We have a large selection of festive lectures, craft activities and courses, taking place into mid-December. Learn more about these winter warmers below.

Why not share your WEA course experiences on social media using the hashtag #TisTheSeasonToLearn?

This page will be updated through November and December, so check back regularly!

Page last updated 16:00, 01/12/2021, all courses take place online via Zoom unless a specific venue is listed.


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What better way to spend those cosy days and nights in front of the fire than watching one of our Winter lectures from the comfort of your own home?

Our knowledgeable tutors will take you through a topic or strand of history, each with a distinctive winter theme, from just £5 each.

02/12/2021
As told by Charles Dickens

03/12/2021
Bach: The Christmas Oratorio

05/12/2021
Natural history of Christmas

07/12/2021
Food & feasting in art

09/12/2021
Winter wonderlands in paintings

12/12/2021
Christmas Images: How artists have seen the Christmas story


Christmas Crafts
Why not join one of our winter crafting or cooking activities? You can craft a friend or relative a nice gift or stocking filler, or why not make a delicious dessert or meal from one of our cookery courses? It is sure to be the talk of the dinner table!

Arts and Crafts

02/12/2021
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon Station)
Festive crafts short course

03/12/2021
Wreath making workshop

03/12/2021
Trimdon Village Hall (Trimdon Station)
Festive floral displays

03/12/2021
Pom pom decorations

04/12/2021
The Green Man Gallery, Buxton
Wreath making workshop

06/12/2021
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon Station)
Decorate your own Christmas cake

07/12/2021
Decorate your own Christmas cake

08/12/2021
Christmas food

08/12/2021
Wreath making workshop

08/12/2021
St Stephen's Church (South Shields)
Christmas wreath making workshop

08/12/2021
Creating a Christmas memory book

09/12/2021
Trimdon Grange Community Centre (Trimdon Station)
Wreath making workshop

09/12/2021
Festive origami for wellbeing taster

09/12/2021
St Andrews Church Hall (Durham)
Christmas card making

10/12/2021
Sewing an advent calendar

10/12/2021
Trimdon Village Hall (Trimdon Station)
Festive floral displays

10/12/2021
Trimdon Village Hall (Trimdon Station)
Decorate your own Christmas cake

10/12/2021
Fabric wreath making

11/12/2021
Paper wreath making

11/12/2021
Create a 3D string Christmas tree

11/12/2021
Make your own Christmas puppet show

13/12/2021
Ongo Communities (Scunthorpe)
Making festive cards

14/12/2021
Seasonal and Christmas origami for mindfulness

16/12/2021
St Andrews Church Hall (Durham)
Wreath making
 

Baking and cooking

02/12/2021
Marfleet Community Centre (Hull)
Frugal festive feasts on a budget

03/12/2021
Trimdon Village Hall (Trimdon Station)
Decorate your own Christmas cake

07/12/2021
Decorate your own Christmas cake

09/12/2021
Vegetarian dishes for your Christmas celebration

14/12/2021
Make chocolate florentines

16/12/2021
Make a simple gingerbread house

16/12/2021
Cooking Christmas festival foods

16/12/2021
Homemade truffles


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Check out our winter courses below: we've something for everyone! From creative writing to music, there's so much to choose from. More will be added throughout November and December, so check back regularly.

02/12/2021
Festive melodies and how to write one

07/12/2021
Christmas for Curmudgeons? Why economists think gift-giving is wasteful

08/12/2021
Writing for a festive season

09/12/2021
WEA (Derby)
Carols old and new

09/12/2021
Writing seasonal stories

10/12/2021
Swaffham Community Centre (Swaffham)
Christmas Carol on film

10/12/2021
Wind down to Christmas

10/12/2021
Christmas creative writing

10/12/2021
Wind down to Christmas

16/12/2021
The Victorian reinvention of Christmas

17/12/2021
Music appreciation for Christmas

22/12/2021
St Nicholas, Santa Claus and Father Christmas: related but different


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