DRAMA GROUP Barry Rae
Thur 11.30 – 13.45 (Room 2.21)
If you are interested in acting, directing and improvisation and would enjoy working towards productions, possibly three per year, please come along and join us.
DUTCH CONVERSATION Elisabeth Fantino
Wed 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 28) fortnightly on Sept 27; Oct 11, 25; Nov 8, 22; Dec 6. Jan 10, 24; Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21; Apr 25, May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4.
Do you have some basic knowledge of Dutch? Would you like to improve it? I am Dutch and will encourage you to talk. We will read or listen to texts and songs, talk about current events and anything Dutch (or indeed Double Dutch) that you may wish.
EURYTHMY A Dawn Delbos
Wed 12.40 – 13.45 (Room 29)
Gentle rhythmic exercise which encourages good posture and freedom of movement.
Eurythmy, developed by Rudolf Steiner, is based on the sounds of speech and is an enjoyable antidote to the stresses of life. Please wear soft-soled, non-slip shoes and loose comfortable clothing.
EURYTHMY B Dawn Delbos
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 29)
For those who have been doing eurhythmy for at least a year. Please wear soft-soled, non-slip shoes and loose, comfortable clothing.
EXERCISE CLASS Thelma Tennant
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 2.21)
Gentle exercise based on Yoga and Pilates to improve flexibility and general fitness. Suitable for all levels. Please bring a mat and wear light, loose clothing.
EXERCISE: MOVE IT OR LOSE IT Naomi Stuart
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 29)
We all need to exercise, both to keep our muscles strong and to maintain our independence. The DVD we use is age-friendly and not tremendously demanding. The exercises can be done standing or seated. Wear comfortable clothes, sensible shoes and bring water. It’s encouraging and enjoyable – come and join us!
EXPLORING EXPERIENCES OF THE THIRD AGE Ruth Brook
Wed 14.30 – 16.05 (Room 26)
The Third Age has its particular pleasures and problems. We aim to create an environment in which group members listen to each other in a non-judgmental way, possibly using their own experience to enable others to find ways of thinking about new situations in our fast-changing world. Members will decide each week what we will look at and think about in some depth. Among the issues raised are likely to be: retirement, health, loss, loneliness, changing family relationships etc. The group will be limited to 10.
FILMS FROM THE EAST Shafeeq Siddiqi
Fri 10.30 – 12.30 (Room 22)
Films and Documentaries – to address important developments in the world, on Social, Political, Cultural and Global changes taking place in our times and the historical reasons involved.
FRENCH: BEGINNERS Neville Woolf
Thur 13.50 – 14.55 (Room 28)
French for Beginners is for those who would like to learn French, or who have done a little of it a long time ago and would like to improve. The lessons cover pronunciation and grammar and we use the book Façon de Parler I and II.
FRENCH: CERCLE FRANÇAIS Charles Fraser
Tue 11.30 – 12.35 (Room 22)
Destiné à des francophones le cercle français réunit ceux qui souhaitent lire ensemble des oeuvres littéraires, et participer a des débats sur l’actualité. Il faut parler et lire couramment le français, et être prêts à contribuer.
FRENCH: POST BEGINNERS A Neville Woolf
Mon 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 33)
For those who have done a year’s French. It builds on French for Beginners and is based on the books Dialogues en Littérature and Les Grandes Familles by Maurice Druon.
FRENCH: POST BEGINNERS B Neville Woolf
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 30)
This class is for those who have spent a year in “French: Post Beginners A” and who wish to try their hand at some more challenging material in relation to both reading and grammar. Some homework.
FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE A & B Joan Schlackman & James Gilmour
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Rooms 30 and 22)
Emphasis on spoken French, vocabulary building and grammar. Articles from French newspapers and other texts are used for oral comprehension and recorded material for listening comprehension.
FRENCH CONVERSATION Michael Ellman
Wed 10.20 – 11.25 (Room 24)
Conversation simple et décontractée de tous les adhérents – avec correction des fautes plus graves – mais de facon amicale! (The class will be conducted in French. Reasonable conversational ability needed!).
FRENCH CONVERSATION & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE Colette Lévy
Thur 12.15 – 13.45 (Room 28)
Conversation each week, with grammatical explanation if needed. Fortnightly, vocabulary from Vocabulaire Progressif du Français – (Niveau avancé) by Claire Miquel. We also read a novel by a very contemporary author, to be selected by the class and the co-ordinator.
FRENCH: ADVANCED Thelma Tennant
Thur 15.00 – 16.05 (Room 33)
For fluent French speakers. Vocabulary building, reading and discussion of newspaper articles, novels and other books in French. Occasional grammar.