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Who We Are

Glyde-In Community Learning Centre, 42 Glyde Street, East Fremantle, offers courses, talks and activities that we hope will enrich your enjoyment and knowledge, and foster a healthy community life.

We aim to be a source of learning that doesn't cost the earth, that doesn't need prior knowledge or qualifications, and doesn't ask for a huge commitment of your time. Our courses are non-competitive and informal, including art and craft classes, language classes and computer classes. Tutors are from all walks of life, and we welcome more! Glyde-In is committed to the inclusion and recognition of all members. The premises are wheelchair accessible. The Centre is run by a volunteer Management Committee, and four part-time staff members. We generate much of our funding through membership and course fees, and are also supported greatly by the Town of East Fremantle, who provides our building and its maintenance, and very substantial funding. For a copy of the Chair's 2020 report, please click HERE.

Glyde-In gratefully acknowledges the support of staff and councillors of East Fremantle Council.

Enrolments for Term 4 commenced on Wednesday 13 October and are ongoing throughout the term, spaces permitting.

  

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...Click on an activity below for details or, visit our programme page for a complete list and to enrol into multiple activities.
 

Cost $80, $64 Concession
Date Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Tuesday, Thursday 10-Jan-2022
,,,, for 1 weeks
Time 11:00am (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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Immerse yourself in an informal, intensive intro to this beautiful melodic language. 5 sessions over two weeks: Monday 10, Wednesday 12, Friday 14, Tuesday 18 & Thursday 20 January 11am - 1pm

Cost $24, $16 Concession
Date Monday, Thursday 10-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 9:30am (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Open)

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Two sessions. Humans have been telling stories about nature for millennia. We look at some of the most significant and imaginatively compelling books that do just this, in poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Discover, or re-discover, works of Wordsworth, Thoreau and Powers, and the poetry of Wang Wei, Mary Oliver and others.

Cost $12, $8 Concession
Date Tuesday 11-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 9:30am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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Alex George will share the stories of two women who made significant impacts on the social and scientific life of their times. Emily Pelloe (1878-1941) was a champion horse-rider, a columnist with The West Australian newspaper and author of two books, Wildflowers of Western Australia and West Australian Orchids, illustrated with her own paintings, and was a trailblazer in popularising our wildflowers. Rica Erickson (1908-2009) was a farmer's wife, naturalist and social historian who wrote books on orchids, triggerplants, insectivorous plants, local histories, and a dictionary of everyone who lived, even briefly, in Western Australia up to 1915.

Cost $64, $51 Concession
Date Tuesday, Friday 11-Jan-2022
2 weeks
Time 10:00am (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Front room
3 places remaining (Open)

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4 sessions: Tuesday 11 & 18 January, Friday 14 & 21 January, 10am - 12pm For complete beginners, an introduction to the basics of French in a small group class.

Cost $12, $8 Concession
Date Wednesday 12-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 9:30am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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An update on climate change and the transition in energy usage following COP26 in Glasgow. The current decade is critical in making the required reductions in Greenhouse gas emissions to at least 50 % by 2030 and 75 % by 2040. We have many of the technologies that we need and rapidly decreasing costs. With bold plans we can help to save our planet. This presentation outlines what we can do as individuals, families, communities and countries. Paul is an Energy Scientist with wide international experience in companies, CSIRO and Curtin University.

Cost $12, $8 Concession
Date Wednesday 12-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 2:00pm (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Back Deck
(Open)

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Yazmina started her 40-year crochet career by making and selling funky beanies in a Fremantle street fair in the 1980s; by 2003 she was named 'Crochet Goddess" of the Northern Rivers in Australian County Style Magazine. Inspired by the colours and patterns in natures as well as those exemplified by contemporary architecture, Yazmina has continually pushed boundaries of crochet, creating innovative garments and accessories while making a name for herself as a yarn artist. What began as a simple craft became a consuming passion, leading to commissions, magazine features and teaching workshops.

Cost $113, $94 Concession
Date Thursday 13-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 7:45am (8 hr, 15 min)
(Open)

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Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes us along the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands, making the most of the best wildlife spotting opportunities of the day. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action. The cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry. We'll then have lunch at the Swinging Pig Bar (at own expense). Bus departs East Fremantle Football oval, 8am.

Cost $45, $35 Concession
Date Saturday 15-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 10:00am (5 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
1 place remaining (Open)

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Create numerous unique oil-based prints using the spontaneous and painterly method of monotype. This involves rolling out a layer of ink onto plexiglass, removing some of the ink and then printing by hand. Explore exciting mark making techniques by using implements to remove the ink and create beautiful textures. Discover ways to create multiple layers and effects and experiment with the use of different papers. Bridget will demonstrate how she creates landscapes with this method and will provide some photos for inspiration. Work in a figurative or abstract way. Suitable for any level. All materials supplied.

Cost $60, $48 Concession
Date Monday 17-Jan-2022
Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri for 1 weeks
Time 9:00am (1 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Open)

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5 sessions: This series will lead you down the remarkable path of the evolving role of DNA analysis in identifying the perpetrators of serious crime. After exploring the first homicide case ever to be solved by the early technique of DNA fingerprinting, we will progress to the development of DNA STR profiling and to the latest technologies, genetic phenotyping and genetic genealogy. We'll illustrate with a range of new and fascinating cold cases, most solved only within the past 12 months. We will explore the building of family trees to identify relatives of the offender and how that approach is used to reveal the name of the perpetrator. As we progress from one case to the next, the complexities of the genealogical analysis will increase and we will uncover miscarriages of justice along the way. In the final lecture, drawing on Australian, British and American cases, we will focus on the medical, forensic and legal complexities associated with distinguishing between cot death and murder and how these complexities have resulted in probable miscarriages of justice. Note, we are not able to accept bookings for individual sessions.

Cost $12, $8 Concession
Date Tuesday 18-Jan-2022
Single session
Time 3:00pm (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Open)

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According to Sandra, age is not a number; it's the final act of the theatre of life, full of memories, of moments, of experiences, and even wisdom. It has its pain, but that's life so let's not regret these numbers we've achieved. Let's relish them.