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Get back to living - life after COVID workshops at Carriages Cafe

Carriages Cafe, Platform 1 Newark Castle Station, Ossington Way, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG241BL
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Carriages Café

Monday am 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September 2020 and Monday pm 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September 2020

Half day courses - morning or afternoon (please see details below)

£60 per half day course or £110 for 2 courses

Would you like to explore the outside world again? Have a chat with some new friends in a safe environment? If you are finding it hard to feel safe out and about, come and have a chat, do a bit of indoor archery and listen to John Florance talk about poetry that you grew up with. All whilst being in a safe 'bubble' all of your own. 

If you're feeling nervous about being 'out out', why not join Carriages Café for these wonderful workshops, taking place in a safe and lovely environment to help you get used to enjoying being out again.

If you are:

Feeling nervous about the prospect of interacting with ‘real people’ again
Fearful of being in a public building
Worried or stressed about the future
Having trouble sleeping
Feeling generally unsettled

You are not alone! COVID-19 has challenged many people’s security, sense of control and wellbeing so returning to normal may not be without its causes for concern, particularly if you have been isolated for the entire lockdown period. 

Getting back into the real world may look scary and be causing even more anxiety and keeping you from the things that you used to enjoy doing. Whilst they cannot promise you an exact return to your life before Covid, they can offer you a taste of what it used to feel like. 

Newark Community Hub is offering nervous ‘escapees’ the opportunity to sample a little bit of freedom and a gentle return to life after COVID in a safe environment alongside a small number of other fellow sufferers. They are offering a way to begin the transition from isolation back into civilisation in the comfortable setting of Carriages Cafe.

Each course is approximately half a day with 3 x 1 hour workshops and includes your participation in a mixture of fun, interactive and passive sessions. Please arrive 15 minutes before.

Course 1 - Monday Morning 9am to 12.20pm
Tai Chi A gentle exercise which suits all fitness levels
Poetry from your childhood Brought to you by Dr John Florance, an old favourite at Carriages

More information

• In between sessions there will be a 10 minute break, whilst the workshop leaders swap over, giving you the opportunity to chat with other participants (keeping safe distances)

• Only course participants, workshop leaders and staff will be in the building during the workshops. Carriages will be closed to the general public

• You will be given your own table and a ‘bubble’ that will be assigned to you only for the duration of the workshop, including sanitising hand gel and paper towels, a sterile glass and a water filled bottle

• Refreshments are available throughout which will be served to the table on a tray with your chosen drink in a sterilised cup or glass

• Carriages is a 5 star hygiene rated establishment and your safety will be their highest priority but if you would prefer, you can bring your own cup, plate for refreshments or your own snacks.

• Each course is designed to allow you the space to relax and enjoy being in a public building with others

• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring anything with you that makes you feel safe i.e. gloves, mask, own cushion or even your favourite teddy bear.

Dates of Courses:

Monday am 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September
Monday pm 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th September


£60 per half day course
£110 for 2 courses

To book please call Wendy on 07577 898222 or email

Newark Community Hub C.I.C registered number 12691805

In extreme times, unforeseen circumstances may occur that necessitates the need to change the course design and we reserve the right to do this whilst offering an equivalent style of workshop.

Opening Times

Get back to living - life after COVID workshops at Carriages Cafe (28 Sep 2020)
Monday14:00 - 18:00
Get back to living - life after COVID workshops at Carriages Cafe (28 Sep 2020)
Monday09:00 - 14:00

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