What's On

We also host many events that aren't listed here. 

From April 12th we have reopened fully for permitted activities. Please see gov.uk for current info.

Please do get in touch with Sue via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or mobile 07826 285 041 if you have any queries. 

There are parking bays in the street incl unloading - 30 mins only during the day - but unrestricted after 4.30pm and on Sundays.

Nearest parking IP33 1TZ  - St Andrew's Car park (Wilko / Bus Station), which is just five mins walk away. 

 

Special Events and Short Courses

 

New! Silver Ringmaking Workshop | Saturday October 30th 2021 | 10am till 2pm (deadline for booking Oct 23rd)

With British silversmith Don Sankey. A half day silver ring making workshop. Don originally trained as an ecclesiastical silversmith, and has now relocated to Bury St Edmunds. He is offering one off workshops and ongoing weekly classes from various locations. The workshop is open to all abilities and no previous experience required. All materials, tools and equipment will be provided, advance booking essential. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  www.dssilversmith.com

New! One day Painting Workshop | Sunday 20th March 2022 | 9.30am till 1pm | £30 including materials.

Hosted by 'Bless Ya 'Art' professional artist and qualified art teacher Helen Parsliffe. No experience necessary! For further information and to book  / pay please contact Helen 07989 850641.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.facebook.com/paintingpartiesbyblessyaart

New! Gentle yoga with Oxana | Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. | £5 reduced rate to cover hall rental 

Oxana has been practising yoga for 8 years and is currently taking her final year of a British Wheel of Yoga - yoga teaching certificate. Part of her training is to teach 10 x 1 and a half hour sessions with 1 assessed lesson. She needs a min of 6 people for this lesson. She welcomes students of mixed abilities. The focus of assessment will be on how well she can teach beginners, so all beginners are especially welcome. Bring a mat, blanket, scarf or tie. She is looking to continue after these dates, but probably on a different day / time. Please do get in touch with her for details.

Saturday classes - 3.30pm till 5pm. Sept 4  11  18  Oct 9  16  23

Sunday classes 10am till 11.30am. Sept 5  12  19 oct 3  10  17

Contact 07963 472 945  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New! Soundscape Relaxation session | Monthly on the final Friday |  £20 | early session 5pm till 6.15pm, later session 7pm till 8.15pm  | No session in December| Oct 29th, Nov 26th 2021 | Jan 28th, Feb 25th, March 25th etc..   

A special soundbathing session with Jo Gregor and Sue Szymanski. Contact Jo on 07980 556806 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information, to pay and book your place. Advance booking is essential as numbers are capped in the hall and the sessions do fill up. 

Unwind and relax in mind, body & soul within this comforting, meditative soundscape that uses gongs, tibetan and crystal bowls as well as shamanic drums and chimes.

Enter our mindfully prepared space, make yourself comfortable and allow the calming waves of sound to nourish every inch of your being.

 

Sue Szymanski is a professional and intuitive percussionist, bringing many years of practice, experience & sensitivity to delivering mindful, acoustic textural sound. Sue's expert understanding of "what is required right now" has roots in jazz, folk and blues traditions and her experience of live playing, as well as experience in mental health work, counselling, shamanic drumming, journey work and deep explorations into human healing practices.

 

Jo Gregor, a classically trained musician, folk fiddler & "understander of rhythm", has been so influenced by the deeply meditative and restorative states of facilitated sound journeying, that she has been guided over recent years to craft several of her own healing instruments.

 

Together we invite you to indulge in the ultimate in relaxation.

Please bring whatever you need to be warm and comfortable lying on the floor e.g. roll mat, cushions, bolsters, blankets etc. or even your own lounger. Chairs are available.

There's nothing to do, nowhere to be..

Learn to Play the Bodhran (Irish drum) | You've just missed this beginners course starts, but another will run in the Spring.  The course runs for five weeks

£75 including refreshments  | Please get in touch to register your interest and to find out more. Drums can be privded if you don't have one. 

A five week course to get you started playing this fabulous drum. You'll be learning in a small group (4 max) 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 enough time for techniques to 'bed in'. Advance bookings only please as places are capped, suitable for ages 16+. 

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

This course might be moved to a different, local location if numbers exceed 4. 

Counselling and Psychology Services.

We currently have one freelance practitioner who works from our building - Irmina Wojslaw. Contact her directly to access services. Irmina speaks fluent Polish as well as English. email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0756 13 50 208

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


Regular Events and Courses

Mondays

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   

Tuesdays

Private Hire daytimes

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. An established school with an experienced teacher. Term time only.
Nataliya 07769 803 308 see their website for full details www.cygnetsballet.co.uk

Counselling Level 1 

Course starts Wed 15th Sept, and runs till 1st Dec (not half term). Course times are 9.30am till 12.30pm. Advance bookings only. For more information or to book a place go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 0300 456 2050 

Stress Awareness Course

Course starts Wed 22nd Sept and runs till Wed 20th Oct. Course times 1pm till 3pm. Advance bookings only. For more information or to book a place go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    or call 0300 456 2050   

Thursdays

Work and Health Programme

Advance bookings only - to book a place go to the Realise Futures office on the ground floor of the library here in Bury, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call them on 0300 456 2050. 

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

Fridays

Men's Group

A supportive wellbeing group for men. Run by Realise Futures. Advance booked places only - see details for Realise Futures elsewhere in these listings.

Multicultural Women's Group

POSTPONED Monthly coffee morning. Please check www.multicultural-womens-group-bse.weebly.com

Town Pastors

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

Russian School

Please see their website for details of their school and contact details. www.buryrussianschool.co.uk

Dance Rhythms

We hope this will be returning in Autumn 2021 - yet to be decided. 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. Hannah is currently running dance and cacao days outdoors in West Stow. 

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.  or facebook @livingrhythm.ha

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

No regular hire - free for events  /children's parties / your hire

Other organisations that regularly use / have used our building include NACRO, Bury Theatre Workshop, West Suffolk College, The Theatre Royal, Suffolk Mind, Include, Fresh Start - New Beginnings, Catch 22, One Life Suffolk, Arthritis Action, 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 Mental Health and Confidence Workshops that may not be listed above. Call 0300 456 2050 (local rate) or see http://www.rflearn.co.uk