Simple Codex Book Binding

A 2-day workshop introducing the techniques of traditional Codex (European hardback stitched) bookbinding. Materials will be provided to make your own fabric-bound hardback book. Beginners welcome.

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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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Song Writing Beginners

This course will provide a step by step guide to writing songs and will give you the opportunity to compose your own songs. We will be looking at what makes a good song, with a focus on both music and lyrics.

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Develop Your Practice In Sculpture

For those with some experience wishing to progress their ideas and techniques towards a professional outcome - develop work suitable for exhibition or sale.

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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

Jan 25

IILM Qualification in Leadership and Team Skills

Take the initial step in the Leadership and Management qualifications programme by gaining this qualification[...]

Jan 25

Music In Depth: Context And Analysis

A tutor-guided study group of set works from the[...]

Jan 26

Song Writing – Beginners

This course will provide a step by step guide to writing songs and will give[...]

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.