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Fancy trying something new? Blesma is offering it's Members the chance to try lots of activties - just take your pick!

  • Beamish Mining Beamish Mining Village
    When:
    28 Oct 2021  -
    Where:
    Beamish Open Air Museum
    What:
    A fantastic day out in the North East for Members with their families
    Who:
    Members and their families in the North East
    Apply By:
    14 Oct 2021
  • remembrance Remembrance Weekend
    When:
    13 Nov 2021  -
    14 Nov 2021
    Where:
    The Cenotaph, London
    What:
    The annual Blesma Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph over Remembrance Weekend resumes in 2021
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    6 Aug 2021
  • Christmas market Couple's Christmas Market
    When:
    3 Dec 2021  -
    6 Dec 2021
    Where:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    What:
    Get into the Christmas spirit at the world-renowned Edinburgh Christmas Markets.
    Who:
    Anyone but please be aware the markets get busy and crowded and the street are cobbled in some places
    Apply By:
    1 Oct 2021
  • Knitting Knitting and Crocheting for beginners
    When:
    31 Dec 2021 3PM  -
    3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A great way to learn a new, relaxing hobby.
    Who:
    Any Member in NI
    Apply By:
    31 Dec 2021
  • Book Club Monthly Book Clubs
    When:
    31 Dec 2021 3PM  -
    3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A chance to read a variety of books and discuss them with other Members in your area in monthly catch ups.
    Who:
    Any Member who enjoys reading. We have sessions across all regions
    Apply By:
    31 Dec 2021
  • Race Across America Race Across America 2022
    When:
    1 Jun 2022 
    Where:
    USA Various
    What:
    Places have already been allocated for this event that was due to take place in 2020. For more information, please contact a member of the team. The Race Across America, or RAAM, is an ultra-distance road cycling race held across the United States. RAAM is one of the longest annual endurance events in the world.
    Who:
    This is an endurance event for experienced cyclists only.
    Apply By:
    1 Dec 2020
  • fishing Dave Lewan Memorial Match
    When:
    15 Oct 2021  -
    17 Oct 2021
    Where:
    Newcastle under Lyme
    What:
    Fishing Competition in Memory of Blesma Member Dave Lewan
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience.
    Apply By:
    1 Aug 2021
  • Blesma Members on train Seniors' Week - Autumn 2021
    When:
    20 Sep 2021  -
    24 Sep 2021
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Hayling Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hayling Island and the surrounding areas
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2021
  • Maritime museum Visit to National Maritime Museum (Date TBC)
    When:
    18 Sep 2021 
    Where:
    National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
    What:
    A day out to Falmouth's National Maritime Museum
    Who:
    Any Members and their families in Cornwall
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2021
  • Surfing in Bude Surf and Wellbeing
    When:
    13 Sep 2021 12PM  -
    17 Sep 2021 12PM
    Where:
    Bude, Cornwall
    What:
    A week of surfing, Yoga and wellness in stunning Bude, Cornwall
    Who:
    Any Member, must be physically fit and a confident swimmer
    Apply By:
    13 Aug 2021
  • Autumn widows Widows's Week - Autumn 2021
    When:
    13 Sep 2021  -
    17 Sep 2021
    Where:
    Sinah Warren, Haying Island
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2021
  • fishing Dorset Fishing Competition
    When:
    10 Sep 2021  -
    12 Sep 2021
    Where:
    Dorset
    What:
    Fishing Competition Weekend - Dorset.
    Who:
    Any Member, regardless of experience
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2021
  • Tai Chi Tai Chi six week course
    When:
    6 Sep 2021 4PM  -
    11 Oct 2021 6PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A six week course in Tai Chi, which includes both seated and standing movements. Suitable for complete beginners.
    Who:
    Open to all Blesma Members
    Apply By:
    1 Sep 2021
  • The Harvester Lunch at Harvester Beacon Quay, Torquay
    When:
    2 Sep 2021 12PM  -
    4PM
    Where:
    The Harvester Beacon Quay, Torquay
    What:
    A lunch at restaurant chain The Harvester in Torquay
    Who:
    Any Members and their Partner/Carer in the South West
    Apply By:
    13 Aug 2021
  • Sunflower "You are my sunshine" Sunflower growing
    When:
    1 Sep 2021 3PM  -
    31 Dec 2021 3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A great way to learn a new, relaxing hobby.
    Who:
    Any Member in NI
    Apply By:
    30 Jun 2021
  • Members on bikes Soldier Ride Handcycle 2021
    When:
    1 Sep 2021 
    Where:
    Wales
    What:
    The six-day ride will take in some of the most beautiful cycle routes the UK has to offer and is specifically for hand bikes and recumbents.
    Who:
    Any Member who owns a recumbent or a handcycle.
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2021
  • Brunch Blesma Brunches in the Midlands
    When:
    1 Sep 2021 10AM  -
    30 Sep 2021 10AM
    Where:
    Throughout the Midlands in September
    What:
    A chance to catch up with local Blesma Members over a hot breakfast
    Who:
    Any Member in the Midlands
    Apply By:
    30 Sep 2021
  • Golf Day Mill Ride Golf Event
    When:
    26 Aug 2021  -
    Where:
    Ascot, Berkshire
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma Members to take part in an afternoon 9-hole golf event
    Who:
    Any Member who is an experienced Golf player
    Apply By:
    5 Aug 2021
  • london Couples' Weekend 2021
    When:
    20 Aug 2021  -
    23 Aug 2021
    Where:
    London
    What:
    A weekend break for Members and their spouse/partner
    Who:
    Any member
    Apply By:
    15 May 2021
  • family Family Glamping Weekend 2021
    When:
    14 Aug 2021  -
    18 Aug 2021
    Where:
    Brampton, Cumbria
    What:
    The aim of the weekend is to engage with other Members and their families
    Who:
    Any member with a family of between two and five members (eg. Member + up to 4 others)
    Apply By:
    15 May 2021
  • Paragliding Blesma Paragliding Weekend
    When:
    13 Aug 2021  -
    16 Aug 2021
    Where:
    Cumbria
    What:
    Blesma Members have the opportunity to experience a weekend of Tandem Paragliding in Cumbria, with the necessary adaptations to get airborne
    Who:
    Members should be reasonably fit & active, there is a weight limit
    Apply By:
    1 Jul 2021
  • Steam Train GWR Steam Museum, Swindon
    When:
    12 Aug 2021 
    Where:
    Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon
    What:
    A day out at the GWR Steam Museum in Swindon, with lunch included
    Who:
    Any Members and their families in the South West
    Apply By:
    13 Jul 2021
  • couples seniors week Couples Senior's week 2021
    When:
    2 Aug 2021  -
    6 Aug 2021
    Where:
    Alvaston Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire
    What:
    New for 2021, this event is similar to seniors week but intended for couples over 60
    Who:
    Couples over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2021
  • Video Gaming Join Blesma's E-sports Team!
    When:
    1 Aug 2021  -
    1 Apr 2022
    Where:
    At home, wherever you play your games!
    What:
    Blesma are looking for a team of gaming Members to represent the Association in E-sports tournaments. Whether you're an avid Gamer, or just getting started, join us...
    Who:
    Any Member who plays online Video games and has their own consoles and Internet connection
    Apply By:
    5 Feb 2022
  • Grow at home Virtual Children's "Grow at Home"
    When:
    31 Jul 2021 3PM  -
    31 Dec 2021 3PM
    Where:
    At Home
    What:
    A great way to bring the family together and get the children busy outdoors
    Who:
    Members and their families in the midlands
    Apply By:
    31 Jul 2021
  • photovoice Intermediate PhotoVoice 2021
    When:
    18 Jul 2021  -
    23 Jul 2021
    Where:
    Leicestershire
    What:
    Building on the foundation from the PhotoVoice Beginners course, this course will allow Members, with a little previous photography experience, to challenge themselves and explore their visual storytelling skills further.
    Who:
    Members with a little Photography experience, or those who have attened the Beginners PhotoVoice course
    Apply By:
    1 Apr 2021
  • Member on bike Introduction to Cycling
    When:
    10 Jul 2021 
    Where:
    York
    What:
    This one day event is aimed at giving an introduction to all different forms of adaptive cycling, all under expert guidance.
    Who:
    Any Member, bikes supplied!
    Apply By:
    1 May 2021
  • Grow at home Virtual Summer Allotment
    When:
    1 Jul 2021 3PM  -
    31 Dec 2021 3PM
    Where:
    At Home
    What:
    Sign up to receive a summer allotment kit, which includes eight different varieties of easy to grow veg and salad leaf.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    31 Jul 2021
  • Coluring books Colouring Therapy books and pencils
    When:
    30 Jun 2021 3PM  -
    31 Dec 2021 3PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    A chance to relax and unwind away from the screens with adult coloring books
    Who:
    Any Member in NI
    Apply By:
    30 Jun 2021
  • Golf Day Golf day at Oakmere Golf Club
    When:
    24 Jun 2021 
    Where:
    Southwell
    What:
    An opportunity for Blesma Members to take part in a golf day in Southwell
    Who:
    Any Member who regularly plays Golf
    Apply By:
    24 Jun 2021
  • Yoga Seated Yoga
    When:
    23 Jun 2021  -
    14 Jul 2021
    Where:
    At home via Zoom
    What:
    A series of seated yoga sessions suitable for Members in all regions
    Who:
    Any Members, all regions welcome
    Apply By:
    23 Jun 2021
  • Photography South West Photography club
    When:
    14 Jun 2021  -
    1 Mar 2022
    Where:
    At home via Zoom and across the South West
    What:
    A chance for photographers of all abilities to meet up in weekly Zoom Meetings and monthly trips
    Who:
    Any Members and their families in the South West
    Apply By:
    1 Mar 2022
  • Polymer Clay Weekly Zoom Check in, Chat and Mid Morning Cuppa (Outreach NI)
    When:
    2 Jun 2021 11AM  -
    31 Dec 2021 4PM
    Where:
    At home via Zoom
    What:
    A catch up over a cuppa with other Members in NI, details are sent out weekly.
    Who:
    Any Member in NI
    Apply By:
    31 Dec 2021
  • longboat Seniors' Week - Spring 2021 **EVENT CANCELLED**
    When:
    17 May 2021  -
    21 May 2021
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on relaxing and socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing in and around Hungerford.
    Who:
    Seniors' Weeks are open to Members, spouses and widow(er)s over the age of 60
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2021
  • Critical Art Creative Crit Session
    When:
    13 May 2021 11AM  -
    15 Apr 2021 12PM
    Where:
    At home via Zoom
    What:
    Blesma & Metal invite you to take part in a 'Creative Critique Session', led by artist Emma Edmondson
    Who:
    Any one with an interest in the creative!
    Apply By:
    28 Apr 2021
  • widows week Widows' Week - Spring 2021 **EVENT CANCELLED**
    When:
    10 May 2021  -
    14 May 2021
    Where:
    Littlecote House, Hungerford
    What:
    The week focuses on socialising with gentle activities and sightseeing.
    Who:
    Widows' Week is for Widows only
    Apply By:
    1 Feb 2021
  • Painting Virtual 3-Week Painting Course
    When:
    22 Apr 2021 11AM  -
    6 May 2021 12PM
    Where:
    At Home via Zoom
    What:
    Blesma & Metal invite you to take part in a 3-week painting course led by artist Philippa Stewart.
    Who:
    Any Member
    Apply By:
    15 Apr 2021
  • Smartphone Photography Introduction to smartphone video filming
    When:
    23 Mar 2021 12PM  -
    1PM
    Where:
    At home via Video link
    What:
    This series of Photography and Video Training workshops will help Members’ to develop their skills in creating professional results using either an Apple, or Android smartphone...
    Who:
    Any Member with a recent smartphone (no more than four years old)
    Apply By:
    15 Mar 2021
  • Clay Mindfulness Mindfulness clay workshop – relax and recharge with clay
    When:
    15 Mar 2021 4PM  -
    6PM
    Where:
    At home
    What:
    Join experienced ceramic artist and meditation teacher, Sarah Core, for a session of mindful making designed to help you unwind.
    Who:
    Any Member, no experience or equipment needed
    Apply By:
    28 Feb 2021
  • Quiz West Bi-Weekly Quiz
    When:
    30 Apr 2020 11AM 
    Where:
    Zoom
    What:
    Blesma Members and their household in the West are invited to take part in a Bi-Weekly Online Quiz
    Who:
    Members in Wales and the West
    Apply By:
    30 Apr 2020
  • Jigsaw Puzzles Northern Ireland Model Making and Jigsaw Puzzles
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    At home- Northern Ireland
    What:
    The lock down currently has many of us spending more time than ever on a screen, so unplug and give yourself an escape from screens, devices and television with a relaxing puzzle or model build.
    Who:
    All Members in Northern Ireland
    Apply By:
    1 Jun 2020
  • A virtual meeting Blesma Midlands Virtual Brew
    When:
    1 Jan 0001 12AM 
    Where:
    Zoom
    What:
    A virtual get together with Members across the Midlands.
    Who:
    Any Member from the Midlands
    Apply By:
    5 May 2020