity and experience a different art form each week in this free course for beginners and experienced art lovers alike.

Location: Theale Library

Date and Time: Thursday 2nd December 2.30pm – 4pm



Creatives Class at Fair Close, Newbury

Join us for a weekly free arts and crafts workshop with Helen Mortimer at Fair Close Day Centre in Newbury.

Location: Fair Close Day Centre

Date and Time: Wednesday mornings 10.30am – 11.30am


Ageing Creatively activities at the Corn Exchange

Stitch and Sew

Join us in the Balcony Bar for a social sewing, knitting or crocheting session. We will have some simple projects available or bring whatever you are currently working on. This is a drop-in session.

Location: Balcony Bar, Corn Exchange Newbury

Date and Time: Thursday 2 December, 10am – 11.30am

Cost: £3.50

Sing 55
Join some good company in this feel good community singing group for the over 55’s.

Location: Corn Exchange Learning Centre
Date and Time:
Tuesday 7 December 2pm – 3.45pm

Find out more about all of our Ageing Creatively activities here:

Dementia Friendly Screening 

You can enjoy one of the all-time classic Christmas films in our cosy cinema. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) is directed by Frank Capra and stars James Stewart in a heart-warming tale of love and family values.


On Monday 13 December at 11.30am we have a dementia-friendly screening. This screening is designed to meet the needs of those living with dementia and their carers.

Find out more about the film and watch a trailer here:

About Ageing Creatively at the Corn Exchange

Our Ageing Creatively programme delivers a huge array of creative workshops, classes and courses specifically tailored to the over 55’s. All of the sessions are designed to increase wellbeing, activate learning and participation and enhance and enthuse everyone.

Have a great week!

Corn Exchange Ageing Creatively team.

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