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Holbrook Student Group

 

email: weaholbrook@talktalk.net

Updated:  14 November 2018

News and Events - 2018/19

News

 

We held the AGM for the WEA Holbrook Branch on 6th March 2018 and decided to continue with WEA activities in Holbrook through becoming a Student Group. This is a more informal arrangement than a Branch, run by a team of volunteers with the administration of the Group being organised centrally and by the local WEA Office in Derby.

 

We currently have 11 Student Group Volunteers - athough it would be good to have more Holbrook residents to maintain a local focus.  Please contact the Group via weaholbrook@talktalk.net if you are interested in helping and providing ideas for new courses - you can commit as much or little time as you wish.  We are keen to put on events and courses that appeal to a variety of adult age groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provisional List of Events and Courses for 2019

 

1.   “British Film Directors”:  a series of talks by David Leicester.  The first talk will be free and, if you enjoy it, you might like to enrol for the short course that follows. 

 

1.1   Free 'taster session' – David Lean (refreshments will be provided)

 

When and Where:  Thursday 24th January 2019, 7pm to 9pm at Holbrook Moor Methodist Church.

 

Book your free place online at wea.org.uk or phone 0300 303 3464.  Bookings will be taken from 20 November 2018.

 

The first talk is a ‘free taster’ session and will look at the works of David Lean, the great English Film Director of large scale epics such as:  The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). He also directed adaptations of Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), as well as the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

 

1.2   Short Course – “British Film Directors”  (refreshments will be provided)           

 

When and Where:  On the following 3 Thursdays: 31st January, 7th & 14th February 2019, 7pm to 9pm at Holbrook Moor Methodist Church.

 

Fee:  £23.10

 

During this short course, David will look at the work of other British Film Directors and Producers.  David currently plans to cover:

 

Week 1 - Britain Takes on Hollywood (incl. the films of Powell and Pressburger, Alfred Hitchcock, Alexander Korda);

Week 2 - Dirt and Grime (incl. films commissioned by the Post Office and the Coal Board, then through the war years and on to coverage of post-war social problems, especially around housing and the birth of the Welfare State);

Week 3 - Who are We? - modern films, looking at life not only in our towns but also countryside, asking questions about our national identity in a modern world, but may also include big-scale epics like Dunkirk and The Finest Hour.

 

Enrol online at wea.org.uk or phone 0300 303 3464.  Enrolment should be available from 20 November 2018.

 

 

 

2.  From Rufus to Richard: The Murdered Monarchs of England - a lecture by David Barnard

 

When and Where:  Tuesday 2nd July 2019 10am -12 noon. 

 

Fee - £3.85 (refreshments will be provided)

 

Enrol online at wea.org.uk or phone 0300 303 3464.  Enrolment should be available from 20 November 2018.

 

 

For further general information on any of the above, please telephone the

WEA Derby Office on 01332 291805