Summer Courses 2018

Please find listed below our courses for next term.

CODE DAY COURSE TITLE TUTOR NAME WKS START DATE END DATE TIMES COST*
38818 Monday Philosophy: Fairness – what does it mean and can it be achieved Bettina Lange 8 9 Apr 18 11 June 18 10.15-12.15 £61.60
The success of populists such as Donald Trump shows that rhetoric now has more influence in politics than truth – or does it? This course uses up to date research by political scientists and political theorists to examine the rhetoric used in populism and the political dynamic of its appeal (or otherwise).Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
38805 Monday Silk Painting Roz Beeson 11 16 Apr 18 9 July 18 10.00 – 12.00 £84.70
This course will teach you the vibrant art of painting on silk you will learn techniques such as set-in-wet, wet-in-dry, salt techniques, shibori and serti.No previous drawing or painting skills are necessary and there will be a small charge to cover the cost of silk used or students may provide their own.

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

38773 Monday Archaeology: Food and Drink in the Past Stephanie Vann 5 16 Apr 18 21 May 18 10.00 – 12.00 £38.50
This course will examine the social, cultural and economic factors that have influenced consumption in the human past via a wide range of archaeological evidence from around the world.Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY
38810 Monday Multicultural Leicester through the Ages Dave Taylor 9 16 Apr 18 25 June 18 1.30 – 3.00 £52.00
To give an overview of the effect of the influx and absorption of various ethnic groups on our local area from pre-Roman to modern times.Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY
38814 Monday Love lives of the Great Composers John Florance 7 23 Apr 18 18 June 18 1.30 – 3.30 £53.90
To explore how the loves lives of composers and their muses have inspired great music. The course will explore more generally the idea of ‘inspiration in the creation of great art’.Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
38821 Tuesday Flower Arranging Alka Hyams-Foster 6 17 Apr 18 22 May 18 1.30 – 3.30 £46.20
Flowers for all occasions. Learn how to create beautiful arrangements that are simple and creative. This will include the principles of basic flower arranging including wiring, taping and how to preserve your arrangements. You will have fun with flowers and foliage, exploring different styles including modern and traditional styles. Create your own designs with a few basic skills and understanding of the secrets of flower arranging.Venue: West End Neighbourhood Centre, Andrewes St, Leicester LE3 5PA
38807 Wednesday Advanced Creative Writing Alison Dunne 11 18 Apr 18 4 July 18 10.00 – 12.00 £84.70
A course for writers wishing to increase their experience and challenge themselves a little more. The course will include regular writing exercises & discussions on the craft of writing as necessary arising from learner needs. A writing goal for a longer piece of work, long form fiction, short stories, set of poems will be decided by each learner and will be worked towards each week with learners bringing in their developing pieces for constructive criticism. The long term aim of the course will be submission of work to appropriate markets.Venue: Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
38806 Wednesday International Relations and Current Affairs Michael Lynch 11 18 Apr 18 4 July 18 10.30-12.30 £84.70
To study key events in their historical background.Venue: Newarke Houses Museum, The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY
38752 Wednesday Family History Workshop Kevin Brown 11 11 Apr 18 27 June 18 1.30 – 3.30 £84.70
Join in with a friendly group in seeking out your ancestors and building your own family history online. All levels welcome.Venue: WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester,  LE3 0TD
38809 Wednesday Ukulele for Improvers Alison Dunne 11 18 Apr 18 4 July 18 1.00 – 3.00 £84.70
Playing the ukulele is great fun and easy to pick up so you’ll soon be playing and singing popular tunes. We’ll recap on the basic chords and learn some new ones and play and sing together. Bring your own ukulele if you have one. Ukuleles are available to use in class. No experience necessary as we will start at the very beginning.Venue:   Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
38808 Wednesday Creative Writing Alison Dunne 11 18 Apr 18 4 July 18 7.00-9.00 £84.70
The course will be a general introduction to creative writing and include regular writing sessions across a variety of disciplines. The course aims to improve writing through learning the craft and feeding back to others in the group. The course will provide interesting stimuli for writing each week, assignments for completion at home and an Students will set writing goals and revisit them regularly during the course.Venue:   Great Meeting Unitarian Chapel, East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX
Friday Gonna Rise up Singing Kyle Newman TBA 10.30– 12.30
Learn safe and effective physical, breathing and vocal warm-ups to prepare the body, mind and voice for singing. Develop vocal techniques to enhance sound production, tone and projection. Learn songs in different parts (harmony singing).  Sing songs in different styles. Develop confidence in singing with others.  All levels welcome.Venue: The Y Theatre, East Street, Leicester

 

CODE DAY COURSE TITLE TUTOR NAME WKS START DATE END DATE TIMES COST*

Art and Craft

39452 Monday Art workshop with mixed media Kirsty Whitrow 6 9 Apr 18 21 May 18 6.30 – 8.30 46.20
38942 Wednesday Art – Practical: Exploring botanical drawing and painting Annabel Barrett 10 11 Apr 18 20 June 18 10.15 – 12.15 £77.00
38946 Wednesday Art – Practical: Exploring botanical drawing  & painting Annabel Barrett 10 11 Apr 18 20 June 18 1.00 – 3.00 £77.00
38948 Thursday Creative card making Angela Cutting 7 12 Apr 18 24 May 18 12.30 – 2.30 £53.90

Maths and English

39419 Tuesday Transferrable Skills Tom McNeil 12 10 Apr 18 3 July 18 9.30 -11.30
TBA Maths Level 1 9.30 – 11.30
TBA English Entry Level Annette Donovan 10.00 – 12.00

ESOL (English as a second language)

39272 Monday and Thursday ESOL Improvers Level 1 and 2 Tom McNeil 8 9 Apr 18 11 June 18 9.30 – 11.30
39273 Monday and Thursday ESOL beginners Entry 3 Tom McNeil 8 9 Apr 18 11 June 18 12.30 – 2.30
39349 Monday ESOL Entry E1 Tom McNeil 12 9 Apr 18 9 July 18 6.30 – 8.30
39264 Tuesday ESOL Entry 2 Helen Plant 10 10 Apr 18 26 June 18 9.30 – 11.30

General Interest

38900 Tuesday Yoga and relaxation – 1 Nerissa Fields 10 10 Apr 18 19 June 18 9.30 – 11.00 £57.75
39127 Thursday Movement and Dance 1 Julie Smith 10 12 Apr 18 21 June 18 1.00-2.00 £38.50
38906 Thursday Yoga and relaxation – 2 Nerissa Fields 11 12 Apr 18 28 June18 1.00 – 3.00 £84.70
39129 Thursday Movement and Dance 2 Julie Smith 10 12 Apr 18 21 June 18 6.00 – 8.00 £77.00
38279 Friday Working creatively with words Tom McNeil 12 12 Jan 18 6 July 18 10.00 – 12.00 Free

 Computing

CODE DAY COURSE TITLE TUTOR NAME WKS STATE DATE END DATE TIMES COST*
39183 Monday An introduction to Social Media Marcia Pax Romana 6 9 Apr 18 21 May 18 9.30 – 11.30 £46.20
39182 Monday Digital Skills for job searching Marcia Pax Romana 8 9 Apr 18 21 May 18 12.30 – 2.30 £61.60
38722 Monday BCS ECDL Level 2 Nutan Ramji 33 11 Sept 17 2 July 18 6.00 – 9.00 £345.00
38954 Tuesday IT Skills – Word Processing Technique Alka Champaneri 11 10 Apr 18 26 June 18 9.00 – 2.00 £190.63
38951 Tuesday Computers made easy Chantal Ngounou 11 10 Apr 18 26 June 18 12.15 – 2.15 £84.70
39005 Wednesday IT Skills – Word Processing Technique 2 Alka Champaneri 11 11 Apr 18 28 June 18 9.00 – 2.00 £190.63
39463 Friday ECDL Level 1 (non accredited) Nutan Ramji 12 13 Apr 18 6 July 18 9.30 – 12.30 £138.60

If you are on a means tested benefit the course may be free or a household income of less than £20,000 the course may be half price.  Please ask for details.

You can enrol online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

You can also contact the WEA, 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD, ring 0116 2556614 or email 101leicester@wea.org.uk

 

 

 

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