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"Laura Knight: Staithes, Newlyn and London" View details

Laura Knight's career began in earnest at Staithes on the North Yorkshire coast, with her husband-to-be, Harold, and other artists inspired by outdoor painting. In paint and prose she expressed her admiration and solidarity with the hardy fisher folk of Staithes whilst developing her own painting techniques. The Staithes painters were part of the 'plein air' movement that erupted in the 1870s with artists travelling to find and paint traditional communities threatened by industrialisation.

1918 - Armistice and Aftermath View details

These sessions will examine the events of 1918 as we commemorate the centenary of a watershed in modern history. We will examine how the allies won what seemed at the beginning of the year an unlikely victory. As well as discussing the fighting of 1918 we will also consider other important events such as the devastating influenza pandemic and the British 1918 election which saw some women vote for the first time. We will also investigate the afterwar settlements as the defeated central powers were reshaped and the map of the world redrawn. The group will also examine how these dramatic changes of a century ago still influence our own world today.

1918 Poets, Writers and the End of the First World War View details

1918 meant the end of the First World War. This had an effect on the lives and literary output of writers and poets. The first part of the day is to look at how and why the First World War ended. Therefore the political and military events of 1918 will be investigated and form a framework for the next session. The second part of the workshop is to look at how the war and the events of 1918 affected writers and poets such as Vera Brittain, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. There will be an opportunity to look at a range of poetry and writing. However the key issue is to understand how war both physically and psychologically affected individuals and therefore created a literary tradition all of its own because of the profound impact it had on some who took part.

A Beginners' Introduction to Handwriting 1550-1700 View details

This course, led by Dr Charlotte Berry, will explore the history of handwriting between 1550-1700, as well as covering key skills and strategies in tackling original texts from this period. Practical hands-on sessions are included which will give you the opportunity to start reading example texts. This course follows on from the Introduction to Paleography spring workshop.

A Beginners Introduction to Poetry Appreciation View details

What's all the fuss about poetry? Why is it so hard to understand? This short course offers a beginner's guide to poetry appreciation including reading a variety of poems together and sharing ideas.

A Career in Care View details

On the course you will explore the range of service and job roles available in the adult care sector; develop knowledge of the skills and attributes essential to working in the field and develop an awareness of the legislation, principles and values that underpin the profession.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.

A Healthy New Me - Pathways View details

A course to help you to rethink your lifestyle, identify areas to change & make a personal plan for a calmer life.