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 or call 0300 303 3464 to book your place


Community Theatre: from drama games to performance – Spring 2015

Community Theatre JosephWe will explore drama as a way of presenting our heritage in a theatrical form to a community audience. Starting with exercises and games, students will create a short performance reflecting some aspect of the heritage of the City of Derby that will be presented to a public audience at the end of the course. Drama experience is not necessary; seasoned performers and newcomers welcome.

There will be two Saturday sessions o1 and 8 March – the second date is for performing the play for an audience.

Tutor – Julian Hanby
Fee – £88.55 (discounted £79.70) or Free
Venue – West End Community Centre, Mackworth Road, Derby, DE22 3BL
Date – Tuesday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 9 meetings from 13 January 2015 (+ 2 Saturdays, 1 and 8 March)

Online enrolment is available from 1 December – go to