Activities for Adults

Whether it's time to start something new, or pick up from where you left, or merely pursue an interest and meet new faces our educational and creative classes are for you! Big Ben has some fantastic weekly, fortnightly, one-off or even whole weekend adult activities for all interests and abilities. 

Classes start from just €6 per hour and all are within small groups with experienced teachers in our comfortable, relaxed and easy to reach premises.

Creative Writing - Writer's block taken over? Why not join others in similar situations to inspire and guide each other. Have the chance to receive feedback on your writing style, ideas or your finished product! This weekly class will help take you to that next stage of development. 

Art Class - Portraits, landscapes, pastels, oil painting, life drawing and more awaits those budding artists at Big Ben! The small, friendly groups adapt to your desires and goals and cater for beginners to advanced art lovers. 

Singing Workshop/Vocal Coaching - Learn to control your breathing, extend and grow your voice and sing in harmony in a friendly and relaxed musical atmosphere. Covering a wide variety of styles including jazz, soul, pop and gospel. Meet other like-minded singers, beginners to advanced welcome.

Photography Club and One off Workshops - There's never been a better time to learn all you've ever wanted about the art of photography, from the basics to the intricacies of digital photography.A great way to meet new people, discover new places and perspectives. 

9 Month and Beyond Club - Your chance to ask all those questions about giving birth and caring for baby on the Riviera. Our qualified midwife will lead this pre and post natal group for mums and dads (twice a month) covering all aspects of pregnancy, birth and after-care from exercise during pregnancy, breastfeeding and baby products in France. It's a great way to meet other parents and families in the area too! 

If you know someone who is expecting who would like to meet other future mothers over a cup of tea to talk about pregnancy and what to expect, look at healthy eating and keeping fit and much more - contact us!


Book Club - Join our friendly group of book lovers for free fortnightly discussions on varied titles. Express your thoughts over a coffee and meet new people!

Drama & Performance Club - The only dramatic course you'll ever need! Run by an experienced drama coach and script writer, this club is the perfect way to advance your theatrical skills, get a warm and friendly introduction to drama or just meet new people wishing to express themselves, gain confidence and get creative.

Fitness and Healthy Lifestyle Club - This fantastic all-in-one weekly session combines a fitness class and a healthy eating/weight loss program. Included is your personalised diet plan and fitness regime to keep you active in between sessions too!

Yoga - Big Ben's yoga sessions are not to be missed, combining traditional yoga exercises with meditation and relaxation techniques. There's something for everyone-even the kids!

Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts - Revitalise those old photo albums, diaries or learn how to create beautiful original greetings cards. This crafty class is personalised to your wishes with easy to follow advice and instruction and demonstrations. email us for details of the next course

Basic Computer Skills - A simple, informative and essential class teaching the basics in information technology. Within weeks you'll be surfing the web, sending emails and typing to your hearts content! email us for details of the next course

First Aid - Essential one-off session with a qualified instructor covering all aspects of first aid. email us for details of the next course

If you are a teacher and would be interested in taking a class please send us an email as we love hearing new ideas.

Big Ben's Essential Workshops

Workshops 2010

Great new workshops for 2010 await you! Find out about these informative discussions on all aspects of life in France and the difficulties often faced.

Sessions are run on one to one basis, in small groups or larger groups depending on the activity. We can even tailor classes just for you and a group of friends.