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  1. 100 drawings in a day

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    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. 19th century ballet narratives

    Course Date: Mon 24 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    How does ballet tell a story? Dance and mime communicate plot and character, but music underpins the narrative . We will explore many examples from numerous ballets. No technical musical or ballet knowledge is required. Tutor: Pauline Greene [external website]

    There will be bank holiday breaks in this course, on 1 May and 29 May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

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

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    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: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  4. A buyer's guide to pearls: natural, cultured and imitation

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want some real pearls of wisdom? Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into pearls, their cultivation and trade, and use in jewellery. Learn how to recognise the many types on the market, judge the good from the bad, spot the imitations and buy your pearl jewellery with confidence.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  5. A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral

    Course Date: Sat 20 May 2017
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Winchester Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Discover the cathedral and its treasures during this one-day location-based course. Transport costs not included.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. A history of British photography

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover some of the key movements, developments and figures in photography in Britain, from the beginnings to the present day.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. A history of piano music

    Course Date: Wed 26 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Trace the development of keyboard instruments and their repertoire from Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the late works of Brahms. Explore the composers and makers who shaped the keyboard into one of the most versatile and popular instruments of all time, and learn about history, style, genre and function through guided listening and score reading. Tutor: Dr Maria Razumovskaya [external website]

    Break week: 31st May.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £115.00

  8. "Canterbury tales mural" by Ezra Winter, photograph by Carol M. Highsmith (public domain) - via Wikimedia Commons

    A pilgrimage through Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    Course Date: Sun 2 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the General Prologue, we look at the early manuscripts of the Tales, considering Chaucer's use of langage and imagery, and explore themes that run through the Tales: corruption, religion, gender, and status in medieval society.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  9. A psychoanalytic investigation of women in horror films

    Course Date: Tue 9 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A unique opportunity to study cinematic representations of femininity, focusing on the horror genre. Psychoanalytic concepts (hysteria, jouissance, uncanny) will shed light on enigmatic titles including 'The Entity', 'Black Swan', 'Possession', 'Teeth' and 'The Piano Teacher'.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £44.00

  10. A short introduction to Windows 10

    Course Date: Sun 18 Jun 2017
    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

  11. A social history of Europe in 11 paintings: 1400-1900

    Course Date: Fri 5 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will explore the historical setting of key paintings with a musical theme by artists ranging from Fra Angelico to Zoffany. The course includes a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery.

    NOTE: This course is designed to stand alone but also complements HH020 - Music in art: 1400 - 1900.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  12. A taste of creative writing

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 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

  13. A taste of London beer

    Course Date: Mon 3 Apr 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    London is undergoing a huge surge in exciting craft beers, but do you know the difference between ale and lager? Come and taste some great beers and learn about the key styles you can find.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  14. A taste of philosophy

    Course Date: Sat 8 Apr 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

  15. 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

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