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When Planets Collide? - Photo Competition

When planets collide, well, converge in this case.  During the month of June we are treated to the spectacle of Venus and Jupiter converging.   If you look roughly Northwest at dusk, 2 of the brightest objects in night sky are putting on a show.  In fact, after the Sun and Moon they are the 3rd and 4th brightest objects.  This photo was taken on the 20th June about 10.30pm and it wasn't fully dark, the 2 planets are easily visible and as you can see this is hardly the clearest of skies either.  If you can view them on the 30th June they will be just one third of a degree apart.

Adult Learners' Week Events In The North West

If you've followed the work of WEA in the North West over recent years you'll probably be familiar with Adult Learners' Week. An annual celebration of all that's great about adult learning oranised by NIACE. ALW highlights the benfits education can bring not only to the students themselves but also their communities and our wider society as a whole.

Memory Cafe @ Costa Coffee - Tuesday May 5th, midday onwards

As part of our ongoing dementia project here at WEA North West we run regular Memory Cafe events. You'll be no stranger to our posts about them here if you read this website even semi regularly. Memory Cafes are open to all and the idea is to offer a safe and welcoming environment for those living with dementia and their carers to socialise. We have a theme for each one and provide materials such as photos, toys and other things to foster conversation about the past and hopefully bring back a few memories.

Immigration Discussion Event - Weds April 29th In Liverpool

The Workers Educational Association has been running discussion based events to encourage political engagement and help people gain a more informed perspective on key social and political issues. We believe it is important in the run up to a general election - and simply for its own sake, to open up spaces outside of formal education where people can learn about the issues which affect us all. It is not our intention to push a certain party line, but instead to provide a space where people are encouraged to present a wide range of views and decide for themselves.

Video: Emergency First Aid At Work Training

Check out this video from a recent Emergency First Aid At Work class in Leigh, Lancashire. The session was held at Joining Communities office and led by tutor Chris Thackrah. The course consisted of Recovery Position, CPR, Treatment for Shock, Bandaging and how to help if someone is choking. As you can see the session was a big hit with attendees who were able to learn skills that just might save someone's life in future!

Last Chance To Sign Up For Free April Courses In Rochdale

LAST CHANCE FOR FREE COURSES at CITTECH, 131 Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2JJ

• Are you 19 years or older with a National Insurance number
• Have you lived in the UK for 3 years
• Do you work or volunteer for a Gtr Manchester company (up to 250 people)
• OR are you are self-employed and registered with HMRC

If the answer is yes you could be eligible for free training so come along to the Enrolment & Assessment day at Cittech: Thurs 23rd April 10:30am (3hr)

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