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WEA Sydney offers a relaxed and social environment with a community feel. With a central CBD location, we are easily accessible by public transport. Our diverse and high-quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors and offer you great value for money. Whether you are interested in finding a new hobby, planning your travels or developing new skills in creative writing your journey starts here.

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Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified.... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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09 Jul

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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12 Jul

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Shakespeare's London

With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We walk the streets and visit Shakespeare’s sites. DELIVERY MODE Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously) SUGGESTED READING Shakespeare – Peter Ackroyd 1599 –... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>With its noisy, teeming streets, Shakespeare arrived from Stratford some time before 1590. By 1594 he was established as an actor and playwright and had joined the Lord Chamberlain’s Company.We

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13 Jul

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Snapshots of Ireland

From the ancient to the modern, this eclectic range of specialist topics highlights aspects of Ireland and the Irish across religion and politics, art and design, housing and heraldry, saints and sinners, church and monasticism, society and geography. Each session snapshots key periods, personalities, trends and events, relying on original... [More]
$232 Limited / $209

<p>From the ancient to the modern, this eclectic range of specialist topics highlights aspects of Ireland and the Irish across religion and politics, art and design, housing and heraldry, saints and

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16 Jul

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Plant Propagation

Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 10 free plants from this course. Learn the many methods of propagation, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more. Grow your own perennials, shrubs and trees, including fuchsias, frangipanis, hydrangeas, lavenders, roses, camellias, orchids, maples and more.... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 10 free plants from this course. Learn the many methods of propagation, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more.

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17 Jul

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Beekeeping: Harvest Your Own Honey!

Everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. It’s easy to have a hive and let the bees do most of the work for you Find out what products you can make from beeswax, such as candles and soap. Honey tasting and comprehensive notes provided. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE History Flora... [More]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>Everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. It’s easy to have a hive and let the bees do most of the work for you Find out what products you can

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18 Jul

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Writing Right!

Learn the art and craft of writing fluently, grammatically and creatively across a range of genres such as blogs, letters and stories for a range of purposes such as effective communication, self-reflection and to entertain. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face COURSE OUTLINE The basics – getting it right: A fun and practical look at grammar, punctuation and... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>Learn the art and craft of writing fluently, grammatically and creatively across a range of genres such as blogs, letters and stories for a range of purposes such as effective communication,

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20 Jul

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Barcelona Nights (and Days)

The Catalonian Capital is not only the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean, but a vibrant economic hub, steeped in over two thousand years of history and is one of the major tourism destinations in Europe. The city hosted Columbus, Picasso and the Olympic Games, surrounded by mountains and beaches, teeming with culture and home to unique... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The Catalonian Capital is not only the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean, but a vibrant economic hub, steeped in over two thousand years of history and is one of the major tourism

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20 Jul
$39 Limited

<p>The Catalonian Capital is not only the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean, but a vibrant economic hub, steeped in over two thousand years of history and is one of the major tourism

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20 Jul

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Thriving and Flourishing - 6 Key Approaches

This interactive seminar series takes a group on a journey through six key topics to explore and implement practical skills and support strategies us as we find our path to flourishing in today’s world. DELIVERY MODE Online COURSE OUTLINE Stress and Flourishing: Stress versus Growth, Signs of Stress, Signs of Flourishing, Fight/Flight and Rest/... [More]
$192 Limited / $173

<p>This interactive seminar series takes a group on a journey through six key topics to explore and implement practical skills and support strategies us as we find our path to flourishing in today’s

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21 Jul

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Creative Night Photography

Infinite choices are available to the photographer, and with digital photography you can explore these choices with immediate results, all adjustable in situ. Learn to manipulate camera controls for various effects. Develop techniques such as multiple exposure, camera drag, zoom while exposing etc. on a creative night excursion in the city on day 2... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>Infinite choices are available to the photographer, and with digital photography you can explore these choices with immediate results, all adjustable in situ. Learn to manipulate camera controls

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22 Jul

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