Watercolour PAINTING

Mon 1.00pm-3.00pm
Letitia Attwell: 0161 445 6530
This friendly class will enable you to explore painting and drawing techniques, with  individual tuition from an experienced tutor. All levels welcome.

Seasonal Landscape Painting (WEA class)

Tues 1.30pm 10 week terms Letitia Attwell: 0161 445 6530

Autumn 19/9/17 – 28/11/17 Spring 9/1/18 – 20/3/18 Summer 17/4/18 – 26/6/18 

Life Drawing

Tues 6.30pm-8.30pm
Stewart Kelly: email
The course is suitable for all levels. Tutoring and drawing exercises are used to help students achieve their full potential. Materials not supplied. The experienced tutor employs male and female models, with long and short poses. Model fee - £3.00 per student per class.

Drawing and Painting

Wed 1.30pm-3.30pm
John Fasnacht: 07908 451 076
This is a very popular class. Please ring early to register or go on the waiting list.

Art - Mixed Media

Thurs 4.00pm-6.00pm
John Fascnacht: 07908 451 076
A class designed to create and develop your ability to use a variety of media, both individually and collectively, including pastel, watercolour and printmaking.

Art for people with learning disabilities

Wed 10.00am-12noon and Fri  2.00pm–4.00pm
John Fasnacht: 07783 720 167
These classes develop ability in art and includes the embedding of the basic skills, literacy and numeracy.

Portrait Painting

Fri 10.00am-12noon
John Fasnacht: 07908 451 076
A course that, by tutoring and drawing exercises, will enable students to render the portrait in both a representational and expressive manner. To suit all levels. Model fee - £2.50 per student per class.

Tues 2.30pm-4.30pm
Hazel Roy: 0161 434 5021

This course looks at all aspects that contribute to a theatre production and how to assess and evaluate a performance, prior to a group visit to plays at local theatres and art groups. Productions are then reviewed and discussed by the group. 


Alexander Technique - Basic Course

Tues 1.00pm-3.00pm

Jenny Fox Eades: 07974 944 585 

Help yourself deal with stiffness, aches and pains and move more easily and effortlessly. The basic ten week course is open to all. This course will run in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms. Check details on

Alexander Technique - on-GOING

For those who have already done the basic course and want to carry on. These courses will also run during term time. Check details on

Dance for Everyone

Wed 10.30am–12.30pm
Hazel Roy: 0161 434 5021
A fun dance for all ages, incorporating many different dance styles and types of music. A great creative alternative to exercise classes.

T’ai Chi and Chi Kung - 

Brenda Howlett: 0161 225 4226


Tues 11.00am-1.00pm
Open to anyone who has at least one year’s recent experience of practising Chen Mang Ch’ing T’ai Chi.

Intermediate and Advanced

Thurs 1.30pm-3.30pm
Open to anyone who has at least 2 years’ recenst experience of practising Cheng Man Ch'ing T'ai Chi.

Introduction (NEW)
Thurs 4.00pm-5.00pm
Practised by people of all ages and levels of fitness, T'ai Chi and Chi Kung are valued for improving balance, stamina, flexibility and energy, and reducing stress. Beginners welcome.

(one hour session) 



Wed 1.30-3.30pm
Kevin Harrison: 0161 432 3710 or 07542 227 246 or 

Autumn Term

Mysteries of the Ancient World

This course introduces the mysteries of the Ancient World of Egypt, Greece & Rome. This includes Noah’s Ark, Atlantis, a lost Roman legion, Ark of the Covenant, Library of Alexandria, Fall of the Roman Empire, Pharos of Alexandria, and King Arthur. Each class will be accompanied by illustration and suggested further reading.

Spring Term

Mad Bad and dangerous to know: The twelve Caesars

Summer Term (8 weeks)

More Ancient Mysteries. 


Thurs 10.30am–12.30pm
Chris Makepeace: 01663 763346

What did we do before television?

Over the past two centuries, the way in which Mancunians have spent their spare time has changed beyond recognition. This course will examine the changes that have taken place, what has brought them about and the history and growth of institutions such as theatres and cinemas. 

Social and Political Issues

Mon 3.15pm-5.15pm
Alan Sennett: 0161 438 0309
Tutor-led discussion of current affairs. Spring and Summer Terms only.

What's in the Papers?

Tues 1.30pm–3.30pm
Chris Waters: 0161 445 4893
Weekly class discussion led by the tutor on what is in the news.


Fri 7.00pm–9.30pm (fortnightly) Alan Sennett: 0161 438 0309
This series of 5 sessions, each 21⁄2 hours long, shows examples of world cinema, with tutor-led introductions and discussion. 

£30.00 Full Fee and £15.50 Reduced Fee, for 121⁄2 hour course. 



Maha Al-khazragi: 07849 057 365

Arabic Beginner Plus

Mon  6.00pm-8.00pm
Build on your basic knowledge of Arabic and begin to speak in complete sentences. Through a combination of dialogues, games and quizzes, it will increase your confidence in using the language in a variety of situations. 


Odile Thivillier: 0161 445 6524
Intermediate - Mon 10.00am–12.00 noon
Conversation (Advanced) - Mon 1.00pm–3.00pm
Conversation (Advanced) - Mon 6.00pm–8.00pm WL
Level 3 - Tues 10.00am–12.00 noon
Level 2 - Tues 1.30pm–3.30pm
Level 1 - Wed 10.00am–12.00 noon
Beginners Plus - 12 noon–2.00pm
Conversation (Intermediate) - Thurs 10.00am–12.00 noon WMC
Conversation (Intermediate) - Thurs 1.00pm–3.00pm WMC
Conversation (Advanced) - Fri 10.00am–12.00 noon WMC


Pedro Medina: 07562 734 885
Spanish Beginners  - Mon 10.30am-12.30pm
Spanish Conversation Advanced - Mon 3.30pm–5.30pm
Spanish Conversation Intermediate - Thurs 9.45am–11.45am
Spanish Beginners  - Thurs 11.45 -1.45pm
Spanish Beginners Plus - Thurs 2.15pm–4.15pm
Spanish Complete Beginners - Thurs 4.15pm–6.15pm


Pasqualina Miniaci: 0161 225 4226

Italian Beginners Plus

Fri 11.00am-12.00noon
For students who already at least have some knowledge of the language. (one hour session)

Italian Intermediate

Fri 12.00noon-1.00pm
For people who have studied the language for a few years but need the practice and confidence to become fluent (one hour session).

Italian Improvers

Fri 1.00pm-3.00pm
For students who know a lot of the written and spoken language and wish to master it (post-GCSE).

(two hour session) 


See INDEPENDENT Groups at Union Chapel, for details. 

Students who are unsure of what level they are at, ring the tutor, or go along to a class and talk to the tutor.
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