General Interest Courses

Tai Ji Quan, and Qigong 27th Apr to 29th Apr 2018
Tutor: Clare SkeltonFriday to Sunday

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Nurture yourself with a weekend of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst also increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. I enjoy working with all ages and will support you to meet your individual health and fitness needs. The course is suitable for all levels, beginners welcome.Nurture yourself with a weekend of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst also increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. I enjoy working with all ages and will support you to meet your individual health needs. The course is open to everyone, beginners welcome. .... read more

In Search of the Celts28th Apr to 29th Apr 2018
Tutor: Richard StoneSaturday to Sunday

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Before the rise of the Roman Empire the Celts were the most powerful people in central and western Europe. Using evidence from classical writers, archaeology and place-names, this course explores the history and culture of the Celtic people and considers how Celtic identity has continually been re-invented and rediscovered..... read more

Digital Photography for Beginners08 Aug 2018
Tutor: Janine KilroeWednesday

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If you would like to use your camera more effectively, join Janine for this day course, where you will acquire a better understanding of the basic relationship between shutters, apertures, ISO and how the available light works together. You will also gain a basic understanding of the theory of correct exposure photography..... read more

Bridge for Improvers9th Aug to 10th Aug 2018
Tutor: Judie DevoyThursday to Friday

This Bridge Course is suitable for those students who have a fair understanding of Acol bidding and playing and who wish to extend their knowledge and skills. .... read more

Tudor Tweets13th Aug to 15th Aug 2018
Tutor: Richard StoneMonday to Wednesday

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The rulers, movers and shakers of the Tudor period, as you ve not met them before, as we explore key events and personal relationships through their own eyes, and described in their own words, in handwritten letters, state documents and recorded comments..... read more

Bridge: Start Here - Fast Track Beginners13th Aug to 14th Aug 2018
Tutor: Judie DevoyMonday to Tuesday

This course is for the Bridge Beginner and you will get straight into playing from the start. Ideally students will already have some knowledge of cards, perhaps from family card games and will have met the concept of trick taking and a trump suit..... read more

Tai Ji Quan, and Qigong 13th Aug to 15th Aug 2018
Tutor: Clare SkeltonMonday to Wednesday

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Nurture yourself with three days of gentle exercise to enhance your health and well-being. These traditional Chinese health arts, Tai Ji Quan and Qigong (Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung), create stillness in the mind whilst also increasing vitality and fitness. Your ability to relax, your flexibility, co-ordination and balance will improve with practice. Steve Gorwits (instructor with the Longfei Taijiquan Assoc GB, and a BCCMA L2 Coach) will be joining us for one day of the course, bringing his expertise to broaden your experience and to allow us to give you more individual attention. The course is open to everyone, no previous experience is necessary..... read more

Digital Photography for Improvers15 Aug 2018
Tutor: Janine KilroeWednesday

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This course will build on prior basic knowledge to encourage, inspire and empower the user to want to use their camera more creatively and with a better understanding, therefore taking the "pot luck" out of each shot, and helping to increase the image success rate. During the course we will explore the aperture and shutter speed priority settings as well as the manual setting..... read more

Conversational Mandarin Chinese16th Aug to 17th Aug 2018
Tutor: Xuzhuang LiThursday to Friday

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This two day summer school conversational mandarin Chinese course will start from 'Pinyin' (the pronunciation) 'sisheng' (the four tones) and then focus on the general greetings from asking names, nationalities, family members, occupations, studying subjects, weather in four seasons and hobbies and interests, etc. .... read more