Evening And Day Class Programme Offers New Horizons

by Alastair Hamilton -

The release of Shetland's programme of adult learning opportunities is always eagerly awaited by those who fancy learning a new skill - and this year's doesn't disappoint.

The list of evening and day classes is extensive and some new ones are on offer this year, including climate and climate change, samba drumming and an introduction to historical research. Alongside these, many old favourites return, including yoga, Fair Isle knitting, fiddle-playing, woodwork and scrapbooking.

Classes are offered in many parts of Shetland. For example, residents of the island of Yell might want to try printing and embellishing on textiles, offered by Andy Ross. There's an introduction to German in the northern village of Brae and Matthew Lawrence is offering ballet classes in the north and central mainland. Over in the west mainland, Hazel Tindall will be teaching crochet and, in the south mainland, the interests covered range from astronomy to baking and Reiki. There's a huge choice of classes in Lerwick; topics include archaeology, web-page design, short film-making techniques and Latin American dance. You can download the booklet in pdf format from the link at www.learnshetland.com.

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