Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 2 – Summer 2018

creative-writingThe course is open to both new and more experienced writers. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also had guides to writing published. The idea of the course is simple – come, write, expand your techniques, and have a go at different aspects of creative writing.

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 23 May 2018
Course Ref – C2338769

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

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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

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

The Road to the Second World War – Spring 2018

WW2

Unlike the First World War, the Second’s origins are virtually incontestable. Beginning with Poland, this course examines how Germany, Britain and France’s recourse to war was determined by their own agendas and discusses appeasement in the context of Churchill’s statement ‘It could have been prevented […] but no one would listen’.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 17 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338763

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

Italian for Beginners Plus – Spring 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 – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 meetings from 10 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338796

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

Good Ideas in Creative Writing – Spring 2018

Creative writingThis course is for both new and more seasoned writers. It enables participants to expand and develop their creative writing techniques. The course is taught via exercise, reading work aloud, and discussion. All are welcome, and the course is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also written guides to creative writing. So come along, have fun with words, have a go at the writing exercises in poetry and prose on offer, and develop your skills.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 10 meetings from 10 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338767

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

A taste of psychology – Autumn 2017

head-2147328_1280To gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject, each session will cover a particular issue or topic from the wide and exciting remit of psychology. We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better.

 

Tutor – Rod Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 4 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337852

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

Italian for beginners – Autumn 2017

flag-1624842_1920You will use a variety of learning activities to build your skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing whilst also exploring Italian culture and customs.

 

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 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2338270

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

New skills in creative writing – Autumn 2017

writing-1209121_1920Taught by a published writer, this course enables you to make the most of your creative writing skills and techniques. Via exercises in poetry and prose, you will be encouraged to ‘have a go’ at new ideas. The concept we will explore is that the more new things a writer tries, the better their work becomes. We will also embark on exercises that help with editing and polishing skills. Advice on where to send work out to, should writers wish to do so, will also be available.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337851

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

Music workshop – Autumn 2017

musical-instrument-1092603_1280This is a chance to meet with other players and make music together in a friendly ensemble environment, improving your technique, musicianship, sight reading and understanding of music theory in the process. Sessions operate as band rehearsals, tackling accessible arrangements of a diverse musical repertoire for players of elementary to intermediate standard who have the ability to read standard music notation. Students supply their own instrument and music stand. All instruments welcome.

Tutor – Frances Jones
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – The Voice Box, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2338155

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

Fair trade or free trade? Derby Day School – Autumn 2017

mixture-69523_1280.jpgDonald Trump and Theresa May agree – free trade is their watchword. And don’t forget “Brexit means Brexit”. Should the Prime Minister deal away our NHS? What does this all mean for the people of Britain? What are the alternatives?

Tutor – Keith Venables & Christine Jordan
Date – Wednesday 13 September 2017
Time – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Belly dancing for beginners – Spring 2017

ACH_2208-1Students will learn basic percussive and fluid moves and be able to put them together. They will also learn to combine the moves, dance a simple choreography, and most of all have fun!

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 7 meetings from 11January 2017
Course Ref – C2337146

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

Moments in creative writing – Spring 2017

eraser / 消しゴムThis course is aimed at both new and more practised writers. Its objectives are to get writers to consider how to make the best of their craft and skills. We will examine both poetry and prose and other work via both exercises taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, and reading work aloud. So come along, share work, and get the best from your writing.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 11 meetings from 18 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337139

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

A taste of psychology – Spring 2017

sense-and-nonsenseSetting out to gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject each session will cover a particular issue or topic from the wide and exciting remit of psychology. We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better.

Tutor – Rodney Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337144

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