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You are encouraged to book online if you can by searching for the Course ID on the National WEA website. Alternatively call the Support Team on 0300 303 3464, quoting the Course ID. If you prefer to speak directly to the branch contact please ring the Eastern Region office on 01223 417320 or email eastern@wea.org.uk and you will be put in touch.


2019/20 Courses


Course Title: Magic Realism: Art in 1920s Germany
Course Number: C2226662
Course Description: In 1920s Germany artists sought for new ways to express the social divisions, suffering and excitement of life in the Weimar Republic. Reacting against the garish colours and visual distortions of Expressionism painters such as Otto Dix, Max Beckmann, Conrad Felixmuller, Jeanne Mammen and Franz Radziwill developed a style of heightened, near uncanny, realism, which contemporary critic Franz Roh perceptively called 'Magic Realism'. This innovative style, also termed 'New Objectivity', is uncomfortably clear in Christian Schad's 'Self-Portrait with Model', gentler in Mannen's beautiful 'Boring Dolls'. This short course focuses closely on 'Magic Realism', with comparisons to Berlin Dada, Hannah Hoch's innovative collages and Georg Grosz's grotesque drawings of contemporaneous capitalists alongside the urban poor.
Tutor: Eckersley, Rosanna
Venue: St John the Baptist Church Meeting Room (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 22/04/20
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £38.50
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk

Course Title: Conflicts in the 19th Century Essex Countryside
Course Number: C2226663
Course Description: How were Essex farmworkers, perceived as potential revolutionaries in 1830, transformed into enfranchised citizens within two generations? Using contemporary source materials we attempt to construct a local context.
Tutor: Woodgate, Mervyn
Venue: Old Pavilion -Sports & Social Centre (Danbury)
Day Of Week: Thursday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 23/04/20
No. of Weeks: 5
Fee: £38.50
Contact: Regional Office
Telephone: 01223 417320
Email: eastern@wea.org.uk