A taste of psychology – Autumn 2017

head-2147328_1280To gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject, each session will cover a particular issue or topic from the wide and exciting remit of psychology. We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better.

 

Tutor – Rod Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 4 October 2017
Course Ref – C2337852

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

Italian for beginners – Autumn 2017

flag-1624842_1920You will use a variety of learning activities to build your skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing whilst also exploring Italian culture and customs.

 

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 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2338270

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

New skills in creative writing – Autumn 2017

writing-1209121_1920Taught by a published writer, this course enables you to make the most of your creative writing skills and techniques. Via exercises in poetry and prose, you will be encouraged to ‘have a go’ at new ideas. The concept we will explore is that the more new things a writer tries, the better their work becomes. We will also embark on exercises that help with editing and polishing skills. Advice on where to send work out to, should writers wish to do so, will also be available.

Tutor – Deb 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 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2337851

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

Music workshop – Autumn 2017

musical-instrument-1092603_1280This is a chance to meet with other players and make music together in a friendly ensemble environment, improving your technique, musicianship, sight reading and understanding of music theory in the process. Sessions operate as band rehearsals, tackling accessible arrangements of a diverse musical repertoire for players of elementary to intermediate standard who have the ability to read standard music notation. Students supply their own instrument and music stand. All instruments welcome.

Tutor – Frances Jones
Fee – £84.70 or Free
Venue – The Voice Box, Kensington Mews, Forman Street, Derby DE1 1JQ
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00pm, 11 meetings from 27 September 2017
Course Ref – C2338155

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

Fair trade or free trade? Derby Day School – Autumn 2017

mixture-69523_1280.jpgDonald Trump and Theresa May agree – free trade is their watchword. And don’t forget “Brexit means Brexit”. Should the Prime Minister deal away our NHS? What does this all mean for the people of Britain? What are the alternatives?

Tutor – Keith Venables & Christine Jordan
Date – Wednesday 13 September 2017
Time – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Fee FREE

To book a place call 01332 291805 or email derbyoffice@wea.org.uk

Belly dancing for beginners – Spring 2017

ACH_2208-1Students will learn basic percussive and fluid moves and be able to put them together. They will also learn to combine the moves, dance a simple choreography, and most of all have fun!

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 7 meetings from 11January 2017
Course Ref – C2337146

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

Moments in creative writing – Spring 2017

eraser / 消しゴムThis course is aimed at both new and more practised writers. Its objectives are to get writers to consider how to make the best of their craft and skills. We will examine both poetry and prose and other work via both exercises taught by a published poet and short fiction writer, and reading work aloud. So come along, share work, and get the best from your writing.

Tutor – Deb 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 18 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337139

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

A taste of psychology – Spring 2017

sense-and-nonsenseSetting out to gain some knowledge and understanding of this fascinating subject each session will cover a particular issue or topic from the wide and exciting remit of psychology. We will discuss the relevance of psychology to everyday life – helping us to understand ourselves and others better.

Tutor – Rodney Hawgood
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 18 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337144

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

Pirates of the Caribbean and beyond – Spring 2017

pirateLooking at the ancient world, the Vikings and Queen Elizabeth’s Merchant Adventurers, the ‘golden age’ of piracy and modern day piracy in Somalia, the class will focus on two main questions; the role of piracy in empire formation and why pirates retain their fascination to this day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 1:00pm – 3:00pm, 7 meetings from 25 January 2017
Course Ref – C2337142

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

Watercolour workshops 1 – Summer 2017

WatercolorWhatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee £52.00or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3 meetings from 17 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337155

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

Geology and nature walks – Summer 2017

IMG_0283.JPGA chance to explore the geology, scenery and wildlife of the East Midlands. First session at The Mill; outdoor meetings thereafter. It is hoped to arrange shared transport and lifts. Walks will involve distances of 3-4 miles, usually starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm. Visit locations to be confirmed after consultation with students.

Tutor – Gerry Shaw & Debbie Alston
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:15am – 12:15pm, 5 meetings from 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337138

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

Belly dancing for beginners – Summer 2017

Belly danceDuring this course students will learn basic percussive and fluid belly-dance moves and know how to put them together. They will learn basic choreographies and have the confidence to improvise. Mostly they will have fun!

Tutor – Jane Livne
Fee £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 7 meetings from 26 April 2017
Course Ref – C2337148

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

Intensive creative writing workshops 1 – Summer 2017

Pen and PaperThis course looks at the nuts-and-bolts of creative writing, using exercises in both poetry and prose. It considers how writers can make the very best of their 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 3 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337140

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

Native American history – Summer 2017

Totem poles and masks.  (21)The course examines Native American history from Pocahontas to the present. We will begin by studying native peoples before the arrival of Europeans and early contact. After looking at these first encounters we will look at the developing position of Native Americans to the present day.

Tutor – Ian Chambers
Fee – £53.90 or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm, 7 meetings from 3 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337143

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

Watercolour workshops 2 – Summer 2017

Paints - 2Whatever subject you are interested in painting, this class will help you to focus on developing your watercolour skills. You will be taught the principles of painting in watercolour and encouraged to develop them at your own pace and in your own style.

Tutor – Cheryl Wilbraham
Fee £52.00or Free
Venue – WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB
Date – Wednesday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 3 meetings from 17 May 2017
Course Ref – C2337156

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