3 halls, 8 rooms & an Activities Centre

 

COMING EVENTS

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ringwood judo club

Ringwood Judo Club run sessions every Monday and Wednesday, including opportunities for under 16's at 6.15pm (5-8 yrs) and 7.15pm (8-16 yrs). The charge is £3 per session, but the first one if free. More information is available from Gary on 0774 7004692 & 01425 486 112 & email: garyevans007@googlemail,com

Ringwood Judo Club run sessions every Monday and Wednesday in the Activities Centre, including opportunities for under 16's at 6.15pm (5-8 yrs) and 7.15pm (8-16 yrs). The charge is £3 per session, but the first attendance is free. More information is available from Gary on 0774 7004692 & 01425 486 112 & email: garyevans007@googlemail.com

a day of music – Brahms

Brahns: The Man & his Music

On Saturday 24 January there is a music day on "Brahms: The Man & his Music". The fee of £20 includes full programme notes and coffees and lunch. It is organised by Ringwood & District Communcity Association and the contact is Doris Hughes. Doris can be contacted on 01425 478764 or 472613 (office) and the email address is wearingwooduk@aol.com or ringwood@lineone.net (office)

Local company Cool Trade Winds held a sale of scarves & other items at Greyfriars on Saturday morning. There were some super present ideas

Local company Cool Trade Winds held a sale of scarves & other items at Greyfriars on Saturday morning. There were some super present ideas

As Ringwood’s Community Centre we can offer halls and rooms of various sizes to meet your needs. The halls are popular for larger gatherings, especially club events, meetings and celebrati0ns – they can seat up to 150

For more detailed information please click on the “Hall & Room Hire” page above. Mimi & Anne in the Greyfriars office are pleased to discuss options, Monday to Friday and Saturday morning on 01425 472 613 and by email: ringwoodca@lineone.net

The rooms in the Georgian Greyfriars House are also ideal for club and society events, as well as meetings and classes  

 

Italian Gardens Elizabeth Proudman

There is a 1 day course run by Elizabeth Proudman, next Saturday, 29 Nov on Italian Gardens. The fee of £20 includes coffee, lunch & tea. Runs from 10am to 4pm. The development of these beautiful gardens is fully discussed and especially their influence on gardens elsewhere. Doris Hughes is the organiser and Doris can be contacted through email: wearingwooduk@aol.com and phone 01425 478 764. Tickets can be bought daily at the Greyfriars office (the picture above is of the Italian Garden at Compton Acres, Poole and is open to the public)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Forge Stardust

A dramatic rehearsal scene from the Forest Forge production “Stardust” which is running in the Greyfriars Hall on Saturday, 6 Dec at 2.30pm, Tickets are £8.50 adults and £6.50 under 18 and are available to buy daily at Greyfriars. There is a related directors blog at www.forestforge.co.uk/news/directors.blog  Forest Forge, a highly acclaimed local theatre company, are popular and frequent visitors to Greyfriars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greyfriars Book Shop

Wyn’s Book Shop at Greyfriars continues to be open daily and Saturday mornings. The emphasis is on good quality 2nd hand books, and low prices. Most books, expecially paperbacks are just 50p. 100% of l proceeds go to the Greyfriars Community Centre. Since October 2012, £7k of books have been sold.  Run by volunteers, the Book Shop is so grateful to all those who generously donate books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 More about Greyfriars

We are a registered charity and the Community Centre for the market town of Ringwood – over 120 clubs, societies and organisations regularly meet in our various halls and rooms. There is something for everyone!  

Although Greyfriars has been established a long time, we are also planning ahead to meet future needs in Ringwood and a major current project is to build a new Arts Centre – actually on the Greyfriars site.  To read more about this, please see the item and linked page immediately below.

Some of our activities are welfare based, aimed at helping people in the community who need support – this includes offering a minibus service and a Good Neighbours Scheme.

When you make a booking with us you are also supporting our work in serving the local Ringwood community.  

 New Arts Centre 

Looking to the future, we have an exciting plan for a new Arts Centre at Greyfriars. This will meet a significant community need and is a joint project with Ringwood Musical and Dramatic Society (RMDS).  Planning permission has been granted and fund raising is well under way. More information and the voting survey through the link below:- GAC Blynkbonnie 2 icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubs

There are details here of over 120 clubs and societies

CLUB items & general news

greyfriars weekly shopping

Greyfriars Shopping Trips

Helen Bowman pictured on a Greyfriars minibus shopping trip to Ringwood last week. Helen is 100 years old and was born just a few months after the start of WW1. Accompanying Helen is volunteer driver/escort Christine Nazer

Play Sportz 50 minute sessions for ages 2-5

Play Sportz offers fun filled 50 minute classes for ages 2-5 years. We use different sports balls (footballs, tennis balls, bouncy balls) to help children with their listening, awareness, balance, co-ordination and agility skills. The classes are divided into 3 separate sections, using games, drills and scoring goals to keep the little champions enthused. You are very welcome to come along for a free trial. Classes are held on Wednesdays in the Activities Centre at 9.30am and 10.30am. "I promise you they will not be disappointed!" Please contact David Emes  on 07883 791 368. David can also be contacted via email at enquiries@playsportz.co.uk

Play Sportz offers fun filled 50 minute classes for ages 2-5 years. We use different sports balls (footballs, tennis balls, bouncy balls) to help children with their listening, awareness, balance, co-ordination and agility skills. The classes are divided into 3 separate sections, using games, drills and scoring goals to keep the little champions enthused. You are very welcome to come along for a free trial. Classes are held on Wednesdays in the Activities Centre at 9.30am and 10.30am. "I promise you they will not be disappointed!" Please contact David Emes on 07883 791 368. David can also be contacted via email at enquiries@playsportz.co.uk

painting flowers and plants

Joan Osborne (standing) started the Painting Plants & Flowers classes some 25 years ago.  Through her tuition and encouragement many very successful artists have emerged. The style and emphasis is botanical.

Joan Osborne (standing) started the Painting Plants & Flowers classes some 25 years ago. Through her expert tuition and encouragement many very successful artists have emerged. The style and emphasis is botanical.

group 94 art exhibition

The latest art exhibition in the Coffee Lounge is by Group 94, who are celebrating 20 years of working together.  The exhibition includes work from the founder, current and previous members. Group 94 meet twice a month and welcome new members to join them in a friendly setting. More details are available by contacting Judy on 01425 477 215, or email Angela at angandart@yahoo.co.uk and Francis at linden@waitrose.com

The latest art exhibition in the Coffee Lounge is by Group 94, who are celebrating 20 years of working together. The exhibition includes work from the founder, current and previous members. Group 94 meet twice a month and welcome new members to join them in a friendly setting. More details are available by contacting Judy on 01425 477 215, or email Angela at angandart@yahoo.co.uk and Francis at linden@waitrose.com

weekly french classes

Fantastique French Tuition

There is an opportunity to learn French in small classes on Friday mornings, which started 14 November. There will be a MAXIMUM OF 6 STUDENTS PER CLASS, so everyone will have a chance to speak freely and make super-quick progress! Classes will be run by Tim Robins, an experienced local French tutor. Tim has a website:http://fantastiquefrenchtuition.co.uk/ where you can see the full syllabus, and sign up for lessons (text kindly provided by Tim Robins)

greyfriars news

GREYFRIARSnews

On-line copy of GREYFRIARSnews available through this pdf link below.  As it is a quite large file, please allow time for it to be download

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