sccDEVELOP YOUR EXISTING SKILLS OR DISCOVER HIDDEN TALENTS with this year’s programme of family, adult and community learning.

The City Library and Arts Centre in Fawcett Street plays host to a series of taster sessions during a ‘Learning Day’ on Thursday 14 January.

Family, Adult and Community Learning service and find out more about the huge range of courses available closer to home at community venues across the city.

​Specialist training providers will be available throughout the day to provide information and advice about the learning opportunities available to develop personal, vocational and creative skills and talents.

​Everything from first aid and food safety to construction and cake decorating to help people improve their individual employability, education and enjoyability of free-time and leisure activities.

Taster sessions at the City Library 10am – 3pm include;

Release your inner Sewing Bee and make a fabric door hanger or personalise your own handkerchief … Sewing sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm and 1.30pm

–  Decorate a cupcake to enjoy a cup of tea at home … Sugarcraft sessions at 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 12.45pm and 1.30pm

Design your own lino prints and make cards with your creations … Lino Cut Printmaking sessions at 10.30am, 11.45am and 1pm

​Sunderland City Council Portfolio Holder for Responsive Services and Customer Care, Councillor Cecilia Gofton said:  “We are holding a Learning Day to help raise awareness of the huge range of learning opportunities available at community venues across our city.

​”People have the chance to learn new skills, develop existing ones and discover new talents and interests with help of the tutors and resources that we have available.

​”There is literally something for everyone, from job seekers and those seeking accredited training to people wanting to learn sewing, ceramics or cake decoration.”

Councillor Gofton added: “Our Family, Adult and Community Learning (FACL) programme is available and accessible to adults and their families with varying abilities and aptitudes, and we hope people will come along to the Learning Day to find out more or contact 0191 5612620.”