Creative Writing Workshop – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

creative-writingThis day school aims to provide new learners and returners with an example of workshop material available in the Autumn course. To those new to creative writing it aims to create a day where they can try exercises and decide if creative writing is for them. Taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, who also writes creative writing guides, it provides a day’s writing exercises and discussion for new and established writers to have fun with.

Tutor – Deb Tyler-Bennett
Fee – £21.20 or FREE
Date – Thursday 5 July 2018
Time – 10:00am-4:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339121

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

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Language in Everyday Life – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

communication-1991850_1920.jpgMost people use language expertly, with little conscious thought. How on earth do we do this? Awareness of the social, psychological and material basis of language can increase our enjoyment and understanding of it and make us still more effective. This day course will introduce you to topics such as the lexicon, conversation, politeness and language development, encouraging you to pose questions and explain your specific interests in language and its uses.

Tutor – Chris Ring
Fee – FREE
Date – Saturday 12 May 2018
Time – 10:00am-2:30pm
Location – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB

Enrolment is now open – email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk or call 01332 291805 to book your place.

Living Folk/Living Art – Derby Day School – Summer 2018

Folklore costumes.jpgDrawing on local folkloric traditions, the course will use live art/performance to explore the traditions, rites and rituals that we use to mark our progress through life. Working with live artist and folklorist Chris Lewis-Jones, you will share your experience of rites and rituals before using combinations of installation art, intervention, music, drama, movement and poetry to devise a performative response to the various (geographical, ecological, economic, historical, architectural, cultural, artistic…) contexts in which we find ourselves.

Tutor – Chris Lewis-Jones
Fee – £19.25 or FREE
Date – Saturday 21 April 2018
Time – 10:00am-3:30pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Course Ref – C2339120

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

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

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

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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

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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, 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