Languages & Literature

BOOKWORM
Books are chosen twice yearly; members may put forward one or more books with the final choises being made by majority vote.  Most books are recent publications, but not necessarily best sellers - the remainder are old or modern classics.  Discussion is wide-ranging, often thought-provoking and always interesting and enjoyable.

2nd Friday in month / 2.00pm - 4.00pm / The Curve, Bangor Library

CREATIVE WRITING
This group aims to provide members with a supportive environment where they can share their writing and receive constructive feedback.  At each meeting an optional theme is set for the next time.  Members write in both prose and poetry of all kionds, in a variety of genres, with a wide range of ability levels.  An optional theme is set for each meeting.  We have published a booklet showcasing our work, with funding assistance from the NDBC Arts Committee, and are planning to publish another during 2017.

The group currently has a waiting list.

1st & 3rd Monday in month / 10.30am - 12.30pm / Hamilton Road Community Hub


LANGUAGES
Classes in six languages at various levels are available throughout the week.

To see some of the online courses and learning materials which are available, click here on your chosen language:

French Spanish Italian German


FRENCH
BEGINNERS AND RETURNERS

This group Is for those who have a smattering of French anf those who want to refresh distant school memories of the language.

Thursday / 10.00am - 12.00 noon / YMCA, High Street, Bangor


FRENCH IMPROVERS
For this class, some knowledge of the language is assumed.

Monday / 2.30pm - 4.30pm / Skipperstone Hall




GERMAN IMPROVERS
For this class, some knowledge of the language is assumed.

Monday / 2.30pm - 4.30pm / Skipperstone Hall


IRISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The group is now into its third year.  In addition to learning the language, we hear about various aspects of culture, folklore and history.

Monday / 10.30am - 12.30pm / Hamilton Road Community Hub


ITALIAN 1
This is an established group and may not be suitable for beginners.

Tuesday / 2.00pm - 3.30pm / George Green Centre, Rathgill


ITALIAN 2
This group is best suited to those who have a little knowledge of the language.

Wednesday / 10.00am - 12.00 noon / Hamilton Road Community Hub

SPANISH 1
This group is in its second year and anyone with a slight knowledge of the language would be welcome.  Absolute beginners should apply to the Convenor for advice.

Monday / 2.30pm - 4.30pm / Hamilton Road Community Hub


SPANISH INTERMEDIATE
For this class, some knowledge of the language is assumed.

Monday / 2.30pm - 4.30pm / Hamilton Road Community Hub

LATIN
Having completed the Cambridge Latin Course, we are now working our way through the Oxford version.  The second hour of the class includes a mixture of myths, culture and history.  Anyone wishing to start as a beginner should contact the Convenor.

Friday / 10.00am - 12.00 noon / Hamilton Road Community Hub


POETRY APPRECIATION
This group enjoys sharing interesting and we3ll-loved poems of all genres, from the weighty to the humerous: Pam Ayres to Shakespeare; medieval to modern.  Members occasionally read from their own work.  Come along and join us for a bit of culture with coffee.

2nd Wednesday in month / 2.00pm - 4.00pm / Leader's home


SHAKESPEARE GROUP
The group studies a Shakespeare play, not reading line by line or acting it out, but trying to understand its form, meaning, characters etc.  Aspects of the social, political and intellectual background to Shakespearian times are also examined.  No expertise is needed, but would be welcomed. 

1st Thursday in month / 2.00pm - 3.30pm / The Curve, Bangor Library


 

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