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  1. City Lit gift vouchers - the perfect gift
    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at City Lit. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From £10.00
  2. Photography studio lighting
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  3. Focus on: Lucian Freud - paint as flesh
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Lucian Freud was a key figure in British Art for nearly seventy years. Uncompromising, ferociously unsentimental with a “cruel” gaze – a realist or painter of the truth? Explore Freud’s fascinating career through his paintings, etchings and drawings.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
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  4. Instagram for business: advanced
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amber Raney-Kincade
    This is a follow on course from 'Instagram for business: intermediate' and is designed to help you understand the new changes on Instagram and decipher where to post content on the platform.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  5. Using Apple Mac OS: short introduction
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about Apple Mac computers: the desktop, layout and environment, how to open, save and close files, and navigate the operating system.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  6. Musical theatre dance: taster
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clinton Goldsmith
    Our fun taster session is a great way to try a class and to meet our friendly team of professionals who will guide you through some of the basics and answer your questions, so you can be sure that a course is right for you. As well as being a dynamic introduction to a creative discipline, these sessions give you a clear idea of what you can expect. Open to anyone interested in dance, with or without previous experience.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  7. Italian film night
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 30 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Francesco Bucciol
    With proceeds going to the City Lit Student Bursary, the Italian Film Night is a chance to round out the term with a fun movie night in the college. This term we will be watching "La Grande Bellezza", Paolo Sorrentino's Oscar-winning film from 2013. The film will be presented by Francesco Bucciol, head of the Classics department and our Italian GCSE and A Level tutor. Francesco will also lead a discussion after the film.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  8. Becoming confident in numbers: mental maths (level 1-2)
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you are told your council tax bill of £725 is increasing by 2% do you know the answer? Can you work it out in your head or do you need to write the calculation down? If you have to convert the size of your room from feet to metres to order carpet, do you know the maths for this? When you look at your shopping list, can you make a quick estimate of the total cost? If the answer to these questions is not a confident 'yes', then this is the course for you. You will develop your number skills so you can be confident in carrying out the most essential calculations involving multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting, using fractions, percentages, ratios and conversions. You will focus on problem-solving with numbers as tools to help you and you will learn the language of maths to help you approach the everyday world with more confidence and skill.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    Free course: This is a Multiply course. Multiply is a new government programme to help adults improve their numeracy skills. This course is free for Londoners aged 19 or over if you don’t have a GCSE in maths at grade 4/C or equivalent.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Climate change: a brief introduction
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Martin Jorgensen
    We hear and read about climate change every day. Combining lecture and seminar elements, this short introductory course will explore the history and basics of the climate changes most climate scientists agree are taking place (session 1) as well as engage in a discussion about how these manifest themselves in global challenges and humanity’s responses to these against the backdrop of global politics (session 2).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £25.00
  10. The Mid-terms results
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Malcomson
    US elections are always important. Join City Lit's Principal, Mark Malcomson, for analysis of the results.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £10.00
  11. Friday lates: land art, an introduction
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 2 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Francesca Curtis
    Learn how and why early environmentalist artists sculpted with lightening, sun and earth. Join us for an introduction to land art.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  12. The French Resistance during the Second World War
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sebastien Ardouin
    Behind the post-war myth, what was the French Resistance? Who resisted against Nazi occupation and the collaborationist Vichy regime, and why? How did de Gaulle emerge as its leader and used it to strengthen his power?
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £38.00
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  13. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Rich Cochrane
    Want to learn more about how computers work or what computer programmers do? Get started in computer programming using the popular and easy-to-use computer programming language Python.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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    96% of 100
  14. Podcasting: introduction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Sheila Knowles
    Do you want to create your own podcast? This is your chance to develop your ideas into a fully-fledged podcast which you will produce in this course.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
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  15. Craft focus: voice in fiction
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 3 Dec 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Tasha Kavanagh
    All fiction must have a 'voice,' a complex mix of elements that, together, give the piece its unique identity. Learn what 'voice' really means in fiction and how to develop a voice for your story that can capture the attention of readers.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £35.00
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