Summer Courses

We are taking bookings for courses starting next term.  Please call us on 0116 2556614 to show an expression of interest, book online at  https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/online/login.aspx, ring to book with a credit/debit card on 0113 245 3304 or send a cheque to us at WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester, LE3 0TD.  Alternatively you can pop in and see us, we would love to see you.  Our email address is 101leicester@wea.org.uk.

Listed below is a list of our courses:

CODE DAY COURSE TITLE TUTOR NAME WKS START DATE END DATE TIMES COST*
37478 Monday Silk Painting Roz

Beeson

10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 10.00 – 12.00 77.00
Learn the vibrant and exciting art of Painting on Silk. As well as painting, we will explore the use of resist techniques, using salt or sugar to create unique patterns and textures, shibori and more. All levels will be catered for including beginners, in this friendly and relaxed class.

Venue: Jewry Wall Museum, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester LE1 4LB

37366 Monday Philosophy Now :   Tolerance and Toleration Bettina Lange 7 8 May 17 26 June 17 10.15-12.15 £53.90
British society is often regarded as one of the most tolerant in the world, but many people now feel that tolerance has “gone too far”. This course is an opportunity to stand back from the sometimes heated current debates and reflect on the meaning, limits and aims of toleration, both now and in the history of Western thought.

Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX

37364 Monday Going off the Rails John Florance 7 8 May 17 26 June 17 1.30 – 3.30 £53.90
Writers (especially poets) and film makers have been drawn to railway travel as a source of inspiration almost from the beginning of the railways. This light-hearted course will look at works by, amongst others, Hardy, Betjeman, Larkin, Auden, Wilfred Owen and T. S. Eliot. We will also read excerpts from novels by Dickens, Andrew Martin and Ian Fleming. Excerpts from films including Night Mail, Murder on the Orient Express, Brief Encounter and High Noon will also be shown. No prior knowledge will be assumed and reading materials will be distributed.

Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX

37365 Monday Grey and Hastings -Families at War – an East Midlands Focus Dave Taylor 9 24 Apr 17 3 July 17 1.30 – 3.00 £52.00
For the best part of 300 years the East Midlands was dominated by the rivalry between these two powerful families, culminating in taking the opposite sides during the Civil War. We will be studying the fascinating ups and downs of their family fortunes.

Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

37525 Tuesday Islam in the West Asaf Hussain 7 9 May 17 27 June 17 1.30 – 3.30 £53.90
This course will cover the sects of Islam, the history of Islam and Islam in today’s society.

Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester LE2 7BY

37367 Wednesday Advanced Creative Writing Alison Dunne 11 26 Apr 17 12 July 17 10.00 – 12.00 £84.70
A weekly group with exercises to lead you into different types of writing (poetry, prose & more) and regular chances for feedback on your work from the group & tutor. Optional writing assignments will be set each week and all in friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

37368 Wednesday Creative Writing Alison Dunne 11 26 Apr 17 12 July 17 1.30 – 3.30 £52.00
A weekly group with exercises to lead you into different types of writing (poetry, prose & more) and regular chances for feedback on your work from the group & tutor. Optional writing assignments will be set each week and all in friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX

37369 Wednesday International Relations and Current Affairs Michael Lynch 11 26 Apr 17 12 July 17 10.30-12.30 £84.70
Themes for analysis and discussion will be selected from the major issues of the day as they present themselves. The chosen themes will be set in their historical context. As an aid to preparation and participation, the class will be given, wherever possible, a week’s notice of the specific topics to be covered.

Venue: Venue:  Highcross Centre Management Suite, 3rd Floor, 5 Shires Lane, Leicester, LE1 4AN

37370 Wednesday Family History workshop Kevin Brown 11 26 Apr 17 12 July 17 1.30 – 3.30 £84.70
Trace your own historical roots with a friendly and supportive group. Suitable for beginners and experienced. Online and offline research, discussion and fun for all.

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester,  LE3 0TD

37373 Friday Gonna Rise up Singing Carl Hodson 11 28 Apr 17 14 July 17 10.30-12.30 £84.70
This intermediate course for students with 1+ years of singing experience aims to further develop singing technique, harmony skills and music theory.

Venue: Y Theatre,7 East Street, Leicester, LE1 6EY

37528 Saturday Small Space Gardening Kevin Brown 2 29 Apr 17 6 May 17 9.30 – 4.30 £46.20
This course is for those wanting to experiment, cheer up a small space or yard and have fun with the doing and the results. Cheap and cheerful are our watchwords. We will recycle household goods, create our own compost and design our own garden.

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester,  LE3 0TD

37727 Saturday Victorian Wands and Lavender Hearts Annie Kinchington 1 1 July 17 1 July 17 9.30 – 4.30 £23.10
The Victorians used lavender to scent their homes and linens: A fun and informal session where you will meet others, learn how to make your own heart, fill it will dried lavender and decorate it with ribbon and stitching. We will also weave lavender wands using fresh lavender and ribbon. You will take home at least one of each item.

Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester,  LE3 0TD

Art and Craft 

37496 Tuesday Art for Everyone Annie Kinchington 8 25 Apr 17 20 June 17 1.15 – 3.45 80.85
37472 Wednesday Exploring botanical drawing   & painting Annabel Barrett 10 26 Apr 17 4 July 17 10.15 – 12.15 80.85
37473 Wednesday Exploring botanical drawing   & painting Annabel Barrett 10 26 Apr 17 4 July 17 1.00 – 3.00 80.85
37468 Thursday Creative card making Angela Cutting 10 27 Apr 17 6 July 17 12.30 – 2.30 80.85

ESOL (English as a second language)

36663 Monday and Thursday ESOL Improvers Level 1  Helen Plant 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 9.30 – 11.30 138.00
36664 Monday and Thursday ESOL beginners Entry 3 Tom McNeil 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 12.30 – 2.30 138.00
36651 Monday ESOL Pre-entry Carole Clohesy 10 24 Apr 17 10 July   17 6.30 – 8.30 69.00
36658 Monday Entry 1 Tom McNeil 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 6.30 – 8.30 69.00
36659 Tuesday ESOL Entry 3 Tom McNeil 10 25 Apr 17 4 July 17 9.30 – 11.30 69.00
36660 Wednesday ESOL entry 1 Tom McNeil 10 26 Apr 17 5 July 17 9.30 – 11.30 69.00
36662 Thursday ESOL Level 1 Tom McNeil 10 27 Apr 17 6 July 17 6.30 – 8.30 69.00
36661 Thursday ESOL Entry 2 Jag Chouhan 10 27 Apr 17 6 July 17 6.30 – 8.30 69.00

General Interest

37515 Tuesday Yoga and relaxation – 1 Nerissa Fields 9 25 Apr 17 26 June 17 9.45 – 11.15 52.00
37523 Tuesday Spanish – Improvers Andrea Torres Pastor 10 25 Apr 17 4 July 17 6.30 – 8.30 80.85
37519 Thursday Yoga and relaxation – 2 Nerissa Fields 11 27 Apr 17 13 July 17 1.00 – 3.00 84.70
36601 Friday Working creatively with words Nusrat Hathiari 12 28 Apr 17  7 July 17 10.00 – 12.00 Free

Computing

37488 Monday OCR Entry Level 3 Baljinder Singh 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 9.30 – 11.30 69.00
36704 Monday OCR Certificate in IT User Skills (CLAIT ITQ levels 1 and 2) Baljinder Singh 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 12.30 – 2.30 69.00
36703 Monday OCR Certificate in IT User Skills (CLAIT ITQ levels 1 and 2) Nutan Ramji 10 24 Apr 17 10 July 17 6.15 – 8.30 86.25
37535 Tuesday OCR Text and Word processing Alka Champaneri 10 25 Apr 17 4 July 17 9.15 – 2.15 155.00
37712 Tuesday Computers made easy Hansa Tailor 11 25 Apr 17 11 July 17 12.30 – 2.30 75.90
37534 Wednesday Fast Track OCR certificate in IT users Skills (CLAIT ITQ levels 1 and 2) Alka Champaneri 10 26 Apr 17 5 July 17 9.15 – 2.15 155.00
36709 Wednesday BCS ECDL level 1 and Extra (level 2) Nutan Ramji 11 26 Apr 17 12 July 17 6.30 – 8.30 75.90
36706 Thursday OCR Certificate in IT User Skills (CLAIT ITQ levels 1 and 2) Hansa Tailor 10 27 Apr 17 6 July 17 9.30 – 11.30 69.00

If you are on a means tested benefit or a household income of less than £15,276 the course may be free.  

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