Sense TouchBase Pears COVID-19 Statement:

The welfare of everyone that visits Sense TouchBase Pears is of the utmost importance, and we will do everything we can to ensure you are kept safe.

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 government recommendations closely and social distancing is being advised across the country, we want to ensure we are doing what we can to protect everyone who uses the building, especially the people Sense supports.

As such we have taken the decision to close to general public, including the library and café. We are also postponing all events, courses and workshops for the foreseeable future.

As you know, this situation is changing daily. We will be doing as much as possible to resume sessions as quickly as possible, when we feel it is safe to do so, and will keep you updated.
If you do have any questions please email info@touchbasepears.org.uk.

Download our current What’s On guides:

To download a PDF version of our April to June 2020 What’s On guide here.

If you require this document in an alternative format please contact holly.mcgeown@sense.org.uk, call 0121 415 2720 or download April to June here.

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April 2020

BSL Cafe – Postponed

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grab yourself a tea or coffee and practice your BSL in a relaxed environment with good company. Free session - just turn up Other sessions: 19 May 2.00pm - 3.00pm 16 June 2.00pm - 3.00pm    

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Beginners Pottery Course – 8 Weeks: Tuesday Evening 6:30pm-8:00pm (postponed)

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances this class is postponed. To sign up to our evening pottery waiting list please email olivia.thiessen@sense.org.uk Learn the basics of pottery from preparing clay to understanding different techniques in creating pinch pots, coil work, slab building and throwing. Participants are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. This course runs from Tuesday 21st April 2020 until Tuesday 23rd June 2020 (1 - week half term break w/c 25.5.20). This will be ideal for anyone who would prefer a smaller…

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Beginners Pottery Course – 8 Weeks: Wednesday Daytime 3:00pm- 4:30pm – Postponed

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
£85.00

Learn the basics of pottery from preparing clay to understanding different techniques in creating pinch pots, coil work, slab building and throwing. Participants are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. This course runs from Wednesday 22nd April 2020 until Wednesday 24th June 2020 (1 - week half term break w/c 25.5.20). This will be ideal for anyone who would prefer a smaller group to gain more in-depth knowledge with our Pottery tutor, Jess Evans. For this reason, spaces are limited. The £85.00…

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Intermediate Pottery Course – 8 Weeks: Wednesday Evening – Postponed

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£85.00

Due to unforeseen circumstances this class is postponed. To sign up to our evening pottery waiting list please email olivia.thiessen@sense.org.uk Learn the basics of pottery from preparing clay to understanding different techniques in creating pinch pots, coil work, slab building and throwing. Participants are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. This course runs from Monday 22nd April 2020 until Monday 24th June 2020 (1 - week half term break w/c 25.5.20). This will be ideal for anyone who would prefer a smaller…

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Beginners and Improvers Pottery Course – 8 Weeks: Friday Daytime – Postponed

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£85.00

Learn the basics of pottery from preparing clay to understanding different techniques in creating pinch pots, coil work, slab building and throwing. Participants are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. This course runs from Friday 24th April 2020 until Friday 26th June 2020 (1 - week half term break w/c 25.5.20). This will be ideal for anyone who would prefer a smaller group to gain more in-depth knowledge with our Pottery tutor, Jess Evans. For this reason, spaces are limited. The £85.00…

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Assisted Job Search Session – Postponed

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Do you need help with job search on assisted Tech such as Zoomtext, Jaws, Supernova and NVDA? You will receive free support from our Employment Coordinator within a small group setting. Booking is essential as there are only 5 spaces available. Please note this session is for working age people 18 years and above. To book or for more information please email Zoe.Bates@sense.org.uk

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Textile Workshop – Postponed

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An inclusive 8-week introduction to new textile techniques. You will create 3D samples designed to stimulate the senses such as collage, weaving, felt making and so much more. Suitable for 18 + excluding half term (26 May) Cost: Donations

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Therapeutic Sound Bath with Edan Sound – Postponed

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
£10.00

A ‘Sound Bath’ is an opportunity for you to totally relax. To forget the world for a time and sink into an ocean of healing soundwaves – to be ‘bathed’ in sound. Sound baths are an incredible stress relief. The perfect tonic to aid relaxation and to bring about a soothing, cleansing, healing effect. This is a passive group sound healing session lasting for 1hr, using Himalayan & quartz singing bowls, gongs, Shamanic drums & percussion. Nothing at all will…

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May 2020

Job Club for Visually Impaired – Postponed

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Are you blind or partially sighted and looking for work?  Would you like to talk to other people who are in a similar situation? Why not join our friendly monthly Job Club at Sense Touch Base Pears? Peer support group, discussing issues around employment and training. With guest speakers. The job club sessions will be held every 1st Monday of the month from 10:30am - 12:30pm. Monday 4th May Monday 1st June Monday 6th July Free to attend - Contact Zoe…

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Spoken Word and Music with Benny Diction – Postponed

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
£3.00

Create your own unique spoken word poem with sound artist, Benny Diction, in this one off workshop. Places are limited so booking is advised. £3.00 per person. All materials are included. This event is being run as part of the festival 'Age of Creativity' (1-31 May). We especially welcome people who are 50+ to these events. To find out more about other activities and workshops we are running during this festival, please visit www.touchbasepears.org.uk/whatson/

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