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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 2021 report, please click HERE

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

Enrolments for Term 4 commence on Wednesday 12 October (8.30am in person, 9am online) and are ongoing throughout the term, spaces permitting. The requirement for proof of vaccination and mandatory sign-in have been lifted at Glyde-In for the present. However, we do encourage everyone to keep their vaccinations up to date, lodge them with the office (if not already done) and to wear a mask where appropriate or if preferred.

  

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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 $94, $89 for Members, $81 Concession
Date Wednesday 19-Oct-2022
Single session
Time 9:30am (3 hr)
(Call for enrolment info)

Meet there. October is the time to see Humpback mothers and calves returning to the Southern Ocean. Jump aboard the Steep Point, the largest catamaran in WA providing an excellent stable platform for whale watching, with 5 viewing decks over 3 levels. From here you can sight the magnificent Humpback, Southern Right and occasionally the Blue Whale, along with seals, dolphins and migratory bird life from all over the world. You will enjoy uninterrupted views from water level to the huge open bow and upper grandstand deck. Learn the language of the whales from the live expert commentary and hear the sounds and views from underwater cameras and hydrophone. Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee. There is also an onboard cafe with eftpos facilities. These tours offer 100% guaranteed sighting or a free return tour.

Membership is required

Cost $135, $108 Concession
Date Wednesday 19-Oct-2022
9 weeks
Time 1:00pm (1 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Call for enrolment info)

Bring or borrow a uke and start strumming. No musical experience needed, come and give it a try!

Membership is required

Cost $160, $128 Concession
Date Thursday 20-Oct-2022
8 weeks
Time 1:30pm (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Call for enrolment info)

This course is composed of two parts: an introduction to women philosophers, and a phenomenological exploration of what it means to be human. According to Simone de Beauvoir, we humans are a mixture of what she calls freedom and facticity. Facticity being what we are and have little control over - the colour of our eyes, how tall we are, and the particular history that led us to where we are now. Our freedom consists in our ability to examine that facticity, to decide to change it if we can, and to go ahead and make the change. In the long history of philosophy, the key to being fully human is self-awareness. Inscribed on the temple to Apollo at Delphi were the words "Know Thyself." Phenomenology is one way to exercise this most human virtue. We will also look into other virtues such as love, hope, happiness, and peacefulness.

Membership is required

Cost $50, $40 Concession
Date Friday 21-Oct-2022
2 weeks
Time 9:30am (2 hr, 30 min)
Venue Glyde-in back room
(Call for enrolment info)

Using a coiling and weaving technique, you will incorporate a range of environmentally-friendly processed natural fibres including jute and raffia. By adding your choice of textiles, cotton and other materials, your basket will not only be functional but truly unique. Baskets can be used as plant pot holders, to store knick-knacks or be purely decorative. All materials supplied.

Membership is required

Cost $112, $90 Concession
Date Saturday 22-Oct-2022
9 weeks
Time 8:00am (1 hr, 15 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Call for enrolment info)

Learn yoga postures and the art of relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. Suitable for anyone who can move from standing to floor with relative ease. Wear a smile and loose comfy clothing.

Cost $18, $14 for Members, $11 Concession
Date Monday 24-Oct-2022
Single session
Time 10:00am (1 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Call for enrolment info)

Lynne is a palynologist, specialising in pollen and spore morphology and its many applications. Her work with police over the years, and as a private defence witness, has seen her investigate murders, rapes, terrorism and the provenance of illegal drugs. Lynne will reveal the fascinating and beautiful world of microscopic pollen and spores and describe her often emotional, humbling and humorous journey working in the forensic arena - including being a defence witness for the Rayney case.

Cost $25, $20 for Members, $16 Concession
Date Tuesday 25-Oct-2022
Single session
Time 10:00am (2 hr)
Venue Glyde-In Front room
(Call for enrolment info)

Do you enjoy listening to the radio, but want to focus on specific themes or topics? Podcasts cover a wide range of topics from true crime to sports and to world news. Let''s explore podcasts and how to access them on your digital device. Make sure to bring your tablet, laptop or smartphone, and you''''ll soon be listening to your new favourite podcast!

Membership is required

Cost $42, $34 Concession
Date Friday 28-Oct-2022
3 weeks
Time 9:00am (1 hr, 15 min)
Venue Glyde-In Garden Room
(Call for enrolment info)

Russia's aggression against Ukraine, launched on 24 February, has accelerated several debates of global political and military importance. These include the renewed role of conventional military power in contemporary and future conflicts, the nature of near future warfare, and the transformation of the world order triggered by the crisis of the established international rules based order. As the prolonged Russia-West rivalry has now transformed into a quasi-open war over Ukraine, understanding adversarial failures and successes is essential to avoid the risk of making a strategic error of judgment in times of conflict. In this series Alexey will provide an overview of the war in Ukraine, discuss what led to the current crisis, and the current state of play on the battlefield and beyond. He will consider possible future courses of action by major actors involved in this conflict, and draw some preliminary conclusions on what key take-away lessons can be learned from the unfolding tragedy in eastern Europe.

Membership is required

Cost $55, $45 Concession
Date Wednesday 2-Nov-2022
4 weeks
Time 9:30am (2 hr)
(Call for enrolment info)

Learn the basics of croquet at the East Fremantle Croquet Club (cnr of Allen and Fletcher Streets). Each session will consist of coaching and actual play. You may get hooked and want to join the croquet club to keep learning!

Cost $28, $23 for Members
Date Sunday 6-Nov-2022
Single session
Time 2:00pm (2 hr)
(Call for enrolment info)

Meet there. Things don't always turn out the way you think they will. Fran and Bob love their four kids dearly, but don't necessarily see eye to eye about everything... and sometimes that comes as a shock. Join them in the garden, the backdrop to so many events in their lives, where they learn through each season of one turbulent year - that the love and understanding that bind them as a family are even more powerful than any of them could have imagined. Written by Andrew Bovell, directed by Vanessa Jensen. Note: This show contains adult themes and occasional coarse language.

Glyde-In is grateful for the support of:

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Glyde-In is a proud member of:

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