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Special Interests

Camera on Special InterestThe AHED Special Interest courses are those subjects which do not fall easily into other category sections. Here you will find a varied and diverse selection of topics.  Amongst those on offer this academic year are regulars such as Creative Writing and Mindfulness for Health & Wellbeing and a selection of new and newer topics - Digital Photography, Adobe Lightroom workshops, Basketweaving / Willow Weaving, Modern Calligraphy and an Introduction to Traditional Darkroom Photography techniques.
Watch this section for new additions such as Willoweaving and Introductory Complementary Therapy workshops eg Massage for Friends and Couples, Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

All of these courses and workshops are run as leisure courses and offer students the opportunity to have fun whilst learning new skills and meeting like-minded people, wiothout the pressure or stress of examinations or qualifications.

New courses are always being considered, so please let us know if there is a course you would like us to offer as a possible subject for the future.

If the course you wish to join has already started, please email the Head of Leisure, Demelsa Healey, on  We will check with the tutor if there are still spaces available, and advise whether it is possible.

Courses and workshops run termly, launching September, January and April.  New topics are being added to the Leisure programme on a regular basis. Please keep an eye on our website for updates and further information.

Workshop Refreshments/Lunch break:
For workshops you may wish to bring refreshments and a packed lunch with you. Your tutor will allocate a 30 minute lunch break to be taken during the day.
If your workshop is based on the Owens Road Sixth Form site there are no accessible vending machines and your closest retail outlets are Tesco Express, Andover Road or Stockbridge Road.
If your workshop is based at the AHED site in Stoney Lane, Weeke, you will have on site access to vending machines for snacks/hot drinks and local shops.

Please note: If you are booking a Leisure course as a gift or for someone other than yourself, please contact us by phone rather than enrolling online (Registry on 01962 889547; there is an answerphone for messages outside office hours).