Hair and beauty - Braid hair style

Learn how to Fake Braid

We are continuing to show our support for the incredible people who work in healthcare by sharing a new activity every Thursday with a braid tutorial. This week, Tania shows you how to create a ‘Fake Braid’ and style hair in an up-do. #CelebratingCarers You can also show your support by visiting and donating on…

Problem-solving puzzle

Tangram Puzzle

Today, our Woodworking tutor Mike shows you how to create a Tangram Puzzle using spare pieces of MDF. Last week we celebrated the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and #InternationalNursesDay with our Celebrating Carers event. To continue the support for the incredible people who work in healthcare and their selfless contribution at this time, we…

Florence Nightingale's 200th birthday - Pink

An ode to Florence Nightingale

An ode to Florence Nightingale, on the 200th anniversary of her birth By Jack Gaydon ‘Thou was not born for death, immortal Bird!’ – John Keats, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’. Much has been writ on how Nightingale brought Comfort to men in far-off battlefields Yet less made of the great meaning she sought Through study…

Florence Nightingale painting

Florence in Portraits

I wish there were more portraits of Florence Nightingale. I am surprised there are so few. I would have liked more justice to have been done in paint, to this deeply empathic, forward thinking, scientifically educated and extraordinarily dogged woman. Most of the artworks devoted to Nightingale pay tribute to Victorian values. They are pseudo…

Photography classes

Photoshop: Victorian Effect

Photography tutor Barry shares this Photoshop tutorial on how to create a Victorian vintage effect on a contemporary portrait. Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on our JustGiving page. You can view our full range of weekly…

Watercolour postcard

Watercolour Postcards

Art tutor Lucy shows us how to create a selection of postcard designs using watercolour paints that you can send to family and friends during this time. Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on our JustGiving page.…

City landscape photo

Florence Nightingale & Italian Culture

Language tutor Elinor shares a brief History and interesting facts about Florence, the city that Florence Nightingale was named after. She also includes some bitesize Italian for you to learn! Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on…

Stitched rainbow with quote

Fabric Rainbow Collage

Art tutor Lucy shows us how to create a beautiful rainbow collage using scraps of fabric you may have lying around. Her design will be sent to a friend who is currently working in ICU. Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support…

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

Much like Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole was hugely influential in the world of nursing. Tutor Joy shares a brief history below: Don’t forget to create your own design and share them with us on Facebook. You can also show your support by visiting and donating on our JustGiving page. You can view our full range of weekly…