Enjoy some festive cheer with us

Learn more about our festive lectures, courses and our Christmas day activities for all

Christmas might seem a long way off, but the nights will be drawing in before we know it. What better way to spend those cosy days and nights in front of the fire than watching one of our Christmas lectures?

For only £5 each, our knowledgeable tutors will take you through a topic or strand of history, some with a distinctive Christmas theme, from the comfort of your own home. 
 

06/12/2020, 7pm
The art of Christmas: an exploration into how artists through the centuries have interpreted the Christmas Story

08/12/2020, 11am
Charlotte of Wales: the first people's princess

10/12/2020, 11am
Introducing Christian Theology

11/12/2020, 2pm
Manet and the Scandal of Olympia: The Birth of Modern Art?

12/12/2020, 7pm
The legends of King Arthur

13/12/2020, 7pm
The Christmas narratives in the bible: history or myth?

14/12/2020, 3pm
Scientific fraud: misconduct and the ethics of experts

15/12/2020,3pm
Enjoying Opera

15/12/2020, 7pm
Conservation, ethics and sustainable development: the drive for a new environmental politics

16/12/2020, 7pm
Christmas and the Victorians: did Dickens invent Christmas?

17/12/2020, 3pm
The traditional Christmas

18/12/2020, 11am
Roman & Byzantine Ravenna

21/12/2020, 11am
The spirit of Christmas past: Christmas celebrations in medieval and Tudor times

22/12/2020, 11am
Appreciating music for Christmas

22/12/2020, 3pm
"Another Faithful Failure”: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Christmas sermon


In these uncertain times, our WEA South West team will be providing free activities on Christmas Day for anyone who is isolated, on their own or who can’t see their families. These activities allow people to chat with others, providing social and emotional support. Activities will take place on Zoom, meaning you can engage in a safe space from the comfort of your own home.

A timetable is below: click on the Zoom link at any point during Christmas Day to join:

09:00-10:00 - Gentle Breakfast Exercise – start Christmas with a stretch and tone
10:30-11.30 - Christmas carols – join in with some of your favourite Christmas carols
11.30-12:30 - Christmas Games – participate in a variety of fun games
13:00-14:00 - Christmas Pudding/mince pie? - eat your Christmas pudding among friends
14:30-15:30 - The Queen’s Speech - watch and discuss
16:00-17:00 - Funny poems – share your funny poems or listen to others
17:30-18:30 - Festive Crafts
19:00-20:00 - Christmas quiz – participate in a fun festive quiz
20:30-21:30 - Christmas songs sing-a-long and guess – join in with some of your favourite Christmas tunes

Join us
https://the-wea.zoom.us/j/98837998348?pwd=dFNRWWduWTVPZW1ydldCd2JrWFlvUT09 
Meeting ID: 988 3799 8348
Passcode: 248931

Learn more about getting Zoom and taking part here.


Check out our Christmas courses below: we've something for everyone!. More will be added as we get closer to the big day!

03/11/2020
Creative Crafts for Christmas

04/11/2020
Sewing for Christmas!

04/11/2020
An Introduction to Christmas Card making & Paper Crafts

04/11/2020
Film Studies: Ghost Stories for Christmas Revisited

05/11/2020
Create your Homemade Christmas with Flowers

05/11/2020
1 Click Christmas Flowers

05/11/2020
Season Hand Embroidery

06/11/2020
Basic Christmas Cookery

06/11/2020
Easy to make Christmas Crafts

06/11/2020
1 Click Christmas Crafts

09/11/2020
Christmas Cake: Bake and Decorate

10/11/2020
1 Click Christmas Sugar Craft

11/11/2020
Christmas Literature Appreciation: Traditions & Reworkings

12/11/2020
Christmas Printmaking & Papercraft - Create Seasonal Cards,

16/11/2020
Christmas Papercraft - Cards and Decorations

17/11/2020
Christmas Cards and Crackers

17/11/2020
Art for the Terrified - Creative Christmas!

17/11/2020
Christmas Card Scenes using a Brush Pen

18/11/2020
Personalise your Homemade Christmas with Decoupage

18/11/2020
Christmas Needlefelt - Snowman & Tomte Gnome

18/11/2020
Christmas Crafts using upcycling

20/11/2020
So here it is, Merry Christmas!

21/11/2020
Personalise your Homemade Christmas with Decoupage

24/11/2020
Makaton Christmas

25/11/2020
Chef's Question Time - Christmas Special

27/11/2020
Get Crafty this Christmas

02/12/2020
Christmas Fare in the Georgian Countryside

02/12/2020
Chef's Question Time - Christmas Special

05/12/2020
Easy Christmas Bakes

07/12/2020
A Christmas Carol on Film

08/12/2020
Digital Christmas: Create your Own Cards

09/12/2020
Vegetarian Dishes for your Christmas Celebration

12/12/2020
A Christmas Gingerbread Wreath Making Workshop

12/12/2020
Families Get Active - Christmas Art

14/12/2020
Chocolate Florentines - Making Seasonal Gifts

16/12/2020
Homemade Truffles - Making Seasonal Gifts

16/12/2020
Decoupage - Christmas Decorations