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Independent workshops

As well as holding our own events and workshops, The Spring is home to some vibrant, creative local businesses who hire rooms for their activities. For details and bookings, please used the contacts provided.


Exploring Music

14 dates between 9 January – 10 April Course fee: £85 or £7 per session

With Terry Barfoot

A series of meetings examining the repertoire of great classical composers, including a concert by the Marmen String Quartet.
The course is for anyone who has an interest in music, and will feature a variety of repertoire by the great composers.

For more information, please call 023 9238 3356 or email

Mondays 1.30pm - 3pm

Monkey Music

12 January – 6 April (half term 23 February)

Award winning fun and educational pre-school music sessions.

Music is introduced in a way children enjoy and find easy to understand.

Includes sensory experience for babies, language and counting for toddlers. self-expression and confidence building for pre-schoolers.

Book your free session by sending an email to: or calling 023 9400 0226

Thursday mornings 10am-12.30pm

Rock School

1 February - 14 June Cost: £4.50 a session

Ages 10-19

All equipment provided. Have loads of fun, learn how to play an instrument, write songs and record them at the East Street studios.

Music Fusion is a youth music charity delivering music projects to over 30,000 young people each year.

For more information, please send an email to

Wednesday 4.30pm - 6.30pm

The Elgar Society Southern Branch

Elgar's Second Symphony Free

Saturday 21 January, 2.00pm
When not composing, Elgar engaged in a wide number of interests including cycling, golf, horse racing, chemistry and woodwork. Martin Passande, former Chairman of London Branch, will talk about the depth and breadth of Elgar’s leisure activities and, in some cases, their influence on his work.

Saturday 22 April, 2.00pm
Rosa Newmarch was an influential figure in the musical life of early 20th century London. During the 1890s she visited Russia and got to know several of its composers.
She wrote the programme notes for Henry Wood’s Promenade Concerts for some forty years and arranged only visit to this country in 1926. Peter Avis, a former music administrator, now writes CD booklets and programme notes and gives pre-concert talks. More recently he presented a radio programme about Rosa Newmarch. In his talk he will explore the many aspects of her fascinating life.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Wendy Wiseman, Branch Secretary
Tel: 01590 626516

Saturday 21 Jan, 2pm
Saturday 22 Apr, 2pm

Mindfulness Workshops

Finding the peace within the chaos by living in the moment without regret about the past or worry about the future. 

Introductory Day
Saturday 11 March, 10am - 4pm

Full Course
Thursday 9, 16, 23 May, June 6, 13, 20, 10am - 12.30pm

Introductory Day £50, Full Course £120

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For more information contact Pat Sawyer on 07925 300 320 or email