Courses

Make the most of your summer with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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September open days

Try something new at our open days on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September. Enjoy taster courses, tours, exhibitions, pop-up shops, performances, open studios and information fair. Pre-book taster courses and workshops, from Arabic to aromatherapy, piano to poetry, watercolour to web design and much more...

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  1. "Habsburgh" Cities in the Successor States (since 1918)

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. "They shall not grow old": religion, the war dead and remembrance in Britain, 1914-1939

    Course Date: Sat 11 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    On 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: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £10.00

  3. 'Out of sight…': life of inmates in the Victorian workhouse, prison and lunatic asylum

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    These 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  4. 'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain: 1 - Bishop Hensley Henson and Dean Hewlett Johnson

    Course Date: Sat 10 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  5. 'Turbulent priests' in 20th century Britain: 2 - Bishop George Bell and Bishops Mervyn Stockwood and John Robinson

    Course Date: Sat 17 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This 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: £29.00
    Senior fee: £23.00
    Concession: £15.00

  6. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 6 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

  7. 18th century garden history: Arcadia and the 18th century garden

    Course Date: Wed 10 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gardens 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  8. 18th century garden history: towards Arcadia

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover 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: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. 1900-1940: The rise and fall of empires

    Course Date: Thu 12 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. 20th century German art

    Course Date: Fri 29 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  11. 20th Century Spanish art and culture

    Course Date: Wed 4 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore 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: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  12. 3-D cinema in big screen projection

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  13. 3D movies in big screen projection: Hitchcock to Scorsese

    Course Date: Sat 21 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    3D 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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. 3D special effects make-up for film and TV

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create and apply 3D special effects make-up for film and TV. Use a range of direct application and sculpting techniques to create and apply your own special effects. Produce pieces for casualty including burns and wounds using silicones and other material.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  15. A beginners' guide to cinema: how to read a film

    Course Date: Sat 17 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Get to grips with a range of different film styles and extend your film-critical vocabulary by viewing and analysing passages from films old and new from around the world.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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