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Adult Education

Want to find out more about artificial intelligence (AI)?

24 April 2024

AI is constantly in the news today - but how does it work, what does it do and what will it do in the future? There's a chance to find out more at an open event next month being put on by Palmers Green & Southgate u3a.

Need a computer buddy? PG library has just the right person!

03 October 2023

Do you need help with something on the computer? Or does someone you know? Well, that help is at hand. Palmers Green Library now has a new Computer Buddy, who's available to help between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Upgraded computer training room opened at Ruth Winston Centre

14 September 2023

At the Ruth Winston Centre the re-fitted computer centre has been ceremonially opened by the Mayor of Enfield and is now up and running. New computer and smartphone courses start soon and are open to non-members.

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Simon says: You have a voice!

07 March 2023

Local singing and voice coach Simon Gilbert is back at the Ruth Winston Centre helping people learn to project their voice and personality, build self-confidence and discover the Real You.

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Upskill for a career in the creative sector

04 December 2022

If you're unemployed or economically inactive and would like to work in the creative sector, you can apply to participate in the Creative Re-Work (CREW) programme, which is run by Collage Arts and funded by the Mayor of London and European Social Fund.

Autumn Sunday creative writing masterclasses in the virtual Writing Room

26 August 2022

Writing Room will be running a series of masterclasses on Zoom this Autumn, every other Sunday, from 11am to 1pm. Enjoy intriguing explorations, stimulating writing exercises and wide-ranging discussions. These sessions welcome writers at all levels

WEA courses return to Fox Lane and Enfield Town

17 August 2022

After being rudely interrupted in March 2020, face-to-face lectures by WEA Enfield & Southgate are back at the United Reformed Church in Palmers Green and Enfield Baptist Church, starting in September. Some subjects continue to be taught online, including Ruth Mulandi's film and art classes and Amy Miller's history course. And, wherever you live, you'll still have access to hundreds of online courses run by WEA branches in other parts of the country.

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Writing Room autumn courses

10 August 2022

Writing Room is the new name for what was previously known as Collage Writing Room and before that as Haringey Literature Live. It was originally just what it calls itself - a large room in a 1970s office block behind Wood Green bus garage, but in the spring of 2020 it went virtual, using Zoom, and has remained online ever since.

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Free course: Create an online zine

06 July 2022

Collage Arts are running a free 3-week course to create an online zine, intended to allow people from all backgrounds to celebrate the diverse and rich culture of Britishness and the impact that people of colour have had on the UK for centuries.

Find your voice and the 'bigger you'

13 April 2022

Starting soon at the Ruth Winston Community Centre in Palmers Green: 'You Have the Voice!' Simon Gilbert will be sharing the expertise he built up over his (rather special) career as a professional singer and voice coach to help you with better speaking and singing.

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Join the Writing Room - a welcoming home for all creative writers

05 April 2022

From first steps to final drafts, Collage Writing Roomo has options for you - via small, friendly groups hosted live on Zoom. Students can also access free drop-in groups throughout the week to make the most of their writing time. Book now for courses starting in April, May and June.

New art class launches on 8th March

03 March 2022

Gee has sent details of her new art course that runs for six weeks at St Andrews Church Hall in Southgate, starting on Tuesday 8th March. The course normally costs £125, but because she is trying to promote the arts within our local community, Gee is offering a discounted price, £110 per person.

Collage Writing Room - book now for late Spring 2022!

26 January 2022

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops starting in February and join their supportive writing community. Courses are for six weeks, online via ZOOM and cost £125.

Starting this week: online courses in the Collage Writing Room

02 January 2022

Information about writing courses starting this month and accessible via the online Collage Writing Room.

Autumn writing courses in the Collage Writing Room

27 October 2021

Updated information about autumn courses for writers in the Collage (Virtual) Writing Room.

This autumn's online courses from the Collage Writing Room

01 September 2021

Information about new and established writing courses accessible via the online Collage Writing Room.

Now enrolling - local WEA courses taught face-to-face!

09 July 2021

WEA Southgate & Enfield will be relaunching face-to-face courses in September. They're currently busy planning the courses that will start then and ensuring that the local venues - Enfield Baptist Church and Palmers Green United Reformed Church - will be safe. The first three courses deal with the history of ideas; the social and political history of English gardens; and poems written about particular paintings. There will also be new online courses, dealing with key artworks, fashion in Tudor and Stuart England, and American independent film makers of the past 30 years.

Help the writer in you emerge with this Collage Writing Room summer school

30 June 2021

Join Collage Writing Room this August for a special set of four Zoom workshops on the theme of 'Emerging' (followed by a performance event and digital sharing pamphlet in September...)

A literary career launched, thanks to Collage Writing Room (and Palmers Green Community)

10 May 2021

When Natasha Boydell saw a local writing course advertised on Palmers Green Community, it inspired her to sign up and finally get stuck into writing the book that she'd always wanted to. Now, on the release of her debut novel, she shares her experience.

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Collage Writing Room online courses for the Summer term

20 March 2021

Enrol on one of Collage Writing Room's online writing workshops this Summer term and join our supportive writing community: explore Creative Writing for the first time; find your inner poet; write your life and start a memoir; finish that work in progress or write a novella! Courses are for six weeks starting in April and June, online via ZOOM. Courses are £125; Meet the Agent is £8.

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