Group Activities Programme

CancerCare runs a number of group activities throughout the year including Singing, Art, Crafts, Jewellery and Woodwork, led by experienced and qualified tutors.

Activities run from both our centres on different days of the week and are open to anyone affected by cancer and life limiting conditions - including relatives and carers. Come along and learn new skills and meet new people young and old!

Activities in

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  • Lancaster
  • Kendal
  • Barrow

Art: Lancaster, Barrow

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About the Activity

A relaxing way to be creative using a range of materials including paints, inks, pastels and acrylics. Whether you have a natural aptitude or just an interest, art is a wonderful and absorbing pastime that can be very restorative.

Times

Lancaster every Tuesday 10am-1pm

Kendal every Wednesday 10am-1pm

For more information or to book

Call us on: 01524 381820
or Email: tct@cancercare.org.uk

Art: Lancaster, Barrow

Crafts: Lancaster, Barrow

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Our craft groups offer the chance to work and experiment with a wide range of materials including paper, textiles and other media. Explore your creative boundaries in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Art tutor Karen Slinger “Both the art and craft groups are facilitated to offer a warm, safe, welcoming, caring and friendly atmosphere. This creates a platform to let your inhibitions disappear and let inspiration and imagination take over. There is no right or wrong, just "what if ?"

“Participants can take a wonderful journey through arts and crafts with its many mediums, and will gain experiences to help build confidence and to develop skills that will help promote positivity, enjoyment whilst forging new friendships.”

Times:

Barrow every Wednesday from 9.30am-1pm

Lancaster every Thursday 10am-3.30pm

To book:

Call us on: 01524 381820 or Email: tct@cancercare.org.uk

Crafts: Lancaster, Barrow

Silver Jewellery and Creative Metals: Lancaster, Kendal

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One of our most popular classes! Learn the skills and techniques needed to create a unique piece of jewellery in a supportive and relaxed environment.  Immerse yourself in this intricate activity and learn how to manipulate metals such as silver, brass and copper.

Tutor Rachel Hearne: “Attending the creative metals group is a chance to get totally immersed in a new activity amongst others who have been down similar paths. Group members feel a sense of not being alone and have the time to really relax and be themselves. While learning how to work with metals we laugh and cry, share and exchange ideas and find new friendships. 

Times:

Lancaster every Wednesday from 11am-1pm & 6.15-8pm

Kendal every Thursday from 2.30-4.30pm

To book:

Call us on: 01524 381820
or Email: tct@cancercare.org.uk

Silver Jewellery and Creative Metals: Lancaster, Kendal

Woodwork: Kendal

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The woodwork group is open to anyone regardless of experience.  Using a range of traditional and modern tools in our fantastically equipped workshop, you are free to create almost anything you like under the guidance of our experienced tutors.

Times:

Every Monday from 10am-3.30pm

To book:

Call us on: 01524 381820 or Email: tct@cancercare.org.uk


Woodwork: Kendal

Pilates, Gym and Swimming: Barrow

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Exercise makes us feel better and boosts our mental and physical wellbeing.  We offer free gym sessions at Park Leisure Centre on Mondays from 10.30am to midday; swimming sessions at Nuffield Health Centre on Thursday 1-2pm and Pilates at Beacon Hill Methodist Church.

Pilates, Gym and Swimming: Barrow

Tai chi: Lancaster

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Tai chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in medieval China, it is now practised as a health-promoting exercise. Studies have shown that it can help reduce stress, improve posture, balance and general mobility, and increase muscle strength in the legs.

Times

Lancaster every Thursday 10am-12pm

For more information or to book

Call us on: 01524 381820 or Email: tct@cancercare.org.uk


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