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IT and Digital Media Courses

Gain a skill to develop and achieve your goals for work or a new job.

IT & Digital Skills

Health, Fitness & Dance

Start the year with a reboot and re-balance:
Treat yourself to a course or set aside a day each week for a pamper. Choose Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Dance or a Massage class.

Health & Fitness & Dance

Welcome to Mary Ward

Whatever your reason for taking a course, from Art to Zumba, Archaeology to Ukulele, English to Payroll there is plenty of choice with many courses that are unique to us.

Our Courses

New courses in January 2023

Join a course in Spring 2023. There are plenty of spaces on a wide range of courses. Don't leave it too late to avoid disappointment.

Our Courses

The friendly place to learn

The Mary Ward has a reputation as the friendly place to learn – this is because as well as getting first-rate teaching, we also offer the support and encouragement you need to help you get the most from your course.

Courses starting in 2023!

Ballroom Dancing For Beginners

16 January 2023 – 27 March 2023

Monday, 16:15 to 17:45
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Tai Chi/Chi Kung/Qigong

17 January 2023 – 28 March 2023

Tuesday, 14:30 to 16:00
Tai Chi and Chi Kung are ancient Chinese martial arts that bring about personal transformation throu...
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Abstract Painting - Evening

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
A practical introduction to abstract art, suitable for beginners and more experienced artists. A pr...
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Philosophy For Beginners Part 2

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Explore some of the most important ideas, themes, and thinkers in the history of Western philosophy....
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Carving (Evening)

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 18:00 to 21:00
Explore a range of materials and techniques....
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Collage And Mixed Media

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
A practical course for beginners and experienced artists aimed at those who want to explore the crea...
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Aspects Of The 19th Century World

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1816 to 1913...
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Mixed Media: Still Life

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023

Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Our mixed media still life course is for all levels of students with an interest in working from dir...
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Ballroom Dance For Improvers

19 January 2023 – 30 March 2023

Thursday, 18:30 to 20:00
Develop your skills in your favourite ballroom and Latin American dances such as the Waltz, Tango, C...
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Enamelling Techniques

19 January 2023 – 16 February 2023

Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery and other small objects. ...
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Lunchtime Yoga

20 January 2023 – 31 March 2023

Friday, 12:00 to 13:00
This Hatha yoga class offers the opportunity to de-stress in the middle of your busy day. After a bu...
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Computerised Bookkeeping Level 1 (IAB)

02 March 2023 – 30 March 2023

Thursday, 10:00 to 17:00
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News

Exciting news in the world of Literacy development

We have partnered with the Adult Learning Trust (ALT) to provide 1-1 and small group support for our English students......
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Printmaking Exhibition

Printmaking students recently had the opportunity to take part in an exhibition at Delta House Studios Gallery. The exhibition was......
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Insect Sculptures

In 2021, a group of Newham residents, who met together on Zoom with the Mary Ward Centre, were invited to......
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Embossed Foil Bauble Workshop

In December, the Community Outreach team were invited to Stratford Library to run a craft workshop to celebrate the Stratford......
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Community Outreach at Stratford Library Fun Palace

Community Outreach joined Stratford Library during October to celebrate the annual Fun Palace Weekend where arts, science, craft, tech, digital,......
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Queens Coffee have come to Mary Ward

Many of you will have already come to know the friendly folk who run the ‘Queens Coffee ‘ Coffee stall......
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Our new building in Stratford

As most of you already know we are refurbishing a building on Stratford High Street, which will replace our building......
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