Creative Writing for allFind new ideas, engage your imagination and develop your personal voice in a supportive environment. We will cover characterisation, place, action and dialogue. All abilities welcome.
Writing Stories for ChildrenTaking inspiration from established children’s authors, we will look at the particulars of engaging young readers.
They Made History: Great Historians and their WorksHistory is not set in stone. Much depends on the men and women who write it, be they Catholics, Protestants or atheists, conservatives, liberals or socialists. Gibbon, Macaulay and AJP Taylor come under scrutiny, with many others less well known.
Saturday Music Appreciation - Exploring Mozart's RequiemExplore and discuss Mozart's unfinished choral masterpiece written in his final months
Early Georgian England 1714 - 1760We explore these crucial years, in which hard won peace and stability triumphed over Jacobite and French threats, Pope and Gray wrote their greatest poetry, and England acquired dominion over Canada and India.
March Hare Willow WorkshopDiscover the creative potential of willow, learn the basic techniques and then weave your own March Hare from locally sourced willow to take home.
Acrylics and Watercolours Space for Creativity Summer SchoolSelf-Directed Workshops for Watercolour, Acrylics & Mixed Media This 5 day summer school provides creative space and tutor support
French Book ClubNow in its 6th year, the French Book Club introduces readers to contemporary authors writing in French and aims to present varied aspects of modern French fiction.
Pottery For PleasureSpend some special creative evenings making your own pottery in a welcoming group.
Spanish Level 1 A : Term 2These courses are a continuation of the September courses. Learners wishing to join Part 2 must have studied Spanish at beginner’s level for app. 30 hours.
Italian Level 2 C and DThese courses at upper intermediate level are suitable for students who are reasonably competent in the language.
Italian Level 1A : Term 2These courses are a continuation of the September Part 1 courses. Learners wishing to join Term 2 must have studied Italian at beginners’ level for app 30 hours.
German Level 1 C and DThese courses are suitable for students who have completed a beginners Level 1 A and B course or have studied German to some extent in the past.
Watercolour Improvers PaintingYou will have the opportunity to continue to learn, apply and extend your watercolour skills and techniques to create vibrant and colourful paintings.
Urban Fox Willow WorkshopMake your own woven willow urban fox from locally sourced willow to take home.
Grammatica della FantasiaA workshop for intermediate/advanced learners of Italian to learn how to free your imagination, based on the famous ‘Grammatica della Fantasia’ by writer and educator Gianni Rodari.
Italian Level 3 A and BThese courses at advanced level are suitable for students who have been learning Italian for several years and are fairly fluent and proficient.
French Level 3 A and BThese courses at advanced level are suitable for students who have been learning French for several years and are fairly fluent and proficient.
French Level 3 C and D - Advanced ConversationCe cours s'adresse a des personnes qui ont un don niveau de Francais.
German Level 2 A and BThese courses at lower intermediate level are suitable for students who have completed courses at Level 1, and have a good basic understanding of the language.
German Level 2 C and DThese courses at upper intermediate level are suitable for students who are reasonably competent in the language.
Italian Level 2 A and BThese courses at lower intermediate level are suitable for students who have completed courses at Level 1, and have a good basic understanding of the language.
French SlangThis short course will provide a comprehensive look at French slang.
The 15th Century: Early Netherlandish PaintingExplore the art of the Northern Renaissance from Jan van Eyck’s exquisite, jewel-like paintings to Hieronymus Bosch’s bizarre world of monsters.
Clowns and LaundressesArt history through themes - images of people at work or relaxing.
17th Century Painting in Northern EuropeTwo great figures: Rubens and Rembrandt dominate the art of the 17th century. We will discuss their works and also focus on the artists who specialised in scenes of everyday life, landscapes and portraits.
Get by in Spanish on HolidayLearn some basic Spanish for your next holiday in a Spanish speaking country!