Macbeth Centre Open day

Adult Learning and Skills Service

28 November 2022

Come and join us for a day of free learning and fun activities. Get into the festive spirit and try festive family cookery, Carol choir "Sing Noel", Block printing on wrapping paper and much more.

Where: Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street, London W6 9JJ 

When: Saturday 10th December from 10am to 3pm 

Below is a list of all the activities taking place on the day.  Places are free, however you do need to book to reserve your space as some sessions have limited places.  To book your place on your chosen session go to Book my free taster course.

Children can attend some sessions providing they are accompanied by a parent or carer.  The sessions will be marked with [C6+] next to the course title identifying the suitable age range.

Taster Session

Time (s)

Cooking in Spanish


Learn how to make a simple Spanish dish while practicing some basic Spanish.

10.00 – 11.30

ESOL: Free time and hobbies


Practice your English conversation skills talking about the things you like doing.

10.00 – 11.00

Family Block printing on wrapping paper for Christmas [C8+]


This is an activity open to parents, carers and children.

10.00 – 12.00

French for beginners - Greetings and introductions


It's time to learn some French so you can at least say hello, thank you and please in this wonderful language when you next go to France or meet a French speaker. Also, it's the perfect time of the year to learn some vocabulary in French about Christmas! The taster is taught by a very experienced French native speaker who will make it fun and enjoyable.


Manage stress and anxiety in a classroom for teachers


This session is open to teachers who wish to find out more about different ways of coping with stress and anxiety in the classroom.

10.00 – 11.00

Piano tasters


Your chance to book a free 1-1 session with our piano teacher and get some

10.00 – 10.20

tips on how to improve your exiting skills or to find out the best ways to

10.20 – 10.40

learn how to play the piano.

10.40 – 11.00

Each piano taster is a 20-minute 1-1 session starting from 10am and must be

11.00 – 11.20

booked in advance

11.20 – 11.40


11.40 – 12.00


12.00 – 12.20


12.20 – 12.40


12.40 – 13.00

Bike First Aid


Bring your own bicycle or simply come along and learn some basic tips on

10.30 – 12.00

how to fix the most common problems.

12.30 – 14.00

Health & Social Care: Information and advice on HSC options


Come along and find out about what courses are available to you if you wish

10.30 – 12.00

to work in health and social care

12.30 – 14.00

Advanced French Conversation - Celebrations in France


So, you know French already and wish to practice discussing stimulating topics with fellow learners and the tutor? Try this taster about celebrations in France. What do you know Christmas traditions? Have you ever heard of Saint-Nicolas? Well then come along and you won't be disappointed.

11.00 – 12.00

Ballroom – Latin American


Learn some dance moves, good for both body and brain!

11.00 – 12.30

Best Buy! Maths taster


Find out how to shop smarter and beat the cost of living crisis.

11.00 – 12.00


12.30 – 13.30

Hatha Yoga


Come along and try a yoga session. With the practice of yoga we learn to control the responses to the senses and the body becomes balanced, quiet and centered

11.00 – 12.00

How to get the best out of your car’s engine – Drop in


Come and chat to our experienced motor vehicle tutors and find out about the range of courses available to develop and hone your vehicle repair skills. This is a drop-in session, so come along any time between 11am and 2pm.

11.00 – 14.00

Pottery Throwing – Drop in


Watch our tutor demonstrate how to shape the clay on the pottery wheel

11.00 – 12.30

There are 2 sessions on the day taking place in the pottery studio

13.00 – 14.30

Upholstery - Drop-in


Come and discover what goes on in our popular upholstery classes.

11.00 – 13.00

Ready, Steady, Cooking on a budget [C6+]


Learn basic skills that will build your confidence in the kitchen and find out how to make nutritional meals for one or two people, or to feed your family on a budget. Please bring a suitable container to take the food you make home with you.

11.45 – 13.15

Fun With Numbers – Family learning [C6+]


Fun with numbers for parents, carers and children.

12.00 – 13.00

Interpreting: how to become an interpreter


A short presentation followed by Q&A on how to become an interpreter, what courses are available and what the job prospects are.

12.00 – 13.00

Sing Noel [C8+]


Learn one or two seasonal songs in delightful harmony

12.30 – 14.00

Spanish for beginners - Greetings and introductions


It's time to learn some Spanish so you can at least say hello, thank you and please in this wonderful language when you next go to Spain/ Latin America or meet a Spanish speaker.

12.30 – 13.30

Ballroom – Social Sequence


Learn some ballroom moves that will help you to see what it takes to dance on ‘Strictly’!

13.00 – 14.30

Coping with Christmas for students and staff


A wealth of tips on how best to cope with the stresses that the festivities can often bring along.

13.00 – 14.00

Screen Printing on tea towels for Christmas


A taster of our new Screen-Printing course. We will learn how to print on tea towels for Christmas.

13.00 – 15.00

Festive family cookery [C6+]



Come along and learn how to make some of the easiest festive dishes.

13.30 – 15.00


Self defense



Learn some basic techniques that we hope you will never have to use!

13.30 – 15.00


Spanish history: the 20th century in a nutshell



Can you summarise the history of a whole century in one hour? Come along and find out about the key events that shaped Spanish society in the 20th century.

14.00 – 15.00


Tour virtuale di Napoli Virtual Tour of Naples



Come along and practise your Italian while learning about this fascinating Italian city.

14.00 – 15.00


Writing for wellbeing



Writing can be a way of healing as well as a creative process to produce something entirely new. Come along and find out if it is time to let your inner writer come out!

14.00 – 15.00



For more information call us on 020 8753 3600 or email us at


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