New brochure – Spring and summer 2017

The new brochure for the summer and spring courses 2017 is now out. You can get an electronic copy by following this link: http://www.weaeastmidlands.org/brochure/. If you would prefer a hard copy please contact the Derby office on 01332 291805 or derbyoffice@wea.org.uk.

You can now enrol by telephone as well as online and by post – the phone number to call is 0113 245 3304.

We hope to see you when the new term starts!

 

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

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Summer 2017

Indian Art Skagway. Alaska.In 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 D
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– Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 24 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337131

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

Battle for the Crown: Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey and Bloody Mary – Spring 2017

QUEEN MARY I TUDORPotentially the tool of powerful political or religious figures, meet the heirs of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty in a period seething with intrigue, turbulence and ambition with a view to untangling the characters and relationships behind the throne for the decade from 1547 until 1558.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date
– Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337134

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

USA 1968-1980 – Spring 2017

Semper Fidelis #SemperFiAmerica changed considerably in the late 1960s and 1970s. By studying key events like the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War we can begin to understand what life was like for both politicians and citizens.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm- 2:30pm, 9 meetings from 10 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337136

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

Two artists: two paintings – Spring 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–91) by Barbara Krafft (1764–1825), 1819Two paintings by two artists: each interesting in their own right, but connected. Students will need to do some research and detective work to find out what the paintings are about and how they might be linked.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 7 meetings from 17 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337188

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

An introduction to astronomy – Summer 2017

Tarantula Nebula - NGC 2070This course will take you on a journey starting with the Earth and explaining the essential building blocks needed for life to exist. Next you will explore the solar system and the Milky Way, moving on to look at the observable universe and current views about what the universe is made of. Einstein’s theory of relativity and the Big Bang will also be part of our study. You will learn about the night sky and how to make sense of it as well common types of telescopes, and may have the chance to use a special telescope to look at the Sun. It may also be possible to visit a local observatory subject to availability.

Tutor – Mark Eustace
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 2 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337182

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

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

Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond – Spring 2017

pirateLooking at the ancient world, the Vikings and Queen Elizabeth’s Merchant Adventurers, the ‘golden age’ of piracy and modern day piracy in Somalia, the class will focus on two main questions; the role of piracy in empire formation and why pirates retain their fascination to this day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 25 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337142

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

Watercolour workshops 1 – Summer 2017

WatercolorWhatever 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 £52.00or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3 meetings from 17 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337155

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