Number 8 volunteers attended a ceremony on Friday 4 November to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award was presented by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, The Hon Lady Morrison and was accepted by long-time volunteer Eileen Perry on behalf of all Number 8 volunteers.
Number 8 plays host to a number of local organisations who use space at Number 8 for their arts and leisure activity. Download a full timetable of those classes here.
KFA Dance Exercise
Exercise class for age 50+ which runs weekly on Monday 10.20am – 11.10am. For more information contact Gill O’Donoghue on 01386 854830.
Rosemary Clarke runs pilates classes at Number 8 on Mondays 11.30 – 12.30pm and pilates stage 1 for 50+ on Thursdays 2.30pm – 3.30pm. For more information contact Rosemary on 01905 350642.
Restorative Hatha Yoga
This yoga class is held every Monday from 5.45pm – 6.45pm, starting mid-October. Contact Barbara Exley on 07852 778730 for more information.
Pershore Community Choir
Pershore Community Choir have made Number 8 their home on Monday evenings. The choir sing a huge variety of music including African, British, American, Gospel, Balkan, Sacred, Pacific, Jazz and Pop. All abilities and ages are welcome to join in the fun, there are no auditions and no need to read music. For more information contact Liz Hooper on 01905 620827.
Watercolour & Acrylics
The watercolour and acrylics class meets on Tuesdays from 10.00am – 12.00pm. The class has been running at Number 8 for a number of years with three different tutors. The current tutor took over the class in May 2013 and has proved very popular. The class is open to people of all abilities who are keen to learn new painting techniques or develop skills they already have. Participants are encouraged to bring their own subject matter and to experiment with a variety of styles and methods.
Pershore and District U3A meet at Number 8 on the third Tuesday of each month. U3A offer the chance for groups of retired or semi-retired people to share educational, creative and leisure activities. For more information about U3A membership please contact Lynn Glaze on email@example.com / 01386 751924.
Symphony Dance School
Symphony Dance School are Number 8’s longest serving hirer and now hold classes at Number 8 on three days each week. They teach classes in ballet, tap and contemporary dance. For more information about all their classes contact Mrs Freeman on 01386 750717.
Yoga classes are held at Number 8 on Wednesdays between 9.30am – 11.00am and then 11.30am – 1.00pm. For more information about the classes contact Pam Griffiths on 07929 873066.
Pershore Operatic and Dramatic Youth Section is, as the name suggests, the young people’s section of PODS who are our resident amateur company. PODYS rehearse at Number 8 on Wednesday 5.15pm – 7.15pm. For more information contact Karen Sagar on 01386 750401.
Self discovery course for adults wanting to stay flexible in mind and body. For adults who want to stay curious and rediscover being playful, explore speaking and stillness, connecting body language and thinking. Classes run on Thursdays, 12.00pm -1.15pm. For more information about the course contact Mandie Wright on 07803 506891.
Zumba is a dance fitness program involving dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music, every Thursday 5.45pm – 6.45pm. Contact Chris Torres on 07577 078197 for more information.
Sue Johnson, a published poet, short story writer and novelist runs a Creative Writing class at Number 8 on the first Friday of every month 10.00am – 12.00pm for those looking to learn about writing or enhance the skills you already have. Maybe you’ve always had a great idea for a short story or a novel but have never got round to putting on paper. Sue can give you some great advice from her own experiences and can help you to help craft that story into something potentially publishable. If you’d like to know more or find out about her one-off workshops contact Sue on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01386 446477.
Exploring Art History
Monthly class led by Mandy Carwood. For information contact Mandy on 07765 834933.