A group of WEA students who take a Fashion and Textiles course at the Dolphin Centre in Birmingham visited the city centre to look at fabric and haberdashery stalls for tools and equipment and high street fashion.
Over the holidays our local Tesco put on their community facebook page pictures of a school visit to the store so we enquired about a visit for our WEA Cooking on a Budget group as part of our nutrition project funded by Cannock Chase Council,a visit was arranged for the following Thursday.
Black History Month is held every October in Britain. The origins of Black History Month go back to 1926, when Carter G Woodson, editor for 30 years of the Journal of Negro History, established African Caribbean celebrations in America.
"Dr John Thomas (WEA Tutor) led us on a fascinating study tour of buildings in Birmingham and Droitwich inspired by Byzantine, Early Christian and Lombardic architecture. These were first built in the middle of the 19th century and the ones we saw were all constructed at the beginning of the 20th century as a reaction to the overwhelming number of new gothic buildings which were being built at this time.
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. It was first celebrated in 1992 at the initiative of theWorld Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries*.