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Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) courses taking place at PHM in 2017

WEA Courses at People's History Museum

Workers' Educational AssociationPHM are delighted to work with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) to host a series of WEA courses.  Booking is required via the WEA, all course details are listed below.

Mon 15 January – Mon 26 March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
People Making History

A study of key protests in Manchester in which people made history through strikes, struggle and campaigns.  The course will cover Peterloo, the Chartists, the struggle over jobs, fighting fascism, opposition to Section 28, and the Stop the War campaign.

  • A ten week learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum.
  • Suitable for 19 years and over
  • Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website, please quote course ref C3840816
  • Please note attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course.  Course runs Mon 15 January to Mon 26 March (half term break on Mon 19 February)
  • £65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

Wed 28 Feb – Wed 28 March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Savage Ink: The Cartoon & The Caricature

This course will examine the ‘Golden Age’ of the political prints of the 18th century, including the work of William Hogarth, James Gillray, and George Cruikshank.  The course will also look at more recent developments in caricature, from ITV’s 1980s satirical puppet show Spitting Image to the work of cartoonist Steve Bell, considering the use of cartoon and caricature in contemporary politics.  The course includes a guided tour of the museum’s Savage Ink exhibition.

  • A five week learning experience from the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the People’s History Museum
  • Suitable for 19 years and over
  • Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website, please quote course ref C3841271
  • Please note attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course
  • £31 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits