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  1. Film studies taster
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Sep 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Sutton
    Learn how to evaluate and discuss films while enjoying a working example of a City Lit Film Studies class. In this class we will view and explore clips from a number of films, including popular remakes, enabling us to consider and compare themes and techniques from differing filmmaking countries. There will be a chance to review – in brief – film courses at City Lit (September - December 2024).



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Introduction to global literature
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 21 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Jones
    Are you curious about reading literature from across the world? Would you like to encounter some of the world’s finest literary works, reading across cultures and national borders, and in translation? This in-college session will give you a flavour of what it’s like to study and explore what global literature is, reading excerpts from major works.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  3. Yoga retreat afternoon
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 27 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Madlyn Ray-Jones
    Treat yourself to an afternoon of yoga to move, restore, and deeply relax and create more ease in the body and the mind. Practice asanas, meditation, mindfulness, breathing practices, and Yoga Nidra. Everyone is welcome.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  4. French: Sing for happiness
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Let’s sing in French with a smile! Combine your love of singing with the French language in this fun workshop based on simple songs that French speakers learn as children.You do not need to speak French. This session is part of the 2024 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
    Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £5.00 Concession £5.00
  5. Japanese calligraphy
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 26 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Discover the Japanese writing system and practise writing a few characters using a brush pen.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  6. French 2: focus on the imparfait and passé composé
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Come and consolidate your knowledge of the imparfait and passé composé tenses through interactive activities. Taught in French.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  7. French 3: focus on listening
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Jézéquel
    This skills-based course is for intermediate learners of French and aims to train you on strategies you can apply to listen more effectively to spoken French in a variety of different contexts. You will also look at elements of French pronunciation to give you a better idea of how French is spoken.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
  8. Spanish 3: one season, one painting: otoño
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Riera Mora
    En estos talleres dedicados a las cuatro estaciones vamos a activar nuestros sentidos: vista, oido, olfato y gusto. Ven a practicar tu español mientras intercambiamos las sugestiones, impresiones y sentimientos que nos evoca una musica, un color o una pintura.







    Ideal for students who have done 3 or 4 years of Spanish, and are looking to practise more talking and listening skills, as well as develop their knowledge of art.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £19.00
  9. Emily Dickinson – ‘Open me carefully’
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    We explore how the myth of Emily Dickinson’s solitary life was shaped by others. The course investigates the reality behind the myth through letters and poems written to and shared with her great friend and confidante, Susan Gilbert, over many years. We also look at how and why her first editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, set about excluding Susan from the record, establishing Emily as a recluse, writing for herself alone.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £12.00
  10. Japanese through Origami
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 30 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rie Tsuruta-Barratt
    Come and learn origami, the Japanese art of folding paper into a sculpture without using glue or scissors.



    Origami allows you to create your own piece of art anytime, anywhere even in a busy schedule. Ideal if you want to create personalised cards for Christmas.



    This is a relaxing Saturday morning course, so time to be hands on! The instructions will be given in Japanese and English.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  11. What are Greek myths?
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Dec 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Maria Contos
    Myth permeated all aspects of ancient society and much the same can be said today. Investigate the relevance and perseverance of the Greek myth and why these tales continue to fascinate.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  12. An introduction to poetry: Robert Lowell and Stevie Smith
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 18 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Laurie Smith
    Come and join an introduction and exploration of the poetry of Robert Lowell and Stevie Smith. We will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of their poetry and consider how the poets shape our responses.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  13. Spanish 3: one season, one painting: invierno
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Feb 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Riera Mora
    En estos talleres dedicados a las cuatro estaciones vamos a activar nuestros sentidos: vista, oido, olfato y gusto. Ven a practicar tu español mientras intercambiamos las sugestiones, impresiones y sentimientos que nos evoca una musica, un color o una pintura.







    Ideal for students who have done 3 or 4 years of Spanish, and are looking to practise more talking and listening skills, as well as develop their knowledge of art.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £19.00
  14. Retirement for beginners: volunteering - a world of opportunity
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Mar 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jenny Bardwell
    If you are not sure how to find your ideal volunteering role, but want to pass on some of your hard-won skills, experience and knowledge, this course will give you some ideas and contacts for further exploration.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £59.00 Concession £59.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  15. Conscience: a short history
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Jun 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrew Grey
    Journey through the evolution of the fascinating idea of conscience over the past 2,000 years. Explore ancient and modern understandings of this universal phenomenon, drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, philosophy, theology and neuroscience.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
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