Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1 – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis course is aimed at new and more practised writers. It looks at expanding creative writing skills via exercise, reading work aloud, and sharing information. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer. Due to its expanded length – writers have a bit more time to explore their approaches to work.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 1:30pm, 4 meetings from 18 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338768

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

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Italian for Beginners Plus – Summer 2018

flag-1624842_1920This is a group based weekly class with a relaxed atmosphere. You will have a variety of learning activities that will build your skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Also you will explore Italian culture and customs and you will meet new people.

Tutor – Giuseppa Perricone
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 11 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339020

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Walks with Talks – Summer 2018

walkers-907574_1920.jpgThe first meeting at the Mill will involve students in planning the 4 walks. There will be pointers to safe excursion guidelines and individual needs will be taken into account. The ability to stroll 4 miles or so with appropriate breaks is needed for the full experience. Geology and geomorphology will underlie the course. Plant and animal identification will be at a simple level. Student contributions are welcomed.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 11 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338970

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Serenissima: The Art and Culture of Venice – Summer 2018

1280px-Canaletto_(II)_002.jpgThe course will explore the art and architecture of Venice between 1400 and 1800. Starting with a virtual tour of the city via the paintings of Canaletto, we will look at Venice’s history, unique urban development and how the problems of building in a lagoon were overcome, and how it became a vital centre for art and publishing. The course will also consider cultural aspects such as theatre, music and literature.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 6 meetings from 17 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338973

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Gloriana: Elizabeth the Queen – Summer 2018

Elizabeth I in coronation robes The story of Elizabeth I told in ten pictures charting her evolution from the Virgin Queen to Gloriana. Explore Elizabeth’s carefully crafted image; the men who remained by her side until the ends of their lives, the factions that revolved around the court and the way Elizabeth used courtly love to control her nobility. Explore the way the Virgin Queen used marriageability to manipulate foreign affairs and the difficulties of being Protestant in a Catholic world. Meet Mary Queen of Scots, Philip of Spain, Lord Cecil, the Earl of Essex as well as a hand full of privateers and Robert Carey.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338765

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

North American Indians in the 20th Century – Summer 2018

Native American GirlNative American Indians endured a tumultuous time in the twentieth century. They achieved citizenship but this was a double edged sword and they not all the tribes wanted this. The New Deal and the Meriam Report affected their way of life. The termination policy which was pursued by the government and then abolished had some profound effects. Red Power developed and was influential for tribes from the 1960s onwards. These events will be examined to provide an understanding of how Native American Indians fit into the mosaic of the United States of America.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £28.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 5 meetings from 24 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338789

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Mindfulness and Meditation – Summer 2018

stacking-stones-667432_1920We will explore Meditation and Mindfulness through a variety of perspectives. These will include an introduction to the psychological and Buddhist views. We will look at the work of Professor Paul Gilbert on Compassion. There will be an opportunity to look at sound, colour and aspects of the second chakra. We will look at the yogic view. There will be laptops available in class to research aspects of interest for discussion in small groups.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339008

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way – Summer 2018

aboriginal artIn this course we will explore the arts and crafts of a chosen area of the world through looking at books, images on the internet (through slide shows) and genuine artefacts where possible. This information will be used to inspire artwork of your own. Where use of a particular medium is an important feature of an area’s artistic identity we will have a go at that if it is possible, but otherwise a wide range of media may be used e.g. many forms of textiles, lino printing, 3-d media as well as drawing and painting. The emphasis is on exploring ideas and your potential, but for those that prefer more structure and technical help, this will be provided.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 9 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338813

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Philosophy: Fairness – what does it mean and can it be achieved? – Summer 2018

justice-683942_1920.jpg“It’s not fair” children often say, and we all have some ideas of what is and is not fair, but we don’t normally examine our ideas closely. This course is an opportunity to do just that with help from the ideas of political philosopher John Rawls. The course will include different meanings of fairness and whether it is a worthwhile goal; the context in which Rawls developed his ideas of fairness (theories of justice, utilitarianism); his ‘justice as fairness’ theory and ‘veil of ignorance’ thinking tool; and criticisms of Rawls’ approach.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £69.30 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 9 meetings from 13 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338815

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Leonard Bernstein: America’s Musical Multi-Tasker – Summer 2018

Bernstein 2Composer, pianist, conductor, broadcaster, educator, equally at home in Carnegie Hall and on Broadway, Bernstein was a musical all-rounder like no other: composer of serious orchestral and vocal works and one of the most popular musicals ever written; a magnetic, though sometimes controversial conductor, a brilliant communicator devoted to education. Join us to explore the different aspects of his extraordinarily multi-faceted career.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 12 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339162

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Exploring Opera – Summer 2018

sound-67413_1280Exploring Opera: a course for anyone, from beginner to advanced opera lovers, interested in viewing operas and discussing their merits and significance. Students will be able to view operas on DVDs and discuss their own responses as well as learn about the historical background to the story, the music and the composers.

Tutor – Nicholas Redihough
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 9 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339394

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Guillotines to the Kaiser: A Brief History of France and Germany 1789-1914 – Summer 2018

Kohner_-_Kaiser_Wilhelm_II.jpgFrance and Germany have produced some of the most sublime cultural achievements, yet also engaged in some of the most destructive confrontations. Beginning with the origins of the French Revolution, this course traces their historical development, explaining how each has defined the other, Europe and the wider world.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 12 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338972

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Tai Chi and Health Qigong for Health and Relaxation Level 2 – Spring 2018

Tai Chi

Practising Tai Chi is a beneficial way to exercise by combining both body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture and co-ordination, the gentle and slow movements energise the body without undue strain on joints and muscles. Exploring the many health benefits of Qigong will help to relieve stress and tension and increase a sense of well being.

Tutor – Jan Jackson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – Darley Abbey Village Hall, Abbey Yard, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338029

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong Level 1 – Spring 2018

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This form of exercise combines body movement and mental stimulation. The gentle movements energise the body without putting undue strain on joints and muscles. Practised regularly, these exercises will help to relieve stress and tension, help body balance and increase a general sense of well being.

 

Tutor – Jan Jackson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby DE22 3BL
Date – Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 11 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338026

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place

Philosophy: Post Truth and Populism – Rhetoric and Politics – Spring 2018

truth-166853_1920The success of populists such as Donald Trump shows that rhetoric now has more influence in politics than truth – or does it? This course uses up to date research to examine the rhetoric and political dynamics of populism.
Topics include: definitions of political populism, rhetoric and manipulation, rhetoric and the public good, the tools of rhetoric, case studies : how rhetoric is used in populism – and how it can be used in informed debates about populism.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2337862

Enrolment is now open – go to wea.org.uk or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place