20th Annual Art Exhibition
The 20th Annual Art Exhibition of the Learning in Later Life Programme will be open to the public from Friday 31 June to Friday 07 June (closed Sunday) from 10am to 4pm in the Conference Room (GH742), Level 7, Graham Hills Building, 40 George Street, Glasgow.
25 Years of the Learning in Later Life Programme Anniversary Event
On Saturday 27th October we celebrated the 25th year of the Learning in Later Life Programme with a one day event full of inspiring stories, tutor tales and keynote addresses – there was even some singing to demonstrate the Health and Wellbeing through Song classes. It was an extremely uplifting event and all 180 attendees left feeling that age should not dictate the ability to embark on learning adventures or acquire new skills.
The audience was treated to a keynote address from Lesley Hart MBE, the previous Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning and founder of the Learning in Later Life Programme who presented a talk “Recollections, Reflections and Thoughts on Retirement”. The second address was from Annabel Goldie MSP whose talk was entitled “Grey Cells and Silver Linings”. Both were informative, thought-provoking and entertaining.
As part of the celebrations to mark the occasion, a publication has been produced to capture the journey of the programme from 1987 to 2012. This was put together by the Learning in Later Life Students’ Association Research and Project Development Group which is made up of students and staff. You can download the publication using the link under the image on the right-hand side.
More information, photos and footage from the Celebrating Silver event on 27th October will be made available here shortly.
If you have any ideas for future classes and would like to discuss them further please contact Alix McDonald by email (email@example.com) attaching your CV and including any thoughts you may have on potential classes.
Join the Jazz
Jazz Big Band for adults recruiting now.
Is the sound of a big band playing your thing? Would you like to learn to play or re-kindle your enjoyment of being part of a big band? If so, then this new and exciting venture from the Centre for Lifelong Learning is for you.
We hope to launch a new jazz band this autumn. It will be open to adults of all ages and abilities and will offer a friendly and encouraging environment in which to rekindle the playing of a musical instrument or to continue an existing passion in the company of like-minded individuals. Instrumentalists who play trumpet, trombone, and saxophone and rhythm section players such as piano, bass, guitar and drums are all welcome.
This is an exciting new opportunity and one which we hope will complement the provision already offered through our Evening & Weekend, Learning in Later Life and Summer Programmes.
It is envisaged the band will meet weekly from 6pm-8pm on the University’s city centre campus from Tuesday 2 October 2012 for 10 weeks. Thereafter it will meet fortnightly for a further 10 sessions. It is hoped that band performances will take place at the end of each session. The joining fee will be £100 for the full year (October-May). Auditions will be held week commencing 17 September.
To register and be part of this new venture, call 0141 548 2116 giving details of what instrument(s) you play or contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborative Classes - Cappella Nova
We are delighted that we are able to expand our collaboration this year with Cappella Nova by offering further, unique opportunities for adults to engage with a broad range of music and musical experiences. The classes are open to adults of all ages.
As well as being renowned for its championship of early and new vocal music through performance, recording and international touring, the award-winning Scottish professional vocal ensemble Cappella Nova offers a wide range of training opportunities available to anybody who wants to enjoy the experience of group-singing and to develop their skills, from beginners upwards. Visit the website at: www.cappella-nova.com
The programme is available to view here (extracted from the Evening and Weekend Programme): Cappella Nova classes
Also see further information about "Singing by Sight" here: Singing by Sight syllabus