Why not add to your knowledge and skills?

The Isle of Wight Branch of the WEA offers up its new and interesting programme for your enjoyment in 2019.  If you are looking for something to increase your knowledge or further your interest then perhaps one of the following might be up your street.

Alan Phillips:  Making sense of Mythology

on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Salvation Army Hall, 72 Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1UJ  10.00am – 1.00pm, fee £9.95.

Looking at a range of approaches to myth taken by various experts.  What is the origin of myth, its subject matter and purpose? Are myths a thing of the past, or do they still exist in our modern world?

Richard Smout:  Architecture of Island Churches

on Saturday 9th March 2019 at St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street, Brading, PO36 0ED 1.30pm – 4.30pm, fee £9.95.

Island churches offer the chance to study the full range of architectural styles across a relatively small geographical area. This course will discuss some striking examples while looking at sources for the architects and builders.

For more information on these courses contact Margaret Rylands on 529589, or pick up a brochure in your local library.

Saturday April 6th The Planetarium Fort Victoria Yarmouth 10.00am -13.00pm

Space Probes expanding our understanding of the solar system  

Find out how since the 1960s and the launch or Sputnik and now assisted by telescopes like the Hubble they have helped us understand our planets. Paul England and the staff at the Planetarium can illustrate how much more we now know about space.

Cost: £9.95   Phone 01983 529589 or 0300 303 3463 to book a place.

                                Or book on-line at

(Note there are a few steps down to gain access into the Planetarium)


Abstraction New Visions  23rd April 2019 and 26th April 2019

Using a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create a composition.

For more information on these art workshops please contact the tutor, Mary Clemmensen Tel: 07738936107  or email, or pick up a brochure in your local library.

For further information please contact: Lynne Broom 01983 883453 or email

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