Barbour Institute events

Film Night at the Barbour

Wednesday 1st February: ‘Brooklyn’ (12A)

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen and Domhnall Gleeson it tells the story of an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Wednesday 22nd February: ‘The Danish Girl’ (15)

Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in a fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s ground-breaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

*As usual, both films start at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) Pay on the door, £5. Bar available.


New classes:

Adult Ballet – starting on Wednesdays 10-11 am. If you want to learn a new skill or brush up on an old one, then come and join us at our adult ballet class where you can increase your fitness, strength, and flexibility. For more information and to register your interest please contact Amy on 07562 325736 or email

Baby Massage – Learn and enjoy the benefits and techniques of baby massage. A must for both you and baby. 10:30-11:30 Thursday mornings at the Barbour Institute For further information or to book your place please get in touch:   01829 830003  *booking essential

Circuit Training – with Simon Fox Personal Training. Mondays at 7.00pm (except the first Monday/month). Contact Simon on 07866 446759

Short Mat Bowling: We now have short mat bowling available to play, along with some necessary equipment to play the game.   You don’t need to worry about getting out and putting away the equipment as our very helpful caretaker will see to this for you, all you need do is turn up and have fun playing and enjoying yourself.  The game can be played by 4 teams simultaneously and can be played for a set time, or so many bowls each.  Normal crown green bowls can be used.

The game can be played at family/adult parties as well as by current organised groups or individuals.

We would also love to hear from anyone (individual or group of friends) interested in possibly starting a club up where a number of people could all come together and not even have to worry about what the weather is doing outside!

This equipment takes up a great deal of space (of which we are very short!), so we shall not hold onto it if it doesn’t get used so come and have a game. If you are in any way interested please get in touch with Hilary on

01829 771649.