The Loft

The Loft

A new place to meet, to learn, to participate, to create, to enjoy.

MOJO - Motown Choir

​​Tuesdays June 19, July 3, 17 & 24.

7.30pm - 9pm

Starting this 'term' for everyone who loves to sing, and can't help moving - a bit!

The music is purely Motown & Soul, and easy to sing. All ages and abilities (and sexes ... great songs for the lads!) are welcome to evenings of fun; vocal warm-ups, basic rhythms, a few side steps - soft shoes advised - and some great numbers to maybe, even, perform! Led by Beth McLean, who has great experience with many vocal styles.

Come and help lift MOJO off the launching pad!

​£7.50/session (Pay as you go, pay in The Loft before the session)

Phone or text : 07768 538061   e:

Harmonica Lessons

Pt 1 Sat 16 June 10am - 3pm (Pt 2 Sat 14 July 10am - 3pm)

Tutor Con O'Neill returns to The Hawth for another session of this popular one-day workshop.

Covering the basics of tune playing, chord playing and blues improvisation, it is suitable for anyone new to the harmonica. You will need a 10-hole harmonica in C. For recommended models, or to buy one on the day, contact the tutor on 07481 903 127.

The second session will consolidate the work already done on improvisation, tune playing and chugging at the first workshop and move on to the fundamental blues technique of note bending.

Tickets: £30 per session

Ukulele Lessons

Saturdays 30 June; 7 July; and 8, 22, 29 September

Learn the basics of the instrument, how to play in a group and have fun on Saturdays at 9.30am (beginners), 10.15am (intermediate) and 11.15am (improvers). Suitable ages 16+.

Tutor Mark Orchin has a wealth of experience in teaching people of all ages and abilities as well as performing in bands including Touchstone.

£7.50 per session

Creative Writing Workshop: The Short Story

Sat 11 August 10am-4pm

Would you like to write fiction? In this workshop we will take a story apart and find out what makes it a good read. There’ll be lots of writing practice and we’ll talk about theme, dialogue, character, plot, viewpoint and research.

Alison Carter, writer of over 500 published short stories, serials and articles, will guide your way.

There is no need for previous writing experience, and you won’t be made to read your work if you choose not to. Come along and make a story

Tickets: £35

Life Drawing

Mondays 14 May-18 June (except Bank Holiday 28 May) and 25 June-23 July 6.30pm-8.30pm

Wednesdays 16 May-13 June and 20 June-25 July (except 11 July) 10am-12noon

Rachel Cowell offers two blocks of Life Drawing sessions focused on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining more skills for people regardless of ability or previous experience. Suitable for 16+.

Admission: £12 per session (£10 per session if you book either block).

Costume Drawing  Class

Sat 21 July 10am-4pm

Tickets: £35

Papercraft with Natalie O’Shea

Sat 23 June, Sun 23 September and Sun 9 December 10am - 3pm

Come and join Natalie O’Shea to make a fabulous handmade greeting cards. If you thought you weren’t artistic, then Natalie will show you how easy it is to make personalised cards whether you think you are crafty or not.

4 hour sessions with all materials provided - however, please bring scissors, ruler, glue and a trimmer, if you have one.

£20 per session, available from Box Office.


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The Hawth,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
RH10 6YZ