Free art appreciation and film courses go online for July

In a bid to help keep communities and student groups 'together’ across the region and beyond, the WEA in Scarborough is offering a number of free online events in July, including two Saturday art appreciation events.

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 2nd July 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd July 2020, 11:17 am
Atkinson Grimshaw: Scarborough by Moonlight
Atkinson Grimshaw: Scarborough by Moonlight

Atkinson Grimshaw: Scarborough and Whitby by Moonlight on Saturday July 18, from 2pm to 4pm, tutor Rachel Holland-Hargreaves

Course ref: C3677984

Women Artists of World War I on Saturday July 25 from 11.30am to 1.30pm tutor Ruth Collett

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Course ref: C3677985

There is also a free short season of Friday Film Specials, 7pm to 9pm, with tutor George Cromack:

Ealing Studios: Comedy with a Darker Side on Friday July 10

Course ref: C3677953

The Carry Ons: Champions of Great British Low Culture on Friday July 17

Course ref: C3677954

Hammer Horror: A Great Institution of Gothic Terrors on Friday July 24

Course ref: C3677955

Two short free online courses 'Building Resilience' are offered through July, one open to all (C3677987) and one specifically for participants from local WEA partners (including Aspire Igen, Beyond Housing, Scarborough and Ryedale Carers, Yorkshire in Business and others).

For existing WEA students in Scarborough, an evening Relaxation class is also being offered for free in July, as well as art class 'Still Life in Lockdown'.

Tutors are currently preparing a huge programme of courses for the autumn. The WEA in Scarborough will continue prioritise many 'local' courses, bringing Scarborough students together online throughout lock down. As a national association, there will also be many more WEA courses run from Scarborough that will, for the first time, be open to students from all corners of the country.

Scarborough-based singing, writing and film studies courses, which were running at the Stephen Joseph Theatre before lockdown, quickly transferred online for the summer term and have been free to students.

More courses, including art courses, which were running at Woodend, and yoga, which were running at St James and the YMCA, will be back in the online programme in September.

Full information and enrolment at www.wea.org.uk (search by using the course IDs above) and by calling 0300 303 3464,

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