Creative Writing Workshop – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis day school aims to provide new learners and returners with an example of workshop material available in the Autumn course. To those new to creative writing it aims to create a day where they can try exercises and decide if creative writing is for them. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who also writes creative writing guides, it provides a day’s writing exercises and discussion for new and established writers to have fun with.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £21.20 or FREE
Date – Thursday 5 July 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339121

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

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Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong Level 1 – Summer 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, Derbyshire, DE22 3BL
Date – Thursday 10:30am – 12:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338027

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

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

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

The Story of Women’s Rights – Spring 2018

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What are my rights as a woman living in the UK today? What is the history of those rights and how do I make sure that I am exercising my rights? In this course we will discuss the story of how women came to acquire rights over their bodies, minds and labour through their own struggle and perseverance over generations.

 

Tutor – Anita Franklin
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 11 January 2018
Course Ref – C2339009

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 – Autumn 2017

taichiThis form of exercise combines body movements 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 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2338025

NB: Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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

Leading men part 1 – Autumn 2017

Eliotsilasmarner 0001Through study of the novels Silas Marner by George Eliot, (written in 1861) and Harvest by Jim Crace, Eyrie by Tim Winton and Golden Hill by Francis Spufford (all modern authors) we will study and evaluate authors’ explorations of men’s lives in very different times and countries : England in the 18th century and in the middle ages, 21st century Australia, and 18th century America. Men are shown trying to lead meaningful lives even when the world seems to be against them, with unpredictable, sometimes hilarious consequences.

Tutor – Maggie Robinson
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:15am – 11:45am, 9 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337938

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

The story of women’s rights – Autumn 2017

womens-rights-347444_1920.jpgWhat are my rights as a woman living in the UK today? What is the history of those rights and how do I make sure that I am exercising my rights? In this course we will discuss the story of how women came to acquire rights over their bodies, minds and labour through their own struggle and perseverance over generations.

 

Tutor – Anita Franklin
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 5 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337945

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

How does Parliament work? Includes a trip to Westminster – Autumn 2017

big-ben-2200706_1920.jpgBeyond the rituals and the theatre of Westminster, you will acquire a working knowledge of how Parliament works in relation to government and how people can have an influence on what happens. We will explore our unwritten constitution concentrating on the House of Commons, examine the many roles of an MP, have a quick look at the House of Lords, discover how to influence decisions, understand the passage of a Parliamentary bill and the various stages of statute law-making, assess the party system including a look at the numbers game, discuss the role of the whips, plus an optional visit to Westminster.

Tutor – Mark Grayling
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 28 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337853

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

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Spring 2017

Qigong at sunsetThis form of exercise combines body movements 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 wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette 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 12 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337192

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

How travel shaped the world, part 2 – Spring 2017

GlobesThe course examines the way in which knowledge of the shape of the earth has developed since earliest recorded times. Following a short summary of topics covered in Part 1, we continue to look at ways in which ideas of the world were shaped through migration, trade and religion. Developments in transport technology, including space travel, have gradually pushed the boundaries of global knowledge and of human interaction.

Tutor – Rod Pearson
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Thursday 10:15pm – 12:00pm, 8 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337180

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

Bach: the man and his music – Spring 2017

BachThe course will look at the life and times of Bach, with a particular emphasis on documents of the period and also on recent Bach research. And, of course, we will be listening to a wide range of his music.

Tutor – Tom Corfield
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 19 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337190

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

Introduction to Tai Chi and Health Qigong – Summer 2017

P1150131duoThis form of exercise combines body movements 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 wellbeing.

Tutor – Janette 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 27 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337193

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

Women write music, too… – Summer 2017

Clara Wieck Schumann Oeuvres Of Jeunesse -youth Works- Teresa Laredo Vde-galloAfter centuries of being largely sidelined, women composers have begun to enjoy wider recognition. Join us to explore the music of outstanding composers, from Hildegard of Bingen, through Clara Schumann and Ethel Smyth, to Judith Weir.

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 4 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337150

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