The tragedy of the Great War: causes, consequences and contrasting centenaries – Autumn 2017

Enlist todayAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious.
Re-evaluating each country’s role in the crisis, we will trace the political, social and economic causes of the conflict. Given the war’s contrasting memories and national narratives we will also ask, should we commemorate without reproach.

Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 2 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337817

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Exploring opera – Autumn 2017

musicWe will watch, on dvd, a selection of operas, designed to give a representative view of the genre. By discussing the various aspects which make up an opera – e.g. music, libretto, singers, orchestra, production – you will be able to form a judgement about how opera does what it does. This will help you to watch opera with a greater understanding of how a composer’s initial idea ends up as a final production on the stage. It is a very interesting journey!

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337916

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Plunge into poetry – Autumn 2017

poetry-720609_1920This course will focus on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. A booklet of the relevant poems will be given to each student. This year’s collections will be ‘Say Something Back’ by Denise Riley (shortlisted for the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize) and ‘Waiting for the Past’ by Les Murray (a leading Australian poet). Through sharing ideas about these poems we shall explore what lies beneath the surface meanings. You will be encouraged to participate in discussion, sometimes with the whole class, at other times working in pairs. Some comparison with poems from other periods will be included and you will also be given the opportunity to make your 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 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337816

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2017

aboriginal artEach term we explore the visual culture (in a very wide sense) of a chosen area of the world. Recent areas studied have been Central and South America. This will be done by power point presentations, books, the internet, and any real life examples we can find. We will identify themes and styles which are important to the area and in a very loose way apply these to our own work. Although the course title implies a drawing and painting course, this is only a starting point. In reality any creativity is encouraged and lately students have produced beautiful work in various forms of textiles, papier-mâché, clay, and salt dough as well as paintings and drawings on different scales. You do not need to have any experience but an open-mindedness and curiosity will help you get the most out this course.

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 25 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337814

Online enrolment is available from 20 June – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Spring 2017

Arte HuicholIn this course we explore the visual culture (in its widest form) of a chosen area of the world. Students use this to inspire and inform their artwork in a wide variety of media, improving their skills as they go.

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 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337130

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Exploring opera – Spring 2017

OpéraThe operas we study will be selected from a wide range of composers and by watching and discussion will show how this most exciting of art forms can draw us in through the music and the drama in many different ways.

Tutor – Anne Allcock Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 9 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337133

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

A pick and mix of modern poetry, Part 2 – Spring 2017

PoetryThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from a recently published collection. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process, as will 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, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337129

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

On the run: the history of migration – Spring 2017

Les migrations des Slaves (musée national de Slovénie, Ljubljana)This course is for anyone willing to consider again the important issues around migration today. We will look at the political, social, economic, religious and ethical effects of living in the 21st century, placing them in historical context and asking what role we might play in dealing with such matters.

Tutor – Kevin Brown
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:30pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337132

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Fear, hunger and pride: the causes and consequences of the First World War – Spring 2017

Iona War MemorialAlthough the Great War’s consequences are indisputable, its origins remain contentious. Re-evaluating the ‘blame-game’ and Germany’s ‘pariah’ status, this course traces the political, economic and cultural causes of the July Crisis, concluding with an overview of the conflict’s contrasting remembrance cultures.
Tutor – Mark Barnard
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 16 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337177

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Summer 2017

Indian Art Skagway. Alaska.In this course we explore the visual culture (in its widest form) of a chosen area of the world. Students use this to inspire and inform their artwork in a wide variety of media, improving their skills as they go.

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB D
ate
– Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 24 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337131

Online enrolment is available from 5 December – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/coursesearch.aspx

Drawing and painting the multicultural way – Autumn 2016

Anniversary10-146You will learn about the art and culture of another part of the world through looking at images and short talks, and then make your own work influenced by this knowledge using a choice of 2 or 3D media.

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 19 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336393

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

 

Exploring opera – Autumn 2016

OpéraThis course will look at a range of operas, both familiar and less well known, which will show the infinite variety of this exciting art form. Opera with a Shakespearian connection will also be explored. Come along and be moved, amused and challenged by these operas.

Tutor – Anne Allcock
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 11 meetings from 19 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336384

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

A pick and mix of modern poetry – Autumn 2016

Being Human Poetry AnthologyThis course will explore themes in contemporary poetry by focusing on a selection of poems from two recently published collections. Comparison with poetry from other periods will form part of this process as will 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 26 September 2016
Course Ref – C2336385

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Life drawing – Autumn 2016

life drawing 5A course to explore a variety of techniques for drawing the human figure. The tutor will guide the model into various timed poses and exercises will be taught so students’ skill can develop as the course progresses.

Please bring drawing pencils or charcoal, putty rubber and A2 or A3 sketchbook.

Tutor – Elizabeth Blades
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 7 meetings from 3 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336388

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online

Redcoats of Notts & Derbys: soldiering in the age of Victoria – Autumn 2016

Redcoats Through the eyes of the local regiments the 45th, 59th, and 95th we will explore how the face of the British army changed rapidly from the old style Napoleonic warfare to what we now recognise as modern warfare. We will examine the social, political, economic and military changes that led to this shift.

Tutor – Michael Kirkby
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 October 2016
Course Ref – C2336446

Online enrolment is available from 4 July – go to https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online