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Discover the fascinating life of a pearl: learn how to recognise the many types on the market, to judge the good from the bad, to spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.» Save to wishlist
Date: 13 Jul 13
Gilbert and Sullivan were giants in the history of musical theatre and are, if anything, even more popular now. Their comic operas are timeless masterpieces, brimming with hilarity, satire and immortal songs. Explore each operetta and discover their unique characteristics. The tutor is a former member of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company.» Save to wishlist
Date: 11 Jul 13 - 15 Aug 13
From New Orleans paddle steamers to boogie woogie to Harlem stride, to bebop, to abstraction and beyond,
look at how jazz piano has evolved over the last century and some of the key influential musicians.
Date: 13 Jul 13
We will relate the historical context to recent changes in North Africa from Morocco to Egypt. We will take a journey from 7th century Arabia, through Muslim Spain, medieval Cairo, European colonialism and resistance to dictatorship.» Save to wishlist
Date: 3 Jul 13 - 14 Aug 13
The variety of music included in the Proms is legendary and this year’s events provide something for everyone. Looking at specific concerts, themes and composers, we prepare for a bumper season of music-making.» Save to wishlist
Date: 1 Jul 13 - 11 Jul 13
Discover the allure of Chinese porcelain, its massive influence on Western ceramics, and its journey through the Middle East to Europe via piracy at sea and a smuggling Jesuit. Includes visit to the V&A. Tutor: Alison Meek. (Please note that the City Lit occasionally has to replace tutors at short notice and does not offer refunds in these circumstances).» Save to wishlist
Date: 3 Jul 13 - 4 Jul 13
What is anthropology all about? At this introductory session you will look at the aspects different societies have in common and focus on some particular cultures and customs.» Save to wishlist
Date: 15 Jun 13
Love food and want to write about it? This beginners' course explores the opportunities out there - in newspapers and magazines, TV and radio, as well as online - with advice on how to approach editors.» Save to wishlist
Date: 16 Jun 13
Explore the origins of this flamboyant Spanish gypsy art form through discussion (in English and Spanish), watching live flamenco performance, translating songs and audience participation. Suitable for level 3 to 5 Spanish language students.» Save to wishlist
Date: 7 Jul 13
Ideal for absolute beginners who want to give tap dancing a go. Suitable for students of all ages with good general fitness. Tap shoes are essential.» Save to wishlist
Date: 2 Jul 13 - 13 Aug 13
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This course will introduce you to the basic techniques of throwing on the potter’s ...