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Courses for 2020/21

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A Popular History of England Part 1: The Normans (B61)

This course will look at the development of England under the influence of Norman rule. How the Normans changed society and the way their influence is still much in evidence today.

Category: History
Tutor: Peter Watson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Creative Writing (D67)

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 Writing
Tutor: Anthony Edge
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Poverty and Welfare 1815-1950 (A63)

Poverty and welfare from 1815-1950 looks at how the Poor Law operated, the workhouse system and distinguishing between the deserving and undeserving poor. It will cover contagious diseases such as typhoid, scarlet fever, T.B and cholera and public health acts … Read more >

Category: History
Tutor: Lorraine Schofield
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Who were the Anglo-Saxon Ancestors? (D57)

This course is for anyone with a general interest in Anglo-Saxon history, language and civilisation. Students are encouraged to discuss and contribute in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Category: History
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Acrylic Painting (A10)

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 (Painting)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Acrylic Painting Absolute Beginners (A09)

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, portraits and botanical themes using a step-by-step approach. We experiment … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Calligraphy (D43)

A creative calligraphy course suited to both beginners and the more experienced. You will be introduced to a variety of scripts and calligraphy techniques. Beginners will be taught the basics of Italic script in the first instance, whilst the more … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Calligraphy)
Tutor: Ruth Leigh
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Contemporary Stitch (D42)

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 (Haberdashery)
Tutor: Ruth Leigh
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Drawing Absolute Beginners (E46)

This course starts at the beginning and looks at the type of pencils and papers we use and why. It progresses on to drawing simple objects and then grouping them into arrangements. A variety of drawing techniques using pencil will … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Drawing)
Tutor: Sandra Bouguerch
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
09 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Drawing Stage 2 (D68)

This is a step up from the beginners course in drawing. You will use a wider range of drawing materials and experiment with different techniques. These will include pencil, wash, ink and charcoal. We will develop different themes and projects … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Drawing)
Tutor: Dolores Logan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (annexe hall)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Drawing Stage 3 (B66)

This course is for those who have experience drawing in different media. For example, pencil, charcoal, ink, wash etc. It will give you the opportunity to develop and combine these and produce confident drawings. You will start by working from … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Drawing)
Tutor: Sandra Bouguerch
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Drawing Stage 4 (A08)

This course is for those who have experience drawing in different media. For example, pencil, charcoal, ink, wash etc. Advanced drawing techniques will be introduced to help shape your own work. You will follow a project encouraging you to cultivate … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Drawing)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Flower Arranging (B21)

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 (Flower Arranging)
Tutor: Joan Johnson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Watercolour Absolute Beginners (C25)

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 (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Watercolour Stage 2 (B16)

A course for water colourists who have completed a beginners course or already have some experience of watercolour painting. Over the weeks we cover different subjects and techniques to improve your skills. We experiment with using a mixture of medias … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Watercolour Stage 3 (C24)

Suitable for the more accomplished students. 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 … Read more >

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

French Absolute Beginners (A01)

This course covers the basic aspects of the French language and culture within familiar contexts, for example, food and drink in France, shopping and travel. Classes are lively and fun with a focus on speaking and listening with interaction between … Read more >

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

French Conversation Stage 4 (D37)

This course is for learners who already have a good knowledge of French. The aim is to give plenty of opportunities to speak French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Written texts, recorded material, games and video clips are used … Read more >

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

French Conversation Stage 5 (D38)

This course is for learners who already have a good knowledge of French. The aim is to give plenty of opportunities to speak French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Written texts, recorded material, games and video clips are used … Read more >

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sandra Kolot
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

French Stage 1 (B20)

If you have completed a French Beginners course or studied French at a basic level in the past and feel you are a little rusty then this course is for you. The basics of French will be reinforced and further … Read more >

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
06 Oct 2020 - 15 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

French Stage 3 (D36)

A course for those with a reasonable knowledge of French and who wish to improve the fluency of their conversation and knowledge of grammar. We cover a wide range of topics through listening, reading, speaking in a relaxed and friendly … Read more >

Category: Languages (French)
Tutor: Sheila Nelson
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

German Conversation Stage 4 (A03)

This course is run in an informal but structured manner to encourage students to speak in German and develop confidence and fluency. Articles will be translated and some aspects of grammar discussed. The tutor is a native German speaker and … Read more >

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

German Stage 1 (C26)

If you have completed a German Beginners course or studied German at a basic level in the past and feel you are a little rusty then this course is for you. The basics of German will be reinforced and further … Read more >

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Carol Wilson
Centre: The Triangle Annexe (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

German Stage 3 (C27)

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

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre (upstairs room, no lift)
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:30 - 12:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

German Stage 5 (A04)

This course is mostly in German. It will include conversation in small groups. Looking at texts mainly from a newspaper or magazine article (reading out loud and translating into English and discussing this text with others in the group) The … Read more >

Category: Languages (German)
Tutor: Irene Roberts
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:30 - 15:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Absolute Beginners (C30)

The course will introduce you to Italian and is taught by a native Italian speaker. You will learn the essential vocabulary and phrases to help you speak with some confidence if you visit Italy. You will also learn something of … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:45 - 12:45 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Stage 1 (C31)

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 develop your speaking skills around a variety of topics. Students say of this course, ‘the … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Stage 2 (E48)

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 develop your conversational skills around a variety of topics and at the same time build … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
09 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
10 weeks
14:00 - 16:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Stage 3 (E47)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It develops an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the language. The course will enable you to develop conversations in different circumstances and the confidence to express yourself effectively. Students … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
09 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
10 weeks
11:45 - 13:45 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Stage 4 (A65)

The Triangle Centre This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It is suitable for those who have completed a stage 3 course or have a good grasp of Italian. It aims to develop fluency and confidence … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Italian Stage 4 (E49)

This course is taught mostly in Italian with support in English. It is suitable for those who have completed a stage 3 course or have a good grasp of Italian. It aims to develop fluency and confidence in speaking Italian. … Read more >

Category: Languages (Italian)
Tutor: Sara Roman
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Friday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
09 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
10 weeks
09:30 - 11:30 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Spanish Absolute Beginners (A05)

This course covers the basic aspects of the Spanish language and culture within familiar contexts. For example, food and drink in Spain, shopping, health and travel. Classes are lively and fun with a focus on speaking and listening and interaction … Read more >

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Spanish Stage 2 (A07)

This course follows on from completing a beginners course in Spanish and will develop your conversational skills. Different topics will be introduced and the course offers opportunities for listening, reading and speaking in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The class … Read more >

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Elspeth Wardrop
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Monday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
05 Oct 2020 - 14 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Spanish Stage 3 (C28)

This course is taught mostly in Spanish though the tutor will offer some help and support in English. It is run in an informal but structured manner to encourage students to speak in Spanish. Comments from students include: ‘I enjoy … Read more >

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Spanish Stage 4 (C29)

This course aims to encourage Spanish speaking and listening skills for the purpose of practical communication. It includes small group work, role-play and discussion as well as whole class participation. Students have said of the course: ‘the major attraction is … Read more >

Category: Languages (Spanish)
Tutor: Margarita Concannon
Centre: The Triangle Centre
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
07 Oct 2020 - 16 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Family History Advanced (D45)

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

Category: History (Family History)
Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Progressing Your Family History (D44)

The internet has revolutionised research into family history, making the initial stages much easier. However, when the inevitable occur, other sources need to be used. This course will cover parish registers, probate and ‘The Parish Chest' studying samples of each … Read more >

Category: History (Family History)
Tutor: Rita Greenwood
Centre: Friends Meeting House
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
08 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

Worktown’s People: The Mass Observation Study of Bolton, 1937-1940 (B59)

The Mass Observation Study of Bolton between 1937-1940 was unique at the time but has had profound implications both nationally and internationally. What was it all about? The course includes a detailed investigation of the Bolton at the time, the … Read more >

Category: History (Local History)
Tutor: David Burnham
Centre: Horwich Community Centre
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price Spaces Left
13 Oct 2020 - 22 Dec 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £88.00 Booking opens 10 Aug 2020, 09:00

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