Welcome to The Barn Clubs and Groups Page

Throughout the year a number of Clubs and Groups regularly meet at The Barn. To see what’s on and when take a look at the variety of clubs and groups below together with helpful information and contact details. 

Check the Events Calendar for details of times and dates by clicking on the following link We recommend you to contact the club or group organiser to see if there are vacancies in the first instance.

The information below may have changed and it is the sole responsibility of the Club or Group to ensure that their profile is current.  

If you are thinking of holding a regular meeting for a group or club that you manage, please contact our Bookings Secretary, Michele who would be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

 

Art Classes with Jo Stone

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Mondays
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Portraiture
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Oil Painting
Tuesdays
10:00 am  – 12:00 pm Life Drawing
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Watercolours
Ages: Adults over 18 years
Contact: Jo Stone
Email:  joannastone@btinternet.com
Telephone: 01525 237570
Attendance fee: £70 in advance for half a term (5 sessions) See Event Calendar for dates.
Website: joannastoneartist
Comments: I’m a professional artist as well as being a qualified teacher with more than 35 years’ experience teaching young people and adults. My classes are really relaxed and friendly, with no more than ten people at most – so plenty of individual attention! I’m a gentle tutor, aiming to encourage and inspire. I will explain how to get faces and figures in proportion, demonstrate techniques for you and show you easy ways to get creative

All classes are suitable for beginners, plus anyone who wants help with their techniques, or those who just want to practise. I will give as much or as little hands-on help and advice as you wish. 

For more detailed information about each class and session times, please visit my website.

NB: Classes are not held during school holidays.  

Heath and Reach Parish Council

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: 1st Monday of the Month
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages: All Welcome
Contact: Parish Clerk
Email: parish-clerk@heathandreach.org.uk 
Telephone: 07778 356 097
Website: heathandreach.org.uk  
Comments: Full Parish Council Meetings are held throughout the year (except for August) on the first Monday and when not a public holiday.

Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre

Mini Theatre

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Saturday mornings
Time: 9:00 am – 10:15 am (Term Time)
Ages: 4 – 9
Contact: Sally Allsopp
Email: sally@lbct.org
Attendance fee: £40 per school term per child (half price for siblings)
Website: www.lbct.org
Comments: LBCT is all about having fun while learning performance skills. Led by arts and education professionals who give up their time free of charge as volunteers to give local children an affordable, enjoyable introduction to the arts. We spend a lot of time doing fun drama games, teamwork exercises and confidence building.

Theatre helps children with confidence and self-esteem in an enjoyable environment, as well as teaching the basics of musical theatre and drama performance. We produce high-quality performances in aid of local, national and international charities.

Each year we present “Sing Out Against Cancer” where performers are involved in community and theatre events raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our youngest members meet weekly at The Barn, Heath and Reach, as they get older they join our Youth Section, many going onto careers in the performing arts

LBCT is very popular and each group has a waiting list, please email sally@lbct.org for more details.

Leighton Buzzard Children's Theatre

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Saturday mornings
Time: 10:30 am – 12 noon  (Term Time)
Ages: 9 – 13
Contact: Sally Allsopp
Email: sally@lbct.org
Attendance fee: £40 a school term per child (half price for siblings).
Website: www.lbct.org
Comments: LBCT is all about having fun while learning performance skills. Led by arts and education professionals who give up their time free of charge as volunteers to give local children an affordable, enjoyable introduction to the arts. We spend a lot of time doing fun drama games, teamwork exercises and confidence building.

Theatre helps children with confidence and self-esteem in an enjoyable environment, as well as teaching the basics of musical theatre and drama performance. We produce high-quality performances in aid of local, national and international charities.

Each year we present “Sing Out Against Cancer” where performers are involved in community and theatre events raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Our youngest members meet weekly at The Barn, Heath and Reach, as they get older they join our Youth Section, many going onto careers in the performing arts

LBCT is very popular and each group has a waiting list, please email sally@lbct.org for more details.

Restorative Yoga

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Twice Monthly Fridays
6:45 pm – 8:15pm & 6:30pm – 8:45 pm
Times: Contact Sarah for exact times
Ages: 18+
Contact: Sarah Stratton-Hine
Email: sarahyoga73@gmail.com
Telephone: 07842 863 543
Attendance fee: £10 per session
Website:  www.sarahstrattonhine.yoga
Comments: Take a moment to reconnect with yourself after a busy week and join me for a blissful 75 minutes of Restorative Yoga.

Restorative Yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down, relaxing and opening your body through passive stretching. In a class where you hardly move at all, all postures are held between 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body and move towards balance.

Fitness Classes

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When:
Thursdays 9:45 am – 10:45 am & 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Fridays: 10:00 am – 11:00am
Ages: 18 upwards
Contact: Nikki Killick
Email: nikki@movebetterfitness.co.uk
Telephone: 07834 414036
Attendance fee: Block booking (6 x 1 hour is £51.00) initial trial class £8.50
Website: movebetterfitnessacademy.co.uk
Comments:
Our classes are mat based and we make use of small equipment for variation and modifications to the exercises.

If you are thinking of starting or haven’t exercised in a while, don’t worry we progress the exercises at your own pace, our classes are small and friendly.

Class size is limited, so places must be booked in advance.

Mixed Ability Pilates

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Thursdays
Times: 6:20 pm – 8:20 pm
Contact: Lydia Strange
Email: lydiamstrange@gmail.com
Telephone: 07710 402 406
Website: lydiapilates.com
Comments: Classes are developed through the art of controlled movements, helping to increase strength and muscle tone, improve stamina, mobility, flexibility, balance, posture, concentration and to support you in reaching your overall health and wellbeing goals.
NB: Classes are only held during term times. They are held as 2 different levels of 45 minutes. Please contact Lydia for further details.

Moonsong Taiji

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Sundays
Times: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Ages: No limit
Contact: Ian Jackson
Email: moonsong.taiji@gmail.com
Telephone:  07910 140009 or 07880 553737
Session fee: £5.00 per hour.
Overview: Taiji and Qigong are both ancient Chinese systems to promote health and longevity. Both systems have different approaches to internal energies and have been described as moving meditation.

Please contact Ian for more details. 

Heath Barn Birds WI

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: The fourth Monday of the month
Times: 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Ages: 18 upwards
Contact: Sally White (President)
Email: barnbirdswi@outlook.com
Telephone: 07398 298 783
Attendance fee: £41 per annum – this covers 11 meetings a year, plus various subgroups.
Website:  heathbarnbirdsWI
Comments: Visitors can attend their first session for free. If our meeting dates fall on a public holiday, our meets may change. Our Facebook page will be updated to reflect these changes. Alternatively, take a look at the Event Calendar on this Website.

The WI - Heath and Reach Branch

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: First Wednesday of each month
Times: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Ages: 18+
Contact: Sally Ball – County Chair
Email: BCFWI@btconnect.com
Telephone: 01234 359538
Comments: Undertakes activities to enable women interested in issues associated with rural life, to improve their education in citizenship, public questions, music, culture, handicrafts, home economics, health and social welfare and to improve rural life.

The Heath Band

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Wednesdays
Times: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ages: All welcome
Contact: Sharon Occleshaw
Email: info@heath-band.co.uk
Attendance fee: £6.00 per month
Website: heath-band.co.uk
Comments: 
We are a friendly brass band and our doors are open to all. Call for more information, or just drop in for a chat.

The Heath Training Band (Brass Tuition)

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: Wednesdays, during term time
Times: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Ages: 6 – 90
Contact: Kath Mowbray
Email: training@heath-band.co.uk
Attendance fee: Free of charge
Website: heath-band.co.uk
Comments: No experience or musical knowledge is required – just a willingness to learn. Sessions are structured to cover individual lessons and group work. Instruments can be provided.

The Writing Room Writers' Group

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: 2nd Monday of each month
Times: 7:30 pm (prompt) to 9:30 pm
Ages: All welcome
Contact: John Newton
Email: nbi.john@gmail.com
Telephone: 07968 837 705
Attendance fee: Share of £13.00 hire, usually around £1.50. No Joining Fee. Just come to be a Member.
Comment: A friendly relaxed group who have all become friends in the process of giving and receiving proper critique. We don’t just nod and say, “How good that is”. We delve into your story and pass first class advice. We have all improved immeasurably since joining. Look forward to seeing you.

WI Crafters Group

Where: The Barn, Heath and Reach
When: 3rd Monday of the Month
Times: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ages: 18 +
Contact: Sally White (President)
Email: barnbirdswi@outlook.com
Telephone: 07398 298 783
Attendance fee: Included in Annual Membership
Website: heathbarnbirdsWI/

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What's on this week

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17Portraiture Art Classes with Jo StonePortraiture Art Classes with Jo StoneTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drawing and painting from a clothed model. Discover how to capture a likeness, portray a sitter's personality or create a striking impression of someone, using a variety of media and techniques.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Oil Painting with Jo Stone Art WorkshopOil Painting with Jo Stone Art WorkshopTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Techniques for using oil paints, working from a wide range of subjects including landscapes, abstracts and still life. Learn to apply oils, which thinners to use for what purpose, and experiment with styles.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
W.I Crafters GroupW.I Crafters GroupTime: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All things craft wise
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
18Life Drawing Art Classes with Jo StoneLife Drawing Art Classes with Jo StoneTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Drawing and painting from a nude model. Structured sessions intended to stretch and develop drawing skills (including advice on how to achieve proportion) as well as encouraging individuality.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Watercolours with Jo Stone Art ClassesWatercolours with Jo Stone Art ClassesTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Especially for Beginners and Improvers. This class aims to teach the core of watercolour painting - including how to mix colours, apply washes, and different brush techniques as well as some creative tricks. A wide variety of subjects will be tackled, including landscapes, still life and figures.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Qi GongQi GongTime: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Taiji and Qigong are both ancient Chinese systems to promote health and longevity. Both systems have different approaches to internal energies and have been described as moving meditation. Sessions are run by Ian Jackson and cost £10 each visit.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
19The Heath Band (Younger Tuition)The Heath Band (Younger Tuition)Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No experience or musical knowledge is required - just a willingness to learn. Sessions are structured to cover individual lessons and group work.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
The Heath Band - General PractiseThe Heath Band - General PractiseTime: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We are a friendly brass band and our doors are open to all.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
20Move Better FitnessMove Better FitnessTime: 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Our classes are mat based and we make use of small equipment for variation and modifications to the exercises.
If you are thinking of starting or haven’t exercised in a while, don’t worry we progress the exercises at your own pace, our classes are small and friendly.
Class size is limited, so places must be booked in advance.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Move Better FitnessMove Better FitnessTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our classes are mat based and we make use of small equipment for variation and modifications to the exercises.
If you are thinking of starting or haven’t exercised in a while, don’t worry we progress the exercises at your own pace, our classes are small and friendly.
Class size is limited, so places must be booked in advance.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Private MeetingPrivate MeetingTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Local Business Meeting - not open to the public. ======= The Barn is available for bookings throughout the year for private parties, business meetings, fundraising events, clubs and societies. To find out more information, simply click on the link below.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Lydia PilatesLydia PilatesTime: 6:20 pm - 8:20 pm
Classes are developed through the art of controlled movements with Lydia Strange. There are no classes during the school term holidays.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
21Move Better FitnessMove Better FitnessTime: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Our classes are mat based and we make use of small equipment for variation and modifications to the exercises.
If you are thinking of starting or haven’t exercised in a while, don’t worry we progress the exercises at your own pace, our classes are small and friendly.
Class size is limited, so places must be booked in advance.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
Restorative YogaRestorative YogaTime: 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Whether it's in your hips, hamstrings or all in your head, tension has a way of accumulating as we hustle through the day-to-day, there are ways to reclaim some necessary ‘me’ time with just a few simple steps.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
22LBCT - Mini'sLBCT - Mini'sTime: 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Ages 4 - 9. LBCT is all about having fun while learning performance skills. Led by arts and education professionals who give up their time free of charge as volunteers to give local children an affordable, enjoyable introduction to the arts. We spend a lot of time doing fun drama games, teamwork exercises and confidence building.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
LBCT - Children'sLBCT - Children'sTime: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
For Ages 9 - 13. LBCT is all about having fun while learning performance skills. Led by arts and education professionals who give up their time free of charge as volunteers to give local children an affordable, enjoyable introduction to the arts. We spend a lot of time doing fun drama games, teamwork exercises and confidence building.
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
23Moonsong TaijiMoonsong TaijiTime: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Taiji and Qigong are both ancient Chinese systems to promote health and longevity. Both systems have different approaches to internal energies and have been described as moving meditation. Sessions are run by Ian Jackson and cost £7.50 each visit
Heath Village Barn
Eastern Way
Heath and Reach
LU7 0AA
Map
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