Online Classes and Activities with Open Door

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As you’ll see below, the volunteers and class tutors at Open Door in Berkhamsted is busy making sure it is still doing what it does best – providing nourishment, exercise and creative inspiration. We hope you find lots of things here to keep you busy and entertained over the coming weeks!

Free meal delivery service

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Berko Food for Friends to prepare and deliver free meals to those in need.

If you’re elderly, vulnerable or self isolating – or know someone who is – we can bring evening meals to your household between 5pm and 6pm. If you’d like to order food or would like more information, email or call Joan Fisher on 07778 399353. You can also let us know your order using this online form:

Online classes and activities

Please visit our Facebook page for the latest information.


Michelle Selinger is running two 45-minute sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.30am. There is no charge for these online classes but if you wish, you can to make a donation to one of the charities supporting the NHS and other emergency services.

The link to join the Zoom meeting is: (you can join from 9.20am onwards). If you have any questions before or after the class, please email Michelle at

  • Please make sure you have a mat or towel, or at least a carpeted surface. Please don’t wear shoes – just bare feet or socks. You may like to have a cushion to hand.
  • Please go to ‘speaker view’ not ‘gallery view’ so you can see Michelle on a full screen
  • Everyone will be muted once the class starts

Art with Edwina

Please follow Edwina on Facebook to join her online classes, and for inspiration on starting your own projects.

Relaxing yoga with Raccine

Raccine has kindly sent us 2 relaxing yoga videos for you to follow at home at a time that suits you. Enjoy!
Gentle yoga video
Upper body and relaxation yoga video


Susie Alderson is running Paracise sessions twice a week for you to join by Zoom – Mondays at 2pm and Fridays at 10.30am. The first class is free, then it’s £5 a class. Susie can tell you more (and give you her bank details) if you drop her a line at

These classes are 45 minutes of low-impact exercise to music, and all the family can join in. It’s a lovely way to socialise with others too. The link to join is

Rosie’s Rock and Rollers

Our lovely volunteer Rosie Hodson is running fab online music classes for pre-schoolers every Monday at 10.30am. Please contact her via her page to join in the fun.

Drawing classes

Winkwell Artists are offering free online drawing classes every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm (term time only – starting 22 April). These classes are open to anyone interested in drawing and will cover observational drawing, pattern making and movement.

If you’d like to take part, drop Angela an email at by the Monday before the class.

Art classes for Adults

Contact for more information.

New exhibition with Herts Year of Culture

Our next exhibition – which will be going up as soon as lockdown is over – will have something for everyone. So start working now and let your imagination run wild.

It is called ‘Transformations – New Life’ and now is your opportunity to start creating in whatever medium you like: Textiles, ceramics, mixed media, jewellery, 3D, music, writing, photography, digital.

Whether you’re young or old, we would love to see what you can do.  And if you want to show us your progress, we would love to see it! Drop us a line at or message us via our Facebook page.

Community textiles project

Be part of an exciting textiles project to celebrate our beautiful town! Led by our amazing volunteer Teri, we’re creating a banner depicting much-loved places in Berkhamsted – to be hung in the Town Hall when life returns to normal.

We’d love you to make a 4” x 6” picture – with enough room around it so it can be joined to the other pieces when we put it together – featuring one of the scenes below. It can be hand or machine embroidered, with collage.

  • Canal and locks
  • The train station
  • The round street lights and railings opposite the station
  • Trains
  • Pubs: whichever you like – just let us know
  • The Courthouse
  • Churches: whichever you like – just let us know
  • Schools: whichever you like – just let us know
  • Sports centre
  • Flower shop
  • Coffee shops
  • The Post Office
  • Open Door
  • Library
  • Police station
  • Market
  • Raiders football team
  • Tennis Club
  • Bowls Club
  • Allotments and gardens

Send us a message if you don’t have the materials you need and we’ll send you a pack, free of charge!

Please contact Teri via to let us know what you’ve picked so we can remove it from the list. We can’t wait to see your beautiful pieces!