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Chair based Exercise for all View details

A safe and effective chair based exercise course to increase health & wellbeing. Exercises and movements to improve health and functional fitness including co-ordination, motor skills, aerobic fitness and strength. Exercises to help with focus and concentration. Alternatives and adaptions will be offered to ensure everyone can participate. An enjoyable class in a friendly environment.

Setting Up a Craft Business View details

The current economic environment calls for new and innovative business ideas. This course focuses on creative businesses, featuring business and market analysis, evaluating own skills, exploring skills bases, building a business plan, evaluating a launch plan.

Craft: Introduction to Quilting - Online with Lucy Pender View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. Gain skills and knowledge of your sewing machine in the confort of your own home. Improve your creativity by designing your very own lap quilt. In each session you will learn how to design, measure and cut your very own 'blocks' for creating a lap quilt. You will gain confidence in using your own sewing machine and be given the opportunity to share your ideas and creativity with other like-minded people.

Intermediate Excel for Accounts & Budgeting View details

The course will cover the use of Excel for accounting, especially designing, creating and using spreadsheets to keep financial records, produce balance sheets and profit and loss accounts etc. It will include using formulas, calculations and common functions such as invoicing etc

Introduction to Excel (BBO/WiLL Project Participants only) View details

If you are a beginner and need help getting started on a computer, or need to improve your current basic computing skills, explore our Introduction to Excel course to get you started on your journey. This is a non-accredited course. This is a practical and flexible way of improving your ICT skills using Microsoft Office.

Get more confidence in using English (Thursday course) View details

This online course will support you to feel more confident in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English. We will look at grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary and word order to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly in a range of everyday situations.

Literature: Meet the Mitfords - Online with Kim Shahabudin View details

This course is fully online accessing the course through Canvas our virtual learning environment and zoom a video conferencing software. You will need, reliable internet connection and internet-linked device with camera and microphone. We will email you links to canvas, please accept these to access the course, the sender will show as “instructure”. Has there ever been a family more extraordinary than the Mitfords? From Nancy’s comic books and historical biographies, through Jessica’s campaigning journalism; Diana and Unity’s friendships with Hitler contrasting with Jessica’s membership of the American Communist Party; and the youngest sister Debo, declaring and then realising her intention to become a Duchess. This course will look at the lives of the Mitford sisters with particular reference to two texts: Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love which fictionalised her family’s story and Jessica Mitford’s family autobiography, Hons and Rebels.

Wild Poetry: Creatures of the Land, Sea and Sky View details

In this course, we will look at how animals and other non-human creatures have been portrayed in poetry, and use the research to inspire new poems on the subject. From pets and other domesticated animals, to wild creatures from different habitats, we will look at how human and non-human encounters can provide subject matter for poetry. We will read work from a variety of published poets, including Elizabeth Bishop, Pascal Petit, Ted Hughes and John Clare. This is a practical writing course, with writing exercises to produce new work.

Illuminated Poems View details

What makes a poem vivid and memorable? This course will include close readings of published poems from a variety of poets, both contemporary and classical, looking at how imagery, colour and description can light up a poem. This will provide inspiration for writing new poems on the theme of Illumination. We will also use Ekphrastic techniques, creating poems based on paintings and other visual art forms. Students will be encouraged to explore some of the different ways language can be used to write poems that shine.

An Introduction to Textiles and Applique View details

This Textile Crafting course will enable students to try different techniques to create a variety of decorative projects. It focuses on helping individual's design and create a range of textile resources and items. It includes stitchwork, embellishing and appliqué work with textiles and needlework to produce unique standalone projects.