Creativity Courses and Events

jean.lennox

Creativity classes in English, quizzes in German and English, why music makes us feel the way we do

Online Kreativitätskurse und

Veranstaltungen !

Februar – Juli 202!

Online Creativity Classes !

and Events!

February – July 2021

www.jeanlennox.com

Tel.: 0160 93164867


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Guten Tag zusammen,!

es ist jetzt klar, dass die meisten

Fortbildungsangebote weiterhin

online abgehalten werden. Auch

wird es bis auf Weiteres keine

Live-Veranstaltungen geben. !

Ich habe daher mein Online-

Angebot erweitert. Neben sieben

Kreativitätskurse können Sie

mehr über die Wirkung von

Musik lernen und erleben, Sie

können deutsche und englische

Volkslieder singen, und Sie

können auf Deutsch und

Englisch Ihr Allgemeinwissen

testen. !

Bis bald online, !

Ihre!

Jean Lennox!

PS: Einige Veranstaltungen sind

kostenlos, bei den anderen habe

ich die Gebühren so niedrig wie

möglich gehalten und Sie

entscheiden selber, ob Sie den

vollen oder den ermäßigten !

Preis bezahlen. !

Hello everyone, !

February 2021!

It is now clear that most!

further education will remain !

online for the near future, and

there won’t be any live events.!

That’s why I’ve expanded my online

offerings. In addition to seven

creativity courses, you can learn

about and experience the effects

that music has on us, you can sing

along to German and English folk

songs, and you can test your

general knowledge in German and

English. !

See you soon online!

Jean Lennox!

PS: Some events are free, for the

others I have kept the fees as low as

possible and you decide yourself

whether you pay the full or the

reduced price.!

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Februar 2021!


Online Quiz

German and English

Allgemeinwissen, Sport,

Geschichte, Erdkunde, Kino,

Zeitgeschehen, Kunst, Musik,

Wissenschaft….!

General knowledge, sport, !

history, geography, movies, current

affairs, art, music, science….!

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Quiz auf Deutsch!

Immer sonntags, Beginn: 19.30 h!

21. Februar!

21. März!

11. April!

16. Mai !

27. Juni!

25. Juli!

Quiz auf Englisch !

Immer freitags, Beginn: 19.30 h!

5. März!

23. April!

7. Mai !

4. Juni !

16. Juli!

German-language Quiz

On Sundays, Starts at 7:30 pm!

February 21!

March 21!

April 11!

May 16 !

June 27!

July 25!

English-language Quiz

On Fridays, Starts at 7:30 pm!

March 5 !

April 23!

May 7!

June 4!

July 16!

Teams bis zu 6 Personen

willkommen. Die Teilnahme ist

kostenlos, über eine Spende freuen

wir uns. !

Information und

Anmeldung:

lennjean@gmail.com

Teams of up to 6 persons welcome.

There’s no fee but you are invited to

make a small contribution. !

Your Quizmasters

Jean Lennox und John Krause

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Free event –

contributions

welcome


Singalong – Mitsingkonzert

German and English

traditional (folk) music

Thursday/Donnerstag

25 Februar 7 pm / 19 Uhr

Free event –

contribu]ons welcome

Teilnahme kostenlos,

Spenden willkommen

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Mit/With Feinsliebchen

(Georg Brinkmann & Jean

Lennox)

Wir schicken Ihnen die

Texte für ca. 100 Lieder als

PDF. Sie wünschen sich

Ihr Lieblingslied und Sie

singen zusammen mit uns.

Schreiben Sie eine E-Mail

an lennjean@gmail.com

um sich anzumelden.

We send you the texts of

about 100 songs as a PDF,

you request your favourite

song and you sing along

with us. Register now with

an email to

lennjean@gmail.com.

¡ Die Loreley

¡ Down by the Sally Gardens

¡ Die Gedanken sind frei

¡ Im schönsten Wiesengrunde

¡ Du, du liegst mir im Herzen

¡ All through the Night

¡ Molly Malone

¡ Der Mond ist aufgegangen

¡ Greensleeves

¡ Am Brunnen vor dem Tore

¡ Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

¡ Gute Abend, gut Nacht

¡ Old Lang Syne

¡ Es saß ein klein wild Vögelein

etc. etc. etc.


Warum wir Musik lieben und

was sie mit uns macht

mit Georg Brinkmann

Donnerstag 4. März 2021, 19 – 21 Uhr

kostenlose Veranstaltung, Spenden willkommen

Sie kennen sicherlich die Situa]on,

unerwartet durch ein Musikstück in ]efe

Ergriffenheit oder unendliche Leich]gkeit

geworfen zu werden, ganz egal, ob es sich

um eine Opernarie, eine Jazzimprovisa]on

oder ein Volkslied handelt.

Georg Brinkmann ist

Musiker, Musiktherapeut

und morphologischer

Wirkungsforscher

(rheingold-Ins]tut Köln)

Eines haben diese Erlebnisse gemein: Sie

sind kaum zu beschreiben – denn: „häce

der Komponist es mit Worten sagen

wollen, er häce es sicher getan.“ (Trapp)

In diesem 2-stündigen Workshop werden

Sie mithilfe der morphologischen

Psychologie einen neuen Zugang zu Musik

bekommen. Durch die genaue

Beschreibung der individuellen

Erlebensprozesse werden wir in der

Gruppe dem Phänomen musikalischer

Wirkung auf die Schliche kommen, ohne

ihren Zauber zu zerstören. Vielmehr treten

meist erstaunliche Zusammenhänge

zutage, mit denen man nicht gerechnet

häce und die das Erleben noch ver]efen.

Jean Lennox ist

Musikerin, Pädagogin und

systemischer Coach

(INeKO-Ins]tut, Uni Köln)

Zu den Treffen benö]gen

sie nichts außer Zoom und

möglichst offenen Ohren.

Gerne können Sie Ihre

Lieblingsmusikstücke vorab

einreichen (zum Beispiel als

Link zu YouTube, Spo]fy

oder Soundcloud).


Creativity

Classes

In English

For native speakers and

advanced language

learners

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Getting through lockdown

with creativity !

Isaac Newton is said to have

formulated his theory of gravity,

and Shakespeare wrote King

Lear while quarantined during

the plague. I can't promise that

these online courses will make

you a genius, but they will help

you become more creative and

more resilient, whatever 2021

may bring. !

I have kept the fees as low as

possible and you decide

yourself whether to pay the full

or the concession price. You’ll

find registration and payment

details on the next page. Call

me if you have any questions at

all about the courses and

conditions or about me. My

phone number is 0160 93164867. !


Who are these classes for?!

For you if you want to discover or develop your creativity in a

relaxed friendly atmosphere. !

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What do I need?!

You’ll need to be comfortable having the whole course !

take place in English, and you’ll need Zoom and a stable !

internet connection. If you’ve not used Zoom before, !

we can test it together before you register so you’ll know

everything is working. !

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How do I register and pay?!

Send an email to lennjean@gmail.com and tell me which course !

you want to join. I’ll let you know if there’s a free place.!

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Then transfer the fee using PayPal: (www.paypal.me/jeanlennox) !

or bank transfer and you’re in: !

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Account name: Jean Lennox!

IBAN: DE62 3701 0050 0357 1045 03!

BIC: PBNKDEFF!

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What if I need to cancel?!

You may cancel up to 14 days before the course begins and I !

will refund your fee, minus 10% handling costs. Or someone !

else can take your place at no additional cost. !

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Questions? Call me on 0160 93164867 !

or write to me at lennjean@gmail.com.

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Class no. 1: Creative Writing –

Write Your Own Personal Story

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Do you have an interesting or important story you’d like to

share with others? Did something really funny, strange or

exciting once happen to you? Or maybe you want your life

story to be passed on to later generations? If you can answer

yes to any of these questions, then this is the course for you.!

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In this class you’ll learn how to write well and creatively using

your own life as a basis. We’ll try out different techniques, and

do various exercises to get our creativity flowing. We’ll also

look at some British and American autobiographies and talk

about why they are so good. !

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You don’t need any creative writing experience in this class, and

it doesn’t matter if your English isn’t perfect. What you will

need are two to three hours a week outside of class to read or

write yourself, and you’ll need to be willing to share at least

some of your work with others. So come along and start

expressing yourself.!

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10 x Tuesday 13:00 – 14:30 h

9 March – 11 May 2021

5 – 8 persons

€150 (€130 reduced) including 19% VAT

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Class no. 2: Coffee Morning

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You’ve heard about afternoon tea, but there’s also something

called a Coffee Morning. This is a social event where people get

together to chat, drink coffee and eat cake. You’ll have to bring

your own coffee and cake, but I will provide you with plenty of

material for our chat. !

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We’ll start with some small talk. You’ll practice keeping a

conversation going, showing interest, and (just as important)

ending a chat. !

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After the small talk we’ll go a bit deeper and talk about social

and moral issues, food and drink, films and entertainment, our

so-called “world leaders”, or whatever else takes our fancy. !

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At the end of each session I’ll go through any language issues

that need attention – grammar, vocabulary, style, pronunciation

and so on. So as well as having a good chat about the world in

general and meeting interesting people, you’ll also bring your

conversational skills up to the next level. I’m looking forward to

meeting you. !

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10 x Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00 h

3 March – 5 May 2021

5 – 7 persons

€150 (€130 reduced) including 19% VAT

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Class no. 3: How to Talk About

Classical Music

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Someone once said that music is what feelings sound like. How

true! Music can make us joyful or sad; it can give us goose bumps

or bore us to death; it can make us thoughtful or feel as if we don’t

have a care in the world. !

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In this course we’ll listen to and talk about our favourite pieces of

classical music and try to understand the mystery and beauty

behind some of the most famous works of Western culture. We’ll

do this by listening closely and putting into words the images or

feeling that come into our mind’s eye. !

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There will be a minimum of theory – just enough to enable you to

speak more freely in English about musical epochs, composers and

works. By the end of the ten weeks you will know a lot more about

classical music and you will be able to talk about it. We will also

have done something for our wellbeing and prepared ourselves for

the weeks and months ahead, whatever they may bring! Sign up

now and join me from the comfort of your own home for this new

and unique online music appreciation class. !

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10 x Wednesday 14:00 – 15:30 h

3 March – 5 May 2021

5 – 8 persons

€150 (€130 reduced)

including 19% VAT


Class no. 4: The Soundtrack

of Our Lives – Talking About

Our Favourite Songs

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Does a melody ever bring a tear to your eyes? Do songs

sometimes give you the chills? Can your favourite song

lift you up when you are down? The answer to these

questions is probably yes. Music can bring about

emotional and even physical responses in all of us. It can

relax us. It can take us back in time. It can impact us in

more ways than we are aware of. !

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In this class we’ll examine music that has formed the

soundtrack to our lives. We’ll listen to our favourite

songs, talk about the lyrics and maybe even sing along,

all from the comfort of our own homes. You’ll get to

discover new artists and songs and gain a deeper

understanding of the ones you already enjoy listening to.!

10 x Thursday 16:00 – 17:30 h

4 March – 6 May 2021

5 – 8 persons

€150 (€130 reduced) including 19% VAT

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Class no. 5: What is Art and

How do I Talk About it?

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You know when you’re walking around an art gallery and

you’re not sure what to say about an exhibit? You can, of

course, simply say “I like that” or “What a load of !

nonsense”. But why stop there? !

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In this 10-week class, we’ll take a close look at works of art

through the centuries. You’ll learn how to talk about

structure, composition and colour, and also say why you like

or don’t like a particular work. You’ll get plenty of practice

using these expressions as we take virtual tours through

some of the world’s great art galleries. !

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10 x Thursdays 17:45 – 19:15 h

4 March – 6 May 2021

5 – 8 persons

€150 (€130 reduced) including 19% VAT


Class no. 6: Experimental

Drawing and Painting

All levels welcome

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Being able to draw or paint is not a talent you are born with, !

it’s a skill you can learn.!

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Like any skill it takes practice and you need some good exercises,

which is what you will get in this ten-week class. !

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We’ll experiment with various materials – watercolour, acrylics,

gouache, ink, charcoal – and things we find around the house or

outside in the garden: red wine, coffee, leaves, candles, shoe

polish…!

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This class is for all levels. If you’re a beginner you’ll learn !

the basics. If you already have some experience, you’ll practice

going out of your comfort zone and discover new techniques and

new ways of expressing yourself. !

10 x Friday 17:00 – 19:00 h (120 minutes)

4 March – 6 May 2021

5 – 10 persons

€150 (€130 reduced) including 19% VAT

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Class no. 7: Develop Your

Everyday Creativity

We are all born creative. As children, we are capable of

creating entire worlds in our minds. Some of us manage

(usually against the odds) to retain this creativity. Others

have it knocked out of them at school. !

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Art, music, literature and anything else creative regularly

take bottom place in importance at school. This is bad,

because creativity is one of the greatest resources we can

have, especially in times like this when we are in

lockdown. According to psychologists, creativity not only

helps us relax but also makes us more resilient. !

On these five Saturday afternoons you will learn to

unlock and re-connect with your creative side in a

relaxed environment. We’ll play games, make things,

write and draw and rekindle our imagination. Come

along, join in the fun and say hello to your inner

creativity. !

Two opportuni]es to do this class

5 x Saturday 14:00 – 16:00 h (120 minutes)

6 March – 3 April 2021

or 8 May – 5 June 2021

6 – 10 persons

€80 (€70 reduced) including 19% VAT


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Bankverbindung:!

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Bank: Postbank Köln!

UST-ID 206/5191/1163!

PayPal: www.paypal.me/jeanlennox

About me!

I was born and grew up in Manchester, UK and !

came to Germany when I was 18. After working !

in a children’s home, as a cleaner, and in the !

export department of a company that made doorbells, !

I studied German and English literature and language and

pedagogics at Cologne university. After that I studied art parttime

at the Alanus Hochschule in Alfter and also became a

qualified systemic coach and change manager. !

One of the things I enjoy most is helping people to find their

creative side, even when they firmly believe that they don’t have

one. !


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Kommentare / Comments

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§ Quiz

I usually hate quizzes. I was

only there because my wife

persuaded me. But I enjoyed

myself tremendously. Thank

you for a lovely evening. !

(Nigel B., Lancashire, UK)!

The quiz was absolutely

brilliant! Thanks a million for

organising and well done on a

fantastic job! Already looking

forward to the next one. !

(S.O., Köln)!

Sehr gut organisiert und sehr

unterhaltsam. Bitte mehr davon.

(Stephan B., Bonn)!

¡ Singalong / Mitsingkonzert

Thank you, Jean and Matthew. !

That was amazing! (Marlies L..

Bonn)!

Das war klasse, vielen Dank!!!! !

(Silke Kirch, Frankfurt)!

That was absolutely wholesome.

(Maria K., Cardiff, UK)!

Danke für diese wunderbare Stunde.

Es hat sooo viel Spaß gemacht, endlich

wieder zu singen!!! Wir waren richtig

beschwingt und gut gelaunt danach!

(Ursel Schneider, Bonn)!

It was sooooo great.” (Lis, Bonn)!

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