Activities

St Lukes has is a wonderful space which is used by many different groups – see calendar for different activities.

Regular activties

Yoga

Astanga is a dynamic form of yoga, suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t have to have tried yoga before. Feel stronger, more flexible, toned and calmer.

Taught by qualified yoga teacher, Vikki Poole.

7pm Monday evenings

Cost: Drop in and pay £7 per class or book 10 classes for £60. Concessions £5.

Further details: 07729 392024 or email vikki-poole@blueyonder.co.uk.

Vox Holloway
(Latin: “the voice of Holloway”) was started in autumn  2009 as a community choral society for all – no auditions, no professions of faith required, no previous experience of choral singing required – with St Luke’s as its home, welcomed and supported by St Luke’s, but to include participants from far and wide who would not necessarily consider attending a church of any kind.

Its director, Justin Butcher, Organist and  Choirmaster at St Luke’s, says:
“I think my key inspiration is my conviction that singing, perhaps more than any other art form, connects us most profoundly to the mystery of who and what we are – body, mind and spirit – at the same time as connecting us to each other. It’s a crime that so many people grow up thinking they can’t sing and miss out on something that should be both fun, creative and sociable but also a primal encounter with the Divine in the midst of life.”

Rehearsals are every term time Tuesday at 7.30pm at the church.

Further info: 07970 785641

Voices

SINGING WORKSHOPS for anyone who likes to sing!

Wednesdays 8-9:45pm

What goes on? The pattern of each evening includes vocal warm-ups and exercises, and learning songs from around the world by ear and in harmony. Sometimes there’s a chance to improvise or sing solo if you want to you, but there’s no pressure to do this. People are welcome to suggest songs and if they’re good for group singing, we’ll learn them. There’s always a short tea break, usually accompanied by chocolate biscuits. Why do it? Singing is fun, good for health and well-being and a great social activity, so we aim to enjoy learning a wide variety of songs in the company of others who love to sing.

Is it for ‘good’ singers? All singing abilities are welcome – there are no auditions. You don’t have to be able to read music: even if music is handed out, the learning is by ear. This is a safe place to experiment and find your voice. Sometimes there’s a chance to perform with other singing groups, but this is not the main purpose of the workshops. All that’s necessary is to want to sing!

Cost: £10 (£5 low income) per week. Cost includes refreshments 5% discount if each half term’s fees are paid in full at start Booking: not essential, but it’s useful to know who’s coming each week

Workshop leader: ANGELA REITH Musician & Music Therapist www.naturalvoice.net/angela_reith

Thursday Dance

Dance free, Dance wild, just dance.  5Rhythms dynamic movement practice.  8pm -10pm. £15 / £12 / £10 concessions.  All welcome.  Run by Jason Rowe, an experienced certified teacher.  jason.rowe@hotmail.com and www.5rhythms.com

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