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Rediscover past passions at Build in 2018

Story added 20th Nov 2017

Ballet, chess, painting and piano - just a few of the things you can try at Build this winter


We've all had that tinge of regret at a passion or pastime from earlier in life that we've put to one side.

A new year is the perfect time to re-ignite your interest in that skill or subject you always had a fondness for, but may have long left behind.

Realise your long lost goals with Build in 2018. 

From chess to classical ballet, painting to poetry, maths to music and much more, explore our courses starting in early 2018.

What will you choose?

Discover your untapped creative potential - art and craft courses

Did you have a passion for arts and crafts and school, but for one reason or another, put it to one side?

If you're keen to find the space in your week to revive your interest in different artistic forms, we’ve got a great selection of art courses and craft courses to help you make that step.

Start painting, starts Sun 11 Feb

Sewing on Sundays, starts Sun 18 Feb

Cut, stab and etch: printmaking with linocuts, starts Fri 23 Feb

Browse all arts and crafts courses >>>

Enjoy unleashing your dramatic side - drama courses

Fond memories of performing in a school play or amateur theatre group?

If you've always secretly enjoyed the buzz of live performance and are perhaps frustrated that you never took your interest in acting or performing a little more seriously, we’ve got a great range of drama courses to help reignite your passion for performance. It’s never too late to find your acting niche…

Magic workshop experience day, Sun 4 Feb

Acting for fun: intro, starts Thu 15 Feb

Improvisation for fun: intro, Thu 12 April

Browse all acting courses >>>

Pick up that old musical instrument - music courses

Returning to play an old musical instrument after several years away won’t only help release a flood of nostalgia – it’s also a great mindful way of helping refocus your mind away from the pressures of your everyday routine.

Whether it’s playing the piano, drums or even returning to the recorder – rediscover your love of music in 2018.

The Beatles: a history through their music, Fri 23 Feb

Blues piano, starts Sun 4 March

Ukulele: intermediate, starts Wed 18 Apr

Browse all music courses >>>

Re-awaken your knowledge - humanities courses

Make 2018 the year to retrain your brain - whether it's exploring favourite childhood games, picking up that old history book gathering dust on the shelf, writing fiction, or re-visiting long forgotten literary classics. Here's a flavour of our humanities and social sciences courses for 2018...

Current affairs, starts Wed 7 Feb

Exploring film studies, starts Sat 10 Feb

Classics day, Sat 17 Feb

Browse all history, culture and writing courses>>>

Regain your love of languages - language courses

We all know learning languages at school age can sometimes be a struggle, but if you’ve always regretted not taking your interests in languages further during your school years, fear not – it’s never too late to enjoy the exhilarating thrill of learning a new language – and learning a language is great for brain training at every stage of life. 

At Build, we’ve also got the widest range of language courses in the UK, so whether it’s returning to French or German, or trying something completely new such as Arabic or Korean, why not make 2018 the year you commit to learning a new language.

French lower intermediate: revision and consolidation, starts Thu 22 Feb

German beginners intensive: module 1, starts Wed 14 Feb

Spanish: Sunday intensive for beginners, starts Sun 18 Feb

Browse all language courses >>>

Rekindle your fitness regime - dance and wellbeing courses

According to recent polling, the most popular New Year’s resolution in the UK is to exercise more, with 38% of people making this their top priority. We know for many, building up to a regular exercise routine can be a daunting task – so why not add some fun into the process by re-visiting old pastimes? Here’s just a taste of some great courses to help boost your fitness in 2018...

Dance for fun - intro, starts Thu 8 Feb

Jazz dance: improvers, starts Fri 16 Feb

Pilates theory and practice - one day weekend, starts Sat 10 Feb

Browse all dance courses>>>

Browse all wellbeing courses >>>

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