Bonnie Prince Charlie: from Carlisle to Derby and back again – Autumn 2018

 

Find out about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s journey from Carlisle to Derby and back again in the winter of 1745 using primary source material, popular history and legend. Discover spies, intrigue and incompetence as a fossilised strata of society impinged upon a modern world.

 

 

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £26.95 or FREE
Starts – Tuesday 4 September 2018 for 2 weeks
Time – 10:00am-1:30pm
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340279

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

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Celebrating 70 Years of the NHS – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

NHSThe National Health Service was part of the reforms introduced by the Labour party after the Second World War. The course will examine the reasons for its creation and how it fits into the pattern of welfare developments since 1900. The role of Aneurin Bevan will be a consideration as will the very influential William Beveridge Report. Changes made to the Health Service in the early years will be reviewed. Also the Spirit of ’45 will be critically discussed. Links will be made to the anniversary of 70 years of existence of the NHS which occurs in 2018.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Saturday 7 July 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 – C2340197

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

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

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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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

The First World War: Who was responsible? – Derby Day School – Autumn 2018

feat Tyne Cot Cemetery 1 edit 2Some say the Great War was due to German aggression; others that Britain, France and Russia contributed significantly to the conflict by curtailing the Kaiser’s quest to be their equal. Asking could it have been averted, this talk will examine some of the key reasons for each country’s culpability in one of the most debated and emotive subjects.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £15.40 or FREE
Date – Saturday 11 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 – C2340204

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

WEA Derby Branch presents: An evening with Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra.jpgWe are delighted to welcome Faber published poet and Radio 4 Poet in Residence Daljit Nagra to speak at our first ever WEA Derby Branch event hosted by Derby QUAD.

Daljit has published four books of poetry with Faber & Faber, the latest being British Museum, which will be available to purchase at the event.  He is a Senior Lecturer of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, and presents Poetry Extra, a weekly programme on Radio 4 Extra.

There will be a poetry reading with Q&A, plus a workshop with Daljit for anyone who would like to learn more about writing poetry.

Wednesday 4th July 2018

Workshop: 4.30-6.00pm | Poetry reading/Q&A: 7.00-8.00pm

followed by book signings after 8.00pm

Venue: QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

Cost: £8.00 standard, £7.00 concessions, £6.00 for WEA/QUAD members

The workshop is free for those who book a ticket for the talk, however places are limited.  If you would like to book for the workshop only, the cost is £5.00.

To book a ticket, contact Derby QUAD on 01332 290606 or call into the box office.  Please show your WEA membership number to qualify for the discount.

Art Journaling – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

brush-96240_1920.jpgIn this course you will get an insight into what art journaling is through a powerpoint presentation, look at samples of finished or work in progress pieces. You will be shown how to do some of the techniques to start the process using inks, paints, stencils and other mixed media and accessories. You will also be able to experience a short sound meditation at the beginning and end of the class.

Tutor – Nila Shah
Fee – £17.30 or FREE
Date – Saturday 14 July 2018
Time – 11:00am-4:00pm – includes 30 minutes for lunch, please bring your own
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2340151

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

You may be eligible for a free course – click here for details

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

Language in Everyday Life – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

communication-1991850_1920.jpgMost people use language expertly, with little conscious thought. How on earth do we do this? Awareness of the social, psychological and material basis of language can increase our enjoyment and understanding of it and make us still more effective. This day course will introduce you to topics such as the lexicon, conversation, politeness and language development, encouraging you to pose questions and explain your specific interests in language and its uses.

Tutor – Chris Ring
Fee – FREE
Date – Saturday 12 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

Enrolment is now open – email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk or call 01332 291805 to book your place.

Living Folk/Living Art – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Folklore costumes.jpgDrawing on local folkloric traditions, the course will use live art/performance to explore the traditions, rites and rituals that we use to mark our progress through life. Working with live artist and folklorist Chris Lewis-Jones, you will share your experience of rites and rituals before using combinations of installation art, intervention, music, drama, movement and poetry to devise a performative response to the various (geographical, ecological, economic, historical, architectural, cultural, artistic…) contexts in which we find ourselves.

Tutor – Chris Lewis-Jones
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 21 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-3:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339120

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

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Wilfred Owen1918 meant the end of the First World War. This had an effect on the lives and literary output of writers and poets. The first part of the day is to look at how and why the First World War ended. Therefore the political and military events of 1918 will be investigated and form a framework for the next session.
The second part of the workshop is to look at how the war and the events of 1918 affected writers and poets such as Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. There will be an opportunity to look at a range of poetry and writing. However the key issue is to understand how war both physically and psychologically affected individuals and therefore created a literary tradition all of its own because of the profound impact it had on some who took part.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £8.00
Date – Saturday 19 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339224

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

Have a go at Poetry – Write, Read and Share – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

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A fun and creative course enabling you to be inventive with language, enjoying creating your own poetry and listening and sharing with others.

Tutor – Dave Wood
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 14 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339090

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

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

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

taichiPractising Tai Chi is a beneficial way to exercise by combining both body movement and mental stimulation. It also helps posture, balance 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 hep 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, Derbyshire, DE22 1DS
Date – Friday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 9 meetings from 20 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338030

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 – 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