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Festival of Learning

Try your hand at a new skill this summer with our Festival of Learning 2018. As part of this national event, Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service is inviting local residents to be inspired and learn something new by joining us for our FREE ‘Have a Go’ events throughout June. Try your hand at plaiting and twisting hair, learn arts and craft techniques and make an environmentally friendly shopping bag or find out about motivation and public speaking techniques.

To book a place at any of the events below please visit one of our centres.

Course title Date Time Course code About the event Venue
AAT Taster for Esol Learners 19 June 2018 6pm – 8.15pm LLV0050-2U2 Are you thinking about working in an office environment doing finance or business administration? Are you worried that your English is not good enough? Come to the AAT taster for ESOL learners to get introduced to the basics of business skills, book keeping and Sage accounting software. Leytonstone Learning Link
23-25 North Birkbeck Road
Leytonstone
E11 4JF
Cardboard Tube Art 19 June 2018 1pm – 3.15pm LLP0026-2U2 Come and have a go and try out your skills at something creative. Carry out a craft project and make something new! These courses are a good way to build your confidence and develop some new skills. Leytonstone Learning Link
23-25 North Birkbeck Road
Leytonstone
E11 4JF
Make a Vintage Inspired Headband 19 June 2018 2pm – 4pm QRP0112-2U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with sewing and making a headband.
For those with no previous experience
For those who would like to express themselves creatively
Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study Arts in the Borough of Culture 2019!
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Print making and Card making 19 June 2018 10am – 1.30pm QRP0115-2U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with printing on paper and making a few cards
For those with no previous experience
For those who would like to express themselves creatively
Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study Arts in the Borough of Culture 2019!
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Papercraft 20 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0139-3U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with working creatively with paper
For those with no previous experience
For those who would like to express themselves creatively
Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study Arts in the Borough of Culture 2019!
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Speaking English – Ask a perfect question 20 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRC0039-3U2 For adults to come and have a go and improve your spoken English skills
You will learn to:-
Practice speaking and learning to construct a good question
Build your confidence
Develop some new skills
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Boost Your Confidence 21 June 2018 10am – 12.15pm QRM9930-4U2 This session is for individuals who want to develop their level of self -confidence for every day purposes or specific goals: job seeking and interviews, meeting new people or achieving personal
What is self-confidence?
The effects of low self confidence
Five Top Tips for developing your self confidence
North Chingford Library
The Green
Chingford
E4 7EN
Jewellery from Newspapers 21 June 2018 1pm – 3.15pm LLP0028-4U2 For adults to come and have a go and try out your skills at something creative.
You will learn to:-
Carry out a craft project and make something new!
Build your confidence
Develop some new skills
Leytonstone Learning Link
23-25 North Birkbeck Road
Leytonstone
E11 4JF
Stress Awareness Workshop 21 June 2018 1pm – 4pm QRJ0129-4U2 For anyone wishing explore what stress is, its causes and how it can affect people in various ways. The workshop will identify the different types of stress and the potential harmful effects of stress. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Learning how to Learn 21 June 2018 1pm – 3.15pm QRM9933-4U2 This course is for anyone interested in exploring different ways to learn in a fun and interesting way.This course could help you to understand the process of learning, giving you practical tips to increase your ability to learn, retain and recall information. North Chingford Library
The Green
Chingford
E4 7EN
Life in the UK – Queens Elizabeth the 1st & 2nd 21 June 2018 1pm – 3pm QRC0037-4U2 Learn about Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II and practise speaking English at the same time. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Quilt of Culture 21 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0137-4U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with sewing and making a quilt
For those with no previous experience and for those who would like to express themselves creatively.
Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study Arts in the Borough of Culture 2019!
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Fun Weaving 22 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0134-5U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with weaving and with an interest in expressing themselves creatively. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Cardboard Tube Art 23 June 2018 10am – 12.15pm QCP0027-6U2 Come and have a go and try out your skills at something creative. Carry out a craft project and make something new! These courses are a good way to build your confidence and develop some new skills. Queens Road Community Centre
Queens Road
E17 8PJ
Family Learning  – Make a Basket 23 June 2018 10am – 12.30pm QRN9693-6U4 Family fun with your children, learn to make a basket. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Jewellery from Newspapers 23 June 2018 12.30pm – 2.45pm QRP0029-6U2 For adults to come and have a go and try out your skills at something creative.
You will learn to:-
Carry out a craft project and make something new!
Build your confidence
Develop some new skills
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Plant Identification 23 June 2018 1pm – 3pm LRP0121-6U2 This course is for anyone interested in gardening (just starting out in the garden or an allotment or building on basic experience) or the natural world.
Understand the gardening terms used to describe and identify shrubs
Be able to identify a variety of shrubs in Lloyd Park
Be able to state reasons for using shrubs in a park or garden design
Lloyd Park Community Bowls Pavilion
Forest Road
E17 5EH
Brush Up Your Punctuation 25 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRA0101-1U2 Do you want to feel more confident about basic punctuation? In this fun 2 hour session you will look at the most commonly used punctuation and understand why punctuation matters in written communication. After this course you may want to develop your skills further by joining an English group or use your new found skills in everyday life. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Ceramics: make a ceramic animal 25 June 2018 10am – 12noon LLP0123-1U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with clay If you want to have fun exploring the possibilities of making an original animal form from clay come along and join us for this ceramics taster session. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Leytonstone Learning Link
23-25 North Birkbeck Road
Leytonstone
E11 4JF
Ceramics: make a pinch pot 25 June 2018 6pm – 8pm LLP0125-1U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with clay creating a pinch pot. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Leytonstone Learning Link
23-25 North Birkbeck Road
Leytonstone
E11 4JF
ICT in Daily Life – Smartphone 25 June 2018 2pm – 4pm QRK0058-1U2 ICT in daily life- SmartphoneWhether you’re a business professional, cooking perfectionist, shopaholic or teacher, did you know that your phone could help you to make your life more stress-free? The challenge is to know the purposes and uses of all your mobile phone’s functions and this taster class will endeavour to introduce you to some of these. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
AAT Taster for Esol Learners 26 June 2018 1.30pm – 3.45pm QRV0048-2U2 Are you thinking about working in an office environment doing finance or business administration? Are you worried that your English is not good enough? Come to the AAT taster for ESOL learners to get introduced to the basics of business skills, book keeping and Sage accounting software. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Create a felt necklace or bracelet 26 June 2018 10am – 2pm QRP0117-2U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with making some felt beads and creating a necklace or bracelet. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Quilt of Culture 27 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0138-3U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with sewing and making a quilt
For those with no previous experience and for those who would like to express themselves creatively.
Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study Arts in the Borough of Culture 2019!
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Mini Fashion Illustration 28 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0141-4U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with illustration. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Motivation and NLP 28 June 2018 1pm – 3.15pm QRM9939-4U2 This session is aimed at anyone who wants to learn a range of strategies and tools to help them better understand themselves and also to give them the confidence and motivation to move forward in life.
NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is about the mind and how we think, how we use language and how it affects us.
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Public Speaking 28 June 2018 10am – 12.15pm QRM9938-4U2 This is a session for individuals with an interest in improving their public speaking. It can help you improve your
ability to deliver talks, speeches and presentations. There is a practical aspect to this session, which means you
will be expected to deliver a short talk. This can positively impact on your level of self-confidence.
Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Floristry: make a posy pad 29 June 2018 10am – 12noon QRP0119-5U2 Ideal for beginners who would like to experiment with making a simple but beautifully designed posy pad. Whatever your motivation, whether it’s to relax, unwind, make friends or learn a life skill, come and study arts in the Borough of Culture 2019! Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR
Family Learning – Creative Writing and Picture Poetry 30 June 2018 10am – 12.30pm QRN0155-6U3 Develop new skills as a family and support your child to create a poster poem or a short story. Queens Road Learning Centre
97 Queens Road
Walthamstow
E17 8QR