THE Dorchester branch of the Workers Educational Association’s new programme of courses starts this week.

A course on Enjoying Opera will involve seven sessions starting from today and costs £45. There will be an evening course entitled ‘Getting to know trees... better’ over six sessions from Wednesday at a cost of £31.

A one-day course will look at the work of Matisse on Saturday, February 1. On Saturday, March 8, Brian Wright will lead a session entitled ‘Exploring Antiques’.

All of the events are held at the Dorford Centre. To enroll call 01305 269510.