Courses and Clubs at Kennaway House

One of our main visions for Kennaway House is that it becomes a centre for adult and community learning, providing opportunities to be creative, to discover more about our region and history, and to develop old interests and exploring new ones.

We would be very interested to hear from tutors with ideas for courses.

Course prices may vary depending on the size of room choice. The average rate for first floor classes is £30 per session.


Work with schools

We are committed to working with local schools to support learning in the arts, history and the local environment. Kennaway House is also an ideal venue for courses and meetings for teachers. For more details, please contact us on 01395 515551 or mail@kennawayhouse.org.uk. Office routinely open Monday - Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm, house open until 5pm.


ART with Hannah Twine

Art with HT 2


Chinese Brush

For more information please contact Kaili Fu on 07801 064578 or at Kaili@hotmail.com



Barbara Vidion will be running 'The Iyengar method of yoga' classes - every Thursday from Thursday 12th January 2017:

9:45am - 11:15am

6:00pm - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm

Barbara will also be running 'Chair Yoga' classes that will be taking place every Thursday at 11:30am - 12:30pm. 

For more details about both classes, please don't hesitate to contact Barbara on 01395 579865. Or, visit her website for more information www.barbaravidionyoga.com  



French classes, lead by Ruth Rose, are held every Tuesday morning:

 9:45am until 11:15am, for intermediate/advanced.

11:30am until 1:00pm for Improvers Plus.

(Two seperate classes) 

Also groups on other days. New term dates are from Tuesday 25th April 2017.

For more information, and to book your place, please contact Ruth on 01395 513079 or ruth.rose@eclipse.co.uk . Or visit www.sidmouthfrench.com



Starting 9th February 2017 then every thursday evening (7 to 8:30) with Buddhist nun, Kelsang Chonyi 

*Relax   * Let go of stress   * Get a fresh perspective

Everyone welcome and everyone can benefit.  Practical guided meditations.  No previous experience needed and no need to be a Buddhist!  £5.50 per session or £18 for any four.  Dates are Feb 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Apr 20 & 27.

For more information please visit www.meditationinexeter.org or contact Kelsang Chonyi on 01392 490058.



Classes, workshops and one-to-one tuition for all abilities and ages.  Now running through to May 2017.

Running most Monday mornings from 9:00am and

Monday evening classes consisting of:

7:00pm - 7:30pm  Qigong (Chi Kung)

7:30pm - 8:00pm  Tai Chi basics - for beginnners and also those with previous experience.

8:00pm - 8:30pm  Tai Chi advanced practice.

The prices per session are £3, £5 for any combination of two and £8 for all three.

For more information please visit www.perfectbalance.vpweb.co.uk or contact Kevin Hickson on 07813 318357.



Pilates mat based class - all levels welcome. Begins at 9.15am and finishes at 10.30am every Tuesday. One-to-one sessions continue after the morning group session.  Gwendoline starts in the new year and everyone is welcome.

For more information please visit www.wisemoonwoman.com or www.facebook.com/ouch2om or contact Gwendoline on 07838 159503.




Kennaway House Book Club

Meet every second Thursday of the month at 2:30pm and there is a reading list: for the next meeting which is on Thursday 9th February, it is "The Colour" by Rose Tremain.  For more information phone Penny on 01395 579799


Sidmouth Poetry Readers

Meet here on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 until 12:00 to read and enjoy poetry.  Next date is 8th Feb - Sonnets Old and New.  Each month a member will introduce a particular poet or genre, after which other members have the opportunity to read poems they have brought along by the same author.  We have a varied programme looking at current poets as well as those from previous generations. 

Two Coffee Mornings are arranged during the year at The Victoria Hotel, where different local poets come and give readings from their work.

We welcome new members to come and join us.  Join us for two free sessions and then we will ask you to pay an annual subsription. 

Crime Book Club

Meet here every fourth Thursday of the month at 2:30pm.  For more information please phone 01395 515551.