Spider Activities are open to any Spider Member with any ability and skill set.
A LITTLE MORE INFO ON THE GROUPS
Learn how to take a professional photographs and understand your camera. Open to beginners and experienced clickers alike. Accredited courses are available.
Ink & Wash
Create ink lined drawings with fountain pens then add a dash of colour with vibrant ink with a watercolour technique. This activity is welcome to all but make sure you get in quick as it’s very popular.
Calm & Create
Art produced in crafty way. No need to be able to paint or draw, it’s great way to relax and explore your creative side.
Get fit with a twice weekly, high intensity cardio and weight training class. These sessions need to be booked on the day by telephone.
Weekly drama workshop with games, script reading and improvisation. A fun session, which is also a great confidence/self esteem boost.
Making creative pieces of art, or even practical goods (eg picture frames, shelves, fixtures) from wood.
A couple of hours bike ride to different parts of The Wirral. For the more competent cyclist.
Well-being and Resilience Group
Develop tools for improving your mental health, incorporating the 5 Ways To Well-being. A 10 week course which you can join at any stage.
A two hour session of creative writing exercises to stimulate and explore the writer in you. Let your mind be open with daring and fanatical fantasise while you learn how to structure your next story.
Local History Group
Learn about our local history, the most recent project was a project about Cammel Laird's, and is displayed in Spider.
Practice with Paint
Hone your painting skills with local artist Geof Staniford
Open Jamming Session
As it says on the tin, all musical abilities welcome.
A fun hour at Tranmere Rover's Indoor Pitches
Learn to sing with our fab new singing tutor.
Enjoy a little relaxing knitting.
Sculpture and Batik
Get creative with something different. Any ability welcome.
Guitar Tuition For Beginners
As it says on the tin. We can even supply the guitars.
Story Box Reading Group
Enjoy reading a great book with friends, take a sit back and relax or try your hand at reading aloud to the group. Each written adventure is chosen by the group for the group.
Couch to 5K is back. Join the guys and get fit.
Learn To Draw
Learn how to sketch, shade and colour. Beginners and all abilities are welcome.
Drop-in or booked appointments with a support service that will explain what is going on in your community and how to engage with other services.
Drop-in or booked appointments with service provider that support members with CV’s, volunteering and gaining valuable skills for employment.
Relaxing walk around the town with other like-minded members while taking in the ever evolving area.
From words on a page to a fully produced song in your ears. You will learn how to create the melody, add backing tracks, harmonise and turn words into your own single. There is an Open Awards course that is open to anyone who wants to learn more about this industry.
You will learn how to edit your pictures using such tools airbrushing, removal of objects, filters and sharpening. Using popular programs Photoshop and Light Room.
At the start of every session, there is a focus on muscle relaxation relaxation, shrugging off the day’s tension before being escorted into a sublime, guided imagery. Let your mind be taken to a freshly cut field under the stars or onto a warm beach in the tropics. Learn the tools of self relaxation through breathing and muscle releasing.
Film and Video Production
Try your hand at the technical aspects of moving picture productions. You will learn the skills of project ideas and planning, gathering equipment and assembly, editing, location finding, job allocation and post production. With a session leader who has produced documentaries and worked in the fast pace industry.
You will need to book a consultation with our in house masseuse before receiving tailored treatments. The massages will range from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the problem areas and treatment.
The yoga style being taught is called Kundalini Yoga. This blend of yoga incorporates breathing techniques, meditation, physical and spiritual practice. Each week a different area of the body will be stretched and released by the guided positions from the yoga teacher.
A session dedicated to the art of playing chess, come and get stuck in with the different stages of chess, from learning what a rook is to a competitive battle of fallen kings.
This is a once a month opportunity for members to go on exciting trips in and around the local area. The events can range from kayaking in Liverpool’s docks, canal trips, paddle boarding, sailing, walks in North Wales and Cheshire. This allows our members to experience activities that they would not normally have the opportunity. The groups range from eight to ten members and all activities are advertised in advanced for individuals to put their names down to be picked out of a hat.
Is the combination of breathing techniques and relaxation through fluid movements. It is known to have health benefits and brings awareness to the body. The sessions gradually elevate from beginner to more complex moves, but new members are able to join at any time.
The community meal is the weekly event on Fridays that brings together new and old members. The meals are prepared in Spider by trained members who every week cooks up a meat and a vegetarian version of the meal. The lunches can range from Shepard’s Pie, Curries, Fajita and lasagne. Come along and enjoy a free meal on Spider.