Children aged 5+
Saturday 20th October 2018
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £6 per child

Come along and discover the wonderful creative world of Jumping Clay where anything is possible. Jumping Clay is created from a polymer base; scented with jasmine it’s completely non-toxic, and if left in the open air will dry naturally without the need for baking in an oven.
Booking Essential

Crochet Class

Come along to this 6 week crochet workshop suitable for all abilities and become hooked!  Class commences on Saturday 13th October 2018 from 10.30am to 12.30pm in Garvagh Community Building.  Cost £3 per week.  Materials required 7mm crochet hook and some chunky/DK wool.  For further information and to book a place please contact 02829557325, Garvagh Community Building Facebook page or email administrator@gadda.co.uk.


Suitable For: Family

Date: Friday 28th September 2018

Time: 10.00am to 12noon

Come along and enjoy a coffee and a chat at the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning…..Everyone welcome Admission £3.00 all proceeds in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. If anyone would like to help please contact Ann Clyde on 02829558217

Forest Stacks

What is Forest Stacks?

Forest Stacks is an exciting new community building initiative based in Garvagh Forest. We’re working with an excellent team of artists, architects, apprentices, and local people to create temporary public spaces for everyone to use in the forest. A part of the Playstacks initiative, Forest Stacks also contributes to the Garvagh Peoples Forest Project which is currently creating value in the forest with and for local people enhancing the forest, community life and well-being.

Community well-being is at the centre of this project, aiming to use the spaces as a celebratory, community-led gathering place for local people. We believe in the transformative power of gathering through creative cultural activity. When people come together to work collectively, to share aspects of their culture and creative expression, they can create something valuable for themselves and their community.

Forest Stacks provides that temporary space of meaning, like an extension of the kitchen table involving conversation, food, craft, making, designing, building, storytelling and performance  – very often touching on journeys, belonging, faith and creativity.

How can you get involved in Forest Stacks?

We’re calling on all creative citizens, volunteers and local people to get involved in the project. We want to give local people the opportunity to try out designs and building processes and present creative responses to the idea of creating temporary spaces in the forest.

Whether you’re a woodworker, a crafter, a painter, or a dab hand at DIY, if you can give time and creative energy, or have an interest and are willing to learn, we want to hear from you!

Forest Stacks is a practical, hands on project and it is about creating something truly unique in Garvagh Forest.

The project will be active over the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring leading towards a huge celebration in Garvagh People’s Forest in the Spring of 2019.

For more information and to register your interest fill out our simple form.

Or if you want to chat to someone from our team, get in touch at info@vaireland.org.

Join us for an open information session about the project in The Pantry Cafe, Garvagh this September.

To get a flavour of the project, come along to our open information session where we will be brainstorming, creating and making, with lots of cake!

Hampsey Harp School


Harp Lessons are available for children aged 6+. Cost of a lesson is £10.00 and each lesson is on a one to one basis for 30mins. Harp rental is £30 per term.
For further information contact Claire on 02829557325



Every Wednesday at 7.00pm in Garvagh Community Building

SmartPoints is a simple counting system and it’s really easy to use. It nudges you towards nutritious, healthier foods so that you eat better, feel better, have more energy AND lose weight. Now that’s what we call smart!

Call Collette: 07710697945

The Diamond Club

Recommences on Wednesday 12th September 2018

The Diamond Club is a club for the over 50s to meet and listen to guest speakers every 2nd Wednesday in Garvagh Community Building at 2.30pm

New Members Welcome.


Monday Morning Art Class

Monday 10th September 2018
10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: £50.00 for 12weeks
Under the guidance of local working artist Louie Winward come along and enjoy this 12 week class. Suitable for all abilities. Booking Essential


Speech and Drama Classes

Every Saturday morning commencing on Saturday 15th September 2018
9am to 1pm
Speech and Drama is held on Saturday mornings and the children are taught in small groups for an hour. Children will have the opportunity to work towards exams and participate in local festivals. For further details please contact Rita McVeigh on 02870832061.  Cost £5.00 per child

Nature and Wellbeing Training

This is an introductory training in Nature, Health and Wellbeing for those interested in working with people in nature.
It will introduce the developments in this sector, some theoretical underpinnings from eco-psychology & wellbeing, Nature Based Mindfulness, outdoor skills, nature based facilitation methods and personal nature connection.
You can camp and there are some indoor spaces. This is supported by Making local Woods work and therefore only costs £50.

See picture for details of contacts.