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A New Era - 20th Century British Artists View details

From a range of artists including Walter Sickert, David Bomberg, the Bloomsbury Group, J D Fergusson, Winifred Nicholson, Joan Eardley and Lucian Freud, we explore their innovative contributions to British art of the twentieth century. No experience necessary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

A New Era - C20th British Artists View details

From a range of artists including Walter Sickert, David Bomberg, the Bloomsbury Group, JD Fergusson, Winifred Nicholson, Joan Eardley and Lucian Freud, we explore their innovative contributions to British art of the twentieth century.No experience necesary - just a lively, open-minded interest in art!

A Restless Nation - Riot and Disorder in the South View details

A peaceful nation with an established order in which everyone knew their place, or a nation in which riot, disorder and popular protest were not uncommon events? This course looks at the long history of popular discontent and disturbance in England and how, why and where people massed to air their grievances. Religion, wages, work and food disturbances and many more reasons both nationally and locally why, and where our ancestors took to the streets. Who was involved, and what were the outcomes. The English were revolting, or were they just protesting and, if so why?

A Russian Journey View details

This course is an introduction to Russia, the land, its people and culture. We shall look at topics such as geography, history, art, music, language and religion, all in a historical context.

A study of two poets in depth View details

Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage are two wonderful British poets, each holding a prestigious post in the poetry world. Both explore current issues and use ancient texts for inspiration. This course offers an opportunity for studying a varied selection of their work.

A Voyage in Expressive Watercolour View details

A variety of subjects chosen to allow students to explore and experiment with a range of exciting watercolour techniques. How to incorporate your own ideas, create your own compositions and include your own choice of props. A step by step approach showing how to paint wet in wet washes for distant shapes and dry brush methods for texture and form. Plenty of additional tips and advice, problem solving, how to deal with difficult, unpredictable areas, all demonstrated at the easel. Individual attention, group discussion ,constructive critique will help students build up their knowledge and passion for this fascinating medium.

Abbeydale Writers View details

Abbeydale Writers is a course for beginners and seasoned writers. It will help students to explore various genres of writing, e.g poetry drama, short story, novel, writing for children and encourage them to develop their own writing in their chosen genre(s).

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health View details

This course aims to help you enjoy singing with others and to feel the health benefits of singing. You do not have to be a music reader or be able to sing solo.A range of songs will be taught by ear - rounds , polyphony and harmony songs from around the world. You'll learn about different cultures and song traditions and there will be an opportunity to sing together in a different environment each term - so far we have sung in a hospital ward, a shopping centre and a 6th century church crypt...Come along and learn about singing mindfully, how to use your whole body to sing and how to sing in parts. Its fun, its healthy and its addictive.

Acapella Singing for Women: Harmony and Health View details

This course aims to help you enjoy singing with others and to feel the health benefits of singing. You do not have to be a music reader or be able to sing solo.A range of songs will be taught by ear - rounds , polyphony and harmony songs from around the world. You'll learn about different cultures and song traditions and there will be an opportunity to sing together in a different environment each term - so far we have sung in a hospital ward, a shopping centre and a 6th century church crypt...Come along and learn about singing mindfully, how to use your whole body to sing and how to sing in parts. Its fun, its healthy and its addictive.

Acrylic & Watercolour Landscapes View details

The tutor will demonstrate various aspects of painting, covering areas such as skies,trees,water, etc. With development of tone, form and colour mixing. With 1 to 1 tuition from the tutor the student can build up their own version of the painting. Mediums used will be watercolour and acrylic. Developing ones own painting is very much encouraged. As the course progresses, personal feelings about the landscape around you will develop, you will see the world around you differently. This spark inside of you that makes you want to paint, will be kindled and, meeting each week with others who also have this spark, it will develop with friendships and your art will grow. Tutor comment ;'Over the years I have had real pleasure from helping others'