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 Painting Class - 22 Sep 17For 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 have finished for the summer holidays, starting again on the 26th September through 12th December 

Lead by Ruth Rose and held every Tuesday morning at the following times:

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

11:30am to 1:00pm Improvers Plus.  

Also groups on other days. New Members welcome.

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



..has finished for the summer break.  Watch this space for new starting details shortly. 

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

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 will be starting a new term on the 25th September 

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.  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.