Courses for 2016

Here you will find a wide range of hobby, leisure and craft courses, mostly weekend residential, with a few one day courses, on topics ranging from Patchwork and Quilting, Beading, Lace Making, Calligraphy, Illustration, Drawing, Silk Painting, Photography, Embroidery, Enamelling, History and many more.

If you have an interest in any other subjects, whatever the topic, please get in touch and we will be delighted to see if we can run additional courses for you.


Courses can fill up quickly. Please book your place on your chosen course early as bookings have to be confirmed with venues six weeks before a course starts.

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Discover something new

Take a couple of days’ break away from your usual routine. Whatever your hobby or passion, polish up your existing skills or discover a new interest, with top quality tuition from leading tutors.  Groups are small and welcoming. You will make friends quickly with like-minded people while you relax at quality venues with great facilities.

Go It Alone Groups

Are you a group wanting your own day or weekend course, with or without a tutor? We will make all the arrangements for you, dealing with the admin, legal and financial aspects, leaving you just to turn up and enjoy your chosen event. Email or call 020 7834 1066 and we will be happy to help.


Textile artist Annette’s beautiful work contributed to my decision to learn more about patchwork and quilting. Liza from Anglia Leisure Learning made sure everything ran smoothly – thank you Liza and Annette (Morgan the tutor); it was a wonderful weekend.

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This FREE guide will help you discover the wide ranging benefits of short residential courses, from meeting like-minded people and making new friends to receiving one to one tuition from leading tutors, and in many cases, taking home finished pieces of your own creative work.

Surprise yourself with what you can discover through Anglia Leisure Learning!

Here is the ideal opportunity to fire your creative side with a group of like-minded adults. And then perhaps take a walk in the countryside, or possibly a swim, boosting your appetite for the enthusiastically prepared excellent home cooking.

Anglia Leisure Learning’s management team have many years’ experience of running a variety of short courses so you can be assured of the quality of courses. It is associated with which incorporates 2013 members of ARCA (formerly The Adult Residential Colleges Association).

Short courses cover many diverse subjects but the common thread is that students and tutors spend a few days, expanding their skills and sharing experiences in an informal learning environment.

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