Learn Indian Head Massage

Learn to give an Indian Head Massage! Learn massage techniques to use on the upper back, shoulders, arms, neck, face and scalp, and put it all together into full 30 minute routine to use on friends and family. Ideal for the complete beginner, or as a refresher for therapists, plus you can upscale the training now or later to gain an accredited qualification.

Class sizes are small (from 4 to 6 people), so you will have plenty of individual attention and practice, plus the chance to follow up after the workshop if you're unsure of anything.

Students will be paired up and...

Inflatable Spaces
 - outdoor creative workshop

Build a blow-up spatial structure! Tom Randall-Page will introduce you to the exciting world of inflatable spaces. Your group will design and build a large, futuristic blow-up structure - the type commonly used for festivals, camping, temporary nightclubs and moveable fun. The workshop would suit ANYONE over 14 yrs but might be of particular interest to young people and students interested in art, 3D design and architecture.

Tom has run similar workshops for the Sorrell Foundation, the Architecture Association and exhibited a 3m high inflatable space at Somerset House. He’s also...

Could you lead a running group for busy mums?

Plymouth City Council is on the lookout for enthusiastic runners interested in leading new women’s running groups at local primary schools and nurseries.

The Council’s sports development unit wants to expand its beginners’ running network with new sessions designed for busy mums.

Sports Development Manager Louise Kelley said: “We have a great track record in encouraging people...

Free business course for South West residents

A new initiative, due to launch in September, will allow anyone in the South West or anywhere in the world to study business for free at the top ten ranked University of Exeter Business School, thanks to a collaboration between global accountancy body ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and online learning platform FutureLearn.

Together, they are launching a...

Learning to help people with poor mental health

A mental health ‘first aid’ course that helps people to identify, understand and support someone with poor mental or emotional health is now available in the South West.

The course aims to make mental health support as important as first aid in the workplace and beyond, giving individuals the confidence to help someone who is experiencing problems.

The announcement coincides...

Get up close and personal at River Cottage Canteen

River Cottage Canteen Plymouth is introducing a series of cookery demos, based on the River Cottage HQ’s cookery classes.

The taster sessions, starting in February 2014 will feature some of the classics, with chocolate, bread and fish all on the menu.

Guests will be treated to coffee and tasty samples as they watch the chef at work, learning the basics from how to perfect their...

Plymouth hosts first Duke of Edinburgh gold residential for youth

Plymouth's Mount Batten Centre hosted its first Duke of Edinburgh's gold award residential this half term involving five young people from across the UK.

The 'Get into Maritime' residential focused on the marine sector by offering young people the chance to complete nationally recognised qualifications including the Royal Yachting Association Awards in Dinghy Sailing, Emergency First...

Race to it! Beginners invited to join running groups

Don’t get left behind – race to it!

Plymouth City Council’s sports development unit is looking for beginner runners to join its new 5K and 10K training groups – and the first session is free!

Running five kilometres (3.1 miles) is an excellent goal for first timers and a great way to train for the Race for Life or one of the many club races being organised in the city this...