Monday, 12 August 2013

This Weeks Holiday Activities...

This week at the hub we have two events which are perfect for families although adults are more than welcome to come along and join in without little ones in tow. They are for everyone.

Tuesdays 2-3:30pm Sparkly Sonias Crafting and Face Painting Sessions - very popular. £2.50 per person.

Thursdays 11am-4pm Nina Fenner's Paper Play £3 per person (lots of paper based activities...Nina is a bookmaker so she is papertastic and will have a range of paper activities in the next three Thursday sessions chosen from the following: printing, book making, paper folding/origami, cutting and gluing/decorating, paste papers (if warm/drying weather!) and envelope making)

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Mindfulness Sessions - 'Welcome as Yourself!'

Welcome as Yourself !
  • Are you tired of seeing yourself or your life as a problem?
  • How would it be quite simply to feel at home in yourself ?
  • Have you ever wondered how it feels to live in the present?
  • Are you interested in living mindfully?
This body and heart based practice invites us to look at every moment afresh and frees us to live from a more authentic place in ourselves.
Come and learn simple and practical ways to increase your well-being and your appreciation of life.
Wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring something to sit on!
Thursday Sept 12th   7.30 – 9.30 pm  (taster session £5)
Hub on the Green, Cathedral Green, Exeter EX1 1EZ
then fortnightly until Thurs Dec 5 £10 (concessions available)

If you are interested and want to know more, contact:
Sally Willow on 01803 866116 or
Kate Smiley on 07806 486056  or just turn up on the night!

We are working in the tradition of our teachers, Fanny Behrens, Colin Harrison and Joanna Watters.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Holiday Activities at the Hub

Overview: (for more details read down the page)
Crafting and facepainting for families
Every Tuesday in the holidays from 2-3:30pm. £2.50
A range of wonderful paper based activities for families or individuals - really enjoyable for all ages
Thursdays 15th, 22nd & 29th from 11-4pm. £3 per maker
COFFEE TIMES - everyone is welcome to come to coffee times from 12-1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. £1 for refreshments, there are always toys and things to play with and if you would like to do something crafty, just ask!

Thursday, 1 August 2013

#1 A Benefit of Having a Medieval Hall...

...Tent Drying

An Incredible Week

It's been one of those incredible weeks where you have no expectations that anything amazing will happen. It's the start of the summer holidays so, alongside lots of groups taking a break for the summer, I am juggling having Lottie with me and being in the hub. Luckily for me she is loving being here. A constant stream of people to play with, talk to and look after means she gets to play hostess. A role she fits very well.

The visitors have been a real mixture of holidaymakers thrilled to see the roof and have a well-deserved cup of tea and a nibble on a flapjack and our extended hub family with some new local visitors thrown in for good measure. The holidays always change the dynamic. We have more children around, people change the days they visit the hub, new people poke their nose through the door and this mix up brings with it fresh conversations, budding friendships and new ideas. It's been great to hear news of houses being sold after two years on the market, people finding the hub and it's just what they are looking for and people being able to signpost people to places that will help. People stories are so important to us. It's amazing see the difference in a person when things are going right for them.

The cooler weather seems to have spurred people on to getting busy again after the lethargy the hot weather brings. A flurry of emails from people planning new ventures for September brings with it lots of excitement.

Here's some of out team in the press...

Sparkly Sonia who runs lots of session at the hub is in the Devon Open Studios:

Darren Marsh who has worked with us and is a long time hub supporter is in Ex Magazine as he was book-signing at Abode: