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Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course will cover the divergent trajectories of the same cities in the successor states to the Habsburg Empire. While Vienna went from Imperial metropolis via capital of a small nation state to provincial backwater during the Third Reich before its rebirth after 1945 and especially following the fall of Communism, Budapest and Prague became the seats of government of independent Hungary and Czechoslovakia in 1918. Tutor: Rudolf Muhs.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetOn Remembrance Day itself, we explore the historical origins and cultural/religious context of honouring the dead of the Great War both during the conflict and between 1919-1939 including memorials, the Great Silence and battlefield pilgrimages.Full fee: £19.00Senior fee: £15.00Concession: £10.00
Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThese institutions were familiar but less so the daily lives of those inside in them. We explore aspects of inmates’ day-to-day existence, rationale for the policies/ approaches adopted and changes made in the Victorian era.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe course explores the context, life, contributions and controversies relating to both senior Anglican clerics, including upholding radical theological ideas, anti-trade unionism and disestablishment (Henson) or First World War pacifism and championing Stalin’s Russia (Johnson).Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain: 2 - Bishop George Bell and Bishops Mervyn Stockwood and John RobinsonCourse Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis self-contained course outlines the life and achievements of each of these bishops, together with the context and significance of the various controversies and longer-term consequences associated with them.Full fee: £29.00Senior fee: £23.00Concession: £15.00
Course Date: Sat 19 Aug 2017 (and 7 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA high energy programme of directed and self-directed drawing projects, with rapid shifts in materials, scale, subject and focus. Strictly no discards - come ready to play, risk, invent and discuss! For those with some drawing experience.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetA time of devastating religious wars and economic crisis. How did Europe solve the problem of religious war and civil war between 1618-1648? How did money and power combine in this crucial period of the development of capitalism? Why was the oldest share in the world issue in Holland in 1606? [Note: No class session on 10th November]. Tutor: Andrew MacKay.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetGardens are artificial but the greatest English contribution to art was to make them appear natural. Investigate how the 18thc redefined garden making, and the way we understand the landscape, both in theory and practice. Please see the course outline (on website) before enrolling to check any additional costs (travel, entrance fees etc) or time commitments involved in this course.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDiscover how and why the decades after the Restoration became a really exciting period in garden history, as formality gradually gave way and designers like Vanbrugh, Bridgeman and Kent worked their magic on the landscape. Please see the course outline (citylit.ac.uk) before enrolling to check any additional costs (travel, entrance fees etc) or time commitments involved in this course.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £83.00
Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 1900, there were numerous empires: some solely in Europe, others spanning Asia and other parts of the world. Why did some collapse and others expand as a result of the Great War? Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £179.00Senior fee: £143.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street1917 was a momentous year in the First World War. We will look primarily at two great turning points in the War: the entry of the United States into the conflict and the collapse of Tsarist Russia in the two revolutions. Tutor: Alison Appleby.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £31.00Concession: £17.00
Course Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore 100 years of German art, from movements such as Expressionism and Dadaism to artists like Gerhard Richter and Anselm Kiefer, through a mixture of lectures, discussions and gallery visits.Full fee: £299.00Senior fee: £239.00Concession: £182.00
Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore the development of Spanish art from the aftermath of Spain's 1898 defeat in the Spanish-American War through dictatorship to democracy at the end of the 20th century. We will focus on key episodes highlighting the contribution of Spanish artists, architects and film-makers to 20th-century visual culture.Full fee: £249.00Senior fee: £199.00Concession: £152.00
Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIn 1953, 3-D was Hitchcock’s 'Dial M for Murder'. Now it’s 'Hugo', 'Gravity' and 'The Walk' (tightrope between the Twin Towers). Watch the best 3-D films in 3-D on our new projection system to enjoy an enhanced educational experience.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street3D is part of any filmmaker’s toolkit to put you into the action. 3D specs provided, along with history and thrills. Films screened in 3D include 'Dial M for Murder', 'Hugo' and 'The Walk' (tightrope walk across the Twin Towers).Full fee: £49.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £25.00