Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fond memories of Leicester

WEA tutors have responded to the new website, recalling memories of Leicester en enjoying the opportunity to keep up to date with the 101 branch.Sarah Holland, emailed to how much she liked the new website, ‘showing some very positive work … Continue reading

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Yoga for babies

New mums will be interested in our exciting new course, Yoga for Babies.  Tutor, Helen Cockle, is keen to promote ‘baby bonding’ by working with your baby to practise beneficial stretches and massage.  Soothing techniques will be covered that help … Continue reading

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Watercolour exhibition

In the spring of 2012, students held an exhibition of their artwork at the Westcotes Library on Hinckley Road. ‘Besides practising botanical drawing skills, students used watercolour painting techniques to produce the finished pictures,’ explains their tutor, Annabel Barrett.  ‘Others … Continue reading

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A favourite piece of artwork

Art tutor, Rikke Digerud-Waring, worked with her students at the Nia Centre to produce this delightful piece of artwork.  It holds pride of place in our main reception lobby. ‘I particularly like the bright colours and the tactile surface,’ says … Continue reading

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Autumn watercolours

Watercolour paintings  by the WEA 101 watercolour classes based around the theme of Autumn leaves. If you are interested in joining one of our watercolour cources please ring 0116 2556614 or register on-line at

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Additional ESOL courses for the spring

In order to meet the many new requests for ESOL (English as a Second Language), we are offering a new Entry level course.  This starts on Monday 7 January, running from 6.30 to 8.30 pm with tutor, Alison Wesley.  In the … Continue reading

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Remember Charnwood Street, Leicester?

Do you remember Charnwood Street, Leicester, based in the Highfields area and running from Nedham Street to Spinney Hill Road?  It was demolished in the 1970s.  Before that its shops sold almost everything. For a trip along memory lane, WEA … Continue reading

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