Welcome to the WEA for 2015! Our Term 4 programme is now available on this website, and in the City Libraries.
Please note, the first of the Fabian/WEA series is on Thursday 8 October, when Max Rashbrooke is speaking about 'Why we need to change the way we talk about poverty and inequality'. 7.30pm, All welcome
Enrol now for courses starting soon at WEA:
Week of 12 October:
Monday 12 October: Exercise Dancing
Tuesday 13 October: Compassionate Communication, Introductory Session
Saturday 17 October: Procrastination; Is there a Unified Cause theory for all the Worlds Problems? ; Compassionate Communication, monthly practice session
Week of 19 October:
Monday 19 October: From British Modernism to Māori Modernism and Post Modernism
Tuesday 20 October: Singing for Pleasure; Arrivals and Departures; Tai Chi
Wednesday 21 October: Drawing; Creative Writing; Israeli Dancing
Thursday 22 October: Armchair Travel; Italian Conversation; Italian Singing
Friday 23 October: Portrait Drawing
At New Brighton:
Monday 19 October: Sit and Be Fit; Tai Chi
Tuesday 20 October: Ukulele
Wednesday 21 October: Meals for One
Enrolments can be done on-line from this website.
Please note: If you are paying via the internet it is important we still receive an enrolment form for us to be able to record your enrolment
Our Branches also have regular activities. The details are listed at the bottom of the programme page
We are at 59 Gloucester street, near the Art Gallery.
PARKING. Some suggestions for parking near the WEA!
City Council Carpark at 69 Armagh Street, $2 per hour, 38 spaces.
Aldersgate car park, at 309 Durham Street, across the road from the District Court, $2 per hour , 70 spaces
Chester Street West car park, at 55 Chester Street, (on the corner of Chester St West and Durham St) $2 per hour ,
Rolleston Avenue Car Park: $3.10 per hour, 30 spaces
Free parking for up to 3 hours is available in the Botanic Gardens Car Park accessed from Riccarton Avenue.
Free parking also on the west side of Cranmer Square, likely to be available when attending weekend or evening courses.
Another idea: park outside the Four Avenues and catch one of the buses that come into the bus exchange.
We support discussion about better parking in the central city.
Books worth reading
A series of 4 books of James K Baxters literature was launched in Wellington. As Garry Moore reflected "this was the culmination of 50 years work by
Christchurchs John Weir and they are magnificent. It was wonderful to attend a function which was dedicated to social justice and to recording the writings and
thoughts of a social commentator who held up a mirror to our society so that we could see ourselves as he saw us."
The Complete Prose of James K Baxter edited by Dr John Weir.
Te Wiki o te Maori is everywhere including in cricket.This video produced by the NZ Black Caps. As they say give it a go!!
The " People's University" is being discussed internationally. Dr Rajesh Tandon UNESCO Co-Chair was the keynote speaker at the recent ACE (Adult Community Education ) conference recently. http://unescochair-cbrsr.org/unesco/the-peoples-university/
As he says " Democracy is a set of attitudes, values, principles, ethics and behaviours, yes institutions too,that is learnt in everyday life at home, community, school and work places."
A very clever and to the point story about privilege.
We are very grateful to Mayor Lianne Dalziel for launching the Centennial History the "The People's University".
Please note: If you are paying via the internet it is important we still receive an Enrolment Form to register your enrolment
Established in 1915, the Canterbury WEA is a voluntary non-profit, community, adult education association. The WEA aims to provide education for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society. Here in Christchurch, WEA strives to provide affordable courses of a high standard that encourage discussion and respond to ideas and events in the local community.
WEA Term Dates 2015.
Term 1: 9th February -3rd April
Term 2: 4th May - 26th June
Term 3: 27th July - 18th September
Term 4: 19th October - 11th December
WEA Membership is not required to attend courses but members receive the quarterly programme and newsletter by post and can obtain a $2 discount on all courses. Membership, on calendar year basis, is $15 for individuals, $25 for family, $30 for organisations and $200 for life.
The programme of about 30 courses and events is updated on this web-site each term. The noticeboard is updated weekly.
Inquiries to office phone, fax or e-mail address, below or fill out the on-line enrolment form on this web-site.
No unsolicited commercial material please.
59 Gloucester Street,
P.O. Box 1796
Phone: 03 366 0285
Fax: 03 366 4530
The Canterbury WEA wishes to thank the Rata Foundation/Canterbury Community Trust and the Christchurch City Council for their support.