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Saturday Day Schools in Disley, Autumn 2014

An external photo of the Quaker Meeting House in Disley, Cheshire. For full photo credit please see the full post.

The following special events are organised directly by the Disley Branch and held at Ring O’ Bells Quaker Meeting House, Ring O’ Bells Lane, Disley SK12 2AG. Booking essential as detailed below.

Alexander Technique Day School

Tutor: Jane Osgood

Saturday 4 October 2014 --- 10.00am - 4.00pm

Fee: £25.00 including tea and coffee but not lunch

Please telephone 01625 877 255 to book for this event only


Our New Autumn 2014 Brochure Is Out!

A copy of the front cover of the 2014 brochure, a blue gid layout with pictures of various areas of the North West region

Every year we produce a variety of brochures to help promote our courses and our mission. Usually this takes the form of multiple brochures for different locations across the region, but this time we've complied them all into one giant North West mega-brochure, and it's available now!

Printed copies are being distributed throughout the region as we speak but you can also grab yourself a digital copy by heading to our brochure page.

WEA Student Art Exhibition In Cheshire

WEA art students in Cheshire working on their pieces for a class

We'd like to invite you to an exhibition of student work from three WEA classes held at Hoole Community Centre, Chester. The classes are taught by Judy Gough and include Starting with Abstract Art, Continuing Abstract Art and Life Drawing. All are very welcome - come and see the range of excellent work the students have created over the last year. The event is totally FREE to attend.

Wednesday 23rd July 1-6 pm, Hoole Community Centre, WESTMINSTER ROAD, HOOLE, CH2 3AU

Liverpool Dementia Project Recognised

WEA Regional Director Greg Coyne presents the Health & Wellbeing award to Merseytravel Chairman Councillor Liam Robinson

You may have read about our recent Adult Learners' Week celebration held in Liverpool. The event also acknowledged the end of the WEA’s Liverpool Dementia Project, developed with £5000 of funding from Merseytravel. The project delivered a range of outputs including a city wide consultation on dementia, 18 memory café events and awareness training delivered to frontline travel, transport and customer service staff.

WEA Web Systems Review - Have Your Say!

A screenshot from the promo video for the web consultation. Desk draw open with Top Secret envelope in it.

Want to shape the future of the WEA's online presence? Now is your chance!

This summer the WEA is reviewing how we use the web right across the association. With so many different websites and systems the time has come to begin working together on a common platform. To really make the most of the power and flexibility of the web.

Free Accredited Community Interpreting Training In Manchester

FREE - Accredited Community Interpreting training in Greater Manchester - Level 1

FREE - Accredited Community Interpreting - Level 1

You are eligible if:

New Online Social Purpose Training Unit

Book cover showing a worker walking past one of the first trains

The WEA has developed a online Education for Social Purpose training unit, available to anyone, free of charge, as an online learning resource. We have developed this in the light of critical action learning teaching we have been delivering in recent years. This, in turn, has led to the introduction of Community Engagement as one of our four main themes, informing our planning today, although we believe that education with a social purpose underlies everything that we do. It is about what makes the WEA distinctive from other adult education providers.

Celebrating Achievement In Adult Learners' Week

WEA Regional Director Greg Coyne, WEA student Denise Watson and recipient of NIACE Cert of Achievement, WEA tutor Maria Tavares and Shadow Health Minister Luciana Berger MP

The WEA North West Region held its Adult Learner’s Week celebrations on Friday 20th June at the Foresight Centre in Liverpool. The event was attended by a variety of statutory, voluntary and private sector representatives with the Shadow Minister for Public Health, Luciana Berger presenting the awards.

ESF Grants - Round 6 Is Now Open For Applications

Close up image of a stopwatch taken from Flickr - Photo by William Warby

Here at WEA North West one of the most important roles we perform is awarding European Social Fund grant money to community projects that are changing lives and making the world a better place, or at least our little corner of it here in the North West. The funding is distributed in a number of rounds and we're proud to announce that round 6 is now open for applications.

Round 6 is open until midday Monday 7th July

Free WEA Literary Seminar In Manchester - June 16th

A stack of books being hugged by a person in a purple sweater. Photo by Eunice on Flickr, link in description

Monday 16 June (6.00pm - 8.00pm) at the WEA Manchester Office, 4th Floor, Crawford House (entrance via Booth Street East), Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9GH (park at the Aquatics Centre car park on Booth Street East)

An opportunity to discuss the work of the four poets who are reading at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Senses of Place Poetry Gala event on 2 June*: Sean Borodale, Deryn Rees-Jones, Michael Symmons Roberts and Jean Sprackland. These are four award-winning writers who – in very different ways – share a preoccupation with the complex relationship between poems, the senses and places. Please note that no prior reading is required before the WEA seminar.