Exploring archaeology online – Stonehenge, Creswell Crags and beyond – Autumn 2015

StonehengeLearn about local and world-famous archaeological sites and prehistoric art from online resources. Follow presentations, demonstrations and hands-on exercises and find information on sites such as Stonehenge and Creswell Crags and make virtual visits to painted caves and monuments.

Tutor – Ulla Rajala
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Saturday 10:00am-2:30pm,  3 meetings from 3 October 2015
Course Ref – C2335280
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

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Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2015

Japanese WavesA practical art course using the art and culture of different parts of the world as inspiration. Previous areas studied have been Aboriginal, Indian and Japanese art. These may be revisited and other cultures will be chosen through discussion and consultation with students.

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 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334868

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

Mostly contemporary poetry: Liz Berry, Kei Miller, Sean O’Brien and others – Autumn 2015

Being Human Poetry AnthologyExploring the meaning and significance of contemporary poetry is at the core of this course. Discussion and comparison with poetry from other periods form part of this process as do 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, 11 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334956

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

Exploring opera: including Die Walküre from Wagner’s Ring Cycle – Autumn 2015

L'Opéra Graslin (Le Voyage à Nantes)This course will study a number of operas including Die Walkure by Wagner. The importance and influence of Wagner will be investigated in the context of his own operas and those of other composers.

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm-3.:00, 11 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334846

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

Crafty ‘Up-Cycling’ – transforming old/unloved items & materials– Autumn 2015

art and craft day-website-OptimizedFrom paper flowers and festival crowns to needlecrafts and papier-mâché sculptures – learn the simple skills used to create beautiful (and often useful) objects from old/unwanted items and every day, left-over bits & pieces. The ultimate ‘up-cycling’!

Tutor – Joanne Rispin
Fee – £86.60 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:30pm-3:45, 10 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334975

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

USA 1929-1945 – Autumn 2015

Flapper GirlThe 1920s was a fascinating period in American History. Flappers, prohibition, the growth of the Klu Klux Klan, organised crime and consumerism are just some of the ingredients of this era. However, all was not well, and the Stock Market crash was testament to a society built on an imbalanced economy.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £52.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm-2:30, 9 meetings from 15 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334996

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

Textiles: surface decoration – Autumn 2015

nur gecrashtThis course will introduce a wide range of surface pattern skills including various print techniques, felt-making and free machine embroidery and use of different surfaces to include paper, fabric, Tyvek and Lutrador. There will be a small charge for materials used or learners may provide their own.

Tutor – Roz Beeson
Fee – £86.60 or Free
Venue – St Mary’s Community Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX
Date – Tuesday 9:30am-12:00, 9 meetings from 22 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334854

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

Women’s contribution to the 1984-5 British miners’ strike – Autumn 2015

Miners Strike March 30yrs on Rotherham Silverwood Pit (20)Women’s contribution to the 1984-5 British miners’ strike. Pickets, soup kitchens, fund raising, childcare, welfare advice, debt support, rallies, songs, arrests and celebrations. A journey through women’s political activism during ‘one of the most important industrial disputes in British history’.

Tutor – Rosa Straw
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm, 7 meetings from 21 September 2015
Course Ref – C2335219

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

Themes in painting: art history – Autumn 2015

P5042037We will look at a range of recurring painting themes, some specific (eg Adoration of the Magi) others more general (e.g. artists’ self-portraits). We will consider why these subjects were significant, what they tell us about individual artists and about developments in art generally.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm,11 meetings from 22 September 2015
Course RefC2334870

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

Lift your spirit in song – Autumn 2015

bird songOur friendly group will be singing songs from Around the World, Medieval to Modern, Folk to Jazz & Blues, in 3 and 4 part harmony, and occasionally in unison. We will use music, but also learn everything ‘by ear’ so you don’t need music reading skills or previous experience of singing!

Tutor – Willow Songsmith
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – The Voice Box, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ
Date – Tuesday 10:00am-12:00pm, 11 meetings from 22 September 2015
Course Ref – C2335200

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

Women, slaves and gladiators: social exclusion in the classical world – Autumn 2015

Gladiator Mosaic at Kourion (II)The classical world has left a rich source of evidence for the activities of men – but women, children and slaves are described in generally negative legal and philosophical documents. Stone inscription, archaeology and private letters, show a different side to this world, colourful, cruel and dynamic. The role of all these excluded groups tells a remarkable story of human interaction and emancipation, often unexpected in ancient society.

Tutor – Daryl Baxter
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:15pm-3:15pm,11 meetings from 22 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334849

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

Exploring the environment: geology and nature – Autumn 2015

P1060382A unique opportunity to investigate rocks, plants and animals and their interaction in the landscape. Gerry and Debbie will share their biological and geological expertise to discover new ways of looking at nature focusing on Derbyshire and the Peak District.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am-11:45am, 12 meetings from 23 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334959
Fieldtrip date Saturday 3rd Oct 2015

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

Crafting creative writing – Autumn 2015

Writing? Yeah.Do you love writing, or just want to start?  We will explore different types of creative writing work and how to really make the most of words.  Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who has also had published textbooks on creative writing, the course involves writers ‘having a go’ at exercises in poetry and prose.  It also offers advice on editing and crafting work, and sending work out, should you wish to do so.

Tutor – Deborah 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 23 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334910
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

A taste of politics – Autumn 2015

2008.11.22 - Union FlagThis course explores the issues raised by the recent general election results, concerns about the EU, the rise of Scottish nationalism and reduced representation of other parties.  It offers an opportunity to discuss possible futures for the UK and for our political system.

Tutor – Rod Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm, 7 meetings from 23 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334867

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

Poems for pleasure – Autumn 2015

stayingalive_poemsforpleasureWe will focus mainly on Astley’s anthology; a vast range of poems written in the contemporary idiom on matters of vital importance to each writer.  Blake’s Poems (1757-1827) will also be explored as he wrote with the same urgency two centuries earlier, and offers interesting comparisons.

Tutor – John Rivers
Fee – £80.85 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00-3:00pm, 10 meetings from 30 September 2015
Course Ref – C2334960
Online enrolment is available from 1 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online