Saturday 15th June 10am – 2pm
Led by WEA tutor Mark Patterson cost £4.50 (cheques payable to WEA East Midlands Region).
A 7 to 8 mile walk beginning and ending in Oxton which takes in 3 places of ancient historical interest; the Old Ox defended enclosure, the earthwork at Combs Farm and the site of an a Roman army marching camp at Farnsfield
…and just one chance to see what happened!
the exchange of inspiration of fifteen individuals over twelves weeks in an aperture of time and area dedicated to the stimulation and nourishment of the senses…
An exhibition put on by students from a WEA course delivered at Nottingham Contemporary by artist, Chris Lewis-Jones.
10 May 2013
International art. For everyone. For Free
WEA Nottingham Branch are sponsoring a free lecture entitled
‘Keeping it in the family. Political patronage in 19th century Nottinghamshire’
By Associate Professor Richard Gaunt of Nottingham University.
To be hosted at The New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE (free parking nearby at the Forest Recreation Ground park and ride site)
Date: Wednesday 8th May 13 start time 10.30am
Tea and coffee from 10.15am
For further details contact the Nottingham Branch office on 0115 962 8416
Click the link below for information on the WEA Women’s Learning Programme’s courses which are running this term, some of which start next week. These courses were not included in the WEA summer term brochure so please do share this link with anyone who you may feel would be interested in attending.
Full contact details enclosed.
‘Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance and courage of my companions.. …`
We’re happy to report that the showings of the film The Great White Silence were a tremendous success.
From Weston in the south to Wirksworth in the North and many places in between; 650 people went through the doors at 20 venues - including one where the audience was escorted from the site by the local police because Travellers set up camp on the adjacent grass verge whilst the film was running!
At all showings postcards and larger greetings cards of images from the expedition sold really well.
At least 15 people who attended in Derby and Derbyshire showings asked for a brochure and one person asked to be sent a tutor pack.
In Nottinghamshire the following snippets were heard;
“My grandfather upholstered the seats in Scott’s cabin”
“Scott was part of our wider family and we always knew him as Con”
Many people who attended the showings were new to the WEA and have said they will look out for new brochures and further talks.
We’d like to express our deepest thanks to all staff, branch committee members and volunteers who made this success of this project possible.
On December 4th 2012 members of Lincoln WEA set up a new branch in response to calls from enthusiastic Lincoln learners. What began a year previously as a focus group, canvassed learners with an extensive survey to find out what they wanted. Ideas about courses, current levels of course and venue satisfaction, problems with transport or parking as well as a desire for social events, including get togethers to meet tutors, visits to museums, galleries and theatres were collated by the new committee. Read the rest of this entry »
The Pitmen Painters were a group of students who started an art appreciation class with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in 1934. Their story has become the subject of a successful play by Lee Hall and their work is on permanent display in the Woodhorn Colliery museum in Ashington. Who were the ‘pitmen painters’ and why is the work they produced significant today? This session will be of interest to anyone who would like to know more about the Ashington group’s work and anyone planning to see the play at Derby Theatre.
Date: Monday 20th May 2013
Time: 1.30 – 3pm
Speaker: Karen Davies
Venue: WEA, The Mill, Lodge Lane, Derby DE1 3HB