COURSE; Hall will host art session

A short course for budding artists should go with a bang at New Hartley Memorial Hall this weekend, July 25 and 26, when a 112-year old charity brings the drama of the First World War to the village.

The Workers Educational Association (WEA), has a talented tutor in the hall to guide budding artists through a range of artistic techniques.

Villagers will get the chance to draw real-life models dressed in authentic uniforms of the First World War period. There will be practical demonstrations and plenty of one-to-one guidance so villagers don’t have to feel they are experts.

Work by students who have enjoyed previous courses will be on display, giving villagers the opportunity to check out the techniques of other artists.

The course is open from 10am to 4.30pm both days. It costs £19, but is free to villagers on means tested benefits. For more information, click on

The WEA, set up in 1903, has always prided itself on bringing education to the heart of communities.

Jeremy Hayes

New Hartley