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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, to develop old interests and explore 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 Classes with Kaili Fu, starting again on Friday 20th April 2018 for the Summer term. 

Every Friday morning from 10am-12.30pm for 5 weeks.

Please contact Kaili Fu on 07801 064578 or email her at this address - kaili_fu@hotmail.com for further information.







Yoga Sep17




French classes will be resuming after Easter on 17th April 2018.  Led 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.  


Ruth also holds groups on other days.

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




Chonyi is back holding more classes starting from

Thursday 8th February 2018.

The sessions run from 7pm until 8.30pm.

*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 9th April 2018.

Running most Monday mornings from 9:00am and also Monday evening classes.  Times are as follows:-

Beginner's 9 - 9:45am

Intermediate/advanced 10 - 11:15am

Over 50's 11:30am - 12:45pm

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 three.

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





Kennaway House Book Club

Meet every second Thursday of each month at 2:30pm and there is a reading list.  For more information phone Penny on 01395 579799


Sidmouth Poetry Readers

Meet here on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00m until 12:00noon to read and enjoy poetry.  Every 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.