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Animals and Birds in Mosaics View details

In this short course you will be looking at the subject of birds and animals and consider how to translate them into mosaic. As a group we will look at how other contemporary mosaic artists have successful at this. We will look at realistic imagery and see how to recreate the effect of feathers or fur for example, or how to re create a quirky or fantastical creatures of your design. The choices are endless.

Archaeology - Castles and Monasteries View details

When we think about medieval life we usually imagine Castles and Monasteries. So how do archaeologists think about these iconic buildings? This is an opportunity to join an enthusiastic and welcoming learning group who are keen to learn more. We will look at the way that the great buildings we see today grew from much more humble beginnings. We will look at the way that space is used making some parts of the buildings accessible and other parts very restricted. We will look at the ways that Castles grew as the Lords of the land learned from their experiences on campaigns abroad and at home, where Castles really about defence or domination? We will look at the way that monasteries changed from small inward-looking places for contemplation to open airy places for worshipping God and writing documents. Both Castles and Monasteries were also centres for businesses, homes to lords of many manors. Lastly, this is a chance to get together and enjoy your learning experience.

Archaeology: "Travelling through the Past" View details

This course will look at the physical remains of transport in North West England from Roman roads to 20th century airports. It will use some if the latest archaeological research in the region on the subject from late medieval railways in Cumbria mines to the qorld's first cinduatrial.canal and intercity railway. Topics covered will include: Roman roads and harbours; medieval ports and harbours; packhorse routes and saltways; turnpikes; river navigations; canals & ports; railways, tramways; and airports

Aromatheraphy for health and well being View details

This course will introduce a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be performed and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatheraphy for health and well being View details

This course will introduce a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be performed and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatheraphy for health and well being View details

This course will introduce a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be performed and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatherapy - Relax & De stress View details

This course will build on a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be perform and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatherapy Relax & De stress View details

This course will build on a range of massage and relaxation techniques, to be perform and modified while working on each other. A variety of essential oils and mediums will be used to help improve one's health and well-being and build on previous knowledge and understanding.

Aromatherapy Taster - Health and Wellbeing View details

This taster session will display a variety of essential oils and pre-blended oils and demonstrate how to use to help improve ones health and well-being. Free hand and arm massage and upper back, head neck and shoulders massage will be available on the day with an opportunity to ask questions and receive more information about all our courses.

Around the Mediterranean View details

This 5-week course explores films made by and set in countries around the Mediterranean, giving an insight into national cinemas from the region and at the same time exploring the ongoing attraction of/fascination with the region by others, reflected in films about visitors, travellers and explorers.