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  1. Opera appreciation: an introduction
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    What is opera? And how do you approach watching and listening to it? Explore the ostentatious, sometimes overwhelming, world of opera through study of two major works and styles.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  2. Jazz: play the music of Wayne Shorter
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Dhillon
    In this practical course for all instrumentalists, we will delve into the wonderful music of the great composer and improviser, Wayne Shorter. Explore some of his vast back catalogue that includes compositions written when he was working as part of Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers (he eventually became their primary composer), the Miles Davis Quintet, and Weather Report. Learn how to negotiate the interesting harmonic twists and turns of his music while learning some of his wonderful and distinctive melodies. N.B. bass and drum places taken.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  3. Spanish 3/4: boardgame afternoon
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Roberto Gallego
    If you like playing boardgames and would like to discover how to play a game that Spanish people enjoy while practicing your Language skills and learning new vocabulary and expressions, come and join this fun course. Suitable if you are currently sudying at level 3 upper or 4 or have learned Spanish for about 4 years.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £19.00
  4. Return to French (elementary)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Aug 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Yolande Mallet De Chauny
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in September.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Carving in wood or stone
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Belinda Edwards
    Get inspired by trying carving techniques in stone or wood and create your own small carving in wood and stone. Suitable for anyone from beginners to experienced carvers. This course will explore the characteristics of wood and stone, lead you through the steps of design and carving, encourage you to explore and develop your ideas, and try more experimental techniques.
    Full fee £529.00 Senior fee £423.00 Concession £344.00
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  6. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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  8. 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
  9. Drawing 3
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  10. Advanced fiction writing workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Claire Collison
    For experienced writers, this supportive but rigorous workshop offers the perfect opportunity to develop your novel or short story. Receive in-depth feedback and benefit from detailed group discussions on the art of fiction.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £125.00
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  11. Piano/keyboards 5A
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Simon Atkins
    For pianists with around four years' experience. Improve your finger technique, coordination, phrasing, music



    reading, and your confidence.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £160.00
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  12. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence both in the workplace and in contemporary performance. Gain greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £160.00
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  13. Sing musical theatre workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katherine Strohmaier
    This popular course explores musical theatre singing. Grow your knowledge of the repertoire. Suitable for singers and actors wanting to improve their singing and 'acting through song' technique. Be guided through the basics to find the right singing qualities for this repertoire. Break week 31st Oct 2024.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £299.00 Concession £209.00
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