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Act your way out of a paper bag

Enjoy this fun course for actors wishing to explore the world of creating multiple characters. Using just your physicality, voice and a paper bag, you will be amazed just how many characters you can play at once.

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Date: 7 Jul 14 - 22 Jul 14
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Circus skills

An intensive and fun introduction to circus skills. Have a go at juggling, unicycling, tight rope, escapology, object balancing, diabolo and more. With tips on how you can perform your new found skills for friends, family or the wider world.

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Date: 18 May 14
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Clown double acts

Explore the comic relationship within the double act. How and why do they do it? Develop playfulness and physical self-awareness and build a direct relationship with the audience.

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Date: 20 Jul 14 - 27 Jul 14
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Clown summer school

An intensive exploration of clowning and physical comedy. This enjoyable workshop will release creative expression and one’s own stupidity via play.

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Date: 14 Jul 14 - 18 Jul 14
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Commedia dell' Arte

Using masks of the Commedia dell' Arte, study and explore the characters and their relationships on this practical course.

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Date: 18 May 14 - 8 Jun 14
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Magic for performance

Magic is more than just tricks! Learn presentation, patter and four principles: coins, cards, rope and sponges. Learn to pass magic entrance exams in the first and only course of its type in the country.

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Performance: war poetry

As part of our observation of the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, learn how to interpret and perform the poignant startling poetry of Thomas, Gurney, Sassoon, Owen, Graves and other poets whose work explores the realities of a world plunged into war.

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Date: 11 Jul 14 - 1 Aug 14
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Physical theatre workshop

Explore various forms of exercise and structured improvisation involved in making physical theatre.

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Working with puppets

Discover the power of puppets in performance. Through playing with different types of puppets and materials you will learn how to bring inanimate objects to life and how to use a variety of manipulation techniques.

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Date: 9 Aug 14 - 10 Aug 14
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Designing for the internet in three days

Design for the internet, the dos and don’ts. Learn how to structure a concept, stru...

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Drama, dance and speech

Our part-time drama, dance and speech programme offers a vibrant, vigorous, creative choice of courses that reaches out to all adults whatever their background, age and aspiration - from acting and comedy to technical production and much more

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Why City Lit?

If you are looking for a great choice of inspiring courses; a bright, modern environment to learn in located in central London; the opportunity to have fun and meet like-minded people, we look forward to seeing you at City Lit!

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