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Wednesday night yoga

Kate B Yoga
Kate has been practising yoga for over 20 years, and teaching for 11. She is now running evening classes at the Centre on Wednesday nights, 7.30-8.45pm. Her classes are focused on flow and mindful movement, both dynamic and rhythmical.
To book contact Kate at [email protected]

Wick-Flix's screening on Friday 10th June will be Dream Horse. Starring Toni Collette & Damian Lewis, it tells the true story of a Welsh barmaid who persuades her friends to chip in to raise an unlikely racehorse.

"Dream Horse is the type of feel-good, family film that we desperately need more of. A story of hope and perseverance, Dream Horse is a fist-pumping, heart-pounding joy to behold."
Mark Johnson, Awards Daily

Open Gardens

Open Gardens 2022

Hamptons are hosting another wonderful Open Gardens event across Painswick on Saturday 28th May, 11am - 3pm. More than 15 private gardens will be open on the day for you to discover, as well as a cake and plant sale at The Painswick Centre. Tickets & maps available on the day from the Centre, and all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.

What is The Painswick Centre?

The building now known as The Painswick Centre was given to the town well over 100 years ago thanks to the generosity of the wealthy Frances Sarah Williams. Originally called The Painswick Institute & Working Men’s Club (or The 'Stute as it was affectionately known for many decades), it was opened to great fanfare in September 1907, and provided somewhere the local community could mix together in large numbers, regardless of class or religion. The Institute was founded as a charity to be managed by Trustees, which is how it is still run today.

According to the original Deed of Trust, the
building was "for the general benefit, improvement, education, & advantage of the inhabitants"
of Painswick and the surrounding villages, and
"the Trustees shall not pay any regard to race,
religion, sect or creed."

Over the years the Institute was an extremely well used centre for many clubs, groups and community celebrations. After the acrimonious closure of the Working Men's Club in the late 1990s, the Institute was renamed as The Painswick Centre, and it has continued to strive to provide a wide range of recreational, educational and social opportunities for the community to enjoy, true to the original wishes of our founder Frances Sarah Williams.

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