The Bridge Spring 2018 Brochure


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The Bridge offers practical and leisure courses and workshops. Some of our courses are subsidised to benefit the local community and those on benefits. We also offer free 1-to-1 information, advice & guidance (IAG) and literacy sessions.

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Spring 2018 Call: 01273 687053 Visit: Learning to make life better FREE SUPPORT & ADVICE Personal Development Money Matters Job Search NEW COURSES Creative Writing Be Your Own Life Coach Introduction to Teaching Assistant


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The Bridge Community Education Centre Spring 2018 01273 687053 • | Half Term: 12 – 16 February SPRING CLASSES AT A GLANCE (Half-Term Feb 12 –16) MONDAYS 10am – 12 noon 10am – 1pm 10am – 1pm 10.30am – 12 noon 12.30pm – 2.30pm 3pm – 5pm TANGO, RUMBA & FLAMENCO CONFIDENCE BUILDING MAKE THE CHANGE MINDFUL MOVEMENT & RELAXATION POTTERY & CERAMICS FOR ALL POTS OF TALENT TUESDAYS 9.30am – 4pm FOOD HYGIENE - Level 2 10am – 12 noon JOB CLUB 10am – 12 noon ART FOR ALL 10am – 1pm BOOST YOUR WELLBEING 12.30pm – 2.30pm EXPERIMENTS IN PRINTING 10.30am – 12.30pm CREATIVE WRITING WEDNESDAYS 9.30am – 4pm 10am – 12 noon 10am – 12.30pm EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - Level 2 ESOL Group INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ASSISTANT THURSDAYS 10am – 12 noon 10am – 1pm 1pm – 3pm 6pm – 7.15pm 6.30pm – 8.30pm 7pm – 8pm IT FOR BEGINNERS FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP IT FOR IMPROVERS YOGA FOR ALL POTTERY & CERAMICS HATTON FITNESS CLASSES FRIDAYS 9.30am – 2pm 9.45am – 1.15pm 10am – 12 noon 10am – 1pm 10am – 1pm 10.30am – 1pm 1pm – 3pm 1pm – 4pm 1.30pm – 4.30pm 1.30pm – 6pm GUITAR LESSONS WILD MIND IN SPRING JOB CLUB EXTRA MONEY MATTERS CONFIDENCE BUILDING BE YOUR OWN LIFE COACH PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE CREATIVE WELLBEING PIANO LESSONS ARTS, CRAFTS & MUSIC n ART FOR ALL Jan 16 – Mar 27 • 10 sessions Tuesdays 10am – 12noon Tutor: Kitty Cava • Cost: A: £80 B: £40 C: £20 Suitable for all levels. Learn about art and develop your drawing and painting skills. You will work with a new theme each term. Students are encouraged to look at the work of other artists and experiment with a range of materials. n CREATIVE WRITING Feb 27 – Mar 27 • 5 sessions Tuesdays 10.30am -12.30pm Tutor: Clare Whistler • Cost: Free From a teapot to a forest, a pebble to an envelope, this course will use different stimuli to spark memories and the imagination to inspire you to write in many different ways. Develop your writing in a no pressure environment with a sense of support and shared laughter. Open to all, no experience needed. Please bring a notebook and pen. n PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT Jan 26 – Mar 23 • 8 sessions Fridays 1pm – 3pm Tutor: Denise Felkin • Cost: A: £75 B: £30 C: £15 Master the art of developing a photography project. The course will guide and support you through personal project ideas and offer constructive advice. You will need to provide a digital camera and an idea to develop visually. n EXPERIMENTS IN PRINTING Jan 23 - Mar 13 • 7 sessions Tuesdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm Tutor: Belinda Channer • Cost: Free Drawing, painting & basic print-making techniques will be taught and explored with an emphasis on developing an individual collection of samples, ideas and finished artwork. These can be used for further studies and/or enrichment of existing arts practice. n FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP March 22 • 1 session Thursday 10am – 1pm • Tutor: Nina Tucknott Cost: A: £25 C: £8 + £10 materials to all Come along and make a spring like design with an experienced floral designer. We will be making a pretty table centre featuring an array of cheerful flowers and foliage – the perfect inspiration for Easter time. All flowers and other materials will be provided for a £10 cost, payable to the tutor on the day. n GUITAR LESSONS Jan 12 – Mar 23 • Fridays 9.30am – 2pm Tutor: Robin Jones • Cost: A: £12 for 30 min lesson Have a first go at strumming the guitar, learn to play your favourite tune or perfect your singing and song writing skills. All levels and abilities welcome. n PIANO LESSONS Jan 12 – Mar 23 • Fridays 1.30pm – 6pm Tutor: Lubov Simon Cost: £7.50 for 20 min, £10.50 for 30 min lesson Lubov is a classically trained pianist. All ages and abilities are welcome. 100% pass rate in the piano exam. n POTTERY & CERAMICS FOR ALL DAYTIME: Jan 15 - Mar 19 • 9 sessions Mondays 12.30pm – 2.30pm EVENINGS: Jan 18 – Mar 22 • 9 sessions Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm • Tutor: Sabine Dahn Cost: A: £80 B: £40 C: £20 + £5 materials to all Beginners will gain confidence in basic ceramic techniques: pinching, coiling and slabbing. Scope for experienced pottery enthusiasts to develop their own ideas. Material and firings included within limits. n POTS OF TALENT Jan 15 - Mar 19 • 9 sessions Mondays 3pm - 5pm Tutor: Sabine Dahn • Cost: £22.50 membership fee + materials according to use Community Group Pots of Talent invites new members to get their hands on clay and be creative in a supportive group setting. n POT THROWING OPPORTUNITIES Dates by arrangement with the tutor • 3 hour sessions for parties of 3 people • Cost: £45pp including materials and firing of up to 3 small pots Opportunity for three people to have expert tuition on throwing a pot on a wheel! Beginners and those with previous experience welcome! HEALTH & WELLBEING n BOOST YOUR WELLBEING Jan 23 • 1 session Tuesday 10am – 1pm Tutor: Mind in Brighton & Hove • Cost: FREE This workshop will help you start the New Year on a positive note! Join us for range of interactive and creative exercises where we will explore what helps us build our personal resilience and make improvements to our wellbeing, using the 5 Ways to Wellbeing model. n CONFIDENCE BUILDING Jan 22 - Feb 9 • 6 sessions Mondays and Fridays 10am – 1pm Tutor: Dovi Requena • Cost: A: £30 C: £10 Increase your confidence and self-esteem in an encouraging and supportive environment. The course offers practical techniques to help overcome hurdles, build confidence and develop peace of mind. Learn to create positive thoughts and take small steps towards your goals. n CREATIVE WELLBEING Feb 2 - Mar 16 • 6 sessions Fridays 1.30pm - 4.30pm Tutor: Ali Rabjohns • Cost: A: £30 C: £10 Come and explore different artistic techniques and exercises in a safe and supportive environment. Learn simple, fun creative skills, whilst being inspired by the natural world and all its seasons. We will be concentrating on the theme of discovering your authentic voice. You’re warmly welcomed to join this friendly therapeutic group. n BE YOUR OWN LIFE COACH Feb 23 - Mar 23 • 5 sessions Fridays 10.30am – 1.00pm Tutor: Lara Desai • Cost: FREE This friendly and supportive course is open to all. You don’t need any experience, only a desire to move forward. You will develop strategies to nurture your resilience and self-esteem, challenge negative thinking patterns and learn how to set yourself realistic and achievable goals. n MAKE THE CHANGE Jan 15 – Feb 19 + three follow up sessions on Mar 5, 19 and 26 • 8 sessions Mondays 10am – 1pm Tutor: Alistair Duncan • Cost: A: 30 C: £ 10 Do you ever look at life and feel that given the right break you could be and do so much more? Do you wish you could be happier, feel better about yourself and have better relationships with those around you? This fascinating and practical course will help you discover and make the best use of our natural abilities. Come along and start out an exciting new phase in your life. 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n HATTON FITNESS CLASSES Jan 11 - Mar 29 Thursdays 7pm – 8pm • Tutor: Thev Cost: £5 per class with concessions available. Fun and exciting total body group exercise class suitable for all levels of fitness and capabilities. The Hatton Fitness class uses real-boxing techniques to aid fat-loss, muscle tone and improve general well-being. No prior experience is necessary. n MINDFUL MOVEMENT & RELAXATION Jan 15 - Feb 5 • 4 sessions Mondays 10.30am - 12noon Tutor: Sabine Dahn • Cost: A: £28 B: £24 C: £16 And Feb 19 - Mar 19 • 5 sessions Mondays 10.30am - 12noon • Tutor: Sabine Dahn Cost: A: £35 B: £30 C: £20 Simple movement & breathing practices to create ease & lightness in body and mind. A significant first step towards becoming pro-active in your health management. Participants with physical or mental health challenges most welcome (mixed ability class). n TANGO, RUMBA & FLAMENCO – Beginners and Improvers Jan 15 - Mar 26 • 10 sessions Mondays 10am – 12noon • Tutor: Cecelia Donoso Cost: £3.50 per session or £30 in advance Learn the basic steps and movements for three dance styles in one class. Great exercise for co-ordination, flexibility and toning. Learn to work with and without a partner in a relaxed and fun class. Suitable for all levels. n YOGA FOR ALL Jan 18 - Mar 22 • 9 sessions Thursdays 6pm - 7.15pm Tutor: Karen Bramley • Cost: A: £70 B: £40 C: £15 Strengthen and stretch your body, clear and calm your mind and increase your sense of wellbeing and vitality at this gentle and welcoming yoga class. n WILD MIND IN SPRING Jan 26 - Mar 23 • 8 Sessions Fridays 9.45am – 1.15pm Tutor: Alistair Duncan • Cost: £10 Nature has amazing power to help you have a healthy mind and a relaxed body. In these sessions at Stanmer Park you will learn new techniques and have wonderful experiences to help you along the road to a happier you and to deepen your relationship with nature. Please wear clothing and footwear which will keep you warm and dry. LITERACY, LANGUAGE & NUMERACY n LITERACY Ongoing • Free Literacy support for adults who need help with reading, writing, speaking and listening. Provided by trained volunteers on a one-to-one basis. For more information or to register your interest in becoming a volunteer tutor, please phone Jocelyn on 01273 687053. n ESOL Group Ongoing • Free Wednesdays 10am – 12noon Supported opportunities and skills for conversation and making friends with trips and talks to your local support and leisure services. We can support you in finding a job, work experience and accessing accredited ESOL classes around the City. To find out more please phone Jocelyn on 01273 687053. n BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE – Beginners and Improvers Jan 26 - Mar 23 • 8 sessions Fridays 1pm – 4pm Tutor: Natalia Cybaniak • Cost: A £90 B: £40 C: £20 This course will enable you to develop skills in BSL to sign a variety of topics including food and drink, holidays and travel, colours, numbers and many more! At the end of the course you will be able to have basic conversations in BSL and you will also develop skills in deaf awareness. WORK SKILLS AND IT n EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK - Level 2 Award Feb 21 • 1 session • Wednesday 9.30am – 4pm Tutor: James Aldcroft • Cost: A: £40 C: £12 A widely recognised qualification lasting 3 years. Participants will be confident in an emergency and can act as first aiders in their workplace. The course covers a wide range of first aid situations and offers hands-on advice and practice. n FOOD HYGIENE - Level 2 Award Mar 13 • 1 session • Tuesday 9.30am – 4pm Tutor: James Aldcroft • Cost: A: £50 C: £12 Gain the standard qualification for anyone working in, or wanting to get into, the catering industry. Run in a fun and lively way, the course will give people greater confidence to prepare safe food. n INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING ASSISTANT Feb 21 - Mar 14 • 4 sessions Wednesdays 10am – 12.30pm Tutor: Kirsten Joris • Cost: FREE This course will help you understand the skills and knowledge that are needed to become a Teaching Assistant and understand more about working in a school/education environment including boundaries and safeguarding. n IT FOR BEGINNERS Jan 18 - Mar 29 • 10 sessions Thursdays 10am – 12noon Tutor: David Purkiss • Cost: £10 Learn computer basics such as using the mouse, keyboard, Word files and folders, Internet and email. Suitable for IT beginners and those who are worried about using the computer. n IT FOR IMPROVERS Jan 18 - Mar 29 • 10 sessions Thursdays 1pm – 3pm Tutor: David Purkiss • Cost: £10 Perfect your skills in using Word, the Internet and email. This course is for IT improvers who would like to learn more and expand their existing knowledge of the computer. n JOB CLUB Ongoing Free Tuesdays 10am - 12noon Facilitator: Tony Marshall Get help with CV writing, covering letters, application forms and interview techniques. Computers and an adviser at hand to help you with your individual job searches. Good job success rate for previous attendees! n JOB CLUB EXTRA Fridays 10am -12noon Facilitator: Tony Marshall/Jenny Draycott Cost: FREE Join these FREE high impact workshops for specific input on: Effective CVs and applications Feb 2 Discover your skills and talents Feb 23 Successful interviewing Mar 9 Career change Mar 23 MONEY SKILLS n MONEY MATTERS WORKSHOP Jan 26, Mar 2 and Mar 16 Fridays 10am – 1pm Tutor: Jenny Draycott • Cost: FREE Managing your finances sounds like a straightforward concept yet it can be a challenge. Stay on top of your finances by setting up a budget plan, managing debt, using an online benefit calculator, accessing charitable grants and making the most of what you have got. FREE SPECIALIST ADVICE Talk to our advisers who will support you to get the support you need: Moneyworks Advice Line Call 0800 9887037 to receive free independent advice on a range of money issues including dealing with debt, benefits and paying for your fuel bills. Mental Health & Wellbeing Call Mind on 01273 809288 or visit if you are looking for information and advice on how to look after your mental health or want to know about local services and groups. Sign up for our email newsletter for all the latest on courses, workshops and events:


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Routes Internship Programme Are you unemployed? Want support to get back into work? Taking part in Routes is all about building your confidence, getting up-to-date skills and making real progress towards better work opportunities. With this programme you can also get: • Recent relevant work experience • A reference letter • Training • Travel expenses We also provide interview practice and support with submitting job applications, to give you the best possible chance of finding paid work. Careers and Employment Advice & Financial Education Our professionally qualified advisers offer 1-2-1 appointments and small group sessions; Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) can help you plan and achieve your goals. • Career planning and coaching • CV writing, interview practice and help getting a job • Find out about learning, training, volunteering • Help to stay on top of your finances, by setting up a budget plan, benefit checker and referral to specialist agencies Contact Mirco, your dedicated Routes Internship Coordinator on 01273 687053 / 074 656 37 002 Free, impartial, personal and confidential. To book an appointment please phone 01273 687053 or email Literacy ESOL Free Literacy Lessons One-to-one weekly lessons with trained volunteers, supported by literacy specialists Join our FREE weekly supported ESOL group for: • Opportunities and skills for conversation and making new friends • Trips & talks to local information, support and leisure services • Support in getting a job • Financial education • Volunteering opportunities • Support in accessing ESOL around the City For details phone Jocelyn on 01273 645765 or email A person-centred approach to reducing social isolation and increasing cultural integration


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How to join and how to find us HOW TO JOIN Pick up the phone 01273 687053 and talk to us. Or call into The Bridge during the day Monday to Friday. We’ll show you how easy it is. ENROLMENT In most cases you will need to come in for an appointment with one of our advisers to complete the necessary forms and bring in evidence, if you are applying for a concession. If you are working and cannot get in we will be able to do this over the phone. PAYING FOR YOUR COURSES Once you have paid for a course you will have secured your place.We accept payment by cash or card in person or by phone. We cannot give refunds unless a course is cancelled by us. If you can’t afford course fees, please talk to one of our advisers about further support we might be able to provide. COURSES - ABC Some courses have 3 price codes - A, B, C. A The cost of the course before any discount. B Those who live locally may pay less - this goes on postcode areas, please ask for details. C For those on a means tested benefit. You will need to bring in evidence (no more than three months old) and some form of ID. If you are aged 65 or over you need to bring in evidence with your date of birth on. Please ask staff for more information. LOCATION We are located just off the Lewes Road (North Moulsecoomb/Falmer), near the Keep and next to a school called BACA. Easily accessible by bus and train. Buses 25 and 28 pass nearby, and the 49 bus stops about ten minutes’ walk away. Four miles from Hove and six miles from Lewes. We also have free parking, for over six hundred cars. Stony Mere Way Coldean Lane Falmer Hill A27 A27 Falmer Station A27 Brighton Academy 24/25/25a 25b/25c Coldean Lane Bus Stop Bus Stop Lewes Road A270 25 The Keep Bus Stop A270 Lucraft Road BridgeNewick Road CEodCmuecmnauttrineointyChailey RoadRingmer Drive Halland Road 49 Bus BolnSetyonReocardoss Road Egginton Road Stop Ashurst Road Brighton Aldridge Community Academy University of Brighton A27 American Express Community Stadium The Bridge Community Education Centre Lucraft Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton BN2 4PN bridgebrighton Call: 01273 687053 Email: thebridgebrighton Visit: A company Limited by Guarantee No 4179358 Registered Charity No 1100405 Thank you to all our partners.



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