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History: Art and About: The Great Fire: It started at a pudding and ended at a pye.

Part of the WEA Art and About Festival 2024! A walk from Pudding Lane through the City of London to Pye Corner. This walk will chart the damage of the 1666 Great Fire of London and place it in the cultural context of the time. We will meet some key characters through whose eyes the story of the fire has been told and also those who came in to rebuild and reshape the city in its aftermath. Each participant will receive a handout to refer to along the route which includes images and quotes to illustrate the extent of this catastrophe. We will meet at The Monument (tube is monument tube or bank tube). It is the Monument to the Great Fire of London Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH. I will have a red folder with me!

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Monument to the Great Fire of London
(Meeting Point)
Fish St Hill
London
EC3R 8AH
Tutor:
Anna Cusack
Course code:
Q00014834
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.00

History: Art and About: Egyptian Treasures of the British Museum (Gallery Tour)

Part of the WEA Art and About festival 2024! This course is an in-person gallery tour exploring the ancient Egyptian collection of the British Museum. In 2 hours we will tour both famous pieces and lesser known gems of the Egyptian collection. We will meet on the front steps of the museum off Great Russell Street 10 minutes before the class start. Please allow time to pass through security. If you are late please proceed directly to Room 65 (ancient Egypt and Nubia on the 3rd floor)

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 26/06/2024 -
Wed 26/06/2024
Times:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Meeting Place:British Museum (London)
Great Russell Street
London
WC1B 3DG
Tutor:
John Billman
Course code:
Q00015112
How you'll learn:
In venue
Status:
Waiting list
Fee range
Free to £10.00

Film & Media: Second Look Eastern European Cinema

Part 2 of a brief introduction to the rich cinema of Eastern Europe. It gives you an opportunity to explore the rich film industries of Eastern Europe. Their influence on world cinema is bigger than you may have thought despite its many decades under Socialist regimes that imposed certain styles, themes, and heavy censorship. This half-day course will focus on developments since the break-up of the Soviet block at the turn of the 1990s and the emergence of national cinemas in newly formed countries following the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Ruth Mulandi
Course code:
Q00014292
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £11.10

Makaton

Ever heard of Makaton? It's a unique language programme, and over 100,000 people are using it to communicate in the UK today. It combines symbols, signs, and speech to make conversation easier for people who have communication difficulties. This Makaton course is ideal for you if you want to learn an inclusive communication tool. It can help you interact with people who have speech, hearing, or learning difficulties. This Makaton sign language course covers the essentials of hand signals, fingerspelling, and signing. Learn to introduce yourself. Develop knowledge to be able to sign about basic topics such as numbers and colours.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Heart on the Terrace
8 Woods Terrace
Murton
North East
SR7 9AA
Tutor:
Maria Hambley
Course code:
Q00016008
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

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Membership Information

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12 months
Fee:
WEA Membership

Baking on a Budget

"Baking on a Budget” is an 11-hour course meticulously created to equip participants with essential baking skills while maximizing affordability. Participants will master the art of creating delightful baked goods using cost-effective ingredients and simple techniques. The curriculum covers fundamental baking principles, including ingredient substitutions, portion management, and efficient kitchen organisation, ensuring optimal resource utilisation. Through hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, students will learn to prepare a variety of treats, such as cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, perfect for school fair stalls. By course end, participants will possess the expertise and confidence to bake for school events and friends without exceeding budget constraints.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 12:30pm
Duration:
4 sessions
Location:
Mount Pleasant School (Southampton)
Mount Pleasant Road
Newtown
Southampton
SO14 0WZ
Tutor:
Debbie Woodward
Course code:
Q00014126
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

Personal Development: DWP Beginners Digital Skills

Gain access to the essentials of modern life through vital digital skills in this beginner-friendly course. Tailored for those lacking confidence in using laptop computers, this program equips beginners with fundamental skills. Learn to access services, apply for jobs, save work, and ensure online safety. The course targets individuals who have limited laptop experience and seek greater proficiency. Dive into the digital era, building confidence and competence in utilising technology to navigate various aspects of contemporary living. Join this this course to unlock the potential of digital tools and enhance your ability to engage with today's interconnected world.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
WEA (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00013968
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Personal Development: DWP Employability Skills

The 10-Hour Employability Skills Course for JobCentre Claimants is designed to empower individuals with limited English language abilities and minimal work experience. It covers key areas such as effective communication, CV writing, job searching techniques, interview preparation, and digital literacy, tailored to the needs of non-native English speakers. Participants will also learn about UK workplace culture and time management. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, the course aims to enhance job readiness, providing the tools and confidence needed to navigate the job market and pursue employment opportunities effectively.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 11/07/2024
Times:
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Duration:
3 sessions
Location:
WEA (Leicester)
101 Hinckley Road
Leicester
LE3 0TD
Tutor:
Ayman Ali
Course code:
Q00014083
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20

Care 2: Find Out About Bram Stoker and Dracula

This course is for carers, former carers and the cared for, join us to learn about Dracula, one of the most well known gothic villains of all time, find out about what was behind Bram Stoker’s creation of this character? This session will explore aspects of Bram Stoker’s life including his time spent in Whitby, in order to think about what inspired him to create this infamous and long lasting vampire. This session will be a great way to learn something new and an opportunity to join with others in discussing this novel. This course is for carers, former carers and the cared for and you do not need to have previous experience of studying literature.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:30am
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Online
Tutor:
Denise Hanrahan-Wells
Course code:
Q00014606
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee:
Free

History: Art and About: The Pubs of Early Modern London

Part of the WEA Art and About Festival 2024! This walk begins in Holborn and moves through the City of London finishing in London Bridge at the last galleried pub of the metropolis, The George Inn. It considers the imprint drinking establishments have left on London and explores the buildings themselves and some of the characters who frequented these establishments. Each participant in the walk will receive a handout with information about each stop they can refer back to in their leisure. We finish with a debrief in the pub! We will meet in front of The Ship Tavern behind Holborn Station at midday. I will have a red folder with me!

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 27/06/2024 -
Thu 27/06/2024
Times:
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Meeting Point: The Ship Tavern
The Ship Tavern
12 Gate St
London
WC2A 3HP
Tutor:
Anna Cusack
Course code:
Q00014837
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
8 places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £10.00

Schools, Parenting and Child Development: Managing Challenging Behaviour for Support Staff

As someone who works with children, it's likely that you have encountered challenging behaviour at some point in your career. It can be difficult to know how to deal with this sort of behaviour - research by the Department for Education in 2019 showed that it is a major reason for teachers to leave the profession. However, with the right knowledge and techniques - and the understanding that there is usually an underlying cause that needs to be identified and supported - you can handle challenging behaviour effectively, appropriately, and confidently.

Course Information

Dates:
Fri 28/06/2024 -
Fri 28/06/2024
Times:
9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Camborne Centenary Chapel (Camborne)
Wesley Street
Camborne
TR14 8HS
Tutor:
Pamela Rozentals
Course code:
Q00014575
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.20