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Craft and Computer Centre | Age UK CoventryThere are so many things you can get involved in at our craft and computer centre for the over 50s in Earlsdon.

Please click the below link to see the range of classes we provide at the centre

Craft and Computer Centre classes

At the centre you can
  • take up a new hobby, such as pottery, silk-painting or spinning
  • share your skills with others in a craft group, like quilting, beading or knitting
  • learn woodwork
  • join an art class
  • start to use a computer and surf the internet
  • enjoy stimulating conversation
  • meet new people
  • hire a wheelchair

We work to suit you by having groups led by voulnteers as well as groups led by private tutors.

Volunteer-led groups

You can join a group that is informal and has the chance to meet people interested in the same things as you.

These small groups are ‘self-help’and you can learn a craft or how to use a computer, with a chat and a cup of tea and the support of a skilled volunteer.

Private tutor-led sessions

You might prefer to learn a new skill or renew an existing skill in a more formal, structured setting. If this is the case, these tutor led sessions in ceramics, sculpturing, painting in oils or water colours or art might be the class for you.

These activities range in timings and have different prices so it's best to contact the centre below to find out the individual costs.

Fully equipped woodwork room

We welcome everyone from complete beginners, who can receive tuition from our friendly instructor, to skilled; people who would like to take advantage of our well-maintained tools and machines.

Everyone can produce beautiful, hand-made items to take home or sell to raise funds for the centre.

The centre provides

  • a modest annual membership fee
  • a small weekly session fee
  • contribution towards refreshments and materials.

Wheelchair hire

Collapsible wheelchairs for hire on a short term basis (approximately six weeks). The cost is £10 for the first week and £5 for subsequent weeks or £5 for a day or a weekend. £30 cash deposit to be paid on collection. Maximum user weight is 15 stone/95kg.

How can I help?

You might have a skill to share so please come and help support or lead a group. We often need help in the office or at fundraising events like our craft fayres. You could make or donate items to help raise funds. For more information about the centre or to join a class, contact Jane using the details below.

Visit the centre

All classes are held at:

Gilbert Richards Centre

Download our craft and computer centre leaflet

Comments from a craft and computer centre user

'A great place to learn new skills, share existing skills and make new friends.'


For more information, phone: 024 7667 2911.