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Find a new hobby at Hovingham Village Market

The dark evenings are upon us, time to be thinking of a new hobby perhaps. Looking for inspiration? Something different? Here’s a few ideas of where you can try a new skill and make your own unique gifts: Make your own personalised handprinted card bunting, gift tags, wrapping paper with Hannah Turlington, Lino print artist. […]

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Norman conquest of Yorkshire

William of Normandy defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 thus becoming “The Conqueror” of England, and its king until his death in 1087: every schoolboy knows that. But have you ever considered just how ‘the conquering’ happened? William’s army was small, and in hostile territory. England covered a large area, and […]

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Ryedale Viking Stone Carvings – day school

Interesting day school offered this Saturday by the Pickering branch of the WEA, but please note that pre-booking is essential.

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New WEA courses

This autumn, the Pickering branch of the WEA is offering two quite different courses, one in history and the other in literature. History: Imperial Rome, Augustus to Severus will explore the history and culture of Imperial Rome from the era of the Emperer Augustus to the reign of Severus. The tutor is Robert Wright, and […]

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Flowering of the Middle Ages: WEA day school

From farmer to cathedral builder, life in the middle ages will be under the microscope at a Day School arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA. Tutor Dr Robert Wright describes the day: The course is called The Flowering of the Middle Ages, and in it we will explore the development of Europe’s economic […]

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WEA craft day schools in Pickering

The year’s day schools organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA will conclude with two craft workshops. On Saturday April 16, tutor Heather Gatt is running a batik art day.  This is a practical workshop where participants will learn and / or develop their skills in the art of batik, using wax and dyes, […]

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Beekeeping course

Ryedale Beekeeping Association is again offering its popular Beekeeping for Beginners course, which is open to anyone who thinks they might be interested in keeping bees. You do not have to be a member of the Association. The course comprises 6 indoor sessions held in Oswaldkirk Village Hall (YO62 5XZ) from 7.00 to 9.00pm on […]

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Pickering WEA course on the Seven Wonders of the World

We’ve all heard of “The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World” but before you read on, see how many you can name. If it’s less than seven, or even if you know them well, you could learn more from a Day School being run by the Pickering branch of the WEA. And in case you […]

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Adult learning courses

The North Yorkshire County Council offers a wide selection of adult learning courses, ranging from purely leisure pursuits to career based qualifications, and the list of those available in the early part of 2016 has now been published. A few of these courses were advertised in the January issue of the Handy Mag but much […]

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New leisure courses at Pickering WEA

Three new courses organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA will be starting in the next couple of weeks. This Friday, January 8, sees Dr Robert Wright starting Part 2 of his autumn term course on The Age of Empires, examining the major themes of European and American history in the period 1850 to1880. […]

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NYMR photography courses, dates in 2016 now booking

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Our one-day digital photography courses for beginners and improvers have been very popular this year, and we are pleased now to open bookings for courses in 2016.  What better Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Dates and booking details available on line here.

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Autumn courses with Pickering WEA

Three new courses offered by the Pickering branch of the WEA begin shortly, catering for a range of interests. Beading for Beginners is an introductory course for complete beginners, in workshop format with an experienced tutor, materials available for purchase. £50 for six sessions, Wednesdays from September 16, 1.00 to 3.30 pm. Tragedy and the […]

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WEA Day Schools on batik and railways

Two quite different Saturday Day Schools are on offer from the Pickering branch of the WEA in March: at the risk of being sexist, I’d say there is one for the girls and another for the boys. On March 14 batik artist Heather Gatt makes a welcome return with another day of batik art for […]

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Japan meets the West: WEA day school

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Autumn courses with the WEA

Has all that sunshine and barbecuing turned your brain to mush? If it’s time to think about something improving for the autumn, why not have a look at the courses on offer from the WEA? The Pickering branch (our nearest) is offering ten week courses on The Age of Revolution (1789 – 1815) and Irish […]

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Wine wool and spices

Marco Polo was not alone! A one day course, entitled “Wine, Wool and Spices: The story of Medieval Merchants”, and run by the Pickering Branch of the WEA, will trace the journeys of medieval merchants across the known world. The tutor is Dr Robert Wright. To take part you have to venture across the known […]

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China and the West: WEA day school

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Adult leisure courses

North Yorkshire County Council provides a wide range of high quality courses and workshops for adults across the region: a list of what is happening in Ryedale for the next six months is now available from the Library. Courses to be held in Kirkbymoorside range from crochet, and making felt decorations for Easter, to watercolour […]

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