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Literature: Rediscovering Women Authors: Two comic novels by Stella Gibbons

In this course we will read and discuss two books by Stella Gibbons, an author whose reputation as a comic writer rests on one well-known satire of popular novels about rural life: Cold Comfort Farm (1932). In fact she wrote more than 30 novels, though most have been out of print until recently. We will be focusing on two of Gibbons’ comic novels with contrasting settings: rural Sussex in Cold Comfort Farm and suburban Hampstead in Westwood (1946). Through friendly and accessible discussions of both texts, we will learn more about their stories, characters and themes, and consider the nature of their author’s distinctive comic voice.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 06/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Kim Shahabudin
Course code:
Q00013753
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
1 place remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Award in ESOL Skills for Life (Reading) (Entry 2)

Build on basic reading skills with these ESOL classes. This is an English course for beginners. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL courses help you learn basic English for life in the UK and improve your chances of finding work or study options. This ESOL entry 2 reading course builds on skills you learnt at entry 1. Grow your vocabulary and improve your reading skills in English. There are also writing and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others find ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 10/06/2024 -
Wed 31/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Duration:
31 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Rukhsar Azam
Course code:
Q00016296
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £225.00

Creative Writing: Boost Your Creative Writing

Calling all fiction writers! Get inspired, get motivated, get writing more! Join this fantastic six week course to explore different writing forms and enjoy the structure and discipline of a regular class and share your writing with your peers if you wish. Who is it for: For writers who have started writing! Writing fiction, short or long form. If you’ve started writing but could do with the structure and discipline of a regular class, then this is the class for you! We’ll read a variety of stories, have a spotlight on craft each and write and share (if you want) our work in class. We’ll look at different forms of writing – short story, flash fiction, micro and vignette. Get inspired, get motivated, get writing more!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 17/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nicola Torode
Course code:
Q00016248
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
6 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £33.30

Care 2 Visit Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

A course for carers, former carers and the cared for. Join me in the comfort of your own home to find out about Avebury Manor and Garden. In 2011, Avebury Manor was the subject of the BBC One television series The Manor Reborn, find out how the house was refurbished by a group of experts in collaboration with the National Trust.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 12/06/2024 -
Wed 12/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Alison Warren
Course code:
Q00012217
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
In progress

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Membership Information

Duration:
12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Practical Art: Learn the Drawing Techniques of Great Artists (Multiply West Sussex)

This course is only available to residents of West Sussex. Are you interested in the underlying drawing structures that artists use now and have used in the past? Do you want to learn about the techniques employed by famous artists such as the Renaissance masters and artists from the Modernist era in Europe? This 3-week course will introduce you to the techniques of the Golden Section, perspective and composition within drawing and how a variety of artists have made use of them when planning their paintings. Why not join this course and find out for yourself how to use these methods in your own artworks?

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Deborah Crofts
Course code:
Q00015583
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Music Making: Advanced Songwriting

Express your musical creativity and develop your songwriting skills in a supportive online group. This course will explore how to put together multi-track songs using recording software. Learners can choose to use their own recording software, or create an account for SoundTrap, a free online recording platform. During the course we will also analyse different song genres and learn to identify different instrument parts within an existing song. Please note: This is an advanced level course and requires existing skills in order to take part.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Lorna Poole
Course code:
Q00015242
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
5 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £59.20

Personal Development: Preparing for the Driving Theory Test (part 2)

Do you have an overseas driving licence? Are you preparing to take the driving theory test? Or interested in starting to learn to drive in the UK? This is the 2nd part of a two-part course and if you have enrolled onto part 1 then its recommended you enrol onto part 2. This course is for you if you have some experience of driving in the UK or abroad. You are equally welcome to join if you want to learn more about preparing to drive in the UK if you have limited driving experience. Our course is friendly and a safe environment to ask questions. You will help each other to practice through informal activities and discussions, helping you to develop your understanding.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration:
5 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Nadia Belmajdoub
Course code:
Q00014209
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
3 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £37.00

Creative Writing: Creative Writing Group –  Sense of Place: Showing & Telling, part 2

Practice techniques for creating short stories, true or untrue. This is a continuation of the previous Friday morning course, though it is not necessary to have attended that course in order to do this one. We'll apply the principles of short fiction to our writing, with the focus this term on thinking about how point-of-view impacts on structure. There will be writing exercises, discussions, an optional weekly homework task and feedback. Guidance on feedback techniques will be provided. The course content has flexibility, and will be adapted to suit the needs of the group. Suitable for improvers. This course uses the same content as the Thursday morning fortnightly course, Sense of Place: Showing & Telling, and the Thursday morning course, Sense of Place: Showing & Telling.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 14/06/2024 -
Fri 26/07/2024
Times:
11:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Catherine Humphris
Course code:
Q00014014
How you'll learn:
Online
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £44.40

Start Your Own Small Business (Multiply Norfolk)

THIS IS A FREE 'MULTIPLY' COURSE FOR NORFOLK RESIDENTS ONLY Starting your small business is an introductory course for anyone who is considering setting up a small or micro-business or is considering self-employment as a career option. If you are looking at this course because you are considering working for yourself in some capacity, you will find lots of interesting information. If you have a small business in mind or want to become self-employed, this course will answer your initial questions and help you to focus on the most important aspects of this ambitious and exciting endeavour. Some activities ask you to think about a business you are planning to start, but if you do not have a business in mind, you can consider any potential business for the exercises.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Tue 25/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Chris George
Course code:
Q00013004
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee:
Free

Seated Yoga

This is a follow on from the intermediate seated yoga class. If you are new to the class, do not worry as the teacher will differentiate the poses to ensure all students can engage in the session. During this relaxed and friendly short course, you will learn accessible extended seated yoga techniques and embed breathing techniques and a mediation into your practice. Learn a series of seated yoga techniques to stretch and tone your body using tin cans as weight bearing to strengthen the muscles. It would be useful to bring a yoga strap.

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 17/06/2024 -
Mon 29/07/2024
Times:
9:00am - 10:30am
Duration:
7 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Georgia Daniel
Course code:
Q00016476
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £38.85