Israel in its own words

Via politics, society and culture we will explore Israeli history, also looking at a broad range of historical documents and literature.  We will also develop an understanding of the Israeli mind and how it works by examining a full range of views – from government to strong internal dissent and criticism.

 

Tutor – Noam Livne
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1.00pm – 3.00pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Exploring opera

Opera houseDelving into operas with ‘songs to melt the very soul’ we will cover a whole gamut of emotional experience, discovering memorable tunes and characters. We will listen to composers such as Mozart and Verdi and investigate less familiar operas which also have the power to move and delight.

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free ~
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1.00pm – 3.00pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

More contemporary poets

Being AliveDo you want to know what interests contemporary poets? Join us in exploring poems by Sinead Morrissey and Michael Symmons Roberts (winner and runner-up in 2013 T S Eliot Prize). We shall also choose poems for discussion from the anthology Being Alive.

Tutor – Carol Anthony
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10.15am – 12.15pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Drawing and painting the multicultural way

Aboriginal art

Photo of a painting by Colleen Wallace and posted by Ben Lawson used under a Creative Commons license. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ben_lawson/131906099/

An introduction to traditional Aboriginal art in a variety of forms. We will explore its meanings and styles but most of the course will be practical as you work towards producing your own Aboriginal style artwork.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 10.00am – 12.00pm OR 7.00pm-9.00pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2014

Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Sketching and drawing anything and everything

DrawingA course for developing skills to draw anything and everything. Come along and rediscover the simple pleasure of drawing a picture.  Some – but not a great deal – of experience assumed!

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

The making of England (600-1066)

362px-Public_Schools_Historical_Atlas_-_England_1065After the fall of the Roman West and the chaos and migration of the 5th and 6th centuries, England became a new land. As trade and settlement reached its height life shattered as Vikings fell upon this land and England changed forever. Discover this distant world through its archaeology, architecture and history.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1.15pm – 3.15pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Lift your spirit in song

LandscapeSing contemporary UK and American songs of community – gospel, spiritual and traditional songs to lift your spirit. We will sing in three or four part harmony, rounds or unison and all acappella (with no accompaniment). Songs are taught by ear, though some written music is available.

Tutor – Deborah Allitt
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – The Voice Box, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby, DE1 1JQ
Date – Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2014

Introduction to counselling

2-people-counsellingWorking towards developing a basic understanding of the counselling relationship and its boundaries, we will also explore the personal qualities and skills needed by a counsellor to provide effective and compassionate support. (Please note this is NOT a therapeutic course and will NOTqualify you to work as a counsellor).

Tutor – Sabine Seddon
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Holbein to Hockney… and beyond

Thomas_GainsboroughA look at painting in Britain, from its origins, reliant on foreign imports, to helping make Britain one of the world’s great cultural and artistic centres.  Artists such as Hogarth, Gainsborough, Turner and Constable will feature, as well as some lesser known painters who have contributed to the distinctive quality of British art.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £84.70 (discounted £76.25) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10.00am – 12.00pm, 11 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Textiles – colour on fabric

shibori

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Use paints, dyes, inks, pens, even plant matter to colour fabric and to explore basic colour theory, as well as produce samples. Techniques will include a direct method as well as unpredictable but exciting processes such as tie dye, shibori and layered dyeing. There will be a small weekly charge for materials or students may bring their own.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £86.65 (discounted £78.00) or Free
Venue – St Mary’s Community Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
Date – Tuesday 9.30am– 1200pm, 9 meetings from 23 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

USA 1895-1920

Historical map of USADuring this period the USA rose to prominence. Foreign policy was outward-looking, immigrants were exploited and yet the country developed a conscience, social movements such as progressivism and prohibition gained ground. We will explore   how society changed and how WW1 changed the US forever.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1.00pm – 2.30pm, 9 meetings from 16 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Floral design – getting ready for Christmas

Floral designExperiment with different floral design techniques and be inspired to produce ideas of your own. We will use seasonal materials and a list of suggested sundries, flowers and foliage will be available. Make something for your home or as a gift  and in the final week you can work on a beautiful decoration for your Christmas table.

Tutor – Claire Lambeth
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 7 meetings from 5 November 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Bobbin lacemaking

bobbin lacemakingBobbin lace in England can be traced as far back as the 16th century and has a long history in the East Midlands. Beginners will be introduced to some basic techniques of lacemaking and more experienced lace-makers will learn techniques which will help them to progress.  Everyone welcome!

Tutor – Louise West
Fee – £53.90 (discounted £48.50) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 7.00pm – 9.00pm, 7 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

An introduction to creative writing

creative-writingHave you ever wanted to write creatively and never quite known where to start? We will explore the tools you need – how to make time, find the motivation and generate ideas – and learn different writing techniques to help build your confidence as a writer. Both beginners and more experienced writers are welcome.

Tutor – Ruth Litton
Fee – £52.00 (discounted £46.80) or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.30pm, 9 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Tai Chi and Qigong for health & relaxation

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Beginners/Improvers with less than 12 months’ experience of Tai Chi. Learning a Yang style short form initially, progressing to the Yang 24 and complemented with Health Qigong forms. Regular practice of Tai Chi and Qigong exercises promotes health and wellbeing, improving flexibility, coordination and relaxation.

Tutor – Lusia Green
Fee – £80.85 (discounted £72.80) or Free
Venue – LA Fitness Centre, Carrington Street, Derby DE1 2ND
Date – Wednesday 2.00pm-3.30, 14 meetings from 24 September 2014
Online enrolment available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online