Bell House is an educational charity that offers support outside the mainstream school curriculum, lifelong learning, short courses, exhibitions, talks and musical events.

The house is also a centre for educational needs such as dyslexia support. They champion wider learning courses for all age groups and there are free events and bursary places available on all our courses. Here’s a list of what’s on at Bell House this month.

Tuesday 14th January: Black Poetry through a Psychoanalytic Lens
Psychotherapist, cultural critic and screenwriter, Nancy Elliott will introduce you to the principles of psychoanalysis and the history of black poetry.

Friday 17th January: How to Make a Campaign Video on a Smartphone
Join the Rainbow Collective for a full-day practical workshop on campaign film making and citizen journalism – suitable for charities or individuals interested in campaigning.

Friday 17th January: Kimchi Fermentation Workshop
Learn how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean dish packed with vitamins and full of flavour!

Saturday 18th January: An Introduction to Bees and Honey
If you have little or no experience of beekeeping, but are interested to know more – perhaps with a view to starting to keep bees themselves,

Saturday 18th January: Learning to Care: Living Better with Dementia
Learn about getting a diagnosis, how to get support from GPs, Mental Health teams and charities, the treatments available to help with the symptoms.

Sunday 19th January: How to Cook your favourite vegan dinner
In this class, you will learn how to veganise your favourite comfort foods, while maintaining bold, satisfying flavours.

Tuesday 21st January: Panic Attacks and How to Manage them
Join Tracy from Happy Life to learn about triggers, early warning signs, symptoms during an attach and how to deal with the aftermath.

Saturday & Sunday 25th/26th January: Pattern Cutting for Beginners
Would you like to design your own clothes? This pattern making workshop is suitable for beginners who have an interest in pattern cutting but don’t know where to start.

Monday 27th January: Executive Function – the cogs behind cognition
What is executive function, and how does it impact learning, self-regulation, resilience, metacognition and character? Connections in Mind founder will explain all.

Wednesday 29th January: Instagram for Business – Beginners
This course will introduce you to the key ways to use Instagram for your business and it will give you the essential tool kit to make your brand flourish.

Thursday 30th January: Supporting the Dyslexic Learner (6 week course)
Children with dyslexia may learn differently from you. This course has been designed to help you understand how you can best support a child at home and school.

ESOL volunteer co-ordinator
In partnership with English for Action, we are starting ESOL classes in 2020. We are looking for a volunteer co-ordinator to help make this project a success. If you are an organised individual who would like to get more involved in the community, do get in touch with us at for more information.