Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Getting a Taste of Something New; Advertising FeatureLifelong Learning Can Broaden Your Horizons in So Many Ways -- So Be Inspired by These Events Being Held for Adult Learners' Week

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Getting a Taste of Something New; Advertising FeatureLifelong Learning Can Broaden Your Horizons in So Many Ways -- So Be Inspired by These Events Being Held for Adult Learners' Week

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Byline: NIKI CHESWORTH

FREE TASTER COURSES Get a taste for learning a language, from Arabic and Chinese to French and Spanish; find out about digital photography or cake-making; and discover more about holistic therapies, such as counselling and mediation, plus much more offered by Croydon Adult Learning and Training (calat.ac.uk).

LEARN FOR LIFE Gain information about courses and careers in health and social care and childcare as well as free taster courses, at the Treaty Centre Library, High Street, Hounslow.

GAIN SOME SKILLS Free workshops on everything from money management and ICT, to First Aid, CV writing, Russian for beginners, still life drawing and health and wellbeing, funded by the Skills Funding Agency (learningtrust.co.uk) at various locations in Hackney.

GET CREATIVE Crocheting, creative writing and a hand sewing workshop teaching you to make a felt badge with Eithne Farry are among the events being held across Kensington and Chelsea, along with online taster sessions, such as career information online and how to use Skype.

STAGE IS SET The National Theatre is offering taster events exploring aspects of theatre-making at the John Lyons Education Studio in The Cut, SE1, including: costume, wigs, hair and make-up; an introduction to Commedia dell'Arte; an introduction to scenic art and an introduction to playwriting.

ARTISTIC MERIT Art is a popular Adult Learners' Week activity and events include 70 works chosen for a juried exhibition at the Morley Gallery, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1, bringing together drawings from practising artists, working professionals, retired people and stayat-home parents from 17 colleges. Liz Ellis, curator of community learning at Tate Modern, will be giving a talk on the range of works on May 23. The Winns Gallery, managed by Waltham Forest College, is also hosting an art and fashion exhibition of work created by adult learners who are studying at the college. …

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