Autumn 2018 – what’s on?

LOUGHBOROUGH COURSES AUTUMN 2018

 

Please see the attached for courses run by the Loughborough branch this autumn.  Note that on-line enrolment will be available for these courses FROM June 11.

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New course: Archaeology – Food and drink in the past

The course will examine the social, cultural and economic factors that have influenced consumption in the human past via a wide range of archaeological evidence from around the world.

Dates:  Monday 4 June – 2 July 2018

Times:  10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Number of weeks:  5

Venue:  Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY

Tutor:  Stephanie Vann

Price:  £38.50

If you would like to enrol you can enrol online at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online or call 0300 303 3464 quoting reference C2338773.

You can also contact the office on 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

* If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or if you have a household income of less than £20,000 he course may be half price.  Please ask for details.
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New course: Vintage Style Accessories

Learn how to make beautiful vintage style accessories, such as tiaras, head dresses, bangles and necklaces.

Working in a very friendly relaxed environment, attendees will learn basic techniques in wire forming and how to attach beads and buttons to decorate final pieces.

Dates:  Wednesday 6 June – 27 June 2018

Times:  12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Number of weeks:  4

Venue:  WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Tutor:  Nicky Tarlton-Weatherhall

Price:  £30.80*

If you would like to enrol you can enrol online at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online or call 0300 303 3464 quoting reference C2338918.

You can also contact the office on 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

* If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or if you have a household income of less than £20,000 he course may be half price.  Please ask for details.
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New Summer Courses

Please find listed below new courses this term:

‘Gonna rise up Singing’ with Kyle Newman

Fridays starting 11 May 2018 for 9 weeks

10.30 – 12.30 pm  £69.30

Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester

Course reference C2339977

Learn safe and effective physical, breathing and vocal warm-ups to prepare the body, mind and voice for singing. Develop vocal techniques to enhance sound production, tone and projection. Learn songs in different parts (harmony singing). Sing songs in different styles. Develop confidence in singing with others. All levels welcome.

Art Workshop with Mixed Media

Mondays starting 11 June 2018 for 5 weeks

6.30 pm to 8.30 pm £38.50

WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Course reference C2340067

Come and spend a relaxing 2 hours on Monday evenings in a supportive and friendly environment to create exciting art works with acrylic paint, mixed media and collage with a fun and experimental approach. We will study drawing and painting techniques, working from life, as well as using photography as a tool and aid for creating more unusual compositions. You will have the opportunity to look at other artists work for inspiration, and to work on developing your own style. No experience is needed, if you are a complete beginner or would like to expand your artistic skills, all are welcome.

Vintage Style Accessories

Wednesdays starting 6 June 2018 for 4 weeks

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm   £30.80

WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Course reference C2339818

Learn how to make beautiful vintage style accessories, such as tiaras, head dresses, bangles and necklaces. Working in a very friendly relaxed environment, attendees will learn basic techniques in wire forming and how to attach beads and buttons to decorate final pieces.

French for Beginners

Fridays starting 8 June 2018 for 6 weeks

9.30 am to 11.30 am   £46.20

WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Course reference C2340070

This course teaches the basics of the French language and is great fun! It is meant for people with little or no knowledge of French. Absolute beginners as well as post beginners will learn how to get by in France and so this course would be very beneficial for people who are possibly planning a short trip there. It is taught by a native speaker.

Basic Drawing Skills

Fridays starting 8 June 2018

12.30 pm to 3.00 pm   £57.75

WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD

Course reference C2340071

To build your confidence at developing drawing skills through instruction, using shapes, and practical, simple activities. These will comprise of sketching, using pencil or charcoal, and it would also include using different media such as watercolour, acrylics, pastel, line work such stippling, cross-hatching, scribbling, etc. Collage could also be used.

To enrol please quote the course reference either online at wea.org.uk or by

ringing 0300 303 3464.

 You can also contact the WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD, ring 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or a household income of less than £20,000 the course may half price. Please ask for details.

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Beginners Spanish

Beginners Spanish

Free Course at Quest House

6 meetings of 2 hours
16 May – 20 June 2018
Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm

Quest House,Woodgate Chambers
Loughborough LE11 2TZ

This free six-lesson course will cover the basic Spanish language.

We will learn how to introduce ourselves, talk about our interests, describe and give opinions about places and people, order food and ask for information.

Interactive and dynamic lessons – make your holidays in Spain a new experience!

Tutor: Andrea Pastor Torres

To enrol or for further information,
please contact WEA Loughborough Branch on 01509 268636
or email
Lvan_ristell@wea.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Free taster sessions at Belgrave Hall and Gardens

We are running some free taster sessions at Belgrave Hall & Gardens, Church Road, Leicester LE4 5PE throughout the summer.

Belgrave at Work and Play, Wednesday 16 May 2018 at 11.00 am – 12.30 pm    with Cynthia Brown

What sort of work did people in Belgrave do in the past – and how did they spend their leisure? This illustrated talk will cover framework knitting in Belgrave village, the growth of the British United and other local businesses, the Belgrave Flower Show, balloon ascents and other entertainments.

The Leicester Navigation through Belgrave, Wednesday 6 June 2018 at            11.00 am – 1.00 pm with Bob Payne

This taster session will begin with a brief account of the origins and history of the Leicester Navigation, set in the context of the development of Leicestershire’s system of navigable rivers and canals. It will then focus on the navigation as it passes through Belgrave, identifying the changes to the nature of the river itself, and the impact of these changes on the neighbourhood.  This account will be supported by maps and documents.

Botanical Painting Wednesday 1 August 2018 11.00 am and – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (two sessions) with Annabel Barrett

Come along and try your hand at drawing and painting plants and flowers in this beautiful setting.  You will be encouraged to develop your observational, drawing and painting skills, to create a simple botanical composition, in this friendly and relaxed taster session’.

Garden Time, Wednesday 5 September 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm                                       with Sally Cunningham

Walk around Belgrave Hall’s beautiful gardens with plant expert Sally Cunningham and discover where some of your familiar garden plants came from – the answers may surprise you! Find out the real reasons some of our plants were grown in the past. Also, introducing seed saving techniques.

All taster sessions are free entry, however pre-booking is required.  To reserve a place or for more information, please contact the WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD, call 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

The WEA would like to take this opportunity to thank Belgrave Hall & Gardens for their help in co-organising the tasters.

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New Course: Gonna rise up Singing

This course will teach learners regardless of experience how to use their voices to sing together in a group whilst being aware of their individuality. Methods and practices will centre on safe vocal practices and exercise that support basic rhythm, how our sound is produced and altered (body awareness) and simple harmony singing.

Dates:  Fridays  11 May – 13 July 2018

Times:  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Number of weeks:  9

Venue:  The Y, East Street, Leicester LE1 6EY

Tutor:  Kyle Newman

Price:  £69.30*

If you would like to enrol you can enrol online at https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online or call 0300 303 3464 quoting reference C2339977.

You can also contact the office on 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

* If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or if you have a household income of less than £20,000 he course may be half price.  Please ask for details.
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