Adult education

WEA courses and activities have moved online and for the time being are free, so where you live becomes irrelevant. On the one hand, you now have the chance to enrol in courses run by WEA tutors throughout the country, but, on the other hand, people from other parts of the UK will now have a chance to grab places on your favourite Enfield & Southgate courses. So don't delay, enrol today!

Collage Writing Room's friendly, supportive, and affordable writing courses for adults run throughout the year and cover poetry, novels, short fiction, and life writing among other disciplines. The Summer 2020 programme is set to run online during the lockdown s via Zoom video link up - if you're new to Zoom, they'll help you set it up. It is free for you to use. Your course is only a few clicks away!

Self-isolating and running out of things to do? Why not have a go at learning a new language or completing one of the free online courses you can access with Enfield's Digital Library! Try out ALISON, Future Learn, Transparent Languages and much more

Social distancing and self-isolation are not incompatible with writing. Shakespeare himself is rumoured to have written King Lear while quarantined. It can be helpful to write in challenging times and to be part of a friendly group, focusing on your writing..

Cinema started with documentaries or 'actualities'. Newsreels quickly started playing a key role in how people got their news. Alongside pioneers of fiction films were pioneers who used the moving image to document the world, to explore issues, to challenge and to campaign. This course will explore the development of the genre, key film-makers and films, including Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North, the propaganda documentaries of Leni Riefenstahl, the British Documentary Movement spearheaded by John Grierson (who coined the term 'documentary'), cinema verite, and recent exponents like Errol Morris ('The Thine Blue Line'), Michael Moore and Kevin Macdonald

Collage Writing Room in Wood Green has four amazing courses to unlock your creativity this Spring. All courses are held at our much-prized writing studio at Collage Artspace 3, behind Blue House Yard, which is near Wood Green tube. The options below all start in February and cater for everyone from experienced creative writers to people finding their way into writing:

A ten-week course starting in January in Enfield Town will be an opportunity to listen to, learn about and discuss music taken from a wide range of periods - from as early as 750 years ago and right up to the present day.

Two new writing courses start at the Reading Room in Wood Green in late October/early November: Short Story Workshop; and Prioritise Your Writing.

Here at the Collage Writing Room we have designed a course to let you experiment with your writing self - try your hand at poetry, life writing and fiction, play with language and have fun with the possibilities of different disciplines. Spaces left for you to join - and perhaps tell some of your friends who like the idea of writing, but have never quite made a start!

Paul Lyall's 6-week poetry course for Haringey Literature Live is back from Sept 30th in the Writing Room, N22! This course is designed for everyone, from beginners who are keen to start writing poetry to prose writers who want to give their work some energy and precision.

Autumn courses run by Enfield & Southgate WEA will cover the following subjects: Women artists and designers; Art on your doorstep; The restless earth; Social class in medieval England; Britain in the Age of Enlightenment; Why the history of music keeps changing; Prose and poetry from and about Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh and Manchester; Nordic cinema