Photoshop Intro With Photography

Make the most of your point-and-click digital camera and use Photoshop to manipulate your photos and images.

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Illustration Using Drawing, Painting And Mixed Media

This course will suit anyone who would like to explore some of the different techniques employed by illustrators.

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Love To Sing

A safe space for all lovers of singing who want to explore group singing, build harmonies and re-discover the joy of vocal music. Varied grooves and contrasting styles and genres will be covered. All levels welcome.

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Apply For Counselling 2017-18

Accepting application forms now for courses that are starting from September 2017.

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Enrol Now For ESOL

Do you want to learn and improve your English language? Do you want to practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing to help you in your daily life, your work or your studies? Do you live or work in the UK? Then these are the classes for you.

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Folk Fiddle

Acclaimed fiddle player, John Dipper will lead you through the intricate techniques of bowing, tone and genre specific ornamentation allowing you to develop your own style while studying tunes from around the British Isles and further afield.

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Folk Guitar

This course is for beginners to intermediate guitarists and will explore traditional songs and styles from all over the UK and Ireland, with award winning guitarist Adrian Lever.

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Wide Variety of Fitness Classes at Great Turnstile

Why not try NEW Fighting Fit or Strength & Body Conditioning to get you back into shape?

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Upcoming Courses

Jun 03

New: Puppet Making

Build a puppet and learn how to operate it[...]

Jun 03

Embroidery: Drawn To Stitch

Explore ways of drawing with thread including hand and machine stitch, Suitable for both beginners[...]

Jun 03

NEW: Working With Anxiety And Anxiety Disorders

Open to qualified counsellors, psychotherapists[...]

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’

The Cafe

The vegetarian cafe at 42 Queen Square is a popular meeting place for lunch, dinner, or coffee and cake.  The café specialises in vegetarian, vegan, gluten and wheat-free meals and snacks, catering for every dietary requirement.


Café customers can enjoy being surrounded by art produced by Mary Ward Centre art students, or simply catch up with friends, fellow students or colleagues in the calm setting of Queen Square.