MINDFUL craft sessions at Ilkley's Outside the Box cafe this autumn will encourage participants to 'switch off' and live in the moment.

Art and craft events organiser, Gillian Murgatroyd, is working with Nicola Murray of Bingley-based arts events organisers Sponge Tree to offer morning and evening Mindful Making sessions for adults at the community cafe on Bridge Lane.

She said: "The sessions are designed for adults, to allow time out for themselves, to switch off and enjoy the moment. Absolutely no creative skills are needed for our sessions.

"We hope that the people who enrol on the course, or even just a few sessions will leave feeling relaxed, having focussed on the here and now and allowed themselves time to be creative."

The sessions will run from 10.30am to 11.30am, and from 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

They will be held on Tuesday September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 11 and November 25. Each session costs £10, or there is a 10 per cent discount for booking five or more sessions.

The first week sessions on September 9 will focus on weaving.

Call 07914495626 or e-mail for details.