The Loft

The Loft

A place to meet, to learn, to participate, to create, to enjoy!

Our Dance Studio and creative space The Loft offer great opportunities to try new activities, have fun and meet new people.

Get That Novel Started: One Day Creative Writing Course

Saturday  13 November

Suitable for beginners or writers looking to reignite their work, this fun, intensive, one-day creative writing workshop will guide you through the creative process, taking your first seed of an idea and teaching you how to develop it with all the necessary ingredients until it forms a delicious, simmering plot.

In a warm, fun and inspiring environment, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and those key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, plot, drama, the creation of more ideas, point of view, location, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

From the get-go, you will begin to produce work, sharing it with your fellow students to build your confidence, critiquing skills and the necessary thick-skin all writers must have. 

You will leave the course inspired to continue your work, knowing the elements required to work towards a full novel.

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babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for girls and boys from 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet dance classes allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet classes where every child can build their confidence and social skills, learning manners, discipline and respect while developing their basic ballet technique, coordination, musicality, balance, posture and rhythm.

Give your child the chance to dance at babyballet Crawley East where there’s always a warm and friendly welcome - come and join the fun we would love to see you!

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You can book a 3 week trial for £15 anytime during the term!

Creative Embroidery Class with Felicity Davies-Bradshaw
Mondays 25 October 1, 8 & 29 November, 6 & 13 December

Learn the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread using different decorative stitching techniques.

Embroidery includes beads and sequins and can be applied to caps, hats, coats, overlays, blankets, dress shirts, denim, dresses, stockings, etc. 

No previous experience needed and all abilities welcome. 

The price will be £7.50 per session, pay upon arrival. Places limited please reserve your place by emailing

Ukulele & Guitar Lessons

With experienced teacher and performer Mark Orchin. Bring your own uke or guitar.


Beginners 9.45-10.30am A new starters class for over 16s and adults where you will learn how to play chords, accompany songs, tune up and play in a small group. 
Intermediate 10.45-11.30am For those who have continued from the previous beginners class and players who can follow a chord chart and play some simple melodies.
Improvers   11.45-12.30pm A class for players who wish to extend their skills considerably and covers more advanced techniques and styles.

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Saturdays 12.45pm-1.30pm Tutor Mark Orchin offers acoustic guitar classes for those who have already started to learn the instrument (over 16s) and can play the basic chords and tune up . In the classes you will be able to develop your strumming and picking techniques, learn to read tablature, follow chord charts and a music score. A variety of styles are covered from folk, pop, blues and some jazz – places are limited so please contact the box office for more information – you will need your own instrument. 
£7.50 per session. Book here

Life Drawing Classes

Wednesdays 10am - 12noon Wed 15 Sept - 15 December (except 1 December)

Artist Rachel Cowell offers Life Drawing sessions focused on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining more skills for people regardless of ability or previous experience. Suitable 16+. Please bring your own materials. Admission: £12 per session (£10 per session if you book a block). Students: £10. Book here



Find Us

The Hawth,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
RH10 6YZ