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  1. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sat 22 Jul 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. 1917: an entrance and an exit in the First World War

    Course Date: Thu 27 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    1917 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: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £17.00

  3. A golden age of British cinema: the 1940s

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1940s saw major developments in British films and filmmaking matched by record numbers of cinema-goers. Explore a range of films, and themes such as realism and melodrama, in this golden decade of British cinema.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. A love of the Rack and the Screw: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These troubled poets’ tempestuous marriage produced some of the 20th century’s greatest poetry. We'll explore the work of both from romantic bliss to gothic violence to Hughes' final tender goodbye in 'Birthday Letters'.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £45.00

  5. A practical introduction to making art

    Course Date: Sat 15 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to making art with taster sessions in four disciplines. You'll explore an idea in simple drawing, painting printmaking and sculpture. Build your skills in visual research and experimentation, and develop a personal sketchbook.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  6. A short introduction to Windows 10

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Increase your confidence in using Windows 10 with this short course.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  7. A taste of anthropology

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What is anthropology all about? Explore the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  8. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jul 2017 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Give creative writing a try on this fun and supportive one-day course. Ideal if you want to express yourself but need help in getting started. Guided exercises will encourage you to experiment and unlock your imagination.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  9. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered what philosophy is? What do philosophers talk about? Can they tell you the meaning of life or is it just jargon and navel gazing? Come along and find out.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  10. A trip around the world in beer

    Course Date: Fri 7 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Beer is the globe’s third favourite drink after water and tea. Although there are plenty of tastes in common, this session will show you why it’s the differences that make beer really interesting.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £29.00

  11. A very wicked place: representations of London in Dickens' later novels

    A very wicked place: representations of London in Dickens' later novels

    Course Date: Sat 24 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In Dickens’s novels London often takes on the force of a character. Augmented by visits (Dickens Museum and the Temple), we shall explore precisely how he expressed his endless fascination with the greatest nineteenth-century metropolis. NB. Course fees include the entrance fee to the Dickens' museum.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £50.00

  12. A-Z: Gods and Goddesses: the stories behind the art

    Course Date: Wed 26 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the manifold meanings – and explore the role and popularity – of Gods and Goddesses in European art. From deities of love to gods of war, learn to unlock the mysteries and symbolism behind the image. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #mythology.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. A-Z: Impressionism

    Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join us on an A-Z tour of Impressionism to explore the magic behind this art movement - its inspirations, innovations and enduring popularity - and learn about one of the world’s most popular styles of art. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #impressionism.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Abstract painting summer school: focus on colour and large-scale techniques

    Course Date: Mon 7 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Inspired by the Abstract Expressionists? Explore a range of large-scale painting techniques, including staining, squeegees, rollers and masking. Learn how to investigate ideas in tone and colour, and develop the art of controlled experimentation! Some basic experience required.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Accents for actors: beginners

    Course Date: Tue 13 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including Broadcast Standard American, London, Manchester, Scottish (Glasgow) and Eire (Dublin). Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

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