Hobbies & Interests
A small independent family run tour operators specialising in self guided and guided walking holidays, primarily in the UK and France, but also in Italy and Spain. Holidays range from gentle strolls through vineyards to more strenous mountain trekking.
Tour operators for walking holidays in France and the UK
Tai Chi is an easy exercise and the best exercise you can do to improve your health and wellbeing. Come along and give it a try.
Jo Webb is a qualified Volunteer Tai Chi Instructor. Classes in the Methodist Church Hall Friday 10-11
No need to book but if you have any queries contact Jo on 01749 342035
A suggested donation of £ 3 is requested to cover costs
Tai Chi for Health
The Balsam Centre offers services that are simple to access, enjoyable, and with benefits we hope will last you a lifetime!
We run various activities from health walks – long and short, buggy walks, a Men’s Shed, a Women’s Shed, games club, twins group, breastfeeding support group, baby and toddler groups, a café once a week, IT drop-ins and courses, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hubbub cafe, Dementia group, youth cafe – groups for anyone from 0 to 99!
We also have other organisations that use space in the building – so the CAT bus is here along with the Health Visitors, and Citizens Advice Bureau come in every Monday.
If you are using a SATNAV to get here, use the BA9 9PA postcode, turn off the High Street for the Memorial Hall. Follow the road around to the right and The Balsam Centre is on the left.
A community charity and hub for various activities and services.
We run historical dance events across the South West: classes in several locations, private parties such as wedding dances, workshops or talks for school and community groups, and special events in historic buildings, e.g. Barrington Court and Montacute House (National Trust).
Classes are run using mostly CDs; for other events we call on live performers with Early Music expertise. Dances from around 1450 to 1850 are researched from original sources such as the Willoughby manuscript (Somerset Heritage Centre) and taught in a lively inclusive style. Tutors are qualified by national bodies including The Historical Dance Society.
SameDifference also runs music sessions for adults with multiple disabilities, and their friends, family & carers, across Somerset and neighbouring areas. The nearest regular work of this sort is Wincanton and Bruton, but the intention is to start advertising soon in the Castle Cary area.
Classes and special events in English Historical Dance: mediaeval to Regency. Every fourth Thursday in Market House Dance Studio, 1930h-2130h. All ages and abilities welcome.
Experienced Spanish native speaker teaching courses for groups, 1-to-1 lessons, schools’ tuition and communities.
Contact Feliciano Lopez-Chaves for more information including details of courses in The Shambles.
Spanish lessons for groups, 1-to-1, schools and communities.