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

Advertisements

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

writing-1209121_1920

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

taichi_sunset

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

Intensive Creative Writing Workshops 1 – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis course is aimed at new and more practised writers. It looks at expanding creative writing skills via exercise, reading work aloud, and sharing information. It is taught by a published poet and short fiction writer. Due to its expanded length – writers have a bit more time to explore their approaches to work.

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 18 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338768

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

Italian for Beginners Plus – Summer 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 – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 11 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339020

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

Walks with Talks – Summer 2018

walkers-907574_1920.jpgThe first meeting at the Mill will involve students in planning the 4 walks. There will be pointers to safe excursion guidelines and individual needs will be taken into account. The ability to stroll 4 miles or so with appropriate breaks is needed for the full experience. Geology and geomorphology will underlie the course. Plant and animal identification will be at a simple level. Student contributions are welcomed.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 11 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338970

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

Serenissima: The Art and Culture of Venice – Summer 2018

1280px-Canaletto_(II)_002.jpgThe course will explore the art and architecture of Venice between 1400 and 1800. Starting with a virtual tour of the city via the paintings of Canaletto, we will look at Venice’s history, unique urban development and how the problems of building in a lagoon were overcome, and how it became a vital centre for art and publishing. The course will also consider cultural aspects such as theatre, music and literature.

Tutor – Bob Moulder
Fee – £50.05 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 6 meetings from 17 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338973

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

Gloriana: Elizabeth the Queen – Summer 2018

Elizabeth I in coronation robes The story of Elizabeth I told in ten pictures charting her evolution from the Virgin Queen to Gloriana. Explore Elizabeth’s carefully crafted image; the men who remained by her side until the ends of their lives, the factions that revolved around the court and the way Elizabeth used courtly love to control her nobility. Explore the way the Virgin Queen used marriageability to manipulate foreign affairs and the difficulties of being Protestant in a Catholic world. Meet Mary Queen of Scots, Philip of Spain, Lord Cecil, the Earl of Essex as well as a hand full of privateers and Robert Carey.

Tutor – Julia Hickey
Fee – £77.00 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 10 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338765

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

North American Indians in the 20th Century – Summer 2018

Native American GirlNative American Indians endured a tumultuous time in the twentieth century. They achieved citizenship but this was a double edged sword and they not all the tribes wanted this. The New Deal and the Meriam Report affected their way of life. The termination policy which was pursued by the government and then abolished had some profound effects. Red Power developed and was influential for tribes from the 1960s onwards. These events will be examined to provide an understanding of how Native American Indians fit into the mosaic of the United States of America.

Tutor – Ann Parker
Fee – £28.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 2:30pm, 5 meetings from 24 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338789

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

Mindfulness and Meditation – Summer 2018

stacking-stones-667432_1920We will explore Meditation and Mindfulness through a variety of perspectives. These will include an introduction to the psychological and Buddhist views. We will look at the work of Professor Paul Gilbert on Compassion. There will be an opportunity to look at sound, colour and aspects of the second chakra. We will look at the yogic view. There will be laptops available in class to research aspects of interest for discussion in small groups.

Tutor – Lydia Browne
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Tuesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 10 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339008

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

Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way – Summer 2018

aboriginal artIn this course we will explore the arts and crafts of a chosen area of the world through looking at books, images on the internet (through slide shows) and genuine artefacts where possible. This information will be used to inspire artwork of your own. Where use of a particular medium is an important feature of an area’s artistic identity we will have a go at that if it is possible, but otherwise a wide range of media may be used e.g. many forms of textiles, lino printing, 3-d media as well as drawing and painting. The emphasis is on exploring ideas and your potential, but for those that prefer more structure and technical help, this will be provided.

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 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338813

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

Philosophy: Fairness – what does it mean and can it be achieved? – Summer 2018

justice-683942_1920.jpg“It’s not fair” children often say, and we all have some ideas of what is and is not fair, but we don’t normally examine our ideas closely. This course is an opportunity to do just that with help from the ideas of political philosopher John Rawls. The course will include different meanings of fairness and whether it is a worthwhile goal; the context in which Rawls developed his ideas of fairness (theories of justice, utilitarianism); his ‘justice as fairness’ theory and ‘veil of ignorance’ thinking tool; and criticisms of Rawls’ approach.

Tutor – Bettina Lange
Fee – £69.30 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Friday 1:15pm – 3:15pm, 9 meetings from 13 April 2018
Course Ref – C2338815

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

Leonard Bernstein: America’s Musical Multi-Tasker – Summer 2018

Bernstein 2Composer, pianist, conductor, broadcaster, educator, equally at home in Carnegie Hall and on Broadway, Bernstein was a musical all-rounder like no other: composer of serious orchestral and vocal works and one of the most popular musicals ever written; a magnetic, though sometimes controversial conductor, a brilliant communicator devoted to education. Join us to explore the different aspects of his extraordinarily multi-faceted career.

Tutor – Mike Wheeler
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Thursday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 12 April 2018
Course Ref – C2339162

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