This is an archived press release
Wednesday 14 July 2004
14 July 2004
SUMMER COURSES AND TALKS ARE TAILORED FOR ALL AT LOSEHILL HALL
If you want to expand your knowledge or develop an interest or hobby in the heart of the Peak District, then Losehill Hall could be the place for you!
Losehill Hall, the National Park Study Centre, has launched a new range of adult education courses and evening talks aimed at people who want to develop a new hobby but cannot afford to spend too much money or time away from home.
And as the new courses and evening talks aren't residential, they are ideal for local people.
The courses and talks, available during August, are suitable for beginners and improvers and cover a range of special interest topics including archaeology, geology, landscape painting and walking.
Friendly, experienced tutors - who are very knowledgeable within their specialist fields - give expert tuition.
Liz Ballard, Head of Special Interest Holidays, thinks that the new scheme is a great idea: "We hope that the new special interest courses and talks offer more people the chance to come to Losehill Hall. People can mix and match topics and decide how long they want to follow courses for - from one to seven days - everyone is welcome."
Courses start from £35 per day. Details available from Sue Field, at Losehill Hall, Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB. Telephone: 01433 620373, Fax: 01433 620346. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
evening talks are priced £2.50 each, and can be booked in advance with Sue or pay on the day.
· Saturday 7 August 7:45pm 'The Peak District National Park' by Ted Wilmott.
· Sunday 8 August 7:45, Tuesday 17 August 7:45pm 'Well Dressing - A Derbyshire Tradition' by Christine Gould.
· Tuesday 10 August 7:45pm 'Titan Cave Exploration' by Dave Dixon.
· Wednesday 11 August 7:45pm A talk and demonstration by the Edale Mountain Rescue Team and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dog Association).
· Thursday 19 August 8pm 'An introduction to the Archaeology of the Peak District' by Ken Smith, Peak District National Park Authority.
· Friday 20 August 8pm 'The Peak District in Prehistory' by John Barnett, Peak District National Park Authority.
· Saturday 21 August 8pm 'Vernacular Architecture of the Peak District' by John Sewell, Peak District National Park Authority.