WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE HILLCREST?

Scroll down for detailed descriptions of our different events and classes.

 

MONDAY

WOODCARVING CLUB
10am onwards - Adults

DRAWING & PAINTING WORKSHOP
10-12am - Adults

KNIT & NATTER
2-4pm - All welcome

LADIES BOXING KEEP FIT
6-7pm - Womens group

ABA SENIORS BOXING CLUB
7-8:15pm - Mens group

HAVEN HARMONIES CHOIR
7-9pm - Adults

TUESDAY

U3A ART CLASS
2–4pm - Adults

WEIGHT WATCHERS
5.45–7.45pm -Adults

MASTERS BOXING KEEP FIT
6–7pm -Seniors: Men

ORAL STORYTELLING
(2nd Tuesday)
7.30–9.30pm -Adults

WEDNESDAY

LIFE DRAWING CLASS
10.30am–1pm - Adults

SEWING GROUP (Term time only)
12.30–2.30pm - Adults

ART CLASS
1–3.30pm - Adults

BOXING CLUB
6–7pm -ABA Juniors

LADIES BOXING KEEP FIT
7–8pm - Womens group

RED CROSS MEETING
(Every two weeks)
7-9pm - Adults

THURSDAY

COUNTRY MARKET
09.45am–1pm

WOODCARVING CLUB
10am onwards -Adults

NOVEL GROUP
10am–4pm - Adults

SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS - Adults
10–12.30am & 1.30–4pm

START ART/SMART ART
4.45–8.45pm - Children/Young Adults

MASTERS BOXING KEEP FIT
6–7pm - Seniors – Men

BOXING CLUB
7-8.30pm - Seniors – Men

 
 

FRIDAY

CREATIVE WRITING
10.00 – 12.30 -Adults

BALLROOM DANCING
6.30 – 9.00 Adults

SATURDAY

CINEMA - Adults
Cafe & Doors opens 6
Film starts at 7.30
(3rd Saturday of the month)

SUNDAY

TEA DANCE
Monthly
2.00 – 4.30
Adults

 
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The Hillcrest Film Society host an array of incredible films on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Previous films include The Death Of Stalin, Swiss Army Man & Manchester By Sea.

Tickets: £5 (or £40 for the year) / Doors 6pm, films start at 7.30pm
Hillcrest Cafe open for delicious food and refreshment.

To find out what films they have coming up or to learn more about the society visit the Hillcrest Cinema Facebook or call 01273 512376

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The Newhaven Country Market, also known as the Hillcrest Country Market, has been running now for 16 years and is part of the UK wide Country Markets Scheme. It is a cooperative of traders who have a direct relationship with the products they sell and are often available to talk to you about their produce, goods or services.

9.45am-1.00pm every Thursday in the main hall  

For details contact Sheila (Market Manager) on 01273 516722
Email Marie (our secretary) at mandmscott@tiscali.co.uk
or visit the Hillcrest Market Facebook page

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Established in 1953, Studio Tempo offers a wide variety of dance lessons suitable for  Adults.

We specialize in Adult & Private Lessons for Ballroom, Latin & Sequence and Argentine Tango Salsa!

Whether you would like to learn a 1st dance for your special day or engage in weekly lessons and fall in love with the variety of styles we offer we ensure all levels of experience are welcome!

If you are interested in finding out more why not give us a call. 01273 513784 / 01273 476565

We have lessons at the Hillcrest on Fridays

6.45pm Beginners Tuition Class
7.30pm Social Dancing practice for all levels
8.15pm Follow-on Class Tuition
9.00pm Finish

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Hillcrest Amateur Boxing Club is open to new members, session as follows;

Adult Boxing Fitness - Tues & Thurs 6-7pm

Ladies Only Boxing Fitness
Mon 6-7pm - Weds 7-8pm

Junior ABA Boxers - Weds 6-7pm

Senior ABA Boxers - Mon & Thurs 7-8.15pm

Coaching is provided by qualified amateur boxing association coaches - Terry Parkinson & Graeme Savage

Call Graeme on 07855861071 to book a session, or for more information hillcrestboxing@gmail.com

One to One sessions are available on request.
For full details go to www.hillcrestboxinggym.co.uk

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20 week course. Fridays 10am to 12.30pm - Cost £112.50
Courses run year round, beginning in October and after Easter.
Tutor: Umi Sinha -
website: www.umisinha.com

An informal and friendly prose writing class, suitable for all levels, that covers everything you need to know about how to write short stories, autobiography or memoir, structured around weekly writing assignments that allow you to practice different fictional techniques (also relevant to life writing). You are welcome to work on your own project if you prefer. Work will be read aloud in class and feedback given. The class will cover all the technical aspects of writing and will include discussion and short exercises based on writing prompts where time allows. We will also be reading and discussing the work and techniques of published writers, either as extracts or from a short story collection.

For more details contact: Umi Sinha on 01323 325891
Email: umisinha.writing@gmail.com or visit our website

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Art Classes for Children and Young People 5 – 16 years

Thursdays in term time

5-11yrs     5.20pm – 6.50pm / 11-16yrs   7.15pm – 8.30pm
Fees include: Materials for all sessions,

Display of work and Certificate Presentation

Opportunity for children to explore their creative talent
Large well lit art room space with great resources
Lots of encouragement from staff and volunteers
Exciting programme with a new motivational theme each term
Other likeminded children attend with enthusiasm and commitment
Public liability cover. First aid trained. Up to date CRB checks

Contact: Carol Havard (Art Techniques Facilitator ) for details.
01273 515033 / 07944595505 / info@art-techniques.co.uk

Payment options available for full term, half term or weekly
(Prices vary depending on number of sessions and materials required)

Find us at art-techniques.co.uk/art-clubs/ Also now on Facebook

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Mondays 7.00 – 9.00pm / £5per session (your first session is free)

Performance based choir for Newhaven
Make music, meet other singers and have some fun!

No need to read music. Two, three and four part harmony.

Ring if you’re unsure or just turn up for your first free session.

Contact Marion Stanley on: 
01273 611068 / Email: harmonies@hillcrestcentre.co.uk

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Thursdays 10am-4pm / November 8, 15, 22 & 29
Portraits in Clay - £195 for the course.
Classes with Sculptor Silvia MacRae Brown

Enjoy making life size heads in clay from a life model. All levels of experience welcome! We explore structure, shape, anatomy and expression.

Work can be fired later in a local kiln for a small extra cost.

Delicious lunches in the cafe opposite the studio.

Bookings & enquiries Telephone: 01323 422137
Email: silviamacraebrown@btinternet.com

Wednesdays: 10.30am-1pm in the Art Room
£155 (includes life model fee)

Tutor Julian Le Bas is an established artist based in Sussex. Julian is a practising artist and has been teaching drawing and painting for over 25 years. He is a visiting lecturer at Brighton University, Christchurch College Canterbury and also teaches at Morley College, London. Julian has exhibited extensively and has work held in the Towner Collection.

All abilities welcome, regardless of experience. We work directly from the life model from a wide range of poses. Emphasis is placed on structure and rhythm with an exploration of materials. Learners are given feedback and advice within a focused and friendly atmosphere.

Please contact Julian by email  julianlebas@yahoo.com or telephone 07770499495

Materials: Drawing boards and easels are provided. Please bring your own paper, charcoal, erasers etc to the first session.

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Room 4, Mondays 2 – 4pm

Started in February 2009, the group meets every Monday, except Bank Holidays, in room 4, next to the Café; this means we are able to offer support for needlecraft enthusiasts without fees or subscriptions. People of all ages and stages of ability welcome, and we are usually able to help sort out problems with patterns or acquiring new skills and techniques.

Newcomers are welcome to drop in, brininging your knitting and enjoy refreshments in the Café, look through our resorces bank of magazines and patterns and join in the friendly conversations.

Enjoy refreshments in the Café / Beginners welcome / Wheelchair access

Further details: 01273 516722 or 01323 890205

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Second Tuesday of every month (except July and August)
Café opens 6.45pm. Stories start 7.30pm. / £6 unwaged on the door on the night.

The GuestHouse Storytellers is one of the most successful storytelling clubs in the country. We are a non-profit organisation run by a committee of volunteers.

The club meets on the at The Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven. We have no registered membership; everyone is welcome and you become a member by attending.

Anyone may book a slot to tell a ten minute story on whatever theme has been chosen for that month.  Tellers vary from the very well trained and experienced to people stepping into the water for the first time. Everyone is welcome and every story and teller is different, providing a varied and rich feast of tales to carry away with you and maybe even retell.

Three times a year we have professional tellers and we have hosted some of the top storytellers in the country

 December 11th – Winter Tales to Warm the Heart. Club Night Mulled wine and sweet treats served at the interval

To find out about upcoming events or to get in contact visit our website

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Mondays & Thursdays from 10am onwards
In the last hut behind the main centre

The workshop is well-equipped and, although there is no formal tuition, a lot of the members have been carving for many years and are able to give expert guidance at all stages of learning so that beginners quickly find the confidence to carve their first simple objects and gradually move on to more ambitious projects. We also have a kettle!

Our most experienced members produce beautiful carvings to a professional standard and are able to sell their work ranging from walking sticks to sporting trophies, and even our newest members are already turning out very pleasing works to be proud of!

New members are always very welcome, so if you share our love of wood and fancy trying your hand at woodcarving, or already have some experience, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Contact the Hillcrest reception for details - 01273 512376 / info@hillcrestcentre.co.uk
Or stroll down to the workshop on a Monday and see for yourself.