Courses for pleasure in the Bolton area

Courses for 2022/23

We are currently updating our course catalogue for 2022/2023.

Booking will be available from 14 July.

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A brief history of crime and punishment (F22)

This course will look at some aspects of recorded crimes and punishments, from the ancient world to the 20C. We will consider the 'crimes' based on religious convictions, witchcraft and divination and innovatory techniques of torture and corporal and capital … Read more >

Category: History
Tutor: Peter Watson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
04 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 10

Acrylic Painting Advanced (A52)

This course is for those who have used Acrylic paint before. We will look at developing paintings around a topic with an ongoing project and showcasing your work in a small exhibition. Guidance will be given around gathering information and … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £95.00 9
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Acrylic Painting Basic (A51)

For people who want to start at the very beginning. We start with looking at the basic equipment and how it is used. We will then go onto painting landscapes, still life and botanical themes using a step-by-step approach. We … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £95.00 14
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Creative Stitch (D83)

A creative stitch course which is suited to both beginners and the more experienced. There is the opportunity to learn embroidery, fabric painting and beading techniques to create an individual piece of work based on a set theme. The atmosphere … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Ruth Leigh
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 13
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00

Creative Writing (D70)

An opportunity to develop your creative writing skills in a friendly and supportive environment. The course covers how to start writing, finding inspiration, finding expression in poetry or prose, creating characters and techniques of writing. There are a wide range … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: ANTHONY EDGE
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 12
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00

Drawing Advanced (A50)

This course is for those who already have experience drawing in different media. For example, pencil, charcoal, ink, wash etc. Advanced drawing techniques will be introduced to help shape your own identity on what you produce. You will follow projects … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £95.00 6
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Drawing Basic (F27)

The course looks at the types of pencils and papers we can use and why. We will explore a range of drawing techniques using pencil and different ways of looking at the objects we are drawing. Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £95.00 10
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
20 Apr 2023 - 18 May 2023
5 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Family History Advanced (D89)

This course helps advanced family historians analyse complex and obscure historical sources of information.

Category: History
Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 3
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00

Flower Arranging class (B81)

For beginners and those with flower arranging experience. This course covers a variety of traditional, modern, contemporary and seasonal designs. A practical course with short talks on Flower Arranging and a demonstration each week. Friendly atmosphere and supportive. Students find … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Joan Johnson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
04 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Waiting list
17 Jan 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
18 Apr 2023 - 16 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

French Advanced (D62)

This course is taught mostly in French with support in English. It is suitable for those who have who have a good grasp of French. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking French. A wide range of topics … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre (meeting room downstairs)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 11
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
20 Apr 2023 - 18 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

French Advanced (D63)

This course is taught mostly in French with support in English. It is suitable for those who have who have a good grasp of French. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking French. A wide range of topics … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre (meeting room downstairs)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 13
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
20 Apr 2023 - 18 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

French Intermediate (D61)

This course is suitable for those who have grasped the basics of French and want to develop their understanding of the language, improve the fluency of their conversation and knowledge of grammar. It will help you develop your skills using … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Sheila Nelson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2022 - 15 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 3
19 Jan 2023 - 30 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
20 Apr 2023 - 18 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

French Intermediate (Year 1) (F26)

This course follows on from the basic French course Enjoy Learning ran this year or for anyone who has completed a basic French course in the past. We will revise some of the topics covered in the basic course and … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
04 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 12
17 Jan 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
18 Apr 2023 - 16 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

German Advanced (A60)

This course is mainly taught in German and will help you develop confidence and fluency in using the language. It will include conversation in small groups. Looking at texts mainly from a newspaper or magazine article (reading out loud and … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Irene
Centre: The Triangle Centre (meeting room downstairs)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £95.00 11
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

German Intermediate (A53)

This course is suitable for those who have studied German for two or more years or have a grasp of basic German. It will include translation, conversation, role –play, quizzes and grammar. The tutor is a first language German speaker … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £95.00 12
18 Jan 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
19 Apr 2023 - 17 May 2023
5 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Italian Advanced (A56)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It is suitable for those who have who have a good grasp of Italian. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking Italian. A wide range of topics … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: SARA ROMAN
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 5
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Italian Advanced (D74)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It is suitable for those who have who have a good grasp of Italian. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking Italian. A wide range of topics … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: SARA ROMAN
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £95.00 10
20 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
21 Apr 2023 - 19 May 2023
5 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Italian Basic (F25)

This is a new course and suitable for absolute beginners. It is taught by a native Italian speaker. You will learn the essential vocabulary and phrases to help you understand and speak Italian with some confidence. It will also provide … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022
10 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £95.00 11
20 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
10 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
21 Apr 2023 - 19 May 2023
5 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Italian Basic (Year 2) (F24)

This course is part 2 of the Basic course we ran on Monday mornings this year. It is for people who have completed a basic course or who have done some Italian before and feel they need more time to … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £95.00 3
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Italian Intermediate (D76)

This course is suitable for those who have grasped the basics of Italian and want to develop their understanding of the language. It will help you develop your speaking skills around a variety of topics. Students say of this course: … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: SARA ROMAN
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2022 - 16 Dec 2022
10 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £95.00 2
20 Jan 2023 - 31 Mar 2023
10 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
21 Apr 2023 - 19 May 2023
5 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Spanish Advanced (C35)

This course is taught mostly in Spanish with support in English. It is suitable for those who have who have a good grasp of Spanish. The tutor is a native Spanish speaker. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre (meeting room downstairs)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 14
18 Jan 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
19 Apr 2023 - 17 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Spanish Basic (A66)

You will learn the essential to help you get by in Spanish in a range of basic holiday situations such as meeting people, getting around and getting what you need. We will use the BBC book and CD pack or … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 11
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Spanish Intermediate (C34)

This course is suitable for those who have grasped the basics of Spanish and want to develop their understanding of the language, improve the fluency of their conversation and knowledge of grammar. It will help you develop your skills using … Read more >

Category: Languages
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre (meeting room downstairs)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 5
18 Jan 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
19 Apr 2023 - 17 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Watercolour Painting Advanced (C63)

Suitable for experienced watercolour painters. We aim to extend your creativity, imagination and develop your personal style. The tutor will demonstrate a variety of advanced techniques, the use of new media and new products on the market. We then move … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 7
18 Jan 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
19 Apr 2023 - 17 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Watercolour Painting Basic (C64)

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have had a little experience of watercolour painting. We will practice applying and controlling paint, using the brush in different ways, pen and watercolour wash, colour mixing and putting things … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2022 - 14 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 14
18 Jan 2023 - 29 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
19 Apr 2023 - 17 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Watercolour Painting Intermediate (B57)

For water colourists who have completed a beginners course or already have some experience of watercolour painting. We cover different subjects and techniques to improve your skills. We will experiment with using a mixture of medias that complement watercolour painting: … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall downstairs)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
04 Oct 2022 - 13 Dec 2022
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 2
17 Jan 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
18 Apr 2023 - 16 May 2023
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

Spanish Intermediate (Year1) (F28)

If you have done basic Spanish for everyday situations, in this course you can revise and build on this and cover new topics such as leisure activities, lost property and health, as well as the grammar required to talk about … Read more >

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
03 Oct 2022 - 12 Dec 2022
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Waiting list
16 Jan 2023 - 27 Mar 2023
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £95.00 Booking opens 14 Dec 2022, 09:00
17 Apr 2023 - 15 May 2023
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £50.00 Booking opens 14 Mar 2023, 09:00

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