New courses in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden

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THE WEA is offering courses in environmental issues, creative writing, the history of English and circle dance in the Upper Calder Valley this Autumn.

“Digging Deeper: exploring environmental issues” will consider a range of topical questions including: will the world soon face an energy and food shortage? Do we need nuclear power? How can we avoid the loss of biodiversity? What could a sustainable society look like?

The course starts on September 15 at 7pm for ten sessions at the Alternative Technology Centre, Hebble End Mill, Hebden Bridge.

“The History of English” will explore how English has evolved over 1,300 years looking at real texts, influential people and simple quirks of fate. The 10-week course starts on September 22 at 1.30pm and will be held at Hope Chapel, Hebden Bridge.

“Writing Fiction” will look at various different styles of writing short fiction and is suitable for new writers and those in other genres. It starts on September 29 at 10am for ten sessions at Hope Chapel.

“Circle Dance for All: Dance around the World” offers the opportunity to learn and enjoy circle dances and music from all around the globe. The course is open to both men and women and no partners are needed. The course starts September 20 at 7.30pm for ten sessions at Riverside Junior School, Hebden Bridge.

A similar course for women only “Circle Dance for Women: Dance Around the World” will be held at the New Oddfellows’ Hall, Oxford Street, Todmorden, on Thursday mornings from 10.15am, starting on September 22 for ten weeks.

The full fee for any of the courses is £60. People in receipt of income-related benefits pay £3 (reg. fee) only (evidence required). People can join at the first meeting, provided places remain, or to book in advance send your name, address, phone number and a cheque made out to “WEA” to treasurer Kenneth Wilson, Old House Farm, Elland Road, Barkisland, Halifax, HX4 9PS. For further information, call WEA organiser Linda Croft on 01706 818103.