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Saturday Day Schools in Disley - New Year 2016

Saturday Day Schools in Disley, New Year 2016

The following special events are organised directly by the Disley Branch. Booking essential as detailed below:


Alexander Technique Day School

St Mary’s Schoolrooms, 2 Buxton Old Road, Disley SK12 2BB

Jane Osgood

Saturday 5 March 2016

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


Exploring Music and Drama

WEA STEMM - Science for All...


Open Your Eyes, Look up to the Sky!..

WEA in the North West have been awarded funding by the Royal Astronomical Society to develop NEW Astronomy courses along with a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) courses featuring astronomy, including some existing courses such as permaculture to digital photography..

These will be coming to a venue near you very soon..!!!

Our Jean is 60!

Jean birthday

Just a quick message to wish Jean, our wonderful Regional Operations Manager a happy 60th Birthday! Jean has been with us for over 40 years, and is well loved, with her warmth and humour appreciated throughout the WEA. Happy Birthday Jean!

Wow! 36 films in 10 weeks!

Awesome!  An over used word maybe but the only one I could use to describe the showcase event on Monday evening at Liverpool's Small Cinema.  The 9 students able to attend the showcase produced an amazing 36 short films between them, in just 10 weeks!

Either side of the popcorn the audience enjoyed a selection of films produced during our Visual Grammar course, an idea created by tutor, Chase Johnstone-Lynch, who hails from New York no less. The course was essentially for people wishing to learn the art of directing and used drama students from John Moores University as actors.

New Visual Grammar Course in Liverpool

Venue: A Small Cinema, 57 Victoria St, Liverpool

When: Beginner - Monday 14th September at 12:00 am (for 10 weeks)

When: Intermediate - Monday 14th September at 6:00 pm (for 10 weeks)

Cost:  FREE (or if you are NOT on a means tested benefit its only £35.70)

 So what is visual grammar exactly?

Well, literally it means communication without words, a concept everpresent in the world of film.  Words alone will not always convey the filmamker's message.

WEA Garden Wins Bronze at Tatton RHS Show!

Field to Fabric the exciting project from Lancashire Museums and WEA was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). WEA students from across Lancashire have been researching Lancashire’s textile industry charting the social and industrial background and the journey of cloth production from plant, through the carding, spinning, weaving and dyeing processes into fabric.

WEA Student Art Exhibition In Cheshire

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 22nd July 1-6 pm, Hoole Community Centre, WESTMINSTER ROAD, HOOLE, CH2 3AU