LCA Classes

General and course enquiries should be directed to Reception at the Lymington Centre by using the general contact form here.

Enrolment and Payment of Fees
To book a place, students should fill in the form below or contact The Lymington Centre Reception directly before attending, as numbers are limited for some courses. This may be due to the limitations of seating in the available accommodation or because the lecturer has set a maximum class size . Course fees become payable at enrolment. This can be done via Reception or at the first class in the course.

Cheques should be made payable to “Lymington Community Association”. We are also able to accept payment by debit or credit card at Reception.



Novels of the 1980s: a Social Commentary

Denise Hanrahan- Wells PhD
10am - 12 Noon, 2 Hours , Tuesday 3rd October - Tuesday 12th December 2023
Half term 24th October 2023
LCA Members £115, Non-LCA Members £125
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

The 1980s were a decade of financial boom, the yuppie, Thatcher, and Reagan, but it was also a decade of high unemployment and industrial decline. The Radiant Way by Margaret Drabble (1987) and Nice Work by David Lodge (1988) offer a social commentary and critique of key aspects of life in 1980s Britain. An American perspective is provided in Jay McInerny’s Brightness Falls (1992) which is set in New York during the lead up to and aftermath of Black Monday in 1987. It will be helpful if you have a copy of each book in class as we read passages from, and comment on them.

The Tutor is Denise Hanrahan-Wells, PhD. Denise has taught American Literature at Winchester University, and various literature courses through the WEA.

To book your place, call 01590 672337 or visit the Lymington Community Centre Reception, New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BQ.

For further information please contact: Elizabeth Chell, PhD. Lymington Centre Literary Group Secretary    E:


COMING SOON -January 2024

Roy Doughty
, ,
Half term
LCA Members £, Non-LCA Members £
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre



General Art and Drawing: An Art Course for those wishing to explore a range of media.

Caroline Bannon
Tuesdays 09.15am -11:15am, 10 weeks, Tuesday 19th September
Half term 24th October
LCA Members £115, Non-LCA Members £125
Enrol at Reception, Lymington Centre

A practical 10 week art course that encompasses a range of drawing and painting media. These are explored in the context of a project that evolves over the 10 week period.
Students are encouraged to develop their work, under the guidance of the tutor, towards a personal style. Please bring art materials of your choice to the first class. Suitable for all levels and abilities.

Class Booking