Session 2016-2017 ARTS, CULTURE, LANGUAGES & SCIENCE
Contact emails/phone numbers are listed in the activity sheets/lists obtained during registration. (All venues will depend on numbers enrolling).
ASTRONOMY (Ron Bagnall)
This group aims to bring together local people with an interest in astronomy, to share knowledge and experience and get to know our night sky. We plan to have 5 monthly day-time meetings and some night-time observing sessions. Topics covered will depend on the interests of group members but are likely to include simple theory, some history of astronomy, astronomy software, amateur telescopes, internet resources, satellites and astrophotography.
Monthly; Monday (third) 2:30 - 4:30pm; Eyemouth Community Centre
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 -12:00noon; Home-based
FRENCH CONVERSATION (George Russell)
BOOK GROUP 3 - Themed Book Club (Carol Pease)
This year we will be reading books by modern European authors, (in excellent translations), drawing in part from the BBC Radio 4 "Reading Europe" series. Our long list will include novels of mystery, humour and friendship and we will travel across France, Spain, Germany, Austria and Italy, enjoying good writing, exploring different cultures and discovering new authors. Our discussions are always lively and sometimes even well informed! New and returning members welcome.
Monthly; Friday (third); 2:00 - 4:30 pm; Home-based
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; Ayton Village Hall.
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
RELIGION: DREAMS and VISIONS. (Ranald Wylie)
Many religious figures throughout history have been influenced/ motivated/ inspired by dreams, visions and voices. The aim of this group would be to gain a better understanding of dreams and visions.
Monthly; 2nd Friday 2:00 - 4:00pm Eyemouth Community Centre
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; Eyemouth Community Centre
PAINTING (Paul Priestman)
This will be a self help group for "artists" of "all abilities" to come together to be creative. Don't worry if you've never wielded a pencil or a paintbrush, just bring along your own equipment and
enthusiasm and see what happens.
Fortnightly; Tuesday(first and third) 10:00-12:00. Ayton Village Hall
POETRY GROUP (RANALD WYLIE )
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 members to write 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 as well as modern treatment and preventative measures. This is a continuation of last years' group but new members are very welcome.
Fortnightly; Wednesday (first and third) 2:00 - 3:30pm; Eyemouth Community Centre