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D131: A 6Ps Approach to How We Live Our Lives (online)

Health and Wellbeing

Starting Tue 01/12/2020  (4 places available)
Cost: £31.00

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In this class, we explore some strong foundations for living our best lives focussing on the key topics of presence, patience, positivity, power, purpose and projects. We understand the importance of making the most of every situation and how to have focus and intention day by day. Group interaction and discussion is encouraged and the class is supported by PowerPoint presentation and online reference material.

Q701: Creative Approaches to Advocacy

3Ls Lunchtime Talks

Date: Wed 25/11/2020  (50 places available)
Cost: £0.00

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Making Your Voice Count. Independent advocacy services support people to access their rights and entitlements, make informed decisions and be active participants in the decisions that affect their lives and their communities. AIMS Advocacy is an independent advocacy service based in North Ayrshire who work using educational and arts based principles. Working alongside an advocacy worker on a one to one basis or in a group setting, people using the service are encouraged to develop their own advocacy skills. Staff within the organization also approach their work as offering opportunities to learn alongside their advocacy partners, as new issues are encountered on a day to day basis. In this session, representatives from AIMS will give a taste of the work that they do and share examples of how they use arts based activities along with a practical approach to philosophy to help people consider options they may not have thought of before, make informed decisions and express these to others. The session will be illustrated with samples of the artwork generated by people using the service including a short film. Presenting the session as a digital story will allow us to include contributions from people who use the service along with input from staff members. Morag McClurg has been the manager of the service since it started in 1998. Formerly a Principal Teacher, she brought her experience in education to her advocacy role. She is also a part time student at Strathclyde in the final stages of an EdD course, where her research has focused on how advocacy workers learn to carry out their role. Elena Mary Harris – Elena is a community artist and maker who has worked on a part time basis with AIMS since 2015. She has been instrumental in introducing an arts based approach to its self-advocacy development programme. …..and members of the Involved Group

E420: Creative Writing Mentoring

Online Creative Writing

Starting Tue 01/09/2020  (18 places available)
Cost: £79.00

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You love to write and you've been writing for a while, developing your style and honing your skills. You may already have taken a creative writing class or you've been working hard on your own. Now you're ready to commit more time and effort to your writing and feel that individual feedback and support will help you take it to the next level. For further information about the programme including FAQs, fees and sample feedback please visit: www.strath.ac.uk/studywithus/centreforlifelonglearning. You can start the mentoring process at any point in the year and to enter the programme you should first enrol (see below) and make an initial submission of up to 3,000 words of your writing. The fee for this is £79 and a mentor will read your initial submission and provide feedback. You can then progress by choosing from one of four packages: Package 1: 20,000 words at £273; Package 2: 40,000 words at £515; Package 3: 60,000 words at £630; Package 4: 80,000 words at £924. We look forward to helping you develop your writing through this innovative programme. TO ENROL: 1) Open an account with MyCLL at https://mycll.strath.ac.uk; 2) Click the enrol link button on this page to submit your £79 payment; 3) Email your name to cwmentoring@strath.ac.uk to be assigned a mentor who will reply with instructions on how to send your initial submission.

D403: Health & Well-being Through Song for Beginners (online)

Cappella Nova Outreach

Starting Tue 27/10/2020  (14 places available)
Cost: £70.00

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Health and Wellbeing through Song classes are necessarily a bit different this term. Nevertheless we shall still begin by feeling the benefit of gentle stretching through a physical warm up. We shall then enjoy exploring vocal technique and experience the positivity which singing brings. Guidance will be given on breath support and tone production. Repertoire will include rounds, unaccompanied songs, exercises and some tasty tongue twisters. Time will be given to learning music which could be further developed in the Spring Term. There will be opportunities for Students, should they wish, to share their musical interests with other participants in a supportive and encouraging environment – this could be by playing a recording, or maybe giving a rendition of a favourite song!

D404: Health & Well-being Through Song for Improvers (online)

Cappella Nova Outreach

Starting Tue 27/10/2020  (10 places available)
Cost: £70.00

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Health and Wellbeing through Song classes are necessarily a bit different this term. Nevertheless we shall still begin by feeling the benefit of gentle stretching through a physical warm up. We shall then enjoy exploring vocal technique and experience the positivity which singing brings. Guidance will be given on breath support and tone production. Repertoire will include rounds, unaccompanied songs, exercises and some tasty tongue twisters. Time will be given to learning music which could be further developed in the Spring Term. There will be opportunities for Students, should they wish, to share their musical interests with other participants in a supportive and encouraging environment – this could be by playing a recording, or maybe giving a rendition of a favourite song!

Q703: Matt McGinn: an affectionate tribute to his music, his life and his times

3Ls Lunchtime Talks

Date: Tue 16/03/2021  (50 places available)
Cost: £0.00

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Red Yo-Yo is a small group that delights in the songs, stories, and poetry of Matt McGinn. Join them for a celebration of the life and music of Glasgow singer-songwriter McGinn. Sit back and listen as Red Yo-Yo shows how McGinn’s songs are as relevant now as they were when they were written. Singalong as they take us through some of their favourite McGinn songs. Robbie Vennard started playing fiddle aged eight but graduated to the guitar because it was more acceptable in the days of Rock n Roll! Like John, he was first introduced to Matt McGinn’s music in the mid-sixties during the folk music revival. He sang and played in many of the folk clubs of the day where Matt also performed. Robbie still plays fiddle and also banjo and mandolin. John Cassidy, Matt’s storyteller, is a proud Glaswegian. A boilermaker to trade, and a college lecturer by necessity because there were few boiler shops left in which to earn a living, John is now retired. John first saw McGinn in the early sixties when he stumbled upon a folk concert on a dreich, winter’s night, but when he heard Matt’s songs his night brightened up. As an active trade unionist, McGinn’s songs have always resonated with him. This explains why he does all he can to keep the songs of Matt McGinn alive today.

D040: Preparing for Volunteering (online)

the next stAge

Date: Tue 17/11/2020  (15 places available)
Cost: £10.00

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This interactive one and a half hour workshop explores ideas about volunteering as a lifestyle choice. Opportunities to discuss and explore key concerns include different levels of commitment and training offered by organisations in the vicinity. Also how do you go about identifying suitable opportunities? Online resources to download and websites for taking your ideas forward.

D134: Race in the United States of America (online)

Politics

Starting Wed 07/10/2020  (4 places available)
Cost: £84.00

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Since the importation of the first African slaves into the American colonies, race has played a crucial role in the development of the USA. The presence of African Americans and other peoples of colour has had a profound effect on all aspects of citizens’ lives. Explore not only the political history of race in America, but how the African American experience has influenced other aspects of society. Tutor-led short lectures prior to discussion of the issues.

Q702: The life and career of David Dale, Glasgow philanthropist and founder of the New Lanark Mill Community

3Ls Lunchtime Talks

Date: Wed 17/02/2021  (45 places available)
Cost: £0.00

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As a World Heritage site, New Lanark is a well-known tourist venue and working community. It is perhaps best known for its association with utopian socialist and pioneering social reformer, Robert Owen. However, there is a whole ‘back story’ about New Lanark prior to Owen’s involvement. The mill community was established by David Dale, one of Glasgow’s most successful and philanthropic figures. Thanks to Dale, New Lanark became world famous long before Owen arrived on the scene and yet Dale has never been given the credit he deserves. This talk will look at the life and career of David Dale and will consider his role as a leading figure in 18th century Glasgow, including his involvement with the first Glasgow Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.