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Have yourself a 'handmade' Christmas at the Beverley Adult Learning Centre

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council's Beverley Adult Learning Centre has launched its 2018 Christmas courses, which are available to view and book online.

The courses are suitable for adults aged over the age of 19 and will run from the centre in Burden Road, Beverley, in the lead up to Christmas

The short courses on offer include:

Traditional Victorian Christmas
Saturday, 24 November, 9am-12noon
The smell of warm mince pies will fill the air as you join us for our Victorian Christmas craft session. During this three-hour spectacular, we will combine old and new as we put a modern twist on the traditional Victorian Christmas, making decorations for the tree, garlands and place cards.

Everlasting Christmas wreaths
Saturday, 1 December, 9.30-11.30am
Want a contemporary door wreath that you can use year after year? Discover how you can make your own stunning and unique wreath out of paper.

Everlasting table piece
Tuesday, 4 December, 6.30-8.30pm
Fancy an alternative to a floral table arrangement this Christmas? Come along and learn how to create a stunning centre piece for your table using paper along with matching pine-cone place cards.

Christmas all wrapped up
Thursday, 6 December, 6.30-8.30pm
Make your Christmas gifts stand out from the rest with some simple ideas and techniques to add the finishing touches to your wrapping. Your gifts will look so beautiful, your family and friends won't want to unwrap them!

Floral Christmas wreaths
Saturday, 8 December, 9am-12noon
Tuesday, 11 December 2-5pm
There's something so special about making your own Christmas wreath. Create a wonderfully fragrant and unique floral design to decorate your door.

Personalised Christmas crackers
Tuesday, 11 December, 1-3pm
Make Christmas go off with a bang and learn to make your own crackers! Discover simple ideas to personalise your crackers and make them truly unique for you and your family.

Floral Christmas table
Tuesday, 18 December, 12.30-3.30pm
Thursday, 20 December, 2-5pm

At this time of year when so many of us gather around the table, learn to make a stunning floral table centre for Christmas.

Sara Arnold, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's employment, education and skills group manager, said: "Have your very own handmade Christmas this year at the Beverley Adult Learning Centre. During December you can come along to one of our short courses and learn how to make something for yourself or to give as a gift this festive period.

"Places are strictly limited so we'd urge you to hurry and book your place. We've also introduced a new course this year – a traditional Victorian Christmas – where you can join us for mince piece and hot drinks while creating your own Victorian Christmas crafts with a contemporary twist!"

To find out about the courses on offer and to book, visit or call the Beverley Adult Learning Centre on (01482) 887670.