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WEA courses in Enfield Town and  Palmers Green beginning between January and June 2019.

Click on the name of a course for more details and to apply online.  The places available were as at 11pm on 1 December 2018.

More Examined lives: The art of autobiography

The course will cover a diversity of autobiographical writings in different genres in prose narratives, diaries and letters and poetry. There will be a consideration of how writers select and edit material for theses works and alsoow they relect and our reflective of the eras in which they ere written. works to be covered will be as follows: Louis MacNiece: Autumn Journal Gerald Durrell: My Family and Other Animals Clive James: Unreliable Memoirs (First Volume) Jeanette Winterson: Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? Anne Frank: Diary selections Sylvia Plath: Diary selections


Two Cities: The art and architecture of Vienna and Berlin

This course explores the cultural and artistic movements, achievements and works created in two leading cultural centres of the 19th and 20th century. From the emergence of Biedermeier in post-1815 Vienna to German romanticism and the explosion of modernism at the turn of the century with the Viennese Secession, expressionism, DADA and new objectivity.


Fossils and their environment, and student requests

We will look at a range of fossils most of which we can find in this country, manly invertebrates as we are more likely to find them and make up a collection. We will look at locations we find them in Other related topics raised by students in the class


Telling Tales 400 years of narratives in music

‘Telling Tales’ is a follow-up to the musical appreciation courses held in Enfield in 2017-18. It will further examine the potential for music - with or without a text - to tell stories and reflect the characteristics of all kinds of narratives:- folk-tales, fairy-tales, myths and legends from around the world, even episodes from history. It will try to create a better understanding of how the language of music can deal effectively with all of these, and how composers from the past embellished and enriched these classic tales with the full power of their imagination.


Myths, Legends and Romance in Art and Music (part 1)

Have you ever looked at the painted ceilings in historical houses and struggled to understand the stories they show, or wanted to know more about the characters in art works and music. Myths, legends and romances have been the lifeblood of art and music throughout history. Enjoy this journey through the landscape of literature from ancient to modern times. Hear the tales behind the sculptures and pictures, from the flood stories of ancient Iraq and the bible to modern "classics". Listen to the music, from folk tunes to the symphony orchestra and the operas, music inspired by the stories of the ancient heroes in Greek mythology and the intrigues of the devious gods. Enjoy the golden braid of literature, art and music from different epochs: Babylonian and Egyptian myths. Greek and Roman stories. Bible stories. Dark Ages literature. Arthurian legends. Medieval Romances. Shakespearean tales. Middle Eastern tales. Victorian and 20th century stories.


Trade, Emigration and Empire in Victorian England

While the industrial revolution and urbanisation were drawing people into the cities, the prospect of a new and better life encouraged others to emigrate to America and to the colonies of Empire. The growth of trade also involved the movement of people as well as goods. The course examines some of the key events in these processes, such as the colonisation of Africa, the development of the East India Company and the British Raj in India, emigration from Scotland and Ireland, and the growth of ports, docks and railways. The course will include a guided walk or visit.


The Summer of Love

An illustrated lecture exploring films made during, by and about the 1968/69 "summer of love" and student revolution, the emerging women's movement and radical developments in the arts.


From page to screen: Adaptations

This 5-week course will explore film adaptations, covering translations from page and stage to screen, adaptations from film to film, transposing films from one continent and culture to the other and across time. We will look at different versions of the same work, homages and variations.


The History of Ideas

A Five Week course introducing some of the major ideas which have influenced western thought, art and culture. It is a multidisciplinary course, drawing on ideas from religion, philosophy, art, science and literature. Each session will focus on a text, including works by Shakespeare, Francis Bacon and William Wordsworth, and we will discuss the impact of its key ideas.


Around the Mediterranean

This 5-week course explores films made by and set in countries around the Mediterranean, giving an insight into national cinemas from the region and at the same time exploring the ongoing attraction of/fascination with the region by others, reflected in films about visitors, travellers and explorers.


Myths, Legends and Romance in Art and Music (part 2)

Have you ever looked at the painted ceilings in historical houses and struggled to understand the stories they show, or wanted to know more about the characters in art works and music. Myths, legends and romances have been the lifeblood of art and music throughout history. Enjoy this journey through the landscape of literature from ancient to modern times. Hear the tales behind the sculptures and pictures, from the flood stories of ancient Iraq and the bible to modern "classics". Listen to the music, from folk tunes to the symphony orchestra and the operas, music inspired by the stories of the ancient heroes in Greek mythology and the intrigues of the devious gods. Enjoy the golden braid of literature, art and music from different epochs: Babylonian and Egyptian myths. Greek and Roman stories. Bible stories. Dark Ages literature. Arthurian legends. Medieval Romances. Shakespearean tales. Middle Eastern tales. Victorian and 20th century stories.


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haringey literature live croppedHaringey Literature Live may be located on the other side of the Enfield/Haringey boundary, but its activities and courses are available to Enfield residents too.

It's located in Chocolate Factory 3, which confusingly is in a different part of Wood Green than the other Chocolate Factory buidings.  It's in Cumberland Road, near the back of the bus garage and not far from Wood Green station.

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Haringey Literature Live runs bespoke daytime Writing classes and Masterclasses in Wood Green, just 7mins walk from Wood Green tube and Alexandra Park overground. Our students range from kids of 8 years old to 95 year-old adults! All levels welcome, from beginners to more practiced writers. More details on our website haringeyliteraturelive.com/autumn-course

Contact our coordinator, Kate Pemberton to book a place.


Masterclasses

We have some fantastic one-off Sunday masterclasses (just £50) in our Autumn schedule including Flash Fiction maestro David Gaffney with 'Extremely Short Flash Fiction' on October 28th.

AND acclaimed poet Declan Ryan (one of Faber's Best New Poets, 2014) with 'Poems that Speak'.on November 25th.

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Writing Courses

6-week courses for every literary taste in short story, life-writing, novel writing and poetry. Daytimes,1030am -1pm.

haringeyliteraturelive.com/autumn-course


Novels

Novelist Sonia Lambert returns for a third successful writing course here with top tips on developing and editing a novel.

'To come away feeling you are a better writer than when you started - this has definitely happened for me.' Dawn, writing student.


Poetry

Exuberant poet Paul Lyalls teaches both a 6-week course (begins 31 October) and our fun-filled Saturday morning Kid's Club - every Saturday at the Karamel cafe from 10-11.15am

All are welcome on this fun and liberating workshop-based course, whether you are new to writing, or wish to expand your collection of poems, or are a prose writer wanting to explore your writing capabilities.

'I thoroughly enjoyed Paul Lyall's course. Paul is knowledgeable, encouraging, professional and easy going. The classes are energising and enables everyone to comfortably share their writing and humour. The group dynamic is excellent and we laugh a lot.'

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Upcoming Haringey Literature Live courses - some nearly full already. For details of how to book visit www.haringeylit...relive.com .

FINDING THE POEM with Paul Lyalls

Wednesdays 10.30am to 1pm; dates 31 Oct, 7, 14, 21, 28 Nov, 5 Dec; cost £95; venue Writing Room.
All are welcome on this fun and liberating workshop-based course, whether you are new to writing, or wish to expand your collection of poems, or are a prose writer wanting to explore your writing capabilities. Expect to be highly productive as you learn how to find and unlock poems, let them build, grow and multiply. Exercises in class, focused on tiny details, every day experiences, or life-changing events, will enable you to encapsulate aspects of your internal and external worlds. This is a friendly and constructive course which previous students have described as ‘inspirational', comparing Paul to a 'magician'!

NOVEL WRITING: BUILDING YOUR SKILLS with Sonia Lambert

Thursdays 10.30am to 1pm; dates 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November, 6 December; cost £95; venue Writing Room.
This course will provide a supportive environment in which to build the skills to improve your novel. Each week we will be looking at issues such as inspiration, character, view point, setting, plot, and editing. We will try out short writing exercises in class each week and discuss advice on technique. There will also be an opportunity to share extracts from your work in progress during the six weeks. "It's been a real learning process ... to come away feeling you are a better writer than when you started... this has definitely happened for me." Dawn

Extremely Short Flash Fiction with David Gaffney

Sunday 28th October 11.45am-5pm, £50, Writing Room.
Can you tell a story in less than 500 words? David Gaffney thinks you can, and in this workshop you will learn how to reduce ideas to an ultra-short format – how to condense while keeping your story effective, powerful and easy to understand, how to manage character, description, point of view and dialogue, and how to reduce a thousand words to 150 without losing a thing. Full of practical, fun exercises, this session will leave you wondering why anything has to be longer than a side of A4.
David Gaffney is the author of Sawn Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), Never Never (2008), The Half Life of Songs (2010) and Sawn Off Opera, a set of operas with composer Ailis Ni Riain. His new collection of short stories, More Sawn Off Tales is out now. www.davidgaffney.org

Poems Which Speak with Poet Declan Ryan

Sunday 25th November 10.45am-4pm, £50, Writing Room.
“I’d say it now if I thought you were listening” – Hugo Williams
In writing a poem, it’s possible to speak to someone in a way you can’t in everyday language, even someone who is no longer around to talk to at all. We’ll look at some poets who’ve written in an attempt to speak to the dead, or get through to someone who was otherwise unreachable, and start to write poems that say it now, as if they were listening.
Declan Ryan was born in County Mayo, Ireland. His work has appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry (US), Poetry Ireland and the New Statesman, among others. Declan was chosen as one of the Faber New Poets in 2014 and his pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series. He has taught writing at King’s and at Royal Holloway. His criticism can be regularly seen in The Times Literary Supplement and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Morning, day and longer courses offered by Enfield & Southgate WEA

Click on course titles for more information.  See also www.facebook.com/pg/weaenfieldandsouthgate

Morning and day courses

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Saturday Lecture: Women on Film

This year, the UK celebrates the centenary of women winning the vote. This illustrated film lecture commemorates this milestones in women's rights with a look at key films by, with and about women, the women's movement and women's lives since 1918. There will be clips from key films from across the globe.

  • Date: 04/08/2018
  • Start Time: Sat 10:15
  • Location: Enfield Baptist Church
  • Tutor: Ruth Mulandi
  • Fee: £9.00

A Summer’s Morning in the Company of Two Very Interesting Greek Chaps  

The course will focus on ideas by two important philosophers from Ancient Greece: Plato and Aristotle. We will read a short extract from Plato's Republic and discuss his famous metaphor of the Cave; and we will discuss Aristotle's conception of tragedy - making for an entertaining, enjoyable and intellectually stimulating morning.

The English Country House in Literature  

We will explore a diverse range of writings, in prose and poetry, serious and comic, which are about, or at least partly inspired by, the English Country House. Works chosen will be from the 17th to 21st centuries and will include writers from Andrew Marvell to P.G. Wodehouse, and from Jane Austen, to Kazuo Ishiguro. The course will consider how the notion and actuality of the Country House has inspired writers and also how it has reflected changing social mores and political changes, across the centuries.

Longer courses

Examined lives: The art of autobiography  

The course will cover a diversity of autobiographical writings in different genres in prose narratives, diaries and letters and poetry. There will be a consideration of how writers select and edit material for theses works and alsoow they relect and our reflective of the eras in which they ere written. works to be covered will be as follows: William Wordsworth: The Prelude Oscar Wilde : De Profundis Edmund Gosse: Father and Son George Gissing: The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft ( extracts) Virginia Woolf: Diaries and letters Katherine Mansfield: Diaries and letters

Alfred Hitchcock - Master of Suspense  

In this 5-week course, we will explore key works by Alfred Hitchcock, tracing his career from his beginnings in the silent era to highly popular spy thrillers from his British period in the 1930s to his work in the States, including highly influential films like Notorious, North By North West, Vertigo and Pyscho. We will look at the influences that shaped his work from German expressionism to surrealism to Soviet montage; his cinematic style, key themes and collaborators.

Gothic - From Mediaeval Spires to Victorian Follies  

This course will explore the art the architecture of the gothic period, its influence on 19th century architecture and design in the form of the neo-gothic and the emergence of the gothic as a literary and filmic genre. We will be looking at the development of the gothic style and key works; how the gothic was reconstructed in the neo-gothic style; the cultural, scientific and social developments that led to the emergence of the gothic sensibility in writings like "Frankenstein", spawning an enduring literary and cinematic genre.

London Geology Underground and Overground  

We can all see the wide range or rocks to build and decorate our buildings. Where did they come from and how were they formed in order to give them the texture and colours. London owes the local geology for its existence and development. It has made it the great city it is today to impress everyone who visits it. We look into all the aspects of the geology under and on top of the ground.

Telling Tales 400 years of narratives in music  

‘Telling Tales’ is a follow-up to the musical appreciation courses held in Enfield in 2017-18. It will further examine the potential for music - with or without a text - to tell stories and reflect the characteristics of all kinds of narratives:- folk-tales, fairy-tales, myths and legends from around the world, even episodes from history. It will try to create a better understanding of how the language of music can deal effectively with all of these, and how composers from the past, famous and not-so-famous, developed their skills in order to become story-tellers.

London Art Galleries, Museums and Historic Houses  

London has a very full treasury of art galleries, museums and historical houses. Each week different venues will be studied – both the history and the contents – from the list below. As well as the “Big Five” - Tate Modern, Tate Britain, National Gallery, British Museum, V&A Museum - London's smaller galleries will be explored. Whether you're into fine art, sculpture, photography, contemporary works or arty events, you will find hidden gems to satisfy your artistic interests: The Saatchi and Serpentine Galleries (contemporary art), Somerset House, Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Courtauld Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Guildhall Art Gallery, Newport Street Gallery, Pump House Gallery, Queen's Gallery, The Wallace Collection, White Cube, Kenwood Gallery, plus historical houses with significant art collections. The course will help you appreciate the art works with greater knowledge and confidence, either in the galleries, or at home.

The Workshop of the World: Politics, Progress and Poverty in Victorian England  

By the second half of the nineteenth century, as a result of an industrial revolution and the growth of trade and Empire, Britain had become 'the workshop of the world.' Alongside the massive increase in production and wealth a transformation of British society was taking place. The course will examine some of these social, economic and political changes - campaigns to widen the vote and to improve social conditions, the emergence of trade unions, the beginnings of state education. the growth of industry and cities. The course will also examine the importance of some of the leading figures, writers and artists of the period - Charles dickens, Octavia Hill, George Peabody, Florence Nightingale, Charles Booth, Millicent Fawcett. The course will include a guided walk or visit.

Hitchcock and his influences  

Hitchcock and His influences – Intrigue. Murder. Mistaken Identity and the Long Arm of The Law explores the films and film-makers Hitchcock inspired, from his contemporaries up to today. Among the many genres he influenced, we will be focusing on crime films in particular.

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Art History

Myths, Legends and Romance in Art

 

This 5-week course explores the enriching links between art and stories from ancient to modern times. Each week examples from a different epoch will be examined. Short musical excerpts and video clips will be included.

Myths, legends and romances have been the lifeblood of art and music throughout history. Enjoy this journey through the artistic landscape of literature from ancient to modern times. Hear the tales behind the sculptures and paintings, from the flood stories of ancient Iraq and the Bible; the ancient heroes in Greek mythology; the intrigues of devious gods... myths in art

Tutor:  Alan Lomax
5 weeks from Tuesday 5th June 2018 10:00-12:00
Beaumont Care, Southgate Beaumont, 15 Cannon Hill, N14 7DJ

 Part-time course for all adults

Enrol:  www.wea.org.uk/london 0300 303 3464
Cheque to Treasurer, 13 Uplands Way, N21 1DH
or just turn up at first session

Enquiries
Norma Chapman
Shirley Sandford

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Enfield & Southgate WEA are advertising new courses, some starting in April, others in the summer.

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Ruth's course on The Law on Film

This 5-week course will look at some of the most acclaimed and popular legal and crime films, including those that are based on real cases and explore key social and political issues of their time as well as influential historical figures and events. They will include works like 12 Angry Men, Judgement at Nuremburg, Erin Brockovich, Thin Blue Line and Fritz Lang's M

Mondays 19.00-21.15 at Enfield Baptist Church from 16th April - 21st May, cost £47.25

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George O’Reilly’s Social History course on Interwar Years and Social Change

This 5-week course will examine to what extent Lloyd George's promise in 1918 to make Britain 'a land fit for heroes' was fulfilled over the next two decades, focusing on changes in housing, health, education and women's suffrage

Tuesdays 10.00-12.00 at Enfield Baptist Church from 17th April to 15th May, cost £42

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Colin Lomas's Art History course on Myths, Legends and Romance in Art and Music

This 5-week course will look at some Greek myths and legends, some Bible stories and stories associated with Pre-Raphaelites (and others) such as Lady of Shalott; Tristan and Isolde; and Hortus Conclusus

Tuesdays 10.00-12.00 at Beaumont Care, 15 Cannon Hill, Southgate, N14 7DJ from 5th June - 3rd July, cost £42

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Ruth Mulandi's Saturday morning lecture on Women on Film in celebration of the women's vote centenary

Saturday 4th August, 10.15-12.30, at Beaumont Care, 15 Cannon Hill, Southgate, N14 7DJ, cost £9

 

Part-time courses for all adults

Enrol: www.wea.org.uk/london 0300 303 3464

Cheque to Treasurer: 13 Uplands Way, N211DH or just turn up at first session

Enquiries: Norma Chapman or Shirley Sandford

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 WEA Enfield & Southgate Branch courses restart in September.  For more information about all the courses listed below visit www.wea.org.uk/london/our-london-locations/enfield-southgate-branch.

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WEA Enfield & Southgate Branch 17/18 courses

Literature: Commonwealth Authors - C2419100

  • Tutor – Michael King
  • Starting 18/09/2017
  • 14:00 - 16:00 on Mondays for 10 sessions
  • United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Film & Media: Film Studies: French Cinema - C2419101

  • Tutor – Ruth Mulandi
  • Starting 18/09/2017
  • 19:00 - 21:15 on Mondays for 5 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £47.25; if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Art History: The Art and Architecture of Classical Greece - C2419102

  • Tutor – Ruth Mulandi
  • Starting 19/09/2017
  • 09:45 - 11:45 on Tuesdays for 10 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Geology: A Geological Pot Pourri - C2419106

  • Tutor – Stephen Krause
  • Starting 19/09/2017
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Tuesdays for 10 sessions
  • United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Music Appreciation: Legends, Fairytales and Traditions -C2419103

  • Tutor – TBA
  • Starting 20/09/2017
  • 13:45 - 15:45 on Wednesdays for 10 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Art History – London Galleries - C2419104

  • Tutor – Colin Lomas
  • Starting 21/09/2017
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Thursdays for 10 sessions
  • United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

History: The Georgian Era; Rebellions, Reaction and reforms - C2419105

  • Tutor – George O'Reilly
  • Starting 22/09/2017
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Fridays for 10 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Saturday Morning Lecture: Film Studies - Ingmar Bergman - C2419123

  • Tutor – Ruth Mulandi
  • 10:30 – 12:45 on Saturday 11/11/2017
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £9.00; no concessions are available for Saturday Lectures

Literature: Commonwealth Authors - C2419107

  • Tutor – Michael King
  • Starting 08/01/2018
  • 14:00 - 16:00 on Mondays for 10 sessions
  • United Reformed Church, Fox Lane, Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Art History – Art and Architecture - C2419108

  • Tutor – TBA
  • Starting 09/01/2018
  • 09:45 - 11:45 on Tuesdays for 10 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Geology: Economic Geology - C2419112

  • Tutor - Stephen Krause
  • Starting 09/01/2018
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Tuesdays for 10 sessions
  • United Reformed Church, Fox Lane. Palmers Green, London, N13 4AL
  • Fees: £84.00. if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

History: The Georgian Era; Rebellions, Reaction and reforms - C2419111

  • Tutor - George O'Reilly
  • Starting 12/01/2018
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Fridays for 10 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road. Enfield. EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £84.00, if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to o free course.

Film & Media: The Law on Film - C2419114

  • Tutor - Ruth Mutandi
  • Starting 16/04/2018
  • 19:00 - 21:15 on Mondays for 5 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Rood. Enfield, EN2 6TG
  • Fees: £47.25. if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Social History: Interwar Years & Social Change - C2419113

  • Tutor - George O'Reilly
  • Starting 17/04/2018
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Tuesdays for 5 sessions
  • Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road. Enfield, EN2 61G
  • Fees: £42.00. if you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

Art History: Myths, Legends and Romance In Art and Music C2419115

  • Tutor - Colin Lomas
  • Starting 05/06/2018
  • 10:00 - 12:00 on Tuesdays for 5 sessions
  • Beaumont Care. Southgate Beaumont. 15 Cannon Hill, Southgate, London. N14 7DJ
  • Fees: £42.00. it you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course.

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Summer is just around the corner & time to turn to interests new & old

  Social History: Servant Life and Social Class in Edwardian England – how accurate are recent TV portrayals of life ‘below stairs’? The working lives of servants
Tuesdays 18 April – 23May
10.00am–12.15pm at Enfield Baptist Church

  Film Studies: Masters of World Cinema – introduces key film-makers who shaped cinema and created works anchored in different cultural, social and historic traditions
Mondays 8 May–19 June (excluding 29 May) 7.00– 9.15pm at Enfield Baptist Church

  Art History: Gardens & Landscapes in Art: Houses and Gardens in Art
Tuesdays 6 June-11 July 10.00am-12.15pm at Southgate House (Beaumont Care)

Please note change of date:
Outing to Bignor Roman Villa and Uppark House, 20.5.2017
Details: 020 8360 4207

Part-time courses for all adults
Cost: £53.35

Venues:
Southgate House (Beaumont Care) Old Southgate, N14 7DJ
or Enfield Baptist Church, Cecil Road, Enfield, EN2 6GT

Enrol: www.wea.org.uk/london
0800 328 1060
Cheque to Treasurer at 13 Uplands Way, N21 1DH or just turn up at first session

Enquiries:
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Click on the titles for more information.  There are also new courses starting in Barnet and New Barnet.  Visit enrolonline.wea.org.uk for details of all WEA courses.

Literature: Contemporary Writing in Britain 2

Ref: C2418615

We will explore the work of a wide variety of authors deemed in their lifetimes to have been, mad, bad or dangerous to know (or sometimes all three!) and how their scandalous or troubled lives impacted upon their writings.

09/01/2017 - 20/03/2017, 10 sessions
Mon 14:00 in Palmers Green
Tutor: Michael King
Status: Enrolling


Art History: More Themes in Art History

Ref: C2418616

10/01/2017 - 21/03/2017, 10 sessions
Tue 09:45 in Enfield
Tutor: Geraldine Bone-Connaughton
Status: Enrolling


Music Studies: Into the Mainstream 2

Ref: C2418617

11/01/2017 - 22/03/2017, 10 sessions
Wed 13:45 in Enfield
Tutor: Alan Mills
Status: Enrolling


Art History: Italian and Spanish Art 1600-1800
Ref: C2418621

From the towering grandeur of Turin’s Basilica of Superga to the Baroque majesty of The Santa Prisca Church in Spanish Mexico, from Bernini’s ecstatic St Theresa to Goya’s Witches Sabbath, from Guido Reni’s passionate St Cecilia to Las Meninas by Velasquez, we will examine the brilliance and lasting legacy of art in the Italian and Spanish Baroque periods.

12/01/2017 - 23/03/2017, 10 sessions
Thu 10:00 in Palmers Green
Tutor: Colin Lomas
Status: Enrolling


Geology: Geological Disasters 2
Ref: C2418618

We will look into the past world geological disasters and mass extinctions over the last six hundred million years. We will look at the evidence they have left on the surface rocks in the UK and where to find them.

13/01/2017 - 24/03/2017, 10 sessions
Fri 10:00 in Palmers Green
Tutor: Stephen Krause
Status: Enrolling


History: The Stuart Monarchs - The Age of Discovery, Trade and Empire
Ref: C2418619

The course examines England's external relations during the Stuart period, from events in Scotland and Ireland, to wars in Europe, to the origins of the British empire. .

13/01/2017 - 24/03/2017, 10 sessions
Fri 10:00 in Enfield
Tutor: George O'Reilly
Status: Enrolling

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Enfield & Southgate WEA continues its Film Studies series with a look at key European films and film makers of the last hundred years.

The course, Treasures of European Cinema, which runs from 11 April to 23 May at Enfield Baptist Church, takes "an electic look at some of the exciting films and directors that have shaped world cinema for the past 100 years or so – from pioneers like Fritz Lang, the auteurs of the Nouvelle Vague, and seminal figures like Bunuel and Bergman to the contemporary talents of Almodovar and Haneke."

To get a flavour of the course, you can go along to a Saturday Morning Lecture on 19th March with the title The Bicycle Thieves and Beyond, named after the famous 1948 Italian film.

See the WEA website for full details of the course.

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THE BICYCLE THIEVES AND BEYOND

19 March 2016 10:30 - 12:45

 

An overview of key Neorealist directors, films and their legacy, giving a perfect introduction to the 6-week evening course

TREASURES OF EUROPEAN CINEMA

from Monday 11 April 19:00 - 21:15

Enfield Baptist Church
Cecil Road
Enfield Town
EN2 6TG

Fees:  £8 lecture, £54 6-week course

020 8882 0615
020 8882 0207

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WEA Enfield & Southgate start a new course next month  with the title John Singer Sargent 1856-1925:  Lovely Ladies, Lyrical Landscapes and War.

  • Course aims: To give a broad picture of the work of John Singer Sargent and people in his circle.  To develop a more discriminating appreciation of the differing roles of painters like Sargent, from the private portraits to the public propaganda pictures, from the light-hearted family scenes to the portrayal of literary figures.
  • Course description:   John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation.  Learn about his many acquaintances such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson.  Gain a critical appreciation of his stunning works of art.
  • Course content: what topics will the course cover?  The life and works of Sargent and his many friends, acquaintances and rivals in the art world.  The course will follow his life through Italy, Florence, Paris, London, USA and Spain, showing much of his huge output of dazzling paintings. It will include examples of all his subjects from the wealthy socialites to the wounded soldiers in the trenches.

The course will be held at the Beaumont Home in Southgate from 10am to 1215 once a week starting on 2nd June.  The course fees are £53.35.  Fuller information is available on the WEA website.

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enfield thinksThe free classes and lectures in the Enfield Thinks programme continue to deal with a very wide range of subject matter.  Among the subjects coming in the near future are:

  • local history
  • local railway history
  • running a small business
  • the housing crisis in Enfield and across London
  • holiday destinations
  • the politics of happiness
  • first aid
  • arboriculture
  • human rights in Russia and Ukraine
  • science and engineering..

 

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A five-week course at the Chocolate Factory in Wood Green will look at the work of the greatest writers of short stories and help students write their own.

Haringey Literature Live: The Art of the Short Story

Workshop practitioner: Giovanna Iozzi

Short stories offer the reader tantalising miniature worlds; if crafted with skill and emotional truth they can have the power and resonance of novels.

In these workshops we will be studying extracts from some of the great short writers, from Anton Chekhov and Katherine Mansfield to contemporary voices like Alice Munro, George Saunders and Kevin Barry.

Inspired by what we read and writing exercises we'll start crafting our own stories, focusing on: beginnings and endings, story arc and structure, point of view, dialogue and characterisation.

Students will leave the course with a completed story, anything up to 5000 words.

  • Dates: Thursdays: 16th, 23rd, 30th April, 7th, 14th May 2015
  • Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
  • Cost: £75 in advance for a five-session course.
  • Venue: Karamel Restaurant, Chocolate Factory 2, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6UJ
  • Phone: 020 8829 8989
  • Email:

http://haringeyliteraturelive.com/workshops
http://karamelrestaurant.com/event/the-art-of-the-short-story

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Since both Southgate College and Enfield College stopped running language courses for adults there has been a gap in the market for language learners who don't want to travel too far.

Since this January the gap has been plugged, as far as Italian is concerned, by a new language school based in Palmers Green.  During its first term Parla Italiano courses attracted much interest and a new class for beginners is due to start on 15th April at the United Reformed Church in Burford Gardens, on the corner with Fox Lane, at 7.30pm.

laura scaramellaThe new language school is run by Laura Scaramella, an experienced teacher and teacher trainer.  She set up Parla Italia in 2006, since when she's worked with clients all over London.  However, she now has two young children and needs to be available to them.  For this reason she has decided to work closer to home - in Palmers Green and nearby areas. 

Laura believes that in order to learn one needs to be motivated and also to have fun in class. She offers group lessons which are interactive and uses games and activities to make it fun for the students and at the same time effective. All skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) are developed, giving students plenty of practice from lesson one.

If you have thought of learning something new in 2015 there is an opportunity on 15th April, just after Easter. There are still some places available for the free trial class at 7.30. To book please email . This class is for complete beginners.

More information about Parla Italiano and Laura can be found on www.parlaitaliano.co.uk.  She is also on Facebook, Twitter and also on Linked in

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Brief details of two upcoming WEA courses to be held at Enfield Baptist Church..

Film Studies: James Bond and the Spy Thriller Genre.

James Bond is one of the biggest and best loved “film franchises”. It has turned the spy thriller into glamorous, blockbuster entertainment. This course looks at its 50-year history and introduces key works in the spy thriller genre.

  • Course Dates: 23/02/2015 - 30/03/2015
  • 6 sessions for 2.25 hrs per session
  • Mon 19:00
  • Standard Fee £53.35
  • Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?: None
  • Click here for details

Social History: Building a New Jerusalem

The years of Queen Victoria’s reign saw unprecedented social change in British society. We will explore the continuities and discontinuities in radical and reformist movements from the early years of Chartism to the 20th century formation of the Labour Party.

  • Course Dates: 14/04/2015 - 19/05/2015
  • 6 sessions for 2.25 hrs per session
  • Tue 0945
  • Standard Fee £53.35
  • Any prior knowledge or entry requirements?: None
  • Click here for details
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WEA Enfield launches its 2014/15 courses later this month. There are three different venues:  Enfield Baptist Church, the Burford Centre in Palmers Green and Southgate House (the Beaumont Centre) in Cannon Hill.

100 years of cinemaNew members are always welcome to join a class at any time during a term and can take advantage of the "taste and see" policy for five, ten or twenty week courses by attending their first session free.

C2417610 - Introduction to Social Anthropology Part One 26/09/2014 to 05/12/2014 for 10 sessions, Fri 10:00 Tutor: Yasmin Hales-Henao

C2417597 - Film Studies: One Hundred Years of Cinema 22/09/2014 to 27/10/2014 for 6 sessions, Mon 19:00

C2417596 - Literature: Ripe for Rediscovery - Some Neglected 20th Century Writers 22/09/2014 to 23/03/2015 for 20 sessions, Mon 14:00 Tutor: Michael King

C2417598 - Art History: The Art of World War 1 23/09/2014 to 02/12/2014 for 10 sessions, Tue 09:15 Tutor: Mark Banting

C2417601 - Geology: Geological Maps and Mapping 23/09/2014 to 24/03/2015 for 20 sessions, Tue 14:00 in Palmers Green Tutor: Michael Howgate

C2417602 - Music Studies: Operas, ballets and their composers (1870-1920) 24/09/2014 to 25/03/2015 for 20 sessions, Wed 13:45 Tutor: Alan Mills

C2417609 - Art History: Art and Social Context 1890-1910 25/09/2014 to 04/12/2014 for 10 sessions, Thu 10:30 Tutor: Peter Harrison

C2417646 - Georgian London: palaces, portraits and pleasure gardens 25/10/2014 to 25/10/2014 for 1 sessions, Sat 10:00 Tutor: Mark Banting

For full details visit wealondon.org/enfield.

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