The light and airy Studio provides the ideal setting for the regular classes
and workshops which are a popular feature of the programme
at The Slade Centre.

    A selection of handmade books by Anne Hitchcock Kristy McBurney demonstrates Yoga in The Studio at The Slade Centre  

For a long time The Slade Centre has hosted regular weekly art classes.  Originally organised by Dorset Adult Education, more recently they have been run by talented fine artist and experienced teacher, Elaine Collett. Elaine has now chosen to focus on her own work leaving a big gap at The Slade Centre which we are looking to fill.

Our search coincides with major changes to the ground floor of The Slade Building which will give us more space for creative classes and workshops of all kinds. There is much to do but it is all very exciting.

If you would like to know more and are interested in taking part in particular classes, for example printmaking, bookbinding, ceramics, textiles etc. or you would like to teach here at The Slade Centre, do please get in touch. Contact Anne Hitchcock on 07775431652 or email

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The Studio is the perfect environment in which to practice yoga, Tai Chi or meditation. A range of such classes are available.

Geoffrey Bellinger teaches Tai Chi at The Slade Centre. Since moving to Dorset he has built up a following at venues across the county from Christchurch to Gillingham. His classes at The Slade Centre take place on Tuesday afternoons, and Wednesday evenings. Contact Geoffrey directly on 07941115352 or by email

Simmone Shearn started her dance and relaxation classes at The Slade Centre earlier this year. Under the name 'Veraflow', Simmone helps particpants to stretch and relax while having lots of fun dancing. Her classes take place on Thursday evenings. Contact Simmone directly by email at

Rachael Cornish began her 'Sweaty Mama' classes in early September this year. She describes her sessions, which take place on Monday mornings, as 'effective, fun workouts with your child'. Contact Rachael directly on 07712042826.

For further information on any of the classes detailed above, please contact the tutors directly. For general enquires, or if you are looking for a venue to run a class, contact Anne Hitchcock on 07775431652 or email


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Anne Hitchcock
The Slade Centre
The Square

Telephone: 01747 821480
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'Drawing on Dorset' featuring work made in Dorset, of Dorset and about Dorset opens on 12 October and continues to 3 November.

From Sticks to Stone From Sticks to Stone Offices at The Slade Centre

Office Suites at The Slade Centre are ideal for start-up businesses, freelancers and consultants, or anyone needing a quiet place to work with room to grow.


Meeting Rooms are available to hire by the hour or day and offer a range of facilities, including wifi and PC projection equipment.

A new exhibition 'Colour Values' opens on 16 October


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