The Idler Academy 

 of Philosophy, Husbandry and Merriment 

Recently Added Courses

Masterclass: Transform Your Handwriting

6 Jun | Arts & Crafts
Would you like to write more beautifully, legibly, or neater at speed? Susie Deane’s masterclass gives you the tools you need to improve. For beginners and refreshers.

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Taxidermy Masterclass with Suzette Field

1 Jul | Arts & Crafts

All it takes to learn to stuff your own animals is a little basic knowledge and a creative imagination. Today you will go home with your own stuffed mole. Think Wind in the Willows.Read more

Ukulele for Beginners Summer Term

15 May - 26 Jun | Event

Danny Wootton’s ever popular Ukulele for Beginners course is back, now featuring Prof Tom Fyfe on drums and singer songwriter Charlotte Anne Clark (ARK). Idler ukulele courses are enormous fun, satisfying and include an end of term performance to which all friends and family are invited…. Read more

Harmonica for Improvers

7 Jun - 21 Jun | Music

Build on your existing skills in our new Harmonica for Improvers course with Ed Hopwood – learn how to bend notes and acquire new rhythm skills to produce some super cool Blues harp…. Read more

Harmonica for Beginners

10 May - 24 May | Music

Ed Hopwood’s three-part course covers harmonica fundamentals such as hand position and getting good clear notes on the instrument. You will learn tunes and key riffs from folk, country and blues styles…. Read more

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