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Christmas Wreath Making from Natural Materials View details

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to design and make a wreath or other Christmas decoration of your choice using plant material (seed heads, berries, foliage etc.) and other natural materials. You will cut and twist hazel, willow or dogwood canes or cut cardboard to make a frame and then use hemp or just string or strips of cotton or linen to attach decorative material to the frame. You can produce a decoration suitable for indoor or outdoor use: something to decorate your front door, the Christmas dinner table, a mantelpiece or a stair rail, or to frame a mirror or picture, or something to hang in a window.

Cloth Doll Workshop View details

These cloth dolls can also be known as art dolls which are named so because they are seen as an object rather than a children's toy. Dolls are the perfect tool for describing and expressing oneself and don't just have to be a reflection of a human either. Art dolls can become a character sculpture dreamt up by the designer. This workshop will be a great way for participants to explore advanced sewing methods and/or painting depending on interest and ability. The dolls will be themed around the time of year so materials and haberdashery supplied will be inspired by Christmas. This will be the perfect opportunity to make a Christmas fairy for decoration or to give as a gift.

Comfort & Joy View details

Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy Operas remain very popular and form part of the national culture. In this course we shall be examining the operas within their cultural and theatrical contexts. Along the way we will be looking at the lives and careers of G & S. We will look at Sullivan's non-Savoy music and Gilbert's ballads and plays. We will also be looking at the history of the D'Oyly carte company and hearing some very early recordings of the operas. I hope all this will deepen an understanding of some delightful music which is occasionally taken for granted and misunderstood

Comfort and Joy View details

The modern Christmas is a great gathering together of habits, rituals, practices; some are very old and some very recent. In this light- hearted course we will examine why we celebrate Christmas as we do. Amongst other things we will look at the history of Christmas carols, why we bring greenery into the house, light candles and generally let off steam at this time of year.Along the way we will explore the effect Charles Dickens had on the celebrations, examine some Christmas films and analyse the changing design of Christmas cards..There will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss family habits and customs. This is a splendid opportunity for you to get into the Christmas spirit!

Comfort and Joy: The History of Christmas View details

The modern Christmas is a great gathering together of habits, rituals, practices; some are very old and some very recent. In this light- hearted course we will examine why we celebrate Christmas as we do. Amongst other things we will look at the history of Christmas carols, why we bring greenery into the house, light candles and generally let off steam at this time of year.Along the way we will explore the effect Charles Dickens had on the celebrations, examine some Christmas films and analyse the changing design of Christmas cards..There will be plenty of opportunity for you to discuss family habits and customs. This is a splendid opportunity for you to get into the Christmas spirit!

Communication and Language in Everyday Life View details

This introduction to the social, psychological, and biological basis of human language will help students appreciate its complex and remarkable nature, and its place in the human communication system. We will use insights from psycholinguistics to look at speech production, and at words and their meaning, and from social psychology to examine some of the social and cultural processes which enable people to use language in everyday life. This understanding will enable students to examine three distinct aspects of human communication: language development in children; dialogue and conversation in adult life; and some common communication problems and remedies. Students will be encouraged to bring their own insights and experiences, and be supported in developing their own interests, by further study if necessary.

Computer Skills for Work View details

This course provides a good grounding in the everyday uses of computers and the internet in a relaxed and friendly environment. The course will cover using email (including attachments), finding information on the internet, saving and filing documents on Windows computers and Apple and Android devices. The students will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform everyday tasks independently. Every student is catered for individually and equipment and materials are provided.

Computers for All View details

Informal and friendly class suitable for complete beginners working at your own pace towards achieving a WEA certificate in a variety of IT based subjects eg. Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Internet Browsing. One to one help at all stages.

Computers for All View details

Informal and friendly class suitable for complete beginners working at your own pace towards achieving a WEA certificate in a variety of IT based subjects eg. Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Internet Browsing. One to one help at all stages.

Computers for All View details

Informal and friendly class suitable for complete beginners working at your own pace towards achieving a WEA certificate in a variety of IT based subjects eg. Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Internet Browsing. One to one help at all stages.