The Canterbury Workers Association

PROGRAMME Term 2 2015

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ART & ART HISTORY

152-01 DRAWING - Nina Cook

Starts 6 May, 9.30 - 11.30 am, 8 Wednesdays, $66
In this course you will learn drawing fundamentals that will strengthen and complement your existing skill base. The aim is to grow both your knowledge and confidence and to assist in developing your individual style. Beginners are welcome, with the small class sizes allowing for some individual tuition. Nina is a working artist with substantial technical knowledge. She has taught drawing for over 12 years. Please bring A3 paper (at least 130gsm), 2B, 4B and 6B graphite pencils, a rubber, medium charcoal pencil, soft white charcoal pencil and a small bottle of Indian ink. Some additional media may be required as the class progresses and you become more adventurous!


152-02 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING - Diane Swain

Starts 18 May, 1 - 3 pm, 6 Mondays, $48
This course aims to develop your ideas for prints through drawing and experimenting with your printmaking techniques in relief prints, especially woodcuts and intaglio, engraving onto metal and plastics. A basic understanding of printmaking would be useful but not necessary. Beginners are welcome. We will supply a press, some inks, tools, plates/blocks, other materials and papers. Please give the tutor $15 towards the cost of these materials and bring an old shirt and a 4B or 6B pencil. Diane was formerly an HoD of Art and Art History and an Education Officer at the Christchurch Art Gallery.


152-03 PORTRAIT DRAWING - Nina Cook

Starts 8 May, 10 am - 12 noon, 8 Fridays, $92
This course is suitable for those new to drawing through to mid-level artists. Limited class size insures individual tuition. You will: Learn useful drawing skills with the aim of growing in both knowledge and confidence and developing your individual style. Learn to identify, analyse and express ideas about the subject (the model). Develop at your own pace in a social environment, learning and interacting with each other. Models are provided and are included in the course fee. Nina is a working artist with substantial technical knowledge. She has taught drawing for over 13 years.


152-04 THE ARTIST AS OUTSIDE IN NZ ART 1960-1980 - Warren Feeney

Starts 4 May, 10.30 am - 12 noon, 3 Mondays, $18
In the mid-1960s contemporary art gained a public visibility previously unheard of in New Zealand. Artists like Michael Smither, Robin White and Don Driver gained national attention through artworks that New Zealanders responded to as their own, yet also disturbed and surprised audiences. The Artist as Outsider discusses artists working beyond the main centres, revealing a distinct response to life in New Zealand that reconciled international and small-town influences, creating works that reflected important aspects of the country's identity. Warren Feeney has written extensively on New Zealand art and is currently Adjunct Fellow at the University of Canterbury.


152-05 THE PERSIAN MINIATURE: A DIMENSION IN BETWEEN - John Wall

Starts 8 June, 10.30 am - 12 noon, 3 Mondays, $18
Persian miniature is the name given to an international style of painting that emerged in the Persian and Turkish speaking worlds of the fourteenth century. This course offers a general introduction to the style, looking at what makes it distinctive, focusing by way of case study on the extraordinary works of painter, Kamal al-Din Bihzad (1460-1535). The course also explores ways in which artists and writers today in Iran and Turkey utilise this immensely rich and dynamic artistic tradition. Dr John Wall is Associate Professor of English at the American University of Afghanistan, Kabul. He has taught at universities in Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon.


COMMUNITY

152-06 COMMUNITY IN CRISIS: REBUILDING COMMUNITY - Rodney Routledge

Starts 20 May, 5.30 - 7.30 pm, 4 Wednesdays, $32
Post the earthquakes many Canterbury communities have been devastated. How does one effectively build community? This course will introduce the principles and processes of community development as a strategic way of working appropriately in community. Attention will also be drawn to the political context of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand. Rodney Routledge has many years' experience of teaching and working in community development in Christchurch.


CURRENT & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

152-07 BEHIND THE HEADLINES - various speakers

Starts 12 May, 1 Tuesday & 3 Thursdays, gold coin donation
12 May at 5.30 pm - NZ in Iraq: Training the Military - for what? The law and Politics of sending our troops abroad - Kennedy Graham, Green Party MP and spokesperson for Disarmament and Global Affairs
21 May at 7.30 pm - Changes to Employment Law in New Zealand and the potential impact on employees - Rachelle Boulton, Solicitor
specialising in Employment Law
28 May at 7.30 pm - Affordable Housing in Christchurch - Geoff Butcher, Economist, Cooperative Section Developer and Trustee of a Community Housing Trust
4 Jun at 7.30 pm - Is the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) a moral issue? - Jim Consedine and John Minto


152-08 A GARDEN CITY FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY - various speakers

Starts 20 May, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, 5 Wednesdays, $20, free to members
20 May Food resilience in our edible garden city - Tony Moore, Principal Advisor Sustainability, Christchurch City Council
27 May Open all Hours - a community garden on reserve land celebrates its 20th birthday next year - Peggy Kelly, Co-ordinator of volunteer gardeners for Packe Street Park and Community Garden Inc.
3 Jun Edible Canterbury: A collective community response to urban food security post-earthquake - Matt Morris, Coordinator of Edible Canterbury
10 Jun Garden 2.0 - Bailey Peryman, Co-Director of Garden City 2.0
17 Jun The Mahinga Kai Exemplar - Avon-Otakaro Network


DANCE

152-09 EXERCISE DANCING - Judith Varga

Starts 4 May, 11 am - 12 noon, 8 Mondays, $32
Have fun and improve your fitness while moving to music. The exercise bit is driven by the legs which will be moving in simple patterns. The dancing comes as you optionally add arms, shoulders, ribs and hips to help express the music. You will be led through short, simple sequences (2 - 8 counts) and will be taught assuming no prior knowledge. Suitable for all ages and abilities - each person can adjust for their own ability to coordinate and move. Judith has been teaching dance to adults for over 15 years and has a background in jazz, belly, and Egyptian folkloric dance.

152-10 ISRAELI FOLK DANCING - Val Clements

Starts 6 May, 11.45 am - 1.15 pm, 8 Wednesdays, $48
Israeli Folk Dancing is ideal for improving ones general well-being. It is good exercise for physical fitness and pleasurable, because of the lovely music and learning to move with it. As one concentrates and tries to remember the different movements, it shuts out the rest of the day, which is both relaxing and counters stress. There are different styles from different parts of the world, some vigorous and some gentle and graceful, but all dances are written for joyful occasions. Val has been dancing and teaching Israeli Folk Dancing for twenty two years and the pleasure hasnt faded. No partners required.

ECONOMICS

152-11 THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY - Richard Dawson

Starts 6 June, 10 am - 12.30 pm, 3 Saturdays, $30
The word globalisation has been given various meanings, one of which is this: greater degrees of inter-dependence between peoples. This course enquires into the factors and forces behind globalisation, the benefits and costs that are associated with it, and the future possibilities for it. Key questions include: How are we to judge globalisation? How can it be improved in the service of all humankind, not just the wealthy? Is there a potentially constructive role for a world government? Dr Richard Dawson has held lecturing positions in law, politics, and economics.


HEALTH

152-12 NORDIC WALKING – Frances Young

Starts 12 May, 10 am - 12 pm, 8 Tuesdays, $64
Enjoy learning a fresh way to walk with Frances Young who has 20 years experience in professional health counselling. Initial session meets at the WEA, thereafter at Hagley Park - for meet, greet and tuition. Develop safe Nordic Walking skills and enjoy learning to tune into your body while helping to enhance your exercise experience. Classes begin and end with gentle stretches. Whilst Nordic walking you are likely to gently improve any cardio vascular walking exercise by as much as 30 percent. Nordic Walking Poles and cheerful banter supplied, just come along wearing trainers.


152-13 TAI CHI, QIGONG AND HARA BODY ALIGNMENT – Geraldine Parkes

Starts 21 April, 2 - 3 pm, 11 Tuesdays, $44
Tai Chi was developed from Qigong, which has always maintained the aim of health and well-being. Thousands of forms of Qigong have developed over the last 5000 years in China. Qigong uses easy-to-learn movements to guide the mind to draw in and replenish Qi. The movements increase flexibility, balance and co-ordination, the Qi heals and energises, and the whole activity brings deep relaxation and a calm and focussed mind. Hara refers to an area of power within the physical body that contains the tan tien - your core or centre of gravity. This is also a falls prevention programme. All welcome. Class size limited to 15. If there is sufficient demand a second (Beginners only) class will be set up for Wednesday at 1.30 - 2.30 pm.


HISTORY & CULTURAL STUDIES

152-14 FROM SHANKS PONY TO SKATEBOARDS - SOME ASPECTS OF THE HISTORY OF TRANSPORT IN CHRISTCHURCH - various speakers

Starts 12 May, 1.30 - 2.30 pm, 4 Tuesdays, $16
12 May Victoria Square: Christchurch's Early Transport Hub - Geoff Rice, Adjunct Professor, University of Canterbury
19 May Christchurch the Cycling City - Clare Simpson, cycling historian and enthusiast
26 May Trams and the public transport system - John Shanks, Tramway Historian and a founder of the Tramway Historical Society
2 Jun To be confirmed


152-15 HISTORY REPEATS AND TELLS US THE FUTURE - Charles Drace

Saturday 16 May, 1 - 3 pm, $8
We will examine the Golden Age of Greece, the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution, the three periods in western history with the biggest and most profound changes and advancement. Major progress in many areas, commerce, religion, education, philosophy, communication, science, art and culture, occurred during all three epochs. All were preceded by similar events so from this examination we can make sound deductions about future cycles. This talk has been given by invitation to the British Institute in Florence, Italy, Demos - the London based think-tank that advises the UK government, and to several conferences and many adult education programmes across New Zealand.


152-16 THE ROAD TO SELMA - Philip Ferguson

Saturday 9 May, 1 - 5 pm, $16
The recent film Selma vividly brought to life an important episode in the fight for black civil rights in the United States. While Afro-Americans have hardly won complete equality, it is hard now to imagine a time when, in the southern states, they could not vote and couldn't go to the same schools, cafes, beaches, swimming pools and public toilets as whites, and had to sit in the back of buses. This afternoon course looks at how and why a civil rights movement arose when it did, what it was fighting against and for, and its achievements. Dr Philip Ferguson has taught courses on the American sixties at Canterbury University.


152-17 WOMEN, WAR AND PEACE - Kate Dewes

Starts 12 May, 10 - 11.30 am, 6 Tuesdays, $36
In this centenary year of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF) veteran peace campaigner, Dr Kate Dewes, introduces five one-hour films from the ?Women, War and Peace' series. The films challenge the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain and spotlight the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan, Colombia and Liberia, placing women at the centre of dialogue about conflict and security and reframing our understanding of modern warfare. After each screening there will be time for discussion. In the final week we'll see a film about the 1,000 women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize called ?1000 women and a dream'.


HOME & GARDEN

152-18 MORE MOROCCAN - Rita Yosef

Starts 11 May, 11.30 am - 1.30 pm, 3 Mondays, $59
Learn how to cook using the rich flavours, spices and ingredients of North Africa. Enhance your knowledge, your food preparation skills and learn something of the history of food in this part of the world. Watch food preparation during class sessions and try the unique dishes. This course will include both theory and demonstration including special tagine dishes, salads and desserts for your lunches and dinners. Rita Yosef is a qualified chef who lived in Israel for over 31 years before making New Zealand her home. Rita has had a life-long interest in food and has her own catering business, ?My Home Chef', catering for private functions and families.


152-19 PRACTICAL ORGANIC HOME GARDENING - Lily White

Starts 13 May, 6 - 7.30 pm, 6 Wednesdays, $40
This practical course will teach you about the basics of organic gardening including the following topics: soil life, compost, worms, Bokashi and liquid fertilisers; permaculture; pests and diseases; raised beds, square foot gardens; crop rotation, companion planting and intercropping; community gardening and community building. Come prepared to get your hands dirty! Lily White has been gardening organically for 40 years and has done formal training at Christchurch Polytechnic. For the past 18 years she has been running the Kids Edible Gardening programme. Her specialty topic is garden design.

LANGUAGES

152-20 INTRODUCTORY LATIN: STAGE 2 - Andrew Moore

Starts 15 May, 10 - 11.30 am, 5 Fridays, $30The course aims to build on the work that was covered in the introductory course. It will introduce some of the sentence structures and grammatical constructions that are peculiar to Latin, in a way that would enable participants to translate simple Latin texts into English. It will also touch on aspects of Roman life and history that should help to put the study of the language into context. Andrew completed a B.A. (Hons) degree, in Classics, at the University of Canterbury in 2009 and is currently teaching Latin at Kirkwood Intermediate School.


152-21 INTRODUCTORY LATIN: STAGE 2 - Andrew Moore

Starts 15 May, 1 - 2.30 pm, 5 Fridays, $30
The course aims to build on the work that was covered in the introductory course. It will introduce some of the sentence structures and grammatical constructions that are peculiar to Latin, in a way that would enable participants to translate simple Latin texts into English. It will also touch on aspects of Roman life and history that should help to put the study of the language into context. Andrew completed a B.A. (Hons) degree, in Classics, at the University of Canterbury in 2009 and is currently teaching Latin at Kirkwood Intermediate School.


LITERATURE

152-22 CREATIVE WRITING – FICTION – Helen Hogan

Starts 6 May, 10 am - 12 noon, 8 Wednesdays, $64
In this course students study the short story genre by reading to each other the stories they write and, through discussion, consider the many aspects and varieties of the form. The course is intended for people who have already found pleasure in writing and want to build on and extend existing skills. Helen Hogan is a writer and teacher.

BOOK DISCUSSION SCHEME (FWEA)

If you enjoy reading and want to join an existing book group or start up your own, the FWEA Book Discussion Scheme is the place to start! We lend out sets of more than 800 titles, from non-fiction to the latest page-turners. Groups read the same book and receive discussion notes to help get the conversation going. $60 for 10 books a year; student and half-programmes also available ($45/$30). Website www.bds.org.nz Email: bds@bds.org.nz or phone us on 365 6210.

DIY PLAY READING

D-I-Y Play Reading group meets Thursdays 10 am - 12 noon. Phone Wendy 352 7119 for more info.

MAORI

TE REO MAORI

TE REO MAORI: An eight-week introductory course in Maori language and customs is being offered by Risingholme Community Centre in three different locations in Term 2 2015. This evening course (6.30 - 8.30 pm) has a strong focus on speaking and understanding spoken Te Reo Maori. It is aimed at providing beginners with knowledge of basic greetings to more complex sentences. The class will also provide an opportunity for the more advanced to support the beginners and practise and increase their skill in speaking, listening and understanding. Waiata (songs), tikanga (culture), karakia (prayers) and mihi (introductions) will be covered together with oral/aural and reading/writing skills. The course starts on Tuesday 28 April at Christchurch Girls High; Wednesday 29 April at Riccarton High School or Thursday 30 April at Shirley Boys High School. For further information contact Risingholme Community Centre, phone 332 7359; email: info@risingholme.org.nz
or go online to: risingholme.org.nz


MUSIC

152-23 ITALIAN SINGING - Claudia Lues

Starts 7 May, 12 - 1 pm, 8 Thursdays, $37
When you think of Italy, surely good food and music come to mind. Learn to sing beautiful Italian songs, both modern and classics, and learn the language at the same time. Claudia is Italian and grew up with a love for her culture and its music. She has conducted and sung in choirs and has been familiar with the stage throughout her life. She would love to share her passion of Italian music with you. From artists such as Andrea Boccelli, Gianni Morandi and many others, let your heart sing and for an hour be transported to ITALIA. Ciao!


152-24 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, FAMILIAR AND RARE - Roger Buckton and David Sell

Starts 4 May, 1 - 2.30 pm, 6 Mondays, $36
This course will introduce musical instruments, old and new, familiar and unfamiliar, that have played an important part in European life and culture. Some, like the viol, and various forms of flute will be demonstrated and played; others like the baryton and ondes martenot will be described, shown in pictures and heard on recorded reproductions. Roger and David are adjunct associate professors in music at the University of Canterbury.


152-25 RHYTHM GUITAR - Claudia Lues

Starts 7 May, 10.30 - 11.30 am, 6 Thursdays, $24
Find that dusty guitar that may be lying around the house somewhere, and learn to play it! Claudia will teach you to make a friend of your instrument, an inspiration that will keep you hours of company and lift your spirit. Come and learn to play rhythm guitar to familiar easy tunes. The course will cover, becoming familiar with your guitar; posture and strumming techniques; chord introduction; applying chords to easy tunes; playing with backup accompaniments and professional vocals.


152-26 SINGING FOR PLEASURE - David OBeirne

Starts 21 April, 12 noon - 1 pm, 8 Tuesdays, $37
Learn the basics of vocal production and sing a selection of different types of songs, both unison and two-part, if a balance of voices is available. David is Musical Director of Schola Cantorum and a choral tutor for primary schools around the Canterbury region. He is a member of the NBR (National Business Review) New Zealand Opera chorus and appears regularly as a soloist around Canterbury and New Zealand. A firm believer in the health and fitness benefits of singing well, David is firmly committed to helping all singers achieve their full potential.


NEW BRIGHTON COURSES

152-34 SIT AND BE FIT – Katrina McKenzie

Starts 4 May, 1 - 2 pm, 8 Mondays, $24, enrol at the WEA, held at St Faiths, 46 Hawke St
These exercise classes teach gentle movements, with low cardio stress. A little bit of brain gym is included and we try to incorporate some balance and breathing instruction. The classes are lots of fun as we sing along to the music, with a big focus on safety. Loose clothing and sensible supporting shoes are essential. The class is divided into mostly seated and a little standing, (though all exercises can be done sitting). Katrina has been a group fitness instructor for the past four years, mainly working with community based classes.


152-35 TAI CHI, QIGONG AND HARA BODY ALIGNMENT - Geraldine Parkes

Starts 20 April, 2.30 - 3.30 pm, 9 Mondays, $27, enrol at WEA
Tai Chi was developed from Qigong, which has always maintained the aim of health and well-being. Thousands of forms of Qigong have developed over the last 5000 years in China. Qigong uses easy-to-learn movements to guide the mind to draw in and replenish Qi. The movements increase flexibility, balance and co-ordination, the Qi heals and energises, and the whole activity brings deep relaxation and a calm and focussed mind. Hara refers to an area of power within the physical body that contains the tan tien - your core or centre of gravity. This is also a falls prevention programme. All welcome.


152-36 TE REO MAORI FOR BEGINNERS - Damien Taylor

Starts 7 May, 7 - 9 pm, 4 Thursdays, free course with optional koha
Ako Mori is a series of night classes in Te Reo Mori developed by Regan Stokes, Damien Taylor, Joshua Toki and Jamie Stevenson in ?tautahi Christchurch. You're welcome to attend the introductory course Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) and the follow on course Ako Tuarua. The courses are grammar focused starting from a beginner level (including use of waiata and karakia) and look closely at the tikanga or deeper meanings of the words and sentence structures to give a strong foundational understanding. A small booklet (or Zine) is provided to students for each 4 week course. There is no cost associated with the course and all are welcome.


152-37 TE REO MAORI FOR BEGINNERS - Damien Taylor

Starts 11 June, 7 - 9 pm, 4 Thursdays, free course with optional koha
Ako Mori is a series of night classes in Te Reo Mori developed by Regan Stokes, Damien Taylor, Joshua Toki and Jamie Stevenson in ?tautahi Christchurch. You're welcome to attend the introductory course Ako Tuatahi (First Learning) and the follow on course Ako Tuarua. The courses are grammar focused starting from a beginner level (including use of waiata and karakia) and look closely at the tikanga or deeper meanings of the words and sentence structures to give a strong foundational understanding. A small booklet (or Zine) is provided to students for each 4 week course. There is no cost associated with the course and all are welcome.


152-38 UKULELE BEGINNERS – Kerry McCammon

Starts 12 May, 1 - 2 pm, 6 Tuesdays, $19, enrol at the WEA, held at St Faiths, 46 Hawke St
Sing-a-long; learn to tune a ukulele; learn basic chords and strums; learn common patterns and songs. Some ukuleles supplied. Kerry McCammon has been teaching and performing for over 30 years. He has toured extensively throughout NZ, England and Japan as part of the Natural Magic Theatre Company. A qualified High School and ESOL teacher, Kerry has found the ukulele to be the ideal instrument to facilitate all kinds of group singing and celebration.


PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

152-27 INCREASING SELF CONTROL IN CHILDREN AGES 0 - 5 YEARS - Cathie Edwards

Monday 25 May, 7.30 - 9.30 pm, $8Evidence shows that children with higher self control become adults who have better mental and physical health, have increased financial security, do better academically and are less likely to abuse substances or commit crimes. It has also been shown that how we interact with children can influence their development
of self control. In these workshops, we will cover a little about how self control (willpower) works, and then discuss practical things that parents and other adults who spend time with children, can do, to foster the growth of self control.


152-28 INCREASING SELF CONTROL IN CHILDREN AGES 5 - 12 YEARS - Cathie Edwards

Monday 8 June, 7.30 - 9.30 pm, $8
Evidence shows that children with higher self control become adults who have better mental and physical health, have increased financial security, do better academically and are less likely to abuse substances or commit crimes. It has also been shown that how we interact with children can influence their development of self control. In these workshops, we will cover a little about how self control (willpower) works, and then discuss practical things that parents and other adults who spend time with children, can do, to foster the growth of self control.


152-29 WILLPOWER, HABITS AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE - Cathie Edwards

Starts 21 May, 1 - 2.30 pm, 6 Thursdays, $36
Learn practical, evidence-based strategies to help you change your behaviour and extend your willpower. Find out what academic research in recent years has discovered about how willpower works and habits are formed. The scientific research that this class is based on, has helped people change their behaviour in a diverse range of fields including exercise, diet, procrastination, stopping smoking, saving money and reducing clutter. Cathie is a professional life coach who works predominantly with clients who want a healthy lifestyle. She loves helping people reach their goals and is keen to spread the knowledge that has been discovered about willpower and habits.


PHILOSOPHY

152-30 PHILOSOPHY AND THE FUTURE OF EVERYTHING - Michael Couch

Starts 20 May, 10 am - 12 noon, 5 Wednesdays, $40
In this course we will discuss five big decisions that humanity is making and may make in our future. We will look at the assumptions that are made, reflect on ethical issues, and consider the risks and opportunities inherent in making such predictions. We will cast our minds forwards, guided by the science-fiction writers and scientific futurists, and consider the issues that we may face regarding technology, artificial intelligence, the environment, bio-engineering and One World Government! Michael Couch is completing his PhD in the Philosophy of Education and has a background in History and Classical Studies. He has been tutoring since 2004.


LIVING IN THE PRESENT: A ONE CHANCE LIFE

This WEA group is now meeting monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10 am - 12 noon, gold coin donation Many people today have no church or faith commitment, but remain very interested in the important questions of life, death and making sense of life in the present. They also believe that part of developing a full humanity is to work to make the world a more just and fair place. Such a perspective can be called secular humanism. It is based on the premise that all we have is the living of our own brief lives and we do not have immortal souls. We each have a one chance life. Phone Rodney 377 5011 for more information.


RECREATION

152-31 MAH JONG

Tuesdays, 10 am - 12 noon, $2 donation per session
This fun and challenging game continues every Tuesday. If you have your own set please bring it along, otherwise just come along and join a bunch of friendly people having fun. Beginners welcome.


THE WORLD

152-32 ARMCHAIR TRAVEL - various speakers

Starts 7 May, 10.30 - 11.30 am, 8 Thursdays, $32
7 May The History of Cotton in India - Indrani Bedi
14 May From London to Aberdeen by road - Denis Guyan
21 May Iceland with a touch of France, Netherlands and England - Richard Chandler
28 May The Last Ocean, a DVD about the Ross Sea introduced by David Chilvers
4 Jun Romania and Transylvania - Brenda Crocker
11 Jun The Silk Road - Bob Gumbrell
18 Jun To be confirmed
25 Jun Italy: land of love and music - Claudia Lues


152-33 LIVING AND WORKING IN AFGHANISTAN - John Wall

Saturday 13 June, 1 - 3 pm, $8
I have been living and working in Kabul for the last year, teaching English literature and would like to share some reflections on my experience there. It will be a wide-ranging presentation, discussing day-to-day life in Kabul, educational practices, culture and politics as well as overall impressions. John Wall is Associate Professor of English at the American University of Afghanistan, Kabul. He has taught at universities in Ireland, Greece, Cyprus and Lebanon.


WEA CLUBS & BRANCHES

WEA FIELD CLUB

Monthly trips on 3rd Saturday.
An established group to encourage outdoor activity and the enjoyment of natural history and the beauty of the countryside. Phone Barbara, 355 2040.

WEA NORTH WEST BRANCH

Meets at St Margarets, 94 Farrington Avenue. Fridays 10-11.30 am. $4 per session.
24 Apr The Two McKenzies (Sir John and James)- John Freeman
1 May Smile Dial Charity - Kelly Dugan
8 May Findings From 30 Years of Research - Professor David Fergusson, Executive Director
15 May Orana Park - Kerry Nolan, Chair Orana Wildlife Trust
22 May 10 Things Learnt on Piccadily Line - Chris Flack, Strategy Design
29 May Inside View of Casinos Worldwide - Brett Anderson
5 Jun Gap Fillers - Sally Airey, Project Coordinator
12 Jun Journey to Safety - Reg Matthews, Fulton Hogan
19 Jun Forensic Dentistry - Vivienne Levy
A variety of tutors speak on a wide range of topics. For full programme details phone Jan 351 9796.

WEA OUTDOOR PAINTING CLUB

Meets Saturday mornings at previously arranged painting places.
Programme displayed at WEA Centre or by mail. Phone Judith 337 5235 or Jeanie 381 8119.


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