Courses for spring and into summer

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A WORKERS’ Educational Association “Poetry Writing” class meeting weekly in Hebden Bridge has proved so popular that a second group is to be set up, to give new students a chance to take part.

This new ten-week course will meet on Thursday afternoons, from 1pm to 3pm, at Hope Baptist Chapel, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge starting Thursday, May 3. The course is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced writers.

The original Friday morning Poetry Writing course will also run at Hope Baptist Chapel on Friday mornings, 10am to noon, for ten weeks starting on April 27.

Circle Dance for All (Keep on Flowing) will start at 7.30pm on Tuesday, April 24 for ten weeks at Riverside School, Holme Street, Hebden Bridge.

The course is open to newcomers as well as more experienced dancers, and newcomers can dip their toes in on the first session with no obligation.

The course is open to men and women and no partner is required.

A similar course for women only will start at 10.15am on Thursday, April 26 for ten weeks at the New Oddfellows Hall, Oxford Road, Todmorden.

At Hope Baptist Chapel, Hebden Bridge, a ten-week course with Anna Turner on “Writing Fiction” will start at 10am on Thursday, April 26. The course is suitable for beginners and for those with some experience.

WEA courses are open to all adults and you can join at the first meeting – except for weekend courses which must be booked in advance.

Two weekend courses are being offered in Hebden Bridge in Summer 2012: Dry Stone Walling and Novel Writing.

A Dry Stone Walling Weekend with tutor Peter Walker will run at Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 9am to 4.30pm each day. No experience required, though you must be reasonably fit as lifting is involved.

Places on this course should be booked in advance by Thursday, May 10. For an information/booking pack, please contact WEA Organiser Linda Croft at or phone 01706 818103 leaving your name and postal address.

The course “So You Want to Write a Novel?” will run on two Sundays – July 8 and 15 - from 10.30am to 4pm each day, at Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street. Places on this course should also be booked in advance – contact Linda Croft as above.

The full fee for a ten-week (20 hour) WEA class is £60, with proportionate fees for shorter courses. People in receipt of income–related benefits pay only an administration fee of £3 for any course. For more information about WEA courses in Calderdale, call Linda or send an email to