Arts, Culture & Languages

Session 2014-2015       ARTS, CULTURE & LANGUAGES

Contact emails are listed in the activity sheets/lists obtained during registration.

BOOK GROUP 1 (Pat Oldale)  

The members of this group all read the same book then gather to discuss it in depth in members' homes. Monthly; Thursday (fourth); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Home-based.

BOOK GROUP 2 (Cath Lockett)

Choose from a selection of books to read with the group over the next months, perhaps some you would not have thought you would have enjoyed or heard about. Convivial discussion and good company. Each month the chosen book is reviewed and awarded a score. One book will be awarded 'Book of the Year'.

Monthly; Wednesday (third); 10:00 -12:00 on; Home-based

BOOK GROUP 3 - Themed Book Club - Latin American Literature (Irene Mowat)

Join the adventure to investigate Latin America Literature. We will choose together starting from a list of books I will produce. There will be some classic, some giants and some modern writers and maybe you have some favourites you would like to add to the list. Our authors might include Fuentes (Mexico), Marquez ( Colombia), Borges, Puig (Argentine), Allende (Chile), Varga, (Peru).

Monthly; Friday (third); 2:00 - 4:00pm; Home-based

CLASSICS IN TRANSLATION (Ian Goldsack)

An introduction to cultures which have influenced or informed our own, by reading from Greek and Roman poets, playwrights, historians and philosophers. No knowledge of Latin or Greek is required.

Weekly; Monday 10:15 - 11:45am; Home-based

CURRENT AFFAIRS CHAT ROOM (Fenton Robb)

We discuss current affairs, exchange experiences and ideas in a very relaxed atmosphere. As always, we live in times of change which sometimes seems dazzling even overwhelming. Here we can consider both the intended and the unintended outcomes and have a good laugh too! Monthly; Thursday (second) 2:00 - 4:00pm; starting 11th October TEDDA

FRENCH CONVERSATION (George Russell)

The group encourages discussion and may be more suitable for members who have some experience of the language. However the crucial issue is a willingness to participate. We talk about everything from the arts to current affairs and topics are chosen by members. Some grammar included.

Weekly; Tuesday 2:30 - 4:30pm; starting Tuesday 30 September; TEDDA

GAELIC (Alan St Clair)

The study of the Gaelic culture and history through learning the language. The group has now reached an intermediate level so is no longer suitable for beginners.

Weekly; Monday 2:30 - 4:30pm; Home-based

GERMAN FOR BEGINNERS (Sue Block)

This class is for those people who have no knowledge of German. Would you like to be able to speak some German when visiting Germany or meeting German people here? if your answer is "Ja!" then this class could be for you. We will meet weekly for conversation, games, puzzles and tongue-twisters with a pinch of grammar, a dash of German culture and a large helping of fun.

Weekly; Wed 10:00 - 11:30am; TEDDA

PLAY READING (Louise Goldsack)

Reading together plays, old and new, for enjoyment and discussion but not with a view to performing.

Fortnightly; Tuesday (first and third) 10:30 -12:00 noon; Home-based

POETRY GROUP (Ronald Morrison)

An informal group that looks at and discusses the works of such poets as may appeal to members. Ideally the impetus will come from within the group and will also encourage the writing, by members, of their own poetry.

Fortnightly; Tuesday (second and fourth) 10:00 -11:30am; Home-based

UNDERSTANDING THE HUMAN BODY (Kath Payne)

An informal programme designed as a basic introduction to human anatomy, with a view to discovering how the body works, how it is formed and how it can sometimes go wrong. We will explore some basic medical terminology along with modern treatment and preventative methods. As well as gaining an understanding of how amazing our bodies are, an added bonus will be the additional knowledge gained for pub quizzes and crosswords! Returning members welcome!

Fortnightly ; Wednesday (second and fourth) 2:00 - 3:30pm; Eyemouth Community Centre