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WEA events take place throughout the year, across the country, run by WEA branches and WEA regions, including local and national events. If an event is listed here, it's open to members of the general public. This page lists WEA events but not WEA courses, which are listed on our online course search. Here you may also find fun learning-related events, which are hosted by other education organisations and individuals.


12 August 2014 (Tuesday to Sunday)

Corbridge Art Group Exhibition

Location: Corbridge Youth Initiative, Hill Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AA

Event times: 10am to 4pm

Corbridge Art Club meets 10 times a year, all day Saturday at Corbridge First School.  A yearly syllabus is agreed by the members and the tutor, introducing a broad range of media and techniques to the class but members are free to pursue their own interests too. 

Painted by amateur painters, the art was in a variety of media from oils and watercolours to collage.  Many different styles were represented in an impressive array of subjects.  Finely painted flowers stood alongside vibrant landscapes of local scenes. “There was something for everyone,” says Cynthia.  “The artists themselves range from keen amateurs painting in their spare time to retired grandparents in their eighties.”

This year the exhibition will be held in Corbridge.  Corbridge Youth Initiative (above the Tourist Office on Hill Street) has kindly agreed for us to use their premises.  This is right in the heart of Corbridge and is hoped to attract lots of locals and visitors to the area.

New this year this year members have decided to have Affordable Art as part of the exhibition.  As well as other (more expensive) paintings by members, a section where art costing no more than £20 will be on sale to visitors of the exhibition.  The idea is to encourage as many people as possible to ‘treat themselves’ to a piece of original art. A range of subjects from local scenes which will appeal to tourists and locals alike, as well as subjects which just took the artist’s fancy.

Also new this year – cards printed from original paintings will be on sale. It is hoped these will prove popular with visitors as gifts, for instance.

From Tuesday 12th August  every day from 10am – 4pm,  until 1pm Sunday 17th August

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17 August 2014 (Sunday)

Swap A Lot

Location: Station Masters Community Wildlife Garden, Whitley Bay Metro Station, North Tyneside

Event times: 11am to 4pm

The Station Masters Garden and WEA Green Branch are proud to present the NE inaugural food surplus event.

Bring your produce or offer a service. We provide usherette trays for your direct food swaps or you acan participate in the food, produce, preserves and services auction - complete with auctioneer!

Find out more at www.stationmastersgarden.org

Event hosted by: North East

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