Sign up for spring feast of culture at Lewes WEA

After a highly successful Autumn Term, the Lewes WEA branch is presenting another cultural feast for its Spring Term programme.

January kicks off with Four Seasons in Poetry – a five-session course which follows on from last year’s popular Landscapes in Poetry, with Lynne Masters.

For those who like to examine the issues behind the headlines, there is a 10-session course, also starting in January, on The Arab Spring with expert Kim Ashcroft.

In March, marking the 2014 commemoration of the start of the First World War, there is a five-session course looking at the conscientious objectors – who they were, and how they were treated – with Ann Kramer, who has just published a book on the subject.

In April, there is a day school on men, such as Butterworth and Gurney, who composed music whilst serving in the trenches, which will be run by Robert Carrington, who is himself a composer.

Sussex-based, there is a day school in March with Graham Mayhew on the Two Battles of Lewes and, in April, four sessions on Sussex at Work, with Geoff Mead. In May, if you like walking, you can enjoy exploring Lewes’s medicinal flora, on four walks with herbalist Haskell Adamson.

Two of the January classes- on philosophy, and British art- are already full, and the other courses are quickly filling up, so, if you’re interested in signing up for any of the above, then pick up a leaflet from Lewes Library, Bus Station or Town Hall, email or go online at – and look out for income-related fee concessions.