Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

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Kingshill House - AGM

Kingshill House - AGM

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 19:00

NOTICE OF MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the twenty second Annual General Meeting of Kingshill House Limited will be held at Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, Glos GL11 4BZ on Monday 26th November 2018 at 7 p.m.

Business to include:
1. Apologies
2. Notice convening the meeting
3. Approval of the Minutes of the AGM held 28th September 2017
4. Approval of the Annual Accounts for year ended 31st March 2018
5. Election of Officers
6. Appointment of Examining Accountants
7. Chairman's Report
8. Any Other Business
9. Date, time and place of next meeting

Venue:
Kingshill House, Kingshill Lane, Dursley, GL11 4BZ
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Free Taster - An Introduction to Calligraphy

Free Taster - An Introduction to Calligraphy

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:00

A wonderful opportunity to be introduced to the graceful style of Modern Calligraphy, based on the historic script of Copperplate. This informal hand writing style is a great way to learn the traditional methods with a pen holder, nib and ink, adding your own personal touch to the writing. Create a theme for a Christmas card.

Free Taster - Thursday 29th November 2018 1-3pm

To enrol please quote the course reference C3530209 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Venue:
Kingshill House
Contact:
0300 303 3464
Free Taster - 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James - Literary trailblazer or Potboiler?

Free Taster - 'The Turn of the Screw' by Henry James - Literary trailblazer or Potboiler?

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:00

Join us to discuss in detail this fascinating novella. Arguably, it is the most popular pieces of fiction written by Henry James, what do you think? We will explore some of the questions it has given rise to, as we discuss our won responses to this haunting and challenging story.

Free Taster - 30th November 10am-12 at Kingshill House.

To enrol please quote the course reference C3530211 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Venue:
Kingshill House
Contact:
0300 303 3464
Winter Wonderland Wreaths - Traditional Wreath-Making with Katherine Kear

Winter Wonderland Wreaths - Traditional Wreath-Making with Katherine Kear

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:00

​3 December 2018 - 10:00 - 12:30 - £35 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Come and spend a relaxing couple of hours with Katherine. Make and design your own traditional welcome wreath for a door, there is an option for this to be made as a wreath for a grave. The decision can be made on the day. The design will be made on a pre-mossed ring using fresh materials and some artificial festive accessories.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Festive Foiling - Stained Glass with Caroline Lambert

Festive Foiling - Stained Glass with Caroline Lambert

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:00

Festive Foiling - Stained Glass with Caroline Lambert

​3 December 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 - £65 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Come and join us for this enjoyable and creative day hands-on day and make your own beautiful stained glass light-catchers to hang on your tree or stand in your window.

​Using the copperfoiling technique made so famous by Tiffany, you will make approximately 3 decorations.

You will have a choice of Christmas designs to work from including trees, stars, angels, robins, wreath, mistletoe...! all of which are suitable for those with little or no experience.

Although it will be a very intensive day, at the end of it you will have learnt many new skills and will take home your very own Christmas Ornaments to be proud of!

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Advent-urous Table Centrepieces with Katherine Kear

Advent-urous Table Centrepieces with Katherine Kear

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:00

4 December 2018 - 10:00 - 12:30 - £35 (+ approximately £20 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

No Christmas table should be without one.

Join Katherine and create your own unique festive table ring with candles ,ribbons, fresh foliage and artificial festive materials that will ensure the design will last for the Christmas season

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Dreaming of a Willow Christmas with Susan Early

Dreaming of a Willow Christmas with Susan Early

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 10:00

4 December 2018 - 10:00 - 15:30 - £65

Spend a wonderful day with Susan making Willow Christmas Tree decorations. A Mince Pie Platter, Stars, Mini Wreaths and even a Rushing Rush Reindeer.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! with Jackie Ginley

Oh Christmas Tree! Oh Christmas Tree! with Jackie Ginley

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:30

5 December 2018 09:30 - 12:30 - £35 (+ approximately £8 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Join Jackie and together we will decorate traditional style Christmas ornaments for the tree in a variety of festive shapes using wooden blanks and using 3 different techniques. We will learn to paint Christmas scenes, use traditional folk art and use papercrafting and embellishments to produce unique pieces to take home and enjoy. No experience required.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Pyrography - Christmas Cards Yule Love with Tina Crosbie

Pyrography - Christmas Cards Yule Love with Tina Crosbie

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:30

​5 December 2018 09:30 - 12:30 or 13:30 - 16:30 - £50

Step into the world of Pyrography and Learn the art of "Writing with Fire" Using a Pyrography machine you will create a unique wooden Christmas card. You will burn a design onto wood and use watercolour pencils to add colour.

All equipment and materials included with plenty of practice wood to test out.

No experience needed or drawing skills.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Sleigh Bells in the Snow with Jackie Ginley

Sleigh Bells in the Snow with Jackie Ginley

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:30

5 December 2018 - 13:30 - 16:30 - £35 (+ approximately £8 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

​On this workshop the fabulous Jackie will show you how to decorate a large size traditional wooden Christmas ornament (eg a sleigh) using a variety of techniques including the use of paint, paper and embellishments to produce a stylish piece to take home and display.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Heavenly Mosaics with Yvette Green

Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Heavenly Mosaics with Yvette Green

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:00

6 December 2018 - 10:00 - 12:30 - £40 (+ approximately £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Join the ever popular and fabulous Yvette to make a lovely sparkly Christmas angel with feathery wings to add to your tree or use as a door hanging.

Use gold, silver and iridescent tiles to create something beautiful and unique.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Festive Felted Santa's - Needle Felting with Helen Shields

Festive Felted Santa's - Needle Felting with Helen Shields

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 10:00

6 December 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 - £60 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Santa is an iconic image at Christmas and he makes a great decoration to adorn our home.

Come and join Helen for a full day workshop and create your own characterful felted Santa.

All materials are provided and Helen will guide you through lots of different methods with tips and tricks along the way to make your Santa that little bit extra special.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Magical Mosaic Christmas Baubles with Yvette Green

Magical Mosaic Christmas Baubles with Yvette Green

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 13:30

6 December 2018 - 13:30 - 16:00 - £40 (+ approximately £4 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

This time join Yvette to make up to three gorgeous 'blingy' Christmas decorations.

You will be using gold leaf and mirror tiles, as well a sparkly tiles, millefiori and glass inclusions in a variety of other colours.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Very Merry Christmas Cards - Paint your Own Watercolour Christmas Card with Sheena Maynard

Very Merry Christmas Cards - Paint your Own Watercolour Christmas Card with Sheena Maynard

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00

7 December 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 - £60

​Join the very talented Sheena for a fun day painting Xmas cards in watercolour. There will be a variety of subjects to choose from including photos and materials such as holly, ivy and pine cones for a still life or if you prefer bring your own. The class is suitable for complete beginners or for those with a little more experience.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Deck the Halls with Magical Ceramics with Jackie White

Deck the Halls with Magical Ceramics with Jackie White

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 10:00

7 December 2018 - 10:00 - 12:30 - £40 (+ approximately £5 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Join the marvellous Jackie for a day where you will make your own unique Christmas Tree decorations for your tree or for personalised presents.

Using textures, Lace, Mark making and applique with clay.

You will be encouraged to bring your own inspirational materials to make your own highly individual work.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Seasons Greetings Garlands - Needle Felting with Helen Shields

Seasons Greetings Garlands - Needle Felting with Helen Shields

Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:00

8 December 2018 - 10:00 - 16:00 - £60 (+ approximately £15 for materials payable to the tutor on the day)

Christmas is a favourite time of year to deck the halls and hang our favourite decorations up in our homes. In this workshop you will be able to choose from several different styles of felted garland to make that look super hung over doorways or along mantel pieces. This is a day long workshop where all your materials are provided and Helen will guide your through all the techniques to felt your masterpiece with tips and tricks given along the way. You can choose from three different styles of garland - holly and berries, light bulbs or gingerbread men.

Tickets available at www.kingshillhouse.org.uk or ring the office on 01453 549133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk

Dursley Farmers Market 2018: Christmas Market

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:30

Dursley Farmers Market is a local produce market which is held once month between March and December under the Town Hall in Dursley, Gloucestershire.

It is every second Saturday between March and December, from 8.30am-1pm.

2018 DATES:
10th March
14th April
12th May
9th June
14th July
11th August
8th September
13th October
10th November
9th December = the Christmas Market!!!

Venue:
Dursley Market Place
Contact:
dursleyfarmersmarket03@gmail.com
Jingle Bell Baubles - Hot Glass with Ben Gough

Jingle Bell Baubles - Hot Glass with Ben Gough

Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:00

9 December 2018 - 10 Minute slots available from 11:00 - 15:00 - £15 for 1 Bauble, 25 for 2 Baubles or £45 for 4 Baubles

Would you like to have a go at blowing your very own glass bauble in time for Christmas? Why not come and have a go? Ben from Salamander Glassblowing will be here on Sunday December 9th demonstrating to us how it's done. using traditional techniques. to book your place to make your own design of Bauble/s please visit us in the office or give us a call on 01453 549 133.

Venue:
Kingshill House, Dursley
Contact:
admin@kingshillhouse.org.uk
Free Taster - Winter Solstice - Poetry Appreciation

Free Taster - Winter Solstice - Poetry Appreciation

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:00

Join us for a feast of poems about the Winter season which we can read together and discuss. We can celebrate this Winter by reading some fabulous seasonal poems and take home lots of new ideas for further reading and appreciation.

Free Taster - Tuesday 11th December 2018 11am-1pm.

To enrol please quote the course reference C3530213 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Venue:
Kingshill House
Contact:
0300 303 3464

Cotswold Edge & Severn Vale Tourism Network

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 19:00

The Cotswold Edge & Severn Vale Tourism Network will be holding a Meeting and Workshop at 'The Barn' at Berkeley (Cattle Country) on 12th December 2018 at 7pm.

The meeting will include an update from Cotswold Tourism staff on the promotional work of the wider Cotswold area and some key 'Discover England' projects. There will also be an informal workshop session focusing on how we can work and link together to create packages to boost visitor numbers to our area, in turn supporting our local economies.

Email to book a place deputy@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Venue:
The Barn at Berkeley (Cattle Country)
Contact:
Deputy Town Clerk
Free Taster - Introduction to Glass Painting

Free Taster - Introduction to Glass Painting

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:00

Design and create a Christmas themed image. Paint onto different shapes of glasses, using glass paints and glitter.

Free taster - Thursday 13th December 2018 10am-12noon.

To enrol please quote the course reference C3530214 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Venue:
Kingshill House
Contact:
0300 303 3464