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

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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

Painting in Watercolour – Spring 2018

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Whatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

 

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2337858

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

Composers of the USA – Spring 2018

Sheet musicStudents on this course will be able to chart the course of American art music starting with Dvorak’s arrival in New York in 1892 and progressing through a range of composers in America up to the present day. We will listen to and appreciate a range of musical compositions which represent the development of musical styles during this period. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the lives of composers and discuss their responses to the music in its historical context.

Tutor – Nicolas Redihough
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 12 January 2018
Course Ref – C2339099

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

The Road to the Second World War – Spring 2018

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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

Mindfulness and Meditation – Spring 2018

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On this course we will explore Meditation and Mindfulness from a variety of perspectives. There will be a different theme each week. Including: Looking at how we can use our breath. Aspects associated with the root chakra. The purpose of compassion. Yoga and the breath. Buddhism. Visualisation.

 

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338974

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

North American Indians and the West – Spring 2018

wichita-86968_1920.jpgNative American Indians were important in the settlement of the West. Various immigrant groups found the West a place that would fill their hopes and dreams. By examining how the West moved at the end of the nineteenth century there will be an opportunity to learn more about how each group of settlers impacted on the lives of the Native American Indians. Mormons, homesteaders, ranchers,miners and railway workers all met and interacted with tribes such as the Lakota Sioux and the Mandans. The impact of the American Army on the Sioux towards the end of the nineteenth century will be examined as will changing government policies The culture of the Plains Indians and their interaction with the environment will be part of the course.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £57.75 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 10 meetings from 9 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338787

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

Artists’ Colonies of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Spring 2018

Arearea, by Paul GauguinThis course will look at the various artist communities that evolved across Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; From Concarneau and Pont Aven in Brittany to Skagen in Denmark to Newlyn in England. We will evaluate the outstanding paintings produced by artists ranging from Gauguin to Laura Knight, and consider the impact these essentially rural colonies had on early modern art.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:15pm, 6 meetings from 30 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338793

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

Elizabeth and Leicester – Spring 2018

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Find out about Elizabeth I’s love affair with Robert Dudley; their imprisonment in the Tower during the reign of Mary I; the death of Amy Robsart and Elizabeth’s relationship with her cousin Lettice Knollys who was banished upon her marriage to the earl of Leicester. Consider the question that the King of France asked – “Is Queen Elizabeth a maid or no?” Delve into the way Dudley carved a political and military career for himself as well as breaking free of Elizabeth to make his own marriage. Explore the complexities of their relationship. When he died in 1588, Elizabeth shut herself away with grief. An opportunity to consider the private life of royalty and the impact of a traitor’s son and grandson upon the politics of the period as well as to look at the way in which the scandal of “Sweet Robin” resonates down the centuries.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 23 January 2018
Course Ref – C2338764

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