Lots happening in Church Stretton!

IT Courses in April

We have the following IT courses running this month. Pop in to Mayfair to book or give us a ring on 01694 722077 for more information or to book. All courses are £10 for 2 hours. 

Setting up an email account and sending emails – 1-3pm on Monday 13th April

Beginners – digital photographs – 1-3pm on Monday 20th April downloading images from a memory card and basic editing and emailing images.

Staying Safe Online 1-3pm on Monday 27th April Tips to give you more confidence for when you are online. 

A Journey from Ancient Persia to Modern Day Iran

April 15th An illustrated talk by Anne Muir.  7 for 7.30pm

Despite the concerns of friends and family and against Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice, Anne Muir and Najma Khan set about planning a trip to Iran.  This amazing country has a cultural and historical legacy dating back millennia. “As we travelled around we were captivated not only by its architecture and gardens but also by the Iranian people”

Come along and hear about their experiences in the Activity Room at Mayfair.

Tickets £4 including tea/coffee and biscuits

May Fayre

We will be holding our annual May Fayre on Saturday 2nd May from 11am to 2.30pm

There will be a variety of stalls including books, bric-a-brac, cakes, plants and preserves plus the Mayfair shop will be well stocked with beautiful handmade items. Donations for these stalls would be much appreciated.  The café will be offering a special May Fayre menu. Among the other attractions will be Maypole dancing by the children from St Lawrence Primary School, Craft Demonstrations, The Strummers, Accordion Players led by Ed Moseley as well as The May Fayre Draw with a first prize of £100. Entrance 50p, children enter free. We look forward to seeing you there.

Physiotherapy at Mayfair

From May 2015, Church Stretton resident, Chris Turner will be available for Physiotherapy Consultations at Mayfair Community Centre. Having previously completed a degree in Sports Science at Loughborough University, he went on to train as a physiotherapist at Birmingham University, in 2001. Chris is currently employed as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Hi practice focuses on client education and engagement as well as the use of a variety of therapeutic modalities including acupuncture, joint mobilisation and therapeutic exercise.

As a keen cyclist, climber and general outdoors enthusiast he has a particular passion for treating sports injuries and helping clients to proactively avoid future injury.

Chris is available for consultation from mid-May at Mayfair. Please contact him on 07471 182384 or [email protected] for an appointment or further details.

Mindfulness at Mayfair

Learn to enjoy living in the present moment rather than running with habitual preoccupations with past and future. On a Breathworks Living Well course you can learn specific practices scientifically proven to ease experience of pain and stress , whether associated with chronic illness, anxiety/depression/low mood or just the pace and complexity of modern life. The benefits of Mindfulness are increasingly recognised by The National Institute for Clinical Excellence. Cultivating kindness towards ourselves, mindfulness can bring greater ease, happiness and equilibrium to our ‘ups and downs’. NEW 8 WEEK COURSE  7-9.30pm beginning 12th May, Tues eves, Mayfair CHURCH  STRETTON , COST: £180 or Low Income £100—£150 TASTER session Tues April 21st 6.30—8.30 pm. FOR FULL INFO / BOOKING CALL FIONA ROBERTSON

07814 404325 or www.mindfulness-shropshire.info

Olit, A New Dance-Exercise!

Mayfair is pleased to be able to offer an exciting new dance-exercise class from Italy called Olit. Teacher, Marica says “Olit is a synthesis of tai chi, yoga and pilates set to music. It incorporates the benefits of all three ‘systems’. It will help you to be more aware of the way you move. It reduces joint stiffness, unlocks tense muscles and tones them through stretching. You will become more flexible and the natural breathing involved will de-stress your body. It is also extremely enjoyable! The benefits are: releasing tension, massaging internal organs, improve shortness of breath, strengthen the cardiovascular system, stimulate the nervous system, detoxify the body, improve stamina and vitality and reduce anxiety and stress”. Classes will be held at Mayfair on a Tuesday from 11.30am – 12.30pm, starting on May 19th. The cost is £8 per class, or you can pre-pay 6 x classes for £6.50 a class. To book, or for further information, please contact Marica on 07564929863 or go to www.olit-holistictraining.com for more information.  

Mayfair Book Sale

On May 22nd and 23rd we will be holding our next Book Sale at the URC Hall, High Street, from 10am – 3.30pm each day.  There will be hundreds of books to browse as well as a wide range of DVDs and CDs.  Refreshments will be available too.

If you have any items that you would like to donate, please leave these at Mayfair Reception, alternatively ring Colin on 723247 or Alison on 722138 to arrange collection.  

We are very grateful to the members of Rotary, all the volunteers and the donations that make this Book Sale possible.


Sophie Eades Sophie Eades

Sophie is the Centre Coordinator for Mayfair Community Centre in Church Stretton. website: www.mayfaircentre.co.uk. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mayfair-Community-Centre-Church-Stretton/146555298856081?ref=hl, and we tweet a bit too! Look for @Mayfair_Centre

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