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Ashford WI

Ashford WI is a very friendly group who welcome new members of all ages. We meet on the first Thursday of the month at 7.15pm at the Institute (2pm from November till March). We hold a wide range of events and days out - from quad biking to floristry! The WI is a great way to get together, forge new friendships, learn new skills and make a difference to our community. New members welcome any time!

Need to Know

When:  First Thursday of the month - 7:15pm (2:00pm from Nov-March)
How to book:  Booking is not required, turn up and get involved!
Cost: Small fee per meeting (payment in cash on arrival)
What to bring: An open mind - activities vary from month to month
Contact:  Contact Pat

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Health & Fitness

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Ashford Cricket Club

The sound of leather on willow, an afternoon of cricket by the banks of the beautiful River Wye, refreshments in the sun in front of the clubhouse, and a merry band of cricket fans and visitors watching on from the grass bank alongside. Just a stone's throw from the Village Hall, our cricket pitch is a picture perfect scene in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Exercise, fun and friendship to boot - what's not to love?!

Need to Know

When:  Wednesdays  10:00-12:00noon
How to book:  New players always welcome - contact Colin Heath
Cost: Yearly membership, costs to be advised
What to bring: Cricket whites, your own equipment preferable
Contact:  Contact Colin Heath

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Tae Kwon-Do

The ancient Korean martial art of Tae Kwon-do may seem a world away from our English countryside setting, but this fascinating practice has an ever-growing following. Aimed at children of all ages and experience - from beginners to black belts, learn skills for life whilst burning off some energy under the careful guidance of our 사범, or sabom - that's an instructor to me and you! New members always welcome.

Need to Know

When:  Mondays 6:30-8:30pm
How to book:  Booking is not required, everyone welcome!
Cost: Small fee per session, includes refreshments (cash on arrival)
What to bring: Comfortable loose fitting clothing and a water bottle
Contact:  Contact Martin

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Yoga

Yoga; an ancient practice combining physical and mental exercises with the power to strengthen the body and calm the mind. Our instructors are committed not just to your health, but to your wellbeing. Young or old, overweight or fit, yoga is as empowering as it is health-giving. Don’t be intimidated by a lack of experience, yoga is for everyone.

Need to Know

When:  Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm with Marie
Wednesdays - 6:30-8:00pm with Areeradh
How to book:  Booking is not required, turn up 5min before start of class
Cost: Small fee per class (payment in cash on arrival)
What to bring: A foam mat, bottle of water and a smile
Contact:  Contact Marie or Areeradh

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Hobbies

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Craft Group

Craft Group meets every Wednesday morning at the Institute.  Bring your crafting projects, grab a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy two hours spent knitting, paper craft, felting or sewing - there's no limit to your creativity when you're surrounded by friends with shared interests and bags of crafting know-how.

Need to Know

When:  Wednesdays  10:00-12:00noon
How to book:  Booking is not required, everyone welcome!
Cost: £2 per session, includes refreshments (payment in cash on arrival)
What to bring: Your current crafting project and materials
Contact:  Contact Caryl

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Indoor Bowls

It doesn’t matter if you’ve only ever watched a game of bowls, or if you know nothing about it – indoor bowls is a really simple and enjoyable game to get into. Some of the benefits of indoor bowls include its sociability (it’s a great way to meet new people and make new friends), as well as the fact it’s suitable for people of all ages and abilities

Need to Know

When:  Friday 6:00-9:00pm
How to book:  Booking is not required, everyone welcome!
Cost: Small fee per session (payment in cash on arrival)
What to bring: Comfortable clothing and any personal equipment
Contact:  Contact Alan

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Floristry

Floristry encompasses the cultivation of flowers through to their arrangement and sale. From flower care and handling to floral design, arrangement and display, it's a traditional art requiring practice and precision. Join us to learn more about this beautiful craft, and perhaps take part in our annual village Well Dressings; the floristry focus-point of our year.

Need to Know

When: TBC
How to book:  TBC
Cost: TBC
What to bring: TBC
Contact:  Contact Jane Daniell

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Snooker

Just 18 miles from the world-famous Crucible Theatre, it's no wonder our full-size slate-bed snooker table is a much loved facility here in Ashford in the Water. Whether you're local to the area and come regularly, or you're on holiday and fancy a quick game - it's available to book for a morning, afternoon or evening session, seven days a week. Cues are provided, all you need to do is close those curtains, switch the light on and play your A-game!

Need to Know

When:  Open every day - email Wendy to book a morning, afternoon or evening slot
How to book:  Booking is required to avoid clashes - contact Wendy
Cost: Free of charge, but bring £1 to switch the table lights on per session
Contact:  Contact Wendy

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Upholstery

Upholstery: the art of turning the mundane into the magnificent! Our informal group of welcoming local hobbyists enjoy each others' company as much as the satisfaction of turning functional furnishings into fabulous showpieces. Learn tips and tricks, perfect your skills and upcycle that family heirloom that's deserving of some TLC - all in the company of like-minded enthusiasts.

Need to Know

When:  Fridays 09:30-11:45am
How to book:  Booking is not required, everyone welcome!
Cost: Small fee per session (payment in cash on arrival)
What to bring: Your item (e.g. furniture), tools and materials
Contact:  Contact Iris

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