WEA Create launches

March sees the launch of WEA Create, the aim of which is to inspire and encourage taking part in creative courses across the upcoming months.

As one of the leading providers of a wide range of Culture and Arts provision we deliver exciting, innovative arts and culture experiences for a wide range of organisations groups and communities. Courses covered within Create include arts, crafts, performance arts, media and photography and are focused around five areas:

  • Arts for wellbeing: Creative arts can help you to relax, improve your mental wellbeing as well as develop new skills and friends. Art activities can be carried out by individuals, as a group or within a community setting to have lasting health benefits.
  • Performing Arts and Media: Write and perform your own drama, create new songs and sing them in your community, read poetry and creative writing or make a film about issues important to you. Activities can enhance individual skills or be delivered as part of a group or community project.
  • Digital Create: Learn new creative skills using digital channels – make a film, edit photos, write a blog, use flickr to display your photos or set up a Facebook page to run a small community project or event.
  • Creative and cultural enterprise: Would you like to sell the craft or art goods that you create? Do you have creative skills that you could sell to others? Would you like to volunteer at your local gallery or theatre? Do you need to improve your presentation or digital skills in order to find a job? Our courses can help provide you with the skills and knowledge to work individually or as part of a community enterprise.
  • Culture: In, out and about: The WEA runs a wide range of cultural events, talks, programmes and workshops linking with large and small cultural partners. Why not visit historic houses, explore art collections, go to a theatre production and learn how it was devised and staged or read and discuss great and not so great literature. Perhaps explore the architecture in local towns, learn about your local history or trace your family tree and explore different historical periods.

To find out more about some of the courses in your area, visit the Create homepage at https://www.wea.org.uk/create - new courses are being added all the time, so make sure to check what's happening local to you.