Getting creative at the Furnival

Women's creative language group
Women's creative language group

Story and photo by Julie D’Souza Walsh

Women's creative language group
Women’s creative language group

If you venture to the Furnival on Verdon Street for Creative English sessions, you will have an opportunity to get creative while making friends, improving your English language and having fun as you learn.

Different topics are covered each week using games, roleplay and puppets, so you may be acting out making an appointment at your GP surgery, ringing the emergency services or talking to teachers at a parents’ evening. You are also likely to be joining in a song together, putting new words to well known tunes, or making models of different types of housing with playdough. We have designed clothes and made samples, learning about different styles and accessories. Whatever it is, there is plenty of laughter and you will be made very welcome. Refreshments are served at the end of each class when there is more time to chat and make new friends whilst enjoying a hot drink and cake.

Sessions are held on Mondays and Fridays 10-12 at The Furnival, 199 Verdon Street. All classes are for women only.

The women also use their creativity every Thursday, preparing lunches from surplus food. It is all about looking at the ingredients available on the day and deciding what to cook with them – so lots of space for new ideas from different cultures and opportunities to use skills and learn from each other.

For more information, please contact Julie on 272 7497 or email