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W18  The Growth of the Concerto 2 (C)     Tutor: Peter Copley

0930-1130

A solo instrument pitted against a full orchestra? Actually, concertos come in many shapes and sizes, not all of which involve a solo instrument or even an orchestra. This course will survey all the forms that the concerto has taken from approximately 1800 to the present day. Composers whose concertos will be played and discussed  include: Beethoven, Paganini, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Strravinsky, Bridge, Berg, de Falla, Constant Lambert and Béla Bartók.


W20  Roman Britain (C)       Tutor: David Rudling

1030-1230

We will continue to explore the archaeology and later history of Roman Britain. Topics to be examined this term will include: towns, villas, farmsteads, trade, industry, religion, burial, and the 'End of Roman Britain'. It is hoped that at least one of the classes will be a field visit to a Sussex site or museum.

  

W19 Italian Language, Culture & Cinema  1  (C)    Tutor: Adrian Hilton

1030-1230

This continuing intermediate level course is designed to help you improve your command of Italian by exploring aspects of Italy's history, culture and regions using up-to-date resources on language and civilisation, enhanced by scenes from Italian cinema.


W21 Italian Language, Culture & Cinema  2  (C)    Tutor: Adrian Hilton

1330-1530

This continuing course is designed along similar lines to the morning session but is more suited to students who are ready and confident to pursue their studies to a higher intermediate level.


W22  Spanish for Beginners  (C)      Tutor: Maria Simons

1900-2030

A course for beginners which will enable students to communicate in everyday situations such as ordering food and drink, shopping, asking  for and giving directions, etc. The basic structures of the language will be introduced as will aspects of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.


W25  Burning Issues of the Day (C)     Tutor: Arthur Collins

1930-2130

A lively and friendly round table discussion which seeks to explore the issues underlying and shaping the burning political, economic, social as well as philosophical issues of the day. Subjects may be selected by either the tutor or members of the group.


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T10  French Lower Intermediate (C)     Tutor: Claire Peligry

1000-1130

This is a course for those who have covered just the basics of a beginners’ course and want to develop their knowledge of the grammar and language further.  We will be looking at the language you need in different situations: giving more information about yourself and your family, asking for directions, understanding weather predictions, making purchases and travel arrangements, etc.  There will be plenty of speaking and listening opportunities for practice and we will be using videos from time to time.


T11  British Art from 1800 to 1910: The Academy to Camden Town (C) Tutor: Jackie Parry

1000-1200

This term the course will consider the period 1880-1910: The Slade, NEAC, Whistler, Sargent, Bloomsbury and Camden Town.  There will be a gallery visit during the term.


T12  Improve Your Bridge (C)      Tutor: Dave Armstrong

1030-1230

This is a course for those who have completed a beginners’ course or have a good basic knowledge of the game and who wish to further develop their playing skills.


T13  Computer Club (C)       Tutor: Ray Gibson

1400-1600        Fee: £65

Drop in to these sessions as suits you and practise at your own pace under the guidance of our friendly tutor. He will teach a series of topics related to hardware, software and the internet, while there is always space reserved for student questions.  Make use of the Centre’s Lottery-funded laptops or bring your own device.


T14  Art - Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (C)  Tutor: Mick Bensley

1500-1700

This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting and explain techniques, basic drawing, composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him.


T16  Writers’ Workshop (C)      Tutor: Claudia Gould

1900-2100

A place for writers and would-be writers to find ideas, get feedback and discuss their own work and that of others. Come with some writing of your own, or with ideas for writing you would like to do. We’ll give you helpful exercises, point you towards useful books and, most of all, take your writing seriously.

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TH31  French for Beginners  (C)      Tutor: Claire Peligry

1000-1130

This course is for those with very little or no knowledge of French. We will cover the basics, so that you can take part in simple everyday situations and enjoy getting to know French culture. The emphasis will be on practical communication skills, so that you can get by in French.


TH27  David to Cezanne: French Art in the 19th Century 2  (C)  Tutor: Jackie Parry

1000-1200

This term the course will cover 1880-1906: Symbolism and Post Impressionism - Van Gogh, Gauguin, Redon, Cezanne and the early 20th century shifts. There will be a gallery visit during the term.


TH32  Stained Glass Art for Beginners  (C) (8 week term to Mar 8) Tutor: Janice Farrar

1030-1230

The course will cover the key techniques for producing quality stained glass – design, composition, colour, cutting, foiling, soldering and assembling. We will look at the use of stained glass in panels, mirrors, sculpture and jewellery. Students will work under expert supervision to design and create their own pieces. Cost of materials and personal equipment not included.


TH28  History of Western Political Thought  (NEW)   Tutor: Neil Phillips

1400-1600

How our society should best be organised has been argued about for millennia. Plato thought 'best' could not include democracy; Locke thought tolerance would help (except for atheists); Marx felt it was all down to science and in the 20th century Nozick argued that paying tax for social welfare was equivalent to slavery. 


TH29  Stained Glass Art – Improvers  (C) (8 week term to Mar 8) Tutor: Janice Farrar

1400-1600

This course is for those who have completed a beginners’ course and wish to develop further their skills in creating stained glass art. Participants will improve and develop techniques in cutting, foiling and soldering to design and produce their own pieces, under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Cost of materials and personal equipment not included.


TH30  Life Drawing & Portraiture  (C)     Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1400-1600

Using professional models, we will work on long and short poses, both costumed and nude, to study shape and form. Suitable for accomplished artists as well as beginners who wish to have helpful guidance throughout. You are welcome to bring a drawing board and easel. There will be a small fee each session for the model.


TH33  Sketching & Drawing  (C)      Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1900-2100

The art of capturing a moment in time through a sketch and seeing it through to an accomplished finished drawing. We will explore all the techniques and equipment needed. We will work on convincing architecture and figurative movement as well as the narrative of your drawings. I will help you sharpen your ways of seeing as well as your pencil! 

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M1  Tradition and Innovation: 400 years of Opera  (C)   Tutor: Julian Broughton

1000-1200

We examine the balance between novelty and convention in a series of case studies. How much has opera changed since Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo of 1607? And how did figures such as Gluck, Verdi and Wagner manage to please their audiences while pursuing powerful new ideas about music and drama?


M2  Landscape in Poetry  (NEW)     Tutor: Lynne Masters

1000-1200

This course broadens understanding of poetry through an exploration of landscapes throughout Britain as depicted by various poets. No prior knowledge is needed, simply an enjoyment of reading and discussing texts. A poetry anthology will be provided by the tutor for a small cost (no more than £4).


M3  Mindfulness & Alexander Technique  (NEW)   Tutor: Cherry Collins

1000-1200

A practical course for reducing stress and relieving chronic pain. An opportunity to be with others learning skills we can use in daily life. Friendly discussion, meditation practices and short activities in the group are followed through with home practice between classes. The principles underlying the Alexander Technique will be introduced as a complementary skill which strengthens our health and enhances mindful movement.

Based on the book "Mindfulness for Health” (winner of BMA award 2014). Essential book & course materials £15 provided by tutor. Please contact tutor to discuss this course before enrolling.

Further information available from tutor www.mindful-living-skills.com  07501 017597.


M5  Drawing and Painting with Lucy Parker (C)    Tutor: Lucy Parker

1400-1600

A structured course that will take you through easy and enjoyable exercises in observational drawing and painting. By using stimulating subject matter we will try out various media: starting with pencil, then moving on to charcoal and pastels, and ending with watercolours. Please look at my website at www.lbparker.com.


M7  Regency & Victorian Britain: Social and Political History  (NEW) Tutor: James Simister

1430-1630

Britain’s institutions and laws failed to adapt to rapid economic change in the Industrial and Agricultural Revolutions. Victory in the Napoleonic Wars led to a century of imperialism, social unrest, religious soul-searching, and gradual social and political reform.


M6  Art - Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique  (C)  Tutor: Mick Bensley

1500-1700

This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting and explain techniques, basic drawing, composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him.


M8  Art – Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (NEW)  Tutor: Mick Bensley

1930-2130

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F36  Britain’s Geological Evolution  (NEW)    Tutor: Tony Corrigan

1000-1200

How the rocks that made us were made: how are rocks formed and how do we know; why are fossils so important and how do we date one? How do we find hydrocarbons, minerals and water; are resources infinite or will they run out? The evolution of Britain from 4 billion BC into an island with the world’s most varied geology.


F35  Spanish Lower Intermediate  (C)     Tutor: Maria Simons

1400-1530

A course for learners who can get by in everyday situations, and wish to develop their communicative skills further. The emphasis will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate.  


F34  Painting Three Ways  (C)      Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1400-1600

Acrylic, Oil and Watercolour. We will explore the individual quality of these three very different painting media through set projects, gaining useful advice and tips on getting the best out of your painting project. Be prepared to be challenged. There are no short cuts but you will discover your inner artist!

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