Exploring Opera is a new course for adults due to start in Radcliffe on Trent in January 2012. Taking place on a Monday evening (7-9pm) at The Methodist School Room (Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham NG12 2AE) the course starts on 9 January and will run for 5 weeks.
Christine Shaw, the tutor, is keen to share her passion for opera with as wide an audience as possible. She says:
“If you’re curious about opera but not sure where to start, or if you love ‘Marriage of Figaro’ or ‘La Traviata’ and want to hear more, this is the course for you!”
Whether you know a little about opera or nothing at all, this course will use the words, music CD’s and DVD’s to help you discover more in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The course fee is £33.50 (discounted fee: £30.15). If you receive a benefit or have a low household income, you may be entitled to a fee concession, more details are available on request.
If you would like to find out more, or book yourself a place to avoid disappointment, please call Lindsey on: 07919 528 109
This course will run again later in the year in Arnold on a Thursday evening from 3 May 2012. Please call the number given above for more details.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on December 13, 2011
A new Holiday Spanish course for adults is due to start in Radcliffe on Trent in January 2012. Taking place on a Wednesday evening (7.30-9pm) at The Grange Community Centre (Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham NG12 2FB) the course starts on 11 January and will run for 10 weeks.
June Smith, an experienced WEA tutor, will give students the opportunity to focus on practical conversation and language useful for tourists. Whether you’re planning to go on holiday to Spain or just keen to speak and understand some everyday Spanish this course, with it’s friendly and supportive atmosphere, will give you the confidence you need. Suitable for beginners and those who know just a few words.
The course fee is £50.25 (discounted fee: £45.25). If you receive a benefit or have a low household income, you may be entitled to a fee concession, more information is available on request.
If you would like to find out more, or book yourself a place to avoid disappointment, please call Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on December 13, 2011
Did you know that the WEA in the East Midlands has funding from the County Council to provide learning opportunities for adults across Nottinghamshire?
- Provide tutors in all sorts of subjects
- Pay tutor fees
- Find suitable venues
- Pay venue costs
- Provide marketing materials
For an informal chat about what we can offer, whether you’re a centre looking to host courses or an individual who wants to find out what learning opportunities are available in your local area, please contact Lindsey on: 07919 528 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on September 8, 2011
The WEA/ACLS partnership has resulted in another new course being set up, this time for Newark Mind.
An existing art group, which had developed out of work done by the local Community Mental Health Team, were interested in making their meetings more formal and approached ACLS to see what the options were.
A couple of emails later and WEA tutor Margot Shores was all lined up to deliver a four week course called ‘Recovery Art’ and a five week course called ‘Journey Art’.
‘Recovery Art’ is for people newly recovering from mental health difficulties, and ‘Journey Art’ is the next step for those progressing on from recovery art. For more information about the services offered by Newark Mind, click on the link below:
This is a great example of what the WEA and ACLS do best, responding to adult learning needs across the county. So, if you know of a group or an organisation that might be interested in learning opportunities for adults – get in touch by calling Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 29, 2011
Do you keep hearing people talk about Skype, but don’t know what it is? There is a course starting in September that will help you get to grips with it and find out all you need to know about this well-known free online communication tool.
As well as looking at Skype the same course will cover the basics of working with digital photos and downloading and working with music files. So, if you’re interested in finding out more about Skype, digital photography and online music this is the course for you.
Venue: Warsop Town Hall, 20 Church Street, Warsop NG20
Start Date: Wednesday 21 September 2011, 12 meetings from 1:30pm-3:30pm
Tutor: Richard Jones
You can go along to the first session to enrol and find out more, but if you have any questions before then you can call Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 22, 2011
I wanna get digital. Let’s get into digital! Ok, so the original song was actually about getting physical, but what we’re talking about here is a chance to find out all about digital photography from the beginning.
If you’ve got a digital camera, but don’t feel like you getting the most out of it, or if you’re thinking of buying one but don’t really know what to look for – this is the course for you. This informal and friendly course will take you through the basics of digital photography and help you to gain confidence so that you can take pictures, store pictures and download pictures.
The course will be taught by Richard Jones, an experienced WEA tutor, and is due to start on Monday 19 September 2011 at the Park Road Resource Centre in Mansfield Woodhouse (53 Park Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, NOTTS NG19 8ER). The course will run from 1.30pm-3.30pm every Monday for 10 weeks.
If you are interested in joining this course go along to the first session to enrol. If you need more information, call Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 21, 2011
It looks like it is only a matter of time before an exciting new ‘Confidence and Assertiveness’ course gets started in Worksop. The course will take place at Framework’s Potter Street Project, and although residents will be encouraged to attend, any spare places will be available for anyone local who thinks they too could benefit from this kind of course.
The tutor will be Alan Turner, who has lots of experience teaching confidence building and assertiveness courses in all sorts of places, and what’s great about this particular course is that Alan is keen to respond to the needs of the people who attend. So, while he has a course planned it will be flexible enough to allow for those participating to have a real input on the direction the course eventually takes.
It is hoped that this course will start in either late June or early July, so if you’re interested in finding out more, please call Lindsey on 07919 528 109.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on June 20, 2011
Whether you’re looking to get a course running straight away, or you’re already thinking ahead for the autumn, now is the time to get in touch.
There is still funding available to run courses between now and August, and planning for September and beyond has already started.
The WEA has a large panel of sessional tutors who can teach all sorts of things, and new tutors are joining us all the time.
Some of the courses we can offer include:
- the history of protest songs
- handwriting analysis
- everything you ever wanted to know about blogs and blogging
- writing your life story
- crime – perceptions, profiles and the criminal justice system
- finding your own style in art
- creative writing
- very gentle stretching and toning
- how to campaign online
- your community: making a difference and getting involved
- how to market yourself (recognising the skills you have and how to sell them)
And that’s just for starters….
If any of this sounds interesting, or you fancy a chat to explore other possibilities, give Lindsey a call on 07919 528 109
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on May 17, 2011
The WEA has been running a computer skills workshop at Community Centrepoint for a few months now, and it’s gone so well that the tutor, Richard Jones, has decided to follow it up with a course for beginners starting on 7 June.
So, anyone who isn’t very confident around a computer who could do with some help, get yourself along and enrol at the first session:
Computers for Beginners
Tuesdays, starting 7 June and running from 1pm-3.30pm for 4 weeks
For the more ‘arty’ amongst you, how about another new course called ‘Developing your own style in art’. Margot Shores will be delivering this, hot on the heels of a very successul course in Selston. The course will help you to try out and develop different artistic styles and there will be a chance to find out about some of the styles used by various famous artists. Like the sound of it? Then get along to Community CentrePoint and enrol at the first session:
Developing your own style in art
Mondays, starting 6 June and running from 11am-1pm for 5 weeks
Community Centrepoint can be found at:
1 Diamond Avenue, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7GN
For more information call Lindsey on 07760 337 893
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on April 20, 2011
The new creative writing course in Selston, taught by Mike Wareham, has gone down so well that we thought we’d run another one. This time it will be on a Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm-3.30pm. It starts on 5 May, for 10 weeks, and if you’re keen to join it might be worth booking a place to make sure you’re not disappointed – so give the centre a call on 01773 864 510.
As well as Creative Writing, another new course that has gone down well this term is ‘Exploring Art Techniques’ with Margot Shores on a Wednesday evening. Margot will be runing another course, called ‘Developing Drawing and Painting’, from 6pm-8pm starting on the 4 May. The course will run for 8 weeks and offers anyone with an interest in developing their practical art skills, whether they’re experienced or not, a chance to do so in a friendly and supportive environment. So why not give it go? Again, you can call the centre on 01773 864 510 to book yourself a place.
Posted by Lindsey Tasker on April 1, 2011