Joan of Arc: Soldier, Sorceress or Saint? – Derby Day School – Autumn 2018

Albert Lynch - Jeanne d'Arc

Between 1428 and 1430, a teenage peasant who dressed as a knight convinced most she met that the English could be driven from France. This talk assesses her achievements, failures and legacy as an enduring icon of French identity and universal symbol of female courage.

 

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Monday 20 August 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm – includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340203

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

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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

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

Exploring Opera – Spring 2018

barber-895148_1920.jpgWe will watch, on dvd, a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera – e.g. music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production – you will be able to form a judgment about how opera does what it does. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer’s initial idea ends up as a final production on the stage. It is a very interesting journey!

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 8 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338766

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

Plunge into Poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2018

On balanceThis course will focus on a selection of poems from recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. These poems are likely to be selected from ‘On Balance’ by Sinead Morrissey or ‘The Noise of a Fly’ by Douglas Dunn. Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 15 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338795

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

 

Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way – Spring 2018

aboriginal artIn this course we will have a look at the art and craft of a chosen area of the world through looking at books, images from the internet, and original pieces where possible. This information will then be used as a springboard to inspire work of your own. Where a particular medium is important to the area studied we will have a go at that but generally a wide range of media will be available and anything may be tried (within reason!) For instance, when Indonesia was studied, batik was explored as a medium. The emphasis is on exploring your ideas and potential, but for those who require more structure, and technical help, that will be provided.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 8 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338812

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

The tragedy of the Great War: causes, consequences and contrasting centenaries – Autumn 2017

Enlist todayAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious.
Re-evaluating each country’s role in the crisis, we will trace the political, social and economic causes of the conflict. Given the war’s contrasting memories and national narratives we will also ask, should we commemorate without reproach.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 2 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337817

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Exploring opera – Autumn 2017

musicWe will watch, on dvd, a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera – e.g. music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production – you will be able to form a judgement about how opera does what it does. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer’s initial idea ends up as a final production on the stage. It is a very interesting journey!

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337916

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Plunge into poetry – Autumn 2017

poetry-720609_1920This course will focus on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. This year’s collections will be ‘Say Something Back’ by Denise Riley (shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize) and ‘Waiting for the Past’ by Les Murray (a leading Australian poet). Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337816

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2017

aboriginal artEach term we explore the visual culture (in a very wide sense) of a chosen area of the world. Recent areas studied have been Central and South America. This will be done by power point presentations, books, the internet, and any real life examples we can find. We will identify themes and styles which are important to the area and in a very loose way apply these to our own work. Although the course title implies a drawing and painting course, this is only a starting point. In reality any creativity is encouraged and lately students have produced beautiful work in various forms of textiles, papier-mâché, clay, and salt dough as well as paintings and drawings on different scales. You do not need to have any experience but an open-mindedness and curiosity will help you get the most out this course.

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 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337814

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Spring 2017

Arte HuicholIn this course we explore the visual culture (in its widest form) of a chosen area of the world. Students use this to inspire and inform their artwork in a wide variety of media, improving their skills as they go.

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 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337130

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Exploring opera – Spring 2017

OpéraThe operas we study will be selected from a wide range of composers and by watching and discussion will show how this most exciting of art forms can draw us in through the music and the drama in many different ways.

Tutor – Anne Allcock Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 9 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337133

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

A pick and mix of modern poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2017

PoetryThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from a recently published collection. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process, as will students’ own choices from the anthology, Being Human.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Monday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337129

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

On the run: the history of migration – Spring 2017

Les migrations des Slaves (musée national de Slovénie, Ljubljana)This course is for anyone willing to consider again the important issues around migration today. We will look at the political, social, economic, religious and ethical effects of living in the 21st century, placing them in historical context and asking what role we might play in dealing with such matters.

Tutor – Kevin Brown
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337132

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Fear, hunger and pride: the causes and consequences of the First World War – Spring 2017

Iona War MemorialAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious. Re-evaluating the ‘blame-game’ and Germany’s ‘pariah’ status, this course traces the political, economic and cultural causes of the July Crisis, concluding with an overview of the conflict’s contrasting remembrance cultures.
Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337177

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx