Wide variety of activities at The Common Thread cafe

The team of volunteers at The Common Thread Café in Parnell Street, Clonmel are looking forward to welcoming you for an action-packed Autumn. Call in for a chat with their hosts or arrange to meet a friend or take part in one of the activities. You can also start a club or circle or propose an activity and the café volunteers will help you set it up.

The team of volunteers at The Common Thread Café in Parnell Street, Clonmel are looking forward to welcoming you for an action-packed Autumn. Call in for a chat with their hosts or arrange to meet a friend or take part in one of the activities. You can also start a club or circle or propose an activity and the café volunteers will help you set it up.

On offer this Autumn is the weekly drumming circle, which starts up again on this Thursday, 6th September from 7.30 to 9.30. Drummer John Sutton will teach fun, exciting rhythms from West Africa and the Caribbean using a selection of drums such as djembés, dunduns, bougarabous, bells, shakers and more, and putting simple rhythms together to make beautiful music that lifts and restores. Beginners are welcome and each session costs €E9.

Other activities include a six-week dream interpretation workshop lead by Matthew Mather on Saturday; a number of self-development workshops such as Monday evening meditation classes with Sarah Covey; and several Saturday workshops and readings led by Reiki master Deirdre Brady.

The art-making circle with Lyn Mather every Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 is also due to return from Friday, 14th September and a new creative mothers’ circle with Brigid Teehan from Beehouse Arts is inviting all creative and (aspiring creative) mothers to drop into the café on Tuesday mornings from 11 to 12.30, starting on the 11th. For more information contact Brigid on 087-9149494. For all other courses and classes call into the café or contact it on email at commonthreadcafe@gmail.com

Later in the month the café will be starting a twice-monthly food club for which membership is now open: enjoy a sit-down gourmet meal cooked with the best local produce by their own ‘chef’, accompanied by interesting conversation and an optional glass of wine. The first meal will take place on the third Friday of September (21st) from 1 to 2.30. A year-long membership for €E5 is available, which entitles you to priority booking for the meals (and the possibility of proposing dishes); meals would cost an average of €E10. If you are interested in supporting this scheme please leave your name in the café with the hosts or send an e-mail.

The café will also play host again to Culture Night, an evening of free youth and family art making, open mike music session and storytelling on Friday, 21st September from 6 to 9pm.

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