Branch: DEDHAM

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2020/21 Courses


Course Title: Religion and Art
Course Number: C2228264
Course Description: The history of art is entwined with the history of religion but in modern times some tensions have emerged. Art is no longer merely the handmaid of religion but is free to question and often mocks and shocks but may not necessarily reject. Today artists continue to engage constructively with spiritual themes and perhaps Sister Wendy Beckett's idea that "all art, that draws us to look deeply at it, is spiritual", maybe worth consideration. Paintings, sculptures, buildings, installations and video art will illustrate key themes, religions and periods as art and religion are seen to inspire and interrogate each other.
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Venue:
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 00:00
Duration: 0.00 hrs
Date: 17/09/21
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £59.25
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Course Title: A Jolly Good Murder- The rise of Crime as a Form of Entertainment
Course Number: C2228263
Course Description: This course explores the rise of crime as a form of entertainment during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Starting with real life 'sensationalised' killings such as the Ratcliffe Highway Murders and Maria Marten and the Red Barn, we will discuss the role the press played in manipulating public opinion, and phenomena such as Murder Tourism and the Murder Souvenir trade. We will then explore the media that grew out of public obsession with crime- broadsides, patter songs, penny dreadfuls, melodrama and marionette theatre. The course concludes with discussion of the rise of the Golden Age of Crime Fiction in the early twentieth century, and the popularity of authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers, thinking particularly about how world events may have changed the ways in which the public wanted to experience crime as entertainment.
Tutor: Kate Jewell
Venue: Dedham Sports Club, Southsheilds Dedham, Colchester co7
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:00
Duration: 2.00 hrs
Date: 06/10/21
No. of Weeks: 8
Fee: £63.20
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above

Course Title: Religion and Art
Course Number: C2228264
Course Description: The history of art is entwined with the history of religion but in modern times some tensions have emerged. Art is no longer merely the handmaid of religion but is free to question and often mocks and shocks but may not necessarily reject. Today artists continue to engage constructively with spiritual themes and perhaps Sister Wendy Beckett's idea that "all art, that draws us to look deeply at it, is spiritual", maybe worth consideration. Paintings, sculptures, buildings, installations and video art will illustrate key themes, religions and periods as art and religion are seen to inspire and interrogate each other.
Tutor: David Sharp
Venue: Dedham Sports Club, Southsheilds Dedham, Colchester co7
Day Of Week: Wednesday
Start Time: 10:30
Duration: 1.50 hrs
Date: 12/01/22
No. of Weeks: 10
Fee: £59.25
Contact:
Telephone:
Email: see above