Classes D-F


DRAMA  Barry Rae
Thur 11.40 – 13.55 (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 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.28)
Fortnightly on Sept 25; Oct 9, 23; Nov 6, 20; Dec 4. Jan 15, 29; Feb 12, 26, Mar 11, 25. Apr 29. May 13, 27, June 10, 24; July 8. 
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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE           Paul Lindsay
Tue11.40 – 12.45 (Room 2.26) Autumn and Spring Terms only.
Fortnightly on Oct 1, 15, 29; Nov 12, 26; Dec 10. Jan 21; Feb 4, 18; Mar 3, 17, 31;

Globish!  English as a World Language.  We will discuss the remarkable growth of English as an international language and the advantages and disadvantages. The second part of the series will continue with Our Changing Language but with new topics.

EURYTHMY A      Dawn Delbos
Wed 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 1.29) 
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 1.29)   
For those who have been doing eurythmy for at least a year. Please wear soft-soled, non-slip shoes and loose, comfortable clothing.

EXERCISE: MOVE WELL, FEEL GREAT!  New 
Pieta Ruck Keene
Tues 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.29)
This is a chair-based exercise class suitable for anyone, but particularly those who are less mobile or recovering from injury or illness. Numbers limited to 10 members.

EXERCISE: MOVE IT OR LOSE IT Naomi Stuart
Tue 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 2.21)
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.  It’s encouraging and enjoyable – come and join us!  Wear comfortable clothes, sensible shoes and bring water.

EXERCISE CLASS Thelma Tennant
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (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 CLASS PRE-PILATES  Gilli Vafidis
Tues 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 2.21)
Strengthen and support your spine.  Based on classical Pilates, this chair-based class teaches improved posture. Ultimately it will strengthen, lengthen and help control all muscle groups. No previous experience is required. For the next level, see below.

EXERCISE CLASS PRE-PILATES STEP TWO Gilli Vafidis
Thur 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 2.21) N.B. Not on these dates: Sept 26; Oct 24; Nov 21; Jan 30; Feb 27; Mar 26; Apr 30; May 28; June 25.
This is a follow on class from the one above and will involve use of a mat.  Please talk to Gilli to discuss whether the level is suitable for you.

EXPLORING EXPERIENCES OF THE THIRD AGE  
Ruth Brook
Wed 14.30 – 16.15 (Room 1.26)
The Third Age has its pleasures and problems.  We aim to create an environment where members listen to each other in a non-judgmental way, possibly using their own experience to enable others to think about new situations in our fast-changing world. Members will decide each week what we will discuss.  Retirement, health, loss, loneliness, and changing family relationships figure prominently. The group is limited  to 10.  Don’t think it’s all gloom and doom.  We laugh a lot!

EXPLORING IDEAS     Jim Eardley
Wed 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.26)
This class comprises a series of illustrated talks which cover a diverse range of topics including global warming, the importance of work, electric cars and an ancient utopia, followed by a discussion.  The list of each term’s talks will be posted on the Atrium Notice board.

FRENCH: BEGINNERS   Gilli Vafidis
Thur 14.00 – 15.05 (Room 1.28)        
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: POST BEGINNERS     Co-ordinator to be decided
Mon 11.40- 12.45 (Room 1.33)       
For those who have done a year’s French. It builds on French for  Beginners

FRENCH: IMPROVERS      Evanna Morris & John MacBryde
Thur 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.30)
This class is for those who have spent a year in “French: Post Beginners” and who wish to try their hand at some more challenging material in relation to both reading and  grammar.

FRENCH: INTERMEDIATE A & B   
Joan Schlackman & Gilli Vafidis
Mon 12.50 – 13.55 (Rooms 1.22 and 1.30) 
A chance to speak, translate and listen to French using news stories, websites and radio.  We aim to improve comprehension, widen vocabulary and make you more comfortable with speaking French.

FRENCH CONVERSATION   Michael Ellman
Wed 10.30 – 11.35 (Room 1.24) 
Conversation simple et décontractée de tous les adhérents – avec correction des fautes plus graves – mais de façon amicale!  (The class will be conducted in French.  Reasonable conversational ability needed!).

FRENCH CONVERSATION & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Colette Lévy
Thur 12.25 – 13.45 (Room 1.28)
Conversation each week, with grammatical explanation if needed.  Often half an hour is spent learning about grammatical definitions for English speakers.  We spend about an hour reading a novel by a contemporary author, chosen with the agreement of the class.

FRENCH: ADVANCED    Thelma Tennant
Thur 15.10 – 16.15 (Room 1.33) 
For fluent French speakers. Vocabulary building, reading and discussion of newspaper articles, novels and other books in French.  Occasional grammar.

FRENCH: ADVANCED CONVERSATION   Rita Wolff
Tue 12.50 – 13.55 (Room 1.28)
Discussion of topics relating to modern France, such as politics, the arts, social affairs. Fluent conversational ability preferred

FRENCH GAMES AND ACTIVITIES    Muriel Hirsch
Thur 10.00 – 11.35 (Room 1.33).
Fortnightly on Oct 3, 17, 31 Nov 14, 28; Dec 12.  Jan 23;  Feb 6, 20; Mar 5,19; Apr 2; May 7, 21; June 4, 18. July 2, 16.
This class offers French activities and a new way to learn French by playing French games.  It is for Intermediate and Advanced students

FRENCH CINEMA CLUB         Muriel Hirsch
Fri 10.00 – 12.00 (Room 1.33) (note early start)  Monthly on Sept 27; Oct 25; Nov 22; Jan17; Feb 14; Mar 13;May 15; June12; July10. 
A monthly film club with old or recent films with no subtitles (occasionally there will be French subtitles).  There will be a 15-minute discussion in French following the film.

FRENCH: LE CERCLE FRANÇAIS  Charles Fraser
email: [email protected]  
Tue 11.40 – 12.45 (Room 1.22)
Destiné à des francophones, Le Cercle Français réunit ceux qui souhaitent lire ensemble des œuvres littéraires, et participer à des débats sur l’actualité. Il faut savoir parler et lire le français couramment, et être prêts à contribuer.