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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 by the Town of East Fremantle, who provides our building and and ongoing funding. Glyde-In gratefully acknowledges the support of staff and councillors of East Fremantle Council.

For a copy of the Chair's 2023 report, please click HERE

Enrolments for Term 2 open on Wednesday 17 April from 8.30am in person and from 9am online.  Enrolments continue throughout the term either online or through the office.

 

 

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Coming Up...

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

Cost $18, $14 for Members, $11 Concession
Date Monday 29-Apr-2024
Single session
Time 10:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Opening soon)

Julie will take us on an historical journey, highlighting the events leading up to the opening of Heathcote in 1929, a look at nursing through the decades and the history of mental health services in WA from the time of colonization. Oral histories taken during the writing of the book and spanning 65 years will bring this history to life. Julies book will be available for purchase ($25).

Membership is required

Cost $160, $128 Concession
Date Monday 29-Apr-2024
8 weeks
Time 1:30pm (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Front room
(Opening soon)

Democracy is a common form of government, as well as an ideal not always achieved. Well look at the different forms that democracy has taken and the key ideas of political and social thinkers such as Plato and Rousseau. Well see how issues such as universal education, abolition of slavery and labour unionisation are related to the concept and practice of democracy. This is also an opportunity to explore the stability or otherwise of our own democracy in the context of the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Cost $18, $14 for Members, $11 Concession
Date Wednesday 1-May-2024
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Opening soon)

In this musical appreciation series Hans will introduce us to classical music, with a focus on listening. With the help of music samples, well explore the various genres and styles of classical music and the key features and composers of each classical period. Questions welcome along the way! Enrol in one talk or all five. Talk 1: What is classical music - Symphony, Concerto, Opera, Chamber Music

Membership is required

Cost $90, $72 Concession
Date Wednesday 1-May-2024
9 weeks
Time 12:15pm (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Opening soon)

Experience this gentle form of exercise that can help maintain strength, flexibility and balance. Movements are designed to increase the strength and flow of your internal energy. It involves the practice of mind and body coordination which assists in all aspects of daily life. Ruperto has been practicing tai chi for many years.

Cost $98, $93 for Members, $88 Concession
Date Friday 3-May-2024
Single session
Time 9:45am (8 hr, 15 min)
(Opening soon)

Bus trip. Our tour begins with a light finger-food lunch and tea or coffee at Peace Be Still, a farm stay property in a beautiful bushland setting. A short drive brings us to historic Enderslea Farm in the heart of the scenic Chittering Valley. After our tour of the homestead and farm well retire to the historic stone barn to enjoy The Boy In The Bush - a live theatre production, based on the book by WA author Molly Skinner in collaboration with D H Lawrence, renowned author of Lady Chatterleys Lover and Sons and Lovers, who visited Perth in 1922. A ''farm fare'' afternoon tea will be provided by the Bindoon CWA, plus free wine tasting from Bindoon Estate Wine. The weather in May can be cold so dress suitably and wear flat shoes suitable for walking around a farm. (Light lunch and afternoon tea both included in the price.) Meet opposite 16 Prinsep Road, Melville at 9.45am for 10am departure. Book by 26 April

Membership is required

Cost $80, $64 Concession
Date Friday 3-May-2024
4 weeks
Time 10:00am (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Opening soon)

4 Fridays: 3 - 24 May, 10am - 12pm Drawing is the basis of visual art and a direct way of explaining ideas, recording information and expressing the visible world. We will explore observational drawing and use our drawings to investigate others areas such as painting or printmaking as well as pastel. Please bring an A3 cartridge pad, sharpener, eraser and a range of pencils HB to 6B. Beginners and more experienced students are welcome.

Membership is required

Cost $75, $60 Concession
Date Monday 6-May-2024
3 weeks
Time 10:00am (2 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Opening soon)

No matter what youre writing, you need to tell a story. Whether its fiction or non-fiction, biography or a business report, emails or information - your reader will engage better with your material if you weave it into a story. What is it about a great story that holds a reader? Well learn about structure and emotion from the great stories, from Harry Potter and Romeo and Juliet to The Thursday Murder Club. They are all fine pieces of writing that can show us how to communicate with words. This course will be hands-on, practical and fun.

Cost $25, $20 for Members, $16 Concession
Date Tuesday 14-May-2024
Single session
Time 1:00pm (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Opening soon)

Using just hemp and cotton threads and a needle, learn to create a perfectly-formed miniature basket with its own unique spiraling form. These baskets are exquisitely tiny and make a very personal gift. Youll be able to go on to create others, shaping them as you like - open bowl-shape, flat, or closed and secretive, however you fancy. Peaceful, meditative work. Bring medium size sharp needles and scissors.

Cost $18, $14 for Members, $11 Concession
Date Tuesday 14-May-2024
Single session
Time 9:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Opening soon)

Author, wildlife photographer, teacher and long-time citizen scientist, David will introduce us to the wonderful biodiversity in invertebrates, the largest group of creatures on land. Among other things, well learn about the vital roles played by macroinvertebrates in our environment as cleaners, pollinators, recyclers, sources of food, prey and predators.

Cost $48, $43 for Members, $38 Concession
Date Wednesday 15-May-2024
Single session
Time 8:15am (7 hr, 45 min)
(Opening soon)

Bus trip. Rev up your engine, dust off the duco and check out some motoring magnificence at the Motor Museum of WA. With over 200 vehicles, the more permanent collection includes a 1974 Leyland Force 7 Coupe (one of only ten left in the world), a 1912 Model T Ford, a Phantom 6 Rolls Royce and a Torana A9X, the sort of car that Peter Brock used to race. There is also a large display of motorbikes for the two-wheel inclined. The pride of the exhibits is the 2014 Red Bull RB10 racing car owned by Perth Formula One driver, Daniel Ricciardo in which he won his first-ever F1 Grand Prix race. For those not-so-interested in cars, there are plenty of other attractions in Whiteman Park including the Bennet Brook Railway and Caversham Wildlife Park. After 2 hours at Whiteman Park, we will drive to the beautiful Oakover Grounds in the heart of the Swan Valley, to enjoy wine & beer and seasonal food straight from the kitchen (at own expense). Meet opposite 16 Prinsep Road, Melville at 8.15am for 8.30am departure Book by 1 May

Cost $18, $14 for Members, $11 Concession
Date Saturday 18-May-2024
Single session
Time 10:30am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Opening soon)

Palestinian writer and political analyst Jafar Ramini describes what he sees as Israels plan to colonise Palestine. Come for a view that youre not likely to encounter in our media.

Cost $36, $33 for Members, $31 Concession
Date Sunday 9-Jun-2024
Single session
Time 10:50am (5 hr)
(Opening soon)

Train or meet there. Well catch the 11.12am train to Guildford in time for lunch at the Guildford Milk Bar (at own expense). It''s then a 10 min walk to the heritage-listed Garrick Theatre club where we''ll see George Bernard Shaw''s classic Pygmalion. Henry Higgins, a phonetician, accepts a bet that simply by changing the speech of a Cockney flower seller he will be able, in six months, to pass her off as a duchess. After Eliza completes the grueling training, she successfully ''passes" in high society - having in the process become a lovely young woman of sensitivity and taste. Higgins then dismisses her abruptly as a successfully completed experiment. Meet at Fremantle train station at 10.55am or at Guildford Station at 12.04pm. Book by 9 May.

Glyde-In is grateful for the support of:

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Glyde-In is a proud member of:

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