The Guild for Lifelong Learning

The Guild for Lifelong Learning


Happy Easter 🐣
I hope you have had a lovely break.

A little note to all our student:
Just a gentle reminder classes resume back tomorrow.

If you have enrolled that’s wonderful, if you still need to enrol then you are welcome to pop over to our website or to see the ladies on reception and if your having this term off you are welcome to get back in touch when you wish to resume your jewellery journey.

I’m looking forward to showing off my new ring I’ve been working on over the holidays and also showing you the stones I cut at a lapidary class I attended . (Photos attached)

If you need me to bring anything specific just what’s app me and if you have any special project requirements also let me know so I can be prepared. I have a couple of new projects planned for the summer term including 3 different forged rings, a mixed metal décolletage and a spinner bangle so don’t forget your notebooks to work on your own designs.
Best wishes

PS being an optimist that the weather will be glorious🌞please remember no open toe shoes 👡😢in the workshop 🔨💎⛓
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Deborah made these statement earrings.
🤍🖤🤍Incorporating delicate coloured quartz found beach combing on a special holiday
🤍🖤🤍The little wire cages have been oxidised to show of the colour of the stones
🤍🖤🤍The geometric stud section has been textured to complement the stones
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Jacquie made this striking dress ring before the holidays.
💛🖤💛I think it’s rutile quartz, I may be mistaken though.
💛🖤💛She designed it from sterling silver, fine silver and recycled gold.
💛🖤💛The ring was oxidised to darken the silver which really makes the gold pop. Check out the difference……..which colourway is your favourite?
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Two ladies from our Wednesday evening class finished their delicate geometric ring and geometric statement earrings just in time for Easter. They are both fabulous!
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What a fabulous morning cutting stones with Silverfinch Jewellery in Howards amazing workshop.

💙I’ve been cutting some beautiful shaped stones ready for our summer terms setting projects.
💙I like to work along side students so I can demonstrate what I’m talking about = perk of the job 😉 I end up with new jewellery!
💙We will be working on a new project of unusual stones in some of our classes The Guild for Lifelong Learning
💙This deep blue sodalite has been cut into a cushion shaped triangle to make the most out of the slab.
💙The little off cut will be tiny cabochon stone in the future.
💙 If you need a stone check out Howards account on insta or pop along and see him Broadstone Mill
Orral finished this really pretty ring just before the end of term.
💚An open split shank with a stepped tube setting for a faceted stone.
💚We don’t know what the stone is as it came from an old family heirloom.
💚A beautiful gift for her daughter.

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This very pretty butterfly brooch was designed and made by Deborah for her mum for Mother’s Day.

💜Amethyst beautifully complements silver and is February’s birthstone.

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Some really fabulous trips coming up……check out our wonderful activities The Guild for Lifelong Learning
A peak at todays students work.
💍Stone setting
💍Silver bangle
💍Handmade chain
💍Picture Jasper
💍Mixed metals
💍Which tool
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March Meet The Maker - day 16 - Goals

Tonight Joel achieved his goal of using some scrap copper to make 100% recycled cuff - sustainable designing and creating using the following processes
🔥prepped the metal
🔥designed a texture plate
🔥formed and shaped into a cuff
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The spring sunshine was streaming through the windows shining on our Tuesday ladies pendants. They are almost there, just a final tweak next week and they should all be finished.

💎Metals supplied by Cookson Gold
💎Sparkly stones supplied by A E Ward

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Day 14 or “March Meet the Maker” by Joanne Hawker & the prompt is “numbers”

In jewellery classes were alway revisiting our maths to work out the length of things and we use so many methods including mm, cm, carat, gauge, inches, pi, just to name a few.

Georgia has made this stunning bangle which measures accurately so very handy when your out and about and need to measure something. So many skills were involved in making this, starting by using the bangle sizers, piercing, punching, forming, etc.

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Operating as usual

Photos from Contemporary Textiles at  the Guild's post 06/10/2023

The first French Film Club was a brilliant success.
Next up...

Comedy/Drama (Rise) 2022

Everyone welcome ❤

Photos from Wilmslow Youth's post 06/10/2023

Community Engagement
Free advice 👍


Last few spaces available for "Calligraphy at Christmas" this Saturday 7 October from 10am. Booking and information through our website

Let's get crafty, let's get festive 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄


Michael D Myers will be speaking to the Gardening Club on Thursday 12th October.
His topic is ‘My Favourite Plant Associations’. Michael is a RHS Master of Horticulture.

After leaving university he ran his own landscaping business. In 1991 he won Young Horticulturalist of the Year and a travel scholarship to the Philippines.
From 2001 he has been teaching Horticulture at Craven College, Skipton. He loves alpine plants, which he exhibits at flower shows and has written books about Hepaticas and Snowdrops. When not lecturing or speaking to gardening Clubs he works as an advisor at RHS Flower Shows, or as a Consultant to City and Guilds.
For recreation he plays field hockey for Harrogate.

This talk is free for Gardening Club members, £5 on the door for visitors

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day/6 hours) Saturday 14 October 2023 04/10/2023

Emergency First Aid At Work (1 Day/6 Hours) Saturday 14 October

Two spaces now available at £20 (Twenty pounds)

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day/6 hours) Saturday 14 October 2023 Approved by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) this is a 1 day Emergency First Aid at Work training course. It consists of 6 classroom hours with a mixture of theory, individual and group work, and practical sessions. No prior knowledge or experience of first aid is required.The course...


Altrincham WA14'ers
What's on in Altrincham
Altrincham Festival
Our Altrincham


Only joking Guilders... Tuesdays are well worth it 👍

⭐️ French
⭐️ Lace making
⭐️ Art
⭐️ Literature
⭐️ Italian
⭐️ Tai Chi
⭐️ Ballet By Lynda
⭐️ Dressmaking
⭐️ Ceramics John Slade Ceramics
⭐️ Manage stress
⭐️ Yoga
⭐️ Hydrology and rivers
⭐️ Pilates
⭐️ Total body toning
⭐️ Jewellery at the Wilmslow Guild
⭐️ Creative writing ✍️


Luckily.... there are no exams at the Guild, unless you want them 😄

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“Lifestyle on Prescription” A helpful information tool at your fingertips.

⭐Your treatment works better alongside a healthy lifestyle⭐

Lifestyle on Prescription aims to encourage small and manageable lifestyle changes, showing that common conditions such as high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, poor mental health and even the menopause can be improved through behaviour change.

There is an array of local support available:

The information tool looks at:
• Smoking
• Alcohol
• Mental wellbeing
• Enjoying nature, getting active
• Eating well
• Good sleep
• Connecting with your community

Absolutely anybody can use this tool, so, whether you have just been diagnosed with a new long-term condition, you have just started a new treatment, you are due to have surgery or you just want to take that first step in thinking about making one small change.

⭐Let’s all Live Longer Better! ⭐

Photos from Jewellery at the Wilmslow Guild's post 02/10/2023
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Scams Awareness & Aftercare 02/10/2023

Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness Update Issue 42

In this issue we talk about the concept of money muling. Something that, on the face of it, is something we’d not enter into knowingly. But as the case study shows these are camouflaged as something else entirely the victim only knowing the truth when the police are at the door !

We also detail the current fraud alerts in the area:

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) impersonation scam
Courier Police impersonation fraud
Air fryer scam emails
Liquidation stock frauds
details can be found on page 4
Please feel free to share the bulletin with anyone you feel might be interested in reading it. Regardless of age or location; members; their friends, neighbours, colleagues, and wider family members; can all benefit from being scam aware.

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International Day of Older Persons - 1st October 2023

Age-friendly communities recognise the integral role of older people in their locality and the importance of ageing well.

IDOP raise awareness of opportunities and challenges faced by ageing populations, and aim to mobilise the wider community to address difficulties faced by older people.

Let’s celebrate ageing in our community’s past, present and future. Over the next 10 years, our population is going to look different. We all have a part to play in making ours a more Age-friendly community, so even more of us are able to enjoy later life.

Sign up to the Age-friendly Movement and receive our newsletter to find out how you can be involved.

Photos from The Guild for Lifelong Learning's post 30/09/2023

Christmas is one of those occasions when calligraphy could feel a little too formal. This day will look at the options available for a more relaxed, even quirky, and very jolly style of lettering.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced students. (events tab) Saturday 7 October 10-4pm
There may be a small materials charge on the day.

Photos from The Guild for Lifelong Learning's post 29/09/2023

We're so very, very, very proud of our new employee Gareth.

Gareth had been working tremendously hard as a WorkTaste volunteer The Rossendale Trust but today, he has his first shift as an employed member of the Guild team.

We're thrilled to be able to offer him this opportunity, he deserves it!

Congratulations Gareth!


Cheshire East Carers Hub Cheshire East Carers’ Hub Cheshire East Carers Hub


Inclusion EVERY week.

Since creating an accessible working environment 18 months ago we have enjoyed supporting several adults on their volunteering/employment journey The Rossendale Trust

Pic- Eleanor with her new work colleague Lily in our community cafe kitchen.


DC Andy is going to need a large cup of tea. He's been chatting most of the day! Cheshire Police


Age UK Cheshire East Cheshire Police
Cyber fraud, telephone and doorstep scams-awareness.... Get all your relevant up to date information here today until 3pm


First film of the season 4th October 2023
Wednesday's at 1pm (9 films) at the Guild SK9 5HD
Booking available through our website (Clubs)


Mentell Monday FAQ 👋🏿

Q How long do circles last?
A Online circles last for two hours and have a 10-minute break in the middle.

Q Do I have to talk?
A At no point is any member under the obligation to talk and members do not put expectations on others to talk either.

Q Do I have to pay anything?
A Mentell will always be a free service.

To join this evening, please register here


Day 2 of National Inclusion Week is all about equipping people for the inclusion journey and we have LOVED hearing about the ways you've been doing that...

💡 New inclusion policies
💡 D&I toolkits
💡 Diversity-themed lunch and learn series
💡 D&I podcasts
💡 Staff network feedback sessions

Your actions are already having an impact, and we're so excited to see what you're achieving - keep the momentum going!

Don't forget to follow Inclusive Employers on LinkedIn to get a glimpse of what others are doing for NIW.


Next up, Gardening Club lecture

Marvellous mints and perfect poppies! with Dr Andrew Ward from Norwell Nurseries. Great plants from the lamiaceae and papaveraceae families

Thursday 28th September at 7.30pm

Andrew has enjoyed speaking at the Guild many times over the years and his talks are always interesting and informative, so we do hope you will be able to join us. He will be bringing plants for sale. Details of the plants he sells can be found on the nursery website ( and if there is something you fancy why not ring the nursery or email ([email protected]) to arrange for Andrew to bring it to the meeting.

Visitors are most welcome, £5 door fee.
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Cyber Crimes, Doorstep Crimes, Telephone Crimes and more…
A Guild community engagement event
Wednesday 27 September 10.30am-2.30pm

Free drop-in session at the Guild’s Community Café. DC Andy Kevan from Cheshire Constabulary will be on site talking about modern Cyber Crime and the Age UK Cheshire East Scams Awareness Team will be here to give advice on doorstep crime and phone scams.

1.00pm – 2.00pm

As well as the informal drop-in session, Nora Walsh from the Age UK Cheshire East Team and DC Andy Kevan will be holding a workshop at the Guild. It will be a more in depth look at cybercrime and how to keep safe on your doorstep and on the phone.

This session is also free to attend, but please do book a place.

Booking at or 01625 523903
Venue: Guild for Lifelong Learning, Wilmslow, SK9 5HD


The colours and crackles on Sarah’s enamelled copper bowl are gorgeous……the little pop of mustard in the corner is so pretty.
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Photos from The Guild for Lifelong Learning's post 25/09/2023

Such a lovely atmosphere on Saturday for Maria Jose Canda and Pilates


A gorgeous hydrangea pendant made yesterday. Really pretty rollerprinted texture with a splash of colour for the stamen.

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Today ⭐☕

Join Maria today for this wonderful combination of mood-boosting Pilates and fundraising at The Guild for Lifelong Learning

Saturday 23 September

11am - Midday: Pilates to boost your energy, immunity, flexibility and strength.
Midday - 1pm: Yummy home-made food and a chance to chat.

£10 for the whole session or free to attend after midday. Contact Maria on 07960 114533 for information and booking

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Centre for Lifelong Learning

Our 2020/21 season marks the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Guild.

We are proud to continue offering a broad curriculum of liberal lifelong learning; striving to enhance social inclusion and personal development. We look forward to meeting new and current participants throughout the year.

Wilmslow Guild is a registered charity (1151387) and company limited by guarantee (08331345).

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